FORDSVTPARTS

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  1. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic Who rides bicycles here?   


    You better stay away from the automotive forums then, they go horribly off topic on a regular basis

    It's threads like this that really bring a community together, you learn peoples other interests outside just scale modelling.
  2. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic Who rides bicycles here?   


    How is it off topic? It's a thread about bikes.
  3. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic Who rides bicycles here?   



    Thanks, The Raleigh is turning out to be the find or the century for me since I'm 6'6" it's really hard to find a used bike that fits me properly.

    I absolutely love the Peugeot and it rides like a dream but I'm just a bit cramped on it which makes long rides a chore, When I did the eleven miles yesterday on the Raleigh I had no idea I had gone that far until I got home and mapped my ride on Googlemaps.

    Did my normal short ride this morning which I just found out is a tick under four miles which is a nice quick ride.

    This is another Raleigh I got for free (can't believe my luck) that my eleven year old son has been riding, It's a 1984 Raleigh 12 speed and he stays right with me on it.
    This one needed nothing but air in the tires and a seat although I have now replaced both tires because they were the originals when we got it.



  4. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic Who rides bicycles here?   

    New high dollar bikes are nice but you can get into a classic steel/aluminum frame 10 speed for under $300.00 for a really nice one.

    Here's my finally finished 1980 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, Just did eleven miles this morning on it.







    After this mornings ride I noticed the ancient front tire had finally given up the ghost so I picked up a new set of Continental road tires bringing my total investment in this bike to $60.00.

    This is my other bike, 1972 Peugeot UO8, I'm considering brining it to an upcoming vintage bike meet and see what it'll bring in the for sale corrall.


  5. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic Who rides bicycles here?   


    Thanks, I'm really pleased with how it's turning out. Best part is I have a total investment of $25.00 in that bike now
  6. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic Who rides bicycles here?   

    My latest project, a free Raleigh 10 speed of early '80's vintage.

    It's a monster, 35 1/2 inch standover!! Biggest bike I've ever seen and being 6'6" it fits me perfectly.

    As found,





    And now, just waiting for decals. All work performed in the garage at home











    And for perspective with my sons (also free) Raleigh 12 speed normal size bike.


  7. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic Who rides bicycles here?   

    Very cool thread, I was riding a modern mountain bike (not happily) until my son found me a new bike at a garage sale for $10.00.

    I've done a bit of work since the pics were taken but it's an absolutely gorgeous 1972 Peugeot AO8 or UO8.











    I've also got an early '80's Raleigh 10 speed project bike hanging in the garage.
  8. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic Beware... The Hangman´s in town...   

    Cool build, those are motorcycle tires and wheels correct?
  9. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic Street Beast ´26   

    Very cool, don't let the comment to view ratio bother you. Lot's of people look but don't comment.
  10. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic AWW RATS !!!   

    One more to add,








  11. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic AWW RATS !!!   















    This one is more of a "patina rod" than a "Rat",




  12. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic Model of the Month - January   

    Beautiful work!!
  13. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic is this car brown or burgandy?   


    That looks like a rootbeer brown to me as well, I don't think a GM color book will matter because I don't think it was offered on the '65 Riviera.
  14. FORDSVTPARTS added a post in a topic 7-11 Mustang GTP   

    Beautiful work, what kit is this and is it still in production?