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Glider Update

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I may be done with this one for the time being. I still need to finesse a few things but overall it’s together.

Costs to date:

Glider frame @ $20.00

Wheels from stock

New tires @ $38.00

New chain @ $15.00

New brake pads @ $12.00

New brake cable @ $6.00

New shifter cable @ $8.00

Can of paint @ $7.00

Front caliper and lever @ $5.00

Wrights saddle from stock

Supplies @ $5.00

TOTAL @ $116.00

I should probably add a number for the from stock parts but a lot of them are from salvaged bikes so it’s hard to assign a fixed value.

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I made a leather shim for the cable stop.

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The bike as originally found (minus the handlebars),

 

 

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2 responses

  1. John

    Where do you get the older sized tires and tubes ?

    July 2, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    • They pretty standard here in Toronto. Canadian Tire carries them as do many of the local bike shops. These bikes all take 26″ x 1 3/8″ tires and tubes.

      July 2, 2017 at 5:50 pm

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