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Winter Restoration Project

Discussion in '24-7 Lounge' started by Bill Hagan, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Bill Hagan

    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    OK, so it's not a Guzzi. At least it's an Italian bike.

    When now 30-something daughter Jenni was a preschooler in Italy, she learned to ride on this Graziella Baby. It's been stored for ... erm ... some time. Then, a few weeks ago, that former preschooler gave birth to Evangeline (the last pic).

    Thought it was time for a restoration.

    No doubt I can clean the thing up easily enough, but the tires may be a challenge.

    I have a few years before Evangeline can ride, but those other toddlers may insist sooner, so I'd better get cracking.

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    Merry Christmas ... & a Guzzi New Year to you all!

    Bill
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Fun(!) Bill. Does that have a fold-able frame? Don't ever let that one go.
     
  3. A2WheelCpl

    A2WheelCpl Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Bill, those tires may not be as much trouble as you think. Are they 12", I've seen small tires for the skooter/bike things at Wal marts and such. Good luck with the resto.
     
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    In for some real fun? Pour your own -- solid latex tyres will probably last until the next generation if treated correctly ;)

    I see you already got the pedals off the cranks, that's usually the hardest part (as long as you don't need to get the cranks off as well :D )

    BTW: yes Todd, that's a foldable frame. Not sure I ever saw one in a kids' bike!
     

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