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    Old Road Bike

    A buddy of mine has a French made Roold 10-speed that he wants to get rid of. He bought it new in 1971 for $150.00 he says the bike is in good condition but needs tires and some tuning. Any roadies out there know anything about the Roold brand? Anybody interested in owning it?
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    Don't give me any crap on the trail! I can find my own, thank you.

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    How much??? And is it in as good a shape as my 'road rocket'??

    It's not the price or the weight of the bike, but the strength & determination of the rider.



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    He says he'd like to get $15 - $20 for it. I have not seen it, but if you are interested I'll ask him to bring it in for a look-see.
    Got Sporks???

    Don't give me any crap on the trail! I can find my own, thank you.

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    That's right in my price range!!!!! Can you find out what size it is??????
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    Just talked to the owner to get the frame size and when he looked at the bike more closely, realized a lot more deterioration than what he first noticed. Basically it's in need of major restoration. He never could verify the frame size. Bottom line, Bikin'chick: keep looking - and I'll treat you to a beer next time I see ya to compensate for the letdown.
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    Don't give me any crap on the trail! I can find my own, thank you.

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    Never hear of Roold. Bikes that old usually aren't worth anything as a bike you would actually ride with any frequency. Just ask TechniKyle about his experience in trying to fix an old bike!

    You might could stick it on a stationary trainer, but that's about it.
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    Dave, have you ever seen my road bike.... it's VERY old & I train on it constantly...... on the road, it is so cool and only cost me $10!!
    It's not the price or the weight of the bike, but the strength & determination of the rider.



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    Originally posted by Bikin'chick
    Dave, have you ever seen my road bike.... it's VERY old & I train on it constantly...... on the road, it is so cool and only cost me $10!!
    I'll vouch for her there...She gets that thing into Warp Drive sometimes
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    Originally posted by Bikin'chick
    Dave, have you ever seen my road bike.... it's VERY old & I train on it constantly...... on the road, it is so cool and only cost me $10!!
    My hat's off to you. That's great. If it it works for you and you're happy with it, that's all you need. But if you ever got some decent equipment, you'd notice a big difference in speed and effeciency. However, speed and efficiency are not important to everyone.

    But would YOU sell your bike for $10?
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    Absolutely!!

    But I'd have to take that high-dollar saddle off it... and I gotta finish my training gig... See, Dave, if I can get fast on that heavy, old thing... I'll be AMAZING when I trade up to one of those weight-weenie models!!!!



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    Where is the deterieration at on the bike? Components? Frame? If possible, could you get a pic of it up on the web? I'm restorting 2 bikes right now, and building up two more. Got an old Schwinn frame coming in next week that I won off of E-bay. Between work and training, I need something to occupy my time AND money
    "As long as I breathe, I attack"-Bernard Hinault
    I've got more skill on two wheels than the majority of people have on two legs.

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    Originally posted by TXRAiDR
    Where is the deterieration at on the bike? Components? Frame? If possible, could you get a pic of it up on the web? I'm restorting 2 bikes right now, and building up two more. Got an old Schwinn frame coming in next week that I won off of E-bay. Between work and training, I need something to occupy my time AND money
    Pretty much anything metal on the bike that is not painted is oxidized or rust-spotted. It's a fixer upper for sure. The name Roold is unusual and being as how he paid $150 for it in 1971, the bike had to be a few notches above the basic 10-speed, quality-wise. I told him to consult with Hank at Helotes Bicycle to see if it is worthy of restoration.
    Got Sporks???

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    Originally posted by TXRAiDR
    Where is the deterieration at on the bike? Components? Frame? If possible, could you get a pic of it up on the web? I'm restorting 2 bikes right now, and building up two more. Got an old Schwinn frame coming in next week that I won off of E-bay. Between work and training, I need something to occupy my time AND money
    Is there anything in particular you use to remove or convert oxidation?

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    I use a product by rivendell, Quick Glo. It's good stuff.
    "As long as I breathe, I attack"-Bernard Hinault
    I've got more skill on two wheels than the majority of people have on two legs.

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    Originally posted by TXRAiDR
    I use a product by rivendell, Quick Glo. It's good stuff.
    Thanks, I'll try it... Is it difficult to find or available pretty much everywhere?

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    Originally posted by Chris01
    Is there anything in particular you use to remove or convert oxidation?
    I think Naval Jelly is supposed to be for rust removal, but it's kinda harsh stuff I think.
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    Originally posted by Dave K


    I think Naval Jelly is supposed to be for rust removal, but it's kinda harsh stuff I think.
    Stinks real bad too...
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    Originally posted by Chris01


    Is there anything in particular you use to remove or convert oxidation?
    If the Oxidation is powdery (Not pitted yet), this works well on the innards of my Steel Frame MTB...I came up with this idea myself, and it ROCKS

    Steel Frame Owners...
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    Lots of good ideas. I have been trying to restore a bike for this girl at work. You should see this thing. It is an old Giant rigid, which sat in a shed for two years. Not sure if it contributed but they also stored a lot of chlorine there as well.

    The frame is ok, the bottom bracket was fine and the rear der. was even salvageable. The stem has some superficial rust on it, that I just want to clean up. Overall I think it will be rideable again.

    Had to replace the cassette, front der, and chain (had to break it in 3 places just to free it from the der.). Re-cabling has been fun, I had to learn a little about the older style grip shifters. Overall it has been a great project... you know what they say about idle hands

    Took some before pictures, anxious to see if the after comes out ok.

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