82 Sidewinder clean up


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56 Vette

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 21, 2014
645
717
Arcadia Ohio
#1
Had this 82 Sidewinder sitting in the garage since Ann Arbor last spring, finally got a few bikes done this summer and decided to give this one a detail. It was mostly complete only missing a few pedal reflectors and the front reflector, and needing new rubber and cables. the paint was pretty presentable with a few scratches, the chrome pretty decent too. The anodized rims and hubs are pretty clean other than some brake burn, the dia-compe levers and calipers are all pretty nice as well. One bonus was the set of Oakley F-1 grips that were on it when I bought it. Got the paint and chrome polished up, all the anodized parts cleaned up, wheels trued, and fresh grease. I put new cables in the old housings, they cleaned up pretty well too. Other than a set of brake pads gonna call this one done. Here are a few pics! Joe
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Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
464
307
Concord NC
#3
It looks like the 1982 Sidewinder was the electro-forged version of the King Sting. I've got an early 1983, but it doesn't have the aluminum rims, chrome fork, or anodized calipers. Nice bike, @56 Vette !
 
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bikemonkey

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 25, 2016
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766
65
North Carolina , Albemarle, NC, United States
#4
Had this 82 Sidewinder sitting in the garage since Ann Arbor last spring, finally got a few bikes done this summer and decided to give this one a detail. It was mostly complete only missing a few pedal reflectors and the front reflector, and needing new rubber and cables. the paint was pretty presentable with a few scratches, the chrome pretty decent too. The anodized rims and hubs are pretty clean other than some brake burn, the dia-compe levers and calipers are all pretty nice as well. One bonus was the set of Oakley F-1 grips that were on it when I bought it. Got the paint and chrome polished up, all the anodized parts cleaned up, wheels trued, and fresh grease. I put new cables in the old housings, they cleaned up pretty well too. Other than a set of brake pads gonna call this one done. Here are a few pics! Joe View attachment 693093 View attachment 693094 View attachment 693095 View attachment 693096 View attachment 693097 View attachment 693098 View attachment 693099 View attachment 693100 View attachment 693101 View attachment 693102 View attachment 693103
Very nice clean-up! You triggered me - I was selling Sidewinders in Va. Beach in 1982...that anodized equipment is so sweet.
 
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56 Vette

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 21, 2014
645
717
Arcadia Ohio
#6
Thanks for the replies, it cleaned up pretty good, only got to ride it about a mile so far. Picked up some dia compe brake pads at Memory Lane and took it for a few laps around the swap. Pretty solid rider! That's a nice one Clark58mx! Joe
 
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rhenning

I live for the CABE
May 9, 2010
1,336
301
69
Sharon wi United States
#10
I believe 1987 from memory. Schwinns first Hybred if you will or so it was advertised. They also came in red. One unusual thing is the rear brake is a center pull mount edunder and behind the bottom bracket like U brake. Decent nice riding heavy bike. Roger
 
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Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
464
307
Concord NC
#11
I believe 1987 from memory. Schwinns first Hybred is you will or so it was advertised. They also came in red. One unusual thing is the rear brake is a center pull mount edunder and behind the bottom bracket like U brake. Decent nice riding heavy bike. Roger
I'm heavy enough that I like the secure feeling of a heavier bike!
 

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