82 Sidewinder clean up

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  1. #1 Posted Oct 16, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    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 IMG_20160424_174354734.jpg IMG_20170916_231917390.jpg IMG_20170918_063758706.jpg IMG_20170918_063856440.jpg IMG_20170916_231837952.jpg IMG_20171015_182421910.jpg IMG_20171015_175203787.jpg IMG_20171015_175225315.jpg IMG_20171015_180752381.jpg IMG_20171015_180837884.jpg IMG_20171015_180817988.jpg
     
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  2. #2 Posted Oct 16, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Sweet! Wish one like that would fall into my garage.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Oct 16, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    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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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    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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  5. #5 Posted Oct 25, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    EE04A383-B788-4BF3-9B3D-87846E48C545.png Nice ride. I have a 82 Sidewinder to.
     
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  6. #6 Posted Oct 30, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    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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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Love this bike. That was just a little before my time as far as being old enough to ride one, but I remember the “big kids” riding them.
    I was in love. Beautiful bike, nice work.
     
  8. #8 Posted Nov 1, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    I also really like your bike. It reminds me of my Nue Citi which was a 1 year bike from Schwinn. Roger

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  9. #9 Posted Nov 1, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Well there's one I never heard of! What year was it? It does remind me of a Sidewinder.
     
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    I live for the CABE

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    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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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I'm heavy enough that I like the secure feeling of a heavier bike!
     
  12. #12 Posted Dec 16, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    @schwinndoggy