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Rest In Peace 1982 LeGran Seville

Submitted by on January 5, 2011 – 12:58 pm3 Comments

My first project bike, my first powder coat job, my first single speed conversion, my first really dorked out mistake.  I learned a very expensive lesson not long ago –

Do not leave your bike near pool chemicals.

By the time I realized the stupid I had caused the bike was a goner.  Seriously, every piece of chrome or uncovered metal is corroded beyond repair.  The saddle and tires are about the only things salvageable.

I can’t bring myself to take photos of the bike in its current state of decay, but here it was in all its splendor and glory:

I plan to remove what I think I can re-use and then hopefully find someone who thinks they can use the frame and fork and do some magic with it.  Maybe yard art? Which brings up a related topic, why do people often think of land fill as potential yard art?

-Grieving in Dallas

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Chris started riding a bike again when he noticed the Preston Ridge Trail being constructed across the street from his house. Since then he co-founded Biking in Dallas, has gone through countless Craigslist bike projects (some better than others) and can be found pedaling around town on a Electra Ticino with a camera in tow.

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