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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Fixing 50 bikes, 21, 22 and 23, Reids


At Wecycle on a Reid, #21, Photo Simon Batterbury

Next Photos all from 23, Chain soaking in vinegar

Extra- manky carrier basket. Cracked plastic over rusting steel  = carrier cancer.

Heavy, rusty and bent parts from 23 are now in metal recycling

#23, a lot like #'s 21 and 22.


Last Saturday, I fixed up 2 Reid bikes at Wecycle, a Beige step through and a Lilac step through. There was actually very little to fix up, just a bit of dusting and pumping up the tyres. The front tyre on the beige bike was a bit reluctant to seat properly, otherwise no problems. Both bikes were sold later in the day, the beige for $100 and the lilac for $90.

Then on Sunday on the way home from the grog shop I found another beige Reid which I have started fixing. Chainring and guard bashed in as shown above, and I removed the can-carry-stuff-but-crap-looking rear basket. I think the bottom bracket bearing is stuffed, but I won't know for sure till I remove and examine it. Will report more later.

Steve Nurse

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