A day in the life...

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Re: A day in the life...

i think you found something worse than Asian tiger mosquitos. :shock:

i saw this on my home from work. 71 super beetle
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Took my grandfather's 1950 Elite out for a ride.
It handles quite different compared to a modern MTB but once you got the hang of it it's a blast! :)

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wow, your family has some great bikes stashed away and what great condition they're in!
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The Elite isn't in original condition (unfortunately)...
My dad refurbished it back in the early '80s. The original paint was almost gone so the current design is a creation from his memory.
May be some day if time permits and If I can get some info about the original design I may tackle it.
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how about a flashback. a day in the life back in i think March 2003
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Super_Randy wrote: August 16th, 2022, 9:08 pm how about a flashback. a day in the life back in i think March 2003
8-) 8-) 8-)


Removed the KLEIN's fork to address some headset issues and tackle the faulty shifters.
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Well... As expected - owing to th PO's excessive use of a pressure washer - both headset bearings were corroded
thus the rough handling. Man... Removing them was fun! :evil: New ones are ordered.
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Took the shifters apart. Had no idea how they work so learned something new about Japanese precision engineering. :)
Anyway... The cracked plastic covers didn't cause the malfunction.
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That tiny catch in the foreground (shaped like an anvil) didn't engage correctly. It didn't even move.
There were no signs of wear. So what the heck blocked it? Well a few drops of WD40 disclosed the secret.
The deteriorated 20+ years old original factory grease gummed the filigree mechanism up!
After cleaning out the viscid grease I lubed everything with precision mechanic oil that does not resinify.
Shifts and clicks into place like a charm now! This applied to both shifters so they will go back on the handlebar.
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Ever since I added the black speaker grilles to the Bug's interior I felt uneasy about them.
They look way to prominent in that footwell area IMO.
As an experiment I painted the rear grilles gray to to get an idea about the look.
Turned out not to bad. May be the shade of gray could be a tad lighter.
What do you think?

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not bad is putting it lightly. that looks way cleaner! dare i bring back the old school VW term "sano"
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Super_Randy wrote: August 27th, 2022, 3:20 pm dare i bring back the old school VW term "sano"
I think it looks totally rad!
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Ok, I'll go for it then. ;)
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