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Old 07-03-2012, 09:05 PM   #16
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Location: San Francisco, CA
Oddometer: 48
oh yeah, new tires are a definite necessity. I'm not generally a work on the bike 3 hrs for every hr ridden, but with this one, there's no rush to get it completed. I want to learn everything about this bike and then after that I'll use it for riding around, but that's not the primary purpose of this project.

Even though I'm getting ahead of things here, what do you all think about painting this it worth ripping it all apart and painting it properly or should i do a good job of masking and prepping and just paint it partially assembled?
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:11 PM   #17
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They come apart easily and put all your parts in baggies and list where they came from. I am presently doing a Honda CT 90 restoration. All apart and sand blasted, now paint, assemble the frame parts, $800.00 in parts, then do the engine. It is a great little farm gravel road bike with the knobbies. Tires for them are cheap, but replace the tubes and spoke cover strip and check the spoke torque. All available from the good Dr ATV. ootpik of the Great White North of Manitoba Canada
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:44 PM   #18
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Michelin M62 Gazelle

I have 1980 and 1981 yellow C70s. Both have mostly good parts and I will end up with one really good bike from these. The 1981 has a clear title, so that's the one that I'll concentrate on.

I noticed that some people believe that the M62 tires are the best, only hard to mount. I found some on sale and I got both a 2.25 x 17 and a 2.50 X 17 for 52.97 dollars, delivered. Also, I won the bid on ebay for a black and white seat cover for 21.50. Brown was available, like the original one, but I don't like brown.

The engine on the 1980 C70 is much better so it will replace the worn out one on the 1981 model. The 1981 is cosmetically better, but the engine is no better than a politician's promise, slipping clutch and no compression.

So, the 1981 on this thread looks like mine. Lots of luck with your project; and thanks for posting this thread and the nice pictures.
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