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My Summer BMX Project

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My wife’s cousin found this (hopefully) gem in the trash. It’s a TREK Jet BMX bike that hasn’t been shown very much love. The previous owner was fond of orange. So fond of it, that they didn’t bother masking off the components and painted EVERYTHING.

I’m not sure if I can salvage it, but it will be a fun little project to share with my son. Hopefully, he’ll be inspired enough to learn how to ride it.

Today we spent time breaking it down and evaluating the parts. Most of them are shot, but the frame and fork are solid and straight. I’ll probably keep the wheels, headset, bottom bracket and crank. Everything else will get replaced. My goal is to use as many donated parts as possible and keep the cost low.

The next step is to start stripping the horrible paint job – probably to the metal. My son is already thinking about what colors he wants to repaint it.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the summer.

Written by dickdavid

May 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Posted in Cool Bikes

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