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07-06-22, 06:55 AM
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Posted By darnet

Green Mirage Finished

Saturday (6/19) (yes, a while ago) the Green Mirage was returned to the bicycle underworld. Iíll remember it as a basically good frame. The ride and steering werenít t bad. I found it rideable on...
07-02-22, 05:22 AM
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Views: 22,496
Posted By darnet

Green Mirage - black hole

I've been remiss in posting on the Green Mirage challenge, because I have been trying to find the right blue 🔵 color for a recently acquired ($40 beater) Raleigh Gran Sport. I'll post on the...
06-10-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,496
Posted By darnet

Green Mirage Final Expenses

The Green Mirage was ressurected from the town dump scrap metal pile, so I had to estimate its value.
To do so, I found several Motobecane Mirage bikes nearby on FB and CL, listed for $20, $40, 50,...
05-17-22, 03:43 AM
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Views: 22,496
Posted By darnet

Green Mirage update

Really old French bike blues:

Iíve been remiss in posting, but I have ridden the Green Mirage a total of 4 times for 41.2 kilometers, all of which were actually shakedown rides. Recall that on...
05-08-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,496
Posted By darnet

Inaugural ride this afternoon mostly happy but...

Inaugural ride this afternoon mostly happy but with a couple of notes, one serious.
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05-07-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,496
Posted By darnet

I'd offer him $40

I'd offer him $40
05-06-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,496
Posted By darnet

Green Mirage update

Recovered from COVID to the point that I started some reassembly, which became a long slow process, and added some new expenses.

The headset bearings were fine for reuse. There were some bad...
04-29-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,496
Posted By darnet

Longer than necessary (COVID fog induced) Wheel Story

I almost wish now that Iíd tried to salvage the Mirage wheels. I could have wire-wheeled them inside and out, trued as well as possible, and maybe put on new old tires (tubes seemed fine). But I...
04-29-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,496
Posted By darnet

Thanks! I've never taken apart or ridden a...

Thanks! I've never taken apart or ridden a French bike, so I'm noticing some things that are odd to me. The rear derailleur was assembled with machine screws making it dis-assemble-able, handy for...
04-28-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,496
Posted By darnet

I am suspicious now of the Green Mirage. If the...

I am suspicious now of the Green Mirage. If the Green International and the Green Super Course marked the beginning and ending of COVID-19, then I should have known better than to allow its soul to...
04-28-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,496
Posted By darnet

love the shop-made threadless stem adapter!

love the shop-made threadless stem adapter!
04-26-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,496
Posted By darnet

Thanks for the comments. I wasn't sure what to do...

Thanks for the comments. I wasn't sure what to do with it, my thoughts ranged from leaving it completely (and disgustingly) filthy, to sandblasting it (which would have made it the Silver Mirage)....
04-25-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,496
Posted By darnet

Thank you, Narhay. The Schwinn Paramount...

Thank you, Narhay.

The Schwinn Paramount PDG2 (Hazetguy) and the Raleigh Super Course (Oldsledz) are quite nice finds, but this year I've decided to go in the opposite direction. So, I'm entering...
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