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#1 2016-04-07 11:01am

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1976 Jammin Jimmy Weinert

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1976 Jammin Jimmy Weinert

Jimmy Weinert Stadium bike, untouched for 35 years.

I'm the original owner of this Weinert bike. I raced it in the '70s. It's been sitting in my back yard for 35 years. Surprisingly good shape for being abused like this. I've decided to restore it. I'm not going to do a museum quality restoration because I want to ride it. Any suggestions on restoring are greatly appreciated. 


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#2 2016-04-07 11:16am

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Re: 1976 Jammin Jimmy Weinert

Very cool bike! Looks to be a nickel finish. I used an oxalic acid bath to soak my nickel Mongoose....although this works well to remove rust, it left my nickel un-restorable(be careful if you go this route). I ended up painting it. JJW would look really cool in a Kawasaki green! Just a thought....

Good Luck and have fun with the RESTO!

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#3 2016-04-07 12:05pm

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Re: 1976 Jammin Jimmy Weinert

The "restoration" pathway is littered with guys who re-finished their bikes vs. restored and regretted it. That's the only advice I'd give - don't re-finish it. That makes it just one more bike like anyone else could do. I still have my original race bike from 1979 and that was the best advice I got. And glad I listened.

I'd pull it 100% apart and clean it up. Some elbow grease? Sure. But in the end, you'll be glad that's all you did.

Oh, do change the pedals. Those should be black rat traps and the MKS on there look out of place.


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#4 2016-04-07 2:23pm

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Re: 1976 Jammin Jimmy Weinert

Agreed. When possible...I prefer to keep mine with the original finish and decals....even if they are not perfect. Chain and spokes are pretty shot, otherwise elbow grease, etc will bring her to life. If you still decide to paint....I still like the Kawasaki green! Haha

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#5 2016-04-07 2:27pm

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Re: 1976 Jammin Jimmy Weinert

smile


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#6 2016-04-07 3:34pm

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Re: 1976 Jammin Jimmy Weinert

Pull it apart,clean it, service it, replace the chain, grips, and tires, put a seat clamp on it. Polish the frame if you must but don't paint it. It looks great as it is and paint would ruin it. Oh yeah, true the wheels and ride it!!!!

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#7 2016-04-07 3:35pm

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Re: 1976 Jammin Jimmy Weinert

Yes, I agree with advice so far...simply restore it..
New tires grips, seat and chain..looks like the rest will clean up!!
Neat bike!!


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#8 2016-04-07 4:24pm

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Re: 1976 Jammin Jimmy Weinert

Yeah, what we said! Old nickel looks great and it's amazing what you can do with never dull and some elbow grease, if you must make it shine again!!! Good luck

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#9 2016-04-08 1:17am

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Re: 1976 Jammin Jimmy Weinert

mad bike man! i'm the same.... just clean it up! i heard that industrial vinegar clean works well also smile good luck bro very cool

also i seen this also big_smile

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jammin-Jimmy-We … SwjVVVhwcn
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-NOS-Old … Sw9mFWHWwu

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