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by wintermute
July 3rd, 2011, 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Have you "liked" the Barracuda Bicycles Facebook page?
Replies: 9
Views: 2991

Re: Have you "liked" the Barracuda Bicycles Facebook page?

Done! There's a lot more posted on the FB page since the last time I dropped in. :D
by wintermute
June 13th, 2011, 2:05 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1993 Barracuda A2X
Replies: 43
Views: 19974

Re: 1993 Barracuda A2X

Very nice progress and congrats on the new addition!
ctk wrote:…BTW if you find any Finish Line chainstay protectors pencil me in for 1!…
I'm not the only one looking for one of these! I may need to fake one up with a decal over a simple blank protector if they just aren't available.
by wintermute
June 4th, 2011, 12:21 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A2R Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 4995

Re: A2R Restoration

Thanks for the tips, guys! I wish I could get POR-15 locally. Home D. had some Rustoleum Rust Reformer aerosol, which would be fine, except I'll never get the nozzle in a position that will work. I did pick up some Krud Kutter rust remover from wally world. This stuff contains phosphoric acid I just...
by wintermute
June 3rd, 2011, 8:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A2R Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 4995

Re: A2R Restoration

mixalive wrote:What about an acid dip at like a chromer. That would get the rust out.


The shop I called today just said it would only rust again. I figure I'll just have to use some rust-converting primer on my own. Not a big deal, just a little more effort on my part.
by wintermute
June 3rd, 2011, 1:54 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A2R Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 4995

Re: A2R Restoration

So I took lots of pics of the decals with rulers tonight so I have plenty of reference for size and placement. I'm planning on dropping the frame and fork off to be media blasted this weekend. (assuming the shop can fit the frame in their booth) I also found plenty of rust inside the tubes Luckily n...
by wintermute
May 24th, 2011, 9:34 pm
Forum: What's new?
Topic: Decals!
Replies: 5
Views: 3076

Re: Decals!

Sweet! Thanks!
by wintermute
May 24th, 2011, 9:26 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A2R Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 4995

Re: A2R Restoration

Thanks Mix. Now that you mention it, the bike does look tougher all beat like this. What's not evident in the pics is how faded the decals are.

The original for right/rear is still on the bike. The original for the left/front is long gone, I destroyed it in my worst bike wreck ever.
by wintermute
May 24th, 2011, 9:21 pm
Forum: War Stories
Topic: worst. wreck. ever.
Replies: 1
Views: 2005

worst. wreck. ever.

At least it was for me! This is also how I have mismatched brake levers and shifters. Back in the spring of '98 I was out on a long (20 mile-ish) ride out of town from school. I had decided to try to ride to the top of a small hill to see how far I could see from the summit. I didn't make the summit...
by wintermute
May 23rd, 2011, 10:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A2R Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 4995

Re: A2R Restoration

…I dislike the grip shift system all together. That will be the first thing I off on mine and will replace with LX or XT shifters.… The GripShift system was one of my favorite features of the bike, having this cheap replacement always kinda bugged me, not as much as being the reverse order as the o...
by wintermute
May 23rd, 2011, 1:17 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A2R Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 4995

A2R Restoration

Now that I've found this site and realize that the chances of seeing another 'cuda out and about is incredibly small, I think I'll go ahead and do a full restoration on my A2R as opposed to just a basic overhaul-tune to get riding again. I've posted a couple pics over in the Serial Numbers section. ...