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So I have been a vendor at a local show for the past 15ish years hear in Michigan and have found some great bikes. From my 79 Eddie King 5 years ago and the 26in Torker Frame, Forks and bars to this year. And possibly the best when I first started the set up I had a 80-81 24in Champion dropped off that will look great with the gear I got a few weeks ago. and later in the day when I was able to see if any thing was left after watching and lot of stuff roll out I spot this beast ! And I did pony up a bit for it. 1975-76 Webco replica this I was told is 100% Survivor other then the air in the tires. Now I have seen some real nice survivors over the years but this one must blows my mind. From the early Oakley 1’s ‘that need to be switched ‘ to the dale mags. I will pull the stem to look for date and still on the fence about pulling the forks to check them. And I will not clean the years of dust off of this true gem. I do have one question about the Dale Mags they look like a hammered finish ? And I color combo couldn’t be better. Also got 2 sets of some sweet 24in tires one set of Yellow Comp III and a set of Comp II IRC Racers. Plus some other smalls. Any rate I this this thing will look great next to my red EK. And even came home with an empty trailer lol50CA0D58-E584-405C-9FB4-9EB6042CAF57.jpeg C0237700-7B9D-460C-A9DE-EE1AD9A6C1F0.jpeg 8F3DF804-66BD-4B0D-91D3-B8937C8B65C0.jpeg D80C9FA3-7981-427B-BE90-A4493BF4BD2E.jpeg 24D242CD-DB27-44F9-BE72-35F8B2A07C49.jpeg D178C6C6-ECCC-4DC8-88B0-CCAA51DD8A51.jpeg 1EBD46EA-26FC-41A0-AECC-54FFEDC5BDF2.jpeg B780704F-A6F1-4C3D-BCAE-00E8D24CF93F.jpeg 4C25BD92-A9EB-443D-B5A2-94D3E865335C.jpeg 9744B63A-4847-431E-91E0-7B58BF8363C5.jpeg 6C968CF2-5AAD-4433-BDBD-503400F5F776.jpeg F5147133-5B80-48C7-A55F-C4F12AC8B750.jpeg 89C86027-CE17-40A0-9413-37A1CD22D438.jpeg 31D92429-78DA-49F3-BBDE-BEAEF1ED726C.jpeg

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Sweet!



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The Webco is amazing. A true time capsule indeed. 



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good stuff... congrats



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WOW that's a crazy grab! I'm betting you can pin the year of the Webco down better by checking the date codes on the cranks and stem. The cranks may have a 2 digit year code cast into them, located at the sprocket pin. Not all years have it but if it does you can get a date from the cranks without removing them. :idea:


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good stuff... congrats

must be the new hat?

WOW that's a crazy grab! I'm betting you can pin the year of the Webco down better by checking the date codes on the cranks and stem. The cranks may have a 2 digit year code cast into them, located at the sprocket pin. Not all years have it but if it does you can get a date from the cranks without removing them. :idea:

can’t see much on the crank gonna pull th stem a bit later today

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those are some sick finds. The webco is fire!!!

I’m no expert fellas, so correct me if I’m wrong...but doesn’t a webco with an undrilled brake bridge make it a 75.

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Well the 1st 24 hour buzz has passed lol I just realized the bar are alloy. Any ideas on them? And talked to a few peep via FB messages and was told frames could have sat around shops for years. And after pulling the stem and looking at the cranks I have for 77 stamped on both. How ever I was told Webco had prism stickers by then. Here are a few pics of the bars.75A8F13F-6466-4182-A9C9-6838DEED19E8.jpeg EBC19BE6-709C-4E1C-BC9A-D9147DE1CDB4.jpeg 95207A9E-C06E-4D3E-8546-37AC4B6A8E07.jpeg 6579A694-EA36-4F0E-A811-7AA14F512578.jpeg 629AB17E-B133-4ADB-B3D5-617D4D59F977.jpeg FE2EF445-891D-4E52-96BE-2BA382DB322A.jpeg E51EF470-69BB-4AE8-B068-2B514ED15BBE.jpeg

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So, BIG disclaimer here, I was a kid then, and I don’t know what the rest of the world was doing, but Webcos were sold a lot as incompletes here in Austin. Or assembled and sold as completes from shop stock. That may account for the ‘75 to ‘77 parts span. Or the kid was buying parts as yards got mowed. I agree with TrulyOdd though. That’s a 75-76 frame.

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I have heard the decals place it around 75-76 because they aren’t prism backed?

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working off memory and without checking a reference, yes. Seems like it was a year or two after I bought mine ('76) that the stickers changed and, at least locally, you could get the Chro-Mo frame.  Here's mine as it sat in '77 after I drilled the brake bridge and ditched the Tuff wheels.  Notice the super short brake cable routed through the plate. No shit, I did that to save "weight".

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And you were asking about the bars earlier, there's no telling. I first had steel box bars and a 'bula stem. They were terrible, so above I think hidden in the pad is a tuf-neck stem and fluted aluminum bars. It's probably why I took the pic...."upgrades" 



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I'm thinking yours still might have started life as a complete then later modified by the owner. As oposed to a bike shop frame build up. And really the only reason for me to go down that road is your front sproket. I have owned three Webco completes over the years. I still own two. Every one I have ever owned or have seen thet still had the majority of it's original parts had that same 44t front sprocket.

 

For example. These are both '79 models I also had a '78 that had this front sproket as well.

 

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I'm thinking yours still might have started life as a complete then later modified by the owner. As oposed to a bike shop frame build up. And really the only reason for me to go down that road is your front sproket. I have owned three Webco completes over the years. I still own two. Every one I have ever owned or have seen thet still had the majority of it's original parts had that same 44t front sprocket.

 

For example. these are both '79 models I also had a '78 that had this front sproket as well.

 

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Good point. Another thing to check is the rear dropouts. Kids and dads overtighten everything. As clean as that frame looks anyway it might be hard to tell, but if it's put together as a complete it wouldn't show a lot of abuse.



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Well the drop out are as nice as the rest of the frame. I really don’t think the rear wheel has ever been taken off of the frame. And I forgot to mention he gave me this reflector and told me it was OG to the bike.64355229-E10A-4F63-B2A8-941A57ECEC77.jpeg 30266694-D4E9-41AD-BFB9-FCCA9B3AD379.jpeg F418E839-40A0-45A7-9C4F-82D4F47B38A8.jpeg 497E3716-834C-4D82-B0CC-B29EB670291E.jpeg 1CC68361-3D02-4A42-BF48-7305B42FC365.jpeg

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And giving it a better over all look I found this guy under the seat.0648E27D-5614-49A7-A8D7-6D3F22E4141E.jpeg AD9858D5-D358-4BBD-A7CB-5FADD1DFD462.jpeg

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Well the drop out are as grease as the rest of the frame. I really don’t think the rear wheel has ever been taken off of the frame. And I forgot to mention he gave me this reflector and told me it was OG to the bike.attachicon.gif64355229-E10A-4F63-B2A8-941A57ECEC77.jpegattachicon.gif30266694-D4E9-41AD-BFB9-FCCA9B3AD379.jpegattachicon.gifF418E839-40A0-45A7-9C4F-82D4F47B38A8.jpegattachicon.gif497E3716-834C-4D82-B0CC-B29EB670291E.jpegattachicon.gif1CC68361-3D02-4A42-BF48-7305B42FC365.jpeg

That's a trip. Nice find. These barn finds always blow me away.

 

You mentioned you aren't gonna clean it, at least go ride it; it's been sitting so long it may think it's a clothes rack or a door stop. 



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Well the drop out are as grease as the rest of the frame. I really don’t think the rear wheel has ever been taken off of the frame. And I forgot to mention he gave me this reflector and told me it was OG to the bike.attachicon.gif64355229-E10A-4F63-B2A8-941A57ECEC77.jpegattachicon.gif30266694-D4E9-41AD-BFB9-FCCA9B3AD379.jpegattachicon.gifF418E839-40A0-45A7-9C4F-82D4F47B38A8.jpegattachicon.gif497E3716-834C-4D82-B0CC-B29EB670291E.jpegattachicon.gif1CC68361-3D02-4A42-BF48-7305B42FC365.jpeg

That's a trip. Nice find. These barn finds always blow me away.
 
You mentioned you aren't gonna clean it, at least go ride it; it's been sitting so long it may think it's a clothes rack or a door stop.
It was the guys buddy that I got it from and has sat in a box for 15-20 years. He buddy pasted away recently and the money I payed went to the family for bills and such. I may give her a spin but then again I would have to pull and repack every bearing cup on the thing. And I don’t want to really take it apart due to the great patina

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cool time capsule. nobody even trimmed the axles.



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Great pick up Ely! 


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