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Old 05-22-2011, 05:15 AM   #1
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New bike, most unrational trade ever.

So, I made a pretty unrational trade, but had to do it!

I traded my well running MZ TS250/0 for an ES175/2, which is in need of attention. It starts well, but airfilter is missing, so it's quite slow on the throttle. Well, I hope that it's that.

Anyway, been lusting for one of these creatures for quite some time now, and it still has the original DDR license plate.







First things first is to give it a good clean up, and then adress the mechanical stuff. Nothing pristine, as I want a daily bike out of it.

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Old 05-22-2011, 05:24 AM   #2
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that is awesome! why is it that Communism = ugly?
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:55 AM   #3
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Kinda cute in an industrial sort of way. I always associated Communism with modest built things like the really fancy Lada.

cool bike though...
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:19 AM   #4
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why is it that Communism = ugly?
I've wondered about that myself. The east bloc way of designing things often remind me of the "brutalist style" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutalist_architecture
(very fitting name though)
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:03 PM   #5
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I've wondered about that myself. The east bloc way of designing things often remind me of the "brutalist style" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutalist_architecture
(very fitting name though)
Might have had soemthing to do with shooting all the artists after tehy were no longer usefull or unwilling to dig roads. Kinda saps that creative will right out of you, or you focus it towards building things that wil get you the heck out of there.
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:57 PM   #6
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That thing is AWESOME.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:49 PM   #7
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:59 AM   #8
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Schrauber, that sounds interesting, I might look in to that! It does have alot of patina, I'm just a sucker for original paint jobs :)

Especially this one, which mine was born with.

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Old 05-22-2011, 05:59 AM   #9
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It reminds me of Wall-E. ...not to totally pixar-fy your bike, dude.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:21 AM   #10
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I like it. You certainly won't park next to another one at the coffee shop.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:17 AM   #11
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Thanks for the comments :)

Any of you have experience with glassbead blasting pitted chrome? Doable or should I just sandblast?
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:23 AM   #12
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I showed that picture to my wife and the first thing she said was "he does not have a girlfriend"



I was not able to tell her that I thought the bike was cool.....
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:27 AM   #13
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Interesting looking at least. But, lusting after it???


Good luck with it!
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:28 AM   #14
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I showed that picture to my wife and the first thing she said was "he does not have a girlfriend"



I was not able to tell her that I thought the bike was cool.....
Your wife is totally correct indeed! Sound mind!
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:38 AM   #15
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I showed that picture to my wife and the first thing she said was "he does not have a girlfriend"



That bike is outstanding.
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