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    Finally picked up a bike today...

    ...From the dump of all places. I know it's low end crap, but I figure the frame/fork/cranks are fine for a fixie build. It needs wheels (The stockers looked like they had a tractor run them over) but other then that it was complete. Altus dérailleurs, Dia-Comp center pulls a sweet seat. I cannot find any serial numbers though which leaves wondering. I am pretty darn sure it's from the '80's ('cause of the kickass seat pattern). The paint seems fine along with the chrome on the fork (thats why I grabbed it actually) and it looks/feels like it fits, but I cant ride it yet so we'll see. Anyways, time for pictures.


    My stand I also picked up yesterday from helping my friend move. Needs some work but I cant complain:


    The Frame:



    Butt shot, one of the drop outs was a bit tweaked, a wrench fixed it:


    Fork:

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    great find . I picked up a couple at the scrap yard. did thay charge you by the pound?
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    It was just in the scrap metal section, I was throwing out some yard clipping and decided to walk over and see what there was over there. I saw it, and had to quickly get it into the trailer. It's a $350 fine to bring something home from the dump.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    nice find!!! one man's trash...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    ...From the dump of all places.
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    Anyways, time for pictures.
    Amazing find; best of luck with it. Better lock it up; we now know where you live

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    It was just in the scrap metal section, I was throwing out some yard clipping and decided to walk over and see what there was over there. I saw it, and had to quickly get it into the trailer. It's a $350 fine to bring something home from the dump.
    It's a strange world we live in. Recycling and helping to reduce the amount of trash going to the land fill gets you a fine instead of a thank you.
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    It sure is, there were actually quite a few other rigs I wanted to grab, an old BMX and an old Trek MTB but I didn't want to get caught.

    I flipped/chopped the bars tonight and removed the rear brake/hooked up the front and also took off the RoadKing sticker and cleaned that all up. The serial number is D015698 but I don't know if that will tell you anything. Either way, it's cleaning up quite nicely and I'm happy with it.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    I'm glad my dump is fine happy. My dump guys are always happy when I take bikes away. BTW, that Silstar crankset came on quite a few late 70's to early '80s made in Japan Schwinns. That should help a little with the date.
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    Thanks for helping with the date, for a second I thought it was something a bit newer but somebody in the SS/FG forum also stated it could be early 80's late seventies because of the bolt on cable guides and stops.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Does that say "Eaton" on the front as in The Eatons Company, the long defunct Canadian department store chain? Neato. Did it come with the bars/levers as well?

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    I don't know if it's the Eatons company, but I do know it's made in Canada. It came complete, I just forgot to take a picture of it before I tore it down.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    A few small updates:

    Hockey tape bar tape, just temporary of course:


    My brake set-up, I'm pretty sure it'll work, it looks solid and feels good:


    I had to cut and bend the lever to make it fit, I think it came out decent:


    I also picked this up at a flea market today for $0.60, a 1/87 scale john Deere tractor, GP model I believe:

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    I like that head badge.
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    Not to sound overly critical, but if you are more careful in putting the hockey stick tape on, you just might find that it is good enough to leave on permanently. I put on three layers. That makes it relatively comfy and also helps hides some of the flaws of the first layer has.

    I guess in Canada you can get more than just black or white tape. Lucky you.

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    It was mostly just to prevent the bars from scratching the top tube while I was working on the bike, plus I wanted to see how it worked.

    Another nice update. Got some junker wheels today just so I could roll around and test the fit of the bike, it fits perfect. I also did a few other small things, it should be finished by the end of the week or so. The lugs are masked like that because I'm planning on painting them silver.


    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    It was just in the scrap metal section, I was throwing out some yard clipping and decided to walk over and see what there was over there. I saw it, and had to quickly get it into the trailer. It's a $350 fine to bring something home from the dump.
    If someone wants to throw it away, we'll be damned to give it to someone else.

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    Ghetto single speed right now, I still have to find a track cog.


    The thing on the rear drop out is a bike license from Saskatoon that I found and I thought it was pretty cool. I'll probably paint it and throw on some cool design.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    wethepeople - great find. Should be just the thing for the purpose you have in mind. Good luck finding the rest of the bits you're looking for.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    I have everything except cages, a track cog (I'm thinking 20T) and silver paint for the lugs. Hell, I even have two lock rings .

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    This brings back memories for me.
    I had one just like this that my dad bought me new from Eatons.
    Only mine was silver with black decals.
    It was stolen in the spring of 1982 and I never saw it again.

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    whats the tt protector for? or is that a rag?

    where did the wheels come from?

    Looks good atm.

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    wethepeople I have all kinds of track cogs But the biggest I have is 18 tooth if you would like it for the cost of shipping pm me lock ring to. Nice find by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diff_lock2
    whats the tt protector for? or is that a rag?

    where did the wheels come from?

    Looks good atm.
    The Top Tube pad is so the bars don't swing around and ding up my top tube, and the wheels camr from a Miyata at the thrift store that was pretty beat but had good wheels. They're Araya something or others, I'll check later.

    I'm Fixed, I'll deffinatly PM you later, I gotta run now though. You have PayPal or anything?

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    But the bars look like they would clear the tt. Maybe not.

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