Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-08-09, 11:36 PM   #2501
bornhere
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's why I'm thinking 84'. I have seen a few 85's and they had a unicrown fork. The decals are gone too.

I think I have already decided it's a keeper.
bornhere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 09:22 AM   #2502
mainducoyote
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes: 3Rensho Aero with 10 speed Centaure / Record , Lecroco , whatever bike I have for sale at the moment
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here are two catches from this week.

The first one is a Marinoni track bike from 1977 (I think Marinoni started in 1976) , hubs dated 1974. Full record track group !







The second one is an Argon 18 , full near mint Chorus group and columbus SP frame. I love the paint! It looks even better in person.



mainducoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 09:43 AM   #2503
BOBSONATOR
Klaus Pierre-Action Star
 
BOBSONATOR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Off the front
Bikes: 86' Samurai Shogun
Posts: 289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
omfg.
BOBSONATOR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 12:12 PM   #2504
PatrickT
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mainducoyote - Where'd you manage to find those??
PatrickT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 12:54 PM   #2505
mainducoyote
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes: 3Rensho Aero with 10 speed Centaure / Record , Lecroco , whatever bike I have for sale at the moment
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatrickT View Post
mainducoyote - Where'd you manage to find those??
If I told you I'd have to kill you... Seriously , same places as everyone else, I just cleary state that I want to buy the bike for the asking price when sending an email or calling. You also need to be quick and have the cash available when needed.
mainducoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 12:58 PM   #2506
jet sanchEz
Senior Member
 
jet sanchEz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 8,149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Nice catches, I didn't think those "Want to buy" ads worked very well, maybe I should try it...
jet sanchEz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 01:06 PM   #2507
mainducoyote
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes: 3Rensho Aero with 10 speed Centaure / Record , Lecroco , whatever bike I have for sale at the moment
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Nice catches, I didn't think those "Want to buy" ads worked very well, maybe I should try it...
They don't, really. People usually just don't search every ads before posting their bikes. Got those from regular for sale ads.
mainducoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 01:20 PM   #2508
ak08820
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Central NJ
Bikes: MGX MTB, Fuji Supreme, Miyata 90 and a Trek 700 in the works
Posts: 551
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Ross Eurosport

We were shopping in the neighborhood Sunday afternoon, changed plans and decided to go home for lunch. I found this Ross EuroSport sulking against a tree on the sidewalk, behind a parked car. I stopped the car and confirmed with the resident that the bike was put out to pasture. She was quickly led to the car and carefully put in the trunk. So, here she is, after a shower and scrub. I still can't believe I got a bike for free in this area.



Only thing I don't like is that she has 26" wheels (steel of course, chrome slightly rusted all over) with 26" x 1-3/8 tires. The clamps are there but the bottle cage is missing. The fork is chromed at the bottom. She even has the freewheeling bottom bracket. I was wondering what the black ring was at the center of the chain ring and then read about the freewheeling bottom bracket here. There is a gash in the paint on the main tube towards the saddle but besides that the paint is fine. There are no size or year markings that I could see, too. Wonder why she has 26"" wheels? Did LBS put smaller wheels for shorter riders?

Last edited by ak08820; 09-09-09 at 01:30 PM.
ak08820 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 02:37 PM   #2509
divineAndbright 
Senior Member
 
divineAndbright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: ontario
Bikes:
Posts: 2,236
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow both of those are super rare finds.. The marinoni is just wow, and I never saw such an "old" Argon 18, I just kinda figured them for being new alu/carb bikes from recent times, weird when you see an older steel framed bike from a company like that.
divineAndbright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 03:50 PM   #2510
miamijim
Senior Member
 
miamijim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Tampa, Florida
Bikes:
Posts: 13,291
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by r0ckh0und View Post
Shifters are branded GripShift, to the best of my knowledge no one else makes them. I am also inclined to believe these are an "uprade" post purchase.

I have run GripShift on mountain bikes and don't really care for them, as you tend to get a lot of accidental shifting while climbing.
Sram. And they were an upgrade...or downgrade depending on who you ask.
__________________
WWW.CYCLESPEUGEOT.COM 1984 Schwinn Paramount; 1987 Schwinn Paramount; 1975 Tom Ritchey, 198X Vitus
miamijim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 04:20 PM   #2511
Gthoro
Senior Member
 
Gthoro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SW Wisconsin
Bikes:
Posts: 107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)


Only thing I don't like is that she has 26" wheels (steel of course, chrome slightly rusted all over) with 26" x 1-3/8 tires. The clamps are there but the bottle cage is missing. The fork is chromed at the bottom. She even has the freewheeling bottom bracket. I was wondering what the black ring was at the center of the chain ring and then read about the freewheeling bottom bracket here. There is a gash in the paint on the main tube towards the saddle but besides that the paint is fine. There are no size or year markings that I could see, too. Wonder why she has 26"" wheels? Did LBS put smaller wheels for shorter riders?[/QUOTE]

Your Ross appears to have a one piece Ashtabula crank and not a Front Freewheel. The Ashtabula crank + the 26" rims = Dept. Store bike. Nice find nonetheless.
Gthoro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 04:31 PM   #2512
curbtender
Senior Member
 
curbtender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, East bay
Bikes: Marinoni, Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Schwinn Speedster, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina
Posts: 3,907
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
[QUOTE=mainducoyote;9641439]Here are two catches from this week.

The first one is a Marinoni track bike from 1977 (I think Marinoni started in 1976) , hubs dated 1974. Full record track group !

The second one is an Argon 18 , full near mint Chorus group and columbus SP frame. I love the paint! It looks even better in person.]

Very nice catches, beats going to the dump. Track frames have really gone through the roof.
curbtender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 05:42 PM   #2513
curbtender
Senior Member
 
curbtender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, East bay
Bikes: Marinoni, Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Schwinn Speedster, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina
Posts: 3,907
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
I'm close to capacity. A friend just dropped this off. A Ventura? Looks like a Centurion clone.
curbtender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 06:14 PM   #2514
redxj
N+1
 
redxj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Bikes: A few
Posts: 1,315
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Nice catches, I didn't think those "Want to buy" ads worked very well, maybe I should try it...
They have worked for me in the past. I had two different WTB ads up in the past and both worked well. One was WTB track bike and I didn't list what size I was looking for or anything. I just said my conversion wouldn't cut it anymore, and I wanted to ride the local velodrome. I never thought that one would work until I ended up buying an 84 Fuji Track bike that was mint complete for $300. I parted it out at variously places (frameset went for $360 on Ebay), and I even kept a few parts. The other WTB was road bikes that don't have the words huffy, magna, free spirit, Varsity or Continental on them. I got a few reasonable lower to mid-range models for $20-50 and a complete Miyata with a bunch of C-record and super Record with another wheelset and frameset for $200. I haven't tried one in the last year, but they do sometimes work.
redxj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 06:18 PM   #2515
neo_pop_71
Senior Member
 
neo_pop_71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Great week! '85 Ritchey & '93 Cuda - $100

This past week was incredible!

I finally landed that early Durango built Barracuda that I always wanted and two days later the Holy Grail lands at my feet... I picked up both bikes (from different owners) for only $100.00. I still can't believe it!

Here are link to velospace with descriptions and pictures, thanks for looking, enjoy!

1993 Barracuda A2L (Limited):

http://velospace.org/node/23075

1985 Ritchey Comp:

http://velospace.org/node/23148

Last edited by neo_pop_71; 09-09-09 at 06:23 PM.
neo_pop_71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 06:49 PM   #2516
YoKev
hi
 
YoKev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kingston, NY
Bikes:
Posts: 2,602
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Oh man, I remember drooling over the Barracuda catalogues back in the day. I am jealous
YoKev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 07:28 PM   #2517
rhpdxbikes
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Portland Oregon
Bikes: Univega touring, at the moment.
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is my best deal I have yet to find. I have another thread going about whether or not to keep it or turn it for profit.

Scored this Bianchi, albeit an asian model, for $15 off of CL. Have a set of Nitto bars and a prettier stem ready to go on.


Last edited by rhpdxbikes; 09-09-09 at 07:32 PM.
rhpdxbikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 07:30 PM   #2518
ak08820
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Central NJ
Bikes: MGX MTB, Fuji Supreme, Miyata 90 and a Trek 700 in the works
Posts: 551
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gthoro View Post


Only thing I don't like is that she has 26" wheels (steel of course, chrome slightly rusted all over) with 26" x 1-3/8 tires. The clamps are there but the bottle cage is missing. The fork is chromed at the bottom. She even has the freewheeling bottom bracket. I was wondering what the black ring was at the center of the chain ring and then read about the freewheeling bottom bracket here. There is a gash in the paint on the main tube towards the saddle but besides that the paint is fine. There are no size or year markings that I could see, too. Wonder why she has 26"" wheels? Did LBS put smaller wheels for shorter riders?
Your Ross appears to have a one piece Ashtabula crank and not a Front Freewheel. The Ashtabula crank + the 26" rims = Dept. Store bike. Nice find nonetheless.[/quote]

Yes, it has a 1 piece crank but it does seem to have a freewheeling bottom bracket. I rode it and when I stop paddling, the chain keeps going with the rear wheel. Also, it has a LBS sticker, with 3 addresses in Monmouth County, NJ. So far, I have been able to buy only 1 bike with 27" wheels, a low end Miata in near mint condition, came with a manual. This is my third bike with 26" rims.

Last edited by ak08820; 09-09-09 at 07:38 PM.
ak08820 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 07:33 PM   #2519
ak08820
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Central NJ
Bikes: MGX MTB, Fuji Supreme, Miyata 90 and a Trek 700 in the works
Posts: 551
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhpdxbikes View Post
This is my best deal I have yet to find. I have another thread going about whether or not to keep it or turn it for profit.

Scored this Bianchi, albeit an asian model, for $15 off of CL. Have a set of Nitto bars and a prettier stem ready to go on.
This is so pretty, even without the Nitto bars and the stem.
ak08820 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 07:37 PM   #2520
neo_pop_71
Senior Member
 
neo_pop_71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Right there with 'ya

Hey Kevin's 'bru,

Man, I'm right there with 'ya on those catalogs! Drool and all! Over at Barracuda - Totally Driven, www.barracudebicycles.com they do a good job of documenting the earlier, Pre-Ross buyout, Barracudas. If you're down to buy, there is a for sale section. Mind you, the site is small and doesn't get a lot of traffic but it beats crossing your fingers on Ebay. Here is a link to the print section:

http://www.barracudabicycles.com/magazines.html

Thanks for stoppin' in!

Peace,

-DON-
neo_pop_71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 07:52 PM   #2521
rhpdxbikes
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Portland Oregon
Bikes: Univega touring, at the moment.
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ak08820 View Post
This is so pretty, even without the Nitto bars and the stem.
I am sorry to say that I will likely be repainting that bike, please forgive me. The paint on the chainstays and on the top tube is fairly haggard. And... I am not a big fan of pink/purple bikes. If it was celeste, I would leave it, black definately, red maybe, but pink I just cannot do.
rhpdxbikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 07:58 PM   #2522
Rip Van Winkle
Formerly Gordo Grande
 
Rip Van Winkle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhpdxbikes View Post
This is my best deal I have yet to find. I have another thread going about whether or not to keep it or turn it for profit.

Scored this Bianchi, albeit an asian model, for $15 off of CL. Have a set of Nitto bars and a prettier stem ready to go on.

That is a great deal indeed. I bought an "Asian Bianchi" in 1982, a Bianchi Limited. Still one of my best bikes, and my wife still loves riding it. They did some nice tricks with the geometry that made it an extremely comfortable racing frame.
Rip Van Winkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-09, 08:05 PM   #2523
neo_pop_71
Senior Member
 
neo_pop_71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Nice score!

Hey rhpdxbikes,

If you're looking to sell those bars, I'll nick them! I'll make it worth your while... $15.00, that way if you dump the bike, it's all gravy! You're in the chips, full profit man! Whadda 'ya think?

-DON-
neo_pop_71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-09, 09:01 AM   #2524
BobHufford
Keeper of the SLDB
 
BobHufford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Springfield, MO
Bikes: '75 Schwinn Paramount P-10, '86 Ritchey Commando, '87 Schwinn Cimarron, '91 Trek 990, '87 Schwinn High Sierra, '73 Schwinn Super Sport, '4? Schwinn New World, '76 Swing Bike.
Posts: 1,629
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by neo_pop_71 View Post
I picked up both bikes (from different owners) for only $100.00. I still can't believe it!
I can't either ... lucky!

I still regret selling my Ritchey Commando.

Bob
BobHufford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-09, 07:20 PM   #2525
rhpdxbikes
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Portland Oregon
Bikes: Univega touring, at the moment.
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would be up for selling those bars, they are just plain jane aluminum mustache bars, with a slight rise. A bit scuffed at that.
rhpdxbikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:30 PM.