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    89 Nishiki Custom Sport--My Father-in-Law gave it to me for free. Will hopefully have some updated pictures in the other picture thread soon.

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    Wheels are 700c Araya double walled / eyeletted and the tyres are 700:35 Schwalbe CX Compes.

    Stopped downtown and when I came back to the bike had a bunch messengers gathered around admiring the new rig and they had already figured it was one of my builds.


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    Sounds like a cozy small town. What's the population?
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Someone emailed me and said she could give me two bikes, following her garage sale. She said, "Nothing special." As I was driving to her house, I was thinking, "What might I find? A Huffy? A Masi?"

    This specimen was in the middle of Huffy and Masi, but I'm glad to have snagged it. The other is a generic kids' BMX bike, which I also accepted.

    This girl seems to be very underused. Her owner is a rabbi's widow who lives on a gigantic hill, and perhaps she's realized she isn't going to be riding any more.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Sounds like a cozy small town. What's the population?
    Messengers - about 25

    Metro population - 1 million



    I used to be one of the 25 so know the guys really well and am often doing work on their rides... often at a discount... and often on an emergency basis.

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    Here is my '72 Schwinn varsity before and after


    Also - I just got an Atala and info is minimal on the internet - sadly it has no campy (my 1st Italian bike and no campy - outrage!) the rear derailer is a Suntour Vx, the front a Gian Robert. looks kinda low-end but the lugs are pretty sweet. any ideas where to find serial number databases or other info?
    thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Someone emailed me and said she could give me two bikes, following her garage sale. She said, "Nothing special." As I was driving to her house, I was thinking, "What might I find? A Huffy? A Masi?"

    This specimen was in the middle of Huffy and Masi, but I'm glad to have snagged it. The other is a generic kids' BMX bike, which I also accepted.

    This girl seems to be very underused. Her owner is a rabbi's widow who lives on a gigantic hill, and perhaps she's realized she isn't going to be riding any more.
    You seem to find a good number of nice bikes yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K8drums View Post
    Also - I just got an Atala and info is minimal on the internet - sadly it has no campy (my 1st Italian bike and no campy - outrage!) the rear derailer is a Suntour Vx, the front a Gian Robert. looks kinda low-end but the lugs are pretty sweet. any ideas where to find serial number databases or other info?
    thanks in advance
    This may or may not help. I ran into a similar issue trying to find info on my Atala recently (mind did have a few bits of Campy but nothing special).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
    That looks very nice, the drivetrain looks very similar to a setup I have on my commuter. I can't tell, is that a Sakae crank and Light Action RD? That bike should ride and shift like a champ.

    Hi mkeller234 !

    You must be sharper than a TACK because you called that exactly right - it IS a Sakae Crank and it IS a Light Action DR, and it does make for a very nice ride.
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    K8 - Nice bit of work on that Schwinn !

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    Hey K8drums -

    I didn't know an old Schwinn Varsity could look so bad - and so good !
    Super job there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    Hi mkeller234 !

    You must be sharper than a TACK because you called that exactly right - it IS a Sakae Crank and it IS a Light Action DR, and it does make for a very nice ride.
    - A
    Hah, I am just familiar with the setup is all. I think the freewheel on mine is a suntour, this is one of the better shifting bikes that I have:
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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    Hey K8drums -

    I didn't know an old Schwinn Varsity could look so bad - and so good !
    Super job there.
    Thanks guys!
    It had been languishing in someone's backyard for years
    its amazing what a good scrub, wax, fingernail polish (in the correct color), tin foil, steel wool, and Barkeeper's friend can do. (one another note - my hands will never be the same)
    I also had to rebuild the rear wheel with a new rim - so its not completely original.
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    I agree, K8drums.

    Sixty Fiver, you're right that I've been doing well lately, finding nice bikes, but I'm still sticking to nice LOW end bikes, largely out of fear of dealing in the high end. I'm afraid of acquiring bikes and not being able to sell them. Lots of guys here say the high end is where to be, and I may yet discover that.

    Currently, word gets around town about me, and people bring me bikes or tell me where to pick them up. They're happy to help, because it puts bikes back into use.

    We're starting a bicycle coalition here now. The first official meeting will be Oct 28. The first unofficial meeting was at my kitchen table. I want to promote cycling here, for fun and utility.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    I agree, K8drums.

    Sixty Fiver, you're right that I've been doing well lately, finding nice bikes, but I'm still sticking to nice LOW end bikes, largely out of fear of dealing in the high end. I'm afraid of acquiring bikes and not being able to sell them. Lots of guys here say the high end is where to be, and I may yet discover that.

    Currently, word gets around town about me, and people bring me bikes or tell me where to pick them up. They're happy to help, because it puts bikes back into use.

    We're starting a bicycle coalition here now. The first official meeting will be Oct 28. The first unofficial meeting was at my kitchen table. I want to promote cycling here, for fun and utility.
    Nice!!!!

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    68 Sears Spyder 10 speed, Rough as a cob. Anyone looking for a project?

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    Uh, not that project, thanks!

    I don't think I've ever seen a 10-speed hi-rise bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by phering View Post
    68 Sears Spyder 10 speed, Rough as a cob. Anyone looking for a project?
    When I was in Jr. High, the "lucky" kids had bikes like that. I wanted one badly. Fat back tire - but not a slick, skinny "english racer" type tire in front, and 5 or 10 speeds. Usu. they were lime green or orange.

    I don't want one anymore, however.

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    That one is pretty collectable, but I don't have the time or inclination either. Put it on ebay, you might get some decent change for it.,,,,BD
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    Cute! What is it? Yuk for the "aero" brake levers on it! And wow, a Cinelli Unicanitor saddle.. always liked the looks of those, I'd love to try one out some day.

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    I really have to quit bringing orphans home, here's another I couldn't resist.
    Only $30.00 for the twin.
    Anyone have any idea what it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phering View Post
    68 Sears Spyder 10 speed, Rough as a cob. Anyone looking for a project?
    Oh, jeez, I have to admit I had one almost like it in middle school, but mine was a 5 speed. I was really hoping for something like a Continental, a U08 or maybe even a Raleigh Grand Prix, but my parents bought identical Sears "Purple Piles" for my brother & me for Christmas. I think we broke & replaced almost every part on them before we were through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K8drums View Post
    Also - I just got an Atala and info is minimal on the internet - sadly it has no campy (my 1st Italian bike and no campy - outrage!) the rear derailer is a Suntour Vx, the front a Gian Robert. looks kinda low-end but the lugs are pretty sweet. any ideas where to find serial number databases or other info?
    thanks in advance
    The serial number on my Atala record professional is 72A1986. I take that to mean that the year of manufacture was 1972 (first two digits). THe letter probably designates the month. Does yours follow a similar format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryKanel View Post
    Hello-

    Well, I just found myself into another hobby. Quite by accident really. I was at an aution Saturday where there were a couple cool old bikes. A ladies Schwinn and some cool, old, odd kinda bike I'd never seen before.

    Well the odd kinda looking bike is now mine for six bucks. So brought it home, got on the copmputer and found out its a 1969 Raleigh Sports, its all in gold. Which I havent seen any pictures of others yet.

    Its really pretty neat, 3 speed works, just aired up the tires and off I went.

    So, now I wonder is ther decals and what not for these machines if I were to repaint it?

    Thanks for any info you could give me on my newest hobby.

    Sorry no pictures yet, wasnt really sure what I was going to find on this.

    Gary
    Here are a couple of pictures, I thought they would be better than they are. Its been raining outside so not been able to get it out in the sun.

    I'm pretty sure thats not the original saddle, maybe I'm wrong. It has me curious if its notbecause it says Marco- Made in Italy. Anybody heard of this?

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