May the Fold be with you
48 Rudge Whitworth Sports - 59 Schwinn Panther II - 68 26" Columbia Roadster - 79 Schwinn Spitfire 5
68 16" Graziella Tandem Folder - 73 Raleigh Twenty Folder - 89 16" Dahon Stainless Classic III Folder - 05 20" Dahon Jetstream P8 Full Suspension Folder - Dahon Mu XL Sport
- plus various bikes to flip
2 Miyata's should do me...but...I wouldn't mind a 1000.
Oh, and nice Concorde.
Maybesomething with Campy.
And I suppose I need a single speed in the mix somewhere...
And who am I kidding? a 912 isn't a Team! Or even a Pro, so there's room for a higher end Miyata as well...
Oh, and then I need an ugly beater commuter.
No...2 is DEFINITELY not enough!
1985 Miyata 912
1985 Miyata Three Ten
1980 Nishiki International - Dead
2008 Surly LHT - Dead
A man is only as faithful as his options.
saw a faggin on cr for 75.00....all campy super record...good shape. problem was, i was not in the area where i live....which is sacramento, in fact i was 200 miles away. called the guy up, said he had an offer of 125.00 from some guy that was coming over. i offered him 200.00 and he said he would take it. my friend went over, checked it out and picked it up for me and bought himself, from the same guy, a very unusual carbon fiber bike, i never heard of called a "polch" he said the lugs and the way it is made looks just like a steel frame bike. very very unusual. the owner said he bought it decades ago in southern cal. where they were popular with some of the riders down there. his bike came with a mix of super record and chorus. anybody out there heard of those before? by the way, he paid about 350.00 for that one. the paint job is just too good to describe here so ill try to get some pics of both bikes
Not much of a catch, but who throws out two perfectly servicable (but dusty) bike carriers for a roof rack???
Got the bolts and brackets for a couple of euros from the hardware store, and they´re ready for the summer holiday.
I got this at the dump today. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about it. The only decal left is on the seat tube and it reads "original artland". I couldn't find anything about it on google, and any information would help.
If it was local, it very well may have found me! Nice looking bike!,,,,BD
"Whale. Oil. Beef. Hooked!" The Rumjacks
I picked this up today at the local Salvation Army. It is a 1988 Mongoose ATB. I believe this was before Mongoose started being marketed through the X-marts. It has some decent components including 200GS shifters, Exage 300 Biopace crank, Suntour AX 5000 derailleurs, and a double butted 4130 frame. I'm not crazy about the color scheme, but it will be a great C&O Canal bike. The price was reasonable at $40. It has similar components as my Trek 820 which I really like.
Another winter project completed…
This ‘72 bronze Super Course came to me in a pretty sorry state: The bearings were set in dried brown mortar, and it was covered in dirt, stickers, and aluminum duct tape.
After cleaning, I overhauled it, and replaced the front wheel with the Weinmann here that I rebuilt. (It was a pretzl.) The seat tube decorations you see are from a local auto parts store. The Kenda’s are OK(especially for the price), but I’ll probably put some Panaracers on it later.
The freewheel and chain are new, otherwise I retained the running gear as it was when I bought it - including an old Suntour V-GT-Luxe DR, which I am pretty pleased with. Nothing wrong with that cottered Stronglight crank either IMO.
- I decided to do just a half-wrap on the bars, and I know it looks like I chintzed on the cable housings as well (black on the bars and white elsewhere) - but I think it gives it a bit of an austere look, which was my intention.
Anyway, here ‘tis.