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Old 01-24-09, 08:03 PM   #501
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Almost brezzed over this one from CL the other day. Posting was for "A TREK BIKE" and had this little grainy pic. It was a long drive to see the bike but I had a feeling it might be something special.
Anyone want to take a shot at what it turned out to be?


Hmmm.....

a Trek bike?
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Old 01-24-09, 08:05 PM   #502
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a 720. Looks to be my size, I hate you <G>. If you want to get rid of it let me know.

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Old 01-24-09, 08:19 PM   #503
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Hmmm.....

a Trek bike?
Crap, I made that game too easy!

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a 720. Looks to be my size, I hate you <G>. If you want to get rid of it let me know.

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Correct you are! I'm still a little confused as to weather it's a 720 or a 728, because the vintage trek website only shows a 728 for the 82 model year. Any experts here that can tell me the diff between a 720 and 728 is?
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Old 01-24-09, 08:23 PM   #504
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720's were sold as a complete bike and the 728's were sold as a frame only. Ok that's two questions answered do I get the bike?

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Old 01-24-09, 08:27 PM   #505
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720's were sold as a complete bike and the 728's were sold as a frame only. Ok that's two questions answered do I get the bike?

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Sorry Mutt, but she's just my size. Cant wait to grind off all that road bike **** and turn her into a fixie......
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Old 01-24-09, 08:34 PM   #506
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Silence!!! I KKkkiiiiiillll YYyyooooouuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n78Bp...eature=related

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Silence!!! I KKkkiiiiiillll YYyyooooouuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JK, I'd never do that to a classic tourer. She's gonna get a nice rebuild and road to death.
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Old 01-24-09, 08:39 PM   #508
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Glad you got a great bike. It should be an fantastic ride.

P.S. I still hate you! J/K

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No hard feelings. I'll post some pics once I get her built up again.
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Old 01-24-09, 10:42 PM   #510
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Almost brezzed over this one from CL the other day. Posting was for "A TREK BIKE" and had this little grainy pic. It was a long drive to see the bike but I had a feeling it might be something special.
Anyone want to take a shot at what it turned out to be?



Don't know, but I hope it turns out to be mine!,,,,BD
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Old 01-24-09, 10:49 PM   #511
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Don't know, but I hope it turns out to be mine!,,,,BD
Really, no need to be greedy. Haven't you "acquired" something like 105 bikes this year???
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Old 01-24-09, 10:56 PM   #512
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Picked up a pretty good condition '77 Raleigh Super Record the other day for my roommate. Looks to be pretty much 100% original minue the seat/wear items
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Nah, I averaged about 1 a week in the last year. I am in sell mode right now though. The pink Prelude left yesterday for $250. That Clubman will be mine soon.,,,,BD
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Old 01-24-09, 11:31 PM   #514
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Last weekend I had a pretty good catch, but forgot all about it. From the flea market. Two sets of the old silver with black stripe ESGE fenders, now known as SKS. No stays, and I don't know the size. I wonder if they're the same, they look like the same rod and 10mm nut like on the newer models. Are they available seperately?,,,,BD
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Old 01-25-09, 08:29 AM   #515
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I haven't been here in a in about a week and this is the first place I check,and I gotta say that I really dig this bike very nice score indeed. I have a few that I picked up lately but nothing really worth mentioning,a Jamis explorer MTB beat up,a CCM womans 10 speed, a cheap 24" cruiser great shape and a rideable Roadmaster MTB. It has been slow around here as far as finding bikes and to darn cold for any yard sales and none of my LBS have had anything they are looking to part with so I just started to work with what I have and getting ready for spring and building bikes to flip.
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Old 01-25-09, 07:36 PM   #516
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Here are 2 fresh out of a barn today. One is a Motobecane Super Mirage. The other is a Viscount Aerospace. $40 for the pair. I will do a restoration on the Moto, but I'll probably single speed the Viscount and flip it to a hipster.
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Old 01-25-09, 07:46 PM   #517
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Here are 2 fresh out of a barn today. One is a Motobecane Super Mirage. The other is a Viscount Aerospace. $40 for the pair. I will do a restoration on the Moto, but I'll probably single speed the Viscount and flip it to a hipster.
Is that a "death fork" I spy?
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Is that a "death fork" I spy?
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Nope, it is the replacement steel fork. What a strange mishmosh of parts, Shimano 600 deraileurs with stem shifters!!!
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Old 01-27-09, 01:17 AM   #519
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What's a "death fork"? I certainly don't want to be riding one.
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What's a "death fork"? I certainly don't want to be riding one.
Viscount and Lambert bikes originally came with an aluminum fork that was prone to snapping off at the steerer. There was a recall to replace them with steel forks. For full details, Google viscount fork.
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They came on some Viscount bikes. One of the, if not "the" earliest aluminum road bike fork. Notorious for breaking loose near the crown if ridden too hard. Most were replaced with chromed steel, but some bikes got a fork with a steel insert/pin. It's difficult to tell which bikes got the improved, but it is a theory after the company was taken over by Yamaha, the improved fork came on all of them. I have a bike with the improved version, I think? I'm not taking any chances though, so I will be putting a steel fork on it before I even attempt to ride it.,,,,BD
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I had a nice find today that will provide a fun project. It's a his & hers 10 speed Chicago Schwinn Varsity set. Dusty a dirty... but underneath, they're in great shape! It 's like the layer of grime has protected the bikes! The chrome is coming out shiny new. $35 for both bikes! One of the tires needed replacement, but I had a spare from another bike project.

Here's a related question about posting photos. Has anyone experienced problems with Photobucket? I've been reading recent reports about a big virus problem concerning that site. Something to do with malicious pop up ads that cause bigtime problems for some users of the site. Is there another picture hosting site that's recommended?

In any case, it was a good day with the bikes!
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I had a nice find today that will provide a fun project. It's a his & hers 10 speed Chicago Schwinn Varsity set. Dusty a dirty... but underneath, they're in great shape! It 's like the layer of grime has protected the bikes! The chrome is coming out shiny new. $35 for both bikes! One of the tires needed replacement, but I had a spare from another bike project.

Here's a related question about posting photos. Has anyone experienced problems with Photobucket? I've been reading recent reports about a big virus problem concerning that site. Something to do with malicious pop up ads that cause bigtime problems for some users of the site. Is there another picture hosting site that's recommended?

In any case, it was a good day with the bikes!
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Old 01-28-09, 09:31 PM   #524
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I got a couple of new projects today as well. On a donation pickup i found an '85 fuji team rough paint, colored brown in my size. also in the lot was a bridgestone 300 no idea what year other than the components put it about 3-4 yrs newer than the fuji. the bridgestone is small but almost immaculate. both have prewheels that are really stiff (needs work) i think i will try to flip the bridgestone, and probably ride the fuji. i purchased the pair from our store for $25
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I got a couple of new projects today as well. On a donation pickup i found an '85 fuji team rough paint, colored brown in my size. also in the lot was a bridgestone 300 no idea what year other than the components put it about 3-4 yrs newer than the fuji. the bridgestone is small but almost immaculate. both have prewheels that are really stiff (needs work) i think i will try to flip the bridgestone, and probably ride the fuji. i purchased the pair from our store for $25
I'll send you my address for the Bridgestone.......
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