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    [QUOTE=wrk101;8322759]My wife picked up a nice 1980 Trek 412 at a garage sale this morning. It even came with an oversized Cannondale seat bag, with a few tools and a couple of spare tubes!! And a good frame pump! While the thrift stores have just about dried up, the garage sale and Craigs List finds are improving. Time to change my game plan!

    The bike has a kind of cool serial number: 000041!

    With the wraparound Trek decal...probably a 1982 model. Nice catch! All the usual sources up my way have dried up for now. Can't wait until spring!!!

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    "[QUOTE=wrk101;8323294]OK, another garage sale find today. Bought it right, so hopefully it will come out alright, as it is my first single speed or perhaps a two speed. It is a Schwinn Racer, serial # FG087127. Looked up the code, shows it to be a 1971 bike (it sure looks older than that to me).

    Frame looks really solid, the rims and fenders will need the full oxalic treatment. Also, the rear hub is pretty large, and the bike freewheels backwards (at least now it does). I am guessing this is a two speed that needs some work. Any suggestions would be appreciated."

    * "Freewheels backwards" ... try opening up the hub & lubing it. Probably (hopefully just) got gummed
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    * Go over the paint with polishing compound before waxing it. Just picked up a couple of new containers
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    OK, another garage sale find today. Bought it right, so hopefully it will come out alright, as it is my first single speed or perhaps a two speed. It is a Schwinn Racer, serial # FG087127. Looked up the code, shows it to be a 1971 bike (it sure looks older than that to me).

    Frame looks really solid, the rims and fenders will need the full oxalic treatment. Also, the rear hub is pretty large, and the bike freewheels backwards (at least now it does). I am guessing this is a two speed that needs some work. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    After a long dry spell, I have picked up six bikes in the last week. So my stock of flippers is now replenished.





    Doesn't look like a two-speed to me, from the picture. Could be wrong.

    Amazing the plastic protector is still on the axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
    Doesn't look like a two-speed to me, from the picture. Could be wrong.

    Amazing the plastic protector is still on the axle.
    I never understood why people left those on there.... they're for protection during shipping, not as a fashion accessory. lol

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    NY CL...sounds like this guy has a good idea Attention copycats: Good opportunity for a "free franchise" ($50 in NY is actually "affordable")

    "Happiness is an awesome bicycle tune up affordably - $50 (Mount Vernon, NY)

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    Hey making people happy with "Awesome" tuneups is what I do. Complete lubrication and inspection and tuneup is now $50. Dirty bikes needing complete cleaning are $75. Affordable recycled or new parts help keep repair costs real world. Tire puncture protection liners can return the full cost of the tune up in as little as 1-2 seasons by saving you $ on flat repairs and enabling you to go incredibly 3-5000 miles typically without flats with proper maintenanv=ce of tire air pressure. Spend $100 on 1 or multiple bike combined and get a new $20-27 helmet as a winter safe cycling bonus. 20 Fully inspected and tuned used bicycles at incredible prices and more. Call Ted 1-914-667-7417, Ride Safely and Courteously!"

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    [QUOTE=cycleheimer;8324366]
    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    My wife picked up a nice 1980 Trek 412 at a garage sale this morning. It even came with an oversized Cannondale seat bag, with a few tools and a couple of spare tubes!! And a good frame pump! While the thrift stores have just about dried up, the garage sale and Craigs List finds are improving. Time to change my game plan!

    The bike has a kind of cool serial number: 000041!

    With the wraparound Trek decal...probably a 1982 model. Nice catch! All the usual sources up my way have dried up for now. Can't wait until spring!!!
    While I thought that wrap around seat tube decal meant newer as well, component codes and serial number look up on vintage Trek shows it to be a 1980. The weird part is the 1981 Trek 412 I sold a couple of weeks ago, did not have the wrap around decal. So I am a little confused on the Trek decals.

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    ^could it be a repaint? those wrap around decals can be found on ebay from time to time. I'm looking for some myself.

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    I got one of those racers I picked up for like 30-40 bucks, don't remember. Single speed and it's fun to ride around the neighborhood, here's some pics.

    it's a 1953 model according to the serial number

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    Quote Originally Posted by guzziee View Post
    it's a 1953 model according to the serial number
    What's that serial number? The Racer was introduced in '56 ... ??

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    Ah, might be a 57-58 then, I'll check the serial number again, whenever I find the bike in the garage(stored for winter )

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    WOW! A super nice score!!

    I got a call last night on an ad I am running looking for old used bike to buy. It is a mid 70's Colnago Super 10 speed road bike. In Great shape. I had to pay a bit for this one as I normally do not spend $150 on a bike but I did for this one. Small frame, 50cm 29" standover height.

    It has some nice parts on it..............it has a Campagnolo Headset, Campagnolo Front and rear wheel Hubs, Campagnolo seat post and Campagnolo shifters. I was told the bottom bracket is also Campy but cannot confirm, cloverleaf cut out on underside of bottom bracket. Front derailleur is Dura Ace, Rear is a Shimano CRANE. it has 5 gear Cassette, High Gear Ratio for a fast ride. Stronglight 20cm Crank Arms, Weinmann type 500 Brakes, Weinmann 27" Alloy Rims marked made in belgium, Newer Highend Gel seat, Win Gold Stem, Handlebars Unknown. Tires are in excellent shape and rims are 99.99% true. SUPER NICE BIKE!*

    I decide to list it complete as you see it on ebay and am hoping for a great outcome. I almost tore it down last night but I couldnt make myself rip it apart.

    I finnally got lucky.....I think! we will see, I know I will do well, how well???

    I wish it had a larger frame.











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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeMonger View Post
    I decide to list it complete as you see it on ebay and am hoping for a great outcome. I almost tore it down last night but I couldnt make myself rip it apart.

    I finnally got lucky.....I think! we will see, I know I will do well, how well???

    I wish it had a larger frame.
    Great score! You will do better if you part it out as the mixture of parts might/will lower the price.
    Ese dicho que me han dicho que tú has dicho que yo he dicho, ese dicho no lo he dicho, porque si lo hubiera dicho, ese dicho estaría bien dicho por haberlo dicho yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr23932 View Post
    Great score! You will do better if you part it out as the mixture of parts might/will lower the price.
    Hmmm that makes alot of sense, but also requires me to do some work. The ad starts at 4:30 today PST and ends sunday so I think I am just going to let this one go as I listed it, complete.

    My kid just called me and says his friend who cleans out forclosed homes has what he describes as a older schwinn Curcuit racing bike with a made in chicago tag on it but he didnt remember a name. He is getting it for me for a steal of a deal and I will have it friday.

    Bikes are so much fun to flip...... and sometimes ride when the weather permits!

    I cant wait for spring!
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    the guy I bought the colnago from told me 27" rims but I just looked closer and they are 700c rims
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    Very nice, any shots of the BB shell?

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    Just picked up a late 70's Peugeot UO-8 from my Father in law, it was going to be thrown away. I think it is all original except for the saddle. Some rust but I think I can make it into a good commuter. Cant beat the price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeMonger View Post
    I got a call last night on an ad I am running looking for old used bike to buy. It is a mid 70's Colnago Super 10 speed road bike. In Great shape. I had to pay a bit for this one as I normally do not spend $150 on a bike but I did for this one. Small frame, 50cm 29" standover height.

    It has some nice parts on it..............it has a Campagnolo Headset, Campagnolo Front and rear wheel Hubs, Campagnolo seat post and Campagnolo shifters. I was told the bottom bracket is also Campy but cannot confirm, cloverleaf cut out on underside of bottom bracket. Front derailleur is Dura Ace, Rear is a Shimano CRANE. it has 5 gear Cassette, High Gear Ratio for a fast ride. Stronglight 20cm Crank Arms, Weinmann type 500 Brakes, Weinmann 27" Alloy Rims marked made in belgium, Newer Highend Gel seat, Win Gold Stem, Handlebars Unknown. Tires are in excellent shape and rims are 99.99% true. SUPER NICE BIKE!*

    I decide to list it complete as you see it on ebay and am hoping for a great outcome. I almost tore it down last night but I couldnt make myself rip it apart.

    I finnally got lucky.....I think! we will see, I know I will do well, how well???

    I wish it had a larger frame.
    Nice catch ! BTW I think you have the super expensive brake pads on your bike .

    P.s. Just looked at your listing. Lowering the stem and adjusting the handlebars could have gotten you $100 more , easy...
    Last edited by mainducoyote; 02-12-09 at 09:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainducoyote View Post
    Nice catch ! BTW I think you have the super expensive brake pads on your bike .

    P.s. Just looked at your listing. Lowering the stem and adjusting the handlebars could have gotten you $100 more , easy...
    I am going to take that lesson into account for the next ones I do, I never thought of the look being that important but it is.

    I really should have parted it out and regret not doing so now but it was really hard for me to rip into this as I have never had a high end bike like this and I did not want to mess anything up. Im use to schwinns and 70s jap bikes so this one made me nervous. I did know that when he said what he had and how much he wanted for it, I can tell you I turned an hours drive into 40 minutes and left immediately. I didnt want him to think about it too long and get seconds thought or sellers remorse. Bike folks can be kinda testy sometimes. He was an old hippy and was smoking grass anyway so it was all cool when I got there.

    He told me the brakes were something special but jeezz there just brakes right? NOT! I would have never have thought of just listing those brake pads on eBay until now.

    You guys rock, the knowledge base is fantastic and its cool to show off a bike to those who think its cool. all I get from my friends are "bikes are for kids"
    They know nothing!

    The bike is up to 60+ bucks and I started the bidding out at .99 to start some fire! I have had alot of inquiries for australia and japan shipping, anyone know more about the cheapest way to ship, overseas.
    Thanks again and we will see how it goes, I am hoping for $400+ but not sure how it will go
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    Those brake pads are known for coming unglued from their surfaces just when you don't want them to do so. I've got a bag full that I don't know what to do with.

    EDIT: Just saw NOS prices. NOS prices are one thing, well-used - eh, I have my doubts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeMonger View Post
    I am going to take that lesson into account for the next ones I do, I never thought of the look being that important but it is.

    I really should have parted it out and regret not doing so now but it was really hard for me to rip into this as I have never had a high end bike like this and I did not want to mess anything up. Im use to schwinns and 70s jap bikes so this one made me nervous. I did know that when he said what he had and how much he wanted for it, I can tell you I turned an hours drive into 40 minutes and left immediately. I didnt want him to think about it too long and get seconds thought or sellers remorse. Bike folks can be kinda testy sometimes. He was an old hippy and was smoking grass anyway so it was all cool when I got there.

    He told me the brakes were something special but jeezz there just brakes right? NOT! I would have never have thought of just listing those brake pads on eBay until now.

    You guys rock, the knowledge base is fantastic and its cool to show off a bike to those who think its cool. all I get from my friends are "bikes are for kids"
    They know nothing!

    The bike is up to 60+ bucks and I started the bidding out at .99 to start some fire! I have had alot of inquiries for australia and japan shipping, anyone know more about the cheapest way to ship, overseas.
    Thanks again and we will see how it goes, I am hoping for $400+ but not sure how it will go
    You should never feel bad for not parting out a bike and the raw condition of the bike might actually appeal to some buyers. You should have no problem getting what you seek for the whole bike since it's a smaller size and Japanese bidders love that . As for shipping , you can search the forums , there have been several threads on the subject as well as numerous thread about packaging.

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    Traded a Trek Y-5 that I had grown to detest for this Lemond Zurich.


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    ^^^ That is a nice looking LeMond. Congrats.
    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nine14six View Post
    Traded a Trek Y-5 that I had grown to detest for this Lemond Zurich.

    That looks sharp!! Very nice!
    Ese dicho que me han dicho que tú has dicho que yo he dicho, ese dicho no lo he dicho, porque si lo hubiera dicho, ese dicho estaría bien dicho por haberlo dicho yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeMonger View Post
    I have had alot of inquiries for australia and japan shipping, anyone know more about the cheapest way to ship, overseas.Thanks again and we will see how it goes, I am hoping for $400+ but not sure how it will go
    The cheapest way would be USPS. Given that, I think you might not be able to ship the bike to Australia due to the sizing restrictions (Max. length 42", Max length plus girth combined 79"). Also, if you are able to get it within those limits, the cost would be over $150. You best make sure they know that before they bid. You will not have any problem with Japan as the size limit is Max length plus girth combined 108". TO japan it will cost about 130 though.
    Ese dicho que me han dicho que tú has dicho que yo he dicho, ese dicho no lo he dicho, porque si lo hubiera dicho, ese dicho estaría bien dicho por haberlo dicho yo.

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    What i do when i have to overseas a bike is to put the wheels and all the other junk in one box and in the second box put the frame with little other parts.

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