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    Quote Originally Posted by alecw35 View Post
    I was at the car boot sale...er swap meet. I seen this Rossin beside a couple of bmxs, at a stall I had just bought some dvds and tools.
    He said it was £20. I walked away. but came back and offered him £15.


    Its got shimano 105 and 600 gears and brakes. Campag hubs on GP4 rims. Campag seatpin stuck in there. a tiny bit to big. but still rideable. the battery in the specialized computers flat. any hints on resetting it?

    I waited for a train, 2 and a half hours. as I had my mtb with me. and 2 heavy bags.
    Here in the U.S., Rossins sell for a wee bit more than $25.
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    You drive a hard bargain! Getting the price down an additional 25%! Those 2 bags you had with you must have been pretty big!
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    I would just like to add to the previous Rossin post first, that you couldn't talk the seller down to half the asking price is a disappointment for a Scotsman. I guess we'll have to let you slide this time. But don't make a habit of it! Just a bit of fun that. I'm just jealous, that's an exceptional buy and deserves a big heaping of haggis.

    Now that that's out of the way, this Miyata Gran Touring pre-dates the 'vintage miyata' catalogs that end in '81. The owner said that he believes it's an '79. It obviously is older as it has Tange champion Cromo tubing. I just got it home and it qualifies as a boat anchor, none-the-less will be a very fun project.

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    Any hints on finding out how old my Rossin is? Its got R embossed on fork crown and brake bridge. Theres metal gear cable guides above the BB shell.
    I take this means its an early model. I used to have a 1968 Bob Jackson. It had the guides above the bb shell too. Any Rossin pics Ive seen online are bellow bb guides.
    The Shimano 600 mechs, cranks and brakes are plain. no engraved scrolls. Its got a 105 headset and gear levers. they have the ring to turn to switch index off.
    The wheels are Campag record low flange hubs with a clip over the oil hole. got a straight thru block on it. Mavic GP4 rims are black anodised. Stainless spokes.
    Im not sure. I think its had most of the parts changed.

    Oh yeah. the 2 bags I had, on the day I got it. one was a rucksack. stuffed full of books and things I had got at the sales. Other was a thin bin bag of computer parts. It split minutes after I got it. I repacked my bags. to try and get it home. I think I could have walked home. or even scooted home. Its about 8 miles. flattish cycle path. Sunny day too.

    I worked on it today. rewrapped the bars as there was about 6" of the bar tops uncovered. no evidence of tribars being on there. I trued the wheels. I adjusted the brakes. I pulled the cinelli bars and stem out of the forks. greased the quill. greased the bar clamp bolt. I oiled round the seat pin. took out the seat clamp bolt. the seat post seized. but it does slightly move back and forth in relation to the top of seat tube. so hopefully it will free up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rothenfield1 View Post
    I would just like to add to the previous Rossin post first, that you couldn't talk the seller down to half the asking price is a disappointment for a Scotsman. I guess we'll have to let you slide this time. But don't make a habit of it! Just a bit of fun that. I'm just jealous, that's an exceptional buy and deserves a big heaping of haggis.
    As for me, Alecw35...I salute you! I know that your purchasing of a Rossin for $25 USD, after bargaining the seller down 25%, would have warmed the hearts of those ancestors of mine who came from Scotland!

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    Friend just sent me an e-mail... said something about giving me her grandfather's 37-38 Raleigh since she wanted it to go somewhere that it would be loved.

    Think that with a new shop space in the works it may get a place of honour.

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    my catch of the day. A Colnago ( my guess from 79`) for 100 euros.





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    Not from the dump, but I picked up a park tool repair stand for 25 dollars off Craigslist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alecw35 View Post
    Any hints on finding out how old my Rossin is? Its got R embossed on fork crown and brake bridge. Theres metal gear cable guides above the BB shell.
    I take this means its an early model. I used to have a 1968 Bob Jackson. It had the guides above the bb shell too. Any Rossin pics Ive seen online are bellow bb guides.
    The Shimano 600 mechs, cranks and brakes are plain. no engraved scrolls. Its got a 105 headset and gear levers. they have the ring to turn to switch index off.
    The wheels are Campag record low flange hubs with a clip over the oil hole. got a straight thru block on it. Mavic GP4 rims are black anodised. Stainless spokes.
    Im not sure. I think its had most of the parts changed.

    Oh yeah. the 2 bags I had, on the day I got it. one was a rucksack. stuffed full of books and things I had got at the sales. Other was a thin bin bag of computer parts. It split minutes after I got it. I repacked my bags. to try and get it home. I think I could have walked home. or even scooted home. Its about 8 miles. flattish cycle path. Sunny day too.

    I worked on it today. rewrapped the bars as there was about 6" of the bar tops uncovered. no evidence of tribars being on there. I trued the wheels. I adjusted the brakes. I pulled the cinelli bars and stem out of the forks. greased the quill. greased the bar clamp bolt. I oiled round the seat pin. took out the seat clamp bolt. the seat post seized. but it does slightly move back and forth in relation to the top of seat tube. so hopefully it will free up.
    Reference your seized seat post, I've had 2 bikes in as many weeks with seized stems, alloy into steel forks. I've tried WD40, twisting, pulling, tapping without success. Then I read about pouring boiling water onto the alloy, the alloy expands with the heat, crushing all the corrosion and oxidisation. When its cooled again its supposed to be easier to remove, and unlike a blow touch, it doesn't damage your paint! I had my doubts when I tried it, but its worked twice! Might be worth ago on your seat stem.

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    Old Folding bike. Anyone? Anyone?

    I was painting with a relative and he mentioned an old bike out back. It was old when he was a kid and he's 28 now. I know nothing about this stuff, I just like to ride. Can one of you bright guys help out here? It says Batavus and intercycle, on the downtube, and it is a folding bike.
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    Well, it's dutch and I'm going to guess from the sixties by the look of those decals. Should clean up nice...Good snag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
    Wow, nice catch! If it isn't your size you will have no problem selling it for some pretty big bucks, that looks like a Dura Ace group on there, right?
    It has tricolor 600 and a tange falcon headset. The old Bridgestone catalogs on Sheldon's site are so great! as a road biker, you just have to love being elitist when you pull on your spandex. The old catalogs are just that. I have given up on hoarding brifters, so these will be on ebay.

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    Well... the '37 Raleigh has yet to appear but my friend did bring me another bike from 1963 that also belonged to her grandfather and it too is English and was made by Raleigh.

    It has some patina to spare...















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    Consider this the "before"...



    I have already replaced the cables and housings, changed out the rear cog for a bigger one, and installed a fresh chain and a nice looking chain guard... after giving the hub a sip of oil I took it out for a ride and it rolls straight and true and is in excellent mechanical condition.

    And nothing was seized which speaks to a bike that looks scruffy but was well maintained... and ridden a lot if you look at the pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Abbey View Post
    I was painting with a relative and he mentioned an old bike out back. It was old when he was a kid and he's 28 now. I know nothing about this stuff, I just like to ride. Can one of you bright guys help out here? It says Batavus and intercycle, on the downtube, and it is a folding bike.
    Welcome to the Fold!

    Looks like a Bata Fold
    Here are some similar ones.
    http://www.foldingcyclist.com/Batavu...ding-bike.html
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-fold-the-stem
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/3987529...n/photostream/

    Looks like a decent folder from the 60s.
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    finally got some decent pics of this $25 CL steal i got a few weeks back.. not exactly C&V since it's from 1999 but it is 4130 cr-mo steel at least









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    Thats a sweet find for $25 for sure!! Get a load of the teeth on that big ring wow!!

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    "finally got some decent pics of this $25 CL steal i got a few weeks back.. not exactly C&V since it's from 1999 but it is 4130 cr-mo steel at least "

    Brifters?

    OMG! That is incredible for $25!!!

    http://bike.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/bike.c...o=d&submit=+GO+

    Alecw35 would have negotiated him down to $20, though, with a new set of tires!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycleheimer View Post
    Brifters?

    OMG! That is incredible for $25!!!
    yeah i had to use a ton of solvent to de-gunk the brifters, and the drivetrain is pretty trashed.. but for $25 i sure wasn't complaining. it even fits me!

    Alecw35 would have negotiated him down to $20, though, with a new set of tires!



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    Quote Originally Posted by bikenut2011 View Post
    Thats a sweet find for $25 for sure!! Get a load of the teeth on that big ring wow!!

    andy
    yeah the middle ring is also wasted and missing a tooth or two
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    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    yeah i had to use a ton of solvent to de-gunk the brifters, and the drivetrain is pretty trashed.. but for $25 i sure wasn't complaining. it even fits me!




    cool CL search tool btw
    8 speed on the back?
    $31 for a 12-26 cassette
    Crank rings are not horrible price.
    You will have problems out of those shifters again. The 8 speed are not horrible to disassemble enough to clean them better.
    Loosen the set screw on the pivot pin and drive the pivot out to get the actual lever out of the body. There is a spring in there so pay attention to who it goes in.

    Now the Allen bolt on the front needs to come off. There is a return spring under it. Pay attention to the orientation of the spring and any spacers. On assembly you will line up the holes the spring catches on and then need to turn it while holding your tongue just right to get that outer cover back on.
    push the small lever over and there is a Philips head screw. The whole assembly will now put out of the brake lever and expose the workings.

    Soak it in carberator cleaner and flush it with brake cleaner and get all the little pawls freed up. Oil up the pawls with machine oil (3in1). light grease where they ride on the cams. Work some machine oil in between anything that moves. Should be fine.
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    i don't think i saw any screws on the pivot pin (you're talking about the brake pivot right?) they're working for now
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    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    i don't think i saw any screws on the pivot pin (you're talking about the brake pivot right?) they're working for now
    If they are on the bike you will have to flip the bike over to see the set screw. It is Allen head and set into the body.
    When it cools down that grease will thicken up and that's when you will have the problem come back. The pawl that causes most of the problem you cant get a straight shot at with them assembled.
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    I ran across an interesting bike in my wife size. Its a Grant Peterson era 1992 (think) Bridgestone XO-2. This was sold as a 26 inch wheel road bike with 1.4inch Richie Tom Slick tires. The geometry is more road/touring then Mountain. full set of braze ons except mid fork. The frame is 43cm seat post and 51cm top tube. It came with Dirt drops as best I can tell despite Sheldon say most of the XO bikes coming with Mustache bars.

    Its a bit beat up but its the frame that counts. Its missing its original Dirt drops but It had a set of Bull Moose bars on it and a Regal Girraldi saddle. I think the rims are original and it has a brand spanking new set of Kenda Kwest tires on it. Somebody was trying to convert it to single speed and laced the back wheel up to a mid 80's Dura Ace threaded hub. That was a neat find.

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    Saved from the Dump today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rothenfield1 View Post
    I would just like to add to the previous Rossin post first, that you couldn't talk the seller down to half the asking price is a disappointment for a Scotsman. I guess we'll have to let you slide this time. But don't make a habit of it! Just a bit of fun that. I'm just jealous, that's an exceptional buy and deserves a big heaping of haggis.

    Now that that's out of the way, this Miyata Gran Touring pre-dates the 'vintage miyata' catalogs that end in '81. The owner said that he believes it's an '79. It obviously is older as it has Tange champion Cromo tubing. I just got it home and it qualifies as a boat anchor, none-the-less will be a very fun project.

    I have this same bicycle, but in a royal blue colorway. I think it is form 1979. I have it as a singlespeed, as my main commuter for summer and winter (extra wheelset with studs). I really like its ride, but wish it had a few more braze-ones. My rear rack is held on through the brake stay and no rear fender at the moment.

    The original rear rack you have on there scared me because of the six bolts holding it together, I was afraid it would collapse under any weight. Enjoy the ride though!
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