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Old 01-22-13, 06:30 PM   #8851
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This one followed me home today from a yard sale. Just needs a good cleaning and some bar tape etc. A perfect fit for the wife



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Old 01-22-13, 06:36 PM   #8852
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I like that crankset
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Old 01-22-13, 06:48 PM   #8853
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I like that crankset
Yeah, that's one of the features that caught my eye, also. I'm not really familar with torpados, but I think it might be a fairly low end model, I'll have to do some checking around. After checking everything for fit/tightness, I lowered the saddle, switched out the pedals, and sent the wife off around the block. She loved it and said it shifted great, Now I get to clean it up, touch up the few chips in the paint, wrap the bars and lube a few areas.

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Old 01-22-13, 07:02 PM   #8854
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^That's just about the nicest/cleanest looking Torpado I've ever seen!
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Old 01-22-13, 07:09 PM   #8855
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I like the Torpado. I think I picked up it's dirty cousin a few weeks ago. Tuesday yard sale? Nice!
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Old 01-22-13, 07:10 PM   #8856
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Man, I would love to rescue a pinarello. And, a yard sale torpado? I need to move.
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1930's western flyer. Beautiful! rides like a charm.
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Old 01-23-13, 01:35 AM   #8858
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Here is a Basso with Campy front & rear derailleurs & shifters. Everything else was mostly Cambio and Cambio Rino, cranks, stem, seat post, saddle. Forks were stamped with Cambio and fitted with Modolo Speedy (early version) brakes. Rescued it off my LBS euthanasia truck for $70 and spruced it up with new tape, cables & housings. Extremely light for a 59 cm bike. The Rino hardware is lighter than campy.


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Old 01-23-13, 08:34 PM   #8859
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Picked up a couple this week.


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Old 01-23-13, 08:55 PM   #8860
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^What model Peugeot is that?
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I had to put my cheaters on, but it looks like it says Competition? There's something about that bike that I like, a LOT? Weird because that is my least favorite era of Peugeot paint schemes. It just has that coolness factor, and speaks to me.,,,,BD


It almost looks like the chain needs to be popped, to correct a cross chain that severe! Definitely WAY too short!
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Old 01-23-13, 09:31 PM   #8862
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Damn. Beautiful bike!

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Here is a Basso with Campy front & rear derailleurs & shifters. Everything else was mostly Cambio and Cambio Rino, cranks, stem, seat post, saddle. Forks were stamped with Cambio and fitted with Modolo Speedy (early version) brakes. Rescued it off my LBS euthanasia truck for $70 and spruced it up with new tape, cables & housings. Extremely light for a 59 cm bike. The Rino hardware is lighter than campy.


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80's Peugeot "competition"
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Old 01-24-13, 09:36 PM   #8864
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I pulled this frame out of the dumpster and brought it back to life.

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Old 01-26-13, 04:07 PM   #8865
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Picked up this Serotta Dave Scott tricolorado today with full 600 tri color, phil hubs. Just needs an overhaul, tires and a shim for the bars.
Don't know what I am going to do with it as of yet.
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Old 01-27-13, 07:42 AM   #8866
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My 7 euro Gitane, original price was 10 euro.







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Old 01-27-13, 07:50 AM   #8867
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What a find on that Gitane!!
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Looking at that tarnished handlebar makes me want to grab an old sock, and a bottle of aluminum polish. NICE find!!,,,,BD
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What a find on that Gitane!!
Yes, I'm very lucky to find this bike in such of condition in flea market and its not a stolen bicycle. I paid my previous Gitane frame for 3€, and my LeJeune 4€ all from the same flea market.
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Looking at that tarnished handlebar makes me want to grab an old sock, and a bottle of aluminum polish. NICE find!!,,,,BD
Too bad I will not have time to clean/polish this bike, I only have time to take it a part and put inside the box and shipped to Ireland. I'm moving back to Ireland next week
My Gitane frame and my Herrera inside the box
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Another $10 flea market find that sat in the garage untouched until Friday. I thought it was going to be parts bike but boredom made me pull it out and get it ready for a CL flip





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Picked up this Serotta Dave Scott tricolorado today with full 600 tri color, phil hubs. Just needs an overhaul, tires and a shim for the bars.
Does it run 650c? I never seen pedals in that color.
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Old 01-27-13, 04:38 PM   #8873
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It does, it is in the for trade section as a frame set now that is the second set of purple looks I have had, the others were on a purple Miele.
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Old 01-27-13, 11:49 PM   #8874
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Picked this up today. Crappy pic, but I'm pretty pumped.

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