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Old 02-05-13, 06:50 PM   #8976
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Well, #0000 does absolutely NOTHING to chrome. Harsh chemicals now, there's a topic for discussion. I stand behind my suggestion. I have stripped and steel wooled several chrome bikes, not one of which experienced the rust "roaring back". It will rust again, because it's already pitted. Now, these pits, do you really want to introduce an acid into that equation? It will not only soak into the pores, but past that and under the chrome? Just my humble opinion of course. Use what you want, and I'll use what I want.,,,,BD

This bike was stripped of its dull scratched clearcoat, then cleaned up with #0000. It does not scratch chrome, period. End of story. You must be thinking of the super coarse steel wool? In case you have never bothered to look at it, #0000 it so soft it feels like a cotton ball..


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Old 02-05-13, 06:54 PM   #8977
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Picked up this 1980 SR Semi-Pro with full 600 Arabesque group. The frame is pretty rough, but I have been looking for this groupo for awhile. Needs a little cleaning, but it's not too bad.







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Old 02-05-13, 08:53 PM   #8978
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Not as nice as others in this thread but it only cost me $85...

The black makes for a grande dame...congratulations on finding a classy ride!
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Old 02-08-13, 05:48 AM   #8979
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Pair of Raleigh Sports from yesterday.
You'll see a baby seat mentioned on the sales receipt. The baby that sat in that seat is the guy who sold us these (his parent's) cycles.

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Old 02-08-13, 09:47 AM   #8980
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nice find... wow...
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Old 02-08-13, 10:29 AM   #8981
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That's how this canoe started out... http://www.steamcar.net/stanley/fastest.pdf
Interesting blog post about the twins:

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Old 02-08-13, 11:21 AM   #8982
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puchfinnland, a list of sizes, if you please...

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Old 02-08-13, 07:43 PM   #8983
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Pair of Raleigh Sports from yesterday.
You'll see a baby seat mentioned on the sales receipt. The baby that sat in that seat is the guy who sold us these (his parent's) cycles.

Great catch - I am looking for exactly the same thing, looking to build for my oldest son and wife.
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Old 02-08-13, 08:10 PM   #8984
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I won't be running out of tubular tires any time soon, an entire shopping bag full of mostly new tubulars Vittoria etc. I have not even gone through them all yet. approximately 16 pairs!
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^ CL find? Lucky you saw it before me. I just did a "tubular" search this morning. I would have jumped all over that.
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Old 02-08-13, 08:33 PM   #8986
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I won't be running out of tubular tires any time soon, an entire shopping bag full of mostly new tubulars Vittoria etc. I have not even gone through them all yet. approximately 16 pairs!
MAN, you lucky _______! Nice catch!,,,,BD
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Old 02-08-13, 08:47 PM   #8987
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Pair of Raleigh Sports from yesterday.
You'll see a baby seat mentioned on the sales receipt. The baby that sat in that seat is the guy who sold us these (his parent's) cycles.

Just eight months prior to the date on that receipt I picked up my Zeus Pro just up the street from that store, at the Inside Edge Ski & Bike. Wish I still had it.
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Amazing score on the tubulars Toytech! What brands are in the bag?
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Old 02-08-13, 10:23 PM   #8989
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Just eight months prior to the date on that receipt I picked up my Zeus Pro just up the street from that store, at the Inside Edge Ski & Bike. Wish I still had it.
Wow, small world!
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Amazing score on the tubulars Toytech! What brands are in the bag?
Just went through them. Now I decide which ones to keep, I already had 3 Panaracers pre stretched.

New:
1 Wolber Neo pro
1 Clement Super Condor
2 green Vittoria Competition Rally Kevlar
1 Huthinson "s" ?
1 Allesandro Speciale
1 Performance st 250 Kevlar
1 Vittoria Juniores 26" Rally

Used: Most have no real wear
3 Conti Sprinters
2 Vittoria Corsa CX Squadra Prof
2 Vittoria Comp Rallys in black/tan
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Old 02-10-13, 05:40 PM   #8991
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Saved from the Dumpster at Steet Level Cycles Berkeley ca 1972 Mercier

I was passing by the Street Level Cycles workshop and spied the pretty Lugs on a vintage Bike beckoning me from the sheet metal dumpster in front. I like her and brought her home setting her up to enjoy the beauty through the patina. The Brilliant blue was trying to shine through the badly flaking clear coat that is taking some of the decals as it flakes off. I am not sure why it was thrown out perhaps because of the rusty crank set. It has a 1973 City of San Francisco license remaining. Pitty it is too large for me! 60cm. Still I collect the missing bits and get it going in any case.
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Damn, I'd like to find something like that Mercier! That is SWEET!! Especially for free. Exactly my size too!,,,,BD
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Old 02-10-13, 08:55 PM   #8993
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^Same here! Just my size too! No, I get the 64cm or the 54cm frame come my way. Never!!!! do I get the 60cm!!! I'm the Rodney Dangerfield of bike-oriented-dumpster-divers...
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Old 02-11-13, 05:20 AM   #8994
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just asking, how may bikes you flip a year?

my best was 30 a year-made 7k that summer.
hope i never do that again-too much work for too little money.
I agree. If I count time. it's a losing proposition. Yet I still flip a few here and there.
30 bike, that seems like a lot to me but can't complain about the extra 7K

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Old 02-11-13, 05:58 AM   #8995
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Damn, I'd like to find something like that Mercier! That is SWEET!! Especially for free. Exactly my size too!,,,,BD
eh...what he said +1 on the size too
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Old 02-13-13, 11:43 PM   #8996
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just scored something pretty special.. will take pics tomorrow





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^Nice score! Those Michelin tires are a pain in the neck to mount/remove though. I know, I've got two sets of the things...
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thanks for the warning.. I just took a test ride and was actually pretty impressed with the tires.. (along with the rest of the bike ) i could feel a little resistance due to the tread but they still rolled for days and the side tread didn't seem to affect traction on hard surfaces. most tires i've tried with side knobbies feel sketchy in the turns

makes me want to get some nicer tires for my Univega
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Old 02-17-13, 08:07 PM   #8999
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Grabbed this today. A 1981 Nishiki International. At least that is what I gathered from the serial # KA06819. It is a bit rough cosmetically and I think the rear der. has been replaced. The front is a Suntour which should have been original and the rear is a Shimano 400CX, but solid other wise. I really like the lugs on these bikes. The price was right also.





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Old 02-17-13, 09:26 PM   #9000
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Dude, where did you find them??? Trash??? would you spare a pair for jobless ultra??

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