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    Quote Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
    I don't know, maybe it is just me, but detail stripping a bike down to the frame is a 30-minute job. Building it back up carefully is a little more labor-intensive of course.

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    +1 I strip down every bike I touch when I first obtain it. +1 30 minute job, with a lot of benefits. It gives me a chance to closely inspect the inside of the frame, bottom bracket and headset. I am replacing cables and housings, so they get cut off. Most of the time, the chain goes too (keep the bolt cutters handy to reduce wear and tear on my chain tool). Its also the best way to really, completely, clean the frame, do any touch up painting, or whatever. I've found some surprising issues, like the bike I had with zero external rust, but significant internal rust.

    The rebuild obviously takes more time, but most of it I do anyway. Its easier to clean derailleurs, brake calipers, etc., when everything is off the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    +1 I strip down every bike I touch when I first obtain it. +1 30 minute job, with a lot of benefits. It gives me a chance to closely inspect the inside of the frame, bottom bracket and headset. I am replacing cables and housings, so they get cut off. Most of the time, the chain goes too (keep the bolt cutters handy to reduce wear and tear on my chain tool). Its also the best way to really, completely, clean the frame, do any touch up painting, or whatever. I've found some surprising issues, like the bike I had with zero external rust, but significant internal rust.

    The rebuild obviously takes more time, but most of it I do anyway. Its easier to clean derailleurs, brake calipers, etc., when everything is off the bike.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    +1 I strip down every bike I touch when I first obtain it. +1 30 minute job, with a lot of benefits. It gives me a chance to closely inspect the inside of the frame, bottom bracket and headset. I am replacing cables and housings, so they get cut off. Most of the time, the chain goes too (keep the bolt cutters handy to reduce wear and tear on my chain tool). Its also the best way to really, completely, clean the frame, do any touch up painting, or whatever. I've found some surprising issues, like the bike I had with zero external rust, but significant internal rust.

    The rebuild obviously takes more time, but most of it I do anyway. Its easier to clean derailleurs, brake calipers, etc., when everything is off the bike.

    +1 again

    New bearings, new grease, new cables and housings, new bar tape or grips.

    Clean rims, lube nipples and tension/true, new rimstrap or tape, new tires, refurb tube (ream & chase stem threads,) Remove and inspect/clean Freewheel/cassette, rebuild hubs w/ new bearings & grease.

    Disassemble brakes, polish pivots, grease, reassemble. New brake shoes.

    Disassemble FD & RD, clean, lube.

    Inspect frame, OA if necessary & treat with rust preventative, hone seat tube, chase/face BB, head tube. Polish frame with Scratch-X, wax liberally.

    Rebuild bike from ground up.

    Sure, it's an all-day job -but it's worth it. When you are done you have a like-new bike again.

    I do this to every bike that I flip, and to my own bikes every year or three if they are getting ridden regularly. I don't like to ride poorly-maintained junk. I won't put a BlackHeronBikes sticker on any bike I sell that doesn't get this full treatment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    Is it yours now? Those solar panels at least would be worth something, I'd think.
    The photovoltaic cells are gone. That is just the bare carbon where the cells were attached. It is pretty much just a carbon shell with the chair. No cockpit, wheels, steering, etc..

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    I don't know.

    Just because something is sitting unattended and unlocked on private property doesn't mean it is anyone's to take who happens along past it. Where I come from that is still called stealing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
    I don't know.

    Just because something is sitting unattended and unlocked on private property doesn't mean it is anyone's to take who happens along past it. Where I come from that is still called stealing.
    where i come from, removing trash dumped on vacant lots is called decreasing blight


    it probably wouldn't be too hard to find out who illegally dumped that there since their website is clearly visible.. mitsolar.com - gosolar@mit.edu
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    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    where i come from, removing trash dumped on vacant lots is called decreasing blight


    it probably wouldn't be too hard to find out who illegally dumped that there since their website is clearly visible.. mitsolar.com - gosolar@mit.edu
    Illegally dumped?

    Are you an EPA lawyer or a cop now?

    Perhaps you should look into who owns this "abandoned property" before throwing around terms like "illegally dumping" when it could very well just be the school storing their crap on their own property.

    "better call the cops" indeed.

    We have a word in the English language for people who think anything not nailed down is theirs...
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    ^

    "am i cop"? dude in case you forgot, you were the first to start with the accusations of criminal activity.. perhaps YOU should look into who owns the property!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce View Post
    The photovoltaic cells are gone. That is just the bare carbon where the cells were attached. It is pretty much just a carbon shell with the chair. No cockpit, wheels, steering, etc..
    That's how this canoe started out... http://www.steamcar.net/stanley/fastest.pdf

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by fettsvenska View Post
    Not as nice as others in this thread but it only cost me $85...

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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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    nice find... wow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
    That's how this canoe started out... http://www.steamcar.net/stanley/fastest.pdf
    Interesting blog post about the twins:

    http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013...twins-actually

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    puchfinnland, a list of sizes, if you please...
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    I'm not pokey, but I'm certainly not speedy... sorta half-fast, I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldroads View Post
    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.

    pair_raleigh4.jpgpair_raleigh3.jpgpair_raleigh2.jpgpair_raleigh1.jpg
    Great catch - I am looking for exactly the same thing, looking to build for my oldest son and wife.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by toytech View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by oldroads View Post
    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.

    pair_raleigh4.jpgpair_raleigh3.jpgpair_raleigh2.jpgpair_raleigh1.jpg
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
    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:
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    2 green Vittoria Competition Rally Kevlar
    1 Huthinson "s" ?
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    1 Performance st 250 Kevlar
    1 Vittoria Juniores 26" Rally

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