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Steve Whitlatch 04-12-14 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by wrk101 (Post 16665540)
Picked up this Carlton at a nearby LBS today. Bike is actually complete, but disassembled. Full Reynolds 531 with butted tubes, interesting lug work, wrap around stays. Most of the drive components are Campy. Williams cottered crankset. I am guessing early 1960s.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374363http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374364http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374365http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374366http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374367

They were throwing it away? I would be driving by that shop a few times a day. :)

auchencrow 04-12-14 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by wrk101 (Post 16665540)
Picked up this Carlton at a nearby LBS today. Bike is actually complete, but disassembled. Full Reynolds 531 with butted tubes, interesting lug work, wrap around stays. Most of the drive components are Campy. Williams cottered crankset. I am guessing early 1960s.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374363http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374364http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374365http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374366http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374367

Oh that is sweet, Thrifty Bill - That is one heckuva find for a BIKE STORE! The LBS's around here just stock ridiculously expensive modern bikes made in China. No C&V possibilities at all.

wrk101 04-12-14 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by auchencrow (Post 16665645)
Oh that is sweet, Thrifty Bill - That is one heckuva find for a BIKE STORE! The LBS's around here just stock ridiculously expensive modern bikes made in China. No C&V possibilities at all.

Slight correction, sorry my posting was unclear. While I picked the bike up from the LBS, it was not in the garbage. Owner held it for me figuring I would be interested (I bought a 1979 Trek 936 from him last year). I am the local vintage bike nut around here. I paid him a small amount for it, so it wasn't free (but reasonable for sure). Paper sticking out the head tube is an original build sheet from Carlton. Most of the sheet is deteriorated, but it is still interesting.

Added pic of non-drive side rear drop out serial number. J 1571

No idea how it decodes.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374569

frantik 04-12-14 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by auchencrow (Post 16665645)
Oh that is sweet, Thrifty Bill - That is one heckuva find for a BIKE STORE! The LBS's around here just stock ridiculously expensive modern bikes made in China. No C&V possibilities at all.

My favorite (and oldest- 1986) bike was found at my LBS (well, the frame)... someone had bought the bike for the wheelset and didn't want the frame. It was just hanging out at the LBS for a while until I finally asked about it.

auchencrow 04-12-14 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by wrk101 (Post 16665683)
Paper sticking out the head tube is an original build sheet from Carlton. Most of the sheet is deteriorated, but it is still interesting.

Scan this Thrifty Bill. please-and post it. A lot of us want to see it.

Steve Whitlatch 04-13-14 04:48 PM

Here is a picture of my garbage find 1984 Schwinn Le tour Lux Touring bike all cleaned up and ready to sell. If I make it look any nicer I will just want to keep her. I should never pick up flip bikes in my size. :)
http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/a...psbeb3b0f3.jpg

robtown 04-13-14 07:19 PM

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I bought bike parts sans frameset to complete a Peugeot frame I had acquired last year. I messed up the frame, it was probably French threading so I bought a Puch Pacifica frameset on Ebay.
i'm letting a friend ride her a bit, he might buy her at cost.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374547http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374548http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374549http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374550http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374551http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374552

Chris W. 04-13-14 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve Whitlatch (Post 16667562)
Here is a picture of my garbage find 1984 Schwinn Le tour Lux Touring bike all cleaned up and ready to sell. If I make it look any nicer I will just want to keep her. I should never pick up flip bikes in my size. :)
http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/a...psbeb3b0f3.jpg

Nice save!!! Shame about the der hanger, nice save ;) For the price, I'd keep her!

Cheers,
Chris

Sixty Fiver 04-13-14 10:13 PM

It was a little small for anyone in our house but my 10 year old great nephew was ready to upsize... I was given this mid nineties Norco Jammer and delivered it to him today after making sure this little used bike was running like a top.

We stashed it and gave him some map coordinates (he is into geocaching) and his mind was blown... he needed a good bike so he can roll with his dad and I on the trails.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...adennorco1.jpg

mechanicmatt 04-14-14 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 16668474)
It was a little small for anyone in our house but my 10 year old great nephew was ready to upsize... I was given this mid nineties Norco Jammer and delivered it to him today after making sure this little used bike was running like a top.

We stashed it and gave him some map coordinates (he is into geocaching) and his mind was blown... he needed a good bike so he can roll with his dad and I on the trails.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...adennorco1.jpg

That's a cool way for him to find it. Great idea!

Lascauxcaveman 04-14-14 04:08 PM

My CL pickings for the day, $135 for the pair, bought both from the same guy this morning:

Rather plebian but pristine Raleigh USA Olympian, 555sl tubing which I'm guessing the first step up from Hi-Ten; it's not real light. I already have a customer who wants this one once I check and repack all the bearings:
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/d...n/photo-74.jpg

It has a groovy integrated flickstand/cablestop on teh downtube, which I've never seen before:
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/d...n/photo-75.jpg

But the one I was actually interested in is this just-my-size 1981 (I think? Can anyone verify that for me?) Motobecane Jubile Sport, in almost as nice shape as the Raleigh and much lighter at 24lbs, once I lifted the toe clips, luggage and Zefal HP pump that came with it. It's my first taste of Vitus (888) tubing and I'm hungry for more! Hopefully the gale currently blowing through town will die down tomorrow and I can take this French thing on a proper jaunt in the countryside.
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/d...t/photo-76.jpg

Just one E.
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/d...photo-73-1.jpg

http://www.zoominto.com/zoomapi/ZoomButt.gifhttp://www.zoominto.com/zoomapi/ZoomButt.gif

3speedslow 04-15-14 08:50 PM

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Just a few interesting parts I pulled off a dumper bike.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374909The Shimano Shift levers are known as well as the Hunt Wilde bar ends. The brake levers are unknown, alloy bodies with steel handles. The stem is alloy from Japan with WIN marked on it sized .833.

Not much compared to other hauls but I see these filling a place in a few project's down the road.

cog_nate 04-21-14 04:02 PM

Friends were going to toss a 1994 Rockhopper Sport. It was in a box, disassembled. Picked it up this morning and put it together this afternoon. Needs a thorough cleaning, a little shifter work and a plug for the right bar end, but it's completely sound and rides great. Too small for me -- I may try mounting 24" wheels on it and giving it to my godson.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5204/...5d3e7129_z.jpg

(And now I see I goofed up the rear derailleur cable routing. Ah, well. It can wait.)

stooey lewis 04-22-14 01:22 PM

i was just given a bike from my fathers friend,i dont know the manufacturer of the frame but it does have campagnolo pedals and a campagnolo crankset.just a little rust on the fork, but i rode it and its killer. http://i.imgur.com/J4Ql58i.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/HHBze4U.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/H7IGvy4.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/3DpvHOn.jpgif anyone can help me identify the maker of the frame id appreciate it

due ruote 04-22-14 02:49 PM

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But the one I was actually interested in is this just-my-size 1981 (I think? Can anyone verify that for me?) Motobecane Jubile Sport, in almost as nice shape as the Raleigh and much lighter at 24lbs, once I lifted the toe clips, luggage and Zefal HP pump that came with it. It's my first taste of Vitus (888) tubing and I'm hungry for more! Hopefully the gale currently blowing through town will die down tomorrow and I can take this French thing on a proper jaunt in the countryside.
Nice catch! Have you looked around the catalogs here?

toavii 04-22-14 02:50 PM

Picked this up the other day for cheap at an early garage sale, '73 Schwinn Super Sport:

http://i60.tinypic.com/316kufc.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/34zlpgy.jpg

Shame that Schwinn put an ungodly heavy one piece crank and a braze for a kickstand on these. The filet brazed frame is actually pretty nice... This appeared to be well loved at one point and then set aside, bar ends and a 1st Gen Shimano Crane rear der added by original owner. Cleaned up (not touched up yet), tuned, and lubed; just waiting for tires to come in and it's going to a buddy of mine.

http://i61.tinypic.com/2j4vvkp.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/nmhie1.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/286rafl.jpg

jmeb 04-22-14 09:43 PM

M M Cycle
 
So not saved from the dump, but picked up off of CL for a song.

I will need ya'lls help on figuring out more of about the bike from M M Cycles (apparently MKM cycles is the same?). Photos without further ado...

http://i.imgur.com/Iidy48M.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/2NLOlsg.jpg
M M Cycles Ltd Headbadge is the only branding on the bike...except,
http://i.imgur.com/KpDAfuW.jpg
531 on the Fork. Nervex Pro Lugs?
http://i.imgur.com/dDIwmx0.jpg
Odd mixture of parts: Dura-Ace Brakes and Levers
http://i.imgur.com/gtlv5Kj.jpg
SR Royal Panto Seapost, more nice lug work
http://i.imgur.com/Z07A1bx.jpg
Sugino Panto Crankset
http://imgur.com/pCjn1i3
Cyclone GT Rear, Cyclone on the front.

And, the icing on the cake....
http://i.imgur.com/eY1tuXj.jpg
Still smooth as butter, Phils. My first.

Oh, and it is my size.

jet sanchEz 04-23-14 06:25 AM

That is a great catch! What type of saddle is it? I'd pop some chrome fenders on that bike and ride it all day long, nice.

Lascauxcaveman 04-24-14 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by due ruote (Post 16693614)
Nice catch! Have you looked around the catalogs here?

Thanks for the link; I have bookmarked it for future use. Looks like mine is very likely an '82, (not '81) based on the saddle and "gunmetal grey" color choice mentioned in '82.

At some point the Blue Line RD was swapped for a Vx (which is ok, since I have both long and short cage BLs in my parts bin) and the cool stitched leather bar wrap was replaced by crappy black foam (which is not OK :notamused: )

oddjob2 04-24-14 02:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman (Post 16697708)
Thanks for the link; I have bookmarked it for future use. Looks like mine is very likely an '82, (not '81) based on the saddle and "gunmetal grey" color choice mentioned in '82.

At some point the Blue Line RD was swapped for a Vx (which is ok, since I have both long and short cage BLs in my parts bin) and the cool stitched leather bar wrap was replaced by crappy black foam (which is not OK :notamused: )

it's pleather I believe, not real leather.

Rest_assured 04-24-14 05:00 AM

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Originally Posted by jmeb (Post 16694498)

http://i.imgur.com/KpDAfuW.jpg
531 on the Fork. Nervex Pro Lugs?

yes, I think they are Nervex pro. At least, I had a bike with the same and I was told that's what they were.
nice score!

Vonruden 04-24-14 07:55 PM

That MKM is sweet, nice Phil Hubs.

I picked up this Italian from the original owner, she said it was custom made for her when she lived in Italy. Some Campy ITM, 3ttt, Miche, Nisi, and Ofmega parts.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...psheony6jf.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...psuesb9ond.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...psay26lyop.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5d4vkpba.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...pswnmbpdhy.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...psxjv0nms2.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...psadnswrtq.jpg

Sixty Fiver 04-24-14 10:43 PM

I saved her from the dumpster 7 years ago, crashed her in 2012 and she has been semi retired until today as I built her back up this morning... she is still one of my best catches and favourite bikes of all time.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...ttenew (6).JPG

Bicycle Addict 04-25-14 08:22 PM

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So I went to pick up this Marin Pine Mountain(a mash of Sora rear XT front, full touring bars, a disc fork, and a quirky Tioga seat) frame below,
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=376672
started to talk to the guy and he sees my bicycle related t shirt and says "You look as though you are pretty into bikes?" I said "You bet", he went on to tell me about his surgery, I then talked about mine, then he says "Are you keen to look at the other frame I have left over from my commuting days? I said "Sure, I have no more money though" he says "I was going to list it but I think after meeting you that I would like to give it to you" "Great" I said, thinking I could take it to the Co Op if it did not suit, and it was this,
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=376673http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=376674

!!!??? "Great, Thanks" I said, only needs a hairline crack repaired. I want to run Rockshox XC TK 28's or XC TK 30's
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=376676
The only thing I am unsure of is what headset to run?

plodderslusk 04-27-14 01:38 AM

His and hers Marin Pine Mountains from 1988, 35 $ at a fleamarket. Unloved for a very long time but not used all that much.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...pscb169467.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...psdbb489c0.jpghttp://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps2bb0ce01.jpg


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