I'm saying this is "Saved from the Dump".
Three weeks of work to remove this post. Tried bench vises, PB Blaster, CRC Freeze-off, Ammonia, a pipe wrench with a cheater bar (that finally spun it, but I couldn't get it out) and finally, a hacksaw. This is right up there with completing my solo tour and my first century as top-bicycle moments:
Picked this early 1990's Series 50 up last night, too small for me. One hundred miles round trip to buy it, but acquired at an irresistible price. @wrk101 thinks I have a divining rod for finding PDG MTB's deals.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Albert Einstein
2015 Additions: 2001 Eddy Merckx AX Titanium, 1981 Peugeot PKN10, 1987 Centurion Ironman Expert, Raleigh Super Course MKII, Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1985 Miyata Pista, Kestrel KM40
Nice find Oddjob.
I had a good day as well, picking up this Trek and Fisher from the original owner. They have not been ridden in 20 years, in need of a good cleaning and overhaul.
Gary Fisher Pro Caliber, I believe it's a 1987 or 88.
Also snagged these mtb pants at a garage sale, tags still attached on one of them.
You might not want to mention pants and snagged in the same sentence, haha. That GF is hot stuff, what a nice find! The 660 is no slouch either.
Picking up a very nice condition Peugeot Urban Express today, if everything goes to plan.
Mid-80s Peugeot Urban Express
This is why it pays to be known as "The Bike Guy"... friends hook you up with cool stuff at yard-sale prices:
Not sure if I'm going to be able to deal with the toe overlap.
I need to buy a bolt for the folding mechanism.
There was a duffel crammed with old bike stuff:
Got the Urban Express. SUPER nice guy, who just happened to also have a blue Super LeTour 12.2 frame. He agreed to not sell it, and hold it for me. I don't have a stockpile of Shimano groups like I used to, hmm. I will have to look and see what I have. This UE is FINE though! Only 28 or so pounds according to the catalog scans I've seen. It might get the set of Nitto alloy bars in the garage, and some Mountech derailleurs.,,,,BD
You know what the sad part is? A day or so after I committed to buying this one, an equally nice Canyon Express in the same frame size popped up. If it's still around later in the week, I may have to do it. Just to say I waited, lol!
I now see that it's not there anymore. Crisis averted.:-)
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Those old Singers are unstoppable.
"I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create." -- William Blake
My main machine is a 1961 Singer 403 A that I picked up some years ago, it was in immaculate condition and was owned by an older gentleman... I brought it home by bike on a ride that was a 25 mile round trip.
My wife has an equally nice 1962 Singer Rocketeer and the nice thing is that all the parts between the full sized machines interchange so between us we have almost every accessory and gear cam.
My daughter has a Sears Kenmore 1030 machine that was made in Japan, it is a 3/4 machine of great quality... it was made by Jaguar / Maruzen and this machine comes branded under other names as well.
Bottom line is that pre-1965 Singer machines are among the best ever made, they moved to nylon gears in the late 60's which diminished the quality of them.
Front suspension works great