Hozan C-320 at a garage sale, $5.
Hozan C-320 at a garage sale, $5.
I went to our annual police bike auction and came home with 11 bikes, I only paid $1, $2 & $5 for most of them ( think parts). Two of the $1 bikes have the Shimano warranty cranksets & one $1 bike had a pair of new high rise bars & Dia-Compe touring brake levers I wanted. Then there is the 2009 Raleigh One Way that I picked up for a good deal, it is in great shape and ready to ride ( but I will service it anyway ). Link to pics of my haul. Bike Pics For BF Photos by Glennfordx4 | Photobucket
2009 Raleigh One Way.
Finally picked up that blue Super LeTour 12.2 frame last night. Paint overall is nice. Needs a few chips tepaired, but thankfully it's a fairly easy "duplicolor fix".,,,,BD
My Bikes- http://imgur.com/a/WHSUo "You should ride a bicycle for twenty minutes every day, unless you're too busy; then you should ride for an hour"
On the way home from the scrap yard on tues. I found a 70s Raleigh Record with a Wright's saddle in good shape for $4.99. Garage saleing today I found a pair of Miyata 112s in excellent shape and a Peugeot Nice. Another townwide and a bike auction Saturday morning
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'79/'80 Sekai 2700, Early 70's PX-10, '90/'91 Club Fuji, '83 Miyata 610, '70ish Zeus Gran Sport, '88 Centurion Ironman Master, '89 Bridgestone RB1, '99/'00 Gunnar Rockhound, '99 Surly Cross Check, '09 Surly Cross Check,
Nice police auction haul!
Minor pickup at a thrift store, got a nice 700c front wheel with a good tire, plus a handful of bike tools. Total cost ~ what the tire is worth.
I always like to pick up freewheel tools, you can never have enough of them. One is the typical two prong Suntour style, but unusual to me, its actually the old Suntour tool, not one of the newer knockoffs. The large FW tool is a puzzler. It has a typical external teeth on one end, and internal teeth on the other. No idea what it will fit.
Another lesson in the "you got to ask" category. I was checking out at the register with just the wheel, so I ask: "Do you have any other bike stuff?" "Sure, I have these tools over here."........
If you buy a bike at a police auction how do you prove ownership if someone claims it is theirs?
Do they issue a receipt with the serial number on it?
75 Kobe Capri,'85 Bridgestone 400, '93 Mongoose 450, '03 Serotta Colorado III,'13 Black Mountain Cycles Cross
I love my French bikes. I have a Red, a Green, an Orange, and now a Purple Gitane! The stem on the Peugeot is snapped at the head nut.
Here's the Super LeTour frame I picked up Tuesday evening. $70, and another $87 in bottom bracket, cables, hoods, etc. It sucks being a civilian now(non bike shop employee). One major cool thing came out of it though. I FINALLY found a frame to put my Arabesque group on, after it sat 3-4 years in a Skechers box. I think it fits the bike quite nicely! Not too low end, yet not overdoing it. Definitely pretty, and I have decided to leave the patina alone. Not going to touch up the scratches.,,,,BD
Anyway congrats on finding a nice bike.
Actually the Altus shared a design with all other Shimano offerings, even the Crane derailleurs made before the 11.8-12.2 era. This is the first I have ever heard of a bad rep. for Altus shifting. It's kind of a moot point anyway, since the SLT came with a slightly earlier version of 600.
My youngest outgrew her 24 inch wheeled mtb and I was looking for a 26 inch wheeled replacement and as luck would have it, a 16 inch framed Nishiki rigid ATB rolled into the co-op a few minutes before I arrived to drop off a parts donation.
The measurements are just right for her and it will be a great trail bike.
I will of course perform some daddy magic to improve a few things on it... the grip shifters have to go and I have some LX brifters and canti brakes that will fit up nicely and replace the Altus cantis (which are crap).
This one was free...leaning towards co-op donation
However I could do this...
"My biggest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my bicycles for what I told her they cost."
Get on your bikes and ride!