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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
    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


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    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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    Stopped by the community garage sale and besides finding a nice flask and a light saber I came across this 1948 Singer 99k... I didn't even haggle on the price since it came in a rather nice desk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Stopped by the community garage sale and besides finding a nice flask and a light saber I came across this 1948 Singer 99k... I didn't even haggle on the price since it came in a rather nice desk.

    We could tolerate this because it could be bike related if it's used to sew torn shorts and/or jerseys! My wife has an old Singer she got when she was 13 years old, other than the usual belt replacement and cleaning and oiling it worked great for the last 45 years, they don't make stuff like that anymore unless you go into commercial machines and pay a fortune for them. There wasn't any type of fabric or vinyl that machine can't handle.

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    We could tolerate this because it could be bike related if it's used to sew torn shorts and/or jerseys! My wife has an old Singer she got when she was 13 years old, other than the usual belt replacement and cleaning and oiling it worked great for the last 45 years, they don't make stuff like that anymore unless you go into commercial machines and pay a fortune for them. There wasn't any type of fabric or vinyl that machine can't handle.
    I have been looking for one of these straight stitch machines for some time and the 99k is only smaller in size, it has the power of it's full sized siblings... I plan to use it for canvas and leather to make bike related things like tool wraps and perhaps some bags.

    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.
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    @sloar, you will have to contribute to the "before and after" thread! Does the suspension work?

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    Front suspension works great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I have been looking for one of these straight stitch machines for some time and the 99k is only smaller in size, it has the power of it's full sized siblings... I plan to use it for canvas and leather to make bike related things like tool wraps and perhaps some bags.

    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.
    I have to correct my earlier post about my wife's machine, it's NOT a Singer, though it looks just like the one pictured but has no brand name in gold painted on it, but it has all the exact same gold paint designs as that Singer you got it's just black paint where your's says Singer. It does have the same looking gold medallion that's on yours that says Deluxe 1952 Noel made in Japan, the motor is a .05hp Dayton motor, my wife thinks it came from Sears, neither of us know what the size is. She does have a much more modern machine she got just last year for doing fancy stitching, but for the heavy work she uses the old job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    I have to correct my earlier post about my wife's machine, it's NOT a Singer, though it looks just like the one pictured but has no brand name in gold painted on it, but it has all the exact same gold paint designs as that Singer you got it's just black paint where your's says Singer. It does have the same looking gold medallion that's on yours that says Deluxe 1952 Noel made in Japan, the motor is a .05hp Dayton motor, my wife thinks it came from Sears, neither of us know what the size is. She does have a much more modern machine she got just last year for doing fancy stitching, but for the heavy work she uses the old job.
    The Japanese made some very good copies of Singer and other machines and in some cases they were even better quality... Jaguar / Maruzen was a major producer and my daughter's Sears Kenmore 1030 machine was made by this company and is a joy to use.

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    Hozan C-320 at a garage sale, $5.

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    Been all over the place lately, but finding cool stuff on the cheap.










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    Quote Originally Posted by leftthread View Post
    Hozan C-320 at a garage sale, $5.
    Wow. You did well.

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    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

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    Picked up a pretty nice 1981 Nishiki Olympic 12 today. Graphics are a little scuffed, but it's in pretty good shape. It has the Suntour AR group, Araya wheels and a pretty cool and functional Huret mileage counter w/band in place. I really like the Nishiki headbadges on these.




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    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
    The one good thing about black cork wrap is that it's better than nothing.

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    I scored a nice pair of 36 spoke Alex DH19 wheels on Deore hubs with 700x28 Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires today. Price for the set was about the cost of one tire. I'm going to use these on my Nashbar touring bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
    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
    i have a super le tour 12.2 in my posession, trying to figure out what to do with it, mine came with bar end shifters and a ton of chips and rust.. any tips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
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    Nice Nishiki! My tweens love riding our Terry after learning to ride on MTBs. And tell me about the blue bling on that Barracuda

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    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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    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."........


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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    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."........


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    The large one looks like a Normandy/Maillard freewheel remover. The smaller silver one may fit into the internal splines of the large one, giving you a better grip with a wrench or socket.

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    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?
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    001 (1024x696).jpg006 (1024x664).jpgDrove by and noticed people moving bikes around. I went to my next appointment with the idea of dropping by later. I went back and the guys were moments away from throwing them in the dumper!

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