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Old 06-08-14, 01:41 AM   #10326
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A garage sale yielded this GT with Suntour command shifters and Tange Infinity mtb tubing.
Oddball 700D rim/tire.
That is a bit of a collectors item... and a very nice bike.
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Nice find! Prime candidate for 650b wheels and tires
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That is a bit of a collectors item... and a very nice bike.
Thank you.
It's a size M but it actually fits.
Guess I won't be doing a Thrifty Bill drop conversion on a mtb after all.

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Old 06-09-14, 11:24 AM   #10328
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1985 trek 660 $20.

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1995 Marin Muirwoods - trash day find. My wife called me after dropping our daughter at school and was running errands and said there was a bike on the curb with trash and should she wait for me to come so nobody else could get it.. well, yes! I was unsure of what was waiting for me... but I think it was a good find.

The frame and components had a lot of mold build up, but no rust. Took it down to the frame, cleaned it and polished it. Then all new grease, new cables and other bits.

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Old 06-10-14, 11:31 AM   #10330
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Cool- and you might be able to score a new crank if that's one of the recalled Shimano Alivios (details: CPSC, Shimano Announce Recall of Bicycle Components | CPSC.gov )
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Old 06-10-14, 01:23 PM   #10331
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That GT is a WINNER! Nice catch. I like everything about that bike!

Stopped at the nearby Habitat for Humanity store. They had a shopping cart full of misc bike parts, I grabbed a lot of it. Nice Campy seat post, two Thudbuster seat posts, four saddles, a set of quill pedals, two handlebars. One handlebar came with RSX STI, pretty beat up but excellent hoods (OOP size, and its the size I use on most of my bikes). Sometimes in looking for bikes, you find parts instead. One of my theories is convert that pile of parts (or other find) to $$, and use that cash to boost the bike fund. Then its OK to pay full market for your next bike. Great solution to the old:"I sure wish I had the money to buy this deal".

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1995 Marin Muirwoods - trash day find. My wife called me after dropping our daughter at school and was running errands and said there was a bike on the curb with trash and should she wait for me to come so nobody else could get it.. well, yes! I was unsure of what was waiting for me... but I think it was a good find.

The frame and components had a lot of mold build up, but no rust. Took it down to the frame, cleaned it and polished it. Then all new grease, new cables and other bits.

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A few people seem to not like Marins much, I love them I have a Palisades Trail for the same year and a Pine mountain frame. these are a very versatile bike that should take up to about 26 x 2.2, they make super touring bikes too. A great find considering the price
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Friend found it and called me...

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Picked up a set of Avid BB7 road calipers,,,,, finally! My drop bar 29 will get finished after a year sitting with the 9 speed Tiagra levers, cross levers, and wrap done. I was bummed about the cost of new calipers, and these must have popped up thirty seconds before I checked the CL bikes page. I am pumped to finally have them.,,,,BD

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I see a few hybrid above, found this one a few weeks ago: Still has the hang tag on it.

Pro F _ _ _. Just an odd one, but I love it.

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Old 06-14-14, 12:16 AM   #10338
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Couple of Motomags.

Don't see many of these kicking around the barn anymore: was Offered 5K for the pathetic looking Vintage BMX'er. Not for sale

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65er a dumb question from this side of the Pacific, but what brand is it? Is it made well? I have seen stuff other than Moulton, Raleigh, but did not purchase because I was unsure on whether they were a bit junky?
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65er a dumb question from this side of the Pacific, but what brand is it? Is it made well? I have seen stuff other than Moulton, Raleigh, but did not purchase because I was unsure on whether they were a bit junky?
It is a vintage Dahon 4 (Mariner)... I plan to lighten it up a little and improve on a few of the parts but it is minty.

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$10 tagsale find. Older Fuji Thrill. Shimano Exage Country group with biopace chainrings. This is the first time I've ridden these, and they're kinda cool. I figured I could do worse for $10 and at least scavenge it for parts, but the bike is totally ride worthy and fun, so I'll probably just clean it up and use it as a beater. I got a sweet surfboard too; it was funny walking back to my house, bike in one hand, board in the other!

Edit: Specialized Nimbus smooth-thread 26" tires - nice!
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This weekend I found a replacement for my stolen 86 Vitus 979. It's a rev.2 979 in white and 55cm size. It's been left out in the desert sun for a long time. But the condition of the frameset is good. The grub screw was rusty but turned out to be only surface rust. Next checked that the seat post and stem weren't seized. Both turn.

It was a mtb racer's training road bike that was provided to him by his sponsor. He said there is over 10,000 miles on the Vitus.
It has mostly a motley mix of Shimano parts....1055 series 105 hubs, calipers, RD, 7400 Dura Ace seat post and FD, 600 tricolor crank, and 6200 series brake levers and headset. Rims are Mavic MA2. Unknown stem that the black anodizing has faded, and a Modolo anatomic bar.

I paid $60 for it. I'm going to polish up the aluminum and paint it to my liking. It should be another fun project, and will make a fitting replacement to my gorgeous first Vitus.

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The sun exposure took its toll on the plastic bits and rubber. Shifter plastic is crumbly.







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Very nice Vitus, excellent deal!
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Wow, nice deal for sure. At that price you bought the seat post, and got the rest of the bike for free.
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Got to love ads with craptastic pictures.
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Thanks guys. Yes, the ad title was vitus dural, needs restoration, and that one pic. You really need to know what it was to catch it.
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One door closes and another door opens. Glad you were able to find a replacement !

No experience with the Dur-ace stuff but love the Modolo anatomic bars.
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One door closes and another door opens. Glad you were able to find a replacement !

No experience with the Dur-ace stuff but love the Modolo anatomic bars.
I do too, and I was an early adopter of the Modolo bar when it was introduced. Had an Equippe model on my first Vitus from 87. There's one on my Bianchi, and two more in the parts bin.

Indeed, a very traumatic door slams shut. It was an experience I never imagined would happen. But I survived the manipulation and victimization by a mentally disturbed and criminal-minded person that I allowed myself to be involved with. A real eye-opener and fortunate to escape with my life. What I lost is replaceable, what I retained is irreplaceable and priceless. :-)
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Picked up the Dahon V this morning... swapped out the folding crank with a square taper conversion kit and spare road crank, and changed the derailleur and shifter to a Suntour thumbie and Deore DX.

The bell has to be mounted upside down for it to fold properly... it also has a parking wheel that will let it sit in a three point stance.



Folded size is 20 by 29 inches...

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Picked up this '83 Fuji Opus III this weekend. Beautiful condition, though the original wheels, derailleurs and shifters are gone. Not sure why the catalog lists it as 58cm; I'm measuring the frame as 56.5cm square. Yeah, I know, center to top, but it's got much shorter top tube than most 58cm frames I've encountered.

Not sure if you are still active on the forum but I came across an '84 Team Fuji which the Fuji marketing material say it would be a 55cm. However the top tune measures only 54cm!! So even with a longer stem I am a bit cramped on it...
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