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Old 12-03-08, 06:56 AM   #1
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Your Catch of the Day / Saved from the Dump!

Some people don't value vintage bicycles as much as we do. They sometimes sell what we would give our left arm for, for pennies. Or they may even throw them on the trash pile! Show us your screamin good deals, and the bikes you've saved from the compactor. Yes, make us all jealous, it only fuels our addiction more.
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Yes, mucho grassyass!
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My weekend find:
1983 3Rensho, SN A102 (102nd export bike built), original decals and paint, Suntour drivetrain, Dia Compe Gran Compe brakes, Record high flange hubs laced to Record de Monde tubulars. I also picked up lf record hubs laced to Nisi Sludi 290 rims (all new), Hilo record hubs laced to Nisi Sludi 290 rims (2 rides), and a couple new Regina freewheels


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Last night, got a Titanium rail Terry Fly saddle for $50. Looks literally brand new. Hell it looks better than most of the ones lying around unpackaged at the NSLBS for $149. NSLBS=Not so local bike shop.,,,,BD
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Got a call a few days ago from a friend. Someone he knew had a couple of vintage Fuji bikes. I finally got over there today, to find a Fuji, a Trek, and an old repainted Nishiki International. $200 for all three, which was a good deal IMHO. I was in the RX7, so a choice had to be made. I took the Fuji which was a Series III touring, for $80. She wanted $100 for it, but I promised to come back for the others. She agreed to hold them. Trek is a 1200 aluminum in white, RX100 equipped with Matrix rims. Near new condition!!,,,,BD

The Fuji Series III touring....!!

What it has. Nitto stem and bars, Dia Compe mini Canti's(about half of the MTB size) Suntour friction DT shifters with Mountech FD/RD. Seat was original Fuji but was shot, now has a black Turbo. Sunshine hubs with Ukai 27 x 1 1/8(maybe 1/4?). Frame is 1769 quad butted Valite, with a chrome fork crown and GT-III forged drops. All around a very nice touring bike.


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This is my second time owning this Super Sport. 15 years ago my brother gave it to me, and I:
- repainted (sorry)
- replaced stem shifters with downtube shifters (sorry)
- replaced ashtabula crank with 3-piece crank (sorry)
- bearings, cables, etc

After using it as a commuter for a couple years, I gave it back to my brother. Where it sat in his minibarn for the last 10+ years. Now I saved it from the dump, and it needs some TLC. I've repacked bearings. Cleaning deraileurs and reassembly to follow. I guess it would make a good fixed gear, but I'm not hip enough do ride a fixed gear bike. Can't even bring myself to say "fixie".



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Don't be sorry. Looks like a great bicycle - and it would convert to fixed gear quite nicely... if that's your thing.
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I like the orange!! Nice color choice for a repaint, if it had to be done...,,,,BD
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I like the orange!! Nice color choice for a repaint, if it had to be done...,,,,BD
it was leftover from painting my Rx-2

I'd prefer stock yellow now, even with the scratches and chips.
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Nice choice in cars too!! When I do drive, my "daily driver" is an 82 RX7gsl. They had 4 wheel disc brakes back when it was pretty exotic. Other manufacturers didn't do that for years. Power windows, moonroof, rear wiper, defrosters front and rear, etc etc. I only wish that some of the options worked. At least the windows and a/c work. The a/c mostly on cloudy days, or when the temp is below 80*, lol.,,,,BD
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I have to do it...

My $10 Thrift Store, all original, 1979 Raleigh Professional
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Well, this one I got a while ago, but nobody believed that I had actually bought a $10 Pro for the entire weekend, because I couldn't get a digital camera until Monday. Think that thread went to 6 pages or so...
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^ WOW! Catch of the year!

I wish we had more bikes of that quality around my town.
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I have to do it...

My $10 Thrift Store, all original, 1979 Raleigh Professional
i....hate...you...

I have almost $400 in mine so far and it's not even complete yet.
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Well, this one I got a while ago, but nobody believed that I had actually bought a $10 Pro for the entire weekend, because I couldn't get a digital camera until Monday. Think that thread went to 6 pages or so...
Ah yes. I remember that thread. It was quite fun and ran on and on. Here is the post when you finally posted some pics.

More info about my $10 Raleigh Professional...
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^ WOW! Catch of the year!

I wish we had more bikes of that quality around my town.

Me too. The only other decent stuff around here is either super expensive, or are mid-60's era Huffy's.
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+1 on the hating you part.. The only thing I've found lately is an ugly Road Master ladies bike for $30.00 at a Goodwill. Needless to say it's still there...
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Me too. The only other decent stuff around here is either super expensive, or are mid-60's era Huffy's.
The nicest catch I ever got at the thift store was a Panasonic DX2000. Nice Shimano Golden arrow group, but the seatpost was frozen. The frame was badly scratched and dented and I ended up pulling the parts and scrapping the frame.

A shame really.
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Here are a few jobbies that were saved from certain destruction:

Mongoose D-60, OK, I know Big Box store POS, but this bike has classic roots like a Unified Rear Triangle (URT) meaning the cranks and drive train are all one piece and the suspension is above it. I rebuilt this bike into a SS 69er that I called the Dumpgoose. It basically road like a comfort bike and was fun for riding with the with the kids on rail trails. I ended up selling it and realized, after the fact, that I should have tried it as a fixie.

Bianchi Classica, found on the side of the road after it wouldn't sell for $10 bones at a tag sale. Turned it into a fixie commuter and later sold it for $400 clams.

Peugot UO-8. I think this has been the oldest bike that I have saved from the breakers. The one that I had, from what I could tell was somewhere between 1971 and 1973. I ended up taking off the saddle (Brooks Racer), pedals with clips, the wheels, and the chain - essentially everything that was standard and trading the rest of the bike for two seat posts to a guy that loves French hardware.

1975 Raleigh Super Carlton. Unfortunately, no pictures at this point because it's still in a state of disrepair. Got this bike from a buddy for a six pack of Bass Ale. Plan for it is as a fixie commuter with mustache bars and fenders.

1992 Bridgestone MB-5, 1984 Nishiki Cascade, Huffy woman's Cross Tech (circa late 80s or early 90s), still made in America frame. All three saved from the town dump. The plans for the Bridgestone and Nishiki are fixed gear conversions. I might powder coat the Nishiki pink or safety orange first. As for the Huffy, strip for parts. The BB shell is one of those cheapo oversized deals that I don't see much value in trying to convert to fixed although the frame would be perfect. Still, at least some of the parts will be recycled.
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My friend, I hate to say it...You officially suck! It's even my size!!! Just my dream bike, that's all.,,,,BD
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holy sh*t!! that's great, really, really great.
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Well to say that I have been busy the last 2 weeks would be a under statement, first a friend had me clear out a lawnmower repair shop(was mine for 11 years until June of 07)as the new owner just walked away and left a few tons of stuff behind and the I had one of my customers track me down at my home and needed a lawn mower repaired and I agreed to due it for him,then he said I didn't know you were in to bicycles and said that he had a few things I could have and if I didn't want them he was going to pay someone to haul them off. Warning if you have dial up this could take some time and I might have to start a new thread.First the bike


and now the rest.

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It seems that he had owned a bike shop from the mid 60's to 1984 when the city shut him down for working in a residential neighborhood (new mayor) so he just closed his doors and it has been sitting since then in unheated mice infested metal storage sheds.









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