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Old 07-12-09, 08:56 PM   #1
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I love yard sales!!

I have been pretty successful with yard sales this year (80's Paletti Lightning, Miyata 710, Fuji Palisade, a Falcon, Trek 500, and several Schwinns), but yesterday was a banner day! I had to go into work and had only enough time to stop at one sale--it turned out to be just the right one. I immediately noticed a repainted Schwinn from the late seventies. As I was negotiating with the lady she asked me if I liked to work on bikes. We got talking and it turns out she was a bike mechanic and racer in the seventies. Realizing my interest, she pulls out a box of vintage bike tools and asks me if I would be interested in them. The tools are labeled Park, Dia Compe, Campagnolo, Sugino, Bicycle Research, Weinmann etc. Several of the tools I'm not sure what they do! Anyway, she sold me all of her tools and the Schwinn (repainted, so not sure of the model yet) for 75.00! I bet I could go to 1,000 yard sales and never run into that situation again.
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Old 07-12-09, 08:58 PM   #2
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SCORE !!!!! the big one. Dang you definitely did very well ------ Lp
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Old 07-12-09, 08:59 PM   #3
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Nice Catch!!!
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Old 07-12-09, 09:01 PM   #4
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You definately got your money's worth! Nice...

I note you have a few 'third hand' brake adjusters; cool items. Another looks like a VAR chainpin remover, and of course that big thing on the left of the first picture is a wheel dishing tool. Again, a lot of great tools for little outlay. Nice kit!
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Old 07-12-09, 11:05 PM   #5
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I need to built a tool set. I'm tired of running to the LBS for everything (it's a block away)

excellent find
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one of those crank tools *might* be for Stronglight cranks(23.8mm) which, if so, could make you very popular.
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Fantastic score! It's never as much fun to spend money on tools as bikes or parts, but better for you in the long run. You did it the right way!
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Yeah, nice catch!

I got lucky too: picked up a small but very heavy duty vise at a sale on Saturday, it set me back $1, and it was just what I needed to finally liberate the stuck cotters on my Norman three speed. Cranked down on that until it looked like it was going to break, then gave it one good bash with a big ball peen hammer, and the cotter popped free. Ahhhh, finally! Took apart the BB and lo and behold, the races were still perfect, running with 60 year old grease.
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