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Old 08-18-09, 05:40 PM   #1
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Junk bike collection?

Well, I went back to the place where I found my Nishiki just to take some pics of all that was stashed in the back of this place. Kind of doubt that there's any real gems, but thought I'd share anyways:

First up, is the Roadace 202. I think it was runing mostly Shimano components, all looked period and stock.


The crusty Raleigh I was tempted to get, I think it's a Regent or something.


And old Norco:


Can't remember what this was part of, but this gives you an idea of how long some of these bikes have been hanging around in the salty air:


Nishiki Rallye, lugged frame, Stem shifters. I don't have much in the way of tools, but would this even be worth squat if I tried to fix it up?


Different stays than my international.


Old CCM Corsa XL


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There's also I think 3 Apollo frames, atleast one of them a Mixte, as well as a Nishiki mixte frame in the mix as well that I just couldn't get any decent shots of.

The place is like a junk haven, the guy has the most eclectic assortment of STUFF I have ever seen, all stacked to the rafters of a 2 story warehouse. I couldn't get any shots of the inside of the building due to the lack of light however. I could grab any of the bikes for $20, so...if any of them are worth saving and trying to rebuild, let me know.
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Norco looks like a decent bike when it was new - if it's not too far gone, it might be a good one to clean up and flip if you've got spare parts.

Nothing there has the look of a bike worth $20 though, IMHO.

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Yeah, I kind of doubted that anything there'd be all that worthwhile. I think the Apollo Mixte might be in decent condition but I have a crap memory.

I wish that the dude had some old Bianchi or something else, but I checked high and low through that place, and other than a kids bike, there was nothing else inside the building.
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if Mixte Fever hasn't gripped BC, yet, it probably is just a few weeks away.
That's what the chicks all want, at least for a short fashion run, so grab any mixte that has a chance of looking decent.
Those all look like a lot of work, however.
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get tested for diseases or something too while you are at it... (due to place)
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get tested for diseases or something too while you are at it... (due to place)
Don't worry, got my tetanus shot at the hospital after I crashed which was like, 2 weeks ago.

I think I need to get some tools and some knowledge to start rebuilding some Mixte frames?
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The Nishiki Rally is worth about $10 if it's all there and not badly rusted. Its a Hi-ten frame, nothing special.
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