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    Just checking in again, and brag too! Hehe....

    I don't have pic capability just yet, posting from my iPod.
    But! I have been in Lake Charles for nearly a year without a
    true vintage "find". I have been looking, believe me! Last weekend
    I decided to check a pawn shop I hadn't visited in good while.
    I drove up and saw an old blue late 70's Schwinn, which turned
    out to be a dud. I looked down the row, and something caught
    my eye. Bright Turquoise paint, what? White wrap, this might be
    something decent? I glance over a little more and see the
    familiar curve of a Supercorsa saddle, but it's white? I am walking
    what seems like 100mph now,hehe!

    Okay enough drama, haha! It turned out to be 1985 Trek 600, in
    about what I would call a solid 8.5-9 condition! And yep,I practically
    STOLE it for 76 bucks including tax. I've done a little cleaning
    and it just keeps looking better! Anyways, just had to brag
    and/or share it with the only people who I know would
    appreciate such a unique find in a city as small as this.

    Anyone know if the 600Series top tube decals are available?

    On the home front, the bike shop job is going well. I get a commission
    on the repairs I complete, a big help! Though they still can't
    understand my passion for these "old pieces of junk". They
    think I'm alone in my love for vintage bikes. If they only
    knew, right?? Lol! I should have Internet in a week or two,
    and I'll be here more often. I promise I will post pics of this
    beauty. TTYS!,,,,BD

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    The Dued still abides! Good to see you back again, congrats on the find.

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    Good to hear from you. Nice Find!

    Jake

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    Nice score! My Trek 510 was a $37 pawn shop buy and I love the bike. Funny how the speed of the walk increases as you recognize quality components.
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    No pictures! Booooooo

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    Good to hear from you BD! Post a pic as soon as you can.
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    Ya I want pics!

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    That has to be one of the best feelings ever. Rescuing a nice bike from a life of hanging upside down in someones basement or neglected in some pawn shop. They have feelings too!

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    BD, great to see your upright and breathing!

    Cheers,
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    I have a 1979 510, and 1986 520 as well. I LOVE old Treks
    quite a bit!,,,,BD

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    all right! The Dued is back!

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    Dued! Just over the river. Good to see you posting again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
    Anyone know if the 600Series top tube decals are available?
    VeloCals may come close to what you need.
    Quote Originally Posted by iab View Post
    Why do you mock the cycling gods?

    Your only hope is reciting 10 hail campagnolos to our lady of the duraace.


    My Stable! --->http://s352.photobucket.com/user/Fro...ng/My%20Stable

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    still no pix
    2009 Specialized Roubaix - Long Distance Bike
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    1996 Litespeed Natchez - Titanium Speed Demon (pics to come)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
    turned out to be 1985 Trek 600, in
    about what I would call a solid 8.5-9 condition! And yep,I practically
    STOLE it for 76 bucks including tax.
    Congratulations!!!

    And of course, "pix or it didn't happen."

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogbutter View Post
    Looks like they sure do!

    http://www.velocals.com/servlet/the-...REK-600/Detail
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    Bike Dued, this place has not been the same for a year. But now all is right with the world!
    Bob
    Riding the Dream during Summertime in NH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
    Congratulations!!!

    And of course, "pix or it didn't happen."



    Looks like they sure do!

    http://www.velocals.com/servlet/the-...REK-600/Detail

    Weird? Mine has a Reynolds 531CS frame? Did I miscalculate the year?
    It has the smoked Shimano 600 group? The s/n says it's an
    85 too?

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    Gonna try something, not sure if it wll work...

    maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
    Gonna try something, not sure if it wll work...

    maybe?
    Pulled up a Verizon login page for me.
    1984 Gitane Sprint; 1984 Gitane Tour de France;1982 Trek 610; 1980's Univega Supra Sport (fixie); 1975 Teledyne Titan; 1968 Peugeot PL8; ;1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1972 Peugeot PX-10; 1987 Trek 800 Antelope (touring/commuting set up); 1981 Trek 510; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1996 Klein Pulse II mtb; 1997 Klein Pulse Comp mtb; 1989 Peugeot Limestone hybrid (for touring); 1989 Spectrum Titanium

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
    Gonna try something, not sure if it wll work...

    maybe?
    Cool! I just ordered a new Android phone. Thanks! Hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogbutter View Post
    Careful with velocals if you're going to powdercoat over it. The owner told me the decals can take up to 400f, but the decals got way mushy at 350 in my painter's well-regulated oven. It could be that he used a different paper for mine, somehow.

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    I tried linking but I guess no dice, huh?
    I didn't notice anything that said link, or share,
    or nada. It only had a send a pic message
    option. I guess the entire idea of an "online
    album" is lost on them, lol!,,,,BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Newton View Post
    Dued! Just over the river. Good to see you posting again.
    If you're ever in LC, stop by? 615 prien lake, next to McDonalds. Capitol
    Cyclery. We've had a lot of guys coming
    over from TX to buy bikes ,,,,BD

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    As a matter of fact, it did happen ,hehe. Sorry for the crappy
    cell phone pics, it's all I have for now. Enjoy!,,,,BD






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