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    Senior Member randyjawa's Avatar
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    Vintage Bicycle or *****???

    It is not often that I get excited these days when I find an old bike. Recently however, the Dump has offered up a nice old Bottecchia Model Special, a lovely Falcon something or other, a clean Dawes Galaxy, another Falcon something or other, a Vitus 979 (believe it or not) and several other lesser bikes including an Allegro, a Giant, a LeMage, a Holdsworth, a Bianchi and a lovely yellow and blue Jeunet. But which one did I get excited about..?

    Just picked it up, and I had to pay actual money for the bike, an hour ago. The bicycle is a double top tube rod brake Wondsor Winchester. I love it and a fellow walking down the back lane offered to triple my investment, if I would sell him the bicycle. Not a chance just yet.

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    I need to move to Canada Nice finds indeed ! More photos of that please !!

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    lets see the holdsworth!

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    1971 Holdsworth Record in near original condition. I sold the bike last week but offered to throw in a set of 1971 Campy high flange Gran Sport to Weinmann wheels that I just assembled today. True tomorrow and ship on Friday. The fellow also wants to buy my Viking. Anyway, the Holdsworth Record...





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    man do i love holdsworths! great color scheme and i really like them little fenders!

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    I don't get it. Thunder Bay isn't that big a town and your riding season is really just 3 weeks of poor sledding. What is going on that so many nice older bikes are just getting dumped? Are you the northern terminus for a line of bicycle thieves or something?
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    its that bike thief!!!
    he just marks the bikes
    and the thief takes them to the dump for him!

    pretty nice arrangement.
    My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
    (Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
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    its that bike thief!!!
    he just marks the bikes
    and the thief takes them to the dump for him!
    Now that is offensive! I do not have anything to do with stolen bicycles and sincerely resent the implication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
    its that bike thief!!!
    he just marks the bikes
    and the thief takes them to the dump for him!

    pretty nice arrangement.
    Not a very nice thing to say , under any circumstances .

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    Having been to Thunder Bay on numerous occasions, I think the volume of cast off's is due to their exceptionally good taste in many different things (including bicycles). I love to see these finds, both because I know they are out there, and I know there is good humanitarian work being done with so many other bikes that us C&V'ers might pass over.

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    I just think all the bikes dumped in the Great Lakes must wash ashore at Thunder Bay.

    Ironically, the thunderbay craigslist has exactly one bike listed this morning! Maybe Randy has cornered the market by giving away bikes through the co-op!
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
    Now that is offensive! I do not have anything to do with stolen bicycles and sincerely resent the implication.
    I know you're not a thief, and I don't know what puchfinnland is saying. But calling that place "the dump" implies to us on bikeforums that it's where people drop stuff off expecting it to be worthless. That's not true in your case, as I believe you've publicized the fact that you collect the drop-offs there and fix them and send them to Bikes for Humanity or some organization like that.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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    I think Puch was wisecracking.....ok, not the best choice of wisecracks, but I dont think he meant anything by it.

    Also, yes, I thought you (Randy) meant DUMP, as in place where people drop of garbage and used up worthless stuff.......

    Anyhow, lets all just lighten up and not let this thread follow an ugly tangent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPZ66 View Post
    Anyhow, lets all just lighten up and not let this thread follow an ugly tangent.
    Bike flipping is an ugly business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkYardBike View Post
    Bike flipping is an ugly business.
    So True. I've seen some real Mingers selling old Bikes.
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    This is a great looking bike but I resent Bianchis being refered to as 'Lesser bike' in the company of Giants and Holdsworth Sheesh!



    Have you had time to do any research yet? Any relation to Winchester Repeating Arms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
    Now that is offensive! I do not have anything to do with stolen bicycles and sincerely resent the implication.
    Sorry, didn't mean to stir up a hornet's nest.

    Really.
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    Doesn't everybody get thier bikes from the dump??? Awsome finds. We have some aggressive metal scrappers that have really cut off the vintage flow.

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    I really like those bars on the Winchester.

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    Winchester seems to have had their name
    associated with many things , flashlights and knives and things .
    BrowninG sold 3 models of bikes in the 70's as well .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravity Aided View Post
    Winchester seems to have had their name
    associated with many things , flashlights and knives and things .
    BrowninG sold 3 models of bikes in the 70's as well .
    Yep, this fell out of a can in the early eighties along with another glove...


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    Quote Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
    Doesn't everybody get thier bikes from the dump??? Awsome finds. We have some aggressive metal scrappers that have really cut off the vintage flow.
    I got my 1971 Super Course from the trash, one street away from my home. Later, I met the guy who had rebuilt the bike for the woman who threw it out. He had picked it from the trash a few towns over. Later, I met the woman who threw it out. She was glad it went to good use. I've ridden it more than any other bike in the past four years.
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    Ho Boy - Great place Canada. I would consider moving from sunny and warm Queensland, Aust. to be near a recycling 'Dump' like yours. What an interesting 'string' of great recycled bikes but I do like your final choice.

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    I finally managed to get some new articles published on my website. Though some of you might want to see a bit more of this lovely old Windsor Winchester...

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    Quote Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
    Doesn't everybody get thier bikes from the dump??? Awesome finds. We have some aggressive metal scrappers that have really cut off the vintage flow.
    Actually, where I live it's against the law to remove anything from a Landfill... of course, I presume that Randy is pulling bikes from a Recycling Center, and not from a Landfill or a trash dump.

    I'm also sure that puchfinland's tongue in cheek reply was meant in jest, and not derogatory.

    Lighten up a bit, guys... it's the Holidays!

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