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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 06-06-08, 11:23 AM   #1
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$5 at a garage sale

I got a "looking for info" thread at C&V.
Time to get the wrenches out again.
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Old 06-06-08, 12:06 PM   #2
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Nice find..i wish i could find a old roadie in my yard saling..i want to make a single speed real bad
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Old 06-06-08, 12:26 PM   #3
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Looks to be in pretty decent shape. Ride it like you stole it.....because you basically did.

Nice find! Which Suntour group does it have?
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I'll give you $10 for it.....that a 100% increase!
I wish I could find such a deal.

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Old 06-06-08, 12:35 PM   #5
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Any dry rot in the tires? Are the brakes rock hard? Nice lookin' ride for $5!
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Old 06-06-08, 02:25 PM   #6
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Nice find! Which Suntour group does it have?
Not sure Tom but the rear Derailleur says "Suntour Seven"

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The tires will need to be replaced but the brakes are good and strong and it shifts nice. Gonna have to get used to the friction shifting though.
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I want a $5 road bike!
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That's probably a GT then. Decent old group.
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The tires will need to be replaced but the brakes are good and strong and it shifts nice. Gonna have to get used to the friction shifting though.
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About a month ago my wife found an old 1977 Schwinn Varsity in excellent shape at a yard sale for $15. Fun to have for the nostalgia factor and just to kick around on.
http://public.fotki.com/patsmods17/s...y/varsity.html
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About a month ago my wife found an old 1977 Schwinn Varsity in excellent shape at a yard sale for $15. Fun to have for the nostalgia factor and just to kick around on.
http://public.fotki.com/patsmods17/s...y/varsity.html
I've seen a few Varcitys around and I really like those but the ones i've seen have been really rough and would cost too much to rebuild.
Yours is nice and when I'm garage saleing I'm always on the lookout for the stuff I like. Nice bikes being just one of the stuff.
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That does it! I'm gonna start searching garage sales more often. I usually just ignore them, but I'm gonna turn down streets and follow a few signs just to scan for any interesting bikes.
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Be careful, that's how you wind up abusing Craig's List because you get too many bikes to store in the Garage and they wind up over running your living room :0
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That does it! I'm gonna start searching garage sales more often. I usually just ignore them, but I'm gonna turn down streets and follow a few signs just to scan for any interesting bikes.
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I don't have any pictures, but I've got an old Nishiki touring bike (18 speeds, cantilever brakes, eyelets on forks for rack, even an antique Brooks rack on the back, all in perfect shape) that I got at a garage sale. It had a complete set of panniers on it. I told the guy I didn't need the bike, but I'd give him $20 for the panniers. He said it was a deal, but I had to take the bike as well.
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I just got a 10 speed Sekine for free the owner was going to throw it out. It was collecting dust in his basement.
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