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Old 05-19-11, 04:24 PM   #1
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My son got infected!

And he has caught N+1 bad.

He just phoned to say he saw a man throwing an old racing bike frame in a dumpster. He fished it out to find it is a vintage Gitane with a complete Campy Record Group.

All it needs are wheels.
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Old 05-19-11, 05:02 PM   #2
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Will the low price make it fit him? bk
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Oh man, I love a great story like this one, thanks!
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This is just too cool!!!!

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Old 05-20-11, 07:26 AM   #5
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Dumpster diving! Cool. But, you know this didn't really happen unless there are photos (shots after he gets it road worthy would be more than welcome.)
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Old 05-20-11, 10:31 AM   #6
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Speaking of good deal, altho it wasnt free, a lady in the bent club in Omaha bought an Easy Racer bent with a windshield for $250 at a garage sale. Some people just seem to fall into it.
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Just needing New Wheels? Wonder where they will come from?

I'd get better locks on the bike shed and start chaining the wheels down if I were you.

I have just such a bike at home in a 74? Dawes Galaxy and it is not worth spending a great deal on it. It needs new 27" wheels and not many of them about 2nd hand. I have feelers out with a few cyclists at Scrap yards but nothing coming up yet. Have had a decent set of MTB with disc hubs turn up though.
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Old 05-20-11, 01:05 PM   #8
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^ I would think that 700c wheels would fit this... probably 120mm spacing, maybe 126mm
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