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    Nice find! I miss my 912.

    Nice find! I miss my 912.
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    my 1984 had 531 main and 022 fork and stays, but...

    my 1984 had 531 main and 022 fork and stays, but the 1981 had 0265 hi-ten forks and stays.

    http://www.vintage-trek.com/TrekBrochure1981.htm
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    for the pics please folks, poorly displayed in...

    for the pics please folks, poorly displayed in this one.
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    You did not read the rest of my previous entry...

    You did not read the rest of my previous entry where I relayed more current events. In any case, I will not be appropriating, liberating, taking or stealing the bike with its ownership so [poorly,...
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    You cannot steal something that has been...

    You cannot steal something that has been abandoned! Take a look at the definition of the word. Abandoned property does not retain its ownership.

    However, this bike is deemed not abandoned. I very...
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    If something has actually been abandoned (and...

    If something has actually been abandoned (and there are legal, as well as commonsense, ways of determining that) it is fair game. The hinge, for me, is that determination. Honestly, at some point it...
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    Vin, I left a note on the bike. If the owner does...

    Vin, I left a note on the bike. If the owner does not see the note for some amount of time and either a cop or the owner comes out, magically (cops don't hang out in alleys behind buildings), the day...
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    Tom you're looking at a super-cult bike, in the...

    Tom you're looking at a super-cult bike, in the absolute height of the buying season.
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    You're probably right. I took the first step of...

    You're probably right. I took the first step of leaving a note and we'll see if that gets any traction in the next week or so. If the majority of the people here had said 'it's always wrong to...
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    Except no one is picking up abandoned bikes in...

    Except no one is picking up abandoned bikes in ny. Fully rotted bikes are left to...rot more.
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    The landlord is of the "I do not do anything...

    The landlord is of the "I do not do anything variety" and I'm having some problems getting him to fix broken **** inside the apt. I can't imagine actually talking to him about this, not to mention...
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    I wouldn't go that far - NYC cops like busting...

    I wouldn't go that far - NYC cops like busting people's balls as much as a suburban cop, but they don't have as much of their day devoted to it. I can't imagine them coming very quickly, were someone...
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    This isn't a U Lock, it's their chain lock (with...

    This isn't a U Lock, it's their chain lock (with a normal key, not an O key). Also, those u-locks susceptible to the pen have been recalled. There shouldn't be many left on the street.
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    I would do this in broad daylight and even...

    I would do this in broad daylight and even potentially hope that the owner came out. If he said it was his, all he would be out is one link on his chain and maybe he'd come take my money or some...
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    I mean, just further food for thought, they had a...

    I mean, just further food for thought, they had a real product line with entry and advanced level bikes.
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    That's a big part of the debate for me. The fact...

    That's a big part of the debate for me. The fact that there is a perfectly good lock and chain on it suggests that it was, at one time, a well thought of possession. Now in hipster land NY, a lot of...
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    There is definitely a cult of Miyata. Also, from...

    There is definitely a cult of Miyata. Also, from what I understand, they were not rebranded Miyatas but since Miyata (maybe the only company to do this) made it's own tubing in house, they took...
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    To liberate or not to liberate

    This has come up in conversation a few times, but I thought I would go ahead and solicit general advice. Since I moved in to my new apartment about 5 months ago, I noticed that there is a bianchi...
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    I have the same color scheme (I think) on my '86...

    I have the same color scheme (I think) on my '86 elite rs AND I saw a mixte with the scheme this weekend.

    cool stuff.
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    tingjunkie, I have a 60cm Trek 531 frame with a mishmash of components from the mid 80s that's too big for me if you're interested. New Rims, new rubber. Not a pristine bike but a very good rider.
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    there's frequently one parked around the corner...

    there's frequently one parked around the corner from my office. nice looking bike.
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    The recession has barely started. Wait 2 years,...

    The recession has barely started. Wait 2 years, unfortunately, and we'll see where people are with their disposable income.
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    Collectibles are taking a massive hit. As...

    Collectibles are taking a massive hit. As described above, you can probably turn $50 bikes into $200, with a lot of labor. But you're not going to turn $50-$200 bikes into $1000 bikes without...
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    To get back to the original question, it sounds...

    To get back to the original question, it sounds like you attempted to support the sponsors. I don't think anyone blames you for choosing not to avail yourself of their services. No biggie.
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    Sounds fun!

    Sounds fun!
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