Belonged to my friend and was a touch too big and not quite right for what he needed... with the price I paid I will be riding it like I stole it.
Proctor - hand built on Reynold's 853 and silver brazed.
picked up a Proctor recently (Reynolds 531c), and was thinking of building it up with a mix of Sprint and Superbe when I get the chance)...
EDIT: I just found the more detailed posting in "Classic Rigs & Rides" - a bit of this and that, but some emphasis on the Suntour, I guess!
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Edit: Swapped out the Mavic 130 aero for an NOS Cinelli 1A in a better 100mm size which brought everything into perfect reach and re-wrapped the bars in basic black which looks many time better than the scruffy white tape it had.
What one can do over their morning coffee...
Replaced the wrong sized Shimano 11-32 with a SRAM PG830 (11-28) so now that Cyclone 6000 won't have a stroke although I do want to find a Mk2 as the earlier Cyclone is a fair bit nicer, proper shop scale says it weighs 21 pounds and with gear is > 23 and it is a fairly stout built with fairly beefy chain-stays and a mono-stay in the rear.
Had to correct the backward brakes too.
Very clean bike SixtyFiver. Like a DeRosa that's been in the witness protection network. Chris
Hard to call an obviously crashed bike a "catch of the day"/ I mean, who buys crashed bikes??? Well, I do. Bought it for parts, the parts to someone who uses parts covers the cost. And then the surprise on this aluminum frame bike is that the fork is cromo. So I will be testing my fork straightening skills (I've done it before with some success).
While most people look at a crashed bike and pass it up, I look at the parts: good 700c wheelset, good LX crank, FD and RD, 6 speed indexed shifters, Exage brake calipers and levers, nice Miyata stem, headset, and possibly a usable bb. On the deficit side is a crap saddle, steel seat post, tires are shot, and no pedals. Kind of hard to tell, but the handlebars are wadded up too.
Nice color, one year only model, good brand. It will be worth an attempt to save.
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can you expain exactly what parts of the frame are damaged? I see the fork is bent but is it possible to change the steering tube? It is not that difficult to braze, i think its worth a try, you have nothing to loose.
We got a guy in Finland who buys up some finnish bikes with ashwata(jap) tubing and dis-assembles the frames to salvage the tube set for his own projects.
You can fix bent forks, replace steerers, and replace bent tubes and damaged lugs... question is always if the amount of work and time justifies the result.
If the fork is bent and the damage is limited to the fork blades they can often be cold set back into proper alignment and this is much easier when you have the right jigs, tools, and experience.
Initial inspection shows no damage to the main frame. A closer inspection is next.
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I was driving down the road today, and I guess heavy trash day is coming soon. I drove by a pile on the side of the road and noticed a BMX grip sticking up. I thought what the heck and turned around. Ended up with a 96 or 97 Trek Sub-Culture bmx bike for free. It's rough but I think it can be saved with a few parts. A quick search showed it was almost $700 when new?? 7005 heat treated aluminum frame, cromoly fork, beefy one piece crank but has a spider instead of a one piece chain ring. Has no gyro and a rear V-brake Pretty light considering what it is, and it should be a fun project. I have access to an NOS XT V brake set. It looks like a nice entry to possibly mid level racer, not a freestyler.,,,,BD
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"WHOA!! WHOA! You are now firing a gun at your imaginary friend, near 400 gallons of NITROGLYCERINE!!" Tyler Durden
I spent 15$ at the Route 66 garage sale at Normal, and got a Ross Mt Rshmore and a Bag o' Derailleurs . At Towanda , I got a Schwinn Criss Cross for parts , esp.the trekking bar, and was almost given a Murray at Lexington .
Got up early and went to the semi annual MEC gear swap and being early is always a good thing... beat the hipsters to this Chrome bag.
Needed this for some small bits (and had been looking at buying one)... Campy NR rear d, Shimano 600 tricolour dérailleur, and a 105 dérailleur.
Also got a decent 700 rear wheel (Shimano with a DA22) with a newer SRAM 9 speed cassette for a whopping $5.00 and a vintage Coleman stove for free... was a good thing I also brought my trailer with me.
Hard to call this one a "catch". OK, I didn't pay much for it (condition spoke for itself). Bike has been sitting out in the rain for years. The frame paint is surprisingly good, everything else is pretty rough. Interesting TA tandem cranks.
Now I need to learn about tandems.... This will be a novelty bike for the family fleet.
Interesting brake lever cabling. May not be unusual for a tandem. One cable goes to the front brake, the other goes to a rear brake that is MIA:
Something was on this chain stay tab, I am assuming it is the missing brake:
The tandem is a dead ringer for the 1979 Interclub tandem, which sure enough, had a rear wheel with a drum brake, connected to that tab.
1979 also puts it slap in the middle of Motobecane's Swiss bottom bracket era. rear bb looks fine, I don't have the front apart yet (need to study up a little on the eccentric bb shell).
Mid 80s Cannondale. Still to track down exact year and model. Shimano 600 group w newer replacement triple Sora crankset. Met a lady at the local swap who said she needed someone to take it away. Told her I was her guy. 48 cm frame so it's tiny.
I have BAS -- Bicycle Acquisition Syndrome
Found this very grimy Gary Fisher in ny aunt and uncle's barn. Very dirty, and the rubber parts were all pretty shot, but it cleaned up well. Full Shimano XTR, Mavic rims, purple anodized hubs with matching spoke nipples, scott bars, and a Manitou fork. Really nice bike!
It's not mine, but I'm housesitting for them and I figured I'd clean it up for my Aunt. Shame to see it sitting, unridden. It's too nice for that!
'81 Schwinn Le Tour, '74 Schwinn Continental