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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-23-05, 07:32 PM   #1
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Is there a junk yard somewhere for frames with horiz dropouts?

inquiring minds want to know,,
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Old 12-23-05, 07:40 PM   #2
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If I find it, I'm not telling you. I'd become the fixie conversion ebay KING and quit my job so I could do nothing but rescue frames from that junkyard!
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Old 12-23-05, 07:40 PM   #3
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If I find it, I'm not telling you. I'd become the fixie conversion ebay KING and quit my job so I could do nothing but rescue frames from that junkyard!
I smite thee for 33hp damage
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Old 12-23-05, 07:48 PM   #4
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we have this guy in town ,he has just a crap load of old bike he sells. i bought a varsity last year for maybe ten bucks .its sweat.
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we have this guy in town ,he has just a crap load of old bike he sells. i bought a varsity last year for maybe ten bucks .its sweat.
It's sweat? Like the bike is so heavy you sweat every time that you pedal?

Or did you mean sweet?
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It is called the 'police auction'. You might have to buy them by the 'job lot', though. In other words 100 bikes for $1,000. Otherwise, find out who in your area buys the 'job lots', and buy from them. I bought my Moser that way...........
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Old 12-23-05, 09:43 PM   #7
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ahh thats a great idea!
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It's sweat? Like the bike is so heavy you sweat every time that you pedal?

Or did you mean sweet?
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Old 12-23-05, 11:02 PM   #9
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we have this guy in town ,he has just a crap load of old bike he sells. i bought a varsity last year for maybe ten bucks .its sweat.
same here. he actually has so much stuff that there's a pile of lugged frames with horizontal dropouts sitting in front of his garage designated as junk.
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back home in Madison WI, there's a guy on the east side whose lawn is overflowing with bikes-- and it's a large lawn. There must be over 200 out there, locked in rows, rusting and cracking and going sour. Every couple Fridays in the summer he puts up a cardboard sign that reads "BIKE SALE". I never got a chance to check it out. Always wanted to, even though I knew it'd be 90% Schwinn Varsities and worse. But you never know when you'll stumble into that once-in-a-lifetime deal!
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Old 12-24-05, 12:40 AM   #11
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we have this guy in town ,he has just a crap load of old bike he sells. i bought a varsity last year for maybe ten bucks .its sweat.
is that the grouchy guy in fruitport? i was out there on my bike one day and stopped to talk to him. he was a total a-hole.
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