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Old 11-09-15, 08:14 PM
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Thrift store gem!

so last weekend I was at the goodwill, and they had a bike sitting out front. no cranks, no seat, tires flat etc (what youd expect to find) but it had a nice rear rack on it that I wanted for my trek 820 that ive converted into a fishing bike. it had decent components on it (shimano deore) and a sticker for 25 buck. I figure buy it take the rack and components scrap the rest. I go inside an buy it and the cashier hands me a kangaroo bag and say this goes with it, and wouldn't you know there is the crankset(shimano biopace) pedals and seat score! so I get it home throw it together pump up the tubes and hey shes a running. it need some new cables and housing, so if any one has any ideas on where to find the correct and period cables and housing let me know. needsa new seat but other than that shes cherry. Raleigh elkhorn mountain tour. components are dated to 86. any thoughts on value or comments and opinions would be welcomed.
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Old 11-09-15, 08:25 PM
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Just go to your LBS and pick up new cables and housing. Cool find!
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Old 11-09-15, 09:23 PM
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Cool! I wish I could find nice bikes at my local thrift stores.

It looks like a higher end model than my Mountain Tour Teton. Very versatile bikes for sure. Did you put that rack on backwards on purpose?

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Old 11-09-15, 09:24 PM
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Love the spoke chain guard ! Great score. If it fits double the fun.
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Dump the Trek 820.
Nice find.
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Old 11-09-15, 09:48 PM
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I like mountain bikes of that era (see signature). My Schwinn shares your under-the-chainstays rear u-brake, and our geometries look similar. The only difference is that I paid a lot more for mine. Nice score!
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Old 11-09-15, 09:50 PM
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My GT Tequesta from that era had the same under-chainstay brakes, as well as Biopace, 25 years before the pros started mounting them like that for time trials. Great for aero but sucky for mountain biking. Great find and except for those rear brakes, reminds me of an '80s Stumpjumper.
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Just noticed the rack i never paid it any attention but that is how she came. And the 820 is a great bike for what it is, like i said i use it for fishing and such as im in fl. And are thise spare spokes really a chain gaurd ive never seen it before
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They cant all be winners i was just right place right time. As i was walking out the door grinning and waiting on it to get unlocked someone else was trying to buy it. I figured nice pub bike
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Originally Posted by Steiner74 View Post
any thoughts on value or comments and opinions would be welcomed.
Moved this thread from C&V to C&V Appraisals with three day re-direct.
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That's a really lucky score for $25! Have fun.
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