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Old 12-12-15, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
I personally - if I knew, that is - would pass up deals such as these. I've been on the end of being pretty much penniless going through a split and it ain't fun. It must be even worse when it's not just one's insignificant other making out like a bandit DD
I agree, I'd pass too. Its bad Karma, imo.
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Old 12-12-15, 05:24 PM
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Old 12-12-15, 07:38 PM
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I've posted all this before, but I've been lucky quite a few times...

The free of charge Bob Jackson (get it out of my garage ~ AKA Merry Christmas 2013)


The dirt cheap "hand me down" 1972 MERCIAN VINCITORE from my childhood best friend


And of course my two 1972 P15-9 Paramounts, Husband and wife matching pair, bought out of the local newspaper classifieds way back in 1995 (pre-eBay of course)


And then there is the basically NOS 1973 Paramount in Silver mist (1998 random Yard Sale find)


And the basically NOS 1980s Simoncini Special Professional bought from the LBS for pocket change (the LBS is into Carbon bikes, this stuff is not something they care about at all.)


And the basically NOS 1987 Iron Man Centurion bought from the LBS for pocket change (the LBS took it in on trade, they are into Carbon bikes, this stuff is not something they care about at all.)


I did "flip" the SIMONCINI for crazy money (and regret selling it to this day) but the others are still with me and I ride all of them.

I'm done now..
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Old 12-12-15, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by verktyg
1969 Gitane Tour de France. I bought this one from Stone's Cyclery in Alameda, CA. Dennis Stone (RIP) originally sold this bike in 1969. He updated the derailleurs in the early 80's to Shimano 600's. It too had been sitting in a shed since the late 80's and was in the same condition as the PX-10 above.

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I bought my Miyata from Stone's in 1984 , when I was stationed at NAS Alameda. Alameda was a nice little town to be stationed, not like the big bases in Norfolk or San Diego
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Originally Posted by verktyg
I have a number of "barn find" bikes. I didn't find them myself but I bought them from people who did.

1967 all original Peugeot PX-10 with clincher and sewup wheels. It had been sitting in a shed for at least 25 years and had about 1mm layer of dust and crude all over. The before pictures were taken after a quick once over with a vacuum cleaner to get rid of the loose crud.




1969 Gitane Tour de France. I bought this one from Stone's Cyclery in Alameda, CA. Dennis Stone (RIP) originally sold this bike in 1969. He updated the derailleurs in the early 80's to Shimano 600's. It too had been sitting in a shed since the late 80's and was in the same condition as the PX-10 above.

The second picture shows before and after a quick cleanup of the right and left chainstays



I got both of those bikes within a week of each other at the end of 2007!


1970ish Gitane Super Corsa. I got this one from Dennis Stone too. He updated the components for his customer in the 1980's but it was never ridden much after that. This one was wiped down a little before it was put it up for sale. I haven't gone over this one yet.




This 1974 Gitane Tour de France was a barn find from Australia. I bought it as a bare frame. Pictures show original condition and after I built it up.




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Those are fine looking bikes; I esp. like the '74 Gitane TdF.
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Old 12-12-15, 10:18 PM
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My barn find is nothing special. It is a Bridgestone BB-1 that I picked up for next to nothing. It had been sitting outside through a New England winter but it cleaned up nicely. It's been a fine winter commuter that has gotten me through 2 IA winters so far:



I did replace a lot of the parts from my parts bin. This is the build thread on the bike

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I'm pretty sure (because of serial number and placement) this is a post-Bozzi, Bianchi built Frejus barn find, made somewhere around '77. Should be 531, note square residue from missing top tube sticker. Ofmega cranks, headset, hubs, Weinneman brakes and levers, 5 speed freewheel. Late 70's Campy FD, late 80's Athena RD that must have replaced a broken NR (have a decent Pat 78 to replace it). Found a period correct Cinelli saddle for it. Will probably commence refurbishment this winter, mostly all it needs is a good cleaning and bearing service.


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Old 12-13-15, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Hoss Cartright
I've posted all this before, but I've been lucky quite a few times...

The free of charge Bob Jackson (get it out of my garage ~ AKA Merry Christmas 2013)


The dirt cheap "hand me down" 1972 MERCIAN VINCITORE from my childhood best friend


And of course my two 1972 P15-9 Paramounts, Husband and wife matching pair, bought out of the local newspaper classifieds way back in 1995 (pre-eBay of course)


And then there is the basically NOS 1973 Paramount in Silver mist (1998 random Yard Sale find)


And the basically NOS 1980s Simoncini Special Professional bought from the LBS for pocket change (the LBS is into Carbon bikes, this stuff is not something they care about at all.)


And the basically NOS 1987 Iron Man Centurion bought from the LBS for pocket change (the LBS took it in on trade, they are into Carbon bikes, this stuff is not something they care about at all.)


I did "flip" the SIMONCINI for crazy money (and regret selling it to this day) but the others are still with me and I ride all of them.

I'm done now..
WOW Hoss, can I hang with you and have some of your crumbs!

Super nice spread!

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Old 12-13-15, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Pompiere
I bought my Miyata from Stone's in 1984 , when I was stationed at NAS Alameda. Alameda was a nice little town to be stationed, not like the big bases in Norfolk or San Diego
Dennis Stone passed away last July. It was a sad time for the East Bay Cycling Community. There was a day long memorial for him starting with a ride that included 180+ riders.

John, who was working for Dennis at the time has taken over running the shop for the family and is carrying on the tradition.

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Old 12-13-15, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Hoss Cartright
I've posted all this before, but I've been lucky quite a few times...

The free of charge Bob Jackson (get it out of my garage ~ AKA Merry Christmas 2013)


The dirt cheap "hand me down" 1972 MERCIAN VINCITORE from my childhood best friend


And of course my two 1972 P15-9 Paramounts, Husband and wife matching pair, bought out of the local newspaper classifieds way back in 1995 (pre-eBay of course)


And then there is the basically NOS 1973 Paramount in Silver mist (1998 random Yard Sale find)


And the basically NOS 1980s Simoncini Special Professional bought from the LBS for pocket change (the LBS is into Carbon bikes, this stuff is not something they care about at all.)


And the basically NOS 1987 Iron Man Centurion bought from the LBS for pocket change (the LBS took it in on trade, they are into Carbon bikes, this stuff is not something they care about at all.)


I did "flip" the SIMONCINI for crazy money (and regret selling it to this day) but the others are still with me and I ride all of them.

I'm done now..
I have to pick up my son in Lafayette later this week, so I can stop by if you need any help cleaning out more barns. That is an amazing collection for the small town mid-west.
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