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Old 03-16-24, 02:22 PM
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As a 62cm-bike-rider not in the area, what's there? Always good to torture myself knowing what I'm missing out on.
Iím rebuilding a early 80s steel Bianchi with lugs and panto with campy throughout

There is a 1st gen Nishiki with the hanger sawed off

several French bikes

ill report more next tue or wed
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6 dollars for maybe smoothing the drive train on my IM.
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Give them a call

Originally Posted by mhespenheide
As a 62cm-bike-rider not in the area, what's there? Always good to torture myself knowing what I'm missing out on.
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Give them a call: 503-584-1052. Ask for John Henry or Kirk. Kirk is the manager & hard to get a hold of. John Henry is more attuned to what is available.
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Ever since Pandemic, I've barely been able to get to my bike coop. NYC is so tight on space that there might be only one in the entire City. The one I volunteered at is a wonderful community of supportive people. In 2019 I was overjoyed to discover it. I felt I had found my tribe. I went there every Monday evening and taught people how to fix their bikes. That's mainly what I did, and I did other stuff such as fix up the donated bikes so we could sell them cheap or give them away. The place gets a good share of very low income people for whom a bike makes a great difference compared with the $2.90 subway fare.

I'm in grad school now, and every semester I've had classes on Monday evenings, the only time in the week the coop is open. I was there three or four times this past summer. I hope to get back there. I'm thinking of offering repair classes if I ever get a chance.

The coop operates in a church basement. The church gives the coop a dingy and large closet to store everything. We take about 20 minutes and many hands to roll out the workbenches, tools, and supplies. At the end of the shift, we roll it all back in and sweep the floor. It's a shame we lose so much time for this, but space is so hard to come by.

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Originally Posted by noglider
Ever since Pandemic, I've barely been able to get to my bike coop. NYC is so tight on space that there might be only one in the entire City. The one I volunteered at is a wonderful community of supportive people. In 2019 I was overjoyed to discover it. I felt I had found my tribe. I went there every Monday evening and taught people how to fix their bikes. That's mainly what I did, and I did other stuff such as fix up the donated bikes so we could sell them cheap or give them away. The place gets a good share of very low income people for whom a bike makes a great difference compared with the $2.90 subway fare.

I'm in grad school now, and every semester I've had classes on Monday evenings, the only time in the week the coop is open. I was there three or four times this past summer. I hope to get back there. I'm thinking of offering repair classes if I ever get a chance.

The coop operates in a church basement. The church gives the coop a dingy and large closet to store everything. We take about 20 minutes and many hands to roll out the workbenches, tools, and supplies. At the end of the shift, we roll it all back in and sweep the floor. It's a shame we lose so much time for this, but space is so hard to come by.

Here is the web: Mechanical Gardens
a great group of folks and old friends of mine as well. It always makes me happy to see what they built and that itís still going strong. Please give Josh my best next time you see him!
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[MENTION=128980]Catnap[/MENTION], Josh finally ran out of steam for running the place. Several others continue the tradition. Did you and I ever meet there?
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Originally Posted by noglider
[MENTION=128980]Catnap[/MENTION], Josh finally ran out of steam for running the place. Several others continue the tradition. Did you and I ever meet there?
I donít believe so, but we may have met at the Brooklyn bike jumble in the past
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I went to my Co-op tonight to pick up a few small items, and here is what I left with. If anyone sees anything they want speak up because it is going to the scrapyard soon, Smiles, MH

One box of bits and pieces of bikes.

Another box of parts.

And a truck bed full of "borked" bikes. There may be a pair of pedals that can be salvaged. But the rest is scrap.
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
I went to my Co-op tonight to pick up a few small items, and here is what I left with. If anyone sees anything they want speak up because it is going to the scrapyard soon, Smiles, MH

One box of bits and pieces of bikes.

Another box of parts.

And a truck bed full of "borked" bikes. There may be a pair of pedals that can be salvaged. But the rest is scrap.


Oooh did I spy a set of DT shifters in that second pic? And in the first pic, upper left...looks like a Huffy!

The STIs are tempting, but not really. After fighting through a set that of course had pawl engagement issues, I don't think I would wish that nonsense on my worst enemy. FSFL (friction shifters for life).
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
I went to my Co-op tonight to pick up a few small items, and here is what I left with. If anyone sees anything they want speak up because it is going to the scrapyard soon, Smiles, MH

One box of bits and pieces of bikes.

Another box of parts.

And a truck bed full of "borked" bikes. There may be a pair of pedals that can be salvaged. But the rest is scrap.
As someone who currently has a bed full of bikes in his truck (plus a few on the carrier), I can empathize.

Hope all the parts are there for those rollercams.

If you're not going to use the PowerGrips, those could be useful.

Edit: Looks like some bright green bottle cages in the the truck photo, but probably not worth the shipping just for those. :\
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
I went to my Co-op tonight to pick up a few small items, and here is what I left with. If anyone sees anything they want speak up because it is going to the scrapyard soon, Smiles, MH


Another box of parts.
What are the details on the brifters? I'm looking for older 3x9.

And I'd take those roller cam brakes! I have spare parts if they are not complete.
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I was just about to ask about the roller cams, Charlie Cunningham

I also volunteer at a co-op and Iím trying to build a vintage mountain bike in its original sun tour group
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Ha, consider me 3rd in line for those roller cams! Really just need some pulleys.
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Suggest someone keep the Shimano hoods for brake levers or STI's if they are in one piece.
Always worth keeping even if the innards are trashed.
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I was just about to ask about the roller cams, Charlie Cunningham

I also volunteer at a co-op and Iím trying to build a vintage mountain bike in its original sun tour group
If you're building a bike that has roller cam mounts and need roller cams you are welcome to them!

I have several sets, and was just wanting to keep them from the recycler, I don't have a specific bike in mind/need of them.
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Ok folks,
I pulled out the roller cam brake parts. They are incomplete because my co-op is staffed by younger folks who do not see the value in a correct part out. I am sending them to the first responder Zookster, If you want to quible with him about them please do so. Richard, there was only one damaged power band so no value there. The brifters were in pieces so I sent them along to the scrapyard. I found nothing of value other than a pair of pedals pulled from one of the frames. The green bottle cages were actually a lock cable that had been cut off a donated bike. In about four weeks I will go through this exercise again and will offer up anything you might want. Smiles, MH
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Specialized expedition full set-up

This just came into the co-op today. We havenít even figured out a price.

Seat tube 48 ctc
top tube 51 ctc

kirkland tour bags included:





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Also, this never ridden Centurian came in. Bought and immediately hung from the rims in the rafters.



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Five bikes off to the co-op!



Three for the co-op to sell, two for work trade.

Crazy shift tonight - busy from open to close. Someone left a GT MTB and two boxes of parts at the gate - a whole bunch of gunky shifters in there for future cleaning. I spent a lot of time helping a person resurrect a rusty abandoned backyard bike - it went OK, except re-cabling the twist shifters was the usual fun n' games, and I thought the front derailleur was frozen for a moment until I realized a past owner had tightened both limit screws securely. Not gonna get much shift range that way...

Back to one of those bikes I brought in for work trade. I was pulled aside by someone who had claimed it for his work hours, and he was complaining the rear brakes weren't working right.

"Where are the tags?"

"What tags?"

"The tags on the handlebar and the rear brake both clearly stating the rear brake needs replacement?"

"Oh, I tore those off. I never read them anyway."

Another fun volunteer day. But good all in all, amd I reduced the pile of bikes in my back yard by five for a worthy cause.
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Originally Posted by Robvolz
This just came into the co-op today. We haven’t even figured out a price.

Seat tube 48 ctc
top tube 51 ctc

kirkland tour bags included:


Nice. Duopar and half-step. And Superbe pedals!
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Also, this never ridden Centurian came in. Bought and immediately hung from the rims in the rafters.
Possibly the same bike passed thru my hands a few years ago, with some parts now changed. IIRC the front tire pictured was original.

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That specialized has been determined to be a 1982. In 83, they added water bottle braze-ons on the seat tube.


Boss man said $500, new cables, chain and lube included. Plus a cleaning.
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That specialized has been determined to be a 1982. In 83, they added water bottle braze-ons on the seat tube.


Boss man said $500, new cables, chain and lube included. Plus a cleaning.
Thats a Sequoia not an Expedition methinks? I think it was slightly less touring than the Expedition though I could be wrong...?
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[MENTION=498403]Mad Honk[/MENTION] I don't know if you still have that bin o' parts but if you do, I'd be intersted in what appears to be a Schwinn shift lever, especially if it is the right side/rear lever.

It looks like there might be a old Shimano 333 shfiter. These are going for $50 on eBay if they are intact. It is the plastic cover that usually breaks, but it also holds the end of the cable housing which is why it is so precious. It migh be possible that someone has a STI file to 3D print a new cover if the rest of it were there. I don't need it, however: since it is valuable perhaps it could be listed through the coop and get some money for it.
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