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Old 08-25-08, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by tripj829
Here are some pictures of the great free Trek I picked up from a friend a couple of weeks ago. From the serial number, vintage trek tells me it's a 1978 TX700.
Wow! You have a very nice friend ...

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Old 08-25-08, 02:52 PM
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Kalkhoff girl's bike. 3 speed, coaster brake, front brake....no other info. E-mailed the co, with the serial # but their archives don't go back farther than 1990.
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Old 08-25-08, 05:16 PM
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she got jacked in the mean streets of SF. Bye friend.
Sorry to hear that!
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Old 08-25-08, 09:52 PM
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A BIG sorry here too!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-25-08, 11:13 PM
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1986 Schwinn Tempo

Here is my Schwinn Tempo I bought new in 1986. Rode her a lot then but haven't for a few years.
Brought her out of the garage, oiled and washed her and have taken her out a few times this year. Still one of my favorites.

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Old 08-26-08, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by lridearch
my first build ever, so go easy on me.

You did good... the bike looks great and not blasting away all the cool paint and decals earns you some serious points in my book.

I have a similar one down ion the basement of the shop that I should go look at.
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Old 08-26-08, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
You did good... the bike looks great and not blasting away all the cool paint and decals earns you some serious points in my book.

I have a similar one down ion the basement of the shop that I should go look at.
Looks like even the deraileur hanger remains...good show on that.
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Old 08-26-08, 01:04 PM
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1980 Fuji America

A few weeks ago I am cruising CL and I see an add for a Fuji Road Racer. I cannot tell from the ad but I think it may be a Fuji America. I had been lusting for one since my days working at a Fuji bike shop in the early 80's. Back in July I had bid on a eBay Fuji America that was pretty rough but complete. When I Lost the bid I was dejected.

A week later a mint 1980 Fuji America shows up on CL.















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It looks like it just came out of the box.
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Old 08-26-08, 05:17 PM
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That Fuji is just plain amazing. Was it kept in a Ziploc bag or something!?
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Old 08-26-08, 05:27 PM
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looks like it has never seen the light of day much less pavement, dirt, rain, someone's rear.

that is an amazing find.
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Old 08-26-08, 05:49 PM
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The story was a Dr. bought it new years ago and never had time to ride it. So it sat hanging in the Dr.'s basement. Years later the Dr. is moving and he asks his neighbor if he would like to buy a "racing bike" The gentleman I bought it from bought it for his 16 year old son, (YIKES).

However, the kid did not want it so it sat for a few years hanging covered in his basement. The new owner decided to buy his wife a new patio set and so he cleaned the basement and garage and put the stuff on CL.

When I pulled into the driveway he had it ready to go. When I saw it I could not believe it. He told me the story, (he thought the bike was only 12 years old) I gave him cash. Then I got the hell out of there before I woke up!
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Well, I'm not too polite to ask. How much?
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl
Well, I'm not too polite to ask. How much?
$200.00

I feel real lucky considering what this one went for on eBay.

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=200240655832
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Old 08-26-08, 09:06 PM
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Great price. Imagine how much an equivalent new bike would cost.
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Old 08-26-08, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by vettefrc2000
A few weeks ago I am cruising CL and I see an add for a Fuji Road Racer. I cannot tell from the ad but I think it may be a Fuji America. I had been lusting for one since my days working at a Fuji bike shop in the early 80's. Back in July I had bid on a eBay Fuji America that was pretty rough but complete. When I Lost the bid I was dejected.

A week later a mint 1980 Fuji America shows up on CL.
Wow. That is a beautiful looking bike. I'd take that Cyclone derailleur and Sugino Mighty (is that a Comp or a Tour, or neither? ) any day. Ride it like a madman!
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This is my masi gran corsa (62cm), I bought it off craigslist earlier this year from a guy who used to race. 20+ years ago he won a race, bought this (used? and possibly as just a frameset? not sure) and it then sat in his garage till he put it on CL. Shimano 600 group, campy strada omega aero rims. I have only replaced the tape, seatpost, saddle and front wheel (got hit maybe 2 weeks after getting it!). new wheel is a campy record track hub laced to what is possibly an open pro.. came from ebay unstickered so i'm not sure. photos....









I haven't been able to pin down when or where it was made because most of what i have read doesn't seem to include this model. I assume it is american made because of the flag snuck in there in the decals... can anyone fill me in on its history?
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Old 08-28-08, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by lridearch

Looks good!

As long as you're aware that your seatpost clamp is backwards...
Doesn't matter if you're comfortable though.
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I got this 1965 Phillips at my clubs swap a couple of months back.

Story goes that it was purchased in Belgium, ridden all around, shipped back to the US, lived in Harvard, then moved to the Hudson Valley. That's where I come in

So, after riding it about 300 miles with some seriously sketchy tires, terribly worn brakes, and a horrible vinyl fat ass saddle, I finally got it all spruced up.

My Brooks Imperial is quite happy on it (so is my butt), the tires are the nice Panaracers from Harris, chain guard is from my parts AMF Hercules, and the brake pads have been replaced with standard fronts/salmon rears. I love this bike.

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Old 09-04-08, 08:58 PM
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Some great bikes on these pages.

And I love freinds who hook you up on leads for bikes. I have a couple of great friends that do that for me. One is a member here.
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Old 09-06-08, 11:22 AM
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Did a little digging, and though I'd originally thought this was a 1980's frame, it turned out to be a 1971 Kawamura crafted Nishiki Custom Sport. Since I anthropomorphize my bikes and name them, I thought Malachi Constant was a good name (A Character from a Vonnegut book, the name means "faithfull messenger"). All the brazeons are still intace, as well.

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Old 09-06-08, 12:32 PM
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and the saddle changed out with better lighting today.

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Nice Nishiki. I'm a fan of the 70's and '80's Nishiki's.
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nishiki custom sport

picked up a nishiki custom sport the other day. took some pictures. needs cleaning. that's tomorrow's project. gonna modify a few things. no not destroying it. just needs brakes and a good cleaning. hopefully will clean up nice.
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Originally Posted by ricgre
Some great bikes on these pages.

And I love friends who hook you up on leads for bikes. I have a couple of great friends that do that for me. One is a member here.
Yep... this spring a friend sent me an e-mail about a bike he thought I would be really interested in and despite his own interest said that I would appreciate the bike more than him.

I really do appreciate the bike and the purchase price ended up being $100.00 less than the asking price of $100.00... it did not come with the Brooks saddle and it's original Dunlop rubber saddle now adorns my desk at the shop.

Posted before but what the heck... my 1948 Rudge Whitworth 3 speed roadster.

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