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Old 03-14-20, 09:14 PM
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This would not be a steal for many here but for me very much so.

Not as found, pretty beat up, tweaked and way too small although I can ride it.

1982 Merz MTB, one of maybe 10 made before he went to Specialized where he had a big hand in the Stumpjumper and much else according to Jim.

$300 which I gladly paid, never seen one in person or for sale before or since.

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Originally Posted by merziac View Post


PX-10, Campy Record hubbed wheels, original Simplex SP, TT cable clips and Stronglight Comp HS., racks, Suberpe Pro? brakes and Specialized touring pedals, $40
You forgot to mention that it's enormous.
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I put the saddle on, vintage titanium $75 Canadian,thats about ten bucks US
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You know that if any of those three were Japanese and my size, I'd be showing up at your house with a bike rack and later telling my husband "they followed me home, honey".

Great deals! After all this virus stuff passes and my children return to school, we really need to go for a ride.
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Old 03-14-20, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
You forgot to mention that it's enormous.
Well it depends on your perspective, I'm 6+ft tall with a 37in inseam so unless this is a 64cm it is way at the low end of my range as I can ride a 66 and do much better on them.
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Not C&V, but 3-speed content: When Spin retired their dockless bikes in the South Florida region, I asked them for some my Bike Share Museum. They virtually handed me the keys to the warehouse.

Over the course of three months, I was able to donate 500 bulletproof 3-speeds between charities, community members, the county's bike program, and the non-profit I work for (who got them to Freeport to aid the hurricane relief).

Technically, there's still 38 rough ones to sort out, but COVID-19 has put the brakes on the project for now.



Got to keep two brand new ones for preservation too, plus one for my office (which is getting converted into a pedelec at the moment):





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Not a C&V, but I'm pretty happy with this find.

2008 Cannondale 6 thirteen road bike. Looks to be all original. Tires were flat, but I pumped them up to 100 psi and they held air overnight. Went on a test ride, and everything seems to work fine, with only some minor adjustments to the sifters.

Stupid-light bike. Mix of components, 105 brifters, Truvativ crank and Ultegra deraillers. The seller threw in some Shimano clip pedals, 4 inner tubes and the saddle bag.




Got this from a couple that doesn't ride any more. $125.

Kind of wish I had also bought the slightly older Fuji they had, only asking $50 for that one...
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Old 03-17-20, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by mgopack42 View Post
You think Visalia is the sticks? look up 93635, and you will see BFE of the sticks!!!
Oh please, you call that the sticks? Neither of you are behind the Redwood Curtain. Try 95521. Hah!

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Old 03-17-20, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Oh please, you call that the sticks? Neither of you are behind the Redwood Curtain. Try 95521. Hah!
Man, I would love to live up there. lets compare scenery shall we? this is what i see unless i drive an hour or more....
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Yes, but if you're willing to drive an hour: https://pjammcycling.com/climb/152.Hwy%20198%20General's%20Highway
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I did this climb last year! (since we are gloating) San Boldo Pass
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Excellent. That's a wicked sting in the tail toward the end there! 25%! Not even Mineral King Road is that steep.
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Originally Posted by mgopack42 View Post
Man, I would love to live up there. lets compare scenery shall we? this is what i see unless i drive an hour or more....
I grew up in Tracy, I'm familiar. Frankly, I kind of miss miles-long views. But then there's this.



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Much better. AND you have Lost Coast for brews!!!
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I once paid $205 for an mid 80s Miyata 718a and a '77 Centurion Semi Pro that had Phil Wood hubs. They were about two miles from my home. Both in good-to-very-good salvageable condition. I did put in new consumables and cables, but I think that I sold them separately for $725, after having ridden the Centurion for more than a year. That was a great bike. The Miyata went to a new triathlete - stiff and nimble, a perfect fit.
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I sold these for $248.50 on Ebay this past year:



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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
This would not be a steal for many here but for me very much so.

Not as found, pretty beat up, tweaked and way too small although I can ride it.

1982 Merz MTB, one of maybe 10 made before he went to Specialized where he had a big hand in the Stumpjumper and much else according to Jim.

$300 which I gladly paid, never seen one in person or for sale before or since.

What crank is that? I've never seen one where the spider is symmetrical to the crank arm.
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I think these are my two most recent 'super deal' purchases. The Holdsworth Professional was $75. The Peugeot PX-10 was $37.50 (I bought two bikes for $75). Both needed a complete rehab as can be seen in the pictures. The Peugeot was complete so the picture was after I started breaking it down. I have about $350 total into both of them.




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I have had a few, the best score was these two, 1974's Raleigh Pro and Schwinn Paramount P10



They were bestowed on me from a friend of my Brothers tuna These bikes were her uncles and he had passed away. so these two were given to us as they were cleaning out the uncles storage.

The other score as some may know about a 1988 Centurion Ironman made by Zunow for Mike Pigg and the 1988 Tri Season. the components had been changed except the Dura Ace Headset and Bottom Bracket

Paid $175 for the bike.
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Holy moly this thread is awesome. All of these gorgeous tall bikes are making this 6'3 guy envious!
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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
What crank is that? I've never seen one where the spider is symmetrical to the crank arm.
Dura Ace AX Fc-7300? I think that used Dyna drive pedals. Jim used many of these to make his triples out of. This one has adapters that he made so is very very cool for me.




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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Some great history there!

And, is that a 52 tooth big ring?!?!?!?
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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
Some great history there!

And, is that a 52 tooth big ring?!?!?!?
yes this very interesting engineering history- more please if you have it.
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Originally Posted by ramones71 View Post
Holy moly this thread is awesome. All of these gorgeous tall bikes are making this 6'3 guy envious!
It may not be a coincidence that the great deals are on larger frame bikes..... I am fairly tall but often curse as a bike is super cheap at 63cm and its just out of what I can really properly use.
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It may not be a coincidence that the great deals are on larger frame bikes..... I am fairly tall but often curse as a bike is super cheap at 63cm and its just out of what I can really properly use.
That's been my experience. Always seem to see killer deals on the tall bikes. There's a Miyata 1000 sitting on Craigslist near me for a song - 61cm.
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