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Old 11-30-23, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by styggno1

Dude, that is the celeste-est Bianchi that ever celeste-ed.

If it were any less, it'd be too much. Never change anything about this bicycle.

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Old 11-30-23, 03:24 PM
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1992 giant tourer that a friend of mine wanted to throw so I grabbed it

except the wheels and the tires everything is strictly stock but it is time to upgrade to XT 30 speeds (the altus C10 is good and reliable but 21 speeds are outdated for my use so the whole altus componentry used on my bike will be used for another bike that needs it) and turn into a gravel bike (I already have all the parts to do it, will do it soon)
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
Thank you Paul! The 600 was just a step below Dura Ace and it is very nice. Not a freewheel but a 7-speed UG cassette.
Wow! They were ahead of Raleigh USA. A cassette? That's a surprise. Schwinn did a nice job with this one. I did not know they were so up-to-date in 1989. Do you happen to know the weight of the bike? Looks like it comes in around 20 pounds.
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Originally Posted by r0ckh0und
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Looks like a 1991 Club Fuji. Did anyone ever ride that thing, except around the block at the shop?

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Originally Posted by ShannonM
Looks like a 1991 Club Fuji. Did anyone ever ride that thing, except around the block at the shop?

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When purchased several years ago from original owner, I was told that it was ridden around the block and put on hook in the garage. It appears to have been a temperature controlled environment from the looks of it.
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Tires and saddle have been replaced. Kind of regret selling this one

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$100 flea-market find 88 KLEIN Pinnacle
Mismatched tires, and that saddle’s not OE.
Obviously well -ridden but not bad for a 35 year old MTB.
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653
$100 flea-market find 88 KLEIN Pinnacle
Mismatched tires, and that saddle’s not OE.
Obviously well -ridden but not bad for a 35 year old MTB.
What. A. Score.

Might we hope to see this in the drop-bar MTB conversions thread? I bet it'd be a mixed-road rocketship!

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Originally Posted by ShannonM
What. A. Score.

Might we hope to see this in the drop-bar MTB conversions thread? I bet it'd be a mixed-road rocketship!

--Shannon
It really would; it’s a fabulous rider, though it’s not as fast on its feet as my F-1000. Just borderline too big for drops to work for me, though.
I took it the other way, and made it an urban scrambler with heavy BMX influences.
Still a blast to ride!
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Originally Posted by ShannonM
Dude, that is the celeste-est Bianchi that ever celeste-ed.
If it were any less, it'd be too much. Never change anything about this bicycle.
They do make celeste tires, though, so at least theoretically, this bike has some competition out there somewhere. Hopefully the next set installed on this one will correct that black oversight.
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This Gardin was given to a local bike shop owner. It was hardly ever ridden and sat in the bike shop basement almost since day one of its life. Really nice bike but, sadly, too small for me...










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Old 12-02-23, 08:36 PM
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ubiquitous Schwinn Mirada with less than 10m

A little oxidized from sitting, but not ridden

Pug from last year bought sans wheels showed more storage wear than road wear.

at least it was a light wall-hanger
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Old 12-03-23, 08:16 PM
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Decided I wanted an '80s tourer and found this Nishiki Cresta GT on FB Marketplace. As a test of my resolve the seller was driving across the state for work--passing my exit on his way and refused to stop--so I had to pursue him for an hour and a half to inspect, test ride and purchase. Have not ridden it much since getting it.

It appeared to be original but for the bar tape. I added the front rack, kickstand, bottle and cage, and bell, and swapped the saddle and pedals. Pictures from the day of purchase seem to be MIA.

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Some of the "as found" pix.









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