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Old 07-01-24, 07:08 PM
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Getting some traction.
Neighbor's Haro/Masi has left the building, I seem to be much better at getting rid of their bikes than mine! Bonus was I did not have to do the little bit of work it needed (clean-up, new chain & tube swap). Passed it on to a friend at a bargain price, he will finish the work.



1972 Schwinn Varsity & '86 or '87? Schwinn Prelude next to go. Made a bit too much of an effort to get the Varsity road worthy today, but discovered it has more issues than I am wiling to address. Took the bars, Suntour power thumb shifters & Dia Compe M485 brake levers off, I originally bought the bike just for those parts. Rolling chassis is available free to anyone who wants to pick-up in SoCal, it will be in the "Pay it Forward" thread soon. Confirmed the Prelude is also more than I am in for, that one will be in the "for trade" thread soon, hopefully someone wants to put it back on the road? If no takers I will pull a few parts and it will make it to "pay it forward" and/or local free ad.






Centurion RS Elite - will stick around (for now) and get some new tires, seat and some other needed love. Confirmed stem and seat post both move. Really like the brown and anodized gold parts, not leaving the stable . . . yet.


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I listed a few for sale but so far no bites. I may end up taking some bits and bobs off, moving some things around, and just donating the lot of it. Wasn't ever really about the money, but I would like to donate stuff in a shape that gives it the best chance of survival.
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I bought a 2016 Cannondale Synapse 105 frame on ebay and it will be here Friday. Size was right and price was right... the color is Raspberry.


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I went to the co-op today to pick up some cables. The leader asked if I would take one of their bikes and fix it and bring it back. I hadn't planned on charity work but here I am with an old Peugeot that is gonna take an overhaul, and new wheels. Fortunately I have all the fixin's to restore it. And along with it came another frame I won't be keeping. So what is it?, and is it sale-able? It is too tall for me so I suspect it will leave some how. Smiles, MH

Another frame that is now in the shop.

Appears to be made of Reynolds Wrap, or maybe sponsored by them.

Seems to want to be of Swiss heritage.

And the center to whatever measurements; possibly 56/57?

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^ If that's a serious question and you're not being sarcastic, that's a LeMond Zurich. LeMond is the company/builder (although they were really a sub-brand of Trek at the time) and "Zurich" is the model. The Zurich was the top-of-the-line TIG-welded steel racing frame for the company. (In different years, they had carbon or Ti frames above it.) Most of the Lemond frames of the time were named after the locations of his biggest victories; this one is called "Zurich" after his World Championships win in 1983. LeMond frames are characterized by slightly slacker seat tube angles and correspondingly slightly longer top tube lengths than were common for racing frames at the time, the so-called "LeMond geometry".

If it's in good shape, it should be a very nice frame. I have other LeMond bikes from the time and like them a lot; the geometry works for me.
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My daughter moved into her own place, took her bikes with her and my garage looked like n-2. SoÖI took the PA-10E frame out of the crawl space and hung some parts on it. Does the math work in my favor?

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My daughter moved into her own place, took her bikes with her and my garage looked like n-2. SoÖI took the PA-10E frame out of the crawl space and hung some parts on it. Does the math work in my favor?
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I started the holiday weekend with 17 complete bikes and 13 framesets.
As of today I have 14 complete bikes and 14 framesets.
2 of the now missing complete bikes were put on the curb and were picked up by a scrapper and gone within 5 minutes.
The frameset came in the form of a complete bike on Saturday (along with a 15 hour round trip after food, bathroom, and gas stops. Not counting the weather delay) but was disassembled in preparation for a reconfigure with more appropriate fittings.
So net negative isn't a bad weekend. Making progress.
Should have another two completes tore down this evening, with parts for other projects and frames that will end up on the curb or given away.
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When I decided to dump everything I dumped everything. Bikes, parts, special toolsÖ everything.

Every so often Iíll stumble across a bike with potential then I come to my senses.
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Originally Posted by miamijim
When I decided to dump everything I dumped everything. Bikes, parts, special toolsÖ everything.

Every so often Iíll stumble across a bike with potential then I come to my senses.

No more bikes, or did you keep 1?
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No more bikes, or did you keep 1?
1 modern Trek Dual Sport for cruising around.
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As noted in my sales thread, I am on the verge of disposing of my two Specialized Allez bikes, which I set up specifically as tribute bike to the movie American Flyers. I have ridden the Tour of the Moon on these (in the movie, this was the final stage of the Coors Classic in 1984, known as the "Hell of the West").... My problem now is that I will ride a bike for a week or so just to be sure I want to get rid of it. Of course, I then remember why I got this one to begin with and then realize I cannot get rid of it. Today it was a ride on my '82 Gios. I remember in the mid to late 80s I would run into Ron Kiefel on rides around Wheat Ridge (his parents owned a bike shop out there) and he was riding a Gios at that time. I read an interview with him where he said they got these as team bikes at some point, and they would pop out the plastic coins on top of the forks and glue nickels in their place. He really liked those frames, so I got one.... it is SUCH a cool bike...

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As noted in my sales thread, I am on the verge of disposing of my two Specialized Allez bikes, which I set up specifically as tribute bike to the movie American Flyers. I have ridden the Tour of the Moon on these (in the movie, this was the final stage of the Coors Classic in 1984, known as the "Hell of the West").... My problem now is that I will ride a bike for a week or so just to be sure I want to get rid of it. Of course, I then remember why I got this one to begin with and then realize I cannot get rid of it. Today it was a ride on my '82 Gios. I remember in the mid to late 80s I would run into Ron Kiefel on rides around Wheat Ridge (his parents owned a bike shop out there) and he was riding a Gios at that time. I read an interview with him where he said they got these as team bikes at some point, and they would pop out the plastic coins on top of the forks and glue nickels in their place. He really liked those frames, so I got one.... it is SUCH a cool bike...

There may be no hope for me....


I donít think keeping this one is much of a failure for what itís worth...
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Stats for today....


(N-2) + (N+1) = N-1!

2 left, 1 is coming in (probably to leave again, but ya never know).

One Specialized Crossroads, and one Gitane TdF (went to a great home) left, and one Specialized Allez Sport came in today. I suppose its a zero sum game, as the Specialized Crossroads was my kids' that he did ride anymore, so I suppose I can't really count it, but it was taking up space in the garage, so that has to count for something.

I dropped off the Crossroads at the co-op, and lo and behold, they had this thing amongst the others...





I couldn't just leave it! It needed some love, so it was a bit of a sympathetic rescue. Aren't they all? A fool's errand perhaps, keeps me off the streets


Personally speaking, I thought I did a GREAT job maintaining self control as they had plenty of older MTBs and I've been really admiring those as of late


More bikes will be leaving, count on it!


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Iím trying to join the N-1 club but nobody seems to be buying bikes around here. I have had my Schwinn Voyageur listed on Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist for a few weeks. I havenít even gotten an offer from a scammer.
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Iím trying to join the N-1 club but nobody seems to be buying bikes around here. I have had my Schwinn Voyageur listed on Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist for a few weeks. I havenít even gotten an offer from a scammer.
Market is dead. The really nice top end stuff is still moving, but even that's slowly. Anything lower than top tier is just sitting. My mission is to consolidate the nicest groups I have onto the bikes I'm keeping. All else can go, one way or another. If I have to put frames on the curb and issue a curb alert on Facebook for freebies, so be it.
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Everything sells if itís priced right. If youíre sellingÖ.sell. Otherwise itís dead money. Take a $100 bill and put it under a brickÖsame difference.
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the market is dead, I agree. I indulged on a two-fer of folding bikes recently on Fb Market Place. I couldn't pass up on two bikes for $200. To compensate I sold this one year only 1948 CWC frame Western Flyer custom I built 11 years ago for a online build off. It's the middle bike in this picture. I have over $300 in the build and sold it for $150. The wheelset and tires are like new and worth the asking price. Oh well, it's gone. Two, maybe three more to go.


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Everything sells if itís priced right. If youíre sellingÖ.sell. Otherwise itís dead money. Take a $100 bill and put it under a brickÖsame difference.
I am not desperate to move it yet. If that time comes, I will lower the price. I am also contemplating donating it to the coop. It is a nice bike that would be great for someone and the coop may be the place for them to find it.
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Everything sells if itís priced right. If youíre sellingÖ.sell. Otherwise itís dead money. Take a $100 bill and put it under a brickÖsame difference.
Yup. Saw a zunow di picce sell in 1 day recently, same with a kestrel 200sci. Both around 100-150usd in nice shape in my size(56-60ctc).
Bikes either sit for weeks, or go in days.
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Next bike to go...

In build. Decided to update it and see if that entices someone. RSX stuff with 105 RD and FD. Seven speed. Wheels are pretty nice (Mavic 105s) was going to replace the Maxxis tyres but they only have what seems to be 1-200 miles on them.





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I slipped backwards in the last two weeks. I was at N-6. And still have 3 listed local to me. But I have gone N+2. The goal of N-8 isnít looking favorable.

Today was ďIím going to look and if the paint and decals arenít great, Iíll pass.Ē The decals are ok and thereís some scratches here and there. But, but, butÖItís my size and all the original components are there. 1987 Tempo; ($50)



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You did good on a that dusty Tempo. No shame since itís your size ó AND you havenít had one yet. Itís a fast and well put together bike.
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You did good on a that dusty Tempo. No shame since itís your size ó AND you havenít had one yet. Itís a fast and well put together bike.
Already daydreaming about saddle and bar tape color/combos.
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I slipped backwards in the last two weeks. I was at N-6. And still have 3 listed local to me. But I have gone N+2. The goal of N-8 isnít looking favorable.

Today was ďIím going to look and if the paint and decals arenít great, Iíll pass.Ē The decals are ok and thereís some scratches here and there. But, but, butÖItís my size and all the original components are there. 1987 Tempo; ($50)



That's likely in very good condition once the muck is off. 6 steps forward and 2 steps back is still 4 steps forward!
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