Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Your Catch of the Day / Saved from the Dump!

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Your Catch of the Day / Saved from the Dump!

Old 03-03-10, 08:39 AM
  #3926  
Senior Member
 
kingfish254's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 970

Bikes: 1989 Dahon Stainless Classic III Folder - 1990 Dahon Mariner Classic III Folder - 2005 Dahon Jetstream P8 Full Suspension Folder

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by kingfish254
Picked this old Schwinn StingRay up for a song today as I was picking up the chainguard for my Raleigh Twenty. This was hanging upside down in the garage.
Still not sure of the year. The serial number was above teh left dropout and it was J43972.

Bought for $15 and just sold for $500.
kingfish254 is offline  
Old 03-03-10, 08:54 AM
  #3927  
Senior Member
 
Kobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schwenksville, Pa
Posts: 2,782
Liked 359 Times in 188 Posts
You have got to be kidding. I had no idea those old Sting Rays were worth that much. That's crazy money.
Kobe is offline  
Old 03-03-10, 02:08 PM
  #3928  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Ogden, Utah
Posts: 880
Liked 710 Times in 269 Posts
Anybody have any photos of Suntour Ole' stuff? I guess it was intended to compete with Shimano's Sante' stuff - a designer component group that actually had some performance to back up the image.
I've never seen any, just stumbled on some rumors lately.

Thanks!
Smokinapankake is offline  
Old 03-03-10, 02:16 PM
  #3929  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wilmette, IL
Posts: 6,890
Liked 751 Times in 358 Posts
Nice wheels - Edit: Oops wrong thread
https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/1626708333.html

Last edited by big chainring; 03-03-10 at 02:34 PM.
big chainring is offline  
Old 03-03-10, 03:58 PM
  #3930  
sultan of schwinn
 
EjustE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Posts: 3,536
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by Smokinapankake
Anybody have any photos of Suntour Ole' stuff? I guess it was intended to compete with Shimano's Sante' stuff - a designer component group that actually had some performance to back up the image.
I've never seen any, just stumbled on some rumors lately.

Thanks!
Not even close It competed with Sante only on looks. Sante was second from the top (or third) in the Shimano hierarchy whereas Ole was second from the bottom or so on the Suntour hierarchy
EjustE is offline  
Old 03-03-10, 11:03 PM
  #3931  
Dolce far niente
 
bigbossman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 10,704
Likes: 0
Liked 18 Times in 15 Posts
Just fished this frame set off of eBay for ~$100 delivered. Low end but pretty, and I have all the parts to build it out and move it along. A 50cm Univega Viva Sport in lilac, with chrome fork ends.

Just in time for spring!

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
__________________
"Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, it’s the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

S. J. Perelman
bigbossman is offline  
Old 03-03-10, 11:22 PM
  #3932  
Dropped
 
JunkYardBike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northwestern NJ
Posts: 6,080
Liked 21 Times in 18 Posts
Originally Posted by Smokinapankake
Anybody have any photos of Suntour Ole' stuff? I guess it was intended to compete with Shimano's Sante' stuff - a designer component group that actually had some performance to back up the image.
I've never seen any, just stumbled on some rumors lately.

Thanks!
Here's a catalog scan: https://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/sun...d-range-89.jpg

Ole was middle of the pack. VeloBase.com has the photos you seek: https://velobase.com/ViewSingleGroup....5-492f169a66d9
JunkYardBike is offline  
Old 03-04-10, 02:11 PM
  #3933  
Senior Member
 
autonoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 116
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here is the 82, 614, I purchased a while back from Craigs List. You may remember it was listed as a 78, 513. I completely disassebled the the bike and cleaned, replaced tires, tubes, crank bearings, bar tape, one shifting cable and chain. I also did some paint work and rear derailer work. I only have to find an original seat so all will be as was, except for the forks. And I still need to get the Reynolds sticker for the frame. This bike rides and shifts smooth. I really like it.

Last edited by autonoz; 03-04-10 at 02:18 PM.
autonoz is offline  
Old 03-04-10, 06:09 PM
  #3934  
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,303
Likes: 0
Liked 43 Times in 33 Posts
Originally Posted by autonoz
... I really like it.
So do we !
auchencrow is offline  
Old 03-04-10, 07:18 PM
  #3935  
Senior Member
 
fender1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Berwyn PA
Posts: 6,420

Bikes: I hate bikes!

Liked 736 Times in 239 Posts
Coed bait!!!! You dog.


Originally Posted by bigbossman
Just fished this frame set off of eBay for ~$100 delivered. Low end but pretty, and I have all the parts to build it out and move it along. A 50cm Univega Viva Sport in lilac, with chrome fork ends.

Just in time for spring!

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
fender1 is offline  
Old 03-05-10, 08:29 AM
  #3936  
rhm
multimodal commuter
 
rhm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ, NYC, LI
Posts: 19,809

Bikes: 1940s Fothergill, 1959 Allegro Special, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1974 Fuji "the Ace", 1976 Holdsworth 650b conversion rando bike, 1983 Trek 720 tourer, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...

Liked 575 Times in 340 Posts
Yesterday, just after leaving the office, I saw a bicycle sticking out of a dumpster. On further investigation it proved to be a very nice Ross 3-speed, girls model, Shimano 333 hub with twist grip shifter. Early 70's I guess. Then I noticed a second bike, a Schwinn Varsity, complete with (very dry) leather saddle; I don't know my Schwinns, but I'm guessing it was a fairly early one, mid 60's maybe? It had a very beefy looking aluminum spearpoint stem. And then I noticed a third bicycle, an English three speed girl's bike, clearly Raleigh-made but badged "Popular Special." The hub date on this was 1960. I pulled the last out and dragged it back to my office --riding my folding bike, pushing the other alongside. Stashed it in the file room and went on my way home. I couldn't go back for the other two; train to catch, no more room in the file room, and so on. No worries, they were gone this morning, so someone got 'em.

Here's the Popular Special:

Condition pretty good; original Raleigh tires, tubes still hold air; wheels hardly need trued; cables intact and don't need adjusted; rust confined to a few spots (left crank arm; back wheel).

Its chief drawback is its present location, on Manhattan. How am I supposed to get this thing home? Maybe I should just Craigslist it here....

____________________

Okay, I cleaned it up and put a cover on the seat --they used to sell these vinyl covers for exactly this kind of seat, and I got a NOS one on ebay a while back, so I brought that from home today. As for the rest, I rubbed it with motor oil and scraped some of the scale off it. Updated photo:


Strange thing about this bike: 1" seat post, Raleigh tires, Raleigh frame, etc; clearly a Raleigh made bike. But it has aluminum brakes and levers, and it doesn't say "Nottingham" anywhere on it.

Last edited by rhm; 03-05-10 at 11:26 AM. Reason: update
rhm is offline  
Old 03-05-10, 09:23 PM
  #3937  
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,303
Likes: 0
Liked 43 Times in 33 Posts
I bought this bike last summer - It needed a lot of work initially and I never got around to posting pics of the finished bike until now.

('86 Fuji Touring Series III.)








auchencrow is offline  
Old 03-05-10, 09:34 PM
  #3938  
FBoD Member at Large
 
khatfull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Woodbury, MN
Posts: 6,094
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 7 Posts
^^^^ Stunning. Awesome work. I'd like to see a before, have one? I think the before puts it into proper perspective
khatfull is offline  
Old 03-05-10, 10:52 PM
  #3939  
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,303
Likes: 0
Liked 43 Times in 33 Posts
Originally Posted by khatfull
^^^^ Stunning. Awesome work. I'd like to see a before, have one? I think the before puts it into proper perspective
Thank you Khat -
I was not thinking of taking before and after pictures, because I wasn't even sure it would work out at the time. It had seen more than its share of neglect and abuse. It seems the worse it is, the more my quixotic impulse kicks in to salvage it, when it would really make more sense to pass on it.

Even right now, I have a Motobecane Grand Touring that I'm trying to save: After completely overhauling it with all new stuff, I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to true its hopelessly bent rims. Ultimately I needed to find and replace bent French handlebars, straighten the pedals, replace the rear wheel, brake levers, saddle, and freewheel. And since I want to keep the high flange Normandy front hub, I still need to rebuild it with a new spokes and a new rim. - Of course, I will never get my money out of it when it's done, but I am having fun.
auchencrow is offline  
Old 03-05-10, 10:55 PM
  #3940  
Senior Member
 
Oscuro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Victoria, B.C. Canada
Posts: 304

Bikes: LHT, International, 310

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Well, if it's any consolation: You do beautiful work!
Oscuro is offline  
Old 03-05-10, 11:04 PM
  #3941  
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,303
Likes: 0
Liked 43 Times in 33 Posts
Thank you Oscuro, I appreciate that ^
auchencrow is offline  
Old 03-06-10, 08:47 AM
  #3942  
Senior Member
 
kingfish254's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 970

Bikes: 1989 Dahon Stainless Classic III Folder - 1990 Dahon Mariner Classic III Folder - 2005 Dahon Jetstream P8 Full Suspension Folder

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
2005 Specialized Hardrock from a yardsale. Already cleaned it up and will be posting on CL soon.


Last edited by kingfish254; 03-06-10 at 04:19 PM.
kingfish254 is offline  
Old 03-06-10, 11:27 AM
  #3943  
Junior Member
 
choinumni04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 18
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Just could not pass this one up. 1987' Bridgestone 550 54cm full stock at a yard sale for 40 bucks. My father in law called me and asked if he should buy it as it seemed like a good deal. I said sure not knowing in what shape it would be in and lo and behold its all original. The owner said he got into riding for a while and then hung it in the garage all these yrs. From the catalog photos I have looked at on the the site I is a dead on with what was offered for sale in 87'. I have rode it and it still tight as ever.
choinumni04 is offline  
Old 03-06-10, 11:38 AM
  #3944  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 106

Bikes: 2005 Specialized Roubaix elite, 2009 Specialized Allez, 1993 Marin Limited edition, Giant Allegre, 1999 Cannondale T700, Bianchi campione del monde, 1993 Trek 2300

Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Damn, i wish i could find a new mtb like that!!! how much was it?!
doggy is offline  
Old 03-06-10, 12:17 PM
  #3945  
Junior Member
 
choinumni04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 18
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Here's the Pic
choinumni04 is offline  
Old 03-06-10, 01:15 PM
  #3946  
Senior Member
 
kingfish254's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 970

Bikes: 1989 Dahon Stainless Classic III Folder - 1990 Dahon Mariner Classic III Folder - 2005 Dahon Jetstream P8 Full Suspension Folder

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by doggy
Damn, i wish i could find a new mtb like that!!! how much was it?!
And I only had to pull a Grant out of my wallet.
kingfish254 is offline  
Old 03-06-10, 02:18 PM
  #3947  
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York, NY, and High Falls, NY, USA
Posts: 40,686

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Liked 2,642 Times in 1,534 Posts
I just got an early 90's (?) Trek 720. It was custom built by the seller, as he worked at a bike coop. It has bar-end shifters which appear to be non-indexed. 56cm frame, I think. It needs a lot of work. He was asking $250, and he accepted $180. I should have offered less, since he accepted my offer instantly.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 03-06-10, 02:24 PM
  #3948  
rhm
multimodal commuter
 
rhm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ, NYC, LI
Posts: 19,809

Bikes: 1940s Fothergill, 1959 Allegro Special, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1974 Fuji "the Ace", 1976 Holdsworth 650b conversion rando bike, 1983 Trek 720 tourer, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...

Liked 575 Times in 340 Posts
Originally Posted by noglider
I just got an early 90's (?) Trek 720....
Is that the all 531 touring bike, or something like an MTB?
rhm is offline  
Old 03-06-10, 02:34 PM
  #3949  
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York, NY, and High Falls, NY, USA
Posts: 40,686

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Liked 2,642 Times in 1,534 Posts
It's an all-out touring bike with rack braze-ons halfway down the fork. The fork looks MTB-ish, but it's not an MTB at all.

I rode the 1984 720 way back when it was new. It was luscious. I can't wait to try this. Gotta put some tires on it. I just might be able to sell it in a half hour. I have a woman coming over needing a bike. She's training for a mini-triathlon, and it would be a suitable bike.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 03-06-10, 02:34 PM
  #3950  
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,303
Likes: 0
Liked 43 Times in 33 Posts
Originally Posted by noglider
I just got an early 90's (?) Trek 720. It was custom built by the seller, as he worked at a bike coop. It has bar-end shifters which appear to be non-indexed. 56cm frame, I think. It needs a lot of work. He was asking $250, and he accepted $180. I should have offered less, since he accepted my offer instantly.
Noglider -
I'd say $180 for a fine old Trek Tourer is doing pretty well these days- but you know the drill - Without pictures, it didn't happen !
- A
auchencrow is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.