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Old 03-06-10, 03:39 PM
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A few recent finds , no bargains though so I sure hope people are still looking for road and touring bikes this spring.

Can you spot the gems in the lot?



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I see two Marinonis!
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Lotta cool paint work going on in that pile, I'd like to see more of that green/yellow 'noni.
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Daccordi, Marinoni x2, Concorde, Miyata...don't know what that "International" is, Peugeot, And the black on in front of the Miyata, I cannot make out.
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Old 03-06-10, 04:16 PM
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Last of the Trek 720 touring bikes were in 1985. Then in 1990, Trek recycled the model number for one of their nice hybrids. I had a mid 1990s Trek 720 myself last year. It was a nice bike! The hybrid Trek 720 had Trek private label cromoly TIG welded frame.

On the Ole stuff, it is not nearly as nice as the Sante stuff, but it is still decent (and lower priced). I picked up several Ole bits recently, including a nice Ole stem. I haven't seen a Sante stem, maybe they made one but the two Sante bikes I have did not come with one. I see alot more Sante stuff for sale, even though the pricing is usually higher.

I really like Suntour stuff, but by the late 1980s, Shimano had them beat. But if you are just looking for that Miami Vice styling, the Ole would be a viable choice, but would take a while to find, unless you happen to find a full Ole bike. It will take me a while to pick up all the Ole parts I need..... Suntour also made some white Cyclone bits.

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Old 03-06-10, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Oscuro
Daccordi, Marinoni x2, Concorde, Miyata...don't know what that "International" is, Peugeot, And the black on in front of the Miyata, I cannot make out.
Hey, you're good : 1) Marinoni Special 2) Miyata 610st 3) Daccordi 50th anniversary ( the third one I find) 4) Marinoni Special (will try to find take some pics) 5) Modifyed UO-8 6) Nishiki international 7) Concorde Europa
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A friend from the vintage bike ride called me about a Raleigh at a garage sale, so I went to check it out. It was supposedly blue with a lugged frame, so
I HAD to go. I finished up the front spring install on the RC, and headed over. I found the sale in question, and the Raleigh was junk. Well not really junk,
but a marroon mixte from around 84-85, with stamped drops and turkey levers. They had a few old saddles laying out on a collapsed event table, and decided
to have a look. One had a seatpost, so it caught my eye. Lo and behold, an aero Campy seatpost with a suede San Marco Pinarello saddle attached. A very Concor
looking saddle, and should be nice with a cleaning or recover. "How much for this one?" I ask.. "A buck.." he says.. I reached in my pocket and went on my way.,,,,BD


EDIT:A quick search tells me it's a Chorus post. Not too shabby for a buck
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Originally Posted by mainducoyote
Hey, you're good : 1) Marinoni Special 2) Miyata 610st 3) Daccordi 50th anniversary ( the third one I find) 4) Marinoni Special (will try to find take some pics) 5) Modifyed UO-8 6) Nishiki international 7) Concorde Europa
Wouldn't say I'm good, I just saw the names in the pics. If I could have told you model names and the likely tubing they were made out of, THEN I'd be good!
But as it stands, I couldn't tell a UO-8 from a PX-10, to say nothing of the fact that I don't know anything about Italian bikes at all (Throw an Italian name on something, and it's outta my price range!)
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Old 03-07-10, 01:11 AM
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No pictures yet- need to recharge my camera's battery- but I picked up a fully rigid Specialized Stumpjumper yesterday for $90. It has a full Deore LX group- shifters, brakes, hubs- Tange Prestige tubing, and it's red. Weighs just under 26 lbs. Doesn't seem to have been ridden much- just dirty from rotting away in a garage, grease and brake pads had dried out and cables were starting to rust, so I spent yesterday afternoon cleaning it up. I picked it up thinking I might sell it, but it's my size, so of course I can't! Not sure about what year it is, can anyone tell me anything closer than 1980s? I know that Trek has a site for looking up vintage trek bikes, but the archive for specialized only goes back to 2002 on their official site.
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Old 03-07-10, 05:08 AM
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Scored this from a garage sale from original owner..
anyone know the year on this Norco Strawberry Shortcake?






also the fenders chrome is rust speckled, and I need tires, also should I stick with stock grips, I wanted to put
on some ODIs, but the old stock ones just need a cleaning. any suggestions? like should I put a chrome basket on it or something?
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Old 03-07-10, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by shopgirl
No pictures yet- need to recharge my camera's battery- but I picked up a fully rigid Specialized Stumpjumper yesterday for $90. It has a full Deore LX group- shifters, brakes, hubs- Tange Prestige tubing, and it's red. Weighs just under 26 lbs. Doesn't seem to have been ridden much- just dirty from rotting away in a garage, grease and brake pads had dried out and cables were starting to rust, so I spent yesterday afternoon cleaning it up. I picked it up thinking I might sell it, but it's my size, so of course I can't! Not sure about what year it is, can anyone tell me anything closer than 1980s? I know that Trek has a site for looking up vintage trek bikes, but the archive for specialized only goes back to 2002 on their official site.
Probably mid-1990s. Stumpjumpers were not equipped with Deore LX until then.
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Found this in the wrong section on craigslist (right for me though!) it was buried in a moving sale add. It is going to replace the Bianchi that my youngest son somehow conned me out of for his college ride...

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I just picked up this Grandis. After getting home with it, I think in a matter of 5 minutes, I exhausted the Internet's stores of information on Grandis road bikes. It's a beautifully constructed Columbus frame and it's exactly my size. Unfortunately the original Campy was almost all pilfered at some point in the past and replaced with Exage Shimano. Fortunately, it was in true "ready to ride" condition and the 'seller' wanted to trade it for one of the spare mountain bikes I had in the basement (a perfectly good bike in a functional sense, but not nearly as interesting to me....gotta love Craigslist, eh?)




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Originally Posted by fiataccompli
I just picked up this Grandis. After getting home with it, I think in a matter of 5 minutes, I exhausted the Internet's stores of information on Grandis road bikes. It's a beautifully constructed Columbus frame and it's exactly my size. Unfortunately the original Campy was almost all pilfered at some point in the past and replaced with Exage Shimano. Fortunately, it was in true "ready to ride" condition and the 'seller' wanted to trade it for one of the spare mountain bikes I had in the basement (a perfectly good bike in a functional sense, but not nearly as interesting to me....gotta love Craigslist, eh?
That is indeed one heck of a trade, fiataccompli - a very interesting, very cool bike!
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Thanks. I hope the other party is as pleased. He liked the bike but riding with drop bars is painful for him due to elbow problems or something like that. He was asking $150 or trade for a mountain bike. I had a GT Avalanche that was basically a 6-10 yr old entry level mtb that had been ridden enough to get dirty but was not beat up at all. Even though it's hard for me to really digest since I appreciate old road bikes so much than really any mountain bike, I figured that looking at the general market (ie, not a bunch of C&V heads like we are here) they were on about even par.

Does anyone here have any sales lit or other dating type info for Grandis bikes? This has 700c wheels (though, they may have all had 700c) and a single set of bottle holder bosses. Somewhere on the 'net, I thought i saw a picture of a bike with the same frame that was said to be a 1980 model....
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in fall 83 i bought my first race bike to become a USCF cat IV, and the bike was that exact paint/decal scheme, all Campy NR w/high flange 36h hubs and Mavic tubular rims. stolen out of the garage in 1987, but not before i put thousands of training and racing miles on it. i love seeing that, fiat....such a deal
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Found one of these last night when I stopped by the coop...

It is a re-branded V GT.


https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Home.html

And some Suntour 7 speed bar end shifters (Accushift) which I will set up as friction shifters on some future project.
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Today's find is my fourth Lotus, a 1981 Lotus Prestige. It has double butted Ishiwata "Magny X" frame/forks and stays. Typical project bike price. One plus is it has 700c rims.



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Trek 830

Picked up this Trek 830 off Craigslist about a month ago. Iíve fixed up a number of bikes, but I've never seen one with this much honest, hard use: bottom bracket and one chain ring completely worn out, jockey wheels on the derailleur worn down to little stars (someone had replaced the rear wheel and cluster in its long life). Iím guessing itís about 20 years old, and I canít begin to guess how many miles it has on it. Found a few parts on ebay, did the usual cleaning and adjusting, and itís riding again. Put on a new chain and now I need to figure out why itís skipping on some gear combinations. (That question I'll post on the Forum later.) I know itís the low-end Trek mtb, but it seems bomb-proof.
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On American Pickers tonight, they bought a Motobecane Grand Record in halfway decent shape for $30.,,,,BD
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Freebies!!!

geez i love freebies, got a 1984 trek 510 frame and fork from a trash pile 2 weeks ago. the only rust is on the stem, seat bolt, and bottom bracket all of which are replaceable. i also picked up a mtb/hybrid heavyweight painted with so much yellow housepaint i can't tell what brand it is. i'll post a pci of it when i figure out what the heck it is.
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Picked up a Free Spirit Pinnacle for $12 @ Goodwill. It's my size, so I'll probably keep it after I fix it up. I have another road bike that is too big for me, so I'll probably use that one for parts since this one needs just about everything --- lots of rusted up Falcon components. My first stab at removing cottered cranks, so wish me luck. From what I've gathered, I should be able to replace the BB with a square-tapered crank, yes? I also want to remove the decals, since they are already coming up...
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On American Pickers tonight, they bought a Motobecane Grand Record in halfway decent shape for $30.,,,,BD
I haven't seen that episode but, AP is a fun show.
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On American Pickers tonight, they bought a Motobecane Grand Record in halfway decent shape for $30.,,,,BD

Saw that, was very jealous...

What about the old Orient stuff...

Aside from all the corny jokes, Im actually glad I gave the show a try.
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