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Old 03-10-10, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider
fastmummy, I don't mean to be discouraging. That bike has no value. But it will help you appreciate your next acquisitions.
You could use it for experiments, at things such as painting.
Stick around, and you'll learn a lot. Have fun!
Thanks, I probably won't paint it. I'll just clean her up as best as I can.

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A nice old bike but nuthin special. Not worth too much unless you happen to find a Murray collector (don't count on it). If you want to clean up the chrome, try using aluminum foil and lemon juice; I've had good results with that. A good cleaning and it should shine.
Thanks for the tip. I already did the rear wheel and handlebars with a wire brush, I'll try this method on the front wheel and rest of the bike.

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Not worth a lot but I get $100-150 for older 3 speeds like that in my area completely serviced,so for a dumpster find that's not to bad depending on what kind of parts it may need. The chrome on the older bikes is so much better then what is used now and that bike should clean up nice.
Not bad for free! I'll most probably service/clean it and keep it for the wife, unless I find something else for her to ride.
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Old 03-10-10, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ******bagonwhlz
Looks like a good saddle on the nishiki
Yes, it's a Rolls



and here is a picture of the Marinoni someone requested ...




and a picture of the other , just because it is so nice .



Oh, yeah and a picture of a Desmarais I just picked up for a good price



In the interest of full disclosure and as not to make anyone, thinking I am advertizing bikes here, angry ; these bikes are for sale , but only locally so I won't disclose my location ( if that makes any sens at all).
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Old 03-10-10, 01:15 PM
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I haven't posted pics in a while of some of the saves I made since fall so here are a couple that I can get to. I am just starting to get back to work on them since I had surgery that went bad on my right hand in Oct.
The first is a 1974 woman's Schwinn Suburban 10 speed that I got from the Orig owner at a yard sale for $10,this is in the repair stand as I type and I will have some after pics in a few days.




The next bike I found in the trash and I can't find much about it. It is a Liberty and was sold by the Chicago Cycle Supply CO. ( Schwinn ). It is a men's small framed 3 speed that someone did a poor job of installing drop bars on. I have all the necessary vintage parts to put it back to normal and I will start this as soon as I am done with the Suburban.





I also got 2 Raleigh Records within a few days apart from each other from 2 different friends. The gray and blue bike I had up and riding within 15 min after it was dropped off so it just needs a good cleaning ,lube and bar tape. The orange bike has a really clean frame but needs wheels and everything else.


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Originally Posted by noglider
Excellent work, glennfordx4!
Thanks Tom, the wheels were the worst of it not one spoke was tight but yet the rims weren't that bad out of true. It was all labor and a lot of polishing of the chrome,I even repainted all the white you see on the front forks and the fine lines were a bear but I was happy with the way it turned out. The tires barely fit the frame as it had Kelly Safari 26x1.50 on it and I installed a set of Schwinn Typhoon balloon 26x2.00 that were for my cruiser project.
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Old 03-10-10, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Rip Van Winkle
Glennfordx4, that is one beautiful bike. I'm hoping this one cleans up as nicely with some car wax and some buffing. I just have to find the time to do it now. :-(
Thanks, I wanted to keep it for the wife and myself but it just didn't fit me I felt cramped on it.
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Old 03-10-10, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Straightblock
Does it say Centurion on the frame or is it just on a stick-on chainstay protector?
It's a stick on, but was there before the repaint. It was a nice white.
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Old 03-10-10, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ******bagonwhlz
That is really interesting. Could you throw some pics up of the downtube and BB connection. That downtube just doesn't look stiff at all. It feels like looking at some ancient species that was related to a sucessful one, but went extinct without evolving further.

Seems to be pretty sturdy. The downtube, seatpost and BB seem to be one piece, but its hard to tell with that thick paint on it.

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Old 03-10-10, 08:25 PM
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^^ interesting braze on for the front dérailleur.
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Guess I need to source out come hoods for some Gran Compe levers I pulled out of the parts bin at the co-op...
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Old 03-11-10, 02:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
Guess I need to source out come hoods for some Gran Compe levers I pulled out of the parts bin at the co-op...
Aero or traditional?
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Old 03-11-10, 09:12 AM
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^^ interesting braze on for the front dérailleur.
The original is just an 'L' shaped bracket that would bend every time I shifted. An inelegant fix I'll admit, but it works.
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Originally Posted by melonbar123
Aero or traditional?
Aero... my conventional Gran Compes are in beautiful shape but the hoods on these aero levers was petrified and they are the smooth lever versions without any drillium. They are a little scraped up but should polish up really nicely.

Thinking that I will use these to replace the Shimano aero levers on my touring bike once I find hoods.
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I wonder if it's possible (or practical) to make a mold and form a hood with silicone or some other readily available material. What we bike nuts do to get hoods is insane, and they're too darn hard to get and too expensive!
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Originally Posted by noglider
I wonder if it's possible (or practical) to make a mold and form a hood with silicone or some other readily available material. What we bike nuts do to get hoods is insane, and they're too darn hard to get and too expensive!
I have these ideas in my head...
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Old 03-11-10, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider
I wonder if it's possible (or practical) to make a mold and form a hood with silicone or some other readily available material. What we bike nuts do to get hoods is insane, and they're too darn hard to get and too expensive!
3-D scanning technology has really taken off in recent years; they can take an object, scan it, and make a perfect 3-D "printout" in hard plastic. It would be very easy to make a plastic mold this way. I don't know what it would cost, though.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
Aero... my conventional Gran Compes are in beautiful shape but the hoods on these aero levers was petrified and they are the smooth lever versions without any drillium. They are a little scraped up but should polish up really nicely.

Thinking that I will use these to replace the Shimano aero levers on my touring bike once I find hoods.
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Originally Posted by rhm
3-D scanning technology has really taken off in recent years; they can take an object, scan it, and make a perfect 3-D "printout" in hard plastic. It would be very easy to make a plastic mold this way. I don't know what it would cost, though.
I've done some 3D scanning, and it would get the shape of the hood, but you'd be hard pressed to get the interior shape correct and you also wouldn't get any texture. Using an existing set of hoods to make a mold would be much more accurate and a whole lot cheaper. It's still not an easy shape to mold, you would need a three piece mold. One for the interior, and two pieces to clamshell around that. You'd also need to hold the interior piece in place with the two outer pieces.

Not really too hard to do, but I wouldn't do it as my first molding project.

Liquid rubber is easily available online and is easy to dye any color but white as the base rubber is cream colored. You'd also want some sort of a vacuum chamber to do the molding in to make sure you don't have bubbles in the piece.
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Not sure how much of a catch this is but the frame fits me perfectly.

It's a Fiori Modena, don't know the date. Tripple butted Cromoly frame, 700c Mavic alloy rims, exage groupo components, kusuki winpista bars and stem. She took the pedals, light water bottle and computer All in all 27lbs with a rack that must be at least 5lbs. $50 CDN

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Originally Posted by EY3
Not sure how much of a catch this is but the frame fits me perfectly.

It's a Fiori Modena, don't know the date. Tripple butted Cromoly frame, 700c Mavic alloy rims, exage groupo components, kusuki winpista bars and stem. She took the pedals, light water bottle and computer All in all 27lbs with a rack that must be at least 5lbs. $50 CDN

You did good especially if those Campagnolo pedals (i think that"s what they are) came with it.
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EY3, that's quite a catch.

I notice your seat is tipped down. That's usually a bad idea. Try making it level or very slightly tipped up. This may require you to lower it a bit. These changes could take some pressure off your hands. You will probably be most comfortable when there's a balance of pressure between your feet, your hands, and your tush.
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Thanks noglider, I haven't done a thing to this bike yet. I'll give it a try tonight!
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Yep, great find on the Fiori, but I'd be stunned rigid if the rack weighed 5 lbs!
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EY3 - That is a really nice catch... really nice frame and the Exage is some solid kit. It is not light by any means but is pretty bulletproof stuff.

If you are looking at running this bike as a commuter or tourer that Exage will serve you well.
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Did not even have to go fishing today... neighoour stopped by this morning and left a really crappy department store bike for me to do with as I pleased (it will get recycled) but it had a very new looking Mavic 230 rim laced to a buttery smooth Deore LX hub up front.
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Picked up a pair of bikes the other day, one of 'em is pretty nice, a Roberts road bike with a 53cm TT:



I bought this guy for the shifters, but now I'm not going to use 'em. Hmmm, what to do. I think I may get it going and sell it complete on the springtime "I need a bike now!" market.

And this rattlecaned Velo Sport. With stuck seatpost. And stem. I haven't tried the BB yet. This one was complete and I have no idea if I'll be able to salvage it. Hmmm. I may just have to keep my eyes open for another junker 27" frame for the parts to go on.



I've only been in my new city for a few weeks now, and I already have dilapidated bikes piling up! Crap!
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