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Old 04-09-10, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by fiataccompli
it's been a week of prolific week here...

motobecane mixte, looks low-end, high tensile steel...should make a sweet campus/urban bike


tall motobecane (too tall for me)


raleigh road bike with broken seat tube & down tube, stupid flat bars with sachs grip shifters and a full Shimano 600 groupset w/ 8 speed, nice wheels & new tires/tubes
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yeah, sorry...then again Motobecane Mirages probably do look better in soft focus! (actually, I didn't realize they were blurry 'til they were uploaded here...i'd only seen them on my cel phone & as thumbnails)

The Raleigh is interesting, though...it's a 753 Technium or something like that...so, I guess before someone added flat bars & goofy grip shifters & then the frame broke it was a nice bike.
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Old 04-09-10, 08:24 AM
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Thrift store find....

Near as I can tell its an 89 Trek 950 MTB.

25 bux with broken shifters but pretty nice everything else. Full Shimano Mountain LX componentry.

Thinking I'll convert it to drop bars and some 9 speed STI's....

I just can't resist a lugged frame!











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Old 04-09-10, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by fiataccompli
raleigh road bike with broken seat tube & down tube, stupid flat bars with sachs grip shifters and a full Shimano 600 groupset w/ 8 speed, nice wheels & new tires/tubes
If you don't want those "stupid flat bars with sachs grip shifters" I could use an 8-speed Shimano shifter for a project. PM me.
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Old 04-09-10, 11:02 AM
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@smokinapancake - Nice find indeed. Won't take too long to fix that one up.

I ran across an early-90's Trek 830 Antelope w/ double butted chromoly, Biopace cranks, and other good'ns while picking up a pair of '72 Raleigh Sports for two married friends. I may just run back over to the house and pick up that trek - I was thinking the same thing about drop bars. May just try and turn it into a Cyclocross beater.
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I picked up a nice red roadbike. My size, and one that I always wanted. Didn't really "save from the dump". Can I still post it here?

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Old 04-09-10, 11:49 AM
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Yes, but it is a "Catch of the Day"..... you're good.
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Old 04-09-10, 03:52 PM
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Thanks Maddox,

The frame has its share of rusty scratches but fortunately no dings. It evidently had been sitting outside for some time given the tree seeds/cobwebs/leaves entangled in every nook and cranny. Fortunately the PO had filled the stem and seatpost with tons of grease making them very easy to remove - YAY!!

The size is decieving. The seat tube measures 17.5" CTC, but the top tobe rings in around 22.25" CTC - just right for me based on my experiences with other bikes. We'll see how it fits once I'm actually able to swing a leg and take it for a ride.
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Old 04-09-10, 05:11 PM
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I picked up a nice red roadbike. My size, and one that I always wanted. Didn't really "save from the dump". Can I still post it here?

YES! Congrats on the RB-1!

I don't care if it's not a "from the dump" steal - we want the story. Getting a bike you've always wanted usually comes along with a good story...
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Originally Posted by sjpitts
I picked up a nice red roadbike. My size, and one that I always wanted. Didn't really "save from the dump". Can I still post it here?

Beautiful bike!
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What's the frame size on the Raleigh? The bigger ones are hard to find; 23" kinda scarce, 25" quite rare. You might be better off cleaning it and selling it.
rhm- the Raleigh is a 23". I'm thinking about flipping it, but I want the rear hub, rims and shifter to complete the Hercules Renoun I picked up off CL a few months back. I may take a ride up to Copake on the 16th. If I find the parts there, I'll flip it.
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Originally Posted by Maddox
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Yeah, but you can get a better deal if you run.
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Old 04-09-10, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by fiataccompli
The Raleigh is interesting, though...it's a 753 Technium or something like that...so, I guess before someone added flat bars & goofy grip shifters & then the frame broke it was a nice bike.
IIRC, all the "Techniums" were built in the USA (Kent, WA) and used Aluminum seat stays and chain stays bonded to a chrome-moly main frame. I don't think Raleigh USA was ever certified to use 753 tubing.

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Old 04-09-10, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
IIRC, all the "Techniums" were built in the USA (Kent, WA) and used Aluminum seat stays and chain stays bonded to a chrome-moly main frame. I don't think Raleigh USA was ever certified to use 753 tubing.
I haven't finished reading this (and linked PDF), but it seems to indicate 753 Techniums.
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Old 04-09-10, 09:02 PM
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The bonded Aluminum Techniums came out in 1986. Raleigh USA marketed the Technium trademark first in '85 with Reynolds 753 tubed frames.
A shame the one above got trashed.
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I checked out a few garage sales after work this afternoon and got excited when I saw a bunch of bikes leaned up against a garage. All but this one were "Huffurrays." It looks to be an '86 World Sport. My size too, but it will probably end up getting flipped.

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i mist say that is a nice E28, i have 2 of them one with a turbo and one all stock, they last forever if you keep them up!
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Originally Posted by tugrul
Wow. Who knew?
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Here is a thread about a Nashbar touring frame I got from another forum member. Anyone got a guess as to who might have built it?

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...3#post10648943
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Originally Posted by DTM2010
i mist say that is a nice E28, i have 2 of them one with a turbo and one all stock, they last forever if you keep them up!
thanks. Mine's got (really) 99K on it, basically stock except European bumpers/lights and a d'sylva chip. i'm hoping to get at least another 200k out of it
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Very nice... I say so because I have exactly the same bike! I converted mine to deerhead thumb shifters. I've had it since 1994 and will never part with it! You are correct on the model and year.
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Thrift store find....

Near as I can tell its an 89 Trek 950 MTB.

25 bux with broken shifters but pretty nice everything else. Full Shimano Mountain LX componentry.

Thinking I'll convert it to drop bars and some 9 speed STI's....

I just can't resist a lugged frame!


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what is this i don't even

. . .

Picked up today for $100. Imagine a bicycle made in the worst way (out of steel pressings, bolted together) - now imagine it has a motor attached to it (over the front wheel for some reason).


Now imagine it is French.

That is a Velosolex.

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univega sporttour mixte

I picked this univega sporttour mixte up the other day. it came in very good condition, and the price was good considering the region and season.

the serial number on the frame is I167379. I can't seem to relocate the page I had for decoding univega serial numbers. does anyone know what the year might be based on that serial? if I had to guess I'd say 79-82.



I probably should have covered the reflector when using the flash.


what exactly is this peg for? it's only on the drive side. I've seen it on bikes before, but never with anything attached to it. I'll make a wild guess that it's a chain rest.
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Originally Posted by Wizel603
what exactly is this peg for? it's only on the drive side. I've seen it on bikes before, but never with anything attached to it. I'll make a wild guess that it's a chain rest.
Yup, Chain Hanger.
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Originally Posted by Mos6502


what is this i don't even

. . .

Picked up today for $100. Imagine a bicycle made in the worst way (out of steel pressings, bolted together) - now imagine it has a motor attached to it (over the front wheel for some reason).


Now imagine it is French.

That is a Velosolex.
As weird as all of that is,,,,I like it. Does the motor run? Looking at others like it on craigslist, I would say you got a very good deal.
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