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Old 05-19-10, 01:10 PM
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nice, and just like one i fixed up recently. right down to the rusty spokes.

actually, yours looks a bit nicer. what's the rear derailleur? stock on these were mountech's but mine came with a siezed up shimano.

did you really find that in the garbage?

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Heres a somewhat better picture of that mongoose, I also got a almost new lawnmower and a box of vintage gaming systems with games in the garbage lol
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Old 05-19-10, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by USAZorro
He's going to need some spiffy, red wool duds to go with that.
I think the Carter's skinsuit is the right choice for infant tricycle time trials.

;-)

Good going, Dad!
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Old 05-19-10, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
This was about an hour's drive away---a very well-priced De Rosa in my size with C Record parts and a Brooks Professional saddle




Wowza. Define "well-priced"...
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Old 05-19-10, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by HSean
Heres a somewhat better picture of that mongoose, I also got a almost new lawnmower and a box of vintage gaming systems with games in the garbage lol
Way off topic, but what gamins systems did you find? Collecting vintage bikes and game systems are my two favorite hobbies!
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Old 05-19-10, 07:43 PM
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OMG! Where is that little dude's helmet???
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Old 05-19-10, 08:40 PM
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Hey, tough guys don't wear helmets, only bibs...
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Originally Posted by Maddox
Wowza. Define "well-priced"...
Less than $400
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Old 05-19-10, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
Less than $400
You sir, are a magician.

Again, I think you know how much I love De Rosas. That one is very, very nice.
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Old 05-20-10, 12:26 AM
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Gaming systems are A nes, Snes,2X sega gens. the nes has two zappers, 4 controllers and two joysticks lol also had some games. oh and a ps2.

The bike was not from the garbage, I paid 25$ useing my free money from garbage picking usefull things lol
The derailer is a shimano deor. it's still in very good shape. I cleaned the bike today, the only really bad rust spot is on the BB, it's hard to get at, Might have to give it one of them derusting baths, It has white walls on it right now... lol i'll post a picture in "show us your vintage mountain bikes'' when I clean it abit more and assemble.
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Old 05-20-10, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by USAZorro
He's going to need some spiffy, red wool duds to go with that.
Agreed!!!

Originally Posted by 7speed
I think the Carter's skinsuit is the right choice for infant tricycle time trials.

;-)

Good going, Dad!
Thanks! Guess he'll need another outfit too, oh darn

Originally Posted by Ivandarken
OMG! Where is that little dude's helmet???
Hmmm...Probably should get him one once he can pedal. I sure could have used on when I was that age....durrrr....

Originally Posted by curbtender
Hey, tough guys don't wear helmets, only bibs...
hahahaa! Flips up to prevent face roadrash. Actually starting to get some teeth already; kid gushes drool in a volume that makes the Mississippi river look weak. Unreal.
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Old 05-20-10, 08:45 AM
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Recently picked up this wonderful bike for around $150 which will be this summer's restoration project.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:

-'83 Vitus 979 Duralinox with full Campy SR and a nice Concor saddle-






The wheels will be replaced with proper campy/mavic ones, I'll get new cables, lever hoods and a white fi'zik bar tape. I'll also get rid of all the excess stuff that's crammed onto it such as the lock, bell, reflexes and so on. The fork has been replaced with a Conti made from Columbus Matrix, and I hope it's not because the bike was crashed. I know original Vitus forks are a PITA to find, so I might leave it on for now.
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Old 05-20-10, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by sickmtbnutcase
I bought this 14 years ago for my sister while she was still pregnant with her first child; it was $5 at Value Village. All 5 of her kids have learned how to ride on it, we just took the training wheels off for my 5 year old niece and she is really tearing it up around the neighbourhood. Needless to say, it is the best $5 I have ever spent.

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Here are a few pics of this past weekends haul plus one that showed up this morning.









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A few more,now if I can find enough time to get them going and find new owners.









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I just got a call from one of my lawnmower repair customers that he has four bikes for me a Dawes two Schwinns and a Ross that I need to go pick up. I am out of room and haven't had the time to work on these bikes as much as I planned too so I might have to sell some off as is just so they don't sit outside and get weathered, and you know what I still don't have enough bikes LOL.
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Old 05-20-10, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4
A few more,now if I can find enough time to get them going and find new owners.

Shouldn't have too much trouble finding a home for that Moto
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Old 05-20-10, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4
I just got a call from one of my lawnmower repair customers that he has four bikes for me a Dawes two Schwinns and a Ross that I need to go pick up. I am out of room and haven't had the time to work on these bikes as much as I planned too so I might have to sell some off as is just so they don't sit outside and get weathered, and you know what I still don't have enough bikes LOL.

Your going to need to extend that garage out about 20' for your inventory...
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Old 05-20-10, 08:19 PM
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I saw this Panasonic on CL last week and watched the seller drop the price over the weekend. A bit too big for me, but I couldn't say no at the price... It's a mid-80's PT-3500 with lots of period accessories including a rack w/Nashbar trunk (containing a some tools,) a Union generator with lights, and some creepy gel Spenco handlebar sleeves that absorbed water like a sponge as I drove home with it on my rack through a thunderstorm.

I'd love to have a bike like this in my size, I might try to work a trade in the ISO/for trade thread.




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Old 05-20-10, 08:35 PM
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got 5 today

a CCM mixte which was in good condition but it came disassembled in a box, made a single speed outta it!

a peugeot Mixte super sport model, came crank-less, i will rebuild it for my sister.

a man peugeot 10 speed all araya/weinmann equipped ,in pretty good condition

a CCM man mountain bike with a broken crank spindle

a triumph canada lady mountain bike (which i will convert the wheels to 26x1 3/8,3 speed internal hub for a girl coworker)











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I was in space today and I got this! Well more like it came from me to my magical bike yard! Sears Spaceliner, aint the fancy model but it's still nice.
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Old 05-20-10, 09:42 PM
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I was in space today and I got this! Well more like it came from me to my magical bike yard! Sears Spaceliner, aint the fancy model but it's still nice.
I wish I could find a space alien catch like that.
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Here is an ’81 Miyata 610 I picked up the other day… Suntour V-GT-Luxe Derailleur, Araya rims, Sakae triple crank and randonneur bars. – A remarkably fast touring bike: (Found myself pedaling merrily along on the big chain ring-little gear combination without even realizing it.)









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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
I saw this Panasonic on CL last week and watched the seller drop the price over the weekend. A bit too big for me, but I couldn't say no at the price... It's a mid-80's PT-3500 with lots of period accessories including a rack w/Nashbar trunk (containing a some tools,) a Union generator with lights, and some creepy gel Spenco handlebar sleeves that absorbed water like a sponge as I drove home with it on my rack through a thunderstorm.

I'd love to have a bike like this in my size, I might try to work a trade in the ISO/for trade thread.
I seriously considered asking for help with that. I saw it pointed out here on the eBay/CL finds thread.
Thought long and hard about it. If I had something to trade, I'd say we could work it out. It's 57cm right?
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
I saw this Panasonic on CL last week and watched the seller drop the price over the weekend. A bit too big for me, but I couldn't say no at the price... It's a mid-80's PT-3500 with lots of period accessories including a rack w/Nashbar trunk (containing a some tools,) a Union generator with lights, and some creepy gel Spenco handlebar sleeves that absorbed water like a sponge as I drove home with it on my rack through a thunderstorm.

I'd love to have a bike like this in my size, I might try to work a trade in the ISO/for trade thread.




Thats an 88.

If it is like my 87 it is set up with half step biopace cranks. The FD will even say half step on it.
Really nice bike. I am really sad the one I have is a bit small for me and going to have to go on CL when I finish it up since my bud decided he didn't want it.

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https://panasonicbikemuseum.info/
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Originally Posted by Amani576
I seriously considered asking for help with that. I saw it pointed out here on the eBay/CL finds thread.
Thought long and hard about it. If I had something to trade, I'd say we could work it out. It's 57cm right?
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Yep, I thought hard about it too, but maybe not as rationally It's 57 or 58cm, but I'm more comfortable around 52-54cm. Perhaps we can work something out, this one is going to the far end of the project queue...

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Thats an 88.

If it is like my 87 it is set up with half step biopace cranks. The FD will even say half step on it.
Really nice bike. I am really sad the one I have is a bit small for me and going to have to go on CL when I finish it up since my bud decided he didn't want it.

Catalogs.
https://panasonicbikemuseum.info/
Yes, it does have the half step gearing with the decal on the FD. Thanks for the link!
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