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Old 05-25-10, 12:55 PM
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I would REALLY go grab this one if I still lived in Houston. Oh well, one of you Southeast TX guys go grab it.:-)

Nice! I'd buy it just for the nice condition arabesque alone..

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1757751056.html
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Old 05-25-10, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver

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Does this have the twinn (double) slanting tubes like a mixte?

Ha! A Gypsy Twixte...
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Old 05-25-10, 01:10 PM
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Yep... it is a mixte frame tandem.
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Wow, I've never seen seat stays like that before. Very cool Shogun.
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Wow I went through a long dry spell but now the flood gates have opened and I am drowning LOL. Picked up five today and the cost is repairing the front brake cable on a Haro Del Ray.
Everything I got needs the routine service work,tires,tubes,cables and chains the whole sha-bang,but still a great deal.








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The Last one,which I think is the best even though it needs the most work.This is the best touring setup I have right now. I really like this bike and it will fit me,looks like I need to add on to my garage sooner then I thought.









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Old 05-25-10, 03:57 PM
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Saw this French barn find on Flickr.



Tandem TERROT dans une vieille grange bretonne...
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that tornado is exactly the frame i'm building up a 'rat rod' kinda 26"er out of a recent haul. That's an odd frame for Schwinn....great score all around. Love the Galaxy...

and, here's my recent catch...mid-80s Murray "Touring Series" 3-speed...fetched from the shed in a co-worker's folks' back yard. Kind of a shame, it's pretty much perfect so obviously wasn't used. i think i'm gonna graft the running gear with one of the '50s/60s cruiser frames i have & build something fairly useless but fun with the pieces....


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Old 05-25-10, 05:08 PM
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just sealed the deal on this beauty. needs the rear wheel rebuilt and a tune up but what a deal!



and a couple of weeks ago i got this holdsworth as well:



it's been a great month
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The orange one looks great! I think it would look even greater with a brooks leather saddle.
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The holdsworth?

Am I really missing something or doesn't it have a Brooks already?

(I'll be really impressed if you identified that leather saddle as some other brand from that size picture).
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Old 05-26-10, 07:23 AM
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Great finds cobrabyte! Was that Ciocc on one of the FL craigslist boards recently? I recall seeing a very reasonably priced one in the last week or so...
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thanks! yes the ciocc was up for sale by a guy that lives 10 blocks from me so I grabbed it moments after I saw the ad

the holdsworth has a wrights saddle on it. It's actually really comfortable so I doubt I will be shelling out the $$ for a brooks, though I was considering it until after a few rides and realizing the wrights is fine and doesn't need to be swapped out.
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Originally Posted by fiataccompli
that tornado is exactly the frame i'm building up a 'rat rod' kinda 26"er out of a recent haul. That's an odd frame for Schwinn....great score all around. Love the Galaxy...

and, here's my recent catch...mid-80s Murray "Touring Series" 3-speed...fetched from the shed in a co-worker's folks' back yard. Kind of a shame, it's pretty much perfect so obviously wasn't used. i think i'm gonna graft the running gear with one of the '50s/60s cruiser frames i have & build something fairly useless but fun with the pieces....

Yeah I have/had a lot of Schwinns but none with that frame design. I think I am going service it clean the chrome and return it back to him with his Haro because he really wants 2 bikes and I think he would like this when I am done with it. I was riding it around last night the way it is and it rides nice and smooth with the big tires,if he doesn't want it after I am done then it will stay in my collection for anybody to use.
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4
The Last one,which I think is the best even though it needs the most work.This is the best touring setup I have right now. I really like this bike and it will fit me,looks like I need to add on to my garage sooner then I thought.
For those who like these, seriously nice bike.... a "keeper" no matter how much work it may need. Brooks B-17, Suntour Cyclone, F&R racks.... should clean up nicely (I've been dropping stuff in a bucket of CLR lately) ... easy color to touch-up, too!!!

Really nice catch!!!

Many happy miles to you and the Dawes!
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Old 05-26-10, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
A gypsy arrived here today... she runs out beautifully, the eccentric bb was adjustable, and the drum brake and dual Mafac brake lever are simply cool.

Now... if she was only a few cm smaller... I can stand over the frame and the position up top is very nice but fitting a stoker bar in the usual place will not be possible.

I am doing some bike related consulting and bike related work for an upcoming play and this bike will be used in it and afterwards it is mine to keep.

1976 Gitane tandem...



I am so jalous!! Very nice bike!!
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Found one for my little one yesterday. Decent shape Novara 10speed mountain bike with 20 inch tires. She's loving it but still has a little growing to do before she is ready for it. Says REI on it so easy $50 flip when she out grows it. Just needs some cleaning and a lube. Tires are great, has hardly any miles.
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Old 05-26-10, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by maym036
I am so jalous!! Very nice bike!!
Would trade it for a 55cm frame... but is is really nice.
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can anyone tell me if an Iverson Decathlon is a bike worth buying for 100 bucks? i just saw it on ebay. the man said it is the same bike used in the 1970's olympics
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Old 05-26-10, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by dykim90
can anyone tell me if an Iverson Decathlon is a bike worth buying for 100 bucks? i just saw it on ebay. the man said it is the same bike used in the 1970's olympics
Here's a link that may help:

https://oldroads.com/d_ltw_ra.asp?OQI...um=20108&RID=0
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hahaha its a POS.
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And another freebie from the side of the road Wayyyyyyy to big for me, but a neat bike nonetheless. "New" 27" knobbies, half of a Blumel Popular fender set, Schwinn rando bars, generator light set, matching bar tape. Serial Number CJ56955


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A nice little Schwinn World, all dolled up and ready for some lucky coed:



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I like how you matched your work stand to the bike. Will that come up at Mill Valley?
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Old 05-27-10, 11:59 PM
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I like how you matched your work stand to the bike. Will that come up at Mill Valley?
Sadly, I'll be missing Mill Valley. I'll be up in Ukiah, riding the Mendocino Monster.
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