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Old 05-28-10, 02:13 PM
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Ah, Mill Valley. My grandmother lives there.
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Picked up this 1992 Club Fuji, in a desirable small frame size. All RX100, seven speed. The best part is that it came with a slew of extras (seats, HR monitor, trainer, jerseys, etc), which should cover the price of the bike. We'll see if my wife is ready for drops. Seat post was sky high on this bike as former owner was way too big for it.

Should clean up really nice. Just have to figure out a way to fit all of this stuff in the car as we are on vacation.

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Nice score on the Club Fuji wrk101 ! - SO in essence the bike was free! - That's the way to do it !
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Picked up this Univega Gran Touring for $80. It came with a nice set of Campy wheels (w/ DT spokes). Need to remove some cable from the brakes, the loops are unnecessarily high (at least for me). Otherwise, it is ready for the road.
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Ummm yeah?? They look long enough to get your helmet caught on long aero descents, lol.,,,,BD
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No...I don't have a bicycle tree but I now have a custom made Arvon tandem frame to build up for my family.

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Not so vintage but $50 Trek 830 that is in great shape other then the seat. Wife already laied claim to it.
Picture of the little 10speed Novara I picked up for my 9 year old.

We are ready to go trail riding!
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Ummm yeah?? They look long enough to get your helmet caught on long aero descents, lol.,,,,BD
That's a scary image.
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Above is a Nishiki Olympic 12 that I snagged from eBay recently on a local P/U: I am really impressed with Nishiki's in-general, but like the Maruishi's, I don't think they get as much recognition as they deserve...
People are (understandably) enthusiastic about Centurions, Miyatas, and Panasonics, but IMHO, these other Japanese marques get overlooked.

I also have a nice Nishiki International (below) from a CL impulse buy, which has great road manners, and which I cannot seem to part with.



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Auchen - Nishiki made some really beautiful bicycles and the International is a beauty what with the sweet Araya rims and Mk 2 Cyclone.

They get a lot of love here... my first road bike was a Nishiki Competition and that was a stunning bike in every respect.
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SixtyFiver -
Do you have any pictures of the Competition?
I would like to see one.
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Old 05-30-10, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
SixtyFiver -
Do you have any pictures of the Competition?
I would like to see one.
Mine was a 21 inch frame in Lake Blue (same as image)... was... because it was stolen.


(Full size) https://ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/Competition1983.jpg
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
.... because it was stolen...
My condolences. I hope you come across one just like it at a garage sale for ~$10, -and if it happens to be the theif's garage sale, bop him one for me!
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Old 05-30-10, 12:33 AM
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It was the only bike I have ever had stolen... and this was 25 years ago.

I caught the thief as he was a friend of my brothers and he could have avoided the beating I gave him had he disclosed the names of the people he sold my bike to... he parted with it for $40.00 which got him a few cases of beer... and an epic ass whupping.

The bike cost over $800.00 new and was in pristine shape and I had added what was then, a very expensive cyclometer and Sanyo generator system as I did a lot of training at night when the roads were empty.

Would love to find another in the same colour and in nice condition... just for old times sake.
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Dun dun dun! I got this today, best part is it aint the brown color! it`s ridable but needs some cleaning done to it. looks to be a 1972 model.
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Old 05-30-10, 09:58 AM
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I picked this one up for Mrs CB400 yesterday morning. A genuine 531 framed, made in the UK, 1987 Raleigh Granada. It looks like I finally got her off of her hybrid.

I noticed it a couple of days ago and even posted it on the "Are you looking for one of these" thread (since removed). But, I kept thinking about it, showed it to her, and she liked it.

Here it is in "as received" condition.

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Old 05-30-10, 06:21 PM
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Picked up a nice Wheeler 5200zx mountain bike. Smaller size and just needs a cleaning -- tires and everything else is in good shape. Full cromoly double butted frame. Has a weird threadless headset that does not use a star nut.

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I bought a Wheeler 3000 trekking bike once. The stupidest thing I've done in the last few years(Among others) was to sell it.
It had every braze on known to man, and wide 700's. An EXCELLENT candidate for a touring rig, and I sold it because I didn't have time
to work on it. Sure it needed everything, but it was fairly light and very cool. The color sucked, but I could have remedied that. Oh well,
that's life.,,,,BD

From what I found it is a German brand, and not sold in the US?

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Apparently there was a shop in Cleveland that was selling them for while back in the 90's -- folks I bought it from got it new at a local shop.

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I bought a Wheeler 3000 trekking bike once. The stupidest thing I've done in the last few years(Among others) was to sell it.
It had every braze on known to man, and wide 700's. An EXCELLENT candidate for a touring rig, and I sold it because I didn't have time
to work on it. Sure it needed everything, but it was fairly light and very cool. The color sucked, but I could have remedied that. Oh well,
that's life.,,,,BD

From what I found it is a German brand, and not sold in the US?

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Saved Sekai 2400 Some info please

On my way home today I saw a guy rolling an old bike out to the street. Turned out to be an old Sekai 2400 series road bike. S/N Y6A1125

Looks like somebody converted it to flat bars by chopping up the stock drops. Stem has been changed to offer a more upright ride. The components are all over the place so I'm not sure what's stock or not, maybe somebody can help me out.

Frame is TANGE Infinity CR-MO with decent lug work. not sure on the fork. Crank is a Sugino GT 48/40.

FD is an Exage 300LX attached to a Suntour Power Control thumbie and my guess is that this set up isn't stock. Also it looks way too high on the frame. I thought the exage line was usually found on mountain bikes.

The RD is a Suntour Cyclone 7000 attached to a Suntour Accushift thumbie 7 speed with switchable friction/index modes, set on friction right now. From poking around the web, I see that the Cyclone 7000 can do index so I'm wondering why it's set for friction. According to info over at DISRAELI GEARS site the Cyclone 7000 dates in 87 and was somewhat dodgy as far as index shifting goes so maybe it doesn't like index with the 6 speed cluster on the bike right now.

The rear cluster is a sixer but I don't know yet what brand or if it's a FH or FW. Probably try to have a look tomorrow. Possibly the shifters are stock to the bike and were just moved up on to the bars from the stem (see pics).

Brakes are Shimano 105's front and rear with mountain style levers up on the bar. Rims are UKAI alum 27's with Sunshine hubs.

The bike's in decent overall shape but needs cleaned and serviced and I can do that myself.

Not sure on year or value but the idea of keeping it flat bar with a decent set of real bars or possibly a set of moustache bars sounds interesting. What do you think?















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Originally Posted by 60bass
...after asking if it was indeed free I grabbed it...Turned out to be an old Sekai 2400 series road bike....

... the idea of keeping it flat bar with a decent set of real bars or possibly a set of moustache bars sounds interesting. What do you think?
Personally, I would seek out the best pair of drops I could lay my hands on and add DT friction shifters. With an infinity frame, Ukai rims and an Infinity frame, you have the makings of an exceptional riding vintage road bike... and for some reason I think it wants red bar tape.
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From last week. A 1991 Trek 750 Multitrack with cantis. Lugged, double butted True Temper AVR tubing; frame made in Waterloo. Suntour XCE, although the original Suntour shifters were replaced with gripshifts.

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From last week. A 1991 Trek 750 Multitrack with cantis. Lugged, double butted True Temper AVR tubing; frame made in Waterloo. Suntour XCE, although the original Suntour shifters were replaced with gripshifts.
Decent riders. I had the step down a 720 with a tig frame. Mine did have a touring fork with the braze on for racks.
Be glad the shifters were swapped. They were horrid. You would have to shift past the gear you wanted then down shift to get it to center. The Geometry on those does well with a drop bar conversion.
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One sad sack of a Dave Scott Expert Centurion Ironman. It is in horrendous shape. Seat post and stem stuck. Rust in multiple spots the 105 Group is missing the rear brake. At this point about all I can be sure is salvageable is the bars cranks, brakes and maybe the rims.

Now the other score I have no idea what it is beyond it is a Raleigh. I bought it from the widow of its owner. She told me her husband used it at college. He is British and brought the bike to the US. It is a miss mash or parts. Frame has been repainted but I see some white in the chips. 27 inch wheels. The front is a convex Weimann I believe is original. Both hubs are high flange Campy Records with oil ports. Rear rim is a M40 Mavic that is an obvious replacement.
Frame feels light. The seat stays do not wrap over. No chrome on the drops. The Drops are Campy. Has a right side headlight braze on on the fork blade. Super Mighty crank that I do not think is original nor is the 600 arabesque RD and the standard 600 FD and Suntour power shifts.

It rides perfect and recently serviced. saddle bag had several Brooks branded tools in it. Headlight had a full charge and ready to go.
Not sure how long since he had last rode it and didn't want to pry.

Probably start another thread to try to figure out what model this is. I think I want to restore it. I think it may be a older Super course or Professional.
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It kind of reminds me of a Super Course? Are there teardrop(roughly) cutouts in the three main lugs? If so it could be a 80-81 model, which are VERY nice. Forged drops says it's decent quality at any rate.,,,,BD


EDIT: Oops didn't see the Campy drops notation. Move on up the line from a Super Course then. It's
something better than an SC for sure!
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