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Old 01-29-09, 08:25 PM
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Wow very nice set of bikes for $25!
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Old 01-30-09, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by sonatageek
Wow very nice set of bikes for $25!
Thanks this is the 3 rd set i have found this way since last august. its weird when i find quality classic bikes (not x-mart specials) I often find them in pairs especially mid to late 80's bikes. the story usually goes " we bought them at the same time at such and such bike store rode them all over and them we had kids etc. so they have been stored in the garage/ storage unit for 10 years now" as told by middle age slightly overweight male. Oh wait thats me....... anyway usually i make a deal with our store manager for the pair and they never go on sale. the last set were a gt mtn bike from the mid '80 and a trek 820? same year neaded new tires,tubes,grip,brake pads,chains and tuneups but good as new. the GT i have on loan and the trek I sold...well err traded...when gas was 5 a gal here traded for a car
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Old 01-30-09, 04:29 PM
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A good twofer pickup off of Craigs List today. I was traveling from Richmond, VA and decided to check out a couple of Craigs List cities on the way home. I was surprised to see a decent Peugeot, with a non-descript Schwinn, twofer deal. I figured the Schwinn was going to be a Sprint or similar, hard to tell by the pic, but the Pug looked like it was worth the trip. Pleasantly surprised to see the Schwinn is a Prelude, with Columbus Tenax tubing, while the Peugeot appears to be a lower end bike (Iseran).

The thrift stores have really dried up around here, and I really needed to find some new inventory. These both fit the bill.

I am not sure where the Greensboro, NC flippers were. These bikes had been on Craigs List for a couple of days...




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Old 01-30-09, 09:03 PM
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Zefal HP on Peugeot would sure look good on the Schwinn! Pays to keep a car carrier in the trunk!
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Univega Arrow Speed mixte which will be packed up and shipped to BF member nekohime. Has new tires and was pretty well cleaned up and adjusted at the bike shop where I bought it. It cost just under $75 with tax.
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Picked up one for me today too. A Fuji Arcadia. Lugged hi-ten frame, lower end Shimano SIS drive train and alloy wheels. Paint and decals are in good shape and will look nice after a clean and polish. Haven't look too closely, but the tires may not even be dry rotted. Pretty good deal at $20. According to the catalog the bike weights in at 27.5 pounds, which is not bad considering the handle bars, seat post and hubs are steel.

If I needed a beater it is my size. I could 'trick it out' with a nicer crank, alloy bars and some other things from the parts bin. I could, but not when I have better cromoly bikes in my size sitting in the basement.

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$130 as pictured. '77 or '78 Motobecane Grand Jubilee

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Originally Posted by sonatageek
Picked up one for me today too. A Fuji Arcadia. Lugged hi-ten frame, lower end Shimano SIS drive train and alloy wheels. Paint and decals are in good shape and will look nice after a clean and polish. Haven't look too closely, but the tires may not even be dry rotted. Pretty good deal at $20. According to the catalog the bike weights in at 27.5 pounds, which is not bad considering the handle bars, seat post and hubs are steel.

If I needed a beater it is my size. I could 'trick it out' with a nicer crank, alloy bars and some other things from the parts bin. I could, but not when I have better cromoly bikes in my size sitting in the basement.

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The frame material was the only thing that stopped me on that one. I figured the super vague "10 speed bike" title would keep this one around for a bit. It took 3 emails until he finally figured out the brand name. Glad you got it, it looks to be in really nice condition.

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Originally Posted by mkeller234
The frame material was the only thing that stopped me on that one. I figured the super vague "10 speed bike" title would keep this one around for a bit. It took 3 emails until he finally figured out the brand name. Glad you got it, it looks to be in really nice condition.

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Yeah, I figured with alloy wheels and good paint I couldn't go wrong.
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Originally Posted by -holiday76
$130 as pictured. '77 or '78 Motobecane Grand Jubilee

Very nice. May I inquire where you got it from?
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^^^^^Philly CL! He beat me by a couple of hours! In my own backyard no less! I spent MY time shoveling an ice strewn driveway instead......
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^^^^^Philly CL! He beat me by a couple of hours! In my own backyard no less! I spent MY time shoveling an ice strewn driveway instead......
yup!

more info on how I got it, and link to more pics in this thread:

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Old 02-01-09, 05:57 PM
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Finally my first thrift store find of 2009. I picked up a 1981 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 for $16. Frame and components look good, typical needs a new seat, cables, tires and tubes. Should clean up nicely. No camera right now, so I will post a picture later.

Addl comment: Its the black one, not all chrome unfortunately. Funny the thrift store was totally packed, people all over, but no one interested in the bike. Go figure.

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Old 02-01-09, 06:18 PM
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Funny you should mention a Schwinn Voyageur 11.8, this one is listed on CL for $250. But then again people have been jacking prices around here lately.
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Old 02-01-09, 06:28 PM
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Here's a related question about posting photos. Has anyone experienced problems with Photobucket? I've been reading recent reports about a big virus problem concerning that site. Something to do with malicious pop up ads that cause bigtime problems for some users of the site. Is there another picture hosting site that's recommended?
It happened the other day, and seems to be gone now. It was a major PITA, where it would change the page to some virus scanning ad that was supposed to look like a Windows warning window. I have a Mac so it was nothing more than a temporary annoyance at best. Next time I went to the site it was gone.,,,,BD
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Funny you should mention a Schwinn Voyageur 11.8, this one is listed on CL for $250. But then again people have been jacking prices around here lately.
Whoever is selling that Voyageur kind of messed it up in my opinion (all reversible fortunately). What is it with the upright bars? Ouch. Also that large platform seat looks way out of place.
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Finally my first thrift store find of 2009. I picked up a 1981 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 for $16. Frame and components look good, typical needs a new seat, cables, tires and tubes. Should clean up nicely. No camera right now, so I will post a picture later.
What color, or is it chrome?,,,,BD
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Whoever is selling that Voyageur kind of messed it up in my opinion (all reversible fortunately). What is it with the upright bars? Ouch. Also that large platform seat looks way out of place.
Its out at the beach and those people... anyway, those sort of thing are common down here. Turned up bars, mtb bar ends in verticle, sofa seats, over priced bikes, even single speeds made by pulling the derailuers and shortening the chain "change gears by lengthening or shoertening the chain."
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Driving back from a thrift store I spotted a bike next to some snowmobiles that were for sale. I stopped and checked it out. It turned out to be a Ross Countach that I was ready to take for $10 when the guy asked if I might be interested in a "racing bike." My mind started to race and I went to check it out. It turned out to be a Trek 370 Sport - just my size. I asked how much and held my breath. $50 was his response, but I quickly mentioned the damaged front derailer and got both for $50! I'll ride the Trek and flip the Ross.
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Missed a Gitane today for $10, hope someone on here picked it up
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Driving back from a thrift store I spotted a bike next to some snowmobiles that were for sale. I stopped and checked it out. It turned out to be a Ross Countach that I was ready to take for $10 when the guy asked if I might be interested in a "racing bike." My mind started to race and I went to check it out. It turned out to be a Trek 370 Sport - just my size. I asked how much and held my breath. $50 was his response, but I quickly mentioned the damaged front derailer and got both for $50! I'll ride the Trek and flip the Ross.
I'm really digging the Ross......
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Got a couple low ends this past week. 97 Trek 820 MTB with a upgraded fork with a midline Rock Shock. Missing the wheels and seat. $5 Mostly for parts but up on CL see if it will sell.

Picked up a mid80's Schwinn Cruiser for $12.98 at the local Thrift store. Both tires were flat. Got it home had what looks like brand new Kenda's on it. Filled the tires and they seem to hold air (shrug). Works fine but a lot of chips in the paint around the seat tube top tube. Looks like somebody was wrapping a chain around it. Good campus bike for somebody. Going to service it and CL it.
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Made up today for the beaters I have been getting of late.

I am Still looking for a 27 inch wheel set to fix this Mixte aka the "face eraser" (she face planted in the first 200 feet she rode it) I picked up with the wife in mind.

So I walk into the local thrift I have near me that I got the Mixte at. Go walking over to the bike area and I see a very dirty and very small red and white drop bar road bike. It is off to the side behind a shelf like somebody was trying to hide it.

Look at the back wheel and yep it is a 27 inch. I lift the bike give the wheel a spin and it is just as close to perfect as one could ever hope. I really start looking at the bike Araya rims, Sakae SA cranks, decent Shimano light action derailleurs, Indexed down tube shifter...not ratchets these are indexed. Diacompe "junior" handles and Diacompe calipers.

I get really looking...this bike has hardly EVER been ridden. The chain has that new chain "grease" feel in fact the grease has gelled to the point it is stiff. The cassette is dusty but not grease covered. The tires look new. The grip tape is perfect. The gum hoods are still supple. This is a NEW 1987 bike that has sat in somebody's garage for the last 22 year.
I start rolling and I just about have to lean over to hold this bike by the stem......and suddenly I realize just how tiny this bike it. The front wheel is a 24 inch!

It is a "Georgena Terry" the model is "Gambit" and it is a early version.. Heard of Terry saddles but never a Terry bike. Turns out this is a women's specific bike designed by the woman who founded the company. The tire stagger is to help with toe overlap. The best part is it is exactly my 5ft tall wife's size.
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Nothing is bent. I was close trying to hide some of the clutter and it has a bit of a fisheye effect.





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Old 02-02-09, 07:04 PM
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Here is my thrift store find from today, a vintage leather camera case for $5. It will be modified into a handlebar bag using a VO decaleur mount and support from the bottom by my nitto rack.



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