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Old 02-05-11, 12:02 PM
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Looks like the F.Grubb took a beating, hope the frame and fork is straight,
I think it is the wheel that has suffered. I see no evidence of cracking paint, lug separation or anything like that. My guess is that junior left the bike laying in the drive way, and Mr or Mrs Senior might have caught it with a tire, as they backed out of the driveway???

I will install a straight wheel, see how it sits in relation to the fork blades, and measure the entire frame set, to see what the Bike Destruction Gods, have bestowed upon randyjawa, this time:-))
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Dude, what's up with the ****ers in your neck of the woods? Those are legit bikes that are being thrown out. We just get Chinese junk down here.
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Originally Posted by raverson
todays Nashbar sale highlights, Paselas 27x1 @ $9.99 and their suede-look retro saddle for $9.99 also.
Thanks for the heads up. We should have a thread dedicated to sales of the week or so.
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Old 02-05-11, 06:27 PM
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While not as many as Jawa (but I don't check very often), I've found some gems at the dump before too, including my near mint 68 Raleigh Sports that will remain in my stable indefinitely. Others include a mid 90's lugged steel Giant roadie (Allegre or something?) that was ridden maybe 10 miles, a pink Lotus Challenger SX in VGC, an Atala w/ Campy bits..and a few clunkers.

Just don't go there expecting to find them and you will have a better chance. Make friends with the guy who deals with the scrap metal pile and he will hold them off to the side for you when they get dropped off
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Old 02-05-11, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by realestvin7
Dude, what's up with the ****ers in your neck of the woods?
I can think of two solutions:
1. Bikes for Humanity starts up a campaign to round up bikes before they hit the dump.
2. More C & V types move to Thunderbay to guard the dump.

Seriously, there are probably quite a few good bikes actually being destroyed.
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Thrift shop scores have been plenty lately. Found two bike stands a few weeks ago, then found two more bipod-style last week for $2 each. Here's one under today's thrift shop find - an 89 Prelude that I picked up to replace my wife's World Sport, should be a nice upgrade.


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Old 02-09-11, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
Thrift shop scores have been plenty lately. Found two bike stands a few weeks ago, then found two more bipod-style last week for $2 each. Here's one under today's thrift shop find - an 89 Prelude that I picked up to replace my wife's World Sport, should be a nice upgrade.


Nice. Suntour Edge?
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Old 02-09-11, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by realestvin7
Nice. Suntour Edge?
Thanks, and exactly correct! It's in pretty good condition apart from a few chips in the paint, it will clean up beautifully in time for Valentines day.
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Old 02-09-11, 08:52 PM
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Picked up another project today. Hey, I was the first kid on the block to have one of these:



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Originally Posted by wrk101
I also picked up a Snap On roller cabinet and top box off Craigs List.
A green one?

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Picked up another project today. Hey, I was the first kid on the block to have one of these:
Is that all chrome? Short top tube? It looks huge.
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Holy cow, that Katakura is hot!!
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Originally Posted by tugrul
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Is that all chrome? Short top tube? It looks huge.
Yes it's all chrome. I haven't measured the TT, but now that you mention it, I suspect that you are right - that it's before they went to proportional sizing. (At 24-1/2", it's not exactly what I would call "huge" though! )
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
Holy cow, that Katakura is hot!!
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
Yes it's all chrome. I haven't measured the TT, but now that you mention it, I suspect that you are right - that it's before they went to proportional sizing. (At 24-1/2", it's not exactly what I would call "huge" though! )
The 25" 1986 Traveler I recently acquired seems to have a shorter head tube. In fact, every time I look at it, it doesn't seem all that big. I dunno if all the sizes use the 72.5 ST/HT angles quoted in the catalog, but maybe those "slack" angles are to blame.
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Old 02-09-11, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
Picked up another project today. Hey, I was the first kid on the block to have one of these:
Gorgeous.
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
Thanks, and exactly correct! It's in pretty good condition apart from a few chips in the paint, it will clean up beautifully in time for Valentines day.
I need a black Suntour Edge RD. Lol. I have a blueish gray one. Need the black one to closer match the rest of the group on my Cannondale Black Lightning.
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
Picked up another project today. Hey, I was the first kid on the block to have one of these:



Mongoose seat?
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Old 02-10-11, 01:07 PM
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I found a Peugeot.. can anyone help ID it?? I looked thru the catalogs and found similar, but none an exact match. Shimano stem shifters and rear derailleur, Mavic rims, 12-speed bike...





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Originally Posted by auchencrow
Picked up another project today. Hey, I was the first kid on the block to have one of these:

That is a nice looking bike, Auchen. I haven't heard of Katakura Silk before. I'll look forward to seeing the finished product.
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This might be the dirtiest bike I have had in my possession. The paint scheme is a splatter treatment so that makes it look worse.
Univega Gran Record w/ Tange 900. It actually rides and works fine as is but not sure how with all the grease laden derailluers. Shimano 105 7 speed indexed.
I think the brake hoods will be white again with some Goo Gone. It makes them sticky but gets less so after a few days as I recall. It will get a complete tear down and paint polish, etc..etc.

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That Univega will clean up well. I've had good luck with Softscrub w/bleach and a toothbrush on hoods.
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Originally Posted by d8168055
I found a Peugeot.. can anyone help ID it?? I looked thru the catalogs and found similar, but none an exact match. Shimano stem shifters and rear derailleur, Mavic rims, 12-speed bike...


Looks like a P8 from 1984..maybe

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Originally Posted by Roger M
Looks like a P8 from 1984..maybe
I hate to say it, but that fork looks like it might be a wee bit bent.
Could just be the photo, though.
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Originally Posted by d8168055
I found a Peugeot.. can anyone help ID it?? I looked thru the catalogs and found similar, but none an exact match. Shimano stem shifters and rear derailleur, Mavic rims, 12-speed bike...
Are the Mavic rims marked "Module E" by any chance? If so, and they spin true, that's quite a nice upgrade from steel Rigida rims.
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Originally Posted by jonwvara
I hate to say it, but that fork looks like it might be a wee bit bent.
Could just be the photo, though.
hum.. i dint notice, but I will check it when i get home.. i dint ride it cuz the chain was completely rusted and the tires were blown..

EDIT: hum.. i think it is a little bent... is this something I should worry about? Is it worth fixing up?

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Are the Mavic rims marked "Module E" by any chance? If so, and they spin true, that's quite a nice upgrade from steel Rigida rims.
These are indeed the Mavic Module E!

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