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Old 04-08-11, 05:09 PM
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They have been sitting a while, but great shape. The Trek 720 just has a little rust on the chain and some of the chrome, the Nishiki Prestige could pass as new (with tires) I went for the Trek and he just happened to mention the Nishiki...


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That Nishiki is bad to the bone.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
How are you getting the second black pair of brake levers to work with the same two brakes your main levers are already hooked up to?

-also, those bar ends are pretty sweet. Im using one a franken set with one 70s suntour for the back, and an 80's shimano for the front. I snapped one of the Suntour ones during a fall.
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Picked this up last night, it's getting it's own thread

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Originally Posted by NukeouT
How are you getting the second black pair of brake levers to work with the same two brakes your main levers are already hooked up to?
Interrupter Brake Levers
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Old 04-08-11, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by realestvin7
That Nishiki is bad to the bone.
Yeah, but that 720 is money in the bank!
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Originally Posted by JunkYardBike
Yeah, but that 720 is money in the bank!
I certainly hope so
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I caught this friday after work. Really an interesting bike the more I read Sheldon's catalog links.
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Originally Posted by roadbike68
I caught this friday after work. Really an interesting bike the more I read Sheldon's catalog links.
Nice.
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Old 04-10-11, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by roadbike68
I caught this friday after work. Really an interesting bike the more I read Sheldon's catalog links.
Wow, nice catch! If it isn't your size you will have no problem selling it for some pretty big bucks, that looks like a Dura Ace group on there, right?
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Originally Posted by roadbike68
I caught this friday after work. Really an interesting bike the more I read Sheldon's catalog links.
Good for you! One of my top "Grail" bikes (yours looks to be about the right size too...)

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Old 04-10-11, 12:49 PM
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I was at the car boot sale...er swap meet. I seen this Rossin beside a couple of bmxs, at a stall I had just bought some dvds and tools.
He said it was 20. I walked away. but came back and offered him 15.


Its got shimano 105 and 600 gears and brakes. Campag hubs on GP4 rims. Campag seatpin stuck in there. a tiny bit to big. but still rideable. the battery in the specialized computers flat. any hints on resetting it?

I waited for a train, 2 and a half hours. as I had my mtb with me. and 2 heavy bags.
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Originally Posted by alecw35
He said it was 20. I walked away. but came back and offered him 15.
You are a stronger man than me.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
You are a stronger man than me.
Yep, I would have the money out of my wallet in the blink of an eye.
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Old 04-10-11, 07:25 PM
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Picked up a Burley Piccolo Trail-A-Bike (The Paramount of Trail-A-Bikes) for $100 in unused condition. Seller said his daughter used it once but refused to use it again. 4130 CroMo frame, 7 speed freehub and the Moose rack was included as well. My 4 tear old daughter was very happy when I showed her!

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Old 04-10-11, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by alecw35
I was at the car boot sale...er swap meet. I seen this Rossin beside a couple of bmxs, at a stall I had just bought some dvds and tools.
He said it was 20. I walked away. but came back and offered him 15.


Its got shimano 105 and 600 gears and brakes. Campag hubs on GP4 rims. Campag seatpin stuck in there. a tiny bit to big. but still rideable. the battery in the specialized computers flat. any hints on resetting it?

I waited for a train, 2 and a half hours. as I had my mtb with me. and 2 heavy bags.
Here in the U.S., Rossins sell for a wee bit more than $25.
https://bike.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/bike.c...=d&submit=+GO+
You drive a hard bargain! Getting the price down an additional 25%! Those 2 bags you had with you must have been pretty big!
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I would just like to add to the previous Rossin post first, that you couldn't talk the seller down to half the asking price is a disappointment for a Scotsman. I guess we'll have to let you slide this time. But don't make a habit of it! Just a bit of fun that. I'm just jealous, that's an exceptional buy and deserves a big heaping of haggis.

Now that that's out of the way, this Miyata Gran Touring pre-dates the 'vintage miyata' catalogs that end in '81. The owner said that he believes it's an '79. It obviously is older as it has Tange champion Cromo tubing. I just got it home and it qualifies as a boat anchor, none-the-less will be a very fun project.

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Any hints on finding out how old my Rossin is? Its got R embossed on fork crown and brake bridge. Theres metal gear cable guides above the BB shell.
I take this means its an early model. I used to have a 1968 Bob Jackson. It had the guides above the bb shell too. Any Rossin pics Ive seen online are bellow bb guides.
The Shimano 600 mechs, cranks and brakes are plain. no engraved scrolls. Its got a 105 headset and gear levers. they have the ring to turn to switch index off.
The wheels are Campag record low flange hubs with a clip over the oil hole. got a straight thru block on it. Mavic GP4 rims are black anodised. Stainless spokes.
Im not sure. I think its had most of the parts changed.

Oh yeah. the 2 bags I had, on the day I got it. one was a rucksack. stuffed full of books and things I had got at the sales. Other was a thin bin bag of computer parts. It split minutes after I got it. I repacked my bags. to try and get it home. I think I could have walked home. or even scooted home. Its about 8 miles. flattish cycle path. Sunny day too.

I worked on it today. rewrapped the bars as there was about 6" of the bar tops uncovered. no evidence of tribars being on there. I trued the wheels. I adjusted the brakes. I pulled the cinelli bars and stem out of the forks. greased the quill. greased the bar clamp bolt. I oiled round the seat pin. took out the seat clamp bolt. the seat post seized. but it does slightly move back and forth in relation to the top of seat tube. so hopefully it will free up.

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Originally Posted by rothenfield1
I would just like to add to the previous Rossin post first, that you couldn't talk the seller down to half the asking price is a disappointment for a Scotsman. I guess we'll have to let you slide this time. But don't make a habit of it! Just a bit of fun that. I'm just jealous, that's an exceptional buy and deserves a big heaping of haggis.
As for me, Alecw35...I salute you! I know that your purchasing of a Rossin for $25 USD, after bargaining the seller down 25%, would have warmed the hearts of those ancestors of mine who came from Scotland!

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Friend just sent me an e-mail... said something about giving me her grandfather's 37-38 Raleigh since she wanted it to go somewhere that it would be loved.

Think that with a new shop space in the works it may get a place of honour.
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my catch of the day. A Colnago ( my guess from 79`) for 100 euros.




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Not from the dump, but I picked up a park tool repair stand for 25 dollars off Craigslist!
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Originally Posted by alecw35
Any hints on finding out how old my Rossin is? Its got R embossed on fork crown and brake bridge. Theres metal gear cable guides above the BB shell.
I take this means its an early model. I used to have a 1968 Bob Jackson. It had the guides above the bb shell too. Any Rossin pics Ive seen online are bellow bb guides.
The Shimano 600 mechs, cranks and brakes are plain. no engraved scrolls. Its got a 105 headset and gear levers. they have the ring to turn to switch index off.
The wheels are Campag record low flange hubs with a clip over the oil hole. got a straight thru block on it. Mavic GP4 rims are black anodised. Stainless spokes.
Im not sure. I think its had most of the parts changed.

Oh yeah. the 2 bags I had, on the day I got it. one was a rucksack. stuffed full of books and things I had got at the sales. Other was a thin bin bag of computer parts. It split minutes after I got it. I repacked my bags. to try and get it home. I think I could have walked home. or even scooted home. Its about 8 miles. flattish cycle path. Sunny day too.

I worked on it today. rewrapped the bars as there was about 6" of the bar tops uncovered. no evidence of tribars being on there. I trued the wheels. I adjusted the brakes. I pulled the cinelli bars and stem out of the forks. greased the quill. greased the bar clamp bolt. I oiled round the seat pin. took out the seat clamp bolt. the seat post seized. but it does slightly move back and forth in relation to the top of seat tube. so hopefully it will free up.
Reference your seized seat post, I've had 2 bikes in as many weeks with seized stems, alloy into steel forks. I've tried WD40, twisting, pulling, tapping without success. Then I read about pouring boiling water onto the alloy, the alloy expands with the heat, crushing all the corrosion and oxidisation. When its cooled again its supposed to be easier to remove, and unlike a blow touch, it doesn't damage your paint! I had my doubts when I tried it, but its worked twice! Might be worth ago on your seat stem.
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Old Folding bike. Anyone? Anyone?

I was painting with a relative and he mentioned an old bike out back. It was old when he was a kid and he's 28 now. I know nothing about this stuff, I just like to ride. Can one of you bright guys help out here? It says Batavus and intercycle, on the downtube, and it is a folding bike.
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Well, it's dutch and I'm going to guess from the sixties by the look of those decals. Should clean up nice...Good snag.
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