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Old 07-28-11, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
You found that in the trash? Why would someone ever throw a bike like that in the trash? They must have been drunk!
Think this one falls into the "catch of the day" category, as opposed to the "saved from the dump" category. However, you never know what will make it to the curb on bulk pick-up day!
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Old 07-29-11, 08:50 PM
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I picked up a 2004 Giant OCR3 road triple with 8 speed Sora this afternoon. Seller called it DCR and probably didn't get many hits. It was labeled as in rough shape, and asking 80 bucks. It looked intact and my size, and the parts alone were worth the trip to see.
It was rough, scratched up, needed a tune up and missing a bolt here and there. But someone upgraded it with an Ultegra FD, interrupter brake levers, and an adjustable height threadless stem. Because of the condition, I got it for $60. I intended to strip it for the brifters and wheels, but now it seems worthwhile to keep it intact.
Seems like I'm finding more modern bargains than C&V treasures this season.


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Old 07-30-11, 07:18 AM
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That is a ripe candidate for a steel frame replacement if I ever saw one?,,,,BD
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Old 07-30-11, 09:20 AM
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After my Peugot 10-speed last week, I paid close attention to the local scrapyard this week. Found this Mongoose Maneuver. I'm guessing it's 90's (no suspension). It's definitely pre-XMart, because of the quality and the sticker from a local bike shop. I love the combo shifter/brakes, all alloy with just a bit of plastic. I'm on a search for a seatpost--why can't they standardize those, even just a bit! I took it for a short spin (no seat), and it seems to be a very nice bike. Anybody know an approximate age on this bike? Thanks so much.
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Old 07-30-11, 10:16 AM
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1 Bill, 1 owner(bought new in 85). Local CL find. 86 with 85 serial



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Old 07-30-11, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by WNG
I picked up a 2004 Giant OCR3 road triple with 8 speed Sora this afternoon. Seller called it DCR and probably didn't get many hits. It was labeled as in rough shape, and asking 80 bucks. It looked intact and my size, and the parts alone were worth the trip to see.
It was rough, scratched up, needed a tune up and missing a bolt here and there. But someone upgraded it with an Ultegra FD, interrupter brake levers, and an adjustable height threadless stem. Because of the condition, I got it for $60. I intended to strip it for the brifters and wheels, but now it seems worthwhile to keep it intact.
Seems like I'm finding more modern bargains than C&V treasures this season.
If it's your size, you should try it out for a while. I've got an OCR2 frame (same frame) that puts the lie to the 'aluminum-is-harsh' myth. It's a comfortable frame, and it doesn't hurt that mine fits 32c(!) tires without fenders.
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Old 07-30-11, 02:15 PM
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^ That's what I find online too. The 2004+ OCR has high raves and loyal following. I'm not allergic to Al, have several including a Vitus. And the roads here are flat and smooth too.
I think I will overhaul it and give it a spin.
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I have a TCR...TCR "Team" actually, that was a very nice bike, but I got it for the Campy Record group + wheels & seat and not sure what I'm gonna do with the bike. I rode it once on a 35 mile or so ride and it was a very nice....super light too...like right under 17 lbs built...which seemed light to me for a 2001 bike..
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Specialized Hardrock

Here is a Chromoly rigid Specialized Hardrock that I found curbside with a "free" sign on it. It looks like it was well used, but I should be able to get it functional for a minimum outlay of cash to see if I'd like riding here in the Sandia Mountains and whatnot.
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Old 07-31-11, 03:24 PM
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sweet.. looks like a late 90s model hard rock there

guzziee nice ironman

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I found this Specialized Hot Rocks out by the curb with the garbage. Rear derailer is shot. Cool bike to fix and give to my nephew.

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Old 07-31-11, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by frantik
sweet.. looks like a late 90s model hard rock there

guzziee nice ironman
It's really, really beat, though. There were no teeth left on the derailleur pulleys! I had some new replacements on hand, though, so the RD is like new now.

The teeth on the chainwheels are similar. Looks like this was really, really beaten hard for years. Strangely, both wheels are recent Weinmann replacements with unknown hubs.
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and the blackburn MTN rack and bottle cage are both trash.
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I was berry picking behind my girlfriend's family Marine/Winter sports shop and stumbled upon a Fuji S-10 S leaned up against the wall. The bike obviously has not been ridden in many years. The chain was rusted solid and the leather saddle was nothing but mold. The frame is way too tall for me but the components/wheels will work nicely with the Motobecane Grand Touring frame I found a couple months ago. Looking forward to getting this project started once I have the time.
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Old 08-01-11, 05:26 PM
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cross posting from the vintage MTB thread
I just picked up this cool 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper from the original owner. really nice guy.
All original sans the tires.

1984 Specialized Rockhopper by (cobrabyte), on Flickr
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Early 1980's Motobecane Jubilee Sport

Picked this up for $150 off CL for my brother-in-law so we can do some riding this summer. Appears stock with exception of mirror, Huret odometer and "flick stand." Has the dreaded Helicomatic rear hub, but ride VERY nicely. Light and smooth. Suntour Blue Line derailleurs and shifters, just like my Trek.



(I'm clearly not posting the photo correctly, so here's the link instead.)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22858446@N04/6003796956/

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Originally Posted by Luke1977
Picked this up for $150 off CL for my brother-in-law so we can do some riding this summer. Appears stock with exception of mirror, Huret odometer and "flick stand." Has the dreaded Helicomatic rear hub, but ride VERY nicely. Light and smooth. Suntour Blue Line derailleurs and shifters, just like my Trek.



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Yes, Columbus "Gamma" tubing with "Inexternal" lugs. After looking it over, it's really in good shape. Newer tires, bar wrap and seat in good condition. I'll probably only need to regrease all the bearings, adjust the derailleurs and clean off a bit of grime and it should be good to go.
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In a hurry to get out to the cottage last weekend, I almost missed this old Trek that had been tossed away in a metal bin at the local landfill site...





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Old 08-03-11, 10:51 AM
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Hi, picked this up recently, the badge says Peerless and I'm told it's from the 1940's...any idea what it's worth, really have no use for it. Thanks for looking.
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Originally Posted by cobrabyte
cross posting from the vintage MTB thread
I just picked up this cool 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper from the original owner. really nice guy.
All original sans the tires.

1984 Specialized Rockhopper by (cobrabyte), on Flickr
I picked up what I thought was an early 80's rockhopper to flip a couple weeks ago, It has the same brakes and frame coloring as yours, but it has indexed clicker shifters under the handle bar, a plastic dork dish rather than a pie plate like that one, and I think the bar and stem are black rather than chrome. That must put mine at a few years newer than yours, I haven't done any looking at the serial numbers or anything yet. Pretty cool!
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Got this Cannondale last night and snapped this pic before taking it inside.

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Originally Posted by randyjawa
In a hurry to get out to the cottage last weekend, I almost missed this old Trek that had been tossed away in a metal bin at the local landfill site...





Please excuse the poor pictures.

I have almost that exact bike. Mines a 1990 330.
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Originally Posted by Blind
I picked up what I thought was an early 80's rockhopper to flip a couple weeks ago, It has the same brakes and frame coloring as yours, but it has indexed clicker shifters under the handle bar, a plastic dork dish rather than a pie plate like that one, and I think the bar and stem are black rather than chrome. That must put mine at a few years newer than yours, I haven't done any looking at the serial numbers or anything yet. Pretty cool!
Yeah, these early MTB's evelved quickly from year to year. The guy I bought it from bought it new in '84 and says it was the first Rockhopper model. Yours is probably a year or two later. You should post a pic of yours for comparisons
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Today's catch... half price week at the local thrift, paid $32. Schwinn World Sport, womens. Hub dates say '86. Nice lugged cro-mo frame, nice paint. Joytech hubs, no maker's mark on the alloy rims, 27". Shimano Light Action drivetrain with the shifters on the stem. Sekae cranks, knobbies that will ride but should be replaced. Had a few vines growing up into the spokes so I'm guessing stored outside but covered. Paint is great and moving parts move well. Light surface rust on the chain and freewheel. Schwinn bottle, cool little seat bag, leather bar wraps. Nice little flipper.
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