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Old 03-20-09, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by sonatageek
Picked up a way too big Panasonic DX 2000 today. Bought it for the wheels and the bar end shifters, which was all I could make out as useful from the CL pictures. Reality is even better. Ideale leather saddle, Campy record hubs, Shimano 600 cranks, Campy pedals, Campy bar end shifters, wheels are 700c and a nice frame pump. All for $50.

First bike I have ever picked up with butted hi-ten tubing.
HOLY CRAP! That has to be the nicest DX-2000 EVER... Seriously.
Wow...
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Old 03-20-09, 05:31 PM
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a couple hours volunteering at the Salvation Army store netted me this:


and this

and this to flip:

and this to fix up for the girlfriend:


also, this:
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Old 03-20-09, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by sonatageek
Picked up a way too big Panasonic DX 2000 today.
WOW! I badly want everything except for the frame, especially that saddle!
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Estate sale special... 66' Super Sport, needs a sprint front D.
"Sissy" has a brother! James came through in a big way and filled this hole in my bike soul. I've been looking for a violet, early Super Sport for a long time. "Scrappy" with a long "a" (Scrape-y -- after his paint condition), arrived yesterday and I will update y'all as he gets a bit cleaner, more polished and has a couple of parts replaced.

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https://home.mchsi.com/~bhufford3/sissy.html

I couldn't be happier ...

Thanks James!

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Old 03-21-09, 06:17 AM
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https://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=130293661609
Dont know if this will be a bargain (36 Ebay), but got to be worth it for the Brooks saddle, and other bits and pieces, even if the frame is no good, thought this might be a Dawes Galaxy at first but no chrome on fork, so probably a lesser model, if anyone recognises which one please let me know

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Old 03-21-09, 04:26 PM
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A true "saved from the dump"...I was out on my maiden voyage with my Puch riding around my neighborhood on a beautiful cool spring day....when I found another Puch. This Meteor Luxe Series II was part of a bulk trash pick up and was lying next to a Toro lawn mower (which I may also go get.)...A quick knock on the door, and she's mine.

Dia Compe brakes, Suntour stem shifters, Suntour Seven rear deraileur, heavy Rigida steel rims......even a rear light generator. The tires are like new, as are the brake pads. After I put air in the tires and the chain back on the rear sprocket, it rides and shifts pretty well.

I think I've cornered the market on Puches in my neighborhood...

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Old 03-22-09, 05:20 PM
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It's been a bit of a long, dry spell here. I kind of forgot about this little gem I scored for free a while ago. I think it may be a little too far gone (see rear wheel), but it's still cool. It needs a dunk in some Oxalic acid I guess

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Old 03-22-09, 07:57 PM
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I read about this on the Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange. A guy bought 15+ bikes at a barn sale in upstate New York.



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Old 03-22-09, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by dansenior

https://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=130293661609
Dont know if this will be a bargain (36 Ebay), but got to be worth it for the Brooks saddle, and other bits and pieces, even if the frame is no good, thought this might be a Dawes Galaxy at first but no chrome on fork, so probably a lesser model, if anyone recognises which one please let me know
That brake lever position look painful!!
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Old 03-23-09, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by rotharpunc
a couple hours volunteering at the Salvation Army store netted me this:
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also, this:
Very nice! I used to own a Mamiya, 1000DTL or the other way around? It went to start a kid on photography a few years ago and I use a Sony Mavica MVC-FD73 now. I hate cables.
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Old 03-23-09, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by doohickie
i read about this on the classic and antique bicycle exchange. A guy bought 15+ bikes at a barn sale in upstate new york.



link to more pics.
please, dad, can we have 'em all? Can we????
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please, dad, can we have 'em all? Can we????
Well darn it Dorothy the twister took the pics away : )
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Originally Posted by sonatageek
Picked up a way too big Panasonic DX 2000 today. Bought it for the wheels and the bar end shifters, which was all I could make out as useful from the CL pictures. Reality is even better. Ideale leather saddle, Campy record hubs, Shimano 600 cranks, Campy pedals, Campy bar end shifters, wheels are 700c and a nice frame pump. All for $50.

First bike I have ever picked up with butted hi-ten tubing.

My DX2k is Jealous. I also always assumed mine was the biggest frame size...



... and i thought $40 was a godd price. Sheesh.
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Originally Posted by Standalone
My DX2k is Jealous. I also always assumed mine was the biggest frame size...



... and i thought $40 was a godd price. Sheesh.
Mine is a 28" frame with a 37.5 stand over height!
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Just here looking for commiseration...

Leaving my apartment today, out my 2nd floor back door which faces the alley. Looking down on the alley I saw a junquero truck (Chicago salvage-guy pickup truck trolling alleys for scrap) with, perched on top of a 10-foot-tall pile of scrap, a pretty nice purple Schwinn Varsity with generators and lights. Looked to be about my size, too.

By the time I could lock my door and hustle down the stairs (carrying my bike), he was gone. I looked around for a bit to see which way he went, but the trail was cold (and I was going to be late for work).

It's at the scrap metal dealer by now. I've been depressed about it all day.

Sigh.

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Old 03-23-09, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Warland
Just here looking for commiseration... (snip) perched on top of a 10-foot-tall pile of scrap, a pretty nice purple Schwinn Varsity
The fork was probably bent ...



Who likes violet Schwinns anyway.

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Give the guy at the scrapyard a tenner for it....works all the time for me.
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Old 03-23-09, 04:14 PM
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[QUOTE=Doohickie;8578995]I read about this on the Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange. A guy bought 15+ bikes at a barn sale in upstate New York.

His wife must have been really happy about that! She's probably consulting with a divorce attorney at this very moment. The funny thing is...in New York...she'll wind up with half of them!
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Old 03-23-09, 04:47 PM
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My scrap yard guy is $10, unless it's the one I want, then it's $20. At least it's there if I want it.
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Old 03-23-09, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by curbtender
My scrap yard guy is $10, unless it's the one I want, then it's $20. At least it's there if I want it.
I work at the the only real scrap yard in my town, so I get bikes for a couple bucks. If someone else wants them...then they're gunna have to pay actual value. I'm just cruel like that.
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Originally Posted by BobHufford
The fork was probably bent ...


Who likes violet Schwinns anyway.

Bob
Leather Saddle For a Schwinn fork to get pushed back like that...must have had a head-on collision with a very large truck...if so, the truck is probably in worse shape.
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Originally Posted by BobHufford
The fork was probably bent ...



Who likes violet Schwinns anyway.

Bob
Ouch.. The wierdest thing is that bike's over-relaxed geometry, it looks like the bike hit and the fork bent, and then the lower half of the bike kept moving underneath the truck as the top half stayed still, resulting in those angles...

That made no sense, did it?

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Old 03-24-09, 04:07 PM
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SR Explorer

I don't know squat about mountain bikes but I stopped in at one of the bike shops I do business with and my favorite mechanic said 'hey Richard, I've been waiting for you to show up, come on back here and look at this.' It was an SR Explorer, he said it was from the early 80's and the owner wanted to sell it. Got a phone number, offered $75 and brought it home this afternoon. Champion tubing, Araya alloy rims, Suntour Mountech front and rear ders, Suntour thumbies, Dia-Compe levers and brakes and a Sugino Super Maxy triple crankset. Now if only the tires will hold some air....







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My catch of the day is a Trek 930 mountain bike in pretty much mint condition...nice green finish. The only thing I see that it needs is one new inner tube(presta valve type). Price: $9.75!

That's the kind of deal that keeps me going back for more!
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Originally Posted by oldiebikes
My catch of the day is a Trek 930 mountain bike in pretty much mint condition...nice green finish. The only thing I see that it needs is one new inner tube(presta valve type). Price: $9.75!

That's the kind of deal that keeps me going back for more!
Check out this Trek site. It has some interesting information. https://www.vintage-trek.com/model_numbers1.htm The 930 is a very good MTB (were about $650 new). Rock Shox? You got it for about 7.5 cents on the dollar!
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