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Old 05-13-13, 08:04 AM
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Yeah, they're big- ill have to check again if there are any reasonably sized frames in there. Headed out today or tomorrow.

I believe these frames are the personal rides of Jim Black, the owner of the shop, general bike weirdo (in the best way). Nobody's seen him around here for about 20 years.
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Old 05-13-13, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by IthaDan
Yeah, they're big- ill have to check again if there are any reasonably sized frames in there. Headed out today or tomorrow.

Ooh sweet, tall frames. That's quite the find. Too bad they're not in better shape. And what do you mean reasonably sized? 25" is a perfectly reasonable size. 27" is a bit big, but 25" is like perfect for me and I'm not that large. Well, not in height anyway. Large around is a different story. That's definitely me.

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I believe these frames are the personal rides of Jim Black, the owner of the shop, general bike weirdo (in the best way). Nobody's seen him around here for about 20 years.
He's not buried somewhere under that pile is he?
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Old 05-13-13, 09:21 AM
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This was the Free Dump week in Thunder Bay. Actually, last week was free dumping and I managed to grab close to 70 bicycles. All but two went to Bicycles for Humanity. The two I kept? A somewhat ratty Falcon San Romer and this whateveritis rod brake, chrome lugged wonder that has a pretty nice feel to it when riding. Yup, pumped up the tires and ride away. Everything on the rod brake jobbie works perfectly, except for some brake shudder on the front brake...



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Old 05-13-13, 09:48 AM
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Canadians! Just picked this Mikado Sportster up for $25. It's definitely an entry level model but the decals are in excellent shape and I like the chromed fork. I tried looking for more information and it seems on par with the Nishiki Sport. I might try building up my first fixie with this one.
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Old 05-14-13, 05:50 AM
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i threw a couple scrap frames out by the alley for the scrap guy. he usually trolls the alleys every couple days. when he pulled up i noticed drop bars in the back of the truck. ended up being a complete all original and in very nice condition motobecane mirage. i know these are low quality bikes, but man this thing is nice. its my size but dont think im gonna hang on to it. its all apart right now getting a overhaul and new cables. i'll post some pics when finished.
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Old 05-14-13, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by IthaDan
Here's a VERY rough idea of what the barn looked like-

Forks and forks and forks... (some windsor, some lotus, some road, some cantilever road, some cantilever mountain)


Anyone need a fork? I might be able to locate one or two of them
Why Yes, yes I do!


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Old 05-14-13, 07:56 AM
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Saturday I went to a Police auction, & although 98% of it was beach cruisers ( some nice one's at that, but they were paying $100 for clean Huffy's ) I did manage to score two nice bikes & one beater for a decent amount. First is a 1962 Schwinn Typhoon straight bar, lots O rust, can be ridden as is, Painted rims are painted again red,the original white with black stripe rims look clean under poor pealing red paint.

Second bike was what I really wanted as soon as I checked it out, a 1991 Schwinn Paramount Series 70 PDG mountain bike with most of it's original parts, full XT ( Originally posted in Vintage Mountain bikes thread, post# 3416 to 3423 ). It's weathered & needs most of the hardware replaced but will clean up nice after a total clean, polish & service. I have most of the hardware in stainless for it already & I am waiting for some Jagwire cables to come in I ordered & a set of grips.
I also got a 5 bike display rack from my boss who was going to scrap it that I am hoping to do something with.

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Old 05-14-13, 08:05 AM
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^ chainstay's bent that 62 schwinn would make a sweet klunker
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Old 05-14-13, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by IthaDan
Yeah, they're big- ill have to check again if there are any reasonably sized frames in there. Headed out today or tomorrow.

I believe these frames are the personal rides of Jim Black, the owner of the shop, general bike weirdo (in the best way). Nobody's seen him around here for about 20 years.
Dan, that bluefork on the ground did you grab it as well? I need a fat chance looking canti fork you know with the tapered or as I once saw called on ebay mitred shoulders. aAnyone has one with at least a 6.5 steer tube. I will take 1" or 1 1/8" $$.
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Old 05-15-13, 08:10 PM
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Did a lot of driving to get this one, but totally worth it, a Fuji Series V Tourer with extras and my size too!

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Originally Posted by Slammin
Dan, that bluefork on the ground did you grab it as well? I need a fat chance looking canti fork you know with the tapered or as I once saw called on ebay mitred shoulders. aAnyone has one with at least a 6.5 steer tube. I will take 1" or 1 1/8" $$.
Oh, they're all 1" for sure. I'm headed back out there this week, and I'll grab a more representative sample. I'll be in touch.
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Old 05-15-13, 08:37 PM
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got this today for $20 old flandria
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Old 05-15-13, 08:57 PM
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Thanks Dan, PM me if you find a mitred one with canti mounts.
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Originally Posted by toytech
Did a lot of driving to get this one, but totally worth it, a Fuji Series V Tourer with extras and my size too!

Well I'll say it, that is sweet looking, and it looks to be in really nice shape, congrats on a nice fine.

It looks to be an 84 which would be the same year as my Fuji Club. I find it interesting that it uses the Suntour Mountech rear derailleur, or it should be using it, as my 85 Schwinn Le Tour Luxe, but your Fuji went with the Suntour Le Tech instead of staying with the Mountech like Schwinn chose to do; not sure what the difference is between the two but they look very similar and weighed the same. Supposedly the rear Mountech had issues where it would foul up if it got dirty, so simply keep it clean and it'll work fine, I haven't had any issues with mine; but the derailleur does shift a wide range of gears found on touring bikes very quickly and positive. And your's comes with 3 sets of bottle holders, for some reason the Schwinn I have did not so I had to add one on the underside of the down tube using a Minoura bracket. And you have the same Gran Comp 960 canti brakes as my Schwinn; if you find the brakes to be stiff new modern teflon cables helped mine a lot, as well as oiling the pivots to a much smaller degree.

Anyway nice fine. Congrats again.
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I saw that FUJI V yesterday and you made quick work of it, the author had already deleted it. Where was it at?
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Originally Posted by Vwdt2008
got this today for $20....old flandria
Should clean up quite nicely.

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I had to save this from being scrapped whether it deserved it or not. 1983 Bianchi Grizzly. There isn't much info on the Internet about this, which is probably Bianchi's earliest ATB. It's in horrible shape, but for $5 I couldn't pass over the bullmoose bars and 980 cantis. The seatpost is stuck, the BB is crunchy, etc. Nice crank.







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I saw that FUJI V yesterday and you made quick work of it, the author had already deleted it. Where was it at?
Pacifica. I just had good timing, and offered to Paypal the money up front if needed. It is in fantastic shape and has just been sitting awhile so it will need tires etc.
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Today's lunchtime thrift shop find:

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Nostalgic seeing that Flandria Vwdt2008 -- my dad used to ride one.
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motobecane mirage, free from the local scrap guy

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Early 80's (82?) Schwinn Predator Cromo from a church rummage sale. Spotted it on the way out in the parking lot. Digging the blue front hub.
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Two more garage sale finds. Its been a good year so far for garage sales. The Trek has a stuck seat post (naturally), and needs a lot of love. The Diamondback is in a lot better shape.

I'll be breaking out the Kroil this afternoon.







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You must be the biggest Trek-magnet alive, incredible!! Nice scores!

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Two more garage sale finds. Its been a good year so far for garage sales. The Trek has a stuck seat post (naturally), and needs a lot of love. The Diamondback is in a lot better shape.

I'll be breaking out the Kroil this afternoon.







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Old 05-19-13, 03:00 PM
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(At the risk of being rude I'm going to post this here too, in addition to the mtb thread. Hoping to see if anyone else has an opinion about the exact year these bikes were made.)
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Got these at a garage sale yesterday.
Shogun Prairie Breaker 2
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Dont know what I want to do with them yet. $15 each.
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Any idea what year these might be from???
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