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Old 09-18-13, 02:06 PM
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I bet @miamijim would know.
Yes, but everyone else beat me to it. Early 70's UE18, originally a 10s with the goofy DT shifters as mentioned by 'noglider'.
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Old 09-18-13, 02:10 PM
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I was a initially a facilitator for this (no one from here) buy they backed out late. So I guess I have an enormous Coppi





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Old 09-18-13, 02:17 PM
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I was a initially a facilitator for this (no one from here) buy they backed out late. So I guess I have an enormous Coppi





That looks like an interesting bike. Your size?
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Old 09-18-13, 02:19 PM
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Way big for me, I ride 55-56cm. Frame has patina but polished up pretty nice after tear down.
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Old 09-18-13, 04:10 PM
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I will usually just walk right by any type of dept. store bike, but this one made me take a second look. What I spotted were the lugs and the San Marco saddle. On a closer look I found the badge stating it was made in Austria (I'm assuming by Puch). As far as I can tell it is a late 60's Sears 10 Speed Racer. From reading a few things on here these were pretty nice rides back in those days. Not interested in flipping to make anything on it, just thought it was cool and all original. Even has the original bar tape in decent condition with Puch end caps and Simplex components. Needs a thorough cleaning and refurbish.



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Old 09-19-13, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by brandenjs View Post
I will usually just walk right by any type of dept. store bike, but this one made me take a second look. What I spotted were the lugs and the San Marco saddle. On a closer look I found the badge stating it was made in Austria (I'm assuming by Puch). As far as I can tell it is a late 60's Sears 10 Speed Racer. From reading a few things on here these were pretty nice rides back in those days. Not interested in flipping to make anything on it, just thought it was cool and all original. Even has the original bar tape in decent condition with Puch end caps and Simplex components. Needs a thorough cleaning and refurbish.

I would have walked right by this one...very nice catch! Or, at the very least, very INTERESTING catch!
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Old 09-19-13, 04:03 PM
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$5 saved this Triumph from the dump today. Nothing special, and it's too small for me, but it's going to be my initiation into taking apart and rebuilding a bike. Can't wait to learn!
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Pull these two from a town wide rummage sale. They were $20 each and the only road bikes there. There is not a lot of info on them it appears, but they are also just generic late 70's/early 80's CCM road bikes, so I wouldn't expect too much. They are a pair of Corsa 10's. Cottered cranks, downtube shifters, Shamano Thunderbird 2 front derailleurs and Eagle 2 rear derailleurs. One is missing a fender, I kinda like the white one.



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Old 09-24-13, 08:17 PM
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I've found a couple lately, but I had one of the most depressing days that I have had in a long time. I went to a thrift store that I have had good luck with and saw a gentleman rolling out with a mid 80's Trek 500 series with a full Shimano 600 group. The sticker on the seat said $30. If I would have only gotten there 10 minutes earlier. I guess only us guys who have a vintage addiction can understand how that feels.
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Old 09-24-13, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by brandenjs View Post
I've found a couple lately, but I had one of the most depressing days that I have had in a long time. I went to a thrift store that I have had good luck with and saw a gentleman rolling out with a mid 80's Trek 500 series with a full Shimano 600 group. The sticker on the seat said $30. If I would have only gotten there 10 minutes earlier. I guess only us guys who have a vintage addiction can understand how that feels.
I've been successful approaching those lucky people with a generous offer. Many times, they are flea marketeers, just interested in a fast profit. I've bought them from people that were still in line waiting to pay, to out in the parking lot, or whatever. You just have to ignore the great deal they got, and instead, focus on what a good deal would be to you.

I paid one guy $50 just to have the pleasure of paying for the bike (he beat me by all of 5 seconds). He had not paid for it yet. Struck up a conversation, turned out, he really just wanted the saddle (plush cushy kind). So I paid him $50, paid the store their asking price, and gave him the saddle. Sometimes, people want the bike for themselves. But other times, they just want to flip it for a quick profit, or in this case, just wanted the saddle. So I paid him the $50, paid Goodwill another $10 for the bike (its original price tag) and got myself a nice Bianchi Limited, that I flipped later for a nice profit. Oh, I did have to find a saddle for it, but a Bianchi racing bike with a big cushy Bell saddle was not going to work anyway.

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Old 09-24-13, 08:48 PM
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Yea, I should have done that. Lesson learned and a missed opportunity. There will always be another prize out there to be found. It sure was nice though.
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Old 09-25-13, 11:55 AM
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guy had this buried in his garage, told me i could have it if i pulled it out. not to bad of a little cruiser.








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Old 09-25-13, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by brandenjs View Post
I've found a couple lately, but I had one of the most depressing days that I have had in a long time. I went to a thrift store that I have had good luck with and saw a gentleman rolling out with a mid 80's Trek 500 series with a full Shimano 600 group. The sticker on the seat said $30. If I would have only gotten there 10 minutes earlier. I guess only us guys who have a vintage addiction can understand how that feels.
If you weren't in WV, I would ask you why you didn't introduce yourself. When I was loading this into the car after paying $30 for it, a gentleman asked if I knew what I had. I replied yes, a mid 80's Trek Professional with 531 tubing. I think he was going to an an offer until he found out I knew what it was.



Sadly this has been my one and only flip for the past year.
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Old 09-25-13, 08:52 PM
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If you weren't in WV, I would ask you why you didn't introduce yourself. When I was loading this into the car after paying $30 for it, a gentleman asked if I knew what I had. I replied yes, a mid 80's Trek Professional with 531 tubing. I think he was going to an an offer until he found out I knew what it was.
Sadly this has been my one and only flip for the past year.
Nope that wasn't me, but a very similar situation. I was in the Baltimore area. The one he picked up was a little older. All it said across the top tube was 500 Series with the older style 600 group. As best as I can date it would be a 1985 520, but it doesn't matter now. Snooze ya lose.
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Old 09-26-13, 12:49 PM
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Set of recently trued with new nipples Dura Ace hubs (front and rear HB-7400 and FH-7403) with Ceramic rims and Dura Ace QRs off Craigslist: $100 and the guy delivered them to my house.



Good deal?
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Old 09-26-13, 02:49 PM
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Hubs are worth 100, did you mean ceramic bearings?
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Old 09-26-13, 08:26 PM
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no, the rims are ceramic coated

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Old 09-26-13, 10:37 PM
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OK, do you use a brake pad made for ceramic rims?
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Old 09-27-13, 03:21 AM
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Not yet. They are on order from my LBS
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Old 09-27-13, 06:35 AM
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Regular pads work fine. I've been running Mavic ceramic SUPs for 15 years and brake wear and performance is excellent with normal pads.
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Old 09-27-13, 06:47 AM
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I needed new pads anyway... the original pads from 1987 are still on there and do work surprisingly well. You'd think they'd be dry and crumbling, but nope... still got some life in em.
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Nice buy but he installed the front hub backwards!

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Old 09-27-13, 08:26 AM
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there's a 'backwards' for a front hub?
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Old 09-27-13, 10:55 AM
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Yeah, matching the text direction of the rear hub.
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Old 09-27-13, 11:48 AM
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Yeah, matching the text direction of the rear hub.
Yep. Riding it the way it's set up now could be pretty dangerous. Better ship those wheels to me, I know what to do with them.
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