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Old 07-22-15, 04:25 PM
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I've seen those ridges on the tire before, but never put it together that they are for the generator...
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Old 07-22-15, 07:05 PM
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Daniel,

I certainly hope so !

please post some ride pics of the bike out in your wonderful countryside,cities. I miss Germany, exciting times racing there back in the 80's.

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Old 07-22-15, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by DanielWilde
German built Hercules touring bike from 1952, completely original, bought from its first owner who even had the original bill and warranty card. Some days are just better than others...







I'd say that's quite a day! Great find and a beautiful bike. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-23-15, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by curbtender
I've seen those ridges on the tire before, but never put it together that they are for the generator...
Talking about generators, I love this unique construction. The bike is an "Sichelrad" (sickle bicycle) built by the former german Anker Werke in the 30's. One of the first fork suspensions ever built.




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Old 07-23-15, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by cog_nate
Scored two in as many days.

1991 (from all signs) Bianchi Osprey:


199X Klein Performance


Anyone able to give me a year on the Klein? It's a bit of a Frankenbike, weird mix of Shimano and Campagnolo. Regardless, it's super smoove.
Nice scores there!
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Old 07-23-15, 07:24 PM
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Scored this 1981 Miyata 1000 with a very nice Brooks Flyer Special for $68 today. What's even more amazing, it was on Craigslist in bike crazy Portland for three days. May have helped that it was listed as a 'Migata' in the ad, made it fly under my radar too until a forum member posted the ad in the Ebay/Craigslist finds thread.
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Old 07-24-15, 05:39 AM
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Very nice miyata at a great price!
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Old 07-25-15, 09:57 AM
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I'm not a Facebook person, but we do have a local garage sale group for our town. I check it from time to time for bikes, usually nothing but junk. But this popped up yesterday for $60, had to grab it.

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Old 07-25-15, 11:24 AM
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Compared to Sloar's find above maybe I overpaid?

The rear rim got damaged when the Trek 3700 came off the vehicular rack. Rest of the bike looks fine with good paint, well worth $10 from a yard sale.


The 2005 Fuji Ace with 27 speed Sora was a "make an offer" find at a yard sale. I had to settle at $70. It may be the best deal I have scored on a modern drivetrain road bike.


Collectively, the refurbished selling prices of these two bikes will cover the gorgeous Miyata track bike I got from OldsCool a week ago.
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Old 07-25-15, 03:00 PM
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I have been looking for a 650B wheel set for a while, but all that I found were too expensive or too far away and still too expensive. Today I found a brand new pair on CL about 20 miles from home for $65. My wife wanted to go to a farmer's market and library in the same town, so I made the call and off we went. The wheels had Sun Cr-18 rims, DT stainless straight gauge spokes, and Shimano C201 hubs. The seller even threw in a new Sram 8 speed cassette. The wheels were still in the shrink-wrap. After the farmer's market buys and lunch at a local Italian restaurant, we had an enjoyable afternoon together for under $90.
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Old 07-26-15, 08:54 PM
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I found a 1958 Mercian cycles frame in the dump behind a motorcycle shop no rust!!!!!! I will post pics later!
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Old 07-26-15, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by dweenk
I have been looking for a 650B wheel set for a while, but all that I found were too expensive or too far away and still too expensive. Today I found a brand new pair on CL about 20 miles from home for $65. My wife wanted to go to a farmer's market and library in the same town, so I made the call and off we went. The wheels had Sun Cr-18 rims, DT stainless straight gauge spokes, and Shimano C201 hubs. The seller even threw in a new Sram 8 speed cassette. The wheels were still in the shrink-wrap. After the farmer's market buys and lunch at a local Italian restaurant, we had an enjoyable afternoon together for under $90.
Try Phoenix bikes in Arlington Va since your in maryland
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Old 07-26-15, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by cog_nate
Scored two in as many days.

1991 (from all signs) Bianchi Osprey:


199X Klein Performance


Anyone able to give me a year on the Klein? It's a bit of a Frankenbike, weird mix of Shimano and Campagnolo. Regardless, it's super smoove.
Given the Klein logo on the the Down Tube, the bike looks to be a 1994. Color looks to be called Sable Haze

Check it out here in the 1994 catalog.

https://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fis.../1994klein.pdf
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Old 07-27-15, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by fleslider
Given the Klein logo on the the Down Tube, the bike looks to be a 1994. Color looks to be called Sable Haze

Check it out here in the 1994 catalog.

https://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fis.../1994klein.pdf
Cool, thanks. Actually, both of those are now out of my hands. I gave the Klein to my sister in-law who's starting training for a triathlon and needed a bike, and then last week the Osprey to her foster kid who just needs a bike for tooling around on. Initially, I'd planned to keep the Brooks for myself, but when my sister in-law took a test ride she raved about the saddle and how great looking and comfortable it was. Man, the things you do for family.

Got some consolation today, though:

Bertoni Nuovitalia in Electric Rose (in an admittedly poorly framed cell phone picture).

Apparently the lowest in the Bertoni lineup, but it came with Shimano 600 components (except the bars, brake handles and calipers). Paint's faded in several areas and there are a couple rust spots, but there are no dents and everything works perfectly. Super twitchy, probably due at least in part to the width of the riser bars. The seller said he was pretty sure he listed it for less than it was worth (SPOILER: he did), because there was another interested party ready to buy it sight unseen. So, I'm almost certain I just beat another C&V'er to the punch. Sorry, whoever you are... but not that sorry.

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Old 07-28-15, 08:23 PM
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Puch for $25 on CL. Half original paint, Reynolds 531, Gipiemme dropouts. Model??? Superleicht perhaps, my size at 60cm,


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Old 07-28-15, 08:28 PM
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^^^^^^^^
nice grab
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Old 07-28-15, 08:37 PM
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That puch is sweet. Cool how puch is stamped in seat stay.
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Old 07-28-15, 11:16 PM
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'66 Carlton Catalina in rough cosmetic condition. Reynolds 531 Plain Gauge, Capella lugs. Traded straight across for a set of cyclesmith panniers. It was built up from a donor Le Tour, GB stem was the only original bit. Love the handy work.

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Old 07-29-15, 12:17 PM
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Given the addition of a purple to blue fade, it appears the previous owner was infatuated with the '88 Schwinn Premis model.
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The Puch looks just like one I used to have (the rear half at least). There should still be some old pictures of it on the CR site, the model name is Olympian, nice riding bike.
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Old 07-29-15, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by enjoybikes
'66 Carlton Catalina in rough cosmetic condition. Reynolds 531 Plain Gauge, Capella lugs. Traded straight across for a set of cyclesmith panniers. It was built up from a donor Le Tour, GB stem was the only original bit. Love the handy work.

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extrodinary lugs there ! Should be a true looker with some period components on it. Straight gauge 531 is still a nice riding frame material.

Good catch !
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Old 07-29-15, 12:44 PM
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I found this late 80s (not sure what exact year) Schwinn Mirada in the garbage a year or so ago. This is a photo I took the day I found it.

The rear wheel was jammed into the non-drive side chainstay because it was crooked on the dropout. I straightened it (nothing bent, the axle was just installed at a weird angle) and had a ridable bike. With some basic maintenance it was good to me over the last year. Here's a photo from a week ago:

It is currently disassembled. Here's my thread:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...nn-mirada.html
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Old 07-29-15, 07:13 PM
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New to me Schwinn Super Le Tour
After some TLC the SLT is good enough for a neighborhood rider
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Originally Posted by DanielWilde
German built Hercules touring bike from 1952, completely original, bought from its first owner who even had the original bill and warranty card. Some days are just better than others...





Great pick up
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1971 ladies' Raleigh Sport. $60, fairly complete.

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