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Old 04-10-16, 04:55 PM
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I picked up this '89 Schwinn 564 about a week ago. I am just about done with the overhaul but it was light out so I thought I would get a picture of it. I still need to hook up the shifters. The rear wheel was missing a spoke nipple and was about 3 inches out of true. I fixed that issue. Also, these bikes had quill seatposts and of course it had a crack in it. I built a replacement. I have less than $40 into the bike.

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Originally Posted by Pemetic2006
Is the Eclair the one near Concord, NH by chance? If so I had inquired about that bike but decided against it because of the odd sized pedal threads. Cool bike though.
This one was on Long Island, and it involved a boat ride. I don't have pictures yet, but the bike is pretty rough. The chrome fork tips have quite a bit of rust, and the paint just above the tips is starting to rust. I did take some time when I got home to take the pedals off and rebuild them. Very odd, but they work fine now. The Bianchi was in New Jersey, and it's in very nice shape under the dirt. That one will be a very quick and straightforward rebuild. It's a 20" frame, too small for me. (maybe)
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Seller pic. Listing said "Giant Tandem, needs work." Good enough deal to drive to Brooklyn for it. Guess that's how you spell Giant in French! Guy did email to correct brand before I headed out. Nice dude, on his way out of he country.
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Seller pic. Listing said "Giant Tandem, needs work." Good enough deal to drive to Brooklyn for it. Guess that's how you spell Giant in French! Guy did email to correct brand before I headed out. Nice dude, on his way out of he country.
Neat... Got a stoker? If not, maybe this will help you find one. You could ride around like those guys on motorcycles with the spare helmet strapped to the seat. You know, just in case.
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Originally Posted by vintagerando
Saved this the other day. Bianchi, unknown model, Shimano 600 tri-color, Mavic rims and hubs, cinelli stem and handlebars .
I went and looked at this exact bike! Decided I didn't want to take on another project at the moment, being in the middle of a few already. @vintagerando, where in CT are you located? And was that seatpost stuck after all?
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Two frames, both with an issue that my torch can fix:

Three legged 1974 Raleigh International, front right hoof is gone. I did check for 650b tire size, a bit too tight for 42's, but 38's could definitely work.



Atala, unknown vintage. Haven't checked threading, seatpost size, etc. Some hipster fixie idjit hacked the derailleur hanger off. Fully chromed, but unpolished under the paint. I like the beausage of this one. It's missing some chunks of paint here and there, but no rust. If I braze a hanger back on, the chrome takes a hit there. Maybe an IGH in it's future.



Both would be worth a lot more than what I paid for them without the frame damage. Both have nice, shiny chrome, 8 out of 10 on the gugie scale. The International has to be fixed. I've done that job before. The Atala could be fixed, or should I say, un-fixed? In both cases the chrome would be compromised.

Now where's that post from the British fellow with the DIY chrome tutorial?
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That international looks sweet
Originally Posted by gugie
Two frames, both with an issue that my torch can fix:

Three legged 1974 Raleigh International, front right hoof is gone. I did check for 650b tire size, a bit too tight for 42's, but 38's could definitely work.


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"Saved" this 1993 Stumpjumper FS yesterday. This has got to be one of the most thoroughly hard-ridden bikes I've ever seen. The chainrings and sprockets are so worn, they can barely hold the chain! Unfortunately, the frame is trashed...one chainstay is totally rusted through. But the Deore LX/XT component group is going strong! Worth the price of admission
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Was hunting for a stem for another build and grabbed this from the back yard junk pile at a local tag sale. Frame is toast. Stem was a .833 Gran Compe and not useable for my project. Oh well. $7 for some decent SunTour and Sugino. Already disassembled, derailers cleaned up, and boxed for future use. The V GT Luxe is very nice. SunTour V GT Luxe derailleur (1500)













I even pulled the BB -- not much wear at all, but plenty of rust that had rained down on it from the disintegrating tubes. This was ridden lightly, put up wet, and then left to rust by someone who picked it up at auction.
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Originally Posted by gugie
Atala, unknown vintage. Haven't checked threading, seatpost size, etc. Some hipster fixie idjit hacked the derailleur hanger off. Fully chromed, but unpolished under the paint. I like the beausage of this one. It's missing some chunks of paint here and there, but no rust. If I braze a hanger back on, the chrome takes a hit there. Maybe an IGH in it's future.

Both would be worth a lot more than what I paid for them without the frame damage. Both have nice, shiny chrome, 8 out of 10 on the gugie scale. The International has to be fixed. I've done that job before. The Atala could be fixed, or should I say, un-fixed? In both cases the chrome would be compromised.

Now where's that post from the British fellow with the DIY chrome tutorial?
Long story short: my parents both bought Atalas in 1973 to ride around Martha's Vineyard to have a proper honeymoon that they could not when they married in '72. I rode both around when I was a teen, and managed to get my father's bike stolen. Years later, I built one up as a 5sp IGH for him. Here it is:

This one is a '73, I think. They had this awesome 70/70 geo that taught me to love riding long distance in comfort. Yours is from earlier, I think, and seems to have a steeper HT.
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Old 04-20-16, 07:33 PM
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A friend offered this to me a couple of weeks ago, and we talked about a trade, then out of the blue he drops the price to $75. The cranks are worth that, IMHO. I couldn't let it disappear. Love the frame touches. Long lugs, wraparound seat stays, black/silver VGT Luxe derailleurs, Sugino Mighty cranks, Dia Compe brakes. I heard the decals were prone to disappearing, and it appears so. I can see where they "were", a little. Can't wait til it's cleaned up, new light blue cotton wrap, and some Pasela's. I believe it's a Competition model, judging by the specs. Nishiki of course. Possibly a 74-79 model?,,,,BD









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Dang that's a cool score. Wish I had friends that cared about bikes haha
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I did a 5 hour round trip to pick up this Kuwahara Cougar MTB today. It took a year to finally buy this, when the ad first appeared it seems all of my emails were going to a spam folder. The ad came down, and I assumed the bike had sold. Then what daya know! The ad reappears one year later and I was finally able to get ahold of him. It has Ishiwata triple butted tubes, tange fork, and all the braze-ons you could ask for. It's rough, to the point of a repaint. And if I'm going to repaint, I will have rear cantilever posts added to get rid of the under chainstay roller cam brake. There is a crack where the seatstays join the seat tube, but I will get that fixed when I add the cantilever posts. Converting this into a tourer with Dave Scott AT4 bars.
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Forgot the shot of the rear derailleur. This is the first black/silver VGT I've ever seen. Pretty cool, it reminds me some of the Dura Ace of the same time period.,,,,BD

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@Bikedued I think that is an international? Maybe not, but I have the same / similar bike -- bought for $60 in lascauxcaveman's neck of the woods and still there in storage.

No wraparound stays tho.

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Older version or just lower on the lineup? Guessing lower.
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No turkey levers on mine either. I am fairly sure the top tube says Competition in the faded paint shadow. I will look closer at it tonight.,,,,BD

edit... Well, the ghost paint fade decal on the top tube, definitely has a round first letter, and the 3rd or 4th letter has a tail on it. International has no tailed letters in it, so most likely a Competition.. Looks like this, only longer lugs, and no decal.

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And a picture of mine... VERY tough to get the lighting right, so the shape would show up.


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Three of the seven free bikes I pulled from a friend's shed. I've got some work cut out for me.





Not pictured, two kids bikes cleaned up and listed on CL, a Nishiki MTB I already tuned and gave to an employee of mine, and a modern Giant hybrid that'll probably fetch a Benjamin after I wipe it down and replace a broken spoke. [Edit: just sold for asking price of $155, in half a day. Guess I'm off to a good start for the selling season ]
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Originally Posted by Standalone
Long story short: my parents both bought Atalas in 1973 to ride around Martha's Vineyard to have a proper honeymoon that they could not when they married in '72. I rode both around when I was a teen, and managed to get my father's bike stolen. Years later, I built one up as a 5sp IGH for him. Here it is:

This one is a '73, I think. They had this awesome 70/70 geo that taught me to love riding long distance in comfort. Yours is from earlier, I think, and seems to have a steeper HT.
That's a pretty cool bike! Love the classic Atala white with blue panel paint job. How well does the bar end shifter work with the 5-speed hub?
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That's a pretty cool bike! Love the classic Atala white with blue panel paint job. How well does the bar end shifter work with the 5-speed hub?
Thanks It is an SA specific BE shifter. Works great.
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Originally Posted by Standalone
They had this awesome 70/70 geo that taught me to love riding long distance in comfort. Yours is from earlier, I think, and seems to have a steeper HT.
I rode my '70 Atala to work today (first time out this spring, in preparation for @iab's ride tomorrow). I really like it, though I think the angles are a little steeper than 70.
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Earlier ones do seem to have a steeper HT, but here's my mother's '73:



My father's original grey 25" and the "new" white one (Kind of like Gandalf) are the same.
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Those angles do look pretty slack. I suspect the model has as much to do with the frame geometry as the age. If you look at the pix in the 1971 catalog:

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it looks to me like the angles for the Record Pro and Competizione models are steeper than the rest.
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An early Univega, nice. Good tubing with # 2 Tange plus the iconic Shimano arabesque group. Worth a clean up.
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Originally Posted by rjhammett
I picked up this '89 Schwinn 564 about a week ago. I am just about done with the overhaul but it was light out so I thought I would get a picture of it. I still need to hook up the shifters. The rear wheel was missing a spoke nipple and was about 3 inches out of true. I fixed that issue. Also, these bikes had quill seatposts and of course it had a crack in it. I built a replacement. I have less than $40 into the bike.
Looks good. How did you build the quill seatpost? Do you have a pic?
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