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Old 10-10-16, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
1960s Dawes Galaxy...
From a Classic Rendezvous response to a query about serial numbers, it looks more like 70-75. There are a few catalog scans out there, but the series between 1960 and 1980 doesn't appear to be complete.
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Old 10-22-16, 04:46 PM
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Rode a distance today to give a friend an MTB bar and stem. On the way home I saw a Speciallized Rock Hopper set out by the curb and leaning against a metal shelving unit. I knocked on the door of the house and asked the owner if the bicycle was out for garbage. He said yes it was and that they had lost the key to the CCM U-lock that through the frame and rear wheel. I took the bike home. I spent two minutes with a Dremel tool and thick cut-off disc and had the lock off. All the bicycle needed was air in the tires.

It's a 21-speed Alivio equipped bicycle and everything works fine. It has double butted tubing and another sticker that says Designed in California and made in Taiwan. His wife had lost interest in bicycling and the bicycle sat for years. After i pumped up the tires I took the bicycle for a ride and everything on it works well and the shifting needs no adjusting at all. Sometimes you just get really lucky.

Here are ten images of the bicycle as it looked when it wqas given to me other than me putting the air in the tires prior to taking the images of it.





















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Old 10-22-16, 07:27 PM
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First a story. This last year my 85 or 86 Giant Rincon which only has maybe 2500 miles on it and always had issues with the Shimano XT derailleurs finally took a semi dump, yes I could fix it but I'm so tired of screwing with it, and replacing all the derailleurs to modern XT would cost more money than I want to put into the 35 pound tank. It got really frustrating after I went off road with it a campground I couldn't power up a hill without it shifting automatically. So I took it home pondering what to do with it. Then yesterday a friend offered me his Iron Horse Maverick aluminum bike for free without even knowing I had issues with my Giant, so I took his bike since he rarely rode it and for some reason liked his Walmart Next bike better?? Since he's not into bikes I had an impossible time trying to convince him that his Iron Horse was a better bike, so I took his bike. Weird, but maybe not, I've given so many bikes away to friends and neighbors over the years I guess it was my turn to receive one since I had a minor need for a mountain bike. It does need some things replaced but overall it's in great shape, it might cost me roughly $80 and some elbow grease.
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Old 10-23-16, 06:29 PM
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Picked this up today for the 105 group, to bad the middle top tube cable guide is gone. It's actually a pretty nice frame.


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Old 11-01-16, 04:29 PM
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$40 rummage sale find. It's cleaning up better than I thought. I have everything that needs replaced except 105 brake levers.



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Old 11-02-16, 03:48 PM
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Not from the dump and not that old either (2011 Diamondback Lustre2) but a woman gave this for free. Pretty good condition. Will give it a good inspection and flip it.
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Old 11-03-16, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Ecohet

picked up an old late 80's giant iguana for free from a friend moving. both wheels where in the trash before i left.

took the rest of the bike apart and tossed most of the components. replaced bottom bracket and headset bearings.

keeping the frame, fork, crank arms and 44t chain wring I built up a fixed with spare parts I had around.




no $ spent just a couple hours.

Fixed with orange wheels sat around collecting dust. New build for dedicated indoor trainer. Bought a 6 speed shifter. 1x6 speed now. Not bad on the trainer

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Old 11-04-16, 01:20 PM
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Truly saved from the dump, as in, purchased today for small $ from a recycling company. As in, they put it on a scale and weighed it for scrap before giving me a price. I figure the STX parts are worth it, especially considering the nasty dent in the top tube! Waiting to see if I can de-gunkify the shifters - if so, then everything will work!

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Old 11-06-16, 03:25 PM
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Lambert, exact year not yet determined. Still has the Death Fork but the stem, saddle and rear derailleur are not original. It has a pretty nice Cinelli stem on it.







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Old 11-06-16, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
Lambert, exact year not yet determined.

You can tell it's a real Lambert if the pedal dustcaps are missing.
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Old 11-12-16, 02:32 PM
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Drove 45 minutes south this morning for this Mercier for free on CL.
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Old 11-20-16, 12:31 PM
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Not really mine, although I went to get it. While arranging the Raleigh Sports frameset acquistion for 3speedslow he must have been trolling my local CL and found this, and decided he could not live without it. Really cheap and really incomplete, I'd seen the ad before and pretty much ignored it. Took forever to hook up with the seller who, in truth, probably could have been more of a flake than he turned out to be.

This old bike boom Falcon is a steel-framed Eddy Merckx ("Eddie" in the ad, of course) with stamped dropouts and basic components that are not in great shape. The frame's okay and that's what matters. I'll be shipping this off in a few days and 3speedslow will have his next project.

It's fun spending other people's money.

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Old 11-22-16, 07:53 PM
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Winning bid of a whopping $46 on an auction site. Looks really clean, don't know anything about Nashbar road bikes. Better pics after I pick it up.



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I might be slightly premature in declaring this one "saved from the dump" but thanks to some outstanding steel bending by [MENTION=381793]gugie[/MENTION] it's starting to show signs of life.



I've mentioned this frame a few times before, but I generally feared it was a lost cause. At some point in its history it underwent a pretty bad front end collision. The top and down tubes had small bulges and the fork was all kinds of bent and twisted. I bought from a guy on CL for $20 and let it sit in my garage for a while. Then last week gugie was kind enough to offer to take a look at it. A day later I got it back with fairly straight tubes. I slapped on a bunch of sloppy touch up paint, and started putting it together tonight. The head tube angle is a bit steeper than it used to be, but I have high hopes for it. I wanted low trail anyway.
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Old 11-26-16, 02:00 PM
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Mercier found on corner today. Cool campy hubs, useable Brooks!!, Stronglight crank. I think orig came with centerpulls, but I know nothing.



Maybe a Mercier 100?

Lyotard pedals, Mavic rims, huret

I'm thinking original owner upgraded this entry-level bike with the Brooks, Campy, side-pull brakes . . .

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Nice pick, Gitane?
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Nice pick, Gitane?
Oops, forgot that info!

It's a Mercier
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Old 11-26-16, 06:08 PM
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I think orig came with centerpulls, but I know nothing.
That centerpull hanger still in the headset stack should give you a clue. Nice find. Is the frame your size?
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Old 11-26-16, 06:27 PM
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That centerpull hanger still in the headset stack should give you a clue. Nice find. Is the frame your size?
Yep, that was my clue. Also the cables and brakes are obviously newer and aren't routed using the toptube brazons. It looks to be my about my size (56ish).

Really didn't need another project. I think this would polish up nicely for someone. The saddle is a "Brooks B15 Campion Narrow" which I think I'll try out shortly.
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Nice!
thanks!

I saw you got a free one too. Any progress?

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Originally Posted by artclone
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I saw you got a free one too. Any progress?
Oh it just became a future wall piece. Too many scratches and chips that it would need a repaint. I just sealed everything under several coats of clear. It's not my size so I can't really ride it. Nor do I want to sell it. lol
Keep us upto date with a build!
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Just picked a Team Miyata road bike, hodgepodge components including 600 equipped shifters and changers, Campagnola Gamma Strada wheels, Royal Compe II brakes, dia compe levers & hoods. It is way too small for me but it should be a nice bike for my daughter. Will have to post pics after a tear down rebuild. These were Miyata's top of the line frame. Original owner said he originally bought frame for almost $1K plus had to fork over another $600 to get it built to current specs.

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Old 11-30-16, 05:37 PM
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Fellow rider brought his son's bike by after he said he had no interest in it. 1977 Schwinn Scrambler...
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Found this on CL and bargained it down to $10:




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