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Old 05-29-17, 08:56 AM
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Welcome to our obsession, [MENTION=459640]Renngrrl[/MENTION].
The "obsession" ....
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Old 05-29-17, 09:39 PM
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1984 Univega Gran Turismo.

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[MENTION=459640]Renngrrl[/MENTION], [MENTION=152773]noglider[/MENTION] is right it is an obsession, a slippery slope of an obsession , more addictive than drugs! A very rewarding hobby and also nice to ride a variety of bikes as the characteristics of each will be different.
It's called Bikeforums, but really it's a Bikeaholics anon meeting for all involved!
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Odd build but the poor guy selling it had back problems. It is a Cervelo Superprodigy, it will be great with the spare Chorus group I have in the ol' parts bin.

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Old 05-30-17, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ApolloSoyuz1975
In your close-up photo, the downtube is visibly bowed.
The frame is bent as well as the fork. It was free. So, this has been a good learning experience. It was the first time tearing down a frame. Given that there is no value in the frame and fork, I didn't worry about damage. The stem is stuck as well, but the seat tube came out just fine.
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Old 05-30-17, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Bicycle Addict
[MENTION=459640]Renngrrl[/MENTION], [MENTION=152773]noglider[/MENTION] is right it is an obsession, a slippery slope of an obsession , more addictive than drugs! A very rewarding hobby and also nice to ride a variety of bikes as the characteristics of each will be different.
It's called Bikeforums, but really it's a Bikeaholics anon meeting for all involved!
Well said!
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Old 05-30-17, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Bicycle Addict
It's called Bikeforums, but really it's a Bikeaholics anon meeting for all involved!
It's not really a place to help each other control our addictions.
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Old 05-30-17, 10:54 AM
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[MENTION=319824]Bicycle Addict[/MENTION], [MENTION=148351]cycleheimer[/MENTION], [MENTION=152773]noglider[/MENTION], [MENTION=448521]2cam16[/MENTION], You ain't kidding. The DH just dragged an old huffy home yesterday. We are approaching S-1.
[MENTION=207730]3speedslow[/MENTION] I know! I've found almost nothing about this bike except that it was definately english made.

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The 1963 hub still shifts like butter despite the neglect. I spent some time on the chrome with 0000 steel wool over the weekend. Lot of rust still, I'll need to paint it which is sad because I like the down tube decal. I've seen people talk about doing OA baths. I need to find some instructions, OA supplier, and a wading pool.

The schwinn has the coolest farmer john seat. I'm hoping it can be rebuilt. It was repainted at one point and about .25% of the chrome is gone on the handlebars. I'm guessing the 26 x 1 3/8 rims can be replaced pretty easy. We're still trying to place the model.
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Old 05-30-17, 10:59 AM
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Patience not perfection!!!

My most recent find came from a church rummage sale. Thanks to you guys I finally figured out what it is!!! All it had was the serial number and a badge plate no decals. I thought it was a super sport but, it ended up being a super le tour 2. It may no be at the high end but, it is on the endangered species list. From what I've gathered the frame was made in Chicago that in itself is a good thing!!! Yea!!! I accidentally threw away 2 plastic wheels for the brake cable adjuster at the time I thought were broken. Now I know what they were intended to do... !?$&%!!! And I tossed them. So be careful what you disguard as junk!!! Does anyone have a couple they could spare???
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Old 05-30-17, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Well said!
Yes, a 12 step program "DOWN" a slippery slope!

"It's been 2 days since I have wasted my money"
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Old 05-30-17, 12:50 PM
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[MENTION=459640]Renngrrl[/MENTION]
Oxalic Acid is sold as Wood Bleach in nearly every home supply and hardware store. There are several threads here on its use. For small parts, I prefer Evaporust.
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Old 05-30-17, 02:09 PM
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If you go about it right, you can immerse a whole frame in about a gallon and a half of Evaporust. It's the way to go, in my opinion.
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Old 05-30-17, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Renngrrl
[MENTION=319824]Bicycle Addict[/MENTION], [MENTION=148351]cycleheimer[/MENTION], [MENTION=152773]noglider[/MENTION], [MENTION=448521]2cam16[/MENTION], You ain't kidding. The DH just dragged an old huffy home yesterday. We are approaching S-1.
Sweet! Any pics of the Huffy? I have a '62 made by Raleigh. You should post it in the Huffy thread.
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Old 05-30-17, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
Yes, a 12 step program "DOWN" a slippery slope!

"It's been 2 days since I have wasted my money"
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Maybe a 12-speed program would be closer to the truth?
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Old 05-30-17, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Maybe a 12-speed program would be closer to the truth?
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Your right I am still in recovery
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Old 06-01-17, 02:20 PM
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Kill me now,people, PLEASE! I just picked this up today for a measly $25 and will be a keeper and rider to ad to my mtb collection:
1994 Marin Eldridge Grade
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Me again. lol
Picked up this poor Rockhopper Comp today for $20. Owner said he ordered a fork from EBay but it turned out not to have brake bosses(doh). Even his installation of the fork is bad. Everything isn't seated right. Lots of play. Rear wheel is wobbly. Mishmash of parts but the drivetrain and Diacompe headset are original. This will be a donor for my Ponderosa. Then I'll save the frame and dump the cheap fork. Heck it doesn't even compress!
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Old 06-06-17, 08:15 PM
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I have been doing SO well on my New Year's resolution to not buy any bikes this year, then THIS popped up on CL for a really fair price. 1986 Fuji Del Rey in pretty much original condition, needs a good detailing and tune up, has some garage rash but it rides really sweet.

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Old 06-07-17, 11:39 AM
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Picked up this master class in rust removal yesterday, an '86 Schwinn High Sierra. The person I got it from was the original owner and was very sad to see it go, but couldn't ride anymore due to health concerns. I'll have to do my best to do a full restoration befitting such a beloved steed.
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
1986 Fuji Del Rey in pretty much original condition...
Nice catch.
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Nice catch.
Thanks, I honestly wasn't going to buy any bikes this year and plan to sell several. I was cruising CL to see if it was a good time to list some and BOOM, there it was. Seeing as it was my size, priced fairly and I also have an '86 Team Fuji what else could I do?
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Kill me now,people, PLEASE! I just picked this up today for a measly $25 and will be a keeper and rider to ad to my mtb collection:
1994 Marin Eldridge Grade
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1984 Univega Gran Turismo.

This Uni appears to have only recently experienced a disinterment. Hope it was performed with a proper permit!

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Originally Posted by juvela
"Whoy oh Whoy dost Oye thimk that the Robertine Stables overfloweth with tresor?!?!"

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A lot of great catches^^^^^. Had to post this one up because it's a starjet. Lol. The seller said 1$. I had to have the wingnuts on the front wheel.
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