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Old 10-12-17, 08:06 PM
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I was hoping to find a nice set of durable 700c rims and tires for a gravel grinder project, and found a nice deal ($70) on these pristine beauties in the 'bargain bin' section of the local want ads.




Oh, and there was this blue bicycle that came with them:


Zoinks, I've been finding a lot of cheap Cannondales this past year! Another too-small-but-maybe-kinda-sorta deal. XTR derailleurs, Ritchey Logic triple crank. Tighter geometry than I'm used to, but the setback on the seatpost and the long stem I'm adding put me within range. I'm fitting it with a Technomic stem, drop bars and 3x7 RSX brifters to see how I like it on the gravel and trails.
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Old 10-15-17, 02:20 PM
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I picked up several on Saturday and thanks to assistance from a fellow forum member I wound up with this nice little Raleigh mixte. I have a severely height-challenged sister who is going to love this.

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Old 10-18-17, 04:47 AM
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Saved this a couple of months ago from going to a trash bin. Previous owner tried probably save with brake pad costs and distroyed the decent alloy wheelset completely.

It is only a Peugeot Paris, but looks now like this in the pic below. Still a little work to do.
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Old 10-18-17, 05:11 AM
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Next project is Nishiki Rally. A low end bike, but awkward colour...Saved from trash bin.
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Old 10-18-17, 01:40 PM
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Saved another kids 24" wheeled "Diamondback Octane" mountain bike last week from the exact same dumpster I saved the the previous 24" wheeled mountain bike from. This one is so odd though, the seat post clamp is the only thing missing and the front tire inner tube is totally shot but the wheel and tire itself appear to be in good condition. Pity all my younger nephews are indoor introverts that despise going outside, elsewise I'd fix them both up to give to them at Christmas, but that would sadly be a waste of bicycles the way those kids are. Will fix and flip them for cheap to people who actually want a bicycle.
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Old 10-23-17, 12:38 PM
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Azuki Gran Sport

Saved this beast from sure death a few days ago....only visible serial number is on the seat tube.

Front: Araya/sunshine

Rear: Normany (78) /weinmann
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Old 10-24-17, 09:57 AM
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Age of Jim Blackburn rack?

Anyone have a good guess?
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Old 10-24-17, 10:38 AM
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'80s. The early ones had twin fixed stays or a single center one, I think. Adjusting types came later.
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Old 10-25-17, 04:10 PM
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I said my last acquisition was it - I lied. I love French bikes and for a buck-and-a-half there was absolutely no way I could pass on this. So this one really is it. Probably.

Found this Peugeot PX-10 (I think) coming back from a trip. Serial indicates a '72, tubing and components seem to match other than Campy NR hubs laced to Weinmann concave clinchers. The thing looks barely ridden. Everything covered under a thick layer of dust, it was hanging up in a game room for decades.





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Old 10-25-17, 08:26 PM
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I just rescued a 1977 schwinn le tour 2 from the crushers. Will post pics when Iím allowed to .
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Old 10-28-17, 05:03 AM
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Freebie. may stay in collection just because it's fast. Er, well the head badge does say"speedking".
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Old 10-28-17, 06:43 AM
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C. Itoh was a marketing company that had their bikes made by Bridgestone. Bridgestone bikes had the same "Tested Finest Bicycle..." decal. It is very similar to the BS Kabuki Super Speed that I have.

Here is some info from Sheldon Brown:
"The Kabuki line used some unusual construction techniques, specifically, a system of sticking the frame tubes into a special mold and forming cast aluminum "lugs" in place around the ends of the tubes. The most notable of this line was the "Submariner" which used un-painted stainless steel tubing, and was marketed in seacoast areas for its rust-resistance. Because the cast aluminum lugs were not flexible like steel lugs, these bikes didn't use a conventional seat-post binder. Instead, they used a seat post with an expander wedge like that of a handlebar stem...you had to remove the saddle from the seatpost to adjust the height, then re-install the saddle! Even sillier, many of these frames had what looked like a conventional seatpost bolt mounted in a projection of the rigid lug, simply to provide a place to mount a cable stop for the center-pull caliper brake!"
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Old 10-28-17, 06:58 AM
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Freebie. may stay in collection just because it's fast. Er, well the head badge does say"speedking".
I've never seen fork reflectors before - that's novel. Free is good!
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Old 10-28-17, 07:28 AM
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Yes. Took me a bit to fugure out how adjust post. And I was pretty amazed at the amount of light the generator system puts out.
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Old 10-28-17, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob View Post
I said my last acquisition was it - I lied. I love French bikes and for a buck-and-a-half there was absolutely no way I could pass on this. So this one really is it. Probably.

Found this Peugeot PX-10 (I think) coming back from a trip. Serial indicates a '72, tubing and components seem to match other than Campy NR hubs laced to Weinmann concave clinchers. The thing looks barely ridden. Everything covered under a thick layer of dust, it was hanging up in a game room for decades.





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Sweet, what's not to love about this bike. Looks to be a 57 cm? This is in great shape. High end old French bikes don't show up that often.
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Old 10-28-17, 08:02 AM
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Seen a Raleigh Record in the landfill yesterday, complete but not worth saving IMO. I think it was early 70's, it had cotter a pin crank.
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Old 10-28-17, 08:22 AM
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Sweet, what's not to love about this bike. Looks to be a 57 cm? This is in great shape. High end old French bikes don't show up that often.
58cm, as low as I'll go. Any less and I'd be looking to find it a new home. . A light wash to get the dust off and it gleams, even the freewheel and chain are spotless.

I'm consistently amazed that so many of the bikes I've found - nice ones too - were apparently purchased, taken out a few times, and then put aside never to be ridden again. This one exemplifies that category.
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Old 10-28-17, 08:29 AM
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58cm, as low as I'll go. Any less and I'd be looking to find it a new home. . A light wash to get the dust off and it gleams, even the freewheel and chain are spotless.

I'm consistently amazed that so many of the bikes I've found - nice ones too - were apparently purchased, taken out a few times, and then put aside never to be ridden again. This one exemplifies that category.
58 C to T then, right? Very sweet. Agreed that there are these terrific bikes out there that have had very little use. My latest catch of the day is a Sekine SHS 271 which is a pretty decent quality made in Japan Canadian brand with a full tange frame set, nice chrome, forged drop outs, and pretty decent shimano running gear. I've overhauled the bike and all the bearing surfaces were in good shape. This bike just didn't have a lot of miles:
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Old 10-28-17, 08:40 AM
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58 C to T then, right? Very sweet. Agreed that there are these terrific bikes out there that have had very little use. My latest catch of the day is a Sekine SHS 271 which is a pretty decent quality made in Japan Canadian brand with a full tange frame set, nice chrome, forged drop outs, and pretty decent shimano running gear. I've overhauled the bike and all the bearing surfaces were in good shape. This bike just didn't have a lot of miles:
Nice! Another garage queen. Yes, CT - I always forget to clarify that, and I guess it would be about 57 CC in line with your estimate.
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Old 10-31-17, 02:45 AM
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No decal's Schwinn badge, Serial on rear drop-out SG 803923 27" steel wheels. Suntour group with triple Sugino group ID and value would be appreciated
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I have a set of 27 alloy wheels ,not original would that help value or?
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Old 10-31-17, 09:00 AM
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I have a set of 27 alloy wheels ,not original would that help value or?
27" alloy is better than 27" steel, so yes. Are you looking to flip the bike? Looks like pretty low end, so you will have to get it pretty darn cheap to make a go of it.
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27" alloy is better than 27" steel, so yes. Are you looking to flip the bike? Looks like pretty low end, so you will have to get it pretty darn cheap to make a go of it.
I can't decide, I think about a 83, The head badge is round, "Schwinn Chicago" It is a brazed lugged frame with the long cage Suntour group and a triple Sugino front crank, What the hell is it?==== BUT it still has the stamped steel long rear drop=outs??? I don't get it

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Old 11-01-17, 07:06 PM
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No decal's Schwinn badge, Serial on rear drop-out SG 803923 27" steel wheels. Suntour group with triple Sugino group ID and value would be appreciated
See Schwinn Information Bulletin Number 23: Schwinn Bicycle Identification Numbers

From the serial number: "S" is Schwinn built. The first digit "8" is 1978 when the frame was built.

Bicycles with these serial numbers are usually Le Tour models of one sort.
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Old 11-01-17, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
58 C to T then, right? Very sweet. Agreed that there are these terrific bikes out there that have had very little use. My latest catch of the day is a Sekine SHS 271 which is a pretty decent quality made in Japan Canadian brand with a full tange frame set, nice chrome, forged drop outs, and pretty decent shimano running gear. I've overhauled the bike and all the bearing surfaces were in good shape. This bike just didn't have a lot of miles:
That's my daily rider - although mine is the Canadian made version. Same lugs, same Tange, same dropouts and chrome, same headbadge, but green paint. Converted it to a 2-speed 700c commuter and it clears 35c Pasela's with full fenders. It's such a great commuter because it's a thoroughbred in disguise that owes me nothing. The thinwalled tubing has a great ring to it, too (no cable guides to dull the sound).
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