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Old 03-10-18, 06:51 PM
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Regarding the front brake, it's hard to tell, but it looks like they shoved a caliper brake on the fork and didn't even bother to remove the cantilevers. Is that what I'm seeing??!!
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Old 03-10-18, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd
Regarding the front brake, it's hard to tell, but it looks like they shoved a caliper brake on the fork and didn't even bother to remove the cantilevers. Is that what I'm seeing??!!
Yup!
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Old 03-11-18, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuckk
Picked up a Rockhopper to flip yesterday, and noticed a SUN SYSTEMS decal on the seat post.
Co-branding it says here, just interesting to me:
"Published on October 27, 1999.
Menlo Park, Calif.--In a bid to demonstrate the power of the networked manufacturer, Sun Microsystems has entered a co-branding agreement with Specialized Bicycles, Morgan Hill, Calif. Under the agreement, a ``designed by Sun'' logo will appear on all Specialized products and packaging. The 25-year-old bicycle manufacturer recently upgraded its network computing infrastructure and now uses Sun's Java technology to make its products available over the Internet. The Sun-Specialized co-branding deal, the first between Menlo Park, Calif.-based Sun and a consumer products company, also calls for Sun to sponsor the Specialized Mountain Bike team, which features Olympic gold medallist Bart Brentjens and world champion Shaun Palmer. Sun said the Specialized deal is an outgrowth of its successful ``We're the dot in .com'' business-to-business campaign, launched in 1998."
Pretty cool stuff there. Specially since Sun is gone.
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Old 03-11-18, 01:33 PM
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They should have named that model "Solaris."

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Old 03-11-18, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Pretty cool stuff there. Specially since Sun is gone.
Yet Sunn 0))) (born about that same time) lives on.
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Has anyone here ever found a LeMond head badge? I have one of Trek's LeMond frames, it's a Ti frame that would have been a warranty/replacement frame but Trek sold off to local shops after they had their falling out, apparently.

I've been looking on eBay for years and I can never find anything but decals.
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Old 03-16-18, 02:14 PM
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Not like for anymore bikes, but I couldn’t resist the price on this one.



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Old 03-16-18, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by sloar
Not like for anymore bikes, but I couldnít resist the price on this one.



Nice score! I could never say no to a Centurion in need of a good home. What are your plans for it?
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Old 03-16-18, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by AustinFitz
Nice score! I could never say no to a Centurion in need of a good home. What are your plans for it?
Too big for me, so once itís cleaned up Iíll sell it. Might try to swap for a smaller Ironman frame, Iíve been looking for another one.
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Old 03-18-18, 07:18 PM
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Head badge

Originally Posted by warrennnnnnnnnn
Has anyone here ever found a LeMond head badge? I have one of Trek's LeMond frames, it's a Ti frame that would have been a warranty/replacement frame but Trek sold off to local shops after they had their falling out, apparently.

I've been looking on eBay for years and I can never find anything but decals.
I have one !
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Old 03-20-18, 06:38 PM
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Gitane, Franken-Gitane

Here is what a casual conversation in a retail store (and $40) resulted in. I got to taking to a dude that worked in a store near me. He said he was moving and needed to clean out his shed. Light went on: "do you have any old bikes". The result was a Franken-Gitane from the early 1970s. Its got a mix of parts; Simplex Prestige RD, Suntour Supurbe Pro FD, Stronglight Cranks, Mafac Competition brakes. The frame was re-painted by "Cycle Works" with Imron per a decal. Frame is too big for me but parts with be useful.
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Old 03-20-18, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyBee
I have one !
Wow, PMíed you! Thatís amazing...
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Old 03-21-18, 01:05 PM
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These are usually hard to find locally, but this is the second one in the last week.



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Old 03-21-18, 07:31 PM
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That one looks like it will fit you.
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Old 03-22-18, 07:29 AM
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@sloar, let us know how that Centurion compares with the fancier bikes.
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Old 03-22-18, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider
@sloar, let us know how that Centurion compares with the fancier bikes.
Daughters 16th birthday in May and Iím seriously thinking about keeping this and letting my Serotta go.
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Old 03-22-18, 08:32 AM
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looks like a tasty wheelset under that dust and grime...

Originally Posted by vintagerando
Here is what a casual conversation in a retail store (and $40) resulted in. I got to taking to a dude that worked in a store near me. He said he was moving and needed to clean out his shed. Light went on: "do you have any old bikes". The result was a Franken-Gitane from the early 1970s. Its got a mix of parts; Simplex Prestige RD, Suntour Supurbe Pro FD, Stronglight Cranks, Mafac Competition brakes. The frame was re-painted by "Cycle Works" with Imron per a decal. Frame is too big for me but parts with be useful.
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Old 03-22-18, 09:20 AM
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I had one of those.

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Old 03-22-18, 10:12 AM
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$20 pickup today, while at work. For my drop bar project. Should make a decent gravel bike.


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Originally Posted by sloar
$20 pickup today, while at work. For my drop bar project. Should make a decent gravel bike.

Great buy! I got one as my back-to-school commuting machine and liked it a lot but it got stolen from campus. Mine was wheelie-prone, easily picking up the front wheel when accelerating from a stop. Trust me, that ability did not come from my riding.
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Freebie from the LBS. Owner didn't know he still had any left over from when they sold GT... and didn't care.

It will make a great hat or shop apron hanger in the shed.
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Freebie from the LBS. Owner didn't know he still had any left over from when they sold GT... and didn't care.

It will make a great hat or shop apron hanger in the shed.
Whoa! Lucky man,Law!
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Yeah, I'm going to push my luck and show the Wife it would make a dandy toilet paper holder for the bathroom!

Should be interesting tonight.
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Yeah, I'm going to push my luck and show the Wife it would make a dandy toilet paper holder for the bathroom!

Should be interesting tonight.
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Old 03-24-18, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by sloar
$20 pickup today, while at work. For my drop bar project. Should make a decent gravel bike.


Check that Crankset, it may be the Shimano Warranty crankset, I have got more then ten of those Warranty kits all from Treks.

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