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Old 03-24-18, 08:16 AM
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I changed it up a bit while at work this morning. I’m not a fan of the cranks or front derailleur



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@sloar , what stem is that?
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@sloar , what stem is that?
Not sure, no markings.
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Found this Sears three speed next to a dumpster! Looks like it was made in Austria? Not sure of the vintage, but I'm guessing 60's era. The hub is 'Torpedo' brand, with a coaster brake. Is it worth fixing up?
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Old 03-25-18, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by sloar
I changed it up a bit while at work this morning. Iím not a fan of the cranks or front derailleur


I'm keeping my eyes open for one of those Multitracks - sweet bikes! Ideally, it would be a cheap frame set + components, as I recently found a nice wheelset to set aside for the future project.
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Old 03-25-18, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Kentonk
Found this Sears three speed next to a dumpster! Looks like it was made in Austria? Not sure of the vintage, but I'm guessing 60's era. The hub is 'Torpedo' brand, with a coaster brake. Is it worth fixing up?
Sure! If someone in your family can't use it, then find a kid in the neighborhood who needs a bike and be a hero. A Sturmey indicator chain and cable should work to get it shifting and it might not need much else. Good on you for saving it. I did that with one I found in our old 'hood and gave it to a single mom of three for her oldest daughter.
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My neighbor gave me this Fuji Charleston cruiser this morning. It was going to be trashed by her brother-in-law because it didn't work, so she decided to save it. It has a Nexus 3-speed coaster brake hub and is in pretty good condition after spending a year or so outdoors.

I put air in the tires, removed a rear fender, adjusted the seat and shifter, and went for a ride.I don't need another bike, but I don't have a cruiser. I think that I may keep this through the summer, and then donate it to the coop.
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Picked this up on Nextdoor app. Always wanted to try one out.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Picked this up on Nextdoor app. Always wanted to try one out.
Wow! awesome find!
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Old 03-28-18, 09:06 PM
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Yesterday I paid a scrapper $4 for a 1984 CroMo Schwinn World Sport frame on the way to be recycled. Had to dig it out from under a hot water heater and a washing machine.
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Old 03-29-18, 07:22 PM
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This thread is overly large and not functioning properly. If the OP, @cuda2k, doesn't mind, can a moderator close this one and we can start a new one, please?
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Concord venture. This bike is in really nice shape. Not much info on the inter webs. Serial go484 on bottom bracket. How about that rear view mirror. Cyclometer works. Paint is darn near flawless. Alloy wheels. My son plays basketball and we had a tourney this weekend out of town. This bike was for sale nearby. I think after a good rub out and wax and chrome polish it should look great.
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Old 04-01-18, 09:54 PM
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Univega Nuovotech 450 survivor

Picked up a late 80ís Univega Nuovotech 450. This was the original owner of the bike and a new set of tires will make this bike like it just came out of the LBS. Full Exage Sport group,Vetta saddle and Weinnman wheels. Not bad for $25

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Old 04-01-18, 10:02 PM
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Wow, that Univega looks like it was ridden a few times and hung up for the last thirty years!
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
Wow, that Univega looks like it was ridden a few times and hung up for the last thirty years!
Thatís exactly what the owner told me. It was also from a local shop I used in the early 90ís.
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On vacation in Florida and found a nice Motobecane Le Champion with a Brooks and full Nuovo Record for $80. I called and they told me it was sold, but they had a carbondale? Ended up being a really nice Merlin.






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Saved these two matching bikes. A couple were moving on to Ebikes and needed the space so she was giving them away. Apparently this brand was Specialized's failed try at selling at big box stores.
One will probably be a donor for my drop bar project, the other I'll flip:
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This week was a freebie week for me. Today was this 1999 Trek 7000. My second 7000.
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Add to that a trashcan full of parts. The lady was going to use them for welded art projects but ran out of drive for it. lol I wasn't one to say no to some parts.
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1 or 2G Manitou. That's very cool. Is it functional?
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This week was a freebie week for me. Today was this 1999 Trek 7000. My second 7000.
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Add to that a trashcan full of parts. The lady was going to use them for welded art projects but ran out of drive for it. lol I wasn't one to say no to some parts.
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Orange fork appears to have been previously housed in a Nishiki head tube.

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1 or 2G Manitou. That's very cool. Is it functional?
No idea. I don't see any model markings. Unfortunately it's dead.
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Got ahold of a nice Shimano LX m565 rear hub for my GT 700 conversion. Also snagged a modern Specialized Phenom saddle for an incoming Ironman frame. Both these came from the LBS dusty bins.
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