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Old 04-14-18, 11:35 AM
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Todayís find, sad itís too big for me
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Old 04-14-18, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Vcycleta
Todayís find, sad itís too big for me
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Sad indeed! That does look like a really nice frame.
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Old 04-14-18, 02:23 PM
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In this case I was going to be the one taking a bike to the scrap yard. I bought this 1978 Schwinn Traveler III frame set from the Co-op about 5 years ago for five bucks. I looked at it last spring and it was much rougher than I remembered; scraped, scratched, rust spots, half the rear derailleur cable guide broken off ( a C instead of an O). Last month I was taking a load to the scrap yard and was very close to loading up the Schwinn but instead thought I could build a parts bike out of it for zero out of pocket...$20 later it's done. Its a beater but ought to make a good campus bike for some poor student.

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Traveler bone yard by Ryan Surface, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 04-14-18, 04:17 PM
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Great job second guessing your original assessment and great result! Although not high end tubing, those do make nice riders.
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Old 04-14-18, 06:11 PM
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Thanks @3speedslow I built up a ladies Traveler III for my sister in Law a few years back and she loves it, I really enjoy working on those Japanese built Schwinns.

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Old 04-15-18, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
No idea. I don't see any model markings. Unfortunately it's dead.
The manitou I fork looks to be one of the early (pre-answer production) that were manufactured by manitou around 1991. It would be good for a early 90's vintage restoration, same fork that Tomac rode. These earliest manitou forks likely have a bit more collector value than the later answer built forks.

With age, the old elastomers melt into goo that needs to be removed (messy job) but then the elastomers can either be replaced with new elastomers or a steel coil spring. These were really simple forks, easy to work on.
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Old 04-16-18, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by GrayJay
The manitou I fork looks to be one of the early (pre-answer production) that were manufactured by manitou around 1991. It would be good for a early 90's vintage restoration, same fork that Tomac rode. These earliest manitou forks likely have a bit more collector value than the later answer built forks.

With age, the old elastomers melt into goo that needs to be removed (messy job) but then the elastomers can either be replaced with new elastomers or a steel coil spring. These were really simple forks, easy to work on.
Thanks for the info! Good to know. Now I know where I've seen it. On a Tomac Yeti.
I'll take it apart one of these days and see if it's salvageable. I have a few bikes of that era that it can go on.
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Old 04-17-18, 04:07 PM
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Picked this up today from Craigslist for $70. Perfectly my size. 1986 Trek 560 Pro Series. Reynolds 531. Just needs some cleaning, some parts which I mostly have and she'll be ready. Still have a few projects ahead of this one though.
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Old 04-17-18, 04:44 PM
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Nice score, looks like everything came loose.
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Old 04-17-18, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Picked this up today from Craigslist for $70. Perfectly my size. 1986 Trek 560 Pro Series. Reynolds 531. Just needs some cleaning, some parts which I mostly have and she'll be ready. Still have a few projects ahead of this one though.
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Excellent find!

Were any round things included?

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Old 04-17-18, 05:55 PM
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@2cam16 that is a killer score! Looks like it will clean up nicely. Great that it fits you perfectly! Love that colour combination.
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Old 04-17-18, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by juvela
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Excellent find!

Were any round things included?

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Sadly only the front non-original round thing. The seller kept the rear which was original.
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Old 04-17-18, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
@2cam16 that is a killer score! Looks like it will clean up nicely. Great that it fits you perfectly! Love that colour combination.
Thanks Law! That paint job is what caught my eye. You know me, a man of the 80's and 90's.
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Nice score, looks like everything came loose.
Thanks. Lol, yeah pretty much!
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Old 04-29-18, 02:54 PM
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Moto from the free pile and a nice Chrome made Schwinn messanger.
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Old 04-30-18, 02:37 PM
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This freebie followed me home today. 1996 Kona Cinder Cone.

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Old 04-30-18, 04:53 PM
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Picked up a big boi Cannondale SR400. Probably going to be a quick flip. Came with an eclectic mish-mash of high and low end mismatched bits. Stem angle is as-found.

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Old 04-30-18, 07:50 PM
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I spotted this in the CL thread and decided I needed a Paramount in my life. A forum member was able to help get it from Chicago to me, the bike feels great, love it.



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Old 05-01-18, 11:44 AM
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Found this Peugeot on Kijiji for a mere 25 bucks. I try to jump on this deal immediately but unfortunately, it was sold. Damn!


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What would catch of the day be without the one that got away...
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
I spotted this in the CL thread and decided I needed a Paramount in my life. A forum member was able to help get it from Chicago to me, the bike feels great, love it.



A catch for sure! Looks spectacular.
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Old 05-01-18, 07:01 PM
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3 great books that almost wound up in a dumpster at the end of a book sale. They contain some great information!
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Not a great score but at $50 a good score of this 1987 Schwinn LeTour (based on color, decals and Shimano components) a bit too small but I will either; strip. flip it. or rehab and sell it. Need to visit the co-op for a dia compe side pull rear brake, to replace the missing one, which will be dangerous as I'll probably come home with a bike lol


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I'm not holding my breath, but I am crossing my fingers that I can get this rolling again. The components are in really rough, rusty shape but the frame is solid and corrosion-free. Got it from a guy's garage when he packing to move, he said he did over 70 century rides on this thing in the 90s.

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I've posted this pic before of my A-D Inter 10 road frame made into an '80s MTB, but that's not what this post is about. Take a look at the sign behind it, the logo of my old alma mater, Two Wheel Travel in Richmond. When the shop closed several years ago I got what I really wanted, the pair of little Snap-On Whitworth wrenches, but I never knew what happened to the signs. Turns out one went to my former co-worker Dale, who recently passed away. At the funeral I spoke with his brother, who offered the sign to me if I wanted it. Hell, yes.

Pic of the sign in service.

Against Dale's shed where it spent the last decade or so, getting badly weathered in the process.

Packed for transport and literally saved from the dump. Thanks to friend Danny for helping me load up.

In my driveway after receiving a fresh heavy coat of polyurethane. A couple more coats and it'll be ready to install somewhere, wife permitting.

And a shop sticker on a bike that turned up at the local co-op.

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