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Old 11-22-18, 08:10 AM
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This is my current project, it'll be the first geared bike I've "refurbished", but I'm up for the challenge!

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Old 11-26-18, 06:00 PM
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Some low end but nice bits from 1 of 3 bikes I stripped for a bike shop. These came off an early 70ís Japanese brand, Fujiwara. Never heard of it.

a nice set of Shimano 333 shifters with black hoods. I have the white ones now Iíve got a black set. Also a bottom half of a Japanese bell. Looks just like the Crane one but missing the bell itself. Who knows, might come across an orphan. Big item was a nice but slightly beat up mudguard set. Aluminium ones with steel stays. Came with all the attachment hardware (They are soaking in oxalis acid presently)







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Old 11-28-18, 11:29 AM
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RPicked this up last night. 1988 Le Tour. Needs a full tear down,but looks to be all original with the Suntour group. $40 at a local auction.




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Old 12-01-18, 01:10 AM
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An '85 Bianchi Stelvio that I just finished up giving a complete overhaul. I had to wipe off a lot of dust and cobwebs from it. The bike was always kept inside and is in excellent shape. I have a total of $33 invested in it.

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Old 12-02-18, 07:27 PM
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Columbus Tretubi? Built up one of these for my wife. It came with a few Campy Triomphe bits. I wised it was my size.
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An '85 Bianchi Stelvio that I just finished up giving a complete overhaul. I had to wipe off a lot of dust and cobwebs from it. The bike was always kept inside and is in excellent shape. I have a total of $33 invested in it.

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Old 12-02-18, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by enjoybikes
Columbus Tretubi? Built up one of these for my wife. It came with a few Campy Triomphe bits. I wised it was my size.

Yup it is Tretubi. It has Campy Triomphe fd, rd and shifters. The brakes are Modolo. The hubs, crankset, headset and bottom bracket are Ofmega.
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Old 12-03-18, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
Some things are already sold, many things are for current projects or to keep around "just in case".


My "just in case" collection continues to grow and grow........What I have experienced: about 3-5 months after selling any component, I need that exact component to finish a project. So, what is a fella to do? Horde.
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Old 12-03-18, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by vintagerando
My "just in case" collection continues to grow and grow........What I have experienced: about 3-5 months after selling any component, I need that exact component to finish a project. So, what is a fella to do? Horde.
I bet most of us are subject to that feeling a lot of the time. But I also think most BF members are not innately self-serving about it and, though they might not put these parts on the market officially, they might sell them to other BF members in need. Maybe, just maybe, these parts aren't as unobtainium as they need to be. Maybe there is an untapped supply out there, but nowhere to easily see what is potentially available for the right price. Maybe this situation begs for a searchable database where BF members can individually enter their "just in case" parts being saved for a rainy bike. Who knows, 100 other members might be saving the same part you're hoarding. This could free up some "hard to find" parts and reanimate some stalled projects.

Sorry, the coffee really has me going this morning. Somebody have mercy and let me know if such a database already exists. I'll tell ya, if I had dB building skills, I would be on it already.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
There are numerous for sale categories throughout this forum, ISO / swap threads, etc already, and the search feature seems to work fairly well.
Yeah, I get that. You're probably right, but I can't help thinking there has to be a better way than being limited to someone listing or someone searching in multiple forums or threads. There's even somewhat of a timing component to that process.
If the thought is still there in a few days, I'll make a separate post in C & V to discuss it.
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Old 12-12-18, 07:20 PM
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Iím not sure I should have saved this one, but apparently no one wanted to bid higher than $2.75. This is the picture from the auction page. Early 70ís UO8 in pretty rough shape. Guess I just needed another big project. Iím a sucker for a neglected bike.....
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Old 12-18-18, 12:16 AM
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I stopped in to a used bike/parts store today in search of a quick release axle for a tandem rear wheel (which I didn't find). They have cabinets full of used parts so when I stop in there I check them out to see if there is anything interesting. Today I found a pair of Shimano 7 speed RSX STIs. When I went to pay for them the guy at the counter said he would throw in another pair that he just threw in the trash. They were still attached to some bars that they had cut off from the stem. They were Shimano 8 speed 105 STIs. Both pairs work just fine so I have no idea why they were throwing the 105s away. Total cost for the two pairs of STIs: $12.95 including tax.
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Old 12-31-18, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuckk
The season of rusty chained bikes on CL.
Have three frames to assemble. A Trek 2100 and a Zullo that I had stripped for other bikes and another sweet Zullo Special frame.
Picked up a doggy repaint 1000 family Trek and swapped components to get the 2100 rolling two weeks ago.
Picked up these guys to get the Zullos going last week.
'85 Pinarello Catena Lusso and Cannondale SR500
I'll need to get new chains though. Rusty, rusty chains.
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Old 01-01-19, 04:09 PM
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Found in the trash today. Miyata Super Liberty. It obviously was left outside for a while, but I still couldn't resist walking it home.



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Dang decent parts on that rust bucket!
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And not really a lot of rust, for this time of year, this part of the world. Drop that chain in a pan/tub with you favorite loosener-upper, and this bike will probably ride.

Did y'all not get the snow we did?
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Today was a good day.

A 1984 Trek 620 in the morning.....



....and in the evening, a 197(1?) Windsor Profesional with A LOT of Campy (Nuovo) Record on it.
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Originally Posted by shoota
Today was a good day.

A 1984 Trek 620 in the morning.....

....and in the evening, a 197(1?) Windsor Profesional with A LOT of Campy (Nuovo) Record on it.
Thats a very good day. Enjoy these beauties.
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Originally Posted by shoota
Today was a good day.

A 1984 Trek 620 in the morning.....



....and in the evening, a 197(1?) Windsor Profesional with A LOT of Campy (Nuovo) Record on it.
I'll say! What is the backstory on these finds?
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I'll say! What is the backstory on these finds?
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Craigslist. End of story haha.

After searching for months and months with nothing worth anything two show up at the same time. It was just my lucky day.
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Picked up this 1989 ST400 locally. Very good price. Someone had this set up as a hill climber with that Megarange freewheel on the rear.
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Originally Posted by brandenjs

Picked up this 1989 ST400 locally. Very good price. Someone had this set up as a hill climber with that Megarange freewheel on the rear.
oh my gosh, that's the exact model I wish I had never sold! Looks to even be my size too.
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Originally Posted by shoota
oh my gosh, that's the exact model I wish I had never sold! Looks to even be my size too.
This will be a flipper if you are in the Md,Va, or WV area. After I do a complete rebuild and tune. It has some rough spots, but still has potential. Solid bikes.
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This will be a flipper if you are in the Md,Va, or WV area. After I do a complete rebuild and tune. It has some rough spots, but still has potential. Solid bikes.
Nope, I'm in Oklahoma. Those Cannondales had terrible paint. Not durable at all.
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Originally Posted by shoota
... Those Cannondales had terrible paint. Not durable at all.
You're right about that, at least in that era. If you look closely, you can see my repainted fork in this pic is not a perfect color match. About half of the paint had already flaked off the steel fork when I picked this thing up a couple years ago. For some reason, the alloy frame's paint stuck to it much, much better and was actually in pretty good shape. Anyway, the bike cleaned up nicely enough for me to make a $100+ on the flip.

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So I bought some things a few days ago, a bike or two, some parts, a few tools...

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