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Old 01-11-19, 06:44 PM
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Close up of chainwheel.
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Old 01-11-19, 07:41 PM
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Just when I thought I'd seen it all...

Just when I thought I'd seen it all... Couple fixer-uppers MTBs alongside the bike path, marked "FREE" with masking tape. One was a hi-ten Fuji just a step above dept. store, but worth cleaning up to give to someone. Other one is the worst-named bike of 1990 - a Giant Butte. Nothing real special, low-end gruppo, but a nice frame, perfect candidate to gravel-ify.

So both bikes were missing the rear tire. Didn't take much notice until I went to put a tire on the wheel from the Giant, and discovered this:

For a while my brain was stuck in "what's wrong with this picture" mode. Then it hit me - dude had been RIDING on it with no tire, Good Morning Vietnam - style, obviously for several miles. No big loss - cheap nutted-axle hub and non-stainless spokes - but still, whiskey tango?
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Old 01-12-19, 12:31 PM
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some Exxon Graftek stuff......


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Old 01-12-19, 12:54 PM
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some Exxon Graftek stuff......

I've gotta couple bottles of Krazy Glue I pass along if you wanna try your hand at frame building
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Old 01-12-19, 01:24 PM
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Last week I put a max bid of $42 on this and forgot about it. Well, I won.



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Old 01-12-19, 05:44 PM
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some Exxon Graftek stuff......


HOLY C**P!!! That is bizarre, gotta be one person somewhere looking for this stuff.

I would be inclined to reach out to Dave Guettler @ River city bicycles, he has one hanging up in his collection, great guy, always up for a talk.
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Old 01-13-19, 07:40 PM
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Close up of chainwheel.
I take it you know about the Viscount "death forks"? If not google it!
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Old 01-13-19, 09:15 PM
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Yes. This bike has the 3rd gen of the aluminum fork. Iím curious of the ride, so Iíll take a spin or two locally before switching to a steel replacement.
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Old 01-14-19, 03:40 AM
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Viscount,, Lambert,, made their own brakes & drivetrain components too. That's a press fit BB spindle. Like many Kleins. So, if its rides ok,, shifts, might be fine. They used aerospace tubing, try to sell a lighter bike. But everybody remembers that fork. But freewheel explosions, (Had 2) put me off from buying any old bikes.
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Old 01-16-19, 06:14 PM
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Picked up two Co-Motion Americanos from a lovely retired couple who toured across the country on them. I'll likely be selling the red one locally to cover the cost of both and just keep the blue one as it's my size.


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Old 01-16-19, 06:34 PM
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Picked up two Co-Motion Americanos from a lovely retired couple who toured across the country on them. I'll likely be selling the red one locally to cover the cost of both and just keep the blue one as it's my size.
What an awesome couple. Enjoy!

Super confused about the seatposts.
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Old 01-16-19, 06:43 PM
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What an awesome couple. Enjoy!

Super confused about the seatposts.

I think they are suspension type seat posts to take some of the roughness out of off-road riding. They took these things everywhere.
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Old 01-16-19, 06:57 PM
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I think they are suspension type seat posts to take some of the roughness out of off-road riding. They took these things everywhere.
Thudbuster style to go with the mountain goat gearing.
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Old 01-16-19, 08:28 PM
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You get the panniers also?
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