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Old 02-07-19, 08:50 PM
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A 38" x 10" light up Lejeune sign. It was originally double sided, but one side panel is missing. Oh well, it will look just fine against a wall.

Freakin cool!

You should be able to get a ceiling light panel at Home Depot to replace the other side. You could even source a big die cut sticker for it, another brand or whatever.
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Old 02-11-19, 05:20 PM
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Univega Nuovo Sport


This was leaning up against the dumpster at my neighborhood clean-up, w/o a seat. I grabbed an extra I had laying around and through on some brake hoods and new tape (which didn't look as good as I'd hoped). Sold it to someone to basically get back my money on the parts, and it was his 11th bike.
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Old 02-11-19, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by GregU View Post
This was leaning up against the dumpster at my neighborhood clean-up, w/o a seat. I grabbed an extra I had laying around and through on some brake hoods and new tape (which didn't look as good as I'd hoped). Sold it to someone to basically get back my money on the parts, and it was his 11th bike.
You'd think brown tape would be more common. I bought a set off of Amazon for $5 that turned out to be really good tape. Kicking myself now for not buying five...
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Old 02-12-19, 01:57 PM
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Picked a Lambert up for a little more than what the TA crankset is worth to me. It came with a set of garbage wheels set up single speed on BMX style Chinese hubs. And the rear derailleur was “lost.” Basically, the PO was in the process of destroying this bike.

Not exactly sure what my plans are at this point. It’s in my size range, but definitely not a keeper. Strip it, and part it out, or build it, and flip it... Either way, I’m glad to have another TA triple on hand.



...and to have saved some C&V from the inevitable dump!

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Old 02-12-19, 03:53 PM
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Thanks. Yeah, I've been buying out a bike shop's old stash.

Got a couple of these wheel covers. The other has some Sharpie writing on it, and is in slightly poorer condition (like it was actually used). This one is pretty nice.

They are pretty cool. I suspect they came in pairs and one saw a lot of use for the front wheel the other not so much. I've seen pics, and I am sure you have too, with the rear wheel covered with one of these but installed in the frame. That must a lot of work. I had the cheapskate version made out of old tubulars.
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Old 02-12-19, 05:57 PM
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Picked this up for free this morning after my ride.

IMG_6934 by 2cam16, on Flickr
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Old 02-12-19, 07:01 PM
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If people throw this sort of thing away, just what do they keep!?

Good catch. Like the colour.
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Old 02-12-19, 08:19 PM
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If people throw this sort of thing away, just what do they keep!?

Good catch. Like the colour.
Thanks Law. So am I. I love 80's and 90's colors, as you may have noticed with my bikes. lol "Unfortunately" it's my size so most likely a keeper.
It was his daughter's bike for San Francisco back in the day. He's in a pretty good city ( where I usually ride) so I had a feeling it was going to be a decent bike when he offered it to me.
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Old 02-13-19, 08:32 PM
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What hath God wrought ?!

My mutant creepy dumpster bike, can you guess what it is ? (Was) this is my first attempt to post a pic......
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Old 02-13-19, 08:39 PM
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Old 02-13-19, 10:26 PM
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520?
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Old 02-13-19, 11:00 PM
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520?
nope
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Old 02-13-19, 11:53 PM
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nope
Panasonic?
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Old 02-14-19, 12:11 AM
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Panasonic?
nyet
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Old 02-14-19, 01:43 AM
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Univega Specialissima?
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Old 02-14-19, 08:36 AM
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Univega Specialissima?
we have a winner, a 1984, your prize is a copy of Linda rondstadt's greatest hits
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Old 02-14-19, 11:18 AM
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An interesting, but very dried out and coming apart leather saddle bag, with a couple tools inside. No manufacturer markings that I can see.



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Old 02-14-19, 11:32 AM
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Long time lurker, first time poster.

The wrenches would have come new with an old three speed Raleigh. Never seen that seatbag before though.
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Old 02-17-19, 06:03 PM
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Picked up a small Trek Elance 400 for a cousin who needs a bike. It's a little grungy but perfectly serviceable. 87?





Built-in chain hanger on the inside of the dropout lug? This and some of the other nice details on the frame is really endearing me to old Treks. I particularly love the dropout lugs (is there a different term for those that I'm unaware of?) -- it looks like the bike is wearing old-school Danner boots or heavy wool socks.

Also, neither C nor V, really, but I scored a 2000 Cannondale XS800 frame w/most of the drivetrain for a song. It's going to be fun to build up.
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Old 02-22-19, 03:55 PM
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Last night I took a short walk to grab a take out dinner from a neighborhood restaurant. Along the way I spotted most of a bicycle leaning against a trash can, curbside for the next morning’s garbage pick up.

I picked up the Thai dinner, and returned to the bike for closer inspection. Tange. SunTour. Sugino. Dia Compe. Nitto. Hideous paint! It looked interesting enough to adopt so I did what any C&V addict would do. I threw it over my shoulder and carried it home, wheel in one hand, and dinner in the other.

And today here’s what appears to be 1987 Nishiki Ariel, and the lonely wheel it was tossed out with.

The matching cat toy was not free by the way!

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Old 02-22-19, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post
Last night I took a short walk to grab a take out dinner from a neighborhood restaurant. Along the way I spotted most of a bicycle leaning against a trash can, curbside for the next morning’s garbage pick up.

I picked up the Thai dinner, and returned to the bike for closer inspection. Tange. SunTour. Sugino. Dia Compe. Nitto. Hideous paint! It looked interesting enough to adopt so I did what any C&V addict would do. I threw it over my shoulder and carried it home, wheel in one hand, and dinner in the other.

And today here’s what appears to be 1987 Nishiki Ariel, and the lonely wheel it was tossed out with.

The matching cat toy was not free by the way!

Those pedals are coveted, looks like the thumbies are integrated with brake lever, cool? That paint looks bad, but I bet it was rockin when it was new.
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Old 02-22-19, 04:13 PM
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^^^^^^ +1; this one deserves touch-up / finish repair rather than a respray. Esp. since so much of the branding is there.

So those are those Suntour pedals with the rounded ends, right? Yes, I've heard they're sought-after.
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Old 02-22-19, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post
Last night I took a short walk to grab a take out dinner from a neighborhood restaurant. Along the way I spotted most of a bicycle leaning against a trash can, curbside for the next morning’s garbage pick up.

I picked up the Thai dinner, and returned to the bike for closer inspection. Tange. SunTour. Sugino. Dia Compe. Nitto. Hideous paint! It looked interesting enough to adopt so I did what any C&V addict would do. I threw it over my shoulder and carried it home, wheel in one hand, and dinner in the other.

And today here’s what appears to be 1987 Nishiki Ariel, and the lonely wheel it was tossed out with.

The matching cat toy was not free by the way!

Love those thumbies! I have a at least one spare front 26" wheel floating around if you decide to build it up and are ever in Seattle...although sadly a part out would probably be the most efficient use of time - some nice bits on that frame
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Part-out??!? I'd build up that bike in a New York minute. Might even be tempted to leave the finish as is, except to touch up to prevent rust. Halfway decent old MTB front wheel would be, what, $10 at the local bike kitchen, right?

What number Tange is it? Or is it just "MTB" with the pinkish panel?
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Old 02-22-19, 05:09 PM
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That must have been a beauty in the mid-80's. It has similar parts to my Muddy Fox. Sugino cranks, pedals, integrated shifters,etc. Good stuff. I'd be refurbishing that and riding it since it looks my size.
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