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Old 03-16-19, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
I’m glad there are pics or else I would have a hard time believing this^^^

Great snag that Tempo! Another Schwinn is saved!
I always take pics of new acquisitions. Here is the 'as found' pic.
Thrown to the wayside in a pile of dirty brown snow mixed with trash, you will see the road again dear Tempo.


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Old 03-16-19, 08:20 PM
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^^ Wow. Just.. wow.
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Old 03-16-19, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by vintagerando
I always take pics of new acquisitions. Here is the 'as found' pic.
Thrown to the wayside in a pile of dirty brown snow mixed with trash, you will see the road again dear Tempo.


Amazing what people just give up on. Glad you saved it and made it live another life!
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Old 03-17-19, 07:47 AM
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That 105 group is a good solid performer when coupled with a fine steeled machine. You have both!

Just unbelievable how some people cannot see the worth in such things!
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^^^^^^ +1, esp. an LBS, when they could have called a local bike kitchen / co-op, or even a charity thrift, to come pick it up.
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Old 03-19-19, 07:49 AM
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Another cheap find... not the best quality, but $25 can't lie!

1974 Raleigh Record Ltd.

Lots of rusty and grimy parts to clean, but should be a quick fix!
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Here's my saved from the dump special. I've invested about $80 into it (mostly on the tires). Serves as my commuter/beater/loaner bike. It's funny how simply a 1x conversion can make something look cool! I'm tossing the "fork" in the trash soon and replacing with a steel rigid fork.

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My local co-op has a pile of frames and parts that I think will just be scrapped. Some good stuff in there. I'm going to ask if I can salvage any of it...but not really sure what I would do with it!
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Originally Posted by ShogunMSB
Here's my saved from the dump special. I've invested about $80 into it (mostly on the tires). Serves as my commuter/beater/loaner bike. It's funny how simply a 1x conversion can make something look cool! I'm tossing the "fork" in the trash soon and replacing with a steel rigid fork.

i am building up a 830 for a beater also. Single up front as well. Should not be too hard to come across a suspension corrected front fork if you are ditching the SHX front.

Looks like a great machine there! Those tires are fantastic ones. I use them also on my nice Trek 930.
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Old 03-21-19, 12:06 PM
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^^^^^^ It came originally with a rigid fork, no?

Must be something going around; I was just looking at my '87 830, thinking I should make it my next daily driver. Wasn't quite a "save from the dump", though; this one cost me a whole $25 at the last thrift sale.
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I think they probably came with a rigid fork, might have been spec'd with the SR fork mine has as well... It's got a lot of play in the stanchions, is heavy and looks like crap. I can't wait to get rigid!
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Actually, reviewing the vintage-trek site, they did ship a forest green SHX version in '94. Gotta wonder if it's actually different geometry, though.
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
My local co-op has a pile of frames and parts that I think will just be scrapped. Some good stuff in there. I'm going to ask if I can salvage any of it...but not really sure what I would do with it!
That would depend if you have a space to store it until you are able to pass it on. Otherwise you will have to watch as it goes to the dump. That's sad, but it happens every day.
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow


i am building up a 830 for a beater also. Single up front as well. Should not be too hard to come across a suspension corrected front fork if you are ditching the SHX front.

Looks like a great machine there! Those tires are fantastic ones. I use them also on my nice Trek 930.


Any more info on the suspension corrected 26" 1" threaded forks or where to find one? I went to the local used bike store and couldn't find any that would work for my bike... can't find much online but don't know if I'm looking in the right places...

Edit: would something like this work? https://www.ebay.com/itm/THREADED-1-BICYCLE-CroMo-FORK-FOR-26-TIRES/192497212886?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D9e7841 2af77447cf8c9bf28eb085e3ca%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D283414215527%26itm%3D1924972128 86&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

Or this?

https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Threa...gateway&sr=8-3

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I'm always amazed by what some people can find in a dumpster. I've never been so lucky.
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Old 03-21-19, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ShogunMSB
Any more info on the suspension corrected 26" 1" threaded forks or where to find one? I went to the local used bike store and couldn't find any that would work for my bike... can't find much online but don't know if I'm looking in the right places...

Edit: would something like this work? https://www.ebay.com/itm/THREADED-1-....c100005.m1851

Or this?

https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Threa...gateway&sr=8-3
Your best bet is a co-op or a long time Trek store. They are out there!
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Todays trash pick, sad shape with a stuck seatpost. If I can get it out I’ll build an upright. If not I’ll strip the good parts.




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Nice find! Good luck with that post - a little patience (and lubrication and muscle) and that frame could be the start of a nice build or restoration.
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Old 03-22-19, 07:12 PM
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Found this in the bottom of the box...





I was in a basement doing my pest control thing and noticed an old bike pump sticking out of box...”going to the dump”, she says. Digging to the bottom I found this! Doesn’t seem to work...project!
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Originally Posted by billnuke1




I was in a basement doing my pest control thing and noticed an old bike pump sticking out of box...”going to the dump”, she says. Digging to the bottom I found this! Doesn’t seem to work...project!
awesome, this sort of thing fascinates me.

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This is going to be a tough one, the seatpost is slammed to far to cut. Going to have to do a lot of soaking. Everything else was free and in good shape. Hate to trash a nice 531 frame.




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Originally Posted by sloar
This is going to be a tough one, the seatpost is slammed to far to cut. Going to have to do a lot of soaking. Everything else was free and in good shape. Hate to trash a nice 531 frame.




That's too bad. I hope the soaking works out!
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Picked up this early 90's freebie today:

IMG_7357 by 2cam16, on Flickr
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Bridgestone MB-3. Found this frame/fork and wheels in a scrap bin and had enough parts laying around to put it together today. Single speed, rear brake only. Very comfortable and very fun! The stem is actually SUPER long and is inserted as far as it will go into the head tube, and is still sticking out that far!




EDIT: just realized this was a NDS photo! Will take a new picture pronto
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$14.99 at the Salvation Army for a lugged steel Bianchi in my size, or close enough! The parts bins may already have all I need to do a drop bar conversion. We shall see ...
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