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Old 03-31-19, 08:33 AM
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"Unapproved junkyard?"

If they're going to start enforcing that, I think a lot of members here may need to crowdsource some fine money, too...
Lol! So true!
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Old 03-31-19, 09:27 AM
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Yup.

When you start worrying more about people leaving stuff than taking stuff, you may have a problem...
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Old 03-31-19, 09:42 AM
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Enduro...



Lots of good parts on the Univega: unbroken SLR brake parts...
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Thrift shop find today, I believe it is a 1996 Trek 930 with upgraded cranks and an aftermarket Scott handlebar.


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Old 03-31-19, 10:18 PM
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Race Face Turbines! 930's were really high end, nice bikes.
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Old 04-01-19, 10:04 AM
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Doing daily courier workout duty
Indeed, 1996 rigid fork model. Love my 930SHX model. Would kill for a set of those ano blue cranks!

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Old 04-01-19, 08:57 PM
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My friend picked up three bikes put out on the street by his neighbor last week: a Santa Cruz mtb bike, a Cervelo P3C and a Kestrel 200. Who throws that kind of stuff away!!!
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Old 04-02-19, 06:43 PM
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Found this in a pile of stuff headed for the dumb near were I live covered in ice and dirt. A very nice early cassette 6 speed DA MTB wheel with nice tire and rim. Knocked the dirt and ice off and pumped up the tire straitened the skewer a bit turns to my shock it's dead true the hub and freewheel spin perfect so now I have nice spare wheel for my 6 speed MTB and I just happen to have the 1st gen XT RD and Shifter to match the wheel in my parts bin.




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Old 04-02-19, 08:01 PM
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^^You must be living right!
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3SpeedSlow, I like that Rock Ring on your 930.
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Old 04-06-19, 04:19 PM
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Went a sale'ing this morning and this hipster followed me home on the back of the car. Didn't kick him off because I felt sorry for it being green, dented, and possibly high on performance enhancers.

But what is it? I know it ain't easy being green, as made obvious from the badly dented top tube. But this custom green paint job, and there's neon green shining through in spots where the green has been scraped. All I know is that the lady who sold it to me said her brother-in-law was told it would cost him a minimum of $100 to have a frame repair attempt made... so he bought another bike and dumped this one off for her to sell at her yard sale. Not pictured is the trip-computer which i pulled off to keep in the house.



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Old 04-06-19, 04:31 PM
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Went a sale'ing this morning and this hipster followed me home on the back of the car. Didn't kick him off because I felt sorry for it being green, dented, and possibly high on performance enhancers.

But what is it? I know it ain't easy being green, as made obvious from the badly dented top tube. But this custom green paint job, and there's neon green shining through in spots where the green has been scraped. All I know is that the lady who sold it to me said her brother-in-law was told it would cost him a minimum of $100 to have a frame repair attempt made... so he bought another bike and dumped this one off for her to sell at her yard sale. Not pictured is the trip-computer which i pulled off to keep in the house.



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Old 04-06-19, 04:33 PM
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Not really my 'catch' but stripped a few bikes at the co-op and strategically placed the frames in the 'frames for sale' area. They were a True-Temper Trek 400 and a Centurion Sport DLX.

They most likely would have been scrapped otherwise.
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Old 04-06-19, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by game_player_s View Post
Went a sale'ing this morning and this hipster followed me home on the back of the car. Didn't kick him off because I felt sorry for it being green, dented, and possibly high on performance enhancers.

But what is it? I know it ain't easy being green, as made obvious from the badly dented top tube. But this custom green paint job, and there's neon green shining through in spots where the green has been scraped. All I know is that the lady who sold it to me said her brother-in-law was told it would cost him a minimum of $100 to have a frame repair attempt made... so he bought another bike and dumped this one off for her to sell at her yard sale. Not pictured is the trip-computer which i pulled off to keep in the house.



Interesting. A repaint or they could have removed the decals? Looks like someone raced the Hincapie ride in CO.
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Old 04-06-19, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by game_player_s View Post
Went a sale'ing this morning and this hipster followed me home on the back of the car. Didn't kick him off because I felt sorry for it being green, dented, and possibly high on performance enhancers.

But what is it? I know it ain't easy being green, as made obvious from the badly dented top tube. But this custom green paint job, and there's neon green shining through in spots where the green has been scraped. All I know is that the lady who sold it to me said her brother-in-law was told it would cost him a minimum of $100 to have a frame repair attempt made... so he bought another bike and dumped this one off for her to sell at her yard sale. Not pictured is the trip-computer which i pulled off to keep in the house.

Looks like you got yerself a 2006ish Specialized Allez Elite - nice score! Picture from BikePedia:

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Old 04-06-19, 06:53 PM
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3SpeedSlow, I like that Rock Ring on your 930.
Thanks! It came on this 30$ trek. It started a whole frenzy of blue anodized acquisition for it. Need to update a photo of it.

Yours is a knockout with looks and ride too!
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Thanks @tiredhands, seems that's it and was able to identify the sizing thanks to that link too (54cm). Interesting, so it is actually a "Specialized" frame and not just components then, definitely looks the part. The Hincapie GPS tag is from the 2016 Greenville, S.C. ride. Makes me suspicious if this crashed in that ride or just what, the damage seems confined to the top tube, almost like something hit it numerous times (trunk lid or?. The top tub dents are rather worriesome as there are numerous small ones and that one big one. Not sure how well such a lightweight frame, guessing aluminum, will hold up with dents like that. If it were a steel frame I wouldn't have any doubts that it was still good to keep on trucking. First bike I've ever bought with carbon fiber components. More pics.:









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H**Y CRAP!!!

Skid Lid FTW!

Any Gold 700 rims in there?
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Most of the rims are vintage mountain bike rims. There are some Hi-E rims, and some other misc road rims (no gold rims that I saw, but who knows). I really haven't gone through any of this stuff very thoroughly, it was just a "yeah, I'll take them all", because they were....
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....going to be scrapped this week.


Here's an "as we were loading them up" pic:



I bought more jerseys, t-shirts, jackets, etc, than I have room for in all the closets in my house combined.

A lot of the parts will be going to local bike thrift stores, after I consult with the local bike wizard as to what will be the best way to handle this sheer volume of stuff.

I believe these are original Hi-E technical drawings, but I have not opened any of them far enough to confirm as of right now. I got a bunch of Hi-E stuff (and left even more behind).
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Any Hi-E hub or hub parts?

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Most of the rims are vintage mountain bike rims. There are some Hi-E rims, and some other misc road rims (no gold rims that I saw, but who knows). I really haven't gone through any of this stuff very thoroughly, it was just a "yeah, I'll take them all", because they were....
...wait for it....



....going to be scrapped this week.


Here's an "as we were loading them up" pic:



I bought more jerseys, t-shirts, jackets, etc, than I have room for in all the closets in my house combined.

A lot of the parts will be going to local bike thrift stores, after I consult with the local bike wizard as to what will be the best way to handle this sheer volume of stuff.

I believe these are original Hi-E technical drawings, but I have not opened any of them far enough to confirm as of right now. I got a bunch of Hi-E stuff (and left even more behind).
Any Hi-E hubs or hub parts in that mother lode? And did the Hi-E stuff come from First Flight Bicycles in Statesville? I know that they bought up the remaining Hi-E inventory from the founders family a few years ago.

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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
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.




Sweet ride, must be a 310 or 400 Elance. I was able to unstick a seatpost like that by soaking it and then using a big (like 18") Crescent wrench. I put the wrench on the head of the post and worked it side to side, turning it probably less than 1 degree at first, until it gradually loosened up. You're gonna have those zigzag scratches on it, but it won't be too bad if you take it easy.
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You're gonna have those zigzag scratches on it, but it won't be too bad if you take it easy.
Umm. This is awkward . . . And you thought your seatpost was stuck
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Looks like you got yerself a 2006ish Specialized Allez Elite - nice score! Picture from BikePedia:

Nice I was looking at that fork t thinking aren't those zertz inserts that Specialized used? isn't that an S logo near the fork crown??
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An old childhood friend showed up for a ride and brought an extra bike with him. Sweet...2001 HKEK. It will probably end up down in Texas.
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