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Old 07-08-19, 12:36 PM
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CCM Caprice 19??

Hello,

Just saved this bike from the dump. The chrome is a bit rusty but after several hours of TLC, this will be perfect for the small trips around the house instead of always taking the car.

If anyone can provide information about what year it could be (@T-Mar: ?) that would be nice.


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Old 07-09-19, 08:12 PM
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[QUOTE=HPL;21004884]Actual Saturn team bike. I don't know if the frame design was unique to the pro team or also produced for retail sales. I'd assume the sizing is custom made for the rider (in this case Brian Walton). Frame 1/2 covered in grease (it was dirtier), loose bag of dirty sprockets, no rear wheel, and a horrendously horrible front wheel. Full Dura-Ace though, in all it's greasy glory.[/QUOTE
I worked for Saturn for 15 years and always loved those bikes. Love to see the completed project. Possibly going up for sale?...
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These are pretty much a dime a dozen and towards the bottom of Raleigh’s line, but it has some charm and the price was right. I’m dating this as a 73 Record, but all of the catalogs are showing center pull brakes. This one has side pulls. Any feedback on a year?
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Old 07-10-19, 08:18 PM
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Based on the style of the word "Raleigh", I would date it earlier that 1973. Also, I never saw this type of saddle with racing handlebar. You should try to look here: The Headbadge: A Vintage Bicycle Resource
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Originally Posted by fraba View Post
Also, I never saw this type of saddle with racing handlebar.
You needed to be working in bike shops in the '70s and '80s. You'd have had your fill of that setup.
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Old 07-11-19, 03:44 PM
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Literally saved from the dump

Hi there.

I posted these images a few years ago and asked what make of bicycle this is. Someone told me the make and that it was made in Manitoba, Canada. I've tried searching but can not find either the post or the thread it was in. This bicycle was literally saved from a trip to the dump or to the scrap metal dealer.

So, can someone identify the make of this bicycle?

Thanks and cheers




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Old 07-11-19, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
Hi there.

I posted these images a few years ago and asked what make of bicycle this is. Someone told me the make and that it was made in Manitoba, Canada. I've tried searching but can not find either the post or the thread it was in. This bicycle was literally saved from a trip to the dump or to the scrap metal dealer.

So, can someone identify the make of this bicycle?

Thanks and cheers




Looks like a Sekine headbadge.
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Old 07-11-19, 07:05 PM
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It is indeed a Sekine. And it would have been made in Manitoba. Sekine was fairly common in Canada in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Sekine Bicycle History

CANADIAN SEKINE BICYCLES DATABASE

Originally Posted by Narhay View Post
Looks like a Sekine headbadge.
Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
Hi there.

I posted these images a few years ago and asked what make of bicycle this is. Someone told me the make and that it was made in Manitoba, Canada. I've tried searching but can not find either the post or the thread it was in. This bicycle was literally saved from a trip to the dump or to the scrap metal dealer.

So, can someone identify the make of this bicycle?

Thanks and cheers

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Old 07-11-19, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by NatusEstInSuht View Post
It is indeed a Sekine. And it would have been made in Manitoba. Sekine was fairly common in Canada in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Sekine Bicycle History

CANADIAN SEKINE BICYCLES DATABASE
Thanks, that's a big help.

Cheers
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Old 07-12-19, 06:29 AM
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1990 Bridgestone Radac 2100 - bonded aluminum.
Shimano 600/Ultegra components from the top tube down, except for the Campy rims.
Schwalbe Marathon tires.
Like any $50 bike, it has a few problems, one broken spoke, sticky front derailleur, and a loose bottle bracket pem nut.
Not crazy about the bullhorn handlebars, but the owner had bought a special 1" stem with a super large diameter front loading stem to mount them!
-2 bikes and +1 this week. Flipped a Giant Perigee, gave my son a Mongoose fat-tire, bought this and still show positive cash flow in the bike account.
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Old 07-13-19, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
I have absolutely no luck at the dumps, or the thrift stores. Must be the area. Mostly Walmart trash.
Don't forget Craigslist, just search "free", or go to bikes for sale and put in sorting for prices. Believe me, something usually shows up every month or so, albeit not always the right size, often something to strip parts from. Also, check out pawn shops, quite often there's a gem they just want to clear out. Unfortunately, pawn and thrift shops are frequently checking online to see what they've got and what it's selling for, often using the wrong info to base their price on. That didn't happen much 20 years ago, but now it's common practice. I know a thrift shop owner who pretty much checks all his items online, and then only sells the "good" stuff online or has it in the shop at "non-thrift" prices. I don't expect to go into a real thrift store seeing prices over $20 for pretty much anything, but nowadays there are "thrift" shops selling higher priced "antiques and collectables" right along with the junk; these places usually have much higher prices, but no necessarily better "junk". My bike shops (the used bike types, not ones selling new bikes) that I frequently visit often have something to checkout in the "junk" bin/rack, not always dirt cheap, but still usually a very good buy. I learned how to haggle a little for a bargain and also trying to act ignorant (not too hard for me) when finding the diamond in the rough. Having just scored some early 70's 3ttt stems and bars for $15, that are selling on ebay for $75-$100 or more makes it easier to spend a little more for that other missing part that is on ebay at a premium price. Another place to look is in the classified ads, used stuff, yard sale, and estate sale listings. Some killer bikes at estate sales that sellers are just trying to move. Also, local auctions, many having online bidding as well as live. I saw an Atala full Campy Nuovo Record late 60's-early 70's sell for $70; same bike on ebay selling for $300-500. Good luck hunting!
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Old 07-13-19, 11:30 PM
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Three bikes followed me home last week. Might keep the first one as I have never had a mountain bike and seems a good fit, it's either a 1994 or 1995 Giant Sedona ATX. Actually in pretty nice shape save for the gooey rubber hand grips. Seatpost is as low as it goes in the picture.


And the next two both followed me home yesterday (Saturday) morning.
First we have the mystery pity Mixte bike, because I feel pity for it... let's see if anyone can figure out why (more than one reason really).







Did BMX ever make anything that had larger than 20" wheels with multiple speeds? Bike was very obviously yellow originally before getting a rather lousy blue spraycan paint job. It's a 5-Speed with Simplex branded shifter & derailleur. I'm doubting the BMX brand tag is original to the bike as there's no blue paint on it, haha!
Checked over the bike elsewise and can't even find a serial number. Person I bought it from said it was purchased used and they then used it to commute around on the local college campus. It's had the rear brake and gear shift cables replaced, the brake pads replaced, and the tires replaced within the last ten years... but, uh, yeah, it needs serious attention.
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Old 07-14-19, 02:41 AM
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Italian "Splash" Paint Job

Found a lonely Basso/Columbus fork, disguised with some "fancy" paint work. Hate to think of what might have happened to the frame! I have a Gios compact Pro that needs it cut-down to size, now at 19cm. Anybody have a Gios fork with at least a 18cm steerer? I'd prefer to keep it correct to the maker. Would use this fork elsewhere if I can find a Gios fork.
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Old 07-14-19, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by HPL View Post
Found a lonely Basso/Columbus fork, disguised with some "fancy" paint work. Hate to think of what might have happened to the frame! I have a Gios compact Pro that needs it cut-down to size, now at 19cm. Anybody have a Gios fork with at least a 18cm steerer? I'd prefer to keep it correct to the maker. Would use this fork elsewhere if I can find a Gios fork.
I had been watching that one on ebay, and had the same questions. Poor Basso frame in heaven?
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Old 07-14-19, 08:00 AM
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I picked up some fresh TA Specialties pista pedals that I'm going to put on my Gitane.
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I picked up some fresh TA Specialties pista pedals that I'm going to put on my Gitane.
Pretty, are those magic beans next to the bottom bracket?
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Oh, yeah, third bike... was dead tired last night and failed to post it after getting the other two typed up. Believe it is a 1976 Schwinn Varsity as the color appears to be "Chestnut", which isn't listed as a offered color for the following years, and it has a huge frame size. Frame seems to be okay, but there's a considerable amount of rust at the bottom of the front fork where the wheel attaches. This one was rather evidently sitting in the previous owner's garage for a considerable number of years. Tires and inner tubes are shot. Got to really inspect this one as it's been double whammied for salt exposure with a Ohio state origin followed up with the island bike license tag on the head tube meaning it was unquestionably exposed to salt water and salt air as well.Funny thing is this bike frame is definitely to big for me, but the guy I bought it from was maybe within a inch of my own height, so am rather curious as to how this rides, maybe it gives that crazy high view effect that one gets from riding in a truck or van?







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Pretty, are those magic beans next to the bottom bracket?
They are now.
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Basso Fork

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I had been watching that one on ebay, and had the same questions. Poor Basso frame in heaven?
Yeah, got a good deal in the end with a few other parts throw in; it's actually in very good shape; we'll see what's underneath the paint this week.
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Pretty, are those magic beans next to the bottom bracket?
Beans! Beans! The magical fruit, the more you eat...
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Scwhinn Varsity

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Oh, yeah, third bike... was dead tired last night and failed to post it after getting the other two typed up. Believe it is a 1976 Schwinn Varsity as the color appears to be "Chestnut", which isn't listed as a offered color for the following years, and it has a huge frame size.
I picked up one a couple years back all original ('ceptin' tubes/tires) and no rust;1975 per the serial number. Looks identical to yours, my paint appears a bit brighter like semi-tarnished copper; but could just be age/weathering of your paint, same bar wrap. My frame is also huge; I don't ride it (62 cm, I'm 5'7"), just bought to fix and give away to a friend or sell. I did ride it without the saddle and post (only way I could) when fixing, and had a blast on it; once you get that heavy steel moving it'll keep going. I like the old Scwhinns; easy to modify, just finished a World Tourist for my friend's 60th birthday. He loves the thing and is now tooling around all over the place, and I'd been trying to get him on the road for the past 25 years; now he calls to tell me he's beating my daily mileage (retirement must be fun, I wouldn't know)!

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Saved this guy the other day. They don't seem like they get much love, a 1984 Trek 890.

It has mismatched cranks and some broken spokes on the back wheel . Cables are trashed as well as the chain. this is how i got it, hadnt even taken off the accessories brackets!


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The Frankentrek!



FRANKENTREK rolls on!
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Don't forget Craigslist, just search "free", or go to bikes for sale and put in sorting for prices. Believe me, something usually shows up every month or so, albeit not always the right size, often something to strip parts from. Also, check out pawn shops, quite often there's a gem they just want to clear out. Unfortunately, pawn and thrift shops are frequently checking online to see what they've got and what it's selling for, often using the wrong info to base their price on. That didn't happen much 20 years ago, but now it's common practice. I know a thrift shop owner who pretty much checks all his items online, and then only sells the "good" stuff online or has it in the shop at "non-thrift" prices. I don't expect to go into a real thrift store seeing prices over $20 for pretty much anything, but nowadays there are "thrift" shops selling higher priced "antiques and collectables" right along with the junk; these places usually have much higher prices, but no necessarily better "junk". My bike shops (the used bike types, not ones selling new bikes) that I frequently visit often have something to checkout in the "junk" bin/rack, not always dirt cheap, but still usually a very good buy. I learned how to haggle a little for a bargain and also trying to act ignorant (not too hard for me) when finding the diamond in the rough. Having just scored some early 70's 3ttt stems and bars for $15, that are selling on ebay for $75-$100 or more makes it easier to spend a little more for that other missing part that is on ebay at a premium price. Another place to look is in the classified ads, used stuff, yard sale, and estate sale listings. Some killer bikes at estate sales that sellers are just trying to move. Also, local auctions, many having online bidding as well as live. I saw an Atala full Campy Nuovo Record late 60's-early 70's sell for $70; same bike on ebay selling for $300-500. Good luck hunting!
This is the direction that my local "thrift " store is heading they have this one marked at $150, with a shimano 3 speed hub. They bring them out at ridiculous prices and they sit until they hual them out to recycling, not sure what is going on with that.
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Originally Posted by game_player_s View Post


And the next two both followed me home yesterday (Saturday) morning.
First we have the mystery pity Mixte bike, because I feel pity for it... let's see if anyone can figure out why (more than one reason really).


Did BMX ever make anything that had larger than 20" wheels with multiple speeds? Bike was very obviously yellow originally before getting a rather lousy blue spraycan paint job. It's a 5-Speed with Simplex branded shifter & derailleur. I'm doubting the BMX brand tag is original to the bike as there's no blue paint on it, haha!
Checked over the bike elsewise and can't even find a serial number. Person I bought it from said it was purchased used and they then used it to commute around on the local college campus. It's had the rear brake and gear shift cables replaced, the brake pads replaced, and the tires replaced within the last ten years... but, uh, yeah, it needs serious attention.
Yes, 24" wheels but still single speed. Schwinn Predator 24, for example. Neat bike if you can find one. Your BMX sticker was probably a fifty cent accessory stuck to the head tube.

I guess Chiorda as the brand of that mixte.
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