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Old 10-06-19, 07:12 PM
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Not C&V, but I spent $12 at a yard sale today:

The rim is cracked and dented but the hub is in great shape, and I actually have another 20 hole rim kicking around. The crankset is barely used.
Gosh! I'm surprised that you didn't get arrested for stealing it! $12.? Right place, right time. That crankset is lovely! Deal...
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Old 10-07-19, 05:51 PM
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Grabbed this at a flea market yesterday, I'll clean it up and put it on my '75 Schwinn Varsity (turns out Big Bird is a 1975 not a 1974).






This came with it, I'll clean it up and flip it.

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Old 10-07-19, 07:10 PM
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[MENTION=79743]curbtender[/MENTION]

I have to ask, what be your plans for the Voyageur pannier?
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Old 10-07-19, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
[MENTION=79743]curbtender[/MENTION]

I have to ask, what be your plans for the Voyageur pannier?
I was going to wash them, lol. No plans, if interested. Some seams coming apart, but nothing bad.
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Old 10-10-19, 12:06 AM
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I found this Fuji Sports 12 on someone's lawn with a free sign on it. Everything appears to be original on it, The gumwalls look like they literally melted.
I have not even washed it yet, but after a quick lube it rides, stops, and shifts smooth.
It is an 80 model with a November 79 build date.
I'm looking forward to giving it some tlc this winter.



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Old 10-10-19, 09:48 AM
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Picked up a parts box and some panniers. I thought I was done with Stingrays but this came out of the bushes. Ha, of course I recently sold off most of my Schwinn parts...


Always amazed at Schwinn chrome, tough stuff.
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Old 10-10-19, 04:06 PM
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I'd say this ranks up there with my catches and saves. Woman from an affluent neighborhood nearby replies to my ad last night and says she has a Cervelo and if I wanted it. I bit even if I had doubts. She gave me her address and where she left it for me. Drove there this morning and lo and behold, a 2012 R5 VWD. Full carbon 1x11 and my size (just need to change to a shorter stem). It appears not to have been ridden for awhile. Score! My first modern road bike. lol
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Old 10-10-19, 05:34 PM
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Schwinn gumwalls used to do this. You have the classic Terry tennis racquet clip on that fork blade.
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Old 10-10-19, 05:36 PM
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1980 Schwinn Phantom Scrambler



$20 from a super nice guy clearing out the garage prior to moving to Florida.
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Old 10-10-19, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Schwinn gumwalls used to do this. You have the classic Terry tennis racquet clip on that fork blade.
Thank you!! I was wondering what in earth that was for. It has such a strong tension and I couldn't figure out what it was made to hold.
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Old 10-11-19, 04:30 AM
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Where to buy new leopardskin sidewalls like that Fuji?
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Old 10-11-19, 01:14 PM
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Jeez. I have one of those racquet clips and didn't know what it was. Anyone want it?
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
I'd say this ranks up there with my catches and saves. Woman from an affluent neighborhood nearby replies to my ad last night and says she has a Cervelo and if I wanted it. I bit even if I had doubts. She gave me her address and where she left it for me. Drove there this morning and lo and behold, a 2012 R5 VWD. Full carbon 1x11 and my size (just need to change to a shorter stem). It appears not to have been ridden for awhile. Score! My first modern road bike. lol

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She gave that to you?!?!?!?
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Old 10-11-19, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
I'd say this ranks up there with my catches and saves. Woman from an affluent neighborhood nearby replies to my ad last night and says she has a Cervelo and if I wanted it. I bit even if I had doubts. She gave me her address and where she left it for me. Drove there this morning and lo and behold, a 2012 R5 VWD. Full carbon 1x11 and my size (just need to change to a shorter stem). It appears not to have been ridden for awhile. Score! My first modern road bike. lol

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I want to you to teach me your ways. What exactly does your ad say and where do you run it? That is one hell of a score.
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Old 10-11-19, 04:31 PM
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She gave that to you?!?!?!?
Yup. Pure luck.
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Old 10-11-19, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ljsense
I want to you to teach me your ways. What exactly does your ad say and where do you run it? That is one hell of a score.
PM sent.
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Old 10-11-19, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Yup. Pure luck.
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PM sent.
Dude that's unreal. Send me that same PM.
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Old 10-11-19, 08:28 PM
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My neighbor moved to the country south of Nashville. He says the only thing he misses is the freebie giveaways we get here on craigslist.
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Old 10-11-19, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
I'd say this ranks up there with my catches and saves. Woman from an affluent neighborhood nearby replies to my ad last night and says she has a Cervelo and if I wanted it. I bit even if I had doubts. She gave me her address and where she left it for me. Drove there this morning and lo and behold, a 2012 R5 VWD. Full carbon 1x11 and my size (just need to change to a shorter stem). It appears not to have been ridden for awhile. Score! My first modern road bike. lol

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I recognize that garage, great score!
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Old 10-12-19, 12:03 PM
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I picked up two free Ross bikes, one is a Splatter painted Mt Hood mountain bike and the other is a Ross Eurotour 5-speed. Does anyone have an idea what year the eurotour is?









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So I joined fb couple weeks ago....a blue super sport showed up for sale. Pretty far for a rough shape looking bike. Fast forward and today and my son had a cc meet in the area of the bike. Set up a time and went to go look at it. Real rough. Then the guy says he has another one. Now itís 2 rough bikes. They are my size and Iím ok with rough shape bikes. But, after being home and realizing( sorta figured but schwinns usually come apart) that EVERYTHING was froze I was abit frustrated. As they sit it looks like I have frames and forks and stem and bars. And the poor Brooks seats are toast. Iím excited to have some chromoly fillet brazed projects though. 40 for the pair btw.





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Originally Posted by mainaa471
I picked up two free Ross bikes, one is a Splatter painted Mt Hood mountain bike and the other is a Ross Eurotour 5-speed. Does anyone have an idea what year the eurotour is?
Ross was still making those when I started in shops in '77 and I assembled more than my fair share of them. Bottom of the line but they worked. That's probably a '74-'75, maybe older. Nice Mt, Hood!
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Is there a Crusty Brooks Saddles thread? If so, I have a contender.
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
I'd say this ranks up there with my catches and saves. Woman from an affluent neighborhood nearby replies to my ad last night and says she has a Cervelo and if I wanted it. I bit even if I had doubts. She gave me her address and where she left it for me. Drove there this morning and lo and behold, a 2012 R5 VWD. Full carbon 1x11 and my size (just need to change to a shorter stem). It appears not to have been ridden for awhile. Score! My first modern road bike. lol

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husband or ex husband must have really pissed her off
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Old 10-12-19, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Soody
husband or ex husband must have really pissed her off
Friend of mine got a complete '56 Corvette dual quad intake setup that way. Air cleaners, carbs, linkage, fuel lines and manifold. Woman told her ex he had until a certain date to come get his stuff out of the garage or she was putting it on the curb. He didn't, she did. Buddy drove by and saw the intake so he stopped and asked if she meant to throw it out. She did. He offered to pay her something for it but she told him all she wanted was to have it gone.
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