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Old 01-23-20, 06:35 PM
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Picked up this 1986 Centurion Lemans RS today. A little rough, but can be fixed up nicely. I know the derailleur is broken,but the hanger is fine. This is the ad picture. Should be a fun project on a well liked model of bikes.

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Old 01-23-20, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by norcalmike
This poor Jim Merz Allez has seen better days but I think I can save it.
Dang that's awesome. Hope to see some pics post-rehab.
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Old 01-25-20, 02:19 PM
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Just moments in front of the garbage truck. Quick decision - time for N+1. Best I can tell it was built in the 10-speed days 1976. Nothing special
Suntour derailleur, friction shift, center pull brakes, aluminum handlebars, steel rims. Spent the morning making it rideable - take off water bottle holder, frame pump holder, rear carrier thing, adjust brakes, true both wheels, pump up tires to 50lb (too much dry rot for more), clean chain, adj f/r derailleurs, slight oil on cables, free up front brake lever. Took a 2 mile ride, and it got me home.


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Old 01-25-20, 03:03 PM
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I picked up this mid '70s PX10 from a scrapper. The closest I have to what it looked like when I bought it is the first photo which was taken after I had torn it down quite a bit. The second is the bike that I just finished restoring.


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Old 01-25-20, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by rjhammett
I picked up this mid '70s PX10 from a scrapper. The closest I have to what it looked like when I bought it is the first photo which was taken after I had torn it down quite a bit. The second is the bike that I just finished restoring.


Nicely done. Love the lugs and seat post detail.
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Old 01-26-20, 06:38 PM
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Been trying to get these for awhile and finally met up with the seller. Couple nice bar bags. One cleat so Iíll just use one on a rack.
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Old 01-30-20, 07:25 AM
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That Raleigh is a prize. Full 531 like the Pro, very few were sold in the States and there's probably somebody who'd really like to have it.
Yeah ME! lol, I got this for way less than the RD is worth, didn't know what it was then once I did I jumped on it.
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Old 01-30-20, 01:42 PM
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Peugot Leader. Junior racers are not very common, here or in the wild. This one was cheap enough that I bought it for my grandson, in the hope he will like it when large enough. On loan in the meantime. The only problem was that the plump Michelin only just clears the chainstays. Replaced for usability, but I did not find another whitewall, as there are few 490mm tyres available.
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These were "saved from the dump", kind of. Guy bought a box of car parts at an estate auction a few years ago and found these in it. He said he was going to toss them but decided somebody might be able to use them so he did a little research on Ebay then listed them on the local FB marketplace. Never been installed and have a little shelf wear on the plastic lever covers but they are complete including the instruction sheet. There are some extra cables and a pair of braze on DT shifter bosses too. $40 for everything.


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Old 02-02-20, 05:17 PM
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Was at the Co Op yesterday to drop off some parts they might find useful and noticed a Schwinn in the storage room. Brooks saddle, mildewed but nice. Shimano S.I.S. Crappy rattle can respray and missing the center cable guide - but I hefted it and it was very light, felt like quality. Still, I don't need more bikes, especially one that needs work like that, so I left and thought nothing more of it until my nephew called last night. I'd told him in late 2018 I'd build him a ride when he was ready and apparently he was finally ready - his timing was certainly good. I went back to the Co Op today to get the bike and only after I got it home did I realize the nice mix of parts on it - Campy Record hubs and brake levers, Campy shifters. How the heck did I miss seeing those before? I'm losing my touch...

Not sure but I think it's a Super Sport. Frame and Shimano components seem right for that and the headbadge indicates Dec '86. The SN is on the bottom bracket, K 8462, not sure how to interpret that yet. I'll probably strip the paint and braze on a replacement guide, then give it a decent respray and give it to my nephew. Minus the Brooks and Campy stuff of course. I almost felt guilty re the Brooks after the mechanic expressed some interest in it, but I'd brought him a set of barcons I found in my parts bin last night he liked so I think we're good.





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Old 02-02-20, 09:25 PM
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PFB, Was this from Revolutions? $50? Should make a nice ride.
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Old 02-02-20, 10:01 PM
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PFB, Was this from Revolutions? $50? Should make a nice ride.
Hey tyler_fred, yes Revolutions. With tax $54- something, pretty good. I've been in the storage rooms a few times but never saw anything interesting to me until now. I usually just snoop through the parts bins. They also had some nice refurbed bikes for sale including a tall Trek with Ishiwata tubing.
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Old 02-04-20, 09:38 AM
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Torelli for $20

I saved this last summer. It made a great commuter in NYC

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Old 02-04-20, 07:28 PM
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A friend gave me this huge Fuji del REY... said he was done with it. It's in riding condition but could use some tires and a bit of TLC. Photos show bike as is.

The rims are gold in the center. Did it come from the factory this way?




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Old 02-05-20, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by AlmostTrick
A friend gave me this huge Fuji del REY...

The rims are gold in the center. Did it come from the factory this way?

Not huge. That bike also came in a 27" frame that would rightly be considered huge. Fuji did use gold and gold-centered rims on some bikes so they probably are OEM.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Not huge. That bike also came in a 27" frame that would rightly be considered huge. Fuji did use gold and gold-centered rims on some bikes so they probably are OEM.
Thanks for the info, T.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, since it's way too big for me. Maybe strip it down, clean it up and sell the frame set. The parts will come in handy for refreshing other bikes. Anyway, I'm trying not to keep too many bikes around here...
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Originally Posted by HPL
One of mine also; it looks and is tough (I assume Rossin's proprietary design). I also like this shell from my Moser Leader utilizing an integral bridge design. I don't know the year of the frame nor the maker (late '80s?).
the BB shell on the Moser is an investment-cast unit made by Silva (Italy) No idea if Silva made any of the Rossin's IC bits: possible but possibly not.

EDIT: missed that Insidious C. beat me to it and ID'd the Silva BB shell already. Well we are both right, but he was quicker!

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Old 02-06-20, 07:45 AM
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Originally gold anodized rims ? Trek & Fuji last year with the huge. Wrap around, seat tube decal was 1983. cheers ,,
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Just picked this from the local co-op, at a price well within reason: a 1989 Panasonic MC4500 that is wholly original and in very good condition. Mix of Suntour / Dia-Compe components. Sansin sealed bearing hubs. It was missing the pedals so I pulled a pair of Sakae Lo-Fats from my stash. Brakes are dismal but may move to acceptable with new pads. Not sure what to do with it but may keep it because it fits and, you know, N+1...






SN 9B02755 translates as Feb 1989 manufacture




Maybe build it into a sweet trekking style bike...
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What seatpost is on your find, as in model and diameter?
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Cheap Kalloy with the head pinned into the post; cheap steel clamp saddles; 26.0 diameter

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Cheap Kalloy with the head pinned into the post; cheap steel clamp saddles; 26.0 diameter
I have to thank you for that. I never knew what those were, kind of thought they were there to maybe vent water vapor. Cheers.
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Originally Posted by Chuckk
'79 Huffy Tandem out on the curb for big trash pickup this weekend. Almost didn't grab it, and don't know if it would be worth fixing up, but I noticed it has brand new tires and two brand new beach cruiser bars, so worth stripping at least. Rear handlebar mount is broken. Somebody's failed project, I'll give it a look over when the weather is better.

At a minimum, that chain guard would make a cool wall ornament.
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Originally Posted by Chuckk
'79 Huffy Tandem out on the curb for big trash pickup this weekend. Almost didn't grab it, and don't know if it would be worth fixing up, but I noticed it has brand new tires and two brand new beach cruiser bars, so worth stripping at least. Rear handlebar mount is broken. Somebody's failed project, I'll give it a look over when the weather is better.

Iíve got one similar to this. Such a fun neighborhood bike. Itís always a hit at parties.
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Old 02-13-20, 11:14 AM
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I saved this last summer. It made a great commuter in NYC

Lovely bike.
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