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Old 03-30-20, 08:02 PM
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Picked this up off of FB marketplace. 1986 Trek Elance 400 Reynolds 531. A little rough around the edges, but the Shimano 600 6200 series calipers were worth the $20.

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Old 03-30-20, 09:37 PM
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Nice, just finished one.
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Old 04-01-20, 05:10 PM
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Seems only project bikes are crossing my path these days. Snagged this 1997 Trek 2120 ZX before it was trashed. Have the ST1055 shifters partially working and soaking a bit to loosen them up. Way too small for me, but it should turn out ok. Worse case scenario, I got a decent set of 105 Matrix Aurora wheels.
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Old 04-04-20, 10:29 AM
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Took a side street home on my six-block ride to the corner store this morning and saw a pile of children's bike wheels and rotted tires. I dug through it a little and found this nice old Ace screwdriver, 15 millimeter wrench, and steel tourist bars.

And on closer inspection, two of the wheels were worth saving.

Mongoose "pro class" rims with Shimano hubs and freewheel, a little greasy and dusty but minimal wear and no corrosion. Looks like they go for $100-$200 on ebay. I'll be posting them in the trade thread, let me know if you're interested.
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Old 04-19-20, 07:59 PM
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Never expected to work on a Schwinn Varsity, but my son found this some time ago with a "free" sign on it. My daughter-in-law liked it, but it completely lacked cabling for the rear brake. I'm in PDX away from my home shop, where I'm sure I have all the missing bits. Today I bought a couple missing ferrules, housing and brake pads, then refreshed front and back as best I could. I also splashed a little 3-in-1 on the chain. (Can't really call that "fixing" anything, but it should squeak less.) It needs more, but that's all I had tools and patience for.

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Old 04-19-20, 08:22 PM
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Love the old school schwinns!
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Old 04-19-20, 09:50 PM
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Nice find - free is a great price 👌🏼
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Old 04-20-20, 07:20 AM
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Sold all of my bikes a while ago when I moved. Starting to get back into tinkering with all this Quarantine time.
First is this Mongoose I picked up from my neighbor. Been hanging for 20 years or so. Oil and saw dust everywhere.

How I got it:



Deep cleaned and washed, swapped some tires and bars:



Next are a few CL finds. Scored 2 of them for $40. Mostly wanted the Trek Antelope. My father is recovering from cancer and hopes to start riding again. Im converting the Trek to a cruiser for him for his "mail and around the block bike"

Found:

During:

Almost complete:


And here is the 50LB bike. This dark chrome Univega is rough and ugly, but will build into a 'BMX style" cruiser.
Before:

In progress. He also through in these cool moos bars. Ritchey?:




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Old 04-20-20, 07:28 AM
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Another Facebook Marketplace score. I made a post looking for "looking for the bikes your're purging during quarantine" around our local marketplace and swap shop pages on Facebook and got a number of responses. One person replied "I've got a few GT's and Treks" I left quickly. I payed $40 for all 4

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Most of them are too small for me, so not sure what I'm going to do yet. I yanked most of the parts of the blue frame because it came with no wheels. I am using these parts for the black trek posted above:




Stay tuned for more. Thanks for reading.
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Old 04-20-20, 07:35 AM
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And if you haven't had enough of me yet, I am also picked up this Univega to do my first drop bar MTB. My buddy was going to scrap it due to his garage bursting out the seams with bike parts. This was free frame and fork.

During. Still can't find the correct size post. Can you tell?
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Old 04-20-20, 10:08 AM
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^ I don't think the frame fit him. Maybe inspired by Ed Roth?
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Old 04-20-20, 11:29 AM
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While running around doing some non-essential tasks last week, I spotted this wreck laying exposed and unsecured next to a closed antique store in one of our exurbs. Walking over to have a closer look, I was disgusted with the ravaging that the Brooks Pro endured out in the elements. Looking closer however, I spotted a nice set of Grand Sport hubs laced to Championnat Du Monde tubular hoops. Freewheel is a Suntour 14-34T Pro Compe.
The phone number on the door of the shop was useless, but calling the number from the shop across the street eventually got me the owner's cell number. We agreed on a fair price, exchanged via appropriate social distancing. He also threw in the two carcasses leaning against the building to the left.


I can't find any reference to this model in online Moto catalogs, but it's probably a lower-tier commuter/touring bike offered in Europe. The bike was factory-wired for lights and a generator, with wiring clips brazed to the bottom of the downtube. There's also a factory rear-wheel frame lock that I'll need to deconstruct somehow. Wheels, freewheel, RD and saddle were updated sometime around 1979 if date stamps on some of those can be used as a reference.
A plate on the fender advertises a shop near Augsburg in southern Germany.
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Old 04-23-20, 01:00 PM
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1984 Schwinn LeTour.

Every bit of the basket case it looks like. Stuck seatpost, loose bb, stripped for fixed gear, and basically only the lever arms on the back brake. Needs total tear down, but I have an ARx drivetrain for it, just need to decide on wheels. Not a lightweight.
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Old 04-23-20, 06:57 PM
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What were the carcasses????

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While running around doing some non-essential tasks last week, I spotted this wreck laying exposed and unsecured next to a closed antique store in one of our exurbs. Walking over to have a closer look, I was disgusted with the ravaging that the Brooks Pro endured out in the elements. Looking closer however, I spotted a nice set of Grand Sport hubs laced to Championnat Du Monde tubular hoops. Freewheel is a Suntour 14-34T Pro Compe.
The phone number on the door of the shop was useless, but calling the number from the shop across the street eventually got me the owner's cell number. We agreed on a fair price, exchanged via appropriate social distancing. He also threw in the two carcasses leaning against the building to the left.


I can't find any reference to this model in online Moto catalogs, but it's probably a lower-tier commuter/touring bike offered in Europe. The bike was factory-wired for lights and a generator, with wiring clips brazed to the bottom of the downtube. There's also a factory rear-wheel frame lock that I'll need to deconstruct somehow. Wheels, freewheel, RD and saddle were updated sometime around 1979 if date stamps on some of those can be used as a reference.
A plate on the fender advertises a shop near Augsburg in southern Germany.
What were the carcasses against the building?
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Old 04-23-20, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
What were the carcasses against the building?
Fuji and one piece crank Schwinn Varsity, Continental, etc.

And that Moto is somewhat bottom of the barrel cool, French bike via Germany and who knows where else.

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Old 04-23-20, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
What were the carcasses against the building?
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Fuji and one piece crank Schwinn Varsity, Continental, etc.

And that Moto is somewhat bottom of the barrel cool, French bike via Germany and who knows where else.
You got it!
'65 Continental, 70's Fuji Absolute, and a late 50s(?) girl's "Skyray" department store balloon tire cruiser. That last one came home because my wife liked the chainwheel.
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Old 04-24-20, 01:31 AM
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A 65 Continental is a find of its own, looks fairly well intact, albeit very weathered.

Don't see the Skyray in the pic but good on your wife for seeing the cool in it and what a great name.
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Old 04-24-20, 12:28 PM
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I was going to post these in "Looking for these?" thread, but they were close enough to go look at myself. Pair of smoked chrome Peugeots for $10 a piece. The Orient Express was in good condition, but has 10" of seatpost frozen. The Tundra Express has rusted spokes but I have extra wheels.

My very first bike shop mountain bike was a Tundra Express exactly like the one pictured. This is the only other one Ive seen since I bought mine back in 1988, I believe it was. There should be a Tange 5 tubing sticker on the seat tube down near the BB. I rode that bike so much that somehow the steer tube got slightly bent. It would never hold a headset adjustment; I was constantly tightening the lock nut with my hand. So many good memories with that bike!
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Old 05-01-20, 06:39 AM
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I have known about and admired this Serotta for over a decade. I've seen it often hanging up in a garage along one of my main riding routes. One day, while riding by the house, I noticed several people cleaning out the garage and throwing a bunch of stuff away. I didn't see the bike, so stopped and asked what happened to the old serotta bike that was here? They pointed to the back corner and said, "is that it? We were planning on donating it to goodwill." I said I would gladly pay for it and buy it if you are interested. They asked how much it's worth, I said it's worth $700-800+. They said, how about $100 since we were about to give it away. I gladly paid that and absolutely love the bike. I am a big fan of lugged steel however, this tig welded Tange Prestige Colorado TG rides as nice as any of the lugged frames I've ridden.
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Pulled this out of dumpster.




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Goodwill . . . wow - very nice save. Enjoy!
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It still amazes me , do not know why, that people throw, leave on the side of the road or outside in the elements

There are so many less fortunate people ,children especially who would love to have a bike of any kind or any condition.

Very sad

But I am VERY HAPPY there are people like us to look for and save this bikes !!!

Good Karma for all !!!!
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Old 05-05-20, 09:01 AM
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Free from the back of a junk removal truck courtesy of a kind worker. It is destined for a buddy who is going to start bike commuting ASAP. It is pretty much unused. I swapped out the junk parts and wheelset for extras that I had and sent it to the local LBS for final service. It was sold by them in the '80s!
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Free from the back of a junk removal truck courtesy of a kind worker. It is destined for a buddy who is going to start bike commuting ASAP. It is pretty much unused. I swapped out the junk parts and wheelset for extras that I had and sent it to the local LBS for final service. It was sold by them in the '80s!
+1 Good on ya!
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Old 05-05-20, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Hudson308
While running around doing some non-essential tasks last week, I spotted this wreck laying exposed and unsecured next to a closed antique store in one of our exurbs. Walking over to have a closer look, I was disgusted with the ravaging that the Brooks Pro endured out in the elements. Looking closer however, I spotted a nice set of Grand Sport hubs laced to Championnat Du Monde tubular hoops. Freewheel is a Suntour 14-34T Pro Compe.
The phone number on the door of the shop was useless, but calling the number from the shop across the street eventually got me the owner's cell number. We agreed on a fair price, exchanged via appropriate social distancing. He also threw in the two carcasses leaning against the building to the left.


I can't find any reference to this model in online Moto catalogs, but it's probably a lower-tier commuter/touring bike offered in Europe. The bike was factory-wired for lights and a generator, with wiring clips brazed to the bottom of the downtube. There's also a factory rear-wheel frame lock that I'll need to deconstruct somehow. Wheels, freewheel, RD and saddle were updated sometime around 1979 if date stamps on some of those can be used as a reference.
A plate on the fender advertises a shop near Augsburg in southern Germany.
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Congratulations on this good find!

Looks to be clearly a domestic Euro model machine.

We did not have these transfers in North America.

Augsburg nameplate suggests bicycle may have been brought back by a U.S. service person.

The Luxe model 700 front mech is a helpful dating aid. It launched 1966. Machine appears it has to be between 1966 and 1968. When you pull the locknuts from the NT's it will give you an idea as to when the present wheels were built/fitted.

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