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Old 07-12-20, 02:19 PM
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Salvaged a trek 720 multi trek straight from the dump. Super excited beautiful ride was look g for something for the wife
Pics? However gruesome, I wanna see!
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Old 07-13-20, 09:28 AM
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trash day score! After a little research (please correct me if i'm wrong) it appears to be a "sears screamer"
its definitely rough and parts seem to be scares and expensive, it probably wont be a "restoration" but maybe a "build up" project.
I defiantly think its cool and I have been wanting an old school cruiser project

Im not really sure what its worth, but it might be a cool collectors item once its built up
That is Kool, Lots of work there but it looks pretty complete. Pretty sure it was built by Murray, I would have loved to find it myself, I have a Murray Eliminator 3spd project I will get back to one of these days. When I was truing the rear wheel the dish was off bad I redished the wheel which by the time I was done spokes were sticking thru the nipples, ground the extra off put the wheel on the bike and it was way off center, wtf I thought. Turns out I forgot to install the special washer three speeds use on the drive side axle which is why the dish was off so bad in my stand, now I need to respoke the wheel lol.

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Old 07-13-20, 09:38 AM
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i saved a bmx. but im not sure what it is. says genesis on it in a couple spots but been modified with different parts. went to post a thread about, couldnt since im a newbie
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Old 07-13-20, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4 View Post
That is Kool, Lots of work there but it looks pretty complete. Pretty sure it was built by Murray, I would have loved to find it myself, I have a Murray Eliminator 3spd project I will get back to one of these days. When I was truing the rear wheel the dish was off bad I redished the wheel which by the time I was done spokes were sticking thru the nipples, ground the extra off put the wheel on the bike and it was way off center, wtf I thought. Turns out I forgot to install the special washer three speeds use on the drive side axle which is why the dish was off so bad in my stand, now I need to respoke the wheel lol.

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wow that was a nice find! very clean. I'm defiantly going to have to do some wheel work myself, both of them are cracked and rusted out. I have never tried wheel building, i'm sure i'm going to have to do a lot of research on it.
i got my bike all torn down for a rebuild and it seems someone had done a spray paint job on it which is flaking off, I am hoping i can get that layer off. I can see the original paint underneath which is yellow that fades to red in the rear of the bike which matches the sears screamers. I don't know to much about the muscle type sifters either, Its going to be an interesting journey
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Old 07-15-20, 03:09 PM
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These are awesome!

I still ride mine.Great, smooth steel ride. Yes, the pedals are worth something. The seat and rim are not original though/ The seat says "turbo" on it and is perforated. The Arraya RM-20 rims for this bike have a gold/brown anodizing job. Hope you fixed it up!
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Old 07-17-20, 12:05 PM
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At the thrift today and scored a perfect, new pair of Pedro tire levers for 2 usd!

If you are near Avondale Estates, GA., Second Life Thrift has a pair of Aero Bars for 9 bucks! I could not determine the make, but the bars and attachments are clean and without scratches, the pads look good....
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Old 07-19-20, 06:30 PM
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Was out for a pre-dinner walk with the wife and spied a bike out in an alley trash pile. Even without glasses, I could tell it was a road bike.


The homeowner was in the garage and I asked if he was throwing it out. He said yes and that he would have keep all the parts if he thought that anyone one would have wanted it.

Looks like a 1987 Schwinn Prelude. Tenex tubing. Looks to be in decent shape, but it was getting dark and I don't have my glasses. Looks like it only needs wheels, a seat and post (plus a nut for the rear brake.

Lucky grab, since my neighborhood is ruthlessly patrolled by scrappers.






Finally got this put back together. Mercury retrograde and "Covad" were conspiring against me.

Had the wheelset, buy had to buy a 26.6 seatpost and 6-speed freewheel. First seller sent a junk freewheel, second seller sent a 7-speed, but made it right by sending me a 6-speed.

Had to change the brake calipers and redo the brake cabling. Seatpost binder was frozen and snapped. Starting to remember why I stopped flipping.....

All-in-all, happy with how it turned out.

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Old 07-20-20, 11:57 AM
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Picked this up at the local thrift store for cheap.. really cheap. 2000 Mongoose Pro DX 10.5 It has a Titanium frame and looks to be mostly all original. I know its a new bike in C&V. but i know people here could appreciate a Mongoose and a TI frame. its a 18" frame which is small for me , but its the first Ti frame i have owned. Not sure what im gonna do with it yet either flip it or hold onto it for my Son.



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Old 07-20-20, 12:15 PM
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Old 07-23-20, 04:38 PM
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It was a double blue freebie pick up today. A Fisher Advance which I'll be keeping since it's my size and fits in with my herd. And a Peugeot Glacier Point which I'll probably end up flipping or giving it to a relative.
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Old 07-25-20, 03:48 PM
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Scored an organ donor for the '86 Super Sport frame set I got from fellow member Rotten a couple years ago. An '87 Super Sport with lots of rust and blistered paint but pretty decent Shimano 600 Tri Color group.

The frameset I got from Rotten .....



The donor bike......



It has a lot of rust and blistered paint but the components should clean up very nicely.


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Old 07-25-20, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by fleslider View Post
Picked this up at the local thrift store for cheap.. really cheap. 2000 Mongoose Pro DX 10.5 It has a Titanium frame and looks to be mostly all original. I know its a new bike in C&V. but i know people here could appreciate a Mongoose and a TI frame. its a 18" frame which is small for me , but its the first Ti frame i have owned. Not sure what im gonna do with it yet either flip it or hold onto it for my Son.



Wow! That's amazing. That was pretty much the Steve Larson Mongoose. I think I remember someone saying they were made by Sandvik.
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Old 07-25-20, 06:26 PM
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Finally some stuff from the 2nd hand store a Cannondale, Prologue, and a big Novara.

Nice! The Prologue is high end Schwinn, and yours has the "sexy lady" sticker and what I think is rare, a Pearl Izumi saddle (those are nice. I've got one I'm hanging onto.) That Novara is also pretty sweet, as it's the result of Scot Nicol (Ibis) designing bikes for REI. It's very similiar to some of the Ibis bikes of the time.
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Old 07-26-20, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by AngryFrankie View Post
Wow! That's amazing. That was pretty much the Steve Larson Mongoose. I think I remember someone saying they were made by Sandvik.
Thanks, i was really suprised to find it, i have read also the frame was made by Sandvik. These things seem pretty rare a google image search does not bring up much about them.
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Finally some stuff from the 2nd hand store a Cannondale, Prologue, and a big Novara.

Another one of those non catalog Cannondales. nice Score of bikes !
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Old 07-29-20, 11:07 PM
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Another freebie picked-up yesterday. Parts bike and will probably flip the frameset since I have no use for it. Brifters will go on my gravel bike (Finally found a pair!).
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Old 07-30-20, 08:38 PM
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I picked up this Ross Mt. Hood the other day for free. It is completely broken down for an overhaul. I will post pictures when completed.

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Old 07-31-20, 08:27 AM
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I smell 🥓, Motobacon Le Champion
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Old 08-01-20, 08:29 AM
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The above Le Champion was a catch and release. It had a couple years issues that were a tad more than as a collector piece. The picture above was after fork alignment, there was the slightest of ripple under the down tube. I could not feel it but in the low light reflection it was evident. There also was a ding by the bottle boss that put me over the edge of keep.

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Old 08-01-20, 02:18 PM
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I dragged this '75 or '76 Schwinn Traveler home a little bit ago, it's pretty rough, rough enough I'm just going to use it as a parts bike.






He had done some parts swapping with an old Peugeot over 30 years ago before selling it.




This is what caught my eye......



After a soaking with cleaner and a quick rinse.




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Old 08-01-20, 07:04 PM
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Testing... trying to go past the Murray post and it won’t let me!

Now it won’t let me by my post, WTF!
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Old 08-01-20, 07:34 PM
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Testing... trying to go past the Murray post and it wonít let me!

Now it wonít let me by my post, WTF!
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Old 08-03-20, 08:30 AM
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That Mongoose Titanium looks fantastic.
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Old 08-03-20, 09:36 AM
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Well, this one I got a while ago, but nobody believed that I had actually bought a $10 Pro for the entire weekend, because I couldn't get a digital camera until Monday. Think that thread went to 6 pages or so...
holy crap! Thatís unbelievable!
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Old 08-03-20, 10:17 AM
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Picked up a Schwinn Mesa yesterday not much off a bike but a lot of good MTB parts including a fairly nice wheel set.



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