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Old 02-07-21, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
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and as i was paying for the wheels, i looked in the misc parts box on the counter. there was a Rhode Gear Flickstand, with a tag that says "if you can identify it - its free". that'll be going on my Ross

You have to be over 60 to identify these. Must have been some young'uns
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Start up the banjos!

Serotta pista full bike, Bottechia and Medici frameswere in my possession yesterday from the Bikeworks's sale yesterday. I missed out on the Bottechia full bike, but it was not my size so no loss there.

I'll have some pictures up soon for all except the Medici Pro-Strada. That of which was faster than lightning sold to a rather tall humble sort that prefers bikes of 65cm, who shall be nameless but not shameless (RoS). The Pro-Strada had a stuck stem which was promptly dispatched for removal at the local Road Warrior's house.
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The Serotta, with Morning Glory vine remnants removed.





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Originally Posted by hazetguy
catch of the day.

I've been half-heartedly looking for a nicer set of 26" wheels for my Haro Extreme, as the originals on the bike are pretty worn out. i've hoped that a matched set would show up at the local bike thrift store or on CL, but nothing really caught my eye, or it was a single. i saw a kinda dirty, but straight/true Mavic 217 at the bike thrift store last week, but it was only a front. oh well. then today i looked a little more closely at the wheel selection, and found the matching dirty, but straight/true 217 rear!
FYI- Paul Brodie recently dropped a cool in-depth video where he repaired a set of cracked nukeproof hubs. (apparently the design was nukeproof, not crackproof!) linky:
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66
The Serotta, with Morning Glory vine remnants removed.
What a great find...Backstory please.
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Some of you will know Emmaus, Some not. Basically a thrift store. Picked this up early in the week. B Carrť, 1970, possibly Gilbert Bellone's Sonolor Lejeune team bike, there's another thread about it.


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Old 02-13-21, 12:16 PM
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So Iím not a huge fan of shopping for bike parts or supplies at the big box stores, but when you walk by the clearance rack at a Target and see 700x38 tires for $6 and 26x2.0 for $10 you just have to grab them. Really cuts down on the overhead on flipper bikes.
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Originally Posted by brandenjs
So Iím not a huge fan of shopping for bike parts or supplies at the big box stores, but when you walk by the clearance rack at a Target and see 700x38 tires for $6 and 26x2.0 for $10 you just have to grab them. Really cuts down on the overhead on flipper bikes.
I buy Bell tires for my kid's bikes, but they don't last long and they start to crack within a few months, I usually get a season out of them which isn't that many miles, maybe 100 or so. But I too buy them when on sale.
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Old 02-14-21, 05:58 PM
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Had a French door put in yesterday and the installer mentioned I had a lot of bikes. He left to buy some trim pieces and when he came back he pulled a bike out of the bed of his truck. His dads bike that was sitting in his garage for 20 years. Looks like an early 70's Raleigh Competition. Pretty rough, but I haven't learned how to say no yet.


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^^ Cool! I need a new set of French doors, not sure where Iíd put them...
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^^ Cool! I need a new set of French doors, not sure where Iíd put them...
Sure makes it easier to roll things in and out...
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23'' Trek 750. Don't know the year yet. Found at Co-op. Paid too much considering I know i'm going to change everything but the seat post, it could go too.
I've been looking for a while.


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Originally Posted by curbtender
Had a French door put in yesterday and the installer mentioned I had a lot of bikes. He left to buy some trim pieces and when he came back he pulled a bike out of the bed of his truck. His dads bike that was sitting in his garage for 20 years. Looks like an early 70's Raleigh Competition. Pretty rough, but I haven't learned how to say no yet.


Nice score! 1973 Raleigh Competition Mk. II with the '73-only Carlton Capella lugs; with the exception of the Grab-Ons bar covering, it looks box stock - unless there's something going on with the chainring bolts! I have one that came to me with the chrome sloughing off the forks like a snake shedding its skin, which is now my all-terrain bike running a Surly Dingle 17/19T cog with 42/44T chainrings for 70-in pavement, 60-in dirt road fixed gears, and now a White Industries Dos Eno 20/22T freewheel for 60-in knocking around and 52-in gentle single-track gearing. Mine looked a lot worse than yours, though.
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Old 02-22-21, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61
Nice score! 1973 Raleigh Competition Mk. II with the '73-only Carlton Capella lugs; with the exception of the Grab-Ons bar covering, it looks box stock - unless there's something going on with the chainring bolts!.
Not sure what happened on the chainrings. They have some lock washers on them.
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Not sure what happened on the chainrings. They have some lock washers on them.
The T.A. Professional 3-pin crankset took an odd-sized chainring bolt with a standard width head but a smaller threaded body. They're pretty pricey when you find them. I suspect a previous owner lost some parts and substituted some other bolt with washers for the replacement.
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Can't wait for the next one!
The next one:

Renegade Midnite 12

$51 on Kijiji -- Yes, the guy wanted the $1... Sorry for the picture of a picture... I've gotta remember to take a 'before' pic ahead of stripping and cleaning it next time.

Anyone able to help on the year?
Serial #: L0437-04236-40929
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I donít usually pull things out of the metal pile at the dump because I donít like getting yelled at, but I figured it was worth the risk for a Nitto Bullmoose bar.

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I donít usually pull things out of the metal pile at the dump because I donít like getting yelled at, but I figured it was worth the risk for a Nitto Bullmoose bar.

Yes, well worth a yell or 2!
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Originally Posted by eom
23'' trek 750. Don't know the year yet.


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Originally Posted by rustystrings61
The T.A. Professional 3-pin crankset took an odd-sized chainring bolt with a standard width head but a smaller threaded body. They're pretty pricey when you find them. I suspect a previous owner lost some parts and substituted some other bolt with washers for the replacement.
4mm hex key.

I had one that just would not unscrew. Both parts would turn in the crankarm. I broke a Campy pin spanner on it.

I took it to a machinist friend; he drilled a little hole through the back-side flange, though the flange of the nut, through the arm, but *not* into the outer-side flange of the screw.
The he turned the bit around and stuck it in the hole to lock the nut to the crankarm and THEN it uncsrewed.

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On my last two Saturday rides I had seen this ďBike LaneĒ sign knocked down on the side of the road. The vehicle that hit it had sheared the post in two. I brought it home in my car today and plan to put it on my shop wall after I straighten it out a bit.

I realized I should be glad that I wasnít riding along this stretch of road when the motorist drifted onto the dirt shoulder and took out the sign. Auberry Road is one of the most popular roads for cyclists in Fresno County, a road Iíve ridden at least a thousand times over the years, and a number of cyclists have been struck and killed on it, including a friend who died last May.
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On my last two Saturday rides I had seen this ďBike LaneĒ sign knocked down on the side of the road. The vehicle that hit it had sheared the post in two. I brought it home in my car today and plan to put it on my shop wall after I straighten it out a bit.

I realized I should be glad that I wasnít riding along this stretch of road when the motorist drifted onto the dirt shoulder and took out the sign. Auberry Road is one of the most popular roads for cyclists in Fresno County, a road Iíve ridden at least a thousand times over the years, and a number of cyclists have been struck and killed on it, including a friend who died last May.
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Nice find.....after a few presses with 2x4's it will be good to go!
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On my last two Saturday rides I had seen this ďBike LaneĒ sign knocked down on the side of the road. The vehicle that hit it had sheared the post in two. I brought it home in my car today and plan to put it on my shop wall after I straighten it out a bit.

I realized I should be glad that I wasnít riding along this stretch of road when the motorist drifted onto the dirt shoulder and took out the sign. Auberry Road is one of the most popular roads for cyclists in Fresno County, a road Iíve ridden at least a thousand times over the years, and a number of cyclists have been struck and killed on it, including a friend who died last May.
REALLY wish you had just contact DOT here in CA and asked them to repost it. They are much more likely to send a crew with a post, than they are to make a new sign and then put it up. If it is as dangerous as you say, we need every reminder to vehicles that we are on the road!
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REALLY wish you had just contact DOT here in CA and asked them to repost it. They are much more likely to send a crew with a post, than they are to make a new sign and then put it up. If it is as dangerous as you say, we need every reminder to vehicles that we are on the road!
I emailed the county road maintenance department identifying the location. Hopefully when they're out filling potholes it'll get replaced.
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I emailed the county road maintenance department identifying the location. Hopefully when they're out filling potholes it'll get replaced.
Consider this.
The cost of the sign and if the county will pony up $ to replace it.
How will pothole people know it is knocked down if it is not there? Do pothole fillers actually put up signs?
I sent you a PM.
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