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Old 05-08-21, 01:17 PM
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Free Cannondale Touring Bike


Cannondale ST500 - Iím guessing based on comparing to a 1985 catalog

Free from my son in law, who got it free from a neighbor. Dayum!!!
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Old 05-08-21, 03:40 PM
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I returned home from the grocery yesterday to see the collector throwing this little Bianchi Lynx from my neighborís trash into the basket. I will find it a proper home.

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Old 05-09-21, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by due ruote
I returned home from the grocery yesterday to see the collector throwing this little Bianchi Lynx from my neighborís trash into the basket. I will find it a proper home.
Now that's what I call "SAVED from the Dump"!!!
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Old 05-09-21, 10:24 AM
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Went back to the co-op's dumpster for some small parts; DC cable carriers for centerpull and canti brakes, cable hangers, things like that. Got an adjustable stem with bars and Tektro levers with the linear pull brakes, that 32H DX front wheel I mentioned before, an unneeded but matching set of 700C road wheels in decent shape. While I was there some guy asked if there were any good 26 tubes and I handed him three front wheels with fully inflated tires. Amazing what they throw out.
Wow, that is ridiculous!! Lucky you!
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Old 05-11-21, 07:38 PM
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A couple catches today. Nothing super fancy, but solid. A Windsor mixte with some cool lug work and an 89 Schwinn Impact (love the black chrome paint on this). Should clean up nice and probably flip these.

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Old 05-12-21, 03:00 PM
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@brandenjs Those are great finds! I love the mixte and that chrome paint job is amazing. If I could find a mixte frame with the black chrome paint I would be in heaven.
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Old 05-12-21, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by ellei.oh
If I could find a mixte frame with the black chrome paint I would be in heaven.
Sounds like you need to find an A-D Vent Noir II.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Sounds like you need to find an A-D Vent Noir II.
You are absolutely correct. It is a real beauty. I did a quick search and found a listing on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114472849039

I am not sure if this is a reasonable price or not but I am seriously considering this as the frame size will definitely fit me!
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Old 05-12-21, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Sounds like you need to find an A-D Vent Noir II.
That's funny you should say that. I have a standard Vent Noir in the stable. This one was converted to a later model Dura Ace group, but I kept all of the 1st gen/Crane Dura Ace group.
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Thanks to a PSA by WGB in the eBay/craigslist thread, I bought this Giant Kronos only five minutes away from home. The right STI shifter was gummed up, but that took only a few minutes to cure.


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Old 05-13-21, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ellei.oh
You are absolutely correct. It is a real beauty. I did a quick search and found a listing on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114472849039

I am not sure if this is a reasonable price or not but I am seriously considering this as the frame size will definitely fit me!
That's pretty steep. I'd expect the price for a good one to be about half that but I'm no specialist. I did sell the bikes new.

Also, you need to be aware that the Vent Noir (model) II is the one available in smoke chrome. The original VN, like the one you linked to, is only available in the matte black finish. Both very nice and probably no other differences in the frames other than the finish but if you want chrome, you should probably get chrome. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by thumpism
That's pretty steep. I'd expect the price for a good one to be about half that but I'm no specialist. I did sell the bikes new.

Also, you need to be aware that the Vent Noir (model) II is the one available in smoke chrome. The original VN, like the one you linked to, is only available in the matte black finish. Both very nice and probably no other differences in the frames other than the finish but if you want chrome, you should probably get chrome. Good luck!
Thank you for letting me know. I couldnít find anything on the chrome finish but now that you have confirmed they did make them I will begin my quest on finding one. The matte black is nice but the chrome is better. Maybe Iíll get lucky and wonít find one that is overpriced.
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Old 05-13-21, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Roger M
Thanks to a PSA by WGB in the eBay/craigslist thread, I bought this Giant Kronos only five minutes away from home. The right STI shifter was gummed up, but that took only a few minutes to cure.


Something about this bike really checks all my boxes. I love it!
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Old 05-13-21, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake
Something about this bike really checks all my boxes. I love it!
It's a good looking bike. I sorted out out the gummed up STI lever and replaced the rear brake cable(rusted). It was never ridden much,, even has the original tires still on it..

It cleaned up well with a quick bath..

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Old 05-14-21, 09:56 AM
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Well I donít know of any Park Tool I wouldnít pick up for $1.

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Old 05-14-21, 08:25 PM
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I got it very cheap, and with a little elbow grease and a few parts from the co-op itís looking and riding pretty nice. Was missing a seatpost and seat and the shifters were broken. My parts bin coughed up the shifters and seat; and a brand new $5 seatpost from the co-op got it back on the road. Going to flip this one as itís too small for anyone in my family....
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Old 05-14-21, 09:18 PM
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Last thing I need is another bike...

But this followed me home. Parts scavenge. Anyone in Chicago/burbs who wants frame with shoved in post is welcome to it.




Keeping wheelset, bars/levers and components. Seatpost is a shame though.
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Old 05-15-21, 12:22 PM
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Bike Co-op reject, Olmos

Found this at the local co-op in their "strip" pile. A lower end Olmo. They wanted $10 for the shifters. Rear wheel missing, but I propped the bike up with this one. Yes, it is a wreck, but I love the lugwork. I tried to look up the serial number but their website is very hard to figure out. I think this is a 1970's, but don't know. There mechs are Shimano. Probably originally a drop bar? Or did they just put modern risers on it?

Does anyone know about this bike, obviously a lower end model, but still pretty.




Olmos



Headbadge completely worn out, nice lugs



Original? Don't think so, I think this had drop bars originally? Allow on it now.



Bottom bracket has updated sealed bearings



Shimano
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Old 05-15-21, 12:27 PM
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[QUOTE=Nubra;22060792]Found this at the local co-op in their "strip" pile. They wanted $10 for the shifters. Rear wheel missing, but I propped the bike up with this one. Yes, it is a wreck, but I love the lugwork. I tried to look up the serial number but their website is very hard to figure out. I think this is a 1970's, but don't know. There mechs are Shimano. Probably originally a drop bar? Or did they just put modern risers on it?

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Mafac racers

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The usual

Serial Number, no help

Flared brroks saddle

Sealed bottom bracket in place
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Originally Posted by Nubra
Found this at the local co-op in their "strip" pile. They wanted $10 for the shifters. Rear wheel missing, but I propped the bike up with this one. Yes, it is a wreck, but I love the lugwork. I tried to look up the serial number but their website is very hard to figure out. I think this is a 1970's, but don't know. There mechs are Shimano. Probably originally a drop bar? Or did they just put modern risers on it?

Does anyone know about this bike, obviously a lower end model, but still pretty.




Olmos



Headbadge completely worn out, nice lugs



Original? Don't think so, I think this had drop bars originally? Allow on it now.



Bottom bracket has updated sealed bearings



Shimano
I kind of like it too. It looks like it spent its life in Santa Cruz or somewhere near the ocean.. I think that that the bars were changed when the basket was added - is there embossing on the headbadge that would give a clue to the maker?
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I kind of like it too. It looks like it spent its life in Santa Cruz or somewhere near the ocean.. I think that that the bars were changed when the basket was added - is there embossing on the headbadge that would give a clue to the maker?
It is an Olmo, thought I posted that?
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Originally Posted by Nubra
Found this at the local co-op in their "strip" pile. They wanted $10 for the shifters. Rear wheel missing, but I propped the bike up with this one. Yes, it is a wreck, but I love the lugwork. I tried to look up the serial number but their website is very hard to figure out. I think this is a 1970's, but don't know. There mechs are Shimano. Probably originally a drop bar? Or did they just put modern risers on it?

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Front mech

The usual

Serial Number, no help

Flared brroks saddle

Sealed bottom bracket in place
I think that you are probably right that it might be a lower end bike but that is somewhat relative. Low end or not, I still think that this is a way cool bike and definitely worth salvaging and saving if you possibly can. Hopefully that Brooks saddle isn't too far gone. Great find!
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Found a few weeks ago dumped behind our communal bins. Much befuddlement on my part as to its age & model but not expecting much, especially with the 'groovy' paintwork.
Much, confusing, research later we have the answer: Bianchi Caurus Proto in Columbus Max tubing. This is going to be fun and vexing to blueprint, especially on my non-existent budget but I have my wife's loony friends in Italy on the case, hoping that they can locate the correct 'aero' fork, apparently unobtanium!
Gradually warming to the pearl coral & black.
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Originally Posted by brandenjs
Well I donít know of any Park Tool I wouldnít pick up for $1.

Over the years I have found many Park tools in the local pawn shop's bins of miscellaneous tools. Just last week two were found. Usually the price for miscellaneous tools is $5 for one handful. It's like Christmas when those blue handles are spotted.
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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
Just got around to posting the update. Nothing special, but given new life as a commuter for a friend!

Renegade Midnite 12 - by Raleigh Canada c. 1984?

Mainly just new consumables (cables/housings, chain, bar tape, tubes), updated brake levers and seat, and a good clean/tune-up!
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