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Old 06-29-21, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by OlderNotWiser
Taking this Animal for a ride?


Ha! More like these cuties!


Kitty Polly and toy poodle S地ick.
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Old 06-29-21, 09:38 AM
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Not a bad $20 spent

No bushings for the press unfortunately...

Yeah...I think I got a decent deal.


Any idea what tool this is? Also, how the heck do you use a non-metric darn caliper...haha.

My favorite so far...Shimano at its best...
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Old 06-29-21, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc


Any idea what tool this is? Also, how the heck do you use a non-metric darn caliper...haha.

My favorite so far...Shimano at its best...
The freewheel tool looks a lot like one I use for certain old French freewheels, but which one I couldn't tell you! I had a Shimano crank puller identical to that one many years ago, purchased c.1979 or so to help service my '76 Puch Royal X that came stock with a first gen Dura-Ace crankset and BB. From what I read, the ONLY BB for that crankset is the original one. Score!
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2001 Kona FireMountain


As found at metal recycling depot along with the wheels that were laying nearby

As is today, polished aluminum with Surly Sunrise bars Suntour XCPro rear derailleur and Oury grips
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Old 06-29-21, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc

Yeah...I think I got a decent deal.
A set of Mitutoyo 6" dial calipers in good shape is worth that and more all day long. Yeah, you did good.
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Old 06-29-21, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
A set of Mitutoyo 6" dial calipers in good shape is worth that and more all day long. Yeah, you did good.
Same goes for the Sugino BB tools IMO.

Mine have gotten it done when no other could, quite a few times.
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Old 06-29-21, 07:06 PM
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No one noticed the Park Ht-1 truing stand!

...dirty but perfect operationally...

I literally pooped my pants when the gentleman asked what do I want (I bought two bikes for $80, then asked about the tools he mentioned)...so...

and correction..checked my Venmo...it was 40 not 20.

Nice guy. Really interesting conversation.
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
Murray Missile merziac rustystrings61

No one noticed the Park Ht-1 truing stand!

...dirty but perfect operationally...

I literally pooped my pants when the gentleman asked what do I want (I bought two bikes for $80, then asked about the tools he mentioned)...so...

and correction..checked my Venmo...it was 40 not 20.

Nice guy. Really interesting conversation.
Truing wheels is the weakest room in my "wheel" house, terrible at it, always have been, always will be, truing stands don't get my wheel averse attention.
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Not again!

Yep, I broke probation and drug these 2 home this morning. Paint and decals are "pretty good". They were owned since new by a now elderly couple and their son was selling them. Copper bike had Bluemels on it but they were trashed, it has crappy steel hubs with pressed on cups with Rigida steel rims, the skewers are Simplex plus Simplex DT shifters, Sunotur AR FD and a Suntour GT RD. Purple bike has Suntour stem shifters, Shimano FD and Simplex RD but the Rigida rims are laced to Normandy hubs with Atom skewers. No definite plans but I figured they were worth $50 for the pair and a half a tank of gas.



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Old 07-03-21, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
Yep, I broke probation and drug these 2 home this morning. Paint and decals are "pretty good". They were owned since new by a now elderly couple and their son was selling them. Copper bike had Bluemels on it but they were trashed, it has crappy steel hubs with pressed on cups with Rigida steel rims, the skewers are Simplex plus Simplex DT shifters, Sunotur AR FD and a Suntour GT RD. Purple bike has Suntour stem shifters, Shimano FD and Simplex RD but the Rigida rims are laced to Normand hubs with Atom skewers. No definite plans but I figured they were were $50 for the pair and a half a tank of gas.

The copper bike looks like a 23" frame, which is pretty hard to find. I would grab one like it and save it for my old(er) age when I can't swing a leg over my diamond frames. I already have a 23" ladies' Raleigh Sports stashed away but will also need a derailleur bike.
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Old 07-03-21, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Ha! More like these cuties!


Kitty Polly and toy poodle S地ick.
Ohhhwww! The sausages!! How delicious are they**********!!


Our Evil Overlord Maximillian would never consent, sad to say although the beast has travelled many thousands of miles by train (over his 15 years) with decorum and dignity, even shaming other rail passengers into leaving the carriage (more than once). Good Boy!
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Originally Posted by thumpism
The copper bike looks like a 23" frame, which is pretty hard to find. I would grab one like it and save it for my old(er) age when I can't swing a leg over my diamond frames. I already have a 23" ladies' Raleigh Sports stashed away but will also need a derailleur bike.
Yes, it is a 23" and "old age" was in the back of my mind, I'm already no Spring chicken and I figured this one may be what keeps me on 2 wheels someday but only after some serious TLC. He originally wanted $100 each because they were "RARE!", he dropped it to $25 a piece a few days ago and that little voice started whispering in my ear.... "Save them......... save them........" I almost didn't make the drive but I'm glad now I did. The purple one has the better paint but neither one is terrible, especially for Gitanes of that vintage. Only a few scratches and some rust on the kickstand plates and on the very edges of the lugs at the bottom bracket. A little wire brush action and some Loctite Extend rust convertor and they'll be good as gold. Not sure of this works but I hope so.

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Not caught yet

I plan to pick up a 1985 Schwinn Traveller mixte tomorrow morning. I didn't intend on buying another bike, but the price is too good to pass up.


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Old 07-04-21, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by dweenk
I didn't intend on buying another bike, but the price is too good to pass up.
I've heard that somewhere before...... I can't quite put a finger on where though.....
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Old 07-04-21, 07:04 PM
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Peugeot deal on local CL...

This ol' Peugeot is mine for the taking from a posting on CL... Looks in decent condition, just a bit rough around the edges.

Needs attention but looks worthy.

Guessing it dates from 1970s (?) but have a shot at it.

Can anyone ID it from this tag?
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Deal on a diamond in the rough..

Picked up this Lotus Excelle gemstone lacking luster last autumn before a Patriots 4:30 Sunday game. Seller told me it was hanging in his garage since 1979 and layers of funk on it showed truth to claim. Shimano Arabesque shifts. Had to wait all winter into spring b4 27" gumwall tires arrived at Warehouse. Their stock went like hotcakes! Shown on CL for $75. I offered $50, he met me halfway at $60. I asked, "Have you had much response from your posting?" He said, "Lots of calls but nobody showed up to see it." He who snoozes loses.

Garage grunge to the max! Did he ever ride it at all!?


I believe seat clamp may be on backwards..

Seller's garage clutter... Buyer's owning pleasure! 😊

Little touch-up paint and wax, hoping it gleams.
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Originally Posted by dweenk
I plan to pick up a 1985 Schwinn Traveller mixte tomorrow morning. I didn't intend on buying another bike, but the price is too good to pass up.
Well, I picked up this morning. Nothing is stuck, everything works, and the tires hold air. Now I need to clean it, remove some rust on a few chrome parts, and service the cables and bearings. BTW, the seat post and stem were way over extended.
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Old 07-07-21, 05:28 PM
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I threw this in the truck really quickly because salvaging is against the rules!



Too bad the frame is cracked! Still, some good parts and it値l look great hanging on the wall.

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Seems like that ^ should be looked at by a good frame builder to determine if it's really beyond repair. Shame to see a Steelman in the trash! Good on you for salvaging it!
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Seems like that ^ should be looked at by a good frame builder to determine if it's really beyond repair. Shame to see a Steelman in the trash! Good on you for salvaging it!
Well, I had to muster all of my courage, but it was the right thing to do. I値l be sure to have it checked out.
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I threw this in the truck really quickly because salvaging is against the rules!
If they catch you tell them it's recycling, not salvaging...
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^Which it IS^...just not the recycling they make any profit on. Still, if some of these dumps could get just a little more flexible with their rules they could probably haul in more money selling "scrapped items" to salvagers than things like this cracked (but thoroughbred) frame to a scrap metal broker who will ship it to China in a bale.(and that's AFTER somebody separates the AL plastic and rubber from the steel so everything can be shredded and baled in the form China will pay for)

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Where I worked the "salvaging" was contracted out. The owner of that company had a building that he stored items for resale. He had an affinity for bikes so what I couldn't "recycle" it was nice to be able to browse after work. Best save was a fuschia colored Ironman that a guy was about to throw in the tractor bucket. Had to ply him with a coke, lol.
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Lowered! Cleaned up nicely!

Raised! Mechanism works perfectly! Gotta love Simple Green! Seat was a bit sticky being under some trees.
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FB Marketplace find - a 1988 Specialized Sirrus, which is allegedly the same frame as the Allez but with 105 parts instead of 600. Asking price was $65, $50 got it into my truck - and it's even my size, and largely stock! Best of all, it's been hanging on a hook in a climate-controlled store room since 1999.

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