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Old 07-19-21, 04:57 PM
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A chromoly BMX bar for an adult sized build using the 89 GT Karakoram frame. A non sus. fork which fit my 97 GT Avalanche frame perfectly and has mid point braze bolt holes. Aluminium and disc ready if I want to brake up my front. Lastly and need to get a pic of it, a nice Columbus thron chromoly stem, Chrome Pro model.

Total cost 10 clams.
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An acquaintance wanted to get rid of this Diamond Back, so I accepted it. I've got to figure out what to do with it. I believe it is circa '95 or '96.
He also gave me a new 8sp chain and a Minora trainer with the front wheel riser block.
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Originally Posted by tyler_fred
An acquaintance wanted to get rid of this Diamond Back, so I accepted it. I've got to figure out what to do with it. I believe it is circa '95 or '96.
He also gave me a new 8sp chain and a Minora trainer with the front wheel riser block.
Interesting looking stem on it.
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The '90s Trek 850 I've been seeing at the co-op was in the dumpster during today's visit and I just could not resist. Probably an exercise in futility since the front wheel and seat are missing and that's the easy part. This thing must have spent years in the weather, although it does not look too bad. Seat post is stuck so I have it soaking, BB so dry it was locked up so I poured some oil in and worked it loose. Rear hub was the same way. Tossed the locked-up plastic pedals. It's a 20" frame (full CroMo) but I already have the Marin that I found last year. Shame to get rid of it but I just don't need it and it needs too much for me to mess with it except out of boredom. Nice frameset if anyone wants it. Probably not worth shipping. Too bad I didn't grab it when I first saw it a year or so ago.
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Originally Posted by tyler_fred
I've got to figure out what to do with it.
I'll just leave this here: Show Your Vintage MTB Drop Bar Conversions
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Not much for me but I did find a Gitane TdF fork for a loose Super Corsa frame in the stash.

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Old 07-23-21, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Interesting looking stem on it.
Sakae I-Beam. I think it was one of those stems that lots of companies put their name on.

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Monday I bought a Specialized Sirrus for $50 which I just finished reconditioning this morning, all in a rush to get in my 100 km before the Clunker Challenge deadline August 7.

Today I bought this 1989 Schwinn LeTour for $15. I’ll mothball it until next year’s challenge.

Somebody help me, I may have a problem!






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Old 07-23-21, 02:02 PM
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rustystrings61 I am the last person to try to help you...I can enable you though...
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Originally Posted by thumpism
The '90s Trek 850 I've been seeing at the co-op was in the dumpster during today's visit and I just could not resist. Probably an exercise in futility since the front wheel and seat are missing and that's the easy part. This thing must have spent years in the weather, although it does not look too bad. Seat post is stuck so I have it soaking, BB so dry it was locked up so I poured some oil in and worked it loose. Rear hub was the same way. Tossed the locked-up plastic pedals. It's a 20" frame (full CroMo) but I already have the Marin that I found last year. Shame to get rid of it but I just don't need it and it needs too much for me to mess with it except out of boredom. Nice frameset if anyone wants it. Probably not worth shipping. Too bad I didn't grab it when I first saw it a year or so ago.
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Some poor bas...er, uh, one of our fellow enthusiasts has expressed interest in this bike and I've agreed to pack it off to him, so it is no longer available unless he changes his mind.
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61
Monday I bought a Specialized Sirrus for $50 which I just finished reconditioning this morning, all in a rush to get in my 100 km before the Clunker Challenge deadline August 7.

Today I bought this 1989 Schwinn LeTour for $15. I’ll mothball it until next year’s challenge.

Somebody help me, I may have a problem!






You definitely have a problem, that bike is super screwed. I would have bought it.
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From the Sharing Wheels Co-op I was able to pick up an as-is PX 10. More of a frame purchase given the state of things. It appears that the original sewups were swapped for Mavic 27"s, that a bummer but in the stash I have the makings of an original wheelset match from the rescent PR 10 build. Needs derailleurs, new bars and levers, maybe a new headset.

Viva la France!
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Old 07-23-21, 10:08 PM
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Sears and Roebuck Austrian 3 speeds



Sweet graphic!


Pedals removed for transporting.



As found from Marketplace ad. Both were free! Gents bike is missing the seat. Don’t know if the seatpost is stuck on either. They’ll get a cleaning and service and moved along to new home. I would spring for new cable housing if I could find the striated/grooved type but not losing sleep over it.
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As found from Marketplace ad. Both were free! Gents bike is missing the seat. Don’t know if the seatpost is stuck on either. They’ll get a cleaning and service and moved along to new home. I would spring for new cable housing if I could find the striated/grooved type but not losing sleep over it.
The missing Troxel saddle adds value. If you were to toss the other Troxel, you would double the value.
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Old 07-25-21, 08:30 AM
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You can't save them all...what is that? A Schwinn Traveler?
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M900 XTR. Might use it on my Wicked Fat Chance project, but I’d need to make an adapter as this is a monster 34.9 clamp, the Fat is a 28.6…
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This Diamondback has some upgrades too, that Deore XT definitely did not come stock. I think I had a 94 Apex with the same paint job.
I have the same crankset on one of my bikes but I'm afraid to abuse it.
Replacements for the outer chainring are expensive/rare on eBay!

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What differentiated the Sirrus and Allez during this era? I know in the later years, the Sirrus became a hybrid but the Sirrus looks pretty sporty here.
Was there more tire clearance?

and oof on the Schwinn, looks like it needs to be completely submerged in Evapo-Rust!
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Originally Posted by indofulioh

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What differentiated the Sirrus and Allez during this era? I know in the later years, the Sirrus became a hybrid but the Sirrus looks pretty sporty here.
Was there more tire clearance?

and oof on the Schwinn, looks like it needs to be completely submerged in Evapo-Rust!
Late 80s Sirrus and Allez are the same frame. The Sirrus had softer paint and 105 instead of 600 parts. Great under-the-radar bikes!

In the end the Schwinn is a pound puppy rescue - but Evapo-Rust works wonders. Fingers crossed! For now it goes into storage - but indoors and out of the rain!

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Ted Williams era Sears Free Spirit 10 speed. I had one as a teenager. This is in excellent shape, even has the aluminum wheel nuts... Not worth a lot to anyone but me.

Found in the local classifieds, had my daughter pick it up for me.

Edit: My daughter said the guy told her the tires are original and need replaced. The rear holds air, the front will not. Tires have cracked. Front wheel looks true, rear has a little wobble. Bike shifts just fine, chain is in great shape (dirty, needs cleaning and lube) and the brake pads aren't hard as rocks.

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Man, what a score! Got these off CL from the original owner; a bit scuffed up from a trip to Europe, and a couple of bolts are rusty. Mid-teens Axioms, originally $130, I got them for $20. Pic is after I cleaned up the scuffs.

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^^Sweet score indeed! Now get them back to Europe for your tour memories.

Commuting duties in reality?
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Originally Posted by zjrog




Ted Williams era Sears Free Spirit 10 speed. I had one as a teenager. This is in excellent shape, even has the aluminum wheel nuts... Not worth a lot to anyone but me.

Found in the local classifieds, had my daughter pick it up for me.

Edit: My daughter said the guy told her the tires are original and need replaced. The rear holds air, the front will not. Tires have cracked. Front wheel looks true, rear has a little wobble. Bike shifts just fine, chain is in great shape (dirty, needs cleaning and lube) and the brake pads aren't hard as rocks.
Always makes me smile when I see one of these Sears survivors. The Puch models came with white fenders which really set the bike off.
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Always makes me smile when I see one of these Sears survivors. The Puch models came with white fenders which really set the bike off.
I'm guessing this isn't a Puch or Austro-Daimler built bike (from the crimped rear dropouts). Bummer, but all the same, this is identical to the bike of my youth. I can't quite nail down the year I bought mine, late 75 early 76 I believe. Quite an accomplishment for a kid of 13/14 at the time to come up with close to $100 cash...
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So I picked up this goofy thing the other day for a song:

2013 or 2014 Trek Allant 7.


It has, quite possibly, the ugliest stem in the history of bikes. I don’t know what to do with it but if you can look past the poo brown paint (Trek calls it espresso, my wife calls it “forest service”) and the cheap components, it has some potential.

Maybe I can make a silk purse out of a sows ear…
Are there any 9 speed brifters out there that are compatible with V brakes?
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Are there any 9 speed brifters out there that are compatible with V brakes?
There weren't as of about a year ago, I haven't looked recently.
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