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Old 07-27-21, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake
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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Old 07-27-21, 07:48 PM
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I'm not sure why I do this to myself, but I always look through the dirt and rust and see something worth saving for no investment at all besides my time and a few parts. 1992 Trek 750 will make a nice city/light trail bike. And I always have a soft spot for older bike tools. The Helicomatic tool is a nice addition to the tool box.

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Old 07-27-21, 08:10 PM
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Found this on garbage day. Put air in the tires and poured some gear oil on the chain. Bottom bracket will need some work but it's a better bike than my old one.

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Old 07-27-21, 09:22 PM
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^^Sweet score indeed! Now get them back to Europe for your tour memories.

Commuting duties in reality?
I wish. COVID unemployed. More likely grocery duties. Or flip them for $100, I don't know.
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Old 07-27-21, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by brandenjs
I'm not sure why I do this to myself, but I always look through the dirt and rust and see something worth saving for no investment at all besides my time and a few parts. 1992 Trek 750 will make a nice city/light trail bike. And I always have a soft spot for older bike tools. The Helicomatic tool is a nice addition to the tool box.
That is an excellent bike, well worth saving; they're getting harder to find and they're not making them anymore.
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Old 07-29-21, 06:34 PM
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I got this frame from a local bike flipper that deals mostly in cheap kids bikes and big box store mountain bikes. Puch built Sears Ted Williams 10 speed, I think from the early 70s. alloy stem, bars, seat post , crank arms and chain rings. Seems to me like a lot of light weight parts for a bike with pressed steel dropouts. Not sure what I am going to do with it but couldn't go wrong for 5.00





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Old 07-29-21, 10:17 PM
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Found a free late 60s Raleigh three speed on FB Marketplace. Seller says it's unrideable as it sat in a barn for 15 years. The seat is also torn in half length wise.
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Old 07-30-21, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Oldsledz
......... Puch built Sears Ted Williams 10 speed, I think from the early 70s. alloy stem, bars, seat post , crank arms and chain rings. Seems to me like a lot of light weight parts for a bike with pressed steel dropouts. Not sure what I am going to do with it but couldn't go wrong for 5.00
Pretty common combo during the bike boom. Sadly I would have snagged it too for 5 bucks LOL.
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In Austria that was labeled as their Clubman model. As you have it, a strip down and wheels would make a killer SS !

I would have jumped twice on that bargain!


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Old 07-31-21, 01:33 PM
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I got 2 "free" bikes today from a neighbor cleaning out her junk.

The first is a 5 speed Schwinn Jaguar repop. The paint on the bike is great, but it is missing a front wheel, and the stem and seatpost are stuck. I was able to get the seatpost loose this afternoon. The stem is still resisting my efforts. I'll let it sit for a day or two and try again. I had to cut the chain twice with bolt cutters in order to remove it.

The second bike is a RoadMaster Granite Peak. What more can I say about the pinnacle of Wal*Mart mountain bikes? It has both wheels, but no wheel nuts - must have been an interesting rider - I'd hate to hop a curb with it. Anyway, it will be the wheel donor for the Schwinn.

Fortunately my LBS owner helps out a charity that provides residence for women and children rendered homeless by abandoment or abuse. They accept reasonably repairable bicycles only needing tires, tubes, cables, and such.
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Old 07-31-21, 07:20 PM
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^^^Good on you!
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Old 08-03-21, 07:31 PM
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Just found a decent Shogun 400 road bike with a paper marked "Free" taped to the seat at an apartment complex! I took it back to my apartment and pumped up the tires, which look quite new. It happily got up to 60 psi.

Otherwise, it looks like it needs oil on the chain, rear brake adjustment (it needs way too much pressure on the lever right now), and new bar tape, minimum. It's WAY lighter than my Collegiate (the Shogun has CrMo steel) so it should be nice for long trips. Pics soon.

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Old 08-04-21, 08:12 AM
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Nice!
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Old 08-04-21, 01:57 PM
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Thanks!! I will post pictures soon. It seems the rear brake line is too tight, too loose, or stuck on something.
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Old 08-04-21, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by molleraj
Found a free late 60s Raleigh three speed on FB Marketplace. Seller says it's unrideable as it sat in a barn for 15 years. The seat is also torn in half length wise.

Looks like you just hit the 10 post threshold to be able to post pics. Get us some pics of this! I was able to revive the 3 speed sturmey archer gear hub on the one Raleigh 3 speed that passed through my hands by just flushing the hub with fresh gear oil and riding it around a bit. You might be able to do that and get it riding again. Those bikes were pretty bombproof.
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Old 08-04-21, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by tricky
Looks like you just hit the 10 post threshold to be able to post pics. Get us some pics of this! I was able to revive the 3 speed sturmey archer gear hub on the one Raleigh 3 speed that passed through my hands by just flushing the hub with fresh gear oil and riding it around a bit. You might be able to do that and get it riding again. Those bikes were pretty bombproof.
I wish! I need to scrounge for the FB Marketplace pics. It disappeared before I got a chance to nab it.
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Old 08-04-21, 03:25 PM
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I wish! I need to scrounge for the FB Marketplace pics. It disappeared before I got a chance to nab it.
Stop teasing! This thread is for bikes you actually acquired!
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Originally Posted by molleraj
Just found a decent Shogun 400 road bike with a paper marked "Free" taped to the seat at an apartment complex! I took it back to my apartment and pumped up the tires, which look quite new. It happily got up to 60 psi.

Otherwise, it looks like it needs oil on the chain, rear brake adjustment (it needs way too much pressure on the lever right now), and new bar tape, minimum. It's WAY lighter than my Collegiate (the Shogun has CrMo steel) so it should be nice for long trips. Pics soon.
And now we have photos!

Front view

Right side

Left side

Tange 900 Chromoly

Front closeup with Shogun badge

Rear view with reflector

Shimano derailleur

Sakae CR crank
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The Cilo Pacer, this was a frame of mine that was sold as a covid builder. Built up and sold as pictured.

The builder may be buying a very fine Made in Seattle frame for a new build, ok maybe not so fine but a junky repainted repainter made in Seattle desperately seeking a vintage enthusiast :^)
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You built the frame and are obtaining it? Or you built up the bike and are buying it back?

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The Cilo Pacer, this was a frame of mine that was sold as a covid builder. Built up and sold as pictured.

The builder may be buying a very fine Made in Seattle frame for a new build, ok maybe not so fine but a junky repainted repainter made in Seattle desperately seeking a vintage enthusiast :^)
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I'm selling another frame to a repeat buyer, the picture is the buyers build of the first sale. He sold the Cilo to a coworker.
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Aaah, got it!

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I'm selling another frame to a repeat buyer, the picture is the buyers build of the first sale. He sold the Cilo to a coworker.
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Got a text from a friend/flipper who spied a free ad near me. 89' MB4.
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Old 08-14-21, 05:40 PM
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Wow! Good one.
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