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Old 11-15-21, 05:08 AM
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Just picked up a Schwinn Impact MOS for about the cost of one of the tires on it. Same frame as the Impact Pro MOS, just a "lower" Suntour XCT Accushift 3x7 group vs Shimano 300LX on the Pro. Purchased from the original owner who says its all original, minus consumables. Looks to be right in that Suntour "indexing hell/death throws" era. Pretty grimy, so I might just Frankenstein it together with some nicer parts I have lying around.

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Old 11-16-21, 06:07 PM
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Found this on as a curb find today Globe ATB Cruiser bike had no front wheel seat or post picked it up anyway because I have plenty of mid level ATB MTB parts. After a couple of easy work and clean up it turned out OK. Took it for a short ride and it actually rides pretty good. Not really my style so after a couple of rides this one will likely be going to the local thrift store.





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Old 11-16-21, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
Found this on as a curb find today Globe ATB Cruiser bike had no front wheel seat or post picked it up anyway because I have plenty of mid level ATB MTB parts. After a couple of easy work and clean up it turned out OK. Took it for a short ride and it actually rides pretty good. Not really my style so after a couple of rides this one will likely be going to the local thrift store.
Found something similar and have it stashed in the rafters as the house fleet loaner. Universal fit. If you have the space...
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Old 11-17-21, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by degan View Post
Just picked up a Schwinn Impact MOS for about the cost of one of the tires on it. Same frame as the Impact Pro MOS, just a "lower" Suntour XCT Accushift 3x7 group vs Shimano 300LX on the Pro. Purchased from the original owner who says its all original, minus consumables. Looks to be right in that Suntour "indexing hell/death throws" era. Pretty grimy, so I might just Frankenstein it together with some nicer parts I have lying around.
I have a Schwinn CrissCross Hybrid running the Suntour XC 7 speed stuff on my fendered dynamo-hubbed winter commuter. Actually once cleaned up, it does a decent job. You might try it before you make the switch.
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Old 11-18-21, 10:46 PM
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Holy ****. I just found a Strida Mark I for $40 and bought it tonight. It just needs a new top bracket (racks), although the existing piece is functional for the time being. Pictures tomorrow!

Oh and long time no see haha.
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Old 11-18-21, 11:59 PM
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I have a Schwinn CrissCross Hybrid running the Suntour XC 7 speed stuff on my fendered dynamo-hubbed winter commuter. Actually once cleaned up, it does a decent job. You might try it before you make the switch.
Its an interesting group. I've never had trigger shifters like that from Suntour pass through my hands before. The only problem is that the RD has a steel cage as well as a few other touches that don't inspire confidence. I guess XCT was lower on the totem poll. I'm leaning towards flipping it since I have a bunch of keeper bikes that fit this niche already so I'll probably keep it original and just give it an overhaul. After that I'll really know how well this group shifts because as of now it shifts like garbage, though I'm going to chalk that up the the chain which the OP said was original.

Originally Posted by molleraj View Post
Holy ****. I just found a Strida Mark I for $40 and bought it tonight. It just needs a new top bracket (racks), although the existing piece is functional for the time being. Pictures tomorrow!

Oh and long time no see haha.
Googled that thing and now I'm intrigued.
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Old 11-19-21, 08:50 AM
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So the other day a friend stopped by and said I have something here you may like. He told me he found a Cruiser he wanted on our local Swip Swap and when he got there and said he would buy it the lady asked if he would take another bike with it, said it was her sons bike he no longer wants. This is what she gave him,





A 1997 Bianchi Veloce, full Campy Veloce 8spd. Bike looks a little beat up but everything works and I think it will clean up to be a great rider. I have been building and flipping bikes for a long time and this is the first time I have gotten a full Campy bike just fall into my lap, my buddiy paid $80 for the pair and I paid him half plus $20 which was less then what he paid for both. He didn't want to take anything at first but I demanded he take it. I have been teaching him about bikes and I am taking him under my wing showing him how to work on bikes.
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Old 11-19-21, 02:27 PM
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Saved from either the dump or becoming a fixie, was this Van Rossem, today.

But, it might just as well turn out to be a real nice catch. Note the nod to De Rosa in the way Joop van Rossem put his name on the frame. Van Rossem was the Dutch concession holder for De Rosa at the time.

The frame itself came from Martens, and is quite similar to this Giovanni, albeit a couple of years older. A lot of of rust spots, but nothing terminal at first sight. The Cinelli stem is stuck and probably a write-off, but the Campagnolo headset and BB look and feel fine.

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Old 11-20-21, 06:15 PM
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Mercian me, I saved this from the horrible fate of going to someone else...

Purchased as a bare frame.
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Old 11-21-21, 01:23 PM
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You were losing sleep for good reason, as called out in another thread those are purported to be DiNucci lugs, something rare to see from a production builder at the street level.
According to Mr DiNucci: https://dinuccicycles.blogspot.com/2...ecialized.html
"...lugs I designed for the last really nice Allez built by Specialized in the early 90's. This was a ground up design, which included a fork crown, dropouts and a bottom bracket shell (later copied by Cinelli) all developed around a very refined lightweight tube set that used a proprietary 30mm downtube and chainstay profile."
so yeah, there's that.


About a week and a half ago I picked up an Allez Comp (with those sweet lugs and tubing), as a bare frame.
Seen here----> Your Catch of the Day / Saved from the Dump!
I have been going back and forth about which way to go with the frame, and had come to the "decision" to go 8 speed Shimano 600 Tri Color, using the "brifters" I also picked up at that time. I had been looking on eBay for reasonably priced "groups", or at least inexpensive components to build my own group. I've just been putting off the actual purchase of said items.

Well, last night this popped up on the local Craigslist, and I saw it ~20 minutes after it had been posted:


It looked to be all Shimano 600 Tri Color stuff, and for that price, I could outfit the Allez, and not worry too much about the Epic's condition. So I sent an email to the seller, and about 5 minutes later I decided to text him as well (even though it was a little after 8pm and I don't like contacting people I don't know that late, but he had just posted the ad, so....). He got back to me right away, and we set up a time to meet this morning. Got there (about 10 minutes from my house), he showed me the frame, told me that "the shifters don't work", and showed me more of his bike projects and parts. He mentioned that he had some wheels that "might" fit it, and proceeded to pull down a pair of 8spd, cassette, Shimano Tri Color hub, Mavic Open 4CD wheels, essentially the wheelset for that bike. So, after a little negotiation for the wheels/complete bike, I wound up with what is seen below. I still need to source a front derailluer, no big deal. Brought it home and spent about 15 minutes with my daughter removing the stub of a cable from the right side "brifter" and getting the shifters working again.
So instead of parting it out to get the Allez up and going, I now have an Epic to mess around with. It's filthy, has a lot of sticker remnants on it, but everything seems solid (no cracks, corrosion, damage) and in good condition under the grime.

"As Purchased", although after the "brifters" had been lubed and made working again.


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Old 11-21-21, 01:33 PM
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So back to the original plan for the Comp, one of them fit the daughter?
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Old 11-21-21, 07:17 PM
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Had a bike shop wanting to unload this from their store room. Hardly unridden from 2010 as it appears to have sucked the rear dr into the wheel soon after the owners used it. Common occurrence with the POS Shimano low end units found on these. Nice retro steel frame and the price was good(free).




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Old 11-21-21, 07:27 PM
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Must have been an owner assembly, because the rear brake barely touched the wheel, and the front only a little better.
Hence the frame damage?
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Saturday I was being proper and adult and helping to clear out the house by taking a load of stuff to the Salvation Army. As I was getting out of the car to get the first box, Calvin the muscle-guy of the operation said, "We got a bike in and it looks like a good one."

Well, dang. So I unloaded all the old clothes and kitchen utensils and decor items and parked the car and went in and was greeted by this poor Univega Arrowpace. And though I told myself, no, I'm not gonna do this, I don't need another bike, we're gonna be moving soon, do you really want to cram one more bike into the storage space you're gonna have to rent for an undisclosed time ..." so I told Calvin, "if it's still here Monday." Of course, I say this maybe 30 minutes before closing.

So this morning I'm out overseeing some work on our next home, and on the way back into town I swing by. Calvin's not there, and at first I don't see the bike, and I'm about to walk out thinking, "it's okay, it wasn't meant to be," and I turn and see it behind a mobile clothing rack. So I bought it, and here it is as found. I am happy to report the seatpost is NOT stuck, though the pedals and stem may require some serious effort. I figure, worst case scenario, I at least got one of my favorite 80s saddles in good nick for $24.99, along with a set of Dia-Compe sidepulls, and maybe a few other bits. And it occurs to me that I've never owned a Univega before, and why not? But the odds are it'll get mothballed for yet another edition of the Clunker Challenge. Or I'll get bored, or something.





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Old 11-22-21, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61 View Post
Saturday I was being proper and adult and helping to clear out the house by taking a load of stuff to the Salvation Army. As I was getting out of the car to get the first box, Calvin the muscle-guy of the operation said, "We got a bike in and it looks like a good one."

Well, dang. So I unloaded all the old clothes and kitchen utensils and decor items and parked the car and went in and was greeted by this poor Univega Arrowpace. And though I told myself, no, I'm not gonna do this, I don't need another bike, we're gonna be moving soon, do you really want to cram one more bike into the storage space you're gonna have to rent for an undisclosed time ..." so I told Calvin, "if it's still here Monday." Of course, I say this maybe 30 minutes before closing.

So this morning I'm out overseeing some work on our next home, and on the way back into town I swing by. Calvin's not there, and at first I don't see the bike, and I'm about to walk out thinking, "it's okay, it wasn't meant to be," and I turn and see it behind a mobile clothing rack. So I bought it, and here it is as found. I am happy to report the seatpost is NOT stuck, though the pedals and stem may require some serious effort. I figure, worst case scenario, I at least got one of my favorite 80s saddles in good nick for $24.99, along with a set of Dia-Compe sidepulls, and maybe a few other bits. And it occurs to me that I've never owned a Univega before, and why not? But the odds are it'll get mothballed for yet another edition of the Clunker Challenge. Or I'll get bored, or something.





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Old 11-22-21, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61 View Post
Saturday I was being proper and adult and helping to clear out the house by taking a load of stuff to the Salvation Army. As I was getting out of the car to get the first box, Calvin the muscle-guy of the operation said, "We got a bike in and it looks like a good one."
When I first began repping in the '80s I had a sample Zebra that was identically equipped. My brother-in-law was interested in it so I sold it to him after a couple of laps in my territory. He never rode it and told me a couple of years later that he donated it. Turns out the bike showed up at one of my dealers, a guy who frequently found bikes left in front of his shop. He'd rehab some of them and sell them off. The Zebra had not been touched yet and looked to be in exactly the condition of your Univega, so I did the only thing I could...I bought it and gave it to my brother-in-law. He was painfully amused, as you might guess.
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1984 Miyata Commuter all original, (ok the basket is an add on that will be removed) even the tires. This bike has seen minimal use and will be a winter overhaul project

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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Had a bike shop wanting to unload this from their store room. Hardly unridden from 2010 as it appears to have sucked the rear dr into the wheel soon after the owners used it. Common occurrence with the POS Shimano low end units found on these. Nice retro steel frame and the price was good(free).




LOL. I live in Cruiser Country and just yesterday picked up 10 Cruisers and a new never built Wally World 27.5 wheeled bso. These Schwinns can make a good cruiser with work, I have had a bunch like this have the same damage and every other one I get have the brazeon Brake posts in different places making it very hard or not at to get the brakes working.
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1984 Miyata Commuter all original, (ok the basket is an add on that will be removed) even the tires. This bike has seen minimal use and will be a winter overhaul project
Fabulous bike! Is the rear hub S-A, Shimano or….?
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Its a Shimano cartridge type that's a little sticky, maybe I should look for a SA
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1984 Miyata Commuter all original, (ok the basket is an add on that will be removed) even the tires. This bike has seen minimal use and will be a winter overhaul project
Great find. This is exactly the kind of bike I wish I could find for my wife.
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OMG that front rack. I would so harvest that to another bike. You Canadians always got the coolest city bikes.

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OMG that front rack. I would so harvest that to another bike. You Canadians always got the coolest city bikes.
I wonder about that rack, it seems to be more for support for the front light and it also protects the dynamo!
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Originally Posted by OTS View Post
I have a Schwinn CrissCross Hybrid running the Suntour XC 7 speed stuff on my fendered dynamo-hubbed winter commuter. Actually once cleaned up, it does a decent job. You might try it before you make the switch.
+1 I would agree the 7x3 acushift stuff actually works pretty good on MTB with softer gearing I have gotten ti to work good with Suntour Acushift freewhells and Shimano Freewheels. If the pulleys on the RD are good I would get a new better quality 8speed chain and see how it works before you change everything.
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4 View Post
LOL. I live in Cruiser Country and just yesterday picked up 10 Cruisers and a new never built Wally World 27.5 wheeled bso. These Schwinns can make a good cruiser with work, I have had a bunch like this have the same damage and every other one I get have the brazeon Brake posts in different places making it very hard or not at to get the brakes working.
On bikes of this level the cheapo Linear pull post brakes actually work pretty good and are fairly easy to setup adjust. There 3x better than cheapo disk brakes which are starting to show up on lesser Cruisers and MTB shaped objects.
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