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Old 05-10-22, 10:01 AM
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The Flying Fortress, 7/16"= 1' or 1/28th scale, 45" wingspan


Amazing aircraft
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Old 05-10-22, 10:58 AM
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Now that is cool, I'm always on the lookout for vintage model kits.
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Old 05-10-22, 08:50 PM
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The Flying Fortress,...Amazing aircraft
Several years ago I got a chance to fly in one. What an experience, looking out through the nose where the bombardier sat.
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Old 05-11-22, 11:08 AM
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I only got to climb around inside one once, with a friend who had accounted for three with R4M rockets whilst flying a BF110 in daylight ops.
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Old 05-11-22, 08:16 PM
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Saved these from the dump...They were in a pile of bikes at a LBS that were lying in a garage behind the store. Paid $20.00 each. They both shift like they should, I am going to go through them clean them up and get them back on the road for someone to enjoy.



Wow! Why are people in the mood to throw away Trek 1000's lately? Picked this one up in a similar fashion. Needs a little work, but will be back on the road soon.
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Old 05-11-22, 08:45 PM
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Weird, why would a bike shop just set those out like that? I would think they would fix them up and sell them as used bikes.
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Old 05-12-22, 04:35 AM
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Weird, why would a bike shop just set those out like that? I would think they would fix them up and sell them as used bikes.
They'd have too much in them in time alone to make it profitable. Most people buying at an LBS aren't the rabid..... uh, AVID.... Yeah, that's it, avid, aficionados of old bikes we are and the ones that are want to do the rehab themselves.
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Old 05-14-22, 11:40 AM
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Estate sale Trek 520

Picked up this small purple ‘91 520 at a sale today on the cheap.

Way too small for me but I will clean it up and see if a friend wants to try some touring with me this summer.

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Old 05-18-22, 03:13 PM
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through a series of sorta random events all coming together in a short period of time, i wound up driving just under 4 hours round trip and brought these home. they are both incredibly filthy, need to be completely gone through, but the price (even including the high gas prices) made them a nice catch, and i met a super nice seller too.

1982 Pro Miyata


1988 Cannondale
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Old 05-18-22, 06:55 PM
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through a series of sorta random events all coming together in a short period of time, i wound up driving just under 4 hours round trip and brought these home. they are both incredibly filthy, need to be completely gone through, but the price (even including the high gas prices) made them a nice catch, and i met a super nice seller too.

1981 Pro Miyata


1988 Cannondale
That ‘Dale Is a cousin to Cresty...great catch.
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Old 05-21-22, 01:54 PM
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Today's Estate Sale haul:

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Old 05-21-22, 02:03 PM
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^^^ I was headed that way but got waylaid.
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Old 05-21-22, 03:12 PM
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^^^ I was headed that way but got waylaid.
I left the motorcycle stuff for you. She said they have a BMW motorcycle, maybe just for parts, though.
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Old 05-22-22, 08:14 AM
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Going to buy this in a few hours. It's cheap enough that the barcons/triple are worth the cost, but I have a hunch it's something decent...

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Old 05-22-22, 09:08 AM
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Going to buy this in a few hours. It's cheap enough that the barcons/triple are worth the cost, but I have a hunch it's something decent...
Oooooh, fun! Looking forward to the full report.
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Old 05-22-22, 10:24 AM
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OK, it's not vintage and I didn't save IT from the dump but it may have saved my old rusty truck from the dump. A guy stopped a couple weeks ago and wanted to know if my old truck was for sale. I had been pondering what to do with it and was considering parting it out and scrapping the body. He noticed all my bikes and made me an offer I couldn't refuse. A bicycle my size and cash for my truck and all the spare parts I had accumulated for it. He seemed to want my old truck pretty badly so who was I to deny him? Of course I'm replacing almost everything on it ASAP with Deore XT and upgrading the fork with an air fork but I LOVE the color.


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Wow, My hunch played out with a nice British buider. It looks like it had been a higher end bike that was "upgraded" in the 80s to (Suntour) index shifting and a (Shimano) triple. Original parts appear to be the Campagnolo downtube guide, pedals, and NR hubs laced to 27" MA2s.


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hello I saved two motobecane before going to the dumpThe bleu motobecane ctm3
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Old 05-22-22, 09:32 PM
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Wow, My hunch played out with a nice British buider. It looks like it had been a higher end bike that was "upgraded" in the 80s to (Suntour) index shifting and a (Shimano) triple. Original parts appear to be the Campagnolo downtube guide, pedals, and NR hubs laced to 27" MA2s.


Any idea as to the model year of the frame?
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I haven't had a chance to dig into the archives to figure out the model or age. It's surely 531 (or better). Campy dropouts, 27.2 post, and very light. Here's the serial if anyone is interested.

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Old 05-23-22, 01:55 PM
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I haven't had a chance to dig into the archives to figure out the model or age. It's surely 531 (or better). Campy dropouts, 27.2 post, and very light. Here's the serial if anyone is interested.

Appears to be a 1973 Mistral, from what I can see of the head tube lugs. They are pointy. The site linked through the date I'm advancing has catalogs and stuff.

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I just started work at a co-op. Some of the things I see destroyed for some reason or another is astonishing. I pulled this out of a truck headed to the scrap yard who thought they stop by the co-op and see if any of it was worth saving.

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Old 05-24-22, 09:26 AM
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Here is a former frame of mine, I sold this Peugeot Super Competition a few years ago. It was purchased by someone who is one of the forum.
He sourced most of the parts from me as well, what was not from me is the stem, saddle and wheels.

Hmm, I think he needs an Italian next...
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Old 05-24-22, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
Weird, why would a bike shop just set those out like that? I would think they would fix them up and sell them as used bikes.
They’re worried that if people rode these bicycles they would question why the need a “new” bicycle!
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