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Old 12-02-22, 06:32 PM
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A friend sent me the contact for a gentleman in a small town outside Houston who wanted to get rid his cycling equipment. Heís now 75 years old, has a bad hip, and hasnít ridden in over ten years. If he couldnít find someone to pick it up, it was headed to the dump.

Left to right is a custom Hujsak with Columbus KL tubing and Campy components, a Swiss-made Ochsner with Campagnolo components, a Trek 400 Series with Suntour, and a Bianchi Axis cyclocross bike.

Among the loose parts are Suntour components (several NOS), a Silca floor pump, a Park tool kit, and a full box of Tressostar bar tape.

Itíll take me a while to clean and date everything, but itíll certainly keep me busy this winter
Nice haul. Now you need to get all the stories from the rider.
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Old 12-02-22, 06:50 PM
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Nice haul. Now you need to get all the stories from the rider.
I got them. The Bianchi was something he picked up but was never serious about. He never liked the Trek as it was too flexible for him. He bought the Ochsner used even though it was too large for him. He rode the Ochsner until he had the Hujsak custom built. The Hujsak was his favorite, and I promised to show him once the frame has been cleaned and polished.
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Old 12-02-22, 07:30 PM
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Brad L That Bianchi looks to have a Suntour Command group. Very cool.
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Old 12-02-22, 10:08 PM
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Brad L That Bianchi looks to have a Suntour Command group. Very cool.
It does! I'm interested to see how well it works.


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Old 12-05-22, 09:41 AM
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Found this forlorn Grand Jubile. The paint looks like a '75 but the dropout appears to be a standard Campagnolo. The condition is a little rough, so I'm glad I don't have to consider finding a Huret group for this.



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Old 12-05-22, 09:48 AM
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Cool -- but what's the story? Pics only make one curious!



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Old 12-05-22, 10:04 AM
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Cool -- but what's the story? Pics only make one curious!
Just another indicator that I spend too much time parked in front of a computer... It was up on Farcebook for 32 minutes before I said "yes please"
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. He bought the Ochsner used even though it was too large for him. He rode the Ochsner until he had the Hujsak custom built.
I've owned a couple of those blue Oschners. They're actually very nice riding bikes!
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Old 12-20-22, 07:50 PM
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Beautiful painted fenders from a non profit,




that are an almost perfect match for this, got 2 pair, the other pair will go great on another project, $20 a set. Not perfect but in great shape.



And my first Swift from BTD bargain bin, $100


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Old 12-26-22, 04:49 PM
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Saved for further life..

I snapped up a vintage road bike b4 Christmas, a Yokota, made in Taiwan, men's model name Discovery! It's yellow color and made of chromoly. Has index rear shifting, hodge-podge of parts, Araya 700c greyish-brown color rims. Anyone know from what year / era it might be? I'm guessing 1987-ish (?) Could someone please direct me to some info about or photos of that model? I'm hoping there's a catalog or sales brochure out in cyberspace that I can download.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. 😊
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Old 12-26-22, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by SilverSteve View Post
I snapped up a vintage road bike b4 Christmas, a Yokota, made in Taiwan, men's model name Discovery! It's yellow color and made of chromoly. Has index rear shifting, hodge-podge of parts, Araya 700c greyish-brown color rims. Anyone know from what year / era it might be? I'm guessing 1987-ish (?) Could someone please direct me to some info about or photos of that model? I'm hoping there's a catalog or sales brochure out in cyberspace that I can download.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. 😊
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Old 12-27-22, 04:07 PM
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I had a Yokota Discovery, yellow/white model many moons ago. As I recall it was loaded with Shimano Exage Sport components. I think it was late 80's (88-90 ish). Nice lugged cromoly frame with 700c wheels. I didn't (and still don't) get along well with drop bar road bikes so I moved it on after riding it a little bit. I'd like to see some pics if pssible....
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Old 12-30-22, 04:51 PM
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My mom's neighbor sold their home and the new tenants (who aren't in permanently, yet) left this out on the curb for the garbage man. With permission, I harvested it:



A 1998 Trek 8000. There are some ugly dents in the top tube and down tube, and I'll never ride this thing (a proper arse up head down 90's mtb racing position), but I figured its at least worth some parts. Like the XT M737 rear derailleur and V brakes, LX 8 speed shifters, and Avid brake levers. Wheels seem decent as well, notwithstanding the radial lace front.... Probably strip parts and donate to the local collective.
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Old 12-30-22, 10:16 PM
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'81 Centurion Super Elite

Just got home, picked this up from an hour away. Seller is moving across the country tomorrow so dropped his price by half. I couldn't resist....
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Old 12-31-22, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake View Post
My mom's neighbor sold their home and the new tenants (who aren't in permanently, yet) left this out on the curb for the garbage man. With permission, I harvested it:



A 1998 Trek 8000. There are some ugly dents in the top tube and down tube, and I'll never ride this thing (a proper arse up head down 90's mtb racing position), but I figured its at least worth some parts. Like the XT M737 rear derailleur and V brakes, LX 8 speed shifters, and Avid brake levers. Wheels seem decent as well, notwithstanding the radial lace front.... Probably strip parts and donate to the local collective.
Bought one new as my second mountain bike. I had an odd mid year production model in a weird bright orange/yellow color, and didn't have the Hayes specific disc mount yet. All the parts were exactly the same though, that one had it's fork replaces at some point.
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Old 12-31-22, 04:49 PM
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Nothing like strong smooth Fuji steel! $40 for this beast this morning! My new year's present. 1978 Fuji S-10S.


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Old 12-31-22, 05:20 PM
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Catch of the year, I'm not buying another bike the rest of the year. 1972 Raleigh Competition. Definitely didn't steal it but I'm happy just the same.






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Old 12-31-22, 06:00 PM
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Catch of the year, I'm not buying another bike the rest of the year. 1972 Raleigh Competition. Definitely didn't steal it but I'm happy just the same.





A very nice and elusive acquisition..Congratulations!
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Old 12-31-22, 07:31 PM
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Mixed up Mixte - picked up cheap from a local flipper
Odd collection of parts - Brooks saddle (ladies B17S) and grips (both currently wet, as bought), Campagnolo Xenon Brakes, Shimano BL-R440 brake levers , Campagnolo 10spd Veloce Crank, claw hanger - Shimano rear derailleur, Shimano Z401 stem shifter, No front derailleur, Nitto stem, unknown bars? MKS Sylvan pedals, Specialized water bottle cage (headed to a my 87' Sirrus), 27" nutted chromed steel rims/generic hubs? assuming it is a repaint - no decals

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Old 12-31-22, 08:31 PM
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Mixed up Mixte - picked up cheap from a local flipper
Odd collection of parts - Brooks saddle (ladies B17S) and grips (both currently wet, as bought), Campagnolo Xenon Brakes, Shimano BL-R440 brake levers , Campagnolo 10spd Veloce Crank, claw hanger - Shimano rear derailleur, Shimano Z401 stem shifter, No front derailleur, Nitto stem, unknown bars? MKS Sylvan pedals, Specialized water bottle cage (headed to a my 87' Sirrus), 27" nutted chromed steel rims/generic hubs? assuming it is a repaint - no decals

Light action Shimano clawed RD and Campy Veloce and Xenon. That is an odd bird.
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Old 12-31-22, 08:34 PM
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Catch of the year, I'm not buying another bike the rest of the year. 1972 Raleigh Competition. Definitely didn't steal it but I'm happy just the same.





LOL...said on 12/31. Well played.
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Old 12-31-22, 08:44 PM
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LOL...said on 12/31. Well played.
My wife didn't seem to see the humor in it,I suspect I'm not done paying for this one.
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Just remember that Jewelry always fits and never gets returned! Smiles, MH
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Just remember that Jewelry always fits and never gets returned! Smiles, MH
I'll be that they must always be glad to see you and the "war department" when you visit Cartier and Tiffany's.....
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Yes I am on a first name basis with the owners of the shop "Gold Casters". There was an inventory list but it was discontinued when it got longer than my rap sheet. And one kid at the counter asked if one item was 'real' with eyes as big as pie plates. I reassured him it was indeed 'real' and let him know that 3.2 carats is not that big, but he was pretty incredulous non the less.
The other shop in town closed because the owner retired, and now I don't have anyone to work on my 50 year old automatic watches. The "War Department" liked that shop owner better and shopped there quite frequently, If gold keeps going up I may be forced to sell off a frame or two to keep the noise down to a loud roar. Smiles, MH
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