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Old 03-02-24, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
After acquiring the Falcon I said no more bikes this year but......

I just got back home from a 200 mile morning cruise with this one owner 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix in 23.5" which in itself was no temptation but it was topped with a pretty decent brown Ideale 90 saddle which I needed and the asking price was less than half what I've seen the saddles advertised for. Seller had owned it since new but hadn't ridden it in years. He is moving halfway across the country early tomorrow morning and didn't have room to take it with. The saddle is going on my Peugeot PKN-10, I'll freshen up the rest of the bike and see how it fits and rides, then I'll decide if it's a keeper or not. All in all it's in pretty decent original condition and should clean up very nicely but it was at the far edge of my bike buying territory and had it not been for the price and that saddle I wouldn't have given it a 2nd thought.



I really like the Raliegh branded Suntour VX shift with the bar end power shifters about the nicest of the late 70's shift groups.
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'200 mile morning cruise'?
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'200 mile morning cruise'?
I've made too many of those as well.
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
After acquiring the Falcon I said no more bikes this year but......

I just got back home from a 200 mile morning cruise with this one owner 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix in 23.5" which in itself was no temptation but it was topped with a pretty decent brown Ideale 90 saddle which I needed and the asking price was less than half what I've seen the saddles advertised for. Seller had owned it since new but hadn't ridden it in years. He is moving halfway across the country early tomorrow morning and didn't have room to take it with. The saddle is going on my Peugeot PKN-10, I'll freshen up the rest of the bike and see how it fits and rides, then I'll decide if it's a keeper or not. All in all it's in pretty decent original condition and should clean up very nicely but it was at the far edge of my bike buying territory and had it not been for the price and that saddle I wouldn't have given it a 2nd thought.
I've been watching that ad for the barcons and seat. Ty for buying it!
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Originally Posted by VtwinVince
'200 mile morning cruise'?
Going to guess that's the drive to pick it up...
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster
I've been watching that ad for the barcons and seat. Ty for buying it!
I didn't see it until Wednesday and it had already been on for a couple days. I kicked it around for a few hours talking myself out of it but then, logic failed me and I decided the saddle and barcons were worth the drive even if the bike turned out to be a roach. When I contacted him he said somebody else had already spoken for it and was coming Friday to buy it but he'd let me know if it fell through. I pretty much wrote it off but they evidently ghosted him and he let me know last night it was still available so I was up and on the road by 5:30 AM, which means I actually got to sleep in an extra hour LOL. I was hoping to wait until tomorrow but he's pulling out first thing tomorrow morning fo the other side of the country plus from a couple things he said when we were talking about the saddle I think there were others waiting in the wings if I didn't grab it. He didn't come right out and say it but I don't think there was any danger of it being left with the house or going to the curb. Thankfully it's not a roach, it's not like new either but is very well preserved for a 45 year old bike. Yeah, it's nothing special and just a carbon steel frame but it's growing on me and some of my favorite riders are HiTen.

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Going to guess that's the drive to pick it up...
Yes LOL.
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
I didn't see it until Wednesday and it had already been on for a couple days. I kicked it around for a few hours talking myself out of it but then, logic failed me and I decided the saddle and barcons were worth the drive even if the bike turned out to be a roach. When I contacted him he said somebody else had already spoken for it and was coming Friday to buy it but he'd let me know if it fell through. I pretty much wrote it off but they evidently ghosted him and he let me know last night it was still available so I was up and on the road by 5:30 AM, which means I actually got to sleep in an extra hour LOL. I was hoping to wait until tomorrow but he's pulling out first thing tomorrow morning fo the other side of the country plus from a couple things he said when we were talking about the saddle I think there were others waiting in the wings if I didn't grab it. He didn't come right out and say it but I don't think there was any danger of it being left with the house or going to the curb. Thankfully it's not a roach, it's not like new either but is very well preserved for a 45 year old bike. Yeah, it's nothing special and just a carbon steel frame but it's growing on me and some of my favorite riders are HiTen



Yes LOL.
Also the nice rat trap pedals are likely worth 75 or more online maybe bit more if there easton's.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
Also the nice rat trap pedals are likely worth 75 or more online maybe bit more if there easton's.
I haven't tried them yet but I'm hopeful the toe clips are big enough for me as the seller was my size.
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Murray Missile Looks like you are in a tough spot, when you like your parts bike too much..

It does look like a nice Raleigh..

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Not exactly classic or vintage. There's a man who collects scrap metal in my neighborhood. I spied this bike (without seat or seat clamp) in his pick up truck. I traded a couple of Huffy style frames for it. It fits me perfectly. My first bike with shocks. There was a tag in the spokes, it looked like a claim ticket for a pawn shop but just had a number, and no name of the shop. I'm guessing there's a story there.




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I got a bike with a shock once. It was toast so I replaced it with a regular fork, which is what the bike came with. Apparently, my shock wasn't worth rebuilding. Hopefully yours is a good shock. I am a notably bad mountain bike rider.

Vintage or not, nice save!
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Looks like the Spring Cleaning season is starting. The Peugeot had been rebuilt recently and could have been ridden in except for a failed derailleur spring. It's wheels got crunched and there are some new fender dents. The new tires and a clean set of Mafac Racers got it in the van, but its only a wheel swap from being a bike. The mountain bike is a cheapie, but a zero mile garage queen 7 speed Shimano cheapie, that just needs tires to be a bike. At this point I kind of prefer to find wrecked bikes, verses whole bikes added to the re-home pile.

PS. Google just informed me that Tunturi is a Finnish brand, so that's kinda cool...

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Yep, Tunturi is a Finnish brand. I saw a bunch of their city bikes when I lived in Sweden.

Looking at the drive-side rear dropout, it looks to me like the frame was made in Taiwan by Giant. Is there an indication of where it was made?
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One mans junk is another…well…vintage Schwinn Continental, World Sport and a Peugeot. $13 a piece. Parts is why I snagged them. But…can I make them roadworthy? Or should I bother?







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IdahoBrett In 1972 I really wanted that Sierra Brown Continental. I ended up with a Varsity..
These days, I really don't want a heavy Schwinn to drag it up hills. I think your hills are worse than mine.
I don't know which would be best to save. The parts on the World Sport look a little better to me.
Good luck!
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One mans junk is another…well…vintage Schwinn Continental, World Sport and a Peugeot. $13 a piece. Parts is why I snagged them. But…can I make them roadworthy? Or should I bother?







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IdahoBrett In 1972 I really wanted that Sierra Brown Continental. I ended up with a Varsity..
These days, I really don't want a heavy Schwinn to drag it up hills. I think your hills are worse than mine.
I don't know which would be best to save. The parts on the World Sport look a little better to me.
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I’m going to rehab the 1973 Continental. It’s the bike that drew me to the junk bike sale. I couldn’t resist the Sunset Orange and being big enough for me.

The seller was selling bikes in groups of 5 and wouldn’t allow a mix and match. So there are 2 that didn’t make it into the photo shoot and will go to the local co-op.

The 1988 World Sport, I don’t know yet. The headset feels funky (stiff/sticky). But would be easy to make road worthy. As long as it’s just a basic service. The 1985 Peugeot has a bent wheel and bent fork. I want to save it due to my recent foray into French bikes. But even road worthy I’d have a hard time giving it away.
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Originally Posted by IdahoBrett
One mans junk is another…well…vintage Schwinn Continental, World Sport and a Peugeot. $13 a piece. Parts is why I snagged them. But…can I make them roadworthy? Or should I bother?
I would be partial to the World Sport. But I am biased because I really like my '84 WS.
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Originally Posted by IdahoBrett
I’m going to rehab the 1973 Continental. It’s the bike that drew me to the junk bike sale. I couldn’t resist the Sunset Orange and being big enough for me.

The seller was selling bikes in groups of 5 and wouldn’t allow a mix and match. So there are 2 that didn’t make it into the photo shoot and will go to the local co-op.

The 1988 World Sport, I don’t know yet. The headset feels funky (stiff/sticky). But would be easy to make road worthy. As long as it’s just a basic service. The 1985 Peugeot has a bent wheel and bent fork. I want to save it due to my recent foray into French bikes. But even road worthy I’d have a hard time giving it away.
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I’m going to rehab the 1973 Continental. It’s the bike that drew me to the junk bike sale. I couldn’t resist the Sunset Orange and being big enough for me.
Might be a late 72 Continental, that color really looks more like the Brown from 72. Now that I'm looking at it again, Chesnut showed up on 74's, and that looks closer. My Varsity was definitely Orange and it looked way different to me.
Doesn't really matter, I'll be jealous of you with it anyway, whatever color it is. Unless hills are involved.

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I would be partial to the World Sport. But I am biased because I really like my '84 WS.
Same. Mine was essentially a curb find and I’ve had a lot of fun with it. I’d snap another one up in a minute. They are a really versatile platform. The paint and decals on mine were beyond saving, which gave me the opportunity to use this pearl paint I’d been wanting to try.



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Might be a late 72 Continental, that color really looks more like the Brown from 72. Now that I'm looking at it again, Chesnut showed up on 74's, and that looks closer. My Varsity was definitely Orange and it looked way different to me.
Doesn't really matter, I'll be jealous of you with it anyway, whatever color it is. Unless hills are involved.
Serial number decode of “MJ” says December ‘73. Cables and pads ordered via the bay. If I could find the right color bar tape I’d get some of that as well. I swear it’s the same color of the paint. But I can only find brown or a brighter orange that gets it close. Plenty of Hunt Wilde tape on the bay to choose from.
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Originally Posted by juvela
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Mind how you go there young feller.

It may not be long before ye receive the ultimatum from Mrs. Idaho -

"It's either me or those (*&% bikes!"

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What is CH?

I should’ve had Mrs.Idaho along for the pick. She noticed the bent fork on the Pug right away once I showed her my recent score.

There was an orange Batavus mixte in another group that I would’ve swapped the Pug for.

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