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Old 03-18-24, 10:48 AM
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did seller mention source for all the machines they were selling

wondering if from an auction, such as held sometimes by police departments

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the mixte certainly looks marrone to my eye

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"yes, dear." be ever the best course of action...


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Old 03-18-24, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by juvela
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did seller mention source for all the machines they were selling

wondering if from an auction, such as held sometimes by police departments



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No idea of source. Maybe an auction. He also had close to 100 sets of skis and poles plus a couple dozen snow boards for sale.

The World Sport is a……KEEPER! I aired up the tires, oiled the chain, cogs, derailleurs, visible cable (but not the rim) and went for a pedal. It functions as a bicycle! It shifts and stops.

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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.
I think the OE tape was Flexon Spicy Chestnut.
The Fizik Honey doesn't look far off.
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Those world sports are nice bikes, especially the later ones. Excellent commuter possibilities.
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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?







$13 a piece is cheap, you could just clean them up real well, lubricate everything, replace any known broken stuff, put a coat of nice Ceramic spray on hybrid wax like Jay Leno's at Walmart, that stuff actually tested out very good! Get that paint of the bikes to shine, then sell them for between $75 to $225 which gives you about a 20% margin for negotiation. There are 2 Varsity's for sale near me, one claims his is in like new condition and wants $225, another is in average condition and is trying to get $75, A Continental appears to be in above average condition is trying to sell for $150, so that might help you with the range of prices.

The Peugeot would be in the same ballpark of prices, around $125 or so.

You are going to make a lot more money then what you paid for them. A lot of old farts had those bikes as kids, so the interest has gone up on them, best to get rid of them ASAP before the old farts die off and they younger generation won't have a clue about them, and since the younger generation never rode those as kids the interest will be zero!
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Old 03-20-24, 01:17 PM
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Wall art from a friend who was cleaning out his office when he retired.




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Neighbor rolled this over and left it. Sekai GrandTour 2500...77?



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Originally Posted by Straightblock
Wall art from a friend who was cleaning out his office when he retired.



Straightblock,
You have a "great" friend, those are absolutely beautiful....they certainly will make nice wall hangers.
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Neighbor rolled this over and left it. Sekai GrandTour 2500...77?


Suntour goodness!
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Old 03-22-24, 10:05 AM
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Not classic or vintage but saved. Crank is loose but I think it's fixable. Needs a new rear tire and chain looks rough. I'll check stretch and go from there.


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Old 03-23-24, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Neighbor rolled this over and left it. Sekai GrandTour 2500...77?


The Suntour V series were awesome, and the strap on waterbottle, fabulous!
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Old 03-23-24, 11:31 AM
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The Suntour V series were awesome, and the strap on waterbottle, fabulous!
Pretty good shape. Warped rim and loose bottom bracket but seems to have been garage kept.
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I have been actively selling bikes and projects in a serious drive to narrow down the bike pile around here, but when I saw this today at the local bike thrift store for dirt cheap, I had to pick it up.
Mostly catalog stock ~'73 Motobecane Grand Record.
Unfortunately, the Brooks Professional is destroyed.
Fortunately, all the Campagnolo bits and the Specialites TA crankset are there.
Unfortunately, much of the hardware is rusty.
Fortunately, the seatpost and stem are not stuck.
In a "yeah, right, sure, here hold my beer" moment, I actually aired up the [extremely dry rotted, turning to dust] tires and rode it up and down the driveway a couple times.
Everything got a heavy dose of penetrant, and it can just hang in the basement until.....Clunker Challenge time perhaps?

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Originally Posted by hazetguy
I have been actively selling bikes and projects in a serious drive to narrow down the bike pile around here, but when I saw this today at the local bike thrift store for dirt cheap, I had to pick it up.
Mostly catalog stock ~'73 Motobecane Grand Record.
Unfortunately, the Brooks Professional is destroyed.
Fortunately, all the Campagnolo bits and the Specialites TA crankset are there.
Unfortunately, much of the hardware is rusty.
Fortunately, the seatpost and stem are not stuck.
In a "yeah, right, sure, here hold my beer" moment, I actually aired up the [extremely dry rotted, turning to dust] tires and rode it up and down the driveway a couple times.
Everything got a heavy dose of penetrant, and it can just hang in the basement until.....Clunker Challenge time perhaps?

Grand records are the bomb. I took mine touring once. 700x35 plus fenders fit!
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Old 03-24-24, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
I have been actively selling bikes and projects in a serious drive to narrow down the bike pile around here, but when I saw this today at the local bike thrift store for dirt cheap, I had to pick it up.

I think you can be given a pass on this one! Good save.
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Old 03-25-24, 07:17 AM
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1981 Fuji S12-S Mixte

A while back I posted a picture of a Fuji frame that I found in the barn of a guy who fixes of bikes, and I just got it back from him yesterday. He tried to get parts from his stockpile as close to the original as he could, but he couldn't find a triple crankset that would work, so I've got a double up front, and only 5 gears in the back, compared to the 18 it once had - a problem I'll be working to fix. It also has a scrape down the non-drive side top tube that has some rust that I'll be working on.

The orginal crankest was a Sugino Maxy 2D 36 x 44 x 53T with 170mm cranks, and the rear casset was a Suntour Mighty-6 (14, 16, 19, 22, 26, 30T) - if anyone has a line on how to find those or equivalents, I would be in your debt!

Also: I looked up the serial number on the bottom bracket in the Fuji database to find out what year it was, and it indicates that it was made in October of 1980, but the 18-speed wasn't available until 1981, nor was the steel blue paint. I guess that makes sense?
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Old 03-25-24, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by jemaleddin
Also: I looked up the serial number on the bottom bracket in the Fuji database to find out what year it was, and it indicates that it was made in October of 1980, but the 18-speed wasn't available until 1981, nor was the steel blue paint. I guess that makes sense?
An October 1980 build date would be for the 1981 model year. The manufacturers liked to have the new models in the shops for the Christmas buying rush, so they had to start building a few months early.
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Old 03-25-24, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Pompiere
An October 1980 build date would be for the 1981 model year. The manufacturers liked to have the new models in the shops for the Christmas buying rush, so they had to start building a few months early.
Yeah, I was assuming that - thanks for confirming!
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jemaleddin There was a triple Motobecane crank set on eBay just recently. And a moderately good price for that rare a part. I have messed with a Moto Super Mirage, now an 18 gear 6/3. Obviously not the best gear ratios but with a little practice the bike is a pleasure that I am setting up for a touring bike. Good luck with your hunt.
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I wish I could share pictures, but I recently rescued a 1973 Motoconfort Junior Sprint in beautiful electric blue.. so cool
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jemaleddin Don't rule out thrift store bikes as a source for your missing parts. It seems like a fair number of 80's bikes are ending up there these days. That would probably be much cheaper than trying to buy off ebay.
Good luck with the rust repair!
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jemaleddin There was a triple Motobecane crank set on eBay just recently. And a moderately good price for that rare a part. I have messed with a Moto Super Mirage, now an 18 gear 6/3. Obviously not the best gear ratios but with a little practice the bike is a pleasure that I am setting up for a touring bike. Good luck with your hunt.
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jemaleddin Don't rule out thrift store bikes as a source for your missing parts. It seems like a fair number of 80's bikes are ending up there these days. That would probably be much cheaper than trying to buy off ebay.
Good luck with the rust repair!
Thanks! I did just see the exact original cassette on eBay and bought it, partly because I had just missed out on a set of cranks with FUJI in big letters stamped into them. 😀 But I will be consulting all the local sources of aging bikes I can.

Speaking of rust, I keep looking at the small amount I have and wondering how much I even need to treat it at this point? I scraped at it a little, but I think I might just get some Evapo-Rust gel and dab a little on, and when it’s done apply some car touch-up paint? Or am I an idiot?
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Thanks! I did just see the exact original cassette on eBay and bought it, partly because I had just missed out on a set of cranks with FUJI in big letters stamped into them. 😀 But I will be consulting all the local sources of aging bikes I can.

Speaking of rust, I keep looking at the small amount I have and wondering how much I even need to treat it at this point? I scraped at it a little, but I think I might just get some Evapo-Rust gel and dab a little on, and when it’s done apply some car touch-up paint? Or am I an idiot?
I would definitely do something. Evaporust can help, or one of the rust converter products. If you do nothing, that rust will do more damage. Yes, you'll need to do touch up, but that can be fun too. Testors paints sometimes work. Many of us use nail polish due to the color selections available.
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Early/Mid 90's (91 possibly?) Cross bike. SHould serve as a quality town bike. Nice Tange cromo frame and shimano 400cx components.
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