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Old 05-11-24, 07:40 PM
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Picked up this Schwinn Duro. Thinking I would pair it with a High Sierra. Mid 80's? With 18" wheels and bullmoose bars...

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Originally Posted by curbtender
Picked up this Schwinn Duro. Thinking I would pair it with a High Sierra. Mid 80's? With 18" wheels and bullmoose bars...
Cool little ride. Mini Bullmoose? edit: or are they full size, cut narrow? never seen those. How wide are they?

BMX museum has that bike as a 1973 - https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/schwinn/109799

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Iím in my home town for a high school class reunion and, as usual, cruised the thrift stores and pawn shops for bikes. Iíve found some fun projects in this and other small towns that way. This time I found this 2001 Trek 6500 in a pawn shop for $70. The tires and tubes have been replaced but the rest of it looks original. The 3X9 Deore group set is in great shape, and the frame has mounts for disk calipers. It looks to me like the 6700 from that year used the same frame and had an option for disk brakes.

I cleaned it up, adjusted the derailleurs, lubed the chain, aired up the tires, and went for a ride on the multi-use path that runs behind our RV park. There are some paint dings that I think I can touch up and Iím going to rebuild the fork. Itís otherwise all in such good shape that Iím going to leave it stock.

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Originally Posted by SoCaled
Cool little ride. Mini Bullmoose? edit: or are they full size, cut narrow? never seen those. How wide are they?

BMX museum has that bike as a 1973 - https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/schwinn/109799
I saw that and would predate Tom Ritcheys' creating them.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
I saw that and would predate Tom Ritcheys' creating them.
Ritchey created? peaked my curiousity, got any more on that story?

Thanks for the width on the bars, they are mini, 4 1/2" narrower than the bullmoose on my Peugeot, which measure an even 23".
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
Ritchey created? peaked my curiousity, got any more on that story?

Thanks for the width on the bars, they are mini, 4 1/2" narrower than the bullmoose on my Peugeot, which measure an even 23".
Show me your bullmoose handlebar mountain bike
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Thanks, haven't looked at that one recently. I mis-interpreted your original post, I thought you had meant Ritchey was in on creating the Duro, which seemed odd. I had read/knew the part about the bullmoose before, but for some reason missed the obvious in you OP.
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Originally Posted by daywood
Iím in my home town for a high school class reunion and, as usual, cruised the thrift stores and pawn shops for bikes. Iíve found some fun projects in this and other small towns that way. This time I found this 2001 Trek 6500 in a pawn shop for $70. The tires and tubes have been replaced but the rest of it looks original. The 3X9 Deore group set is in great shape, and the frame has mounts for disk calipers. It looks to me like the 6700 from that year used the same frame and had an option for disk brakes.

I cleaned it up, adjusted the derailleurs, lubed the chain, aired up the tires, and went for a ride on the multi-use path that runs behind our RV park. There are some paint dings that I think I can touch up and Iím going to rebuild the fork. Itís otherwise all in such good shape that Iím going to leave it stock.

Very good choice It is a USA made frame of the highest quality.
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Originally Posted by daverup
Just picked this up, 1986ish Bianchi Trofeo. From the owner who bought it new,
Probably needs everything..

Many of those parts are not original. I know, I bought 2 1986 Trofeos (and I have one in my basement). It should have Campy Super Record derailleurs, an Ofmega crank/BB, and Modolo Equipe brakes. Iím ďrestoringĒ the bike I bought when I was in college for LíEroica in Chianti.
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Originally Posted by GregU
Many of those parts are not original. I know, I bought 2 1986 Trofeos (and I have one in my basement). It should have Campy Super Record derailleurs, an Ofmega crank/BB, and Modolo Equipe brakes. Iím ďrestoringĒ the bike I bought when I was in college for LíEroica in Chianti.


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Originally Posted by GregU
Many of those parts are not original. I know, I bought 2 1986 Trofeos (and I have one in my basement). It should have Campy Super Record derailleurs, an Ofmega crank/BB, and Modolo Equipe brakes. Iím ďrestoringĒ the bike I bought when I was in college for LíEroica in Chianti.
Yes, the brakes are about the only original parts.
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The FD and maybe the wheels are original, too. I don’t have the original fork (due to an accident). I wish I had yours! Looks like the same size as mine (59cm).
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Originally Posted by GregU
The FD and maybe the wheels are original, too. I donít have the original fork (due to an accident). I wish I had yours! Looks like the same size as mine (59cm).
One of the rims is original, the other is a newer MA40. I think the Campy FD is probably original.
This one was probably going to the thrift store if I hadn't grabbed it. The patina is fairly serious, but the tubes are undamaged. I've not yet decided how I will build it back up.
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Was driving home from doggie playtime and spotted this hanging at a neighborhood garage sale. Looked my size so had to check it out. Great condition and got it for $10. No Fear brand too. Will definitely be worn.
by https://www.flickr.com/photos/75643561@N00/, on Flickr

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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Was driving home from doggie playtime and spotted this hanging at a neighborhood garage sale. Looked my size so had to check it out. Great condition and got it for $10. No Fear brand too. Will definitely be worn.
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Originally Posted by Chuckk
Picked this up Monday, and got it rolling today. ~1997 Vision R40.
I used to have a Bike-E, but always thought the short wheelbase bikes looked cooler.
Got less than a block before I fell on my elbow!
I had one of those. That underseat steering is dyslexic.
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Not vintage, but it has ďretroĒ in the name. I won this bike at an event called pedal for prizes in Old Brooklyn Cleveland. Itís a great event, been to it many times. This year was really well attended and the whole family had a good time. My 12 year old

daughter pedaled 10 miles on her own power, so I was proud of her effort.
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Was driving home from doggie playtime and spotted this hanging at a neighborhood garage sale. Looked my size so had to check it out. Great condition and got it for $10. No Fear brand too. Will definitely be worn.
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perfect garment to wear when you prepare your oxalis beds for this coming fall's rains...


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Update on this beater no one (Bike shop, Goodwill, Neighbors, Bikeforum "pay it forward", Craigslist "Free") wanted, including me. Saved from my dump!

Originally Posted by SoCaled
Bike nobody wants - last chance before the scrap pile - Free, Free, Free

Local pick-up only - San Pedro, CA

I will give this a few days and when no one claims it, I will hand it to the scrap truck Edit: Hyperbole - I was trying to get a reaction, I was hoping for "I'll save it" but got "how dare you!", fair enough never thrown away so much as a rusty bolt! Sorry to create the unnecessary concern

Special Steel L1011 - 22" frame US Express - missing bolt on front brake, everything else is there.



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That frame is pretty boss, somebody could upgrade this into a really sweet commuter/about-town bike

That person is not me though -- hope somebody rescues this from the scrap bin
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No local co-op wants it? Goodwill?
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I second the suggestion to donate it rather than scrap. If there are any bike shops nearby that deal with vintage I’m sure they’d be glad to take it off your hands. I’d grab it for sure if I wasn’t 2500 miles away.
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IF it comes to that I would cut the cables and keep the stem and bars, levers, shifters, they are a bit cool and unique.

I would keep the wheels too if they are ok like they seem.

Too bad it is a claw RDO, apparently a BSO trait too far.

And its a big one, can be good or bad.
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Too bad, in the zone where the cost of repair is more than it's worth. I fix these and give them away but I've got a stash of used parts. I'd at least give it some time at the curb with a free sign.

So, I broke down another Peugeot ATB, which provided some parts to make this one whole. Dug through the garage and found 2 functional (non-matching) tires and used tubes to replace the ones rotting off this bike. Added some missing brake parts (cable attachment bolt & straddle cable) to front brake. Adjusted straddle cables lengths and cable tension, brakes working. Took a test ride, seat moved (post and angle) shifters wouldn't get to all cogs front or back. Adjusted limit screws, got both shifters working (kind of amazing how well these low end shifter work). Went back through photos to confirm this seatpost came with bike, as bought, confirmed, but seatpost is slipping (so wrong post). Seatpost clamp is fully closed and still slipping, added "beer can shim" now stays snug.

So now it is a functional bike, it will be back on the road and have another life.



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Done OK lately. First I noticed pedals in the take-off box. Pulled them out and asked "do you really think anyone will want these?" "No. But they'd look good with chrome toe cages."
"That's me. I have a pair." So they came home. MLS New AR-2. Note the dust caps that I've removed. It looks like no one on the web knows how to remove them. The 4 pin wrench holes are an affectation, no function at all. You must pry the plastic caps out, not threaded. Also almost no grease inside though very clean otherwise. I'll rebuild them next winter.

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Then I saw this bike in the boneyard pile. I looked closer and found a lugged Trek 930. So I stuffed it into the car, thinking I'd find someone to give it to. Upon closer inspection I realized it was a 1993 930, last of the lugged Trek mtn bikes. And it's the same size as my 1995 Trek 850. But this frame is intriguing. Still thinking but I have visions of keeping it and moving either it or the 850 to Charlotte and giving my 820 to my grand daughter. She is ready for 26" wheels and trigger shifters.

And that seat post still has 4.5" in the frame, well above the min line. This 18" frame gives me a comfortable reach too. I've done MANY miles on my 850. It suits me.



I've just wiped off the dirt and cobwebs and torn the rotten saddle cover off. Oh, and sluiced out the shifters with light oil so they do work just fine now. Some people give up too easily.
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Today a friend of mine wanted me pick up a bike he had found on marketplace.
It turned out to be a british raleigh record ace. I had one in the past but that frame was too small for me, this one fit me perfectly. after a bit of persuading my friend let me have it.
payed 140 usd for this one.







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Nice score, what is going on on this pic? What is attached through the brake bolt and clamped to the stays? And a second bracket farther down the stay? My brain can't make any sense out of this, seems janky on a bike this nice, any idea?

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