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Old 07-04-24, 01:50 PM
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Circuit

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In today’s episode of don’t let it go to waste…








No front wheel but no sign of frame or fork damage. Original white Concor saddle and Sakae post was included.

Now I need to decide if I need 2 Circuits. Probably not…
That looks like a great bike, but is much too large for me. I need a “short circuit.“

Sorry about that, couldn’t help myself.
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Old 07-04-24, 01:51 PM
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Definitely worth saving, parts alone if you're tired of Circuits.
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I stand corrected about damage…


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O. M. G!
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Old 07-04-24, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
O. M. G!
You're tellin me Law! I should tag gugie and see what his calendar looks like.
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Old 07-08-24, 10:28 AM
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Miyata 1000LT find

Seller listed a 1000LT frame for sale among others. Based on a couple poor pics, it was obviously a very mistreated ‘91 Miyata 1000LT.


Too small for me, but I love the Miyata 1000’s (have two currently) and hate to see one so abused, so made the hour drive and bought it for $80. Seller tried to increase the agreed upon price when I got there because they added a back wheel! It’s a project, paint and decals are rough, but components all are good and I have a touring wheelset in the garage for it. So buff, polish, new expendables, new saddle and seatpost, and it will have a new life. And bonus, I even have a Miyata pantographed stem in the stock size in the garage that will go on it!

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Miyata stem

Eventual disposition of the bike after refurbish will either be to a friend or family member, or sell it.
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Old 07-08-24, 10:43 AM
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Nothing like a bonus wheel. I'm guessing you didn't pay for it.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Nothing like a bonus wheel. I'm guessing you didn't pay for it.
Not a chance! Although I will be able to use the 9 speed cassette from it.
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce
I have always wanted one of these "Team Jamaica" Bassos, but even though I'm 6'04" (or at least I used to be -stupid gravity...), that one looks too big for me.

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​​RiddleOfSteel this Basso needs your creative touch!!
that Basso def needs to be resurrected, but I agree it's taller than most (if any) 6'-4" riders will fit. Hope somebody gives it a new life!
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Old 07-09-24, 05:01 PM
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Couldn't help myself! Great price and they offered to deliver! Way too small for me, was planning to use for parts and sell the frame, but (much to my surprise) the bike is fully good to go, now I am not so sure? Going to check with a few friends see if someone needs a (tiny) sweet ride. From what I can tell original parts except, bars, saddle and pedals & stem was upgraded. Terry saddle is super comfy, might have to try @RCMoeur technique for re-covering saddles. (By habit, I keep mentioning people, even though they won't know!)

1993 Bridgestone X03 - as bought pics



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Old 07-10-24, 06:40 AM
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Last year, around September(?), I decided to risk a ride in the possible rain (one choice), take a route I don't normally take (another choice), use a short-cut I might otherwise not (another choice), and was asked by a worker if I wanted a bike? His customer had given it to him and it was thrown on top of junk in his truck. It was a stock Schwinn Wayfarer with light wear/damage https://bestbikeselect.com/wp-conten...0/image-39.png (mine is obviously not that color, pic for reference).

With a little imagination and experimentation:



Converted one-piece crank to standard square taper. Semi-horizontal drop outs lent themselves well to single speed. 43/20(16t fixed) gearing.
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Old 07-13-24, 07:27 AM
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Giant Cadex - garage sale

Last day of a garage sale and this was still sitting there. Offered $100 and took it home.

Have zero knowledge on these old CF frames, but looks to have no damage, and overall condition is quite nice, seems to be well taken care of.

It’s my size so it’ll be a rider.





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Old 07-13-24, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by grasscutter
Last day of a garage sale and this was still sitting there. Offered $100 and took it home.

Have zero knowledge on these old CF frames, but looks to have no damage, and overall condition is quite nice, seems to be well taken care of.

It’s my size so it’ll be a rider.





Those were introduced in 1987 by Giant on the market and were a best seller. This one seems from 1993-1994 due to the 105 sc equipment. A friend of mine had one that he turned into a triathlon machine with Zip 808 wheels and dura ace 7800 tranmission, he still uses his bike for triathlon competitions. It is a very stable and very good handling bike according to him.
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Old 07-13-24, 11:06 AM
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I always thought that generation of 105 was really pretty. In my very limited experience, 105 was always a greatly underrated and under appreciated group set. Nice!
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
Couldn't help myself! Great price and they offered to deliver! Way too small for me, was planning to use for parts and sell the frame, but (much to my surprise) the bike is fully good to go, now I am not so sure? Going to check with a few friends see if someone needs a (tiny) sweet ride. From what I can tell original parts except, bars, saddle and pedals & stem was upgraded. Terry saddle is super comfy, might have to try @RCMoeur technique for re-covering saddles. (By habit, I keep mentioning people, even though they won't know!)

1993 Bridgestone X03 - as bought pics




Great snag, despite the many Bstone's with flat crowns, they do not come along very often at all.
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Old 07-13-24, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake
I always thought that generation of 105 was really pretty. In my very limited experience, 105 was always a greatly underrated and under appreciated group set. Nice!
The 105sc was superior to the campy athena of these years and provided better shifting and better braking.
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Old 07-14-24, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by georges1
Those were introduced in 1987 by Giant on the market and were a best seller. This one seems from 1993-1994 due to the 105 sc equipment. A friend of mine had one that he turned into a triathlon machine with Zip 808 wheels and dura ace 7800 tranmission, he still uses his bike for triathlon competitions. It is a very stable and very good handling bike according to him.
appreciate that- thanks for the info! Agree regarding shimano 105- often under appreciated groupset punching above its weight.
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Old 07-14-24, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by H2Rick
Yeah, I've had to remind my wife about that a few times in the past. I've told every one of our friends that she's
the Imelda Marcos of south Calgary. Eventually she got the message and doesn't bother me so often now about my bikes
.......only about once a month now.

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of what magnitude is her footwear collection?

has she covered the walls of the home with portraits of Christian Louboutin...or perhaps Gianmarco Lorenzi?


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When you say "tiny", what does that mean exactly? And are those 26" wheels?

Originally Posted by SoCaled
Couldn't help myself! Great price and they offered to deliver! Way too small for me, was planning to use for parts and sell the frame, but (much to my surprise) the bike is fully good to go, now I am not so sure? Going to check with a few friends see if someone needs a (tiny) sweet ride. From what I can tell original parts except, bars, saddle and pedals & stem was upgraded. Terry saddle is super comfy, might have to try @RCMoeur technique for re-covering saddles. (By habit, I keep mentioning people, even though they won't know!)

1993 Bridgestone X03 - as bought pics

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Originally Posted by Korina
When you say "tiny", what does that mean exactly? And are those 26" wheels?
Tiny = 42cm c-t-t, smallest size offered. It has 26" wheels, XO-3 had 700c wheels in '92, then 26" in '93 &'94
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Wow, that is tiny. Too tiny for me even, so I can just admire with no lust in my heart. Great score for someone.
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Originally Posted by grasscutter
Last day of a garage sale and this was still sitting there. Offered $100 and took it home.

Have zero knowledge on these old CF frames, but looks to have no damage, and overall condition is quite nice, seems to be well taken care of.

It’s my size so it’ll be a rider.





Nice find, I would have grabbed it too! While it is carbon it's not very lightweight, which is ok actually since it was the thick carbon tubes that made it weigh more but that thickness has made them last a very long time, far longer than today's carbon frames will last; hey came in at around 22 pounds, which is as heavy as most of my steel bikes. The only issue you have is the aluminum fork, some called those the fork of death, but when they fatigue, and they will, it could fail. If you have an expert near you that check out the condition of the fork you might want to do that, with a typical riding person those forks were good for about 8 to 12 years, it's way past that, but if the bike wasn't ridden much then it could be good for awhile. Have it checked out, and keep an eye on it for cracks or if the fork feels like it's going soft, you can find a lot of CF forks for that bike.
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Not quite the dump, but...

My local high school has some sort of bike donation program, that as far as I can see is just a big shipping container that may or may not contain a bunch of bikes. Also, it looks like the kids who originally came up with the idea have long since graduated, and so I'm not sure if it is still active. Anyway, sitting outside the container, up against a fence and just rotting in the elements is a Nishiki Olympic. The frame is in decent shape, red and white paint, listed a 4130 Chromo Double Butted (I believe). Components are a mix of Shimano, with Joytech hubs... nothing special.

So the bike looks decent and I feel like it's a shame just having it rot away like that... or potentially be sent who knows where (I can imagine anyone ever fixing it up as part of some program). Should I "save" it? I definitely don't need it, and I'm doubt it would find much riding time, if any, for me, so should I just fix it up a bit and give it away? I'd feel bad selling something that was ostensibly donated to a bike give-back program, even if I suspect someone just dumped it there because they thought someone else would take care of it.

(And yes, I realize I'm in the NYC area, so I could probably throw a new chain and tires on it and sell it to a hipster for some silly amount, but I wouldn't feel right...)
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Originally Posted by juvela
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of what magnitude is her footwear collection?

has she covered the walls of the home with portraits of Christian Louboutin...or perhaps Gianmarco Lorenzi?


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Juvela: Magnitude ?? Well, it used to seem like 3 figures to me......but it's probably in the mid 2 figures now that she's retired. So class her as an Imelda-wannabe now.
Pics ?? None as yet.....but I was really worried when she started to have eyes for Jimmy Choo......but fortunately that enthusiasm died an early death.
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Finally worked my way through (most of) my backlog of bikes and made them bikes again, instead of trash!
Still have a small version of the Raleigh to put the fix on.
And still having trouble staying off my elbows on the recumbent.


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