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Old 08-15-09, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by lord1e
do you guys prefure alloy or chromoly
Chromoly is an alloy, a mix of chromium, molybdenum and other alloys and metals.
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Old 08-15-09, 05:31 PM
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I just picked up this 1989 RockHopper from craigslist for 80 bucks. I'm a big fan of the paint job. Soon I should have it decked out as my every day rider with slicks, drops, and bar ends.
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It's been a long drought at the yard sales this summer for me, but I finally picked up something half decent. 63cm '87 Centurion LeMans RS. Nearly drove by the sale, as it was in a new McMansion development and had mostly kids crap, but I spotted the funny antlers sticking from behind a rack of clothes. Apparently, it traveled with the original owner from Miami. Very appropriate colors, I think, and I've never seen these aero bars in white before (but then, I don't pay much attention to triathlon gear).



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I have this bikes little brother. The white with the mint color scheme on the frame looks really nice.

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Old 08-15-09, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by JunkYardBike
It's been a long drought at the yard sales this summer for me, but I finally picked up something half decent. 63cm '87 Centurion LeMans RS. Nearly drove by the sale, as it was in a new McMansion development and had mostly kids crap, but I spotted the funny antlers sticking from behind a rack of clothes. Apparently, it traveled with the original owner from Miami. Very appropriate colors, I think, and I've never seen these aero bars in white before (but then, I don't pay much attention to triathlon gear).

Cool, I visited that shop a few months ago...
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Old 08-15-09, 07:51 PM
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Found a vintage Olmo (not sure which model) this morning at the swap meet for $10. It came as a frame, fork, derailleurs, handlebars... but no wheels. I pulled the wheels off another bike to test it out... rode perfectly, shifted perfect, stopped okay. Dirty as hell and some minor rust but should be good to go in a few weeks with new paint and decal set from ebay. Best of all it is exactly my size.





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Old 08-15-09, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by sonatageek
I have this bikes little brother. The white with the mint color scheme on the frame looks really nice.
Mint, now there's a color description I hadn't considered. I would have called it teal or sea foam green! Definitely has an ocean city vibe to me.


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Cool, I visited that shop a few months ago...
Did they have any NOS Centurions for sale?
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Old 08-15-09, 08:03 PM
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Upgraded crank too! Nice find!!!
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Originally Posted by junkfoodjunkie
Upgraded crank too! Nice find!!!
No, I thought that might be the case, too...looks very similar to the 600 and Dura Ace of the era. It's a B126. Fancy name, eh? It's probably cast rather than cold forged, and it's not high polished and clear anodized - which to some is a bonus as it can be easily polished.

By the way, a jersey the color of the water bottle cage (well, yellow, not grean, I hope, but it's flourescent!) on the seat tube is on it's way to Oklahoma!
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Old 08-15-09, 08:50 PM
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That Mirada is pretty cool looking in a mixte meets mountain bike look. Are those the original bars and thumb shifters? I can't believe how fast you can knock those out, especially with how clean it is.
Thanks for the compliment. I've flipped so many bikes that I can take 'em apart and rebuild 'em in my sleep.

I have no idea if it is original or not. As pictured, that is how I found it at the thrift shop (for $5 ). I assume it was heavily modified by the former owner, as it had a curious (to me) mix of decent parts for what I presume is a fairly low end Schwinn frame.

BTW - it didn't last half a day on CL. Listed it last night before turning in, and had it sold and delivered before noon today. Another Berkeley co-ed squealed with delight when she saw it, and forked over the dough with a feverish look in her eyes. If only I were 22 and single.....

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Maybe it is original - here are a couple of pics of 2 other Mirada's that I found by doing a quick Google:



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Got a centurion the other night with a full shimano 6oo indexed group, fairly functional and dirty, with tange prestige tubing. I think its the prestige model, should get pics up later. Guy also had a reynolds 531 trek 620 with decals from steamboat where I just left. I was in for $50 with the centurion I fugured I could recoup my money with the headset and another part. It is the beautiful dark anodized 600 group. Probably go back about the trek.
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Old 08-16-09, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by JunkYardBike
No, I thought that might be the case, too...looks very similar to the 600 and Dura Ace of the era. It's a B126. Fancy name, eh? It's probably cast rather than cold forged, and it's not high polished and clear anodized - which to some is a bonus as it can be easily polished.

By the way, a jersey the color of the water bottle cage (well, yellow, not grean, I hope, but it's flourescent!) on the seat tube is on it's way to Oklahoma!
Fooled me. I really thought it was a 600ex. I am sure it will polish up easily then. Thanks again for the jersey! It will be a few months before it cools down enough to try it out though.
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Originally Posted by ******bagonwhlz
Got a centurion the other night with a full shimano 6oo indexed group, fairly functional and dirty, with tange prestige tubing. I think its the prestige model, should get pics up later. Guy also had a reynolds 531 trek 620 with decals from steamboat where I just left. I was in for $50 with the centurion I fugured I could recoup my money with the headset and another part. It is the beautiful dark anodized 600 group. Probably go back about the trek.
$50?!?! You need to post pics of that thing to the Centurion Serial Number thread. Doesn't happen to be 58-60cm, does it?
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Old 08-16-09, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Losligato
Found a vintage Olmo (not sure which model) this morning at the swap meet for $10. It came as a frame, fork, derailleurs, handlebars... but no wheels. I pulled the wheels off another bike to test it out... rode perfectly, shifted perfect, stopped okay. Dirty as hell and some minor rust but should be good to go in a few weeks with new paint and decal set from ebay. Best of all it is exactly my size.
That Olmo looks so badass like that, I'd hate to see it repainted and cleaned up for some reason? I even like the out of place fluorescent bar tape! I actually bought some like that on ebay a few years back, but it seems to have vanished off the face of the earth!
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for a price I could afford

I just picked up this early 70s Raleigh Super Course with a Carlton-Reynolds 531 fancy lugged frame and Brooks saddle AND this circa 73 Peugeot Record du Monde, (also fancy Reynolds 531 and Brooks equipped) along with two boxes of the original parts and a selection of later Shimano and Suntour DRs, brake parts, touring and racing pedals, and several saddles (including another Brooks in good condition) All for the sum of $75.

The bikes fit me, and are sound, just very dirty, with dry rotted tires and superficial rust. They will clean up well. These bikes will be lovingly restored and ridden.

- At the moment, I do not quite know what these bikes might be worth, but Ill always be grateful to the Craigs List person who sold them to me for a price I could afford.




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That Peugeot Record du Monde is aka a "PX-10" and blue is a rare color. The price was right......
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The price was right......
...for our showcase winner auchencrow! Remember to have your pets spayed and neutered.

...

Seriously though, looks like struck a little jackpot in bikes and parts there, have fun with them!
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Tomorrow, I'm going to collect this beaut. Chain is a bit rusty, but apart from the strange saddle and handle arrangement it looks as though it came out of the factory yesterday.

If anyone can provide me with more info on my ride, I'm listening though. Supposed to be a Benotto 800EX, but I haven't been able to inspect it thouroughly. Parts are Shimano 600, and at 25 Euros I can't really lose, can I?

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Originally Posted by auchencrow
I just picked up this early 70s Raleigh Super Course with a Carlton-Reynolds 531 fancy lugged frame and Brooks saddle AND this circa 73 Peugeot Record du Monde, (also fancy Reynolds 531 and Brooks equipped) along with two boxes of the original parts and a selection of later Shimano and Suntour DRs, brake parts, touring and racing pedals, and several saddles (including another Brooks in good condition) All for the sum of $75.

The bikes fit me, and are sound, just very dirty, with dry rotted tires and superficial rust. They will clean up well. These bikes will be lovingly restored and ridden.

- At the moment, I do not quite know what these bikes might be worth, but Ill always be grateful to the Craigs List person who sold them to me for a price I could afford.
great deals.
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Might be, will peek this week maybe.
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I finally feel like I scored big on a Trek 330 from CL this weekend. It's a little small, but needs almost no work before it will be turned over to a family member. It has Shimano Exage "Action" components (all the aluminum is grey anodized), which I've never seen before, and white Aero Brake levers.

Here she is:





I know it's at least 20-22 years old because the original owner remembered having it at least that long. Tomorrow I'll write down the serial number and look it up to find out for sure.

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Today I crossed over to the dark side and picked up a 1975 Schwinn Paramount P-15 frameset (my '70 Super Sport doesn't quite count):











I bought it from the original owner, for whom it was a high school graduation present. He's toured on it cross country a few times, and at one point had it fairly modified and repainted by Doug Fattic: triple braze-ons for water bottle holders, downtube cable stops for bar-end shifters, rear-rack eyelets on the seat stays, aero rear brake cable routing (not done particularly well), derailleur cable guides, and a lowered rear brake bridge to suit 700c wheels. I bought a bunch of parts from the seller, too, so I don't have too many things to add to make it a complete bike. I'm very curious as to how it'll ride compared to my '71 Raleigh International.

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A fellow BF member gave me a call a few weeks ago, and alerted me to this little jewel on CL - less than 10 miles from my home. For $35, I bagged a clean little Univega Viva Sport. Not sure where it fits in the line-up, but can't be too low. Forged drop outs with adjusters, Suntour LePree components, and a triple butted Cro-Mo frame.

Fortuitously enough, the Berkeley girl that bought my Schwinn Mirada Saturday morning mentioned that her husband was also looking for a bike. One thing led to another, and this bike is now his.

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Univega week?

I ended a long dry spell with this $10 thrift store Univega Sportour. Tange Champion butted frame tubes, and overall in good shape other than rotted tires & brake hoods.

Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. It's my size, but I already have a Gran Premio & I just don't think this one would get many miles. If I flip it on CL it'll probably end up in the hands of the hipsters, so I'm tempted to rob the Shimano Arabesque deraillers & shifters & do the SS conversion myself first, or replace them with something not as pretty.

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