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Old 04-08-12, 12:56 AM
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found her in a pile of trash

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Old 04-08-12, 01:25 AM
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Great find.
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Old 04-08-12, 01:30 AM
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Nice work!
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I nice coat of bee's wax or bowling alley wax will help the components resist further corrosion. Nice bike! Was is hard to get apart?

Thanks for saving a great bike!
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Geez, I need to find a few trash piles like that.

Great save!
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Wow! Nice! Love the rear D!
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I bet you had a BIG smile on your face when you came across that great find. You've done a really good job of bringing her back to life.
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Holy cripes it's got full Nuovo Record! Show a picture of the lugs or by the seatpost clamp as we might be able to tell you who the maker of the frame is.
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Somebody had no idea what they had. Nice find and a great save.
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I agree nice find and excellent job.
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THAT's what I call a happy ending for a sorely neglected bike!
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I have started to frequent a scrap yard, but haven't found a road bike. I'm hoping that one day I will find something as nice and beautiful as yours. The NR and in such nice shape are an early birthday present to you! That frame definitely looks high end. You definitely did extrmely well in gettig it back on the road. Congratulations!

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Originally Posted by Henry III
Holy cripes it's got full Nuovo Record!
well, almost: it has Gran Sport shifters.
I'm curious as to the brand, too: any more clues you can offer, like: seatpost size, fork rifling, seat cluster, BB shot (and serial number)?
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That's the kind of trash find we all wish for but, alas, it simply isn't one of those things that happens too often. Unfortunately, many of these bikes don't get caught before they are crushed. How long did it take for you to put the bike together?
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I found a Colnago(late 70s-early 80s I think, thats the bike, not when I found it) in curbside trash pickup: frame, bb, crankset, hs. Didn't do much other than finish it with old components from my parts bin. My son rides it now, I'll post a pic when he comes down from Santa Cruz in a day or so.

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Who would do such a thing?
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Originally Posted by FORDSVTPARTS
Geez, I need to find a few trash piles like that.

Great save!
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What he said!
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