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What is your dream for a barn bike find?

Old 12-23-12, 10:16 PM
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What is your dream for a barn bike find?

My dream bike find is a Francesco Moser Time Trial bike from the early 1980s. I'd love to hear what other BF members are dreaming about for a barn or garage sale find. Please post!

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As long as we're dreaming, an 1890s Wright Van Cleve with a 24" frame.



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I'd like to pluck a Thanet from a hedgerow
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A Goeland or Herse or Singer, of course, preferably in 63-65cm, preferably a campeur with mid-stays. Of which there are maybe a half-dozen worldwide, and, I'm sure, all accounted for.

It's just barely possible I might find a pre-1955 Raleigh Record Ace, or a Norman Invader, or a Viking Severn Valley. That's something I'd love to have.

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It seems to me a "barn find" needs to be a little older...
I'd love to find an Iver Johnson.
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Most anything in Frank's barn would be ok.
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Or an Ordinary, in 62" or larger.



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I'd go for an early RRA.
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My barn is located in europe....... My barn find would be one of Gino Bartali's race bikes ! I don't care which one !

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My dream machine that could potentially be found would be an RRA. In the category of "too costly to buy and too rare to find" An early European derailleur shift racing bike would be the ultimate. Something custom or very small production.
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Originally Posted by Captain Blight
Or an Ordinary, in 62" or larger.



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62"+ would be extremely rare. My 58" is rare.
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Barn finds scare me with the potential for rust and serious parts seizures. Can we make it humidity controlled container finds instead?

Major Taylor's Iver Johnson.
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I'm gonna have to go with Hetchins...
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Ordinary, or that Ivor Johnson mentioned above.
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
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I'd love to find an Iver Johnson.
Originally Posted by 20grit

....Major Taylor's Iver Johnson.
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... or that Ivor Johnson mentioned above.

What's this? Everyone wanting an Iver Johnson? If the cows get wind of this, they'll hold out for more!
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
What's this? Everyone wanting an Iver Johnson? If the cows get wind of this, they'll hold out for more!
Swanky, elegant, iconic and roadsters are just the bee's knees for sunday cruises, the stuff you do with dream barn finds.

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That is a hard queston. I think a true classic find would have to be an old Bianchi of course but a Bates, a Hellenic frame of some type would be a great find.

Of more modern bikes... I would love to score a '9ish Bianchi Project 7 w/ the suspension fork, or a '90 Intercept which was Bianchis state side version of a MAX cyclocross frame.

A Hellenic Hetchins https://www.hetchins.org/504hellenic-01.htm




A Bates w/ the Cantiflex fork



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Really, any high end steel from late 70's, early 80s with full Super Record. I have found several over the years, most recently my "mystery" Italian which I've yet to identify.
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Almost anything more exotic than my Comp GS in exactly my size.

It's not easy finding extremely large frames at any kind of reasonable cost.
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Originally Posted by 20grit
Barn finds scare me with the potential for rust and serious parts seizures. Can we make it humidity controlled container finds instead?

Major Taylor's Iver Johnson.

Excatly! That is what was so great about my Garage Queen '89 Equinox find. It was pretty much kept in a semi climate controlled garage and never ridden more than 50mi. It cost me a pretty penny but considering the condition of this 20yo bike it was money well spent. Here are some seller's pics





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Originally Posted by 20grit
Barn finds scare me with the potential for rust and serious parts seizures. Can we make it humidity controlled container finds instead?

Major Taylor's Iver Johnson.
Not a problem, this was mine:

(As found - Before)

(After - Finished)

And as for my dream find.................

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hello, I want to start with 1937/38 RRA
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