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Old 12-28-14, 09:04 AM
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Post Your Last Pickup of 2014 Here!!

I've been meaning to start this thread for a couple of weeks, after I picked up my last bike of the year, a rusty, crusty, but complete 1987 Nishiki Prestige, in Key Largo. I'm overflowing with bikes right now, so I have "stopped" looking for them. At $20, I had to grab it.

Then I spotted a Cannondale MTB on the local C/L. It had been there for about a week. Crappy picture and lousy ad, but this was the model that had roller cam brakes and some nice Suntour XC components, so I had NO CHOICE!! (1986 SM600) OK, this was my LAST pickup in 2014.

Then I picked up a couple of cases of bike consumables from a shop that went out of business, my last bike oriented pickup for sure!! And it didn't really count, because it was just parts and consumables. Whew, I am OK on this one.

Yesterday I went to the co-op to donate some left over parts, wheels and frames. Good!! Stuff going OUT, instead of coming IN. Thats the ticket!! Wouldn't you know it, they had a neglected smoked chrome Schwinn Sierra sitting in a pile, not complete, lots of crappy stickers all over the frame. But it was talking to me: "Save me, Save me!!" It followed me home...This SURELY will be my last pickup!!! I mean it this time!!

Parts off this Sierra will go right back to the co-op. Then the work begins on cleaning the stickers off the frame, and seeing if it is worth rebuilding. I'll do it either way naturally. If it works out, I'll enter this into the El Cheapo contest.



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Old 12-28-14, 01:24 PM
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71 Atala Competizione

My last bike purchase of 2014 was a 71 Atala Competizione with a mix of Campagnolo and French parts.







My intentions were to keep some of the parts and sell off the rest, that were not kept. But instead I sold the whole bike to a buyer that was referred by the seller, which I thanked the seller.
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Old 12-28-14, 01:51 PM
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I have only 2 requirements for a new pick-up. Is it of reasonably good quality (virtually non-existent here) and does it fit me (ditto)? Just before Thanksgiving, I picked up an old Hardrock, from somewhere in the early 90s. I'd put in a bid for it a couple years ago, at which time it was not for sale. My plan is to put drop bars on it. I've given up on posting, or even attempting to take a decent pic. The bike is midnight blue with yellow lettering.
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I thought this Hot Tubes bike from the great Robbietunes was going to be my last purchase of the year. But, these his and hers mid 50's Rollfast tank bike popped up on craigslist for a very low price.








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My last acquisition was a very nice Miyata 312 for very cheap from a lady who did not want to deal with buyers who were only shopping around, or low ballers. It is a bit small for me, but I can ride it. It does fit my wife very well however. The final handlebar/seat configuration has not been determined, but the final result will be way under $100.
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Old 12-28-14, 02:47 PM
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A few months back, a pristine '86 Trek 760. Dont ask how much.

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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
I thought this Hot Tubes bike from the great Robbietunes was going to be my last purchase of the year. But, these his and hers mid 50's Rollfast tank bike popped up on craigslist for a very low price.

Wow! Lovely machine. Real eye-candy.
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Still picking up parts for this last of 2014 build. 1988 Bianchi Giro rebuild to OEM specs. Anyone know where to find 36h ambrosio elite rims?
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So so nice ��
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Old 12-28-14, 03:21 PM
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The last (for now). Cheap, but a lot of work involved to save the frame. Still not there yet.

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'major' last pick up of the year, 2 months ago:
Bianchi Reparto Corse EL OS Nivacrom in Celeste w some DA bits around.
still scavenging some DA stuffs for completion over the winter.

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Old 12-28-14, 05:19 PM
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1980 Mclean just a few weeks ago...
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Will be an absolutely redundant city build for my stable. Could not pass it up.


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1983 Miyata 610...
Finally decided on a touring bike!... have been out on it about three times since I brought it home.
Replaced the chain (kept the old one but it was a mess with dirt and grime, probably still good though, as the bike has very little miles on it by the looks of everything from the cleaned up rear freewheel to the paint, etc.)...and the tires (though the cheapo Kendas are pictured).
Going to put on either Nitto Noodle or 44cm Nitto Randonneur Bars on it...

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Picked up this Windsor Carrera on a whim...not sure what I am going to do with it...keep it, flip it, part it out...just found it with a guy...and liked its looks...and...for $35, not too bad...

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Will be an absolutely redundant city build for my stable. Could not pass it up.


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1981 or '82 716 according to the catalog with a few parts changed out. I was searching for something like this to make a winter/more relaxed/larger tire/not full on touring rig. Found, paid, arrives Tuesday. I don't think I will buy any more bikes this year. 2 need to go before that happens.
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I just bought this '84 Specialized Expedition tonight. It is too small for me, but it was too good a price to pass up. I will either clean it up and sell it or give it to my daughter.

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Nice find on the Expedition! 51cm frame size?
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Picked up this Windsor Carrera on a whim...not sure what I am going to do with it...keep it, flip it, part it out...just found it with a guy...and liked its looks...and...for $35, not too bad...


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Nice find on the Expedition! 51cm frame size?
No, a 51cm would have fit me. It is a 48cm frame. It is dirty, but in very good condition. It will be a fun project to fix it up anyway.
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1987 Schwinn Voyageur was my last pickup of the year unless I find a deal on something in the next few days. She needs a full overhaul.


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This as a frame/fork.

Early,1980's, 753 Woodrup

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NNJ pickups within the last 24 hours + a Vuelta wheelset.

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