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Old 12-29-14, 08:58 AM
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Best dump pick yet

I thought the Miyata 1000 would be hard to beat.








The dreaded Dyna-Drive.


Some might consider this an upgrade over the Dure Ace AX RD




Wheelset is about 5 years newer than the rest of the bike.



While it's grimy and would benefit from an overhaul it's ready to ride as is.

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wow! Who would throw that out?

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wutcha gonna do with it?
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Top506 could buy about 100 of us a Maine Lobster dinner with that! Extremely incredible score! Congratulations!
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Old 12-29-14, 09:20 AM
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Yep, this qualifies for the best I have seen for sure!

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Old 12-29-14, 09:24 AM
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people dislike DynaDrive that much?

Or, some girlfriend or spouse was really ticked off.

Often I wish there was a town dump around here. Closest we have to that would be bulky trash pick up day. Where a thrashed Peugeot UO8 or rusty Varsity sometimes appears, but this event is pretty well known, the good stuff goes to the scavangers long before the official pick up time.
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Old 12-29-14, 09:25 AM
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Some nice upgrades there. Sprint is good stuff.
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That is an incredible find. I wish there were a dump of similar ilk in these parts!
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No one in their right mind pays to haul steel to the dump in St. Paul.

Leave it by your trash can in the alley or on the front curb and it is gone in a half day.

Heck, our neighbor's snowblower caught fire from a fuel leak and burned for fifteen minutes.

The neighbor didn't know how to dispose of it so I dragged it to the curb.

Gone by noon the same day.

Btw Nice bike.
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Old 12-29-14, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by thinktubes
Some nice upgrades there. Sprint is good stuff.
Superbe Pro. Even better

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The only bikes I ever see in the dump are not worth picking. Nice find!
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Simply mind boggling. Beauty of a bike! Any plans for it yet?
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Beautiful find!

The county dump here has a big sign saying "No Picking" and a bigger "No Picking" sign in the metal scrap area. They have a fit when they see someone try to load anything from the pile into their car.
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Great Dump find! My best find at the Dump was this early seventies Carlton Professional...



But my favorite Dump find is, without question, my Motobecane Grand Jubilee...

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Just sold a Super Strada with Dyna Drive last week. That & the Dura-Ace AX rear derailleur were the only bad spots on a really great bike.

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Originally Posted by gomango
No one in their right mind pays to haul steel to the dump in St. Paul.

Leave it by your trash can in the alley or on the front curb and it is gone in a half day.

Heck, our neighbor's snowblower caught fire from a fuel leak and burned for fifteen minutes.

The neighbor didn't know how to dispose of it so I dragged it to the curb.

Gone by noon the same day.

Btw Nice bike.
I have never had anything stolen in my 6 years of living in Mission, KS (township in greater Kansas City), but I can say that everything I have ever put at the end of the driveway has disappeared within a day. Old garage opener mechanism, old dishwasher, old kids bikes, old outdoor rug, etc, it's like the Bermuda Triangle out there.
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All these dump/tossed out bikes are pretty awesome. Here we have a big item pickup day, and my buddy routinely finds bikes those days. He's retired though and has the time.
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That's just sick.
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Originally Posted by mechanicmatt
All these dump/tossed out bikes are pretty awesome. Here we have a big item pickup day, and my buddy routinely finds bikes those days. He's retired though and has the time.
That's how I clear my shop. And sometimes how it gets filled again.
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Very nice dump find! Wow...miss the local dumps...
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Originally Posted by gomango
No one in their right mind pays to haul steel to the dump in St. Paul.
Leave it by your trash can in the alley or on the front curb and it is gone in a half day.
Gone by noon the same day.
One of these days I'm going to hang out near the entrance at Northern Steel and hand out fliers with the list of all the brands and models I'd pay money for, kinda like those pickers from Iowa. I'll admit to quick-scanning the pile in any scrapper truck I pass, and I actually scored a pretty nice frameset that way last summer.
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