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Old 05-26-23, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
I've found on the road a Bontrager rechargeable tail light, a Topeak Road Morph pump, a Polar insulated water bottle and a Lezyne mini pump. I'll try to post pics later. I've also found a bunch of non-cyling stuff that may not be of interest here.
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You can move it to the Blog section if you want it all for yourself. Blogger's Forum
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
You can move it to the Blog section if you want it all for yourself. Blogger's Forum
itís not all for myself, I want members to contribute their insights, discuss the items I find, help educate us all.
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Originally Posted by rwh63
itís not all for myself, I want members to contribute their insights, discuss the items I find, help educate us all.
Members can do that in the blog forum.
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Originally Posted by rwh63
Thule 912XT receiver rack

You'd like members to discuss this?
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Originally Posted by rwh63
Another dump mystery. Worth keeping? I see Ritchey and Scuzzy Logic comp up front, a shimano front derailleur FD-CX70, and a serial number of S1040718. I think original paint. No decals.




hig hend MTB frame looking like a lot the Aluminium Trek SLR and Gary Fishers of the past worth to be built as a high end build.
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Originally Posted by rwh63
Kona Mountain Shock AA



The kona is made from Easton Elmite one of the highest end aluminium, check if the coils or the fork aren't dead, then change the wheels and if you can upgrade the bike to full xt 770-780, you will have a lighter and easier to ride bike.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLjifumRk3Q&ab

Some nice finds. If you end up using that rack make sure you check it over with a fine tooth comb while it may just seem like a bike rack it is a safety item and if it fails it can be fatal to someone behind you.
And YOU are responsible for any damages incurred to anybody behind you.

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happy to hear what you feel about this item. A lot of wisdom on this forum can help me understand more.
I'm pretty sure veganbikes was joking.

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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
You'd like members to discuss this?
well, keeping the thread bike-related. and, yes, someone may have something interesting and educational to say about any item. why not?
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Originally Posted by georges1
hig hend MTB frame looking like a lot the Aluminium Trek SLR and Gary Fishers of the past worth to be built as a high end build.
interesting commet, thanks. i don't have the experience/knowledge to know what to leave and what to take, or what to return. keeping it in the metal pile means it will probably be crunched soon, good for scrap metal only.
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Originally Posted by rwh63
well, keeping the thread bike-related. and, yes, someone may have something interesting and educational to say about any item. why not?
You donít have to respond to everyone who posts in your thread. Just ignore those who arenít helpful. If they insist on being confrontational just press the red button and report them.
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Originally Posted by rwh63
interesting commet, thanks. i don't have the experience/knowledge to know what to leave and what to take, or what to return. keeping it in the metal pile means it will probably be crunched soon, good for scrap metal only.
the kona models from late 90's early 00's are very after sought models, take it because easton made Kona frames are of high quality, you can always later upgrade the components like wheels and transmission.
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Originally Posted by rwh63
happy to hear what you feel about this item. A lot of wisdom on this forum can help me understand more.
I realize after Lombard posted that you might not have gotten my post, I was making a joke that you had nice stuff but I was calling it junk so you would send it my way without knowing. The video is from a hilarious show called Trailer Park Boys and because everything was so nice I was joking you were having someone put it on the curb for you as "garbage" and you were taking their "garbage"

My apologies if you didn't get that I was kidding. The "junk send it to me" is common around here when we see something we like. I say it a lot with food, this is terrible I will eat it for you so you don't have to when the food is extremely delicious.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
I realize after Lombard posted that you might not have gotten my post, I was making a joke that you had nice stuff but I was calling it junk so you would send it my way without knowing. The video is from a hilarious show called Trailer Park Boys and because everything was so nice I was joking you were having someone put it on the curb for you as "garbage" and you were taking their garbage"

My apologies if you didn't get that I was kidding. The "junk send it to me" is common around here when we see something we like. I say it a lot with food, this is terrible I will eat it for you so you don't have to when the food is extremely delicious.
I didnít watch the video clip, though I have heard of the show.

I assumed you were joking, but also if there is some insight to share that would help me deal with the quality over quantity concern anyone might have deciding to bring free items home that perhaps should be left behind.
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Originally Posted by rwh63
I didnít watch the video clip, though I have heard of the show.

I assumed you were joking, but also if there is some insight to share that would help me deal with the quality over quantity concern anyone might have deciding to bring free items home that perhaps should be left behind.
You should watch it it is hilarious.

I mean what you have hear is good stuff but don't become a hoarder. If you have to take it and keep it that is not ideal but if you can get rid of it or leave it that is not bad. It is hard to say which items are worth it and which aren't you kind of have to know a bit about bikes.
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Someone put this Trek in the trash, all it needed was air in the tires and the dust washed off. Too bad it was way too small for me.
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Originally Posted by Oldsledz

Someone put this Trek in the trash, all it needed was air in the tires and the dust washed off. Too bad it was way too small for me.
Stuff like this seems too good to be true, so I have to wonder: could this be a stolen bike that the thieves decided they couldn't conveniently unload and just threw it out?
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Someone liked that Trek well enough to align the valve stems and tire labels.
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Someone put this Trek in the trash, all it needed was air in the tires and the dust washed off. Too bad it was way too small for me.
That is quite sad. It is a nice bike with a SLR Frame(Made in the Usa), XT transmission and Bontrager rims, it must be 13-14 inch frame.The SLR6700 is one the very best aluminium frames made by Trek
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Originally Posted by rollagain
Stuff like this seems too good to be true, so I have to wonder: could this be a stolen bike that the thieves decided they couldn't conveniently unload and just threw it out?
If that happened they held onto it for a few years , it was vary dusty.
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That's going to make another generation of kids very happy, good save.
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Originally Posted by georges1
That is quite sad. It is a nice bike with a SLR Frame(Made in the Usa), XT transmission and Bontrager rims, it must be 13-14 inch frame.The SLR6700 is one the very best aluminium frames made by Trek
The rear derailleur is Deore LX actually which is which would be SLX these days Still good stuff but not quite XT. Not sure about the rest but still yes a decent find.
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GMC Denali road bike! Overall nice shape. Needs a new brake lever surround, or better yet upgraded normal brake levers and hoods.





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