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04-24-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By flash2070

First Rat bike, please help identify. Thanks.

Hello to all, I took a vacation day today, and went to swap meet. I picked up this bike. My first Rat bike since I started in 2010. It's a real tank very heavy. Metal badge reads "Murray" and also...
04-11-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By flash2070

Nice to hear from you. How could I not remember...

Nice to hear from you. How could I not remember that lovely Tommasini. Quite the special bike. It definitely rides beautifully. Never bothered me that it was pink. It actually stood out amongst all...
04-11-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By flash2070

Thanks to all for your time and help. I sincerely...

Thanks to all for your time and help. I sincerely appreciate it. I agree with you as well, based on all of the presented details, that it's a Dolomite. Thanks again.
04-10-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By flash2070

Rescued Pinarello, please help identify. Thanks.

Hi friends, it's been a long time since my last post. The vintage road bike market completely dried up in my area. I re-invented myself, and have learn to appreciate fine art, and vintage watches....
06-25-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By flash2070

Ron Cooper Track Rescued

Hi Friends, I rescued this lovely Ron Copper track this morning. It definitely needs tlc, but I'm a man of Faith and believe in second chances. it came with Campagnolo crank/arms, front and back...
05-22-15, 04:33 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,931
Posted By flash2070

At a garage sale a half of mile from my home, two...

At a garage sale a half of mile from my home, two Eddy Merckxs, and a PFiffer for $500. As I'm leaving, I ask the seller if he has any other cycling things that he will not be using that he would...
05-19-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By flash2070

early 80's Specialized Alice SE garage sale score! :-)

I scored this at a community garage sale this past weekend. The seller had a lot of gas pipes in his driveway, but he had the Alice tucked away hanging from the ceiling. Upon further inspection I...
03-17-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,389
Posted By flash2070

Hi Shoota, how about a 54-58cm? :-) Thanks! ...

Hi Shoota, how about a 54-58cm? :-) Thanks!


Flash
03-15-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By flash2070

Beuatiful bike, excellent score! Congratulations....

Beuatiful bike, excellent score! Congratulations. Well deserved!

Flash
03-13-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,945
Posted By flash2070

I bet you can find one at a garage sale, thrift...

I bet you can find one at a garage sale, thrift store, or pawn shop. At a garage sale for under $100! They are out there! All you have to do is be patient, but diligent in your searches! Don't get...
03-11-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,447
Posted By flash2070

True story, this happen to me about six months...

True story, this happen to me about six months ago. As my usual road bike finding routine is to hit the pawn shops and thrift stores after work, I stopped at a Value Pawn here in Orlando. As I'm...
03-08-15, 08:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,389
Posted By flash2070

Beautiful bike, and phenomenal score! A Paramount...

Beautiful bike, and phenomenal score! A Paramount is a bike that has not passed through my hands! Congratulations on that beauty! it is very well deserved! All the best!

Flash
03-08-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,633
Posted By flash2070

Thank you, Robbie! I have some Cinelli bars, and...

Thank you, Robbie! I have some Cinelli bars, and I also have some 3ttt. I'll be going with the 3 to match the stem!

Flash
03-08-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,633
Posted By flash2070

Thanks to all, I appreciate it! I actually ride...

Thanks to all, I appreciate it! I actually ride between 56-58 comfortably. This one is a 22.5" or 57cm. The pots and pans was just a bluff! :-) I did pick up some nice paintings. :-) RJ, thanks, I...
03-08-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By flash2070

Hi Longega, that is quite a beautiful and lovely...

Hi Longega, that is quite a beautiful and lovely looking bike! Since I love originality, I would recommend to just clean it, preserve the bike as much as possible, and leave it as is. That is my...
03-08-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,633
Posted By flash2070

Three day weekend, and a Pinarello at a garage sale! :-)

Hi frinds, I spotted this Pinarello in the garage sale section of CL. It was late at night (around 11pm) on Thursday, and I emailed the seller inquiring about the pots and pans, silverware, books,...
04-29-14, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By flash2070

Yes, great score! Pawn shops are some of my...

Yes, great score! Pawn shops are some of my favorite locations for scores! Congratulations! If you take that Concor saddle off, make sure that you protect it, and put it away in a safe place. The...
04-11-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,494
Posted By flash2070

Congratulations, you did a great job! I have a...

Congratulations, you did a great job! I have a Spanish Ciclos Macario. It's a great riding bike, but it does need to be restored. All the best to you and enjoy your bike!

Flash
04-10-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,732
Posted By flash2070

Hi Juvela, thank you very much for all of your...

Hi Juvela, thank you very much for all of your time, help, and insights, they are definitely appreciated. I know the game.....pictures and component breakdown or go home! :-) The actual distance from...
04-09-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,732
Posted By flash2070

Thanks to all for your insight, feedback,...

Thanks to all for your insight, feedback, comments, etc. I appreciate them! Can we agree at least on the approximate year? Is it late 50's or early to mid 60's? Thanks again to everyone. I sincerely...
04-07-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,990
Posted By flash2070

I had two and sold them both! I rode them for a...

I had two and sold them both! I rode them for a while to get them out of my system. They were beautiful, and rode equaly beautiful. fortunately, one, the pink one, I sold to my neighbor and cycling...
04-05-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,887
Posted By flash2070

1981 Team Miyata, just rescued!

Hi friends, I just picked this TM81 earlier. The seller indicated that it was in "excellent", condition, but it is far from it! :-) It does have a lot of oxidation, and hopefully it can be saved! As...
04-03-14, 09:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,732
Posted By flash2070

Hi Brad, the number on the right seat lug is...

Hi Brad, the number on the right seat lug is 73030. That could be a serial number, or maybe the number of the Nervex lug. Thanks again!

P.S. Thanks to all for your valuable feedback and comments....
04-03-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,732
Posted By flash2070

Thank you very much for finding that out for me....

Thank you very much for finding that out for me. Where do I send the check? :-) Are you sure it's not a Cinelli? Joking! Beautiful investigative work!

Flash
04-03-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,732
Posted By flash2070

50's-60's(?) chrome road bike, please help identify, thank you!

Hi all, I picked up this bike a few weeks ago. As you can see, it is all chrome, but has no identifying decals or headbadge. Based on the components, I'm putting it at late 50's early 60's. I would...
03-02-14, 10:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,396
Posted By flash2070

I Responded to a garage sale ad for 2 Eddy...

I Responded to a garage sale ad for 2 Eddy Merckx. The ad indicated from 9am to 12pm. It was about a mile from my house. I couldn't sleep that night, so I woke up at 5am, waited until 6am, went to...
03-01-14, 10:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,253
Posted By flash2070

Sunny and breeze! I sincerely do hope for better...

Sunny and breeze! I sincerely do hope for better weather for all of you! :-)

Flash
02-15-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By flash2070

The Salvation Army is the most over prices of the...

The Salvation Army is the most over prices of the thrift stores. I've never found anything there. I have twice at the GWill, but that has been in the past 3 years! Now, on the other hand, there is a...
02-09-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,141
Posted By flash2070

Hi, this is Campagnolo related..can enayone tell...

Hi, this is Campagnolo related..can enayone tell me what a "C" in a diamond stands for. This is in my Campagnolo crank. Thanks, and I apologize for the question on this thread, but it's a campagnolo...
01-19-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,361
Posted By flash2070

Hold on to whatever you like and feel attached...

Hold on to whatever you like and feel attached to. When it's time for you to let them go, you'll know it's the right thing to do. I've becomed attached to several bikes, but once they are gone, I...
01-12-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By flash2070

The Guer looks beautiful! It does look like a...

The Guer looks beautiful! It does look like a very fast ride! I would love to have one in the future some day! All the best!

Flash
01-12-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,391
Posted By flash2070

Great move in keeping it original! I tend to...

Great move in keeping it original! I tend to gravitate more towards vintage bikes with Patina, scuff marks, and paint blemishes than the wall queens! That is a beauty! I've had three myself in the...
01-11-14, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,378
Posted By flash2070

:-) I was browsing through the threads and I see...

:-) I was browsing through the threads and I see this one, which is mine of course, and I thought that I was losing it based on the age of it! I actually never got to ride that bike. It went to a...
01-11-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,208
Posted By flash2070

Any vintage high end Italian or Japanese that I...

Any vintage high end Italian or Japanese that I cannot get my hands on! :-)

Flash
01-04-14, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,942
Posted By flash2070

I scored this Team at a pawn shop last week. It's...

I scored this Team at a pawn shop last week. It's an 82 with the 331 decal. I also had a NOS Team from late 82-83 that had the 9658 decal. In my personal opinion the 331 seems lighter than the 4130,...
01-02-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,955
Posted By flash2070

Excellent recommendations, but I would hunt a...

Excellent recommendations, but I would hunt a little longer. Maybe find yourself a beautiful Trek, Cannnondale, or if you're lucky an Italian! :-) I'f you're a little Patient you'll find them, but...
12-31-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 19,935
Posted By flash2070

It is a gorgeous bike! Those Cinellis are just...

It is a gorgeous bike! Those Cinellis are just beautiful, and one of my New Year's challenges is to find one at a garage sale or thrift store! :-) Congratulations! Now regarding the shipping, it is...
12-25-13, 10:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,448
Posted By flash2070

I just added a P Mooney to my bucket list! :-)...

I just added a P Mooney to my bucket list! :-) Unbelievable bike! Gorgeous! That is one phenomenal and stunning looking bike! Congratulations on the score! :-)

Flash
12-25-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,384
Posted By flash2070

I knew the big guy was going to be busy this...

I knew the big guy was going to be busy this year, so I decided to help him out a little. I got my Motobecane Champion Team, and my Pogliaghi. One thing less on the poor guy's mind! :-)
...
12-22-13, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By flash2070

Great score, I would definitely love to see that...

Great score, I would definitely love to see that Superior!

Flash
12-22-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By flash2070

Nice bike! It definitely looks brand new! If you...

Nice bike! It definitely looks brand new! If you give it to a student, you'll be making all three of you happy! The student will have some great transportation, the bike for giving her the job that...
12-22-13, 12:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,778
Posted By flash2070

Beautiful Benottos, and just an amazing...

Beautiful Benottos, and just an amazing restoration! I wish I could do just half of what you did, but frankly, I don't have a mechanical gift, or plumbing, or construction, or.......:-) It sounds...
12-21-13, 11:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,447
Posted By flash2070

Definitely an incredible story! What were the...

Definitely an incredible story! What were the chances of your friend having one of your dream bikes, and given to you for free? Also incredible, but believable. I love the story, and that's why I...
12-17-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,324
Posted By flash2070

I'm not questioning your expertize regarding...

I'm not questioning your expertize regarding frames, but have you taken it to a professional bike shop to use their gadgets that they have to determine the frames straightness? I ask because I posted...
12-14-13, 11:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,194
Posted By flash2070

What an unbelievable bike! it's beautiful, and...

What an unbelievable bike! it's beautiful, and all that Dura Ace is just in phenomenal condition! My vote too for deal of the year! :-) $90, what a score, and I'm sure it is very well deserved!...
12-14-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,576
Posted By flash2070

What a gorgeous bike! I want one! Lol! Truly...

What a gorgeous bike! I want one! Lol! Truly gorgeous in every way, those lugs are out of this world for sure! Congratulations! I'll definitely be looking forward to the final build! I agree with you...
12-14-13, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,805
Posted By flash2070

I agree! And we all know that it wasn't about...

I agree! And we all know that it wasn't about that insignificant part, but that lovely and fortunate Cinelli score of yours. Repainted or not, it's a Cinelli! Pictures please! :-) Congratulations!
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12-12-13, 11:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,969
Posted By flash2070

Congratulations! Beautiful Frejus! Amazing score!...

Congratulations! Beautiful Frejus! Amazing score!
Flash
12-07-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By flash2070

That's a great looking Fuji. I agree, even the...

That's a great looking Fuji. I agree, even the lower end Fujis ride extremely nice, and are very pretty! Great score!

I wouldn't give it to him for free! If it costs him something, he'll probably...
12-07-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By flash2070

Beautiful bike! Outstanding score! I Love those...

Beautiful bike! Outstanding score! I Love those lugs and not to mention all that Campag! The Concor Supercorsas are my favorite saddles. I have a small collection of them. Let me know if you would be...
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