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05-23-22, 03:05 PM
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Posted By JacobLee

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Orange-ish
05-22-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By JacobLee

Only because they were so pristine! I say "were"...

Only because they were so pristine! I say "were" because I was wiping off the rear hub center yesterday, and noticed that the beautiful Phil script had come right off. Probably inevitable, but it was...
05-22-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By JacobLee

Not a chance of that, but thanks for looking out...

Not a chance of that, but thanks for looking out for me!

Sidewalls are good and crumbly, but the tubes are beautiful. Schwinn Approved, of course:
...
05-22-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 3,518,766
Posted By JacobLee

Oooooh, fun! Looking forward to the full report.

Oooooh, fun! Looking forward to the full report.
05-21-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 3,518,766
Posted By JacobLee

I left the motorcycle stuff for you. She said...

I left the motorcycle stuff for you. She said they have a BMW motorcycle, maybe just for parts, though.
05-21-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By JacobLee

Excellent advice! Thanks,

Excellent advice! Thanks,
05-21-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 3,518,766
Posted By JacobLee

Today's Estate Sale haul: ...

Today's Estate Sale haul:

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05-21-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By JacobLee

Yes, I happened to be taking care of some morning...

Yes, I happened to be taking care of some morning business when these were posted to that thread, and I was somehow able to install the OfferUp app and successfully message the seller in record time....
05-21-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By JacobLee

Aha! So laced at a Schwinn shop, presumably?

Aha! So laced at a Schwinn shop, presumably?
05-21-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By JacobLee

Thanks again!

Thanks again!
05-21-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By JacobLee

Thanks for that correction! Berg Union. I...

Thanks for that correction! Berg Union.

I couldn't find any info on Arnie & Co. Can you elaborate?
05-21-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By JacobLee

Interesting Set of Wheels

Well, at least I think they're interesting, in a time capsule sort of way. Thanks to philpeugeot for posting the Offer Up link on the ebay/craigslist thread, and apologies to attylah for responding...
05-20-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 68,976
Views: 11,138,578
Posted By JacobLee

I think I might have beat you to it. I'll let you...

I think I might have beat you to it. I'll let you know when they're in my grubby little hands.
05-19-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By JacobLee

Ah, right you are! I guess those are before the...

Ah, right you are! I guess those are before the days of adjustable mounting arms?
05-19-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By JacobLee

It seems that every estate sale bike has a rack...

It seems that every estate sale bike has a rack on it. Yours has what looks like a custom rack, and it's straight! The only thing missing is a saggy, old bungee cord. Score!
05-17-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By JacobLee

Well, my touch-up paint looks good... from here! ...

Well, my touch-up paint looks good... from here!

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05-17-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By JacobLee

He's weighed-in a couple of times, and serial...

He's weighed-in a couple of times, and serial number data doesn't seem to offer anything conclusive. 3rd hand info might be the best we can do.
05-16-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By JacobLee

Thanks for the info. Sounds like it was a fixture...

Thanks for the info. Sounds like it was a fixture in the Eugene scene. I'll assume this frame was painted in the "lived on" phase of the shop. Mid nineties? I'm fascinated why somebody would have a...
05-16-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 765
Posted By JacobLee

Ha! Yeah, these bikes would make a great pair;...

Ha! Yeah, these bikes would make a great pair; keep the 720 in the city and the 1420 at the beach house.
05-16-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 765
Posted By JacobLee

It's Camouflage Your Tall Trek Month. I just...

It's Camouflage Your Tall Trek Month. I just found out about it on Saturday:
...
05-15-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By JacobLee

More pics of their handiwork, cleaned up: ...

More pics of their handiwork, cleaned up:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/d8ff2aab_6755_40fb_ac30_811977c4afed_34d88090a2a1c35c0e4db11fc88c1517123e12e5.jpeg...
05-15-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By JacobLee

I've seen a few references in posts as well....

I've seen a few references in posts as well. Mentions of Eugene, the name Les Lunas (cool name), and now Paul S. "Painting Specialties" is one of those names that just doesn't Google well.
05-15-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By JacobLee

Not my thing either, but maybe it's not not my...

Not my thing either, but maybe it's not not my thing, on the other hand. Cleaned up nicely. A few damaged spots, but they're hard to see.
...
05-14-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By JacobLee

Anyone know about “Painting Specialties”?

Howdy Everybody,

I picked up this Trek at an Estate Sale in Portland, Oregon with a custom paint job and this logo on the chainstay. I found mention in another thread of Les Lunas. Anyone have any...
05-14-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By JacobLee

Maybe this is a weird coincidence, or maybe it’s...

Maybe this is a weird coincidence, or maybe it’s just an Oregon thing, but the only info I can find about Painting Specialties is connected to Bruce Gordon, and, I think, Eugene, Oregon. Bizarre.
...
05-14-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By JacobLee

Okay, so maybe not as interesting as the...

Okay, so maybe not as interesting as the International or the Hikari, but at least I get to add another ratty, old bungee cord to my collection.
...
05-14-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By JacobLee

This is really weird, but I guess the estate sale...

This is really weird, but I guess the estate sale bid box massacre continues. This was hanging in a garage for two days with $95 on it and nobody bit. I put a $50 bid in the cardboard bid box...
05-14-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By JacobLee

Well, no origin for the frame unlocked yet. Not...

Well, no origin for the frame unlocked yet. Not sure what I’d do with that information other than feel satisfied for having uncovered it.

And speaking of satisfying, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear!...
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By JacobLee

Well shucks, if you’re really interested in it,...

Well shucks, if you’re really interested in it, pm me and we’ll figure something out.
05-10-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 209,063
Posted By JacobLee

He was a well-regarded NorCal framebuilder who...

He was a well-regarded NorCal framebuilder who was known for touring bikes and fat 700c tires. This bike is sort of interesting because he had it made overseas, but never sold his name to the...
05-09-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By JacobLee

Wow, Onza cantilevers!

Wow, Onza cantilevers!
05-09-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By JacobLee

Yeah, I read through all of those posts, and he...

Yeah, I read through all of those posts, and he doesn’t say much about them. He probably didn’t think they were very exciting.

Do you have any pics of the one you sold?
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By JacobLee

I’m in Cambodia all the time, I’ll drop it off!

I’m in Cambodia all the time, I’ll drop it off!
05-08-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By JacobLee

Evapo-Rust, take me away… ...

Evapo-Rust, take me away…

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I think I’ll dunk...
05-08-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,729
Posted By JacobLee

I find a lot of tool kits, patch kits, and old...

I find a lot of tool kits, patch kits, and old tubes at estate sales, even if the bikes are long gone. They’re usually in bedroom closet areas. Last weekend I found a Park Y wrench and a seat bag in...
05-07-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 209,063
Posted By JacobLee

Thanks! Any idea what C-69-E means?

Thanks! Any idea what C-69-E means?
05-07-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By JacobLee

Well, it’s no secret who made the fork: ...

Well, it’s no secret who made the fork:

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That...
05-07-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By JacobLee

Thanks! I think the last time I paid more than...

Thanks! I think the last time I paid more than $300 for a bike was about twenty years ago. I don’t think I could do it anymore.
05-07-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 209,063
Posted By JacobLee

This is a Bruce Gordon Hikari. I believe it's a...

This is a Bruce Gordon Hikari. I believe it's a 1989, made in Japan. The fork is stamped Tange 9B, Made in Japan, Cro-Mo. The bottom bracket is stamped 89E5311 with a casting C-69-E. Any info on who...
05-06-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By JacobLee

A few more frame pics: ...

A few more frame pics:

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05-06-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By JacobLee

Like the tires? Must be another one of those...

Like the tires? Must be another one of those Japanese conglomerates that makes everything, and makes it all very well.
05-06-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By JacobLee

1989 Bruce Gordon Hikari

Many of you might have seen this bike a month or so ago in my Estate Sale Bid Box Massacre (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1249542-estate-sale-bid-box-massacre.html) thread, but I figure...
05-06-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By JacobLee

I'm going to start a new thread for this Bruce...

I'm going to start a new thread for this Bruce Gordon. I feel like it deserves its own thread, without one of my silly titles!
05-05-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By JacobLee

Thanks for trying! Does anyone know a model...

Thanks for trying!

Does anyone know a model number for that rim? I haven’t had any luck searching for the obvious descriptors.

Sort of an interesting wheelset in that it’s 4X in the back and 3X...
05-04-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By JacobLee

Time to tear into the Bruce Gordon! ...

Time to tear into the Bruce Gordon!

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05-03-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,612
Posted By JacobLee

Pretty sure they were little chunks of green...

Pretty sure they were little chunks of green paint. Hard to photograph. Our heavy pollen drop ended a few weeks ago.
05-02-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,612
Posted By JacobLee

And this is about the coolest cycling photo I’ve...

And this is about the coolest cycling photo I’ve seen in a while. Something about the hat and the hair and the blue tarp on the roof of the house. I just like it!
05-02-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,612
Posted By JacobLee

Took a little ride to check out some newly...

Took a little ride to check out some newly completed cycling infrastructure in Portland, but I took the wrong bike. Getting caught in a downpour with no fenders and a seat with a cutout makes for a...
05-01-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 3,518,766
Posted By JacobLee

Just some fun bits and pieces from an estate...

Just some fun bits and pieces from an estate sale. Vintage CO2!
...
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By JacobLee

I’ll definitely keep you posted. That’s a nice...

I’ll definitely keep you posted. That’s a nice one in Chicago! The only response I’ve had so far is from a guy who is restoring a 76 and wanted to check out the original details. It was sort of a...
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