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Old 10-10-09, 08:37 AM
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I like it Darren!
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Old 10-10-09, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by metalchef87 View Post
I like it Darren!
X2...


That front wheel makes my head feel funny.
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Old 10-10-09, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by wahtermelon View Post
Hi everyone, I've read a lot around here in the last few weeks as I've been restoring an old bike. Now that I've finished I decided I'd make my first post!

I stumbled across a rusted old outside the dumpster of my apartment complex and since my last bike was stolen I figured I'd fix it up. I also have a liking for projects like this kind. It feels better than buying it at the store, it's cheaper, and hopefully better for the environment (I feel kinda bad for those aerosol cans though).

The decals were illegible and the paint was in pretty bad condition, though I do regret that I didn't take any pictures of it before I started sanding and repainting. The front wheel was also bent as well as the rear axle so I had to get those replaced. The cogset was rusted so much so that I knocked off a few teeth by accident so that had to go too. Everything else worked more or less so they stayed!

And now it's finished. My restored Nishiki International from sometime pre-1975. The winged "W" on the crank and the WCCSC on the dropouts indicate that it was distributed through West Coast Cycle Supply Company who dropped the "Company" off their name in early 1975.

I ride it around Irvine now not far (certainly only a few hours ride) away from where WCCSC once operated when my bike passed through on it's way from Japan.















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Looks good! If you want to take it a step further, (and kill alot of time), a can of clear will do wonders for the frames appearence, and a dremel tool with some aluminum wheel polish, (I like "Blue Magic"), will really shine those components. Any rust can be easily removed from the steel (only!!) with a little naval jelly. Just brush on and rinse off and the rust is gone!! It'll look like new!
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Old 10-11-09, 09:39 AM
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Heres a somewhat more better pic of that brown sports I got.
I noticed it had a large frame too.

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Old 10-11-09, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by wahtermelon View Post
Hi everyone, I've read a lot around here in the last few weeks as I've been restoring an old bike. Now that I've finished I decided I'd make my first post!

I stumbled across a rusted old outside the dumpster of my apartment complex and since my last bike was stolen I figured I'd fix it up. I also have a liking for projects like this kind. It feels better than buying it at the store, it's cheaper, and hopefully better for the environment (I feel kinda bad for those aerosol cans though).

The decals were illegible and the paint was in pretty bad condition, though I do regret that I didn't take any pictures of it before I started sanding and repainting. The front wheel was also bent as well as the rear axle so I had to get those replaced. The cogset was rusted so much so that I knocked off a few teeth by accident so that had to go too. Everything else worked more or less so they stayed!

And now it's finished. My restored Nishiki International from sometime pre-1975. The winged "W" on the crank and the WCCSC on the dropouts indicate that it was distributed through West Coast Cycle Supply Company who dropped the "Company" off their name in early 1975.

I ride it around Irvine now not far (certainly only a few hours ride) away from where WCCSC once operated when my bike passed through on it's way from Japan.















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Oh man, you gotta do something about that rear wheel. Pull the cassette off and do the single-speed thing right. Such a nice bike and a nice conversion/repaint, it's a shame to leave that one part all "cobbled-together" looking.
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Old 10-11-09, 01:10 PM
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Picked up this Specialized Expedition at a yard. Should do well after a cleanup. Computer works as well.
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Old 10-11-09, 10:34 PM
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A basket case Lambert that I picked up over a year ago for $50. This thing was a mess, and included the "death fork" and a tubular wheel set. It was so bad that I stuck it in the shed and forgot about it. Now that I have nothing else to work on, I decided to drag it out and play.

New, tape, cables, housings, fork, brake pads, wheels, tires, tubes, shifters, and derailluers - all from my parts bins. The original Lambert FD was a piece of crap, so I pitched it and installed a Suntour.

Waaaaay too much labor into this one, but it cleaned up nice and has a pretty snappy ride. Off to CL, and if I never work on another Lambert it'll be too soon.

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Old 10-11-09, 11:16 PM
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dragged a few junkers home, and im not sure why cause neither are my size and im not a flipper, actually the norco is pretty cool in its own right although that photo isnt going to compliment it by any means, the miyata one ten.. im not sure why I bothered with that one, the only thing worth removing and saving might be the crankset and the brake hoods which surprisingly arent deteriorated. Both are triple butted cromoly frames.. both of these had their stems raised dangerously high.. stuck seat post on the miyata!
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Old 10-12-09, 02:05 PM
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Roland El Toro full suspension mtb. You think Wally World until you look again. Shimano Acera, RST front fork, clipped pedals, full CrMo frame.
Weighs about as much as my Univega Gran Turismo, which is fully dressed for commuter duty. Not a bad buy at $60. Going to flip ASAP.,,,,BD

Update. changed the saddle, and took it for a ride around the yard. Not bad, and I was abe to bunnyhop it quite easily. Lots of fun, maybe I will sell something else, and out nicer derailleurs
on it, hehe.

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Old 10-12-09, 03:27 PM
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Cute as a bug

Brother can you spare a wheel? 1950's maybe?
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Old 10-12-09, 05:20 PM
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Found this hidden in a pile, 54 Schwinn Racer 3 speed in green.
Rumor has it, that it was Frank Schwinns favorite bike.
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Old 10-12-09, 06:35 PM
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the miyata one ten.. im not sure why I bothered with that one
Because you thought of me and my poor Nishiki that needs a replacement fork?
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Old 10-12-09, 07:20 PM
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Here is a Univega Land Rover Five saved from the dump.
What caught my eye is the BMX-style handlebar. It also has some nice Dia-Compe side pull brakes and Suntour shifting. Entry level, but nice. I really can't justify keeping it, so I will try to fix it up a little and sell it to someone who needs a good all-around bike. It'll be tricky because as I found out when I got it home, the front wheel is quite wobbly and I'm not sure if it's easy to straighten a steel rim.

It was a result of my weekly routine. Here in New Hampshire, one result of our "lower" taxes is that the towns don't offer trash pickup, so it is a routine to take your own trash to the transfer station. I usually try to have something large or unusual in the truck every time I go so I have an excuse to go out back to the area where the brush, old refrigerators, construction materials etc are dropped off. Then I always scope the scrap metal pile and there are always bikes in there. Usually rusty NEXT and Roadmaster is all I see, but I got my very nice Peugeot PGN10 and my wall-art Trek 330 there as well.
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Old 10-12-09, 09:16 PM
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bigbossman, that Lambert looks lovely. Why was it bad to work on? How does it ride? I've always been intrigued by those. I know they're not that great, and I had a pair of wheels from one, and yeah, they're not that great, but I'm curious.
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Old 10-12-09, 09:25 PM
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My Pile So Far.
Saturday my 14 y.o. son, who rides with me, asked for a bmx bike. I said "you've got a good bike, I'm not buying a bmx bike" So he worked his own deal, and Sunday evening we go pick up a Mongoose from a friend's house, who got a newer one. And I picked up a Bridgestone 300 at the same time. Should make a nice SS/fixie, and it's my size!

The Miyata Triton frame has finally found a home, swapped for a red Hercules, the two on the right are our regular riders. Not seen is my wife's 65 Raleigh Sport that is freshly painted shiny black and waiting for wheels from the Herc.

After being out of riding bicycles for 20 years, I'm re-learning how much fun it is.
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Old 10-13-09, 09:26 AM
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I wasn't planning on keeping this, but what with road- and sewerworks all over the neighbourhood, I figured this gaspipe Gitane would make a pretty useful bad weather commuter. Just replaced a few components (bars and stem, brake levers, cables), fitted knobbies & fenders and it's ready to go. Tell you one thing, though, with a 'small' ring of 47 T it's a good thing my commute's a completely flat one!




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Old 10-13-09, 09:30 AM
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Hello- new here auction find

Hello-

Well, I just found myself into another hobby. Quite by accident really. I was at an aution Saturday where there were a couple cool old bikes. A ladies Schwinn and some cool, old, odd kinda bike I'd never seen before.

Well the odd kinda looking bike is now mine for six bucks. So brought it home, got on the copmputer and found out its a 1969 Raleigh Sports, its all in gold. Which I havent seen any pictures of others yet.

Its really pretty neat, 3 speed works, just aired up the tires and off I went.

So, now I wonder is ther decals and what not for these machines if I were to repaint it?

Thanks for any info you could give me on my newest hobby.

Sorry no pictures yet, wasnt really sure what I was going to find on this.

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Old 10-13-09, 09:45 AM
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Gary, welcome.
A 69 Sports will give you real cred around here, be sure to wipe it down with an oily rag and post some pictures.
I vote for you to paint it black and I don't care about decals, just take care of the head badge. Seriously though, post some pics and get some opinions before you go messing up factory paint, which was awesome.
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Old 10-13-09, 11:16 AM
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Picked up this green ‘73 Raleigh Super Course a couple months back (for an unconscionably low price)… Just finished reassembly last night, and today I took it for what was probably its first outing in 30 years. - - It seemed grateful.

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Old 10-13-09, 01:15 PM
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yea let's see pics gary! that sounds pretty nice

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Old 10-13-09, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
A basket case Lambert that I picked up over a year ago for $50. This thing was a mess, and included the "death fork" and a tubular wheel set. It was so bad that I stuck it in the shed and forgot about it. Now that I have nothing else to work on, I decided to drag it out and play.

New, tape, cables, housings, fork, brake pads, wheels, tires, tubes, shifters, and derailluers - all from my parts bins. The original Lambert FD was a piece of crap, so I pitched it and installed a Suntour.

Waaaaay too much labor into this one, but it cleaned up nice and has a pretty snappy ride. Off to CL, and if I never work on another Lambert it'll be too soon.

I feel your pain, 58cm is borderline too tall for most craigslist buyers. Goodluck Big guy
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Old 10-13-09, 03:21 PM
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I feel your pain, 58cm is borderline too tall for most craigslist buyers. Goodluck Big guy
Any 58s I come across seem to keep joining my pack
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Picked up this green ‘73 Raleigh Super Course a couple months back (for an unconscionably low price)… Just finished reassembly last night, and today I took it for what was probably its first outing in 30 years. - - It seemed grateful.

That looks very nice, the drivetrain looks very similar to a setup I have on my commuter. I can't tell, is that a Sakae crank and Light Action RD? That bike should ride and shift like a champ.
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Old 10-13-09, 04:34 PM
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That Bauer I snagged last week has been transmogrified so it can handle some serious winter riding... nothing like having all kinds of spare parts kicking around.

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Old 10-13-09, 04:40 PM
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I'm going to repeat myself. You have entirely too much access to superb bikes.

What size wheels are those?
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