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Old 12-20-21, 05:41 AM
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I mentioned this already in my Rossin Find thread, but this is exactly the kind of find that belongs in this thread.

On a ride the other day I spotted this old Cannondale laying on a pile of old wood and aluminum window frames. No one answered when I knocked on the door to inquire about it, so I returned later and left a note. A few hours later the owner contacted me and said the bike wasn’t used anymore and I could take it and wished me a Merry Christmas.
I hurried over and collected it. The old C’dale was super dirty and had obviously spent a long time outdoors, but was equipped with a full Campagnolo Super Record group, except for a Nuovo Record RD. Cinelli bar and stem and Mavic G40 wheelset with Campy Hi-Lo rear hub.

I’m guessing the bike would have been going to the dump, so I’m glad to have been able to save it. The parts will be moved to my Rossin project. The frame is an 1984 (BB serial number), I’ll try to find someone local who wants to build a light townie.



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Old 12-20-21, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by velomateo View Post
I mentioned this already in my Rossin Find thread, but this is exactly the kind of find that belongs in this thread.

On a ride the other day I spotted this old Cannondale laying on a pile of old wood and aluminum window frames. No one answered when I knocked on the door to inquire about it, so I returned later and left a note. A few hours later the owner contacted me and said the bike wasnít used anymore and I could take it and wished me a Merry Christmas.
I hurried over and collected it. The old Cídale was super dirty and had obviously spent a long time outdoors, but was equipped with a full Campagnolo Super Record group, except for a Nuovo Record RD. Cinelli bar and stem and Mavic G40 wheelset with Campy Hi-Lo rear hub.

Iím guessing the bike would have been going to the dump, so Iím glad to have been able to save it. The parts will be moved to my Rossin project. The frame is an 1984 (BB serial number), Iíll try to find someone local who wants to build a light townie.

WOW!!! Now that's a true "Saved from the Dump!" score! I always seem to find full-suspension huffy's or the like when I go dumpster diving! :-) Merry Christmas indeed!
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Old 12-20-21, 08:23 AM
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Saved from the dump or maybe from a co-op. An abandoned mountain bike that I got permission to take as no one else was interested. I was originally just interested in the Dia Compe 908 canti brakes as I have two bikes running those now and springs do break on occasion. Then I noticed the Sugino GP130 crankset with rings that may prove useful as I age a bit here and there. And then the FW was practically an unused 14 to 32 Shimano (made in Japan). Fine with me. All cleaned up and overhauled now, awaiting the call of duty. Yup one chain ring bolt is missing - thrown away as it was rounded out and I barely got it off. I also kept the Tange BB then donated the rest of the parts and the f/f.




I put a card like this in the FWs that I stash so I'll know what the cog spread and range is whenever I'm looking for one. Sure glad I'm comfortable with opening, cleaning and relubing these classic FWs. I'm pretty partial to 6sp units.
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Old 12-20-21, 08:48 AM
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I have one of those from before they were Canyon-labeled (or Canyon-owned?)...
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Old 12-20-21, 04:09 PM
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Same. It works... a bit. But enough to, indeed, save your ass. No more skunk stripe / mud butt
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Old 12-30-21, 10:45 PM
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Picked this one up today for cheap:




1994 Norco Nitro sporting Ritchey Tom Slick tires. My size with an LX/XT mix, some aftermarket wheels, and a Marzocchi XC51 fork that wonít hold air. Probably just source an appropriate rigid fork from the collective.

Donít know what Iíll do with it - sell it or keep it? Nice frame, Canadian, reminds me a lot of my beloved but long gone Ď95 Kona Kilauea. Wish I hadnít sold that one 15 years agoÖ

This is in like new condish so it may hang around a while. N+1 strikes again!
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Old 01-03-22, 01:18 AM
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Takara Professional info


I snapped up a Takara Professional frame for a winter project. It's a 63 +/- cm size frame and in good shape. Has sundry parts on it. Can't seem to get many photos of it for reference. If someone has some photos of one in their hands, send me some, thanks.
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Old 01-03-22, 06:18 AM
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If someone has some photos of one in their hands, send me some, thanks.
The best I have is a photo in an early 80ís Takara brochure that has the specs for the 990. You can find it in my photo album.
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Old 01-09-22, 02:39 PM
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1986 Miyata 310, $25. I mostly bought it for the frame, but a surprising amount of the bike is original. The stem, bars, seat post, and saddle are crappy aftermarket stuff, not worth keeping. The fork isn't original, but seems serviceable. The wheels are in surprisingly good shape, though the sealed bearings are kind of crunchy...never tried to maintain sealed bearings, so that's going to be a learning experience. Another complication is the Uniglide freehub. I'd like to get a hold of an original Miyata fork, but I don't know where I'd even find something like that these days.

The thing has obviously sat outside for a very long time. The "silver" handlebars were originally black, as could be seen when I unclamped the brake lever and the stem..the black anodization had weathered off. The tires are also completely rotten, but that's not a concern.

From what I can see of the inside of the frame, there's superficial surface rust, but nothing structurally concerning. It'll get an oxalic bath and then Framesaver.



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Old 01-09-22, 02:54 PM
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^^^^^ OMG LOL @ "TRIATHALON" on the catalog page. Esp. since it's correct in the detail text.
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Old 01-09-22, 04:24 PM
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^^^^^ OMG LOL @ "TRIATHALON" on the catalog page. Esp. since it's correct in the detail text.
Oh, crap...I didn't even notice that. That's hilarious.
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Old 01-10-22, 06:59 AM
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Wonder about Zebra bikes..

Can someone please tell me info on Zebra brand bikes? The ones I have seen look ordinary but they command steep prices. What makes them so special.? Info, thanks.
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Old 01-10-22, 07:09 AM
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^^^^^ OMG LOL @ "TRIATHALON" on the catalog page. Esp. since it's correct in the detail text.
Loads of great ath-a-letes compete in triathalons.

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Old 01-10-22, 07:15 AM
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This Trek 420 was getting scrapped due to rust on the toptube cable guides and flat tires. Quick cleanup and new cables, tires and cables and it turned out to be a nice rider.
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Old 01-14-22, 11:01 AM
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Old 01-14-22, 02:23 PM
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^^^ On that note, anyone know what this is?

Drug this out of mothballs the other day, had to reassemble some of it to do so, in the shed packed with 2 other motorcycles and a mountain of junk including several bikes of course.




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^^^ DOH!
Meant to put this in "what have you been wrenching on".

Oh well.
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Not C or V but this Schwinn Wayfarer was left at a rural transfer station and the attendant gave it to my buddy, who gave it to me. Modern little $300 bike with steel frame, 700C alloy wheels (front QR), rear rack and V-brakes. Wish I knew someone who needed a bike. This one gets a rear tube, shift cable, lube 'n' tune or a donation to the co-op.


This is how that old Gitane mixte came home. The cheap steel kickstand is the only regrettable part on it.


Hope I can find someone who wants this.

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^^^ On that note, anyone know what this is?

Drug this out of mothballs the other day, had to reassemble some of it to do so, in the shed packed with 2 other motorcycles and a mountain of junk including several bikes of course.




Nice! 78?Z1R with turbo piping! Very very cool.
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Old 01-14-22, 06:22 PM
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^^^ On that note, anyone know what this is?

Drug this out of mothballs the other day, had to reassemble some of it to do so, in the shed packed with 2 other motorcycles and a mountain of junk including several bikes of course.




Kawasaki KZ something or other. Looks like itís missing the turbo unit. Nice find!
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Old 01-14-22, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake View Post
Kawasaki KZ something or other. Looks like it’s missing the turbo unit. Nice find!
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Nice! 78?Z1R with turbo piping! Very very cool.
I have the carb and turbo here in the pile somewhere, I've had this for a long time, finally gave into a good friend who wants to get it done up before we're too old to do it or ride it.

Yep, 78 Z1R Turbo "factory" build sold through Kawasaki dealers by an ex exec, no warranty and no saving grace, these were brutal.

This was Kawi's answer to the XS11, CBX, and GS1000 that had all surpassed the KZ1000 after a long run of Kawi dominance.

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In spite of having bikes coming out of my ears, I couldn't resist this '92 Trek 990 in my size for about the cost of a tank of gas. Since it's my size, it'll go into pool of "bikes to ride in spring and decide what to keep"




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All the factory Kwaker turbos I've seen were in the black and orange paint scheme, so not sure if this isn't a standard unit that's been retro-fitted. A very cool bike I'd love to park next to my GPZ900 though.
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My first Ironman in the stable. got it for a steal. It's a little rough, but will clean up really well. 1988 model with the full 600 Tri-Color group.
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All the factory Kwaker turbos I've seen were in the black and orange paint scheme, so not sure if this isn't a standard unit that's been retro-fitted. A very cool bike I'd love to park next to my GPZ900 though.
This one is one of the early ones, an actual 78, the black, orange and yellow ones are 79's built on 78's from the original batch.

This one was upgraded with the spyder header kit that they used on the 79's.

It is all original other than that.

I have the original "log" style header too.

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