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Old 08-14-22, 08:10 PM
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Not exactly a save .........

...... I bought a (very dirty and greasy) 1987 Bianchi Sport SX from the local co-op for $25. Couldn't pass it up even though it's only a 19" frame. According to the catalog, it has all original components except the bar wrap, and only missing one pedal and the chain. All Alpha 5000 groupset including Diacompe brakes, Sansin hubs, Suntour 6 sp freewheel, Suntour index/friction shifters, Suntour FD and RD, and Sugino 52 / 42 crankset. Made in Japan with Tange DB frame, Sella Italia saddle, Araya 700c anodized rims, and








what look to be original tires that still are holding air. With this great find, I plan to do a complete rehab; teardown, clean, and lube.
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Old 08-14-22, 08:35 PM
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Good score on project..

Answered posting on Craigslist showing the Peugeot road frame for sale, with ruddy wheels included with it. Went and viewed it, saw it in nice shape and clean, no chips, hacks or rust. Snapped it up. Researched it and learned it's a sleek model from 1986 brochure. Used Campy Victory crankset, and I never saw its Modolo black brakes before. Seller told of odd size seat post it uses. Hoping to build it to original spec as close as possible. Might Shimano group work better on it, like 105 or Veloce? Thoughts welcomed, thanks.

Diamond in the rough..
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Old 08-14-22, 09:07 PM
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Wow, built for the tall guy !
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Old 08-15-22, 03:38 PM
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Small save

Rescued these from atop my neighbor's recycling bin.
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Old 08-15-22, 03:59 PM
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Here you go.
Only one lonely barcon?
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Old 08-15-22, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
Rescued these from atop my neighbor's recycling bin.
No small save IMO, if you're looking for those, you can be hard pressed to find a good pair at any given time.

I'd strip them down, get the black off, maybe sand some of the worst scuffing a bit and clean up for a killer build of some sort.
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Old 08-16-22, 02:49 PM
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ok, here are several bikes i took sympathy on and brought home from the metal scrap pile. feel free to ask any specific questions.

they are:

1) Kona AA Mountain Shock
2) Trek 800
3) Raleigh Super Course
4) Bottecchia (model unknown)
5) Miyata (model unknown)
6) Bianchi Forza (on a Italian made Performance Peak Trainer)














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Old 08-16-22, 03:39 PM
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Given the current state of my bike "herd" I shouldn't even be asking but, what are your plans for this one?

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ok, here are several bikes i took sympathy on and brought home from the metal scrap pile. feel free to ask any specific questions.

they are:

4) Bottecchia (model unknown)




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Old 08-17-22, 08:45 PM
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Something obscene about the idea of people scraping those above bikes. I get some may well be past saving but I'm betting most aren't.

My 1st post on this thread. Nobody ever gives me the type of goodies we see on here😭.

Until now. 🤗😀👍
Man was cleaning out dad's old stuff.

Yesterday I got a Brooks Pro - no photo and today I got the below...


3TTT bars still have a $119 price tag.

A nice little pile, also cables and chains

Have to ID these shifters as I have zero knowledge of anything except down tube shifters.

105 triple cranks with NOS bb cartridge iirc it's 5500(?)

RSX drive side cranks and FD. Believe FD is NOS. There's a long cage Rd as well.

Unknown model or speeds.
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Old 08-19-22, 04:55 AM
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Those shifters are almost certainly 3x7 speed, particularly looking at the RX100/RSX parts there too. Possibly 8 speed. Nice haul!
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Old 08-19-22, 11:54 AM
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Stopped by West End bikes since they are moving 1 block south of where they are soon. Mark the owner was there and saw the silver Merz I rode in, said "cool bike", took some pics and said "gotta send this to a couple of people". He has a Merz tandem hanging above the counter and I asked if it was going to be making the move as it's on loan. He said he wasn't sure and said he has several bikes that may need to go, then he says "I have an old Stumpy in the basement that may end up on the scrap heap, you should take it home." We went downstairs, looked at it then I went home and got my car, went back and got.






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Old 08-19-22, 01:18 PM
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Stopped by West End bikes since they are moving 1 block south of where they are soon. Mark the owner was there and saw the silver Merz I rode in, said "cool bike", took some pics and said "gotta send this to a couple of people". He has a Merz tandem hanging above the counter and I asked if it was going to be making the move as it's on loan. He said he wasn't sure and said he has several bikes that may need to go, then he says "I have an old Stumpy in the basement that may end up on the scrap heap, you should take it home." We went downstairs, looked at it then I went home and got my car, went back and got.
Oh great, now you get to take it to the scrap heap! Kidding. That's super-cool. S-Works, even. And lots of cool parts.
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Old 08-19-22, 03:15 PM
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Oh great, now you get to take it to the scrap heap! Kidding. That's super-cool. S-Works, even. And lots of cool parts.
Yeah, of course I need it like another hole in my head but it's one I would probably never seek out or buy. Free to haul away is a whole different story, I did not hesitate, it will fill in at the far end of my range and being one of the early full suspension ones. The rear Fox shock is purportedly not supported anymore so if it is bad it will just stay that way, we'll see about the Judy fork. This is way too small for me but should clean up well enough to be presentable for show, it seems pretty cool so I'm glad to bring it on.
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Old 08-20-22, 09:43 AM
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Back In My Day:
If you had a vernier caliper and knew how to interpret oddly spaced lines into numbers, you were KING OF THE MEASURING WORLD!
Now, people sell plastic dial and digital calipers at their garage sale for a buck each.
Been in QA since 1979, when I first got into inspection most of our equipment was Vernier and only a few newer pieces were even dial. I learned to do layout by "blue and scribe it". When that company was bought out and moved I went to a job interview where the Inspection Supervisor asked me to measure something and handed me a 1 inch mic. I hooked it in my little finger and rolled it on my forearm to open it and he said "YOU'RE HIRED!" He told me I was the first candidate out of several that even knew how to hold the mic. I'm getting close to retirement now and most of our stuff is computerized, quite a transition from the "blue and scribe it" days. We still have some old vernier equipment though for very specialized jobs and there are only about 3 of us that can use it! Some of the youngsters we have in QA can' t even read a tape measure! If it isn't digital readout they done't have a clue...... it's a sad day.
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Old 08-20-22, 05:22 PM
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No campy on this one! But it has a neat front basket!! 3 speed town cruiser by Ross, made in USA!

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Old 08-21-22, 02:21 PM
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'96 Marin nail trail curb find.

with working Manitou Mach 5 & xt derailleurs,no dents!
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Old 08-21-22, 03:21 PM
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$20 for this 1982ish Peugeot P8 here in the DMV!


Drive side view with concrete background

Another view at an angle, drive side

Big basket, non drive side

Drive side view at bike rack

"made in France" hinting at 1982-1983 model year

Top tube decal plus carbolite sticker

Carbolite 103 tubing sticker
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Old 08-22-22, 07:26 AM
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$20 for this 1982ish Peugeot P8 here in the DMV!


Drive side view with concrete background

Another view at an angle, drive side

Big basket, non drive side

Drive side view at bike rack

"made in France" hinting at 1982-1983 model year

Top tube decal plus carbolite sticker

Carbolite 103 tubing sticker
could i see more pics of the basket!?
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Old 08-22-22, 08:53 PM
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with working Manitou Mach 5 & xt derailleurs,no dents!
Those brakes are definitely worth holding on to as well… very nice catch!
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Those brakes are definitely worth holding on to as well… very nice catch!
Avid Tri Align
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Old 08-23-22, 12:01 AM
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Answered posting on Craigslist showing the Peugeot road frame for sale, with ruddy wheels included with it. Went and viewed it, saw it in nice shape and clean, no chips, hacks or rust. Snapped it up. Researched it and learned it's a sleek model from 1986 brochure. Used Campy Victory crankset, and I never saw its Modolo black brakes before. Seller told of odd size seat post it uses. Hoping to build it to original spec as close as possible. Might Shimano group work better on it, like 105 or Veloce? Thoughts welcomed, thanks.

Diamond in the rough..
Nice !!! that deserves a build thread of its own .
Uses a ATAX quill seat post / Most likely 26.2 mm ( My slightly earlier white one is )

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Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
Back In My Day:
If you had a vernier caliper and knew how to interpret oddly spaced lines into numbers, you were KING OF THE MEASURING WORLD!
Now, people sell plastic dial and digital calipers at their garage sale for a buck each.

(snip)
Yes but calipers are one of those things where pay for what you get can seriously come into play.
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Old 08-24-22, 09:56 AM
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Vintage Campy tire pump??

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Old 08-29-22, 02:52 PM
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'74 "Raliegh" Professional that popped up on Offerup a few weeks ago. Looks to be a Mk IV. Not sure if the misspelling or distance from civilization kept it from selling sooner, but it's mine now. All original with the exception of the Suntour barcons and clinchers. Original NR/AVA tubular rear wheel was also scored.







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Old 08-29-22, 05:27 PM
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'74 "Raliegh" Professional that popped up on Offerup a few weeks ago.


Wow, great find. Congratulations.

Those hoods are showing something similar to stage iv cancer.
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