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Old 06-04-23, 05:52 AM
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Some good finds here, I would’ve left the GMC where it was though
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Originally Posted by bboy314
Some good finds here, I would’ve left the GMC where it was though
yeah, obviously an inexpensive entry level road bike. I hope to find someone local who will be interested in it. Better than the crusher. I see them on eBay for several hundred, and some seem to strip to the frame and rebuild.
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Originally Posted by rwh63
yeah, obviously an inexpensive entry level road bike. I hope to find someone local who will be interested in it. Better than the crusher. I see them on eBay for several hundred, and some seem to strip to the frame and rebuild.
Well let's not be so nice to it. It is a RBSO (a Road Bicycle Shaped Object) and it is true people have done some silly things to them but calling it an entry level road bike is a huge stretch. It could potentially be melted and turned into cans for delicious canned beverages though either alcoholic or not.
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Todays dump picks. Let the flaming begin!
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Originally Posted by rwh63
Todays dump picks. Let the flaming begin!
The klein would make a nice road bike.The funk seems a disc brake mountain bike either for 11speed or 12 speed set up. Don't know the quality of the tubing though.
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Originally Posted by rwh63
Todays dump picks. Let the flaming begin!
Where are you getting these "dump" finds, I have a tough time believe some of this is just being dumped and so often unless there is a frame issue.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
Where are you getting these "dump" finds, I have a tough time believe some of this is just being dumped and so often unless there is a frame issue.
really, at the town dump. on the metal pile. lots of kids stuff shows up, and low end bikes (see above GMC). some gems.

i don't know much about the enormous historic variety of names and parts, so i like to post here to get real people info (i can do regular research too, but i like sharing and the info here is live). i don't want to have a bike junk pile, so whatever doesn't pass muster can go back. the good stuff will be held onto, possibly listed somewhere to help pay for other stuff.

also just grabbed these three forks. again, know nothing. throw it out there and get feedback.


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Originally Posted by rwh63
really, at the town dump. on the metal pile. lots of kids stuff shows up, and low end bikes (see above GMC). some gems.

i don't know much about the enormous historic variety of names and parts, so i like to post here to get real people info (i can do regular research too, but i like sharing and the info here is live). i don't want to have a bike junk pile, so whatever doesn't pass muster can go back. the good stuff will be held onto, possibly listed somewhere to help pay for other stuff.

also just grabbed these three forks. again, know nothing. through it out there and get feedback.

Damn I gotta head to your dump. That is some stinky gold or at least silver on some of it.
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Klein kleaned up. A few scuffs, nothing bad. Is this aluminum?


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Funkytown! Raceface next SL, stroker carbon brakes, shimano xtr shifter.

what type of frame is this


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Looks like the original Klein fork?
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Originally Posted by rwh63
really, at the town dump. on the metal pile. lots of kids stuff shows up, and low end bikes (see above GMC). some gems.

i don't know much about the enormous historic variety of names and parts, so i like to post here to get real people info (i can do regular research too, but i like sharing and the info here is live). i don't want to have a bike junk pile, so whatever doesn't pass muster can go back. the good stuff will be held onto, possibly listed somewhere to help pay for other stuff.

also just grabbed these three forks. again, know nothing. throw it out there and get feedback.

The blue fork is a threaded model belonging to a custom race bike, headset must be a stronglight. The RCT carbon,fork must belong to race bike or a touring bike due to eyelets on its. Pretty sure that the Redline fork is belonging to an older MTB from the 90's
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Originally Posted by rwh63
Looks like the original Klein fork?
I think so too, it might belong to the Klein
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Originally Posted by rwh63
Funkytown! Raceface next SL, stroker carbon brakes, shimano xtr shifter.

what type of frame is this


the XTR shifter is a sign that this bike was a high end mtb , same with the race face next and carbon disk brakes. But you will need to have the headset properly fitted ad well as find a proper stem, and the final question is whethre bike was a 27.5 o 29 inch wheeled MTB. If you have the reference of the shimano, you can easily whether it was a 10 or 11 or 12 speed bike. I wonder kind of aluminium the bike is made of.
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Originally Posted by rwh63
Klein kleaned up. A few scuffs, nothing bad. Is this aluminum?


Yes it is Klein proprietary high end custom aluminium
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thx for the replies. hope you are enjoying seeing these finds. more info the better. not sure the end goal here. first is always to save it from getting crushed by dump staff.

i will say the klein is extremely light.

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Old 06-10-23, 05:55 PM
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Funk cycles, Colorado. claim titanium frames. that might make this throw away even crazier. i'm gonna have to contact them. i think these frames and forks were in the metal pile for a least a week.

https://www.funkcycles.com/
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thx for the replies. hope you are enjoying seeing these finds. more info the better. not sure the end goal here. first is always to save it from getting crushed by dump staff.

i will say the klein is extremely light.
You can restore the klein by putting back its original fork and equipping it with duraace or ultegra 9 or 10 speed componentry, good tires and good wheels. It is a very high end frame.
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Originally Posted by rwh63
Funk cycles, Colorado. claim titanium frames. that might make this throw away even crazier. i'm gonna have to contact them. i think these frames and forks were in the metal pile for a least a week.

https://www.funkcycles.com/
I think this moutain bike was built before they started to build titanium frames (I bet it is either made of kinesis or easton aluminium) , if you have the serial number, you can send them and email alongwith the photos and ask them what was the date of the frame build and the original equipment such as seat post, stem, wheels, cassette, saddle and pedals, then based on that you will be able to make your own version and/or restore to what it was.
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Yes, I will reach out to both companies. I will also create new threads in the mtb section to see what those folks say.
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an interesting Klein write-up: https://adsumnyc.com/blogs/news/klein-bikes

and in seinfeld apartment!

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Originally Posted by georges1
Pretty sure that the Redline fork is belonging to an older MTB from the 90's
Looks like a CX fork to me.
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Looks like a CX fork to me.
i think you are correct. found this ad on ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/394549964374
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So what are you doing with all of these bikes and bike parts you find? I can't imagine myself scavenging the dump for bikes and bike parts.

Wouldn't it be better to have 2 or 3 nice modern bikes instead of 50 old bikes and a bunch of parts that are not worth much?
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So what are you doing with all of these bikes and bike parts you find? I can't imagine myself scavenging the dump for bikes and bike parts.

Wouldn't it be better to have 2 or 3 nice modern bikes instead of 50 old bikes and a bunch of parts that are not worth much?
That would make sense for most of us but the riding may not be the primary attraction for some. Generally hoarders are happy with quantity over quality or functionality.

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