Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:32 pm

I found a light like that a while back, couldn't get it working though :( .
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby familyguy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:16 am

WestcoastPete wrote:First of all is some sort of frame. I'm assuming it's 26" but haven't measured yet. It's got Avid V-brakes fitted, but a tab for disc brakes on the rear. LX triple FD. The Tiagra RD throws me a bit, and the fork seems incongruous. It's double butted True Temper cromo, with a big "K" as the logo, but not much else as far as decals go. TIG welded. As far as Murphy goes, it's got the exact set of shifters I was after for my recumbent, but of course I've just ordered some new ones from the online as I couldn't find any used.

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KHS. Made some decent stuff. Worth a google.

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:33 am

familyguy wrote:KHS. Made some decent stuff. Worth a google.

Jim


*facepalm, derr of course KHS, i was trying to think of brands starting with K and could only think of Kestrel.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby Velo13 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:33 pm

KHS made very good stuff, but often a little more lightweight than they should. As a result, they had a rep for cracking. Their late 90s/early 00s MTBs were excellent for the price.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby WestcoastPete » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:36 pm

Ah, of course. I could only think of Kona.

I remember lusting after KHSs when I was riding my first mountain bike; a Trek Mountain Track 800. Thanks Mum!
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby matt1986 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:39 pm

Just found a massive (64cm) Univega Viva Sport, complete with Suntour Cycle (3rd gen) drivetrain, Shimano 6200 brakes, SR 'signature' cranks and bars and a Suntour Perfect freewheel. Much of the components are in a pretty rough state, but the frame is now stripped and cleaned and looks pretty good!

Tubeset is triple butted cromo, which I assume was produced by Miyata, who I believe were building frames for Univega at the time. Any insights into the quality of this tubing?
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby rusco » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:30 pm

I have a couple of Miyata frames and the ride really well.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby sunho » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:19 am

matt1986 wrote:Just found a massive (64cm) Univega Viva Sport, complete with Suntour Cycle (3rd gen) drivetrain, Shimano 6200 brakes, SR 'signature' cranks and bars and a Suntour Perfect freewheel. Much of the components are in a pretty rough state, but the frame is now stripped and cleaned and looks pretty good!

Tubeset is triple butted cromo, which I assume was produced by Miyata, who I believe were building frames for Univega at the time. Any insights into the quality of this tubing?


saw that going on gumtree for 30, very nice find, the money was going to a good cause too.
Just a bit too far for me!
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby austy37 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:57 pm

Got this ?clamont at a garage sale today for $80, the frame is weird, ?columbus diamond shaped tubes, says columbus on bb, colubus forks, can't make out the tubing decade but I think I can see the dove plus the paste 3 letters 'ape'? Dura cae 7400-7401 parts, turbo saddle. I had a quick try to remove the post appears to be stuck, was trying to see the diameter. Frames too big for me, paint missing in a few areas with a bit of rust doesn't appear full thickness, no wheels unfortunately.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby munga » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:00 pm

austy37 wrote:Got this ?clamont at a garage sale today for $80


and you could double your money this weekend in a heartbeat.
hope your inbox is empty!
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby austy37 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:11 pm

i am going to keep the parts but the frame i guess i will try to trade, ive never sold anything bike related. cool frame though, i wish it fit me, i ride a 54cm, i might have to take it for a stretched out spin though. i wonder what sort of tubing it is? i looked through some columbus tubing stickers pics on google and couldnt see anything that had ape in it. maybe its just the clamont sticker?
i also have a triple butted clamont 1000 i think it is, has lots of braze ons (also too big for me), they made some nice bikes those guys. Clamont was a store right, in sydney?
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:43 pm

austy37 wrote: i wonder what sort of tubing it is? i looked through some columbus tubing stickers pics on google and couldnt see anything that had ape in it.


http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q ... iAeJy4HoDg

Have a sift through this lot.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby Stepr » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:43 pm

what siz e frame is it? 56? looks interesting. Any chance on removing the seat post, bit of a hassle to remove if stuck.

I still have that Repco Victory tri A (Tange infinity tubing) thats too small for me (legs too long, can't get enough set back)..... - think its 52 seat tube 53 tt.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby rusco » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:06 pm

I think miyata made a lot frames for clamont. Think the sticker frame on the front fork looks similar my three ten. Nice pick up.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby austy37 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:53 pm

Il try to remove the seat post tomorrow. I think it is a 56-58
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby tripstobaltimore » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:13 pm

munga wrote:
austy37 wrote:Got this ?clamont at a garage sale today for $80


and you could double your money this weekend in a heartbeat.
hope your inbox is empty!


Lol I was just about to say you'll get twice that just for the dura ace parts :lol:
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby tripstobaltimore » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:17 pm

munga wrote:
austy37 wrote:Got this ?clamont at a garage sale today for $80


and you could double your money this weekend in a heartbeat.
hope your inbox is empty!


Lol I was just about to say you'll get twice that just for the dura ace parts :lol:
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:40 pm

I don't think it's a Miyata made Clamont. I dare say its made by Geoff Scott.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby matt1986 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:15 pm

sunho wrote:
matt1986 wrote:Just found a massive (64cm) Univega Viva Sport, complete with Suntour Cycle (3rd gen) drivetrain, Shimano 6200 brakes, SR 'signature' cranks and bars and a Suntour Perfect freewheel. Much of the components are in a pretty rough state, but the frame is now stripped and cleaned and looks pretty good!

Tubeset is triple butted cromo, which I assume was produced by Miyata, who I believe were building frames for Univega at the time. Any insights into the quality of this tubing?


saw that going on gumtree for 30, very nice find, the money was going to a good cause too.
Just a bit too far for me!


Yep, I read up on the cause, sounds like a great project - I fully intend on piecing together some MTB gear for their next collection date. The guy was really friendly too, said that I could come and take my pick of the road bikes they reject too!
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby grantw » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:15 pm

austy37 wrote: the frame is weird,


Seriously awesome find. The rear triangle speaks for itself.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby austy37 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:57 am

Just took it for a spin, but yep seat post stuck pretty good. Just enough clearance for a 25mm tire in the back there. Gee I like how the da stuff shifts even with a rusty old chain. I had a look at some Geoff Scott pics, couldn't see a frame like mine, oh well just be another mystery frame.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby stevendavid75 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:47 pm

Hi there.
That tube set on the clamont looks like Columbus ms as in multi shape . I once had a kenevans with this tube set ans wish I had never sold it ... my big bike regret !
Nice find
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby Velo13 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:57 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:I don't think it's a Miyata made Clamont. I dare say its made by Geoff Scott.


Scott's right, that will be one of Geoffs. The MS tubing is quite rare.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby grantw » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:25 pm

Well if the seatpost is stuck you should give it to me as it's exactly my size. I'm happy to cover the postage.






worth a try :wink:
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby stevendavid75 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:14 am

I am happy to be on receiving end of this frame as well can swap for cash or 1971 nerve lugged Hillman steel
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