Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:35 am

munga wrote:put some wheels and a saddle on him and check that he won't collapse first, or you might end up calling him Jason, after your dentist's college-graduate son.

It was yours that failed wasnt it? I am a tad wary about the bonded tubes, but a mate bought a 979 in 1985 and raced it till 2001. I'll have the frame checked iver before throwing a leg over.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:45 am

Ill just put this here
munga wrote:amidoinitrite?

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So far I havent had issues on my 2 bonded frames, and I have been jumping speed humps, and curbs, and even drilled holes through them. I do have some doubt when riding down a massive descent, but for normal riding, its all good.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby Dan » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:05 am

Yeah, it's all good until it comes apart.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:44 am

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:51 pm

There's a lot of oxidisation there. I would really swing off those tubes to make sure it hasn't affected the bonding.

If its all good it will look a treat with a good polish.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:58 pm

It's not oxidation. It looks like some weird rattle can job on the top and seat tubes. It'll be getting a full polish shortly.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby dayne » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:48 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Ill just put this here
munga wrote:amidoinitrite?

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So far I havent had issues on my 2 bonded frames, and I have been jumping speed humps, and curbs, and even drilled holes through them. I do have some doubt when riding down a massive descent, but for normal riding, its all good.


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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby Saro28 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:25 pm

dayne wrote:
There's only two types of cyclist,
Those that have crashed and those that are going too.
You are number two.


some riders haven't crashed :D
some riders have :oops:
some riders will :cry
some riders amoung us are doomsayers :roll: of course we hope no none ends in a crash for any reason

enjoy the ride everyone :wink:
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby Joe H » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:54 pm

Oops, I posted this previously in the wrong thread. My wife brought this home from Willoughby. Not sure if it's retro but judging from all the rust I guess it's pretty old. New models are for sale on-line with grip/twist shifters; this has a thumb-shifter. Indi-Australia Rambler. I got it running and converted the basket to a rumble seat for the kids. We had a blast riding around the local park.

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby kb » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:02 am

Joe H wrote:Oops, I posted this previously in the wrong thread. My wife brought this home from Willoughby.
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Cooney Rd Artarmon? I think I recognise it as my brother-in-law's ex's abandoned trike. Small world :-). Good to see it being used.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby munga » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:10 pm

Delete saddle, add engine, deck on the back, and some solid camber for mad corner speeds
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby The 2nd Womble » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:06 pm

Classic bike being used as a ornament half dug into a wine barrel in the garden? Will try to get a better look and possibly make an offer tomorrow but from my brief time with retro/classic bikes I strongly suspect the fork has Gipemme lugs and crown.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:18 pm

Joe H wrote:Oops, I posted this previously in the wrong thread. My wife brought this home from Willoughby. Not sure if it's retro but judging from all the rust I guess it's pretty old. New models are for sale on-line with grip/twist shifters; this has a thumb-shifter. Indi-Australia Rambler. I got it running and converted the basket to a rumble seat for the kids. We had a blast riding around the local park.

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Tricycles are cool, I got one from the tip for my wife, sadly not in anywhere near as good a shape as yours.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby find_bruce » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:35 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Tricycles are cool, I got one from the tip for my wife, sadly not in anywhere near as good a shape as yours.

the tricycle or the wife, he says quickly ducking for cover :)
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:11 pm

Actually LOL'd :lol: .

She actually used her hybrid today for half an hour on the stationary trainer :shock: , there might be hope of getting her into cycling yet.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:02 pm

Discovered but not yet owned. Pre/Post (?) War Bon-Ton with some rather tasty lug work. Waiting from a call from it's current owner whose wife told me she wants it to go to the tip. Australian built, yes?
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:19 pm

No expert, but I would guess post war.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:35 pm

Yeah there's not much 8nfo available on them, but built in Ipswich Qld from 1931 to the early 50's. The pin striping on this thing is amazing.
Unfortunately I think the owner is too attached to this one to part with it.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby lobstermash » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:01 pm

Picked this up from the tip today for $30:

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I've been looking for a good little project for a couple of weeks. Had some false starts, but I've got a good feeling about this one. The headtube tells me it's made by Asahi Enterprises Corp, from Ishiwata EX triple butted Cr Mo tubes.

The most interesting sticker on the bike is a Bikefile registration sticker, which tells you it's an offence to remove the sticker and a number to call if you find the bike.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby RobertFrith » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:12 pm

lobstermash wrote: tells you it's an offence to remove the sticker and a number to call if you find the bike.

please call, we're all curious now :)
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby lobstermash » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:25 pm

It'll have to wait for tomorrow for a pic, as I can't seem to get enough light in the right place to focus the lens.
It says:
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby The 2nd Womble » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:13 am

Sounds like an FNQ number... WT?
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby lobstermash » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:26 am

With all the gear on there it was 11.4kg. I've stripped it down as far as I can, but need a little gentle persuasion to get the stem out. Turns out I'm all out of WD40. The EX series frames are listed at 2150-2250g as far as I can tell from internet sources. Anyone know anything about Asahi Enterprises?
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby barefoot » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:40 am

lobstermash wrote:Anyone know anything about Asahi Enterprises?

I'm sure a few people are familiar with some of their products...

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby lobstermash » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:50 am

Haha, that, and apparently high quality double butted spokes, were all I could come up with too... I wonder if they were building a wheel, drinking some beer, and decided to make a bike...
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