Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby morini » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:30 pm

26mm ? That's interesting. Judging by the lack of cable guides and braze ons I'd say it's pretty old. I wonder when Columbus lugs appeared on the market? There'd be someone on here who could pick this for sure because early good quality frames are pretty scarce I'd reckon. Maybe you need to start a thread on this one.
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:31 pm

I'm thinking he has an old Cinelli This is based on the fast back seatstays, Columbus tubing tips and the 26mm seat post. It could explain the missing head badge and stem badge. A pity the original Cinelli stem and bars weren't saved. :(
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby stwaen » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:04 pm

I still have the Campione del Mondo bars. They don't have a size or model number on there like later models. Just the crest and shield. They were a bit narrow for me (40 cm). The ends of the bars look hand finished with a file.

I actually went to the garage to check on that stem. It's not as bad as I thought. It would need some serious TLC to make it usable. I just thought I mangled the clamp area when I was prying it off. But it's really the corrosion that makes it look bad.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby duncan16v » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:21 am

Almost passed on a Road Master on a hard rubbish pile yesterday. The kids took a closer look and spotted a 600 Arabesque rear mech on it. Score!

Cannot believe how heavy the damn thing is, though.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby LG » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:43 am

A day out kerb shopping with the kids, sounds great!
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby akq » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:25 pm

My latest find(yesterday) provisionally sold Image
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby Slismax » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:50 am

TTar that BSA Granada looks like my old bicycle. I bought it in 1980 (with my first earnings from my job at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary!) from my brother-in-law who brought it over from England. I sold the bike after I bought my first car five years later. I'd be very keen to know what you've done with the BSA.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sun May 11, 2014 12:59 pm

Picked up this bucket of parts at a charity shop. At first glance looked like pretty average stuff.

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Closer inspection revealed a mixed bag of components.

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby hitchhiker » Sun May 11, 2014 7:25 pm

Nice find!

If you don't need those Athena brakes I would be interested
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Mon May 12, 2014 6:07 pm

hitchhiker wrote:Nice find!

If you don't need those Athena brakes I would be interested

I have a bike I can put then on but would trade for Dura ace 7400 series brakes.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Mon May 12, 2014 6:58 pm

Popped round to a work colleague's house this arvo and realised roadside collection was on in his suburb. So spent the better part of an hour driving around, not a lot out besides BBQs and pedestal fans but saw a pool table (need to borrow dad's ute to try and snatch that) and picked up a decent aluminium Apollo hybrid, passed on a hi-ten Apollo mixte and scored a "Velo Ecosse" aluminium road bike with 9spd Tiagra, carbon forks and ano blue Mavic Open Pros :D . Velo Ecosse is/was a bike shop in Edinburgh, it needs stripping back and respraying but it should fit me nicely :D .
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon May 12, 2014 7:49 pm

Sounds like a good pickup ldr
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby munga » Mon May 12, 2014 8:09 pm

so it's a 55cm frame with a 450mm seatpost, then? B-)
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Postby singlespeedscott » Mon May 12, 2014 8:24 pm

:lol:
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Mon May 12, 2014 8:47 pm

munga wrote:so it's a 55cm frame with a 450mm seatpost, then? B-)


There i was, eating my pasta and now it's all over my keyboard :lol: . It is a 55cm top tube, but a 60cm seat tube, so i should be able to fit scott's seatpost length rule without joining cirque du soleil :) . I've had another look over it, carbon seatpost (although it's been overtightened and split :( ), Profile aerobars because i swear every other bike in noosa has aerobars, and a yellow, black and red Selle Italia which is a bit tatty. Lovely curvy seatstays too :) .

One weird thing though, the top cap on the threadless headset has 3 evenly spaced grub screws going in the top, i've never seen anything like it? Will definitely get some pics up tomorrow.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby hitchhiker » Mon May 12, 2014 8:48 pm

Lots of steel bikes wrote:
hitchhiker wrote:Nice find!

If you don't need those Athena brakes I would be interested

I have a bike I can put then on but would trade for Dura ace 7400 series brakes.


I won't be able to help with that trade, thanks anyway
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby geoff_tewierik » Mon May 12, 2014 8:50 pm

ldrcycles wrote:One weird thing though, the top cap on the threadless headset has 3 evenly spaced grub screws going in the top, i've never seen anything like it? Will definitely get some pics up tomorrow.

Guessing the centre one is the normal threadless screw, but the other two allow for something to be mounted to the top cap?
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Mon May 12, 2014 8:57 pm

I need to get pics up, by top cap i don't mean the preload adjuster but the cover on the top bearing, the grub screws are on the top around the outside of the steerer (if that makes ANY sense at all :? ). Very strange.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Tue May 13, 2014 7:24 am

OK here we go. Note the horrible patch on the rear of the top tube is just where the paint has flaked off, no ding thankfully (worried me when i first saw it).


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And the weird headset thing. Haven't measured yet but i reckon it's 1".


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And the pretty seatstays :)


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Can't wait to pop some wheels on and have a test ride.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby vaeske » Tue May 13, 2014 6:01 pm

^
MOAR SEAT POST!
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue May 13, 2014 7:23 pm

Perfect seatpost length.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby LG » Tue May 13, 2014 8:39 pm

I don't mean offence, but that is one ugly bike :lol:
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Tue May 13, 2014 9:55 pm

LG wrote:I don't mean offence, but that is one ugly bike :lol:


None taken, I'm actually growing quite fond of it, the more i look at it the more i like it :) . Aside from the bar tape and clip ons of course!


Scored an absolute corker tonight, the hard rubbish collection to end all hard rubbish collections. A POOL TABLE! Needs a little TLC but basically sound, even had 2 cues still inside :mrgreen: .
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby cray- » Wed May 14, 2014 11:45 am

Slate? How'd you get that home on the back of a bike? =D
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Wed May 14, 2014 8:55 pm

Nicked my dad's ute :) . I don't know if it's slate but i know it weighs A LOT, damn near killed me loading and unloading it. The most amazing thing is the GLW didn't go spare when i appeared at the front door with this hulking great monstrosity that is now taking up half the garage, she was actually quite impressed :) .
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