Hard Rubbish Finds!

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Hard Rubbish Finds!

Postby mbikeboy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:24 pm

I've seen this thread in a few other sections and thought I'd start one in here...who's found some hidden treasures and what are they? :)

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Re: Hard Rubbish Finds!

Postby mbikeboy » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:12 pm

I've found a few bikes out in the hard-rubbish collection over the past week and simply couldn't help myself! Not a bad effort considering these were all within a few 5klm from home and I wasn't really trying...I also picked up several sets of wheels, and some bits n bobs along the way. Having moved from the country a few months ago, the city is like a smorgasbord for awesome random finds! :P

There was this Apollo Himalaya frame with Suntour XCM forks which needed a good sand back and repaint (it was badly sprayed all-over in black and have got it back to looking like this and ready for clear-coat). The forks also needed a complete rebuild. Stupidly I didn't take any "before" pics, but this will be a 26'er project for myself to keep:

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I stumbled upon this womens GT Aggressor with the correct front wheel in the pile also (not shown)...I'm reconditioning this for my girlfriend atm and it's looking amazing already!

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My girlfriend found this Malvern Star pushy and instinctively brought it home the other night "even just for parts" as she put it (points for her awesomeness no?? :P ), so we're going to recondition it together for her best mate to get around on:

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I also found this Shogun Trail Breaker while dropping her off to work this morning, so am going to help a family member tidy it up and use for himself. I was pretty chuffed with this find for some reason...it's very cool mid-90's (back when I bought my first awesome bike lol!).

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Re: Hard Rubbish Finds!

Postby mbikeboy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:37 am

I've been on a bit of a roll, and in the past two days I've found these as well... yikes!!

A Shogun Metro GS
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A Diamondback Wildwood (it had one wheel not shown)
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An Aleoca XT frame and back end (someone had cut the cables and taken the front end by the time I found it).
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A Diamondback BMX
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An old Roadmaster
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And a whole heap of random rims and tyres
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Re: Hard Rubbish Finds!

Postby bychosis » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:01 pm

Plenty to look at, but probably low-spec stuff. I've become somewhat more discerning lately and only collect the better stuff. While ever scrap prices are down there is plenty to find, unlike a few years ago when anything put out was collected in minutes and scrapped.
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