Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:06 pm

In my excitement that thought hadn't occurred to me but yes they will definitely need a good going over. I'm all too familiar with the consequences of a problem with the drivetrain :) . Nothing on the surface to indicate a problem but as rkelsen says, that doesn't mean they're safe.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby stnfldr » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:14 pm

My sister picked this up for me yesterday. Cool little rig,

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby nikudorei » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:35 pm

My friend found this frame, fork with Shimano Golden Arrow group on the side of the road. It sat in his shed for a few years. No idea what brand the frame is, but it is late 70's or early 80's I would say.
Also found the 700c wheels on the side of the road, Gold Araya rims with Shimano 105 hubs. Straight as they come!

I really want to find a better frame/fork, it isnt bad but i suspect i can do better.
Perth's affluent areas are a gold mine for high quality bits.

The puppy is not from bulk rubbish :)

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:45 pm

Nice find, especially the wheels, i like Araya stuff.

nikudorei wrote:The puppy is not from bulk rubbish :)


I wish i could find a puppy on bulk rubbish, they are seriously expensive nowadays :) .
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby Stuey » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:58 pm

ldrcycles wrote:... wish i could find a puppy on bulk rubbish, they are seriously expensive nowadays :) .


You're not wrong! Our purebred Staffy was $600 about 8 years ago...same breeder now wants $2K!
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby rusco » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:00 pm

Picked up these 2 today for $80.00

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One is a Repco Superlite with out the main decals. Need to do a better inspection tomorrow but looks ok.

The one with the crazy handlebars is a Miyata three ten, tripple butted cromo frame. Again need to have a closer look but appears to be in pretty good nick. Pretty happy to grab them both at that price.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:40 pm

^Miyata FTW :!:
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby rkelsen » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:22 am

rusco wrote:One is a Repco Superlite with out the main decals.

Looks like the yellow/white colour scheme from an Olympic 12 to me. They were all cromo, versus the Superlite which only had cromo main tubes.
rusco wrote:Pretty happy to grab them both at that price.

I reckon! Well done. 8)
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:44 pm

Are the Repco seer lite any good ? Some fella offered me one but as I associated Repco with crap, I declined.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby munga » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:34 pm

if it's really tidy, someone will buy it from you.
if it looks like a "badgers arse", it might make a good commuter/wet weather bike.
there's a thread dedicated to repco's, which will tell you all you ever need to know.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby rusco » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:01 pm

rkelsen wrote:
rusco wrote:One is a Repco Superlite with out the main decals.

Looks like the yellow/white colour scheme from an Olympic 12 to me. They were all cromo, versus the Superlite which only had cromo main tubes.
rusco wrote:Pretty happy to grab them both at that price.

I reckon! Well done. 8)


Ok I will check it out out a little further. I have a superlite frame in the came colours I noticed that the head badge on this one is different to the superlite... So maybe it is an olympic. Thanks.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:59 pm

munga wrote:if it's really tidy, someone will buy it from you.
if it looks like a "badgers arse", it might make a good commuter/wet weather bike.
there's a thread dedicated to repco's, which will tell you all you ever need to know.


Thanks, will have a look. :)
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby rusco » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:04 pm

rkelsen wrote:
rusco wrote:One is a Repco Superlite with out the main decals.

Looks like the yellow/white colour scheme from an Olympic 12 to me. They were all cromo, versus the Superlite which only had cromo main tubes.
rusco wrote:Pretty happy to grab them both at that price.

I reckon! Well done. 8)


Well the Yellow one is an Olympic 12. Basically Identical to the Purple and pink one I have. Looks in good nick but back rim is out of alignment. Not to much rust and frame looks straight.

The Miyata is the better of the two. It is in good condition, few marks here and there as you would expect. I pulled a bit of it apart and got rid of those stupid triathalon bars.

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It has a 1986 serial number but has 1985 graphics and components. The wheels are not the same I think the rear has been replaced and the front is original. The bearing in the front run super smooth.

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While the front is an araya

Will clean up nice once my superlite project is finished. You can see a few more pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/fitzroybikeco/7721359360/
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:49 pm

That Miyata would make a nice town bike/shopper with a portuer rack and guards.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby rusco » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:42 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:That Miyata would make a nice town bike/shopper with a portuer rack and guards.


Well took it for a spin today, still can't believe the tyres held the air over night. It actually rides very nice, much nicer than the repco Olympic 12 I have been spinning around on lately. The geometry is nice, turns a bit quicker than the Repco. All I have done to it so far is change the handle bars, give it a wash and replace the brake lever. Will post some pics.

I have a few ideas for this one but the portuer rack and guards are high on the list.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby Tasman » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:59 pm

My latest score from the tip shop. It's branded "Gem" and has a makers decal on the seat tube "Gem cycles, Wilson St. Burnie, Tasmania".

27" steel rims with steel hubs. Stronglight cranks, Wienman 730 brakes and SR alloy bars and stem. Shifters and front derrailleur are Suntour but the rear is a Shimano RS.

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby LG » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:43 pm

Great find! That is worth buying just for the cranks. I have a stronglight remover if you need to borrows it.

I bought a standard peugeot mixte from the tipshop last week as well, not sure what I'm going to do with it as all the females in my family already have one.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:55 pm

LG wrote:I have a stronglight remover if you need to borrows it.
Looks like a cotter pin jobbie; can be seen just in shot on the end of the crank arm. All you really should need is a hammer & some finesse... in theory ;)
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:48 pm

Was driving through brisbane this arvo and noticed that roadside rubbish collection was on in one of the northern suburbs. Had a little look around and kaboom, found a really cool little folding bike, a Bridgestone Picnica. I've done a little googling and there isn't much info on them, but it looks cool with it's teensy little 14" wheels. In reasonable nick, bit of TLC should have it looking good.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby LG » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:52 pm

HappyHumber wrote:
LG wrote:I have a stronglight remover if you need to borrows it.
Looks like a cotter pin jobbie; can be seen just in shot on the end of the crank arm. All you really should need is a hammer & some finesse... in theory ;)


Well that would certainly make things a bit easier! Your screen must be a wee bit better than mine at the moment. Just make sure you don't miss with the hammer or take an angle grinder to those cranks.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:34 pm

If anyone is interested, there's a really old racer near top of sunset drive in caloundra .
Missing rear wheel but complete otherwise, dumped outside gate.
Blue in colour, rusty in places , large flange front hub, all other parts there by what I seen.
Don't know if it's for the tip or what, leaning against a tree, worth a look if you're so inclined !
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:17 pm

Wasn't there today .
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby RicardoBushbike » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:15 pm

ldrcycles wrote:This one doesn't look like it's anything special but i'm interested to know what it is. Tourney RD, friction thumb shifters and Sakae custom cranks (1989). 26" steel wheels. The sticker on the head tube also appears on both fork legs.

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Serial # is C9D70137.

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Hmm. That looks a lot like a low-spec Ricardo Bushbike. I reckon that's not a Chromoly frame like the good Bushbikes - pig steel.
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:38 pm

Thanks for the tip, i can guarantee it isn't cromo, it weighs a tonne.
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