Any Cheap Bike Finds?

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  1. 1 CycleNut

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    Has anybody ran across a good deal lately? Rare bike for cheap? Vintage bikes cheap? Let us know about your finds, what did you score? how much? where did you get it? Thanks! Keep on Cyclin!:D
     
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  2. JohnO

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    Just got it yesterday - early 70's Falcon San Remo, been hanging in a garage for 20 years. Grungy, but it's cleaning up beautifully. All Campy NR, Reynolds 531, and this time the frame is the right size for me - 24" (my other classic has a 22" frame, too small for me) $230. Not bad - just the steel cage Campy pedals on it are worth $100.
     
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    :D Wow thats GREAT! You done FANTASTIC! Thats the kind of stories that I love to hear! Keep em commin! Thanks JohnO Terry S............ Naples Florida:D :D :D
     
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    About a month ago I bought a 1960s Claud Butler road bike for £8 from a car boot sale. The bike is beautifully made with prugnat lugs and possibly the thinnest seat/chainstays I've ever seen, a lot lighter than my modern Dawes Galaxy. It's a bit too big for me, so I have to get rid of it, though... :(
     
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    FleaBay has really good deals on vintage stuff since no one knows what they are looking at, or doesn't want the older stuff ........
     
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    Is a "car boot sale" like our garage sales, where people buy other people's junk?
     
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    about two months ago i came across an older trek 1000 for 25 bucks
     
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    It's a sale usually held in a big field which people bring anything they want to sell (I suppose "boot" means "trunk" to my friends from across the pond).

    It's a very British thing, going to car boot sales and buying things you don't really need then getting soaked in the rain.:)
     
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    :D Sounds like a good time to be had!:D I like going to stuff like that never knowin what you'll find huh?:cool: Thanks for the reply Terry S......... :)
     
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    :D JOLLY GOOD! Exelt. find! some people have all the luck! heheheh!:cool:
     
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    :) Thats a GOOD find also ! Thats the ones I like and there is a lot of em out there too!:D
     
  12. Scott E

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    Last week I found an old 70's Gitane 10 spd for $10 at a garage sale. The guy said he bought it new in the early 70s. Problem is I'm not sure how to tell exactly what model it is. It says Campagnolo on the shifters and derailers, Mafac Racer on the brakes, Pivo on the handlebar stem and Rigida on the rims. Paint is white and the sticker by the seat says custome made in France.
    Paint has scratches, tires are cracked but hold air and it could use some new cables but other than that it all works ands rides good.
    Wife wants to put it on Ebay
    Scott
    from Tulsa, Oklahoma U.S.A.
     
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    Metalflake cherry F. W. Evans (London) lightweight tourer ca. 1988, handbuilt frame, Campy hubs, Wolber Super Champion 58 rims, early Deore RD, front and rear Jim Blackburn racks. Gold Esge fenders. Holdsworthy presta pump included. Probably less than 500 miles on it to judge from the shiny components.

    Twenty-five dollars plus tax at an Austin Goodwill.
     
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