Yes. I went to someone’s garrage today. He sells stuff in his garrage, 95% of old bikes. I found five not bad looking bikes today, and guess what, he had hips of old hubs and cranks, cassetts, wheels. 1h30m was too short for me to get what i want. I;m going in few days to get what i really want.
at the momment i found,
oppps. its not five. it’s 10 of them i guess?
sugino with numbers. 5 75 something iguess it is sugino 75
There are hips others that i didn;t check.
hips of araya rims with hubs.
There are many but i found some suzue, shimano, etc…
I got few questions.
1/ how do you rid off rust on the frame
2/ should i get new wheels or can i just rebuild the
wheel with old rims and hubs with new spokes?
3/ Can you see any outstanding frame on the list of
what i have found? i have no idea about these old
frame brands. at the momment Repco is at most
Cough Eh hem? Would you be interested in giving up the address of this veritable Aladin’s treasure? Actually where are you, Vic, Qld…? Either way same goes as TR, I’ll send you some $ for you to get some stuff as in cranks and hubs…
Seconded for the 75’s. And also any Campy or Suntour hubs would be nice thankyou. Oh also these hips you speak of, if they are stainless then I’ll grab a set, I’ll be needing those in a few years me thinks jokes
PeanutJelly…just reading through the list there does appear to be some ‘exceptional’ bargins amoungst the list. Some of the frames you mentioned could be great, might pay to check to see if there is a frame material label on any of them. Basically, if something looks clean/nice/old…you should buy it. Even if you don’t want it, advertise on this forum and I am sure you will make your own money back, and some money for your time (finders fee).
As i mentioned before, this guy was saying that he want $100 for two complete bikes. But i think i wouldn;t get the wheels. I probably pay him about $30 each for frame without wheels on it. so i think i might buy 10 bikes which will make up to $300.oo, and will get a big box of hubs and chaning rings for about $40.oo i guess.
I think i am a bit of rip off, but what do y gonna do? :roll: