Author Topic: Bought any cycling stuff today?  (Read 872754 times)

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #6125 on: 26 April, 2024, 09:05:44 am »
A bicycle frame, 501 steel, late 80s*, looks in very good nick, headset bearing and bottom bracket bearing all in place, nowt else, all for £20.  Oh and there is a wheel, the front one.  Arrives Monday.

The plan is to use it on the turbo trainer to free up my expedition tourer, so it doesn't need stuff like brakes, wheels or steering and most of the parts I need are sitting in the spares bin.

Found on a famous online auction site where most cheap bikes have their saddle pins welded in place it seems.  I like a challenge but not that one. 

 *frame number confirms it was made in March 1987, the bottom bracket wear suggests it had done almost no miles. The entire frame is completely rust-free.  I suspect the components were in fine condition and sold separately.
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #6126 on: 29 April, 2024, 11:50:31 am »
The frame arrived and as is exactly what I need.  I have started my spending spree on components with a bolt for the seat post clamp. eBay £3.49.
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #6127 on: 22 May, 2024, 08:13:48 pm »
Bought a really nice vintage Shimano seatpost in brand new condition for much less than a scruffy used one.  It may even fit.  Also some Nitto drop bars very cheap, not brand new, but no sign of bar tape or levers having been fitted. 
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