Bike Hunting/Finds

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Flea Market Bike Find – Ross Signature Model 290S

I found this bike at a flea market. Normally I think of Ross bikes and low end department store stuff. But this had nice components. Suntour Cyclone derailleurs, Suntour Superbe brakes and levers, Nitto Olympiade handlebars. And the frame is Ishiwata EX triple butted tubing. For $40, I figured the components were worth that much.

Thrift Store Bike Shopping Adventure Day

This is from a couple years ago. I document my day of hitting 20+ thrift stores hunting for bikes. I also hit a garage sale and an antique store. It was a fun day to not be at work, even if I didn’t find much. You never know. It’s like a treasure hunt! I previously …Read more »

Craigslist Rare Bike Find – 1973 Raleigh RRA (Raleigh Record Ace)

I found this 1973 Raleigh RRA (Raleigh Record Ace) on Craigslist. It has a Reynolds 531 steel frame and fork, Simplex Super LJ derailleurs, Stronglight crankset, high flange Maillard 700 Professional Team Issue hubs and AVA tubular rims, Brooks Professional Saddle. It has a Carlton Race Proved decal and came out of the Worksop factory. …Read more »

Craigslist Bike Finds – 1983 Trek 500 and 1998 Cannondale Birkenstock M400

I found these two bikes on Craigslist while out scouting thrift stores in Syracuse. The first is a 1983 Trek 500, and the second is a 1998 Cannondale Birkenstock (M400) CAAD2. I got them for $50 each.

Craigslist Bike Finds – 1986 Cannondale ST-400 & 1974 Atala Road Bikes

A couple more cool bikes that I found on Craigslist. Great deals! The 1986 Cannondale ST-400 (made in USA) is a sports/touring bike with a 14 speed Suntour drive train. Great condition! The 1974 Atala (Italian made) is cool with a Per John leather saddle. Campagnolo shifters/hubs/cable guide. But the derailleurs are Suntour Cyclone. They …Read more »