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    trashpile find ideas

    found this in the trash
    complete except front wheel and seatpost/saddle
    want to build it up ss for my wife
    some surface rust so will need paint
    what would you do with this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzy
    found this in the trash
    complete except front wheel and seatpost/saddle
    want to build it up ss for my wife
    some surface rust so will need paint
    what would you do with this?
    Any chance it was stolen and abandoned after the thief took off the front wheel and seatpost?
    My local lbs guys tell me they get asked if they want to buy a wheel or seat&post almost every month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hu-man
    Any chance it was stolen and abandoned after the thief took off the front wheel and seatpost?
    My local lbs guys tell me they get asked if they want to buy a wheel or seat&post almost every month.
    i suppose there's a chance, but they took a lot of trouble intermingling it in the trash in front of someone's house when they could have just left it anywhere, also rusted stiff
    chain, torn sidewalls on dry rotted tire, frozen cables tell me no one had ridden this one in a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzy
    i suppose there's a chance, but they took a lot of trouble intermingling it in the trash in front of someone's house when they could have just left it anywhere, also rusted stiff
    chain, torn sidewalls on dry rotted tire, frozen cables tell me no one had ridden this one in a while
    Doesn't seem like it was stolen. It will make a cool SS. I guess what you do with it will depend on how "hardcore" or not the wife is. It says "cruiser" to me - fat street slicks, wide rims, swept back bars, a cushy seat with springs, some cool fenders.

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    what an amazing smell you've discovered...

    Smells like and urban assault bike to me. Don't paint it though. Just cover the rust with clearcoat and put some reflecto tape on it. Bolt on axles so you can lock it up down by the theatre.

    Although with some gnarly paint and no specialized logo it would be more low profile on the bike rack. I've got an old stumpy I'm going to do something with too.
    Mike Henderson, Dirty Hippy Mountain Biker and part owner of Jet Lites.

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    coincidentally, you asked me the same question about my last trash find

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...255#post296255
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    too small

    for me in any configuration except maybe bmx

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    Where are all these trash cans with bike parts sticking out of it? I'm so not above picking a frame out of some heap of tossed-out trash to pull a bike together.

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    just keep your eyes peeled

    (thats a really weird phrase when you see it typed)
    when they had move out day here at uw i saw at least 6 or 7 on my commute home
    but i was on my bike, back in austin thay have a large trash removal day and the night before you can find all manner of things, my buddy completely outfitted his art studio
    that way, cabinets tables chairs, you name it, he is the king of the trash pile find, he even has airplane seats on his back porch. one man gathers what another man
    spills

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    fun with powertools

    Judging from the picture, it looks like you've got a fair amount of material in front the dropouts. Check out one of the on-line chainstay calculators and, if necessary, go to town with a Dremel to give your wife a nice clean looking (ie: tensioner-free) SS.

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