10 rusty bikes followed me home

Jun 20, 2011
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I've got some ideas for a couple of these, but I'm not in love with any of them. plus they're all pretty rusty.
first up is this sears. it had a wire rack, huge troxel comfort seat, and a shimano 3 speed twist grip shifter that I already pulled off. bad repaint, dont know the age






next is 70's bmx #1. the rear dropouts are bent up but it has a cool rat trap and cool stem and bars




sears spyder "super 44 drive" has the long huffy rail (iirc) frame and the apes are way bigger than the ones on my stingray. has a red band coaster





and here's 70's bmx #2. sadly, the seat pan is really rusty, but is still there enough for a template.





sears spyder 500 ladies bike. has regular back brakes plus a 5 speed drum brake wheel. the shifter was on the stem, like half of a ten speed shifter, but the lever is broken off and the derailer is missing.





 
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for some reason I really like this one, it's a (I'm guessing) '66 ish bianchi bike that looks like a folding but isn't. I have some cool ideas brewing for this bike. the crappy point and shoot camera I was using didnt actually take the picture of the whole bike so you have to use your imagination







the '66 sturmey aw that makes me guess on the year




I'm calling this the 1982 wald bike, as the stickers are still on the bars and stem. lester mags, several rattle can repaints.












70's bmx bike #3. used to have a plastic back fender and the plastic front fender is in good shape but not shown






 
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I really like this bike too, '59 ish (I'm guessing again) Hawthorne hercules. This bike reminds me of cantelever racer with the lugged frame and skinny tires. another possible builder for me





sweet cast kickstand




last, a starfire 3 speed barracuda. I guess this is a ross?


funky shaped dropout (old crummy camera)

GO BABY GO! what the heck is this button?




 
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I didn't know that Wald offered complete bikes at one time :shock: ... it irritates me to no end that they STILL to this day, have all of the capability to manufacture great stuff for the bicycle biz, but continue to cut their line and refuse to innovate for bicycles. Great finds! :mrgreen:
 
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You wouldn't be interested in selling the rat-trap fork off the first 70's BMX would you?

PM me with a price if you do. Or if there is something you want to trade for.
 
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the one rat trap I pulled off was really rusted on, I ended up cutting the nut off and got into the threads a little, but not so bad that a different nut didn't thread on. the back of the forks were cracked and the spring mount was covered in booger welds. Since that one was effed up I might hang on to it and make some different dropouts to clear a fat 26" tire (it almost fits). So yes, I will sell the other one, just dont get your panties in a twist. I go to school a couple hours away from where I have those bikes stashed and dont always have time to mess with them the one or two times a month that Im over there. Shoot me an offer on anything you're really interested in, and I'll make time when I get a chance to pull some parts.
 
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tnt1 said:
Since you have to be so sarcastic about it im not interested even if it was free!
at least my sarcasm button was turned on



I really like the bianchi folder too, I'm gonna keep it and do something cool. the weird thing is that its not an actual folder, just that style.

I found a picture of one just like it (not the one above, that folds) and was thinking the model name started with an "a" but can't find it now.
 

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