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Picked this baby OCC up for $5.
Not sure what I will do with it. If I can find another old school Dahon 16", I might use the fat rear on it. Who knows.
its nice to know that there is someone out there who has the it worse than
me... ha ha... I just dont feel right unless I am dragging something home
I love the smell of fresh barn finds in the morning
Cool finds recently. I got one of those baby OCCs on trash pick up day back in the summer. I just recently started looking for another one. A guy in town has one a trailer with some junk beside his house, I almost went and asked him about it, but then the following day a church member brought me 5 bikes and one of them was another baby OCC. haha Score! So then the day after I took the fork from my first baby OCC and gave it to a fellow RRBer along with the fork from a fullsize OCC. The baby OCC fork is supposed to hold a 26" wheel.
As I was giving trash bike parts to a scrap guy I saw driving by on Thursday I noticed a galvanized 5 gallon container in his truck, I asked him about it and he had just found it in someone's trash, since I gave him some scrap he said I could have it. It's an old 5 gallon Igloo water cooler, as seen on eBay for $100. It's a cool piece.
Check out my Build-Off bike: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster Klunker ☆
@Henry - IT is a fun addiction to have. Especially with the some of the "junk" items I have been $$elling lately.
@yooth - A low end bike guy has been trying to sell one of these for $50 for a few months now. If you have a pair of the rear wheels, I was thinking they would look cool on a trailer. You could get an old school rectangular cooler and make a sweet beach trailer out of it for Sand Rover. I know the type of Igloo water cooler you're talking about. Post it on ebay and let it help pay for your hobby.
Last years RRB bike was BEER RUN. Maybe this year I will use the Seltzer tank on HAPPY HOUR.
UPDATE: I took off the hardware and rubber from the vintage wooded Cypress Gardens water skis that I bought for Banana seats . Wire wheeled all of the metal and posted it all on ebay. The current bid is more than twice what I paid for all three skis that I bought.
Just doing my part to recycle and be green (as in dead presidents green).
Picked up these today for $1 total. Pedal wrench, park tools chain cleaner, and wheel skewer.
I already used the chain scrubber on a Trek that I am flipping. It worked very good with no mess. Of course I didn't use any "special" Park cleaning fluid. I just put a little mean green degreaser in there. Then I lubed it after it dried. Pretty cool for 33 cents.
And this cool pith helmet to use as a bike helmut at the art bike ride tomorrow.
Just after I sold one of my modern flip bieks for 600% profit, I went down the road and picked up this cool pre yard sale purchase. Early 60s Murray Meteor Flite
My Felt Thick Brick 24x3 tires came in
Here are the parts that were my profit after the un-build and sale of the Schwinn SS Sport.
Red Typhoon Cord tires on black wheelset
Retro blad fork with truss rods
Retro mag chainring
Nice looking stem
Cool bow pedals
The guy that I sold the Dahon to told me about this child stroller in the lane after I told him about RRB.
It has a neat folding seat section that may find its way into my sidecar build.
Also I really like the from fork and headset. Have no idea what I will use it on, but it's cool
Cool stroller! I've used them to make trailers for my bikes back before i had a car. knowing what i know now, i probably could've built them more stable. it sucks spilling your stuff across the road after a too-sharp turn.
life isn't fun without a little risk.
OCC Stingray " Blue on Black "
This litterally fell from the sky into my lap today.
2 year old Nirve Cannibal in like new condition (once I clean it).
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I will. I don't plan on selling this one. It's for my fun, not profit. But, if I do sell it, I will contact you first.
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