Bicycle JUNKYARD going to the crusher

Discussion in 'General Discussion About Old Bicycles' started by partsguy, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. #1 Posted Jan 6, 2012
    partsguy

    partsguy Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I got a lead from a guy who has a small junkyard of bicycles. He scraps and his moving soon, so I have first dibs before it all gets crushed. I'll be out bright and early tomorrow morning. He sent me a few pics and it is qutie the mix, with tons more under tarps, he says.

    I hope theres a nice middleweight or balloon tire in there, but I'm still excited! I've had a dry spell for a few months. Wish me luck!
     
  2. #2 Posted Jan 6, 2012
    wigditty

    wigditty Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Bicycle Junkyard

    Do me a favor and keep your eyes open for any Silver King parts. I'm looking for fenders, rims, and the usual hard to find items. It sure would set my new year off on a positive note. THX!
     
  3. #3 Posted Jan 7, 2012
    dfa242

    dfa242 Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Wow, what a cool lead - good luck!!
     
  4. #4 Posted Jan 7, 2012
    1959firearrow

    1959firearrow Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Pics!!!!!!!! Gotta see this and good luck. If the guy is in ohio and is letting stuff go cheap I may be interested in what you don't want if its anything old!
     
  5. #5 Posted Jan 7, 2012
    partsguy

    partsguy Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    The pancakes are cooking, we are about to leave! This is also a good chance to test out my new GPS I got for Christmas. ;) Can't wait!
     
  6. #6 Posted Jan 7, 2012
    MR D

    MR D Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Sounds like you may have found a honey hole. I would be excited too! You never know what may be in the piles!

    Good luck, and have fun saving some of the good ones from scrap metal heaven.
     
  7. #7 Posted Jan 7, 2012
    partsguy

    partsguy Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Well, I'm back. I picked up a few things. He had some nice stuff in the garage and under tarps, but he didn't want to get into them until the other junk was gone..darnnit! I tried and he budged to finally let me look...oh, I'm ITCHY! He said he has even more I have not yet seen. He had an odd set of wheels though. They looked like discs, strange aluminum discs. He was asking $35 a piece, but they just weren't my cup of tea. I'm staying in touch with him and will make multiple trips as stuff is sold and uncovered. I've already laid my claim to stuff, so I'm safe. He doesn't have anything older than 1965 or so I'd say...so far.

    From the first trip (nothing too rare, but I can use this stuff)

    1976 Huffy parts bike. I plan to salvage the sissy bar and wheels, the rest will be parted out. I am really bummed out about the fenders, though.
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    WALD Mountain bike wheels circa mid 80s. Not worth much, but they are very clean and very straight which seem to be difficult to find. I need these for a project anyway.
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    1980s? BMX wheels. Sure are odd balls. Never hard of the brand, but i couldn't beat the price.
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  8. #8 Posted Jan 7, 2012
    catfish

    catfish Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike

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    Take some photos and post'm here. Good luck. Do'h.... Just relized you did post some.....
     
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  9. #9 Posted Jan 7, 2012
    kngtmat

    kngtmat Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Cool, I wished I knew a place around here getting rid of some nice old bikes and if I had the opportunity I would be looking for a Spaceliner tank, rat trap fork, white seat & grips, Murray muscle bike and parts, two 2 speed kickback, two Schwinn 5 speed wheels, Murray BMX and many more cool things like that if I had the money anyways.



    Those look good, Good Luck finding even more cool stuff.
     
  10. #10 Posted Jan 7, 2012
    bits n pieces

    bits n pieces Finally riding a big boys bike

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    bmx wheels

    They are from a 90s or 2000s walmart bike.
     
  11. #11 Posted Jan 7, 2012
    pedal alley

    pedal alley Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    too bad the seat on the 76 is torn.
     
  12. #12 Posted Jan 10, 2012
    1959firearrow

    1959firearrow Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    When you go back nab some pics of those Aluminum discs!
     
  13. #13 Posted Jan 10, 2012
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    partsguy Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I sure will! I can describe them very good. They were about 26" wheels, with rims that were very tall and very skinny with a very thin line in the center for some incredibly thin tires. They looked nice, could have been very high end, but they can also be Wal-Mart knock offs...who knows? I forget the brand. I need to learn to stay away from the damn BMX crap and generally anything newer then 1980s. Yes, some of it is valuable, but too many times I get fooled and end up with crap I end up scrapping anyway. Those 20in BMX wheels are a fine example...but $10 ain't gonna kill me. The drought of some fresh middleweight or balloon tire iron around here is driving me nuts.


    Did I mention he has a ton of old stuff in the house and the garage? Music equipment especially. He even has some drum set parts on the porch!
     
  14. #14 Posted Jan 10, 2012
    partsguy

    partsguy Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    The Huffy has been put in the for sale section to be parted out. I've changed my mind on the sissy bar, a little too rusty for my purposes.
     
  15. #15 Posted Jan 10, 2012
    norcalsal

    norcalsal On Training Wheels

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    Bicycle junkyard

    If you find anything nice that you would like to sell , let me know I'm also in Ohio.
     
  16. #16 Posted Jan 10, 2012
    1959firearrow

    1959firearrow Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Man the more you describe them the more I want them!
     
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