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post #44731 of 102680
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

This is the kind of post that keeps me from getting into biking. Seems like you need to have a degree in bicycology to know wtf you're doing with hardware. Or pay some bike shop $3K.

Yeah, it can get down to the gritty, but here is the two-step idiot's guide to thrifting bicycles:

1. If any components (that's brakes, derailleurs, pedals, crankset, hub, seat post) are made by Campagnolo, buy it.

2. If the frame is made of Reynolds 531 or Columbus tubing (there will be a decal somewhere on the frame, usually, but not always, on the seat tube--the one the seat post inserts into), buy it.

Class dismissed.
post #44732 of 102680
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Originally Posted by highlifeman View Post

Hit a few stores today-

Truzzi Sz 17/43




BB 346 Madras shorts (keeping), BB Golden Fleece LS Polo (M)









Limmer Boots, Made in Germany- Did a little research and these seem to be pretty good...size 11.5 US



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Brooks Brothers Made in England Patent Leather/Formal Shoes, Sz 8C.appear to have only been worn a couple of times...Anyone know who makes these?

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Polo Bench Made in US Wingtips Sz 9, also appear only to have een worn a few times (keeping for now I think)
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I'm guessing Peal on those BB shoes.
post #44733 of 102680
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Yeah, it can get down to the gritty, but here is the two-step idiot's guide to thrifting bicycles:
1. If any components (that's brakes, derailleurs, pedals, crankset, hub, seat post) are made by Campagnolo, buy it.
2. If the frame is made of Reynolds 531 or Columbus tubing (there will be a decal somewhere on the frame, usually, but not always, on the seat tube--the one the seat post inserts into), buy it.
Class dismissed.

Noted for future endeavors. I was walking by a bunch of bikes earlier and noticed a really nice English saddle...how rare are those? I don't remember who made it, but it looked like it was expensive and I was a bit surprised he left it on his bike in a busy area.
post #44734 of 102680
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Ok, pics of the stuff i found today, all N/A except the PRL jacket and possibly the madras jacket.
LL Bean Maine boots.


Mint made in the USA LL Bean Harrington.


Mint made in the USA Eddie Bauer cardigan.


Minnesota hats, tweed with ear flaps.


PRL made in the USA blackwatch, bummed this doesn't fit. Super heavy, I'm guessing about a 41 or 42, measurements on request.



Suuuuuuuuper bummed this doesn't fit, vintage madras, probably about a 41 42 also.


And this is one of my favorite finds of all time. Vintage double breasted plaid hounds tooth top coat. Soft shouldered and the ticket pocket really sets it off. It feels just like the linen/flax Etro blazer I found awhile ago that is now in GMmcl's possession. It was one of those things where I saw it a mile away on the rack, picked it up, saw what it was and prayed it was even close to my size. I slipped that fucker on and I could tell just from how slim the sleeve was that I had a winner. It just needs to be nipped at the waist if that, and it will be perfect!!!! Another piece to check off the list. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif



Where did you go, the Wet Dream Thrift Shop? Seriously nice finds. You're going to love those Bean boots, and if that BW jacket is 24 P2P, 19 shoulder, 31 BOC, get at me.
post #44735 of 102680

ALL UNAVAILABLE:

 

Russell Moccasin Co.

 

700700

 

Novelty ties! - Lock & Co. (perfect for my global warming & mammals units), Sulka (some sort of weird clip-art person on it), and Benjamin James (There were 20 duck ties, including Holland & Holland and Gucci.  Unfortunately, they were all stained.)  Also, Irish-made wool tie.

700700

 

 

Authenticity check, please.

 

700700

 

PLR MII (Marshalls) & Kent Wang (just came in the mail, not thrifted or discount shog[1].gif)

700

 

 

Also:

 

Anyone out there a 48/50L with 40x28 pants?  I came across 3 or 4 mainline BB suits (navy staple x 2, for example) and a BB tux with a small moth hole, which I almost missed.

post #44736 of 102680

Picked this stuff up today:

 

x2 Hickey Freeman Suits 40R 33x31.5

700

 

700

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700

 

700

 

700

 

700

 

 

RRL XL

700

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700

 

Any ladies out there?? Paul Smith Made in Italy Size 40

700

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700

 

700

 

700

 

 

post #44737 of 102680
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Noted for future endeavors. I was walking by a bunch of bikes earlier and noticed a really nice English saddle...how rare are those? I don't remember who made it, but it looked like it was expensive and I was a bit surprised he left it on his bike in a busy area.

Some can be worth serious scratch. When it comes to leather saddles, if the maker is Brooks (English) or Ideale (French), you should buy it, presuming, of course, the saddle is in good condition. This is not as fail-safe as the Campagnolo/531/Columbus rule, but fairly close, akin to having 20 with the dealer showing 3 and the count at plus 10.
post #44738 of 102680
Not familiar with this Dunhill label. This legit and/or recent?


post #44739 of 102680
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

Public shout out to Klobber for being a really nice guy and going out of his way/above and beyond to help with something icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by tben View Post


Klobber is awesome.

 

+100000000000000000000

 

Thank you.  If I have any karma left on this site, I'm handing it over to you.

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Also, don't want to give away too much, but something very good is coming in a few days thanks to Klobber.

post #44741 of 102680
^
DM7: you gonna do a thrift fit pic when it does?
post #44742 of 102680
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Some can be worth serious scratch. When it comes to leather saddles, if the maker is Brooks (English) or Ideale (French), you should buy it, presuming, of course, the saddle is in good condition. This is not as fail-safe as the Campagnolo/531/Columbus rule, but fairly close, akin to having 20 with the dealer showing 3 and the count at plus 10.

Really good info to know. At some point, we should all put our collective knowledge to good use and keep some sort of searchable google doc of notes. There are countless times that I wish I could search a word/phrase/name and just have a simple answer like "buy always" or "quality bike" pop-up.
post #44743 of 102680
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post


THEY ARE ALL CLOSED ON SUNDAY.

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Looks like the Junior League is open at least

post #44744 of 102680
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


Yeah, it can get down to the gritty, but here is the two-step idiot's guide to thrifting bicycles:
1. If any components (that's brakes, derailleurs, pedals, crankset, hub, seat post) are made by Campagnolo, buy it.
2. If the frame is made of Reynolds 531 or Columbus tubing (there will be a decal somewhere on the frame, usually, but not always, on the seat tube--the one the seat post inserts into), buy it.
Class dismissed.

 

Thanks, that's just the kind of guide I need smile.gif

 

Really helpful. 

 

Of course, I've only ever seen ONE bike that I didn't immediately know was garbage, but hope springs eternal. 

post #44745 of 102680
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


I'm guessing Peal on those BB shoes.

Peal is just a name now. With the single row of nails I think it's Alfred Sargent. 

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