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@carreragt7 nowhere to store a bike in a Carrera GT though! Oh, and this son wears a size M so the shirts may work for him too.
 
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One last post on this $140 Goodwill find from a couple of days ago, before I give it to my son. I chipped all the noisy stickers off the frame with my thumbnails so as not to scratch the paint, then washed with Meguairs car wash soap and cleaned the gears with Pedro's chain cleaner. Vote for Pedro. Also ordered some genyuwine Campagnolo rubber brake hoods from the Bay, since these ones are chewed up on the tops. This frame is titanium and the parts are a full Campy Record 9 speed group from twenty years ago.
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Apparently the frame builder is well known around Philadelphia, where this bike was built back in 1999.
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It hits all the gears, but I'm still going to have my shop fine tune it and make sure the hubs and whatnot are lubed.
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Coincidentally I have a same-vintage Colnago Ovalmaster titanium bike I bought in 2000 while I was in Italy on a very challenging cycling trip with Andy Hampsten's Cinghiale Tours. The thrifted bike has better gears though! (Record vs. Chorus)
Looks great. I lived in Philly at the time and a lot of my riding buddies had Havnoonians. The Wound Up fork is a classic in its own right.
 

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One last post on this $140 Goodwill find from a couple of days ago, before I give it to my son. I chipped all the noisy stickers off the frame with my thumbnails so as not to scratch the paint, then washed with Meguairs car wash soap and cleaned the gears with Pedro's chain cleaner. Vote for Pedro. Also ordered some genyuwine Campagnolo rubber brake hoods from the Bay, since these ones are chewed up on the tops. This frame is titanium and the parts are a full Campy Record 9 speed group from twenty years ago.
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Apparently the frame builder is well known around Philadelphia, where this bike was built back in 1999.
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It hits all the gears, but I'm still going to have my shop fine tune it and make sure the hubs and whatnot are lubed.
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Coincidentally I have a same-vintage Colnago Ovalmaster titanium bike I bought in 2000 while I was in Italy on a very challenging cycling trip with Andy Hampsten's Cinghiale Tours. The thrifted bike has better gears though! (Record vs. Chorus)
Jelly
 

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Been a minute, gang, and glad to see you are all still bringing home those killer finds! I've not been out much lately, for reasons I'll explain in the next post, but here's my meager sprinkling of finds for the past couple weeks.

Couple suspenders inc. Bally
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Big bucks bike seat . . .
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Gator belt
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Couple big boy Baker shorts
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Vintagey crocs
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Burb fodder
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Thierry Mugler skirt suit for the girls
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Pendleton with the patches
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Skeet seersucker
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Diesel, Sulkas, Etro and Billy Reid
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Phillip Lim
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Another Gimo's
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I go through a lot of ball caps, as here in AZ they get destroyed by sweat really fast, so I'm always looking for them, and grabbed this Tag Heuer one, NWT. I was about to pull the tag and wear it until I saw what they were fetching. So on the 'Bay it goes . . .
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Looks great. I lived in Philly at the time and a lot of my riding buddies had Havnoonians. The Wound Up fork is a classic in its own right.
Carbon fiber forks are the best. I like it when they clear coat the carbon fiber or paint them black like on my same-vintage Colnago from 2000, but a made in SLC USA Wound Up with matching colors will do fine.
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Colnago is famous for their paint jobs. This bike has a little sprinter dude on the top tube for inspiration.
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This is the bike I'm putting the most miles on these days though. Compact gears (49/35 vs. 53/39 to a 28 in the back) make even the steepest hills here doable for me, even at 250+ lbs. Bike shops are busy places these days - look at all the new arrivals still boxed up in the back of this pic. I got a new chain and tune-up and had to book a week in advance.
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So I'm always looking for ways to increase the dollar yield per kop, hence my migration away from menswear etc.(though I'll never stop) and on to furniture and vehicles. Well, I decided to take it up another notch. The cost of "regular" homes here has skyrocketed 50%+ in the past 18 months, which is super-annoying, as I was just getting ready to buy one to flip. All of a sudden, everything was out of my range.

But then I noticed that the price of manufactured homes has been skyrocketing here on resale, presumably because they're all that people can afford. The one I've been renting just went on the market for more than twice its value from two years ago. Not big $$$ but $75K, and it's small at 1100sf. Well, I was pissed about having to move again, but then I figured if I could find one to flip, I could make a decent margin. So I walked up to the community manager's office and asked if she had a distressed unit I could grab. Turned out, yep, there was a 1650sf hoarder special that the owner wanted to unload. So I showed up a bit later with 150 Ben Franklins and "thrifted" that house . . . Not quite 10% rule, but the smaller one next door just went on the market at $110K, so there's plenty meat.

Exterior is solid, but every surface of the 1980s interior needs to be reworked, and all opened up. It will take a couple months to sort it, so you may not see many menswear posts from me, as I'll be in there 7 days a week with no time to thrift. Anyway, if you're a DIY type like me, it's something to consider, as that market is just starting to lift. I've already got another one lined up for a couple months from now (under $10K for that one), and a few more in the pipeline, so I'll keep going until I have enough for a regular house. Or just stay in one of these for now. WTF right? Needless to say, it will all be done with thrifted tools, top-line appliances from auctions, and thrifted furniture!!
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This after a week in:
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I'll let y'all know how the flip goes!
 

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So I'm always looking for ways to increase the dollar yield per kop, hence my migration away from menswear etc.(though I'll never stop) and on to furniture and vehicles. Well, I decided to take it up another notch. The cost of "regular" homes here has skyrocketed 50%+ in the past 18 months, which is super-annoying, as I was just getting ready to buy one to flip. All of a sudden, everything was out of my range.

But then I noticed that the price of manufactured homes has been skyrocketing here on resale, presumably because they're all that people can afford. The one I've been renting just went on the market for more than twice its value from two years ago. Not big $$$ but $75K, and it's small at 1100sf. Well, I was pissed about having to move again, but then I figured if I could find one to flip, I could make a decent margin. So I walked up to the community manager's office and asked if she had a distressed unit I could grab. Turned out, yep, there was a 1650sf hoarder special that the owner wanted to unload. So I showed up a bit later with 150 Ben Franklins and "thrifted" that house . . . Not quite 10% rule, but the smaller one next door just went on the market at $110K, so there's plenty meat.

Exterior is solid, but every surface of the 1980s interior needs to be reworked, and all opened up. It will take a couple months to sort it, so you may not see many menswear posts from me, as I'll be in there 7 days a week with no time to thrift. Anyway, if you're a DIY type like me, it's something to consider, as that market is just starting to lift. I've already got another one lined up for a couple months from now (under $10K for that one), and a few more in the pipeline, so I'll keep going until I have enough for a regular house. Or just stay in one of these for now. WTF right? Needless to say, it will all be done with thrifted tools, top-line appliances from auctions, and thrifted furniture!!
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This after a week in:
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I'll let y'all know how the flip goes!
That's cool! Please post the progress when you have time to do so. I know this is not menswear or whatever but I think this is a small little community and I like all types of posts from all members here, as long as the stuff isn't brand spankin' new ;)
 

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Carbon fiber forks are the best. I like it when they clear coat the carbon fiber or paint them black like on my same-vintage Colnago from 2000, but a made in SLC USA Wound Up with a matching colors will do fine. View attachment 1646984
Colnago is famous for their paint jobs. This bike has a llittle sprinter dude painted on the top tube for inspiration.
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This is the bike I'm putting the most miles on these days though. Compact gears (49/35 vs. 53/39 to a 28 in the back) make even the steepest hills here doable for me, even at 250+ lbs. Bike shops are busy places these days - look at all the new arrivals still boxed up in the back of this pic. I got a new chain and tune-up and had to book a week in advance.
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I split my riding between an IF Crown Jewel and a new Basso Astra. My wife has an old Merlin ti with a period Easton carbon fork and Dura Ace, but I'm à die-hard Campy guy. Love the extruded Colnago tubes!
 

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Hit a decent estate sale yesterday. They wanted stuff gone and I was only too happy to oblige. Like my buddy Hans says, nothing is currently available...

I picked up these thick fleece miUSA 2000 Patagonia pant thingies.
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Then I snagged the two Cosby Biggie sweaters...
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Grabbed a $2 box that contained brand new bow tie cummerbund sets from RTalbott and Turnbull & Asser.
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AE Ritz formal and awesome AE Shelton in sharkskin/calf
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Nwob Italy made AE Lucca and beater Gucci
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And, my favorite find... (I posted these a little earlier on the AE Appreciation thread) extremely rare AE Sterling in full alligator.
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And, even though I am not really buying ties, I couldn't pass up some eBay fodder.
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