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I haven't checked out the BftW collections since early Summer. I checked it out today. They set aside some goodies for me to check out. Here's what I ended up bringing home:

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Nice Schwinn. What is this a Scrambler or a Thrasher? Original Scrambler tires and Schwinn stamped Lester mags:

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87 Mongoose Decade:

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Diamondback something or other. I didn't measure but the top tube seems pretty long. Any info on this one is appreciated.

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and the find of the year...

All original pristine 86 Haro Master:

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All this stuff will be sold. I honestly would love to be able to keep that master for myself, but I really need to get fair market value and I can't swing that.

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It's a beautiful day in Virginia. Most of the snow has melted and it's in the 60s! I decided to head over to the BftW warehouse to see what they set aside for me. These are what I brought home...

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Redline bars, Mongoose stem, diacompe hinged clamp and z-rims are parts of note on the Torker. The Pred has the original snakebellies with practically full tread.

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Wicked. Wow where do you start? I am with 2112 on the "Lavender Turbo?" Looks to have been a grey Turbo originally no? Good for you brother for your drive. Just some cool cool bikes there. That Blue Max is sick sick. Hate when people part original out. BMX Hell to be paid. Thanks for sharing. Vintage in 07? Wow that was yesterday wasn't it?

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Cool cool stuff. I know I am late to the game but I think that silver Schwinn from Nov is an SX-500 possibly. I may have decals if you need them.

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ummmm...those look like Bottema race forks on that Torker! :rockout:

 

Any way to positively identify them?

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Cool cool stuff. I know I am late to the game but I think that silver Schwinn from Nov is an SX-500 possibly. I may have decals if you need them.

 

Thanks! I still have the silver Schwinn and all the other bikes from Nov. Holidays then a stomach bug ravaged the family for weeks... I'm sure I can come up with more excuses. The BftW director seems to be getting a little antsy so I should get a move on and sell this stuff.

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I don't know we're to start just WOW ! You said that you sell some stuff that you have. I am and have been looking for a set of motomags for a mongoose tandem I have so if you ever come across a pair like the yellow set? Pm me with a price Thanks for the time and keep up the good work

And that Torker is sweet

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I don't know we're to start just WOW ! You said that you sell some stuff that you have. I am and have been looking for a set of motomags for a mongoose tandem I have so if you ever come across a pair like the yellow set? Pm me with a price Thanks for the time and keep up the good work

And that Torker is sweet

 

I actually still have those yellow motomags. I'll do some research and get back to you.

 

I'll try to get some more pics of the Torker and fork after work this evening.

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Thanks man

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Finally got around to taking pics of the fork on the Torker...

Welds look decent but push in caps at the ends of the fork legs remind me of Team Murray. lol... What's the verdict?

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Red Line forks

 

Thanks. Well at least that's better than Murray!

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Any word on the motos yet ?

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Stopped by the warehouse today. They have a few things of marginal value. The only one I brought home was the Mongoose Expert. If any of you guys are interested in any of these bikes or even parts on the bikes let me know and I'll try to pick them up next time I'm there. Too often I bring stuff home and it just sits because nobody wants it.

Expert:

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GT Interceptor with Redline v-bars, Suntour stem, Tange fork, Pro Class front wheel, Shimano pedals (are they SX or DX)? Sunshine high flange rear hub (didn't notice a stamp on the rim).

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Spraybombed 86 Schwinn Predator Freeform Z. If it still has the original wheels that should be a nice set of Araya 7X's protected by the wheel covers.

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Haro Group 2 and Hoffmann Sugarbaby...

It looks like Haro used leftover stock 85-86 freestyle bars on this bike.

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Early 90s GT Performer or Vertigo?? GT circle stamped layback, double bolt seatpost clamp, Really nice blackwall GT tires, Mongoose pro-class 48 rear wheel.

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Lots of nice Stingrays!

 

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I haven't updated this thread in a while. I kinda was keeping it rolling just for the sake of having my own private rolling history. Does anyone else even care? If not, this will be my last post here and I'll just keep the archive on flickr.

 

Most recently couple huge boxes of NOS old school rims were donated by the widow of an old bike shop owner. I sold of a few sets so far but if you're looking for something in particular let me know. There are a bunch of orphans.

 

A few of the bikes and parts that have come in...

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No no no, keep posting. I love seeing what you pull out of there!!!!

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word.  i dig it too.

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