Ok, so I didn't actually have a heart attack yesterday afternoon, but I'm pretty sure I know what one feels like now. Last week I found a retro bike I was interested in on Kijiji. I live about 45 minutes west of the city. My buddy lives about 45 minutes north. The bike was a few miles away from him in his town, so I got him to go and grab it for me. He emailed me Saturday saying it was in the shape that was advertised, just needed a good clean, and was in his car. Over the course of the day he emailed me pics of a few parts he had sitting around and wanted to know if I was interested in them (Shorty-ish stem, some brakes and stuff). We work fairly close to each other, so he said he'd drop by my work Monday afternoon. Pops in around 4ish, and I go out to his car to unload the bike. Opens his trunk (the seats were flipped forward and starts unloading boxes of stuff for me. I was seriously speechless (and that don't happen often). I had picked up a Salsa hat and some DK T-shirts a few weeks ago to give to him. Damn, I'm gonna need to up the ante......and go christmas shopping.
Brodie Climbmax F+F. Needs TLC. I'm guessing 88-89 from the 1st gen curved Gatorblade. Have to email the S/N to Paul and find out.
NOS Dragan Fork.
Manitou X-Vert w. colour matched Syncros stem. Mounted but unridden Answer Pro Forx w. No log King Grip nut.
Unknown Ti rigid fork. If anyone can identify it from the dropouts/bosses, I'd like to know what it is.
Mint 1 1/4" 3DV Ringle stem.
Neon Green Pederson SE brakes. Off a Marin maybe?
Mint Topline cranks.
Several boxes/baggies of various brakes/levers.
Some 1.9 Ritchey tires. New, but the air hasn't treated them well. Good for a non rider/wall art, I guess.
There's a bunch of other stuff in boxes I haven't got to yet. Crowns, headsets, etc.I better get a hold of my buddy who works at a liquor store in KY and have some damn good bourbon and potato vodka shipped up to even the score.
The bike I bought? I'll take some pics once I get it cleaned up.