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Finding vintage lightweight bicycles, the ten speeds of the sixties, seventies and early eighties, is surprisingly easy to do.  Once found, they can often be had for a song and if you can't sing - for nothing at all.  Many of the bicycles on this page came directly from the Local Landfill Site, better known as "The Dump".  Each of these bicycles have been ridden, some requiring little more that inflating the tires with air.  Information pertaining to "How to Find" and "What to Look For" articles are at your disposal.
The Canadian Made Peugeot UO6 was the bottom line model for its time.  Even though it lacked some of the frills associated with its greater siblings, the bike is still rock steady to ride.  This bicycle was purchased from a local bike shop that was closing its doors for the last time.  The bike was rebuilt and traded for an Italian made Torpado "Luxe".
TOTAL COST:     $57.00 cdn
1984 UO 9
TOTAL COST: $63.00cdn
Both of these Peugeots are UO9 Super Sport models.  They differ vastly in component grouping, as well as frame design. In addition to the components offered by the 1981 Peugeot UO9, the 1984 model also includes alloy wheels, quick release hubs, a unique brake adjusting system and a Maillard Helicromatic rear hub. 
1981 UO 9
TOTAL COST: $0.00cdn
Without a doubt, the orange 1980 Peugeot Sprint, once again Made in Canada, is the fastest bicycle in the collection to date.  Light and responsive, it required air in the tires to make its unused bones go. Forty five minutes effort lead to a twelve mile ride and the bike has been going strong since.
TOTAL COST:  $18.00 cdn
Imported from France, this early "Bike Boom" Peugeot UO8 has been fully refurbished.  The bike is very nice to ride, however; the transmission is not "State of the Art" and "AGDA" leather saddle is for tough tails.
TOTAL COST:  $63.00 cdn
This 1976 Sekine SHT was the first really nice bike found at the landfill site.  Campagnolo Nouvo Record fitted, this bike is a pleasure to ride, even though its steering is very fast, almost to the twitchy point.  Tires, thorn resistant inner tubes, handlebar tape and a couple of new control cables, coupled with a complete inspection were all that was required to get the bike up and runing.
TOTAL COST:  $63.00 cdn
As found, the Sekine R200 pictured required nothing to put the bicycle on the road.  Even the tires were in good shape.  From the bicycle's condition, it was obvious that the bike had seen little or no use.  The bike, having a small frame, was traded to another rider and is now being used regularily.
TOTAL COST:  $0.00
Sekine offered several models to choose from.  The "Medialle" SHC was a middle of the line machine.  The large framed bicycle, in the picture, was built up and given to a fellow worker, who was good enough to respond to a bulletin board advertisement asking for "old bicycles".  The bike has a large frame and rides very smoothly.
TOTAL COST:  $54.00 cdn
Even the British decided to open a bicycle manufacturing facility in Canada.  The Raleigh "Grand Prix" is a nice bicycle and rides very well.  As was the case with so many other bicycles, this Canadian Made Raleigh required only tires, inner tubes, bar tape and control cables to make it road worthy.

TOTAL COST:  $63.00 cdn
Another acqusition from bulleting board advertising, this 1974 Raleigh "Superbe", with three speed internally geared rear hub and dynomometer front, was a nice bike to get hold of.  The bicycle is in almost perfect, absolutely complete, and original condition.  No effort has been made to ride the bicycle as yet, however; judging from its appearance, very little will be required to make it safe and reliable for the road.
TOTAL COST:  $0.00 cdn
The late sixties or early seventies Holdsworth is one of the nicest bicycles found at the dump.  Campagnolo "Valentino" fittings handle the gear shifting chores.  A full restoration is planned for this bicycle during the up-coming (long) Canadian winter.  The process will be shared with you on these pages.
TOTAL COST:  $63.00 cdn
Early Italian "Torpado" in as found condition.  It is a collection favorite and will not be altered in any way from its original condition.
TOTAL COST:  $10.00 cdn
It took less than two minutes of riding to develop a true dislike for this Motobecane "Mirage".  Look at the Dunhill Ellipitical crank rink.
TOTAL COST:  $20.00 US
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