Boise Cycle Salvage

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  1. whereshaldo

    whereshaldo Member

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    For the Boise area forum members, is it worth making a trip to Boise Cycle Salvage to scavenge for parts? I'll be out there for work in a couple weeks and am thinking of building in a little time to stop there. Worthwhile?

    Along the same lines, any other good salvage yards/used parts resources in the Washington/Oregon/Idaho area?

    Hal
     
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  3. cjpayne

    cjpayne Well-Known Member

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    I'd call them and ask if they might have what your looking for. If you do go, tell us anything you can.
     
  4. mikesminitrail

    mikesminitrail New Member

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    They sell on eBay, and their prices are pretty high. I would list what you need here first.
     
  5. whereshaldo

    whereshaldo Member

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    So I made it to Boise Cycle Salvage and its pretty cool. Its basically just a 1/2 acre lot stuffed with old bikes out rotting in the elements, plus some parts picked and pulled. Given that the Honda Trail was "invented" in Idaho, its wasn't surprising that there would be bikes there, but man, there were a lot of bikes. They have a box of very basic tools you can borrow, and its really just a free for all in there run by one guy who is really chill. I think the ebay parts are more expensive because they pick them, test them, and then have to deal with packing and shipping them out. I picked up the following parts for my C70 for about $55.

    Stator/points plate
    Fork Lock Assembly
    Seat Hinge
    Headlight/Horn Switch
    Center Stand and assorted bits.

    If you're in Boise its worth stopping by. I'll probably go back and try to haggle another C70 or early C90 or CT110 frame for a electric conversion at some point. Honestly I would bet that there are at least 50 solid CT underbone carcasses just rotting away, plus a couple CT70s, 2 C70s, and some stuff I just cant identify. I would have grabbed a set of wheels too, as most were in really clean shape with way less rust than my Seattle bike.

    Hal

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