Classic & Vintage - Westpoint Bikes??!
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07-30-07, 05:22 PM
Around here I snagged a 24" and a 26" Yellow westpoint bike 'set'. They apperently were sold at TrueValue as thats what their headbadges say. They are both Star-10's. I noticed another model for sale: Contender10. Anyone know who makes these? They have the ****** bottom bracket that Huffies do.
07-31-07, 01:02 AM
They sound fairly low end, but...photos always help!
Oh, and Welcome to Bike Forums!
08-03-07, 03:20 PM
Pardon the mess :P
08-03-07, 03:54 PM
The photo confirms East Hill's diagnosis: the unlugged frame, folded sheet steel stem, stamped rear dropouts, smashed-tubing front dropouts (is there an official name for this?), plastic stem shifters, forged steel s-crank, steel rims, and leopard print flipflops all say "1979 Bike Boom Cheapo." On the other hand, it has a certain panache. Tune, add brakes with Salmon Kool-Stop pads, add derailleurs if desired, and ride with pride. Saddle is optional.
08-03-07, 04:03 PM
Glad I got these for free! I'm also wondering how much I can offer hapless sellers for their huffy bikes...I dont dare pay more than $10 :-\ even if its a simple fix like a "spilled pop into headset" I cant really turn around and make much, but I do love selling used bikes as they obviously are superior - steel frames and decent shimano parts should hold up better than walmart crapoly! I should note that I destroyed a crank on my Trek 800 Sport, along with the seat and seatpost.
08-03-07, 08:22 PM
...and leopard print flipflops all say "1979 Bike Boom Cheapo."
But there is that panache AND there is matching leopard print on the chair(?), so it's all good :) . Flipping bikes at that low price point could be difficult, so free is certainly the way to go.
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