Classic & Vintage - free dutch built bickup in menlo park(Bay area)
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09-21-08, 01:03 AM
Hello this is my first post.
Do you want to pick up my old bike. It works a bit
I wanted to put it in the trash cause i bought a new one.
This bike is over 30 years old i think
If you are into a thing like that you can come and pick it up for free
09-21-08, 03:25 AM
Wish I lived near you! Does this bike have any brakes fitted?
Well done for making such a generous offer, I'm sure one of our forum colleagues will really appreciate it.
09-21-08, 03:30 AM
Are you sure you aren't located in Indiana?
09-21-08, 03:32 AM
Where I live (Vermont) it is a time-honored tradition to place things in front of one's house with a FREE sign on them. Generally anything is gone within an hour - within limits.
King of Kadence
09-21-08, 04:18 AM
09-22-08, 03:44 PM
King said hed pick it up.
There is a working coaster break
I looked it up, this bike is probably 50 yrs old so i think it would be a shame leaving it to the scrap metal guys.
09-22-08, 03:54 PM
I was going to drive more than 350 miles to pick it up then I remembered how I ended up with an Univega Activa. I needed to rebuild a rubber block pedal, just one. I had a junk pile of English 3 speed parts and I couldn't find enough parts to rebuild a pedal. I couldn't buy a pedal. I couldn't buy parts to rebuild a pedal.
I still salivate at the sight of an English 3 speed, even yours.
09-24-08, 03:35 AM
I met King of kadence today. He picked up the bike and I made him promise to post some pictures of it when it is again in riding state.
King of Kadence
09-25-08, 08:01 PM
The King is on the case. I picked up the Magneet from Uniekje(thanks Uniekje!). It's a bit worn, but very dutch. The bottom bracket needs sorting straight away. I plan to clean it up and use it just the way a dutch bike should, as basic transportation. It's isn't missing anything besides the pedals, generator, taillamp and bell. The chaincase is interesting as it's made of vinyl, and has a small tear in it.
Here's a better photo.
wiring goes through the stem
a few more pictures here
09-25-08, 08:22 PM
That is a sweet ride! It's not often you see one of those in the states.......Uniekje is a very generous person.
09-25-08, 10:52 PM
Kadence, you lucky bastige. You out PMed me by about 10 minutes the other day. My wife is Dutch; now don't you feel guilty enoough to pass it along to me?
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