Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Fuji customized flip flop single gear small frame 47cm bicycle light W - $400
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04-18-11, 10:39 AM
Pleased to present a Fuji customized flip flop single gear small frame 47cm bicycle light weight and fast. Has new parts such as sealed bearing double wall deep V aluminum rims, tires & tubes, aluminum handle bar conversion, brakes, chain, pedals, and seat. The frame is 18 1/2" inches & the rims are 650 x 23C. "
Second opinions? My gut tells me that it's a tad steep pricewise for what it is, but its exactly what I am looking for, and I know that building this on my own would cost me more.
Looking at it tomorrow.
$100 bike with SS conversion. You decide.
04-18-11, 10:53 AM
Yes, it is a tad steep. It's a pretty basic level Fuji frame, nothing wrong with it, but there were lots of them. It is small and you are in a hot area, however. Here I would expect about 150$ on one, maybe a bit more due to the parts. Or a bit less due the cottered crank. What's the gear ratio on it? It looks very steep. Might not be an easy ride. Brooklyn? I dunno.
04-18-11, 11:39 AM
if you buy that get some better cable clamps and nicer brake calipers.
a person could do better for $400 http://bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott_pro.htm
04-18-11, 12:40 PM
Worth $200 max.
04-18-11, 02:48 PM
The only thing about the Kilo TT is that they take 700c wheels, but that's not hard to work around at all. So many dang bike flippers in Brooklyn. It kind of blows.
04-18-11, 06:52 PM
what is wrong with 700c wheels? I believe they are more common than 27" these days
04-18-11, 06:59 PM
I'm a shorty. My last bike was a 47cm with 700c wheels, it was a bit awkward aesthetically, 650 wheels lower the standover about an inch and a half depending. :)
04-18-11, 07:05 PM
Anyway I already cancelled on the guy, I really appreciate everyone's input.
I would start searching for a nice Terry bike. For the same money (maybe a tad less), you can get 10X the bike.
04-18-11, 07:10 PM
I have a Terry. That's kind of part of the problem. I have a love hate relationship with it. Did a 30 mile ride on it this morning= Love.
Quick ride around the corner to a friends house in the rain = Hate.
Also bike shops can't seem to wrap their heads around the Terry concept. I had a hell of a time in Gotham Bikes this afternoon insisting to the clerk that the front wheel is a 24" and could he please check in the back if they have a 24x1 tire? Bike shop guys are always kind of just dumbfounded by it.
It's a great bike for longish distance riding, but for pleasure/short rides, it's not an ideal situation for me.
04-19-11, 08:36 AM
Bike shop guys are always kind of just dumbfounded by it.
Bike shop guys in general are kinda dumbfounded by anything outside a narrow range. Be glad the Terry isn't French threaded.
04-19-11, 09:02 AM
Ahhh. That would be pure hell.
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