Alt Bike Culture - Should I spend a dime on this thing?
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
Sorry, can't post a pic directly on mobile. But anyway, found this at an antiques/oddments shop today. It rides pretty nicely, though the brake doesn't work right now (if a fixed cog could be put on it, that would obviate the problem). I'm considering snagging it. The dude wants $65 and I'd start haggling at $40.
01-25-13, 11:31 PM
no thanks. looks like its more for show than riding. it has to roll like a tank.
01-26-13, 07:46 AM
depends. i would, but for that much i'd have to have an idea burning a hole in my head that just really needed one of those to do it (and i mean smoke coming out of my ears). but just offhand, no. they're just parts bikes for me, and i have a couple already. it'd need to be about half that price for me to even consider it.
01-26-13, 09:21 AM
It's an old Schwinn. Minus fender, chainguard, original paint job and saddle. So as a collectable, it's nothing. But if you like it, go for it. I wouldn't offer over 25 to start, go up to 40 if you must. At least in Sarasota, you won't encounter a hill.
I have an old Giant Stiletto chopper. It's a tank. But it's unbeatable for riding in a parade. I love it.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.