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Old 09-11-07, 12:28 PM   #1
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I need affirmation...

Schwinn Voyageur 11.8, looks to be in real primo condition.

Is it worth a $50 investment as a flip bike?
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Yes and I am willing to go halfsies to help mitigate your investment risk! Also e-bay is your best bet for resale. Move quick, there is an on ramp to 309N right near my house.....

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Old 09-11-07, 01:41 PM   #3
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If you want it get it, I won't fight a fellow BF'er over a bike. There's just too many bikes for that kind of stuff.
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I was only kidding about the trip North. That said, I do think it is good flip material. I have seen the black version of the Voyageur go on ebay for close too and sometimes over $200 depending. Good Luck!
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I knew that.

I was just playin' back.
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I live just off of 309... and could really use an 11.8!!!! especially if it is 56-57 cm

I'll let you flip it to me for a modest profit!
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Heh, heh... I just got home with it. I haven't measured yet but depending on how you measure it just might be a 57.

The bike is in beautiful shape considering... birthdate is 0730, so it's an '80, right? Needs a rear tube and the hoods are all cracked & wonky. Anyone have a line on a cheap pair of hoods? They're Dia-Compe drilled levers.

I'm anxious to get cracking on it tomorrow.
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Anyone have a line on a cheap pair of hoods? They're Dia-Compe drilled levers.
bbbbay... Dia-Compe hoods

Congrats! That's a very good price. Careful, 11.8s can be addicting enough you'll want to keep it.
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Although I saw the CL listing, WE NEED PICS!!!!
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This WILL happen tomorrow. I promise.

Trust me, they didn't do it justice.
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Somehow I missed this ad. Was it on Philly CL, or another PA subsection? I don't even know why I bother to watch Philly CL...just to end up seeing the deals appear in fender1's posts!

If it's a 59 or 60cm c-c, you may have another interested buyer for local pick-up!

EDIT: Nevermind, looks like the '80 was only offered in 21", 23" and 25", no in-between.

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Somehow I missed this ad. Was it on Philly CL, or another PA subsection? I don't even know why I bother to watch Philly CL...just to end up seeing the deals appear in fender1's posts!

If it's a 59 or 60cm c-c, you may have another interested buyer for local pick-up!

EDIT: Nevermind, looks like the '80 was only offered in 21", 23" and 25", no in-between.
It was in the Lehigh Valley subsection. Listed as "Schwinn ~ Excellent Condition" $50. there were three real fuzzy low-res photos. I had to inquire what it was.

Photos forthcoming.
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I ran into the same sort of deal last night. Peugeot bike $125. Turns out to be 531 frame and forks in amazing condition, hehe. PICS!! We need pics!,,,,BD
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I'm on my way out to the shop right now to make it presentable. Pics must wait till the sun is up.
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If it's a 59 or 60cm c-c, you may have another interested buyer for local pick-up!

EDIT: Nevermind, looks like the '80 was only offered in 21", 23" and 25", no in-between.
Yeah, Schwinn measures c-t so the 23" is 57cm c-c and the 25" is 62cm c-c. You need a 24" in Schwinn vernacular.

BTW Oddly enough, both the 23" and 25" have 57cm c-c top tubes.
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I'm on my way out to the shop right now to make it presentable. Pics must wait till the sun is up.
Alright, sun's up on the east coast. Where dey at?
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Haha.,,,,BD
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Alright, sun's up on the east coast. Where dey at?
Sweet weepin Jeebus mang, I gots to make da bike prezentable!

I need another half hour, ok?
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Sweet weepin Jeebus mang, I gots to make da bike prezentable!

I need another half hour, ok?
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Hokay, 'ere dey are. Enjoy

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Stacey and I spent some time last night in PM trying to talk each other into this one...

I kept trying to convince myself it was too big for me...

I am glad it got into C&V hands!
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Yeah, Schwinn measures c-t so the 23" is 57cm c-c and the 25" is 62cm c-c. You need a 24" in Schwinn vernacular.

BTW Oddly enough, both the 23" and 25" have 57cm c-c top tubes.
Not to be argumentative, but on my tape 23" is about 58.4cm.
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Ahhhhh.... those folks in the Lehigh Valley know how to treat a bike! If that bike were close to Philly, it would be a single speed/Fixed gear by now and have been powder coated flat black regardless of the paint condition!
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gorgeous bike. . .
I'm guessing you're now thinking of keeping this one?

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