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    Well that Hercules is while in good condition is far from being mint and as foe rides like dream even in great riding shape these tend to be little heavy and clunky. I have never had or seen cheaper english three or single speed that I could describe as riding like dream and I have owned several and repaired a lot of them. I just can't figure out why some people think these type bikes are worth a lot of money. I for one can't seem to sell one for much more than $100.

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    14 hundred would be insane. 14 thousand is like.... IDK, I cannot find a comparison that makes sense of this insanity. This person has truly gone off the deep end, without hope of return.,,,,BD


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1987...item519f65392d
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
    14 hundred would be insane. 14 thousand is like.... IDK, I cannot find a comparison that makes sense of this insanity. This person has truly gone off the deep end, without hope of return.,,,,BD


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1987...item519f65392d
    This is a joke on the part of bbc right? They don't really think that it will sell at that price! I know that bbc is a bunch of hacks, but, this is outside the realm of hackage....
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    WTH, has got this Sagres up so high? I know tall bikes are hard to come by sometimes, but seriously?,,,,BD


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    Quote Originally Posted by anixi View Post
    This is a joke on the part of bbc right? They don't really think that it will sell at that price! I know that bbc is a bunch of hacks, but, this is outside the realm of hackage....
    Well I must be in for a huge payday! I have an '85 Bridgestone MB-1. That would make it worth like........... 20 thousand dollars!

    I have the urge to click best offer and offer 1c, but he/they probably have decline on.

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    Poor deluded boy:

    1951 SCHWINN Continental 10 speed suicide shifter HURET extremely rare - $995 (OC)


    Date: 2012-09-08, 12:56PM PDT
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    RAREST schwinn ive ever come across
    front Huret suicide shifter separate from the bike often seen reaching as high as $1000
    if youre true to wanting a classic this is it none more rare than this...
    bike was built right after the great schwinn factory fire
    everything is all original
    I MEAN EVERYTHING tires/seat everything
    come check it out if youre serious give me a call or text at 1714 520 1494
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    Had an email exchange pointing out the obvious flaws in the bike & story. He's sticking to his story. Think he bought someone elses bull**** and is trying to turn a profit.

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    Okay. Technically, what I'm posting here is outside the scope of this thread. This is not for sale, not on Craigslist, not on Ebay, not anywhere. However, this fits well within numbskullery.

    I'd been wondering why I have seen so many seriously overpriced Huffy Aerowinds lately. So in the interest of Science (capital S, ya'll) I googled "Huffy Aerowind" and here is what is at the top of the pops:

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/34...uffy-aerowind/

    Read it and be stunned:

    The Huffy company has been making bicycles since 1887, and through much of the 20th century, Huffy bikes competed in the U.S. market with companies such as Schwinn and Raleigh. The Aerowind was a popular Huffy bicycle model introduced in 1980. Now discontinued, the Huffy Aerowind is popular with vintage bike collectors and nostalgia seekers.

    Models and Features
    The Aerowind was produced in 10-speed and 12-speed models, and different bicycles were made for men and women. Avocet seats were installed on original Huffy Aerowinds. The original tires on the Aerowind measured 1 3/8 inches by 1 inch, and had steel rims. The gears and cranks on the Aerowind were made by the Japanese company Shimano. Huffy intended the Aerowind to be a fast road bike, a style change from the cruiser and mountain bike models Huffy had been selling immediately prior to 1980.

    Because the Aerowind was a popular bike in the 1980s, there are plenty of Aerowinds out there. You might find an Aerowind for sale at a garage sale, or through local classified ads. Of course, it is unlikely that the original features -- such as tires -- would have been preserved over several decades. An old Aerowind that has been unused for several years may cost more than its purchase price to fix up and make roadworthy. Collectors often wish to use original, vintage parts when restoring a bicycle. A fully and accurately restored Aerowind may cost as much as $1,000, according to the Boston Biker website.

    Pros and Cons
    The Aerowind has the unique look of a 1980s road bike. The tubing is flattened in places to give an aerodynamic, streamlined feel to the frame. Other pros include the relatively low cost and high availability of Aerowinds today; it is not the rarest or most expensive collector's bike. Like most older bicycles, however, the Aerowind frame is heavy, and may slow you down if you wish to use the bike for fast road riding.

    Quality
    According to online culture magazine "Smile Politely," the quality of Huffy's bikes between the 1930s and 1960s was relatively high. Huffy's offerings at this time were of similar quality to those of the Schwinn bicycle company, although Schwinn bikes were typically more stylish. In 2010, vintage Huffy bikes are not considered as collectible as the older Schwinn models. Between the 1960s and 1980s, the Huffy company imported some very high-quality bikes that were manufactured by Carlton and Raleigh. The Aerowind is one of Huffy's higher-quality vintage bikes from the 1980s, although there is not the price premium on an Aerowind that a vintage Schwinn would command.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
    WTH, has got this Sagres up so high? I know tall bikes are hard to come by sometimes, but seriously?,,,,BD


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-FUJI...item5d34da9d92
    This alone makes this ad worthy of conclusion here. This bike appears to be 67cm, but the seller states:

    The bike will accommodate most any rider comfortably.
    Your average High school basketball player could not ride this bike "comfortably".
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    Quote Originally Posted by baxman View Post
    Vintage Bicycle Collection 70s - 90s - $30000

    Not sure how price was determined.

    http://monterey.craigslist.org/bik/3238557889.html
    While passing around several 40s of colt 45. Next question, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
    I think I may have just peered into the abyss of misinformation and half truths the internet is. I think I need a shower.
    I think I just threw up a little bit.
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    Never have I seen this upgrade on a cottered steel crank before--powdercoat!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-170-...item5ae66e4f6c


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll-Monroe-Co View Post
    Never have I seen this upgrade on a cottered steel crank before--powdercoat!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-170-...item5ae66e4f6c

    I have always liked the looks of cottered cranks. Powder coat doesn't look quite right. The cranks don't look like they're put together properly. I admire the seller's optimism & effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
    14 hundred would be insane. 14 thousand is like.... IDK, I cannot find a comparison that makes sense of this insanity. This person has truly gone off the deep end, without hope of return.,,,,BD


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1987...item519f65392d
    This is precisely what I would do if my wife asked me to sell my favorite bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
    Okay. Technically, what I'm posting here is outside the scope of this thread. This is not for sale, not on Craigslist, not on Ebay, not anywhere. However, this fits well within numbskullery.

    I'd been wondering why I have seen so many seriously overpriced Huffy Aerowinds lately. So in the interest of Science (capital S, ya'll) I googled "Huffy Aerowind" and here is what is at the top of the pops:

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/34...uffy-aerowind/

    Read it and be stunned:



    I think I may have just peered into the abyss of misinformation and half truths the internet is. I think I need a shower.
    It should also be noted that Huffy made sold a several model Aerowinds the ones that are worth close $1000 are the limited edition competition version which had full alloy components Chromoly frames and are no relation to the standard steel ones worth about $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
    It should also be noted that Huffy made sold a several model Aerowinds the ones that are worth close $1000 are the limited edition competition version which had full alloy components Chromoly frames and are no relation to the standard steel ones worth about $100.
    Interesting. Would love to see pictures of one of these. Every one I have ever seen has the pressed and stamped drops and the cheapie brake bridge-- and I have see far too many of them.
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    I sold an Aerowind a couple months ago. I replaced the steel wheels with 27" alloy wheels. I also installed alloy drop bars and nice bronze color brake levers. New cables, white housings, tape, and saddle completed the bike. The result was passable but nothing special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown View Post
    I sold an Aerowind a couple months ago. I replaced the steel wheels with 27" alloy wheels. I also installed alloy drop bars and nice bronze color brake levers. New cables, white housings, tape, and saddle completed the bike. The result was passable but nothing special.
    What are you saying?! That mother looks fast! I can just hear the wind cutting through the tubing ... er, I mean the tubing, cutting through the wind!

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    ^^^ Someone with very short legs and very long arms is needed to ride that Arrowind. ^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
    Well that Hercules is while in good condition is far from being mint and as foe rides like dream even in great riding shape these tend to be little heavy and clunky. I have never had or seen cheaper english three or single speed that I could describe as riding like dream and I have owned several and repaired a lot of them. I just can't figure out why some people think these type bikes are worth a lot of money. I for one can't seem to sell one for much more than $100.
    I agree on all counts. I repaired that bike and gave it a test ride, and it most certainly did not ride like a dream. And no, that bike is not going to fetch even $100, let alone $500.

    All I can figure is, maybe the guy must be hoping to catch the one rube who falls for the line "for you, the price today is half off", so at $250, Moe quintuples his money. I don't know. Boggles my mind.
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    Yet another somewhat wacky add this guy seems to want more than actual retail for some 2012 bikes because they are collectiable. How can something basically new be collectiable?
    (4) 2012 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATES** ORANGE-LEMON-APPLE-GREY GHOST*** - $1550 (FT.COLLINS)

    5N75Ec5M93Fa3N83p7c9a3db3188b532e1180.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
    Yet another somewhat wacky add this guy seems to want more than actual retail for some 2012 bikes because they are collectiable. How can something basically new be collectiable?
    (4) 2012 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATES** ORANGE-LEMON-APPLE-GREY GHOST*** - $1550 (FT.COLLINS)
    The ad is gone now. I wonder what happened to it? The exact same one I found on EBay sold for a third of that:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Schwinn...p2047675.l2557
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloBrox View Post
    how do you even pedal that without destroying your knees every stroke?
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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    how do you even pedal that without destroying your knees every stroke?
    I have a hunch that the seller rotated the bars down and hung the thing in the rafters of his garage. Then didn't bother to put them back up when the posted the bike for sale.

    Or, they are wacky.
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    That was my thought too, but I couldn't figure out if the stoker bars would fit on either side of that large captain's saddle.
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