Severe victim of the 1980's look.
Doofus doesn't even know his fork is bent, or that there's a way to mount a single chainring without milling off all the teeth off the second.
EDIT: Someone replied:
-KurtHey, "Custom Schwinn Sports Tourer" guy - $1350 (Toontown)
It might come as a great shock to your avant-garde, haute bicycle-customization persona, but that so-called $1350 worth of "artwork" you posted yesterday happens to have a severely bent fork, more specifically, a bent steerer tube.
Hell, you even gave us a closeup of how the lower headset crown race does not seat itself correctly against the upper bearing race:
Listen, I don't have a problem with nuts like you trying to reinvent the Dada art cult by asking outrageous prices for spraybombed bicycles (bicycles which were once dignified, such as that Sports Tourer), but don't be a complete idiot and try to sell it with a bent fork. Partially wrecked framesets do not become ART or CUSTOMIZED by virtue of "accident patina."
Go spraybomb an intact fork and put it on there. Maybe I'll even stop laughing at your ad.
I don't know if this has been talked about before and a search didn't turn anything up so I'll just ask in this thread as it seems appropriate. Instead of taking road bikes and flipping them for a profit as many do on craigslist, could one buy road bikes with decent components, sell the components and convert the bike into a fixed gear using parts bought cheaply in bulk and sell that? What do you guys think of this idea? Would it be profitable or what?
My index fingers are in the shape of a cross right now,,,,BD
SD54, I am sure such things are done.
I am also sure that we don't speak of those who do them.
This person keeps posting this over and over and over and over. Someone sent a reply on craigslist
The truth is that time is money, and you can trade one for another. If the guy is willing to post and repost, eventually, he'll find a sucker willing to spend the money.
The bike is a safety hazard without handlebar plugs.
These make my eyes hurt.
That customized Sports Tourer for $1350 one.
I noticed more things, the seat clamp is wrong way and I notice why the forks could be bent? It looks like theres blood spatter on the front of the frame. lol Something went down!
1939 Raleigh Sports
1976 Raleigh Sports
1977 Raleigh Sports
1971 Raleigh Sports
1972 Raleigh Sports-Longtail-
2005 Rocky Mountain vertex30 -police edition-
1970's supercycle motocross
"Winston Churchill raced this antique/vintage/exotic/ancient/prehistoric/collectable/really old Rudge, hand made by Sir Malcom Rudge himself, in the 1939 Tour de France. He then gave it as a birthday gift to General Charles de Gaulle who rode it single-handedly into battle, his sword waiving in the air, against a crack German Panzer division ...driving them back deep behind their own lines... also, includes a saddle of the finest Corinthian leather...also includes a Kryptonite lock (missing key) from the 1920s... only selling it because I want someone else to now enjoy it."
rare, vintage English Rudge Sports bicycle - $400 (prospect park)
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rare, vintage rudge sports bicycle. these are very hard to find. i salvaged this from basement storage a few years ago and restored it to road worthy condition. it's the late 30's-1943 model, pre-everything, back before raleigh was even around. original labels. i don't want to but i must part with this as I've collected too many bikes for my small apartment.
Location: prospect park
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Cycleheimer says..."how about $50?"
These are the pix of the late '30s to 1943 Rudge from the Craig's List posting "highlighted" above...no wonder "vintage" bikes are starting to get a bad name!
"What's left of a mid-'60s Rudge Sports."
sold this Bianchi to someone for $350 a few weeks ago.
This just surfaced on CL:
-RECENTLY CONVERTED TO A 6 SPEED (PERFECT FOR LATER FIXIE CONVERSION) AND TOOK ALL THE NONSENSE OFF THE BIKE
Was such a beautiful bike! He killed it!
I agree with you - wrecked
There is no accounting for others' lack of taste
those straight bars look dumbass on a racing bike
Though, I do enjoy the look of discovery they sometimes get when they realize they made the bars so narrow their arms actually make it harder for them to breathe.
"Engineering! It's like math, but louder."
Actually, I always swing my leg over the handlebars (standard drop bars incidentally) when riding the tandem. My wife appreciates not getting kicked in the face (the inevitable result of the standard method).