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    The Brave Descender High Fist Shin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobHufford View Post
    I though Schwinn's Opaque Green was bad ... (customized Sports Tourer for $1350)

    Bob
    That thing is dangerous. Look at the brake setup! Not to mention the wheel skewers are mounted on the wrong side. Bent fork?

    In life there are no mistakes, only lessons. -Shin

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    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:

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...240765512.html

    Hey, "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:

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    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.
    -Kurt
    Last edited by cudak888; 06-26-09 at 10:23 AM.

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    A classic ad for a hipster fixie special:
    http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/bik/1240709691.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by BobHufford View Post
    Hope he has good brakes!

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    WTH,,, I mean....I want to hear the Brian/Stuy commentary on this one...,,,,BD


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    Quote Originally Posted by sonatageek View Post
    A classic ad for a hipster fixie special:
    http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/bik/1240709691.html



    The one good thing about black cork wrap is that it's better than nothing.

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    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?

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    My index fingers are in the shape of a cross right now,,,,BD
    The one good thing about black cork wrap is that it's better than nothing.

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    SD54, I am sure such things are done.

    I am also sure that we don't speak of those who do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronsonic View Post
    I am also sure that we don't speak of those who do them.
    We speak of those that do, we just don't speak well of them.
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    http://easternshore.craigslist.org/bik/1235665541.html


    This person keeps posting this over and over and over and over. Someone sent a reply on craigslist

    http://easternshore.craigslist.org/bik/1236549286.html

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    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.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Dr Seuss makes handlebars


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    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!
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    "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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    Reply to: sale-xyqpp-1244089148@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
    Date: 2009-06-28, 4:28PM EDT



    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.

    $400 obo



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    Cycleheimer says..."how about $50?"

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    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!
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    Don't look like any flip/flop hub I've ever seen.

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1244143371.html

    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycleheimer View Post
    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.

    -Kurt

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    "What's left of a mid-'60s Rudge Sports."
    -Kurt


    Exactly!

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    sold this Bianchi to someone for $350 a few weeks ago.

    This just surfaced on CL:

    http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/1245561442.html

    -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!



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    I agree with you - wrecked
    There is no accounting for others' lack of taste
    those straight bars look dumbass on a racing bike

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    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."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL NZ View Post
    I agree with you - wrecked
    There is no accounting for others' lack of taste
    those straight bars look dumbass on a racing bike
    You have to have the tiny bars so you can get on it the hipster way--by swinging your leg over the front. The old Fred method of swinging your leg over the back of the bike is history.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbarnlane View Post
    You have to have the tiny bars so you can get on it the hipster way--by swinging your leg over the front. The old Fred method of swinging your leg over the back of the bike is history.

    Mike
    Swinging your leg over the front is so last week... now the hipster way is jumping from a second floor window and landing on the saddle.
    "Engineering! It's like math, but louder."

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    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).

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