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Marrock 05-04-09 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ggroth9 (Post 8850999)
Schwinn OCC chopper - $100

Take your pick, they're all over. Tagline usually reads something about "Mint, in the Box!" "Never Ridden!" "Price will only go up!" "Sure to be worth $$$!"

Tagline should read "Bought this bike strictly so I could place a "mint in the box" ad on Ebay sometime down the road, and make a fortune. Bike has never been ridden because my kid won't ride it as they suck to ride."

In the past 5 years, I think I have seen one of these on the street. Our local co-op left these behind for the scrap dealers when they moved recently. Pacific should have branded these "Edsel" rather than tarnishing the Sting-Ray name. I'd like to know how many collectors went out and bought one of each color every year they were manufactured, and put them away, I could use a laugh.

GregG

I keep finding them at garage sales being sold by people that won them for free somehow and expect to sell them for the original price when it was new.

cb400bill 05-04-09 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sekaijin (Post 8851721)
Rare Bicycle Art! $50

It has to be "Rare" because it isn't "Well Done".

Ta-Dum.

Kitty Gatita 05-04-09 05:45 PM

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/bik/1152687663.html

Steep!!!

cudak888 05-04-09 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ggroth9 (Post 8850999)
I'd like to know how many collectors went out and bought one of each color every year they were manufactured, and put them away, I could use a laugh.

Visit the Rebirth Of Cool forum on Schwinnbike.com.

-Kurt

Bikedued 05-04-09 06:18 PM

And 20 years ago you could probably buy a mint Krate for $100 or less? They also weighed a ton, and sucked to ride, though not as bad as an OCC. Don't be surprised if the OCC makes a resurgence 15 or so years from now, with mint ones going for ridiculous prices. The main reason being is that they started rusting if you sneezed less than ten feet from them. I have exactly one. A red with black flames. I didn't see a whole lot of those and still don't. The Squadron model is probably the rarest, and will probably be the most collectable/valuable.,,,,BD

cycleheimer 05-04-09 06:49 PM

"Vintage" ... $200 :roflmao2:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/bik/1151728942.html

Vintage Bicycle - $200 (Passaic NJ)

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Reply to: sale-qnu9y-1151728942@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-05-02, 11:43PM EDT



vintage bike as shown, made by Dunelt, asking 200.oo


Location: Passaic NJ
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests



PostingID: 1151728942

cuda2k 05-05-09 06:14 AM

The Nishiki in Moots clothing:

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/bik/1154756161.html

http://images.craigslist.org/3n43mf3...4b4f0d1bf9.jpg

cuda2k 05-05-09 08:24 PM

Limited Edition HUFFY 626 ????

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/1156401509.html

All I know is I see chicken wings, stem shifters, foam grips and a price tag north of $500.

StephenH 05-05-09 08:31 PM

Why the Moots decals? Isn't that like sticking a Rolls Royce eagle on your Yugo? And he's selling it because he bought a stationary bike? Sheesh.

tolfan 05-06-09 11:58 AM

only $100 and you can clean this guys yard and haul away his thrash.
http://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik/1153351491.html

cudak888 05-06-09 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bikedued (Post 8855006)
Don't be surprised if the OCC makes a resurgence 15 or so years from now, with mint ones going for ridiculous prices.

The neighbor behind me has one rotting away, upside-down, in his backyard. You're welcome to ask him about it if you ever come down here, if you don't mind looking straight into the face of his Great Dane ;)

-Kurt

thenomad 05-06-09 12:29 PM

Anyone for a "Vintage bike seat"?

"old Huffy Bike Seat 60's or 70's i believe

seat post aint included "



For $25!!? He's actually keeping that seatpost!?

http://images.craigslist.org/3k03pe3...bdc1b217fb.jpg

FZ1Tom 05-06-09 05:51 PM

I knew Sting Rays were going up, but this much?

http://springfield.craigslist.org/bik/1151590938.html

Tom

Bikedued 05-06-09 07:23 PM

28 inch wheels, 28 inch bike. The seat height might have caused his hip problem as well.,,,,BD

http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1155711848.html

Zaphod Beeblebrox 05-07-09 10:59 AM

Well i just had a crazy experience.

I bought a set of Sun Rhyno rims last friday, paid immediately and have had no communication from the seller whatsoever.

I sent him a message monday and another yesterday and nada...sooo I got his contact info from ebay and called him up.

A woman answered and it turns out the dude was admitted to the hospital Saturday and has been there since. He's expected to get out today or tomorrow. :( ya can't fault the guy i guess, but It sure does take the wind out of your argument to get your stuff.

tolfan 05-07-09 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FZ1Tom (Post 8869798)
I knew Sting Rays were going up, but this much?

http://springfield.craigslist.org/bik/1151590938.html

Tom

I think $400 is the high end on pricing but ya I think it will sell if its in the right market.

thenomad 05-07-09 12:22 PM

Hospital excuse works every time.

bibliobob 05-07-09 03:17 PM

This just makes me hurt real bad inside....http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1159585299.html

Cinelli Fixed Gear Freshly PowderCoated...MUST SEE - $550 (Bartlett)
Reply to: sale-mczjt-1159585299@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-05-07, 3:57PM CDT


Vintage 56cm Cinelli
Freshly PowderCoated (Red with Gold Metalic Flake)
Custom Powder Coated Track bars (coated the grip part only)
Campagnolo Record Cranks
Shimano 600 (Ultegra) Headset
Gold Stem and Track Bars
New Yellow Velo Saddle
New Yellow 700c Tires
New Tubes
New Gold KMC Chain
New Flip Flop Wheelset
New Cog and Lock Ring
New TruVativ Bottom Bracket

U MUST SEE THIS ONE TO REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!!

Call Adam

630-742-7000
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/f...Picture087.jpg

sailorbenjamin 05-07-09 06:49 PM

Just posted in Maine;
ladys mounting bike - $45 (buxton) pic

Marrock 05-07-09 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bibliobob (Post 8876114)
This just makes me hurt real bad inside....http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1159585299.html

Cinelli Fixed Gear Freshly PowderCoated...MUST SEE - $550 (Bartlett)
Reply to: sale-mczjt-1159585299@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-05-07, 3:57PM CDT


Vintage 56cm Cinelli
Freshly PowderCoated (Red with Gold Metalic Flake)
Custom Powder Coated Track bars (coated the grip part only)
Campagnolo Record Cranks
Shimano 600 (Ultegra) Headset
Gold Stem and Track Bars
New Yellow Velo Saddle
New Yellow 700c Tires
New Tubes
New Gold KMC Chain
New Flip Flop Wheelset
New Cog and Lock Ring
New TruVativ Bottom Bracket

U MUST SEE THIS ONE TO REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!!

Call Adam

630-742-7000
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/f...Picture087.jpg

Well... at least he didn't cut anything off the frame. :twitchy:

roccobike 05-07-09 07:47 PM

Now THATS a STEM!!!!
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/1159511986.html
Geez, that thing must be over a foot long!

bibliobob 05-07-09 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marrock (Post 8877589)
Well... at least he didn't cut anything off the frame. :twitchy:

Yes, and I'm grateful for that. But, I just can't get past the horrible powdercoat (to say nothing of the garish components). I don't blame the seller so much, as this is what's in demand these days. He's just giving the people what they want.

thenomad 05-07-09 09:21 PM

Apparently that's a $75 stem!
"This bicycle has $ 75.00 in upgrades to make it comfy for the older discriminatong rider"

As for the Red bike, the powdercoat doesn;t look bad to me, but everything else makes it into Ronald McDonald's Fixie!

Zaphod Beeblebrox 05-07-09 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by roccobike (Post 8877677)
Now THATS a STEM!!!!
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/1159511986.html
Geez, that thing must be over a foot long!

Holy crap!

...the upgrades are

Quote:

to make it comfy for the older discriminatong rider
what the heck? how can that be comfortable for anyone?

Bikedued 05-08-09 05:26 AM

AK for a mountain bike.,,,,BD:roflmao2::roflmao2:


http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1158437901.html


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