Just got home from attending the Madison, WI bike swap meet. By glancing into my wallet, I see that I have $77 less than what I left home with. Here's what the $77 got me:
- Titec H-Bar handlebar (like the one I posed in the flat bars alternative thread). Just looked at one in the store the other day and they wanted $85 for it. This one is brand new, still in the cardboard package.
- Bontrager Crow Bar handlebar, also brand new & still in packaging. List around $30.
- Serfas HLM-1 1 watt Luxeon LED helmet light. Brand new still in packaging. Usually $40.
- Bontrager CRZ+ saddle, pull off of brand new bike. Normally sells for around $40.
- Kryptonite 1018 Cable Lock, brand new still in packaging.
- adjustable road bike stem
- road bike stem high angle, probably 40 degrees
- Fuji adjustable mountain bike stem, looks brand new and is surprisingly light weight for an adjustable stem.
- Forte (Performance) 90mm 40 degree mountain bike stem
- no-name metal platform pedals
- A late 1980s Panasonic Sport LX road bike that was just converted to a flat bar by an "Old Man Bike Fix-it Guy" who hauled it to the show with a basketful of old parts to sell. It is in average condition, but was just tuned up and has new brake levers. Everything works fine. Typical low-end 80s Japanese road bike. Lugged cro-mo steel frame (Tange 900 double butted), Suntour AR 6-speed group set, stem lever shifters, and 165 mm Sugino triple crank (been wanting to try 165 cranks). Oh, and it has a old pair of MKS AR-5 aluminum platform pedals on it.
Nothing fancy for sure, but it was a very inexpensive way to try out lugged steel & 165 mm cranks.
These bikes have never been valued by collectors and usually go cheap on Craiglist, but are said by many to be surprisingly nice rides.
That's what I got for $77.