Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: Peugeot HLE, Bianchi (Italian), Bianchi (Japanese), Steyr Clubman , Bridgestone Triathlon Al, SR Semi Pro Touring, Centurion Master Ironman, Raleigh Super Course, Guerciotti Tourist, Centurion Elite RS, Sears Screamer 1, Schwinn LeTour & Cruiser
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Greetings from Tom The Bike Dude in Los Angeles
I've read numerous forum items here over the last 2 years since starting a new hobby of buying, reconditioning & reselling bicycles.
This current state of insanity started out innocently enough just wanting 7 or so different types of bikes to keep me interested and riding to get in shape. Within a month I had about 30 and peaked last November at about 70 before realizing I indeed had a disease and my life had become unmanageable. I sold 25 bikes to a Flea Market vendor for $400 to avoid moving all of my humble bicycles yet again to another First Month $1 special Storage facility (the only way I could afford all of the lunacy).
I buy and sell on Craigslist almost exclusively. Here's the link to my current ad so you all can get an idea of my abnormalities
I think this is OK as per the BF rules... if not my apologies and will gladly remove it or will not be offended if a moderator does. I would like to find a better way to sell my bikes as it seems that CL is somewhat of a "garage sale atmosphere" but this is not why I'm here. Actually, I bought my first true blooded Italian Road Bike; a 1986 Guerciotti Tourist and I am mystified as to what it is made of and how it was assembled...
A Swedish automotive techie guy in my same industrial unit thinks it may be "adhesive bonded" rather than the normal "flow brazed" methods for lugged connections (The chances of me getting close to any correct terms here are poor to extremely doubtful ). Anyhow I will post this bike and questions about it in up in the appropriate location later. If someone feels compelled to jump in early here concerning this beast that's OK by me.
Glad to finally have joined up and a big thanks to whoever got all of this started and all the members and contributors.
Last edited by RonH; 07-25-10 at 12:07 PM.