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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 01-21-13, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By Big Dee
$4.2M? I dunno. A custom car shop a...

$4.2M?

I dunno.

A custom car shop a few miles from my house has a fiberglass replica of the batmobile on a rolling chassis just sitting in their back lot. I bet about $10-15,000 investment...
Forum: Touring 01-21-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Big Dee
Bike Touring in Ireland...

Bike Touring in Ireland (http://www.blayleys.com/articles/ireland/index.htm#where) looks like a good site with lots of practical advice.

They suggest a couple of routes but one link is broken. ...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 01-18-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Big Dee
Well, the seller jacked the price back up to...

Well, the seller jacked the price back up to $250. I'm not going to waste my breath trying to talk a deluded seller down to a sane and reasonable price...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 01-17-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Big Dee
Peugeot Corbier

Going to check out a Peugeot Corbier after work tomorrow. The seller listed it on craigslist 2 days ago for $250. Today he listed it for $75. So he seems to be all over the road in regard to...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 01-11-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By Big Dee
I was toying with the idea of using an old...

I was toying with the idea of using an old mountain bike as a wheel source. I know tandems need stronger wheels, would they hold up?

I saw the posting for the Orlando Twinn. Even in those dark,...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 01-11-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By Big Dee
Schinn Twinn frame

Found a $40. OBO Schwinn Twinn frame on craigslist. Not even the cranks are left. Just a bare frame and fork.

Is it possible to get all the components needed for a proper rebuild economically?
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 01-11-13, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By Big Dee
Well, he did send me a single crappy iPhone...

Well, he did send me a single crappy iPhone picture of the left side of the bike. I'm on my cell phone right now and I can't post it. But I'll put it up when I get home...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 01-11-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By Big Dee
I suspected that he was way too high on the...

I suspected that he was way too high on the price. He's been pretty persistant with multiple e-mails and offers to negotiate the price. So I think that I may be the only interested party.
...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 01-11-13, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By Big Dee
Bianchi Stelvio

I've been offered a Bianchi Stelvio via e-mail, asking price $600.

It's a 3 hr round trip to check it out. All the seller has sent me so far is one lo-res picture. I've requested that he take...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 01-07-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Big Dee
'70s Peugeot - $145???

Going to look at an old '70s Peugeot tomorrow. Don't know the model or exact year.

Here's the craiglist photos

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Any idea where the ballpark on this one should be? ...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 12-31-12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 103,837
Posted By Big Dee
Fascinating thread. I've been thinking about...

Fascinating thread. I've been thinking about flipping bikes and just came across this discussion. After hours of reading thru all of the posts, I've gleaned a lot of advice that I hope will save me...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-29-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,057
Posted By Big Dee
I believe that LBS's - just like car dealers -...

I believe that LBS's - just like car dealers - have to pay inventory taxes for stock that they carry over into the next year. These can be substantial, so selling the few odd bikes they have left at...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-20-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 42,525
Posted By Big Dee
Name: Dennis Age: 49 Clyde/Athena: Clyde #...

Name: Dennis
Age: 49
Clyde/Athena: Clyde
# of Triathlons completed: 0
Longest race: None
Next Race: June 20, 2010 - Dad's Day Tri (http://www.dadsdaytri.com/) (.25 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 3.1...
Forum: Introductions 04-06-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Big Dee
That might be "do-able." On 'MapMyRide' there's...

That might be "do-able." On 'MapMyRide' there's a fair number of routes that originate near my house. :thumb: But I think that I should ride a few of them myself before I go inviting anyone to...
Forum: Introductions 04-03-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Big Dee
Hey, another Central Floridian. And a fellow...

Hey, another Central Floridian. And a fellow "Clyde" as well!

Whereabouts are you located? I'm in Melbourne.

Welcome!
Forum: Southeast 04-03-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By Big Dee
Average speeds you have to maintain per the...

Average speeds you have to maintain per the website (http://www.spacecoastfreewheelers.com/events.htm) -



I was considering trying it myself, but I'm in the Air Force Reserve and the ride is on...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-02-10, 07:53 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 20,641
Posted By Big Dee
Location: Melbourne, FL Pace: 13-17 MPH ...

Location: Melbourne, FL
Pace: 13-17 MPH
Distance: 15-25 miles

I'd like to find some ride buddies for mutual support and encouragement as we build our endurance, distance and fitness. Maybe an...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-02-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 1,919,671
Posted By Big Dee
Hi, new "Clydesdale" here. I just introduced...

Hi, new "Clydesdale" here. I just introduced myself in the "Introductions" section and thought I should do the same here.

My name is Dennis. I'm 49 years old (turning 50 this month) and at 6'2"...
Forum: Introductions 04-02-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Big Dee
Hello from the Space Coast of Florida!

Hi. Just getting back into cycling after years away. I've been skimming these forums for a while in relation to specific things. Lurking seemed to fill my needs.

Then I happened upon the...
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