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Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-27-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13,137
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Posted By Flying Merkel
Behold the Alenax, languishing on Craigslist:...

Behold the Alenax, languishing on Craigslist: ALENAX UNIQUE BIKE 3 SPEEDS (http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/5594339109.html)
http://images.craigslist.org/00808_8xjFr6JAG5c_600x450.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-16, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13,137
Views: 1,553,734
Posted By Flying Merkel
Optimist of the month, Huffy style. A 1943 Huffy...

Optimist of the month, Huffy style. A 1943 Huffy Good Vibrations cruiser only $235

Huffy Good Vibrations Vintage possible pre-1950s very Origina...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 03-25-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By Flying Merkel
Another possiblity is to increase the rotating...

Another possiblity is to increase the rotating weight of the rims, turning them into energy-storing flywheels.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-26-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13,137
Views: 1,553,734
Posted By Flying Merkel
Best brake lever placement ever: Peugeot...

Best brake lever placement ever:

Peugeot Bicycle 5 speed runs good (http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/5465546803.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00K0K_aY5nTb3p02v_600x450.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-25-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13,137
Views: 1,553,734
Posted By Flying Merkel
Optimist of the week. Huffy hybrid thingy: ...

Optimist of the week.

Huffy hybrid thingy:

"Interesting" barter/trades considered: Collector: Windsprint, 26" VGC (http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/5464320044.html)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-14-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13,137
Views: 1,553,734
Posted By Flying Merkel
Maybe then he'll be able to afford the electrons...

Maybe then he'll be able to afford the electrons to write a full description
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-10-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Flying Merkel
Sears Steyr 3 speed

Picked up this three speed bike yesterday for $20. According to the date code on the Sachs hub, it's a 1969. Not in bad shape. Anybody have any experience with these? 503898503899503900
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-05-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13,137
Views: 1,553,734
Posted By Flying Merkel
I'm not sure what this guy was aiming to do, but...

I'm not sure what this guy was aiming to do, but it didn't work.

prewar Vinage 1920 Mead Ranger bike for sale or trade (http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/5398944215.html)

prewar Vinage...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-05-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,173
Posted By Flying Merkel
I vowed to never sell my Univega Super Strada,...

I vowed to never sell my Univega Super Strada, complete with Dura Ace AX aero components. Bought it in '85 for the princely sum of $650. It never quite worked for me. The rear derailluer was crap,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-04-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13,137
Views: 1,553,734
Posted By Flying Merkel
This poor guy has been trying to sell the...

This poor guy has been trying to sell the Softride for about 5-6 years now. $1,000.

Softride Road Wing full Shimano Ultegra (http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/5411519772.html)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-01-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,172
Posted By Flying Merkel
My first ride to school bike was a Schwinn...

My first ride to school bike was a Schwinn Stingray for first grade in 1968. Next up was a used rental Schwinn Varsity for 7th grade. Had all the faults & virtues that we read about. In high...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 02-01-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,792
Posted By Flying Merkel
Curious to see what she came up with.

Curious to see what she came up with.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-19-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By Flying Merkel
I was forced to ride a Huffy to work back in...

I was forced to ride a Huffy to work back in 1979. Horrible. Nothing worked. The brakes dragged and still wouldn't do much to stop the bike. Rims would go out of true just sitting in the garage...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-04-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,660
Posted By Flying Merkel
Driving through the alley I saw a Schwinn Ranger...

Driving through the alley I saw a Schwinn Ranger in pieces. I discovered it had been hit by a car. Put it together with parts I had on hand.

Behold the Heffalump:
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It's now an 8 speed,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-29-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,548
Posted By Flying Merkel
Trueing rims truly doth suck. I can take a...

Trueing rims truly doth suck. I can take a potato chip'd rim and make it somewhat less potato chippy. Never straight.

Working on bikes that weren't designed to be repaired. The cheap awful...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-12-15, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Flying Merkel
Memories of a Huffy 10 speed in the 70's still...

Memories of a Huffy 10 speed in the 70's still haunt me. Most awful thing on wheels.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-12-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,492
Posted By Flying Merkel
This Schwinn was found in the alley in Corona Del...

This Schwinn was found in the alley in Corona Del Mar, CA. It's a very wealthy area. My aunt loves combing the alley for stuff. The forks were backwards. I took it home, cleaned it up, tuned it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-09-15, 11:30 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 48,776
Posted By Flying Merkel
Dad found this out by the curb for pickup by...

Dad found this out by the curb for pickup by Goodwill. He brought it home for me. The people protested, but he pretended not to understand.

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Just brought this home Saturday. Damn...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-09-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 549
Posted By Flying Merkel
My signature bike is an American Eagle. When the...

My signature bike is an American Eagle. When the rusted out spokes start breaking, I plan to switch to 650B. The Raleigh's rims have a lot of life left.

The Honjo fenders are pricey but perty
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-09-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 549
Posted By Flying Merkel
1973 it is. Looked up Raleigh catalogs, it's...

1973 it is. Looked up Raleigh catalogs, it's most likely a '73. This is going to be a wallhanger/ occasional rider. Really nice bike. The tires seem fine, but the rear hub needs oil. Got to get...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 11-08-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,007
Posted By Flying Merkel
This: 486968 The Schwinn Ranger. Found...

This:

486968

The Schwinn Ranger. Found it in the alley. It was hit by a car. Mostly intact. It's now an 8 speed. It's going to be a beater/grocery getter/cruise to the beach bike. I'm...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-08-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 549
Posted By Flying Merkel
1971? Raleigh Sport dumpster find

Been a while since I've posted, but this is too good.

Got a call from an old guy who buys & sells beach cruisers. His friend found the Raleigh in a dumpster after the owner died. It probably was...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-12-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13,137
Views: 1,553,734
Posted By Flying Merkel
It comes with upside down serial numbers. ...

It comes with upside down serial numbers. Increases the value by a factor of 10 or more

Super RARE Collectors Vintage Schwinn Bicycle Bike | eBay...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 06-16-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,407
Posted By Flying Merkel
I justed found a Pacific-Schwinn women's beach...

I justed found a Pacific-Schwinn women's beach cruiser in the alley. Great looking bike with the pink paint job and springer fork. It's a 7 speed. A friend wants a bike to tow a doggy trailer,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-12-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,782
Posted By Flying Merkel
Late 60's American Eagle roadster '82 Univega...

Late 60's American Eagle roadster
'82 Univega Gran Turismo
'91 Shogun Prairie Breaker MTB.

Bikes last.
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