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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-26-16, 03:11 PM
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Posted By repechage
We should charge for this kind of help.

We should charge for this kind of help.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By repechage
The "first gen" aluminum frames such as Alan and...

The "first gen" aluminum frames such as Alan and Vitus were noodles from the get go, at least from my experience.


There were plenty before them but were lower in production volumes and in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 721
Posted By repechage
The Follis importer was on shaky ground, I think...

The Follis importer was on shaky ground, I think ended in '78 or so, or cut back so much it was essentially over.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-25-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By repechage
The BBC, I wonder what they would do with a...

The BBC, I wonder what they would do with a really valuable bike?
$150 sounds cheap, but all tossing darts in the dark without images.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By repechage
Worst case, you fix up the new "parts" bike to...

Worst case, you fix up the new "parts" bike to running condition and you like it's ride just as much or more.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 689
Posted By repechage
I never liked doing it that way. As replacement...

I never liked doing it that way. As replacement wheels are yet to be found at this point, might as well measure and match.

Still, the cheapest solution is a different front derailleur.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-25-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By repechage
1988 is an interesting year. I think all would...

1988 is an interesting year.
I think all would agree that without a selection of images, we cannot help much.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 689
Posted By repechage
keeping in mind the overall rear wheel axle...

keeping in mind the overall rear wheel axle width, I would not want to have to place a 130 mm wide locknut assembly in a 126 mm Cannondale very often.
Too much work.

Pretty sure the bike is 126...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By repechage
Not if you look for a WRX. Wish they made the...

Not if you look for a WRX.
Wish they made the STI in a wagon way back...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-24-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By repechage
a bicycle pricing guide is fraught with problems....

a bicycle pricing guide is fraught with problems.
Too much diversity.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By repechage
I think aging tires is not just for tubulars. ...

I think aging tires is not just for tubulars.
Fresh rubber just latches on to more stuff, then, pssssst.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-24-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By repechage
'73-'74. No later. I have one just a bit...

'73-'74. No later.
I have one just a bit bigger.
The paint touch ups are unfortunate. I got very close mixing two nail polish colors.
Address that and the value will be enhanced, even just...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By repechage
Definitely by '68.

Definitely by '68.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By repechage
The "Mag" sprocket was developed for the Krates,...

The "Mag" sprocket was developed for the Krates, so later 60's. by 1969 the coaster brake bikes also got a version of the Mag sprocket, flat spokes and fewer teeth.
I had a '66-'67 with the tail fin...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,050
Posted By repechage
I want to trust my equipment. For me,...

I want to trust my equipment.
For me, retirement is in order.
It is there. It will get bigger, no idea when or how fast.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By repechage
The purple one is much earlier. You did well. I...

The purple one is much earlier.
You did well. I would consider looking for another coaster brake example. Hand size and strength required for caliper brakes and the whole gear concept is not often a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 17,945
Posted By repechage
And I thought a hotel lagoon story was coming.

And I thought a hotel lagoon story was coming.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By repechage
Seller is savvy, just hoping the buyer is not. ...

Seller is savvy, just hoping the buyer is not.
Taken in by the team celeste color… has to be a top notch bike, it has Campagnolo parts…
As it is local pick up only…
The best offer for that will be...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By repechage
looking forward to seeing it with a set of wheels

looking forward to seeing it with a set of wheels
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 04:02 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By repechage
I drive stick shift cars. Almost makes me a...

I drive stick shift cars.
Almost makes me a 1%er.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,744
Posted By repechage
Have to agree that is a rim I did not look...

Have to agree that is a rim I did not look forward to building way back.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,744
Posted By repechage
Front wheel with rim brake, it does not matter,...

Front wheel with rim brake, it does not matter, but I usually match what I do for the rear wheel:

Rear wheel. I have the "pulling" spoke, spoke that gets the load under acceleration- spoke elbow...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-18-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By repechage
I would think it would sell for asking, how much...

I would think it would sell for asking, how much more? Depends on a lot.
Smaller size, pushes down, condition of everything can have a big effect.
Of course, the friend advising you on the price...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By repechage
Do not assume that the fork and frame are...

Do not assume that the fork and frame are original to each other.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By repechage
Not either. I have seen that LA on a fork crown...

Not either.
I have seen that LA on a fork crown before, just cannot recall.
Drive side dropout appears to have been repaired and or is bent again.
Internal top tube cable routing is probably not...
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