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Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-20-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 35,974
Views: 3,683,527
Posted By habes78023
You think the 760 is a good deal at 375? you...

You think the 760 is a good deal at 375? you should have seen it listed at 100 the day before.

But so goes the craigslist bike game.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-11-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 765
Posted By habes78023
I was pleasantly surprised to see what I had put...

I was pleasantly surprised to see what I had put down for bikes. Still true to when I wrote it.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,646
Posted By habes78023
BlueDevil never disappoints, very tasteful build....

BlueDevil never disappoints, very tasteful build. :thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-11-13, 09:35 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 8,553
Posted By habes78023
I voted Fuji, I was just looking at your...

I voted Fuji,

I was just looking at your catalog pics and saw a yellow bike. That pretty much sealed the deal.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-04-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11,751
Views: 1,878,451
Posted By habes78023
^That one would have been worth the drive to...

^That one would have been worth the drive to Austin from here in San Antonio. Saw it a few hours after posting but I'm good where I'm at with bikes. (then why was I on CL?) Its still fun to look :)...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 12-20-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,185
Posted By habes78023
I know you are probably wanting a pretty solid...

I know you are probably wanting a pretty solid number, but the best thing you can do is what you have been doing. Check Ebay for completed listings and expect to get somewhere close to it assuming...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 12-19-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,185
Posted By habes78023
Unfortunately, I think that bike will be too...

Unfortunately, I think that bike will be too small for you.

You are around the same height as me and while you could make it work, it is probably still at least an inch too small.

But,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-09-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 9,418
Posted By habes78023
Appreciate the offer :) I agree with your...

Appreciate the offer :)

I agree with your points. The paint will not be touched, you can trust me on that one. I've done a fair bit of de rusting the chromed areas and I'm going to give it a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-09-12, 04:48 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 9,418
Posted By habes78023
subbed. I'm interested because I will likely be...

subbed. I'm interested because I will likely be doing a similar project in a week or so. Tommasini content here as well.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-05-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 391
Posted By habes78023
Haha, I'm with you, the extra n threw me off.

Haha, I'm with you, the extra n threw me off.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-30-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By habes78023
I imagine it happens with almost any unusually...

I imagine it happens with almost any unusually nice bike that gets put up in the appraisals. Not speaking from experience, but I could definitely see how some people on here wouldn't be willing to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-12, 04:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,705
Posted By habes78023
I learned my lesson quick about flipping cheaper...

I learned my lesson quick about flipping cheaper bikes

I bought five, they were pretty rough, as in I wouldn't even touch them now, and I was only able to make 4 of them ridable. They sold pretty...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-04-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By habes78023
I have had to commute by bike this summer since I...

I have had to commute by bike this summer since I don't have a car here. My choice in commuter bike was an older steel mountain bike with nice components, a rack and fenders. The fenders were...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-22-12, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By habes78023
http://sheldonbrown.com/speeds.html

http://sheldonbrown.com/speeds.html
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-10-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 812
Posted By habes78023
I guess it depends on the condition of the bike. ...

I guess it depends on the condition of the bike. But if it is 'grail' I am also assuming grail condition, so it is ridable.

I'm going to say ride and show off.

New question:

You go out...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-26-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By habes78023
I'll probably catch some flack for this, but I...

I'll probably catch some flack for this, but I would sell it with full disclosure. Then someone with some know how can get a good deal on it and have a nice frame for cheaper than they could...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 04-17-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,819
Posted By habes78023
What part of Texas? And to pile on, you did...

What part of Texas?

And to pile on, you did just fine. And this is one of the most addicting hobbies I have ever had.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,465
Posted By habes78023
Lucky dog.. those are some sweet scores. I...

Lucky dog..

those are some sweet scores. I guess if you need room you can send one of your Merckx to me for storage ;)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-23-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 482
Posted By habes78023
I thought it was funny the front quick release...

I thought it was funny the front quick release rotated too,
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-22-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6,532
Views: 537,130
Posted By habes78023
Whoa! Did you pack a parachute just in case?

Whoa!

Did you pack a parachute just in case?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-17-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11,751
Views: 1,878,451
Posted By habes78023
I'm going to respond to hopefully get us to the...

I'm going to respond to hopefully get us to the next page and that won't happen anymore
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-30-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35,974
Views: 3,683,527
Posted By habes78023
Ah, yes, the Spouse constant, different for every...

Ah, yes, the Spouse constant, different for every Spouse of course. It will take some experimentation to find which number is your own Spouse's threshold.

I have found that with time, the S...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 01-25-12, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By habes78023
I would probably drop 250 on almost any of those...

I would probably drop 250 on almost any of those bikes, oldies like that are getting harder and harder to find, thus I did a little search:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/obgbikes/sets/

found...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-22-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35,974
Views: 3,683,527
Posted By habes78023
I wouldn't imagine the guy who buys it in houston...

I wouldn't imagine the guy who buys it in houston shows it off here on a forum and recycles the previous sellers (poor quality) ad at a loss from what he originally paid, and in a city a thousand...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-20-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 35,974
Views: 3,683,527
Posted By habes78023
Be suspicious, there was a thread earlier of this...

Be suspicious, there was a thread earlier of this bike, because a guy here in Houston bought that same bike with the same ad. except the price wasn't as good of a deal.

edit: here is link...
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