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Old 03-14-11, 10:55 AM   #351
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All of the people who moved to Portland 6 months ago love to hate on the neighborhoods they never go to.

"Dude I moved to Hawthorne cus my friend said it's super chill. I don't go any farther East than Mount Tabor that's like suburbs and stuff."

Just kidding. Clackamas really does blow chunks.
What are you talking about MAN!
All the Good bikes come from 82nd st or further out!
There was a guy from "Happy Valley" selling 10$ Vintage complete bikes in Alberta last year hmmmm why so cheap buddy? Anyways I should have picked up all 6 of them just for parts! No Car, or truck darn
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What are you talking about MAN!
All the Good bikes come from 82nd st or further out!
There was a guy from "Happy Valley" selling 10$ Vintage complete bikes in Alberta last year hmmmm why so cheap buddy? Anyways I should have picked up all 6 of them just for parts! No Car, or truck darn
Is Happy Valley somewhere in/near Portland? Or some other northwestern city? I ask because I live in State College, PA, which is often referred to as "Happy Valley," and this past year was our worst on record for bike thefts. Lots of vintage road frames in this town, too. It's perhaps unlikely that someone hauled a bunch of stolen bikes clear across the country, but I suppose it would be a good way to lose any heat...

EDIT: Wait, it was in Alberta. That probably makes it even less likely.
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Is Happy Valley somewhere in/near Portland? Or some other northwestern city? I ask because I live in State College, PA, which is often referred to as "Happy Valley," and this past year was our worst on record for bike thefts. Lots of vintage road frames in this town, too. It's perhaps unlikely that someone hauled a bunch of stolen bikes clear across the country, but I suppose it would be a good way to lose any heat...

EDIT: Wait, it was in Alberta. That probably makes it even less likely.
Sorry Happy Valley is an area/town? on the outskirts of Portland. Alberta is a neighborhood known for hipsters, clowns, and all kinds of street festivals.
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All of Portland's neighborhoods are other places! Happy Valley, Alberta, Alameda...
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Awesome Fixed Gear --- WITH WOOD GRAIN WHEELS!! - $550 (se pdx)

Date: 2011-03-13, 4:26PM PDT
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This is really sweet bike. I hate to sell it, but I really must. I had this thing put together a few years ago and it rides awesome. It has velocity wood grain wheels with the burl wood pattern on them--so freaking cool and trippy. I put some nice meaty cyclocross tires on it which make it a little more all terrain, you can let some air out of them and have a kind of cushy ride and hop curbs and cruise in gravel with ease. The bike has decent cranks with some nice pedals and nice metal toe clips. Let me know if you want to check her out... Thanks for looking!

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http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/2263714014.html

$550 bucks for a conversion that better be a bad a** frameset
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50cm Fixie - Excellent Condition - $155 (PORtLanD)

Date: 2011-03-13, 9:51AM PDT
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Mercier Kilo TT
Flip flop rear hub ( promax suzue )
like new wheels
SRAM Truvativ crank

Awesome fixed gear, clean straight and tight.obo.
Call or text-can deliver-503.421.6298
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Stolen?????? WTF



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Stolen Mercier Kilo TT - $1 (Portland)

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My Mercier kilo tt was stolen between 7:00pm to 9:20pm on Mar. 7th 2011
At the bike racks at the Memorial Union (MU)
near the entrance closest to Carl’s Jr.

Someone was trying to sell it on here, and it was posted on 3/13/2011 at 9:51AM. The guy's phone number was 503-421-6298.
I tried to meet up with the guy but supposedly he sold it. So if you're the person who bought it, I will pay you the amount you paid the guy for my bike back.

Characteristics:
 Mercier Kilo tt (2009)
 Size 50cm
 Color: Orange Cream
 Track drops with thick white grips
 Yellow front tire
 White Turbo Saddle
 Thick Gold rim with HN sticker on the Rear Wheel(H+Son/suzue pro max hub
 Stem, spacers, seat-post, seat-clamp
are spray painted white with
scratches on it
 The Gold rear wheel and a regular wheel was on the bike at time it was stolen.
 Red and black wheels not part of the bike
 Serial # U90403417

Link to craigslist post: http://i.imgur.com/UVChw.jpg

Contacts
971.255.3286
call or text anytime if you have any info or anything


fixie, fixed gear, tarck, track, suzue pro max, road bike

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I was right!!!
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1st deal ive seen in the la cl. 04 langster for $100

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...274577845.html

This is a 2004 Specialized Langster single speed with a freewheel. Bike is in great working condition. Very low upkeep and ready to ride. Very Fast!

-Specialized A1 aluminum frame (56cm)
-Specialized SPD pedals
-Aluminum dual pivot brakes, Tektro 317A short reach levers
-Specialized Comp Crankset, 48 teeth
-Tien Hsin BB-7420ST, 103mm spindle
-Specialized Turbo Saddle
-1 1/8" integrated aluminum haedset
-Alex DA-16, 32-hole rims
Specialized stainless steel, 14ga. (2.0mm) straight gauge spokes
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Don't take this the wrong way but could you edit the post a little the next time you find a CL ad in the bizarre land of Portlandia? not hatin on a playa or anythin like that.

Oh yea, don't include the e-mail address or phone number in your post.
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Sorry, but Portlandia seems to always have the best deals!





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Schwinn Madison Track bike circa early 1980s

- 58cm c-t
- Columbus Tenax tubing
- Wheels, Wolber 36 hole, Suntour High flange Track hubs, rear hub is flip-flop currently set up as fixed-fixed (19T-17T)
- Cranks, Sugino GLP track cranks, 165mm, 144 bcd, nice shape with new 44T 1/8 ring
- Tires, Vittoria Kevlar belted 25mm twin treads; older but less than 100 miles
- Nice leather Concor saddle
- Track pedals w/clips and straps (not shown)
- Shown with new tall Nitto stem and handlebars for a comfortable ride; also have a stem with track bars and a single reverse brake lever if you would prefer (see pics)
- NOS Shimano 105 brakes front and rear; will reduce price if you don't want the brakes and levers
- Almost new Sachs chain (less than 100 miles)
- Paint is in good shape; a few dings

Extras - a freewheel for the flip flop

Why this such a good fixie .... IMHO, Track bikes are cool, but usually, they beat you up pretty good on the road and can only fit very small tires. The Schwinn Madison is a little different. First, it will fit larger tires...I have run up to 32mm tires on this frame. Second, the dimensions and angles are a little more generous than most track bikes. Finally, the Tenax tubing is not quite as rigid (good tubing but not bone jarring).

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Link's wonky, bro.

and oh m gee, GLP track cranks in 165. I've never seen or hear of those before! What a killer deal...

Damn you, Portland!
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Fixed...haha get it... Fixed..
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An original 58cm Madison!!! Alex - I'm seriously thinking of buying that and having you ship it to me.
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Just because you don't find one in your neck of the woods, doesn't mean you won't find the perfect one... It's your size too right?
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Impulse craigslist buy today. Deal was just too awesome to pass up. Some steel lugged hand made goodness. Not njs though =(




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That looks like a Maxway frame to me.
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Its a sillgey phantom patone

Got it for a crazy price so actually going to flip it. But I'm actually falling in love with it. Lug work is pretty nice

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It is my size and the only 58 I've ever seen. I'm going to figure out my finances tomorrow and let you know.
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That looks like a Maxway frame to me.
+1.

@liberal, can you get a shot of the dropouts?
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@liberal, can you get a shot of the dropouts?
I was just PMing back in forth with Scrod discussing the validity of this frame.

The drop out is stamped "maxway" so I started freaking out. Apparently sillgey used maxway components or possibly the whole frameset. This is strange since sillgey claims they're handmade.



Here's the bb plaque




I texted the guy I bought it from questioning the legitimacy of the frame and sent me a print screen of his order from a year and a half ago through bikebiz.

This makes me question sillgey's means of business with their "hand made frames"
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It's hard to say if it is an off-the-shelf Maxway frame or if the builder just simply used Maxway droputs. The brazing on top of the dropouts look relatively smooth. I think the builder just used Maxway dropouts. I wouldn't worry about it.

Great frame!
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