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Was offered this for parts/project?

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Old 07-10-15, 08:25 PM
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Once again, not to me. Even at free.
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Needs more than that. No go
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In the $10 to $20 range, you may end up combining parts from 2 bikes to make one. That one seems to have shiny wheels, while the Schwinn looked like it had rusty wheels.

Your bikes are all over the board. You had a 26" women's bike. This is a small men's frame. The Schwinn had a medium to large men's frame.

What size and type of bike fits your needs?

Are you wanting to tune and "flip" bikes? You certainly would do best learning on a bike that fits you, rather than just buying random bikes.

It is hard to go too wrong on a $10 bike, but keep in mind that your restoration parts are often more expensive than the bike. So new tires and tubes could run you $40+. Bar tape. Seat. Everything adds up. Some will depend on how good you are at scrounging the rest of the stuff for your build.

Anyway, there are lots of people that love the old Schwinns, Huffys, and etc, but perhaps not a lot of love for them in the C&V forum.
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Old 07-10-15, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
In the $10 to $20 range, you may end up combining parts from 2 bikes to make one. That one seems to have shiny wheels, while the Schwinn looked like it had rusty wheels.

Your bikes are all over the board. You had a 26" women's bike. This is a small men's frame. The Schwinn had a medium to large men's frame.

What size and type of bike fits your needs?

Are you wanting to tune and "flip" bikes? You certainly would do best learning on a bike that fits you, rather than just buying random bikes.

It is hard to go too wrong on a $10 bike, but keep in mind that your restoration parts are often more expensive than the bike. So new tires and tubes could run you $40+. Bar tape. Seat. Everything adds up. Some will depend on how good you are at scrounging the rest of the stuff for your build.

Anyway, there are lots of people that love the old Schwinns, Huffys, and etc, but perhaps not a lot of love for them in the C&V forum.
The mens are not for me. A friend and I are doing this together. Neither of us have had bikes in years. (me in 12 hence the name) He is a med sized guy. He fits the in-between, so we fond 2 his size. We're both aware the parts will cost more, and that's fine. It's more about fixing something up, and making it our own.
I also had no idea people flipped bikes...
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It kind of defeats the purpose of the forum if you delete the first post.

I don't know if people dig up these old chains... what about this bike... but without the bike, there isn't much left.
Originally Posted by firstbikein12 View Post
I also had no idea people flipped bikes...
You'll encounter a few different Craigslist and E-Bay sellers. Some are regular on this forum.
Some buy cheap and sell high (or attempt to) as found.

Others will buy cheap, then invest a lot of time and energy into fixing it up... then make a small profit.

I suppose for some, recycling bikes is more of a hobby than anything.
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