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Old 10-01-21, 11:27 PM
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Go with what feels good for you, but hopefully you can find an alternate physical activity (swimming?)

and just throwing this out: maybe consider an pedal assist trike https://www.catrike.com/ecats or smallish trike? https://www.catrike.com/pocket
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Originally Posted by vtchuck View Post
...I have reached a crossroads in life and have decided its time to sell or donate all my nearly 50 years of bikes and accessories...
I am sure there is more to this story and I for one would really like to hear it, but I am sure it may be a private matter so we will belay it for another time. Just a few years from 70, I too am getting that feeling. Never having had a large stable but enjoying tinkering around with old vintage bikes has been wonderful. I am sure you have those special one of a kind tools with memories interwoven that only you could explain. Down sizing to a Senior Living Community can be traumatic for some and I wish you the fortitude it will take to do it. What ever the case it is all to make your life simpler and that is important for you and your family...
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You can see photos at https://tinyurl.com/VTchucksBikes Cannondale & PX-10 were sold. Falcon is 24", Romic is 24.5" and Trek and Shogun are 25".
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Thanks..I thought about Old Spokes.
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Not really. Boston maybe
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24", 24.5", 25"
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I don't think Sammy at Old Spokes Home take folks in, only bikes, and bike parts. Smiles, MH
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...Those Falcon San Remo's are nice riding bikes. But I guess you know that already. Nice paint on that one.
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Oooh, I'm downsizing, too, so I'm not asking for me, but what size is your Witcomb USA? I'd think that might generate some interest amongst those who still have room for just one more...

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I have a nice Witcomb USA frame that I would probably take to a local shop and let them hang it up and see if someone wants it for a bargain price, as long as they will actually use it.

The rest I would donate to our co-op.

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Sell them on the forum and donate the funds. I'm sure people here would appreciate them as much as you did.
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Sell them on the forum and donate the funds. I'm sure people here would appreciate them as much as you did.
+1 on this idea! From my experience, too many weird things happen at a co-op. Im sure theres someone in your area that would assist with facilitating the sale & shipment if needed.

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Sell them on the forum and donate the funds. I'm sure people here would appreciate them as much as you did.
Thanks, that's how I'm leaning....
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Falcon



Here's photos and specs for the Falcon. Questions? Comments? Pricing advice?
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Falcon San Remo 76

24" DB 531 Tubes, Fork and stays

Campagnolo NR 177.5 Crankset, Rear Derailleur, HF 36H hubs, DT shifters w/ Campy covers, Seatpost 27.0

Campagnolo Record Front Derailleur and pedals

Super Champion Centleman 700c rims. Michelin Dynamic Classic tires

Weinmann 610/750 CP brakes, custom drilled levers

Cinelli Giro D'Italia bars and stem

Avocet Saddle, Silca frame pump

Notes: Wrap around seat stays, 14k gold plated crank dust covers, Half chrome stays. Round section (track style) chromed front fork. I was the second owner, the first was my FIL. Purchased somewhere around 1974-5. $375 new. I have never come across another Falcon with the round section forks.
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Trek



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Trek 660 25" True Temper Double-butted Team Issue Double-butted tubing, True Temper forks and stays.

Campagnolo Daytona 175mm Cranks w/ Triplizer adapter, NR front derailleur, NR LF hubs

SunTour Vx rear derailleur, ProCompe 13-24 6-speed freewheel

Mavic Open 4 CP rims, Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires, 700c x25

Tektro black dual pivot brakes, Modolo Speedy Levers

CTA bars, black alloy stem, Alloy post, Lemond saddle

Sachs Huret DT RetroFriction shifters, Spenco grips, Velo-Orange sealed bottom bracket

Notes: fastback seat stay, inside chain stay cable routing. I bought this as a frame. My research seems to show that this was the last lugged steel road bike that Trek made. The True Temper tubing was rare as well.
The shifters seem to be similar to the Simplex retrofriction. Maybe licensed from Simplex? Extremely rare and pricey.
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Romic Model 75 24.5"

Champion DB tubes, forks and stays

Holdsworth compact Drilled crankset 175mm

Suntour Superbe Front and rear derailleurs (1st generation), Superbe pedals, Gold 5 speed freewheel

Campy NR LF hubs, Rigida 13-19 700c rims, Continental Grand Prix Classic tires 700 x 25

Fluted SR seat post, Cycle Pro saddle, Sakae World Champion bars, alloy stem

Dura Ace SP brakes and custom drilled levers (1st generation)

Leather bar tape, Simplex Retrofriction DT shifters:

Notes: Bought as a built to order frame. I am the only owner. I have the original invoice and other literature. Includes Zefal frame-fit pump, Bikecology seat bag and toolkit
Color is burgundy. Cutout, lined long point lugs.
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There are a couple guys on here who would care for them as well as you have. How would you choose? Maybe a face time or zoom meeting and they can show their bikes to demonstrate their worthiness? 🤔
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Shogun 500





Shogun 500 25"

Tange 900 DB Chro-moly tubes, Mangalloy forks

Shimano 175mm Triple cranks, 46-38-28, MF-T220 6 speed freewheel, ARX Front Derailleur,
Deore LX Cantilvers

Sun Tour V-GT Luxe Derailleur

Alloy seat post, Tailbones saddle

SR LF Sealed bearing hubs, SP-11 platform pedals

Araya 27 x 1 1/4" alloy rims, Vittoria Zaffiro 27 x 1 1/8"

Cinelli Giro d'Italia bars, black alloy stem, Weinmann levers

Simple speedo, SKS fenders, alloy rear rack, Topeka pump, Toolkit and seat bag

Notes: Purchased as a frame, believe to be mid 80's, lined lugs and engraved seat stays
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Oh wow. Someone is like 6'9"
LOL I used to be 6'2", but I've shrunk down to about 6' 1/2". I do have long legs
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LOL I used to be 6'2", but I've shrunk down to about 6' 1/2". I do have long legs
Bizarre, same here. Exactly by those numbers. Graduated high school at 62 and was at 60.5 by the time I was 35. I always blamed it on the skateboarding, spinal compression involved with some of the stuff we were doing (cleaning 10-15 stair cases, wall drops, etc)

But I came into this world with unusually long arms. Which makes for fun trying to get comfy in cockpits. Instead of 64-65cm bikes Im having to do double-than in stem lengths, minimum. 130-150 stem is often the only way Im comfortable.
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Oooh, I'm downsizing, too, so I'm not asking for me, but what size is your Witcomb USA? I'd think that might generate some interest amongst those who still have room for just one more...

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25 frame. Painted white, with no decals. I never liked the Witcomb USA decals. One can get a new set from J. P. Weigle if interested, or at least that was the case a few years ago. He was actually making frames there when mine was made, but obviously not the famous builder he is now.

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I would love another Romic. Even looks the right size. I’m on the wrong coast.
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Originally Posted by vtchuck View Post
I'm a long time user, but its been a few years since I posted. I have reached a crossroads in life and have decided its time to sell or donate all my nearly 50 years of bikes and accessories.
I'm 70, my knees and back are shot and I really don't trust my balance and vision on the road. We down sized 2 years ago and I sold all but 5 of my bikes. We are looking at another move
to a Senior Living Community and we will have drastically reduced storage. My kids don't want or need my bikes ( I built up and gave them all bikes over the years).

Money is not the issue. These bikes gave me pleasure and fun over the years...they owe me nothing. but I can't quite bring myself to dump them at Goodwill. I really would like them
to go to people who would appreciate vintage rides. So I'm looking for suggestions as to how to begin the process. Sell bikes here or CL or eBay... I've done all 3 before. Or try to find a local shop
to sell on commission? What would you do in my shoes?

And please, this is not a "woe is me" pity post. In many ways, moving on from all this stuff is liberating.

TIA for your ideas
my sentiments is with u .i hv 66bikes plus 4 more built during covid period and 3 more frames to go.paying storage fees monthly.like u i shld be downsizing but just cant decide which one to start with.every bike seem special to me.the options recommended is wise.good luck.
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For those following at home, the Falcon and Shogun are spoken for. Going to a good home. Thanks Andy

I'll probably wait a few days and then move the others to the for sale section.

Thanks for all the advice and support. Good people here..but we all already knew that

Now if there was just someone who wanted a complete all-grain home brewing system........

Edit: The Trek has also found a new home. Thank you Adam.
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Great bike love the blue paint I have not seen a Falcon in this color.
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