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Old 11-29-23, 03:37 PM
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Check My Vintage Find!

The forks have been modified for off road use. I'm going to take it off-road on some sweet jumps tomorrow!

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Old 11-29-23, 05:01 PM
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Are you here for an honest evaluation? Or should I keep it to myself?
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Mid 70's Columbia AMF total junk not worth the time to pic it up if free. If you want a value $30-40 if all works good.
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Is it just me, or is there a lot more clown activity on this site lately?
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I'll spring for an Uber to get you to the trailhead.
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Old 11-29-23, 06:02 PM
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You people are ruthless!

OP, measure value by how many miles you put on that bike. It will make it more valuable than some Colnagos and similar Italian bikes people own around here.
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Old 11-30-23, 04:14 AM
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^^ Actually , this forum is about appraising the $$ value of classic bikes. I think the OP paid what it is worth to him or her. It would be worth a bit less in $$. The folks are being honest.
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Originally Posted by abdon
You people are ruthless!

OP, measure value by how many miles you put on that bike. It will make it more valuable than some Colnagos and similar Italian bikes people own around here.
There maybe some outliers on this forum but Id wager if someone frequents this forum and has classic bikes, they are getting a lot of joy and enjoyment out them no matter the cost. The OPs bike, even for for free would be torture for me to ride a couple of miles on, certainly nothing Id define as enjoyable. Also, I think the OP is pulling our leg about it being modified for off road use. I just dont see it myself. It looks like a beater to me and not something Id want ride off the beaten gravel/semi improved trail. YMMV
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It is a bottom end 3 speed with a bent bad fork and incorrect potentially dangerous front wheel. From year's of work buying selling fixing up vintage bikes I can say while nice basic riders even the nicest 50' 60's or 70's 3 speeds are a tough sell. In the current selling market. When the market was a lot better in the early 2000's vintage fixey boom I had a hard time getting $200-300 for even the nicest 3 speeds.
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Originally Posted by VtwinVince
Is it just me, or is there a lot more clown activity on this site lately?
It's definitely just you
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Early version of a shock absorber on the fork should have some value, right?
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Probably posted on the wrong sub forum. Apologies. Just boggles my mind how someone can try to sell something this unsafe. Do they not know forks this bent are deadly?
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Old 11-30-23, 08:05 PM
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Wrong day of the month and wrong month.
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Originally Posted by RoadWearier
Probably posted on the wrong sub forum. Apologies. Just boggles my mind how someone can try to sell something this unsafe. Do they not know forks this bent are deadly?
Yes, people would have gotten the joke if you'd posted in the wacky Craigslist and eBay thread. Outside of that thread, it can be hard to tell who's joking and who's serious. Like the guy who proudly posted a few years ago about his UO-8 with an S-curve in the fork (undoubtedly from someone running into an obstacle and then bending the fork forward again from the bottom).

He had a meltdown when people told him it was bent. He swore we were all idiots and that he remembered seeing Peugeot catalogs showing that fork "design." I wish I'd saved the link to that thread. Very entertaining.
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