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Old 07-19-12, 01:24 PM
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1971 Hercules "Sports"

I can't believe I'm even thinking about buying another one. The latest is not a step-through frame and is already cleaned, lubed, tubed, tired and even has Kool Stop brake pads in place. Hub and trigger are Sturmey Archer branded. It has a rear rack and appears, from pictures, to be in good shape. The seller describes the fenders as having "normal wear scratches". $125.00 Thoughts? Any other questions I should ask?
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I am guessing it is a 3 spd ?? At $125, it wouldn't last but a few minutes, here.
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$100-$120 is generally the going rate for a rideable 3 speed in good to excellent condition.
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I am guessing it is a 3 spd ?? At $125, it wouldn't last but a few minutes, here.
Yes, 3 speed. I'll try to add a picture later, but with all the mechanicals taken care of it seems like a fair price. The seller has been using this as his around town bike, but it doesn't fit him as well as his others. Imagine that someone could possibly own more than one of these!

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Ditto the earlier responses.
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Old 07-20-12, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by slowtostart View Post
yes, 3 speed. I'll try to add a picture later, but with all the mechanicals taken care of it seems like a fair price. The seller has been using this as his around town bike, but it doesn't fit him as well as his others. Imagine that someone could possibly own more than one of these!

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a what ?????????
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Originally Posted by Esteban32696 View Post
a what ?????????
So sorry, I did not mean to offend you. I was insinuating that you were contributing to an increasingly addictive behavior. This one will add to the Sprite, the Sports, the Dunelt, the Royce Union...............all in less than a year. Each now has a Brooks saddle and leather grips.

The seller removed the CL listing and picture after I assured him I would purchase the bicycle, therefore I have no photo to post. He called back to ask if I'd ever looked at Lovely Bicycle and would I like him to outline the lugs! It was great fun to talk about Proofhide, etc.

Again, please accept my apology. I would never mean to offend any of the wonderful folks here. You've all been so helpful.
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No offense taken.
Post a pix once you get it.
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