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Old 02-15-19, 08:48 PM
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Let's See Your $50 Bike

There was a recent post here of someone who just picked up a bike that was $50. It got me thinking of bikes I had purchased for $50. Let's see your bike(s) that you bought for exactly $50. Not $35 or $60 but exactly $50. Here are a few that I know I paid $50 for.



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Old 02-15-19, 09:15 PM
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$50 garage sale find. Seller warned that it wasn't "legal

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Old 02-15-19, 09:23 PM
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Hmmm, as best I can remember I've only got two for that price. One a steal and one just average.

The steal:

It looked like this the night I picked it up in the dark and brought it home.




And this is where I am with it now.







The other was my U-08. Looked like this after some initial sorting out:




And now it's like this:





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Old 02-15-19, 09:47 PM
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$50 frameset count?


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I know you said the Prologue was your 'steal', but this Pug is one of the nicest bikes I've ever seen. Between the two, this is the one that catches my eye.

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Hmmm, as best I can remember I've only got two for that price. One a steal and one just average.



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Funny you should start this thread, OP. I picked up a bike yesterday for $50 exactly. It's actually still in the back of the truck, and it's snowing out, so there it stays.

Schwinn Speedster, 3sp internal rear, and that's all I know about it, other than I liked the looks of it, and the guy was pretty cool, so I bought it. Too big for me, as well, but hey, it's red. Pics when the weather permits.
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I believe Id go as high as $75 for a Tommasini.
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Old 02-15-19, 10:32 PM
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Like new with original tires since overhauled and new tires.


Heavy with Shimano 7sp, fenders and rack. Good beater for NYC streets.

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Well now I need to set my Craigslist to 50 bucks and see what happens, I can't NOT participate in this thread!

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Gifted it to my mother to replace her Schwinn World Sport which went to my sister.
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$50? Where the heck do you guys live??
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1982 Trek 720 after I fixed it up. I paid $50 for it.
This is my $50 bike as found in the wild:
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Originally Posted by rjhammett View Post
Let's see your bike(s) that you bought for exactly $50. Not $35 or $60 but exactly $50.
I've never bought a bike for 44,27.
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There was a recent post here of someone who just picked up a bike that was $50.
I guess that would be me on the never-ending Linda Ronstadt thread....and I felt pretty good about it too, until I see these $50 bikes BUT I'm not done with my clean up yet.

Linda Ronstadt, 1978

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$50? Where the heck do you guys live??
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Also never got 1 for $50, but in 1980 I bought a $35 Raleigh Sports for school and work transportation. Few years ago, I ran that price through an inflation calculator and got $110. Just ran it again today and got $106.92, so at some point it must have been exactly $50 no matter how fleetingly. Don
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Rats, wanted to post my minty Trek 930SHX again but paid too little! Oh well,
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I am not a French Bike guy, but at $50 it was hard to pass up. It is my size and at some point I will clean it up and ride it. It seems like a nice bike , not entry level. The geometry is good. I have a set of nice Strada anodized red wheels that will go on it with a nice freewheel and Miche hubs. I also have a red Mundialita seat that will look great too replace the black one that is on there .Maybe red cables? The existing seat is in great shape and I like Mundialita seats so I will hold on to it . Probably the Heliomatic rear hub is shot ( a lot of slop).
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Does two bikes for $50 count? I found 2 Motobecane Grand Records being sold together for that amount several years back.
Not sure how to link that thread- A pair of vintage Motos. Photos are there...

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$50.00 , from RobbieTunes .


IMG_0048 by mark westi, on Flickr

$300.00 later and I had the wheelset . Saving $$ for a new wheelset)


IMG_0192 by mark westi, on Flickr
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Only one that comes to mind at exactly $50: What Trek do I have?

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Does two bikes for $50 count? I found 2 Motobecane Grand Records being sold together for that amount several years back.
Not sure how to link that thread- A pair of vintage Motos. Photos are there...
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Paid exactly $50 at a yard sale last summer...great little folder!

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My '87 Traveler, posted a few years back. Good price for what it is and what I use it for..

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$25 FOR THIS ONE - got it as a two bike deal for $50 so I guess it sorta qualifies. I am a rule breaker, sorry.











$10 FOR THIS ONE


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