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Old 05-18-11, 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by AS Collie
And from what I gather on this forum, that's a seriously sought after maker too, right? It's awful. Truly, truly awful.
yes it's a Centurion Ironman which is a very popular bike among a certain subset of users here (myself included).. that particular paint job is often referred to as the "Miami Vice" ironman.
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Old 05-18-11, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by frantik
yes it's a Centurion Ironman which is a very popular bike among a certain subset of users here (myself included).. that particular paint job is often referred to as the "Miami Vice" ironman.
The paint and frame looks very cool. Everything else is an abomination. Why do people have to ruin such beauty?

There's nothing good about this one.

https://cgi.ebay.it/Bici-a-scatto-fis...#ht_552wt_1141



the salient points of the description are that it's been completely "amended" into a fixed gear, and that the handmade frame is "unique." Which is a comment no one could argue with. I'd have some other, more colourful adjectives for it though.
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Originally Posted by AS Collie
Why do people have to ruin such beauty?
while that centurion conversion isn't to my taste.. as they say, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

that bike is actually much better done than some i've seen. Fixed gear bikes are much more about individuality and expression.. they are art projects on wheels. After riding one i can definitely say that functionality is definitely NOT their strong point lol
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I know you're right. I try to tell myself "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" all the time, but I can't! I suppose it takes all types to make the world go round, but I still think someone should have talked to him about the white chain/green pedal combo. Less is more in my opinion, and given that the frame is in such a stand-out colour already, all-black parts would have given the modern touch and let the frame be the star of the show.

Dunno why the photo I posted of the fixie on eBay here isn't showing up. Here it is again.
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Originally Posted by AS Collie
I still think someone should have talked to him about the white chain/green pedal combo. Less is more in my opinion, and given that the frame is in such a stand-out colour already, all-black parts would have given the modern touch and let the frame be the star of the show.
hey i agree.. but gaudy mismatched colors are very popular apparently. check out this thread of fixed gear bikes being sold near me by this guy who posts them on CL all the time: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...an-conversions

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These clown-bike fixies are very popular around here (Logan Square area of Chicago.)

The paint colors do not bother me so much as the painted threaded headset or the tube stem coming out of the rim at a 45-degree angle...
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Clown-bikes! That's a perfect name.

Once they're happy riding, to each his own, I say. As long as "his own" doesn't involve a coloured chain. Or green spokes. Or purple rims. Or ...
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I find the colored chain mildly offensive. I just recently got used to colored tires. Chains should come either black or chromed-silver. I just don't get the aesthetic of making something like a chain colored. It's just going to get yucky if you actually RIDE your bike...
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the clown colors do serve the purpose of being noticable. I also find them ugly, but no more ugly than the day-glow splatter paint of days gone by
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Originally Posted by Amesja
I find the colored chain mildly offensive. I just recently got used to colored tires. Chains should come either black or chromed-silver. I just don't get the aesthetic of making something like a chain colored. It's just going to get yucky if you actually RIDE your bike...
Exactly my feelings on the matter. Also, there's something so purely aesthetic about it that it kinda takes away from the simple beauty of what -- in my opinion -- is first and foremost a machine.

As for the frame colours, I'm all for that. And I lusted after a splatter paint raleigh for my childhood years, so I'm in no position to comment on that. I just don't know why you'd customise a bike to be ugly. If I went to the trouble of buying new cranks, rims, bars etc, I'd make 'em match.
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I remember the early colored tires to do a poor job of retaining their color once ridden. Nothing looks yuckier than a colored tire that has turned all black in the middle. That's why tires are made black.

The newer tires are amazing in the way they can hold their color and not get gross. I'm not a materials engineer but I'm impressed by the creme colors that stay creamy.
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Originally Posted by AS Collie
I'd make 'em match.
and then fixie riders would think your bike was ugly different spokes for different folks.. you don't have to ride em, just point and laugh
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Originally Posted by frantik
and then fixie riders would think your bike was ugly
HA! Very true. I know a few of them that think I'm an idiot already!
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https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...385596032.html

50,000$ eh?

This is a rare BCA New Yoker.
This bike was bought for me when I was young at the time I rode BMX and wasn't interested in it and only rode it 2 times it has been in the garage ever since. Very Rare Bicycle By BCA The New Yorker

This is a rare find, the bike was made by:
Bicycle Corp of America - No longer in business
Try and Google very rare BCA New Yorker and see what you come up with.
I have only found one other of these and have contacted the person at the above web address we have the only 2 that we know to exist. If you have questions or information on this bike I would love to hear from you.
Please serious inquires only thanks for looking I will consider serious offers.




Here is where that guy got that price from.

https://rockford.ebayclassifieds.com/...er/?ad=9607337
So should I buy this bike and flip it for $49,950 profit? It could be a New Yorker.

BCA bicycle - $50 (south tampa)

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BCA 12 speed black road bike built by Bicycle CORP. OF AMERICA ( good condition) $50.00 located in south tampa
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I believe the white bike has a problem. Maybe these are something special but I think I can do without one. Looks like a fancy beach cruiser with disc brakes.

Giovanna Bikes His/Hers - $1200 (Anaheim, Ca)
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I have a mens bike whick is black with red, and im selling this one for 550.00. i rode it couple times and it has very few scratches here and there. but the bike is very well maintain. The girls bike is White with red which that one has never been roden on so it new. and im selling that one for 650.00. My price is firm. These bike go for well over 800.00 for one. Both of this bike have aluminum frame, weigh 29 lbs, disc brakes front and rear, 8 speed shifter, contrast seat stitching.
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$400 Carbolite 103 Peugeot, anyone? It's very rare.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/2387011735.html

Bike for sale 70's or 80's bike (peugeot 103) - $400 (wayne)

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Great condition bike, a little bit dirty.
One flat tire but comes with an extra.
Beautiful bike "Made in France"
Very rare French bike

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$400 Carbolite 103 Peugeot, anyone? It's very rare.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/2387011735.html

Bike for sale 70's or 80's bike (peugeot 103) - $400 (wayne)

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Great condition bike, a little bit dirty.
One flat tire but comes with an extra.
Beautiful bike "Made in France"
Very rare French bike

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you can't expect someone to pay 400 for something that you just pulled out of the basement behind the furnace, at least clean and put some new parts on there, and well unfortunately this person didn't know that those were super common and mass produced
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https://cgi.ebay.it/FIXED-GEAR-BIKE-F...item3cb7d205a2

i think there's something odd about this bike, i just can't put my finger on it.

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https://cgi.ebay.it/FIXED-GEAR-BIKE-F...item3cb7d205a2

i think there's something odd about this bike, i just can't put my finger on it.

That's actually kind of interesting.
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Originally Posted by mapleleafs-13
you can't expect someone to pay 400 for something that you just pulled out of the basement behind the furnace, at least clean and put some new parts on there, and well unfortunately this person didn't know that those were super common and mass produced
Got my Pug 'Carbolite' for $10.

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so i finally wandered off this section of the forum "classic and vintage" for the first time, i wound up in the single speed section, found an interesting topic, those poor bikes:

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...an-conversions

they deserved so much better.
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That's actually kind of interesting.

I like the paint job, it would be cool if there was a crank somewhere on the fork that let you adjust the angle of the fork. You know when you need to go all aerodynamic and faster.
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Cool aero bar set up.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/2400940616.html

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