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Old 03-21-12, 07:32 AM
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He should've put 'Vintage' in his title. It would be sold by now.


https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/2824290829.html

Electric Bike MONSTER 36volts 26" 21sp Nexus/Shimano Mad Max Rat Thing - $360 (13mi N. Durham)

Date: 2012-02-13, 7:03AM EST
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I'll be sorry to see it go. Lots of memories. A big 26" Schwinn Mountain Bike (very tall frame).
Nexus - Shimano 7 Speed (in hub gears and brakes (change gears while NOT peddling. neat)).
36 volt in hub brush less pancake motor in front hub (see images).
Start peddling and the motor will take over for you.
Rated for 20 miles distance and about 20MPH. (You'll probably need some fresh batteries for that).
Takes 3 12v sealed lead acid batteries (I bought mine online out of AZ (about $80 a set of 3)
The batteries on the bike now have sat in the shipping box for about a year. I recently installed them and charged them up.
They haven't seen ANY miles.
2 quadrillion CLP power 12v headlamp (needs bulb) (will blind the car peeps)
Milk jug and USPS Priority Tape made a fine auxiliary 12v battery holder.
Lot's of lil' custom touches tweaks and fixes. (see images)
Add your own, remove mine, rip the motor kit off and put on your 26"er.

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Start peddling and the motor will take over for you.
He's peddling something all right...
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Date Listed 20-Mar-12
Price $750.00
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3 year old fixie. Rides well. Measurements to follow.

Seat NOT included in price. That would be an extra $200.00
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Not vintage but...
I have my doubts it sold for $5,000 new, it's probably closer to 10 years old and I think they are selling it for about $50 more than it cost when new. Do people just pick random numbers?

https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik/2913458562.html

trek 4500 alpha mountain bike - $500

About 4 years old, in good condition, has a new seat & water holder. Originally paid $5000. It is a men's mountain bike, red & silver. Bike says trek 4500, custom aluminum, alpha, rock shox, judy tt. $500

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Originally Posted by bikecrate
Not vintage but...
I have my doubts it sold for $5,000 new, it's probably closer to 10 years old and I think they are selling it for about $50 more than it cost when new. Do people just pick random numbers?

https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik/2913458562.html

trek 4500 alpha mountain bike - $500

About 4 years old, in good condition, has a new seat & water holder. Originally paid $5000. It is a men's mountain bike, red & silver. Bike says trek 4500, custom aluminum, alpha, rock shox, judy tt. $500

It looks like a 2002 Trek 4500 that sold for $439.99

https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...4500&Type=bike

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Fairly small husband?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/2914438655.html

Schwinn prelude for sale. Not sure what size but fits my 5'7" husband, so fairly small. In good shape. Can include helmet and lock/key. This is a basic street bike that has served as a good commuter bike but we're moving now.
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Wow - just...wow....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retro-carbon...item4ab585dde2

Think this guy knew what he was doing? Would you trust your cohones - or any other part of your body - with this guy's skillz (or lack thereof)?

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Old 03-21-12, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by himespau
Things got busy and I only put the primer on over the weekend, so I've got several coats of black to go before I build it up. Hope I can get it moving more quickly now that I can paint outside in the evening (both in terms of light and letting the smell blow away - landlady complained about the smell in the garage when I used PB blaster to get the BB and headset loose, so I haven't painted inside). I've got all these parts sitting there waiting to go on it. Spread the frame to 130 rear spacing using threaded bar and some nuts and washers without too much trouble. One of these days I will get it done and post a thread about it. Thanks for your help.
I was glad to be able to help. Good thing you haven't painted inside. I spent about 4 hours painting part of my wife's car outside last fall with a respirator and was still lightheaded and dizzy. That stuff inside would eff you up. I've still been trying to match paint to my wife's pink Tommasini to no avail. My last ditch effort was to order some Mary Kay car paint and it's on its way. Hopefully it's close enough that I can finally paint it. If not, then I'll strip it and bring it on down to Geekhouse for a powdercoat.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Wow - just...wow....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retro-carbon...item4ab585dde2

Think this guy knew what he was doing? Would you trust your cohones - or any other part of your body - with this guy's skillz (or lack thereof)?

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hah, I love this part:
there is a small piece of carbon that has flaked off inside the seat post clamp, this shouldn't effect the frames integrity though, I never had trouble with it.
Bottom bracket is english type I believe
the original paint has been stripped back to the gel coat and lacquered to show off the carbon weave

Gee, I wonder why carbon is flaking off...
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Old 03-22-12, 12:51 PM
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This seller turned down my offer of $10 even though even in the picture you can tell the front end is toast. Down tube, head tube, front fork, and wheel all appear bent. It has obviously been in a head on collision of some sort, but I though $10 was worth the gamble of the rear hub, shifter and front hub being salvageable (I need a dynamo hub for my superbe). Even the saddle looks like toast.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/2871398954.html

Especially considering this listing (same year) is within 10 listings of the above listing:

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/bik/2915497222.html

and this Herc is listed within 24 hours as well

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/2882432371.html
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Originally Posted by conradpdx
This seller turned down my offer of $10 even though even in the picture you can tell the front end is toast. Down tube, head tube, front fork, and wheel all appear bent. It has obviously been in a head on collision of some sort, but I though $10 was worth the gamble of the rear hub, shifter and front hub being salvageable (I need a dynamo hub for my superbe). Even the saddle looks like toast.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/2871398954.html

Especially considering this listing (same year) is within 10 listings of the above listing:

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/bik/2915497222.html

and this Herc is listed within 24 hours as well

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/2882432371.html

$50 might be a little high, but $10 is probably too low. It'll never be a good riding bike again, but I bet I could make $50 in parts on it. I'd go $25 if the basket, chain guard and rear fender aren't all bent up. SA hub, tires, bars, grips are all $5 parts if good.
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I was expecting some sort of counter offer or perhaps a hint of one. I was willing to go to $20 Nope seller stood firm, saying they've had consulted others saying it's worth more than $95 (but of course they didn't buy it did they?). The seller also hinted that it could be restored.

I did email them back saying my offer still stands indefinitely.

BTW perhaps one good tire (rear). Grips (if you look at photo you can see) are definitely cheap replacements, bars probably ok. Basket probably ok, but ugly.

As I estimated I was looking at $10.00 for the hub (that's the going rate at most lbs parts bins for them here), another $5-20 for shifters if it worked, style, condition. Front hub to upgrade my Superbe (again if it works, but wouldn't know unless I could take it off and make sure the axle was straight). Rear fender - could get what $10-$20, chain guard another $10 (bad paint no decals). Perhaps something for the crank set, if it's ok.. etc... A few spare parts ---bearings etc.

Even say I can get $75 out of it, the tear down clean up, pix, listing them, meeting people, answering email phone calls. I'd consider it breaking even for $20. If all the damage was to rear I would go higher since all I'm really interested in is the dynamo anyway, but I'm guessing the odds are better than 50/50 that it's not working.
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Old 03-23-12, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by blilrat
He should've put 'Vintage' in his title. It would be sold by now.


https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/2824290829.html

Electric Bike MONSTER 36volts 26" 21sp Nexus/Shimano Mad Max Rat Thing - $360 (13mi N. Durham)

Date: 2012-02-13, 7:03AM EST
Reply to: mfqk6-2824290829@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
I'll be sorry to see it go. Lots of memories. A big 26" Schwinn Mountain Bike (very tall frame).
Nexus - Shimano 7 Speed (in hub gears and brakes (change gears while NOT peddling. neat)).
36 volt in hub brush less pancake motor in front hub (see images).
Start peddling and the motor will take over for you.
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Ya gotta love the style... ride it to the Thunderdome! And it's probably never gonna get stolen.
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Welll, there's a Momma Motobecane and a Daddy Raleigh, and they love each other alot

https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/bik/2892121351.html

Raleigh Motobecane - $300 (wpb)

Date: 2012-03-23, 1:08PM EDT
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had this bike from the seventies . its made in france ,with 1020 tubes forks and stays,, first 300 cash call 561 252 3699 pro raceing bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! call no tex or email !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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as Bugs would say: "wotta marroon!" I really like the 2 dozen exclamation points to try and hype up this overpriced rust bomb with dried rubber. Cherry Motos trade for way less than that in south florida.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
It looks like a 2002 Trek 4500 that sold for $439.99

https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...4500&Type=bike

Just as I thought.
It's listed again today. The ad states it's still 4 years old, but now it sold for $2,000 new and they want $400. They must pick these numbers with the roll of the dice.
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Did They Ride it like This?

I wonder if they are selling it because of the squirrely handling.

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Originally Posted by KZBrian
I wonder if they are selling it because of the squirrely handling.

https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/bik/2918808009.html
I confess that if it were someplace I'd be near for some other reason, I'd take my tools and head over for a test drive just to see what that did to the handling, and then fix it for 'em as my (former boy scout) good deed of the day. Would be interesting to experience reverse trail like that. At slow speeds.

Admittedly not enough to wear the bolts to try it on one of my own bikes, but interesting.
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I confess that if it were someplace I'd be near for some other reason, I'd take my tools and head over for a test drive just to see what that did to the handling, and then fix it for 'em as my (former boy scout) good deed of the day. Would be interesting to experience reverse trail like that. At slow speeds.

Admittedly not enough to wear the bolts to try it on one of my own bikes, but interesting.
I called the seller and let him know about the fork. He thanked me.
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Originally Posted by KZBrian
I called the seller and let him know about the fork. He thanked me.
That's surely for the best, you mighta saved some unsuspecting test rider from road rash or worse. It ain't a ruined bike like the smashed-in-fork road bikes some sellers try to foist off on the unknowing, so he/she lost nothing but time, and possibly a spot of work and pride. Did they say how it got like that?? I'm wondering if it was another quota-ed assembly botch from a big box retailer.
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Originally Posted by mild steel
That's surely for the best, you mighta saved some unsuspecting test rider from road rash or worse. It ain't a ruined bike like the smashed-in-fork road bikes some sellers try to foist off on the unknowing, so he/she lost nothing but time, and possibly a spot of work and pride. Did they say how it got like that?? I'm wondering if it was another quota-ed assembly botch from a big box retailer.
He did not say how it got that way. When I looked this bike up, I found Amazon sells it. Most likely assembled by the purchaser.
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Originally Posted by blilrat
He should've put 'Vintage' in his title. It would be sold by now.


https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/2824290829.html

Electric Bike MONSTER 36volts 26" 21sp Nexus/Shimano Mad Max Rat Thing - $360 (13mi N. Durham)

Date: 2012-02-13, 7:03AM EST
Here's the interesting part

2 quadrillion CLP power 12v headlamp (needs bulb) (will blind the car peeps)
Milk jug and USPS Priority Tape made a fine auxiliary 12v battery holder.
Lot's of lil' custom touches tweaks and fixes. (see images)
Add your own, remove mine, rip the motor kit off and put on your 26"er.
It's totally up to you.



Last I heard USPS does not condone misuse of their property. Some laws against it. Oh well.
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Last I heard USPS does not condone misuse of their property. Some laws against it. Oh well.
Are you kidding me? That stuff works GREAT for rim-straps. It's just as good as the expensive stuff (after sizing it, of course) and we(the taxpaying public, at least) have already paid for it 10-times anyhow.
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Are you kidding me? That stuff works GREAT for rim-straps. It's just as good as the expensive stuff (after sizing it, of course) and we(the taxpaying public, at least) have already paid for it 10-times anyhow.
No, I'm serious. USPS has such regulations.

And it is not paid over 10x. USPS is not a full goverment agency but a 501(c) not-for-profit. It replaced the cabinet-level USPO in 1971.

The reason you've heard so much about consolidations, elimination of Saturday service and slower delivery times has to do with the over 8 billion dollar deficit they have.

If he paid for it it's groovy but there are better tapes out there and it's only macho cheap bragging.
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