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Old 06-10-09, 06:11 AM
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1972 Schwinn Super Sport 10 speed - $250 (Richardson)
March of 1972 Schwinn Super Sport. 27" alloy quick release wheels. 22-1/2 inch frame center to center, 24" center to top (about a 58cm). Needs front wheel cleaned up and new tires and tubes. Original burgandy (maroon) paint and decals. Brooks leather saddle. Still has the original handlebar tape. I will include the generator set that I took off. The bottom bracket and rear hub have been overhauled as well as the headset. Mileage indicator shows 278 original miles. I am the second owner. This is two levels above the schwinn varsity and one level above the continental. I have owned it for the past 14 years.Obviously I don't have time to finish it. If you want a made in chicago, USA schwinn thats all original and in much better condition than most, here's your vintage collectors ride.469-eight-three four-1531. Cash only. No trades.

I could see that kind of money if they actually finished restoring it... maybe....
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Bike parts - $400 (Joliet, Illinois)

i have 4 skids of misc bike parts
frames,sprockets,brakes,rims,tires,
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Don't know what it is, don't ask, $400 firm. Looks like a bunch of junk
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Schwinn Varsity - $500

there is some rust on the rims and battery opaerated head light, tires not to bad, holding air, should be okay.

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This is wacky alright!

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How about a nice "death wheel"!



Rare trispoke wheels, will look sick on your fixie. Clinchers..slight crack and a piece missing as you can see in the pics but does not effect the ride.

"slight crack, doesn't affect ride" - what!? It only affects your ability NOT to do a sudden faceplant at speed.

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Wasn't a Schwinn Typhoon a middleweight? I also see a bunch of original parts on a home painted frame, not $200 in new stuff. Also "restored" yet I see no decals on the frame? And $300, sorry man
not gonna happen.,,,,BD

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"slight crack, doesn't affect ride" - what!? It only affects your ability NOT to do a sudden faceplant at speed.
Another "Slight crack ... but bike is still ridable!" type ad ... schhhmack!!

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Vintage Schwinn. BRAND NEW front wheel. Slight crack in the frame (see pic) but bike is still ridable! Must replace back tube. $70 obo. Cash only.

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Originally Posted by BobHufford
... Must replace back tube...
And top tube, down tube, head tube...
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^ ^

Hey, that's what Bondo is for!
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Not quite as nice as the $700 Varsity in a recent thread, but then again it's only $500!

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vintage/antique schwinn varsity bike - $500 (Hoffman Estates)

Not sure where to start. This bike was built 3-30-1965, I think this bike is in great shape for it's age,
there is some rust on the rims and battery opaerated head light, tires not to bad, holding air, should be okay.
I'm asking $500.00 or or or best offer. This one is a collectors dream come true. If you need more pictures
or need questions answered, contact me, don't wait, if you can use it don't lose it. Thanks for looking.
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Old 06-11-09, 12:59 PM
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What do you do after you part out a bike? Hack up the frame, and part that out too!

fender bracket

kickstand
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Originally Posted by rhm
What do you do after you part out a bike? Hack up the frame, and part that out too!

fender bracket

kickstand
That's like hard core stupid. Like amazingly dumb. he might as well saw some handlebars in half and put 1/2 on Ebay. I've seen some stupid in my day but that guy is a heavy weight.
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Originally Posted by Mr_Christopher
That's like hard core stupid. Like amazingly dumb. he might as well saw some handlebars in half and put 1/2 on Ebay. I've seen some stupid in my day but that guy is a heavy weight.
That is stooopid... with three Os.
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No picture, and a description consisting entirely of "check back!"

Too funny.

Not to mention too stupid.

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This is kinda the reverse....

I listed one of the Stellas. It's the one that I built up as a moustache-barred fun bike. NOS frame, new wheels, new Dura-Ace RD and bar-ends, NOS Modolo levers, etc. The starting bid is $249.99. The shifters/derailleur are worth that, as is the wheelset w/cassette (Ultegra) and tires (Deda).

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So, here's an email I got from one guy. Keep in mind I've gotten probably 8 similar emails each time I've listed this bike (this is the third time):

Dear therandonneur,

I just noticed you have this item listed again. Based on your response to a question another eBayer asked when it was listed previously, would you still be willing to swap out the high-rise stem for a lower/road stem? If so, would you also do that w/ the saddle if I won - possibly to something a little firmer? Also, would you consider lowering the starting bid or BIN price on this auction or, if nobody bids, in another auction? Thank You

- buyerrld
Not only does he want me to pull a 1" quill road stem out of my arse (it has a MOUSTACHE bar, for f##k's sake!!! It's SUPPOSED to have a tall stem!), he also wants a new saddle, AND for me to lower the price to "stupid$".

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Dear buyerrld,

That is why I have relisted it. A buyer wanted to buy it after it had ended, wanted a different stem, but could never tell me what he wanted, and wasn't willing to wait while I ordered a new one. 1" quill stems aren't common anymore, so I only have 2 choices - Origin-8 or Salsa. I'm not paying $28 for a Salsa stem to replace a $12 generic. Especially when I'm already taking it in the #$% on this bike. The rear derailleur and bar-end shifters are worth the starting bid. So is the wheelset, cassette, and tires. At $250 I'm losing a ton of money on a bike I've never ridden. Ergo, any parts swaps are either going to be for similar $ parts, or will simply be up to the buyer to do.

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No, you were not harsh enough.


Check out this hipster and his 10lb bike "Smooth as baby balls".
WTF sort of statement is that?! Is he saying he's a pedophile?
He even made sure to include a "tight pants" shot to establish his hipster cred.

"1986 Centurion Facet. All work was done at USA Cycle in Riverside Ca.
This bike is the sweetest things i have ever put between my legs. At least that's what she said....
SPEXS:
basically i lived in riverside all my life, found no use for switching gears because its mostly flat SO this bike has similar to a BMX gear ratio, but still requires some leg muscle. The bike was originally made in Japan, so you know its good. The outcome is a comfortable smooth easy ride in style. This bike is extremely light, if i remember correctly it weighs barely 10 pounds. I do not know all the true specifications because its all jargon to my brain, i just know what i wanted and here it is, for sale on craigs list."

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He even made sure to include a "tight pants" shot to establish his hipster cred.
I call those penguin pants, cause they have to waddle. They're always funny to see around here in Chicago.
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Found another gem, just in time for July:
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/1217448254.html
"VINTAGE NASHIKI TRIALTHON 12 SPEED BIKE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION ALL ORGINAL PARTS TOUR DE FRANCE THIS BIKE WAS IN THE RACE I NO THIS IS A VALUABLE ITEM ITS YOUR IF YOU EMAIL ME WITH A RESONABLE PRICE"

I guess if you switch the order of the words then you didn't really say it.
I didn't know they rode triathlon bikes in the TDF with suicide levers and reflectors!
If you misspell every other word then you really didn't say it either. I couldn't help but highlight misspellings.






I couldn't resist, I sent him an email:

"Can you tell me what components are on the bike? I've been trying to find high quality stem shifters.
Are those the original reflectors? I'd also need to be sure the top safety levers work as they are critical for racing.
Please let me know what you mean by " TOUR DE FRANCE THIS BIKE WAS IN THE RACE"?
It would be nice if it had the light steel 27" tires, not the cheap aluminum 700 they sell now.
I'm hoping to find a light bike in the 28lb range.
Thanks,
Fred"
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Originally Posted by krems81
Bike parts - $400 (Joliet, Illinois)

i have 4 skids of misc bike parts
frames,sprockets,brakes,rims,tires,
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dont know what they are off of so dont ask FIRM 1-815-726-4160

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Don't know what it is, don't ask, $400 firm. Looks like a bunch of junk
Hahaha, I've been seeing this one for what about 6 months? I keep thinking, do I get a crappy brother fax machine also? Along with a bunch of crappy dry-rot no-name tires? Sign me up!
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Check out this hipster and his 10lb bike "Smooth as baby balls".
WTF sort of statement is that?! Is he saying he's a pedophile?
He even made sure to include a "tight pants" shot to establish his hipster cred.
I think we need to flag him just for that sicko statement.
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Found another gem, just in time for July:
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/1217448254.html
"VINTAGE NASHIKI TRIALTHON 12 SPEED BIKE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION ALL ORGINAL PARTS TOUR DE FRANCE THIS BIKE WAS IN THE RACE I NO THIS IS A VALUABLE ITEM ITS YOUR IF YOU EMAIL ME WITH A RESONABLE PRICE"
I couldn't resist, I sent him an email:

"Can you tell me what components are on the bike? I've been trying to find high quality stem shifters.
Are those the original reflectors? I'd also need to be sure the top safety levers work as they are critical for racing.
Please let me know what you mean by " TOUR DE FRANCE THIS BIKE WAS IN THE RACE"?
Here's his reply:
"sugino rt componets all orginal stock parts 1980 bike used in the tour de france it is a custom sport regestered with sereal number"

Wow, just wow. 1980 TDF race bike, all original!

And he gets belligerant when I ask if he has paperwork to proove the interesting TDF story:

"paperwork ******************** do you want the bike or not give your bid i have a lot of interested people"

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Wait its a shoe, no wait its a bike . . . its a Nishike!

27 " Nishike Century 10 Speed Bicycle / Bike Womens - $100 (Des Plaines, ILL. near O'hare Airport)
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27 " Nishike Century 10 Speed Bicycle / Bike Womens!


Bicycle was made in Japan.

The Tires are 27 inches by 1.25 inches. holding air but dry rot.

Rims are aluminum.

Height is 30inches from the floor to top of seat tube.

Frame size from the center of the bottom pedal crank to the top of the seat tube is 20 inches.

Veta seat

Star brakes.

Stem mounted shifting levers.

The paint is in Great Condition !

There is a little suface rust on the seat post

All Original !!!

Call 847 ***-**** or 847 ***-****


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