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Old 01-25-13, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by detroitwipeout
I just came across a little blurb about this bike in a book the other day. There's only supposed to be about 50 left that are known to exist.
I've been privileged to see two of these Bowden Spacelanders. One was at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, and another at the Grand Haven museum.
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Here is one in my neck of the woods I have been watching from last summer. Maybe I should offer him $175. I love it and Im tired of seeing it. There is another one yousually in a hot shower scene for $400. Described as Grandpa's bike but in a bathtub half hidden by a shower curtain.

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A bargain! They sell on the bay for 1400$!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1985...item519f2842fb

Mine was free so the price should be somewhere in between. 225$ really isn't that bad; mine had a huge chainstay bend I repaired.
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone
A bargain! They list on the bay for 1400$!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1985...item519f2842fb

Mine was free so the price should be somewhere in between. 225$ really isn't that bad; mine had a huge chainstay bend I repaired.

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I don't think $225 is to bad either because it looks like it's in terrific shape.
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Old 01-25-13, 01:58 PM
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'Converted' to single speed. Sad, really.
Are CL bike flippers really that mechanically inept, or simply lazy & cheap??

I love how the 'always kept indoors' and the sun-faded head badge and
rust on the rat traps and crank rings back each other up. Not.

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[h=2]Schwinn Traveler - $140 (Hudson Valley - NY)[/h]

80's Schwinn converted to Single Speed.
23" Frame. 27" tires. Ready to ride. Always Kept indoors. $140.00
Pick up in Orange County NY or meet up at Metro North Beacon Station.
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Originally Posted by Cache
Are CL bike flippers really that mechanically inept, or simply lazy & cheap??
I suspect there's a huge dose of ineptitude here, but don't you think that red chain really makes it "pop"? :-)
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Snap Crackle & Pop!

(it's younger, hipper twin, same seller)

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[h=2]Schwinn Single Speed - $180 (Hudson Valley - NY)[/h]


1985 Schwinn Sprint converted to Single Speed.
Small 19" (48cm) Frame. Tires: 27 X 1 1/4"
New Tires, Tubes, Chain. $180.00
Pick up in Orange County or meet up at Metro North Beacon Station (1hr from GCS)
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i actually like this bike (minus the chain and chopped dropbars) nice frame, wheels look good and hey cool biopace chainrings (if he wants a single speed he coulda atleast took a ring off lol)
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Snap Crackle & Pop!

(it's younger, hipper twin, same seller)

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/3571124510.html

Schwinn Single Speed - $180 (Hudson Valley - NY)




1985 Schwinn Sprint converted to Single Speed.
Small 19" (48cm) Frame. Tires: 27 X 1 1/4"
New Tires, Tubes, Chain. $180.00
Pick up in Orange County or meet up at Metro North Beacon Station (1hr from GCS)
TEXT or call 845-674-6561
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Brought to you by the fine folks from Beacon, NY ... the Crack Capitol of NY

Originally Posted by Cache
Snap Crackle & Pop! (it's younger, hipper twin, same seller)

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/3571124510.html

Schwinn Single Speed - $180 (Hudson Valley - NY)
1985 Schwinn Sprint converted to Single Speed.
Small 19" (48cm) Frame. Tires: 27 X 1 1/4"
New Tires, Tubes, Chain. $180.00
Pick up in Orange County or meet up at Metro North Beacon Station (1hr from GCS)
TEXT or call 845-674-6561
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I like the part where the seller says "you will get more than my asking price if you sell it." I can't believe a beat-up Varsity fetches $175 anywhere, let alone in economically depressed SE MI.

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[h=2]Schwinn Varsity Yellow Bike - $175 (Royal Oak)[/h]
This is the real deal. All original. I already spent $65 on new tires. Everything works great. This is ready for a good cleaning. You will get way more than what I am asking should you decide to sell it. Call me when you have $175 Cash. Call me at 248-760-0668
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Nabbed from the Jackass thread...

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Anyone up for some rattle canned GXP cranks for $150? Nah, me neither.,,,,BD

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The only resistance I am having, is to even wanting to go check it out.,,,,BD

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Originally Posted by DavidW56
I've been privileged to see two of these Bowden Spacelanders. One was at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, and another at the Grand Haven museum.
Many more than 50 still exist... "Bicycle Heaven" in Pittsburgh has four of them in their showroom/museum. Weren't there over 500 made? Maybe there are 50 or so "known," but there are many more out there in private collections, under tarps in barns, etc.
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Are people seriously this hard up to be Colnago owners? This bike has been bid north of $300 with time still left on the clock. Unbelievable...
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Old 01-27-13, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by ShoreCyclist
Are people seriously this hard up to be Colnago owners? This bike has been bid north of $300 with time still left on the clock. Unbelievable...
I assume you mean this one?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-54cm...item35c39084c3

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"***Please note damage to top tube. According to the previous owner, the bike was not crashed but rather subjected to the baseball bat of an ex-wife. Headset spins freely."
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Apparently someone else is frustrated by seeing the same crappy over priced bikes re-listed every single day for months.

(My father emailed a response : "I'm very interested in your bike. Please send some dark out of focus photos")

[h=2]To all the "vintage Schwinn" salesmen - $1000000 (pittsturd)[/h]Wow, have I got a deal for you!! It is a second hand beater schwinn from the 70's-80's that i put new tires and bar tape on so NOW it is a vintage gem. Yes indeed, this here varsity,continental,worldsport,traveler is decked out with moderately rusty midrange suntour components from the factory- all original. No the bike isn't chromoly, no it wasn't that great brand new, but I am still expecting to get $200 for this $20 thriftstore throw away.

Seriously, It is nothing special. If it didn't sell the first time you listed it on here for your insanely marked up price, then it probably isn't going to sell the 11th time you list it. You are a moron. There is no market in this area, Porland or Sanfran maybe, but not here. Get bent (lke the ****ty steal fork of your ****ty "vintage steal")

Thank you, that is all.

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OK my brain started to hurt about 2 lines into this one. the deal is serious "buyer be ware" material.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bian...item2a2890c92b
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Originally Posted by Seraphina
Apparently someone else is frustrated by seeing the same crappy over priced bikes re-listed every single day for months.

(My father emailed a response : "I'm very interested in your bike. Please send some dark out of focus photos")

To all the "vintage Schwinn" salesmen - $1000000 (pittsturd)

Wow, have I got a deal for you!! It is a second hand beater schwinn from the 70's-80's that i put new tires and bar tape on so NOW it is a vintage gem. Yes indeed, this here varsity,continental,worldsport,traveler is decked out with moderately rusty midrange suntour components from the factory- all original. No the bike isn't chromoly, no it wasn't that great brand new, but I am still expecting to get $200 for this $20 thriftstore throw away.

Seriously, It is nothing special. If it didn't sell the first time you listed it on here for your insanely marked up price, then it probably isn't going to sell the 11th time you list it. You are a moron. There is no market in this area, Porland or Sanfran maybe, but not here. Get bent (lke the ****ty steal fork of your ****ty "vintage steal")

Thank you, that is all.

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
OK my brain started to hurt about 2 lines into this one. the deal is serious "buyer be ware" material.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bian...item2a2890c92b
Maybe part of the problem was the language barrier. If you were able to read the novel-like description, you'd find this at the bottom. Publicado con eBay Móvil . The guy has 100% positive feedback though This is by far my favorite line - "I had to make some modifications brakes pear adapt him. had modifications were to drill the Hollos where the brakes are held by the inner side but this is not absolutely nothing affects the operation of the frame"
He sounds like a pro bike surgeon... I'd take his word for it, especially after looking at his ridiculous seat/stem set-up...
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
OK my brain started to hurt about 2 lines into this one. the deal is serious "buyer be ware" material.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bian...item2a2890c92b
BGirl,
In your professional opinion - do you think that looks like a 58cm bike? Also, that looks like a blue pantographed seat post. There's probably $500 in parts on this bike. Thoughts...
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Originally Posted by ShoreCyclist
Maybe part of the problem was the language barrier. If you were able to read the novel-like description, you'd find this at the bottom. Publicado con eBay Móvil . The guy has 100% positive feedback though This is by far my favorite line - "I had to make some modifications brakes pear adapt him. had modifications were to drill the Hollos where the brakes are held by the inner side but this is not absolutely nothing affects the operation of the frame"
He sounds like a pro bike surgeon... I'd take his word for it, especially after looking at his ridiculous seat/stem set-up...
I wouldn't touch this auction with a ten foot pole. I've dealt with people like this before, nothing but heartache ensued.
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Originally Posted by ShoreCyclist
BGirl,
In your professional opinion - do you think that looks like a 58cm bike? Also, that looks like a blue pantographed seat post. There's probably $500 in parts on this bike. Thoughts...
It looks more like a 57 to me. I think the frame started life as a '83ish 980 or Alloro level bike which would likely make it TreTubi Columbus and falck stays. The eatpost looks like a Laparde or SR it might be blue but doesn't look special to me. Mix of Chorus w/ CdA Delta brakes/ Too bad about the broken QR pin, if one had a really beat up or broken lever you might be able to repair it.

I don't think I would spend $500 plus shipping for it with inspecting in person.

OH yeah drilling Hollos in the frame for the brakes I love that.


This is very tempting, I have an Ashtabulah crank lying around a need good frame for

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Originally Posted by smontanaro
I suspect there's a huge dose of ineptitude here, but don't you think that red chain really makes it "pop"? :-)
Or maybe it could be one of the Ebay sellers had a sale on red chains recently.
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