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Old 10-13-13, 08:01 AM
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At least the price is right...
Antique Schwinn!
...must be because it includes a picture of the bike and the barn it was found in, signed by the guy holding the camera (errrr, "photographer").

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Old 10-13-13, 08:47 AM
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This PDG mountain bike seems to have shed its skin in the intervening decades for Yokota livery

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Originally Posted by sloar
It's amazing how many people ask me if I will bring the bike to them so they can buy it. I don't mind meeting halfway if they are spending big bucks for a bike. But for $50-$75. Yeah,sure?
If they are shopping in that price range they might not have the gas money.
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Old 10-13-13, 01:15 PM
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For those who don't know the story of Ciocc here it is in a nut shell. In 1977 the world bicycle championship race in San Cristobal was won by an Italian man. His nickname was "Poker Face" which in Italian is "Ciocc", this is a replica of the bike he won that race on. Every year since that year they replicate the bike frame and then sell top of the line Italian bikes with it. In 1998 when this bike was purchased it was for $8000.00. I still have all the original Campagnolo parts on it, and I've replaced the seat with a San Marco vintage white leather seat, which is the most desirable Italian seat you could have for this bike. I don't want to sell the bike at all, but I'm in a position that I have to unfortunately. If you are interested give me a call or text me xxx xxx xxxx anytime. This is the nicest bike I've ever owned, it turns bike nerds heads everywhere you go. Make me an offer, I'm open to it.

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Old 10-13-13, 05:04 PM
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^Hard to believe that it cost $8000 in 1998. That's a lot of moola for any non-carbon pro race bike!
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Originally Posted by Gasbag
Ride fast, turn left

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brookes-rudg...item1e8109e8f1


Buy this bike so they can buy that girl some clothes!

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what a picture, that thing is out of shape, ugly and needs some help.....


You guys should see this guy's other ads, i guess he's trying to use the "sex sells" approach to selling.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/blueiris*rid...p2047675.l2562


unfortunately his models all look like they just stopped by on the way to work at the local gentlemen's club and i'm not referring to the high end ones.
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Because if you're gonna trust your noggin to something, it should be... this?



https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/4126441396.html
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His auctions all have various little waifs posturing in them.

A sampling (NSFW):









My personal favorite:



I like 'em classy

Btw, what's up with women these days plucking the chit out of their eyebrows? To me, it just doesn't work on that gal that doesn't want to get lost.

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Old 10-14-13, 04:37 AM
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Haha.....love those pics, what is this guy on??

Anyhoo, found this ad on the local Gumtree here in Australia, did make me laugh. Think it might take a bit more than a MIG and some hand tools to get this pile of scrap metal into a bicycle again!


"You won't find too many of these about! Rare Limited Edition 27" 1980 Moscow Olympics 10 Speed Bike. All original, but needs a full resto. Back tyre has slow leak. Anyone who can use a mig welder and hand tools should be able to have it looking good in no time. Restore it and you have a classic Malvern Star worth mega bucks!"

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/somer...ike/1028072634

Back tyre has a slow leak??? Think that's the least of it's problems. And all this can be yours for a paltry $200!!!
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Old 10-14-13, 05:07 AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but this may be one of the most valuable bikes ever seen in these forums. Is that a home brew Flux Capacitor craftily mounted to a bicycle?
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Old 10-14-13, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Gasbag
Correct me if I'm wrong but this may be one of the most valuable bikes ever seen in these forums. Is that a home brew Flux Capacitor craftily mounted to a bicycle?
Ha ha - I thought something similar; was this Doc's prototype before he came up with the more practical DeLorean?

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Old 10-14-13, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by waveydavey
Haha.....love those pics, what is this guy on??

Anyhoo, found this ad on the local Gumtree here in Australia, did make me laugh. Think it might take a bit more than a MIG and some hand tools to get this pile of scrap metal into a bicycle again!


"You won't find too many of these about! Rare Limited Edition 27" 1980 Moscow Olympics 10 Speed Bike. All original, but needs a full resto. Back tyre has slow leak. Anyone who can use a mig welder and hand tools should be able to have it looking good in no time. Restore it and you have a classic Malvern Star worth mega bucks!"

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/somer...ike/1028072634

Back tyre has a slow leak??? Think that's the least of it's problems. And all this can be yours for a paltry $200!!!
Psilocybe + saddle height adjustment = recipe for disaster
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Old 10-14-13, 07:30 AM
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Psilocybe + saddle height adjustment = recipe for disaster
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Old 10-14-13, 09:14 AM
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Check out this eBay auction for a Suntour Double Cable Guide...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SUNTOUR-DOUB...1#ht_488wt_904

Talk about creative/wishful thinking!
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Old 10-14-13, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley
Because if you're gonna trust your noggin to something, it should be... this?



https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/4126441396.html
Hey! I used to have one of those! It was actually a high tech noggin protector for it's day. That was around 30 years ago, however.


Touring 84 by Yo Spiff, on Flickr
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Old 10-14-13, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley
Because if you're gonna trust your noggin to something, it should be... this?



https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/4126441396.html
A Skid Lid. I had one of those. I'd still say that, given the most probable head knock in a fall, these things were effective.
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Old 10-14-13, 12:02 PM
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Asking price is more than fair, but the only way this cost $500 in the 70s is by having the tubes lined with cocaine. Who would hang this on a wall?

CLphiladelphiaall for sale / wantedbicycles - by owner



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[h=2] Raleigh road bike - $50 (GLENSIDE)[/h]

This 1970s era Raleigh road bike has been sitting in a basement for 20 years and is ready for someone to restore it to its past glory or for the collector to hang on their wall. This bike was top of the line in its day (cost $500 new in the 70s) and still has all the original parts.
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Re: Spiff/Matariki/Skid Lid: I stand corrected. Still a bizarre-looking contraption, though!
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Old 10-14-13, 02:59 PM
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I know this guy and his shop in Vista Ca. he's cool he has some good stuff and at really good prices. Prolly just a typo.

Originally Posted by daf1009
Check out this eBay auction for a Suntour Double Cable Guide...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SUNTOUR-DOUB...1#ht_488wt_904

Talk about creative/wishful thinking!
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Old 10-16-13, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by 7/8timing
I know this guy and his shop in Vista Ca. he's cool he has some good stuff and at really good prices. Prolly just a typo.
yeah i sent him a message, was supposed to be $15.00 after all
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I like Giordana cycling clothing. Their bibs, ls jerseys and other items are extremely comfortable for me and if you are patient you get get some great deals on last year's models on ebay. I have Giordana as a search term and I get items automatically on my scroll. This morning I was greeted by this. Creeped me out a bit.

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"Very fast racing bike!! Super light weight and fits anyone!! $85"

"Just tuned up and ready to go!
UNISEX BIKE.
Good condition and everything works!!
Please contact me at XXX-XXX-XXXX"

I don't think It's a bad bike.
If I had room I would take a look at it.
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What the hell is this thing?

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Originally Posted by c0urt
Lol

This whole thread is a trip.
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[h=2]overpriced "vintage" bikes - $1 (everywhere)[/h] To the people listing your "vintage" road bikes for up to the 200 dollar range, what gives you the nerve to do that? The bikes you have are most likely low end models. That weigh a ton. Stop selling your schwinn world sports and travelers, etc. With one piece cranks for over a hundred dollars. They are only worth about 30 to 60. 60 if they are in almost in mint condition. And to the ****** bag in fullerton selling his "vintage road bike made in japan" I wouldn't pay more than 20 for that junk. And the people selling they're thruster fixies and gmc denalis for 100 or 150 for the denalis. Those are walmart bikes and have absolutely no re sale value. Stop selling for the exact amount you paid for.

There is some quality vintage bikes out there aswell. Sadly those are even more ridiculously over priced. They should be around 150 to 200 but people price them well past the 300s. Nishiki univega peugeot bridgestone and bikes similar to theses I see priced for up to 300 or more. Even the top tier bikes from the 80s only hold a 200 value if in great running condition

And free spirit bikes should be thrown in the trash all of those are free bikes or highest value of 5 dollars.

Easy way to tell quality in older road bikes is to see what they are made of. If it doesn't have a sticker showing what its made of its most likely a lower end bike. Look for chromoly bikes a lot of quality bikes were made of chromoly steel. Another way to tell is where the shifters are. Lower qulity bikes have stem shifters located next to the handle bars. Down tube shifters and bar end shifters were put on higher quality bikes. If the wheels are steel most likely its a lower end bike. Look for alloy wheels or alluminum. The lighter the bike the better quality it is. All the steel parts of a low end bike will definately weigh it down

If you have any questions about any bike on craigslist you can email me and ill tell you the worth and if its a good bike.

Lower end bikes aren't not completely worth less. They make good commuters and bikes to ride in the winter and rainy seasons. Get one if you can get it for under a hundred dollars
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