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Old 07-14-14, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by oldmancolin

Well the frame bike frames is basically nice but the xl frame S fork is mounted backwards looks like the bike was miss assembled from the get go by the original dealer.

I think it looks more like the fork got bent and someone turned it around because the wheel was probably hitting the down tube. The ad needs flagging. It's not a safe bike at all.
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Giant motorized bike chainsaw engine - $200




Giant mountain bike that has had a McCullough chainsaw engine attached. The chainsaw drive has a gear reduction and has a throttle grip located on the handlebars. Price is negotiable.

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Old 07-14-14, 10:52 AM
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Mongoose 21 speed - $75



XR75 Lightweight Aluminum. Mountain Bike. Excellent condition. Great fun - Great price!

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There's a sad Speedwell for sale on Ebay:
"Speedwell Titalite" Titanium Road Bike PR6730002 | eBay

2 people have already made offers. I suspect those people may have missed:

1) The frame has probably been destroyed because someone installed a kick-stand. These tubes are very thin and not built to withstand such forces. Looks like the chain stays have been pinched.



2) This frame should have a standard RD hanger. The RD claw suggests a damaged (or drewed?) hanger.



3) What happened to the finish? It should be a nice polished finish. Instead it looks like someone went over the whole frame with 80 grit sandpaper. Also, the photo lighting is really bad, but the head tube looks like it may be dented as well.



For reference, here's what the finish should look like:


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Old 07-14-14, 12:49 PM
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^^^ "Museum Quality" huh? Maybe the Museum of Broken Stuff, or maybe the International Museum of Clowns With Steel Wool And Time On Their Hands?
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"Frame and fork with head sets weigh in at 4.1 lbs. Without the head set 3.1 lbs."

Really? The headset weighs a full pound?

But really, dude, if you expect thousands of dollars for the bike, spend at least $50 on tires and bar tape!
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Old 07-14-14, 02:16 PM
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^Yeah, the "without headset" weight doesn't make sense. FWIW, the 4.1 lbs. for the frame/fork with headset is about right. LINK for reference.

I don't mind so much if a seller does not replace certain consumables on a "project" bike needing a full restoration such as this one. Price of course should reflect condition. But if the seller is not going to fully overhaul the bike, choice of replacement consumables is sometimes best left to the buyer. Seller may not even know how to glue on replacement tubulars in this case.

Btw, I did ask the seller about the chain stays and rear derailleur hanger via ebay. Got a quick reply saying he's taking it in to a bike shop for professional assessment and will get back to me. It's possible the seller is simply naive, and not intentionally underhanded.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
^Yeah, the "without headset" weight doesn't make sense. FWIW, the 4.1 lbs. for the frame/fork with headset is about right. LINK for reference.

I don't mind so much if a seller does not replace certain consumables on a "project" bike needing a full restoration such as this one. Price of course should reflect condition. But if the seller is not going to fully overhaul the bike, choice of replacement consumables is sometimes best left to the buyer. Seller may not even know how to glue on replacement tubulars in this case.

Btw, I did ask the seller about the chain stays and rear derailleur hanger via ebay. Got a quick reply saying he's taking it in to a bike shop for professional assessment and will get back to me. It's possible the seller is simply naive, and not intentionally underhanded.
yes, probably naive. same seller has other vintage-ish bikes up for sale in his eBay store, not at ridiculous prices.
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Old 07-14-14, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
yes, probably naive. same seller has other vintage-ish bikes up for sale in his eBay store, not at ridiculous prices.
They also have pretty good feedback...and a lot of categories...fully agree that they are probably naive about bikes...
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schwinn varsity model - $400




schwinn varsity model 10 speed bicycle
needs a little work & tires

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schwinn varsity model 10 speed bicycle
needs a little work & tires

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$10 a pound?
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Old 07-15-14, 12:45 PM
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"Ready to ride."
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VINTAGE SCHWINN MESA RUNNER - $89




Really nice vintage Schwinn Mesa Runner with Auto Bike wheels
7 speed that shifts automatically with the speed of the bike
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley
"Ready to ride."
Ready to ride, eh?
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...And come to think of it, shouldn't something connect the chainwheel to the, errrrmmmm, wheel?
MAN. The things I miss.
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley
...And come to think of it, shouldn't something connect the chainwheel to the, errrrmmmm, wheel?
MAN. The things I miss.
Chains are highly overrated. This one clearly drives automatically as well, ya noob.
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Is this a Bates model Pug?
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Originally Posted by Yo Spiff
Self explanatory...
reminds me of a story where a golfer dies by doing this with his club. I guess it wrapped around the tree and punctured something important
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley
...And come to think of it, shouldn't something connect the chainwheel to the, errrrmmmm, wheel?
MAN. The things I miss.
I didn't catch that! I'm scrutinizing the photo and thought the frame was bent from a head on crash. I totally missed the lack of chain. I guess technically it is ready to ride, if riding means coasting.
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Custom Bianchi Single Speed

$2500 in parts. I ground off all the braze-ons and RD hanger.
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It's in Canadian dollars, so that's like $250, right?
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
Chains are highly overrated. This one clearly drives automatically as well, ya noob.
Dammit. Just when I thought my knowledge was intermediate-level.

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I didn't catch that! I'm scrutinizing the photo and thought the frame was bent from a head on crash. I totally missed the lack of chain. I guess technically it is ready to ride, if riding means coasting.
Yeah. The trashed frame was why I posted it. Much like you, I focused on that so much that I didn't notice anything else. Amazing what people will try to sell.
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I imagine the seller had an autobike, bought the wrecked one and took the wheels, and cobbled together what was left.,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
Is this a Bates model Pug?
Am I the only one that got this?
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Originally Posted by Narhay
Custom Bianchi Single Speed

$2500 in parts. I ground off all the braze-ons and RD hanger.
Just yuck $2500 for a SS/FG conversion with drewed repainted frame and mismatched fork. This one is only worth about $250.
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[h=2]Display Bike - $100 (Hampden)[/h]
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10 Speed Display bike. Fully functional with square wheels.
One of a kind!

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