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Old 11-18-14, 06:19 AM
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The only wacky thing about that is that they're not $145 each, which some people think is a fair price for an electro forged river bottom dweller. They look to be at the end point of salvage, but still recoverable. I've done some pretty miraculous work on the lower end Schwinns. I did a few until I realized $130-$140 is the top end price around here. IE: Not worth the effort.,,,,BD
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Great bomb-proof utility bikes. But you have to be living on the first floor...
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Too good to pass up....antique Schwinns..could be Paramounts

Rusty, steel straight sided rims, miserable paint, rusty chrome throughout, racked seats, no usable tires or other comsumables; what a deal for just $145. The position of the bars says it all. And don't forget you get a pair! Yikes. I saw bikes just like these on ebay (or pickers, or american restorations, or antiques roadshow or .....) and they were asking $500 each! I'd jump on these if only the chains were a little be more rusty!

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custom tig welded TALLBIKE

Sorry posting from work, not downloading pics. Its a tallbike:

considering sell my baby, low on funds and have many more tall bikes to build and ride .
This bike is no joke it rides ****ing great , i have been riding tall bikes for three years now, they are not hard to ride, just takes practise. will deliver and show how to get on and off. being the man around town is up to you . 800$ reflects the time it takes to build a proper tall bike, serious inquires only. 800$- obo with in reason
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Nice. Move that crankset back down to the bottom, and it's the perfect bike for that one guy who is 9 1/2 feet tall, but had a forearmectomy.
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Originally Posted by JamesRL
custom tig welded TALLBIKE

Sorry posting from work, not downloading pics. Its a tallbike:

considering sell my baby, low on funds and have many more tall bikes to build and ride .
This bike is no joke it rides ****ing great , i have been riding tall bikes for three years now, they are not hard to ride, just takes practise. will deliver and show how to get on and off. being the man around town is up to you . 800$ reflects the time it takes to build a proper tall bike, serious inquires only. 800$- obo with in reason
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Old 11-18-14, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
Nice. Move that crankset back down to the bottom, and it's the perfect bike for that one guy who is 9 1/2 feet tall, but had a forearmectomy.
Or leave it as is, and it can be ridden by Hank Hill's dad (who had his shins amputated in dubya dubya two), who can sit on the wooden rack to reach the pedals.
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I'm always amazed when someone adds "C-Record era" to something and then multiplies the price by a factor of two or three (or more). Case in point, some NOS Victory brakes. Oh yeah, the picture really makes me want to plunk down $400 for less-than-top-of-the-line brakes. "Eroica" seems to be a magic price multiplier as well.

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Still, it's a far more informative ad than either one of these.
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Whats wrong with this picture?
56cm frame? This just looks wrong, the whole bike.

Excellent Specialized Sequoia Elite Road Bike Bicycle Frame Size 56 cm
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Originally Posted by big chainring
Whats wrong with this picture?
56cm frame?
56cm headtube!
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Trek 1400 with 105/stx velocity arrowhead wheels - $475 (Manchester)
I've been refurbishing, tuning up, building up a few bikes the past year or so - so seeing this CL post is just.... painful.
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Originally Posted by mrv
Trek 1400 with 105/stx velocity arrowhead wheels - $475 (Manchester)
I've been refurbishing, tuning up, building up a few bikes the past year or so - so seeing this CL post is just.... painful.
If you think that TREK is painful:
Trek '87 Vintage Trek Pro Series - Like New
I am incapable of calling the seller and asking if he accidentally added an extra zero without laughing out loud.
[h=2]Trek '87 Vintage Trek Pro Series - Like New - $6500 (NYC)[/h]
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
I am incapable of calling the seller and asking if he accidentally added an extra zero without laughing out loud.
One thing I've noticed about CL is that when you submit a listing, it simply deletes any non-digit characters from the price field. So, if you enter "65.00", it will show up as "6500". In this case, the guy might have just entered "650.0" for some reason.
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
One thing I've noticed about CL is that when you submit a listing, it simply deletes any non-digit characters from the price field. So, if you enter "65.00", it will show up as "6500". In this case, the guy might have just entered "650.0" for some reason.
or 65.00? maybe I should call....
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I'm selling a knife with a broken blade & missing handle:

[h=2]1986 Peugot Canyon Express - $60 (garden grove)[/h]

have a peugot canyon express mountain bike for sale. its a one of kind vintage bike . but it needs a lot of work. the frame is cracked on the bottom. needs a rear brake cable, a rear derailer, I have the original rim too but it needs new spokes and the last gear is broken. the rim I have on now has the same gearing. priced to sale, need gone and need the money ASAP. has bear claw pedals, you won't find these anywhere else. has diacomp and sun tour parts Txt me asap show contact info

frame is cracked, rest of parts are usable and back rim needs new bearing.
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
If you think that TREK is painful:
Trek '87 Vintage Trek Pro Series - Like New
I am incapable of calling the seller and asking if he accidentally added an extra zero without laughing out loud.
Trek '87 Vintage Trek Pro Series - Like New - $6500 (NYC)

Came in here to post this, saw you had beat me to it
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Originally Posted by leegf
Came in here to post this, saw you had beat me to it
Man, someone should call and see if it's really $65.
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
Man, someone should call and see if it's really $65.
Yes, why not call if it's near you? Unlikely, but it could be. Sweet looking bike. The ad seems too intelligently written for the seller to be asking $6500.

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A seriously tall Fuji, but....

Vintage (pre 1971) FUJI 27"/68.58cm roadbike

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Originally Posted by dweenk
A seriously tall Fuji, but....

Vintage (pre 1971) FUJI 27"/68.58cm roadbike

It looks like its got some serious issues beyond the height! Whats up with that fork?
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Originally Posted by dweenk
A seriously tall Fuji, but....

Vintage (pre 1971) FUJI 27"/68.58cm roadbike

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Originally Posted by turky lurkey
It looks like its got some serious issues beyond the height! Whats up with that fork?
It was probably an attempt to shorten the wheelbase of the bike.
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It was probably an attempt to shorten the wheelbase of the bike.
It looks like the attempt was very successful. This is a case where perhaps the fork should be reversed.
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