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Old 01-21-15, 08:07 PM
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Vintage Viscount Racing Bicycle

[h=2]Vintage Viscount Racing Bicycle (Clayton)[/h]

22 inch frame, new chrome moly fork, DuraAce Brakes. 180mm crank arms. Durham elliptical chain ring: 66T, . $400/Best Offer.
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Originally Posted by Matariki
Vintage Viscount Racing Bicycle

[h=2]Vintage Viscount Racing Bicycle (Clayton)[/h]

22 inch frame, new chrome moly fork, DuraAce Brakes. 180mm crank arms. Durham elliptical chain ring: 66T, . $400/Best Offer.
SWEET!!!!

Looks like the bike has been up for a while too.
Perhaps the seller is ready to deal.

Even comes with the custom toestrap on the seat rails
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Old 01-22-15, 05:57 AM
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No words!,,,,BD


-----------SCHWINN --------- ASCENT 26 NEXT -----------
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Apparently he has problems keeping the chain on it.
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Probably a good deal on a World Tourist, but I hope the seller takes the $15 and upgrades to a 20 year old digital camera.

1980s schwinn world tourist
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[h=2]Cannondale IRONMAN - $500 (Blaine, MN)[/h]Cannondale IRONMAN

Sick tribal tats, bro.



Cannondale IRONMAN

$500.00

OMG CHEAP!!!!

$500.00 steals this High end bike

Contact me now... this bike will go FAST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is an ebay listing exact same bike (only difference this bike is Black NOT white)

Cannondale 800 58cm Triathlon Bike Aero Bars Tri Bike Ultegra Ironman | eBay

Of course the link is to an uncompleted ebay auction.
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
$50 for two bikes isn't bad.
But, beware when sellers say things like
back tire is bent but fixable


Yes... perhaps fixable, but taking work than many people in the market for a Next MTB are comfortable doing.
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Old 01-22-15, 03:33 PM
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But notice the rear triangle matches the rim?,,,,BD
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Old 01-22-15, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
But notice the rear triangle matches the rim?,,,,BD
Oh, I thought that was a design feature. I'm too used to road bikes with a few extra curves.

Fortunately Next uses an aluminum/steel hybrid frame, so a little hammering, and it is as good as new

Unfortunately, I think the Schwinn is a 700c bike, and the Next 26", so one can't take two bikes and make one... at least in theory. I've seen a few thrift-store specials with odd wheel sizes.
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vintage schwinn geraffe tall" unicyle 6ft

I always like it when the vendor supplies good photos.

Perhaps the unicycle (umm "unicyle") was too tall to get into a single photo.

However, you should be happy that the bike has "no leeks"


Now, if the seller could only figure out how to spell Giraffe, perhaps someone might even be able to pick the unicycle up with a search. (spelled both geraffe and jeraffe)
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At least it hasn't been drewed and would be easy to put some drop bars on it again. But still...

56cm Serotta Dura Ace lugged steel road bike
[h=2]56cm Serotta Dura Ace lugged steel road bike - $999 (oakland lake merritt / grand)[/h]










For sale is an awesome late 80s Serotta road bicycle for someone in the 5'9" to 6'2" height range. This ride is a real head-turner, gets complements all the time with its black-fading-to-gray paint job. It's in great shape for its age.

Shimano Dura-Ace all over: DA headset, brakes, shifters, derailleurs, cranks. Wheels are Dura-Ace hubs laced to Mavic Open rims. Continental Gatorskin tires. Sweet pantographed 3ttt stem with "SEROTTA" etched into it. Comes with a WTB saddle, Shimano clip-in pedals, and an Elite bottle cage.

I've set it up with Nitto upright handlebars, but I'll include the original Dura Ace brakes if you want to change up the handlebars to the standard drop style.

Please include your phone number if you're interested.
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Sometimes the bidding wars on E-Bay can get pretty vicious.

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More badly bent stays, it's an epidemic!,,,,BD


two vintage bike


Do some people really think these 40 pound soft drink mountain bikes have collectible value?? I feel sorry for these people. Lovely home, but no sense otherwise.

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/4859196017.html

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Originally Posted by gaucho777
At least it hasn't been drewed and would be easy to put some drop bars on it again. But still...

56cm Serotta Dura Ace lugged steel road bike
That looks to be in very nice shape. Full Dura-Ace, frame looks to be in excellent condition. The only thing it does appear to need is a proper set of bars. I'm going to suggest that either:
  • The seller has grown older and needs a more upright position
  • The seller has been using this as an extremely nice commuter or around town bike and found upright bars improved comfort/vision
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Old 01-23-15, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
That looks to be in very nice shape. Full Dura-Ace, frame looks to be in excellent condition. The only thing it does appear to need is a proper set of bars. I'm going to suggest that either:
  • The seller has grown older and needs a more upright position
  • The seller has been using this as an extremely nice commuter or around town bike and found upright bars improved comfort/vision
I agree - this Serotta actually belongs in the other Craigslist thread - the seller is too knowledgeable - and is cognizant of the likelihood that the buyer will want drop bars - for this to have been a total no-brain conversion.
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Old 01-24-15, 12:53 PM
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Should a photography course be required to post on Craigslist?


Apparently this bike has a GUN Rack on the handlebars. Which would also be an interesting feature, if one only had a good photo of it.

I think this is the BEST photo of the handlebar rack.


Nice hunting bike

I'm beginning to think some of these photographers have too much experience taking selfies to post on personal ads trying to make themselves look 100 lbs lighter than they actually are.
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Old 01-24-15, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
$50 for two bikes isn't bad.
But, beware when sellers say things like



Yes... perhaps fixable, but taking work than many people in the market for a Next MTB are comfortable doing.
No, not "fixable," but replaceable -- at a substantial fraction of what the complete bike cost.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Should a photography course be required to post on Craigslist?


Apparently this bike has a GUN Rack on the handlebars. Which would also be an interesting feature, if one only had a good photo of it.

I think this is the BEST photo of the handlebar rack.


Nice hunting bike

I'm beginning to think some of these photographers have too much experience taking selfies to post on personal ads trying to make themselves look 100 lbs lighter than they actually are.
I am amazed that someone could take 8 photos of a bicycle and not show a bicycle.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
No, not "fixable," but replaceable -- at a substantial fraction of what the complete bike cost.
It is easy enough to replace a rim, and perhaps the spokes, which I would consider to be a "repair". However, that isn't one I would choose to do.
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Recumbent bike $20Recumbent Bike
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Recumbent bike $20Recumbent Bike
$20 isn't a bad price. Might even be able to part it out for that price.

That would be one heck of an engineering feet if it works. However, judging from the seat tube length, it might be quite a stretch to get to both the pedals and handlebars. Where are the brake levers and shifters?
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$300 for a Schwinn suburban and he can't be bothered to take photos

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Vintage bicycles - $400 (Abington)

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1975Vista esquire blue 10 speed with chrome fenders 175
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How about this.
50% off for a savings of $253.35 on a set of Wellgo pedals. PLUS FREE SHIPPING.

Of course, other vendors list the same pedals for $17.95 without the discount.
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Not Craig's list, but a second-hand store. Laughed so hard at the full-suspension MTB with a huge wire basket - also has a dog leash connection to the seat post. And they were asking $500 for this big-box store bike - I bet it sold new for $299. OH! Almost forgot the kickstand that is 4 inches too short.

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OH! Almost forgot the kickstand that is 4 inches too short.
Don't you know, that's for parking the bike at the side of the road, while putting the kickstand on the curb.
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