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Old 02-12-15, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley
Okay, so the frame, fork, wheels and tires are toast. Probably the tubes too. But the rest is totally worth a hundred bucks, man!

vintage Schwinn road racer - $120 (Tempe, AZ)

Light blue 21 speed 1978 Schwinn ladies' bicycle. Drop down handle bars. Spent $200 on tune up and repairs upon first receiving bicycle (including new fork), but is currently damaged from a road accident (photos taken prior). Frame and wheels in need of repair. Needs new tubes/tires.
Ahh... Found it.
vintage Schwinn road racer

I find it amazing that he didn't bother to take some recent photos. AFTER THE ACCIDENT; and not too good of a description of every part that was damaged.
Is the $200 tune-up on a wrecked bike supposed to mean anything?

If it was anything other than a 35 year old Schwinn, it is quite possible that it would have $120 worth of parts on it.
Crankset, bottom bracket, shifters, brakes, etc. A bit of work to tear it down and clean it up. However, with that bike, I'm doubting he could part out the major components for $50, assuming no damage from the wreck.
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley
Okay, so the frame, fork, wheels and tires are toast. Probably the tubes too. But the rest is totally worth a hundred bucks, man!

vintage Schwinn road racer - $120 (Tempe, AZ)






Light blue 21 speed 1978 Schwinn ladies' bicycle. Drop down handle bars. Spent $200 on tune up and repairs upon first receiving bicycle (including new fork), but is currently damaged from a road accident (photos taken prior). Frame and wheels in need of repair. Needs new tubes/tires.
There's not a lot to salvage from this: alloy cranks, brake levers, that's about it
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Old 02-13-15, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by anixi
There's not a lot to salvage from this: alloy cranks, brake levers, that's about it
You can salvage anything.
Throw it up on E-Bay.
Somebody will be looking to restore a Schwinn and choose bottom of the line components to do it.
The cage pedals might not fetch more than $1 (if in good condition), but they will sell.

A lot depends on what is damaged and how bad it is. The "new" fork might fetch $5 or $10 if in good shape. Nothing if bent.

Anyway, no matter how one ads it up, it comes to a lot less than $120 unless one compares it to new bike shop prices.

Perhaps there is a $200 seat hidden under the flaming sweatpants
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Originally Posted by PeregrineA1
classic bicycle - $500 (garden grove)
condition: good
make / manufacturer: kawasaki

Dont really want to get rid of this bike but I'm in need of the extra cash. Dont try and low ball me. I know what kind of bike i have and know what I'm asking for is a good price
One man's junk is another man's treasure.

That appears to be a Kawasaki BX200 (or BX100) from 1974 to 1976.
1974-76 Kawasaki BMX Bikes - BMX Old School @ BMX Non Stop!

As far as I can tell, made right here in the good old USA.

It is hard for me to call a bike like that "Good Condition", it looks ROUGH to me. But, one could rebuild the wheels, and a bit of cleaning and rust removal, and it could be ridable again.

Here's one on E-Bay.
Kawasaki BMX Bike Moto BX200 BX100 Webco Mongoose Moto Mag FMF Frame Old School | eBay

Anyway, I can't get too excited about a rusty old BMX bike, but it may well be worth a few hundred.
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This one is from the same outfit that is listing a Univega Supra Sport for only $650! Can't believe that one is still available!

The key sentence in this ad is, "Notes: This bike is currently disassembled, but can be built back up before sale."

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Originally Posted by CliffordK
You can salvage anything.
Throw it up on E-Bay.
Somebody will be looking to restore a Schwinn and choose bottom of the line components to do it.
The cage pedals might not fetch more than $1 (if in good condition), but they will sell.

A lot depends on what is damaged and how bad it is. The "new" fork might fetch $5 or $10 if in good shape. Nothing if bent.

Anyway, no matter how one ads it up, it comes to a lot less than $120 unless one compares it to new bike shop prices.

Perhaps there is a $200 seat hidden under the flaming sweatpants
Well, it might be worth someone's time, at a price of $50 at most...
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Old 02-13-15, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by NJgreyhead
This one is from the same outfit that is listing a Univega Supra Sport for only $650! Can't believe that one is still available!

The key sentence in this ad is, "Notes: This bike is currently disassembled, but can be built back up before sale."

58cm Schwinn Tempo - Columbus Tenax/Full 105 - Restored - $525 (East Falls)
Odd..
What does disassembled mean?
Wheels off?
Pile of pieces?

I can't imagine anybody would fully build a bike.
Photograph it for sale.
Then unbuild it.

Unless... say a few thousand miles and a few years transpired between the two.

The ad seems to indicate that it will be reassembled for sale.

Maybe they just assume nobody is crazy enough to pay $525 for a $100 bike, but they thought they'd throw it up anyway.

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36 speed Rhoades peddle car $600


Probably not too bad of a deal on the Rhoades pedal car, if that is what one really wants to ride. It might be nice for whizzing around the block, but not out on the open road. Rentals?

Are the photos really all 2 years old?

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Some ads are a bit terse:

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bike - $100 (springfield)

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Originally Posted by lungus
Yeah, it's sad to see someone fly off the edge like that - however I kind of feel for the guy. He describes himself as a "free picker" for the last 25 or so years, so you know they guys seen the full range of the kind of crap people throw out and had probably was able to supplement whatever income he was making pretty well up until recent years. Now in this age of "Pawn Stars" & "Storage Wars" we have alot of overnight antique & vintage experts starting up Etsy shops with the hubris to ask small fortunes for the same kind of stuff the guy has been picking for longer than most of these people have has pubic hair.

I had that very Supercourse on my watchlist a few weeks ago with the intention to ask a few basic questions re: facilitation.
It was my size and the price wasn't bad. I'm going to guess that he has a pretty good idea the value of the things he finds - and had just enough of the newborn vintage bike "experts" try to lowball him that he flipped out. Maybe that's always his M.O. - if something doesn't sell quickly enough, it goes back to the dump. Perhaps he got sick of the tire kickers, gave some kind of warning to someone, and shot that video because nobody believed him if they didn't just step up to the plate.

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Ah, the good life!

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A bottle of wine, a little cheese, beautiful day and I'm cruising on my Rhoades
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
Yeah, it's sad to see someone fly off the edge like that - however I kind of feel for the guy. He describes himself as a "free picker" for the last 25 or so years, so you know they guys seen the full range of the kind of crap people throw out and had probably was able to supplement whatever income he was making pretty well up until recent years. Now in this age of "Pawn Stars" & "Storage Wars" we have alot of overnight antique & vintage experts starting up Etsy shops with the hubris to ask small fortunes for the same kind of stuff the guy has been picking for longer than most of these people have has pubic hair.

I had that very Supercourse on my watchlist a few weeks ago with the intention to ask a few basic questions re: facilitation.
It was my size and the price wasn't bad. I'm going to guess that he has a pretty good idea the value of the things he finds - and had just enough of the newborn vintage bike "experts" try to lowball him that he flipped out. Maybe that's always his M.O. - if something doesn't sell quickly enough, it goes back to the dump. Perhaps he got sick of the tire kickers, gave some kind of warning to someone, and shot that video because nobody believed him if they didn't just step up to the plate.
It still makes no sense. I have no intent to attempt to understand the sad and lonely "message" he attempted to send by knowingly turning a $100+ bike into $3 in scrap and referring to everyone that didn't buy his bike as fornicators and *****exuals and female genitalia and blaming politics for his dear old mother not being able to afford a camera battery. "You don't know who the **** your dealing with." Apparently NO ONE dealt with you.

"Move to greener pastures on the dole maybe buy a $1 house in Detroit, acquire a schmaltzy female to loose my virginity (by 40) & finally live the american dream! Need I say more..."

Money is is on him not losing his virginity by 40. Unless he sells his "bike" for the asking price and pays for it.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
36 speed Rhoades peddle car $600


Probably not too bad of a deal on the Rhoades pedal car, if that is what one really wants to ride. It might be nice for whizzing around the block, but not out on the open road. Rentals?

Are the photos really all 2 years old?
Have the Duck Dynasty guys gone green?
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It's annoying when one of the Chinese companies clogs an Ebay category with dozens and dozens and dozens and dozens of the same product

Bicycle Frames | eBay

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It's annoying when one of the Chinese companies clogs an Ebay category with dozens and dozens and dozens and dozens of the same product

Bicycle Frames | eBay
Agreed. Does eBay not have a way to report a seller? Just specific auctions?
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Agreed. Does eBay not have a way to report a seller? Just specific auctions?
I'm not sure. Is it against Ebay's rules to clog like that?
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I'm not sure. Is it against Ebay's rules to clog like that?
Maybe not technically, but I don't know. It's annoying as hell to have to wade through that stuff. Thankfully, none of my saved searches overlap with their products.
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Looks like a real bargain compared to the Renovo Bikes
Truly! Those silly Renovos with all that engineering, hollow frame 17-18 pound bikes, amazing woods, racing in the Ironman World Championships and other pointless stuff. Jump on this one quick there Clifford, it's a bargain for sure.
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This is painful to look at but what a pretty frame
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What's wacky?

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This is painful to look at but what a pretty frame
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What's painful? It looks OK to me.
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What's wacky?



What's painful? It looks OK to me.
I put this in the wrong place. Shld be in the looking for one of these section.
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Well, they tried.

[h=2]fugi mtn processional - $185 (mpls)[/h]fugi mtn processional
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Well, they tried.

[h=2]fugi mtn processional - $185 (mpls)[/h]fugi mtn processional
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I can see someone riding that right into the grave, with Ac/Dc playing Highway to Hell...
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