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Old 03-13-15, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by abstract
Pretty crazy bike, huh? I'm thinking that if the image were flipped, the drivetrain would still be on the incorrect side. I am also wondering why the chain is connected diagonally through the chainstays to the opposing side, and not installed parallel with the chainring and gear cluster in the rear.
I think you're seeing stuff that isn't there.
It is a simple mirror image flipping, but why the seller did it is beyond me.
The head tube image is rotated 90°, so perhaps the seller was having troubles with the image software.

It looks like a nice old frame, and may well be worth $100 if cleaned up.

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Many cell phone cameras have a "selfie photo" mode.
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I see what you mean now. I got hung up with seeing the chain hiding behind the tire, making it look like the chain was linked through the wheel itself. Good eye!
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^^^ Post # 10,000 ^^^, Vanna what does he win?
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Raleigh Bicycle

Anyone in the market for a Raleigh Capri? Sweet deal here...
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Originally Posted by jhess74
Raleigh Bicycle

Anyone in the market for a Raleigh Capri? Sweet deal here...
Don't you hate it when a sticky keyboard adds so many zeros after the $15 price tag
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Must have made this one on a leap year, or have they skipped 12 and 13 and gone right to 14?
A 26",28 Speed,Custom,Road Bike
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Originally Posted by jhess74
Raleigh Bicycle

Anyone in the market for a Raleigh Capri? Sweet deal here...
Yikes. Another pet peeve of mine is when a seller includes multiple pics, but they're the same photo from the very slightest different angle. Picture 2 is just a blurrier, crappier version of picture 1 and should have been discarded.

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Must have made this one on a leap year, or have they skipped 12 and 13 and gone right to 14?
A 26",28 Speed,Custom,Road Bike
I'm preserving the text from this,because That's where the "Real Humor Value" comes From.



To any Bicycle Enthusiasts,it should be "Love" at,"1st Sight".This is a "Custom Made",Road Bike with Top of The Line,After Market,"Shimano" parts,from heavy duty,high pressured rims,that take high pressured,skinny,metal,vavle stems,for inner tubes.To After Market Fast Hubs.Large frame that stands 31inches off the ground.Its a 28 Speed,with an 8 gear,cassette,secondary,Shimano Sprocket.It only needs a cable for Primary,Front Sprocket Changer.I have derailleur and leaver.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Must have made this one on a leap year, or have they skipped 12 and 13 and gone right to 14?
A 26",28 Speed,Custom,Road Bike
He says there is an 8-speed cassette, which means there are three and a half chainrings in front.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Don't you hate it when a sticky keyboard adds so many zeros after the $15 price tag
I'm so glad he took TWO pictures!
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I have to say that these are a good effort... but....

Bike Found
I found a bike

I understand not wanting to get false claims about the bike. However, this hardly gives an owner enough information to determine whether they should contact the "good Samaritan".

I suppose if one has had a bike stolen in the last week, "joy ridden", then dumped, then one could contact them. What if the bike was stolen months ago, then just dumped later for some reason? Perhaps being passed from thief to thief.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Almost ready for Burningman. Neon lights in the grill, fog generator and propane hooked up to some exhaust stacks and a nice sound system and...
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What a piece of junk and only $600. I wonder what kind of "Specialist" assembled this heap. Maybe his idea of a specialist is anyone with a homemade workstand and the intelligence of goat. Also he is taking it our on the town even though it posted for sale.

1983 Bianchi Tipo Corsa




I bought the frame with original fork and campy drop outs.
I had a specialist assemble the nice parts and turn it into a single speed
including a campy bottom bracket, Sugino AT crank,
bull horn handle bars, Sun rims, extra strong spokes, Kona fork.
Full view pictures available soon after I take it out on the town.
The vintage Celeste green bike shows wear but rides great.
The original fork is included
For fastest response call or text
asking $600
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What a piece of junk and only $600. I wonder what kind of "Specialist" assembled this heap. Maybe his idea of a specialist is anyone with a homemade workstand and the intelligence of goat. Also he is taking it our on the town even though it posted for sale.
including a campy bottom bracket, Sugino AT crank,
asking $600
I wouldn't be so hard on the builder. There are a few people who like the Fixie/Single Speed, and are converting the older bikes. Although things like Aero levers would have complemented the bull horns. He does seem to have 2 sprockets rather than the full complement of sprockets that some use on their "conversions".

I have to wonder why he didn't bother to include an overall photo of the bike.

Can one actually mount Sugino cranks on a Campy bottom bracket? Or is that Campy cups, a generic spindle, and mystery bearings? (Oh, apparently some Sugino Track Specific cranks will work. I suppose it could be the Sugino 75... learn something every day).

Does it come with a seat, or is it one of those bikes designed to stand and ride?

80's frames can be beat up. That one isn't bad, but it has seen some wear. The shift bosses are still there which is a good sign for those wanting to put it back to multi-speed.

Anyway, I'm not up on Bianchi frame models. Probably not a high-end frame. I don't think I'd pay $600 for the bike, but perhaps it would be worth a couple hundred to the right person.

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Originally Posted by Clang


To any Bicycle Enthusiasts,it should be "Love" at,"1st Sight".This is a "Custom Made",Road Bike with Top of The Line,After Market,"Shimano" parts,from heavy duty,high pressured rims,that take high pressured,skinny,metal,vavle stems,for inner tubes.To After Market Fast Hubs.Large frame that stands 31inches off the ground.Its a 28 Speed,with an 8 gear,cassette,secondary,Shimano Sprocket.It only needs a cable for Primary,Front Sprocket Changer.I have derailleur and leaver.
Wow, one of those rare chainsets with 3 and a half sprockets! Also, must have got a heck of a deal on commas.
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Help me to understand. Did a frame builder have a bunch of extra tubing from various manufacturers lying around? Is this the most OCD-specified custom bike ever? Is it really a supernice bike and I'm distracted by specificity? All of the above?
I want to see it with different tubing stickers plastered all over the appropriate bits.


[h=2]one-of-a-kind custom built vintage road bike - $600[/h]








Vintage Custom Build Road Bike
20.5"
Head Angle 73,45' ; Seat tube angle 73
Rake 1 7/8" , Radius 9"
Top Tube 21", C. Stays 16", (Rey. 21/24 ga. D.B., r.o.r. 20 ga.)
Main Frame: Columbus SL 20/23 D.T., & 21/24 ga. S.T. (D.B., S.B.)
Steering Column: Champion #1 Super Light, *****d English
Fork Blades: Rey Cont. Oval, S.L. 19/24 ga. reinforced
Head Tube: Columbus 20 ga.
Fittings: lugs by Prugnat S-4, B.B. by Gargatte Super, English
Frame ends by Campagnolo, lolob mini-ends w/o eyelets
Fork crown: Cinelli Super-investment cast, external tang
Special features: recessed Allen-key brake bolts, braze on
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Help me to understand. Did a frame builder have a bunch of extra tubing from various manufacturers lying around? Is this the most OCD-specified custom bike ever? Is it really a supernice bike and I'm distracted by specificity? All of the above?

one-of-a-kind custom built vintage road bike - $600
It is an odd ad.
Especially when the photos don't show the actual logos, and there is no note about who the actual builder/painter is.

He doesn't seem to mix Columbus and Reynolds (or Nova) branded tubes, other than the fork.

I'm wondering if it is in fact a homebuilt, maybe 10 to 15 years old, and for some reason, he kept every single receipt.

If you like it, why not contact the seller and try to get a bit more info about the "custom build". $600 seems to be on the high end, but not too bad.
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It is an odd ad.
Especially when the photos don't show the actual logos, and there is no note about who the actual builder/painter is.
Actually the ad does mention "Ariel" as the builder or brand. That's in one of the little fill-in-the-blank boxes that I delete before posting my CL hilarity... shoulda added that in the text.
I took the description of the stays -- Rey. -- as Reynolds. And what's the "steering column," apparently crafted from Tange Champion #1 ?

...Not in the market for this 'un, btw. Just was baffled by the ad, thought it deserved a spot here.
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Steering column = Steer Tube (top part of the fork).

Often it would be nice to actually see the details (which companies like Nova provide with their tube sets).

In fact, it does give this a distinction from the typical "chromo" frame.

It is interesting that it is all in standard, not metric too.
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A little minor pitting on this bottom bracket. It should polish out.





Fixer-Upper Raleigh---tall 1980's 10-speed

Overall, not a bad price for the Raleigh, but a pretty low end version.
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Oh boy, I am not looking forward to seeing this one every day for the next year or two.,,,,BD

Huffy Limited Edition Model Premier 12 Speed Road Bike U.S Made

Or this one, which has already been up a few times.

Schwinn Continental Racing Bike

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Oh boy, I am not looking forward to seeing this one every day for the next year or two.,,,,BD
Huffy Limited Edition Model Premier 12 Speed Road Bike U.S Made
Dug into the wrong box of head tubes, didn't they?
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