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Old 03-21-15, 09:25 AM
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I'm not exactly sure what this is referring to. Could be a bike or...?

To old to use anymore.
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Old 03-21-15, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Jicafold
I'm not exactly sure what this is referring to. Could be a bike or...?

To old to use anymore.
I would hope it's a bike and not a riding partner or spouse...lol. Wonder how many responses he gets.
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Old 03-21-15, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Old Campy. & Sewups too.

To ride that bike, I'd have to have 6" platform shoes. I've ridden with DT shifters most of my life, but I agree those look awfully low. Hopefully the person riding the bike also has long arms. I would expect the bike to also have a longer TT. The double top tube is interesting. Is it functional, or just cosmetic?
I didn't notice the sewups. I imagine the double bar would certainly add some torsional stiffness. If I was nearby I would love to test ride it. I have 36" inseam and 37" arms. I would call it a hybrid tall bike....
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Somebody picked this one out...
And I think it is worthy of the Wacky Thread.

Vintage made in England Lambert bike - $280 (Jefferson Park)

So, assuming this is the original fork on the bike,


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No comment??? In case you missed it, as I understand it, all Lambert and Viscount aluminum forks were recalled. There are different models. Some are more prone to breaking than others, but as I understand it, they are all considered a potential hazard. The frame itself might be ok, but with a fairly low end component set, it is not a bike I would touch.
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Old 03-22-15, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Jicafold
I'm not exactly sure what this is referring to. Could be a bike or...?

To old to use anymore.
Just to be sure, I sent the seller a note. His reply in its entirety (complete with misspellings):

Its a fugi mens bycicle for raicing,very good condition. Have photo's also.

So, if you're in that area and want a Fuji, perhaps you can get the seller to shoot you some pix and start dickering on price...
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Old 03-22-15, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by polishmadman
CANNONDALE JEKYLL 400...MTN BIKE FRAME

I guess it's not a bad buy, if you have the swing arm. Otherwise, why buy it.
aaaand boom goes the dynamite:

CANNONDALE SUPER V rear triangle
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Old 03-23-15, 10:44 AM
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Optimist of the week, or best story: Hollywood movie studios beach cruiser 26 inch 5 speed
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
Optimist of the week, or best story: Hollywood movie studios beach cruiser 26 inch 5 speed
It is marked as "star cruiser" on the bike. But, I have no idea if it was actually used at Universal Studios... and if it was, is the bike stolen?

The price isn't too bad, but quite a bit of rust including rusty spokes that will probably need rebuilt. However, the tires may be brand new... or at least unridden.

I like how the seller manages to include every unrelated search term he can possibly think of.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Somebody picked this one out...
And I think it is worthy of the Wacky Thread.

Vintage made in England Lambert bike - $280 (Jefferson Park)

So, assuming this is the original fork on the bike,


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No comment??? In case you missed it, as I understand it, all Lambert and Viscount aluminum forks were recalled. There are different models. Some are more prone to breaking than others, but as I understand it, they are all considered a potential hazard. The frame itself might be ok, but with a fairly low end component set, it is not a bike I would touch.
Not so much "wacky" as overly optimistic. The wheels aren't original, and would have made the package a little more attractive, IMO. That is the original "death fork" and as such should be replaced. The nicest thing there is the frame, and that's probably only worth $50-75 bucks, tops.
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Old 03-26-15, 08:47 AM
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Anyone looking for a Rolly?


looks like a grin pree
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Old 03-26-15, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Somebody picked this one out...
And I think it is worthy of the Wacky Thread.

Vintage made in England Lambert bike - $280 (Jefferson Park)

So, assuming this is the original fork on the bike,


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No comment??? In case you missed it, as I understand it, all Lambert and Viscount aluminum forks were recalled. There are different models. Some are more prone to breaking than others, but as I understand it, they are all considered a potential hazard. The frame itself might be ok, but with a fairly low end component set, it is not a bike I would touch.

The whole "death fork" thing is blown way out of proportion, of the first two versions a fraction of 1% failed! the third version had no recorded failures. No deaths or serious injuries are recorded either. I have done some 50mph descents on my MKIII fork. Is the hype in the back of your mind while doing it? Hell yes it is but I still have all my teeth and not dead. Mine weighs in at under 21 lbs (without trying hard)these are underrated overly berated bikes. They tried a number of different things, some worked some didn't.

Now the bike advertised is a mishmash of parts and overpriced, would I let mine go for that though? I don't think so
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I saw the picture of the ('86?) Bianchi Grizzly and thought I might have to make a 2 hour drive. Then I called them and found out that "prices that start at $15 and go up from there" actually meant $200. No thanks...

[h=2]Bicycles! Motobecane, Schwinn, & More - $15 (LaCrosse, WI)[/h]Bicycles! Motobecane, Schwinn, & More



The Salvation Army Thrift Store of LaCrosse has a large selection of bicycles ready for spring!

These bicycles are all sizes from children's to adult and are a variety of brands like: GT, Motobecane, Schwinn, Columbia, Huffy and more! Prices start at $15 and go up from there.

Most of these bikes are ready to ride or require only minor maintenance!
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I saw a guy riding a bike about that tall on a ride once. When he got off the bike he was indeed really, really tall. He was probably only 6' 8"!!

Originally Posted by jetboy
another custom tall bike- for your 7' + friends.

Custom handmade SUPER TALL road bike. 71cm
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Old 03-26-15, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by rgver
The whole "death fork" thing is blown way out of proportion, of the first two versions a fraction of 1% failed! the third version had no recorded failures. No deaths or serious injuries are recorded either. I have done some 50mph descents on my MKIII fork. Is the hype in the back of your mind while doing it? Hell yes it is but I still have all my teeth and not dead. Mine weighs in at under 21 lbs (without trying hard)these are underrated overly berated bikes. They tried a number of different things, some worked some didn't.

Now the bike advertised is a mishmash of parts and overpriced, would I let mine go for that though? I don't think so
I was this |-| close to purchasing that bike but ultimately did not pull the trigger. It wasn't the 'Death Fork' that scared me, it was just not knowing about parts necessary for future maintenance and what not. My knowledge about c&v bikes is limited as it is and I didn't want to end up with something that I would regret if fixes weren't easy. If that makes any sense.....
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Originally Posted by ChicagoGOBLUE
I was this |-| close to purchasing that bike but ultimately did not pull the trigger. It wasn't the 'Death Fork' that scared me, it was just not knowing about parts necessary for future maintenance and what not. My knowledge about c&v bikes is limited as it is and I didn't want to end up with something that I would regret if fixes weren't easy. If that makes any sense.....
The viscounts are not the best for simple maintainance, they have peculiar quirks that are not seen often. I would not recommend one to someone with limited knowledge or wanting to learn as the crank, the bb, the wheel bearings are all different to almost every other bike you will come across. I do like mine though
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Originally Posted by rgver
The viscounts are not the best for simple maintainance, they have peculiar quirks that are not seen often. I would not recommend one to someone with limited knowledge or wanting to learn as the crank, the bb, the wheel bearings are all different to almost every other bike you will come across. I do like mine though
Yeah, thanks, that's exactly what I was afraid. I was doing my best to research before I jumped into the unknown. In the future, as long as I have another 'regular' bike to ride, I wouldn't be against picking one of these up for a second bike/project/learning experience but not as a primary ride. I do really, really love the looks of 'em!!
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Originally Posted by rgver
The whole "death fork" thing is blown way out of proportion, of the first two versions a fraction of 1% failed!
I guess some people place greater value on their safety than others. regardless, aluminum fork ride qualities are no bueno. i tried one out and my hands went numb after 2 miles.
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I saw a guy riding a bike about that tall on a ride once. When he got off the bike he was indeed really, really tall. He was probably only 6' 8"!!
Here in San Diego, there is currently a commercial where Bill Walton is endorsing a local hospital for the knee replacement surgery that gave him back the ability to ride his bike again, and it shows Walton riding his bike. Bill is between 6'10" and 6'11", and his bike is not as tall as the one on this Craigslist ad - Bill's bike appears to be something in the 68-69 cm vicinity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwNXSErZIrk
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I think someone doesn't understand what "cantis" are

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Originally Posted by gugie
I think someone doesn't understand what "cantis" are

VINTAGE-UNIVEGA-GRAN-TURISMO-27-IN-WHEEL-BICYCLE-64-CM-LUGGED-CANTI-FRAME
Isn't that one of those ubiquitous terms like "10-Speed" that one can add to any bike whether it has 5, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27, 30, or 33 speeds?
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This thread had it's 6th birthday the other week! Awesome!


not a C&V bike but certainly worthy of thread:
Failed Broken Guru Evolo Carbon Bicycle Frame | eBay

retailed $3k... 3 years ago. You can't fix stupid either.
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"Bike both have kryptonite locks on them with lost keys, so they'll have to be cut off" Hmm, sketchy.

[h=2]Trek Elance 531 and Raleigh Technium 400 - $299 (saint paul/phalen MN)[/h]Trek Elance 531 and Raleigh Technium 400


For sale the 2 bikes listed above. The Trek frame on Ebay goes for over $200 alone. Both bike look like they have interchangeable parts. Bike both have kryptonite locks on them with lost keys, so they'll have to be cut off. Look at pictures of the Trek its missing the rear brake and is a 1 speed. The seat on the Trek is a Brooks brand. Searched online and there well over $100! Thats crazy!!!

Make me an offer.

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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
This thread had it's 6th birthday the other week! Awesome!


not a C&V bike but certainly worthy of thread:
Failed Broken Guru Evolo Carbon Bicycle Frame | eBay

retailed $3k... 3 years ago. You can't fix stupid either.
$5600 for a headset. That's reasonable!
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Originally Posted by Clang
"Bike both have kryptonite locks on them with lost keys, so they'll have to be cut off" Hmm, sketchy.
It is easy enough to cut them off with a grinding wheel/cutoff disk. But, I agree. Call the local PD, and check the online stolen bike registries before handing over the dough.

I think the Trek has narrower wheels, maybe Continental Gator Tires, and the Brooks seat. But, personally I'm not too big on the single speed. Does it have vertical dropouts?
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
This thread had it's 6th birthday the other week! Awesome!


not a C&V bike but certainly worthy of thread:
Failed Broken Guru Evolo Carbon Bicycle Frame | eBay

retailed $3k... 3 years ago. You can't fix stupid either.
Now... If you had only read all 6 years worth of postings, you would have found this one!!!!

Originally Posted by ivanvector
"Here is a great frame for demonstration use in composites class, or potentially for an attorney." $5,500 gets you all three pieces of this carbon frame: Failed Broken Guru Evolo Carbon Bicycle Frame | eBay

Heartbreaking failure, though.
It looks like since the seller wasn't getting enough responses she decided to raise the price a little.... hopefully to entice greater interest in this bike.

That ad has been up for quite some time.
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