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Old 04-03-15, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by radeln
The estimated age of this bike might be just a tad off:

antique 1880's bicycle neeeds to be restored - $200 (belle fourche)
Hmmm...
So what do you think it is? The mono-stays look quite interesting.

The lamp is probably a red herring, and doesn't belong with the bike. It looks like a wall lamp to me.

The plastic handlebar grip might date it to post 1950 or so, although perhaps slightly earlier.

they are very rare and they can easliy be restored
If it is an old English 3-speed, there are quite a few around depending on the exact model. However, this bike is so rough that one would have to use a "donor bike" for a restoration. Still, I imagine it has a brighter future as yard art instead of restoration.
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Old 04-04-15, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Hmmm...
So what do you think it is? The mono-stays look quite interesting.

The lamp is probably a red herring, and doesn't belong with the bike. It looks like a wall lamp to me.

The plastic handlebar grip might date it to post 1950 or so, although perhaps slightly earlier.
That was my thought also. The grip, the stem, the straight tubing, and the rear hub looks like it has a coaster brake. So yes, something like 70 years off in that date estimate.
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Schwinn P15 Deluxe Touring Paramount 61cm 1979 | eBay

If you want to sell your bike, especially at top dollar, it would be good to take photos of the bike rather than the water bottle cage.
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Old 04-04-15, 11:32 AM
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If you want to sell your bike, especially at top dollar, it would be good to take photos of the bike rather than the water bottle cage.
I see, lots of close-ups, but no overall photo.

I would also say that dirt and grime is not "Patina", but rather a sign of a lazy seller.

Perhaps there is an advantage of getting an unrestored "barn fresh" bike, but I still would wipe it down a bit.
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Old 04-04-15, 07:28 PM
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This guy really needed a cable stop.

Suntour Symmetric Downtube Cable Stop Guide Barend Cyclone Superbe Barcon | eBay
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Originally Posted by brian3069
Whew, I think I would have gone to clamp on cable stops. But, I keep running into problems with "modern" OS tubes and old "classic" parts, so it is possible clamps wouldn't work.

The Suntour Symmetric Shifters appear to be a dime a dozen.
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Old 04-04-15, 08:04 PM
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Okay, which one of you bought that? Fess up!
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Hmmm...$60 to learn how to package a bike...when you can get it all for free on the web!

Centurion Proper Disassembly Packaging for Shipping Road Bike Bicycle UBI Tech | eBay

He has 456 of these listings!!!!
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Old 04-05-15, 08:26 AM
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Why buy new when you can get used with missing (basket) and damaged parts (lever) for just $130 more?

Blue Schwinn tricycle nearly new




"blue Schwinn tricycle bike, adult sized, ridden once includes fenders. Right side brake handle is broken and need replaced"



26" Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle in Cherry, Blue, Silver, or Mint Green - Walmart.com
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This is a Rockhopper. Pay no attention to the giant lettering that says "Hardrock" on the downtube. Then again, it was posted on April 1. Maybe they're trolling.

[h=2]Specialized Rockhopper- 19" - $135 (maple grove)[/h]Specialized Rockhopper- 19"


If reading this - still for sale
19" cro-moly steel frame [30" standover hgt.]
21spds, good tires,
This bike has been Tuned/ adjusted - brakes and shifting all work well
Nice smooth riding bike
cash only please, and firm at this price
If Interested, please put Rockhopper in the subject line - including a contact phone number will insure best response - Thanks
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Originally Posted by daf1009
Hmmm...$60 to learn how to package a bike...when you can get it all for free on the web!

Centurion Proper Disassembly Packaging for Shipping Road Bike Bicycle UBI Tech | eBay

He has 456 of these listings!!!!

its from the same seller that made a video of him smashing the Raleigh so if its anything like that video it might be worth it
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Originally Posted by MacGyverBurrito
its from the same seller that made a video of him smashing the Raleigh so if its anything like that video it might be worth it
Ahhh, yes, that one.
The Wacky World of Craigslist and eBay Ads - $16,000 destroyed Raleigh Super Course

I was wondering about the photo he included in the packing ad. Now it all makes more sense.

So, since the bike damage wasn't caused by shipping, does his video actually protect one's bike from an APE with a sledgehammer?

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Originally Posted by MacGyverBurrito
its from the same seller that made a video of him smashing the Raleigh so if its anything like that video it might be worth it

Did not notice that...yes, it might very well be worth it...as a comedy film!!!
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Ahhh, yes, that one.
The Wacky World of Craigslist and eBay Ads - $16,000 destroyed Raleigh Super Course

I was wondering about the photo he included in the packing ad. Now it all makes more sense.

So, since the bike damage wasn't caused by shipping, does his video actually protect one's bike from an APE with a sledgehammer?


I don't see what's wrong with this bike. Just looks like a Hetchins to me.
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Old 04-07-15, 10:12 AM
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Initially I thought this was overpriced but then the seller mentioned he fixed Robin Williams flat tire while riding this bike.

Road Bike - Centurion Ironman Dave Scott (1986) 12 spd, 58cm
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"Tubing Gender: Male" -- that's good to know. But aren't most "tubes" male-gendered?
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You know he was an almost pro jet skier. That adds to the price.
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Old 04-07-15, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Kactus
Initially I thought this was overpriced but then the seller mentioned he fixed Robin Williams flat tire while riding this bike.

Road Bike - Centurion Ironman Dave Scott (1986) 12 spd, 58cm
Well, since Ken Kesey is a wacky local author (who has now passed), one could make up any claim about him Too bad I don't have a bike signed by him

I can say that I rode my Colnago to high school where I wrestled his nephew Kit Kesey. Does that count? I don't think he ever really liked me
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Originally Posted by Kactus
Initially I thought this was overpriced but then the seller mentioned he fixed Robin Williams flat tire while riding this bike.

Road Bike - Centurion Ironman Dave Scott (1986) 12 spd, 58cm

But who was actually riding the 'Rare' Centurian?
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I like ape hangers as much as the next guy but....
https://baltimore.craigslist.org/bid/4959273659.html

OCC - ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS APE HANGERS VERY COOL!! - $200 (WESTMINSTER)





VERY COOL ONE OF A KIND OCC BICYCLE WITH APE HANGER HANDLE BARS. VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH ONLY LIGHT MINOR WEAR.

CHECK IT OUT AT...
355 BALTIMORE BLVD (RT 140)
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  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

I'll be down in that area tomorrow if anyone wants this.

I guess this guy is selling it because he got his driver's license back.

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But who was actually riding the 'Rare' Centurian?
The seller who once met a famous actor which should be considered an important event to EVERYONE.
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The seller who once met a famous actor which should be considered an important event to EVERYONE.
And was almost a pro jet skier.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
The cool speedometer has to count for something

Is the bike the Fuji Sports 10
And the handlebars the Nitto Olympiade

I've always thought the name name of the handlebars should be listed in the title of the listing. Thus, whatever I attach my Cinelli bars to will become a Cinelli.

One would think that any seller dreaming of a big payoff would at least replace the handlebar tape. Are the tires flat?
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You can get a lot more for your bike if you just lie about what model it is

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