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Old 04-17-15, 03:44 PM
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Oh... And for those of you that aren't British... Several of the "tuned" bikes make excellent examples of Push Bikes.

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$3500 peugeut - still a bad deal at 1/10th the price.

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Originally Posted by CliffordK
That looks like it would be fun, if only we got a little more snow here, but there are always the mountains.

The seat is awfully low, at least for an adult, but a low center of gravity would be good. Is it made for a banana seat?

It could use some foot pegs, perhaps mounted up near the head tube.
There are several types. Some have foot pegs but this model looks like the type that was supposed to go with snow skates on the feet. It probably had a taller seat up on a big leaf spring or something.

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Thinking of camo bikes.
It sounds like the seller spent a fortune on this bike
AND NEVER RODE IT.
Did he unbuild the wheels to put on decals?


Dirt jumper One of Kind Giant

If only he had invested a bit in a nice seat to compliment the rest of the bike.
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and a nice chain to drive the rear wheel
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
and a nice chain to drive the rear wheel
The chain is apparently included, but not installed.



I wonder if his build was cut short by doing a Single Speed MTB WHY???
With vertical dropouts (including derailleur hanger).
Hmmm... listed as "Dirt Jumping" rather than MTB.

How much do you want to bet that the chain didn't fit.
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OK, someone charging over double the cost of a new Solara at Target is pretty wacky. Schwinn SOLARA 28"/700c" Road Bike- Black : Target

But that suggestively shaped waterbottle is definitely wacky. I'm not putting my lips to that.

[h=2]schwinn shimano - $450[/h]schwinn shimano

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Originally Posted by Clang
But that suggestively shaped waterbottle is definitely wacky. I'm not putting my lips to that.
But, it's got a reservoir tip!
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Wow!

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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
I'm having troubles placing that, but I'm guessing it is not a Cannondale.

Steel?

It is not a bad looking build, other than the vertical dropouts on a fixie/ss.
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Santana Sovereign Roadbike tandem medium size

Had heard of Softride. Did not know it could be retrofitted.

I don't think a tandem would work for my wife and I together. We both lollygag but in different ways.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
I'm having troubles placing that, but I'm guessing it is not a Cannondale.

Steel?
I think it is a re-stickered GMC Denali.

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This Trek Madone has a cracked frame, but what the heck, let's price it as though it was in perfect condition:

2014 TREK 4.7
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Originally Posted by Clang
OK, someone charging over double the cost of a new Solara at Target is pretty wacky. Schwinn SOLARA 28"/700c" Road Bike- Black : Target

But that suggestively shaped waterbottle is definitely wacky. I'm not putting my lips to that.

[h=2]schwinn shimano - $450[/h]schwinn shimano

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I'd say after trolling the Minneapolis craigslist for years that that's the typical listing price for a piece of junk. There's hardly a bike listed right now that's less double than its realistic value, look for the guy in Bloomington who's been trying to sell a late 90's Giant road bike for its full original price of $650 for the last 3 years
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Santana Sovereign Roadbike tandem medium size

Had heard of Softride. Did not know it could be retrofitted.

I don't think a tandem would work for my wife and I together. We both lollygag but in different ways.
It might be a nice bike.
It appears to have a half a rear seat post, but no rear seat post retaining bolt.

I'd like to see proof that it was loose before investing $950 in the bike.
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Originally Posted by D1andonlyDman
This Trek Madone has a cracked frame, but what the heck, let's price it as though it was in perfect condition:

2014 TREK 4.7
That is being sold by an auto shop.

Slap on some fiberglass, and it is good as new..

So much is dependent on the component choice, especially on such a new bike.
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Originally Posted by ncrnelson
I'd say after trolling the Minneapolis craigslist for years that that's the typical listing price for a piece of junk. There's hardly a bike listed right now that's less double than its realistic value, look for the guy in Bloomington who's been trying to sell a late 90's Giant road bike for its full original price of $650 for the last 3 years
Yup, that Giant Kronos is the turd that won't flush. All the good deals go fast. I was about to post a mid 80's Peugeot mtb with an hour old ad to the "are you looking for one of these" thread, but when I refreshed the page, it had been deleted. It looked a lot like this City Express and it was $35.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
It might be a nice bike.
It appears to have a half a rear seat post, but no rear seat post retaining bolt.

I'd like to see proof that it was loose before investing $950 in the bike.
Studying this stuff is fun. What looks like a seat post is a plug that jams into the seat tube and forms a bump stop for the beam. You can see it bottom center of this photo.
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A plug makes sense to protect the frame, and it does look a fair amount like this one.

https://images.craigslist.org/00e0e_4...ED_600x450.jpg
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However, I would have shoved it down flush.

This photo seems to indicate there is no seatpost bolt. I suppose it wouldn't slip down without being forced down unless the softride frequently bottoms out.

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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Had heard of Softride. Did not know it could be retrofitted.

I don't think a tandem would work for my wife and I together. We both lollygag but in different ways.
The other question I have is,,,,where is he getting a 4th gear up front? His pictures definitely don't show a 4th.
And as far as that Softride goes... didn't he raise the measurements of the stoker by adding it. Both seats look almost equal.

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Originally Posted by polishmadman
The other question I have is,,,,where is he getting a 4th gear up front? His pictures definitely don't show a 4th.
If you look at the crank closeup


You can definitely see the 1-2-3. But inside the #3 sprocket there are a few teeth visible from the 4th sprocket.

I've heard that many of the triple derailleurs had adequate range for a quad. That 4th sprocket looks awfully small. I'm surprised it doesn't drag on the front derailleur.

I wonder how well the rear derailleur deals with the gearing range.
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Heck with the rear, look at the distance between the sprocket and the rear of that front D.
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Originally Posted by polishmadman
The other question I have is,,,,where is he getting a 4th gear up front? His pictures definitely don't show a 4th.
And as far as that Softride goes... didn't he raise the measurements of the stoker by adding it. Both seats look almost equal.
It's a suspension. You put your fat butt on it, and it sags an inch or two.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
The chain is apparently included, but not installed.



I wonder if his build was cut short by doing a Single Speed MTB WHY???
With vertical dropouts (including derailleur hanger).
Hmmm... listed as "Dirt Jumping" rather than MTB.

How much do you want to bet that the chain didn't fit.
I wonder if he was trying to build a trials type bike or maybe a cruiser BNX bike.

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