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Old 06-13-15, 08:45 AM
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Top of the line? Suburbans? And how much extra for the rust?

A Pair of Antique Schwinn Bikes
A Pair of Antique Schwinn Bikes - $450 (N.Chesterfield, Va.)












These his & hers are very rare to be found in a matching pair,in good condition....They are the top of the line models for that time and they have all the options such as bells and lights....$450...Cash...Click on REPLY for my phone number...
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Repaint it badly, and slap an engine kit on it. Instant 2 grand.,,,,BD


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Repaint it badly, and slap an engine kit on it. Instant 2 grand.,,,,BD

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Old 06-14-15, 05:54 PM
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Old 06-15-15, 12:26 AM
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WW2 vintage Schwinn made in 1950.

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Old 06-15-15, 02:51 AM
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Interesting bike. The seat and fork crown certainly looks rather old.

I wonder if the sticker is related to the TV program, Baa Baa Black Sheep which would date it to the mid to late 70's.
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Old 06-15-15, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Repaint it badly, and slap an engine kit on it. Instant 2 grand.,,,,BD


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Id be infinitely more interested in that than any one of the half-dozen motorized OCC Schwinn choppers on my local Craigslist for $1500:

New Schwinn OCC chopper motorized bike
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Old 06-15-15, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Toeslider
Id be infinitely more interested in that than any one of the half-dozen motorized OCC Schwinn choppers on my local Craigslist for $1500:

New Schwinn OCC chopper motorized bike
Is that what people do with the OCC Schwinns they buy? I don't think I've never seen one be ridden.
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Old 06-16-15, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Toeslider
Id be infinitely more interested in that than any one of the half-dozen motorized OCC Schwinn choppers on my local Craigslist for $1500:

New Schwinn OCC chopper motorized bike
I'd be tempted to buy a whole bunch and start my own budget motorcycle gang.
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Old 06-16-15, 09:17 AM
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I'd be tempted to buy a whole bunch and start my own budget motorcycle gang.
They'd love you in the budget area of Waco.
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Old 06-19-15, 12:15 AM
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Great condition all around, barely (ab)used. Fresh red paint and new chain.

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Old 06-19-15, 12:21 AM
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Old 06-19-15, 12:54 AM
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Brakes? Who needs brakes.
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Old 06-19-15, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Kactus
Brakes? Who needs brakes.
The curvature in the top tube and downtube (and lack of curvature in the forks) is supposed to be there.... Honest!!!

Is there front tire overlap with the downtube?

The bike really is in good shape.


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Old 06-19-15, 01:28 AM
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That's just his custom racing geometry modification!
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Old 06-19-15, 03:17 AM
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Took a minute to see that. We shall call him Whiskers!

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Old 06-19-15, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
The curvature in the top tube and downtube (and lack of curvature in the forks) is supposed to be there.... Honest!!!

Is there front tire overlap with the downtube?

The bike really is in good shape.


That's why you don't need brakes. Just steer into a straight line and you'll stop.
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Overvalued Trek hybrids are nothing new on Minneapolis CL. Still, I briefly considered emailing this guy with a bikepedia link to 1997 Trek 720s since their MSRP was $370. Then I kept reading their long-winded ad and thought about how I wanted to have nothing to do with this person.

[h=2]Trek 720 - Twins - $800 (Hiawatha golf, So. Mpls. MN)[/h]Trek 720 - Twins



Twin Trek 720 Multitrack* hybrids. Seldom used and leniently ridden, they're in 'Beauty Pageant' condition. Used mainly as hanging art in the ol' Guggenheim garage.
Offered as a pair for now. Like Jeopardy... "Twins for eight hundred, please".

Mechanically solid, cosmetically gorgeous, and they are clean. No muck, no yuck, no grime, nor rust.
Clean as...Hilary Clinton's gov't. email.

His & Hers, or His & His, or Hers & Hers. Let's say 'gender neutral'.
Brings to mind words to live by; "Live your life so that when you come to die even the undertaker will be sad". ..Mark Twain.
Need I say more? But I will....

These bicycles were not made in China, nor were they made in Taiwan, Japan, or Fair Trade...wherever!
They were "hand built in Wisconsin, USA".
Take pride in that...every time you pass a foreign labor import.
Take pride in that...when your buddy brags about their new Chinese bike.
Take pride in that...as you stand to sing The Star Spangled Banner at the ball game.
Take pride in that...as you sing along with The Boss as you pedal... "Born in the USA, I was....".

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Frames: Both 17" Cromoly steel main frame & fork. Lean, nimble, lightweight, yet strong-like-bull.
Compare to Surly, Salsa, and All-City, but $1,000.00 LESS!...each! Yeah, go figure. Thh!
You may have been born at night but it wasn't last night.

Gears/speeds: 21 ( 3 x 7). Grip shift.
Tires: 700 x 38 size. Fast rolling and very good rubber.
Color: Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain.

Original paint; other than one seat, original everything. Suitable for giving.

* Please include your phone number in response -sorry, no number, no reply. Offered as a pair for now and price is firm.
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Old 06-19-15, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Clang
Overvalued Trek hybrids are nothing new on Minneapolis CL. Still, I briefly considered emailing this guy with a bikepedia link to 1997 Trek 720s since their MSRP was $370. Then I kept reading their long-winded ad and thought about how I wanted to have nothing to do with this person.
I totally get that. Dude seems obnoxious. Like the "girl you met at a party" character from SNL news sketches. THANKS OBAMA
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Old 06-19-15, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Kactus
Brakes? Who needs brakes.
The person who bent the front end needed them.
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The extremely rare Raleigh "high bar" mixte:

25" (63cm) Raleigh Record Mixte
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Old 06-19-15, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Matariki
The person who bent the front end needed them.
It stops just fine

Just aim for the nearest parked car.
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Ugh- there seems to be a new flipper in the area that takes sub $100 vintage mtbs that have been languishing on CL and gives them a "sweet fixie" style makeover. They keep the gears, but make everything as garish as possible. Then they turn the risers up-side down and charge over $300.

[h=2]SICK Vintage Custom Peugeot Montreal Express Reconditioned<========€€€ - $320 (NE Minneapolis)[/h]SICK Vintage Custom Peugeot Montreal Express Reconditioned<========???

Hello, you're looking at a completely reconditioned vintage Peugeot Montreal Express 18 speed mountain bike/commuter that I customized a bit. The bike rides, shifts, and brakes perfectly and is an awesome all around bike. The bike has NEW pedals, tires, cables and housing, grips, and shifters, as well as upgraded seat and post. It's been totally cleaned and tuned and is a hell of a deal for 320 beans! I will measure the bike and post the size, but it's ideal for someone around 5'6.

[h=2]SUPER FRESH Custom Mint Miyata 20.5in 21 Speed MTB/Commuter MUST SEE! - $340 (NE Minnapolis)[/h]SUPER FRESH Custom Mint Miyata 20.5in 21 Speed MTB/Commuter MUST SEE!

Hello, youre looking at an AWESOME Custom Mint Miyata Shredder 20.5in 21 Speed MTB/Commuter. I got this bike in disrepair and TOTALLY overhauled it. I broke it down, cleaned it, changed out parts as needed, customized it a bit with some drop style bars that are incredibly comfortable and functional, lubed it, put new cables and housing in, adjusted the brakes and gears, took it for a ride, and dialed it as tight as the anus of a field mouse. The bike is equipped with SEALED Exage wheels, as well as a brand new sealed bottom bracket, so it rides like butter, and is impervious to water and dirt so it makes for an excellent all season bike. The tires are wide but made for the road so they're fast but versatile, and the way it's dialed it's as fast as most ten speeds road bikes, but much, much more versatile and stable. It's an extremely tight, functional bike, and is absolutely beautiful besides. I've built hundreds of bikes, and I can honestly say this is my favorite, it's hard to let to, but they always are.

The following parts are NEW or UPGRADED:
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Old 06-19-15, 05:22 PM
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I agree. And it reminds me that I have never seen anyone try, but I can't imagine getting on and off a bike with a child seat... unless it was a step through.
On my touring motorcycle with a full load I'd stand facing the bike and kick straight to get the leg up and over. Did the same thing a few weekends ago when test riding a tandem. The option is a big goofy roundhouse kick...
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Old 06-19-15, 05:37 PM
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Ugh- there seems to be a new flipper in the area that takes sub $100 vintage mtbs that have been languishing on CL and gives them a "sweet fixie" style makeover. They keep the gears, but make everything as garish as possible. Then they turn the risers up-side down and charge over $300.
Hopefully they'll stay away from the quality vintage road bikes
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