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Old 09-02-15, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
I was thinking that some of the bikes may be drifting down to a "reasonable" value around here.

Well, until I found this one.

Great 80's/90's style 7 speed bike 400 OBO - $400





I'm guessing the "OBO" will be disappointing to the seller.

I may have to check out Simply Cycle, but no matter how well "restored" an old MTB is, it is still an old MTB.
Either he's been really hard on it the 6 months since he bought it or their "restoration" wasn't what they show on the website. Either way there were too many digits in the price tag......
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Good to know it's not just my local area with crazy inflated bike prices.

WAY too many bike flippers around here that artificially jack up costs.
I've actually found many good CL bike values around here the last few years.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
I was thinking that some of the bikes may be drifting down to a "reasonable" value around here.

Well, until I found this one.

Great 80's/90's style 7 speed bike 400 OBO - $400





I'm guessing the "OBO" will be disappointing to the seller.

I may have to check out Simply Cycle, but no matter how well "restored" an old MTB is, it is still an old MTB.
Simply cycle saw him coming from a mile away.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
I've actually found many good CL bike values around here the last few years.
I've found too many

2016 may be a N-5 year
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Old 09-02-15, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by polishmadman
Simply cycle saw him coming from a mile away.
It looks like it was a moderate quality bike.

The problem is it that a first rate restoration takes time, and costs money. And, it is hard to keep a good budget if the bikes being restored don't start extremely low valued, or very high quality.

So, if it costs $150 to assemble a bike... how much is a rebuild worth? $200?

I have no doubt that many 80's era bikes could be rebuilt as good some of the newer mid-range steel bikes.

Unfortunately, that doesn't appear to be one of them
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That's a $25 bike in this area..
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I don't think I've ever seen so many question marks in one ad. But, whatever it is, the frame is definitely either carbon fiber or titanium.

SunTour? World Randonneur?
SuperBe Racing Equipment by Sun Tour?
Bike frame is made from carbon fibre? Or titanium?
Bike's body frame is very lightweight.
Please see photos, asking $250 or best offers. Cash only.
Manufactured in Europe: Germany? England? France?....


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Old 09-02-15, 09:11 PM
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Who can argue with the price. It has the exceptionally rare bar end friction brake lever and a derailleurless 5 speed drivetrain. You don't find those every day.
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This is a pretty cool bike but $2800 for a basically second tier BMX is kinda insane. These where basically only a $200 bike new.
The OLD SCHOOLEST Skyway T/A BMX Bike In The World...MINT CONDITION!!!
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
This is a pretty cool bike but $2800 for a basically second tier BMX is kinda insane. These where basically only a $200 bike new.

The OLD SCHOOLEST Skyway T/A BMX Bike In The World...MINT CONDITION!!!
Another case of too many 0's. I'd give $200 for the tough 2 wheels, themselves. By the way, the T/A was their top of the line. It was the lightest bike made at the time. Maybe $400 if he could find a collector. And he should do a little research.

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Check out this awesome track bicycle for sale:

[h=2]track bicycle - $350 (Upper West Side)[/h]
track bicycle 36' comes with helmet and inner tube kit water bottle and storage bag and a strong lock... negotiable

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Check out this awesome track bicycle for sale:

track bicycle - $350 (Upper West Side)

track bicycle
Perhaps nabbed by the cell phone autocorrect gremlins.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Perhaps nabbed by the cell phone autocorrect gremlins.
You know, if I were to be charitable, I would allow that to be a possibility.

Still doesn't make it any less funny, though.
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What about a bike without a "Missy Chain"?

Electric Bike *NEW 6/15** Shaft Drive- No Missy Chain**

I suppose we shouldn't call it the Mr. Shaft though
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Originally Posted by MauriceMoss
I don't think I've ever seen so many question marks in one ad. But, whatever it is, the frame is definitely either carbon fiber or titanium.

SunTour? World Randonneur?
SuperBe Racing Equipment by Sun Tour?
Bike frame is made from carbon fibre? Or titanium?
Bike's body frame is very lightweight.
Please see photos, asking $250 or best offers. Cash only.
Manufactured in Europe: Germany? England? France?....
Looks like the old drill-and-bolt-thru-the-down-tube bottle cage attachment. Works fine on a thick tubing, but it ruins a thin wall tube.
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Originally Posted by 0.2HP
Looks like the old drill-and-bolt-thru-the-down-tube bottle cage attachment. Works fine on a thick tubing, but it ruins a thin wall tube.
Those clamp cages were common, and fine. I've had them on my Colnago for decades. Not quite sure of the tubing, but reasonably lightweight (and a couple of small dents not related to the bottle cages).

It wasn't until the mid 70's or early 80's that bottle cage bosses became common.

As far as the bike, probably just 100% chromed.

It reminds me a bit of Dad's old Torpado. Lots of chrome and paint flaking off everywhere.

Are those sewups?

Anyway, the bike has been bastardized a bit, but it is worth a second look, especially if you can paint and detail it. Perhaps the seller would be willing to negotiate.

The bike is probably from the mid 60's, or perhaps early 70's. A little cheap on the dropouts, but nothing too serious.

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Originally Posted by 0.2HP
Looks like the old drill-and-bolt-thru-the-down-tube bottle cage attachment. Works fine on a thick tubing, but it ruins a thin wall tube.
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Those clamp cages were common, and fine. I've had them on my Colnago for decades. Not quite sure of the tubing, but reasonably lightweight (and a couple of small dents not related to the bottle cages).

It wasn't until the mid 70's or early 80's that bottle cage bosses became common.
I believe CliffordK is correct - those are the ears of the clamps holding the bottle cage on, not bolts through the downtube. A reasonable way to hold a cage on an old bike. THe only better way is a double bidon holder on the bars like racers a hundred years ago.
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Oh, does that old chromed 10 speed have a kickstand....
Oh, the horrors.

I'm betting on Italian. Confirm with the Bottom Bracket.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
What about a bike without a "Missy Chain"?

Electric Bike *NEW 6/15** Shaft Drive- No Missy Chain**

I suppose we shouldn't call it the Mr. Shaft though
Seems like a steal to me; brand new electric bike, with brooks saddle, for $750?

I think if I got that I would not missy the chain...
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier
I believe CliffordK is correct - those are the ears of the clamps holding the bottle cage on, not bolts through the downtube.

I'm squinting at the photo (eyes are not as young as they used to be) and I think you 2 are right. I had a used late 70's Fuji Grand Tourer (2030 high tension steel) that some one whom had it previously successfully drilled through the down tube to mount the bottle cage. Lots (everyone?) who saw it told me the frame was ruined told me the frame was ruined and I was going to die if I road it. Or even looked at it. I bet I put 6,000 miles on that bike, including 4 or 5 hundred miles of loaded tours.
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Originally Posted by MauriceMoss
I don't think I've ever seen so many question marks in one ad. But, whatever it is, the frame is definitely either carbon fiber or titanium.

SunTour? World Randonneur?
SuperBe Racing Equipment by Sun Tour?
Bike frame is made from carbon fibre? Or titanium?
Bike's body frame is very lightweight.
Please see photos, asking $250 or best offers. Cash only.
Manufactured in Europe: Germany? England? France?....


It appears to have a headbadge. Maybe that would tell us something?
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It appears to have a headbadge. Maybe that would tell us something?
At least it should clear up if it is Crabon or tight-hay-knee-hum
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Oh.. I found this one today

COlNago c59 iTalIA diSc, dUra aCE 9000 HydraUliC-DI2 ZIpP 303 CArBON - $1000

groUpsEt SHimanO durA ace di2 HydRAuliC DIsc, 2X11, 175mm, 50-34 (T) fRAMe sIZe : tRADitIoNAl 58




Wonderful use of caps and lower case.
And, the bike is also available in Chicago, St. Louis, Morgantown, San Diego, and perhaps elsewhere.

As if selling a really expensive bike at a fraction of its value wouldn't get a line of people in anyone place.
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Oh.. I found this one today
Noticing the too-good-to-be-true price and widespread geography of the listings a couple days ago, I assumed it to be a scam. Accordingly, I flagged it in Chicago, Madison, and San Diego (the places dailylister.com found it).
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