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Old 11-13-15, 06:11 AM
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AH, the AERO SWEEPBACK FORK upgrade, very rare.
Whenever I see the infamous reversed fork bike for sale, I think of the Captain in Cool Hand Luke:

"What we got here is a failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach."
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Vintage Mercian that is double what it should be for the condition. The ad copy though, is borderline bizarre.,,,,BD


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I'm with ya. This one's been floating around on Houston CL for a while. Pretty sure it started at $695 and now down to $495. At $250 I may look closer but it's awfully big at any price.
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So you think some of those bikes posted above are gonna be on CL for a while? This one - which I posted a link to back when it was $1,000 a few weeks ago - is probably gonna set some records for time spent languishing on CL..

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Whenever I see the infamous reversed fork bike for sale, I think of the Captain in Cool Hand Luke:

"What we got here is a failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach."
My MIL's neighbor's young (~6 YO) son's bike had the aero swept back fork feature. I told the father about it, and that it is a very easy thing to fix. I was told it came like that from the store (XMart or ToysRUs), and besides, it didn't really matter because he is finding it impossible to learn to ride... ummm... maybe it would be easier to learn if it behaved like a normal bicycle.
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Old 11-13-15, 03:26 PM
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Here is a gigantic pile of bikes! Yikes! $20,000 for 4,000 bikes. I am willing to bet there are at least 3 or 4 good bikes in that pile.

4,000 Bikes For Sale! Start a Bike Shop
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Originally Posted by modelmartin
Here is a gigantic pile of bikes! Yikes! $20,000 for 4,000 bikes. I am willing to bet there are at least 3 or 4 good bikes in that pile.

4,000 Bikes For Sale! Start a Bike Shop
WHEW!!!!

How the heck does that happen? Maybe a trash collector hauling them home? How many? A dozen a day?

It might well be a good deal, but the little kids bikes are only worth $5 if they have good tires, wheels etc.

No doubt some of those bikes have been sitting around outside in the rain for some time. Scrap Metal?
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Old 11-13-15, 06:51 PM
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It's either the work of an American-picker wannabe looking for gold or a person with a severe hoarding problem.

Either way, doesn't seem like the seller knows the true value of what they have - which is nowhere near $20,000. At one cent per pound for steel (being generous there), you might get about $500-600 scrap value. That assumes no transport / haul-away costs.
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Originally Posted by kunsunoke
It's either the work of an American-picker wannabe looking for gold or a person with a severe hoarding problem.

Either way, doesn't seem like the seller knows the true value of what they have - which is nowhere near $20,000. At one cent per pound for steel (being generous there), you might get about $500-600 scrap value. That assumes no transport / haul-away costs.
I agree. The seller is living in a fantasy land. It's a bunch of junk - he'll be lucky if he can get someone to haul it all away for less than a small fortune..
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Originally Posted by exmechanic89
I agree. The seller is living in a fantasy land. It's a bunch of junk - he'll be lucky if he can get someone to haul it all away for less than a small fortune..
One can probably find a scrapper that will haul away a few tons of free scrap metal for free. Is "mixed waste" a problem?

I would think it would be best to separate most of the steel, aluminium, rubber, plastic, and perhaps stainless, although I think some of the processing equipment can shred it, then separate magnetically and by density.

I could just imagine stripping and pepping, maybe 10 bikes an hour... one still would have hundreds of hours tearing down bikes. Faster? A bike every 2 minutes?
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The best thing for that hoard would be to get some connex boxes, pile them full, and ship them to some African town to give to the locals to fix up and use.

I think there was a Canadian on here a while asking for kids bikes for a remote village.
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The best thing for that hoard would be to get some connex boxes, pile them full, and ship them to some African town to give to the locals to fix up and use.

I think there was a Canadian on here a while asking for kids bikes for a remote village.
Seems like a great idea except the shipping cost would probably be very high. But why are we even discussing this? Soon the seller will have his $20K and be rid of the problem.
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Apt description of the collection from the Wizard of Oz: clinking clanking clattering collection of caliginous junk!
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We have another real winner here. This brand of bike ONLY comes from a yearly Christmas giveaway to underprivileged children. Most are single speed, and are Wally World quality or worse. Asking $225 for this bike, is like trying to sell a $10 bill for $100.,,,,BD

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Beautiful. Functional. They may have gotten it half right, though I'm skeptical. And what's with the kickstand? If we're going full green-out, complete with rims painted while the tires are still mounted, there is absolutely no reason to slack on this critical piece of hardware. Effect ruined. I quit.
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Originally Posted by modelmartin
Here is a gigantic pile of bikes! Yikes! $20,000 for 4,000 bikes. I am willing to bet there are at least 3 or 4 good bikes in that pile.

4,000 Bikes For Sale! Start a Bike Shop
I'll take that bet.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
WHEW!!!!

How the heck does that happen? Maybe a trash collector hauling them home? How many? A dozen a day?

It might well be a good deal, but the little kids bikes are only worth $5 if they have good tires, wheels etc.

No doubt some of those bikes have been sitting around outside in the rain for some time. Scrap Metal?
Look in pic 4 how many of the bikes have wheels apparently partially underground. Maybe it's all just grass growth, but who knows...
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Asus Google Nexus 7 32gb WiFi/GSM *New Condition*

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I know this isn't bike related, but it made me laugh.

Asus Google Nexus 7 32gb WiFi/GSM *New Condition*

Selling an almost new Asus Nexus 7 32gb (2012) tablet that is in emasculate condition.
There is not a mark or scratch on it anywhere, great battery life and runs like new.
Aiming for the woman's market I see.
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I've seen this bike posted multiple times per week for about 4 years (and who knows how long is was being posted before I moved to the area). Same price, same info. Thats literally hundreds of times being reposted.
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I've seen this bike posted multiple times per week for about 4 years (and who knows how long is was being posted before I moved to the area). Same price, same info. Thats literally hundreds of times being reposted.
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You should make the guys day and offer him $10 if he brings it to you haha
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Old 11-16-15, 09:31 PM
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Old 11-17-15, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by degan
I've seen this bike posted multiple times per week for about 4 years (and who knows how long is was being posted before I moved to the area). Same price, same info. Thats literally hundreds of times being reposted.
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That's funny. I've seen people post an ad for something that costs $5, for multiple weekly listings for years. I'm always amazed anyone would even want to go to the trouble of a transaction with a stranger for (a possible) 5 bucks, and spend the time listing the ad over and over again for years on end. I guess some people have a lot of time and dedication..
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