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Old 05-25-16, 03:04 PM
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Ah, pedal attached to chain, that's truly weird!

Note in one of the closeups from the CL ad, there's a spring visible below the BB (or one of the junctions that might be considered analogous to a BB). I assume that's to take up slop in the mechanics?
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Old 05-25-16, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Ah, pedal attached to chain, that's truly weird!

Note in one of the closeups from the CL ad, there's a spring visible below the BB (or one of the junctions that might be considered analogous to a BB). I assume that's to take up slop in the mechanics?
It looks like an upper fixed BB and lower eccentric BB.

It wouldn't do to have the adjustment spring up and down with the pedal strokes. But, perhaps that would be an auto-adjuster on the eccentric bottom bracket. Tandem or Fixie bikes might be able use a similar adjustment.

For a single front chainring attached to the wheels, that appears to be an awfully small chainring.
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Old 05-25-16, 07:40 PM
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Someone probably sued them for discriminating against the right pant leg.
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Old 05-25-16, 10:38 PM
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Huffy Good Vibrations Vintage possible pre-1950s very Origina

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Old 05-26-16, 03:16 AM
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this is SO CONFUSING. WHATS HE EVEN DOING WITH THE TIRE

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Old 05-26-16, 03:51 AM
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Old 05-26-16, 04:16 AM
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It should be easy to make a "stair stepper" like linear pedal system connecting a shaft to a flywheel much like an old steam engine.



Pivot bars near rear axle. Connecting Rods to flywheel at the end of the pivots. And chain from flywheel back to the rear wheel.

Foot platforms could either tilt up and down like a stair-stepper typically does, or could be attached to standard pedals/cleats, and allow a non fixed angle.

While there is a deceleration at the beginning and end of the stroke, I actually like the idea of the chain drive above as it gives both a linear aspect to the stroke, and a natural curve and flat at the top and bottom, potentially using the full range of cycling muscles.
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Old 05-26-16, 06:53 AM
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Should I read anything into reversed chainring bolts?

Galli Criterium RARE Vintage Crank Right Side Only with Galli Chainrings | eBay

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Old 05-26-16, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Rocky Gravol View Post
This bike is also on sale on Ebay,
in a no reserved auction.
Current bid $2.85.

Maybe I'll bid ten bucks. You never know.
Be wary of added shipping charges
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Old 05-26-16, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by D1andonlyDman View Post
Be wary of added shipping charges
Shipping is listed at $120. A bit high, but not outrageous, assuming it is well packed. I assume local customers should be able to pick it up (and maybe ride it home).

Bids are now up to $300 ($420 with shipping). Still a bit short of the Craigslist price, and who knows where it will end up. But it is getting beyond what one might pay for just a fun test-ride.
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Old 05-26-16, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
Should I read anything into reversed chainring bolts?

Galli Criterium RARE Vintage Crank Right Side Only with Galli Chainrings | eBay



Only that someone took it apart and put it back together wrong. But the only reason I can think of to do that is to give it a thorough cleaning and lord knows that didn't happen.
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Old 05-26-16, 07:14 PM
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I think I put some in "backwards". I was doing a double ==> triple conversion, and I think it fit together better that way. I think because the nut went through the chainring + crank, whereas the bolt had to go through chainring + spacer + chainring + crank.
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Old 05-26-16, 10:56 PM
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yeah i also reversed chainring bolts, in m case cause they were rubbing on the chainstay otherwise
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Old 05-26-16, 11:48 PM
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Lot of junk, make offer Lot of Bikes

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Old 05-27-16, 09:22 AM
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Yeah, this type of staging always inspires confidence.


GT Force Road Bike 54cm
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Old 05-27-16, 09:51 AM
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Yeah, this type of staging always inspires confidence.

GT Force Road Bike 54cm
Roll over and play dead?

Around here, any bike with brifters is worth more than $50. GO FOR IT!!!
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Old 05-27-16, 10:00 AM
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I love me some French bikes, but methinks $800 for a Super Mirage is a bit optimistic...

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I love me some French bikes, but methinks $800 for a Super Mirage is a bit optimistic...

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The bike looks like it is in great shape. But, I agree... a bit high. Maybe an immaculate Grand Jubilee Mixte for that price (or a little less).

Locally, this Peugeot has been up for quite some time. I'm not sure why it hasn't sold. Yeah, $295 is a bit at the high end of the range, but the condition looks great.

70s Peugeot Mixte - NEVER RIDDEN - $295 (Eugene)

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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
It should be easy to make a "stair stepper" like linear pedal system connecting a shaft to a flywheel much like an old steam engine.



Pivot bars near rear axle. Connecting Rods to flywheel at the end of the pivots. And chain from flywheel back to the rear wheel.

Foot platforms could either tilt up and down like a stair-stepper typically does, or could be attached to standard pedals/cleats, and allow a non fixed angle.

While there is a deceleration at the beginning and end of the stroke, I actually like the idea of the chain drive above as it gives both a linear aspect to the stroke, and a natural curve and flat at the top and bottom, potentially using the full range of cycling muscles.
Behold the Alenax, languishing on Craigslist: ALENAX UNIQUE BIKE 3 SPEEDS
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Old 05-27-16, 11:31 AM
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Behold the Alenax, languishing on Craigslist: ALENAX UNIQUE BIKE 3 SPEEDS
Cute. No pulling up on that one.

It would be nice to have power in almost any part of the pedal stroke, and not have to do a full stroke to the bottom. But I think I'll pass on it.
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Old 05-27-16, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
elaborate mis-spelling

Specelized Stumpjumber Centerfold xl

And would you believe a long travel full suspension MTB that was
wowwwww you'd think maybe he might just look a the words on the bike and assume they were spelled right?/
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Old 05-27-16, 06:05 PM
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This isn't a confidence-instilling photo.

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If your bike just doesn't ride, shift, or brake like it use to, a tune up or an adjustment could be the answer. Put the fun back in biking with a well tuned bike. I have 20+ years experience doing repairs on all makes. Tune ups, ($30.00) will consist of wheels being trued, shifters adjusted, brakes adjusted, bearings adjusted, chain cleaned and lubed and an over all bike cleaning. The cost would be $20 for single speed bikes. Most of the time, turnaround for a tune up is less than a day.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
elaborate mis-spelling

Specelized Stumpjumber Centerfold xl

And would you believe a long travel full suspension MTB that was
used for asphalt trails only.
Chipseal?

Actually we've got a few paved paths around here that could use a bit of maintenance. Suspension might be handy.
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wowwwww you'd think maybe he might just look a the words on the bike and assume they were spelled right?/
Perhaps the Centerfold is just to attract the attention of the guys....

Or is it only the old geezers that know what a centerfold is. The internet doesn't have centerfolds
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Old 05-28-16, 10:19 PM
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Seller has one too many zeroes.....

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Old 05-29-16, 02:12 AM
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