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Old 10-16-16, 10:12 PM
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Actually, thinking about the bike.

Something is off with the seat tube. It appears as if it takes a clamp which I'm having troubles placing.
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Old 10-17-16, 05:40 PM
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Actually, thinking about the bike.

Something is off with the seat tube. It appears as if it takes a clamp which I'm having troubles placing.
What size do you think the frame is? I'm thinking 57cm. And yeah I'm pretty sure if the fork existed the seller would've mentioned it.
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Rail Bike

Ride the rail trails on the rails. Twenty smackers.

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Old 10-17-16, 11:44 PM
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Not as odd as the above, but still rather strange collection of bits

Urban Soul KHS

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Old 10-18-16, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Not as odd as the above, but still rather strange collection of bits

Urban Soul KHS

"Never ride, just sits in the garage. $100"

Marketing is not this guy's forte.
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This is about $100 more than I remember seeing them for in the bike shop. Do you think it would hurt his feelings if I told him I could head down to my nearest pawn shop and buy this same bike for less than $200?,,,,BD

Electra Straight Eight like new!

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I just searched these, and the newest model comes with disc brakes, and MSRP is $1050??? Good luck. I guess some people would spend a grand on a single purpose cruiser bike, but there's no way they're getting that from me. To me a cruiser is worth $550 maximum, and it had better be damned nice for that kind of money. At $1050 I would expect it to at least have an electric motor, or something to make it worth that. Regardless though, the one in question is from 10-12 years ago
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Old 10-21-16, 07:12 AM
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Dude, seriously... nobody wants your Magna or Ikea... at any price.

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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Rail Bike

Ride the rail trails on the rails. Twenty smackers.

Yes it is wacky, but if I lived nearby, I would spend $20 (after trying it).
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Old 10-21-16, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
yes it is wacky, but if i lived nearby, i would spend $20 (after trying it).
Traaaain!!!!
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Old 10-22-16, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
Yes it is wacky, but if I lived nearby, I would spend $20 (after trying it).
Ditto on the $20 price! We have a live steam old fashioned full size train that regularly runs the rails on our local mup which would add a potential face to face meeting as a fun inducement to try out the bike!
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Old 10-22-16, 09:48 AM
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I'd pay double for that bike....that thing is awesome lol!!

I wonder if it would be quicker if you removed the tires and just ran on the rims...
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Old 10-22-16, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
I'd pay double for that bike....that thing is awesome lol!!

I wonder if it would be quicker if you removed the tires and just ran on the rims...
Traction might be an issue, metal to metal. And the dished section of a bike rim would provide even less contact than the flanged wheel of a train car would. And even less weight pressing the rim to the rail. Try it and report back. Twenty bucks is nothing for a research project like that.
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Traction might be an issue, metal to metal. And the dished section of a bike rim would provide even less contact than the flanged wheel of a train car would. And even less weight pressing the rim to the rail. Try it and report back. Twenty bucks is nothing for a research project like that.
If I lived in Sacramento I would be on the bike already right now! Yes traction obviously would be less than rubber...but I would be willing to bet you'd have plenty for any steady speed you could maintain. Might just need to accelerate a bit more slowly than normal. It's not like you need to worry about cornering traction...
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Old 10-23-16, 06:14 AM
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Old 10-23-16, 06:18 AM
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Why get rid of them when you have all that space?
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That first photo must be of the exceedingly rare, highly sought-after Schwinn Invisible.
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Originally Posted by johnnyace View Post
That first photo must be of the exceedingly rare, highly sought-after Schwinn Invisible.
I have a couple of those around here somewhere. Can't find 'em.
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Old 10-23-16, 11:41 AM
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Why get rid of them when you have all that space?
Either that is confirming the bikes have sold at 2x their value.

Or that is the wife's plan for the space.
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Old 10-23-16, 02:18 PM
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I have a couple of those around here somewhere. Can't find 'em.
Same here. Though I've tripped over them when I've had too much to drink before.
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NIce Peugeot

This after some cleaning, would be worth more on ebay.
A couple of years ago, this late 60s frame would of sold for over $500.
For $50 and close by I would of bought it and built it up.
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Old 10-25-16, 09:39 AM
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A gaspipe panasonic frankenbike, just in time for Halloween.

one of the kind bike - $450 (park slopebklyn)


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panasonic road bike 10 speed and 6 speed in the front you can pedal like a normal bike or pedal in the front handle bar, in the front is 6 speed very wear and fun bike winner in many shows is being rent in many movies comercials and shutting, magazines etc...come and text ride very easy to ride cant be use for a daily drive first text ride will buy it bike is fully tuned up brand new tires tubes brakes cables chain etc..... BEST OFFER FREE DELIVERY!!!!! SE HABLA ESPANOL !!!!!!!!!! PLEASE CALL ME NO E MAIL......THANKS!!!!!

bike for sale one of the kind shows winner 10 speed in rear 6 speed in the front fun bike brand new tires tubes brakes pads an cables best offer u can pedal whit front handle bar easy to ride best offer come and ride it!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by johnnyace View Post
That first photo must be of the exceedingly rare, highly sought-after Schwinn Invisible.
That just means it's too fast to see.
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Old 10-25-16, 07:11 PM
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A gaspipe panasonic frankenbike, just in time for Halloween.

one of the kind bike - $450 (park slopebklyn)


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panasonic road bike 10 speed and 6 speed in the front you can pedal like a normal bike or pedal in the front handle bar, in the front is 6 speed very wear and fun bike winner in many shows is being rent in many movies comercials and shutting, magazines etc...come and text ride very easy to ride cant be use for a daily drive first text ride will buy it bike is fully tuned up brand new tires tubes brakes cables chain etc..... BEST OFFER FREE DELIVERY!!!!! SE HABLA ESPANOL !!!!!!!!!! PLEASE CALL ME NO E MAIL......THANKS!!!!!

bike for sale one of the kind shows winner 10 speed in rear 6 speed in the front fun bike brand new tires tubes brakes pads an cables best offer u can pedal whit front handle bar easy to ride best offer come and ride it!!!!!!!
That looks like an accident waiting to happen
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A gaspipe panasonic frankenbike...
I won't dispute the Frankenbike part, but take issue with "gaspipe." This frame is no worse than any UO-8 or basic Raleigh mentioned in this thread.
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If you are looking for a large frame fixe ...


how about a 52 footer


rare Vintage Araya 52' fixe bike




rare Vintage Araya 52' fixe bike | road | Ottawa | Kijiji
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