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Old 03-19-17, 09:45 AM
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I know about the giveaway, but I didn't know it was illegal to sell them. What's that about?
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Old 03-19-17, 07:59 PM
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Bicycle Grave Yard For Sale 65 plus bikes and parts - $225 (Hickory Chesapeake)







"Keith Krockett's Bicycle Grave Yard For Sale 65 plus bikes and parts all 65 items plus $225.00 come and get it it's worth it....plenty of pictures to see you get it all....this lot is located at my house in the Hickory Section of Chesapeake....call or text me keith 757-870-6954 let's do business"

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hmm not sure if this is considered Wacky or not, but i've never seen a Raleigh Professional w/ Colnago forks. The seller readily admits to lacking bike knowledge, but then states the bike 100% mint. hmmm..

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Originally Posted by GordoTrek
hmm not sure if this is considered Wacky or not, but i've never seen a Raleigh Professional w/ Colnago forks. The seller readily admits to lacking bike knowledge, but then states the bike 100% mint. hmmm..
And a Stronglight crank. Plus he thinks its a 1972 but the SN makes it a 1978.

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And a Stronglight crank. Plus he thinks its a 1972 but the SN makes it a 1978.
i caught that too, but i was willing to overlook that.. until i saw the colnago forks
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I picked up a Conti Special on Chicago CL a couple years ago. The guy I bought it from rescued it from the original owner, who bought it on a trip to Italy in the 80s. The original owner insisted that he bought it in 1982 or 1983, but date codes on the crank and rear derailleur place it more in the 1985 timeframe.

I know that is a bit off-topic from the Raleigh/Colnago from 1972 or 1978, but it should serve to underscore the fact that our memories of events from 30 or more years ago can be suspect. Unless we were anal retentive types who took photos of everything and meticulously inserted them into photo albums with relevant notes, or maintained notebooks filled with copious notes about every bike thing we bought or sold, we are almost certain to get some specifics wrong from time-to-time... Or more often.

What's the old saying? "If you remember the 60s, you weren't really there."
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
I know that is a bit off-topic from the Raleigh/Colnago from 1972 or 1978, but it should serve to underscore the fact that our memories of events from 30 or more years ago can be suspect. Unless we were anal retentive types who took photos of everything and meticulously inserted them into photo albums with relevant notes, or maintained notebooks filled with copious notes about every bike thing we bought or sold, we are almost certain to get some specifics wrong from time-to-time... Or more often.
Yes & No.

For my old Colnago, I can tell you within a couple of months when I bought it.

It was bought during a trip to Italy I took with my parents when I was in High School.
Spring.
Sophomore year in HS.
I know I spent my birthday there.
It all narrows the time when it could have occurred down by quite a bit.

And, a few details of the purchase, riding in Italy, and the rest of the trip are particularly significant.

Other details are harder, like remembering when I first installed clinchers on the bike. Or, when I bought the Sugino chainring, although I can remember the shop where it was purchased. I can narrow down the rear wheel eating my derailleur down to about a 2 year period.
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1940s ROYCE UNION 3 SPEED VINTAGE BIKE - $125 (Springfield)




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1930s or 1940s VINTAGE ROYCE UNION 3 SPEED BIKE
If I had to guess, it is probably a 5 speed, and not a 3 speed. Easy enough to count.

Made in Japan. Was that while the USA was still at war with Japan?

Stem shifters? Were the Japanese so far ahead of Campagnolo and Simplex to be using stem shifters when Campy was just coming out with the Cambio Corsa?
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I saw an old colnago yesterday, pleasantly beat-up cosmetic condition but presumably working fine, just sitting in a rack unlocked. SMH

For obvious reasons I'm not going to say where..., but I told my son if I was a bike thief I'd come check that location once a week
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Ridden for 800 miles with a chain that had previously been ridden for 8000 miles?
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Shin Bike Seat - $20 (Eugene)

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On the lookout for a Paramount and I came across this offering. "We think there are 11 different gears".. Uh, you can't just count them?

Sweet Retro Large Paramount Schwinn Racing Bike circa late 1980s. | eBay
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On the lookout for a Paramount and I came across this offering. "We think there are 11 different gears".. Uh, you can't just count them?

Sweet Retro Large Paramount Schwinn Racing Bike circa late 1980s. | eBay
Two in front, Nine in back?
Or was that eight in back?
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Why pay $169 at Wal-Mart for a new one when you can pay $350 for this one?

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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Ridden for 800 miles with a chain that had previously been ridden for 8000 miles?
27 days, that guy is set on his price. Jenson has them for 7 bucks.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Why pay $169 at Wal-Mart for a new one when you can pay $350 for this one?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/22.5-GMC-...e-Red/49590912

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Lol, it's amazing what people ask for these GMC bikes. Just because it has some connection with GM, they think they're gold.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
27 days, that guy is set on his price. Jenson has them for 7 bucks.
Is that the inner ring price, or the outer ring price?

Still, I agree that $100 seems a bit high.

Oh,
I was looking at it backwards. The teeth aren't as bad as I thought.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Is that the inner ring price, or the outer ring price?

Still, I agree that $100 seems a bit high.

Oh,
I was looking at it backwards. The teeth aren't as bad as I thought.
Shimano Ultegra 6750 110mm Chainring > Components > Drivetrain > Chainrings & Spiders | Jenson USA
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So, if you select 34T, you get $6.99
If you select 50T, you get $69.99

Still less than the guy is selling it for on Craigslist.
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Ha, pretty deceptive.
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How about this one. Bicycle Part?

track disc wheel - $50




Bonus points if you can recognise what the auction is actually selling.

I'll try to send the seller a note in a couple of days telling them what it is... as I'm doubting their target buyers would pick it up in a search.
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How about this one. Bicycle Part?

track disc wheel - $50

Bonus points if you can recognize what the auction is actually selling.

I'll try to send the seller a note in a couple of days telling them what it is... as I'm doubting their target buyers would pick it up in a search.


Harrow, I mean, Hello!

That there resembles an old school plow disc blade.

(Perhaps they meant "tractor" disc wheel?)

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Originally Posted by Kactus
And a Stronglight crank. Plus he thinks its a 1972 but the SN makes it a 1978.
And the seat stay treatment at the seat lug and no chrome on the rear stay says Mark V - 1977 and later. So: why did someone dump that really great original Raleigh Pro fork? Frame bent?
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The caveman syntax ad title and copy was funny enough to post here, then I zoomed in on the pic and was more amused.*

Bike Raleigh 27" good - $70 (Hennepin)

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...053636873.html



Bike good conditions


*Appears to be a 1983 Schwinn Traveler
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