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Old 08-07-17, 07:05 PM
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Anything "high-end" that is eligible to ride in an Eroica commands a premium these days. Columbus SLX and Dura Ace are pretty high end for the period. All it needs is new brake levers.

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Who is unrealistic? Me or the owner posting this eBay listing 1986 Schwinn Paramount Dura Ace | eBay

I say $150 max even if it is a Schwinn Paramount built at Waterford.

But he is not alone on eBay. I've seen the same "professional" listers re-listing the same paramount frames over and over and never getting a bid. Don't they realize all the bike collectors have filled their collection? So the one-time sellers coming to eBay look through the listings and think they have something.

I guess you can't blame them for trying.

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Don't know if this counts as vintage, but it certainly qualifies as wacky:
https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/d...255532484.html

4 seater bicycle. Asking $100 obo. Must pick up and need gone ASAP.



If I had a garage (which clearly the current owner does not) I'd snag this in a heartbeat. It's exactly the kind of unexpected, quirky thing I really enjoy. Hauling capacity is 700lbs according to the mfr catalog!
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Old 08-08-17, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by College3.0
Don't know if this counts as vintage, but it certainly qualifies as wacky:
https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/d...255532484.html

4 seater bicycle. Asking $100 obo. Must pick up and need gone ASAP.



If I had a garage (which clearly the current owner does not) I'd snag this in a heartbeat. It's exactly the kind of unexpected, quirky thing I really enjoy. Hauling capacity is 700lbs according to the mfr catalog!
I thought those were supposed to be a little more car-like.



$100 is probably a pretty good deal for it, although it looks quite rusty. It looks like the back seats need pedals added. No Freeloaders

Our local Eugene Sunday Streets celebration is now doing a non-motorized parade. So, that would fit right in.

Would Bike Flights ship it? Or would I have to pedal it across the country?
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Old 08-08-17, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by College3.0
Don't know if this counts as vintage, but it certainly qualifies as wacky:
https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/d...255532484.html

4 seater bicycle. Asking $100 obo. Must pick up and need gone ASAP.



If I had a garage (which clearly the current owner does not) I'd snag this in a heartbeat. It's exactly the kind of unexpected, quirky thing I really enjoy. Hauling capacity is 700lbs according to the mfr catalog!
Oh, I am SERIOUSLY considering this. lol
My wife will poop a rainbow.
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Old 08-08-17, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by shadoman
Oh, I am SERIOUSLY considering this. lol
My wife will poop a rainbow.

Go get it! Listing says "OBO" and "need gone ASAP". Maybe they'll give it to you for free.

For free, you can mod it into a pedal-powered chariot for your wife.

EDIT: better than to let another silly person get their hands on it and leave it to rust outside some more.
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Old 08-08-17, 03:07 PM
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Oh yeah, I see that Bianchi decal in there....SOMEWHERE!!

Killer Bianchi Bike, wrong wheels I think. - $89 (alamo square / nopa)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...255330699.html


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I like the brake cable setup :-)
He's riding a nice Basso too.
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Old 08-08-17, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Oh yeah, I see that Bianchi decal in there....SOMEWHERE!!

Killer Bianchi Bike, wrong wheels I think. - $89 (alamo square / nopa)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...255330699.html

Love those brakes.
Is that for a little extra stopping power?

700c Hybrid with 26" wheels and low-profile tires?
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Old 08-10-17, 05:50 AM
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Well, you certainly can't go wrong on the price.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/zip/...251443558.html

Free Ladies Fixie Frame (Chester)



Free Ladies Bike frame. Made by Rixe in Germany. Has horizontal rear facing dropouts so has fixie potential. 21" seat tube, and will need a 40mm Thompson or Thun bottom bracket. These are easy to find on eBay. Originally set up with 28" wheels and fenders and has clearance for big tires. Pick up either in Chester or at the DuPont Spruance contractors parking lot. This is only a frame, but there is a picture of a similar complete bike at:https://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g7...ps40y0v1rt.jpg
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Old 08-10-17, 05:55 AM
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Cannondale is my guess.
Originally Posted by 2cam16
Oh yeah, I see that Bianchi decal in there....SOMEWHERE!!

Killer Bianchi Bike, wrong wheels I think. - $89 (alamo square / nopa)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...255330699.html

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Old 08-10-17, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Well, you certainly can't go wrong on the price.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/zip/...251443558.html

Free Ladies Fixie Frame (Chester)



Free Ladies Bike frame. Made by Rixe in Germany. Has horizontal rear facing dropouts so has fixie potential. 21" seat tube, and will need a 40mm Thompson or Thun bottom bracket. These are easy to find on eBay. Originally set up with 28" wheels and fenders and has clearance for big tires. Pick up either in Chester or at the DuPont Spruance contractors parking lot. This is only a frame, but there is a picture of a similar complete bike at:https://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g7...ps40y0v1rt.jpg
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Interesting. It looks OLD... pre WWII era, perhaps pre WWI era. So, I'd think it would be worth picking up.

I'm pretty sure the "similar" bike in the photo is the SAME bike before disassembly. Which begs the question of what happened to all the other parts. In particular, the FORK?

I'm not big into wall art, but this might be a possibility.
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Old 08-10-17, 12:34 PM
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The title got me curious on this one... and now a bit more curious after looking at the photos

Denali Men's Road Series - $400 (Eugene, OR)



Microshift levers?
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Old 08-10-17, 02:57 PM
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I think this one could use a little help with the presentation:

Classic Murray Older Bicycle - $50 (Eugene)

Rides great. Call Michelle at ...


Based on the very terse description, and looking at the photos, I would conclude that the bike may well be in better condition than one might guess with the first glance at the photos.
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Old 08-10-17, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Interesting. It looks OLD... pre WWII era, perhaps pre WWI era. So, I'd think it would be worth picking up.

I'm pretty sure the "similar" bike in the photo is the SAME bike before disassembly. Which begs the question of what happened to all the other parts. In particular, the FORK?

I'm not big into wall art, but this might be a possibility.
Yeah, I never thought it was recent. It was posted several months ago with a price on it, and I think even longer ago the whole bike was for sale or one like it.
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Old 08-11-17, 04:13 PM
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"Coke A Cola Adds Life..." (Or Not?)(Residents allusion)

Coco cola factory shipped bike ($55)



"Bike sent from coco cola. (Missing 1 pedal)"

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(Found it! There it is, next to the backwards mounted fork!)

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Old 08-11-17, 06:23 PM
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I don't have enough posts yet to add images or a link. Just remove the space:
https ://syracuse.craigslist.org/bik/d/one-of-kind-art-bicycle/6208562088.html

Ad reads:

Tabular Revolution: A one-of-a-kind art bicycle

Do you like bread? Do you like bikes? Then this is the bread-tab bike for you.

This one-of-a-kind bicycle was created by Toronto artist Stephen Wheatley.

Featuring hundreds of bread tabs, big and small, the bike invokes the themes of reUSE and reCYCLING.

The bike is rideable, but not exactly road-worthy due to limited braking power.
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https://syracuse.craigslist.org/bik/d/one-of-kind-art-bicycle/6208562088.html

That big tab mounted just forward of the handlebars is a safety feature. It is intended to snag some part of your anatomy to prevent you from being launched when one of the big tabs on the front wheel jams between spokes and forks.
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Old 08-15-17, 01:08 PM
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Seller says "1974 Schwinn Varsity handlebars . reliable for use. Handles do not lay completely flat on table, but close. Feels good in the hands"


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Old 08-15-17, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by servalan73


Seller says "1974 Schwinn Varsity handlebars . reliable for use. Handles do not lay completely flat on table, but close. Feels good in the hands"
That's just "good patina".
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Seller says "1974 Schwinn Varsity handlebars . reliable for use. Handles do not lay completely flat on table, but close. Feels good in the hands"
Won't this offset a bent fork?

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I have a twisted stem that would work perfectly with these.
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Seller says "1974 Schwinn Varsity handlebars . reliable for use. Handles do not lay completely flat on table, but close. Feels good in the hands"

1974 SCHWINN VARSITY Handlebar Vintage Bicycle Parts Handle Bars USA 74 | eBay
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Here' one for [MENTION=305894]oddjob2[/MENTION] to flip for a profit:
https://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/...264912461.html

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Beautiful rebuilt Schwinn World Sport bicycle. This has been professionally sandblasted and powder coated. All new Jagwire cables, cable housings, bar tape, wheels, tubes, tires, rim tape, bottom bracket bearings, saddle. All aluminum has been polished to shine like chrome. This is an awesome bike. Must see to appreciate.

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Old 08-16-17, 08:43 AM
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Stand-up bike - $50

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/b...257947318.html

Already done stand up bike just needs something to hold your feet still call or text



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Old 08-16-17, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Stand-up bike - $50

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/b...257947318.html

Already done stand up bike just needs something to hold your feet still call or text
Gorilla Tape should work just fine. What could possibly go wrong?
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I don't get it -- are you supposed to stand on it backwards and pedal with your hands and steer with your butt?
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