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Old 06-11-18, 06:23 AM
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Best touring bike ever made!

The Miyata Univera 1000 Gran Touring
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Old 06-11-18, 07:23 AM
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Weren't these ^^^^^ made by Miyata? Seller doesn't explain it that well, granted.
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Old 06-11-18, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by vintagebicycle
Unique somehow doesn't fully describe this one......
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VINTAGE Sears turned into portable Power

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Holy cr@p, my first bike ever was a brand new bright red Sears 26" cantilever-frame single speed. And actually, I've been pondering setups like this. We plan to retire to a rustic cabin off-grid, and are thinking about ways to use pedal power either to power things or make things. This execution looks, er, less than elegant.
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Old 06-11-18, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Weren't these ^^^^^ made by Miyata? Seller doesn't explain it that well, granted.
Pretty sure the Univega "Specialissima" was the Miyata 1000 while the "Gran Touring" was an inferior product made in Taiwan. A local wrench found a Specialissima in a dumpster in Leland not too long ago. I obviously frequent the wrong dumpsters. (Had a gander at it while it was on the stand, and it was definitely a 1000.)
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I think I'll call this one a little optimistic.

Bianchi Sport SX Road Bike - $600 (Springfield)



This is a Bianchi Sport SX Road Bike. In great shape. Only $600. Trades welcome. No 420. Trades would be at a higher value though.

It does have the front wheel and an extra tube and red tire.
I was going to say no right brake lever, but I suppose it is visible in the second photo. Just no cable or rear brake caliper.
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Old 06-12-18, 11:37 AM
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^^^^^ Seller thought that by removing the rear brake, it would auto-magically become a fixie. Front wheel is being repaired from the endo that resulted.....
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Old 06-12-18, 01:37 PM
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That matching stem totally makes that bike, with the GT logo. I'm finishing up a beater GT Richter w/under top tube hidden cable routing, Tange Prestige tubing. They were such a great bike company.

Originally Posted by stanman13
GT Tachyon, for the low, low price of $479. Oh, and you'll need to plan for a 650B conversion, unless you have an inside line on 700D tires.

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Old 06-13-18, 10:07 PM
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Well, it's an interesting idea? ....? I actually don't know what to say about this because my brain can't even seem to tally up all the very many different reasons why I'm pretty sure this would and could never, ever work.

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Originally Posted by AngryFrankie
That matching stem totally makes that bike, with the GT logo. I'm finishing up a beater GT Richter w/under top tube hidden cable routing, Tange Prestige tubing. They were such a great bike company.
I do think it's a neat bike, and the GTs of that era were generally quite good. This one is interesting, with some unusual features. I just think it's overpriced. Even so, perhaps it would have been more suited for "Are you looking for one of these?"

That particular seller posts a lot of nice bike parts on Craigslist, but as always you have to know what things are worth because he does price things frequently at top dollar.
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Old 06-14-18, 08:21 PM
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https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/bik...616819142.html

This bike frame measures out to be between 23 and 24 inches. It should comfortably fit someone from 4'10" to 5'5" tall. The bike is in great shape and shifts through the gears very nicely. There is a tear in the seat that is shown in the photos. Price $140

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Old 06-15-18, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by stanman13
I do think it's a neat bike, and the GTs of that era were generally quite good. This one is interesting, with some unusual features. I just think it's overpriced. Even so, perhaps it would have been more suited for "Are you looking for one of these?"

That particular seller posts a lot of nice bike parts on Craigslist, but as always you have to know what things are worth because he does price things frequently at top dollar.
Oh yeah, agreed. I'm used to finding bikes like that for $25 bucks!
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Old 06-15-18, 04:49 PM
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Nice bike, but:
Peugeot PX 10 project for sale. 57 cm/22.5 in frame size. Purchased new in 1977. Complete except handle bars and saddle.



"Complete" if you want an adult balance-bike that you're not going to pedal, shift or brake...
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Old 06-16-18, 12:15 PM
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Univega Via Carisma - $500 (Eugene, OR)



Up for sale is an early Univega Via Carisma, 700c wheels and new Shimano cantilever brakes. Installed a new chain, cables, grips and pedals. Very fun bike, pictured with some period correct Specialized trispoke wheels but do have the originals. Does not include the Neon pink Rolls saddle or MKS straps. Email or text with any questions.
Perhaps it should be considered a good thing that the seller is keeping the seat and toe straps.
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Old 06-19-18, 11:28 AM
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Someone's actually trying to get money, as in real US dollars, for a bike that TV Lenny could barely give away back when disco sucked.

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik...618774499.html


B-b-but it's made of "high tension tubing".....
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Old 06-19-18, 12:13 PM
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WOW!
that is all i can say... who would think there would ever be any value in the Crazy Lennie bikes! i think i gave one away with out ever riding it!
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Old 06-19-18, 03:13 PM
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Slow car/huge cargo bike for burning man - $100 (los altos)

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Old 06-20-18, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Clang
Look at the top right corner.

I'VE BEEN WASTING MY WHOLE LIFE USING TWO HANDS TO BRAKE LIKE A SUCKER.

bicycle parts Package deal :derailleur, gears and brake lever - $50 (Richmond Virginia)


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Those double brake levers were a really short lived idea for BMX. People would run both a cantilever brake and a side pull on the rear for extra braking power. But people realized it was kinda a silly idea and just added weight to your bike.
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Another CL pic of the week. Extra point for finding yet another way to spell "Schwinn".
Bicycle - $45 (Tarpon)

Road schiwinn bike in excellent condition le tour
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^^^^ Oooh, moody!....

Then there's.....

Treck bick - $100 (Madision)

Used treck bike in like new condition very dependable
https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...623986239.html

(Keep in mind that "Madision" is a "collage" town....)
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Old 06-22-18, 03:17 PM
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Thank you for the "collage" comment, I haven't laughed that good in awhile"
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I have no words:

Cruiser Bike - Great Deal! - $50 (larkspur)

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Guy on offerup using Ray Dobbins pictures as his own smh

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How about a $450 Schwinn World Sport

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Response to a Flipper

Saw this today on CL Delaware. This guy has been trying to flip BSO's for years and will not quit. Someone is fed up with it.
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2-Columbia Pepsi Spirit Bikes Each - $75 (Niagara Falls, New York)

Buffalo Ny Craigslist - can't ad link (?)

If this is good condition ...
Per ad
"2-Columbia Pepsi Spirit Bikes
Pre-owned. Good Condition. $75.00 or B.O. for Each"

If you can ignore it's a Free Spirit and focus on front wheel, chain, cranks bars and bar tape and he has two of these!!!
Funniest part of ad for me is the map accompanying it. Within 100 yards of sellers alleged location is Niagara Cycle.
Seller also has a Huffy Magnum for $149, though to be fair the Huffy is in a lot better shape.



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