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Old 09-12-18, 05:24 PM
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And I thought Ford made Corvair...
https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/b...687495074.html

If Schwinn could market a Corvette, then Huffy could market a Corvair.

And, of course, Chevy made the Corvair.
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Old 09-12-18, 05:57 PM
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"PX10 Wheelset Normandy Luxe Competition Hubs Mavic Rims Simplex QR + Freewheel"


I saw this sold ad on ebay for the above set of wheel. The wheels are in great shape, come with original Simplex skewers and, AND a Cylo-competition Freewheel.
They sold for $1.99 with free shipping.....What am I missing here?
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This Journalist is selling his cycling shoes...
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Not willing to ship? They can't even get them off the wall. Totally understandable considering they've only been rode one time in 50 years. So I guess they're charging storage fees also.
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Old 09-14-18, 10:51 AM
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"To retro bikes..." or not to retro bikes.
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Must be one of those latest new phones, that aren't able to produce punctuation characters.....
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Originally Posted by vintagerando
"PX10 Wheelset Normandy Luxe Competition Hubs Mavic Rims Simplex QR + Freewheel"


I saw this sold ad on ebay for the above set of wheel. The wheels are in great shape, come with original Simplex skewers and, AND a Cylo-competition Freewheel.
They sold for $1.99 with free shipping.....What am I missing here?
Maybe the auction ended when a big game was happening? Some auctions do seem to go unnoticed, and the buyer gets an extraordinary deal.
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Originally Posted by noglider
Maybe the auction ended when a big game was happening? Some auctions do seem to go unnoticed, and the buyer gets an extraordinary deal.
I've had good success with auctions that end at odd times (like after midnight pacific). It's a tip I read somewhere even on an eBay page of advice for sellers; time your auction to end when a lot of people will be able to check eBay and bid on it. Some sellers didn't get the memo.
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Old 09-16-18, 08:31 AM
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$150
Per ad (italics are mine)

"Custom made in the 70s, this bike is two wheel drive and you pedal it with your hands and/or feet! Everything works. Tricky to ride but really fun, this thing never fails to draw a crowd. Perfect surprise for the cyclist who thinks they have seen everything."

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Old 09-16-18, 08:35 AM
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I'd call that one-or-the-other-or-both wheel drive. Or neither on a downhill.
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Two shifters and three derailleurs, WTF? And that right shifter right next to the front drive chainring is .
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I always thought it would be funny to clamp about 8 sets of downtube shifters on a bike, in various places, with fake cables attached, and let the rider figure out which set actually work.
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Old 09-16-18, 04:37 PM
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It does in fact appear to be a "Shwinn," at least. Frame might be fun to have, the rest looks pretty dire for $500. On their merits I'd much rather pay $150 for the handcycle.

bicycle double shwinn classic

This is a 1960's collector's addition..everything original...this is a Gem..and collectors know exactly what it is..

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Old 09-16-18, 04:44 PM
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Also in the tandem section

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Old 09-16-18, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Two shifters and three derailleurs.
Only two derailleurs, both of them rears. One in the conventional spot and one at the front wheel. No conventional front derailleur on the bike.
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Old 09-16-18, 10:25 PM
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^^^^ Oh, yeah now I see. They left two chainrings on, however.
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Who . . .? Nevermind.

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Old 09-17-18, 06:03 PM
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I agree, that is in very good working condition.
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Wow, never seen a bike with THREE bottom brackets
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
Wow, never seen a bike with THREE bottom brackets
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Old 09-19-18, 09:55 AM
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OK now I've seen two, but I've still only seen one bike with two EXTRA bottom brakcets
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We could put a couple more in that first bike.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
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Unusual bike - handmade recumbent bicycle - $60

This recumbent bike that was handmade using mostly Schwinn bike frames and parts. Great for around town or special events and parades. $60

There are couple EZ-Racer recumbents on the local CL. The geometry looks almost identical to the homebuilt in this ad. So, it's probably not too horrible as a rider. (Or at least not much worse than an EZ-Racer)
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How much are these frames worth in not-completely-destroyed condition? (Post that was rejected for the reason of unkindness: Is this guy sure he's okay after his accident?)


The text of the ad:
This Alchemy stainless steel frame is unrideable due to the failures in the top tube and the down tube.

I luckily survived the last ride two weeks ago when the frame failed mid-ride. It could have been a much different story for me if the frame had failed 15 minutes earlier at a narrow portion of road with a string of logging trucks passing me.

This frame can't be repaired. I went to a local bike shop that said the frame was probably heated too much during welding and I visited a local welder that said it could be the welds, but he felt that the tube selection was probably incorrect. Regardless, this frame is good for wall art, display in a bike shop, or as a classroom show-and-tell for a welding school. This would make some cool art or welding education piece!

Timing disclaimer: I've put in a query with the Consumer Safety Board in case this is happening with more of these frames, so shipping will have to wait until the case is investigated. I'd also like to bring this frame to the NHMBS in Sacramento to see if either of the opinions above are correct...so shipping could be delayed to February.

Frame manufactured in 2014.

CONUS shipping only.

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