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Old 10-15-18, 11:52 AM
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$200 Gray And Black Schwinn Bicycle Frame




"Never been on trails!"

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(At least they spelled "Schwinn" correctly?)

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This was in the bicycle parts section of craigslist, it must be an inside joke..an add for leather underwear "ASEMANI".

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Old 10-17-18, 11:34 AM
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The price is right


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May ride better if he had spun the fork. The front reflector should have been a clue.
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Old 10-17-18, 11:40 AM
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Is it really a Santa Cruz? Could make a great beach cruiser
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OLD VINTAGE OFFICIAL BICYCLE OF THE 1976 OLYMPIC GAMES WARD BIKE - $200 (springfield)

[img]https://images.craigslist.org/00m0m_3SlZQGUixgc_1200x900.jpg



That is probably as nice as my 1981 Ciocc Mocba 80 to commemorate the 1980 Russia Olympics right?
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Looking again at the Ward's bike, it appears to have two cables going to the rear derailleur. A rather odd configuration.
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Old 10-17-18, 03:27 PM
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Giant Butte bicycle - $125 (Lynchburg)




"Giant Butte bike, 22" frame for tall man, 26 X 1.95 tires, 21 speed, all tubes cro-moly. Has carrier and bell.

Call 937-239-5202
If listed it's available"

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(Saddle seems appropriately sized?)
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Old 10-17-18, 03:42 PM
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I remember that Olympic bicycle. It would have been appropriate for weight lifters. Not to ride, just to lift. It was Heaveeee.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Looking again at the Ward's bike, it appears to have two cables going to the rear derailleur. A rather odd configuration.
POSITRON!!!!

when we first saw one of those on a new bike, I can remember LAUGHING uproariously, ad muttering about how Shimano always has a "better" idea!!!

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I know this is supposed to be mostly Ebay/Craigslist, but I found this at my local Thrift Store.

Givs_Birdwheel.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/givsbirdwheel/

The wheel appears to be intact, other than some clearcoat issues and nipple corrosion, and 7 holes drilled through it.
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Old 10-17-18, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by mgopack42
POSITRON!!!!

when we first saw one of those on a new bike, I can remember LAUGHING uproariously, ad muttering about how Shimano always has a "better" idea!!!
Thanks,

Interesting development. And, it makes some sense. But, does have a lot of redundancy.

Ready for your Rohloff hub?
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Old 10-17-18, 07:29 PM
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The bike is good, and the price is fine. It is the saddle and bar adjustment that is wacky.

https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik...725796320.html

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^^^^ Allows you to ride the bike with your body in a south bend.....
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Old 10-18-18, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by mgopack42
POSITRON!!!!

when we first saw one of those on a new bike, I can remember LAUGHING uproariously, ad muttering about how Shimano always has a "better" idea!!!
You can laugh at Positron (we all did) but it was indexed shifting and it worked, regardless of how graceless and clumsy it was. Thing is, there were a few versions. Easiest to identify is the two-cable version that worked on the pull-pull principle; shifting one way tugged one of the cables and shifting the other way tugged the other. Actually, it was a single very long cable threaded through two sections of housing with a pinch bolt midway, near the shifter. Then there was the solid wire version of Positron shown in the link above. This came later and was more widely used.

And, of course, there was the use of the term "Positron" in the original Ghostbusters movie.

[while taking down Slimer in hotel] Maybe now you'll never slime a guy with a positron collider, huh?

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Originally Posted by thumpism

And, of course, there was the use of the term "Positron" in the original Ghostbusters movie.

[while taking down Slimer in hotel] Maybe now you'll never slime a guy with a positron collider, huh?
Don't forget a positron is an elemental particle in particle physics. like an electron (opposite?), same mass, positive charge instead of negative.
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Old 10-18-18, 08:46 AM
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You can laugh at Positron (we all did) but it was indexed shifting and it worked, regardless of how graceless and clumsy it was.
Didn't Sturmey-Archer have indexed shifting figured out pretty well in the early 1900s? Why is that never considered, because it wasn't for a derailleur-based system?
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Who knew that a bike with a double chainring could produce an odd, let alone a prime, number of speeds? (And no, it's exceedingly doubtful the seller is trying to account for any duplicate ratios.....)

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...726515629.html

Raleigh - $125 (Baraboo)

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Originally Posted by smontanaro
Didn't Sturmey-Archer have indexed shifting figured out pretty well in the early 1900s? Why is that never considered, because it wasn't for a derailleur-based system?
Keep in mind that most of the Sturmey Archer hubs were 3-speed.

I think the 3 speeds really require landing in the middle of the shift range for each gear, but don't chatter like the geared sprockets. However, they also have a slightly wider acceptable range.

For derailleur shifting, one frequently over-shifts slightly, then trims when shifting friction non-hyperglide. It wasn't till the hyperglide (requiring precise positioning of sprockets, and lift gates) that indexing was particularly effective with the multiple sprockets.

Although, I could imagine a design that had the overshift, then settled back slightly.
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21st-Century handlebar accessory, comes with a free car?

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Gnarwal Aerobar - $50 (Madison)

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Check the bow on that top tube

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Lol . I'm heading to Warren, MI for this one . Eat your heart out

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cqlink - if you get there first I'd say that's a very very wise call!!
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Lol . I'm heading to Warren, MI for this one . Eat your heart out

​​​​​https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/b...728941114.html
People, people, people...the "Post has been flagged for removal" screen is what you get when you click the link. Proof once more that copying and pasting the body of the ad (with photos) will keep the tale alive for posterity long after the ad goes away.
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