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Old 12-11-18, 06:12 AM
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Chances are that the next time I'm local to this bike, I will be opening up dummy email and face book accounts, just for the honor of giving some one $$ for a 25 year mountain bike. He ain't getting full freight though...
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Old 12-11-18, 03:39 PM
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Believe it or not that thing is stupidly valuable and collectible. There was a short period of BMX back in 80's where down hill mountain racing was considered the next greatest thing!



That's why the chain ring is so huge. Quite often when you find these unfortunately the fairings are missing.
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Old 12-11-18, 11:26 PM
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A couple of Fauxnagos..........a couple thousand invested
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml...769885299.html
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Old 12-11-18, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by cbrstar View Post
Believe it or not that thing is stupidly valuable and collectible. There was a short period of BMX back in 80's where down hill mountain racing was considered the next greatest thing!



That's why the chain ring is so huge. Quite often when you find these unfortunately the fairings are missing.
Kinda looks like a mini-velo. I'm having a hard time imagining riding it, shouldn't the seatpost be raised by half a foot? Or is the fit still like a regular bmx bike?


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A couple of Fauxnagos..........a couple thousand invested
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml...769885299.html
I dunno, judging from the paint job I'm convinced it's authentic
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Old 12-12-18, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by jan230 View Post
A couple of Fauxnagos..........a couple thousand invested
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml...769885299.html
Good God, the spelling of this seller: Hole, Altegra, Medone. SMH
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Old 12-12-18, 06:18 AM
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A couple of Fauxnagos..........a couple thousand invested
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml...769885299.html
Interesting impression of a Colnago. Did they manage to crimp the top tube?

It looks like it was done on a decent frame to start with, but will be a tough sell in the price range the seller is wanting.
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Old 12-12-18, 06:23 AM
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Hard to say if this one deserves the Wacky Thread or the "Are you Looking" thread.

COLNAGO Ladies in Regal Purple and Gold Plate - $6500 (Port Coquitlam)

It is a sweet looking ride, but awfully ambitious on the pricing.



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Old 12-12-18, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by cbrstar View Post
There was a short period of BMX back in 80's where down hill mountain racing was considered the next greatest thing!
I'll have to dig out some photos. Back in my repping days I called on a Lynchburg shop where the guys were into downhill and after hours took their bikes up to Thunder Ridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the start of a 13 mile downhill stretch of the road. Converted BMX frames is what they used.
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Old 12-12-18, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by jan230 View Post
A couple of Fauxnagos..........a couple thousand invested
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml...769885299.html
The wheelsets are definitely Colonago
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Old 12-12-18, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Good God, the spelling of this seller: Hole, Altegra, Medone. SMH
Probably not enough ventilation when spray painting their bikes.
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Old 12-12-18, 11:03 AM
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Probably not enough ventilation when spray painting their bikes.
I was thinking those were just the Canadian model names.
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It started off as basically taking a BMX and putting the handlebars forward and calling it BMX GPV.


But along the way people realized you could go way faster with fairings.

(Some downhill action Circa 88)



But the problem is not everyone has access to mountains or is willing to ride down them. But at the same time the BMX retailers wanted to sell more of these bikes. So they looked at bikes like the Hutch (Which is honestly a 20'' MTB) took the fairings off and created a band new sport called BMX Formula One which was circuit racing. This didn't last long as you mays well race a full sized road bike lol



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^^^^^ Need to run Reece's voice through a Kiwi-to-English translator......

What's cooler, the reporter's hair, or the Ford Ute at the start line?
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Old 12-12-18, 01:10 PM
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It looks like some of those BMX bikes are the precursors to the mini-velo bikes which are still popular in some countries/cultures.

Large chainrings may be needed to compensate for the tiny wheels.
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Old 12-12-18, 02:44 PM
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^^^^^ Need to run Reece's voice through a Kiwi-to-English translator......

What's cooler, the reporter's hair, or the Ford Ute at the start line?
lol I wonder if Reece ever knew how ironic his last name was considering the riding position?
It looks like some of those BMX bikes are the precursors to the mini-velo bikes which are still popular in some countries/cultures.

Large chainrings may be needed to compensate for the tiny wheels.
Now that I look at them I have to wonder what came first? Did some bike executive decide to Americanize these bikes and bring them to North America with a new sport? I kinda feel like these bikes were trying to capitalize on the 80's BMX craze when they really shared nothing in common.
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Probably not enough ventilation when spray painting their bikes.
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Old 12-13-18, 09:59 AM
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Would you list your unfinished project bike for sale on CL with a pic like this? Just a snip with a scissors would immensely improve your chances, IMO.


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Old 12-13-18, 10:36 AM
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Would you list your unfinished project bike for sale on CL with a pic like this? Just a snip with a scissors would immensely improve your chances, IMO.


https://delaware.craigslist.org/bik/...771652059.html
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Old 12-13-18, 03:17 PM
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^^^^^ Nasty/icky saddles on CL ads are one of my wife's pet peeves, and are def. value-killers. Gotta love how he mentions the "new chainrings", drawing attention to (but conveniently declining to mention) the... err... umm.... "unorthodox" means of attachment.
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Spoken Four

2018 big ripper



"$450 New odi grip New Odyssey brake cable Reflex kit Limited edition rims Kool stop brakes WILL TRADE FOR A BMX PLUS CASH"

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...44205482707219

(I am not familiar with style of spoking. If it's not wacky, then my apologies.)
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Old 12-13-18, 03:37 PM
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Gotta love how he mentions the "new chainrings", drawing attention to (but conveniently declining to mention) the... err... umm.... "unorthodox" means of attachment.
Pretty ingenious, tho! I think I'll pack a couple heavy-duty zip-ties in my saddle wedge just in case I ever lose a chainring bolt on a ride

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2018 big ripper



"$450 New odi grip New Odyssey brake cable Reflex kit Limited edition rims Kool stop brakes WILL TRADE FOR A BMX PLUS CASH"

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...44205482707219

(I am not familiar with style of spoking. If it's not wacky, then my apologies.)
If you look close you can tell it's not spokes, it's decorations on regular spokes. Not sure what they're using, maybe even just plain white plastic straws?

I think it looks cool. Might even adapt the idea for my commuter. Would be cool with those reflective plastic spoke things
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If you look close you can tell it's not spokes, it's decorations on regular spokes. Not sure what they're using, maybe even just plain white plastic straws?

I think it looks cool. Might even adapt the idea for my commuter. Would be cool with those reflective plastic spoke things
I've never seen this before but what I think they done was instead of using the full amount of 36 spokes they used 18 heavy duty spokes, and the other half they took regular spokes bent and looped them.
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^^^ Looks like the old-school wire garden edge fencing, looped into a circle.
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Old 12-13-18, 04:43 PM
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I've never seen this before but what I think they done was instead of using the full amount of 36 spokes they used 18 heavy duty spokes, and the other half they took regular spokes bent and looped them.
I think spokes are laced traditionally. If you look closely you can see them continuing on the "loops". The illusion is created using spoke sleeves which sometimes follow the spokes and other times peal off the actual spoke to create the looping shapes. Make sense?
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