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Old 12-31-18, 03:23 PM
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Crashed McCain Mirage only $310

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"49cm modok McCain mirage good condition "

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I’ve been looking a long time for a nice modok McCain. Too bad this one is too small.
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Originally Posted by cudak888
Is it wrong that I really want that fork for an experiment?

In other news - nothing like a basic bike shop Schwinn and a Kent for $400:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-bikes-for...temCondition=4




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$380 for the baskets and $20 for the bikes.
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"Shopping (ripping you off) Made Easy"
325% retail markup
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Originally Posted by jlaw
$380 for the baskets and $20 for the bikes.
Probably not far from the truth.

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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
"Shopping (ripping you off) Made Easy"
325% retail markup
Does one have to buy them new? That might make an excellent home business. Buy bikes at Walmart for $200. Strip and sell each piece for $200 each (new pulls).

Can I sell the valve caps for $5 each?
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Originally Posted by cudak888
Is it wrong that I really want that fork for an experiment?
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What's your plan for the AMP fork? That was a pretty high tech item and designer Horst Leitner was something of a suspension guru.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
What's your plan for the AMP fork? That was a pretty high tech item and designer Horst Leitner was something of a suspension guru.
I'm aiming for the cheaper Mongoose variant like the one in the photo, but the plan is to modify it for 20" wheels (on a Raleigh Twenty).

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Originally Posted by bikemig
This ad is priceless:

"49cm modok McCain mirage good condition "

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/bik...772771804.html
I know that focal lengths can distort the appearance of a bike frame and such, but I swear, there are a few angles where I'm genuinely convinced that Motobecane frame has been twisted (headttube not on the same sideways plane as the seattube) from a T-bone crash. The replacement fork just reinforces that perception.

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Based on that shot of the headbadge, it actually looks straight. The rack in the background would be at an angle left or right if the headtube and seat tube were not in-line).

But, based on the number of bikes in the background, and the price being on a tag, seller should NOT be posting as "by owner". Seller should post as "by dealer" and pay for the ad, which is what keeps CL free for the rest of us.
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Originally Posted by cudak888
I know that focal lengths can distort the appearance of a bike frame and such, but I swear, there are a few angles where I'm genuinely convinced that Motobecane frame has been twisted (headttube not on the same sideways plane as the seattube) from a T-bone crash. The replacement fork just reinforces that perception.

-Kurt
If that is a replacement fork, it looks bent!!!

I'm not seeing what you're looking at with alignment, but for a bike that small, the HT is rarely steeper than the ST. There may be barely perceptible TT/DT bends from a head on collision.

That is a fairly late model Mirage, but I don't think I'd be interested in a $300+ Mirage.
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Based on that shot of the headbadge, it actually looks straight. The rack in the background would be at an angle left or right if the headtube and seat tube were not in-line).

But, based on the number of bikes in the background, and the price being on a tag, seller should NOT be posting as "by owner". Seller should post as "by dealer" and pay for the ad, which is what keeps CL free for the rest of us.
Possibly. But again, focal length distortion. I'd love to see this thing in person just to chalk up how many things are wrong with it BESIDES the price, the claims, and the (what else?) opportunistic shark selling it.

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If that is a replacement fork, it looks bent!!!

I'm not seeing what you're looking at with alignment, but for a bike that small, the HT is rarely steeper than the ST. There may be barely perceptible TT/DT bends from a head on collision.

That is a fairly late model Mirage, but I don't think I'd be interested in a $300+ Mirage.
I was considering that it's headttube and downtube are kinked, but couldn't be sure - but it only furthers my belief that the headtube is twisted in relation to the seattube.

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"khs ss vintage 10 speed ready to ride"

Seller wants $350 and no holds!!

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Motor trike/bike part out - $1 (Brookings)

Perhaps it is fortunate that the thing is being disassembled... Maybe...

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^^^^^ Golly, what's the gasoline for?.....
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Love the cable routing on the front shifter.
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Hmmm... I wonder what the seller means by "MINT" and "Campagnolo Super Record" in the Guerciotti title?






The only redeeming value in that bike may be that hollow brake caliper mounting nut, rusty, of course.

With $90 shipping, I wonder if the seller would entertain offers of $50? Hmmm... Auto declined.
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Look it's aero! Campy

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Look it's aero! Campy
Looks like a mod similar to Drillium.

It might be fun if there were two of them.
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Twistium?
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CL pic of the week. A picture of another fuzzy picture.

Kent
For sale Kent ,26 inch bike - $50 (Zephyrhills fla)
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Hmmm... I wonder what the seller means by "MINT" and "Campagnolo Super Record" in the Guerciotti title?


The only redeeming value in that bike may be that hollow brake caliper mounting nut, rusty, of course.

With $90 shipping, I wonder if the seller would entertain offers of $50? Hmmm... Auto declined.
Redneck ad copy at its finest - "After posting this bike it was discovered that the front frame was bent from a front impact. I have drove this bike for more then 30 years and never noticed, Be advised if you are buying for the frame that the front frame is bent but does function great and is not noticeable while ridding."

The bike wouldn't even be worth the money if the frame was intact and the original Guerc fork came with it. The paint is rough, the post is slammed, the parts are in bad shape, the set-up is a complete joke, and the Campagnolo items are lower-end and not NR, SR or Record C.
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