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Old 02-12-19, 11:13 AM
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Old 02-12-19, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
You think those are bad, how about the guy who modified his CPAP mask (treatment for sleep apnea) into a face hugger from Alien?
Hopefully he has a portable CPAP machine that he can take with him, for example on an airline.

Wait for the person next to one to zonk out cold and stewards/stewardesses to retreat for the night, put on the mask/machine, and doze off.

Earplugs would help.
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Old 02-13-19, 12:49 PM
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^^^^^^ /thread. I honestly don't know what could top (bottom) this.

So how many accidental hits does the ad get based on searches for "huge rack"?.... (And I don't mean antlers....)
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Old 02-13-19, 01:08 PM
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That Schwinn could make a great commuter/errand bike for the right person. I've seen ones like that with a few extra bells and whistles around town on occasion.

Get all the lights updated to LEDs.

Mirrors sticking out to enforce one's space.

Could one find a mechanical tachometer?

Hopefully the guy would be willing to negotiate. He hasn't listed a price, but seems to be stuck on "400" a few times in the ad.

$75 on a good day?
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Old 02-14-19, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
That Schwinn could make a great commuter/errand bike for the right person. I've seen ones like that with a few extra bells and whistles around town on occasion.

Get all the lights updated to LEDs.

Mirrors sticking out to enforce one's space.

Could one find a mechanical tachometer?

Hopefully the guy would be willing to negotiate. He hasn't listed a price, but seems to be stuck on "400" a few times in the ad.

$75 on a good day?


$75?! Are you kidding me? This has pay to haul it away written all over it, that said dang that cool, lol. That bike is like the bike my pop gave me when I turned 13, *ucking heavy. By the time I was 15 it was rebuilt with alloy wheels and what crap parts I could find to lighten the beast. Screw that gift shift, I ended up getting a robins egg blue Falcon, and trashed the Schwinn.
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Old 02-14-19, 12:20 PM
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Needs pink streamers?
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Old 02-14-19, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
uuuuhhhhhh, ok? wtf???
Seller read on Bike Forums that a bike was worth more parted out than whole?

That has the Shimano 600 EX style headset.



It looks like the headset is in good shape, but one would make a mess out of it without the proper tools.

The frame was probably toast for one reason or another. Cracked aluminum? Wreck?
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Headtube has the cool "depot" logo; would make an interesting pen holder (or maybe part of a DIY hookah.....).
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
That has the Shimano 600 EX style headset.

It looks like the headset is in good shape, but one would make a mess out of it without the proper tools.
Nonsense. Just pick the right Park HCW tool (with 32mm?) and a large Crescent wrench and use a light touch. That'll work.
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My nephew put whitewalls on a Triumph Bonneville and it looks almost that bad.
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Once it gets big enough... you get a FLYWHEEL!!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bicycle-Cyc...l/173793237015



Oh, love the rear wheel of the guy in the "Flywheel" ad (NDS side, of course).

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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Once it gets big enough... you get a FLYWHEEL!!!

Oh, love the rear wheel of the guy in the "Flywheel" ad (NDS side, of course).
The kickstand? The terrible photoshopping job that makes the wheel look flat? The erased spokes? That fact that he does not appear to be using his own product (it should be visible around the hub if it were that big, no? The complete lack of any freehub?
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That gives me an idea. Someone should invent a brake disk, with teeth on the outside, that doubles as a 50 tooth goat path bailout gear.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Once it gets big enough... you get a FLYWHEEL!!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bicycle-Cyc...l/173793237015

Oh, love the rear wheel of the guy in the "Flywheel" ad (NDS side, of course).
Terrible ad, but I wish this was available (or I had known about it) when I bought a 11-42 10sp for my Krampus last year
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Just saw came across this one. I'm thinking the price is pretty good considering the value of all those spacers...

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/b...820048934.html
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^^^^ Bet a nickel there's a piece of gas pipe beneath all those spacers, butted up against the actual steerer tube.

The table is more C&V than the bike......
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I wonder what these 'extras' might be?

KHS tri Athlete vintage bike frame - $200 (gilroy) hide this posting

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With extras
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Originally Posted by curbtender
I wonder what these 'extras' might be?

Seat stays, I hope.
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Tri bike
new aero design?
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Tri to ride bike
new aero design?
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This bike is 11 mos . old . You can ask LadytasA . I wouldn't piss her off though , by the size of this thing she could kick some ass .

https://offerup.com/item/detail/351656588/


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Seat stays, I hope.
Lol-snort-lol!
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