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Old 03-01-19, 03:04 PM
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When the bike licensing fee law is finally passed, that pile of junk will cost $100 a year to keep legally registered.
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Old 03-01-19, 03:48 PM
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I'd snap up that pile for $100 in a second. Get at least $500 selling it all off, easy. Plus those forks are in a kittier -- I can always use another (in fact I need a new lid right now, my hinge is almost broken)
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Old 03-01-19, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by WGB
Okay it's a serious ad and a nice idea but I wouldn't get far in Ontario selling beer as I ride down the street

https://www.ebay.it/itm/Mobile-Bar-B...K6D:rk:34:pf:0

Mobile Bar Moto





Per ad:

This traditional styled mobile bar bicycle is designed for serving drinks at public events and trade shows.

These bicycles make a perfect addition to a catering business that operates ice cream tricycles for wedding events.

With a 90cm long bar top, two beer pumps can be fitted or the space used for stocking glasses and bottled drinks. A lower shelf is designed to carry a beer barrel but can be used for storing additional stock.

The two wooden infill panels provide space for branding in your company logo. The bicycle is fitted with a wide stand to keep it steady and even remains stable when a branded parasol or feather flag is fitted. Please enquiry for prices of branding and custom parasols.

Please note: the bicycle is not supplied with any drinks equipment or beer pumps. This equipment can be readily sourced from local brewing equipment suppliers.
I have always dreamed a Margarita truck with mariachi band would come to my neighborhood in the summer in place of the ice cream van, perhaps I should be the change I seek....?
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Old 03-01-19, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985
When the bike licensing fee law is finally passed, that pile of junk will cost $100 a year to keep legally registered.
Hope there's no wheel tax......
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Old 03-01-19, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Miscellaneous bike parts and frames - $100



I think one could easily get $100 worth of parts out of that pile. But, whew, unknown source of that mound.
Actually worth several hundred but just looks a bit too sketchy for me like they got the bike from guessy means all the quick easy sold on ebay or swap meat high value parts are gone.
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Old 03-02-19, 04:40 PM
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Forks bent?

They look a bit bent back. Is it expensive or difficult or unsafe to repair? A few more pictures at the link:
$300 Peugeot in Napa, CA
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Old 03-02-19, 04:45 PM
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It's possible it's just a steep head tube angle. I've seen this guy's ads before and his bikes are generally in good shape. Tough to tell for sure without seeing it in person. If there's no buckling anywhere, I'd buy it.
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Old 03-02-19, 05:35 PM
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Normally the steeper HT angles are only on the larger frame sizes.

Looking at the NDS side, the TT/DT do look bent to me. I thought the fork was bent at first, but I don't think so, or at least not a lot.

Tire/frame clearance is also less than I would expect.



I am a professional bike mechanic with over a decade of experience. I am helping a friend sell their bike.
If the seller is truly a professional, that is a HUGE oversight. But he should also be able to answer questions about the bike.

If you are interested in the bike, I'd call him on that. Tell him that the photos look bent and ask him for close-up photos, and if he will double-check it before you waste your time and his time.

The price is on the high end of what I might pay for a bike in good condition, but not bad. However, it is about $150 to $200 high for a bent bike.
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Air Brakes anybody?

2004 Fuji Roubaix Pro Frameset w/ Shimano Components - $350 (SE Lents)

The only problem with the bike is the headset is shot. Headsets are cheap. Best bang for your buck is the Miche 1inch threadless headset. Lesson learned though, don't walk away when the shop apprentice is pressing a headset on your bike for the first time.
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Old 03-02-19, 07:09 PM
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Thanks for the advice on the Peugeot, Lemond1985 and CliffordK
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Old 03-04-19, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Air Brakes anybody?

2004 Fuji Roubaix Pro Frameset w/ Shimano Components - $350 (SE Lents)

The only problem with the bike is the headset is shot. Headsets are cheap. Best bang for your buck is the Miche 1inch threadless headset. Lesson learned though, don't walk away when the shop apprentice is pressing a headset on your bike for the first time.
I don't think this qualifies as wacky. He clearly states he is selling the frame "w/components", not a complete bike. Maybe it is wacky in the above normal clarity of the heading and posting content. And the good spelling.
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Old 03-04-19, 07:35 AM
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^^^^^ Also arguably wacky in that it's just an ugly-@$$ bike......
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Old 03-04-19, 11:39 AM
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I need one of those campy derailleurs , is this a good price ?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAMPAGNOLO-...v***0vRwH3w%3D


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Originally Posted by markwesti
I need one of those campy derailleurs , is this a good price ?
You could offer $50 less.

I think those early Super Record derailleurs are pretty, but don't get that hung up on actual date codes.
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Old 03-04-19, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by markwesti
I need one of those campy derailleurs , is this a good price ?
Only if at least one of the jockey wheels is cracked.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
Only if at least one of the jockey wheels is cracked.
Good eye , I missed that . How could I have missed that ? I missed my stuck seat post too .
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Old 03-07-19, 07:29 PM
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Men's Torch Cycling Shoes w/Shemans Cleats 12.25

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Old 03-08-19, 02:12 PM
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"Schwinn Super Sport, $100, mostly intact but in need of restoration. Handlebars and stem shown in photo were not original and have since been replaced with the originals (which were temporarily missing).
Apparently manufactured in April 1967. (If you are unfamiliar with the Super Sport, the frame joints are brazed, not welded.)"
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^^^^^^^ Once again, a business (albeit a non-profit, but still a commercial operation) playing fast-and-loose with the CL rules, posting "by owner".
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Old 03-09-19, 08:42 PM
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Super Sports are cool bikes and kind of fun to ride. If I ever come across another in working condition in my size I might snatch it up and commute on it.
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They definitely have that freight train feeling.

not that one lately, though!

IMO you need to retain the kickstand, Ashtabula, randonneur bars and Twin Stik shifters for the full effect. They all work great.
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Originally Posted by Phamilton
Super Sports are cool bikes and kind of fun to ride. If I ever come across another in working condition in my size I might snatch it up and commute on it.
This one's rather steep, esp. given the icky flat bar job. But good condition. https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...831831418.html
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Not in my area but someone did a real nice job on this one:
Schwinn Super Sport Custom 1971 Hand Built Fillet Brazed Chicago
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/b...825134685.html
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Just not seeing this one....

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Asking over $400.
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Old 03-12-19, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
Just not seeing this one....

https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/55385834





Asking over $400.
Yeah, that's a $225-250 bike in most decent markets. $415 is for very nice higher volume and well-spec'd downtube shifter bikes or entry-level brifter bikes that are ready to roll.

The best and/or most valuable pieces on that bike are the cranks, saddle, and brake levers. The brake levers look like upper level Dia-Compe or Suntour. Superbe Pro brake levers have that small round hole in the blade for a 4mm allen key. DC BRS400/500s had an elongated pill-shaped slot, so those can't be it. Hoods look replaced.
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