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Old 03-17-20, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Looks homemade to me, especially some of those chewing gum welds joining the back and front ends. I think that it has two different serial numbers on the two BBs pretty much nails that theory.

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And both BBs have kickstands behind them. Definitely rare, but home-built, not original.
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Old 03-17-20, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
This had it all! 80cc engine! Backwards drop bars! NDS photos only!
I've never seen a bike this modern treated this way.

Take it behind the shed and put it out of its misery...
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But that is the drive side. The motor drive side!
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I responded to this ad!! I sent them a link to P-clamps!
Heh, but that was good of you! You're a better person than I am.
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^^^ Lol, I can see bad things happening with that "tandem".
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About the "articulated tandem bicycle" -- nope, not a bicycle. Yay me, I can count to three!

I just hope they used heat-treated, alloy steel, aircraft-grade bolts to attach the rear fork to the rear dropouts of the front bike. Because if one of those bolts snaps, the other one will snap too, pretty much instantly, and someone will be in a lot of pain. Unless that someone shuffles off this mortal coil -- the ultimate in pain relief.

But I'm sure they used the aircraft grade bolts. I mean, why wouldn't they?

I love how he says he has the parts to put it back to two single bikes. Sure, bend the blades out to fit the outside of the rear dropouts, then bend them back in to fit a front wheel. Repeat as many times as you like, it's not a paper clip.

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Old 03-17-20, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
^^^ Lol, I can see bad things happening with that "tandem".
Just imagine the swears coming from the stoker should the caboose ever break free.
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Old 03-18-20, 08:42 AM
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Straight as an arrow...hahah

Though it has a cool mix of interesting parts, and a few replacements, I am not sure straight as an arrow is quite accurate...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Barn-F....c100010.m2109
"Awesome Find.
Needs restoration.
All Original, All straight as an arrow.

Bike has awesome bones, I wish I had time to restore.
Bidding starts at 50.00 Because I know the bike has a good home out there.
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Pronounced "bow tech "
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Old 03-18-20, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by jackbombay
Where is the gas tank?.
\White plastic tank zip tied to the RH seat stay
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Old 03-20-20, 10:50 AM
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Nice pics.

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^^^^^^ this is how you know you are buying from A$$ hole movers, like i had one time. "you didn't have the extra insurance on that? we pay $0.60/pound. File a claim. We will check the warehouse for it" I lost 3 bikes that way, one of which held special emotional significance for my wife, as it belonged to her sister who passed away.^^^^^^^^
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No kidding, I just moved long distance, and when the trucks showed up, two of my bikes were gone. I called the company, and they said 'We don't know what happened to your bikes'. Period. Fortunately my really nice stuff got here OK, but WTF?
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Old 03-20-20, 10:36 PM
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We've always moved ourselves, even when moving from Detroit to Madison with seven cats. But if I ever had to pay someone to move my stuff, I think I'd make it a point to take a photo of every item worth more than about $50, as they were loading it onto the truck. Just to keep them on their toes, "keep honest people honest".
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Sweet titanium gravel bike!

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Love that title. "Rare barn find" I've stepped in some "rare" stuff in barns.
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Last week, I saw a Trek on Los Angeles Craigslist described as "the Holy Grail".
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"Gravel" Grinder?

22" Wheel with Grinder - $90 (Norfolk)

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"Norton grinder. Sunrim CR18. Tommy (757) 718-1393"

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Wacky is right. I guess the grinding wheel is a brake? You put your foot on it to stop? What a piece of work is man!
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This actually seems like a legitimately nice MTB, but the description and bike itself made me smile. I love projects like this.






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KHS Flight 1X7 18" Commuter - $299 (Garden Home / Multnomah Village)


Cool bike from the '90's with made in America True Temper tubing.
I know the history of this bike from the bartender that got it new to the 2nd owner that painted it red and put Gios decals on it. Why? Because he likes Gios bikes but didn't want to pay for one. It's not bad for an amateur paint job.
All the components are solid good stuff and it's been converted to 1X7 shift system with Raceface wide/narrow chain retaining ring so it's pretty simple and no front derailleur to fuss with.
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I'm glad he's honest about what it really is.
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Originally Posted by noglider
I'm glad he's honest about what it really is.
I know, huh? That bike will make someone happy, but not this guy. Images of a ten-foot pole come to mind...
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Old 03-22-20, 01:59 PM
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honestly, seems fun as a conversation piece as much as anything. also kinda sad it was sold, seems like a labor of love, silly as it might be
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Modolo, sure it is....

I am so tired of the careless stupidity on eBay. The hoods are NOT 919 anotomic; They are not even Modolo hoods, (The Dia-Compe logos are a dead giveaway).https://www.ebay.com/itm/184172574571
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