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Old 05-06-20, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by J.Higgins
Thats a classy bike, and should not be posted in whacky. They've put a great deal into this bike, and I go to those lengths with my restorations. I doubt they are making much profit at $1800. Don't ask me how I know...
Yes, it's nicely done, and has many nice touches. But dolling up a bike like that is a labor of love, and it is not realistic to expect to recoup the money and effort put into building it up in that fashion.

I suspect the seller would have better prospects parting it out.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
Yes, it's nicely done, and has many nice touches. But dolling up a bike like that is a labor of love, and it is not realistic to expect to recoup the money and effort put into building it up in that fashion.

I suspect the seller would have better prospects parting it out.
I stand corrected!

However, there are people who will happily pay those prices for resto-modded bikes like this particular bike. You would not believe what people are willing to pay for my plain-jane gaspipe British 3-speed restorations. Many folks think they are classy, and kitschy at the same time. I'm sure that this pandemic has put the kibosh on frivolous spending, but has it? The market is weird right now, but there is a niche market for nearly anything.

Then again, maybe I secretly love a mixte with forged dropouts.
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Remember when bicycle frames consisted of just a beam of metal? Not a big fan, glad that fad passed.

KLEIN MANTRA COMP MOUNTAIN BIKE - $900 (Fresno, Clovis)




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Originally Posted by bulgie
The payback is even worse for such a generic UJB as this Nishiki. The guy is going to have to lose a lot of money to sell it, unless he can find just the "right" (dumb) buyer. I'd peg market price at over a thousand bucks less.
About what I was thinking. Showed it to my buddy and was thinking with all the nice parts on there somewhere around $750 would be reasonable. Still a lot to pay for what it is, but there are some really nice parts on there.

Picky?Yes, but at that price the build should be near-perfect.
Absolutely.

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Is that a Specialized crankset on that ? sure looks like it.
I believe he has the crank listed as a Cyclone. No idea if that's correct. Does look like a quite large BCD.

Originally Posted by J.Higgins
However, there are people who will happily pay those prices for resto-modded bikes like this particular bike. You would not believe what people are willing to pay for my plain-jane gaspipe British 3-speed restorations. Many folks think they are classy, and kitschy at the same time. I'm sure that this pandemic has put the kibosh on frivolous spending, but has it? The market is weird right now, but there is a niche market for nearly anything.
I can imagine that there is someone out there in the world for whom this is an absolute dream bike. The trick is finding them

Then again, maybe I secretly love a mixte with forged dropouts.
You say that like it's a bad thing! A good quality mixte is a thing of beauty.

Some day I'll have one...some day...

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Originally Posted by J.Higgins
However, there are people who will happily pay those prices for resto-modded bikes like this particular bike.
I suppose you may be right. After all, the worst that can happen is that it doesn't sell for the asking price.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
I suppose you may be right. After all, the worst that can happen is that it doesn't sell for the asking price.
Exactly!
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Originally Posted by abshipp
A good quality mixte is a thing of beauty.
You're preaching to the choir! I personally would not care to ride a mixte, but my wife is like a ray of light on hers. I admire them for their style and artistic grace. The trouble is actually finding ones that are actually a step above, and not some piece of crap with stamped dropouts.
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Another inductee to the backwards fork club

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So There's A "Pro-Cancer" Design?

Olpran Racing Bicycle Seat. Comfort with Anti-Cancer Design - $20 (Socastee)

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Old 05-08-20, 07:12 AM
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Fast as you would want to go . . . if you lived in a dimension where objects burst into flames if they exceeded 30 mph?
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Originally Posted by Headpost
Fast as you would want to go . . . if you lived in a dimension where objects burst into flames if they exceeded 30 mph?
Maybe they mean that once you reach a certain speed, you realize that it's a bad idea to go any faster
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Old 05-08-20, 04:23 PM
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On topic, though minimally related to bicycles, it reminded me of an old Gary Larson cartoon about vikings...https://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/...092396812.html
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Who's Gary Larson? Is he that "Dream Weaver" fellah? Yeah, he's pretty good.

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Originally Posted by Lemond1985
Who's Gary Larson? Is he that "Dream Weaver" fellah? Yeah, he's pretty good. "
Gary Wright did 'Dream Weaver'. Gary Larson is the artist behind "The Far Side". Extremely apt for this thread.... Edit - you meant that as a joke - my bad.

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Old 05-08-20, 05:20 PM
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Colnago? Or Cannondale? Hmmm

Advertised as a cheap project Colnago, but looks eerily like a rebadged 1988 Cannondale.... am I wrong?

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Originally Posted by chico81
Advertised as a cheap project Colnago, but looks eerily like a rebadged 1988 Cannondale.... am I wrong?

https://offerup.co/ftbGlVtFk6



It's probably one of those Colnago CAD VII's
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^^^^^ With an interesting chain line.....
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They just bought the wrong the decals . . .


Someday I will make my "Biatchi."
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Maybe they mean that once you reach a certain speed, you realize that it's a bad idea to go any faster
If you've ever ridden a recumbent trike with the one little wheel up front and two big ones in back, you'll know that's exactly the case. Anything over 15 mph gets pretty squirrelly. NOT built for speed. I can imagine what the extra bulk of the bodywork does to the handling dynamics of something like that.

I've had "tadpole" trikers tell me their rides are solid up to 50mph.
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Originally Posted by Last ride 76
On topic, though minimally related to bicycles, it reminded me of an old Gary Larson cartoon about vikings...https://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/...092396812.html


Well, I suppose no Pirate ship is complete without a wench...
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I'm got dummer me read this..

Bike is Giant - $30 (St Paul, MN)

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I'm keep it white wheel I'm don't sell.. Only body .. It sliver. Body is good.. Hand brake. Till good But need clean up body need clean off stamp on body some on body. Or not need it up to u. U look picture. And what. Little need part put in. Not hard
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Fast as you would want to go . . . if you lived in a dimension where objects burst into flames if they exceeded 30 mph?
Almost bought one of those new for $370 plus more for canopy. What stopped me is the hills where I live.
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Curly Fries Bianchi or Boy, I have bad grammar

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from the ad: "needs handlebars and breaks but with a little effort would be an excellent ride".
two thoughts:
1) If you hadn't ridden with out (sic) breaks, you wouldn't have rear ended the stopped car.
2) it doesn't need breaks,it is already broken.
'dem the BRAKES!
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Nice bike but...

Originally Posted by J.Higgins
Thats a classy bike, and should not be posted in whacky. They've put a great deal into this bike, and I go to those lengths with my restorations. I doubt they are making much profit at $1800. Don't ask me how I know...
It is a lot of work, and i also know that people don't pay for the labour but at $1800, I want a super classic or clickity click on my gears!
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I'm almost done restoring a beautiful Motobecane I'm planning on listing so I've checked cl prices a couple of times recently. I was telling my son about the outrageous profiteering going on in the SF Bay with the pandemic lockdown. But even so, I was surprised at the examples I brought up today. A woman's frame/hybrid (POS!) for $1000. A Trek mtn bike converted into a single speed for $2000.

I'm just trying to clear out my garage a little, which is packed with maybe 10-12 bikes, and 5-6 frames, wheels, etc.
I plan on selling two vintage French bikes, full frame-up restorations, with upgrades, for $300 each. Same price I would have asked (and have gotten) pre-pandemic.

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