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Old 07-29-20, 05:24 PM
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Next stop, stratosphere.

I understand there's some cachet for these particular pedal models, but how much of it is a bubble?

NOS Suntour XCII bear trap pedals, 9/16 spindle.

These are bid up to $217 with over a day remaining. 💀
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Interesting cable routing...

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^^^ One way around the Eroica aero brake lever rule.....
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Just...how...aghhh...I have no words...
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
Just...how...aghhh...I have no words...
"Mr. Bicycle Mechanic, can you tell me why my brakes don't work?"

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Originally Posted by Miele Man
"Mr. Bicycle Mechanic, can you tell me why my brakes don't work?"

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And why are the levers so hard to squeeze!
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Old 07-30-20, 10:23 AM
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Not seriously bike-related, a pink bike and helmet are mentioned at the end of the add, definitely "WACKY"...note the comments "nice" and send a picture!
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...168417983.html
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
I understand there's some cachet for these particular pedal models, but how much of it is a bubble?

NOS Suntour XCII bear trap pedals, 9/16 spindle.

These are bid up to $217 with over a day remaining. 💀
https://www.ebay.com/itm/233663523735
Now $284...
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Originally Posted by Clang
I can assure you the person riding this had at least ONE regret (the time they rode full tilt into a parked Ford Aerostar).

Rhino "Turn n Burn / No Regrets" BMX 20 Bike Chrome/Gold Accents - $250 (S Aurora, CO)


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Rhino "Turn 'n Burn / No Regrets"

BMX 20 Bike

Chrome with Gold Accents

Great Condition!

I absolutely LOVE the delta between the fork's new position and the front brake! Couldn't be more obvious.
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Old 07-30-20, 11:58 AM
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I'd like to see anyone use this freewheel for touring on anything but dead flat pavement with a tailwind.

Seller's copy:
"SHIMANO 13-21 FREEWHEEL 6 SPEED 600 ROAD TOURING COGS VINTAGE" Touring? I don't think so.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SHIMANO-13-...YO0l2&LH_BIN=1

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Originally Posted by Miele Man
I'd like to see anyone use this freewheel for touring on anything but dead flat pavement with a tailwind.

Seller's copy:
"SHIMANO 13-21 FREEWHEEL 6 SPEED 600 ROAD TOURING COGS VINTAGE" Touring? I don't think so.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SHIMANO-13-...YO0l2&LH_BIN=1

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You could also ride downhill with it I bet!
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
Not seriously bike-related, a pink bike and helmet are mentioned at the end of the add, definitely "WACKY"...note the comments "nice" and send a picture!
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...168417983.html
Los Angeles is wacky.

He should post a picture of himself too, shouldn't he? I mean, this really is a plea for a girlfriend, right?

And I am assuming "his" gender as I'm extremely skeptical that a woman is making this offer.
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What smells stronger, the chlorine in the pool or the scam in the ad itself?
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Originally Posted by jackbombay
Los Angeles is wacky.

He should post a picture of himself too, shouldn't he? I mean, this really is a plea for a girlfriend, right?

And I am assuming "his" gender as I'm extremely skeptical that a woman is making this offer.
Originally Posted by madpogue
What smells stronger, the chlorine in the pool or the scam in the ad itself?
You are both correct in your assessments but I would amend girlfriend with a substitution and as they say in Denmark....something smells a little fishy .
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Old 07-30-20, 01:59 PM
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Is it the girlfriend? She should take a dip in the pool
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Yet another spelling for Schwinn, which this bike obviously is not. A fairly rare (in this country) Raleigh Glider and...it's a 3 speep!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...79354599618464

Vintage 3 speep Schinn bike

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Local pick-up only?

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Originally Posted by sheddle
honestly if that pump is in good order you might be able to sell it for the price of the bike by itself. People looove their authentic vintage frame pumps.


just make sure to put "NOS" in the item description somewhere and you're good
so what would an old Silca Imperial be worth? it has a campy tip, and its the type that fits right up into the seatube-toptube joint without needing brackets, on a 24" frame? its very well used but still quite functional. black with a aluminum handle area.
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Old 07-30-20, 07:25 PM
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so what would an old Silca Imperial be worth? it has a campy tip, and its the type that fits right up into the seatube-toptube joint without needing brackets, on a 24" frame? its very well used but still quite functional. black with a aluminum handle area.
25 bucks here. Bidding on eBay from 20, I just got one, to crazy.
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Originally Posted by pierce
ugh, even for the 70s, that Pewww-joe is a BSO. soft heavy steel frame, simplex derailleurs, steel cotter pin cranks, steel rims... worth maybe $100 but definitely not anything north of $1000.
Hey,
Do you have any idea how many of us got our intro to drop bars, and toe clips on those "BOS" (in the sixties). I'm not arguing about value, but please show a little respect...
We felt pretty dang swift, compared to the guy we just passed, riding a Schwinn Varsity...
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Originally Posted by Last ride 76
Hey,
Do you have any idea how many of us got our intro to drop bars, and toe clips on those "BOS" (in the sixties). I'm not arguing about value, but please show a little respect...
We felt pretty dang swift, compared to the guy we just passed, riding a Schwinn Varsity...
Yep, my first "10 speed" too. A white UO-10 I think it was. The der eventually snapped, the brakes made that purring noise against the ridged rim but didn't stop worth a damn in the rain. No toe clips though.
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Actually a nice bike at a decent price for the "new toilet paper" bike economy. It's the film-noir / Weegee-crime-scene / mug-shot / brooding-post-apocalypse photography that I find amusing. For more information, text Dieter.

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NOTE TO SELF: Work on finger exercises

(I think that's my proctologist!)

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(I think that's my proctologist!)
Funniest line on BF all d@mn week.

Looks like a late '80s Trek hybrid frame. Notice how the rear wheel is conveniently out of the picture frame....

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