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Old 11-27-20, 07:43 PM
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Colnago road bike frame + chromed fork Columbus Retro Vintage frame size 60 cm



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Old 11-27-20, 07:49 PM
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But haven't you always wanted a Colnago Snort??
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Old 11-28-20, 05:06 PM
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Ł350 start price, reserve not met, for a HLE frame Peugeot- ow much!?

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Old 11-28-20, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ExPatTyke
Ł350 start price, reserve not met, for a HLE frame Peugeot- ow much!?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224247656550
it looks to be in good shape with nice looking fenders, and serious baggage

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Old 11-28-20, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
it looks to be in good shape with nice looking fenders, and serious baggage
maybe not the most wacky price, especially given all the kit. Note: the frame is not lugged (thus not as good as a Peugeot can be?), and I really doubt any TdF riders would have had a MegaRange cog or a Triple crankset. Rims look to be aluminium, so probably 700 instead of 27", which is a good sign
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Old 11-29-20, 04:10 AM
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Honesty in advertising...

on ebay:

NOS-Vintage-Gian-Roberts-Campione-Rear-Mech-Derailleur-Probably-the-worse-Made/264721923282

Mod edit: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Vintage...wAAOSwlshesbgU

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Old 11-29-20, 02:39 PM
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On first gander, this seemed like a boring bike-boom dud in an uncharismatic brown color touted as RARE- MAKE OFFER! Then I looked a little harder and saw that the seat post is blobbily-welded to the frame. Something tells me they haven't adjusted their value expectations though...

RARE VINTAGE VISTA BICYCLE - $1 (Rosemount)


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IF POSTED, STILL AVAILABLE.

Accepting reasonable offers at this point.

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Originally Posted by thumpism
That's not really the point. It's the gall of the guy to put these words in the same ad: "...in good condition" and "...aged and worn with some wear and tear and little misshapen..." What, to this seller, constitutes bad condition?

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Originally Posted by Clang
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Anybody got the balls 60.00 - $60


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Old 11-29-20, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Clang
On first gander, this seemed like a boring bike-boom dud in an uncharismatic brown color touted as RARE- MAKE OFFER! Then I looked a little harder and saw that the seat post is blobbily-welded to the frame. Something tells me they haven't adjusted their value expectations though...
I didn't know you could weld aluminum to steel! Guy must be a real pro.
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Old 11-29-20, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by scratchpaddy
I didn't know you could weld aluminum to steel! Guy must be a real pro.
Welding aluminium to steel is a bit tricky, but can be done. Friction and explosive welding, and bimetallic inserts are examples of some of the methods used.
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Originally Posted by scratchpaddy
I didn't know you could weld aluminum to steel! Guy must be a real pro.
That's a steel post. You can tell by the knurling.

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Old 11-30-20, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by arex
Any idea what I'm looking at here..?

Ok, ok. I just looked at this again on a larger screen, and this deserves to be annotated ŕ la John Madden.



i thought this might be a TA crank, but it's obviously a SR crank branded for Raleigh. I'm going to say it's an Apex 3. SR cranks from the 70's used 118 BCD and 86 BCD chainrings. The 118 BCD standard is obsolete, but the 86 BCD is still in use. I only have a SR sprint crankset with a 118 BCD; someone might know what this crankset used for sure. The original unused bolt holes are in red. The subject here was redrilled with a smaller BCD, which are the green dots. The orange arrow points to what I think is intended to be a fixing bolt for a necessary modification, evident below.

The subject is using aluminum(?) derailleur pulleys to drive the chain. Surprisingly, they opted to use the original center bolt hole to fix these to the chainring. This would no doubt result in "interesting" pedaling mechanics as the pulleys rotated in a planetary motion while the laws of inertia only allowed the drive provided by the friction in the system to be applied to the chain (Green arrow).

To counter this, they installed a second chain on what I'll assume is a freewheel or cassette cog of sufficient size to clear the BB shell, and apparently used a bolt to keep the cog from also spinning on the crank axle. The teeth on the pulleys are then enmeshed in the fixed chain and prevented from turning, which would allow them to perform work.
the subject is also using drilled washers as an inner chain guard.

This is a lot of work for a kludge, and likely required a skill level advanced enough to perform the modifications in the proper way (redrill the crank spider to accept a smaller BCD chainring, install new ring with appropriate spacers and bolts, profit!). Maybe they like lumpy pedaling that an effectively five-sided chainring provides?
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Old 11-30-20, 09:37 PM
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His shipping rates are terrible. I should know. I bought something off him.
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Old 12-02-20, 01:31 AM
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I guess he doesn't own any cable cutters.


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Old 12-02-20, 10:20 AM
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He just wants to be able to make really sharp turns, so he needs like 540 deg of freedom for the front wheel
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
He just wants to be able to make really sharp turns, so he needs like 540 deg of freedom for the front wheel
A flat bar could make that happen! Otherwise those hook thingies tend to get in the way.
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You've heard of Terry Bikes and installing a small front with a large rear.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...code=undefined

Be bold, be original
(To be fair, seller calls it " The loaner")


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Originally Posted by WGB
You've heard of Terry Bikes and installing a small front with a large rear.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...code=undefined

Be bold, be original
(To be fair, seller calls it " The loaner")

You noticed the reaction arm flopping away in that pic?
I don't think it has brakes! Unless they did something to that hub to keep it from coasting...
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
You noticed the reaction arm flopping away in that pic?
I don't think it has brakes! Unless they did something to that hub to keep it from coasting...
It looks kind of fun actually. I'd like to see how it wheelies.
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Asking $150 for this is so wrong I want to report it to facebook for abuse.
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"Saved by the bell" $300. ooof!

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Rat Fink Style Cruiser Bike - $5,500

One of a kind custom build.
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The style of the rat fink trike you could love or hate, but you have to respect the workmanship. I can picture riding it in a parade.
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