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Old 02-13-21, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost
Doesn't look safe to me. A few good bumps and that frame could buckle. Is there a cog in the back?


Ironically, kids might be the only weight rider that would not buckle this frame.
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"Mint" condition, if you can excuse the obvious signs it's been abandoned to the elements for a few seasons.
And only $200 over it's original retail price too! It's a pandemic bargain

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Old 02-14-21, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Het Volk
- 26" wheels? Were those a thing on road bikes in the 70's? Honest question, because that would be a rare bird, no?

- The paint job alone is worth the price. If I were to encapsulate the 1970's into a single color scheme, this would be it. This bike is the bike equivalent of how the Bad New Bears was the perfect encapsulation of what the 70's was like for suburban America.

- Is that an oversized head tube on a 1970's bike?

- The saddle? Are those rivets or snap on buttons for the saddle cover over a molded shell?
Most cheapo (department store; Murray, Huffy, etc.) bikes of the era used 26x1/38 wheels. And don't call those things "road bikes." It's an insult to roads.

I recently salvaged some van seats with swivels from a '70s conversion van for my own camper build and the color scheme matches that bike perfectly.



Not an oversized head tube; undersized other tubes. Honest.

Rivets. It's a typical mattress saddle, standard cheapo "comfort" seat from the era.
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Old 02-14-21, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by malcala622
Looks like a jensonusa listing on their website.
Thanks for the info but you missed the attempt at humor: Ad for a chain? Request for a link?

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Originally Posted by Het Volk
- 26" wheels? Were those a thing on road bikes in the 70's? Honest question, because that would be a rare bird, no?
- The saddle? Are those rivets or snap on buttons for the saddle cover over a molded shell?
I actually had one of these in the 70s and 26" wheels were the common wheel of department store bikes. And as far as rare, there were so many of these Santa Fe bikes I actually see them come up for sale quite often. That saddle isn't original though. I paid more for one of my Takaras because I had one of them too when I was a kid. But not to the extent this would be an overpayment. The only nostalgic response these things trigger in me is riding it made me interested enough in bikes I found a book in the school library that talked about lugged frames, three piece cranks and high flange hubs that made me ditch the Santa Fe.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
What, no link to the ad?
There is your missing link...
https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-HG...n-No-packaging

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Old 02-14-21, 12:08 PM
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@thumpism I got the joke lol just wanted to find the sale ad and order. I was curious to see what would happen.
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Who's gonna break the news to them?

Bike(Very high quality and brand, Not the Walmart brand. Fast and comfortable. Light weight 700cc) - $125 $168 (Ellicott City, MD)

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Very high quality and brand, Mongoose Hotshot 700cc Hybrid in mechanically flawless. Wheels are 27” and frame is 18”Aways serviced. No single damage or rust. Very light weight, fast and comfortable. This isn’t the Walmart brand pls. Priced very low for quick sale. First come first serve only.

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I will overpay for the right Takara, but this ain't it.

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Originally Posted by Clang
Who's gonna break the news to them?

Bike(Very high quality and brand, Not the Walmart brand. Fast and comfortable. Light weight 700cc) - $125 $168 (Ellicott City, MD)

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



Very high quality and brand, Mongoose Hotshot 700cc Hybrid in mechanically flawless. Wheels are 27” and frame is 18”Aways serviced. No single damage or rust. Very light weight, fast and comfortable. This isn’t the Walmart brand pls. Priced very low for quick sale. First come first serve only.

Ah, but you see, this is the special " 700cc " version!!
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Old 02-18-21, 10:17 AM
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Missing parts. I'm sure this will plug up craigslist for a couple of years.
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bop...265630257.html

NEW Bicycle wheel reflectors (2) for spokes - $5 (alameda)

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Old 02-18-21, 10:32 AM
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Now marked down from $100! Only $80!

"in great condition other then it was sawed in half"

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Old 02-18-21, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by denaffen
Now marked down from $100! Only $80!

"in great condition other then it was sawed in half"

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I wonder what the story is behind this. He was trying to make two unicycles. He heard a rumor that a million dollars was hidden in the tube? There appears to be a chunk of the top tube missing too. The dog at the bottom of the picture looks perplexed as well.
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Originally Posted by bikecrate
I wonder what the story is behind this. He was trying to make two unicycles. He heard a rumor that a million dollars was hidden in the tube? There appears to be a chunk of the top tube missing too. The dog at the bottom of the picture looks perplexed as well.
Yeah. I have a lot of questions.

They do appear to be very well done, clean cuts. So I'll give 'em that.
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Old 02-18-21, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bikecrate
I wonder what the story is behind this. He was trying to make two unicycles. He heard a rumor that a million dollars was hidden in the tube? There appears to be a chunk of the top tube missing too. The dog at the bottom of the picture looks perplexed as well.
Is that wood sticking out of the bottom half of the downtube? Did he try cutting it for some reason (to make it smaller?) and then try to brace it by putting a 2x2 in the downtube and then screwing both halves to the 2x2 in hopes of getting it to stick back together?
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Originally Posted by himespau
Is that wood sticking out of the bottom half of the downtube? Did he try cutting it for some reason (to make it smaller?) and then try to brace it by putting a 2x2 in the downtube and then screwing both halves to the 2x2 in hopes of getting it to stick back together?
I think it is, but I have no idea why it's there.

My working theory is that someone cut a U-lock off the frame. But even that leaves... a lot of questions.
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Originally Posted by denaffen
I think it is, but I have no idea why it's there.

My working theory is that someone cut a U-lock off the frame. But even that leaves... a lot of questions.
They really wanted the lock??
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
They really wanted the lock??
I'd see this often at stores. Damaged product would be rendered unusable and thrown in the trash to prevent resale.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Damaged product would be rendered unusable and thrown in the trash to prevent resale.
Dibs on the parts!
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Originally Posted by curbtender
This is not Wacky, for health reasons I am very sad to see this.
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Originally Posted by denaffen
now marked down from $100! Only $80!

"in great condition other then it was sawed in half"

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Originally Posted by bikecrate
i wonder what the story is behind this. He was trying to make two unicycles. He heard a rumor that a million dollars was hidden in the tube? There appears to be a chunk of the top tube missing too. The dog at the bottom of the picture looks perplexed as well.
sold!!!!**********
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Originally Posted by bikecrate
I wonder what the story is behind this.....
...the dog at the bottom of the picture looks perplexed as well.
Dog looks guilty to me

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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
sold!!!!**********
OMG, that thing was out on marketplace forever. Did someone here buy it????
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Originally Posted by curbtender
I'd see this often at stores. Damaged product would be rendered unusable and thrown in the trash to prevent resale.
Probably the most plausible explanation. Somebody went dumpster diving behind the store?
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