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Old 01-18-24, 08:34 PM
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"One of these kids is doing his own thing."
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Yeah, I'm not sure what's going on there.
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Are you talking mismatched left crank?
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Not only are they mismatched, I think they're not directly 180 degrees offset. Maybe it's just how my brain is interpreting the image.
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Originally Posted by himespau
Not only are they mismatched, I think they're not directly 180 degrees offset. Maybe it's just how my brain is interpreting the image.
Can't un-see it, now that you pointed it out, but assuming it is a lens/brain thing? If the crank is square taper would it not have to be off by 90°, not just a few degrees?
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I think you're right. Another picture in the same add appears to show them oriented as they should be. Something about using a wide angle lens or something must have distorted it.
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
Can't un-see it, now that you pointed it out, but assuming it is a lens/brain thing? If the crank is square taper would it not have to be off by 90°, not just a few degrees?
Could be off by 45 if the cranks have different square hole orientations, diagonal or square to the crank length.
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Old 01-20-24, 08:57 AM
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Zunow fork for sale! (It's chrome so it'd go with any Zunow missing a road fork!)
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
Was $200 for the last few days, the $600 is wacky but the real wacky part takes a second to set in - "one of these kids is doing his own thing"
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If you look at the full side view the cranks look right.

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Originally Posted by Headpost
Hmm, I can't see the bend, but of course you're right about the mismatch; Just thought it was funny that someone was okay putting that black fork on that white Peugeot.


I don't see it either, I've had bikes with bent forks that had no frame damage. It's also possible this was was the donor for another bike with a bent fork and they threw this fork in it to resell it.
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Old 01-20-24, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jonwvara
If you shopped around for long enough, I'm almost sure you could find a better Schwinn World than this one for even less than $400.

Yeah, you can find a MUCH better one for less than $40 LOL. I do kind of miss my poor man's gravel bike World Sport, I "almost" wish I'd kept it. Original purchase price was $25.

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And it's only $250!!

Could you guess what happens if you enter even a small pothole....???!!

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Old 01-24-24, 10:28 AM
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I have noticed people adding videos to ads. I tend to skip over them, as they are usually shaky, and don't show much. On this one, I finally realized I had never turned on the sound! Gives a much better idea who the seller is.
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I thought it was a Lo-Pro wannabe.......
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Mildly wacky...1st problem. The writer of the ad calls it a Eurosport 5 three times. Yet in the picture provided it clearly says Eurotour 5 on the frame. 2nd problem. How is it were saving $500+ just because the seller overpaid a couple of years ago?
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Originally Posted by bikecrate
Mildly wacky...1st problem. The writer of the ad calls it a Eurosport 5 three times. Yet in the picture provided it clearly says Eurotour 5 on the frame. 2nd problem. How is it were saving $500+ just because the seller overpaid a couple of years ago?
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$700? What a sucker this seller is/was.
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$700? What a sucker this seller is/was.
Or he "Misremembered"...
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I think you are supposed to cut the lock?
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used. Norco Storm 4.1 24 inch for details - $100 (fremont / union city / newark)

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Had to go back and make sure what they were selling. Sometimes the NORCO ad's are not bike related.
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lol I love the $7.95 sticker price on the bottom
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Death trap!

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Shoot me an offer I have videos of it running with two people. RUNS GOOD fun silly project I threw together need it out of my yard now shoot me an offer. Any questions

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Standard issue reverse forks...when one is not enough.
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That's makes this collection at $50 a real bargin and the Bianchi bottles are true classics from the early to mid '80s
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