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Old 01-29-17, 07:47 PM
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SCHWINN 974 ALUMINUM ROAD BIKE - $275 (manchesterNH)



make / manufacturer: SCHWINN
model name / number: 974
WE ARE OFFERING FOR SALE A SCHWINN 974 ALUMINUM ROAD BIKE......THIS BIKE IS EXTREMELY LIGHT.....WEHAVE TUNED THE BIKE, TRUED THE WHEELS, INSTALED BRAND NEW ROAD TIRES AND TUBES, AND DID SOME LIGHT TOUCH UP.......THIS IS A PRE PACIFIC CYCLE BIKE THEREFORE IS BIKE SHOP QUALITY NOT THE BOX STORE JUNK SOLD TODAYSEE ATTATCHED WEBSITE FOR DETAILS https://bikecatalogs.org/SCHWINN/1989...89_Ltwt_04.jpg .........THIS BIKE IS READY TO RIDE.......FOR MORE INFO CALL ONLY 603-261-4337......DUE TO THE MANY SCAMMERS ON CRAIGSLIST, DO NOT TEXT, OR EMAIL, THEY WILL BE DELETED, CALL ONLY .....TERMS ARE CASH ONLY NO CHECKS, NO CREDIT CARDS , NO PAYPAL,NO TRADES, NO DELIVERIES, NO EXCEPTIONS.......FOR THOSE WHO MUST ASK THIS IS OUR BEST PRICE....... KEYWORDS SCHWINN, CANNONDALE , TREK , MOTOBECANE , PUCH , SPECIALIZED , GIANT , PEUGEOT.
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Pretty rad.

Frei-Rad - $225 (burlingame, CA)

Vintage Swiss Roadbike



61 cm frame with 12 gears and 700 sow up tires. Maker is Fret-Rad. Does have wear and needs a tuneup. All Shimano 600 components. Also needs new Pedals because they do not match.
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Interesting. Early hydraulic brakes- Maguras?

Cannondale Tandem - $150 (aptos, CA)

Cannondale Tandem Bicycle

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Originally Posted by Clang
Interesting. Early hydraulic brakes- Maguras?

IBC (probably) hydraulic brakes, and the original Grip Shift. It actually looks like the front brake is different from the rear, which looks like a Magura.

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dang I like that. last thing I need is another white bike though. actually- dont need a bike at all. still that looks pretty... rad.

Originally Posted by Clang
Pretty rad.

Frei-Rad - $225 (burlingame, CA)

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61 cm frame with 12 gears and 700 sow up tires. Maker is Fret-Rad. Does have wear and needs a tuneup. All Shimano 600 components. Also needs new Pedals because they do not match.
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Originally Posted by jetboy
dang I like that. last thing I need is another white bike though.
White, eh? It's always red bikes with me. And always solid red, never a pretty candy apple red :[
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I think everyone on BF has an Ironman already.

Centurion Ironman Expert- $200 (oakland, CA)

2 Road Bikes with helmets, 1 with Fixed Gear Hub

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1989 Specialized Rock Hopper - $75 (santa rosa, CA)

Specialized Rock Hopper

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Cool paint.

Sartano road bike - $200 (Modesto, CA)

Vintage Sartano road bike 80's



Sartano road bike I believe it's a 58. Mavic wheels Gipiemme components Reynolds 501 tubing look pedals. $200
or best offer. Only thing I can find was made in Italy from around the 80's
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Craigslist - Mercian Tandem Vintage - $950 (danville / san ramon)

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Originally Posted by Clang
Interesting. Early hydraulic brakes- Maguras?

Cannondale Tandem - $150 (aptos, CA)

Cannondale Tandem Bicycle
Excellent find. Looks like a mess of a set-up but with some time sorting out, great deal. The clocking of those cranks like that would drive me nuts. My guess the brakes and shifters were swapped out. The front looks all goofy.
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What is it with tandems today????
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Originally Posted by daf1009
What is it with tandems today????
Sounds like the beginning of a Seinfeld rant.
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Originally Posted by crank_addict
Excellent find. Looks like a mess of a set-up but with some time sorting out, great deal. The clocking of those cranks like that would drive me nuts. My guess the brakes and shifters were swapped out. The front looks all goofy.
A price that low is either a screaming deal or else betrays someone's knowledge of undisclosed damage. Not enough detail in the photos to be able to tell. Hope a deserving buyer gets this one.
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Originally Posted by crank_addict
Excellent find. Looks like a mess of a set-up but with some time sorting out, great deal. The clocking of those cranks like that would drive me nuts. My guess the brakes and shifters were swapped out. The front looks all goofy.
I'd guess someone gave up on swapping out brake levers and shifters - they probably wanted to ditch the Gripshifts but then tried finding 6sp or 7sp brifters with hydraulics and lost all hope
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Originally Posted by thumpism
A price that low is either a screaming deal or else betrays someone's knowledge of undisclosed damage.
I'm thinking there is a dent on the right side chain stay. Otherwise that price is effectively "free" for a tandem. The other stuff can be made right easily enough.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
I'm thinking there is a dent on the right side chain stay. Otherwise that price is effectively "free" for a tandem. The other stuff can be made right easily enough.
Dent is factory spec - for crankarm clearance.

Similar vintage catalog scan:

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1976 Schwinn Paramount Tandem T-19 - $2250 (ROCKLAND)
Wow, this gets my vote for "Bike of the Week," and I'm not even into tandems. Pretty dang cool.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
I'm thinking there is a dent on the right side chain stay. Otherwise that price is effectively "free" for a tandem. The other stuff can be made right easily enough.
I think the dent seen is factory made for crank clearance.
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I think the dent seen is factory made for crank clearance.
So I see. I guess that's what you get when you run those wicked-big oversize alunimuminuium tubes.
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Originally Posted by johnnyace
Wow, this gets my vote for "Bike of the Week," and I'm not even into tandems. Pretty dang cool.
You see these for sale frequently...often almost unused, and frequently at prices you'd assume to be insanely low if you haven't bought/sold tandems. The one pictured is HIGHLY unlikely to sell for even half of asking price IMO. I passed on one at $400. Not quite as nice, but nice. Often you'll see them frame only ebcause the main value is the parts...they're frequent part out targets.

Personally, I think the T and Cs are MUCH more desirable for most people.
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Wow, this gets my vote for "Bike of the Week," and I'm not even into tandems. Pretty dang cool.
The guy sure knows how to present and photograph bikes for craigslist!
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
You see these for sale frequently...often almost unused, and frequently at prices you'd assume to be insanely low if you haven't bought/sold tandems. The one pictured is HIGHLY unlikely to sell for even half of asking price IMO. I passed on one at $400. Not quite as nice, but nice. Often you'll see them frame only ebcause the main value is the parts...they're frequent part out targets.

Personally, I think the T and Cs are MUCH more desirable for most people.
Right. A similiar Paramount tandem came up in the Atlanta area and the guy couldn't move it. About 400.00 sounds like what he was asking.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
You see these for sale frequently...often almost unused, and frequently at prices you'd assume to be insanely low if you haven't bought/sold tandems. The one pictured is HIGHLY unlikely to sell for even half of asking price IMO. I passed on one at $400. Not quite as nice, but nice. Often you'll see them frame only ebcause the main value is the parts...they're frequent part out targets.

Personally, I think the T and Cs are MUCH more desirable for most people.
+1 $400 sounds like a deal but I agree vintage tandems seem to be a buyer's market. Not difficult to understand; not many people want one and they are a bear to ship.
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Originally Posted by due ruote
+1 $400 sounds like a deal but I agree vintage tandems seem to be a buyer's market. Not difficult to understand; not many people want one and they are a bear to ship.
They have very little value as riders most of the time, and, IMO, these are among the worst. If you want a vintage Schwinn tandem...the t and c is a much better choice.
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