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Old 11-12-19, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
I saw this in February at $900 and posted here, it's down to $400 now. Wonder if it's a something with the bike, the market, the seller, or just odd circumstance? Some user-added parts on it that need replacing...

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/b...017314847.html
I see frame repairs.
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Originally Posted by merziac
And while we're at it, here's something you don't see everyday either.
That's just damn beautiful right there...
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Originally Posted by merziac
And while we're at it, here's something you don't see everyday either.




And it looks like a color that you might favor.
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While we can't argue the talent, I'll never forget this thread about Bilenky: 70cm Panasonic fixed by Bilenky

I don't think it necessarily reflects poorly. Seems like one of those "look back and chuckle" moments. But every time I see the name, I'll forever remember that thread.

And, DAMN that's a gorgeous frame!
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Not sure if this is a winner from Lotus or not, but maybe interesting to post. Lotus Legend f&f, Tange Champion. $60 + ship for starter bid.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/323977713858

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This one took all of 5 days to turn up on eBay for 5x the ask + $75 shipping? Wow. https://www.ebay.com/itm/283671233186

Well, there's some better pics if anyone was interested. And yep, it's a Super Corsa.


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1971 Vingtage Gitane Tour de France - $90 (Church Hill)


Posted about an hour ago







"This is very well kept vintage french bicycle made in the classic lugged tradition. Frame is in great shape with original decals for special edition, but also many vintage components included including French StrongLight crank set and iconic StrongLight "sheriff star" chain ring. Also includes Japanese SunTour derailleur, and original Campagnolo shifters and more.

Needs new cosmetic love like grip tape but rolls great.

bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: road
condition: good
electric assist: none
frame size: ~58 cm
handlebar type: drop
make / manufacturer: Gitane
model name / number: Tour de France
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 700C"

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Feel like I've seen this in the rotation once or twice already, but there's a Teledyne Titan up on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/193204124618?

Don't fully understand the hype but I'm certain there's probably something huge or obvious I'm missing.
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Nice Martano/Reord wheelset for you '70s Masi owners. $160 shipped:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-Martan...e/372839255082



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Originally Posted by francophile
Feel like I've seen this in the rotation once or twice already, but there's a Teledyne Titan up on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/193204124618?

Don't fully understand the hype but I'm certain there's probably something huge or obvious I'm missing.
Youíre not. Itís the first production ti frame - thatís it.
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Originally Posted by merziac
And while we're at it, here's something you don't see everyday either.
Lovely, and my size. Price is pretty steep though. Where's that at?
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread
Lovely, and my size. Price is pretty steep though. Where's that at?
City Bikes co-op PDX.

Bob Kamzelski is Bantam Bike Works here and worked for Bilenky.

I encourage everyone to checkout his work, very awesome frames and bikes he builds.

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Originally Posted by merziac
City Bikes co-op PDX.

Bob Kamzelski is Bantam Bike Works here and worked for Bilenky.

I encourage everyone to checkout his work, very awesome frames and bikes he builds.

bantam bicycle works
Love his bikes! Talented for sure.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
And it looks like a color that you might favor.
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Well you're right, the Merz came to me that color and this is close and looks even better in person.

I get compliments on the Merz everywhere I go with it and love the color.

The Bilenky is Dusty Rose I believe that has become very popular the last few years, Brian Chapman used it on a bike that was featured in BQ a while back.

Fortunately it is way too small.
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread
Love his bikes! Talented for sure.
He built the one above for himself.

Let me know if you need facilitation.
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NOS Peugeot 501 - 24-inch

Certainly seems overpriced, but it's still unusual, so I mention it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303361255620

My laptop is giving me fits right now, so am unable to upload an image. Sorry 'bout that.
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Bilenkys are relatively common around here...they vary somewhat in detail/craft. Some periods/builders are better than others, and it also depends a lot on what the customer requests. His tandems are fantastic. The one above looks sharp, and I love the color.
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Originally Posted by merziac
And while we're at it, here's something you don't see everyday either.




Whooaahh, that is hot!
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Originally Posted by francophile
Not sure if this is a winner from Lotus or not, but maybe interesting to post. Lotus Legend f&f, Tange Champion. $60 + ship for starter bid.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/323977713858

I have a Legend Compe which is the racing geometry version. Top quality ride.
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Originally Posted by francophile
This one took all of 5 days to turn up on eBay for 5x the ask + $75 shipping? Wow. https://www.ebay.com/itm/283671233186

Well, there's some better pics if anyone was interested. And yep, it's a Super Corsa.
I tried to get there, but not in time. Looking at the rest of the items for sale, he/she is not one of the big RVA bike flippers. More of a general collectible flipper. I've seen plenty of bikes that appear to be his on the local CL. Same pictures in front of the storage doors. They are always over priced and sit for long periods of time with no price drop. That seems to be the norm for the RVA flippers. Take a look at some of the bikes the Chesterfield flipper has up. Entry level C & V with prices above $150. Some of them have been sitting for over a year. That's a shame.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Well you're right, the Merz came to me that color and this is close and looks even better in person.

I get compliments on the Merz everywhere I go with it and love the color.

The Bilenky is Dusty Rose I believe that has become very popular the last few years, Brian Chapman used it on a bike that was featured in BQ a while back.

Fortunately it is way too small.
Never too small...you just don't get full leg extension
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Schwinn Whizzer

For some of us this should bring back a memory or two.

Ebay item 323969925416

This is a vintage Schwinn Whizzer motor bicycle from the late 1940's or early 1950's. It is in parts and will require restoration. Many of the parts have surface rust. Most of the main parts like frame, fenders, motor, speedometer, tank, chain guard, etc, are solid. It is missing the handle bars, and likely missing some other parts. You get everything you see in the pictures. The serial number on the frame is B15888. The motor has H-67314, and 2204 W2 printed on it. Selling AS-IS for parts/restoration only. This is available for local pickup in Elmira, NY.

Iíve no connection with the seller, other than I used to have one just like it.

Cheers,
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
Never too small...you just don't get full leg extension
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Nice try, at anywhere near that $$$$$ it would have to fit like a glove, bare minimum of 62-64cm.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
Bilenkys are relatively common around here...they vary somewhat in detail/craft. Some periods/builders are better than others, and it also depends a lot on what the customer requests. His tandems are fantastic. The one above looks sharp, and I love the color.
Yep, me too, so your size, want facilitation?
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Originally Posted by seypat
Whooaahh, that is hot!
Yessir! That is correct.
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