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Old 08-07-14, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Scottyttocs
Raleigh frame in goodwills auction site. Can't tell what decals say.

shopgoodwill.com - #17503421 - RALEIGH Bike Frame - 8/8/2014 7:09:00 PM
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Given I see nary a single lug, that doesn't look like any Raleigh vintage frame. Given this is a classic and vintage thread, it strikes me as non-topical.

looks like a late '80s All Terrain Bike to me, AKA a low end MTB
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Mid level Raleigh Mountain Tour, probably from the last legs of the "mountain tour" line. Looks like sugino cranks and Shimano light action. Think Schwinn Prelude level for a comparison. Not high end and not low end. Certainly topical imho. Mountain bikes stopped having lugs fairly early on as a genre, so the term vintage applies to bikes that sometimes "appear" modern.,,,,BD

What is it with all the "not vintage" policing going on in this thread. If you are looking for one of these it doesn't necessarily have to be vintage. Save the policing for new threads and posts about new bikes?
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Rare oppportunity to own this 2002 Softride. Bike has about 1000 miles on it. Bike has been stored in my basement every winter and is in very good condition. Used in 3 Olympic distance triathlons.

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One of these sat on STL CL for at least 2 months. I don't know if someone actually bought it or the seller gave up. I think it looks like a factory reject mixte with a salami strapped to the top tube but what do I know.
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Any of these are a good deal at $600

Nice looking Merckx Corsa

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Serotta in D.C.

Serotta Atlanta 58 cm lugged vintage classic



Another Serotta in San Diego, looks like a Record group with newer wheels

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stylin' 1951 Humber for $300

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Originally Posted by Steve Whitlatch
Sweet!!

Softride Solo Powercurve Road Bike - $350 (United States)




Rare oppportunity to own this 2002 Softride. Bike has about 1000 miles on it. Bike has been stored in my basement every winter and is in very good condition. Used in 3 Olympic distance triathlons.

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Nice parts - strip it then turn it into a fixie and flip it - now that would be a unique ride that no other hipster has!
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
Any of these are a good deal at $600

Nice looking Merckx Corsa

Vintage Eddy Merckx 56cm




Serotta in D.C.

Serotta Atlanta 58 cm lugged vintage classic



Another Serotta in San Diego, looks like a Record group with newer wheels

Red Serotta Atlanta

Serotta's yes Merckx nah..All are beautiful though

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Originally Posted by Uncle Randy
One of these sat on STL CL for at least 2 months. I don't know if someone actually bought it or the seller gave up. I think it looks like a factory reject mixte with a salami strapped to the top tube but what do I know.
I don't know either . But starting to see some lovin' of them by collectors... I know of two, anyhow. They were banned by the UCI. Anyone's guess and who knows why.... back when perhaps had an aero advantage or just too radical from the traditional frame? Might make for a comfy and interesting century rider. For the sellers asking and if the beam has no scars, looks to be an excellent deal.
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
Nice parts - strip it then turn it into a fixie and flip it - now that would be a unique ride that no other hipster has!
How are you going to sell it without all the good components, Dave? "Rare oppportunity to own this 2002 Softride. Bike has about 1000 miles on it. Bike has been stored in my basement every winter and is in very good condition. Used in 3 Olympic distance triathlons and 1 naked bike ride. Will consider trade for knife and sword collection."
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Originally Posted by Uncle Randy
One of these sat on STL CL for at least 2 months. I don't know if someone actually bought it or the seller gave up. I think it looks like a factory reject mixte with a salami strapped to the top tube but what do I know.


That's kind of how they feel to ride as well. Lile a factory reject with a piece of salami tied to it. I did a full rebuild and tune up on one. I can say for sure I will never be buying one, unless it has a group on it I want badly, and it's dirt cheap.,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
It's definitely an interesting bike and worth a post. My guess is that there isn't a market for it - but I've been wrong before.
Aaron, this is the "Are you looking for one of these?" thread, not the wacky-listings thread. If you see a bike on this thread you are not looking for, the answer is not "No I'm not looking for that." The best answer, in that case, is no answer. Someone else might be looking for one of those. And if not, it doesn't affect you. Saying that you can't imagine anyone wanting it doesn't give anyone any useful information to go on, except that they know that you don't like that bike. But the thread isn't "What is your opinion of these bikes?" If you like something, say so. Saying you don't seems out of the realm here.

My question to others here: do you agree?
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I posted the link for anyone that might be looking for one. With the components on the bike, it is worth every penny of the asking price. I did realize that it is not everyones cup of tea.
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Originally Posted by noglider
Aaron, this is the "Are you looking for one of these?" thread, not the wacky-listings thread. If you see a bike on this thread you are not looking for, the answer is not "No I'm not looking for that." The best answer, in that case, is no answer. Someone else might be looking for one of those. And if not, it doesn't affect you. Saying that you can't imagine anyone wanting it doesn't give anyone any useful information to go on, except that they know that you don't like that bike. But the thread isn't "What is your opinion of these bikes?" If you like something, say so. Saying you don't seems out of the realm here.

My question to others here: do you agree?
Anything posted here should be classic or vintage, right Tom? If it's not a CV bike then it crosses into wacky territory and we should be able to laugh at it IMO.
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Originally Posted by Steve Whitlatch
I posted the link for anyone that might be looking for one. With the components on the bike, it is worth every penny of the asking price. I did realize that it is not everyones cup of tea.
You're right, Steve. It is worth $350 for parts. Sorry if anyone thought I was poking fun at Steve.
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I'd reply but I'm about an hour south of the cities and his no-hold policy doesn't make me eager to drive over for nothing. Plus, do I want to get kicked and elbowed by other Benjamin Franklin-wielding Bridgestone fans?

[h=2]Bridgestone XO-2 Road Bike, Hybrid, Mountain,★ - $99 (Robbinsdale, MN)[/h]?Bridgestone XO-2 Road Bike, Hybrid, Mountain,?



Nice condition Bridgestone XO-2, XO2 bike, Bicycle. Has CR-MO frame. As you know, these are "cult follower bikes". EXTREMELY nice road and commuter bikes that are set up with heavier forks for the occasional off-road use. But the frames are alloy, lightweight, strong and extremely versitile. Easily made into single-speeds or fixie style. This bike has Shimano shifters and quick-release wheels. Alloy rims are straight. Dia-Compe cantilever brakes, Avocet saddle. Super hard-to find "mustache style" handlebars!!! Shimano allow crankset, Sakae graphite strap type pedals. You know your sizes... not me. The tires are shot, original and decayed. I could put new ones on, but the value is in the frame and components. I can put tires on if you want, any color or style! I inherited it and am selling as it is. Its clean, but used. What you see is what you get. It is not ridable because the tires are shot. Come see it!!
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Originally Posted by Uncle Randy
Anything posted here should be classic or vintage, right Tom? If it's not a CV bike then it crosses into wacky territory and we should be able to laugh at it IMO.
Aaron's direction seemed to be more of complaint not laughing. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Originally Posted by Uncle Randy
How are you going to sell it without all the good components, Dave?

"Rare oppportunity to own this 2002 Softride."
My sarcasm button must have failed. But I agree with you, it's $350 worth of parts (to me at least).

But just think, strip the parts, chop the drop bars into bullhorns, throw on an old brake lever with a matching front brake, a salvaged crank with one chainring, an old freewheel wheel set with fixed gear screwed on and you could claim to have the only Softride fixie on the planet! (I'd do it just so I could post it over in the SS/fixie forum).
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Originally Posted by noglider
Aaron's direction seemed to be more of complaint not laughing. Maybe I'm wrong.
You are wrong, I was not complaining about it at all. The OP himself commented about value (and you commented on it) before my comments to what was already a value discussion. Otherwise I would not have commented. If he can make money doing it, good for him. Others here that I consider knowledgeable, including you, think there's a market.

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Originally Posted by jburne
Given I see nary a single lug, that doesn't look like any Raleigh vintage frame. Given this is a classic and vintage thread, it strikes me as non-topical.
Well considet me learned. Sorry for the non-topical bike.
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Mid level Raleigh Mountain Tour, probably from the last legs of the "mountain tour" line. Looks like sugino cranks and Shimano light action. Think Schwinn Prelude level for a comparison. Not high end and not low end. Certainly topical imho. Mountain bikes stopped having lugs fairly early on as a genre, so the term vintage applies to bikes that sometimes "appear" modern.,,,,BD

What is it with all the "not vintage" policing going on in this thread. If you are looking for one of these it doesn't necessarily have to be vintage. Save the policing for new threads and posts about new bikes?
Could flip this without doing anything to it if I got it for 10-20 bucks?

There was also a Trek 2500 I believe that was at 40 bucks.
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Given I see nary a single lug, that doesn't look like any Raleigh vintage frame. Given this is a classic and vintage thread, it strikes me as non-topical.
I think I'd call a 25+ year old bike classic and/or vintage. But those words do mean different people.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I think I'd call a 25+ year old bike classic and/or vintage. But those words do mean different people.
I'd say being ~25+ makes it vintage, but it needs something special to make it classic. But that's just me.
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
My sarcasm button must have failed. But I agree with you, it's $350 worth of parts (to me at least).

But just think, strip the parts, chop the drop bars into bullhorns, throw on an old brake lever with a matching front brake, a salvaged crank with one chainring, an old freewheel wheel set with fixed gear screwed on and you could claim to have the only Softride fixie on the planet! (I'd do it just so I could post it over in the SS/fixie forum).
Who needs brakes? The seatpost has a built in airbag.
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Originally Posted by himespau
I'd say being ~25+ makes it vintage, but it needs something special to make it classic. But that's just me.
For me it's penny farthing or GTFO!

Some wooden-rimmed safety cycles may be considered.

If it has a freewheel then no-way!
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