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Old 04-09-10, 05:52 PM
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Gonna sell the Continental

Yep its time to sell my pimped out Continental. I know I can never get out of it what I have into it but I find myself not riding it and truth be its just a shade too big for me. I poured my heart and soul into this bike but its not doing me any good sitting in the garage. I'm gonna try to get $300.00 for it. I know that sounds ridiculous but I have way more in parts and accessories in it than that. If not I'll hang on to it. Here are some pics tell me if I'm nuts. I'll keep the Brooks and put it on another bike. I have changed out the crappy RD in the picture to a Suntour VX I think it is.
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Old 04-09-10, 06:00 PM
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what size isi it?
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That looks like new paint? Pretty nice bike though, I think it could be worth that to someone.
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You are nuts. Get all the goodies off it, turn it into a single speed and you could sell it for a reasonable price plus have what you need for the next build
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If you must sell it , take solace in the fact that someone will ride it and treasure it - but just try to get your money out of it so you can do it again!
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That's a sweet looking bike. I think I'd part it out and then just sell it as a plane old Conti. You'll get your money out of it and the next guy will have the freedom to do it up how he wants it.
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I am so torn on this. Most of the parts wouldn't fit the bikes I have in mind. the fenders are too narrow to put on a touring/commuter. the crankset is a double and the rims are 27". Its powdercoated not paint but its flawless and yeah I could make it a singlespeed which is after thinking about it a pretty good idea. I gotta really mull this over. It is really the sweetest ride smooth as silk. I'm a 29" inseam and its probably 31" to the top tube so its kinda big for me.
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You are nuts. Get all the goodies off it, turn it into a single speed and you could sell it for a reasonable price plus have what you need for the next build
quite the good idea
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Life is too short to ride a 40 pound Continental . . .
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I see you are in WA state. How close are you to Seattle? I think you could get close to the $300 mark in that market. Hipsters/buyers really like the EF Schwinns, and yours is a great one. You also might try ebay if you have the stomach for it. Just start it out at a relatively high price without a reserve, and see how it goes.
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I'd like to pick your brain for advice. I just took in a Continental today to rehab, and that thing has to weigh 50 lbs. Ashtabula cranks, steel bars, 27" chromies. Owner says it's the best riding bike he's ever had, and it just feels smooth holding it.
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I'd like to pick your brain for advice. I just took in a Continental today to rehab, and that thing has to weigh 50 lbs. Ashtabula cranks, steel bars, 27" chromies. Owner says it's the best riding bike he's ever had, and it just feels smooth holding it.
Yep they ride like a Cadillac(sp) Mine is just at 29 lbs before I put on the rack and panniers lights and mirror. Those 27" alloy rims with Panaracer Pasela TG's really roll nice. I think if I hadn't been so dead set on this bike being as near perfect as I could get I would have never spent as much as I did but it just took on a life of its own. If I had to change one thing I would put a wider set of bars on it. These feel too narrow for my taste.
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