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Old 10-05-11, 06:17 PM
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Vintage Collection for sale, TEXAS

Wish I still lived in DFW area...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/1769644...7627804417406/

Vintage Bicycle Sale in Fort Worth
An old friend recently passed away and his son asked me to spread the word of a sale that he is having selling off his fathers bicycle collection. He writes to me-

"My father was a collector who passed away this spring. We are organizing
his inventory and it is large - perhaps 400 collectible antique bikes,
mostly 50s and 60s molds, but many older springer fronts, and even a couple
of wooden, etc. We seek to honor him with a swap meet style one-day event."

Saturday, October 8th
9:00am to 3:00pm
3709 Cockrell Ave. - one block off of Old Granbury Rd
Ft Worth, TX

This should be a very interesting event. He had a very large building stacked full of old bicycles. There is a wide array of bikes. I can not tell you any specifics of what is in there, nor can his son, but he will be pulling these out and will be pricing them to move. His father has been picking up bikes for years, and also traveled to Pennsylvania many times to Hershey and Carlisle. I will post any more info that I find out.

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Old 10-05-11, 06:21 PM
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both photo links are bad.
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Here is one of them -

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Old 10-05-11, 06:25 PM
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Yeh I saw that the links were bad, I found another link that is good, it's in the posting now, I know nothing of this event, just found it on the internet... under Schwinn Vintage forums..

Looks like a bit of everything is here....
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that's alot of bikes... they look too vintage for me though... i need my late 70's and 80's italian steeds...
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I don't know if that is collecting or hoarding...
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I don't know if that is collecting or hoarding...
I did not want to say that, but it sure was what I was thinking.
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2 Studebaker Lark 4 doors. That's hoarding.
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the bikes don't look like my cup of tea but that weiner car.....
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I am sorry but, DROOL,DROOL that is a hell of a collection of Schwinns that one person owns I have seen, and to think I have been wanting a Krate or 5 speed Stingrays since I was 8, I am sure that dumpster is full of greatness also. These people who hoard like this should at least tell somebody in the family not to throw anything away before trying to pass it on when they are gone, I have.
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I don't know if that is collecting or hoarding...
It's hoarding, let's be honest. OCHD is real.
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2 Studebaker Lark 4 doors. That's hoarding.

My grampa drove a Lark! About a '59, iirc. Good cheap work car....
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It's hoarding, let's be honest. OCHD is real.
Yeah, definitely hoarding. I looked at those pictures a couple days ago and didn't see a single bike of any interest to me.
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Hey Chicago Al -- are the hipster kids in Chicago still totally into Schwinns? 400 bikes x $200 each = maybe worth a one-way ticket and a couple of Uhaul rentals...
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Those bikes are taking up a space that's probably the equivalent to the lot my house sits on. I don't know about the hipster kids and Schwinns, but I don't see $200 hipster-fixies in there, certainly not 'as-is'. And absolutely not 'where-is.'
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Not much for the lightweight buffs, but it looks like a great collection (hoard?) of vintage American single-speeds and banana-seat bikes or whatever you call them.
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So there are probably 2-3 good bikes and several hundred clunkers that will never be ridden again, sweet!
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i'd love to have one of those american muscle bikes. One. This goes to far!
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Looks like through the 1970s and no later, and most are lower end cruiser style bikes.

This is along one of my local cycling routes, I live maybe 5 miles from there. I rode by there many times and peeked through the fence. Terribly exciting at first, but then I decided I'm not a big fan of 1970s & earlier Schwinn, Western Flyer & AMF cruisers. I got the guy's phone number a while back but decided not to even look into it.

I may swing by there and take a look.
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I guess I know what to expect on the local CL for the next several months....
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So there are probably 2-3 good bikes and several hundred clunkers that will never be ridden again, sweet!
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I guess I know what to expect on the local CL for the next several months....
Lol, so true. Yay!
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Here's a view from above.
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Lol, so true. Yay!
On the one hand, someone will be trying to make money off them; on the other, there isn't much of a market for those kind of bikes now. Adding more in should only make them cheaper. Maybe I can find something with a Bendix 2-speed kickback.
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