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Old 03-19-14, 03:48 PM
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I saw a unicycle and what looks alike a number of Schwinss and other single speed 'cruiser" bikes, that look like they have potential without too much work. Setting up to sell cheap college bikes to Gonzaga students might work also
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I see some goodies in there...

Take this post over to the forums on ratrodbikes.com. Those guys over there LOVE stuff like this!

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Best of luck with all that, a nice find, this site has a way of sucking the air out of you, nobody buys 800 bike on a whim.
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Originally Posted by kingsting View Post
I see some goodies in there...

Take this post over to the forums on ratrodbikes.com. Those guys over there LOVE stuff like this!

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Done Thanks!

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Best of luck with all that, a nice find, this site has a way of sucking the air out of you, nobody buys 800 bike on a whim.
Nah......No one know what I paid or what I am capable of. I dont take it personally. If I say (this is the 4th time now) that I can sell bikes that are in working order starting at $30.00 and then go up from there...........
I am NOT sayng this is a no brainer, or wont involve work, but I am sure that im gonna make a lot of people happy and make some money to boot. I plan on donating about 30-50 bikes at least

NOT A SINGLE BIKE OR PART will hit landfill - I give my word on that

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Old 03-19-14, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by mlgdave View Post

NOT A SINGLE BIKE OR PART will hit landfill - I give my word on that

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That's the first thing I'd do, load up all the cheap steel and head to the recycler!!!
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Originally Posted by mlgdave View Post
I can plainly see that yes this forum is perhaps the wrong one to have posted this thread in......mlgdave
Wrong forum?? Look at the # of replies.

I'm retired in Seattle, daughter @Gonzaga - can I text you?
Edit: saw it's your biz #.

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Old 03-19-14, 05:45 PM
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If there are vintage bicycle catalogs in there I would interested in a few specific brands and years.
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MAn you reallllly got some bikes, didnt you? I am a BMX collector from the portland area and would love to talk with you about checking out and buying if possible some of...a lot of your bmx parts. Please email at danwerks@gmail.com or call/tex me!


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Wrong forum?? Look at the # of replies.

I'm retired in Seattle, daughter @Gonzaga - can I text you?
Edit: saw it's your biz #.
Yea Wildwood, go ahead and text me, my phone has blown up! When I said wrong forum, i meant maybe the sub forum as some of these bikes may not be considered vintage. My overall post was to give a sense of what I have and then start breaking it down!

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There's bound to be a few worthwhile things in there though.
Not necessarily.
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I can't understand why some people are being negative and discouraging the OP. The guy scored 800 bikes + parts! That's pretty freakin cool in my opinion, especially since he has a medium in which to sell them. I'm sure he has enough sense to determine whether there are some good ones in there or not.
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Originally Posted by turky lurkey View Post
I can't understand why some people are being negative and discouraging the OP. The guy scored 800 bikes + parts! That's pretty freakin cool in my opinion, especially since he has a medium in which to sell them. I'm sure he has enough sense to determine whether there are some good ones in there or not.
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Generally speaking, this forum seems to be drifting more in that direction lately. Maybe it's cabin fever, and will go away once they start riding again. Maybe not.
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Old 03-19-14, 06:54 PM
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Well, MigDave, I like your attitude. Big adventure. Have fun.
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Old 03-19-14, 07:07 PM
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Totally awesome score. Best of luck with this. Once you catalog this, I'd like to call dibs on anything Flandria please. Thank you.
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Old 03-19-14, 07:37 PM
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I'd like to bring a lawn chair and a cooler of beer and just watch...........
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N+800! All the best. Good for you.
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N+800! All the best. Good for you.
Ha!!!!!!! You win!!
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Originally Posted by Daveyates View Post
So I don't really understand the whole you will be hitting us up for info?
Sounds like you don't need any advice at all.
Yes, that is the crux of my comment, therefore this thread is an advertisement. Not a request for info from the C&V hive mind.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Yes, that is the crux of my comment, therefore this thread is an advertisement. Not a request for info from the C&V hive mind.
I can really get how it may occur that way, however it was more about that I am excited about my purchase, I know a little bit about a few of the bikes (thats why i am excited) and it was more to the point of giving a sense of what I had. For Example one of the members pointed out 1 bike in particular he is very interested in, and he was super nice when we chatted on the phone. I am going to over the course of time be posting stuff for sale, I have already upgraded my membership and been in communication with the admin and then those will DEFINITELY be advertisements

Sorry if I offended or this came across for anything other than what it was, im a treasure hunter and I feel I have found a treasure and wanted to share :-)

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A little presumptive analysis....

$5.00/bike is $4,000.00 to buy the lot of 800.

2 hours/bike at $10.00/ hour to prep and pack (that is presumptuous.....) is $16,000.00 for labor.

$20.00/bike in materials is $16,000.00 (or optimistic...)

So with a $36,000.00 investment ($45.00/bike) how much does the average sale need to be to cover the overhead of storage (for how long) and turn a reasonable profit over time?

I'm thinking there need to be several gems to makes this work.
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I talked to Dave tonight. Very nice guy. This is going to be very interesting. I honestly don't have the room to store a lot of bikes of my own so I'm not in this to score a bunch of cheap high end bikes. I just am very interested in seeing everything and pointing him to the right direction. I'm not a flipper or reseller or ebayer so I'm not in it for pure financial gain. If he were to pay me an hourly wage for helping him, I wouldn't say no though. I'm not saying I wouldn't turn down a good bike or two but I'm not in it to make a big profit. I know how to spot a good bike so I know that I can at least offer my expertise that way. I know most of the differences between a PX10 and a garden variety UO-8 for example. I also work with my co-op and have a good strong relationship with the other non-profit bike shop in town so I know the kind of stuff that we will take and more importantly, the stuff we won't take.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Yes, that is the crux of my comment, therefore this thread is an advertisement. Not a request for info from the C&V hive mind.
I read it differently - it's an advertisement and a request for free expertise for a commercial endeavor. Obviously we're just overly negative

I also think the OPs stated intent is not going to work, regardless of how little he paid. These aren't eBay bikes - leaving him 60 days to sell 800 bikes and parts through CL and a non-bike store store front. It would flood a local market and it's time and labor intensive. I'd be selling to other flippers, taking the tax refund donating, and recycling a hefty %, because I'm not seeing a whole lot of money after labor costs on preparation. It takes time to sell this stuff, it's not a huge market and 60 days? Good luck. That's not negative, that's advice.

Also - who is doing the labor? It doesn't sound like bike guys. I sense high returns and liability. I can say that I wouldn't be offering free time to do this - I'd charge. This is a for profit enterprise - there's no need, or reason, to offer free labor/knowledge. I'm in no way criticizing the OP here, I like commercial enterprise too, but this isn't a collection, or going to habitat for humanity. If the OP is seeking profit on 800 bikes and parts, I see no reason not to charge for specialized knowledge.


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Originally Posted by turky lurkey View Post
I can't understand why some people are being negative and discouraging the OP. The guy scored 800 bikes + parts! That's pretty freakin cool in my opinion, especially since he has a medium in which to sell them. I'm sure he has enough sense to determine whether there are some good ones in there or not.
I agree. Some of us will enjoy seeing mlgdave's future threads in which he mines our collective memory for information about this or that, and will contribute where we can. If others don't want to participate, that's cool too.
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