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05-05-22, 06:49 PM
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Posted By cyclophilia

21" Yellow Schwinn Paramount (1972) $900

There is a 21" yellow Schwinn Paramount, vintage 1972, offered on Tucson Craigslist:
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Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By cyclophilia

I enjoyed your acquisition and rebuild thread. ...

I enjoyed your acquisition and rebuild thread.

If you want to maximize your financial return to finance future purchases, part it out.
04-20-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,202
Posted By cyclophilia

Collection preliminary inventory

The seller has posted an inventory of the collection as an update to the eBay listing.
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04-11-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By cyclophilia

May we please see a full drive side photograph of...

May we please see a full drive side photograph of this Butler?

If you are not planning to do your own paint, let the paint shop do the preparation work.

Those alloy rims might best be cleaned...
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By cyclophilia

There will always be another bicycle purchase...

There will always be another bicycle purchase opportunity-please do not torture yourself about the ones that get away.

For someone who was specifically seeking a 23” Mercian this example was a...
04-01-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By cyclophilia

Sold!

I wish to purchase ALL the bicycles displayed in this thread.

Please bill to my credit card:

1234 5678 9012 3456
03-23-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,019
Posted By cyclophilia

Thanks merziac! I did not see it until you...

Thanks merziac!

I did not see it until you caused me to look more intently.

I have a concern that the remover might have been a 22.0 or 23.0 when the crank might have needed the 23.35.
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Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By cyclophilia

This is a really nice bicycle. Keep your...

This is a really nice bicycle.

Keep your eye out for price reductions over time if the seller relists the bike after intervals of unsuccessful sale attempts.

$300-350 would be a good deal for...
03-04-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,421
Posted By cyclophilia

Competence

A repair or installation done correctly is the only acceptable outcome.

It matters not the label (LBS or expert or amateur) on the mechanic’s apron.
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By cyclophilia

Nice find!

Your Peugeot has great potential for restoration: I hope it is your size.

Please take a careful look at the stem quill and the steering tube for possible cracks (stem) or bulges (steerer) - the...
02-13-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By cyclophilia

Buyers beware

Frame and fork were purchased by the same bidder.

I would never attempt to build an authentic version of a vintage bicycle by purchasing the parts individually.

The total cost is too high.
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01-25-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By cyclophilia

Please lower the stem. That SR model does...

Please lower the stem.

That SR model does not have an extra-long quill.

If you ever add toe-clips, be aware of the toe clip overlap with the front wheel. It can create a safety problem if you...
11-17-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By cyclophilia

Have you considered modification of the 36T...

Have you considered modification of the 36T chainring (cut tabs, drill holes for chainring bolts) to fit the existing crank arm mounting flats and holes, as an alternative to drilling the crank arm?
07-08-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 68,791
Views: 11,095,652
Posted By cyclophilia

The French orange painted bicycle with the 3...

The French orange painted bicycle with the 3 tubes Columbus sticker looks like an Arctic Cat made by Stella.

Comparable to the Stella SX-76 but with downmarket derailleurs.
06-29-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,011
Posted By cyclophilia

I like "as found" in original paint and decals. I...

I like "as found" in original paint and decals. I dislike repainted bicycle frames, even when the work is done well. I prefer the remnants of original decals to replacement decals.
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By cyclophilia

I'd pass on this one - you already own nicer...

I'd pass on this one - you already own nicer bicycles. I really like Gitane but would steer you towards one with a better frame.

If you want to enjoy the ride quality of a classic French bicycle,...
07-17-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,709
Posted By cyclophilia

Randy's story illustrates, rather painfully, the...

Randy's story illustrates, rather painfully, the prudence of paperwork whenever a capital asset is left in care of a shop.

When I bring a bike to a shop to sell it on consignment, there is a...
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