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Posted By wrk101

Its happened to me too and it sucks.I try to get...

Its happened to me too and it sucks.I try to get buyers to agree to hold the bike once I am on the way. Even then, I've gotten screwed.
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Posted By wrk101

No way its a 1991 model, not close. More like...

No way its a 1991 model, not close. More like 1981. Serial number listed in ad is wrong.
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Posted By wrk101

Basically little to no flip potential, unless you...

Basically little to no flip potential, unless you are in a red hot market.

its incredible how low a price you have to pay to prosper on flips. Maybe $75 on this bike. I bought an Expert model last...
05-28-20, 04:45 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Similar to Randy, I destroyed a frame using force...

Similar to Randy, I destroyed a frame using force to get a post out. Frames were never designed for such side to side twisting motion. Do so at your own peril.
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Posted By wrk101

I accept offers until I have bids. Once I have...

I accept offers until I have bids. Once I have bids, I accept the outcome of the auction process. I feel itís unfair to end early once people are bidding.

its up to you,

And this is day one....
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Posted By wrk101

Kind of shocked it doesn't have bar end shifters....

Kind of shocked it doesn't have bar end shifters. I had one similar age, same color scheme, bar ends.
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Posted By wrk101

One rule of thumb I use on possible disposal of a...

One rule of thumb I use on possible disposal of a keeper: "How easy will it be to find another one if I regret it?" Using that guide, I'd be keeping the Fat Chance. But really, the one that fits BEST...
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Posted By wrk101

Depending on condition, yes, I would part it out....

Depending on condition, yes, I would part it out. Assume frame is worth zero. Whatever you might get for it later will be a bonus.


Campy Triomphe is low end, but pretty much anything Campy in...
05-25-20, 04:19 PM
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Posted By wrk101

I had two Motobecane tandems. Offered them up...

I had two Motobecane tandems. Offered them up cheap, the pair for half of what just one set of cranks would bring. Finally gave up. Sold two two crank sets, bar end shifters and other parts.
05-24-20, 07:57 AM
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Posted By wrk101

I think the solution in this situation is quite...

I think the solution in this situation is quite EASY, Since you have had success getting bikes shipped to New Zealand at what I would consider an incredibly low cost, share that knowledge with the...
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Posted By wrk101

OK, sorry to throw a little shade on this, but...

OK, sorry to throw a little shade on this, but stolen bikes get thrown into dumpsters a lot or randomly discarded. I am not saying this bike was stolen.
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Posted By wrk101

Super durable, super heavy. Last one I bought (a...

Super durable, super heavy. Last one I bought (a couple of years ago), I paid $10 for it and donated it. May be worth $50 in a strong market. Unless you have unlimited free time and a pile of...
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Posted By wrk101

Deleted due to major change in description. Not...

Deleted due to major change in description. Not 1980s Portages.
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Posted By wrk101

1. Check component date codes. 2. Check...

1. Check component date codes.

2. Check Tmars serial number database.

3. Way too big for you at 6 foot.
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Posted By wrk101

I see a ton of rust on the rear rim of the...

I see a ton of rust on the rear rim of the woman's style bike. On bikes like these, the men's style tends to bring twice what the woman's style will bring. Given the condition, I would say the gap...
05-18-20, 08:52 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Me too. It has return with the box now open...

Me too. It has return with the box now open written all over it. Original sealed box typically has higher value. Myself, I avoid NOS and original sealed box as I would rather pay LESS for a lightly...
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Posted By wrk101

Every LBS is different. I had one tell me that...

Every LBS is different. I had one tell me that ANY bike over five years old was obsolete, and not worth fixing. Since my newest bike is 30 years old, I left and haven't been back.

And some do...
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Posted By wrk101

I would definitely sell the tensiometer...

I would definitely sell the tensiometer separately. $100 for the truing stand with base, maybe $125.
05-16-20, 02:38 PM
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Posted By wrk101

None of the vintage 3 speeds I have ever come...

None of the vintage 3 speeds I have ever come across had 559 rims. What is marked on the original tires? Iím guessing 590.
05-16-20, 06:55 AM
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Posted By wrk101

+1000 Do not hesitate! I routinely get messages...

+1000 Do not hesitate! I routinely get messages from people who were watching my item: "Hey, what happened to your listing, I can't find it!" Uh, wake up there buddy, it SOLD. If you want it, don't...
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Posted By wrk101

Get in your car and go get it. Early BSA track...

Get in your car and go get it. Early BSA track bike with chrome frame, skip tooth crank, and wood rims. What's not to like.
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Posted By wrk101

19 year old bike is going to require significant...

19 year old bike is going to require significant maintenance, its how it works. Best to do it yourself, with youtube and the internet, you should be able to do fine. $250 Zurich would be a very good...
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Posted By wrk101

Sale choices range from super easy to a PITA....

Sale choices range from super easy to a PITA. Pricing ranges from give away to full market value. The easier the sale process, the lower the price. You decide.
05-14-20, 04:16 PM
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Posted By wrk101

The one I linked to is a 1 1/8 stem. 1 1/8 stems...

The one I linked to is a 1 1/8 stem. 1 1/8 stems have a 1 inch quill. Itís the OD of the steer tube that is 1 1/8. 1 inch stems measure 22.2mm, while 1 inch = 25.4mm.

Canít make up the nonsense in...
05-13-20, 07:28 PM
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Posted By wrk101

September 1975 after my first college bike was...

September 1975 after my first college bike was stolen. I picked up a new Peugeot UO8. Also the last time I bought a new bike....
05-13-20, 07:25 PM
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Posted By wrk101

I would consider that a nice upgrade, although...

I would consider that a nice upgrade, although the Super Maxy is more suited to a 1980s bike IMO. If I was looking to upgrade a 1992 bike that had Exage components I would go with a Shimano 600...
05-13-20, 06:54 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Sunlite makes a nice 1 1/8 quill stem, 80mm, for...

Sunlite makes a nice 1 1/8 quill stem, 80mm, for less than $20 on Ebay. May well be available elsewhere too. It has the two bolt clamp which I like, makes swapping handlebars super easy.

...
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Posted By wrk101

I need to measure mine, but its close to that...

I need to measure mine, but its close to that size.
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Posted By wrk101

I picked this one up back in January. Verified...

I picked this one up back in January. Verified with Dave Moulton that it is the real deal. A thread like this needs pictures! These pics are as found, dirty. Unusual fork crown (to me at least). This...
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Posted By wrk101

$300 +/-, could take a while to sell. It will...

$300 +/-, could take a while to sell. It will take the right buyer to appreciate that this is a fine bike!

I've used Cane Creek hoods on those levers and they worked out fine.
05-11-20, 04:31 PM
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Posted By wrk101

No unique Panasonic parts on that bike other than...

No unique Panasonic parts on that bike other than the main frame triangle. The rest came from others. This makes getting parts much easier.

Many brands made nothing. They were marketing companies...
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Posted By wrk101

"Where are places I can learn/refer to when...

"Where are places I can learn/refer to when estimating how much vintage bikes are worth? What scares me is that I'm calling out really bad shots on the pricings, I don't want to get robbed."


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05-09-20, 05:11 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Looks like Microshift to me, not positive. Lots...

Looks like Microshift to me, not positive. Lots of Microshift got relabeled with Nashbar, Performance Bike (Forte brand), etc.
05-09-20, 05:07 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Forget $8 for 9 ounces. Buy a 1 pound tub from...

Forget $8 for 9 ounces. Buy a 1 pound tub from the auto parts store of your choice for ~$5. I just checked O'Reilly Auto Parts, $4.99 for a 1 pound tub of marine grease. Typical home gamer a one...
05-09-20, 05:03 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Car dealers around here charge more per hour, AND...

Car dealers around here charge more per hour, AND have a one hour minimum! I needed a five minute job on my truck, yep, 1 hour labor.

All things considered, to operate a bike shop and charge $40...
05-09-20, 05:01 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Caustic does nothing if the seat post and frame...

Caustic does nothing if the seat post and frame are both steel. Caustic soda is also pretty dangerous and I would not recommend it for home use.
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Posted By wrk101

Sprint was the lowest of the low, below the...

Sprint was the lowest of the low, below the Schwinn World. Often didn't even show up in Schwinn catalogs. Yours is likely a 1985 model, made by Giant. If local pickup you mean eBay, forget it. Sell...
05-09-20, 08:20 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Generally true, unless you wade into vintage...

Generally true, unless you wade into vintage French and Swiss bikes. In addition, I have a drawer full of vintage freewheel tools, yet still don't have them all. LBS may be no help on the old stuff...
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Posted By wrk101

Key phrase is "agreed to price". If this is what...

Key phrase is "agreed to price". If this is what you agreed to, then complete the transaction. For some reason you thought $450 was OK. The fact others may not agree doesn't matter.

IMHO, the best...
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Posted By wrk101

Do nothing! You risk decreasing value (not only...

Do nothing! You risk decreasing value (not only risk, but probably WILL decrease value). I personally would sell it as is. One person's cleaning is another person's patina DESTRUCTION. Why do you...
05-07-20, 07:39 PM
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Posted By wrk101

1990+/- Deore XT. Can be acquired at a low price,...

1990+/- Deore XT. Can be acquired at a low price, robust, reliable. I upgraded the slap worn out components on my 1987 Cimarron with a low miles donor bike.

Latest update:...
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Posted By wrk101

Very location specific. Around here, about half...

Very location specific. Around here, about half of the above. $150 will buy a pretty nice 105 DT shifter bike right now. Hopefully your market is better!!
05-05-20, 09:27 PM
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Posted By wrk101

I have been selling on eBay for over 20 years. I...

I have been selling on eBay for over 20 years. I have not seen fees go up and up in the last few years. I'd like to see some data and facts there. The last big change was when the final value fee was...
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Posted By wrk101

UO8 = entry level bike with unique French sizing,...

UO8 = entry level bike with unique French sizing, cottered crank, steel
rims, seat post and bars, and plastic dťrailleurs. Unless you have a pile of French parts, Iíd pass. If you want French, Iíd...
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Posted By wrk101

Don't need to post a picture or speak to the...

Don't need to post a picture or speak to the seller either. At $650, its so ridiculous that you should just keep looking. Sellers have the right to ask whatever price they want and buyers have the...
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Posted By wrk101

OK, its more money, but I would be all over that...

OK, its more money, but I would be all over that Klein with full Dura Ace for $395 on your FB marketplace. Choice #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) is the Peugeot...
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Posted By wrk101

Way overpriced IMHO for your market. I have...

Way overpriced IMHO for your market. I have bought a lot of bikes in the Denver area and have found some GREAT deals there. This is not one of them. Also check out Lucky Bikes (co op). Their bikes...
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Posted By wrk101

No way a Schwinn Circuit from the 1980s is...

No way a Schwinn Circuit from the 1980s is aluminum frame. That era was steel, high end, and light weight too. I have had vintage steel frame bikes that weighed LESS than modern aluminum frame bikes....
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Posted By wrk101

Not collectible IMHO. Middle of the pack Trek...

Not collectible IMHO. Middle of the pack Trek back in the day, when middle of the pack Trek was pretty darn good. Trek was one of the first US manufacturers to skip the bottom of the market entirely,...
05-05-20, 06:32 AM
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Posted By wrk101

+100 That Raleigh needs some time and very little...

+100 That Raleigh needs some time and very little money invested into it. Bar tape is a must! Cabling needs to be fixed. Great pictures sell bikes. Lower saddle an inch or two, level with handlebars...
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