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11-17-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 182
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Thanks GMG. Other priorities.

Thanks GMG. Other priorities.
11-17-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,262
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I didnít write this well. My Marnati was...

I didnít write this well.

My Marnati was custom for me, so I donít think itís fair to count that. It is definitely my favorite riding bike.

Marnati was a smaller shop in Milan - from father to...
11-16-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,262
Posted By KonAaron Snake

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/baf8b986_7e46_4e9d_966e_3dc32b888fc0_509d17c81e76f3230ff7b1991efc12c3c0d34822.jpeg...
11-10-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,145
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Got it! Iím also easily confused, so thereís...

Got it! Iím also easily confused, so thereís that. Gorgeous bike.
11-10-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,145
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Correction - Daniel Marnati ;)

Correction - Daniel Marnati ;)
10-31-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,830
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Not sure why photos didn’t upload..: ...

Not sure why photos didn’t upload..:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/f74fde94_f6ca_44d3_ac24_f83484dcee7e_6f720818168c866fd47c87d711032112b4ae8dd8.jpeg...
10-31-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,830
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The most interesting of these bikes, at least...

The most interesting of these bikes, at least IMO, was the Lotus Super Pro Aero - I think it had the most radical and integrated design concept, and its appearance in popular mechanic upped its...
10-30-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,197
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I can’t remember if this came from a catalogue,...

I can’t remember if this came from a catalogue, talking to Richard Schwinn, or one of the other owners…I THINK a catalogue…but I’m pretty sure I saw the campy derailleur setup as an option for this...
10-30-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,197
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I believe that was well known member Harvey. He...

I believe that was well known member Harvey. He got his from Via vikesÖ

I met him when I found mineÖCurtis played match maker. Harvey stripped his down, welded a pipe to the center position for...
10-30-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,197
Posted By KonAaron Snake

They were fillet brazed, beautifully so. They’re...

They were fillet brazed, beautifully so. They’re actually very well made frames.

as far as the bike’s value - I think it’s a tough sell. It’s huge - so right off you really only have locals as...
10-30-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,197
Posted By KonAaron Snake

it’s just you and you are completely wrong. Don’t...

it’s just you and you are completely wrong. Don’t crap on what you don’t know anything about. It’s an incredibly fun bike, and I’ve had mine at pretty good speed. It does take a bit to stop. Mine...
05-05-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The bike is currently in storage - but my memory...

The bike is currently in storage - but my memory on it is 55cm CTC st and 56 tt. If Iím off, itís not by much.

This has the dynadrive pedal system, which run low as part of the aero concept....
05-04-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Iíve got a Lotus Super Aero, which I think is...

Iíve got a Lotus Super Aero, which I think is among the cooler Japanese bikes, in a 56. Mostly a time capsule - a few things are ďcloseĒ. A lot
if the parts were bought NOS. These tend to ride ďbigĒ...
05-03-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By KonAaron Snake

indeed.

indeed.
05-03-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I have two - one in better shape than the other. ...

I have two - one in better shape than the other.

the nicer one - I’d take 100
the rougher one - 75

...
05-03-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,565
Posted By KonAaron Snake

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05-03-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,565
Posted By KonAaron Snake

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05-03-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,565
Posted By KonAaron Snake

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05-03-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I have a yellow Regal saddle... Will post...

I have a yellow Regal saddle...

Will post tonight. Not sure what break the bank means, but, as you’re aware, these are spendy.
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Older mystery ti, looks like an aluminum fork....

Older mystery ti, looks like an aluminum fork. Bit of a Frankenstein. I’d part it out if you want to max the value. Otherwise - tough to value. Probably 400-500 in my market.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By KonAaron Snake

At least $500-600

At least $500-600
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Is it worth $200? Sure...would I buy it? No. Old...

Is it worth $200? Sure...would I buy it? No. Old 90s CF scares the hell out of me. Im
not one of these “carbon is a delicate time bomb” people, but it did get better over time (trek was always...
01-15-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By KonAaron Snake

:roflmao: People like us CPAs more! ...

:roflmao:

People like us CPAs more!

After a few legal dealings (one bike related injury, one divorce proceeding) Iíd be tempted to take a run at you myself ;)
01-15-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Plenty of people would try to deduct the bike and...

Plenty of people would try to deduct the bike and kit. Hell, if he’s riding to court and to clients from a firm that he owns, he can likely take a piece of the bike that way. The kit - Probably not,...
01-15-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Thatís not necessarily true...it depends on the...

Thatís not necessarily true...it depends on the insurance coverages and assets. Typically youíll end up with half of the settlement after attorneys fees and expenses - the most outrageous of which...
01-10-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 14,123
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I don't think I've seen many instances of long...

I don't think I've seen many instances of long term members being rude here when it wasn't called for. No one/group is perfect, but this is a pretty genteel place.

If you're getting attacked here,...
01-10-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,355
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Definitely an amazing trash pick. This has a...

Definitely an amazing trash pick.

This has a production frame look to me. I know both Singer and Herse built some roadies (usually less desirable than the randos), but I think I've seen production...
01-09-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,893
Posted By KonAaron Snake

A lot of bike companies made frames/builds of...

A lot of bike companies made frames/builds of varying levels, and value has a lot to do with what parts are on it, as well as condition. The above post links to bikes that clearly demonstrate this,...
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Make sure you market them with at least two of...

Make sure you market them with at least two of the following words:

Vintage
Artisinal
Boutique
Rare
found art

;)
01-08-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,473
Posted By KonAaron Snake

single pivot brakes and weaker rims.

single pivot brakes and weaker rims.
Replies: 19
Views: 2,582
Posted By KonAaron Snake

You will see 6-4 used, but definitely less...

You will see 6-4 used, but definitely less common, and likely more marketing/trend than anything else. I know my Titanio has 6/4 drop outs, and I think also the BB shell.

Here's an interesting...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,582
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I bought my Litespeed early 90s rigid MTB frame...

I bought my Litespeed early 90s rigid MTB frame on the cheap. Would it have garnered much as a flip? No - but it makes a hell of a practical commuter. If this fits, build it up on a budget build and...
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The problem here is that on eBay, you’re likely...

The problem here is that on eBay, you’re likely dealing with a sort of random, likely limited, pool of buyers. It would definitely be helpful to have an idea on value.

I’m wildly guessing here,...
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I like them...I've seen stuff like this...

I like them...I've seen stuff like this before...more from artists. I don't have any clue on worth, beyond saying what someone will pay. They seem like maybe something that would do well at Etsy?
Replies: 19
Views: 2,582
Posted By KonAaron Snake

That's my understanding, but I'm also not 100%...

That's my understanding, but I'm also not 100% certain. What I've heard from frame builders is that the difficulty and cost associated with 6/4 isn't justified by its marginally better strength...
01-07-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,685
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I'm truly puzzled about how fresh frames gets so...

I'm truly puzzled about how fresh frames gets so much less attention than some other painters who are far less talented. Sometimes it's a bit glossy/thick, but he does amazing work. Of my three...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,582
Posted By KonAaron Snake

https://www.dirtragmag.com/articles/everything-you...

https://www.dirtragmag.com/articles/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-titanium

https://www.elgiloy.com/strip-titanium-grade-9-ti-3-25/

https://www.spectrum-cycles.com/materials.php
...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,582
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Uhhhh...NO. Early ti frames were typically...

Uhhhh...NO.

Early ti frames were typically CP titanium; the 3/2.5 was a very effective alloy that is still the standard. Most ti you see in frames is 3/2.5. Sometimes youíll see 6/4, which is...
01-05-20, 11:17 AM
01-05-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,009
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Bruce Gordon, pre-80s De Rosa, Umberto Marnati,...

Bruce Gordon, pre-80s De Rosa, Umberto Marnati, Tom Ritchey, Bill Boston, jp weigle...

Those are about the only things I’m especially interested in. If something amazing came along at a can’t miss...
01-04-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,009
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I’ve dabbled in all of the above... I’m...

I’ve dabbled in all of the above...

I’m definitely more selective as the fleet has gotten larger, and the market softer. I’m really not interested in flipping at this point. No production 80s...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,582
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Older MTBs typically have low value. Older ti...

Older MTBs typically have low value. Older ti typically has lower than you’d expect value. Mystery ti has usually has low value. I’d be shocked if even good
marketing got you near $500. I’d guess...
01-03-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,685
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Good guy, but...yeah. I like him very much, and...

Good guy, but...yeah. I like him very much, and he usually does quality work, but it can be laborious at times.

If you know Simon @ Firth and Wilson (used to work for SB), I think he's a bit more...
01-03-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,685
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Some of this is stylistic and preference... ...

Some of this is stylistic and preference...

I have three Mooney frames, and all 3 show thinning to the lugs, but not to the point where they loose character. He typically sculpts the lug to where...
01-03-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,685
Posted By KonAaron Snake

That customer made a LOT of requests...sort of an...

That customer made a LOT of requests...sort of an odd mix of some british and italian nods to style.Love the color.

Definitely like it, and I'm not sure I've seen that brake bridge on a Mooney...
01-02-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,939
Posted By KonAaron Snake

W H O A ! That is a find...wow. And...

W
H
O
A
!

That is a find...wow. And congrats!
12-31-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,270
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Didn't you have a Bilenky?

Didn't you have a Bilenky?
12-31-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,270
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Given the effort required to sell them, and the...

Given the effort required to sell them, and the dealing with low ballers, I'll likely be keeping all of them.

In a perfect world, I'd like to move on from the Rudge Pathfinder, the Palo Alto...
12-30-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By KonAaron Snake

My 76' Mooney was probably Chris Chance...the 79'...

My 76' Mooney was probably Chris Chance...the 79' is Fresh Frames (easily the nicest paint job of the three, and among the nicest I've seen), and the mid-80s was CyclArt. Gorgeous bikes, and I...
12-30-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By KonAaron Snake

First, congrats! Mooney is really among my...

First, congrats! Mooney is really among my favorite builders, and I love his attention to detail. He also tends to pick really good painters, which makes a lot of difference. Please take more photos...
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