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09-23-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By DavidW56

Tim Paterek bicycle, pre-1982

Photos:
http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc336/davidw56/IMG_5923_zps0qezwfmv.jpg (http://s525.photobucket.com/user/davidw56/media/IMG_5923_zps0qezwfmv.jpg.html)...
09-23-17, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By DavidW56

More about the Tim Paterek bicycle

I sent an e-mail to Tim Paterek with a couple photos of the bike, asking him for any information about it. Through a series of exchanges in which he requested more close-up photos, he has determined...
09-11-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By DavidW56

I just bought one

On my way home from work last Friday, I detoured for a yard sale, saw a bike in the yard, got out of the car to take a look. The bike had no headbadge or serial number, and no marking save for a...
09-10-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 592,405
Posted By DavidW56

Your Peugeot sounds like a sharp bike,...

Your Peugeot sounds like a sharp bike, Luckywrench! Yes, mine was an absolute bargain and a great introduction to French bikes. I still have it, although my main commuting bike nowadays is a 12-speed...
04-16-14, 09:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,250
Posted By DavidW56

Two C&V crash moments last week for me: first, I...

Two C&V crash moments last week for me: first, I was re-entering the street from the sidewalk via the ramp for the crossing sidewalk, and I caught the right pedal on the edge of the curb, knocking...
04-11-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By DavidW56

PCH, good analysis!

PCH, good analysis!
04-09-14, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By DavidW56

My first reaction is similar to the OP's, and I...

My first reaction is similar to the OP's, and I agree the current treatment of this bike is not attractive. However...

I've never been completely comfortable with the idea that repainting a...
04-03-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,674
Posted By DavidW56

And, at the risk of sounding even more ignorant...

And, at the risk of sounding even more ignorant than usual -- just what is "luft"? A combination of "lift" and "tuft"?
04-03-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,674
Posted By DavidW56

what are we looking at?

what are we looking at?
04-03-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By DavidW56

To be serious -- I did once buy a bike under...

To be serious -- I did once buy a bike under somewhat suspicious circumstances, but since the sale was instigated by me, rather than the seller offering it online or on a shady corner, I went through...
04-03-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By DavidW56

How's a guy s'posed to make some money on the...

How's a guy s'posed to make some money on the Internet with you spoilsports around? Geez. Now I have to try to sell this Bosso bike down to the corner to sell.


-- Some guy
03-18-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,172
Posted By DavidW56

...if your bike collection prevents access to all...

...if your bike collection prevents access to all your other storage for outdoor sporting equipment.
...if you rubberneck while driving and your wife knows you're staring, not at a pretty girl, but...
Replies: 67
Views: 4,161
Posted By DavidW56

I love the term "schmuck tax"! Thinking of adding...

I love the term "schmuck tax"! Thinking of adding it as a line item. I will say, though, that I have had very, very few bike flipping experiences that would require such a tax.
03-12-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,283
Posted By DavidW56

Yes, I know -- in fact, I might have published a...

Yes, I know -- in fact, I might have published a photo back when the bike first arrived on my doorstep a few years back, when I got into this hobby. But I don't know for sure, and the original...
03-11-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,283
Posted By DavidW56

Auchen, thank you also for tagging me in this...

Auchen, thank you also for tagging me in this thread. This is the first I've logged into BF for months and months, so I had not seen the outcome of this English three-speed. Fabulous-looking bike,...
04-24-13, 11:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,395
Posted By DavidW56

Actually, I have a more recent story: I missed a...

Actually, I have a more recent story: I missed a $100 bright red Schwinn DeLuxe Twinn tandem last weekend. No phone number posted, so I e-mailed and never got an answer; I suspect the bike was sold...
04-24-13, 11:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,395
Posted By DavidW56

Same here, Auchen. I wonder if it was the same...

Same here, Auchen. I wonder if it was the same ad. Two LeTour Luxes, men's and women's. I didn't know what they were, either. I think the price was $30 each. I took the time to post a question about...
03-14-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,870
Posted By DavidW56

Randy, I hope you recover swiftly. Thanks for the...

Randy, I hope you recover swiftly. Thanks for the reminder that I'm not getting any younger (56) and need to clean out my garage of all the old bikes in there so that my kids don't have to do it...
03-11-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By DavidW56

And I wonder how many others on the forum are Six...

And I wonder how many others on the forum are Six Sigma certified. Welcome, Bandera.
02-19-13, 11:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By DavidW56

...but I see the comments were refreshingly...

...but I see the comments were refreshingly pro-cycling. Amazing! Looks like her readers are not easily fooled after all.
02-19-13, 11:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By DavidW56

Argh...my heart...Aaccck..stroking out..it's...

Argh...my heart...Aaccck..stroking out..it's getting dark...can't see...soo cold...gggkkk....
02-19-13, 10:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,830
Posted By DavidW56

My first reaction was also "same rules of the...

My first reaction was also "same rules of the road for everyone", but, I have to admit, while I'm no JoeyBike, I roll through stop signs and run red lights on my bike whenever and wherever I can,...
02-14-13, 10:55 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,245
Posted By DavidW56

I voted for the Raleigh, although I really...

I voted for the Raleigh, although I really believe I would have ended up with the Schwinn if the scenario had occurred as Auchen described. Here's why:

In December 1973, I was a 17-year-old senior...
02-14-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,466
Posted By DavidW56

Cable guide?

Cable guide?
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By DavidW56

Your photos need to be close-ups in good lighting...

Your photos need to be close-ups in good lighting of the headbadge, top tube, chainwheels, rear hub, anything that can help us identify it.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By DavidW56

I had an example of the "WORLD FINEST BICYCLE"...

I had an example of the "WORLD FINEST BICYCLE" that I liked a lot before I sold it for around $150:

http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc336/davidw56/1972%20Sekine/038.jpg

Loved the headbadge...
02-10-13, 01:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,584
Posted By DavidW56

My post probably belongs in the Wacky Craigslist...

My post probably belongs in the Wacky Craigslist Ad thread, but since this thread topic is about the prices of C&V bikes creeping upwards, while the prices of project bikes are shooting sky-high, I...
02-10-13, 01:10 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,663
Posted By DavidW56

Aaron, I'm glad to learn you and your wife are...

Aaron, I'm glad to learn you and your wife are doing well, and have opened your home to a dog that needs a family.

RE: mountain lion attacks on humans: you're more likely to be struck by...
02-08-13, 12:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 38,253
Posted By DavidW56

And here is my son's CrissCross. He uses this to...

And here is my son's CrissCross. He uses this to get around his college town. He has customized it since this picture was taken -- new pedals, fenders, lights, rack.
...
02-07-13, 11:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 38,253
Posted By DavidW56

Here is my 1992 Schwinn Crosscut. I was delighted...

Here is my 1992 Schwinn Crosscut. I was delighted to discover this bike handles very well in the snow. I bought this used for $40 two or three summers ago, in the condition you see here, but only...
02-05-13, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,377
Posted By DavidW56

Very sharp!

Very sharp!
02-05-13, 12:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,186
Posted By DavidW56

Interesting viewpoints here. Yes, Joey, I'm...

Interesting viewpoints here. Yes, Joey, I'm pleased to be reading your posts again. I'll say again, New Orleans must be like nowhere else, with regard to the traffic grid. My experience driving on...
02-03-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,172
Posted By DavidW56

Apparently, JoeyBike is not the only cyclist in...

Apparently, JoeyBike is not the only cyclist in NO who bikes like JoeyBike. I haven't seen more than a few of your videos, and so this is the first time I have seen another cyclist in your video...
01-31-13, 11:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,086
Posted By DavidW56

Very creative, congratulations to your wife. This...

Very creative, congratulations to your wife. This is inspiring. I never thought to decorate my tool pegboard.
01-27-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,681
Posted By DavidW56

P.S. I have about forty bikes in my possession to...

P.S. I have about forty bikes in my possession to be flipped, but again, they may not be what you term "good bikes". Just old.
01-27-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,681
Posted By DavidW56

Auchen, I think the pivotal word in your question...

Auchen, I think the pivotal word in your question is "good", as in what is the definition of a "good" bike? I check the same Craigslist postings that you do, and I have to admit I have noticed fewer...
01-27-13, 06:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,609
Posted By DavidW56

"nice try, sweetie!" I agree with those who...

"nice try, sweetie!"

I agree with those who said to ignore them or don't escalate. I'm not sure it's even worth your time to catch and drop them, assuming that you could, since you were out there...
01-26-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17,377
Views: 2,656,416
Posted By DavidW56

I like the part where the seller says "you will...

I like the part where the seller says "you will get more than my asking price if you sell it." I can't believe a beat-up Varsity fetches $175 anywhere, let alone in economically depressed SE MI.
...
01-25-13, 12:50 AM
Replies: 17,377
Views: 2,656,416
Posted By DavidW56

I've been privileged to see two of these Bowden...

I've been privileged to see two of these Bowden Spacelanders. One was at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, and another at the Grand Haven museum.
01-21-13, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By DavidW56

I'm sure I am ignorant of just exactly how a bike...

I'm sure I am ignorant of just exactly how a bike should fit, especially for racing...but why do so many of those racers appear to be on a bike too small for them? or maybe the saddle should be...
01-19-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 21,932
Posted By DavidW56

http://thecabe.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attach...

http://thecabe.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=77528&d=1355973620
01-19-13, 11:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,993
Posted By DavidW56

My vintage bikes are the only reason young women...

My vintage bikes are the only reason young women pay attention to me at all.
01-13-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,714
Posted By DavidW56

I sold this '71 Super Sport in Sunset Orange for...

I sold this '71 Super Sport in Sunset Orange for $225. BUT, it sat for months until that one buyer arrived who had owned one as a teenager, and wanted that bike again.
...
01-13-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 51,134
Views: 6,626,661
Posted By DavidW56

Shopgoodwill.com has some interesting bikes up...

Shopgoodwill.com has some interesting bikes up for auction:

A Paris Sport from the New Jersey shop of the Fraysse family:

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=12243210

Here is the...
12-19-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 716
Posted By DavidW56

Besides Craigslist, definitely go to as many yard...

Besides Craigslist, definitely go to as many yard sales, estate sales, and church rummage sales as you possibly can. And when you are there, ASK the sellers if there might be an old bike for sale if...
12-19-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,773
Posted By DavidW56

Merry Christmas, everyone. To your good health!...

Merry Christmas, everyone. To your good health! And I share the wish for employment.
12-19-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,183
Posted By DavidW56

This is the reason I keep coming back to BF. It...

This is the reason I keep coming back to BF. It is a pleasure to view a bike I'd never otherwise know existed, let alone see, and a bit of history to go with it. Thank you, Frank, and thanks to the...
12-15-12, 01:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,852
Posted By DavidW56

I still see plenty of ads on Craigslist that read...

I still see plenty of ads on Craigslist that read something like "send me your best offer by this date". I just skip that ad and move on to the next.
12-12-12, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17,377
Views: 2,656,416
Posted By DavidW56

This is actually a nice example of the Schwinn...

This is actually a nice example of the Schwinn Town and Country adult tricycle, and even in the economically depressed SE MI area, $150 is a decent price for one. One of these sold in my neighborhood...
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By DavidW56

$45 for a Varsity with a Kryptonite lock thrown...

$45 for a Varsity with a Kryptonite lock thrown in for free, in the vicinity of New York City, is a bargain, assuming it does not need a major overhaul. in most other areas of the country, probably...
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