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05-04-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 61,530
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Posted By sheddle

1986 Schwinn High Sierra Vintage MTB Mountain...

1986 Schwinn High Sierra Vintage MTB Mountain Bike - $100 (Beacon Hill)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-1986-schwinn-high-sierra/7316586286.html
...
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By polymorphself

I should have trusted my gut and went with ďNo,...

I should have trusted my gut and went with ďNo, itís a UO8Ē in my first reply.
05-01-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By mountaindave

I feel a bit like Iím in that joke about the man...

I feel a bit like Iím in that joke about the man facing a flood and when help comes by he refuses and keeps saying, ďGod will save me.Ē When he dies and goes to heaven, he confronts God and asks why...
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By repechage

The Herse is a basis of a restoration. racks...

The Herse is a basis of a restoration.
racks probably original
need replating
a Majority of the parts are later replacements.
in an auction setting- $2,000-3,000 would be my guess. Really depends...
04-24-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 61,530
Views: 9,287,867
Posted By cb400bill

Davidson - $200 ...

Davidson - $200

https://swmi.craigslist.org/bik/d/three-oaks-davidson-triathlon-bike/7303717490.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00R0R_2KS4lmQNXH0z_0CI0iO_1200x900.jpg
04-24-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 61,530
Views: 9,287,867
Posted By Clang

Diamond Back Apex - $90 (Minneapolis, MN) ...

Diamond Back Apex - $90 (Minneapolis, MN)
...
04-22-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By bikemig

Neat bike with solid upgrades (campy hi flange...

Neat bike with solid upgrades (campy hi flange hubs, suntour barcons). Very solid bike at a good price. This will sell locally.
04-22-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By no67el

Gitane Tour de France 60cm

Gitane Tour de France-- 1972(?)

SOLD! Thanks all. Glad this one is going to a good home.

Reynolds 531.
Seat tube 60cm center-to-center, top tube 59cm c-to-c.
Simplex delrin...
04-22-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By thinktubes

Probably better than 80's Italian chrome...

Probably better than 80's Italian chrome...
04-21-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 61,530
Views: 9,287,867
Posted By Clang

3 hours old, so it's probably long gone by now....

3 hours old, so it's probably long gone by now. I'm just posting this to look cool and smart.1994 Trek 750 - free (Columbia Heights, MN)...
04-21-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,623
Posted By panzerwagon

True true. I think at this point OP has no choice...

True true. I think at this point OP has no choice but to buy both :-D

(feel the N+1 flow through you...)
04-21-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,623
Posted By panzerwagon

Oooh, the late 80s Deore group is one of my...

Oooh, the late 80s Deore group is one of my favorites! I sincerely doubt the components on that 730 will top this ;-)

Source: several of my bikes came stock with deore, which from what I recall...
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By Gunther20

Could be worse....I've learned to appreciate that...

Could be worse....I've learned to appreciate that the price is always $600. Makes it easier to ignore and focus on the genuine ads.
04-21-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,408
Posted By machinist42

Picture Assistance

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04-20-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,839
Posted By AMDG

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More pics to come once it's finished! Waiting on my wheels, NOS Modolo SSC...
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the Portacatena dropouts, in conjunction...

Based on the Portacatena dropouts, in conjunction with the seat lug codes, the frame is from July 1977. Given the BB cutouts, it should be the Columbus SL frame, which can be confirmed by the...
04-19-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,698
Posted By repechage

when I applied for a Visa card at 18, I could...

when I applied for a Visa card at 18, I could truthfully submit I had the same employer for four years. Card approved. Then, within the next few months, got a higher paying job scooping ice cream....
Replies: 29
Views: 3,209
Posted By Binky

Binky here; Just about EVERYTHING I had then...

Binky here;

Just about EVERYTHING I had then is now gone, having been replaced with other treasures. I never found or saw another Vainqueur bike, but anything can happen !!
I ride a VISP and a...
04-18-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,839
Posted By AMDG

I own this Villata! It is now restored with Campy...

I own this Villata! It is now restored with Campy SR/Modolo Master Pro/FT bits. :)
04-17-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By John E

Best wishes with your kitty. My wife and I have...

Best wishes with your kitty. My wife and I have been blessed with about three overlapping generations of cats over the past 45 years. Most have been rescues or shelter adoptions.
04-16-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 61,530
Views: 9,287,867
Posted By capt_velo

I know just the guy for that seat post setup! ...

I know just the guy for that seat post setup!


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Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By bikemig

This is a beautiful bike but French bikes tend to...

This is a beautiful bike but French bikes tend to be devalued in the marketplace relative to say top end Italian, British, or US bikes. The odd sizing problems throw some people off as they are...
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By orcas island

Tomm- I was going to suggest something in the...

Tomm- I was going to suggest something in the neighborhood of $600-$650 in the Bay Area. It looks lovely, and Iím sure youíve got an investment In the extra wheel set youíve built for it. Agree with...
04-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By mdarnton

Someone needs to step in and take that guy's...

Someone needs to step in and take that guy's buffing wheel away. Do the teeth have enough left to do the job?
04-15-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,953
Posted By bikemig

I like them a lot. I run WTB or leather saddles...

I like them a lot. I run WTB or leather saddles on pretty much all my bikes. I've put a lot of miles on WTB saddles since I've done a number of multi-day tours on the XO 2 and on a 1985 Cannondale ST...
04-15-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,953
Posted By bikemig

1993 Bridgestone XO 2

This bike is more modern than most of the ones on this thread but it clearly owes a lot to the French 650b constructeur bikes. The 1993 Bridgestone XO 2 has road bike geometry and 26 inch wheels...
04-15-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By P!N20

I've had some 28 Paselas for ages that steal my...

I've had some 28 Paselas for ages that steal my beer, act obnoxious and are often aggressive towards me and my wife. I'll say they've gone bad.
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By unterhausen

Sorry to interrupt this thread. You need an...

Sorry to interrupt this thread.

You need an admin, not a mod. You can email the site administrator. "contact us" link at the bottom of every page. Or pm Siu when you get enough posts. We will ban...
04-14-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By non-fixie

Cool! I have traced a few of my locally-made...

Cool! I have traced a few of my locally-made bikes back to their originators, and - if you're a bike romantic like me - nothing beats talking to the people who were responsible for the bike's...
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Tomm Willians

70ís Follis 472

Iíve been slowly coming to the realization that I have acquired more bikes than I can truly take the time to ride and collecting for the sake of collecting isnít of interest to me.
Therefore Iím...
04-14-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,302
Posted By rhm

Well, C and S are both sibillants, aren't they? ...

Well, C and S are both sibillants, aren't they?

:innocent:
04-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,302
Posted By Charles Wahl

I think that rhm meant to type "disk brakes" but...

I think that rhm meant to type "disk brakes" but maybe not. Most boomers don't need the other kind, but some obviously still do (ref. current events).
04-14-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 61,530
Views: 9,287,867
Posted By SchRadler

Trek 620? in CO - $120

Here's another Trek 620 (I believe) up near Breckenridge, CO. Only the one photo. Some rust visible around the headset (and a very rusty chain). Hard to say about the frame. Priced at $120, down from...
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By cb400bill

Location, condition, and the quality of your ad...

Location, condition, and the quality of your ad and photos, all make a big difference in how a bike sells.
04-13-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Charles Wahl

I stand corrected, and guess I need to revise my...

I stand corrected, and guess I need to revise my dating of the frames I thought were from the '50s. My apologies, T-Mar.
04-13-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Yeah we'll go with that, most of you haven't seen...

Yeah we'll go with that, most of you haven't seen my arms in person.

Short reach brakes
04-13-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By mountaindave

And a critical piece of history in the...

And a critical piece of history in the development of derailleurs with its slant parallel design. Chunky and bulky looking to some, but actually light weight, bombproof and unparalleled (pun...
04-12-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Charles Wahl

Please ignore; I misunderstood T-Mar's post above...

Please ignore; I misunderstood T-Mar's post above and got things wrong.
While it pains me to contradict T-Mar, and with the greatest respect, I don't think that the 880 dropout debuted in 1962....
04-12-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By MarkinOz

Great thinking non-fixie ....and youíre...

Great thinking non-fixie ....and youíre absolutely correct!! Received some info from the Aussie Forum contributors pointing this frame as a Speedwell/Speedlight from the serial number. Along with the...
04-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By T-Mar

According to extant catalogues, the matched set...

According to extant catalogues, the matched set 881/881B Tour de France rear dropouts debuted circa 1962, the same time as with the Prestige derailleurs. Prior to that, the TdF dropout set used was...
04-12-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By berkleydriskill

You're right, I totally forgot to mention and...

You're right, I totally forgot to mention and give credit to Robert Gassie, owner of https://www.bingbicycle.com/aboutus.html for his excellent frame painting skills.
Black and Gold is just my...
04-12-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By berkleydriskill

After 6+ months of work, she's finally done. A...

After 6+ months of work, she's finally done.
A full list of photos can be found here Roberts Bike | Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/190747398@N06/sets/72157718908220628/)
...
04-12-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 791
Posted By 85campione

Lazzaretti Roma just looked at the photos and...

Lazzaretti Roma just looked at the photos and informed me that "unfortunately, it is not clear what type of frame. It is certainly not Galmozzi. Unfortunately, we cannot help you more than that. ...
04-12-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 929
Posted By tricky

Some of that might clean up with aluminum foil...

Some of that might clean up with aluminum foil but there are lots of pieces that you can see even in the crappy pics that are all the way through the chrome. I am guessing maybe 50% of the rust will...
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Jmpierce

Look at this link, its where I did some of the...

Look at this link, its where I did some of the research on my 979. You should be able to figure to the year by the serial number.
...
04-12-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 929
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd be more concerned about a seller lying to me....

I'd be more concerned about a seller lying to me. "The rust wasn't there before and just appeared one winter" has no credibility whatsoever.
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By MauriceMoss

I completely agree. You can even see the faint...

I completely agree. You can even see the faint outline of the frame number on that solid Huret dropout, something that a lot of Geminianis of this period had:
...
04-11-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By MauriceMoss

Indeed they do, good eye. This was the only clear...

Indeed they do, good eye. This was the only clear shot I could find to reference.
04-11-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Tedbaz

Thank you all for your input and expertise. ...

Thank you all for your input and expertise. Little did I know when I pulled this frame from the pile at a local recycle center that I had rescued a classic from an American master frame builder....
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Lewis Yelin

Thanks very much for the advice! The seller was...

Thanks very much for the advice! The seller was willing to part with the bike for $400, so I bought it. It's in good but not excellent shape, but I've got the skills to work on it, it will be an...
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