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07-30-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By jamesdak

Two out, a real beauty in. Kirk Terraplane content and pics

I'm slowly making progress to drawing down the collection/stable of bikes. Two of the 90's bikes have been moved on locally the past couple of weeks, the Klein Quantum II and then yesterday the...
07-23-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,132
Posted By randyjawa

I like to find bikes at the dump - but...

My youngest daughter and I go to the dump, to scavenge, a couple of times a week. Needless to say, I look for old road bikes (there was a youth's Glider road bike there today, a Fuji mountain bike...
07-14-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,247
Posted By kocour

The driver's insurance company asked for receipts...

The driver's insurance company asked for receipts for what I had invested in the bike and a note from a bike shop assessing the damage. When I produced these they wrote me a check for $1200. Based...
07-02-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ross200

I would get a repair estimate from a...

I would get a repair estimate from a knowledgeable shop-replacing "buckled" tubes and re-chrome blows past $2k in a hurry. Also get replacement estimates for a modern "equivalent" bicycle as DD...
07-01-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,247
Posted By dedhed

Tell them it was a Raleigh Portage

Tell them it was a Raleigh Portage
06-29-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 775
Posted By Simba261

Vintage Faggin “Donna” step through with pump peg and race geometry

$500 - Complete bike located in southern California. I prefer not to part out my bike.

Serviced fairly recently, and has original paint and decals. The drive train is Shimano Deore with a Sugino...
06-28-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,796
Posted By BFisher

Exactly. And let us not forget the sage words of...

Exactly. And let us not forget the sage words of Bo Diddley and how location factors in:...
06-28-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,796
Posted By brucemanchan

I should mention that I do have a 1986' Portage...

I should mention that I do have a 1986' Portage 25" example. I also will mention that I was on the look out for one for some time and I did find one in Oregon several years ago. The listing was on...
06-28-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,796
Posted By brucemanchan

Good for the seller and the buyer, they both got...

Good for the seller and the buyer, they both got what they were looking for. Value is based on wants and needs. The seller of the bike had a very nice example of the Portage and the buyer...
06-28-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,796
Posted By Kilroy1988

The Thin Man Thanks for chiming in, sir. Very...

The Thin Man Thanks for chiming in, sir. Very interesting to hear your perspective. nlerner above mentions that value is "whatever one buyer is willing to pay" which is the absolute truth of the...
06-28-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,796
Posted By bamboobike4

Yep

I thought of The Thin Man right away, as he sold a 1985 Raleigh Racing USA Competition for $1000 when my near mint one, with very clean 3x9 Ultegra and NOS DA/Open Pro wheels has languished at $450,...
06-28-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,796
Posted By nlerner

The Thin Man’s selling of the Portage is...

The Thin Man’s selling of the Portage is confirmation of my gut response when someone asks, “What’s it worth?” It’s worth whatever one buyer is willing to pay. That’s why even sold prices on eBay...
06-26-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,796
Posted By Kilroy1988

Right, and I heard someone else paid $10,000 to...

Right, and I heard someone else paid $10,000 to have a steel frame made by someone just because it's got some dead guy's name on it. What's your point?
06-26-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By LBCwanabe

Panasonic Mountain Cat 3500

Japanese made. Large size. Original components. Tires & tubes not included . Relubed throughout. $199 plus shipping....
Forum: For Sale
06-07-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By m.c.

I would like to purchase this if it is still...

I would like to purchase this if it is still available.

I sent a PM
06-07-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,745
Posted By alexihnen

Not to derail this sales thread, but I wanted to...

Not to derail this sales thread, but I wanted to add how much I enjoy riding my Marinoni. They really are wonderful bikes. Suppose I need to find the Marinoni photo thread.
...
06-06-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,745
Posted By jonny7

I have ridden many Marinonis and would jump on...

I have ridden many Marinonis and would jump on this one were it a bit taller. Great price for a great paintwork!
06-01-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 838
Posted By merziac

Chrome Ritchey completed

So the last several weeks including the runup to Eroica and deep clean of the Merz I took included lots of wrangling, shuffling, digging and plenty else. I kept running into parts I had collected for...
05-24-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By Shrevvy

Jack Taylor Touring Campy, TA, Phil Wood

Jack Taylor touring bike up for sale. $1400 plus shipping. Shipping $99 for lower 48 states. Pickup available in Northeast Ohio.

- 60 cm CTC seat tube, 58.5 CTC top tube
- Campy Rally RD, Campy...
05-23-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,460
Posted By QuikRick

I took a big chance on this ugly duckling. These...

I took a big chance on this ugly duckling. These are before shots of the 3ttt stem with the Colnago panto's...
05-21-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Bad Lag

I've had my Brooks Pro for almost 50 years and it...

I've had my Brooks Pro for almost 50 years and it FINALLY getting broken in. Longer than a Brooks,..., a multi-generational break in period. ;-)
05-11-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Narhay

1977 Marinoni Special

Interesting Marinoni came up in London a couple hours away from the center of the universe in Toronto. My friend happened to be going by yesterday and picked it up for me and dropped it off. The...
05-10-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By banana jam

Soma Smoothie ES 60cm f/f $300 now $SOLD net to me

https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/smoothie

Geo above. One small mark on top tube paint chip type. Very little use by me way under 1K miles. $300 now $SOLD net to me shipping on you. Fits...
05-08-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,475
Posted By Chuck M

When I buy a bike and it is as complete as that...

When I buy a bike and it is as complete as that Fuji, I bring it home, air up the tires to max pressure, and ride it around the block just to say I did. Then it is a total tear down and overhaul. I...
05-01-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By polymorphself

Phoenix Sonoran Preserve (Voyageur Content)

Took a little day trip from Downtown out to the preserve yesterday. 54 miles in total. Awhile back Saguaro posted photos of his awesome Cresta out here and since then it has been on my list of rides...
04-26-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,325
Posted By SDHawk

Update: I was able to score the bike! The bike...

Update: I was able to score the bike! The bike was from the daughter of the original owner. Said there was a lot of interest, but I e-mailed first so I had dibs.

It was dusty but all original...
03-20-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By PilotFishBob

Springtime for Hetchins

Yes, recently re-watched "The Producers". Finally finished up a project I'd alluded to in other threads without specifics, a 1950 Hetchins - either a SuperSport or a Nulli Secundus. Based what I've...
Forum: For Sale
02-15-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By norcalbicirecy

Sweet journals

I’m now on a search for any single volumes after stumbling across your thread. Got a few looks into some through a quick Google search and they definitely have great appeal.

Best of luck selling...
02-09-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By Force

Puch Vent Noir Mixte

Selling this Steyr Daimler Puch Vent Noir. I measure seat tube as 21" center to top. Bike is exceptionally clean and was not ridden much at all (see lettering and decals, saddle, etc. Bike was...
01-30-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,626
Posted By cinelliguy

1983 Palo Alto Bicycle - $1250 OBO

1983 Palo Alto Bicycle – Criterium Model Seat tube 60cm, Top tube 57cm - $1250
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_5131_ac4b2faf5bb615778c2bc9224c5e2769cd326f24.jpg...
01-30-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By cycleheimer

Yes indeed they are, and yes I am with mine....

Yes indeed they are, and yes I am with mine....
01-24-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Catnap

FS: Dura Ace 7400 7-Speed Groupset with 700c clincher Wheelset

$600 plus shipping via Bikeflights with FREE shipping in the CONUS
Lots of hi-res photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzzmcW
...
01-13-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,017
Posted By 2flit

This is how the bike looks today with the...

This is how the bike looks today with the modifications that I made to the gearing, shifting, and handle bars.


...
12-27-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By oneclick

I made a pair, can make more...

When I was young(er) I made a set of converters for the quill pedals on a bike; I used rubber-soled shoes and they would get cut in half by the rear of the cage. I got some flat aluminium and bent it...
12-24-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,745
Posted By randyjawa

Marinoni bikes are truly impressive machines,...

Marinoni bikes are truly impressive machines, Great look coupled with excellent workmanship and superb ride quality. My present Marinoni is the best feeling/riding bike that I have ever owned. The...
12-23-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By AZORCH

I chanced into a Raleigh International...

I chanced into a Raleigh International restoration project about ten years ago. The previous owner, a retired engineer, had cobbled together several modifications, one of which was this pedal flat.
...
12-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By zandoval

OK... This goes on the list of things I am going...

OK... This goes on the list of things I am going to fabricate... Actually been putting it off for more than a few years but now I gotta do it... THANKS!

Gonna use an Aluminum Gutter for the...
12-16-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By noobinsf

FWIW, my uncle is a retired machinist, and I can...

FWIW, my uncle is a retired machinist, and I can easily imagine him doing something of this quality in his garage workshop (had he ever been interested in cycling, which he wasn't). I'm not...
12-16-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By Pompiere

Sort of related. I got a pair of these with a...

Sort of related. I got a pair of these with a lot of SPD pedals I bought at a swap meet. Google says they also made another version for Look cleats. I can see the utility of using regular shoes...
12-16-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By T-Mar

I'm with BG on this one. I believe these may be a...

I'm with BG on this one. I believe these may be a commercial product, as I recall these (or a very similar product) being advertised in one of the cycling magazines during the early to mid-1980s....
12-16-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By verktyg

Flat Pedal Covers - Solution For Hot Foot

Those types of covers were a partial solution for folks with wide feet. BITD there were some plastic covers that did they same thing but they never looked very durable. Also some molded plastic and...
12-16-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By merziac

Well I'm inclined to agree now with these pics...

Well I'm inclined to agree now with these pics but I would still contend that somebody was thinking about or looking at sill plates or thresholds when this idea popped into their head. ;)
12-15-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By merziac

The Thin Man I'm going to go out on a limb...

The Thin Man

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say these were home fabbed out of sill plate material.

Looks from here like they were two different ones as well, unless I'm not seeing...
12-13-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,309
Posted By Steve Bauserman

Rene Herse Show and Tell

This has been on my list of grail bikes for many years. I have had four escape me at various auctions because of not wanting to pay obscene prices. They do not come up for sale often. I was amazed to...
12-13-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By retrodude

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar...

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar grip which is temporary while I wait on the stem. It’s built up as far as I can go with it.

I’m super happy with the paint/decals. I can’t wait to...
12-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By johnnyace

If not, I've got both roof and hitch racks,...

If not, I've got both roof and hitch racks, enough to carry six bikes.
12-12-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By joesch

Impressive bike and writeup in the link. ...

Impressive bike and writeup in the link.
Somebody will be a pleased buyer.
12-12-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By johnnyace

I'm really glad (or not?) that this one is too...

I'm really glad (or not?) that this one is too big for me, Josh. The 1985 model I told you about in my size that I purchased from eBay ended up not working out: the seller never shipped it, ended all...
12-10-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By the sci guy

FS: 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer

** THIS HAS BEEN SOLD**

For sale is a rare 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer, made in England. This was my first resto-mod project, & while I do love this bike I just don't find myself reaching to ride it...
12-08-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By CyclingFool95

It's exactly my size, and on the short list of...

It's exactly my size, and on the short list of bikes I'm looking to get someday but fortunately (for me) far enough away to make it impractical. Really, really nice though. GLWS.
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