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07-03-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Coming back to this thread I can answer that it...

Coming back to this thread I can answer that it starts with a J so 1981 it is! Thank you for that information.

I finally started tinkering with the Pro-Miyata, it's got some surface rust and...
06-28-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Stopped for fuel and read this. When did I say...

Stopped for fuel and read this. When did I say every Portage was worth $2,000? Or any Portage for that matter if the seller is only willing to advertise locally (as Wolfgang did)? I haven't said...
06-28-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

WolfgangVerne Thanks for taking the time to chime...

WolfgangVerne Thanks for taking the time to chime in! Another example that illustrates how local markets vary, especially compared to national/international ones, I think - and a reason to provide...
06-28-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

If it's not pointed out to me then how can I hope...

If it's not pointed out to me then how can I hope to learn? I just took a few minutes to read everything I wrote in this thread thus far and I can see a few lines that could be perceived as...
06-28-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

You're welcome to quote any text in this thread...

You're welcome to quote any text in this thread of mine that you perceive to be "aggressive" or "angry" and I can guarantee you I will take the time to reflect upon it and apologize if it seems that...
06-28-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Maybe I've spent too much time separating myself...

Maybe I've spent too much time separating myself from feelings associated with conversations held with strangers on the internet, because unless if someone is threatening to do something that will...
06-28-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

My eyes hurt just trying to read the text on the...

My eyes hurt just trying to read the text on the screen in there. Goodness, gracious me!

-Gregory
06-28-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Cheers, you're welcome to think so! It's a...

Cheers, you're welcome to think so!

It's a consequence I'm willing to bear if even a few people pause to consider what sort of answer they would hope to get were they to ask for a valuation of an...
06-28-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

While I entirely appreciate what you're saying, I...

While I entirely appreciate what you're saying, I believe that I am and should be completely welcome to post my thoughts about such a matter here without either a) causing others to feel as if I am...
06-28-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Does every post need to be supportive or...

Does every post need to be supportive or complimentary? Since when is it that constructive criticism isn't a valid form of communication? I provided the most recent eBay transaction as an example and...
06-28-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Calling out people for being cheap and not...

Calling out people for being cheap and not providing well-considered responses to a request has nothing to do with their personality or character. For all I know they could be sitting behind their...
06-28-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Sir, Throughout this entire thread I have...

Sir,

Throughout this entire thread I have not once insinuated that those who I disagree with, or whose responses I do not appreciate as being adequate to the purpose, are in any way lacking in...
06-28-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

A groovy setup! Honestly, based on some of the...

A groovy setup! Honestly, based on some of the actual evidence of how well they ride provided in snippets throughout this thread I'm beginning to question whether I should pay for one these days! My...
06-28-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Again, I said I've had "Raleigh Portage" saved in...

Again, I said I've had "Raleigh Portage" saved in my eBay search for several years and have seen numerous examples (probably about 6-8) sell for $1,000 or more - that accounts for at least half of...
06-28-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
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...
06-27-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

That goes back to the initial point of the thread...

That goes back to the initial point of the thread - I was asking people to consider more angles than their local markets or guesswork that leads to often only a number of very low estimates being...
06-27-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yeah, I personally only comment on appraisal...

Yeah, I personally only comment on appraisal threads for bicycles I actually watch the market for. Hence my finally bringing this up. I have seen and continue to see (witness last week's auction)...
06-27-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Kilroy1988

There's a bicycle with a standard frame carefully...

There's a bicycle with a standard frame carefully placed behind the mixte in front. It's an optical illusion.
06-27-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Like I said, I've seen multiple Portages sell for...

Like I said, I've seen multiple Portages sell for more than $1,000. One member already stated above that they sold their own for $1,000. So no, I don't exactly agree with that statement.

I also...
06-27-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Precisely the kind of person I hope sees my ads.

Precisely the kind of person I hope sees my ads.
06-27-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yup! Again, c'est la vie... Doesn't make me feel...

Yup! Again, c'est la vie... Doesn't make me feel bad knowing anyone's on my side or not, I said my piece and have tried to address folks who addressed me directly. My initial post and every one since...
06-27-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Really that's precisely what I'm suggesting. If...

Really that's precisely what I'm suggesting. If someone walked up to me on the street and said "do you know which way to XYZ" and I really didn't know for sure but thought I had an idea which I...
06-27-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

That's pretty much my take on this matter and why...

That's pretty much my take on this matter and why I posted in the first place. Without knowing the specific situation from which the request for appraisal is being made, such as whether a bicycle...
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By Kilroy1988

Right, and I told you I've been watching the...

Right, and I told you I've been watching the market for these for a number of years. "Raleigh Portage" is on my eBay saved searches and I see them all. My statement above is precisely aligned with...
06-26-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

To address the rest of your points, sir: 3)...

To address the rest of your points, sir:

3) If I were KING, I would do away with that forum completely. I suppose it is too much to expect that such a public place could ever be held to reasonable...
06-26-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm young and dumb and want to change the world....

I'm young and dumb and want to change the world. C'est la vie!
06-26-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm sorry, but people actually get paid to...

I'm sorry, but people actually get paid to evaluate prices for all kinds of things, from real estate to automobiles to antiques. It's a profession and a proper evaluation is much more than "an...
06-26-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Did you ask if they were interested in selling on...

Did you ask if they were interested in selling on eBay? Did you mention that it might be worth a lot more? I missed that part if so.

I also have access to Terapeak and you'll notice the $875 is...
06-26-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
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, 04:27 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well I disagree. If I were to come into a forum...

Well I disagree. If I were to come into a forum and ask people for advice about how to fix a mechanical issue with my bicycle then I would consider it disrespectful if someone replied and actually...
06-26-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kilroy1988

Please Stop Being So Cheap!

Hello,

This thread is related to the Appraisals forum but it seems appropriate to post it here since this is where most of the posters hang out. I don't meant to bash anyone, but I think as a...
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By Kilroy1988

Northstar50 wrk101 plonz Chuck M The Raleigh...

Northstar50 wrk101 plonz Chuck M

The Raleigh Portage is a very sought-after bicycle and you only need to look at recent eBay auctions to see that the estimates proposed above are very low!

1986...
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Kilroy1988

I just paid $490 after taxes and shipping for a...

I just paid $490 after taxes and shipping for a full Chorus 9-speed groupset with post-'97 ergo shifters on eBay. There were a lot of people watching the advertisement despite it being a recent...
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello and welcome to Bike Forums, On eBay...

Hello and welcome to Bike Forums,

On eBay these days, if the frame is cleaned up and presented nicely it may be worth a few hundred dollars to a buyer keen on just such a Rochet in this particular...
06-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,045
Posted By Kilroy1988

Here's a slightly older (and sold) Carlton...

Here's a slightly older (and sold) Carlton Continental on a slightly larger bridge over a slightly larger irrigation canal, since people seemed to appreciate the first one... And just for good...
06-22-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,045
Posted By Kilroy1988

How about a little baby bridge on a lonely...

How about a little baby bridge on a lonely country road over an irrigation ditch?
...
06-17-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By Kilroy1988

Bumping this for Randy. If I weren't beholden to...

Bumping this for Randy. If I weren't beholden to restoring the 1972 Raleigh Professional frame that my uncle officially gave to me recently I would honestly prefer tackling this Bianchi... Alas, the...
06-17-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Kilroy1988

Looks like a customized 1970s Competition or...

Looks like a customized 1970s Competition or Super Tourist frameset to me - pretty much stock except for the addition of the braze-on bottle cage mounts. Notably it doesn't have a mount on the seat...
06-11-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By Kilroy1988

Your water bottles are in the wrong spot.

Your water bottles are in the wrong spot.
06-10-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 821
Posted By Kilroy1988

Happy birthday, Brent! My uncle (who got me into...

Happy birthday, Brent! My uncle (who got me into road cycling) and the handful of retired fellows he rides with do this every year for each of their birthdays, with a couple of them going on 80 now....
06-08-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks, I already replied above stating that this...

Thanks, I already replied above stating that this is a temporary solution and I've already purchased a replacement strut.

-Gregory
06-08-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Kilroy1988

Not much to hijack, no worries! I was just bored...

Not much to hijack, no worries! I was just bored and sharing some random doohickies used in the wrong sort of way.

-Gregory
06-08-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'd like to mention that my fix is obviously...

I'd like to mention that my fix is obviously temporary. I already purchased a replacement strut that should have plenty of reach. I believe I cut this one down after fitting it to another bike years...
06-07-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Kilroy1988

For when your fender mounts are too short...

Today I was putting an older pair of Tanaka fenders on my Mercian Campionissimo when I realized that the rear mount was too short to reach the frame eyelets... Frustrated, I almost gave up until I...
06-02-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Kilroy1988

BUY 629 Ball Bearings | 9X26X8mm | EASY Bearings...

BUY 629 Ball Bearings | 9X26X8mm | EASY Bearings Selector (misumi-ec.com)...
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Kilroy1988

Essentially a step down from what was sold in the...

Essentially a step down from what was sold in the US as the Super Course 12 in 1979, as the components are about the same except the notable use of center-pull calipers for this model, and otherwise...
06-02-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Kilroy1988

The bearings I removed from the front hub were...

The bearings I removed from the front hub were 629-2rs bearings and I purchased the same - the "2rs" just means "two rubber seals" according to the person who ordered them from the distribution...
06-02-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks again for all the advice. I managed to...

Thanks again for all the advice. I managed to completely disassemble the hub with help from a blow dryer and a bit more elbow grease than I usually employ on such dainty components then purchased new...
06-01-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By Kilroy1988

I've dialed back my overall length between saddle...

I've dialed back my overall length between saddle and pedals by a few centimeters over the past decade after I began having trouble with hyperextending my knees from time to time during workouts or...
05-31-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,053
Posted By Kilroy1988

In an issue of Cycling or The Bicycle that I have...

In an issue of Cycling or The Bicycle that I have from the 1950s (not sure which - I have dozens of each) there is a nice article about "ankling," which is the act of rotating the ankles to power...
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