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Posted By wrk101

I think you are high value wise. Vintage bikes...

I think you are high value wise. Vintage bikes have dropped in value including the Miyata 1000. Also, the Miyata 1000 IMHO got a lot better in the late 1980s. So the mid to early 1980s version just...
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Posted By wrk101

Depends where you live. I sold a ready to ride,...

Depends where you live. I sold a ready to ride, Trek 1200 last week, full 105, for $150. Personally, I prefer the Trek over the Schwinn.

Quill seat post on the Schwinn can be a can of worms.
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Posted By wrk101

Benottos have a checkered past as far as frame...

Benottos have a checkered past as far as frame quality. Here's a past comment on them. I have no personal knowledge. The only one I have owned I just bought the parts and returned the frame to the...
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Posted By wrk101

Its now showing up on multiple C/L in the SE........

Its now showing up on multiple C/L in the SE..... With a nice Ironman for $175, I do not see the value here.

Its $100 cheaper ($400) on Atlanta C/L.


Ironman--->
...
11-15-19, 01:59 PM
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Posted By wrk101

As typical, we all like to gripe about eBay fees....

As typical, we all like to gripe about eBay fees. Me too!

But try selling on Amazon (hint, it's higher than eBay). Or sell at a local consignment shop (they typically get 60%, I get 40%). Or sell...
11-14-19, 02:45 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Rarity has little/no impact on value. Look at the...

Rarity has little/no impact on value. Look at the Chicago built Schwinn Paramounts. They bring high prices from collectors, even though they made a ton of them. Collectors want desirable models, some...
11-13-19, 02:08 PM
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Posted By wrk101

This is because they do not want to be subject to...

This is because they do not want to be subject to the rules and regulations that apply to ALL banks here in the US. They are walking a very fine line. Being exempt from these rules gives them a...
11-13-19, 01:50 PM
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Views: 861
Posted By wrk101

Common misunderstanding here, but its Paypal that...

Common misunderstanding here, but its Paypal that issues the 1099, NOT eBay. I carefully kept my eBay sales under the threshold, but received a 1099 from Paypal. Thats when I learned all payments,...
11-13-19, 09:38 AM
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Posted By wrk101

My thinking is that a nice bike "back in the...

My thinking is that a nice bike "back in the day", an active rider would have very likely made upgrades and changes. Some for fit, some because parts wear out, some for better performance. I know I...
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Posted By wrk101

No, basically none of your controls will work. If...

No, basically none of your controls will work. If you are resourceful, such a conversion is not a big expense. Handlebars, handlebar tape, road brake levers, and shifters. Cheapest option is a set of...
11-12-19, 09:07 PM
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Posted By wrk101

So glad no one was hurt! Robbie knows...

So glad no one was hurt!

Robbie knows insurance for sure! I'd seek his advice.
11-12-19, 02:27 PM
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Posted By wrk101

1970s PX 10 F&F 59cm CTT Plus 1963 UO8 Issues Cheap P/U Only

OK, this frame and fork has been sitting around far too long. Its a 1970s PX10, fork is bent from the side (not frontal collision). Probably can be straightened, I do not know. Not my size, so I am...
11-12-19, 11:01 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Rusty crashed bike missing most of its original...

Rusty crashed bike missing most of its original parts = worthless. Orange SC above is pretty nice, bar end shifters plus leather saddle cover the selling price.

+100 I've been actively selling...
11-12-19, 10:49 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Doesn't really matter what you paid for it, its...

Doesn't really matter what you paid for it, its what it is worth to you. My favorite bike cost me $15, getting it stolen would be a really bad day. And I am not finding a replacement for $15.
...
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Posted By wrk101

Deferring for pictures. If its a bike boom...

Deferring for pictures. If its a bike boom vintage, value may be limited to nothing. Made in the US does not always mean quality. Ross, Huffy, Murray were all made in US.

The early ones are...
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Posted By wrk101

Take a picture from the drive side (the side with...

Take a picture from the drive side (the side with the chain), with the same backdrop. Air up the tires fully (flat tires = big discount). Nice picture! Crop it to remove some of the top and bottom....
11-10-19, 09:37 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Worst welding I have ever seen. Does not affect...

Worst welding I have ever seen. Does not affect functionality of the bike.

I would NOT put any money into it, other than making it rideable. Bike around here would be about $25. Could be more in...
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Posted By wrk101

It's all opinions. Mid level in the 1970s can...

It's all opinions. Mid level in the 1970s can equate to lower end in the 1980s. Great vintage look on the plus side. You can ask whatever you want and the market will decide.

Ebay means you have...
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Posted By wrk101

How you are going to sell, where you live,...

How you are going to sell, where you live, ability and willingness to pack and ship at a low cost, overall cosmetics, and your ability to market the bike all enter into its value.

Touring bikes...
11-10-19, 08:43 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Iíve cut my stack down 50% but you are way ahead...

Iíve cut my stack down 50% but you are way ahead of me!
11-07-19, 12:24 PM
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Posted By wrk101

"That ain't dry. This is dry!" But it has...

"That ain't dry. This is dry!"

But it has maintained its shape.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49029349818_2a1321dde5_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hGyexy)
IMG_0746...
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Posted By wrk101

St Louis FB marketplace: Ultegra 9 speed...

St Louis FB marketplace:
Ultegra 9 speed Cannondale R900: $200
1984ish Trek 500: $100
1990 Centurion Diamondback Interval: $125 (successor to the Ironman)

I often find the best deals on FB...
11-06-19, 09:15 PM
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Posted By wrk101

I'm getting more and more like that. Although I...

I'm getting more and more like that. Although I donate to the bike co op instead of Salvation Army or others.

The middle of the pack vintage bike value wise around here is only worth about what...
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Posted By wrk101

Bianchi sold a full line of bikes, particularly...

Bianchi sold a full line of bikes, particularly the Asian models. I've had some that weren't worth $25. Full Campy, Italian, Celeste, could be worth $1000 or even more.

Generally, the top money is...
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Posted By wrk101

Just check completed items on ebay that actually...

Just check completed items on ebay that actually sold. Realize locally you are NOT going to get an ebay price. Depending on market, it won't bring anything close.
11-06-19, 09:20 AM
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Posted By wrk101

1. Softride stem will pay for the entire bike....

1. Softride stem will pay for the entire bike. Whenever I have gotten one on a bike, I sell it. Ditto Girvin stems too (just sold one).

2. Grip shifters suck IMHO. Thumb shifters for the win.
...
11-05-19, 10:02 PM
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Posted By wrk101

They sold a complete line of bikes. Like many...

They sold a complete line of bikes. Like many brands from that era, some were very basic (worth very little), some were really nice (worth more), and everything in between. They didn't make bikes,...
11-05-19, 09:50 PM
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Posted By wrk101

More likely someone got an original frame and...

More likely someone got an original frame and pieced it together with what they had laying around. Someone into this style of bike could have piles of parts. Then they find a frame, or maybe a...
11-05-19, 05:32 PM
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Posted By wrk101

+10 Rigid frame MTB or an early touring bike....

+10 Rigid frame MTB or an early touring bike. Both will have cantilever brakes, alloy rims, accept wide tires. The rigid frame MTBs I like the best will have generous/easy gearing and thumb shifters...
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Posted By wrk101

Buyers and collectors want boys bikes and not...

Buyers and collectors want boys bikes and not girls bikes. Girls versions tend to sell low and often are used as parts bikes for boys bikes.
11-03-19, 04:31 PM
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Posted By wrk101

N(1): Japanese Raleigh Touring bike, serial...

N(1): Japanese Raleigh Touring bike, serial number N0Pxxxx, where xxxx is a four digit number. I believe this serial number means November 1980. 18 speed touring bike. Model name and decals are...
10-27-19, 11:41 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Just watching football, I'm done. Time to head to...

Just watching football, I'm done. Time to head to the workshop.
10-27-19, 11:38 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Final entry, four of a kind, Schwinn Cimarron! ...

Final entry, four of a kind, Schwinn Cimarron!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48968545483_4d346c0254_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hBbAwX)
IMG_4027 (https://flic.kr/p/2hBbAwX) by wrk101...
10-27-19, 11:27 AM
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Posted By wrk101

OK, three of a kind Chicago Paramounts, a 1972,...

OK, three of a kind Chicago Paramounts, a 1972, 1973, and a 1974, in order of year (full disclosure, I have a fourth one, a 1974 track bike, but its only a frameset).
...
10-27-19, 11:24 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Pair of Prologues, both 1987 models too. ...

Pair of Prologues, both 1987 models too.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1787/43138224871_a2fbc68ef2_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28HYFkM)
fullsizeoutput_91b (https://flic.kr/p/28HYFkM) by wrk101...
10-24-19, 08:11 AM
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Posted By wrk101

PO also did a job with his engraver on this over...

PO also did a job with his engraver on this over wise nice Cinelli stem.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48952698086_1bb5a5227c_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hzMnDY)
1972 Paramount Stem...
10-24-19, 08:09 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Now the pictures that show the modification in...

Now the pictures that show the modification in "fine" detail:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48952874362_3847b419df_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hzNh4d)
1972 Paramount Brake Cable...
10-24-19, 08:08 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Ingenious? Idiotic Brake Cable Routing on 1972 Paramount

I picked this Paramount up two days ago, check out the routing.

I'll put the first picture up where it almost looks "normal"

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48952134373_8b20c9c309_k.jpg...
10-24-19, 07:51 AM
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Posted By wrk101

+10 to T-Mar, a lot of low end crap 10 speeds...

+10 to T-Mar, a lot of low end crap 10 speeds were being made in the USA during the 1970s such as Columbia, Huffy, and Murray. And by the late 1970s, Trek entered the market.
10-18-19, 04:42 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Iíve never understood the exact year issue. I...

Iíve never understood the exact year issue. I guess after owning over 600 bikes I just donít bother with exact year.

its not like you are going to go to s bike shop and request parts for a 1986...
10-14-19, 08:27 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Sold.

Sold.
10-12-19, 06:15 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Serial numbers tell the year, thatís it. Then you...

Serial numbers tell the year, thatís it. Then you compare build components to figure out the model.

Univega was one of many marketing companies back then that did not build bikes. Others did for...
10-04-19, 01:22 PM
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Posted By wrk101

The fall of 1975, after my Schwinn Continental...

The fall of 1975, after my Schwinn Continental got stolen at college. I bought a UO8.


https://live.staticflickr.com/3084/3179310077_b940234651_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5QWN7Z)Peugeot Dun Comp 1...
10-04-19, 01:10 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Then it could be a repaint.

Then it could be a repaint.
10-04-19, 12:13 PM
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Posted By wrk101

First, if you are sure it has Nishiki logo on the...

First, if you are sure it has Nishiki logo on the seat stays, then its very likely a Nishiki. Did Jocelyn actually paint that bike? He was a quadriplegic after a tragic accident in 1983. But someone...
10-04-19, 11:40 AM
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Posted By wrk101

At the co-op I volunteer at, 90% of the donations...

At the co-op I volunteer at, 90% of the donations year round are that kind of "quality". Most people buy their bikes at Walmart or some other big box store, they break, they get donated. We don't...
10-04-19, 11:33 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Too funny. One guy, one opinion. Myself, my...

Too funny. One guy, one opinion. Myself, my newest bike is 1988. My oldest is 1960. So I guess I am out. I currently own about 100 bikes.

Can't argue with foolishness.

Now all that being said,...
10-02-19, 03:31 PM
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Views: 386
Posted By wrk101

A couple of requests so far. We will have to see.

A couple of requests so far. We will have to see.
10-02-19, 10:16 AM
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Posted By wrk101

1983 Ross Mt Whitney chrome frame and fork 52cm ST 56cm TT

i tried to make this fit. Iíve owned three Mt Whitneys this one has the best chrome by a long shot! Not perfect but pretty good.

includes Ross Professional HS, rear XT brake calipers, and a seat...
10-02-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By wrk101

1987 Schwinn Cimarron 17 inch

SOLD SOLD SOLD Thanks!


Red 1987 Schwinn Cimarron pretty original, mostly XT parts.

If you have seen what these ho for over on the bay, you will know my price is a deal.

$300 plus $10...
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