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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Older mystery ti, looks like an aluminum fork....

Older mystery ti, looks like an aluminum fork. Bit of a Frankenstein. I’d part it out if you want to max the value. Otherwise - tough to value. Probably 400-500 in my market.
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

At least $500-600

At least $500-600
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Is it worth $200? Sure...would I buy it? No. Old...

Is it worth $200? Sure...would I buy it? No. Old 90s CF scares the hell out of me. Im
not one of these “carbon is a delicate time bomb” people, but it did get better over time (trek was always...
01-15-20, 09:57 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

:roflmao: People like us CPAs more! ...

:roflmao:

People like us CPAs more!

After a few legal dealings (one bike related injury, one divorce proceeding) Iíd be tempted to take a run at you myself ;)
01-15-20, 09:15 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Plenty of people would try to deduct the bike and...

Plenty of people would try to deduct the bike and kit. Hell, if he’s riding to court and to clients from a firm that he owns, he can likely take a piece of the bike that way. The kit - Probably not,...
01-15-20, 09:06 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Thatís not necessarily true...it depends on the...

Thatís not necessarily true...it depends on the insurance coverages and assets. Typically youíll end up with half of the settlement after attorneys fees and expenses - the most outrageous of which...
01-10-20, 12:45 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

I don't think I've seen many instances of long...

I don't think I've seen many instances of long term members being rude here when it wasn't called for. No one/group is perfect, but this is a pretty genteel place.

If you're getting attacked here,...
01-10-20, 10:54 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Definitely an amazing trash pick. This has a...

Definitely an amazing trash pick.

This has a production frame look to me. I know both Singer and Herse built some roadies (usually less desirable than the randos), but I think I've seen production...
01-09-20, 08:02 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

A lot of bike companies made frames/builds of...

A lot of bike companies made frames/builds of varying levels, and value has a lot to do with what parts are on it, as well as condition. The above post links to bikes that clearly demonstrate this,...
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Make sure you market them with at least two of...

Make sure you market them with at least two of the following words:

Vintage
Artisinal
Boutique
Rare
found art

;)
01-08-20, 11:47 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

single pivot brakes and weaker rims.

single pivot brakes and weaker rims.
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

You will see 6-4 used, but definitely less...

You will see 6-4 used, but definitely less common, and likely more marketing/trend than anything else. I know my Titanio has 6/4 drop outs, and I think also the BB shell.

Here's an interesting...
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

I bought my Litespeed early 90s rigid MTB frame...

I bought my Litespeed early 90s rigid MTB frame on the cheap. Would it have garnered much as a flip? No - but it makes a hell of a practical commuter. If this fits, build it up on a budget build and...
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

The problem here is that on eBay, you’re likely...

The problem here is that on eBay, you’re likely dealing with a sort of random, likely limited, pool of buyers. It would definitely be helpful to have an idea on value.

I’m wildly guessing here,...
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

I like them...I've seen stuff like this...

I like them...I've seen stuff like this before...more from artists. I don't have any clue on worth, beyond saying what someone will pay. They seem like maybe something that would do well at Etsy?
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

That's my understanding, but I'm also not 100%...

That's my understanding, but I'm also not 100% certain. What I've heard from frame builders is that the difficulty and cost associated with 6/4 isn't justified by its marginally better strength...
01-07-20, 07:37 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

I'm truly puzzled about how fresh frames gets so...

I'm truly puzzled about how fresh frames gets so much less attention than some other painters who are far less talented. Sometimes it's a bit glossy/thick, but he does amazing work. Of my three...
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

https://www.dirtragmag.com/articles/everything-you...

https://www.dirtragmag.com/articles/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-titanium

https://www.elgiloy.com/strip-titanium-grade-9-ti-3-25/

https://www.spectrum-cycles.com/materials.php
...
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Uhhhh...NO. Early ti frames were typically...

Uhhhh...NO.

Early ti frames were typically CP titanium; the 3/2.5 was a very effective alloy that is still the standard. Most ti you see in frames is 3/2.5. Sometimes youíll see 6/4, which is...
01-05-20, 11:17 AM
01-05-20, 11:10 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Bruce Gordon, pre-80s De Rosa, Umberto Marnati,...

Bruce Gordon, pre-80s De Rosa, Umberto Marnati, Tom Ritchey, Bill Boston, jp weigle...

Those are about the only things I’m especially interested in. If something amazing came along at a can’t miss...
01-04-20, 05:05 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

I’ve dabbled in all of the above... I’m...

I’ve dabbled in all of the above...

I’m definitely more selective as the fleet has gotten larger, and the market softer. I’m really not interested in flipping at this point. No production 80s...
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Older MTBs typically have low value. Older ti...

Older MTBs typically have low value. Older ti typically has lower than you’d expect value. Mystery ti has usually has low value. I’d be shocked if even good
marketing got you near $500. I’d guess...
01-03-20, 12:48 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Good guy, but...yeah. I like him very much, and...

Good guy, but...yeah. I like him very much, and he usually does quality work, but it can be laborious at times.

If you know Simon @ Firth and Wilson (used to work for SB), I think he's a bit more...
01-03-20, 10:00 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Some of this is stylistic and preference... ...

Some of this is stylistic and preference...

I have three Mooney frames, and all 3 show thinning to the lugs, but not to the point where they loose character. He typically sculpts the lug to where...
01-03-20, 07:39 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

That customer made a LOT of requests...sort of an...

That customer made a LOT of requests...sort of an odd mix of some british and italian nods to style.Love the color.

Definitely like it, and I'm not sure I've seen that brake bridge on a Mooney...
01-02-20, 10:52 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

W H O A ! That is a find...wow. And...

W
H
O
A
!

That is a find...wow. And congrats!
12-31-19, 12:57 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Didn't you have a Bilenky?

Didn't you have a Bilenky?
12-31-19, 11:43 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Given the effort required to sell them, and the...

Given the effort required to sell them, and the dealing with low ballers, I'll likely be keeping all of them.

In a perfect world, I'd like to move on from the Rudge Pathfinder, the Palo Alto...
12-30-19, 12:28 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

My 76' Mooney was probably Chris Chance...the 79'...

My 76' Mooney was probably Chris Chance...the 79' is Fresh Frames (easily the nicest paint job of the three, and among the nicest I've seen), and the mid-80s was CyclArt. Gorgeous bikes, and I...
12-30-19, 10:16 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

First, congrats! Mooney is really among my...

First, congrats! Mooney is really among my favorite builders, and I love his attention to detail. He also tends to pick really good painters, which makes a lot of difference. Please take more photos...
12-27-19, 12:57 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bc4f7aa5_6e51_4ad8_bbb8_4b6097eb5871_ba536d5da7e687a5c0876e81908903189bf721a6.jpeg...
12-25-19, 05:20 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

https://youtu.be/-C18iyHd5Dw

https://youtu.be/-C18iyHd5Dw
12-24-19, 01:28 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Yeah - the new lady friend hates bikes.

Yeah - the new lady friend hates bikes.
12-24-19, 12:42 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

New Orleans Shops

So I’m spending a few days on the bayou...any must see c&v shops?

I’m with a non rider, so there won’t be any pedaling.
12-21-19, 08:42 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Very cool BG...I think I found it: ...

Very cool BG...I think I found it:

https://www.jebspens.com

Richard Sachs has a pretty cool pen available right now, but I wish heíd picked steel over aluminum.
12-21-19, 06:22 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

I have a few cool pens, and I like some fancy...

I have a few cool pens, and I like some fancy office stuff. A few Omas, some Pelikans...a couple hand made pens.
...
12-21-19, 10:08 AM
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Views: 1,557
Posted By KonAaron Snake

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/a4b9ac9a_6765_4d93_bc2a_6c8b50ba1e69_f3c66d801eb3282b5a5ac8ef942e4d0bbcb5398d.jpeg...
12-20-19, 01:47 PM
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Views: 389
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Mr. Kellogg is, to me, one of the single most...

Mr. Kellogg is, to me, one of the single most important members of the cycling community, and anyone who has ridden a Merlin knows why. I think this is very cool, and this is now on my radar! Nice to...
12-20-19, 12:53 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

There was some chatter about the "other"...

There was some chatter about the "other" Pinarello here...and I did do some research:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1085814-disappointing-pinarello.html

Regardless, I'm not sure...
12-20-19, 12:02 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Iíve never been clear on whether the two were in...

Iíve never been clear on whether the two were in any way related, and the question has come up before. Contrary to belief, Italian pinarello did sell city bikes in their Treviso shop.
12-15-19, 12:44 PM
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Views: 2,840
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I donít think you understand what is meant by...

I donít think you understand what is meant by markets being rational; it doesnít mean that individual sellers are rational.

Your post actually restates my point - that there was already supply,...
12-15-19, 11:32 AM
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Views: 2,840
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Disagree - markets are typically pretty rational...

Disagree - markets are typically pretty rational when there’s competition, and there was. Had it been advantageous to import them, or to set up manufacture, it would have been done.

The currency...
12-13-19, 08:47 AM
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Views: 2,840
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I'm certainly no subject matter expert on German...

I'm certainly no subject matter expert on German industry/culture.

That said, the production figures you site for 1927 are still likely a fraction of Peugeot/Raleigh, and my (limited)...
12-12-19, 09:54 AM
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Views: 2,840
Posted By KonAaron Snake

It's something that's come up here before... ...

It's something that's come up here before...

Some answers were:

A lack of cycling infrastructure/culture relative to some other Euro countries.
Relatively low profit margins comparable to...
12-11-19, 02:21 PM
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Views: 9,966
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Most of the members here know how to find bikes...

Most of the members here know how to find bikes inexpensively, and are a frugal lot. Being a member here is great, but, full disclosure, it's not a good place to sell a complete bike if you want...
12-11-19, 01:31 PM
12-11-19, 11:06 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

The only thing that can describe this is... ...

The only thing that can describe this is...

Ohhhh MYYYY
12-09-19, 01:29 PM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

Photo is timely...farewell Odo. Also the departed...

Photo is timely...farewell Odo. Also the departed Mr. Ritter.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1862x1048/reneauberjonois2_7c4a775e965ef10f0a0d18add09ff7c4913f1ade.jpg
12-09-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,619
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I definitely agree...but the paint is pretty ;)

I definitely agree...but the paint is pretty ;)
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