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11-12-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 179
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
Replies: 54
Views: 2,663
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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Replies: 3
Views: 91
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...
Replies: 9
Views: 248
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
Replies: 24
Views: 735
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...
Replies: 14
Views: 387
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...
Replies: 9
Views: 248
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
Replies: 11
Views: 349
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
Replies: 18
Views: 459
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...
Replies: 8
Views: 321
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
Replies: 62
Views: 5,231
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...
Replies: 4
Views: 245
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...
Replies: 3
Views: 180
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
Replies: 9
Views: 286
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
Replies: 39
Views: 1,925
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
Replies: 6
Views: 217
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
Replies: 18
Views: 525
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...
Replies: 5
Views: 227
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
Replies: 190
Views: 61,929
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
Replies: 42
Views: 935
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
Replies: 42
Views: 935
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
Replies: 42
Views: 935
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
Replies: 42
Views: 935
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
Replies: 37
Views: 2,822
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
Replies: 37
Views: 2,822
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
Replies: 37
Views: 2,822
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
Replies: 16
Views: 540
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
Replies: 12
Views: 244
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
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By wrk101

Sold.

Sold.
10-12-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 475
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
Replies: 123
Views: 8,860
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
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By wrk101

Then it could be a repaint.

Then it could be a repaint.
10-04-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
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
Replies: 20
Views: 594
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
Replies: 20
Views: 594
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
Replies: 2
Views: 382
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
Replies: 1
Views: 336
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: 382
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...
09-29-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,209
Posted By wrk101

Note on terminology: Hardtail means...

Note on terminology:

Hardtail means suspension front fork. If you don't need one, don't bother. They add weight, most on the older bikes are slap wore out. Avoid.

Rigid frame means no...
09-29-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,209
Posted By wrk101

Well, since Randy is kind of new to vintage MTBs,...

Well, since Randy is kind of new to vintage MTBs, there are a couple of important reasons to aim higher on vintage MTB models.

Except for the collectible ones, the higher ones can be bought for...
09-29-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 422
Posted By wrk101

I wouldn't buy it if it was $5. It takes the same...

I wouldn't buy it if it was $5. It takes the same amount of money in parts, and labor in time, to work on a really good bike versus a dog like this one.
09-18-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By wrk101

Now despite my earlier comments, at the right...

Now despite my earlier comments, at the right price and if it fits (not the sky high seat post), then I would be a buyer. The stem, bars, and wheels would have to go. But since I have a pile of...
09-17-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 639,443
Posted By wrk101

KS 162777 for this Nishiki Safari. 47-7 on the...

KS 162777 for this Nishiki Safari. 47-7 on the Sugino Maxy cranks (July 1972), OE on the Suntour RD (May 1972). American Eagle decal on the seat tube, Nishiki head badge and everything else. So a...
09-17-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By wrk101

Should have been 100% Campy, some downgrades...

Should have been 100% Campy, some downgrades there. I believe its an early 1970s Crescent 320, I have one just like it, except it has more of the Campy parts plus TTT stem/bar combo.

I love how...
09-16-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By wrk101

If it is really stuck, cutting it out isn't that...

If it is really stuck, cutting it out isn't that bad really, particularly on a stem. Seat post is more painful to cut out.

Realize you CAN put more force on a frame than it can take. I've bent...
09-16-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By wrk101

Like this one I got today? Stuck seat post...

Like this one I got today? Stuck seat post naturally, but I already have it out. Lights on this bike are crazy! Check the bottle below versus the 1972 article above. I believe it's original.

Only...
09-14-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By wrk101

And if you plan to sell locally (avoiding the...

And if you plan to sell locally (avoiding the hassle of packing and shipping) expect to get less. Convenience has its cost, and its in a lower price. Selling frames locally in my market is a lost...
09-14-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6,589
Views: 2,052,261
Posted By wrk101

Given that much seat post, I'd consider a stem...

Given that much seat post, I'd consider a stem with more angle (up). You can get short stems with quite a bit of angle. As always, you will know a lot more about what is comfortable for you than I...
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By wrk101

$250 is total, complete dreamland, and yes, it is...

$250 is total, complete dreamland, and yes, it is obviously a conversion with a rear derailleur hanger, forward angled rear drop outs, cable stops, etc. Might be a Super Elite, regardless, price is...
09-12-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By wrk101

$20? Grab now, study later.

$20? Grab now, study later.
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