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Posted By wrk101

$100 if the seat post and stem are not stuck....

$100 if the seat post and stem are not stuck. Needs a lot of love, components are not in great shape either.
09-18-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
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
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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
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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: 285
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: 459
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...
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Posted By wrk101

Start with MSRP, depreciate it about 70% (so the...

Start with MSRP, depreciate it about 70% (so the value is 30% of original price). Realize with the 2020 bikes coming out, its 8 years old.
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Views: 255
Posted By wrk101

A lot. Dealing with rust and repainting a bike at...

A lot. Dealing with rust and repainting a bike at the level of a vintage Tempo will put you upside down value wise even if you get the bike for free. Instead, if you buy it for the parts (if they are...
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Views: 388
Posted By wrk101

Brochure and allen wrench are nice additions, but...

Brochure and allen wrench are nice additions, but add ZERO to the value. Kent, WA Raleighs have no collector value, particularly middle of the product line. So its going to sell to a recreational...
09-14-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
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
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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...
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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...
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Views: 1,138
Posted By wrk101

It actually can be upgraded relatively easily....

It actually can be upgraded relatively easily. Huffy and a few others used 5 speed index thumb shifters. You will need to look at co ops, or whatever. Add a modern 5 speed freewheel (they are out...
09-12-19, 12:54 PM
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Views: 403
Posted By wrk101

$20? Grab now, study later.

$20? Grab now, study later.
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Posted By wrk101

What components and features? Name one. I...

What components and features? Name one.


I had a Windsor Professional Columbus frame tubing, full first generation Dura Ace parts, chrome lug work, much lighter weight. Some years the...
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Views: 688
Posted By wrk101

It would be appealing if they were real touring...

It would be appealing if they were real touring bikes in very good condition. They are low end road bikes in so so condition. If I was buying that bike, I would assume I would need to put about 4 to...
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Posted By wrk101

Clueless sellers can be the best deals. Worth...

Clueless sellers can be the best deals. Worth checking out.
09-09-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,062
Posted By wrk101

All the time. I'm always working on something....

All the time. I'm always working on something. Maybe its bikes. Maybe its the 1930s duplex I own, maybe its the vintage camper I am restoring.


This year its all been about reducing the...
09-09-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By wrk101

I stopped doing "auctions" a few years ago. Fixed...

I stopped doing "auctions" a few years ago. Fixed priced buy it now, immediate payment required. If it doesn't sell in 30 days, my price is too high.
09-08-19, 03:08 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Some ways to manage cost: 1. Consider stem...

Some ways to manage cost:

1. Consider stem shifters. Used ones are easy to find, see your local co op.

2. Consider North Road bars.

I've done conversions at very little cost. It all depends...
09-08-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By wrk101

I've never seen a cycle or best/worst time of...

I've never seen a cycle or best/worst time of year value wise. Realize during popular times you tend to see more for sale, during slower times, you tend to see fewer for sale. I've sold Christmas...
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Views: 377
Posted By wrk101

Yes, you ride the bike and shift through ALL of...

Yes, you ride the bike and shift through ALL of the gears, watch for balky shifting, doesn't always shift, etc. Chain rings show a lot of wear, dirty bike. But at $200 is still probably a deal.
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Posted By wrk101

Decide what your time is worth. May only sell for...

Decide what your time is worth. May only sell for $50. Don't junk it, either sell it or donate it. I tend to donate bikes at this value point as the hassle of selling is too much for $50.

UK...
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Posted By wrk101

If everything works, in particular the shifters,...

If everything works, in particular the shifters, then its an awesome, get in the car and start driving NOW, kind of deal. The Ultegra parts in value exceed the asking price. Its basically a...
09-05-19, 07:27 AM
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Views: 14,551
Posted By wrk101

Endless people on this forum routinely come out...

Endless people on this forum routinely come out to help people they do not know and haven't met (even the high post count users). Driving out high post count users just eliminates that source of...
09-05-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,551
Posted By wrk101

I frequently suggest we should replace the word...

I frequently suggest we should replace the word "appraisal" with the word "opinion". Paid appraisals are available out there, there are professionals that provide that service. I have my doubts such...
09-05-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,551
Posted By wrk101

This is a common misunderstanding newbies have. ...

This is a common misunderstanding newbies have.

All bikes use parts from just a handful of manufacturers. The actual brand, model, and year of a bike have never entered into my consideration of...
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Views: 562
Posted By wrk101

Well I see yours is currently listed on eBay for...

Well I see yours is currently listed on eBay for $650. Good luck with that. Museum piece? Rusty. Dirty. Missing a lot of original parts.
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Posted By wrk101

Incorrect premise. I have routinely seen bikes...

Incorrect premise. I have routinely seen bikes where the nicer original components were swapped out with lesser parts. Sometimes people just change stuff. Sometimes they want something newer, but the...
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Posted By wrk101

Serial number is meaningless. That era Cannondale...

Serial number is meaningless. That era Cannondale MTB with Suntour components and some rust (and Iíd guess somewhat neglected), might be $50 to $75.
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Posted By wrk101

Good score, likely. Monster score, not a chance....

Good score, likely. Monster score, not a chance. Schwinn spread the Paramount name across an entire line of bikes. A series 2 has nothing in common with the Waterford made Paramountís or the earlier...
08-31-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By wrk101

Stem shifters are your cheapest option, followed...

Stem shifters are your cheapest option, followed by basic thumb shifters with a metal band. Command shifters are expensive.
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Posted By wrk101

Take the money. Parting out = more work, selling...

Take the money. Parting out = more work, selling on eBay, paying all the fees.
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Views: 1,314
Posted By wrk101

The seller may take great pictures, but his build...

The seller may take great pictures, but his build choices suck. Black brake calipers and seat post, but then everything else silver? Really? Tektro brakes on a bike you want to get top value for?...
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Posted By wrk101

$250 offer when asking $360 could be considered...

$250 offer when asking $360 could be considered an insult. Thatís 30% off. If you want to spend $250 look at bikes closer to your price.

If I were seller I would ignore such a low offer.

Up to...
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Posted By wrk101

This got off track but I have found that the...

This got off track but I have found that the vintage market has softened up quite a bit, both road bikes and touring bikes. The grail models still have value, but its lower.

Sure, some of the top...
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Views: 565
Posted By wrk101

"Fortunately" I have enough spare wheels that I...

"Fortunately" I have enough spare wheels that I can swap them out. The bad part is I have wheels everywhere, been donating them for the last year.

+10 Not all flips work out. On some I just cut my...
08-21-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By wrk101

Lots of Campy calipers do have this feature. I...

Lots of Campy calipers do have this feature. I have a nice set of vintage Campy Record calipers with a quick release built in. The Super Record calipers did as well. Lots of the older Campy calipers...
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Posted By wrk101

I really don't care for the build so I would pass...

I really don't care for the build so I would pass at this price. RSX crankset? Ugh.
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Posted By wrk101

Craigslist or Facebook marketplace. Not worth the...

Craigslist or Facebook marketplace. Not worth the time and effort to sell on ebay.
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By wrk101

99% of the time, I pass on the "postage" cost. I...

99% of the time, I pass on the "postage" cost. I eat all packing materials and time to pack. If I paid a local shop to pack, I'd have to eat that too. And I pack efficiently (lots of box cutting) to...
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Views: 302
Posted By wrk101

"Please don't judge me for the dirty drivetrain...

"Please don't judge me for the dirty drivetrain and the valve stems that are too long. I know I have to clean things up"

It's not a judgement of you, its a judgement of the bike. If you want a...
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By wrk101

eBay = The most work, the most fees, and the...

eBay = The most work, the most fees, and the highest returns.

C/L = less work, no fees, lower prices. A lot lower.

Garage sale = least work, no fees, give away prices.


Just decide how you...
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Posted By wrk101

11 speed Ultegra? Thats quite an upgrade. If it...

11 speed Ultegra? Thats quite an upgrade. If it fits you, fits within your budget, sounds like a good deal. Late 1990s Ultegra would have been 9 speed. So if its really 11 speed, someone spent some...
08-16-19, 09:08 AM
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Posted By wrk101

You are at step 1: find a good donor. You have...

You are at step 1: find a good donor. You have completed that step! Thats the step that costs the most money.

Now measure the rear drop out spacing and compare to the wheel you plan to use. Front...
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Views: 450
Posted By wrk101

+10 To Bianchigirl, I see bikes for sale with...

+10 To Bianchigirl, I see bikes for sale with obvious frame crash damage all the time. And any "issue" is always a "quick fix". Sellers probably don't know, but regardless, damaged bikes get bought...
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Posted By wrk101

New data point, sold a nice, very clean but not...

New data point, sold a nice, very clean but not NOS set of Victory levers today. Listed and sold in about 10 minutes, so apparently my price was low. $82 plus shipping.
08-14-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,354
Posted By wrk101

An alternate view. Many tourers now come with 26...

An alternate view. Many tourers now come with 26 inch wheels, either as standard or an option. Bikes like the Surly Long Haul Trucker come to mind. Geometry of vintage MTBs are all over the map, so...
08-14-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,273
Posted By wrk101

Except Nishiki was a marketing company that did...

Except Nishiki was a marketing company that did not make bikes, nor were they Japanese.

That being said, there are some awesome bikes out there that were marketing brands. They had the advantage...
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By wrk101

"Only needs gear adjustment" is so classic. If...

"Only needs gear adjustment" is so classic. If that's all it needs, seller should do it. Diagnosis without investigation = total, complete guess. If he is that knowledgeable, then he could "fix" in 2...
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