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10-14-19, 08:27 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Sold.

Sold.
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Posted By wrk101

Vintage Trek site info is great but it only tells...

Vintage Trek site info is great but it only tells you the model of the FRAME, so a 710 was built up with a variety of parts making it slightly different models.
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By wrk101

Typically when someone says missing seat itís...

Typically when someone says missing seat itís missing seat AND seatpost.

cannondales can bring as little as $25, really depends on condition. $250 is never happening where I live, unless itís a...
10-12-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 285
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...
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By wrk101

Basically, bikes from this era in an average...

Basically, bikes from this era in an average market are worth about what the shifters and crankset will bring. You can take a couple of parts off and be a hero at the local co op. Or you can wait...
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By wrk101

The value of the crankset alone is worth as much...

The value of the crankset alone is worth as much as the complete bike. And no way it is original. If I had that bike right now, I'd either pull out my tri-color bin, replace the parts, and make it...
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By wrk101

Picked up a nice Shogun Prairie Breaker, full XT...

Picked up a nice Shogun Prairie Breaker, full XT parts. Wrong size, I certainly did not need it. But the 1990 XT parts fit my Cimarron very well.

In addition, the higher level vintage Deore parts:...
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Views: 148
Posted By wrk101

Its super easy to change components and repaints...

Its super easy to change components and repaints aren't that unusual either. Don't sweat the components not matching catalogs. Out of ten keepers in my fleet, none have original parts.

On a 15...
10-09-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,687
Posted By wrk101

Looks like I am late to this party... ...

Looks like I am late to this party...


Well, its not January through April right now.

Forget the repaint, just touch it up. A complete bike disassembly to fully refurbished is 4 to 6 hours. If...
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By wrk101

Women's three speed Raleigh clone bikes tend to...

Women's three speed Raleigh clone bikes tend to have minimal value. It really depends on location. Around here, I can't give them away (OK, I can give them away as I donated the last couple I had)....
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By wrk101

I have no idea what Romania prices would be on a...

I have no idea what Romania prices would be on a vintage bicycle. You probably have a lot better feel for it. Do you see any nicer vintage bikes for 200 euros, 250 euros?
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Views: 2,835
Posted By wrk101

I typically don't do appointments in the future....

I typically don't do appointments in the future. If I do, I will always say: "Call before you leave and I will hold it then." I also typically don't give out my address early on, I will use generic...
10-06-19, 12:49 PM
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Views: 914
Posted By wrk101

I just reported that expensive Bianchi where the...

I just reported that expensive Bianchi where the seller used NOS in his title. We will see if eBay does anything....
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By wrk101

I think it is mid 1980s. Serial number will tell...

I think it is mid 1980s. Serial number will tell you for sure.
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Views: 505
Posted By wrk101

I hate it when sellers use "NOS" in title for an...

I hate it when sellers use "NOS" in title for an obviously used item. Even the description says it is used in very good condition.

Only if it sells will we know what it is worth. Right now, price...
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By wrk101

Parts mean zip as far as identification. Owners...

Parts mean zip as far as identification. Owners change parts all the time. And I have never been able to ID a bike based on handlebars or pedals.

Sutton Super 10 was a brand and model bike. The...
10-04-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,187
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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Views: 450
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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Views: 450
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: 544
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: 544
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,...
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By wrk101

Unless you have a house full of parts already,...

Unless you have a house full of parts already, buy a complete bike. You can always swap out parts/upgrade/or whatever later. Italy brings a premium, UK or USA not so much.

And who knows, sometimes...
10-02-19, 03:31 PM
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Views: 283
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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Views: 196
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: 283
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...
Replies: 27
Views: 595
Posted By wrk101

Yes, Canadian discount is real. But on those...

Yes, Canadian discount is real. But on those bike, I could multiply by 0.50 and they would still be high. Now I recognize Toronto is one of the highest priced markets out there. There is a Firenze...
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By wrk101

Sell it to the repair guy. At best it may be $100...

Sell it to the repair guy. At best it may be $100 bike. More like $50 here.

If he thinks its super valuable, great. Profit from his lack of knowledge.

In the end, he probably knows exactly what...
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Views: 2,835
Posted By wrk101

I did this once where a guy from 100 miles away...

I did this once where a guy from 100 miles away offered $75 more for a bike I already agreed to sell someone else. As luck would have it, I had a second one, so I "took" his line jump offer by giving...
Replies: 27
Views: 595
Posted By wrk101

Wow, those Toronto prices are CRAZY! Bianchi...

Wow, those Toronto prices are CRAZY!

Bianchi has sucky Suntour indexed shifting, which is undesirable and obsolete.

Miyata has friction Shimano 105, so no index shifting.

Miyata ad is...
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By wrk101

Free Spirits tend to have no value, zero to $25....

Free Spirits tend to have no value, zero to $25. For your intended use, it could be priceless. If tires are not dry rotted, then one tube and you could be riding. $5 to $10 if you do it yourself.
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09-29-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,865
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: 62
Views: 1,865
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: 378
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.
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By wrk101

I had a mom show up in a new Cadillac Escalade...

I had a mom show up in a new Cadillac Escalade complaining about paying $40 for her son's bike at the co op.

On the struggling college student ploy, I always give them the same answer: "I know...
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By wrk101

I'd love that $600 to be the case, as I have a...

I'd love that $600 to be the case, as I have a DX-6000 (Prestige tubing). Surely the DX-6000 would be worth more than the DX5000, but neither reach that mark.

I'd put it in the price range of a...
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By wrk101

If it were my size, I'd be tempted to go $1200...

If it were my size, I'd be tempted to go $1200 for it. Looks to be in great condition overall. Not my size. Strong price for C/L.
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Views: 264
Posted By wrk101

Sellers have no obligation to be realistic. This...

Sellers have no obligation to be realistic. This one will likely have that bike for a long, long time.
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Views: 478
Posted By wrk101

$100 bike in my world. Mid level frankenbike.

$100 bike in my world. Mid level frankenbike.
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Views: 436
Posted By wrk101

"Going for" or "Asking for"? Sellers can ASK any...

"Going for" or "Asking for"? Sellers can ASK any silly price they want. A UO8 is not going to "go for" $289 unless seller finds a sucker to buy it. Nice knurled French rims wow, classic misdirection...
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By wrk101

Some valuable parts on there, and complete, could...

Some valuable parts on there, and complete, could have good value (better than the typical 1980s MTB). Pedals, crankset, wheels, stem, seat post, and thumb shifters all have value. I had a very...
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Views: 826
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: 316
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: 2,157
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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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Views: 316
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: 315
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: 505
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...
Replies: 3
Views: 338
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.
Replies: 4
Views: 434
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...
Replies: 13
Views: 633
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: 352
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...
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