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Old 04-10-20, 04:17 PM
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Every so often a bike flipper has to move. This was posted two days ago and this afternoon apparently everything left went to scrap because he's moving tomorrow. Hope someone was on the ball and willing to risk venturing out, because I wasn't about to drop everything to go climb through bike piles.
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Originally Posted by rocks in head View Post
Every so often a bike flipper has to move. This was posted two days ago and this afternoon apparently everything left went to scrap because he's moving tomorrow. Hope someone was on the ball and willing to risk venturing out, because I wasn't about to drop everything to go climb through bike piles.
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Eh, $20 for a complete project bike, mid level or lower isn't terrible, if it fits and you're looking for it. I wouldn't wade in looking to flip anything though, my knowledge is too shallow.
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Old 04-10-20, 04:30 PM
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I see a Peugeot UO8 with pump, the Shogun isn't bad, and there's potential for other good bits, just too hard to tell from seller photos. One of the other photos has a rockhopper, hard rock, and 'dale road frame, and the mid-grade fuji with barcons looks salvagable.

But... not right now, and it's apparently too late anyway
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Originally Posted by rocks in head View Post
I see a Peugeot UO8 with pump, the Shogun isn't bad, and there's potential for other good bits, just too hard to tell from seller photos. One of the other photos has a rockhopper, hard rock, and 'dale road frame, and the mid-grade fuji with barcons looks salvagable.

But... not right now, and it's apparently too late anyway
Yep, I keyed in on the 'dale, the Spesh's, and the Fuji, plus at least one Raleigh of indeterminate pedigree. I'm nowhere near it, but I'd try to check it out if it were. The third photo has a tensioned saddle too, that's basically the price of the bike if it's salvageable. There was a 'collector' sale recently, but it was Magnas, NEXT's, Huffys, etc. Mostly 'ladies' frames as well. I looked good and hard for any hints to quality, and failed to find any.
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Old 04-10-20, 04:50 PM
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That Fuji is a S12S LTD...
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Old 04-10-20, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
That Fuji is a S12S LTD...
With barcons that would be worth the price of admission.

Blue bike-boom bike in pic 3 appears to have Suntour power shifters. A few other honorable mentions, a couple Nishikis, a Trek 800, a second C'dale, and my favorite stoopid idea for a brand/model -- Giant Butte.

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Old 04-10-20, 07:23 PM
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It Is Upside Down, Dumbass

Fuji bike for parts
Wilmington, NC 4 hours ago
$50Can't figure out what's wrong with it, only $50 OBO



https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...8309936055217/

(Hmmmm. I so want write the poster: "Try turning it over?")
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Old 04-10-20, 07:27 PM
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Old Firenze with a "lightweight alloy frame". These bikes were given away by "TV Lenny", aka Crazy Lenny, with every console color TV (or whatever) he sold in his appliance chain. So offered because the bikes weren't safe enough to _sell_ legally in the US (but it was perfectly legal to _give_ them away). The absolutely delicious irony -- this seller says he's selling this BSO because he bought an E-Bike -- from the very same Crazy Lenny, who came out of retirement to open an e-bike business.

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Like New 12 speed Men's Touring Bike - $75 (Madison East)

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Old 04-11-20, 10:21 AM
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Odd choice of picture backgrounds.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/b...104781650.html





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Old 04-11-20, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Odd choice of picture backgrounds.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/b...104781650.html





If ever there was a bike to survive the Zombie Apocalypse, it'd be some sort of old Schwinn, I'd guess.
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Old 04-11-20, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Odd choice of picture backgrounds.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/b...104781650.html




I hope this is not where the transaction has to take place.
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Old 04-11-20, 11:11 AM
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Kind of goes with the "rust colored" description.
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Old 04-11-20, 11:26 AM
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Would love to see a video of this one being ridden! Just imagine those brake cables flopping around down near the front (rear) hub...



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As if a death fork wasn't enough to worry about. This viscount is for those who want live on the edge 😬



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Old 04-11-20, 11:37 AM
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^^^^^^^ It would take a special rider....^^^^^
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CL ad:
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1950 vintage schwinn bike - $6000 (west mlk & north armenia ave)


this is a real vintage bike in absolutely great condition for been 70 years old has brand new white walls tires has been recently tune up rides super nice has suspension in front & rear has the old school ring bell contact BOB show contact info
I will not accept any other pmt but cash any other offer of pmt will be ignore it wont work cash on delivery only this is a super rare bike that you never come across again very in the entire world real piece of history like a time capsule

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RE: 1950 vintage schwinn - $6000 (Tampa)

Caution this bike is a mishmash of new and used parts that's not worth $60 much less $6000!! Do your research don't be fooled
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Old 04-11-20, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Odd choice of picture backgrounds.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/b...104781650.html

Q: how do you know it's Gary and not Detroit?



A: In Detroit, they wouldn't have bothered with the cones/barrels.
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Old 04-11-20, 01:13 PM
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this guy should ask for a refund

..on the "professional" repaint on this claimed to be Ochsner

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Old 04-11-20, 04:15 PM
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..on the "professional" repaint on this claimed to be Ochsner

The only thing going for it from his ad: unique
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The only thing going for it from his ad: unique
It might just be the time of year but this reminds me of an easter egg. Especially those at home egg dying kits
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Old 04-11-20, 05:23 PM
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Q: how do you know it's Gary and not Detroit?



A: In Detroit, they wouldn't have bothered with the cones/barrels.
Mad Pogue,
Believe it or not those are actually pictures of the north side of Valpo. The city seems to be moving southward toward the major highway intersections. That area is ripe for renovations and some developer is going to cash in. But you are right the barrels would not be out! However here in Indiana we have no place to store them, so we just put them in the roadway for storage. Try searching for "orange barrels" song from about ten years ago. Smiles, MH
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Old 04-11-20, 05:26 PM
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Insidious C., and 2cam16,
And that whirring noise you are hearing is Othon spinning in his grave! Smiles, MH
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Old 04-11-20, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk View Post
Believe it or not those are actually pictures of the north side of Valpo.
Hmm, building in pic 7 says City of Gary :shrug:
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MP,
Yeah I overlooked that pic, thinking it was one of the bank branches. Perhaps the seller rode it there, but Gary is a few miles from Valpo about 20 if I remember right.
I grew up in Michigan City about twenty miles northeast of Valpo. We had the distinction of the largest gated community in the state, where every domicile had it's own gate that was locked every night. Indiana State Prison to be exact. Smiles, MH
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I don't believe that Schwinn produced the "Cruiser Deluxe" in the '50s. Wasn't this model introduced in the mid-'90s to take advantage of the retro-trend.
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CL ad:
https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik...104576174.html

1950 vintage schwinn bike - $6000 (west mlk & north armenia ave)


this is a real vintage bike in absolutely great condition for been 70 years old has brand new white walls tires has been recently tune up rides super nice has suspension in front & rear has the old school ring bell contact BOB show contact info
I will not accept any other pmt but cash any other offer of pmt will be ignore it wont work cash on delivery only this is a super rare bike that you never come across again very in the entire world real piece of history like a time capsule

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RE: 1950 vintage schwinn - $6000 (Tampa)

Caution this bike is a mishmash of new and used parts that's not worth $60 much less $6000!! Do your research don't be fooled
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
I don't believe that Schwinn produced the "Cruiser Deluxe" in the '50s. Wasn't this model introduced in the mid-'90s to take advantage of the retro-trend.
But, but, but, it says 1950 right there on the chain guard!
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