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Old 04-05-16, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Many bikes have that style of top tube. It is called a camel back.
Exactly, people should go look at the really old bikes, especially as I inferred too, Roadsters, 3 speeds, single speeds, maybe some work bikes; that's where one might see top tubes in this manner.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
How old is the Raleigh?

My guess was that it was a "newer" model. Maybe mid 80's.
That's why it is surprising, even if it is from the '60s, I don't recall seeing any in that fashion. It does stump one.

On UK ebay, one might see some of those kinds of bikes among other websites.
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This "Pope" branded bike, it be from the USA or UK has that top tube in that manner. When I see those; I think really old bike.

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Funny how it's exactly the opposite of modern bikes, which have lower tubes to reduce standover height with higher stack. What could have been the reason for it?
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Way back, motorbikes were more like bikes, some of these photos make me think those tubes were made in a way they could accommodate a gas tank if they had to. I like the appearances of some of the old bikes and comparing them to the old motorcycles/motorbikes; they seem similar.

Check out how this motorbike has the gas tank, having said this, the below frame I'm sure is specific to a motorbike but nonetheless, one can see the similarities; I guess the top tube may have been aerodynamic:

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People will do anything to avoid spelling the word "Schwinn."

[h=2]Nishiki Bike - $20 (Eagan, MN)[/h]Nishiki Bike



Nishiki Bike $20.00 cash. Gears not good.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Many bikes have that style of top tube. It is called a camel back.
Maybe....call it what you may. Its bent.
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Maybe....call it what you may. Its bent.
I think it is that way from the factory. Look at the relationship between the top of the seat tube and the head tube. In order for that top tube to be straight, it would have to be a sloping top tube, which to me would be more surprising than an intentionally bent one. Also. the joint of the top tube to the seat tube does not appear to be bent, which it would have to be if the top tube were bent by accident.

I think it's a way for the manufacturer to make a smaller frame size (regarding seat height) without having to make a smaller head tube or change the joints in that area. Just shorten the seat tube and bend the top tube down to meet it.
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Originally Posted by stanman13 View Post
I think it is that way from the factory. Look at the relationship between the top of the seat tube and the head tube. In order for that top tube to be straight, it would have to be a sloping top tube, which to me would be more surprising than an intentionally bent one. Also. the joint of the top tube to the seat tube does not appear to be bent, which it would have to be if the top tube were bent by accident.

I think it's a way for the manufacturer to make a smaller frame size (regarding seat height) without having to make a smaller head tube or change the joints in that area. Just shorten the seat tube and bend the top tube down to meet it.
It certainly did cross my mind that if one bent one tube, it could affect the rest of the geometry on the bike; so we do indeed have a mystery. If I may say so, if one is really curious; there are retro-bike forums in the UK where one might be able to ask.
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Nice bike. Optimistic pricing...

Tall Men's Schwinn Voyaguer 11.8 Collector bike - $1200

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Nice bike. Optimistic pricing...

Tall Men's Schwinn Voyaguer 11.8 Collector bike - $1200

Optimistic pricing, but seller also suffers from the common ailment of not knowing how to operate a tape measure - he claims it is a 58cm, but it is obviously a 62 or 63.
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Originally Posted by vintagerando View Post
Maybe....call it what you may. Its bent.
It is a kids sized Sports, probably with 24" wheels. Here is a similar one from a different era: https://threespeedmania.wordpress.co...eed-boys-bike/
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Old 04-06-16, 07:02 PM
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Am I missing something here? $6450.00?

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Originally Posted by MrK. View Post
You're not missing anything - it's the seller. He's missing his cognitive functions.

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You're missing the $6300 worth of cocaine stuffed into the seat tube.
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This surely is a nice bike, what is odd and perhaps some have seen this happen before, is that this bike is listed on different Craig's Lists!.

Vintage Motobecane Bike - Made in France

Motobecane Vintage French Bike

Vintage Motobecane Steel Frame - Made in France

So what's up with this? It looks like a Motobecane Grand Touring but for whatever it is; if a buyer was interested, it doesn't seem fair to the buyer. Is it up still after all this time? Maybe somehow, the seller has one and is trying it out on these different lists. And there may well be other lists. I first noted this about last weekend; so enough time perhaps has gone by now to call this.
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post
People will do anything to avoid spelling the word "Schwinn."

Nishiki Bike - $20 (Eagan, MN)

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Nishiki Bike $20.00 cash. Gears not good.

And some people just have to spell it for some reason.

https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/5522199416.html

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> So what's up with this?

Not at all surprising to me. Especially since the three sites are relatively near each other. Now, if it was advertised in San Diego and Augusta, Maine, that would be a different story.
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Originally Posted by MrK. View Post
And some people just have to spell it for some reason.

https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/5522199416.html

They want $30, but that's actually worth a negative amount of money.
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> So what's up with this?

Not at all surprising to me. Especially since the three sites are relatively near each other. Now, if it was advertised in San Diego and Augusta, Maine, that would be a different story.
I'm wondering if the bike is in Bloomington.

There are some people who travel, and are willing to deliver.

However, Bloomington is only 380 miles away from Madison, and 642 miles away from Minneapolis, MN

I'll travel some distance, but not 600 miles for a $200 bicycle.

I'd call this just SPAM.

And if the seller is serious, then they'd say where the bike is and how they anticipate to get it to the buyer.
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Originally Posted by MrK. View Post
And some people just have to spell it for some reason.

https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/5522199416.html

Maybe someone should get in touch with the "chick across the street" and see if she's missing her bike...
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A rather pricey way to re-live your childhood:

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/5517918681.html
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A rather pricey way to re-live your childhood:

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/5517918681.html
That is a BARGAIN!

Look up Schwinn Apple Krate and Orange Krate (apparently Schwinn also has repros). Those with the 5-speed shift levers can command a good price.

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1957 raleigh sports 3spd w/generator hub - $75 (Eugene)



Frame measures 20" seat tube, 21.5" top tube. The bike is complete except for a saddle. I disassembled this bike 9 years ago with the plan of restoring it which obviiusly never happened.
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Sadly.. the big restoration never happened..
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