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eBay / CraigsList finds - "Are you looking for one of these!?" Part II

Old 06-26-20, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
That shade of green is real purdy!

Edit: What's up with the rear brake mounting?
Could be the owner rides the bike with a large saddle bag. All I can think of.
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Old 06-26-20, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
That shade of green is real purdy!

Edit: What's up with the rear brake mounting?
I'm not familiar with the builder, but it's a common element on Harry Havnoonian's frames. He claims that the flex in the bolt of the brake (or in the brake bridge?) should cause it to move higher on the rim, which is usually wider, hence increasing the braking power. As opposed to the normal orientation, where the brake would flex down (closer to the hub; decreasing the radius) where the rim can be narrower, diminishing the braking power.

Not something I've personally run across, but I've never ridden one of this style of bikes, either, so who knows? With Havnoonian, I'm kind of convinced that it's more of a stylistic signature note at this point.
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Old 06-26-20, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Edit: What's up with the rear brake mounting?
Never even thought of that. If you want to use two front calipers... genius!
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Old 06-26-20, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Edit: What's up with the rear brake mounting?
That's a Randy Smolenski feature. I've seen a few of them. They are almost all setup that way.

Randy Smolenski was a small custom builder in Grands Rapids. He helped a lot of young racers in the area, sometimes even giving them frames so they're have good equipment to race on. I'm not sure why Dale Brown doesn't have a page on the Classic Rendezvous site. There are a couple active CR members with beautiful examples of his craft.
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Old 06-26-20, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
I'm not sure why Dale Brown doesn't have a page on the Classic Rendezvous site.
Maybe because there is one but I'm blind?

Randy Smolenski main

I will see about getting more examples of Randy's work. I believe the one bike featured belongs to Jason Perkins. It's a stunner.
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Old 06-26-20, 11:39 AM
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SC MkII frame/fork - $20. Assuming no hidden issues (one non-DS pic) a no-brainer. If I were near St. Louis I'd grab it for some unforeseen future project.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/d...145259640.html

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Old 06-26-20, 12:37 PM
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Atala on kijiji

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Old 06-26-20, 02:40 PM
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Someone's selling a Land Shark

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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
Seller of this $250 bike does not know it's a Teledyne Titan.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...41418052652345

Had an appointment to go see that this afternoon... but seller must have taken the first person who could throw money at them. Mixed feelings about missing that one.
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Old 06-26-20, 04:30 PM
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Maruishi MountAce Mt15 - $60 (Eau Claire, WI)

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Not great at dating Cannondale, 1986, maybe? Good price, in any case

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/b...149012354.html

Cannondale Mountain Bike - $200 (Bellevue)




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Old 06-26-20, 06:06 PM
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https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik...148926205.html

58cm Titanium 3/2.5 Performance TR1000 - $650 (san rafael)

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Old 06-26-20, 09:42 PM
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Schwinn Tempo

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Prelude

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81 Super Sport

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Originally Posted by sheddle View Post
Not great at dating Cannondale, 1986, maybe? Good price, in any case

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/b...149012354.html

Cannondale Mountain Bike - $200 (Bellevue)

The OCD in me wants to reach right through the monitor and straighten out that brake.

Gotta be one of the more unusual dork discs. It, and the roller-cams, and the silver thumbies, round out a nice "industrial" look.

'86 must be in the ball park, anyway, from the bit of head badge one can see.
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Old 06-26-20, 10:58 PM
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WOW! Why are deals like this never near me!? I'm shocked it's not gone.
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Old 06-26-20, 11:00 PM
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It'll be easy to see the fireworks from up that high...

I love the humor in the description "The kind of bike George Washington might have ridden to the fireworks show."
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Old 06-26-20, 11:31 PM
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You want that? It's yours! That's been up at least a year, with no changes. It's a granite pluton in the craigslist chalk bed.
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Old 06-27-20, 12:29 AM
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HAH. I can't believe this bike is back up for sale, and with the same pictures. I feel like the price was lower before. Miyata's cachet has improved in the interim so maybe someone might actually buy it.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...149135444.html

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Is it just me, or does this look larger than 59cm?
Would these be 27" or 700c wheels for this year?
(In other words, is it really my size?)

Originally Posted by no67el View Post
Pretty original looking 59cm Grand Jubilee in New Hampshire:
https://nh.craigslist.org/bik/d/broo...146653109.html



All the signs of a late 70's model: Vitus 172 frame, Suntour Cyclone ders.... I would chase this, but I already have a red one from 1974 and I am trying (SO HARD) to limit new bikes coming in...
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Old 06-27-20, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Schreck83 View Post
Is it just me, or does this look larger than 59cm?
Would these be 27" or 700c wheels for this year?
(In other words, is it really my size?)
60 at least is my guess maybe bigger.
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Is it just me, or does this look larger than 59cm?
Would these be 27" or 700c wheels for this year?
(In other words, is it really my size?)
25" / 63.5cm (CTT) is what it looks like and most likely is given their sizing back then. Big bike! But looks good.
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Old 06-27-20, 10:58 AM
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Ross Mt. Hood, Worcester, MA

https://worcester.craigslist.org/bik...144085034.html

Vintage Ross Mountain Bike - $150 (Worcester)

bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: mountain
condition: good
electric assist: none
frame size: 21 inches
handlebar type: flat
make / manufacturer: Ross
model name / number: Mt. Hood
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 26 in

If you're a "Miami Vice" fan, this bike is for you! 1987 Ross Hi-Tech Mt Hood 18-speed mountain bike. 21" chro-mo frame is suitable for riders from about 5'9" to 6'. 26" aluminum rims, Sakae "Ovaltech" crankset, Shimano SIS derailleurs and thumb shifters, Shimano V-brakes. One owner, all parts original except tires, seat, handlebar grips and bar-ends. Fully functional, but could definitely use a tune-up after sitting for more than 15 years. Asking $150/BRO.



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Old 06-27-20, 11:10 AM
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Motobecane GJ in NH

Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
25" / 63.5cm (CTT) is what it looks like and most likely is given their sizing back then. Big bike! But looks good.

It does look a bit bigger than mine below--- not sure how Motobecane measured their bikes, but mine is 59 cm center to the very top of the seat lug (probably 57.75 center to center) with a 58 cm top tube.


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