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08-10-22, 07:09 AM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

I am planning on selling mine just because I have...

I am planning on selling mine just because I have a pile of bikes that I don't really need right now, but personally I could live with the fork even out on rougher roads. The caveat is that my ride...
08-09-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 773
Posted By Kilroy1988

I feel like the major factors that contribute to...

I feel like the major factors that contribute to the Schwinn Peloton being relatively stiff compared to more classic frames is the tight geometry, OS tubing and the aluminum fork. I wouldn't call the...
08-09-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 773
Posted By Kilroy1988

bulgie Mark, Altogether a very interesting...

bulgie Mark,

Altogether a very interesting and informed perspective, and I agree that when it comes down to being strictly scientific about the matter there probably isn't a way to prove the issue...
08-09-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 383
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks for the tips in here, folks. I've relied...

Thanks for the tips in here, folks. I've relied on elbow grease and dish soap to half clean a pair of old white hoods that need to be gone over again before I put the bike together... Will definitely...
08-09-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 773
Posted By Kilroy1988

That's good to see again. For some reason I...

That's good to see again. For some reason I thought mine was a 58 because that's the c-c but it's actually a 60, and that's precisely why the top tube is so darn long! Not a bad position to be in...
08-09-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 773
Posted By Kilroy1988

I personally love riding both depending on the...

I personally love riding both depending on the mood I'm in. I took my '79 Mercian out for 60 miles on Sunday morning and managed a reasonable 18.8 mph pace without getting uncomfortable but certainly...
08-09-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 773
Posted By Kilroy1988

Ah, right, that's why all of today's pros ride on...

Ah, right, that's why all of today's pros ride on the stiffer carbon fiber frames too and how almost every review of classic steel bikes I've seen by professional riders and journalists who are used...
08-09-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 773
Posted By Kilroy1988

I would add to my earlier post that I really...

I would add to my earlier post that I really enjoy riding the Schwinn Peloton for its responsive behavior in particular. I can throw it into corners confidently, power up and through stoplight...
08-09-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 773
Posted By Kilroy1988

I have the same bike with a 58cm frame, which is...

I have the same bike with a 58cm frame, which is a tad small for me on the seat tube but the darn top tube is rather long - definitely proper criterium geometry. I really enjoy how it rides and have...
07-25-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,232
Posted By Kilroy1988

Dangit, Really sorry to hear about this and...

Dangit,

Really sorry to hear about this and my condolences to his family and friends, whoever among them may wander into this thread... I also enjoyed his posts and thought he had really great...
07-25-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,184
Posted By Kilroy1988

These are the two road bicycles sitting next to...

These are the two road bicycles sitting next to me right now... Both are equipped with mid-range componentry and considered quality frames from their respective eras. Outright performance brought...
07-20-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kilroy1988

I've seen the mystics play there...

I've seen the mystics play there...
07-19-22, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

I've been riding a lot more than usual lately,...

I've been riding a lot more than usual lately, which has been my goal since changing careers last year and finally having a steady 40-hour work week. In fact, I'm riding so much, and also...
07-06-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 581
Posted By Kilroy1988

I just put new decals on a 1972 Raleigh...

I just put new decals on a 1972 Raleigh International frameset that has a few blemishes on the paint but is in overall good condition. However, without originally having a clear coat protecting the...
07-05-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 31,345
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm surprised that I was the last one to post in...

I'm surprised that I was the last one to post in this thread more than four years ago! At that time I was only dreaming about owning a Mercian so I guess it's about time I bump it up again! I've been...
07-03-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,580
Posted By Kilroy1988

Coming back to this thread I can answer that it...

Coming back to this thread I can answer that it starts with a J so 1981 it is! Thank you for that information.

I finally started tinkering with the Pro-Miyata, it's got some surface rust and...
06-28-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Stopped for fuel and read this. When did I say...

Stopped for fuel and read this. When did I say every Portage was worth $2,000? Or any Portage for that matter if the seller is only willing to advertise locally (as Wolfgang did)? I haven't said...
06-28-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

WolfgangVerne Thanks for taking the time to chime...

WolfgangVerne Thanks for taking the time to chime in! Another example that illustrates how local markets vary, especially compared to national/international ones, I think - and a reason to provide...
06-28-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

If it's not pointed out to me then how can I hope...

If it's not pointed out to me then how can I hope to learn? I just took a few minutes to read everything I wrote in this thread thus far and I can see a few lines that could be perceived as...
06-28-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

You're welcome to quote any text in this thread...

You're welcome to quote any text in this thread of mine that you perceive to be "aggressive" or "angry" and I can guarantee you I will take the time to reflect upon it and apologize if it seems that...
06-28-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Maybe I've spent too much time separating myself...

Maybe I've spent too much time separating myself from feelings associated with conversations held with strangers on the internet, because unless if someone is threatening to do something that will...
06-28-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

My eyes hurt just trying to read the text on the...

My eyes hurt just trying to read the text on the screen in there. Goodness, gracious me!

-Gregory
06-28-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Cheers, you're welcome to think so! It's a...

Cheers, you're welcome to think so!

It's a consequence I'm willing to bear if even a few people pause to consider what sort of answer they would hope to get were they to ask for a valuation of an...
06-28-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

While I entirely appreciate what you're saying, I...

While I entirely appreciate what you're saying, I believe that I am and should be completely welcome to post my thoughts about such a matter here without either a) causing others to feel as if I am...
06-28-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Does every post need to be supportive or...

Does every post need to be supportive or complimentary? Since when is it that constructive criticism isn't a valid form of communication? I provided the most recent eBay transaction as an example and...
06-28-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Calling out people for being cheap and not...

Calling out people for being cheap and not providing well-considered responses to a request has nothing to do with their personality or character. For all I know they could be sitting behind their...
06-28-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Sir, Throughout this entire thread I have...

Sir,

Throughout this entire thread I have not once insinuated that those who I disagree with, or whose responses I do not appreciate as being adequate to the purpose, are in any way lacking in...
06-28-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

A groovy setup! Honestly, based on some of the...

A groovy setup! Honestly, based on some of the actual evidence of how well they ride provided in snippets throughout this thread I'm beginning to question whether I should pay for one these days! My...
06-28-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Again, I said I've had "Raleigh Portage" saved in...

Again, I said I've had "Raleigh Portage" saved in my eBay search for several years and have seen numerous examples (probably about 6-8) sell for $1,000 or more - that accounts for at least half of...
06-28-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

The Thin Man Thanks for chiming in, sir. Very...

The Thin Man Thanks for chiming in, sir. Very interesting to hear your perspective. nlerner above mentions that value is "whatever one buyer is willing to pay" which is the absolute truth of the...
06-27-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

That goes back to the initial point of the thread...

That goes back to the initial point of the thread - I was asking people to consider more angles than their local markets or guesswork that leads to often only a number of very low estimates being...
06-27-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yeah, I personally only comment on appraisal...

Yeah, I personally only comment on appraisal threads for bicycles I actually watch the market for. Hence my finally bringing this up. I have seen and continue to see (witness last week's auction)...
06-27-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Kilroy1988

There's a bicycle with a standard frame carefully...

There's a bicycle with a standard frame carefully placed behind the mixte in front. It's an optical illusion.
06-27-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Like I said, I've seen multiple Portages sell for...

Like I said, I've seen multiple Portages sell for more than $1,000. One member already stated above that they sold their own for $1,000. So no, I don't exactly agree with that statement.

I also...
06-27-22, 05:25 PM
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Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Precisely the kind of person I hope sees my ads.

Precisely the kind of person I hope sees my ads.
06-27-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yup! Again, c'est la vie... Doesn't make me feel...

Yup! Again, c'est la vie... Doesn't make me feel bad knowing anyone's on my side or not, I said my piece and have tried to address folks who addressed me directly. My initial post and every one since...
06-27-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Really that's precisely what I'm suggesting. If...

Really that's precisely what I'm suggesting. If someone walked up to me on the street and said "do you know which way to XYZ" and I really didn't know for sure but thought I had an idea which I...
06-27-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

That's pretty much my take on this matter and why...

That's pretty much my take on this matter and why I posted in the first place. Without knowing the specific situation from which the request for appraisal is being made, such as whether a bicycle...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,458
Posted By Kilroy1988

Right, and I told you I've been watching the...

Right, and I told you I've been watching the market for these for a number of years. "Raleigh Portage" is on my eBay saved searches and I see them all. My statement above is precisely aligned with...
06-26-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

To address the rest of your points, sir: 3)...

To address the rest of your points, sir:

3) If I were KING, I would do away with that forum completely. I suppose it is too much to expect that such a public place could ever be held to reasonable...
06-26-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm young and dumb and want to change the world....

I'm young and dumb and want to change the world. C'est la vie!
06-26-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm sorry, but people actually get paid to...

I'm sorry, but people actually get paid to evaluate prices for all kinds of things, from real estate to automobiles to antiques. It's a profession and a proper evaluation is much more than "an...
06-26-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Did you ask if they were interested in selling on...

Did you ask if they were interested in selling on eBay? Did you mention that it might be worth a lot more? I missed that part if so.

I also have access to Terapeak and you'll notice the $875 is...
06-26-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Right, and I heard someone else paid $10,000 to...

Right, and I heard someone else paid $10,000 to have a steel frame made by someone just because it's got some dead guy's name on it. What's your point?
06-26-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well I disagree. If I were to come into a forum...

Well I disagree. If I were to come into a forum and ask people for advice about how to fix a mechanical issue with my bicycle then I would consider it disrespectful if someone replied and actually...
06-26-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
Posted By Kilroy1988

Please Stop Being So Cheap!

Hello,

This thread is related to the Appraisals forum but it seems appropriate to post it here since this is where most of the posters hang out. I don't meant to bash anyone, but I think as a...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,458
Posted By Kilroy1988

Northstar50 wrk101 plonz Chuck M The Raleigh...

Northstar50 wrk101 plonz Chuck M

The Raleigh Portage is a very sought-after bicycle and you only need to look at recent eBay auctions to see that the estimates proposed above are very low!

1986...
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Kilroy1988

I just paid $490 after taxes and shipping for a...

I just paid $490 after taxes and shipping for a full Chorus 9-speed groupset with post-'97 ergo shifters on eBay. There were a lot of people watching the advertisement despite it being a recent...
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello and welcome to Bike Forums, On eBay...

Hello and welcome to Bike Forums,

On eBay these days, if the frame is cleaned up and presented nicely it may be worth a few hundred dollars to a buyer keen on just such a Rochet in this particular...
06-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,444
Posted By Kilroy1988

Here's a slightly older (and sold) Carlton...

Here's a slightly older (and sold) Carlton Continental on a slightly larger bridge over a slightly larger irrigation canal, since people seemed to appreciate the first one... And just for good...
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