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11-27-22, 08:04 AM
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Posted By thumpism

Here's a 1000 for an eighth of a grand in VA. ...

Here's a 1000 for an eighth of a grand in VA.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/700800934805891
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11-23-22, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By thumpism

With derailleur bikes you might also shift each...

With derailleur bikes you might also shift each to the largest rear cog to reduce the profile of the rear derailleur.
11-19-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 72,859
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Posted By thumpism

I'd want one cheaper but you can't be choosy when...

I'd want one cheaper but you can't be choosy when a decent one turns up.
11-19-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,234
Posted By thumpism

Here's the '85 Schwinn Cimarron I got as a...

Here's the '85 Schwinn Cimarron I got as a frameset while working in Seattle. Built it up with stuff from my old junkyard A-D MTB. That one used a cruiser fork with a BMX stem and bars so I got...
11-18-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By thumpism

How small? Here's a little 500A-wheeled Flandria...

How small? Here's a little 500A-wheeled Flandria that I gave to my buddy for his little nephew. Not the nephew riding it.
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11-14-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By thumpism

This one was at our local co-op for a long while,...

This one was at our local co-op for a long while, and I've encountered others over the years....
11-11-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7,393
Views: 3,351,575
Posted By thumpism

That seems unlikely. Wasn't Cunningham making...

That seems unlikely. Wasn't Cunningham making drop bar MTBs in the '80s, and wasn't the Specialized Rock Combo out before the '90s?
11-05-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,596
Posted By thumpism

Three in NJ. ...

Three in NJ.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1256540788229440
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11-03-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,930
Posted By thumpism

Having so many peeves of my own, it's nice to be...

Having so many peeves of my own, it's nice to be appreciated.
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11-01-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By thumpism

I can emphatically state with authority, it...

I can emphatically state with authority, it depends.


Not to be a total smartass, we'd need to know what tools you have and it would help to have a photo of the dolly wheel in question. Bicycle...
10-25-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,837,202
Posted By thumpism

The savings will help when replacing all the...

The savings will help when replacing all the down-spec parts that are on it now that the stock stuff has been harvested..
10-22-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 261,450
Posted By thumpism

The one in our showroom back then had Sunshine...

The one in our showroom back then had Sunshine hubs and foam-filled Nisi tubular rims.
10-18-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 72,859
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Posted By thumpism

Weekend flea market nearby had this on the ground...

Weekend flea market nearby had this on the ground at the end of the day. Seen Shoguns but never a Katana; Tange Infinity with Sport LX in what looks like a 58cm. Guy said $100....
10-01-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,596
Posted By thumpism

Here's a quaint oldie marked down in MA. ...

Here's a quaint oldie marked down in MA.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/610142387456807
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10-01-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,596
Posted By thumpism

$150 for an early reversed and inverted Sports in...

$150 for an early reversed and inverted Sports in OH.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/720388062394266
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09-29-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 113,344
Posted By thumpism

Meaning us old farts, right? Well, sonny, let me...

Meaning us old farts, right? Well, sonny, let me tell you that I can remember back when our number went from two letters and FOUR numbers (BE-1151) to two letters and five (TW5-1151).
09-29-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,837,202
Posted By thumpism

Nice pair, a 531 Peugeot and a Matsuri track for...

Nice pair, a 531 Peugeot and a Matsuri track for $200 in PA. Unclear if price is for each or for both.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/627482805492144
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09-28-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,596
Posted By thumpism

But 23" frame!

But 23" frame!
09-27-22, 04:43 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Univega tourer for $200 in VA. ...

Univega tourer for $200 in VA.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/788702545786295
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09-27-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,837,202
Posted By thumpism

Quaint! ...

Quaint!

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/henrico-1958-motobecane-racer/7538654029.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00707_95aQGyrhcoZz_07K0ak_600x450.jpg
09-23-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 956
Posted By thumpism

Nope. Doesn't resemble any of mine. Web pic to...

Nope. Doesn't resemble any of mine. Web pic to illustrate the hoist system.
09-22-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,837,202
Posted By thumpism

A neat pair. My wife had a little Cannondale...

A neat pair. My wife had a little Cannondale like this and we also have a ladies' Sports in the house.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/653335406063391
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09-21-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By thumpism

NIB and hiding in my garage. ...

NIB and hiding in my garage.

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09-21-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,596
Posted By thumpism

Nifty sign is probably a repop but would be nice...

Nifty sign is probably a repop but would be nice for a shop space.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/453074373280720
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09-20-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,837,202
Posted By thumpism

Bianchi bones for $25 in VT. ...

Bianchi bones for $25 in VT.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/852944302751727
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09-20-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By thumpism

Looks like my old one. ...

Looks like my old one.
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09-18-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,596
Posted By thumpism

Thanks! I passed that info on to him and he...

Thanks! I passed that info on to him and he ordered one.
09-18-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 956
Posted By thumpism

Wall hooks and rope-and-pulley hangers overhead. ...

Wall hooks and rope-and-pulley hangers overhead. I got five of those at a yard sale for twenty bucks and they were a big help.

Not my space. ...
09-18-22, 02:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,552
Posted By thumpism

Completed most of the demolition for a massive...

Completed most of the demolition for a massive kitchen remodel and get to clean up now so we have a clean place to cook and eat. Take that, you bike riding pansies.
09-18-22, 02:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By thumpism

That mag has had plenty of bike-themed covers...

That mag has had plenty of bike-themed covers over the decades. A buddy had a dozen or so framed and hanging on the wall of his living room.
09-18-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 399,982
Posted By thumpism

I saw and heard Richard Peterson outside the...

I saw and heard Richard Peterson outside the Kingdome a few years later. A true Seattle icon....
09-15-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 4,082,143
Posted By thumpism

Strangely is the way to like it, but so do I.

Strangely is the way to like it, but so do I.
09-14-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,596
Posted By thumpism

$20 in NY. ...

$20 in NY.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/544303964116923
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09-14-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,837,202
Posted By thumpism

Pre-canti Trek tourer for $45 in RI. ...

Pre-canti Trek tourer for $45 in RI.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/791250202160698
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09-11-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,837,202
Posted By thumpism

Vitus, Terry, Roger, a couple of recumbents;...

Vitus, Terry, Roger, a couple of recumbents; sounds like a fleet sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/430916395772128
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09-09-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By thumpism

This is what I did for my buddy's DB, a taller...

This is what I did for my buddy's DB, a taller quill riser stem with a riser bar. The difference in reach and lift is considerable, and the greater sweep of the bars also helps. Both stems are at the...
09-09-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By thumpism

Sounds like an opportunity to buy a black...

Sounds like an opportunity to buy a black frameset or a gold one.
09-08-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,837,202
Posted By thumpism

Parts alone must be worth the ask on this Scott...

Parts alone must be worth the ask on this Scott for $50 in VA.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/tappahannock-scott-mountain-bike/7531043146.html
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09-02-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,837,202
Posted By thumpism

Early Miyata MTB with mods for $60 in NJ. ...

Early Miyata MTB with mods for $60 in NJ.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1541834316313162
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09-02-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,596
Posted By thumpism

$30 ladies' Sports in OH includes a less...

$30 ladies' Sports in OH includes a less desirable bike.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2084698325064446
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09-02-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,596
Posted By thumpism

His 'n' hers '51 Savoys for $300 in VA. Check...

His 'n' hers '51 Savoys for $300 in VA. Check them chainguards!

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/hopewell-matching-pair-of-antique-1951/7528848665.html
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09-01-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 848
Posted By thumpism

And here's Mel in his prime, for those who didn't...

And here's Mel in his prime, for those who didn't know him. An old photo even at that time....
08-31-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,596
Posted By thumpism

Quaint-looking old Sports for $50 in OH. ...

Quaint-looking old Sports for $50 in OH.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/617054830027848
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08-26-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,202
Posted By thumpism

Too late to the thread for a solution, but the...

Too late to the thread for a solution, but the wheel I fixed last month required my 18" pipe wrench and a cheater pipe on the end for additional leverage. Find yourself a nice hunk of 2" pipe to...
08-26-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,837,202
Posted By thumpism

Here's my late buddy Mark on a 500A-wheeled...

Here's my late buddy Mark on a 500A-wheeled Flandria I had for a few years. Mark wanted it for his little nephew who, as you can see, is not the one who rode it....
08-25-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,837,202
Posted By thumpism

$75 Dawes in MA. ...

$75 Dawes in MA.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/767335697650019
...
08-25-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,837,202
Posted By thumpism

Stepthrough with 22"-23" frame? Nice deal on a...

Stepthrough with 22"-23" frame? Nice deal on a quaint unidentified Berceau-framed bike. One pic, no details. Looks like a Euro market import with that lock and generator setup and what looks like a...
08-21-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By thumpism

Those are early Grip Shift for road bikes. Most...

Those are early Grip Shift for road bikes. Most people have only seen later versions popular on mountain bikes and hybrids, but the earlier version was available for road or for mountain.

Also,...
08-20-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By thumpism

I probably assembled a hundred or so of those...

I probably assembled a hundred or so of those back in the late '70s and early '80s. Very basic bikes but they work, and I prefer the 3-speed versions to the derailleur ones.
08-20-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 4,082,143
Posted By thumpism

Softride with ape hangers. There had to be one...

Softride with ape hangers. There had to be one of them out there.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/quinton-softride-bicycle/7523029814.html
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