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02-04-23, 07:12 AM
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Posted By JulesCW

for goodness sakes -- don't fiddle faddle on here...

for goodness sakes -- don't fiddle faddle on here -- if you're within a half day's drive go NOW and buy them both -- these are absurdly cheap -- the saddles alone are almost worth the ask. If the...
02-03-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21,492
Views: 4,122,246
Posted By JulesCW

The stem looks like it is way above minimum...

The stem looks like it is way above minimum insertion line and is about to snap... and o, yeah, it's got the off road rear wheel option! :roflmao2: The odd thing about that rear wheel...
01-31-23, 05:56 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 25,180
Posted By JulesCW

Is there a Box 'O Crap Anonymous self-help...

Is there a Box 'O Crap Anonymous self-help program? I need nothing, will likely get nothing, and will not be able to stuff the box with enough of my crap to make me feel really virtuous, yet I am...
01-29-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,261
Posted By JulesCW

In the early 1980s I worked at a bike shop in MD...

In the early 1980s I worked at a bike shop in MD --we'd regularly get deliveries of bikes and the bikes in boxes would sit for a bit on the sidewalk outside the mechanics' area (fully visible from...
01-23-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 711
Posted By JulesCW

When taking the bike apart to fit into an S&S...

When taking the bike apart to fit into an S&S hard case (I do this with our tandem and a large single bike). Admittedly, not an everyday occurrence, though.
01-14-23, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By JulesCW

Shipping pricing is a dark science, and YMMV! ...

Shipping pricing is a dark science, and YMMV! :lol:
01-14-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By JulesCW

Pirateship.com is another reseller -- and i've...

Pirateship.com is another reseller -- and i've found them to be priced lower than bikeflights, FWIW.
01-13-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 74,177
Views: 12,068,417
Posted By JulesCW

1978 Raleigh Competition GS Carlton Factory $500

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/786845469066216/

Seller says: "All original except tires and tubes. Rides smooth with all the Campagnolo stock parts. Great overall condition. Bar tape...
01-12-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 74,177
Views: 12,068,417
Posted By JulesCW

1958 Raleigh Lenton Grand Pris Reg Harris

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/993088591816915/ Cool bike --seller is asking $899 in Carmel, IN

Seller says: "1958 Raleigh Lenton Gran Prix Reg Harris Model Reynolds 531, Vintage...
01-12-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 74,177
Views: 12,068,417
Posted By JulesCW

Trek 950 $100

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/490522599897176/ in St. Louis, MO super low-res photos, but looks ok -- 20" ? Seller is asking $100

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01-11-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 74,177
Views: 12,068,417
Posted By JulesCW

Raleigh Super course $100

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/907918263913032/

Seller says: "1970s Raleigh Super Cross TT. Double butt welded with end shifters. Limited edition. Crank along with original sew ups...
01-10-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 74,177
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Posted By JulesCW

22" Trek 950 $150

22" Trek 950 $150 in Wheaton, IL. No drive-side photos. :(


https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1802396206785350/
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01-10-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 74,177
Views: 12,068,417
Posted By JulesCW

Titanium Dean MTB frame $500

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1304844236914053/

In Aurora, IL Seller is asking $500

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01-10-23, 07:42 AM
Replies: 74,177
Views: 12,068,417
Posted By JulesCW

Schwinn Passage touring bike $99

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/596661338888005/ $99 in Lafayette, IN

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01-09-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 74,177
Views: 12,068,417
Posted By JulesCW

Trek 560 $160

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2048986208822755/

Seller Says: "Beautiful hand made bike. Made in Wisconsin. Tires are great Rims are true and tight Bike is dusty from being in a...
01-09-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 74,177
Views: 12,068,417
Posted By JulesCW

I'm not positive, but I think that's a...

I'm not positive, but I think that's a multi-colored led light ring -- someone came onto our local co-op with something similar -- it lights up the wheel at night -- pretty cool, and not a bad idea...
01-09-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21,492
Views: 4,122,246
Posted By JulesCW

Buy now -- price keeps rising! :)

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/472030961565827/

Seller has an interesting sales strategy... Keep raising the price if it does not sell! No offers accepted! :foo: :lol:
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01-09-23, 06:03 AM
Replies: 74,177
Views: 12,068,417
Posted By JulesCW

Trek 600 $200

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3460775924247414/

Seller says: "Very rare vintage 1985 Trek 600 series sport touring bike, USA Reynolds 531sc tubing. Great condition, with some minor...
01-08-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 74,177
Views: 12,068,417
Posted By JulesCW

1983 Trek 620

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1354521885284366/ Seller is asking $269 in Fort Wayne, IN

Seller's detailed description: "Enjoy a Vintage Trek road bike from the early days of the...
01-08-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By JulesCW

Your best bet might be to fabricate one from an...

Your best bet might be to fabricate one from an old belt or similar piece of leather. Cut to size, punch hole in center to mount, apply a liberal amount of grease, and you just might be in business! ...
01-06-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21,492
Views: 4,122,246
Posted By JulesCW

That thar ain't scrap metal, that thar's yard...

That thar ain't scrap metal, that thar's yard ART! :lol:
01-06-23, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21,492
Views: 4,122,246
Posted By JulesCW

When the seat post goes missing you improvise...

...no longer adjustable, though... :foo:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/853084499295433/

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Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By JulesCW

Pros: Good size, great builder, good condition,...

Pros: Good size, great builder, good condition, some "modernization" -- but that's a mixed bag -- good for a rider, not so much for a "collector"

Cons: Some "modernization" -- that rear wheel...
01-02-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,413
Posted By JulesCW

I went last year and am planning on going again...

I went last year and am planning on going again this year. John is a great host and has a great bike collection (rumor has it he's added a few more neat ones in the past year) in a neat space, and...
01-01-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By JulesCW

I try really hard not to consider project bikes...

I try really hard not to consider project bikes that don't fit -- especially ones in which a part out will likely not recoup much...
12-31-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By JulesCW

Pair of 1980s Blackburn bottle cages

SOLD Pair of 1980s Blackburn bottle cages -- in very good condition. Net $20 to me plus shipping at actual cost.

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12-31-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By JulesCW

Neat tandem by one of the great makers. Vintage...

Neat tandem by one of the great makers. Vintage tandems are, unfortunately, a very hard sell. This one looks interesting -- with the bags, racks, etc. it might have more appeal than most, but he...
12-30-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By JulesCW

I should have clicked the link to the junk build,...

I should have clicked the link to the junk build, I guess. Not super conversant with old Fuji MTBs -- I was thinking it was a road bike. Would be a real pity to scar up a set of 180mm T.A.s....
12-30-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By JulesCW

Interesting -- but those long 180mm crank arms...

Interesting -- but those long 180mm crank arms might not be ideal for a 650b conversion, assuming that frisson from pedal strike while cornering is not something you are seeking... :thumb:
12-26-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 994
Posted By JulesCW

Regarding your thumb mount question -- a fellow...

Regarding your thumb mount question -- a fellow over on the iBob Google group posted this photo and this comment: " DT levers can also be shoehorned into a Shimano bar end pod with a little judicious...
12-25-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 994
Posted By JulesCW

Age, use, and wear = fatigue -> breakage. It's...

Age, use, and wear = fatigue -> breakage. It's the cycle of life! :)
12-23-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By JulesCW

NIB Shimano 600 ex crankset 170 w/BB

This is a brand new, never mounted new in box Shimano 600 EX crankset 170mm 39/52 chainrings, with bottom bracket. Box shows wear from decades of shuffling about, crank is lovely.

$125 net to me...
12-23-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,471
Posted By JulesCW

Of course Bruce Gordon himself was legendarily...

Of course Bruce Gordon himself was legendarily gruff and reveled in that reputation. He even handed out buttons for a while that read "Bruce Gordon was rude to me" -- and followed that up a few...
12-23-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,862
Posted By JulesCW

It would appear that there might be a market for...

It would appear that there might be a market for a bucket of them... ;)
12-22-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 74,177
Views: 12,068,417
Posted By JulesCW

Piasley tandem link

Whoops -- forgot the link -- here it is: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1342470813159529/

Edited my original post to include it. Do let me know if you scoop it up -- it's almost crazy...
12-22-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 74,177
Views: 12,068,417
Posted By JulesCW

Paisley Tandem Bicycle $200 obo!

I know tandems tend to be underpriced used, but this is getting ridiculous. $200 obo for this fillet-brazed beauty w/Phil hubs (+ Phil disc as 2nd brake on front -- cool, but not advisable to use) ,...
12-21-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By JulesCW

I started cleaning it up. A nice surprise was...

I started cleaning it up. A nice surprise was that what I thought were scratches in the paint turned out to almost entirely be dirt, so it's looking good. I do not think Joe (the PO) rode it too much...
12-21-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,471
Posted By JulesCW

I imagine part of his statement might have come...

I imagine part of his statement might have come from him already getting tired of folks who wanted a custom frame built and thought that they knew more/better than he did... but yep, anti-status...
12-20-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,471
Posted By JulesCW

Great quote from Albert Eisentraut on what we really should all be doing...

“Bicycles are not built to be used as status symbols. The cyclist should ride his chosen bike, instead of bull-****ting about its angles or its chain stay length” — Albert Eisentraut, the conclusion...
12-18-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By JulesCW

Well, there's got to be some suspense about what...

Well, there's got to be some suspense about what I might bring to your annual central IL Tanner's Orchard ride... ;)
12-18-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By JulesCW

68 cm Eisentraut ID?

I've got to stop perusing the eBay/Craigslist finds thread... Saw this a few weeks ago and today I picked up it up -- it is a 68 cm ctc (excuse the dust and dirt -- it was hanging untouched in the...
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By JulesCW

Good Deore parts group, decent MTB, not overly...

Good Deore parts group, decent MTB, not overly collectible. Do you want it as a rider, a parts donor, or a flip? A bit hard to tell condition from this photo, but if mostly corrosion-free (that stem...
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By JulesCW

To the OP -- that Hattori is a neat old utility...

To the OP -- that Hattori is a neat old utility bike -- if it fits you and you live in a flattish place use it as intended -- go shopping, coffee runs, etc. The value will be fairly minimal, unless...
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By JulesCW

Welcome to the forum. Your question might be...

Welcome to the forum. Your question might be better answered if you started a new thread, as your bike is clearly unrelated in any way to the Hattori that is the subject of this thread. If you do...
12-15-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,413
Posted By JulesCW

This was a lot of fun. I'm in again, pm sent....

This was a lot of fun. I'm in again, pm sent. Thanks to John for hosting and organizing!
12-13-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By JulesCW

I wonder if the 7 kg is as pictured -- without...

I wonder if the 7 kg is as pictured -- without front brake, without brake cables or housing, without FD or front shifter, without pedals? Lightweight regardless, and pretty, but not really rideable,...
12-13-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 74,177
Views: 12,068,417
Posted By JulesCW

1980 Nishiki Comp ll $200

1980 Nishiki Comp ll Japan Double Butted, 700c Araya Rims Sugino Super Mighty Crank, Fluted SR Post

Seller says: "Lightweight early road bike, matching red inlay crank & seat post, needs close to...
12-13-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,714
Posted By JulesCW

Clearly you have either not read nor are choosing...

Clearly you have either not read nor are choosing to ignore the numerous other times over the past decade+ that Jan has written about the Nivex and how much he liked it, and how he was working on a...
12-12-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,714
Posted By JulesCW

I think the derailleur this is based on was...

I think the derailleur this is based on was patented in 1938 or so, French patents last for 20 years, and the company has been out of business for 50+ years. The creator of the original is long dead,...
12-12-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,714
Posted By JulesCW

No insults from me -- just a deep desire to...

No insults from me -- just a deep desire to eventually see what you spend those $$$ on and to examine and ogle it. It's still probably less than the $$ my ex-BIL wants to spend on a new golf cart! ...
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