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01-25-24, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By alexihnen

2024 Classic Bicycles Auburn (June 7-9)

Hello all - Classic Bicycles Auburn is back again! After a successful 2022 event, the second edition is set for June 7-9. The last even featured presentations by Jeffrey Bock, Richard Schwinn, Doug...
10-25-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,605
Posted By alexihnen

The most Iíve spent is easily for this Bianchi...

The most Iíve spent is easily for this Bianchi Centenario. It was absolutely perfect. I enjoyed owning it, but eventually decided that I wasnít in the museum business. I was able to sell for well...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By alexihnen

Ha! Love the pawn shop comment. And it can be...

Ha! Love the pawn shop comment. And it can be true. Many of us have lurked for a long time and have stumbled upon some amazing deals. Anecdotally, I used to ask about values here and have stopped. I...
10-17-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By alexihnen

Sale pending.

Sale pending.
10-13-23, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By alexihnen

1954 Renť Herse

I've decided to not undertake the restoration of this bike and instead keep my focus on 70s/80s American made bikes - a tough decision! This bike presents well and has a lot going for it, but has...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By alexihnen

Iíve purchased a couple team bikes similar to...

Iíve purchased a couple team bikes similar to this one. On one hand, this bike *should be ~$1,500 and maybe you assume some added value as a pro bike. On the other hand, you will have to be patient...
06-30-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By alexihnen

Very tempted. I've been looking for the Superbe...

Very tempted. I've been looking for the Superbe stamped version of this stem for a couple of years. They seem to get astronomical prices. Can I say maybe pending a stem measurement?
06-12-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,194
Posted By alexihnen

What do I know, but the "conflict" seems to ring...

What do I know, but the "conflict" seems to ring true, and I don't think it's really reflects negatively on Wout. He's clear about his intentions. The team clearly know Wout and his ambitions. No...
06-02-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,746
Posted By alexihnen

Got my map(s) yesterday. I think it's pretty...

Got my map(s) yesterday. I think it's pretty amazing.
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05-25-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,746
Posted By alexihnen

There are quite a few great steel frame builders...

There are quite a few great steel frame builders not on the map but I think "classic" limited the newer brands included. I'm not sure what the exact cut-off date was, but maybe the 90s?
Replies: 21
Views: 2,129
Posted By alexihnen

Glad that I found this thread. Here's a second...

Glad that I found this thread. Here's a second Galibier. Perhaps with these two a listing can be added to Classic Rendezvous and make the brand more discoverable.

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05-04-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By alexihnen

Iíve had quite a few bikes (maybe a dozen) packed...

Iíve had quite a few bikes (maybe a dozen) packed up by a shop. Only one was a problem. The chainring had cut through the bottom of the box. I emailed a photo to the shop and they refunded the $125...
04-28-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 82,492
Views: 13,874,757
Posted By alexihnen

A nice Nobilette. I've been looking for one, but...

A nice Nobilette. I've been looking for one, but this is too tall for me.
Facebook Marketplace:...
04-17-23, 11:42 AM
Replies: 82,492
Views: 13,874,757
Posted By alexihnen

Nice large Redcay in Austin, TX. Bad photos, but...

Nice large Redcay in Austin, TX. Bad photos, but looks really clean - and for a reasonable price.

https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/d/austin-jim-redcay-mint-condition-rare/7611153782.html

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04-08-23, 02:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,636
Posted By alexihnen

Nice bike! :thumb: ...

Nice bike! :thumb:


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04-04-23, 07:13 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 75,688
Posted By alexihnen

I donít have a good overall photo, but these are...

I donít have a good overall photo, but these are the more unique attributes & the serial number. Looks like 7444 to me.

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04-01-23, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 871,256
Posted By alexihnen

Picked up a neglected Doug Fattic frame. Iím...

Picked up a neglected Doug Fattic frame. Iím hoping to get it up to Niles, MI sometime to have Doug set it right.

...
03-26-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 82,492
Views: 13,874,757
Posted By alexihnen

Well, I have a DiNucci. I of course would love to...

Well, I have a DiNucci. I of course would love to have another. In this case, I just missed out on buying this elsewhere and although it's a fair price, unless I absolutely have to have a bike, I...
03-25-23, 10:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,017
Posted By alexihnen

Sorry if this is a tangent, but I recall reading...

Sorry if this is a tangent, but I recall reading that the Silca brand was an Italian Heritage Company (or something like that) and itís sale to an owner in the US had to be approved by the Italian...
03-25-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,017
Posted By alexihnen

This is teetering on becoming a Twitter thread....

This is teetering on becoming a Twitter thread. It appears that an academic definition of cultural heritage may be a poor fit for a vintage bike forum. Itís a fascinating topic if one doesnít dismiss...
03-25-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 82,492
Views: 13,874,757
Posted By alexihnen

I have a hard time understanding how some frames...

I have a hard time understanding how some frames similar to this sell for twice as much. Thereís simply no better craftsmanship anywhere.
03-25-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,017
Posted By alexihnen

I do find this a fascinating topic. I think that...

I do find this a fascinating topic. I think that there is a very significant divide between “preserving vintage vs. safeguarding classic”. Socially and culturally these are very different things. I...
03-17-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,263
Posted By alexihnen

I happily pay for GCN for all the live racing...

I happily pay for GCN for all the live racing coverage, but their other videos have gotten worse and all their C&V vids are very cringey. I wish they would use someone who actually cares about the...
03-17-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By alexihnen

Thanks for the comments. Iíve kept a ledger of...

Thanks for the comments. Iíve kept a ledger of bikes Iíve restored and sold and Iíve shared it with a number of people. Knowing verified sales can be really helpful, but itís a small community and...
03-02-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By alexihnen

Bumpť for Santť.

Bumpť for Santť.
02-28-23, 01:53 PM
Replies: 82,492
Views: 13,874,757
Posted By alexihnen

This one is mine. More than happy to talk a...

This one is mine. More than happy to talk a BikeForums friendly price for anyone interested. I'm hoping not to part it out.
02-28-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 82,492
Views: 13,874,757
Posted By alexihnen

A couple of beautiful tall Rock Lobsters. These...

A couple of beautiful tall Rock Lobsters. These would be nice additions to a fleet for relatively little $. Listed at $900 each.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/509063210940806/...
02-21-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By alexihnen

These would get you 1/2 way there? ...

These would get you 1/2 way there?


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02-19-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By alexihnen

SOLD: Fuso #448, 56cm, DuraAce

The photos tell the story. This is Fuso #448 in the lovely charcoal & deep red color scheme. It has a clean DuraAce 7401 group on it. American Classic seat post, reproduction Turbo saddle. Index...
02-17-23, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By alexihnen

SOLD. 1974-75 Cinelli Speciale Corsa custom / 55.5cm square

SOLD

1974-75 Cinelli Speciale Corsa (serial number 7.39)

Brake levers and calipers are anodized bronze. Shifters, rear derailleur, stem, crankset and seat post have been highlighted in black...
02-13-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,386
Posted By alexihnen

Thanks. Updates made to the listing.

Thanks. Updates made to the listing.
02-12-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,386
Posted By alexihnen

SOLD. Custom Waterford T-22 Demountable fully kitted touring, 53cm ST/55cmTT

SOLD

More classic than vintage, what a bike. This is a beautiful custom fully kitted out touring rig. I'm listing for a friend who is the original owner. The bike has been on some long hauls, but...
02-09-23, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,602
Posted By alexihnen

They are 26x1.4. ...

They are 26x1.4.


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Replies: 18
Views: 2,034
Posted By alexihnen

$1,250 is a fair price if you're OK with putting...

$1,250 is a fair price if you're OK with putting some work into it. That said, on eBay you're paying sales tax and then shipping...so $1,600+? I'd wonder about the rear spread - whether it's been...
01-23-23, 03:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,480
Posted By alexihnen

I have found that it is easier to a purist with...

I have found that it is easier to a purist with another person's bike rather than my own.
01-21-23, 07:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,446
Posted By alexihnen

I used to have a few items out but outgrew the...

I used to have a few items out but outgrew the space and have had to clean up my act! But maybe I need to bring back a couple of RDs, delta brakes, etc to show off.

...
01-07-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,834
Posted By alexihnen

Different than a previous comment, I tend to go...

Different than a previous comment, I tend to go by the top tube length and then if the seat tube is 53-58 I consider it. That said, I ride a lot of different geometries/frame sizes. For the odd ride...
01-07-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 871,256
Posted By alexihnen

My 2nd Fuso. :) ...

My 2nd Fuso. :)


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01-03-23, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By alexihnen

One done. One in the stand. ...

One done. One in the stand.


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12-20-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,170
Posted By alexihnen

For better and worse, Iíve had to find off-site...

For better and worse, Iíve had to find off-site space for my bikes. A few linger at the house, but most are now in a functional if not beautiful basement.

...
12-18-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 70,108
Posted By alexihnen

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Views: 1,284
Posted By alexihnen

I get just under 26mm on inside of seat tube, so...

I get just under 26mm on inside of seat tube, so maybe 25.8mm? Outside seat tube is 28mm.

Serial number is 28803.

I get 22.7lbs as it sits (no pedals).

...
12-06-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By alexihnen

Yes, I believe it is original paint. There is...

Yes, I believe it is original paint. There is some paint chipped at the seat binder and the grease, dirt, wear that you would expect. Everything is consistent with it being an all-original wall...
12-06-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,453
Posted By alexihnen

SOLD. 1975 Eisentraut Limited

This is a 1975 Eisentraut Limited, serial number 75L261. Happy to answer any questions or add photos.

I get the following measurements, center-to-center: 57.5cm seat tube, 56.5cm top tube - just a...
12-06-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By alexihnen

SOLD: 1975 Schwinn Paramount C7561 silver

I have a few bikes I'm looking to move on from the collection so that I can focus on some custom 70s/80s American-made steel on my wish list.

This Paramount is nearly flawless. It's just a...
12-06-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By alexihnen

SOLD. 1975 Schwinn Paramount // P10 touring // D7522 orange // $950

SOLD

1975 Schwinn Paramount D7522, in what I call hot orange (I know there's an official name for it). Happy to answer any and all questions or add photos.

I get the following measurements...
11-26-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,608
Posted By alexihnen

To add data points from two recent sales... ...

To add data points from two recent sales...

One was a frameset at $1,600. I listed it in every known Facebook vintage bike group and marketplace - no takers. Sold in a few weeks on ebay. The...
11-23-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,560
Posted By alexihnen

I posted a quick inquiry regarding Skip on the...

I posted a quick inquiry regarding Skip on the Classic Rendezvous list. Hopefully someone there will have been in touch with him and know how he's doing.
11-23-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By alexihnen

Yes, however, hope springs eternal for the real...

Yes, however, hope springs eternal for the real deal.
11-23-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By alexihnen

I have a couple Frejus frames/bikes in various...

I have a couple Frejus frames/bikes in various states...always nice to have projects going! More than one probably needs to be moved along.
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