New posts

crazy vintage shiz

June 25, 2011, noon
Posts: 4297
Joined: June 1, 2009

this could do the trick:
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/bik/2460569068.html

June 25, 2011, 2:57 p.m.
Posts: 5738
Joined: May 28, 2005

this could do the trick:
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/bik/2460569068.html

Looks like a bike, rides like a shopping cart. Stay away

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

June 25, 2011, 3:56 p.m.
Posts: 6328
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

Klein had the best paint jobs.

Looking to ride the shore but don't know where to go?

Get a copy of the Locals Guide to North Shore Rides!

Follow MTB Trails on Twitter

Follow Sharon and Lee on Twitter

June 25, 2011, 4:04 p.m.
Posts: 4297
Joined: June 1, 2009

Looks like a bike, rides like a shopping cart. Stay away

needs elaboration

June 25, 2011, 5:12 p.m.
Posts: 0
Joined: April 21, 2008

needs elaboration

No it doesn't. Look at it for a minute.

Me. Car/Web Work. Twitter. FFFFound.

June 25, 2011, 9:50 p.m.
Posts: 4300
Joined: June 24, 2010

needs elaboration

Shitty wheels, shitty brakes, shitty drivetrain, shitty cockpit, what else do you want to know?

flickr

June 25, 2011, 10:10 p.m.
Posts: 1152
Joined: Sept. 16, 2003

this could do the trick:
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/bik/2460569068.html

Why do people pay over 50 bucks for a bike like this. All these 'vintage' apollos, fioris, ccm, etc were found in garages not used, bought for 30-60 bucks, and flipped after oiling the chain for 200. :fruit:
I don't get it.

Keep looking Rainmaker, a better bike is out there for way less.

June 25, 2011, 10:18 p.m.
Posts: 4300
Joined: June 24, 2010

Forged dropouts and aluminum rims are absolute minimum indicators of a quality "vintage" bike.

flickr

June 25, 2011, 10:25 p.m.
Posts: 704
Joined: March 15, 2004

Forged dropouts and aluminum rims are absolute minimum indicators of a quality "vintage" bike.

Indeed. I draw the line @ rims without eyelets. Nine time out of ten you can swap 'shitty' in for 'vintage' and be a lot more accurate. You can still find some gems if you check often though. Some people just like to pass on a nice ride that's not getting used/loved.

June 25, 2011, 10:33 p.m.
Posts: 704
Joined: March 15, 2004

craigslist ride
gears are preferable to none imo.

June 26, 2011, 12:50 a.m.
Posts: 0
Joined: April 21, 2008

Y'all know that for like $650 you can go buy a Sirrus or something, hey?

Me. Car/Web Work. Twitter. FFFFound.

June 26, 2011, 5:56 a.m.
Posts: 4297
Joined: June 1, 2009

Why do people pay over 50 bucks for a bike like this. All these 'vintage' apollos, fioris, ccm, etc were found in garages not used, bought for 30-60 bucks, and flipped after oiling the chain for 200. :fruit:
I don't get it.

Keep looking Rainmaker, a better bike is out there for way less.

Oh dont worry, i know its an overpriced bike. It just seemed to be the LEAST overpriced one i could find.

June 26, 2011, 5:57 a.m.
Posts: 4297
Joined: June 1, 2009

craigslist ride
gears are preferable to none imo.

i actually emailed about this one. i think the 400 tag is a bit too much tho.

June 26, 2011, 9:08 a.m.
Posts: 10309
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

Forged dropouts and aluminum rims are absolute minimum indicators of a quality "vintage" bike.

I would try to add a cassette r wheel to that list. unless you like bending axles.

Check my stuff for sale!

June 26, 2011, 10:53 a.m.
Posts: 4300
Joined: June 24, 2010

I would try to add a cassette r wheel to that list. unless you like bending axles.

Yes, and along with that, dual pivot brake calipers. Those are more an indicator of age than quality, though. Around the late '80s there was a crossover period where 7-speed became popular but the mid-range bikes didn't get dual pivot calipers. The above Bianchi is such an example.

flickr

Forum jump: