Kingfish254's Finds Jun22 - Elgin Twinbar Frame

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  1. kingfish254

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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/2 Cannondale C400

    Yard sales have been weak the past few weeks. I did pick up a lighted stickshift knob for $1.
    This week I will be picking up 3 old wooden water skis. I really want to try and make a banana seat out of one, so I picked up a pair of wooden crutches to use as a sissy bar.
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/2 Cannondale C400

    Broke down the Fuji cruiser for parts.
    The chainring cleaned up pretty well.
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    The wheelset and tires where still pretty good. I decided that I am going to sell the Schwinn SS Sport, but only after I remove the cool parts and replace them with parts from the Fuji. I should be able to sell the resulting bike for what I paid for it originally and I get some cool parts.

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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/2 Cannondale C400

    That would be an awesome chain ring to modify into a skip tooth. If it's an even number of teeth just grind every other tooth off. I did it to a huffy and it looked sweet.
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/2 Cannondale C400

    Cool idea. That will still work with a regular chain, right?
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/2 Cannondale C400

    Yes, no problem... unless you want to get technical. Technically it would put more stress on the chainring and less on the chain, but then technically it would put more strain on every other link on the chain, but technically as long as the chain is fully engaging half of the teeth of the chainring, then the stress should be negated, though technically if your chainline is slightly off, you are more likely to throw the chain, about twice as likely, though that's only technically if you already have an alignment issue.

    Of course all of these are technicalities, and since when have rat rodders cared about theirs.
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/7 Shifter knob and wood water skis

    Here is the lighted shifter knob I picked up for a buck.
    Also the wood water skis. I really like the inlay work on the single ski. It is going to make a cool banana seat. My original plan was just to make the seats flat, but I wonder if there is a way to knder cut these with multiple groves that would allow me to curve down the sides and nose of the seat????? Hhhhmmmmmmmmm.

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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/10 - Univega to flip

    Nothing special but should be able to flip it for $100 profit. Univega DS600 with decent components.
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/11 Copper Pepper Shaker Light

    Cleaned/Tuned up the Univega and put it up for sale.

    Picked up a 12 Crescent Wrench and this copper pepper shaker for a buck.
    This is the perfect size for an easy tallight/headlight conversion.
    Maybe I should turn it around and have a "P" taillight???? :p

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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/11 Sturmey Archer 5 Speed hub

    Just finished sending payment for this Sturmey Archer 5 Speed Hub from a fellow RRBer.
    The only wheel I ever laced was back around 1973 when I laced up a new rim on the back of my 3 speed Sears Screamer 2.
    This should be fun.
    (SOLD)

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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/12 - Sold Univega, Now selling Dahon

    Great turnaround on the Univega. Cleared $100 in less than 48 hours. Plus I still have some Ritchey clipless pedals to sell.

    Just finished cleaning and tuning one of the bargain Dahon's I bought last year. Just put it on CL and Ebay.
    (SOLD)

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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/11 Sturmey Archer 5 Speed hub

    I definitely want to follow this thread.
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/11 Sturmey Archer 5 Speed hub

    Thanks, but I'm just an old guy that gets a kick out of hunting down bargains and making a little extra coin to pay for my hobby of tinkering with bikes.
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/11 Sturmey Archer 5 Speed hub

    I wish I had the time and the space.
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/11 Sturmey Archer 5 Speed hub

    You would be surprised at what opportunities are out there. My nieces boyfriend had latched onto my hobby (of deal hunting, not bikes) and has made oppotunististic purchases at yard sales over the past couple of months and has made a couple of thousand off of everything from cookie ovens to horse saddles. He did this with little space and an hour or two every Saturday morning. While values are exaggerated on Auction Hunteres, Storage Wars and American Pickers, there is still some local money to be made out there. It is strange how timing works sometimes. Right after I made arrangements to buy the Univega, I sold an Dremel kit and workstand that I had been selling for a few months. I purchased it for $20 and removed about $30 worth of attachments from it. Then I sold it for $50 one day before I paid $50 for the Univega. It is a fun cycle of money or free stuff as I chose to look at!!!!! :p :lol: It's not about the money, it's about the fun!!!!!
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/17 Schwinn American +2 Emory Mojaves

    I think I scored pretty good today. I email most CL yardsales asking if they have any bikes for sale. Here is what I picked up.

    Schwinn DeLuxe American
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    Two Emory Mojave Sand Cruisers and a random Nishiki road bike. (I may be able to recoup my cost from flipping this one alone).
    (SOLD Nishiki)
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/17 Schwinn American +2 Emory Mojaves

    Sold one of the blue Dahons for a very nice profit.
    I hate it when someone trys to play the "that's all the cash I brought" routine.
    I was asking $200 and he offered $175 with that line and he wanted me to give him a lock for it. Even if it's true, why do you go to a $200 purchase without enough money.
    I still would have cleared a nice profit, but I knew I had it priced right, so I told him $185 was the best I could do and offered to take him and the bike to the ATM. He buckled. No lock included either.
    To me, it wasn't about the $10, it was more a principle thing. I enjoy and expect haggling, but don't play that silly "I didn't bring enough money" game or adding the word "CASH" after the dollar amount. Homey don't play dat!!
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/17 Schwinn American +2 Emory Mojaves

    I've called people out on the "that's all the money I brought" game, 1 of them had driven about 2 hours and the other over 3, and I just laughed and said "Well, I can go home and you can go home then" while standing in my yard. Got the point across. One guy pulled out the money and I said "Wow, looks like you had the money after all!" Idiots.

    If I go somewhere I will bring the whole amount (plus more, never know what they got) but then still deal with them.

    I like the frame on that green cruiser, not your typical cantilever, I'm about canti'd out right now.
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/17 Schwinn American +2 Emory Mojaves

    I was stoked when he sent the photos and I saw something out of the ordinary.
    The dual straight bars are slick.
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/18 4 more bikes plus some Big Apples

    Had a good day yard sale-ing today. 4 bikes plus some Schwalbe Big Apple 29er tires from CL

    Forgot to take a photo, but I picked up a really nice Specialized HotRock for only $30. It will be on CL tomorrow for a good bit more.

    I helped a lady get three bikes out of her attic and she gave them to me.
    Small frame Schwinn Collegiate 5 speed.
    (SOLD)
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    Sears ladies city bike 3 speed
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    Matching Sears men's city bike 3 speed with thumb shifter on drop bars. Back in the day we called these English Racers. Fenders included but missing front wheel.
    (SOLD)
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    And finally, I picked up a pair of Schwalbe Big Apple 29er tires for 1/3 the new price.
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    Re: Kingfish254's Finds - 2/18 4 more bikes and Big Apples

    Here is the Specialized HotRock full size (23" frame) bike that I picked up for a steal yesterday.
    Coming to a craigslist near (or far) from you.
    Do you think this was worth the $30 I paid for it???? :p :oops:
    (SOLD)

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