Simple Talk

Sold: Custom-Painted Schwinn Single-Speed

Friday, I sold this restored Schwinn. It was in great need of a complete re-paint so I gave it a  base coat of black and then a “splatter” effect of red, orange and yellow. A cute young couple from St. Petersburg drove all the way up to see it. This…

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Sold: Fuji League

Just sold this  beautiful Fuji on Dec. 23. A guy was buying it for his girlfriend who had been wanting a single-speed bike. Everything was original including the saddle and wheels. I put a new crank and freewheel to make the conversion to single-speed.

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Sold: Raleigh Capri

Just sold this beautiful Raleigh Capri. Original black paint with decals. New crank, handlebars, stem, freewheel, and tape. Customer came all the way up from Ft. Meyers to buy it for her 6’4″ son. It was a 60cm bike.

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Bisbee Bicycle Brothel

I was recently visiting my son and daughter-in-law who live in Tucson. We made a side trip to the quaint little town of Bisbee and discovered an amazing bicycle shop, the Bisbee Bicycle Brothel. The proprietor, Ken Wallace, is a human bicycle encyclopedia. The shop is more like a museum…

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Is your bike the right size?

Image: BBC.com As much as I want to sell bikes, I have absolutely no hesitation in telling a customer that a bike is totally wrong for them. Recently a particular bike in my shop (21″ seat tube), had attracted two potential buyers. When each one came to look at it,…

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Sold: Sun Miami Road Bike

This was a full-restored, vintage Sun Miami road bike. Stripped to bare metal, primed and painted. Great-looking head badge too.  

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