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Old 2014-09-09, 08:20 PM   #31
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Have mercy! Pierrox is right on.
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Old 2014-09-09, 10:40 PM   #32
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At least they don't call this "vintage," but it's in about the worst condition I've seen. $50? Please, you gotta be kidding...

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...631950692.html
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Old 2014-09-09, 10:51 PM   #33
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Looks like he's just uncovered it while out digging..
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Old 2014-09-09, 10:56 PM   #34
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Needs cleaning and a saddle cover? No shit sherlock!
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Old 2014-09-10, 12:57 AM   #35
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Wow, that one is truly laughable -- only thing missing is the $200 price.

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Old 2014-09-15, 11:17 AM   #36
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http://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/4667415826.html

Only 75$ for lollypop bearings? What a deal.

Of course the fart jet seat might just make it worthwhile.

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Old 2014-09-15, 01:02 PM   #37
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Yeah, but let's be fair. This is one of those ads where you pay extra for the words- like when you go to a high-priced restaurant and see all sorts of interesting verbs to describe how the food is prepared. Blackened fish, pan-seared steak, smashed potatoes drizzled with gravy, etc. He describes all sorts of imaginitive scenarios in which people might attempt to mount a unicycle, so some sucker should pay him, I guess. At least he's not on TV telling us it's time to go to war again.
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Old 2014-09-17, 06:43 AM   #38
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If I'm not mistaken it's a Loyd which is the precursor to the Schwinn's. Not only that, but it's in better condition than any of the other examples I've seen photo's of. For a collector I wouldn't be surprised if it got $100.
I would, only because hardly anyone else is a collector. It is indeed a Loyd, and mine is in similar condition. I found it on eBay for considerably less, though I don't remember the price. That's the original seat.

Loyd Wicker Smith made those in the early 60s, I believe, and Schwinn bought the rights to his design, introducing their version, with a much-improved saddle, in 1967.

People are making fun of some of those "upgraded" seats. That's what a unicycle seat looked like "back in the day", after you took it from its crumpled and dented state and fixed it up with some extra foam and duct tape. Done right, the upgrades could be pretty comfortable!
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Old 2014-09-17, 09:08 AM   #39
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I would, only because hardly anyone else is a collector.
Any serious unicyclist is a collector in the eyes of a nocyclist.

How many unicycles does a unicycle "collector" such as yourself actually have?
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Old 2014-09-17, 01:05 PM   #40
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I would, only because hardly anyone else is a collector. It is indeed a Loyd, and mine is in similar condition. I found it on eBay for considerably less, though I don't remember the price. That's the original seat.!
So your saying that you wouldn't consider paying $100 for it if you didn't already have one? I will have to defer to you on this one because, as you say, there aren't too many true collectors of unicycle history out there. I guess the point I was trying to make is that just because a uni is old doesn't make it worthless. That particular one is a nice example, and I find it funny that people are so quick to discount it. Well, to be fair, I discounted it too by half
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Old 2014-09-17, 03:27 PM   #41
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Here's an OK unicycle for an OK price, but the write-up is priceless.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/4650898223.html
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Old 2014-09-17, 04:43 PM   #42
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Bonus points for creativity...

Halloween HAUNT Prop PSYCHO CLOWN Jaunt 24"

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Old 2014-09-17, 08:23 PM   #43
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Not sure if this means much, but old rusty bicycles seem to be popular "wall hangers" these days. Just this past weekend my wife and I saw a "house fixer" TV show where the "decorator" bought any absolute pile of rust that was once a skip tooth bicycle (in the early 1900s or teens). This lady removed the rotted tires, turned the bars parallel to the frame top bar, and had her coworker hang it on a wall in the (male) owner's home office. My wife thought it looked "great" (the bicycle was the only reason I watched the show).
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Old 2014-09-17, 09:38 PM   #44
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Halloween HAUNT Prop PSYCHO CLOWN Jaunt 24"
seriously, $90 for something that needs a new rim to start with? also what sort of bearing housing is that, doesn't look like any of the lollipops i've seen before.
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Old 2014-09-17, 10:12 PM   #45
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Here's an OK unicycle for an OK price, but the write-up is priceless.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/4650898223.html
He's not totally wide of the mark. Sometimes riding a unicycle can be as good as taking a cute puppy for a walk......
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