Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Unicycling Discussion > General Unicycling Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 2018-10-18, 01:59 AM   #1
icerc
CycleOPs
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Destin FL
Age: 32
Posts: 15
Question What is this uni? They are asking $150



They say it's vintage, any experts have thoughts one what this is?
icerc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018-10-18, 02:22 AM   #2
harper
768 - It's in your DNA
 
harper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Age: 66
Posts: 9,148
That looks like a 1980's era Schwinn that was buried in someone's backyard for several years. I would say it has a real value of $0. It needs to be returned to the landfill.
__________________
-Greg Harper

Destroying the climate by shutting down nuclear power plants, one by one, since 1979.

Change is good. Bills are better.
harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018-10-18, 02:36 AM   #3
lobbybopster
Unicyclist
 
lobbybopster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: California
Age: 63
Posts: 408
It's Worth?

Quote:
Originally Posted by harper View Post
That looks like a 1980's era Schwinn that was buried in someone's backyard for several years. I would say it has a real value of $0. It needs to be returned to the landfill.
Sir!, Your calculations, and disposition are correct.

P.S. do not get cut by this!
lobbybopster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018-10-18, 07:00 AM   #4
Setonix
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Duiven, The Netherlands
Age: 43
Posts: 830
hahaha 150 euro. An Only One uni for 90 eur rides better than that old thing
Setonix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018-10-18, 09:43 AM   #5
Kim27
A Question of Balance
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Indian River, MI
Posts: 19
What!? Does that person think it is an artifact? I would charge them $50 to dispose of it properly as Harper has suggested.
__________________
___________________________________________
Equinox 20 / Oracle 26 / Nimbus 29 Road / Oracle 36

Kim
Kim27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018-10-18, 02:35 PM   #6
JimT
Unicyclist
 
JimT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
Age: 70
Posts: 308
Many items go from useful items, to discardable junk, to interesting collectable vintage antiques. The interesting collectable vintage antiques are not necessarily used for their original purpose but just displayed as a reminder of past times and a hard life. This uni is getting to the interesting collectable stage in life.

Jim
JimT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018-10-18, 07:48 PM   #7
Setonix
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Duiven, The Netherlands
Age: 43
Posts: 830
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimT View Post
Many items go from useful items, to discardable junk, to interesting collectable vintage antiques. The interesting collectable vintage antiques are not necessarily used for their original purpose but just displayed as a reminder of past times and a hard life. This uni is getting to the interesting collectable stage in life.

Jim
You mean that only collectors who don't ride themselves will pay 150$ for it?
Setonix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018-10-19, 03:56 AM   #8
johnfoss
North Shore ridin'
 
johnfoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
Age: 57
Posts: 17,005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Icerc
What is this uni? They are asking $150
I'll tell you what it isn't: $150.

It also isn't a Schwinn. I can't make out much detail, but that wheel definitely has 36 spokes. Schwinns had 28. Also it's been painted silver (a long time ago). I think the rim was painted too.

It's possible that this is a Loyd unicycle from the 60s. Loyd Wicker Smith made these unicycles in Arizona, and Schwinn took an interest. I wonder how much Loyd got for Schwinn's purchase (or license or whatever) of intellectual property?

I have a Loyd in my garage, which I found on eBay. I think it's mostly original, but unsure about the pedals. It has 36 spokes. It has an evil-looking leather bicycle saddle. That has been replaced with a common 1970s Messenger seat. the seatpost might be the original one.

The person asking $150 for a whupped up piece of junk should take more pictures, so we can have more to say about it. It does look pretty rustic, and it's the kind of thing that would look good up on the wall, or ceiling, of an eclectic restaurant or bar. I would offer the guy $50 at the most.
__________________
John Foss
www.unicycling.com

"The miracle is this: the more we share, the more we have." -- Leonard Nimoy

Last edited by johnfoss; 2018-10-19 at 03:56 AM.
johnfoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018-10-19, 03:59 AM   #9
JimT
Unicyclist
 
JimT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
Age: 70
Posts: 308
Quote:
Originally Posted by Setonix View Post
You mean that only collectors who don't ride themselves will pay 150$ for it?
Even collectors that do ride may pay a little for antiques unicycles:
http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=120981

Jim
JimT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
$150, uni


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What?? Can they do this? brownnathanial General Unicycling Discussions 21 2013-08-16 02:15 AM
Trick Names and What They Are MM38 General Unicycling Discussions 7 2011-08-08 09:09 PM
What is this worth Onza Limey Trading Post 2 2011-03-31 03:51 PM
Obstacle tracks? What are they called? Where can I find them? Dane M General Unicycling Discussions 15 2011-03-29 03:50 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2016 Gilby
Page generated in 0.99254 seconds with 13 queries