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What’s the longest you have drove for a bike ? Webco 6 hours later lol

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So on I wanted to ask y’all how long or what’s the most miles you put in to pick up a bike? A few months ago this Webco piped up on the market place for trade. The guy was looking for an XL frame to ride and wanted to trade only for this 77-78 Webco so I sent him a msg about a 89-90 Elf double cross XL I won on a raffle page for $20 (2spots) I was going to build the elf but it is a bit out of my range of bikes I build and ride. (Pre 85 generally) any way I waited and seen the Webco still up for trade 2 months later and sent another msg. He told me I was the olny person that had a trade he was looking for even though he had countless cash offers on the bike, but again he wanted to trade lol any way we made a deal and the road I hit on Sunday 3 hours each way haha I got to his barn and got this. He told me the bike came from the ig owner years ago in Chicago that worked at a bike shop. Any rate I was after the bits on the bike ie Webco forks and flutes bars,& stem. Now for the mind pop I had no idea on what the seat clamp (Prodyne) was until I got back on the road. How ever at one point someone replaced the clamp bolt with a crazy 2in bolt lol. 

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So I got the bike home tore it down and cleaned the bits. The tuff neck is real minty the bars are insane lol the seat well yea sweet and then ya have the forks Webco long tubes that cleaned up super ! And last but not the least is the seat clamp after talking to a few people in FB land and my inbox filling faster then I would think I did what I think most ? People would do as I have a use but not a need for it as would love to see it on a Prodyne cruiser. I posted it on the bay for .99 start and pm’ed everyone one that wanted to look it up and have a go. Lol  I will build the Webco back up but with a nice schwinn seat clamp 

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Nice pick up!

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Let’s hope when the bidding is done this can be moved to .....The most expensive documented sales thread 

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1 hour ago, dav451 said:

Let’s hope when the bidding is done this can be moved to .....The most expensive documented sales thread 

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Yea kind of crazy only 24 hours in lol

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About 1 to 1 1/2 hours one way is the furthest I’ve gone.  It’d have to be something super crazy for me to go any further.  

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I would drive all day if I thought it was something cool, but I'm pretty sure I cannot beat the guys who are constantly looking. I'll put it this way...I might look at CL, Marketplace and/or Offer Up a total of 15 minutes per month. I've never even seen an old school bike for sale, so I assume that it would have to be pure luck for me to get to something first.

Back to the original question...the farthest I have ever driven to buy a bike is 90 minutes (just north of Flint, MI)

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Well I washed the frame and lettin her dry. Gonna build up Sunday with bits I already have. Keepin the spray overall the frame is real nice other then the chain rub. But the drop outs are real clean.

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l drove 6 hours one way[nor cal to la ] to get  my twin down tube champion 

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Well her she is all done up. Now I used the forks on my other Webco replica and I’m hanging on to the old Bars,stem,seat & post. The seat clamp sold for $511 so that pays for the time and gas lol any way to get back the the bike I like the way it looks all refreshed haha new to bike just about everything other then the cranks,ring and pedals and chain. 

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What was the winning bid on the seat clamp?

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53 minutes ago, Brian Hays said:

What was the winning bid on the seat clamp?

$500+

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16 hours ago, larsvegas43 said:

$500+

Ended at $526

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