AMF Aerobee 5 speed muscle bike banana seat bicycle
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Sold Date: 02/03/2008
Channel: Online Auction
This is a very late 60's / very early 1970's, AMF AEROBEE AVENGER 5-SPEED Stick Shift Musclebike.This bike still wears its original factory paint, including its original stickers and decals. I have owned this bike for quite a few years now and originally bought it for my daily transportation 6 years ago. It was mid-November in Wisconsin and I had no vehicle so I bought this for $200.00 in as-was condition (not good) and rebuilt the entire bike, wheels too, and rode it as my daily transportation all through the winter and into late july of that year. All through winter I kept it oiled and cleaned it daily, religiously, including meticulous cleaning and oiling of the chainguard, wheels and inside of the fenders to ensure this bike would be kept in pristine condition. I have cleaned the bearings, bearing cups, wheels, etc. and rebuilt the bike every year (It was only rode once during winter. After that never again!!! I could not bear to do that to it again!!!) and each time the bike is rebuilt I take everything apart, clean out the old grease, repack everything with new grease, clean all the chrome (wheels, fenders, chainguard, handlebars, anything chrome), clean up the frame, rebuild the wheels, put it all back together, and then adjust everything. It takes me about a week if I concentrate on just that and nothing else. Recently, within the past three months, I took the bike down to a professional bike shop and had them put on new brake and shifter cables, new tires and new tubes, and adjust the front and back brakes as well as adjust the shifting / derailuer on the bike. This cost me $200.00. I didn't have the time to do it myself then so, oh well. Both tires are brand new whitewalls. The rear is a 20x2.125 cheater slik and the front is a normal 20x1.75 street tread. Both tubes are brand new and are super heavy-duty thorn resistant tubes. $8.00 a piece. The rear brake shoes are brand new and are quite long (bike shop). As mentioned all cables are new as well. All the brake, shifter, and derailuer cables. I have loved and maintained this beauty for many years now and it breaks my heart to have to part with it. Unfortunately real life and harsh reality set in and I am forced to get rid of it so's I can try and raise enough money to keep fuel in my car so I can try and keep my job. My unfortunate loss is your gain. I ask only that you keep it up and keep it well maintained and above all RIDE IT!!! Bikes are meant to be riden and enjoyed, especiallly the older ones. people need to see them and people are meant to enjoy them so they can take you on a magical journey back through time to when life was simpler, less complex and more enjoyable. I hope you will love and cherish this bike as much as I have and hope it gives you as much please as it has me. Thanks, and goodbye for now. Sean. EDIT: After listing the auction, I noticed that I have a typo in the shipping costs. The shipping cost is $75.00 plus $5.00 insurance FOR ALL USA SERVICES LISTED. Sorry for the confusion, my apologies. Sean. I have lowered the reserve price.
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