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BIANCHI LIMITED. This bicycle has it's own web page: BIANCHI LIMITED

DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED by the PARAMOUNT DESIGN GROUP in CHICAGO, IL, USA. High Plains Series 5000AL. This bicycle has it's own web page: SCHWINN HIGH PLAINS MOUNTAIN BIKE

CHAINRINGS FOR 144 BCD CRANKS SUCH AS CAMPY NEUVO RECORD

42 tooth chainring, 144BCD. For 39 years I rode a Raleigh Professional with 53 and 44 tooth chainrings on a Campy Neuvo Record crank. I installed this 42 tooth chainring in place of the 44 tooth and used the 44 tooth as the larger chainring and I was again riding as if I were still a young man. Finally I found a bicycle I liked better than the Raleigh Professional. I sold the Raleigh Professional. The buyer of the Raleigh Professional wanted the 53 and 44 tooth chainrings. So I have this chainring that I have no need for. 42 tooth chainrings to fit a 144 BCD crank are difficult to find. Although Sugino, not Campy, you will not feel any difference. 42 tooth chainrings are so hard to find that there is a bicycle shop that had some custom made. I considered buying theirs, but they did not have theirs anodized. Anodizing is important because it hardens the surface. Anodized aluminum is harder than hardened steel. Aluminum oxide is the term for hardened aluminum; aluminum oxide is used in sandpaper and in grinding wheels. When you have a steel chain riding on your aluminum chainring, you want the chainring anodized so that it will not wear as fast. $60.

41 tooth chainring, 144BCD. When I found this 41 tooth chainring I bought it because it is rare and I figured I would need it some day as I age. As mentioned above, I sold the bicycle I was planning to use it on--in this case before I even had a chance to install it. If I were planning a ride in hilly terrain I would have installed it, otherwise I had no plans to install it until I needed it because the 42 tooth chainring was perfect for the terrain I usually ride. It has been slightly used, but not by me. RARE. $100.

STELLA ITALIA BIANCHI BICYCLE SEAT

RACING OR ROAD BICYCLE SEAT Single piece cover over foam or gel. Comfortable for the type of saddle it is. Reflective red triangle in rear. 270mm long, 135mm wide. Very light weight. Weighs only 3/4#. $35.

BICYCLE HELMETS

GIRO EXPRESS RL. Small/medium helmet. This helmet has been barely used and it shows it. $30. This helmet and the below helmet together for $40.

GIRO HAMMERHEAD SC. Medium helmet. This helmet has been used a lot, but it only shows it on the inside where the glued on felt strips are missing and the white styrofoam shows the dirt. They got smart and later used black styrofoam. $15. This helmet and the above helmet together for $40.

BICYCLE STANDS, TRAINERS, EXERCISE AIDS

BLACKBURN TRACK STAND FLUID. As good as I have seen. May double as a repair stand. May do triple duty as a bike stand in your van. Stable, heavy, easily adjusted. I made a wood bar to fit between the front and rear ends to keep the stand from folding up unexpectedly. $150.

CANNONDALE BUGGER BICYCLE TRAILERS

CANNONDALE BUGGER CARGO TRAILER, NEW-IN-BOX. Never Assembled. Not rusty. No mildew. Complete. I am keeping a used one for myself. My used one has lasted 40 years; it will last the rest of my lifetime. One of the best things about having a new-in-box bugger is that it need not be disassembled and packed for shipment. This new one is packaged in the most economical box size possible. Oftentimes the old ones do not come apart because they are rusted together. Instructions included. This is the model with the full zip up Nylon cloth cargo box. I am using one like it; the cloth has held up remarkably well. The 2 B&W images are from the instruction book. Classic design. Nobody has improved upon the design in my opinion. $OLD. I leave it up for your information.

CANNONDALE BUGGER CARGO TRAILER, well used, still usable, needs restoration. Innertubes are needed. Although the tires are still serviceable, it would be wise to replace the tires at the same time as the innertubes. The Nylon cloth cargo box is only in fair shape; the cloth itself is still strong, but the zipper needs replacing. I am also including the zippered panel from another bugger as a piece of spare cloth of the same color. I chose not to replace the zipper on an identical one that I am using; instead I just sewed it together and custom altered it for my purposes at the same time.....adding a Velcro sealed top flap. No hitch or handle, although I make them and sell then separately. $100 as is or $250 with new innertubes and new tires installed. You can buy new tires and innertubes for much less, but you will have to install them yourself. The bugger I am using was purchased at the same time as this one and is in about the same condition; it will outlast me.

CANNONDALE BUGGER CARGO TRAILER, well used, still going strong. I use this for hauling camera gear around. I have to sell it with the cabinet that I built to fit it because that cabinet will not fit the other buggers that I have. This model is open at the front and top. It is listed on my 35mm and DIGITAL CAMERA EQUIPMENT web page. You will find it about 40% of the way into the document. The cabinet is removable. When my car was in the shop for an extended period of time I used this bugger to carry groceries, laundry, etc. Soon I will be adding one more bugger cargo trailer.......another version of a photographic equipment hauler......with a built-in combination tripod mount and handle.

REPLACEMENT HITCH for CANNONDALE BUGGER CARGO TRAILER. I have 3 used cargo hauling buggers. All 3 came with broken bicycle hitches. Cannondale used a Polycarbonate plastic for their hitch. Polycarbonate is oftentimes used in "bulletproof glass." Polycarbonate is really tough stuff. You can bend it over against itself (if you are strong enough), but it will not break. The Polycarbonate will flex in use without breaking. To mount my hitch to your bicycle, remove your seatpost, slip the seatpost through the hitch and reinstall your seatpost on your bicycle. It is especially easy to do with quick release seatposts. It is a small inconvenience to pay for the lower cost of the hitch and the greater strength of the hitch. When loaded, bugger hitches ride up the seatpost. Cannondale's hitch had no provision for keeping the hitch from riding up the seatpost and neither does mine. My solution to that was to put a spare light mount on the seatpost that the hitch rests against. The truncated original Cannondale quick release hitch is $50, My single piece Polycarbonate hitch is $30. I also make handles for using the bugger as a hand cart, $45. Note: I offer these hitches strictly for use in hauling cargo. I do not offer them for the purpose of hauling people or living beings. The problem with Polycarbonate is that it becomes brittle with exposure to ultraviolet light. Although Polycarbonate is guaranteed unbreakable, that guarantee is only for 3 years. Polycarbonate is still the best material for a hitch because of its good qualities. Just be aware that you will have to replace it every few years. I have never seen an intact Cannondale hitch other than the one with the new-in-box bugger. The one on the left looks intact at 1st glance, but it is truncated, or shortened. I made the one piece Polycarbonate hitch as a replacement for the original. I could make it with a quick release mount like the original, but I would have to charge too much for it. I made it out of a single piece of Polycarbonate to keep it simple and keep it affordable. The 128mm diameter hole for the seat post is the same size as in the Cannondale hitch; if you need one with a different sized hole, I can provide that for a slight additional fee. The 1st pull handle has been sold. The 2nd pull handle (the one that looks like a stylized cat or owl) is one I have been using for about a year.

BUGGER SAFETY CABLE. Original equipment. Cannondale knew their hitches could fail and supplied these safety cables for when that happened. Wrap one end around the seat post and the other end around the metal U-shaped Bugger stem that the hitch is bolted to. $20 each.

RECOIL PAD. Ranger brand, marketed by Sears Roebuck & Co., complete with instructions and mounting hardware. 1.75 X 5". NEW-OLD-STOCK. $15

CAMPING GEAR

Tentpegs. German made aluminum tentpegs, each in its own protective tube. 4 sets of 4 available. Each set also come with a piece of plastic covered cord and a cloth case. $10 each set.

BOOKS ON SPORTS

"Sports," by Neil Leifer, hardcover, dust jacket, 11X14", color photos, 186 pages, 1992, Mint, $35

"Olympia," by Leni Riefenstahl, documentation for the "Olympia" film with numerous photographs of the olympic games 1936, picture sequence (except pages 11 and 12 of the original edition, omitted for reasons of space) and captions as in the original edition of 1937, hardcover, dust jacket, 286 pages, 1988, B&W photos, 10X12.5", Mint, $50


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