Hidden Treasure - Non-Bike Wonders of the Buy&Sell

Jun 10, 2021
by Henry Quinney  
Art by Taj Mihelich

Welcome to the monthly round-up of the Buy&Sell. What is it you're after? Bikes? Cool bikes? Well, fresh out of luck this month. Although there are currently nearly 40,000 listings in the Buy&Sell in a thriving used market, most of which are bike-related, the news did reach my ears from one, maybe two readers, about how some bicycle parts are hard to come by and some prices are higher than they'd like, a tale old as time itself. Either way, it got me thinking, what non-bike treasures are waiting to be found on the Buy&Sell?




For Sale: 1995 Chevy Fleetwood 29 ft. Garage RV
Price: $9,500 USD
Size: 29 ft
Location: Los Angeles, United States
View Buy&Sell Listing

There is so much on the Buy&Sell, even a house!

Now, a house is all good and well, but what if you have a yearning for the open road? Well, funnily enough, there is RV on the Buy&Sell. Biking, relaxing, solving mysteries or cooking meth... in a van like this you could do it all. This Chevy Fleetwood, which rumour has it cited Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham's decision to go their own way as an inspiration for the roaming home's name, is certainly not short on size. In a year of unprecedented levels of words like staycation and incidentally similarly high levels of concern for the English language, this could be just the ticket.

It has got a relatively low mileage at under 36,000 and has a 10 foot garage inside to store all your toys. The vehicle itself is built on Chevy's P30 chassis.




For Sale: Airbag
Price: $5,000 USD
Size: 30' x 45'
Location: Bellevue, United States
View Buy&Sell Listing

You want to "stomp some 3s", huh? Want to go upside down, yeah? What's that? You just want to dead sailor into oblivion? No worries, recruit! This airbag could be what dreams are made of. Is it expensive? Admittedly yes. Is it necessary? Well, no. Do we all wish we had one? Undoubtedly.

In a strange twist of fate, this is one of the few times where intimate knowledge of some modern two-chamber air springs for suspension actually comes in useful as the airbag uses a similar design to ensure that it takes you down safely rather than just taking the edge off the fall. The sale also includes the ramp as well as other accessories.




For Sale: 2015 ELF Electric Solar Trike
Price: $5,350 USD
Size: Two Seater
Location: Nashville, United States
View Buy&Sell Listing

Are you young, hip and single? Do you struggle to keep it on the straight and narrow and fend off the unwanted attention of the opposite sex? Well, this could be the answer to all your problems.

Joking aside, if there were more vehicles like this the world would probably be a far nicer place and commuting would be a far more welcoming prospect. I think they look absolutely brilliant. Besides, if it does fail to stop people literally throwing themselves at your feet and you do give into temptation, it does plan for the eventuality with a spare seat.

It's got solar panels on the roof and a Fallbrook Nuvinci Transmission, lights and lockable storage.




For Sale: 2016 Madsen Black Bucket Bike
Price: $3,950 CAD
Size: 271KG/Bucket
Location: Kelowna, Canada
View Buy&Sell Listing

Think of a bucket, think of a bike, throw them together and what do you get? The Bucket Bike! People love a good bucket, they've even fort wars over them, and they love a good bike - you cannot lose with this one. It's a watertight hit.

Got a couple of kiddos that you want to strap down on their journey to school? No worries, this bad-boy comes with removable seating that caters for four. Are you stressed out by the little rotters and want to cycle off into the sunset with around 40 gallons of home-brewed wine? Well, unbelievably, it'll do that too! This is the bike for you!

For small businesses with local deliveries or indeed young children a bike like this really could make a lot of sense. It's got most of the mod-cons however to some a motor is a notable absence. For somewhere relatively flat and with a good cycle path network I think it would be fine.




For Sale: Fender Blender Pro
Price: $1,299 USD
Size: It's a bit of a blend
Location: New Canaan, United States
View Buy&Sell Listing

Do you cycle to blend? Or blend to cycle? Do you wake up in cold sweats in the middle of the night, itching to pulverize some fruit? Are you looking for a PG rated version of the Mac's excercise bike from Always Sunny? All your answers have been blended together with this ingenious contraption.

Part cooking implement, part art installation and all bike, this weird and wonderful take on the exercise bike means you can use the idea of a blend kale and spinach smoothie as all the motivation you could ever need to get you through your next work out session - and watch it being made inf ront of your very eyes. Lucky you! Down the hatch.



For Sale: Oakley Thump
Price: $125 USD
Size: James Bond
Location: Cave Creek, United States
View Buy&Sell Listing

Let me preface what I'm about to assert by saying that I have no concept of fashion. I don't know what looks good, I have no appreciation for the aesthetic and still use phrases like "Oh, they're a snappy dresser" and "Neato". All that said, these things are cool! Some might say that they're less James Bond and more Threat Level Midnight but hey - I think they're cool! If Finnie Eilish was in these you wouldn't blink twice.



What did I miss? There's bound to be plenty of weird and wonderful contraptions that escaped me.


62 Comments

  • 94 1
 I'll buy the bucket bike, hire one lucky PB comment section warrior to pedal me around town, while I use the bucket as a hot tub, drink beers and wear those Oakleys Suitable candidates can drop me a message
  • 45 1
 Successful candidate should anticipate a salary close to minimum wage, be ready to work in both scorching and baltic conditions and be willing to listen to nothing but winds of change blaring from a hifi on repeat
  • 15 0
 @felimocl: bucket bike is here in Kelowna, winery/sunshine capital of Canada,
May I suggest several wineries for you to review, while basking in our glorious sunshine (bring yer suncream mate, given your flag, you’ll need it even at night)
While blaring Summer of 69, by our very own Bryan Adams!
  • 8 0
 @felimocl: i am a teenager who needs a job, this is the perfect opportunity! Do you have workplace endangerment insurance and a minor work permit?
  • 3 0
 $870 CAD for a house with a bike park! That's ridiculous.... I wouldn't pay a dollar over $869 CAD
  • 1 0
 @onawalk: get the cold ones chilling in the cooler while I get my jabs and we'll discuss buissness.
I've got scores to settle in Kelowna after I spent 2 days sweating on the side of the road after my truck overheated and packed it in back during the fires of '17
  • 1 0
 @imnotdanny: i don't have either of those things so unfortunately I can't pay you. I can pay you with beers, smokes and half worn out parts from my workshop though
  • 1 0
 @felimocl: you can pay me under the table, although I might have a use for some of your used parts. You looking to sell them?
  • 2 0
 That bucket bike has a "stair set of doom" in it's future...Sam
  • 1 0
 @felimocl: beers always cold,
We can use it to cruise the lakeshore picking up half drunk stragglers on a hen night!
  • 1 0
 @onawalk: We were just joking 2 weekends ago that we need a keg for our cruises out to Barn Owl and back... This could make that dream a reality..... heh
  • 1 0
 I'll be your huckleberry. If I get some of the beer.
  • 2 0
 @tankthegladiator: this might need some sort of e-bike upgrade to really make it viable.
  • 27 0
 Without a sensible / interesting rating how are we supposed to decide on whether to put a bid in or not?
  • 28 0
 Bonus round - it's all sensible and all interesting. Dig in, I say.
  • 1 1
 @henryquinney: Coffee snorted at the Billie Eilish gag, nice. I would also wear the Oakley's, so many convenience.
  • 14 0
 "Biking, relaxing, solving mysteries or cooking meth... in a van like this you could do it all." So beautiful. Truly a masterpiece of a sentence. Brought tears to my eyes.
  • 4 0
 Cooking meth, the new currency to buy Specialized Kenevo
  • 13 0
 HELL YES GIVE ME THE SPINNY BLADE BIKE
  • 6 1
 You mean the BikaMix.
  • 10 0
 Actually RV in decent shape and priced reasonably
  • 17 1
 It's a bait and switch rig. You come alone. You never go home.
  • 11 2
 Importantly, it's also a 29er. (29')

Considering how old it is there's not one iota of a chance that it has only done 36k.
  • 2 0
 @mi-bike: it's done 36k on this rotation of the clock?
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: lol odometer rolled over
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: price said that, sure odometer have more miles, however you can pay not that much to get inspected, and in case drivetrain running ok it is a good rv, otherwise it is still good offering, unless mpg will bother u, since it will be shit
  • 6 0
 the blender thing did get me thinking about how all these zwift things should be GENERATING electricity instead of consuming it.
  • 6 0
 I'm going to get those oakleys just for my Dog The Bounty Hunter riding costume.
  • 3 0
 Is this the only kind of content Brian is letting you do Henry?
You are definitely one of the most articulate and eloquent and humorous bike commentators out there.. You should be headlining PB content not doing this kind of stuff
  • 5 0
 Smell a road trip. RV to haul the trike, blendy, bucket and bag. All whilst looking thru the musical-shades.
  • 6 0
 Blender Bike FTW!
  • 1 0
 the biggest problem is not there, at least then people show what they're selling pinkbike is full of broken bikes, with hidden problems, I recently bought it from a ''famous'' seller who rides motorcycles, bikes, beautiful intagram, but very poor quality products and have never seen a mechanic,
  • 2 0
 Never thought about it before…. But I actually do want to dead sailer into oblivion. It’s my favorite trick, but I’m just to scared to full send my dead sailors into oblivion.
  • 4 0
 Why am I not surprised to see that the RV is from LA?
  • 3 0
 Pass on the Oakleys - I have a Bluetooth speaker I clip to my fanny pack on long rides in the forest Smile
  • 3 0
 That is the only thing cooler than these oakleys
  • 4 0
 You guys really need a proof-reader
  • 3 0
 Where's your proof?
  • 3 0
 WTB: enough land to place the airbag without pissing off the neighbors
  • 3 0
 who cares about the neighbors
  • 3 0
 A fair price for that house would be about $69,420 I think
  • 2 0
 i'd rather pay $42,069
  • 2 0
 Non-Bike wonders... three of them are bikes... well, a trike and an exercise bike, but still bikes Wink
  • 2 0
 That ELF look like an engineers wet dream.
  • 1 0
 As an engineer, I can confirm. I want it so bad.
  • 4 0
 Sooo lame that the industry is forcing ELF Electric Solar Trikes on us. What's wrong with riding a regular Elf Trike? Since when does every Elf Trike rider need to be in such a hurry? These things should be called what they really are: Motor Trikes. I mean for people with mobility impairments, OK, sure... But for everyone else, pedal your damn Elf Trike!
  • 1 0
 I didn’t know people with RVs where smart enough to advertise their livelihood on a mtb website.
  • 2 0
 Sad truth: RV will go for twice that once fire season gets going
  • 1 0
 Or once the boarder opens. Them shit's pretty much sold out here, it's like the bike market.
  • 2 0
 Only $870 CAD for a f*ckING HOUSE????
  • 3 0
 Probably $870,000. He may have not been able to enter that many digits. I was interested but he won't ship - it's local pick-up only.
  • 1 0
 Without more pics I'm surprised that's not over a million in that area.
  • 1 0
 @h82crash: that's a pity. If he really wanted to sell he would be able to ship the property.
  • 1 0
 Those glasses were huge in the MotoGP and WSBK paddocks back in the 2007-2013 range....
  • 1 0
 I worked in a shop that carried them in Andorra back then. Whooping 512Mb... And kn case you fancied listening music in less than sunny weather, the lenses would flip up XD
  • 2 0
 $5,000 to learn how to flip and spin without dying? Hmmm…
  • 2 0
 5 grand to find out how painful airbags actually are.
  • 1 0
 This is brilliant. Super funny read and amazing finds Smile
  • 1 0
 Googled Mac's exercise bike. Big mistake. Can't un-see that.
  • 1 0
 For when you need 8 inches of travel in the rear.
  • 1 0
 Torn between the blendabike and bucket bike... why is life so hard?!?
  • 1 0
 Camper looked mint

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