Coleman Addiction.....for pesants. ha ha ha!

axlesandantennas

Approved Vendor
Its gone freaking stupid.

And this little guy was the funnest two bucks ever, only needed a new valve and a new generator 😂



It makes a freaking mean pot of macaroni though...

I have the 533, which I suppose is the big brother of the 400. I bought it 15 years ago I guess. It's a heck of a unit. Little cold nature, but not terrible. I have had it apart a few times to clean it, but there has really been nothing to clean out of it. Even the little O ring for the fill neck is good to go. Just have to oil the plunger up every once in a while. If I don't do that, it's loud as heck and wakes everyone up!
 

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Herbie

Rendezvous Conspirator
If it took some of the pressure off the old stuff I would be all for it.
You'd think, but I'm not sure - there's a strong pull for nostalgia stuff. I was musing on Bring-a-Trailer the other day that the auction prices for well-used vintage Honda CT70s and CT90's are usually within spitting distance of Honda's brand-new CT125/Trail125 bikes. In every measurable way, the newer bikes are more usable and functional, but damned if people don't want the old hardware.
 

85_Ranger4x4

Well-known member
You'd think, but I'm not sure - there's a strong pull for nostalgia stuff. I was musing on Bring-a-Trailer the other day that the auction prices for well-used vintage Honda CT70s and CT90's are usually within spitting distance of Honda's brand-new CT125/Trail125 bikes. In every measurable way, the newer bikes are more usable and functional, but damned if people don't want the old hardware.
You outta try pricing decent three wheelers...
 

axlesandantennas

Approved Vendor
You'd think, but I'm not sure - there's a strong pull for nostalgia stuff. I was musing on Bring-a-Trailer the other day that the auction prices for well-used vintage Honda CT70s and CT90's are usually within spitting distance of Honda's brand-new CT125/Trail125 bikes. In every measurable way, the newer bikes are more usable and functional, but damned if people don't want the old hardware.
I have been viewing BaT for a number of years and now find myself looking less and less. The prices some of that stuff pulls is heart breaking to those of who are not sleeping on a pile of money. Porsche 914s and 944s are what I was watching and waiting to pounce on (and Caymans too), but no more.

edit. I get the feelings of nostalgia, but at the end of the day, when you are paying new car prices on a 40 year old relic, then that is a totally emotional purchase with zero logic. At least from my standpoint.
 

85_Ranger4x4

Well-known member
I have been viewing BaT for a number of years and now find myself looking less and less. The prices some of that stuff pulls is heart breaking to those of who are not sleeping on a pile of money. Porsche 914s and 944s are what I was watching and waiting to pounce on (and Caymans too), but no more.

edit. I get the feelings of nostalgia, but at the end of the day, when you are paying new car prices on a 40 year old relic, then that is a totally emotional purchase with zero logic. At least from my standpoint.
Some people do it for an investment too. Compare the current prices of a 1965 Mustang in 2005 to now. Then compare how the value of a "new" 2005 has changed over the same period. Just depends on what you want to enjoy.

I don't really care old vs new, I like what I like. I really like the simplicity of older stuff though. For the ultimate in stupid ventures I have been on a vintage Land Rover kick. If nothing else it is fun to learn something new but dang I would be dangerous if I had the money to actually get one...

For what I have in my $2 400B stove I could have bought a new one... it was fun working on it and there is a little bit of achievement in that I fixed it.

And the CT125 is a goofy moped looking thing like the old 90/110's. A neighbor gave me a 90 when I was a kid, I always liked my 70 better.

My CT70 while in pretty good shape came out of a scrap pile in the 90's, no way I would spend $4k for one of those either.

But one bike got garage saled 15 years ago and one didn't... I need to get the 70 running again.
 
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