Okay, here's mine:
Sir: I implore you, do not sell this Bianchi for the ridiculously low price you have listed. I have reason to believe that you in fact have found the fabled Lost Bianchi of Coppi. It was last seen in North Africa, being carried off by a swarm of malarial mosquitos. For a long time it has been presumed lost and likely destroyed, as mosquitos are notoriously hard on bicycles.
Whatever you do, please do not sell this bicycle until I and my team of graduate assistants have flown out to make some key measurements and observations. The fate of several dissertations hangs in the balance.
Irving Julius Quackenbush
Virginia Tech department of Epistemological Anthropology and Kinesthetic Propulsion
"I suspect toeclips and shoes with slotted cleats would work as well or better at standing up to the rigors of fixed gear freestyle riding, but Van's doesn't make a shoe that can accommodate slotted cleats."
and who does make slotted cleats and shoes today (Dromarti is all that springs to mind)? and how are you going to wear leather or plastic soled shoes in a pub that has a sticky-slippry floor?
Last edited by horribleoldman; 08-14-11 at 09:32 AM.
Hey, that wood grain paint job took a lot of work, and I can imagine paying $400 for just the paint job. I suspect it's an ordinary cheap frame, but I don't think the price is out of line.
"graffietti di normale utilizzo" translates as "scratches from normal use". Judging from the photo, I'm not sure I'd classify this bike as one that was used normally ...
I'll give him this though: It sure as hell got my attention when I was browsing!
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WRONG BIKE FRAME IN TRASH (WEST ROGERS AVE, APPLETON)
THE PERSON WHO PICKED UP A BIKE FRAME SUNDAY ON WEST ROGERS AVE IN APPLETON, COULD YOU PLEASE CALL ME, I PUT THE WRONG BIKE FRAME TO THE TRASH I HAVE ONE TO REPLACE AS LONG AS I GET IT BACK FOR MY SON HE'S MAD AT ME 428-0222
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
Campagnolo Nuovo/SR crank arms. Note that it's just the arms, and the seller clearly states "there are tiny cracks where the spiders meet the arms (last 3 pictures)."
Yet...with 30 minutes remaining...45 bids and $81.00!
Last edited by gaucho777; 08-15-11 at 08:43 PM.
'72 Cilo Pacer '73 Speedwell Ti '74 Nishiki Competition '74 Peugeot UE-8 '86 Look Bernard Hinault 753 '86 Look KG86 '89 Parkpre Team Road '90ish Parkpre Team MTB
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1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar
1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex ~ 1996 Diamondback WCF 6.0
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For Sale / Trade:
1970's? Santa Maria F/F - Italian - 57cm ST/56cm TT
1988 Cannondale SM1000 MTB F/F 20" ST/ 56cm TT
Kuwahara Puma MTB F/F - 19" ST/56cm TT
Trek 7000 MTB F/F -17" ST/55cm TT
Alpine MTB F/F - 23" ST/59cm TT
Ross Hi-Tech MTB F/F - 20" - 21" ST/57cm TT
Peugeot PR10 Road F/F - 62.5cm ST/60cm TT
It didn't sell at $100, makes sense to bump the price a little.
Raleigh Grand Prix Racing USA - $300 (Fresno)
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