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Bianchigirll 07-28-13 06:56 PM

Anyone want a nice Peugeot? Ready to ride!!

Peugeot 10 spd 27 1/4"whls - $125 (Mechanicsburg) 73 Silver Crown Dr.

http://images.craigslist.org/00t0t_j...BRD_50x50c.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/00s0s_6...OS2_50x50c.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00s0s_6...S2_600x450.jpg
Bike is in ready to ride cond. Has New Tires. 23" frame w/ a 33" standover.

Cash Only

717-503-3097 73 Silver Crown Dr

Bikedued 07-28-13 10:18 PM

In one spot the standover is 33 and a half, :lol:,,,,BD

PatTheSlat 07-28-13 10:51 PM

What's really sad is that someone will buy it, and never know any better.

jet sanchEz 07-29-13 08:00 AM

Someone rattle-canned a Colnago Master Extra Light in their backyard :( Plus it is dented :(

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231022701092...092%26_rdc%3D1

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Colnago-Maste...Cyw~~60_57.JPG

himespau 07-29-13 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jet sanchEz (Post 15899811)
Someone rattle-canned a Colnago Master Extra Light in their backyard :( Plus it is dented :(

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231022701092...092%26_rdc%3D1

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Colnago-Maste...Cyw~~60_57.JPG

Is that a dent or is that the shape of Columbus Gilco?

kunsunoke 07-29-13 05:59 PM

That Peugeot - ugh. The seat makes the piles bleed on sight. One wonders what happened to the death stem. Hopefully it was trashed in the same front ender the frame suffered, or the bike would be even more of a hipster deathtrap than it is now.

Sadly, yet another bit of the boom era will die a horrible death as a fixed gear in downtown Bankruptburg.

Even if it is gas pipe, it deserves better. Gotta be some way to straighten the frame - Randy's '63 PX-10 was in worse shape and he managed to get the bends out somehow.

Ancient Mariner 07-31-13 01:46 AM

http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/bik/3970461920.html

And how do you propose to stop it?

awfulwaffle 07-31-13 09:21 AM

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/3906171477.html

Not a vintage bike but.....I hear those trek 820s are VERY EXPENSIVE. It have been took care of the time!

Bikedued 07-31-13 09:30 AM

Calling myself on this one, before anyone else does.... I have posted several ads at very reasonable prices I might add. Framesets for $60 & $175, and this one a few days ago for $175 or best offer. None, nada, zero, zilch. Not a single response, not even lowballers or spam. Just decided to test it out, and see what happens. Just as I suspected, the flippers came out of the woodwork like ants on a pile of sugar. Apparently the only ones buying bikes here on CL, are flippers. Three responses in less than a half hour, Sad really.,,,,BD

Everyone is getting the "already sold" response.

http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3971389576.html

yellowbarber 07-31-13 09:43 AM

"This Bicycle is a rare find for the discerning Mountain bike collector"
Is there such a thing? :P
Ross Mt Whitney 21" Vintage Mountain Bike Shimano Deore Fully Chromed - $1,500 http://newyork.ebayclassifieds.com/b...d/?ad=28373621

Pibber 07-31-13 09:44 AM

i wish it was still up, but i ran across an ad for a masi cx http://www.masibikes.com/bikes/competition/cx-2013. the guy on CL was trying to sell the bike for $100 more than retail. i emailed him a link for the bike and he tries to tell me it's a different bike. it was the same bike, clearly. i was reasonable and asked that he at least post the bike at retail OBO.

he flipped out. tells me i don't know who i'm dealing with, what kind of trouble i'm about to be in, he knows people. i told him i know exactly who he is because his email was complete with his full name, cell phone #, business name and address. i couldn't believe this guy was so stupid as to try to scam people and use his business email for transactions.

i posted part of his cell number on cl. he quickly changed the ad. he ran the ad for at least a couple more weeks, i think. i saw another ad posted on cl about it being a scam and then the ad disappeared. he's actually connected to a bike shop in the area, too. i definitely won't be shopping there.

Bikedued 07-31-13 10:17 AM

I got the same response from someone a while back, threatening violence, that he will come find me if I respond back. I did, and no one came looking for me. Imagine that? My guess is your guy works at the bike shop(OR is friends with the owner), bought the bike for cost, and was trying to sell it on the side to make double of what he paid for the bike. Most guys like that get fired/disowned pretty quickly.,,,,BD

kunsunoke 07-31-13 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yellowbarber (Post 15908464)
"This Bicycle is a rare find for the discerning Mountain bike collector"
Is there such a thing? :P

Absolutely. The bikes might not go for as much as a vintage Italian/Belgian/Brit/French bike but they still have cred for collection. Usually collector's status is higher for bikes when frames are made here, in Japan or in Europe (by Bianchi). There are very few exceptions to that rule.

The Bridgestone MB-0 (zip) is a rare made-in-Taiwan exception, since it was built in limited numbers, from top-end Tange tubing, and with top-end racing parts.

Collector's status tends to drop as weight rises. Chainstay brakes are a big no-no.

Examples include:
- Bridgestone MB-0s through MB-3s and the XO-1 hybrid
- any Ritchey made with Logic tubing (particularly if fillet-brazed), especially P-23s and P-21s
- any lightweight Bianchi made in Italy. Japan-built models are less collectible, but only slightly less so.
- Ventana bikes (the anodizing is stunning)
- Brodie bikes (made in Canada; not so common here)
- Mantis hardtails
- Eastern Woods Research hardtail and trials offerings
- Mountain Goat hard-tails
- Specialized Stumpjumpers from 1989-1992 - or the old ones without the chainstay U-brakes
- Any Ibis or Bontrager built in California (note - this goes double for the Ibis Mountain Trials, which is a grail bike)
- Cannondale Beast
- GT Zaskar or Xizang (Titanium)
- any Merlin hardtail
- any Dean titanium hardtail
- just about anything by Moots
- vintage-era Yeti
- Any Fat Chance or IF hardtail
- Trek Wisconsin lugged steel frame bikes; 950-series and above; 1980s - 1990s
- Paramounts (made in Wisconsin by Waterford)
- Klein Pinnacles / Pinnacle Elites

yellowbarber 07-31-13 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kunsunoke (Post 15908631)
Absolutely.

I've been schooled again. But is it really worth a $1500 asking price?

Quote:

Originally Posted by kunsunoke (Post 15908631)
- Specialized Stumpjumpers from 1989-1992 - or the old ones without the chainstay U-brakes

I used to have one of those very briefly that I got in a Goodwill in central Va. I cluelessly lost it it about a year later in an alcohol induced "adventure".

Quote:

Originally Posted by kunsunoke (Post 15908631)
- any lightweight Bianchi made in Italy. Japan-built models are less collectible, but only slightly less so.

I rescued one of those frames from the trash on a wild guess it was worthy of saving. Have no clue what to do with it tho.

Bianchigirll 07-31-13 10:33 AM

http://rockford.craigslist.org/bik/3968462228.html

Bianchigirll 07-31-13 10:35 AM

This looks.....uh

http://rockford.craigslist.org/bik/3968462228.html

This one is far from perfect but has a lot of life left in it. The frame has about as much nicks and scratches as you would expect from a 25 year old bike. The only major problem right now is the outer chain ring (the larger front gear) is bent and the chain catches when you pedal. You may be able to replace the chain ring itself but it would probably be worth replacing the entire crankset and bottom bracket. I don't have the tools or the patience to do it myself or I would have repaired it.

http://images.craigslist.org/00l0l_j...jH_600x450.jpg

I wonder why he didn't use the brazeon?

http://images.craigslist.org/00R0R_1...4I_600x450.jpg

Pibber 07-31-13 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bikedued (Post 15908628)
I got the same response from someone a while back, threatening violence, that he will come find me if I respond back. I did, and no one came looking for me. Imagine that? My guess is your guy works at the bike shop(OR is friends with the owner), bought the bike for cost, and was trying to sell it on the side to make double of what he paid for the bike. Most guys like that get fired/disowned pretty quickly.,,,,BD

friends, most likely. he runs a video production business and i was able to find some footage of the bike shop running some mini velo around. probably got the bike as partial compensation for the video and decided to sell it. after scanning his facebook profile, i deduced he was a fat ****** and not worth my time.

Bikedued 07-31-13 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yellowbarber (Post 15908674)
I've been schooled again. But is it really worth a $1500 asking price?

Only to a flipper. Realistic value is $150-$250, depending on condition.,,,,BD

Pibber 07-31-13 11:04 AM

not really c or v, but....lutheran???

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...971623549.html

Pars 07-31-13 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bianchigirll (Post 15908687)
This looks.....uh

http://rockford.craigslist.org/bik/3968462228.html

This one is far from perfect but has a lot of life left in it. The frame has about as much nicks and scratches as you would expect from a 25 year old bike. The only major problem right now is the outer chain ring (the larger front gear) is bent and the chain catches when you pedal. You may be able to replace the chain ring itself but it would probably be worth replacing the entire crankset and bottom bracket. I don't have the tools or the patience to do it myself or I would have repaired it.

http://images.craigslist.org/00l0l_j...jH_600x450.jpg

I wonder why he didn't use the brazeon?

http://images.craigslist.org/00R0R_1...4I_600x450.jpg

That bike doesn't look too bad with some work. Looks like a clamp-on cable guide on the DT, might have lost the under BB guide?

Bianchigirll 07-31-13 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bianchigirll (Post 15908687)
This looks.....uh

http://rockford.craigslist.org/bik/3968462228.html

This one is far from perfect but has a lot of life left in it. The frame has about as much nicks and scratches as you would expect from a 25 year old bike. The only major problem right now is the outer chain ring (the larger front gear) is bent and the chain catches when you pedal. You may be able to replace the chain ring itself but it would probably be worth replacing the entire crankset and bottom bracket. I don't have the tools or the patience to do it myself or I would have repaired it.

http://images.craigslist.org/00l0l_j...jH_600x450.jpg

Does the seller even realize there is a bolt missing?
http://images.craigslist.org/00l0l_j...jH_600x450.jpg
I wonder why he didn't use the brazeon?

http://images.craigslist.org/00R0R_1...4I_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00R0R_1hi44qfiC4I_600x450.jpg

This is how my post should have looked. One of these days I'll figure out what is wrong with this stupid computer.

bicycle bob 07-31-13 01:39 PM

This poor old Sekine (being sold for approximately 10 times the original price) ...

http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLa...yword=bicycles

Shp4man 07-31-13 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pibber (Post 15908778)
not really c or v, but....lutheran???

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...971623549.html

Apparently, Lutherans smoke crack occasionally..:)

kunsunoke 07-31-13 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yellowbarber (Post 15908674)
I've been schooled again. But is it really worth a $1500 asking price?

Oh, hell no. I'd go $250 tops, and that's assuming 1) I collected Ross bikes (which I don't) and 2) I had money to burn (which I don't).

Ross may have made some good bikes (particularly the mountain bikes named after specific peaks, and also their Signature series) but the majority of what they made was lower-end, designed to compete with Schwinn's gaspipe offerings.

This is yet another example of Budget Bicycle Center influencing peoples' pricing of their vintage iron. BBC has a few of those bikes similarly priced, and they've been up on eBay for months.

Quote:

I used to have one of those very briefly that I got in a Goodwill in central Va. I cluelessly lost it it about a year later in an alcohol induced "adventure".
Kinda sad - those were pretty good bikes. Some were built from Tange Prestige, if I recall correctly.

Quote:

I rescued one of those frames from the trash on a wild guess it was worthy of saving. Have no clue what to do with it tho.
Depends on what it is and how much it weighs. Add some brake adapter plates, 700c cyclocross tubies and drops, and you could use it for gravel. That's probably what I'd end up doing. Bianchis were always pretty sano.

Teon 07-31-13 03:20 PM

Good god, that's hilarious! Glad I wasn't drinking anything as it would have gotten spewed all over my monitor in convulsive laughter!!! :roflmao2:

Maybe the seller considers that RD to be one of those newer "low profile" rds?(as in lower to the ground....);) (Looks like that rd has one of those shift helpers on it, too.....gee, I wonder why?....lol)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bianchigirll (Post 15908687)
This looks.....uh

http://rockford.craigslist.org/bik/3968462228.html

This one is far from perfect but has a lot of life left in it. The frame has about as much nicks and scratches as you would expect from a 25 year old bike. The only major problem right now is the outer chain ring (the larger front gear) is bent and the chain catches when you pedal. You may be able to replace the chain ring itself but it would probably be worth replacing the entire crankset and bottom bracket. I don't have the tools or the patience to do it myself or I would have repaired it.

http://images.craigslist.org/00l0l_j...jH_600x450.jpg

I wonder why he didn't use the brazeon?

http://images.craigslist.org/00R0R_1...4I_600x450.jpg



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