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.
Kinda sad - those were pretty good bikes. Some were built from Tange Prestige, if I recall correctly.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".
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.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.
Good god, that's hilarious! Glad I wasn't drinking anything as it would have gotten spewed all over my monitor in convulsive laughter!!!
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)
Compare and Contrast:
So, yeah, that Mt. Whitney's price is nowhere near reality.
This bike new would be, oh, one million dollars!
I get making up a price, but why not go all the way?Great racing bike, sponsor by Crest comp.excellent shape, ready to ride, 21"frame 31"walkover, 700 CTL-370 alloy rims, made in Japan, quick release front and rear wheels for easy transport, shimano rx100 derallieur, Sakae handle bar, extra wide no slip pedal, extra lite alluminum frame great for hgts 5'7 to 6'2 great price, racing bike of this quality priced at 2300 and up must see, call for appt. John@804-xxx-xxxx
And don't get me started on the fitting advice-- at 6' 2", if I rode this bike, my knees might hit my chest when pedaling.
Okay, not an atypical ad, we've all seen the like... I just gotta roll my eyes though.
Aren't you all just itching to help this guy out?
mt bike wanted - $100
I am looking for a great deal. I have a $100 . I know good bikes and i want a lot more then i am willing to pay. Please don't waste mine or your time serious responses only reply with pic or the kind of bike
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Well, I guess that's a good start...
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Herses yet another annoying overpriced FG conversion. What makes this one really wacky is the dealer selling it is selling nicer new ones for less money.
Vintage '70s Libertas Fixed Gear Single Speed Fixie Road Bike Bicycle - $450 (thebicyclebroker.com)
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Freshly tuned and ready to ride. This Campy is in great shape with vintage Campy parts.
We take trades, cash or credit plus a 7 day warranty on all used bikes.
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Also, what's with the misplaced sense of arrogance? "Lowballers will be ignored." So we're supposed to be mind-readers about what this guy is expecting to rake in from this sale? Or maybe he thinks it's still worth close to $2.4K. The thing is beat to ****, with missing parts.
As is with no wheels $200 or so is more realistic. There are very few good reasons for a bike like this not to have wheels. Plus with no wheels it is hard nearly impossible to proberly check to make sure everything actualy works. Without wheels they guy is just selling a bunch of scetchey parts.
More hipster fixed gear you-have-to-be-kidding-me pricing examples -
Rampar was Raleigh's incontinent crazy auntie that lived in the attic. And, really, did you have to black rattle-can everything in sight?
Color-blindness is a prerequisite for center-city PHL.
Not fixed. It doesn't appear to be a Kia POS either. Also, hipster i-device Engrish isn't English.
"Custom" = BMX parts and black rattlecan primer, haphazardly applied to a $50 garage sale special.
I know, we see these all the time, but I've never seen one priced at twice retail:
$315 GMC Denali. Either the seller beleives the turd they found is secretly gold, or failed "How to use the Internet" in grade school.
Not C&V, but the classic I paid X much so I can ask this much scenario. The MSRP is $550, how do you pay a grand for a $500 bike??,,,,BD
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