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    Back after a long absence joelpalmer's Avatar
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    Ok, so this is mostly my fault, but I need to vent. Been commuting for ~ 6mo now on an older (10 yr) Trek 930 mtb, does the job but nothing special. A buddy forwarded me an ebay listing for a 2000 Bianchi Volpe, looked nice, great price. The seller was local (in SF) so I tried to make an appt to come see the bike, to make sure it fit (nobody had bid on it, so I figured I wasn't really competing). Seller gets back to me and says sure, so I ask for an address. Didn't hear back when the auction had ended, so I sent another message and said if it fits I'll buy it, can I come see it. Two days later I get a message that just says "Thanks, its gone". The auction closed with 0 bids, so he must have dumped it some other way, did he ever actually intend to sell it?? I should have bid and taken my chances, but it was right on the edge (uuper) of what would have fit me. Well, now I'm back to hunting


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    Check out Bicycle Outfitter in Los Altos. I saw good deals last week on sizes that don't sell quite well (Bianchis). You may find the right one.
    Last edited by Jeprox; 08-23-05 at 10:04 AM. Reason: wrong city

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    Meh, you'll find another, someday. Stuff comes and goes on eBay so fast!

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    Back after a long absence joelpalmer's Avatar
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    actually it was more the seller's attitude that pissed me off, it was so close (20 min drive) and i couldnt get an adderss to go see the bike. if my buddy didnt ride a volpe it probably wouldnt bother me as badly, but i really like his bike, and the ebay one was a great deal
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    This one's ready to roll, but shipping would be reqd:

    http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/92709778.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelpalmer
    Ok, so this is mostly my fault, but I need to vent. Been commuting for ~ 6mo now on an older (10 yr) Trek 930 mtb, does the job but nothing special. A buddy forwarded me an ebay listing for a 2000 Bianchi Volpe, looked nice, great price. The seller was local (in SF) so I tried to make an appt to come see the bike, to make sure it fit (nobody had bid on it, so I figured I wasn't really competing). Seller gets back to me and says sure, so I ask for an address. Didn't hear back when the auction had ended, so I sent another message and said if it fits I'll buy it, can I come see it. Two days later I get a message that just says "Thanks, its gone". The auction closed with 0 bids, so he must have dumped it some other way, did he ever actually intend to sell it?? I should have bid and taken my chances, but it was right on the edge (uuper) of what would have fit me. Well, now I'm back to hunting


    (Anybody know where I can get my hands on a nice STEEL touring bike for a reasonable price??? )

    I don't know why you're ticked off , mate. Sounds to me like you just avoided a butt load of trouble.

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