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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-13-06, 12:22 AM   #1
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pee-stah mee-stery

Can someone explain this to me?

This bike was posted on FGG today* (date shows 4/6 due to some wackiness).

Someone was trying to sell the exact same bike on ebay in an auction that closed this morning ($700 minimum, no bids).

Scam? Doesn't seem like it, but I'm no expert. (poster name: Ben Fredregill, seller name: sweet_freddy)
Somebody who decided after 250 miles and blinging out his Pista that he wasn't feeling it but wanted to drum up some Pista lust by sending it to Fixed Gear Gallery?
Someone with an employee discount looking to make a buck?
Dumping the Pista to pay for a new garage door opener?

I gotta know 'cause... ya know... I hear these are cool.

*I know they get posted in batches a few days ahead though.
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Old 04-13-06, 12:36 AM   #2
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looks legit to me
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looks legit to me

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Old 04-13-06, 12:41 AM   #4
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I am dumbfounded by the number of FGG entries that say "I used to have this rig but wrecked it/ sold it/ had it stolen" and "I rode this bike for a while but now it's going on ebay" (The latter are shameless adverts I guess)
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I sold my Ibis on Ebay, then posted it on FGG, #179.....that was a long time ago.
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Old 04-13-06, 01:05 AM   #6
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Can someone explain this to me?

This bike was posted on FGG today* (date shows 4/6 due to some wackiness).

Someone was trying to sell the exact same bike on ebay in an auction that closed this morning ($700 minimum, no bids).

Scam? Doesn't seem like it, but I'm no expert. (poster name: Ben Fredregill, seller name: sweet_freddy)
Somebody who decided after 250 miles and blinging out his Pista that he wasn't feeling it but wanted to drum up some Pista lust by sending it to Fixed Gear Gallery?
Someone with an employee discount looking to make a buck?
Dumping the Pista to pay for a new garage door opener?

I gotta know 'cause... ya know... I hear these are cool.

*I know they get posted in batches a few days ahead though.

$700? Don't these go for $550 new? I hate when I see people trying to sell their **** for more than it costs new. And I hate it when I see brand new bikes on Ebay. Yeah it is good for us cuz we can buy it for cheaper, but just the idea of someone buying a nice track, riding it twice and putting it on the auction block. Doesn't sit well.
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Old 04-13-06, 07:21 AM   #8
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$700 isn't all that unreasonable since it's got a $180 saddle and an $80 seatpost, along with an extra dummy lever and some other upgrades.
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Old 04-13-06, 07:30 AM   #9
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$700 isn't all that unreasonable since it's got a $180 saddle and an $80 seatpost, along with an extra dummy lever and some other upgrades.
But how many people really want that exact saddle or exact seat post? Part of paying $180 for a saddle is getting exactly the saddle you want. When you buy used you settle for not exactly what you want, but a better price.
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Old 04-13-06, 07:37 AM   #10
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I posted one I sold a few months ago. I built it, so it's "mine" forever, in a sense.
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omfg that ibis
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Is it just monitor, or do these bullhorns look more like pedestrian skewers?
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Old 04-13-06, 09:01 AM   #13
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Is it just monitor, or do these bullhorns look more like pedestrian skewers?
Looks kinda like a forklift to me.
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Old 04-13-06, 09:23 AM   #14
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as to the date (4/6), closer inspection should reveal that all the FGG bikes say that...

...i was thrown off by this once as well towards the end of the month, until i realized that the latter number is not the day, but the year - april of 2006.

that bike looks fun, though.
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Is it just monitor, or do these bullhorns look more like pedestrian skewers?

They look like some of those huge cruiser bars turned forward to look like bullhorns.
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they look like magic bullhorns that grow when you put them in water.
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Old 04-13-06, 12:28 PM   #17
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they look like magic bullhorns that grow when you put them in water.
Those bullhorns are longer than the seat tubes on most of my bikes.
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Those bullhorns are longer than the seat tubes on most of my bikes.
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But how many people really want that exact saddle or exact seat post? Part of paying $180 for a saddle is getting exactly the saddle you want. When you buy used you settle for not exactly what you want, but a better price.
Everybody wants that seatpost, thompson's are the best you can buy pretty much (unless you're some carbon fiber weenie).
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Everybody wants that seatpost, thompson's are the best you can buy pretty much (unless you're some carbon fiber weenie).
Thompson's are great posts, and even lighter than most carbon posts, and I have them on two of my bikes, but lots of folks require setback seatposts for a good fit (especially if you're riding a track bike on the street and want to be somewhat comfortable.)
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