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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 06-14-07, 10:35 AM   #1
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Erm, De Rosas are hot and all, but...

Five thousand dollars?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=270131821879


Everyone! Sell your bikes - let's buy a casino!
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Street cred ain't cheap.
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Old 06-14-07, 10:47 AM   #4
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Psh, mines FOR SALE in that case.


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Old 06-14-07, 12:10 PM   #5
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yeah i can't believe that.
dents...chips in the paint...unmatched rims...road stem....not even campy cranks.
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Old 06-14-07, 12:18 PM   #6
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crankset 165mm is not original (Campy look-alike)
SR cranks?
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Old 06-14-07, 12:23 PM   #7
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mediocre build

and if the bike's never seen street why are the bars unwrapped with ourys on the tops?

i can't believe someone bought that for 5 grand
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Old 06-14-07, 12:24 PM   #8
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and if the bike's never seen street why are the bars unwrapped with ourys on the tops?
yeah, i was thinking the same thing.
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it was only ridden on indoor velodromes with unwrapped bars and ourys up at the stem?

i believe you........





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i'm willing to bet it's a joke. dude set it up and then friend used buy it now....atleast i hope so.
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Old 06-14-07, 12:31 PM   #12
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i'm willing to bet it's a joke. dude set it up and then friend used buy it now....atleast i hope so.
a rather expensive joke. What's ebays cut for a $5000 buy it now?
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Old 06-14-07, 12:33 PM   #13
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a rather expensive joke. What's ebays cut for a $5000 buy it now?
didn't think about that. what a sucker!!
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The seller also sold a used eddy merckx frame and fork for $1726 recently. A really nice looking frame, but still...
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and if the bike's never seen street why are the bars unwrapped with ourys on the tops?
+1. I was wondering that myself.
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well....from an email.

"It's a real deal. I got the scoop from the buyer, who seems like a nice
guy.

Basically, he's been hunting for a De Rosa track bike in his size for 3
years now and have yet to find one (I believe him, because I've been
doing
the same thing!). Apparently he stumbled across the auction's bike on a
website somewhere and proceeded to make an offer to the owner that
couldn't
be refused (that's also the way I've bought some of my bikes). The
bike's
owner apparently "legitimized" the offer to buy by posting said bike on
eBay
for the buyer to bid on... so that's why it sold real fast after it got
listed.

Anyways, the new owner is happy as can be since he also has a
sentimental
reason for the purchase. He raced a similar De Rosa in the 80's.
Memories
are worth some monies, eh?

So there you have it. Maybe this should be added to the price guide.
<grin>"
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Old 06-14-07, 05:54 PM   #17
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Ah, the pleasures of excessively copious disposable income...
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you would think for 5000 dollars, there would be free shipping.
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Old 06-14-07, 08:39 PM   #19
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you would think for 5000 dollars, there would be free shipping.
You would think for $5000 the new Trek Madones would have color options.
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Old 06-14-07, 09:00 PM   #20
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there needs to be a track bike genocide
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Old 06-15-07, 02:05 AM   #21
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The problem is that eBay sellers will now try to use that auction as backup for their outrageous prices. As if eBay bike prices weren't high enough already!
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"Sentimental reasons"... Those had better be some ****ing good sentiments.
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This whole thread and no one noticed the headtube angle? Either the angles are playing tricks on me, or that is >80 deg.
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This whole thread and no one noticed the headtube angle? Either the angles are playing tricks on me, or that is >80 deg.
i think your mind is playing tricks on you.
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