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Old 04-03-05, 08:25 PM   #1
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Help! Quickly!

should i, or should i not, try to buy that 58cm orbit track bike on ebay?
don't know much about that marque....
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Old 04-03-05, 08:28 PM   #2
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It's Reynolds 531 (steel!), lugged, nice components and looks in great condition. That colour's nice too. And that price. I say do it.
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You may still have time. It is Reserve not met.

You may want to send the seller an email to see what kind of price he is looking at.

Personally, the components are the selling point. I am not a big fan of the frame yet the components make it golden. I do wonder why he did not mention the brand of the rims.
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Old 04-03-05, 08:37 PM   #4
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i was eyeing it too, but went for this instead. i have gipiemme cranks on another bike and love 'em. do it. NOW!
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BUY IT!!!
Who else deserves this but Capt gh-ap?

Or do you want free face punches?
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Old 04-03-05, 08:40 PM   #6
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i almost bought that bike about a week ago when it was listed here
If you get it, see if he'll still throw in the extra rings and cogs that he had in the classified add.
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I thought that you said you were real short on cash?
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Old 04-03-05, 08:49 PM   #8
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you got that grandis frame? man, i had serious ***** for that... um. sorry.

ach!! i can't do it! i guess it's next time, next paycheck....
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i don't even have $400 in the bank....

i'm going to have to wait for the tax return.

i really hate my guts right now.

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Old 04-03-05, 09:10 PM   #10
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you got that grandis frame? man, i had serious ***** for that... um. sorry.
well then. i promise some full-on, hardcore component-on-bike action... bike porn coming your way in the next few weeks.
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i don't even have $400 in the bank....

i'm going to have to wait for the tax return.

i really hate my guts right now.
mmn. deficit spending.
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So it looks like the auction ended and the reserve wasn't met, even at $460. Now its relisted with a Buy it Now of $750.
So gh-ap, don't sweat it. There was no steal of a deal to be had.
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now i wish i had bought that for 300 a couple weeks ago
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I wonder how you can go from asking $300 to asking $750.
He must have gotten a ridiculous amount of offers, or maybe somebody told him his frame was worth double that.
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