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Old 10-19-18, 01:04 PM
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Help! It's a barn full.

I just came across this ad on Craigslist. The dude lists some of the bikes--a Look, Bianchi. I spotted a Surly. But I was looking for some obscure clasic/vintage steel. The red and white frame and the Miyata caught my eye.

Do you spot any gems? I know the question is loaded. But it is a three hour round trip. And it is the opposite direction of the Bridgestone. (I am sure they will be picked through before I get there Saturday morning.) Guidance. (And yes, I understand the exhortations concerning fit!)

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d...726764418.html




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Old 10-19-18, 01:13 PM
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Turquoise thingus with matching guards is a Gitane Hosteler ca. 1973.

Inverted grey widget with cantis invites exploration.

Faliero will be long gone by your arrival.


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Given the vague pricing "Most will be from $25 to $300. About 10 will be higher of which 4 or 5 are my riding bikes....Up for sale are bikes from years of collecting and resale. " I wouldn't drive three hours.


Do you have the space and time to deal with this many bikes? Package deal usually is the cheapest option.

Definitely a lot better than the usual barn full of department store junk.
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Thank you!

Which is the Failero? (And there is always hope. No need for the fatalism).

So it is worth the drive.

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Turquoise thingus with matching guards is a Gitane Hosteler ca. 1973.

Inverted grey widget with cantis invites exploration.

Faliero will be long gone by your arrival.


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The vintage dark brown mtb with bullmoose bars and vetta saddle looks tasty.
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Old 10-19-18, 01:19 PM
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Your point about the pricing is spot on--hence my hesitation and question.

I had planned to go out to look at the Bridgestone--which is in the opposite direction. The Bridgestone is a tight fit. But now that I have seen this ad, I have a damned nice dilemma.

Either way, I am holding off on the set of new wheels I had planned to purchase for another bike.


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Given the vague pricing "Most will be from $25 to $300. About 10 will be higher of which 4 or 5 are my riding bikes....Up for sale are bikes from years of collecting and resale. " I wouldn't drive three hours.


Do you have the space and time to deal with this many bikes? Package deal usually is the cheapest option.

Definitely a lot better than the usual barn full of department store junk.
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Faliero is the christian name of Sig. Masi -

https://masibikes.com/pages/timeline

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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
The vintage dark brown mtb with bullmoose bars and vetta saddle looks tasty.
Yes! I spotted that one. And usually vintage MTBs can be snapped up pretty cheap.
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Old 10-19-18, 01:22 PM
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oh man, just go & poke around. many seem to be in good condition & protected from the weather!
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Hmmm..

The non-steel bikes would be interesting to me.

Look, Cannondale, Kestrel, ...

I'm not sure about that red and white bike hanging from the rear wheel. Maybe a "newer" Schwinn of some sort. ???

I'd be curious about the blue bike sitting up on the shelf without wheels. Some kind of a touring bike???

Burgundy and white MASI touring bike next to yellow extension cord with the Duct Tape

He says prices will be mostly $25 to $300, with some more than $300.

I'm not sure I'd expect any super deals, although it might not hurt to give the seller a call, especially if you can narrow it down to a couple of bikes you're most interested in.
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On sales like this, it's usually the situation that you want to arrive early, and get in on the first picks (and be willing to pay full asking price), or arrive late, and make a ridiculous low-ball offer for a bunch of bikes that haven't been scooped up yet. He's looking to sell most or all of this by Sunday, so late Saturday or Sunday morning means bargain time.
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I'm equal parts relieved and disappointed that Houston is more than a 5 hour drive.

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Seventh picture, Trek 520/620/720? Eighth picture, Trek 500 Tri-Series?
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Is the white SURLY (3 bikes over from the MASI) setup as a single speed?

It might be an interesting bike, although I'm still not a big single speed fan, and everyone wants too much money for the SURLYs.
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There are at least 2 Miyatas there.
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Seventh picture, Trek 520/620/720? Eighth picture, Trek 500 Tri-Series?
Yep. I spoke with him on the phone. It is a Tri series. I think he said he wants 300 for it.
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Originally Posted by Kevindale View Post
On sales like this, it's usually the situation that you want to arrive early, and get in on the first picks (and be willing to pay full asking price), or arrive late, and make a ridiculous low-ball offer for a bunch of bikes that haven't been scooped up yet. He's looking to sell most or all of this by Sunday, so late Saturday or Sunday morning means bargain time.
Good idea. Thank you!
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Yep. I spoke with him on the phone. It is a Tri series. I think he said he wants 300 for it.
Good example on pricing. I would consider the RB-1 for $265 to be a much better deal (see the separate RB-1 $265 in Houston posting).

Guys wants to move a lot of bikes quickly at FMV or higher (given how soft the market has become). Dreamer..... No wonder he still has them. Market has passed him by.
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Good example on pricing. I would consider the RB-1 for $265 to be a much better deal (see the separate RB-1 $265 in Houston posting).

Guys wants to move a lot of bikes quickly at FMV or higher (given how soft the market has become). Dreamer..... No wonder he still has them. Market has passed him by.
Be interesting to hear what happens at the sale. Houston is a popular bike city, but those prices are more in line with Boston, or San Francisco. He's about 7 years to late.

If he doesn't move them he may be dealing late in the day.

Being early works great on deals, but not at these prices.

I am sure he will sell a few. Especially some gravel bikes.
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Thrifty Bill pretty much called it. The Cannondales and Looks were gone. The prices he was asking for the others were around FMV (at least what I have seen around here). The brown MTB was a Raliegh, cromo frame and fork. But I wasn’t willing to go 200.

The blue on the shelf was a Panasonic.

He had an interesting white orange road bike. Osso (?). It had this drop bars from the 80s that curved back into the frame.

I came away empty handed—wondering if I should have made the plunge on one of the needier frames.
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Originally Posted by davzimmermann View Post
Thrifty Bill pretty much called it. The Cannondales and Looks were gone. The prices he was asking for the others were around FMV (at least what I have seen around here). The brown MTB was a Raliegh, cromo frame and fork. But I wasn’t willing to go 200.

The blue on the shelf was a Panasonic.

He had an interesting white orange road bike. Osso (?). It had this drop bars from the 80s that curved back into the frame.

I came away empty handed—wondering if I should have made the plunge on one of the needier frames.
That kind of garage sale format for something out of town is tough, unless you have something specific that you want and nobody else is interested in.

Was the seller the original owner of the bikes?

What can happen is something like the Look is that it may be worth... $700??? More?

So, the seller might let it go for $300, but then stick to his $200 asking price on the old MTB.
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There have been the occasional stash of vintage bikes that pop up for say $50,000 as a lot sale.

This might have been one of those that one could make an offer for every bike. Say $4000, and you take it all.

But, it would depend a bit on time, and moving the bikes from a bad market to a good market. Or part them out and deal with cleaning parts and letting them sit on E-Bay for a few years.
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The Look selling is no surprise. Cannondales have a rabid following, just not on here as much. Good gravel bikes should have sold. A brown Raleigh MB for $200?

How much was the Osso?

I am surprised he didn't have a barn of crap. Rusty worthless junk seems to excite people in this forum.

If he was out west, or in the DC Boston 95 Corridor he would have made out.
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The Look selling is no surprise. Cannondales have a rabid following, just not on here as much. Good gravel bikes should have sold. A brown Raleigh MB for $200?

How much was the Osso?

I am surprised he didn't have a barn of crap. Rusty worthless junk seems to excite people in this forum.

If he was out west, or in the DC Boston 95 Corridor he would have made out.
I am embarrassed to say that I didn't ask. The frame looked to be around a 50/52--far too small. It was battered and missing cables. I am curious though--I have not heard of the brand.
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