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Old 05-05-18, 07:02 PM
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You gotta love horrible sale ads

This was overlooked for two weeks, I rarely check OfferUp but Iím glad I did today.













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Old 05-05-18, 07:14 PM
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Nice find. I came across a similar bike for $100 but it had a DA rear amd the wheels were warped.
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Whatsa guy with a Colnago need a Centurion for? ��

great score!
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Old 05-05-18, 07:25 PM
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Whatsa guy with a Colnago need a Centurion for? ��

great score!
Crappy weather bike!
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Well, I have no use for that bike, but for $60 I'd be all over it too.
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Pics often minimize paint chips and such, but that thing looks superclean. Nice score!

...AND it came with a flickstand. So...much...win!
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Bought a pretty nice 1988 Miyata 1000 from an Offer Up ad which advertised four bikes for sale without any detail or make/model information. The pic was bad, too, so it was difficult to make out that one of the bikes was a potentially desireable Miyata 1000. The bike turned out to be in excellent original condition needing only, of course, attention to all bearings and cables etc. Also, the original saddle had a rip in the suede. Original tires and they're still servicable.

So, yes, it sometimes pays to examine the poorly crafted ads and be ready to, as they say, pick **** with the chickens.
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Old 05-05-18, 09:11 PM
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Crappy weather bike!
No fender eyelets.
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No fender eyelets.
Low purchase price = plenty of funds for p-clips!
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beautiful bike.
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531 View Post
...AND it came with a flickstand. So...much...win!
Not to mention the original TireSaver on the rear!
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Also a really nice Zefal frame pump a generic 700c rear
wheel with a huge 7 speed
freewheel and a 3 pack of new tire levers. It had neoprene brake hood covers on it, maybe that’s why the hoods look so nice.



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Nice score! I’ve had some luck searching ads or auctions with misspellings. Crappy ads are crappy until they’re hiding a gem like that.
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This Gazelle was possibly the worst ad with the best results.



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Cleaned up pretty nice.




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Also misspellings! The '86 Miyata 710 I bought in AZ a couple of years ago had languished on the Phoenix Craigslist with little or no interest for a couple of weeks because the seller had it listed as a Miata (no 'y' ) road bike.. I only found it because one of my search parameters (in AZ especially) is 'road bike' since the Craigslist out there is full of mountain bikes...
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