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Old 07-30-20, 03:15 PM
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Sleep easy knowing the bike you missed probably has a stuck seatpost.
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Old 07-30-20, 09:58 PM
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As others have said, "flip" just money, "grail/keeper" I would be bummed....move on there are others.
I can trump your loss and raise you a bunch....350.00 for this.
Spoke to the seller and said I would buy it and offered to make payment with PP but was told no need too because its mine. He gave me an address and told me to meet him in 1 hour only to find while driving he had told another buyer to meet him....the rest is history.
Do you feel better now?

Cinelli TT in the garage for over 20 years, no damage anywhere.
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Old 07-30-20, 10:03 PM
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Yeah, that one's gonna sting for a while. Bummer.
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Old 07-30-20, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531 View Post
Yeah, that one's gonna sting for a while. Bummer.
F531,
Only for a day...I only obsess over what I can control and things that I have no control over...well I have no control so I let go.
I did what I could to secure the deal and that was all I could do, the seller did the rest. Life is too short to look back..coulda shoulda woulda....it was not meant to be.
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Old 07-31-20, 02:26 AM
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You're a stronger person than me, I'd have booked off sick
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Old 07-31-20, 03:11 AM
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Recently missed a Schwinn Madison track bike and two clunkers for $40 on FB.
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Old 07-31-20, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
You're a stronger person than me, I'd have booked off sick
Jet,
Until a time machine exists, changing the past is not an option....looking back can help change my behavior but not the behavior of others.
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Old 07-31-20, 08:42 AM
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Big thanks again to xiaoman1 for pointing me here, as I was just about to open a thread like this.

Because of Miele Man 's post and as it's the recent missed I'll start with this one....
It popped up on French market for a laughable EUR90 as pictured.
Tough lesson, not to think for a second just press the buy button, and consider money for anything else, fights and maybe divorce and literally everything else later.
To make it worse, the same time the rather rare Mavic RD+FD and shifters were there as well for EUR80 (usually by us only a RD is 150+) they disappeared together with the frame so I guess the same new owner bought both.

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Old 07-31-20, 09:32 AM
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I missed a Univega Specialissima and am kicking myself.

It just happens that I had bought a 1980 Univega Gran Turismo a week or so earlier to replace one that had been ripped off thirty years prior. Then I joined this group and promptly learned that the 1980 Gran Turismo did NOT have double-butted tubing that particular year. I was mildly disappointed.

So I searched for another Univega and immediately found a nice looking Specialissima within striking distance. However, the wife took a dim view of me getting two bikes within a week of each other, so I let it go. I'd found it so easily that I figured such bikes are out there ripe for the picking. Not so.

So the search continues...
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Old 07-31-20, 09:49 AM
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I missed a Univega Specialissima and am kicking myself.

It just happens that I had bought a 1980 Univega Gran Turismo a week or so earlier to replace one that had been ripped off thirty years prior. Then I joined this group and promptly learned that the 1980 Gran Turismo did NOT have double-butted tubing that particular year. I was mildly disappointed.

So I searched for another Univega and immediately found a nice looking Specialissima within striking distance. However, the wife took a dim view of me getting two bikes within a week of each other, so I let it go. I'd found it so easily that I figured such bikes are out there ripe for the picking. Not so.

So the search continues...
Get it and stash it at a friend.... once the GT is not that "new" anymore, you can make(~fake) your Heureka moment in the kitchen "finally, I've found one!!!", and ask the friend to bring it over.
As they say modern problems require modern solutions....
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Get it and stash it at a friend.... once the GT is not that "new" anymore, you can make(~fake) your Heureka moment in the kitchen "finally, I've found one!!!", and ask the friend to bring it over.
As they say modern problems require modern solutions....
Ah So! This is now my new philosophy!
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Old 07-31-20, 10:26 AM
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Had a couple of those recently, including a Tommasini Velocista on local craigslist that I missed by a day. It was't exactly cheap ($900 with a mishmash of Campagnolo parts), but it was my size and they seem to be quite special.

As others have said, no matter how difficult it may be in the moment, trusting your instinct and pulling the trigger quickly is usually the way to go. I got two bikes locally in quick succession when I first got the bug. I almost balked at them because it seemed like too much too soon, but I've never seen anything similar to them listed locally since then, so I'm very glad I didn't hesitate.
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Old 07-31-20, 11:42 AM
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Ah So! This is now my new philosophy!
Yeah. either that or being a top contributor to this thread but to be on the fair side both have pros and cons.

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Old 08-01-20, 03:33 PM
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Bumped into this one a month ago on Italian classifieds. Could hardly believe the asking price of EUR300. Was online for an hour and without hesitation (see my advice above) asked the guy if he is willing to pack it (knowing they are 90% not willing to ship, even packing is mostly hopeless) so I can send courier for it. Much to my surprise he answered "yeah Im checking the costs of packing and will come back to you". Came back next day that he got the bike packed but it is fair if he sells it to the guy who was 15 mins. faster than me. Wrote to my biker friend immediately if it was him after he just bought a white Somec (after I got my red one) but this was a way better model. You can never be sure.... but it wasnt him.






This was painful...
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