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Old 06-28-06, 09:44 PM
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Is this crazy, or am I just missing something?

I have a '72 Grand Prix--bought it for $50. This seems ridiculous:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/176603954.html



A sidenote: anyone know anything about 80s Specialized road frames?:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/176586376.html

Seems a bit steep for the price, no?
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Old 06-28-06, 09:51 PM
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$950 and it needs new tires?
Please contact that person and find out what medication they're on. I want some. Thanks.
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I have a one owner, 72 Record, all original except for the seat, tires and tape. I'll settle for half that since it's only a Record. But, it has new tires so maybe I should ask $500?
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He says best offer, so call and offer $50.
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Originally Posted by CraigsList Seller
When I last had it in the shop, the guy valued it at 1500, but it could use new tires, and i am moving, so I need to sell. I'm asking 950 or best offer.
Call him and tell him to sell it to the guy at the shop. Obviously he's insane too.
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Old 06-29-06, 07:41 AM
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LMFAO! That '71 GP frameset MHendricks gave me must be worth at least $500 then.

That guy's a maroon; it's not even a '72.
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Heh heh.

I really want to find out if he actually ends up selling it. If so, then we have to give him credit for his ballsy salesmanship.
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That's not a '72 Grand Prix. The guy at the shop is also his crack dealer.
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Update: looks like I wasn't the only one boggled by his post. He's now renamed it: I've never heard of a "Raleigh Super." Does he mean "Super Course"?

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/176603954.html
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Curious...is he trying to say that it's all chrome?

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Maybe he means Super Grand Prix, who knows?. I get a bad feeling buying a bike from a guy who seems so unacquianted with it.
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Originally Posted by mswantak
LMFAO! That '71 GP frameset MHendricks gave me must be worth at least $500 then.

That guy's a maroon; it's not even a '72.
mswantak,
Can I have my frame back then! I still have the wheels, maybe they're worth a couple of hundred.
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I swear from the picture it looks like a one-piece Ashtabula crank! Hey, that's rare on a "Raleigh Super," and probably worth thousands of clams.

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Originally Posted by Mhendricks
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Can I have my frame back then! I still have the wheels, maybe they're worth a couple of hundred.
Absolutely. And to show my appreciation I'll throw in a Schwinn Continental frame, and a pair of Magna MTB frames.

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$950?

Yippee!!!

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Posting's still there, but not re-posted. He cannot have sold it.
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You know what? I emailed this idiot, just before the ad revision, with some completed Grand Prix auctions from eBay pointing out that his price was completely out of range. No response.

I bet the creep re-worded the ad as a "Raleigh Super" as to try and mask that it's a Grand Prix.

Spam him!

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Originally Posted by mswantak
I get a bad feeling buying a bike from a guy who seems so unacquianted with it.
I've had co-workers (who knew I was looking for a bike) tell me they had old road bikes they needed to get rid of, and 100% turn out to be low-end '90s mountain bikes. This even after I thoroughly described (and even drew a picture in one case) the kind of bike I was looking for, specifically the handlebars. Disturbing, no?
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Originally Posted by Lamplight
I've had co-workers (who knew I was looking for a bike) tell me they had old road bikes they needed to get rid of, and 100% turn out to be low-end '90s mountain bikes. This even after I thoroughly described (and even drew a picture in one case) the kind of bike I was looking for, specifically the handlebars. Disturbing, no?
Well, although my general vicinity is a haven for bike-boom boat anchors, I've had this happen on occasion.

"Yea, I have a bike"
"What type?"
"Road bike"
"Drop bars?"
"Pardon?"
"Dropped handlebars - racing type, 10 speed."
"No, they're straight"
"Flat?"
"Yea."
"What about the tires?"
"They have knobs on them..."

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Originally Posted by Lamplight
I've had co-workers (who knew I was looking for a bike) tell me they had old road bikes they needed to get rid of, and 100% turn out to be low-end '90s mountain bikes. This even after I thoroughly described (and even drew a picture in one case) the kind of bike I was looking for, specifically the handlebars. Disturbing, no?
If you're talking low end as in Trek 800s or Specialized Hard Rocks, I would rather find one of those than most old 10 speeds. I've found two 800s this year at yard sales. I landed up selling both to co-workers one getting into cycling and the other returning. Old, good quality MTBs are a hot commodity.
If your talking low end as in Magna, Huffy etc.,.... I feel your pain.
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Well for instance, one fellow had an older Univega mountain bike. Probably similar to a Trek 800 but of course much better than your average Huffy or Murray. Certainly not a bad bike, but I can find mountain bikes all day long. Road bikes are a bit harder.
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