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Old 09-27-12, 10:24 AM
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As for this fixie I can't explain the price like can't explain the price on 90 % of the fixed gear conversions on the market. To me bikes like this are only really worth about 50% of parts value on person to person sale. I couldn't see a knowledgeable buyer paying more than $200 for this bike.
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Old 09-29-12, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
He still has everything he has ever tried to sell since his first ebay ad, am I correct? It reminds me of this guy in Marksville, LA who was posting ad, after ad, after ad. Everyday for a year or two, the same bikes over and over, statewide in every LA city with a CL. Always the same bikes, always $250+ for basic model bikes with horrible vague descriptions and no pics. He had NOT ONE single clue what he was selling, or the value.,,,,BD
There's another seller with a Trek 770, starting bid of $2599......
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Old 09-29-12, 08:33 PM
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I love this "Louis Armstrong" Trek. 60cm, but I think that includes the stem measurement...

https://goo.gl/LFVP2
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Old 09-29-12, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by KDNYC
I love this "Louis Armstrong" Trek. 60cm, but I think that includes the stem measurement...

https://goo.gl/LFVP2
Road bike? Looks to be the same size as my own Trek 900, and mine is more like 18" frame size. Good to know is is a Louis Armstrong edition though. That adds to he value in case I ever decide to sell it in order to pay off my mortgage.
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Old 09-30-12, 08:21 AM
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Will someone please tell the world that Schwinn is not a French word for worth a lotta money? Here's a dangerously rusted out hulk being sold for twice what it's worth if it was in perfect condition:

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/3294496836.html

Great old bike..believe it is from the 40's or 50's....using it for garden art, as shown, but it could be restored! Very old and quite the lady!
Nice rack on the back....three speed handle, hand brakes and no extra charge for the charming rust patina!!!
Email or call (949) 675-1675 to pick this up and restore or as decor
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.....But the rear rack is almost usable as is......that's gotta be worth it .....

Yes, these clueless people drive me nuts, but the same brand of clueless people also sell the other way at times !


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Old 09-30-12, 09:27 AM
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I for one also don't get the prices on Schwinns to me basic model Schwinns 30's to presnt are only worth $100 or so in typical condition. What gets me is how often people list common model Schwinns as rare exspecially 70's era Varsity Sports the best selling model bike of all time close to 20 million sold world wide and people call them rare.
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Originally Posted by noglider
Maybe I'm in the wrong line of work. I mean, if his approach works, ...
Read the recent BBC ebay comments, probably less than 1/2 the bike buyers are pleased. I particularly found this DKO reference amusing, "It would have been nice if the seller would've at least cleaned the dirt off it."
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Old 09-30-12, 01:21 PM
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Although it's not mentioned in the text, I'm pretty sure you get the pictured neck massager with bike purchase.
https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bik/3306896531.html
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Old 09-30-12, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by kit
Although it's not mentioned in the text, I'm pretty sure you get the pictured neck massager with bike purchase.
https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bik/3306896531.html
sweet i need a yoga mat
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OK Explain to me again why I want to pay $1300 for ""What I've built up here is sort of a fantasy of my first bike that I cut my teeth on Chicago's streets with."" Especially when you cut the shifter bosses off the frame

FUNDRAISER FIXIE 59 cm Dave Scott Ironman Centurion fixie The BIN is $1300 for a charity fundraiser.

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=280972777605


". In an effort to clean up the look of things without permanently altering the use of the bike, I have carefully ground off the shifter bosses that protrude from the downtube."

um... guy, you totally "permanently altered the use of the bike"
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Old 09-30-12, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by oddjob2
Read the recent BBC ebay comments, probably less than 1/2 the bike buyers are pleased. I particularly found this DKO reference amusing, "It would have been nice if the seller would've at least cleaned the dirt off it."

got a link?
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I got something like that on my Ebay feedback " Cleaned would have been nice though" on a frame set. It was dirty in the pics, its dirty when it shipped.
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Originally Posted by JPZ66
.....But the rear rack is almost usable as is......that's gotta be worth it .....

Yes, these clueless people drive me nuts, but the same brand of clueless people also sell the other way at times !


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And she wants $295 for the rusty toad. I sold a women's Schwinn Collegiate for $140 in beautiful condition and consider my self lucky to have gotten that.

Most clueless people are optimistic sellers.

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Old 09-30-12, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
OK Explain to me again why I want to pay $1300 for ""What I've built up here is sort of a fantasy of my first bike that I cut my teeth on Chicago's streets with."" Especially when you cut the shifter bosses off the frame

FUNDRAISER FIXIE 59 cm Dave Scott Ironman Centurion fixie The BIN is $1300 for a charity fundraiser.

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=280972777605


I hope the charity is for retinal repair, which anyone who looks at this bike needs.
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Old 09-30-12, 08:23 PM
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Here is one. I find it hard to believe these people can sleep at night. It looks like a POC dept.store bike.

https://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...&lpid=2&search=




$1,00000 obo

VINTAGE ULTRA ONE OF A KIND ROAD BIKE PAaot NEVER
SEEN ANOTHER!

This is my one of a kind vintage PAaot road bike
this bike is for the rider that wants something that no own else has type this
name in googe images nothing will come up!!!! it makes me sick to even think
about selling this but i have no room to store it so im being forced to i am
also going to put this on ebay for probly ($1500) but it is easier to sell local
so act while you can the only info i have found on this bike is that the name
means pedal ass all over town (pAaot) asking $1000 obo for this one of a kind
beauty act fast for your chance to own this one of a kind bike text me at
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Old 10-01-12, 10:40 PM
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https://visalia.craigslist.org/bik/3309663345.html

I am selling my vintage Peugeot competition. It was banged up when I got it but I cleaned it up a bit and put new tubes and new brakes. Everything else is still original and it rides perfectly. The front fork is bent but that is how the competitions are made you can look up other photos of them so it is NOT DAMAGE that is how they are. Email or text me for details
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This isn't really C&V, but it is pretty wacky:

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/3303058599.html
[h=2]54cm-Touring-LongHaulTrucker w. Nashbar steel frame - $550[/h]

Hello,

I am selling my Surly LHT touring bike - 54 cm-
And plan on cruising the beaches instead!

The bike was rebuilt this spring and has not been used since then.
It now comes with all the LHT adornments though the frame is a forest green Nashbar touring frame.
Also has excellent touring racks.
Saddle is the one the LHT came with when it was new. Replace with your favorite saddle.
New Continental Contact touring tires.
Short upright BOA stem, excellent for the ladies.
ClickFix basket.
Wireless speedometer.
Two bottle holders
Let me update with more later today or tomorrow!

Happy and safe journeying!






Kind of deceptive wording. Something like "Also, I'm selling this Rivendell that's built an old Raleigh Gran Prix frame, but it's definitely a Rivendell."
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Old 10-04-12, 12:25 PM
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I LOVE IT!
weld two crappy bikes side by side and get 800€ for it
what a laugh!
https://www.nettimarkkina.com/volvo-2/1056469
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This is creative, but...

https://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/bik/3316826547.html

[h=2]White custom womans frame - $150 (NDG)[/h] Hi i make custom bike frame with old ones to repair or recycle them and give them new style.

If i remember correctly will accept 24" rims and tires.

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I LOVE IT!
weld two crappy bikes side by side and get 800€ for it
what a laugh!
https://www.nettimarkkina.com/volvo-2/1056469
One good headwind & they'll go flying backwards at 100 miles an hour.
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I'm tempted to ask that guy what the head tube angle is, but it's probably dependent on how much the rider weighs...

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This is creative, but...

https://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/bik/3316826547.html

[h=2]White custom womans frame - $150 (NDG)[/h] Hi i make custom bike frame with old ones to repair or recycle them and give them new style.

If i remember correctly will accept 24" rims and tires.

$150









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Just another to add to the Bent Fork List

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bik/3317327250.html

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Just another to add to the Bent Fork List

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bik/3317327250.html


The front fork is bent but that is how the competitions (most bikes!) are made you can look up other photos of them so it is NOT DAMAGE that is how they are.
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When our words come back to haunt us:

https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/bik/3317520431.html

VINTAGE "HUNTER" 12 SPEED FROM JAPAN - HIGH QUALITY, RAZOR THIN, SUPER FAST! WITH A FRAME THAT WOULD COST $1,000 TODAY. COMES WITH FRONT SPINERGY REV X TEFLON RIM (Worth $200 by itself!) & MICHELIN PRO RACER TIRE - BACK TIRE WAS STOLEN & HAS REG. RIM; NEEDS NEW TIRE (HAS BEEN IN STORAGE FOR OVER 10 YEARS), RACING ARM RESTS & MORE - $250 FIRM'

VINTAGE CENTURION SPORT DXL 12 SPEED FROM JAPAN - IN MINT CONDITION! $200 FIRM

SOME COMMENTS FROM bikeforums.net about the HUNTER 12 speed:

I've got one, too, and I love it. Ultra Gatorskin tires, Shimano SPD pedals, and a new saddle. When I got mine a couple of years ago, I tried long and hard to find out what the story was with the bike. While not completely certain, I've got a 90% index of confidence that Hunter frames were made by Kawamura, and then built up with the full 105 group, selling for about $325 new throughout the Southeast. Hunter CYcles was incorporated in Florida - I've heard of them being sold in Texas, too - and apparently got into business for real just in time for the mountain bike boom to kill the recreational roadie market ... 1988 or 1989. Mine has Shimano date codes which place it in '87, which is cool ... Sheldon Brown claims that the '87 105 SLR brakeset may be the best single pivot brake ever, and the '87 indexed RD was the debut for this particular version of the then-new index technology for Shimano.

The Japanese-made road bikes from the 1985 to 1990 era are generally terrific values. I've had a couple sets of those mid-80's pedals though, and wondered: "what the heck was the designer thinking?" A 2007 steel frame of equal quality would cost an arm and a leg...you have a Rivendell quality frame at a tiny fraction of the price!


A HIGH QUALITY ROAD BIKE THAT NONE OF YOUR FRIENDS WILL HAVE!


Comments on the CENTURION SPORT DXL 12 speed:


What is my CENTURION SPORT DXL worth? - Doesn't really matter what you paid for it, if it fits, and you ride it, it was a great deal! Consider what you could pay for a Made in China piece of crap at Walmart that would be donation fodder in a couple of years. - 1980's Japanese bikes are going up in value every day. You got lucky!




In case you're wondering, this is what a "mint condition" Centurion looks like:

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