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Old 08-07-13, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
Heres yet another anoying add of someone selling a frame and fork only for close to the to the value of the whole bike considering Denver's horrible sellers market. With really nice pics of the whole bike, I hate when sellers show pics of a whole bike when there only selling the frame]
Its worth every penny and then some. F&F is worth $450+ on its own then add up all the individual components and there's a nice profit!!!! While CL is primarily a local sellers and buyers market place, its also a national market place.

For instance, I could have someone 'facilitate' the purchase for me.....
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I fully agree with this...one of my MAJOR pet peeves is someone showing the entire bike, but only selling the Frame/Fork...if you are only selling the Frame/Fork, show the pics of it!

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Heres yet another anoying add of someone selling a frame and fork only for close to the to the value of the whole bike considering Denver's horrible sellers market. With really nice pics of the whole bike, I hate when sellers show pics of a whole bike when there only selling the frame.
https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/3980801502.html
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Old 08-07-13, 08:34 AM
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Worlds worst pictures award!,,,,BD

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3943121894.html

Ready to rider?? WTF? definitely all original, including the tires, cables, and grease!

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3977358750.html

Sorry, originally pasted a response ad. That person blew that dude out of the water, haha.....
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[QUOTE=sloar;15934016]pretty cool bike, except the dia comp brakes, crappy saddle and ugly handlebar tape. i've never heard of franklin bikes. price seems a tad high. the all new super 531 aluminum frames.

Franklin is a fairly well-regarded framebuilder: https://home.windstream.net/franklinframe/

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Hers yet another one that defies logic. A rebuilt Varsity for $399, with two of the best features of the Varsity's the nice paint and chrome pretty much wrecked. A supposed knowledgeable dealer of vintage bikes is selling this one.
https://denver.craigslist.org/bid/3985784196.html
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repost,
but always worth a laugh, this seller is completely out of touch with reality
rusty mid 70s motobecane mirage - BIN $1,300
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MOTO...item338414e271
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repost,
but always worth a laugh, this seller is completely out of touch with reality
rusty mid 70s motobecane mirage - BIN $1,300
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MOTO...item338414e271

But it has 2040 hi resiliency steel tubing! That's twice as good as 1020 hi tensile, isn't it? And it's a *SUPER* mirage with *SUPER* champion rims! We should be honored that he let us see even dirty, rusty pictures of it!
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I thought this was worth a good laugh.

[h=2]Trek Singlespeed (Satan's Singlespeed) - $125 (Blo-No)[/h] +-

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Speed. Comfort. Handling. Safety.

This bike is none of these. You're looking at a wolf, a feral dog, a shark. You don't ride this bike: it rides you. You must respect this bike as a lion tamer must respect a lion; a wild, powerful killing machine. This bike will not stop. It cannot stop (the one set of brakes are too weak). But, would two brakes be sufficient anyway? Can you throttle such unadulterated strength? Daring to yoke this steel beast is tantamount to slinging a collar on Cerebus, the guardian of hell. If you do--if you dared--you, my friend, would perish.

Fire is the bike's blood, an infernal furnace of destruction and wanton carnage. A bloodlust. A lone wolf, this bike does not tolerate groups, or the herd, or the pack. It feasts on its lesser kin: aluminum? A snack. Steel? Breakfast. Carbon? Oh, do not allow this around carbon. Carbon bikes may prance and sprint, like the lithe antelope, but allowing such gaiety in its presence leaves nothing but a horrible scene. Shattered carbon, mangled components, tattered lycra: the Beast devours them all with Abaddonian alacrity.

Woe to ye who might try to challenge this wretched and terrible bike!

No gears, one rear brake, no mercy.
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
repost,
but always worth a laugh, this seller is completely out of touch with reality
rusty mid 70s motobecane mirage - BIN $1,300
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MOTO...item338414e271
That's a better deal than this Schwinn "World Tour Varsity" for $1750. This one is "rare" and "hard to come by." When's the next time you will have a chance to buy another Schwinn Varsity? :

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/3974339371.html

RARE Vintage Schwinn Road Bike FULLY RESTORED (World Tour/Varsity) - $1750



I have an original vintage 1969 Schwinn World Tour Varsity Road Bike. This bike frame is hard to come by.

Fully Restored vintage Schwinn Bicycle.
Originally Assembled and Made in Chicago,

This is perfect for a gift, adults, young adults, teens, kids, commuters, delivery riders, messengers, and more!

Original Paint
Original Wheelset
Original Rear Rack Included too
Original Brooks Schwinn Seat (Very rare)

Schwinn Bike
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Dammit Gaucho you beat me to it
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
That's a better deal than this Schwinn "World Tour Varsity" for $1750:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/3974339371.html

RARE Vintage Schwinn Road Bike FULLY RESTORED (World Tour/Varsity) - $1750



I have an original vintage 1969 Schwinn World Tour Varsity Road Bike. This bike frame is hard to come by.

Fully Restored vintage Schwinn Bicycle.
Originally Assembled and Made in Chicago,

This is perfect for a gift, adults, young adults, teens, kids, commuters, delivery riders, messengers, and more!

Original Paint
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Schwinn Bike
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This one is "rare" and "hard to come by." When't the next time you will have a chance to buy another Schwinn Varsity?
Damn for a orginal resotred bike it seems to be missing a lot of stuff. Front DR notice the front DR cable to nowhere, cheapo none orignal rear DR. Missing fenders, chaiangaurd inner chainring, kickstand, reflectors and most likely lighting package. These may seem minor but If I pay top dollar 1/4 the asking price. I would expect the bike to be complete and orginal just not fixed up with this stuff througn away to make the restore easier.
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Old 08-07-13, 05:59 PM
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Dammit Gaucho you beat me to it
I think I beat you to something else, too. I'm first in line for the sweet deal on the loaded Trek touring bike you may have also seen...
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I did indeed email them
Hope you get it. Looks like an early one.
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I was under the impression NOS meant that the items should look close to new. At least not be rusty.. right?

[h=2]bicycle fenders - $30 (wesley chapel)[/h]
i got this about three year's ago for a trike ,but, never got around to it, so time to go. they are new old stuck! never been on a bike before call 813-846-6687
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This is why I don't consider parts over 25 years NOS they should be sold as used with a good description. Basicaly if it is that old it is not NOS just very good. Just IMHO if a part hasn't been in the same ownership and is over 25 it id used not NOS. NOS is a over used and semi meaningless turm.

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Originally Posted by zukahn1
Hers yet another one that defies logic. A rebuilt Varsity for $399, with two of the best features of the Varsity's the nice paint and chrome pretty much wrecked. A supposed knowledgeable dealer of vintage bikes is selling this one.
https://denver.craigslist.org/bid/3985784196.html

The stem shifters, dropouts and that crank are disgusting......

This may be equivalent to putting new rims and tires on something like this:

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The fool selling this states the are orginal rims?
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
The fool selling this states the are orginal rims?
Probably rattlecanned the wheels.

Hubs, pie plate and rim profile look correct for original wheels.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
NOS is a over used and semi meaningless turm.
oh f&^c%ing hell, you can say that again!
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Very pretty, and yes VERY clean, but....umm, yeah. Still just a Grand Prix.,,,,BD

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3987804130.html
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Very pretty, and yes VERY clean, but....umm, yeah. Still just a Grand Prix.,,,,BD

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3987804130.html
Well it is still a Grand Prix and I like these but I was hard pressed to get half this for one full rebuilt with Raliegh brandred VX components, with nice 700c alloy wheels that matched built fitted for the bike.

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We're all a bunch of suckers! I had no idea I was overpaying so badly...

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[h=2] Why buy expensive used?! 2013 Brand New! - $69 (kmart; Google it!)[/h]
I came here looking for a deal,

Its rare here, almost everyone is for profit!

Vintage bikes for $200?!?
Yeah right!!!!!!!!!!!!

Google these bikes
And see how much they cost brand new!!

Like $25 more. Rust free, no flats, 3 month warranties, brakes work!!!
Come on!!! WTF
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custom homemade tall bike ...one of a kind - $100 (Rochester )



Custom homemade tall bike ...one of a kind ...turns heads everywhere I ride it 350-5863. 100$
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"one of a kind' = nobody else was dumb enough to build it, let alone ride it (or be seen riding it).

And "turns heads" = in the same way as Joseph Merrick's remains did.


I can see it now. Just imagine the shock to Tad and Muffy as they ride past (on their $6000 tandem) down the tow path through Pittsford (or Brighton).

"Dearest, I hope that miscreant doesn't crash into us."

"I hope likewise, though he's certainly crashing into bad taste, isn't he?"

"He must be from Buffalo."

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I love a good "luged" bike with Campagnolo Record derailleurs, don't you?

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[h=2] DONISELLI Road Bike, (Rare) W/ Campy Components - $400 (West Chester (19382))[/h]
Rare Italian luged frame from the mid 70's. Campagnolo Record drerailleur's, shifters, Stem, and Handlebars. The brakes, cranks, and wheels are different makes. All parts are in good shape. New tires, Bar wrap, brake pads, and Brooks saddle (not a tensioning type model). Bike rides great, I have put about 50-150 miles on it since buying this past winter. The frame has some signs of wear and minor surface rust that has been treated.
24 1/2" (61cm) Frame size
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I am 6'3" with a 33" inch inseam and this bike fits me well.
Selling because I have to many bikes and I don't ride it as much as I should.
Come Check it Out. I have a few more Bikes of different sizes that all could be for sale.

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I learned something from this one, Tiagra is "highest quality":

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[h=2]Fuji Cross - $500 (Spokane)[/h]
Large/56cm cyclo cross bike.
Great for on road and off road.
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Gear shifters model is Tiagra (highest quality)

Purchased new in 2011 from Performance Bikes for $1100.
Slightly used for sale $500
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