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Old 06-19-14, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
Come on, people, I don't follow this thread for discussions of vintage car values! Anything to do with four-wheeled vehicles belongs in FOO!
Then what do you follow it for? If it's wacky we will discuss it. There are earlier incarnations of this thread that lived long before these 434 pages. This is not the first time it hasn't followed strict guidelines.,,,BD
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
The roof from the top of the rear window to the rear tail light panel down to the middle of the body is different. This difference starts at the back edge of the side window. The fairllane/base torino has a dip in it, where it is pretty much a straight line on the fastback/GT. Let me find some side view pictures when I get home this evening.,,,,BD

Below the midline, I agree it is the same. Wheelbase is the same too.
No pics needed, you're right. Still say it's a good buy for the price to the right guy though.
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Then what do you follow it for? If it's wacky we will discuss it. There are earlier incarnations of this thread that lived long before these 434 pages. This is not the first time it hasn't followed strict guidelines.,,,BD
This being in BIKEforums CLASSIC&VINTAGE, I follow it for wacky CL/eBay ads for CLASSIC&VINTAGE BIKES.
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Old 06-19-14, 07:26 PM
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Just let go and it will be okay. The evil unwanted car discussion is already over?,,,,BD


And now that it is, my attention to detail about the Ford Torino is more than just useless knowledge. I plan to own one in the next 2-3 years. I've wanted a 70 or 71 fastback model BADLY since I was around 15-16 years old. 30 years is a long enough wait IMHO. I want one, and I plan to get one.

Like this... An unattainable(for me) Cobra model. But yeah this color and wheels, rear window louvers, etc. A GT would suit me just fine, with the built in hood scoop.

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I know its not a bike but its a good one

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This one got a chuckle out of me this morning. Correctly advertised as a single speed.

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how about this sweet italian japanese racing bike... weighs like 3lbs!!
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"Survivor?" I don't think the word means what you think it means.
[h=2]70s bmx survivor - $40 (delta park)[/h]

Super cool 70s bmx with great bars. It has a 3 speed sturmey archer hub. Also cable cog on frame.
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Gosh! "...the most expensive bike brand in Europe"
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how about this sweet italian japanese racing bike... weighs like 3lbs!!
Woah- that's mad light!
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" $150 - 1980s Campognolo Vitus 979 "

"This is a rare vintage bicycle frame made in France.

21 inch (53cm) frame and fork in tomato red and white. Excellent condition with some minor finish losses but absolutely no rust."


Local add.
It's my size and I like it, so I'm really tempted to explain that it is not what he thinks it is.
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$3500? whaaaaaaaaaaaaat are they smoking over there??

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$3500? whaaaaaaaaaaaaat are they smoking over there??

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Someone doesn't know about decimal points?
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There seems to be a huge amount of late 90's to 2005ish bikes flooding the CL market lately, and they are ALL grossly overpriced. Probably being sold by the original owners who shelled out big cash for these boring/mediocre cookie cutter aluminum bikes with black components. I swear if I see ONE more filthy beat up Postal Service Trek with a $1000+ price tag, I am going to puke.,,,,BD
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Maybe not so much wacky as a tiny bit tragic:

Selle Anatomica Titanico x Mahogany Gunmetal with Watershed Leather | eBay

Dude put hideous holes in a Selle Anatomica Titanico X. "Holes are cosmetic only and should have no effect on the overall structure of the saddle." That's surely true, but cosmetically the holes drastically reduce the resale value of the saddle! He should just tied a shoestring around the middle of the seat to see whether lacing would achieve what he wanted.
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Someone doesn't know about decimal points?
I am not sure about the decimal points...did they miss it by 2 spots? Even $35 seems high! :-)
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
There seems to be a huge amount of late 90's to 2005ish bikes flooding the CL market lately, and they are ALL grossly overpriced. Probably being sold by the original owners who shelled out big cash for these boring/mediocre cookie cutter aluminum bikes with black components. I swear if I see ONE more filthy beat up Postal Service Trek with a $1000+ price tag, I am going to puke.,,,,BD
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OLD BIKE

This guy's been trying to sell this bike for a very long time. It's probably salvageable, but not worth what he's asking for it, at least as it sits.
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This is a great bike, just needs some attention

Apollo Road Bike (Needs attention)

He doesn't say what kind of "attention" the bike needs. Maybe some flowers and gentle cuddling.

Anyways, you will likely need attention of the medical kind after attempting to successfully mount that monster.
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Now here's a conversion. How about the stem?
31" NICE 10 SPEED VINTAGE RACING MEN BIKE SCHWINN WORLD RUNS GREAT!!
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This one cracked me up a bit... I'm easily amused!

Cheap 4th of July Beach Cruisers

Don't wait till the last minute to rush out and get a bike this 4th of July and don't go and spend $200 on a new bike you'll never ride after the holiday. Hell, even if you get drunk and lose these bikes it won't hurt too bad.

First is an aluminum frame ladies 26" Mango Key Largo with pedals, tires, and a chain (the black bike). Everything you need to disrupt traffic and show off your "assets". And guys, you can ride this too, less chance of crushing your junk on a quick dismount. $100

The yellow bike is yellow and a beach cruiser. It was designed primarily for cruising the beach and pedals forward only. Has a seat and handlebars which are important for obtaining world peace. This bike is only $60 which increases your Natural Light budget by at least a 12 pack.

Football helmets not included nor are beverage holders. It is highly recommended by this seasoned beach cruiser rider that you carry a twin mattress at the minimum to cushion the inevitable. Bike riding lessons are available at the reasonable rate of $20/hr.

Don't wait, act now and I will include free air in not one, but two of the tires attached to these beautifulish beach cruisers. Walking is so pedestrian.........
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Hmmm..."Needs brakes"...


shogun mountain bike


Bet I know exactly how he found out it "needs brakes"...
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Some excellent staging here.

Giant TCR C3 2008 - Excellent Condition - full carbon



Followed by some great shots of the compoenents.





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Found this too:
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Here's a kinda of whacky one this seller seems hoplessly out of date, despite from what I can tell not selling a bike in 6months. He seems to think it is still 2006 and one can sell a **** SS/FG conversion for $200, probaly still believes Bush is President.


LOTS OF SINGLE SPEEDS
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