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Old 03-09-15, 06:34 AM
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Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Group

This came up on my radar today. It's interesting, but not something for which I would shell out 4200USD.
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Originally Posted by bigredkevbot
Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Group

This came up on my radar today. It's interesting, but not something for which I would shell out 4200USD.
If it is truly pristine and mint...not too bad of a price...seen it for MUCH more...
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Looks pristine and mint to me, I would think that would go for much higher. Seller would probably be better off auctioning on eBay than just posting to a local CL, although he is probably getting offers from remote buyers who search the CL aggregators anyways.
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There are a few bouncing around E-Bay for about that price.
I thought they were about $3000 a year ago, but now a bit over $4000.

I wonder if sellers play a game of bidding up auctions so that the buy-it-now sales go for higher.

Anyway, there is nothing wrong with starting on Craigslist, in a big city, and avoid all the E-Bay and PayPal fees.
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Dad might be a little upset when he finds out they sold Mom...

Huffy Bike with Mother - $79

I'm trying to sell my Huffy bike that has a 49 CC motor.

Huffy Bike with Mother
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Originally Posted by bikecrate
Dad might be a little upset when he finds out they sold Mom...

Huffy Bike with Mother - $79

I'm trying to sell my Huffy bike that has a 49 CC motor.

Huffy Bike with Mother


Perhaps the "Mother" required the huffy to head out the door, so the kid decided both should go

A 49cc motor may will well be worth $79, if everything is complete and works.
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CRUISER BICYCLE

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SWEET!!!!!

I can't imagine it is particularly efficient, but it would be fun... for a little less money.

Top Fuel Bicycle Dragster by Mike Coleman | Classic Cycle Bainbridge Island Kitsap County

Odd, it appears as if it is supposed to be a museum display bike, but perhaps it is a shop/museum.

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What bike shop doesn't have a museum?

I want it for the WNBR.

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Schwinn Varsity, only $650.
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Originally Posted by willydstyle
That is in Corvallis?

Might as well make the drive to Eugene where you can find:
A matched pair of Red Schwinn Varsities

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A Men's Blue Collegiate Plus a Matching Women's Blue Collegiate

Bring home all 4 bikes, and still save money over the one Corvallis bike.

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Of course, if you're not really into Schwinns, this one can be had for merely $1400
Vintage original 70's Muscle bike- COOL
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Wow, that's so much bike, it needs two rear brakes! (and no front brake?)
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I'm going to buy this bike and name it "Colonel Steve Austin"

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I'm going to buy this bike and name it "Colonel Steve Austin"

Mountain bike, cannondale prophet - $6009835 (Neah Bay)
That is a little expensive for a MTB. Are you sure the tubes aren't stuffed full of Cocaine?

I have seen ads where the seller tried to put the prices for two items into the price line giving odd results.

In this case, $600 appears in the ad, and the zip code for Neah Bay is 98357 (somehow a 7 got dropped from the listing).
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Originally Posted by bigredkevbot
Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Group

This came up on my radar today. It's interesting, but not something for which I would shell out 4200USD.
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If it is truly pristine and mint...not too bad of a price...seen it for MUCH more...
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Looks pristine and mint to me, I would think that would go for much higher. Seller would probably be better off auctioning on eBay than just posting to a local CL, although he is probably getting offers from remote buyers who search the CL aggregators anyways.
Originally Posted by CliffordK
There are a few bouncing around E-Bay for about that price.
I thought they were about $3000 a year ago, but now a bit over $4000.

I wonder if sellers play a game of bidding up auctions so that the buy-it-now sales go for higher.

Anyway, there is nothing wrong with starting on Craigslist, in a big city, and avoid all the E-Bay and PayPal fees.
Those gum rubber hoods on brake levers have dried out and don't look pristine to me



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Originally Posted by FlatSix911
Those gum rubber hoods on brake levers have dried out and don't look pristine to me
I wonder if there is a difference between cases that are on display open, or in storage closed.

Nonetheless, the owner states in the ad.
I can include a fresh pair (Globe logo) for an additional $100.
An extra $100 on top of a $4200 group set**********

I'm not sure I'd install any 30 year old "NOS" parts worth $4000 without doing a a through overhall. Cleaning and lubing the bearings throughout.

And it would have to be a very nice period correct NOS frame to get the component set. Fortunately I don't have a great desire to buy expensive bikes that I'm too afraid of minute scratches to ever ride.
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How about a custom pedal tractor for $2000.


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Ok, a little partial to Cargo Bikes.
2-Worksman Cycles 3 wheeler Business carts

Check out the chain ring and rear sprocket on the first one!!!! With single speed. And seat angle.
I think my legs would fall off with a 20 mile commute, but no doubt one could put out some torque.



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While I am a Miyata fan...this one is a bit out there on pricing!

Pristine 51cm 1991 Miyata Seven ten Touring (fully equipped)
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Just to add to the Miyata wackiness. They didn't make a Seven Ten, or a 710, in 1991.
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Not sure how one could ride this bike very far:

Apollo Bike

The bike assembler must have been somewhat unclear with the concept of how a bicycle works.

Look at the wacky drivetrain.

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Originally Posted by abstract
Not sure how one could ride this bike very far:

Apollo Bike

The bike assembler must have been somewhat unclear with the concept of how a bicycle works.

Look at the wacky drivetrain.

The closeups of both derailleurs look pretty ordinary.
So, I think they flipped the image, for some reason.
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I have my dad's old David_Bradley garden tractor and the original sales receipt when he bought it on 1948 from the Sears catalog store. Always thought those hoods were cool as heck but they weren't literally "cool", when he worked the garden with it in warm weather he had to take it off to keep the engine from overheating.


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Originally Posted by CliffordK
I think they flipped the image, for some reason.
Everybody knows in a proper bike picture, the bike must point to the right, that's all that matters
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
The closeups of both derailleurs look pretty ordinary.
So, I think they flipped the image, for some reason.
Pretty crazy bike, huh? I'm thinking that if the image were flipped, the drivetrain would still be on the incorrect side. I am also wondering why the chain is connected diagonally through the chainstays to the opposing side, and not installed parallel with the chainring and gear cluster in the rear.
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