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Old 06-01-15, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Another scolding... presumably from a buyer not a seller

Re....Value of used bicycles,,,overpriced!!!
WHEW!!!!

But, I know the feeling with seeing the same bikes over and over again.

The B-U-T-Ful bike has been posted and reposted for many months now. ... BUTT??? Perhaps the owner needs to look up Beauty????
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...l#post17469591
(now here: LeMond Poprad Road Bike--B-U-T-ful)

Of course, the good road bikes are few and far between around here, and I have more than I need... so my price goals are set pretty low
Fewer Bob's bikes are being listed now, so perhaps some sold. And truthfully, holding out for an extra $100 isn't insignificant, especially on selling several bikes.

At the same time... that B-U-T-Ful bike is now a year older, and still unsold. Wait a few decades, and it might become "vintage".
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Old 06-01-15, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Matariki
[h=1]CAMPAGNOLO SUPER RECORD BRAKE LEVERS 1984 VERY GOOD CONDITION.[/h]
CAMPAGNOLO 4062 SUPER RECORD BRAKE LEVERS FROM 1984.
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I'm not a forensic crash analyst but that actually does look like crash damage to me. It's hard to get deep scratches on the tips and sides of levers just by normal use. It's actually surprising how durable higher end stuff is.
The listing apparently did change before the end of the auction.



But, it still was pretty funny
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Old 06-01-15, 11:10 PM
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Hmmmm...a Huffy that "breaks when you pedal backwards"...you don't say? At least they're honest.

almost new bike

(I know what they mean, just gets a chuckle out of me when I see it...)
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Old 06-02-15, 05:14 PM
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I'm not sure, but I never knew quill stems could be that long. Craigslist, obviously.
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Old 06-02-15, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by servalan73


I'm not sure, but I never knew quill stems could be that long. Craigslist, obviously.
SR Swan. However, that one might even be set above the minimum insertion mark.

The Nitto Technomic series of stems were equally tall and looked like an otherwise conventional quill stem.
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Peugeot Ultra Lite Racing Bicycle - $200

Peugeot Ultra Lite Racing Bicycle, Made by Peugeot Automobile manufacturer, Purchased in France, Rode in France, Shipped Home and Hanging in garage since 1976, Beautiful Condition. Leather Seat, Original Leather Padded Helmet. I've only seen one in the US, this one. Very Light in weight, White and Chrome in Color, Special order, with deluxe Sprockets, and Derailleurs


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Clean, leather helmet, leather saddle, and passable tires. I've seen much worse listed at higher prices. It's got the cool slim simplex skewers - those can go for some bucks on Ebay.

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Peugeot Ultra Lite Racing Bicycle - $200

Peugeot Ultra Lite Racing Bicycle, Made by Peugeot Automobile manufacturer, Purchased in France, Rode in France, Shipped Home and Hanging in garage since 1976, Beautiful Condition. Leather Seat, Original Leather Padded Helmet. I've only seen one in the US, this one. Very Light in weight, White and Chrome in Color, Special order, with deluxe Sprockets, and Derailleurs


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A shame he didn't bother to ship the Ventolux pump back too.
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Old 06-03-15, 01:03 AM
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This guy would like you to buy his red Huffy Savannah tandem.

huffy by Darth Lefty, on Flickr
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Old 06-03-15, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
This guy would like you to buy his red Huffy Savannah tandem.
You mean this Huffy?



I am a bit surprised that the bike hasn't sold, but it is hard to compete with the NEW Chinese tandems starting at around $300.
Dual Drive Tandem Bike, Red / Black - Rakuten.com
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Old 06-03-15, 10:10 AM
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Holy catflaps! Homemade mixte recumbent!RECUMBENT BIKE
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That is awesome, and almost worth the entire price just for that kicka$$ Darth Vader seat! It could use a cockpit upgrade, but it looks very well done for a homebrew.
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Old 06-03-15, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by robtown
It's got the cool slim simplex skewers - those can go for some bucks on Ebay.
Not when the plastic wing nuts and spring are missing.
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Eddy Merckx Grand Prix Reynolds 753 Steel Frame Bike Dura-Ace Rare!
[h=2]Eddy Merckx Grand Prix Reynolds 753 Steel Frame Bike Dura-Ace Rare! - $1400[/h]







Eddy Merckx Grand Prix Bicycle. This bike has Reynolds 753 steel tubing. It has mostly Shimano Dura-Ace parts. It has some rust on it and it has a 3 holes on the underside of the top tube. This bike is estimated (by an Eddy Merckx dealer) to be from 88-90. I measured the frame size to be 48 cm. I measured from the center of the crank to where the top tube and seat tube meet (measurement is shown in pictures). Sales tax must be collected. Feel free to ask any questions!


Thought this one was a bit overpriced. Then I reached the picture of the bottom of the top tube. Yikes.
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Old 06-03-15, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jon c.
Eddy Merckx Grand Prix Reynolds 753 Steel Frame Bike Dura-Ace Rare!
Eddy Merckx Grand Prix Reynolds 753 Steel Frame Bike Dura-Ace Rare! - $1400

Thought this one was a bit overpriced. Then I reached the picture of the bottom of the top tube. Yikes.
OUCH....

If it was only about 3" taller, I might pay the $14.00 asking price for that bike
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Speaking of overpriced, this GT Avalanche should sell quick. Only $1699.00. It used to be $2877.54!

all STOCK ORIGINAL VINTAGE 1987 GT Avalanche. ALL 99% STOCK GT. NOT ORIGINAL IS THE SEAT, QUICK PADDLE RAPID SHIFTIER. NEED TLC /NEW HOME AND REAR Suntour XC 9010 Accushift Rear Derailleur. AND CHAIN IT BE READY TO RIDE. $1699.00OBO, I PAY NEW $2877.54 WILLING TO TRADE FOR 250cc OR BETTER DIRT BIKE, 1/2TON OR 3/4TON PICK UP TRUCK, OR **********??

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Originally Posted by lutrija24
Speaking of overpriced, this GT Avalanche should sell quick. Only $1699.00. It used to be $2877.54!

all STOCK ORIGINAL VINTAGE 1987 GT Avalanche. ALL 99% STOCK GT. NOT ORIGINAL IS THE SEAT, QUICK PADDLE RAPID SHIFTIER. NEED TLC /NEW HOME AND REAR Suntour XC 9010 Accushift Rear Derailleur. AND CHAIN IT BE READY TO RIDE. $1699.00OBO, I PAY NEW $2877.54 WILLING TO TRADE FOR 250cc OR BETTER DIRT BIKE, 1/2TON OR 3/4TON PICK UP TRUCK, OR **********??
Welcome to the Wacky Thread!!!!

That is a tall bike for an MTB.

I looked up the 87 Avalanche... Found this from 2012.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...lose-sane.html

And, I think the same bike for sale today!!!!
Budget Bicycle Center - Vintage 1987 GT Avalanche All-Terra Mountain Bike Suntour XC 18" bicycle Toyo

So, perhaps you can expect years worth of reposts for your Avalanche!!!!!!!

I do find it interesting that expensive "quality" MTBs were all the rage in the mid 80's.
And it is hard to give them away today.

Yet, despite decades of hard use, my old Road Bike has pretty much held its value, perhaps even appreciated some, at least considering that I had bought it used years ago.
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This one gets posted three times EVERY day. One ad for $245, one for $195, and still another for $160. I don't get their logic.,,,,BD

MADWAGON ROADSTER CRUISER BICYLE (RARE BIKE) 20"
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Define "NICE."

[h=2]((NEW)) Bicycles, Boxed, Adult, Kids - Huffy, Schwinn NICE!! - $75 (Plymouth, MN)[/h]((NEW)) Bicycles, Boxed, Adult, Kids - Huffy, Schwinn NICE!!

^This Side Up^ Handle With Care:


Pallets of improperly stored, F'd-up looking bike boxes- an assembler's waking nightmare:


Dogpiled BSOs. I wonder if this outfit buys bikes from retailers who reject them for shipping damage?
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I'm not sure, but I never knew quill stems could be that long. Craigslist, obviously.
I bought this one a couple weeks ago because:

A. It was $10

B. Because F you that's why.

Seriously though, I'll probably hang it on the wall and use it to beat intruder thugs to death if need be. Never can be too safe!
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Interesting drop bar conversion with a very rare wheel size. Fits most hulking 6th graders.

[h=2]Bridgestone MB 6 bicycle - $100 (South Mpls, MN)[/h]Bridgestone MB 6 bicycle



Good condition road bike. 20 inch frame, 25 inch wheels. Our son grew out of it. Typically fits grades 6, 7, 8
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Originally Posted by Toeslider
I bought this one a couple weeks ago because:

A. It was $10

B. Because F you that's why.

Seriously though, I'll probably hang it on the wall and use it to beat intruder thugs to death if need be. Never can be too safe!

or use it as a harpoon!
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Originally Posted by servalan73
or use it as a harpoon!
Or a flag pole.
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One of the cable guides on the top tube is rusted."


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