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Old 12-31-15, 09:35 PM
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Raleigh Grand Pix- Needs to go by Monday (best offers accepted)



The description the seller gives on this one just baffles me... can anyone spot the Easton carbon fork?

From the ad:

"The Raleigh Grand Prix has been a consumer favorite for decades.it has an Atomic 13 aluminum frame, Easton EC70 carbon fork, 10 spd Shifters. Green color. very light weight. good paint condition. 32 inch tires. has not been used much but has some cracks on tires due to non usage. It still holds good air (perfect tube, no puncture) . See image.
let me know if you have any questions. i want to get rid of this by Monday.

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Originally Posted by j_e_r_e_m_y
The description the seller gives on this one just baffles me... can anyone spot the Easton carbon fork?
Probably a cut and paste from the modern, current Grand Prix.
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32 inch tires?
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Leave this crap in the barn...!
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Originally Posted by Rcrxjlb
Leave this crap in the barn...!
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^Lol, exactly what I was thinking. I've noticed 'barn find' is the new 'vintage', and 99x out of a hundred the bike in question will be a complete piece of crap..
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Now it's a step-through frame!

[h=2]Davidson frame 58cm - $70 (Seattle)[/h]https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/5377033258.html



58 x 56 Davidson frame. Rust free , straight. only needs new top tube. long horizontal drop outs. beautiful lug work by local iconic frame builder. Decals intact.
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Old 01-02-16, 09:09 AM
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" Barn find" seems to be the new catch-phrase on CL
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Originally Posted by Clang
Now it's a step-through frame!

Davidson frame 58cm - $70 (Seattle)

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/5377033258.html



58 x 56 Davidson frame. Rust free , straight. only needs new top tube. long horizontal drop outs. beautiful lug work by local iconic frame builder. Decals intact.
Wow, you really have to wonder why the top tube was removed. Boulder falling accident? Head on collision? Either way, it should be a cheap and easy fix.
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A lot of the time when a frame has been cut it is because someone rightly deemed the frame was not safely repairable and cut the frame to prevent someone from trying to fix build it up. We did this some on frames at a bike coop because if we didn't people would pull the nicer looking frames out of the scrap pile and try to build them up.
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I kept pictures of this Ascent, it is reminiscent of the paint jobs of some Japanese bikes cerca 1990 but the paint job itself is nauseating to me. That said, it might not have been a bad bike. It seems to look cheap but what kind of tubing does it have? Chromalite! Anyway, I already found out a bit about this bicycle. 2 sets of eyelets it looks like front and back and Japanese made apparently. London for Ontario, the person who told me that does come to this forum.

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Originally Posted by Rcrxjlb
Leave this crap in the barn...!
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Naw, people do restore those and even though I'm a Rando-man, I can appreciate those who restore these.

The thing is, to us Americans, it may look far gone, not in some markets though.
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I can take a guess as to why it rides "decent"
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I can take a guess as to why it rides "decent"
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The idiotic things people do to bikes sometimes never ceases to amaze me..
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Originally Posted by exmechanic89
The idiotic things people do to bikes sometimes never ceases to amaze me..
CL is fun to watch even if you're not buying a bike. All categories are rife with misspellings, no punctuation marks and run-on sentences that can only be translated by an Enigma Machine, unbelievably pathetic photos, ridiculous prices and statements, and more wtf moments that you can find anywhere else for free!

Yesterday I saw a bike listed that had "miner" damage and I immediately envisioned someone emerged from a coal mine and hit it with a pick! Or maybe a miner rode it to work, hit a pothole and fell off because if he got hurt, that would also be miner damage.

And let’s not forget those wonderful ads with statements like, “I don’t have time for a lot of questions so don’t ask,” and “no lowballs I know what this is worth” from someone trying to sell a rusted Varsity for $400!”
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At least the price isn't outrageous. I wonder about why this would ever need to be shipped,though.
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Kijiji can be a place for ridiculousness too.

I often see FIORI advertised as vintage Italian.

Right now in Toronto Canada there's a FIORI MODENA that the owner says was between $800.00 and $1500.00 new. It now sports riser mtb bars. So many bikes are so over priced that I wonder if the sellers are on dope or something?

Late 70,s - FIORI Modena Road Bike | road | City of Toronto | Kijiji

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I think that this one has been on CL for over three years now. The price has dropped by $125 or so since I noticed it - but it is still missing a shifter.

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I often see FIORI advertised as vintage Italian.

Right now in Toronto Canada there's a FIORI MODENA that the owner says was between $800.00 and $1500.00 new.
There's been a lot of inflation, but it might have been an $800 bike when new, years ago. A good used bike from the Era would have been around $300.

The seller does say that he is taking offers.

It is hard to make out much from the photos, but mid-winter. Hit him with an offer of $50 or $100.

It is an awfully small frame.
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"I don't want to hear your communist lies".
Awesome. The guy is so confused in so many ways. It's like Ricky from "Trailer Park Boys"
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Originally Posted by okane
CL is fun to watch even if you're not buying a bike. All categories are rife with misspellings, no punctuation marks and run-on sentences that can only be translated by an Enigma Machine, unbelievably pathetic photos, ridiculous prices and statements, and more wtf moments that you can find anywhere else for free!

Yesterday I saw a bike listed that had "miner" damage and I immediately envisioned someone emerged from a coal mine and hit it with a pick! Or maybe a miner rode it to work, hit a pothole and fell off because if he got hurt, that would also be miner damage.

And let’s not forget those wonderful ads with statements like, “I don’t have time for a lot of questions so don’t ask,” and “no lowballs I know what this is worth” from someone trying to sell a rusted Varsity for $400!”
^To this I say.. Yep! lol.
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anyone know what this is?

idiot description says:

great bike, and great parts. Look the pictures.

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Originally Posted by jab111
anyone know what this is?

idiot description says:

great bike, and great parts. Look the pictures.

Bike


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While I don't like cross-posting, you might just start a new thread under the Classic Vintage forum as you may snag some readers that are ignoring this thread.

Have you contacted the seller?

I'm guessing around 1996 or so. The frame is small, but also appears to be longer than expected, although it could be an illusion due to the toptube and downtube curvature.

What is the writing on the side of the headtube?

Putting a value on something so grossly obsolete, but full of character is tough.

You also have a good match between front and rear wheels, but one is predominantly silver, while the other is predominantly black, and they probably aren't the original set.

I don't bargain a lot on Craigslist, but that is one that you might get the seller to come down a few hundred.
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Nah, just a practical joker.

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Awesome. The guy is so confused in so many ways. It's like Ricky from "Trailer Park Boys"
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Nah I am not really interested in buying it (certainly not at that price). Figured from the ad that contacting the seller was a waste of time. But would like to know more about the bike.
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