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Old 12-24-18, 12:51 PM
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bro...EAAOSwNp1bvnop

"Brooks Professional. Vintage in genuine leather for your antique restoration. Great for your retro bike like Colnago, Cinelli, Eddy Merckx, Guerciotti, Bob Jackson, and Masi. Genuine English leather. This will make an excellent gift. Why pay more. Please check my eBay site for other items on auction. If you have ANY questions, please e-mail and ask. Serious bidders only. Zero feedback bidders, e-mail first before bidding. All items are listed to the best of my knowledge. Item is sold 'As Is' and no refunds. All winners please provide detailed shipping address. Buyer pays $15.00 for ground shipping within the continental U.S."



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Old 12-24-18, 02:01 PM
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Folding buje brad bew outta the box - $110 (Norfolk)

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"Folding 20 inch nice beand new never used come check it out

bicycle type: folding
brake type: cantilever
condition: new
frame size: 20 by 1.74
handlebar type: aero
make / manufacturer: Gbx
model name / number: Folding
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 20 in "

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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
is this a troll? how can this not be a troll?
vintage-english-mens-bicycle
Great Condition, Brown in Color, With Pin Striping.All Pro lettered On Frame.Leather Seat Stamped In Back. Springs under Seat.Asking- $10,000 Dollars. Serious Inquiries Only. No Spam!!! Please Call - show contact info
. thank You!
scroll down to the details portion, it has “pedal assist” and it’s “full suspension”! Must be a sweeet ride!
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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly


scroll down to the details portion, it has “pedal assist” and it’s “full suspension”! Must be a sweeet ride!
Something is mighty wacky about that ad. Nothing matches between photos, color, title, description, or detail summary.

Even the number of zeros in the title and body are different.
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Old 12-25-18, 10:59 AM
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This one gave me a chuckle. Now, maybe I'm uneducated but to me this looks like a typical bike-boom, gas pipe bike. Surely not something worth $800. And notice how the black bike is just an example. The blue bike is what's for sale with the option of a full restoration at an added price.
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Old 12-26-18, 09:11 PM
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I'll be a monkey's uncle if this frame is CF

Giant Mountain / Commuter Bike - carbon fiber frame - Giant Bicycle - $99 (millbrae)


Those painted wheels and skewers though.

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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Giant Mountain / Commuter Bike - carbon fiber frame - Giant Bicycle - $99 (millbrae)


Those painted wheels and skewers though.
I just can't tell from the photos. It may well be worth looking at.

It is well within the realm of possibilities to be a Giant CADEX from the late 90's. Metal lugs and carbon fiber tubes.
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Old 12-27-18, 09:15 AM
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This has to take some prize. And in true wacky fashion, it's not quite in focus...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/113494907763
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Old 12-27-18, 09:53 AM
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^lol, but is it "Schwinn Approved"?
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Old 12-27-18, 08:08 PM
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You should go check it out. I have a '95 CFM-2 (carbon tubes with alloy lugs and dropouts) that looks very much like it, but the guy's pix could definitely be better.


Originally Posted by 2cam16
Giant Mountain / Commuter Bike - carbon fiber frame - Giant Bicycle - $99 (millbrae)


Those painted wheels and skewers though.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik...780694608.html


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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bro...EAAOSwNp1bvnop

"Brooks Professional. Vintage in genuine leather for your antique restoration. Great for your retro bike like Colnago, Cinelli, Eddy Merckx, Guerciotti, Bob Jackson, and Masi. Genuine English leather. This will make an excellent gift. Why pay more. Please check my eBay site for other items on auction. If you have ANY questions, please e-mail and ask. Serious bidders only. Zero feedback bidders, e-mail first before bidding. All items are listed to the best of my knowledge. Item is sold 'As Is' and no refunds. All winners please provide detailed shipping address. Buyer pays $15.00 for ground shipping within the continental U.S."



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Old 12-27-18, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
You should go check it out. I have a '95 CFM-2 (carbon tubes with alloy lugs and dropouts) that looks very much like it, but the guy's pix could definitely be better.
Lol, not interested. I just happen to come across it and thought it would fit in with this thread.
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Old 12-27-18, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
This has to take some prize. And in true wacky fashion, it's not quite in focus...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/113494907763
It's OK. That is a Schrader valve cap.

If it had been Presta, the Purists would have a fit!!
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Old 12-28-18, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Lol, not interested. I just happen to come across it and thought it would fit in with this thread.
Actually, it would go nicely in the "are you looking" thread. That's cheap for a carbon bike that was pretty decent in its day and might be worth it for the parts alone.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Actually, it would go nicely in the "are you looking" thread. That's cheap for a carbon bike that was pretty decent in its day and might be worth it for the parts alone.
No because the whole point was that it didn't look cf to me therefore WACKY.
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Ah, but it probably is carbon as the seller claims and therefore not wacky as you opined.
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^^^^ I give it a WW "honorable mention", just because the photos and text are both bad enough to make you think it's not CF. WW bonus points for no drive side pics and photographer shadow in frame (oh, and "25 inch tires").
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"Needs nothing."



... except some cable cutters. what the ..??

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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
"Needs nothing."

... except some cable cutters. what the ..??

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...774919847.html
The cable housings on my old road bike lasted for decades, until they eventually became too short because of trimming off crimped ends.

Might as well start long.

It does make one wonder about the stem. Perhaps it has a foot long stem, and the seller simply pushed it down into the fork for the photo-op.
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This has been up on Craigslist for far too long. Someone please buy it!!!

Super heavy duty Master bicycle handcuffs - $30 (Eugene)
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
It does make one wonder about the stem. Perhaps it has a foot long stem, and the seller simply pushed it down into the fork for the photo-op.
+1; tall frame, probably a tall stem, perhaps extended much more by a previous user. Probably set up that way at the factory, to accommodate extending the stem.

That said, looks like the front cable should be routed behind the handlebar, given the forward reach of the stem.
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SUHWEET! $1,100 for a Japanese Bianchi with a crashy fork? What are we waiting for?!
Vintage Edoardo Bianchi Bicycle - $1100


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Originally Posted by smontanaro
This has to take some prize. And in true wacky fashion, it's not quite in focus...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/113494907763
Holy crap! I had no idea those were so valuable. Here I've been sitting on my retirement fund the whole time.
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A Mongoose in pain?

If a bike could feel pain.....

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Originally Posted by vintagerando
Is it wrong that I really want that fork for an experiment?

In other news - nothing like a basic bike shop Schwinn and a Kent for $400:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-bikes-for...temCondition=4




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