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Old 01-11-19, 04:31 PM
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You think they found it all? https://napavalleyregister.com/news/...3e5a6950e.html
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Not E-Bay, hopefully I'll be excused.


SHIMANO Dura Ace CN-7901 Chain $336.60 & FREE Shipping



Actually, following the "3 available link", one finds that one can actually pay $816 for one's chain.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...&condition=new



I was a bit surprised when I had encountered used chain for $30 to $40 in E-Bay.

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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Not E-Bay, hopefully I'll be excused.
SHIMANO Dura Ace CN-7901 Chain $336.60 & FREE Shipping
Actually, following the "3 available link", one finds that one can actually pay $816 for one's chain.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...&condition=new

I was a bit surprised when I had encountered used chain for $30 to $40 in E-Bay.
But it comes with "Free Shipping"!

Actually, this chain appears to have been discontinued and the Amazon has neglected to update the offering (from Japan). The last product review for this item was over 2 years ago. There is an off chance that this retailer in Japan has a stash of NOS and it is trying to capitalize.
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ISTR that in the books section, Amazon had an algorithm which automatically increased prices for last instances of a particular title to obscene levels. Maybe something like that is going on here?
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Originally Posted by Hoopdriver
But it comes with "Free Shipping"!

Actually, this chain appears to have been discontinued and the Amazon has neglected to update the offering (from Japan). The last product review for this item was over 2 years ago. There is an off chance that this retailer in Japan has a stash of NOS and it is trying to capitalize.
My guess is that the chains are legitimate New-Old Stock (NOS) chains that have been marked up sky-high.

It is odd that all 3 vendors are coming from Japan, hopefully not all 3 selling the same chain.

But, I think I'd go with a Wippermann or KMC Gold which are expensive, but much less than the Dura Ace. Campagnolo?

I suppose if one is restoring one's (recent vintage) Dura-Ace bike, might as well get the correct chain... except that if one is actually planning to ride it, that $816 chain (with 1% discount) will be trashed in a few thousand miles and will need to be replaced.
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^^ The poster want to lure someone to his cellar so he can reenact Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado".
Or perhaps they have some leftover fava beans.
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Swing Bike?

I must have missed this craze

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Old 01-14-19, 11:22 AM
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That might be a fun bike to play around with for $120. Good thing I'm not in LA.

Do they have to add every key word in the book?
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Great first impression.

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Originally Posted by Archangel1183
Great first impression.
Is that a jigsaw puzzle? 13 pieces, I think they may assemble to be a bicycle.
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She thought I was joking when I said I have a banana saddle for you.
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I'm trying to figure out whether or not the saddle (rear tire???) was photoshopped into the hands of a model originally holding something else. Thoughts?
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https://delaware.craigslist.org/bik/...774490780.html

The price is not bad, the bike is not bad, but the ad description. If you turn the stem around the bars are backward, so you have to turn the bars around, and then you still have to turn the fender around.
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Old 01-16-19, 02:26 PM
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She thought I was joking when I said I have a banana saddle for you.
Great, now BF ebay advertising is showing me THIS picture and ads for bikes with banana seats
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Ummm. What?
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Old 01-17-19, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by shoota
Exactly. I'd never ride any wheels that require that tool.
DHL brought me that too just this morning.
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Somehow I clicked on that one also

I recall a lot of watchers and views on that auction
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Marlboro/Fuji Mountain Bike(New/ Folding) - $1995

(My absolute favorite part about this is the rant at the end, where he talks about how many "experts" have tried to explain to him this price is ridiculous. "Talk about spiritual devolution!" Gold)







Brand new and was still in the original box until assembled just for photos and then disassembled for shipping . This is a limited edition full size Marlboro Folding Mountain Bike, red, 15 speed Shimano SIS 3x10 drive train with thumb shifters, Logan brake levers, cantilever brake system, index shifting, 26" alloy wheels, 20" frame. Folds down quickly with one lever. Made exclusively for Marlboro in the early 1990's by Fuji. Collectors item! $1,995.00 ONO

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Seems to be a lot of "experts" in Portland these days. Some of the angriest people on the planet, all worked up over a CL ad. Really hateful responses over this ad. Personally, I could care less what someone asks for something. Man, talk about spiritual devolution. No desire to ever travel there now. Witnessed one several years ago(same in the box new condition) bring over $2,000. Tell your angry brothers they are self destructing.


(I know it's new in box but thier is one in almost new condition currently on CL for $150 soooooo I'm thinking hes not getting 2 grand for this)
Ad here if you want to make his day, or be another expert haha
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I wonder if the dude who left one of those Fuji folders to rot locked to a signpost up the street from me knows that he could get two large for it.

Me, I wanna see how "15-speed 3x10" shifting works.....

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And he "witnessed" someone paying over $2K for one. Probably witnessed a few alien abductions as well - one event seems about as probable as the other.
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
And he "witnessed" someone paying over $2K for one. Probably witnessed a few alien abductions as well - one event seems about as probable as the other.
I think he meant 2k miles. When I worked I serviced a lot of bars, churches and community halls. My partner and I got about everything a Camel mile, Marlborough mile or Pepsi point could get out of their catalogs.
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Shimano Ultegra FD-6603 Triple Front Derailleur Braze-on 31.8



Do sellers ever look at what they're actually selling? Or is the idea to do a quick bait and switch?

Baze-On?
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Shimano Ultegra FD-6603 Triple Front Derailleur Braze-on 31.8



Do sellers ever look at what they're actually selling? Or is the idea to do a quick bait and switch?

Baze-On?
And they claim to be a "full service bike shop".
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