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Old 01-19-19, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
And they claim to be a "full service bike shop".
We could bomb their Yelp review they mention in the E-Bay ad.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
We could bomb their Yelp review they mention in the E-Bay ad.
Oooh good idea! lol
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Actually, looking at some of the ads by that Derailleur seller, most look much better described. Somehow they've picked up a pile of NOS bikes?

Of course, they do have ambitious pricing.

Perhaps I'll give the derailleur a couple of days, then pop a note off to them.

Usually sellers are happy to have comments that will save them headaches later. Although, I did write to one company that posts an diagram of an old style Australian A23. They've confirmed that they're selling the new US style A23's, but so far have failed to update their diagram.
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They seem to have a few "braze-on" FDs..... https://www.ebay.com/itm/283327608672
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Old 01-19-19, 06:35 PM
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Small frame....

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...798863661.html

Nishiki 26in mtb - $80 (Madison, North)

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45mm seat tube x 54mm top tube. Ready to ride!

Edit - dude's a flipper. has THREE bikes listed at the moment with similar frame sizes.

Oh man, it's contagious. Different seller, across town, evidently selling a VERY small handlebar:
https://madison.craigslist.org/bop/d...788435190.html

Deda 215 Anatomic Bar 26.0mm or 31.8mm, 44mm (outside to outside).


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Old 01-19-19, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
They seem to have a few "braze-on" FDs..... https://www.ebay.com/itm/283327608672
That is one thing I find very annoying. One has to assume adding "braze-on" is an attempt to add a fake key word.

It is amazing what all TRASH is picked up when one searches for "Colnago"

How many people that specifically are searching for braze-on, will suddenly change their minds and buy a clamp-on derailleur?
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Looks like your email will be a benefit,Cliff. lol
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
That is one thing I find very annoying. One has to assume adding "braze-on" is an attempt to add a fake key word.

It is amazing what all TRASH is picked up when one searches for "Colnago"

How many people that specifically are searching for braze-on, will suddenly change their minds and buy a clamp-on derailleur?
No one will. But that's not the intent, It's still click-bait. Serves two purposes. One, it increases the hit count on that item, so the "viewed in last hour" count is falsely increased. Two, the wayward visitor MIGHT click on "See seller's other items" link, and wind up buying a set of tires or a stem or some other thing that they "need" all of a sudden.

So yeah, it's keyword "injection", and it's click-bait, and indeed, it's irritating.
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Old 01-22-19, 04:37 PM
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This bike was posted here on BF 9 years ago and,now its popped up on offerup for a cool 1K. Seller first posted for $100 then supposedly made a typo and added a 0.

Had scheduled to buy it tomorrow for 100 but of course had to pass on it after the price bump

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Offer Up makes CL sellers look like professional photographers. At any rate, @malcala622's post provoked me to browse a bit in the Chicago area listings. In amongst a ton of cr*ap, I found:

Maybe not entirely wacky...
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My dad used to take for rides with that little carrier. He had a 3 speed green Robinhood on which it was mounted.
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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...91166637698182

Sorry, just had to point out the selling features before you see the photo!!!!

For some reason it hasn't sold yet......

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London, ON · over a week ago ·
$100 Reasonable condition bike.

The only reason I'm selling is because I upgraded to a faster one. Needs a few adjustments and it'll be tip top. Pm if interested

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Originally Posted by WGB
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...91166637698182

Sorry, just had to point out the selling features before you see the photo!!!!

For some reason it hasn't sold yet......

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London, ON · over a week ago ·
$100 Reasonable condition bike.

The only reason I'm selling is because I upgraded to a faster one. Needs a few adjustments and it'll be tip top. Pm if interested

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A Klein in a pawn shop? I don't want to know.....
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Originally Posted by WGB
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...91166637698182

Sorry, just had to point out the selling features before you see the photo!!!!

For some reason it hasn't sold yet......

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London, ON · over a week ago ·
$100 Reasonable condition bike.

The only reason I'm selling is because I upgraded to a faster one. Needs a few adjustments and it'll be tip top. Pm if interested
One would have to do careful analysis of that heap, but there could be much more than $100 worth of parts there.

Seat, seatpost, hubs, derailleurs, stem, bars, shifters, brakes, headset & BB, crankset, etc.

The problem is whatever happened to the rest of the bike could easily have impacted everything else.

Ideally that was a poor parking job, and road rash would be limited.

Wife driving?
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^^^^^ Even Joan Crawford would approve, I reckon.

(Is this what they do with the broken bits?....)
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My Mother used to have one of those way back when, she toted our little brother around in it, no helmets.
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I remember riding in a seat like that when I was four or so. My parents rented bikes and rode us around Central Park.
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Raleigh Grand Prix $395

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It's is clean, I'll grant the seller that...
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Everyone needs one of these.

700c rear wheel 3 speed - $10 (Richmond)




bicycle type: road
condition: good
frame size: 700c
wheel size: 700C
This is a 3 speed I'm not sure if this is rare thing but definitely a good condition rear wheel .. it comes with tires and no B.S

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Originally Posted by thumpism
Everyone needs one of these.

700c rear wheel 3 speed - $10 (Richmond)




bicycle type: road
condition: good
frame size: 700c
wheel size: 700C
This is a 3 speed I'm not sure if this is rare thing but definitely a good condition rear wheel .. it comes with tires and no B.S

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Hmmm. Three speed freewheel. Pristine plastic dork disc ...

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