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Old 01-17-19, 06:32 PM
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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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Old 01-18-19, 08:41 AM
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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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Old 01-18-19, 08:47 AM
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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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Old 01-18-19, 09:06 AM
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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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Old 01-18-19, 10:36 AM
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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.
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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Old 01-19-19, 11:18 AM
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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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Old 01-19-19, 04:32 PM
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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?
And they claim to be a "full service bike shop".
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Old 01-19-19, 04:37 PM
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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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Old 01-19-19, 04:44 PM
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We could bomb their Yelp review they mention in the E-Bay ad.
Oooh good idea! lol
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Old 01-19-19, 04:55 PM
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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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Old 01-19-19, 06:17 PM
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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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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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Old 01-19-19, 07:21 PM
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Looks like your email will be a benefit,Cliff. lol
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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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Old 01-27-19, 06:42 AM
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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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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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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......

Bike
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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