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Old 03-28-19, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888
What appears to be a beautiful, pantographed Somec...if only there was a full photo of the bike. Also, crack pipe price.

https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/bik...845239424.html

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You have to pay more for the full photo. Otherwise you only get partial photos.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-58cm-S...-/132863662634



I must say that that Somec is absolutely exquisite.

If I was the seller, I'd invest some time in detailing the bike, then just sit on it. Hard to say how much. Perhaps around $3000. Although, I will admit that I like the later Somec Air frames a bit better. Perhaps the difference between a Colnago Super and a Colnago X-Light Master.

Your "Crack" price? $150???
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But how much, with a chain included? Looks like it must've been Uri Geller's old bike, with those bent shifters.
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Old 03-29-19, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
You have to pay more for the full photo. Otherwise you only get partial photos.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-58cm-S...-/132863662634

I must say that that Somec is absolutely exquisite.

If I was the seller, I'd invest some time in detailing the bike, then just sit on it. Hard to say how much. Perhaps around $3000. Although, I will admit that I like the later Somec Air frames a bit better. Perhaps the difference between a Colnago Super and a Colnago X-Light Master.

Your "Crack" price? $150???
Exquisite, yes. Seller...less so.

I was aping Jalopnik's "Nice Price or Crack Pipe" line in regards to the asking price there. Now that I've seen the eBay price, I'm certain the seller falls into the latter.

Tack on $4,500 worth of sins for upper caps, if not another sin fine for having bought a Somec back in the day and purposely having made an an effort not to ride it. I don't know whether to laugh or cry about the chain removal...

Can anyone confirm whether his claim about the A14 serial is true, or made up? ("I see an 'A14,' so it must be #14 of the legend that was passed down to me!" Granted, this is no $4,500 Varsity ad, and the story may be true, but there isn't any substantiated evidence in the listing).

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"Groupo"? It's a wonder he didn't put a hyphen after the "p".


And why does he have to YELL THE WHOLE AD?
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“Cougars and Soccer Moms Beware“

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/b...852581446.html

Single Men and Hipsters, this bike is for you. Imagine....you slow rolling down the street in this vintage cruiser. Feeling so very fresh, you loosen a couple of shirt buttons and unleash your secret weapon on the local female population. Your manly chest hair waves in the breeze like a lion roaring over its pride as pure savagery is let loose on municipal streets.

Checking you out even further, they see your distressed tight rolled jeans sitting triumphantly on this beautiful 1961 Schwinn Racer. You keep on riding, letting the cat and mouse game play on for another day.

You can't put a price tag on all this attention, but I need to sell it so...$350
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Old 04-01-19, 11:03 AM
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The green chain is too hip.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
I know sometimes Ferraris are V12, but I've never seen a 12V!

12V can mean a 12 volt electrical system or 12 "venturis" or barrels on a fuel system? 12 one barrel carburetors like a Stromberg or 6 two barrel carburetors like a Weber while not common in the last 50 years once upon a time were a thing, especially on high performance V-12's. Yeah, I know it's not what the guy intended but it IS a proper automotive abbreviation.
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Perfect for "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride".


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Where I live on the Delmarva Peninsula there used to be an unofficial ride, open to anyone and supported by volunteers, That was called the " TOUR DE TOAD ". He was killed in an auto accident, no bike involved, and the ride died a few years later.
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Friend of mine used to refer to his parents as "the toads".
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
12V can mean a 12 volt electrical system or 12 "venturis" or barrels on a fuel system? 12 one barrel carburetors like a Stromberg or 6 two barrel carburetors like a Weber while not common in the last 50 years once upon a time were a thing, especially on high performance V-12's. Yeah, I know it's not what the guy intended but it IS a proper automotive abbreviation.
Actually, "12V' in automotive terms most likely refers to a 12-valve 6-cylinder Cummins diesel engine (so called to distinguish it from its more complicated and more expensive 24-valve successor).
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Actually, "12V' in automotive terms most likely refers to a 12-valve 6-cylinder Cummins diesel engine (so called to distinguish it from its more complicated and more expensive 24-valve successor).
True that IS another variation on 12V however, how many vintage sports cars have Cummins diesels?
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
True that IS another variation on 12V however, how many vintage sports cars have Cummins diesels?
Close enough?
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Close enough?
Well, I knew it was only a matter of time.......... Not exactly what I was referring to LOL. THIS is what I was thinking of, notice the six 2V carbs, often referred to as "12V" way back when.


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$1200 for a 14 year old $550 bike? Good luck with that.

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bik/d/grand-rapids-bianchi-bike/6859783178.html

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Another "good luck with that" qualifier.
An $850 bike for $8,750.95
bonus points for spelling
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^^^^^^ Triple bonus for the photography - overexposed, way out of focus, stoopid high angle and (extra extra bonus) self-shadow in frame.
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Another "good luck with that" qualifier.
An $850 bike for $8,750.95
bonus points for spelling
No low bal offer
I have some pedals for your bike!!!

NEW Cannondale Octopus Pedals Rare Collector Novelty Unique Style Free Shipping $176.54

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^^^^ $37.42 discount for the one missing pad on the drive side pedal.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Oh lord, those pedals look pretty beat for new.
And that's Mount Airy Bicycles in College Park, MD they should be ashamed of themselves.
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I was just about to respond to this one. I may still...

Kryptonite New York Lock - $50 - Eugene???



So, why wacky? Looking at the map, it just seemed off a bit, so I had to zoom out.

Edit:
Talked to the seller who said the lock was in Astoria.
Which puzzled me even more since Astoria is in the opposite side of Oregon...
Except, apparently there is a New York Astoria.
Ad has been taken down (and presumably moved East.

I just thought it was funny, a Kryptonite NY in NY (with the ad posted in Oregon)

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Darn, it's a little too big for me!

(The shipping is actually surprisingly reasonable.)

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Originally Posted by Headpost
Darn, it's a little too big for me!

(The shipping is actually surprisingly reasonable.)
Sweet Bike.

I suppose I need to try out the poor man's version, the BP Stealth!!!

Or, of course, there is that Atala that was posted here quite some time ago.
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