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Old 05-22-19, 01:25 PM
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I was following this in hopes of maybe scoring a $10 C-Record pista axle/cone/nut combo, but it just became wacky:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Campagnolo-...-/303155750282

Campagnolo sheriff star front hub. (broken)
Condition: For parts or not working
“Used and broken”
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Winning bid:US $142.50
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With a posting title like this, I will assume it's art.

Peugeot hanging on the garage wall for sale
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Originally Posted by jeirvine
I was following this in hopes of maybe scoring a $10 C-Record pista axle/cone/nut combo, but it just became wacky:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Campagnolo-...-/303155750282

Campagnolo sheriff star front hub. (broken)
Condition: For parts or not working
“Used and broken”
Ended: May 22, 2019 , 1:43PM
Winning bid:US $142.50


OUCH!!!

Hopefully the buyer actually read the ad. Static display?

Those aren't cheap hubs.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-MIN...6/392299758876

They'd go well with the Mavic Star Fish cranks.

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OUCH!!!

Hopefully the buyer actually read the ad. Static display?

Those aren't cheap hubs.
Yet a complete pista wheelset just went for $319 this morning. Go figure.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Campagnolo-.../303156780927/
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Any notions (if the thought isn't too disturbing) what poor lugged-frame bike gave up it soul for this?:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...895673851.html

Green Bay Packers Vintage Bike - $240 (Capital area)


(Those poor Suntour shifters are screaming for mercy.)
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Geez man, Gears are those round things with teeth on them. Those look like shifters to me.

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NOS 853 Franklin Frame

Yes, that Franklin Frame. If it were smaller I would be all over it
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Ok, so I've been looking at cars a little bit too.

I'm not quite sure how I'd classify this one.

1943 FORD rat rod BURMA JEEP BOMB CARRIER RATROD $23,000







Mad Max anybody?
Hollywood Reject?
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Ok, so I've been looking at cars a little bit too.

I'm not quite sure how I'd classify this one.

1943 FORD rat rod BURMA JEEP BOMB CARRIER RATROD $23,000



Mad Max anybody?
Hollywood Reject?
When you crash that thing the best you can hope for is the engine crashing into you and killing you before the fireball from the fuel tank in front of you consumes you. O_o
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Originally Posted by JaccoW
When you crash that thing the best you can hope for is the engine crashing into you and killing you before the fireball from the fuel tank in front of you consumes you. O_o
Crash?

The cow catcher should toss cows, bicycles, cars, and trucks aside... just about anything in front of the beast!!!
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Originally Posted by CV-6
NOS 853 Franklin Frame

Yes, that Franklin Frame. If it were smaller I would be all over it
What makes it wacky? If it was larger, I'd give it some serious consideration.
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
What makes it wacky? If it was larger, I'd give it some serious consideration.
What makes you think I said it was wacky? Many have not seen and/or are not aware that Jack builds some killer frames. If it were 54, I would pony up.
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Simultaneously "beautiful and fast" and "never built." One has to marvel that such a thing is possible.
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NOS 853 Franklin Frame

Yes, that Franklin Frame. If it were smaller I would be all over it
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Old 05-26-19, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by CV-6
What makes you think I said it was wacky?
You posted it in the Wacky thread.
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Originally Posted by CV-6
What makes you think I said it was wacky? Many have not seen and/or are not aware that Jack builds some killer frames. If it were 54, I would pony up.
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Originally Posted by CV-6
What makes you think I said it was wacky?
I was inferring that from the fact that you replied to a thread with the title, "The Wacky World of Craigslist and eBay Ads."
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
I was inferring that from the fact that you replied to a thread with the title, "The Wacky World of Craigslist and eBay Ads."
Ah. Mea Culpa. Should have been in the finds thread. I didn't pay enough attention to the thread title.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
That is actually a Target brand bike and there is some online coupon that you can use in conjunction with some in-store sale to get the complete bike out the door for $37.

This man is a genius, not a numbskull.
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Originally Posted by JaccoW
When you crash that thing the best you can hope for is the engine crashing into you and killing you before the fireball from the fuel tank in front of you consumes you. O_o
Um, it's diesel.

As for the finder/poster's "classify" question, I'd be tempted to classify it as "mine", if I had a place to keep it.
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Um, it's diesel.

As for the finder/poster's "classify" question, I'd be tempted to classify it as "mine", if I had a place to keep it.
Time to enlarge the garage?

$23K is quite a chunk of change, but looks a bit low considering the amount of parts and customization that went into that thing.

It doesn't appear as if it would be hardly practical for anything. Grocery Getter?

Maybe you could add a trailer hitch, but it would be odd with the distance between the rear wheels and the hitch, although the trailer should follow well.

If you plugged the now open fender wells, you could haul a ton of gravel in the bed, but no way to dump it out, so hand shoveling.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Time to enlarge the garage?

$23K is quite a chunk of change, but looks a bit low considering the amount of parts and customization that went into that thing.

It doesn't appear as if it would be hardly practical for anything. Grocery Getter?

Maybe you could add a trailer hitch, but it would be odd with the distance between the rear wheels and the hitch, although the trailer should follow well.

If you plugged the now open fender wells, you could haul a ton of gravel in the bed, but no way to dump it out, so hand shoveling.
My primary purpose for it would be to park it at the front of the driveway, most visible to the street, just to p!$$ off the neighbors.
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Eddy Merckx - No frame damage ;) only $400!

Looks ready to ride! Seller says it has a bent fork, but the frame is FINE. I don’t know about you, but I trust him at his word! Why would he lie? It’s not like we can just look at the photos to determine ourselves or anything

https://offerup.co/NNEKVj0b6W

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Originally Posted by chico81
Looks ready to ride! Seller says it has a bent fork, but the frame is FINE. I don’t know about you, but I trust him at his word! Why would he lie? It’s not like we can just look at the photos to determine ourselves or anything

https://offerup.co/NNEKVj0b6W

That fork isn't bent...

It is simply mounted backwards!!!!

Uggh!!!!!!!

I can't tell if the frame is bent. It does look like it to me, but it is hard to discern for sure.

However, I think the bigger issue is that there are two Merckx bikes.

The first gen "Falcon" Merckx bikes get little love

And the second gen "Merckx" bikes that are really quite nice.

Unfortunately the seller has a first gen Falcon (I think, they normally have wrap-around seat stays), complete with bottom of the line Simplex components.

Even in perfect condition, one would struggle to get $250 for that bike.

In it's current condition... maybe $50 if the frame is straight.

Of course, this could be one of those fat finger ads, and the seller just accidentally kept hitting more zeros than intended.

Or, he simply forgot to add the ever so important period between the 4 and all those zeros!!!

400 what? Yen?

Ahhh, yes, it does say "Falcon, England".



I wonder if the wrap-around stays are on a second tier Falcon, and the one he has is the lowest of the low.
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A few weeks back i told the the EM seller to find another LBS after he was told it wasn't involved in a crash.
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