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Old 06-08-19, 02:41 PM
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Sure the price for this junk heap is insane, but I'm mainly posting so I can ask what that V-shaped contraption is strapped to the seat tube and down tube is. World's bendiest frame pump?

Huffy Omega (58 cm) - $250 (Mid City - LA)

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^^^^^ '70s-vintage on-board vaping device?
CPSC-required frame reinforcement (that frame looks like it's read to fold up on a sneeze)?

I dare someone to buy this bike, put one of those "This bike is a pipe bomb" band stickers on the mystery device, and park it in downtown LA.
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Guy trying to pass off a 1982 Trek 614 as 1983 Trek 720

https://www.ebay.com/itm/720-Trek-19...e/312640402423

I contacted the seller and explained to him that this IS NOT a 1983 Trek 720, but a 1982 Trek 614, and he may want to change his ad to reflect this. He originally had it for an opening bid of $295.

His response?

"If you take the time to read the NM it is a 1983 look at the other 720 on the internet thiers only one other color and Burgundy is it the comes from Google and that ."

Okay, whatever dude. AND, now the starting bid is $495, with a $795 buy-it-now price! I even sent him links to the correct info!

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He even posted the serial number, that maps directly to an '82 21" 613 (triple makes it a 614).

Did you congratulate him on getting such a clear photo of the bike, given he was apparently moving at aprx. 1/2 the speed of sound as he passed by it?

Still a pretty bike, worth maybe half the BIN on a good day, provided it hasn't been rode hard and put up wet (for which, of course, the photos provide NO clue), and provided it's been fully tuned with fresh lube (which, given his use of nomenclature in the ad, isn't likely).

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Originally Posted by 2cam16
You mean fixies aren't designed for climbing mountains?
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Originally Posted by Clang
but I'm mainly posting so I can ask what that V-shaped contraption is strapped to the seat tube and down tube is. World's bendiest frame pump?

Huffy Omega (58 cm) - $250 (Mid City - LA)

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...907584300.html

I'm going to go with a water bottle mount.

My guess is those channels for cable routing wreck havoc with standard water bottle cage mounts.

So, someone had the wonderful idea of taking a piece of scrap metal and making a custom tube to mount those water bottle cages (or other accessories).
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Originally Posted by madpogue
He even posted the serial number, that maps directly to an '82 21" 613 (triple makes it a 614).

Did you congratulate him on getting such a clear photo of the bike, given he was apparently moving at aprx. 1/2 the speed of sound as he passed by it?

Still a pretty bike, worth maybe half the BIN on a good day, provided it hasn't been rode hard and put up wet (for which, of course, the photos provide NO clue), and provided it's been fully tuned with fresh lube (which, given his use of nomenclature in the ad, isn't likely).
I didn't even bring up the issue of his pics. Yeah, could be a great bike; get the model right, get some decent pics, price it right. But for a willfully ignorant new seller (just joined, one rating) trying to make a quick buck, any knowledgeable vintage Trek buyer is going to steer FAR clear from this guy.
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Poor pictures, but looks like the half-step + granny of the 614.
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I've seen crazy stuff on CL , but I have received crazy "legitimate" offers for trade when I sell bikes. Everything from all the fresh duck eggs I can handle to cannabis , and in between. I had one hipster recently offer to trade me a digital recorder, his skate board (which could shred according to him) and some lara bars for a nice Panasonic I recently sold. Oh and a woman in Idaho wanted to trade me some marketing services for my 81 Allez about a month ago , I did counter that if her marketing skills were truly that great she would have no problem paying with the money she earns for the bike.
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Originally Posted by SamSpade1941
Oh and a woman in Idaho wanted to trade me some marketing services for my 81 Allez about a month ago , I did counter that if her marketing skills were truly that great she would have no problem paying with the money she earns for the bike.
What was she marketing?

Perhaps she just wanted to have your bike to flip.

Or, perhaps one of those used car salesman stories where your vehicle is just perfect for their nephew/niece/etc... as long as you can give it to them for peanuts.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
What was she marketing?

Perhaps she just wanted to have your bike to flip.

Or, perhaps one of those used car salesman stories where your vehicle is just perfect for their nephew/niece/etc... as long as you can give it to them for peanuts.
She was offering to help market my business which I do not have ... :shrug:
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Originally Posted by SamSpade1941
She was offering to help market my business which I do not have ... :shrug:
Selling bicycles to people without money to pay for them?

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As this thread demonstrates, there are many people who could use better bicycle marketing skills.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
You mean fixies aren't designed for climbing mountains?
u should watch The Ride
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
u should watch The Ride
3500 miles in 40 days is impressive. But he did have a support vehicle, no gear to haul. 87.5 miles/day average pedalling maybe 20 lbs?

I know a guy who did the Southern Tier (~3200 miles) in 28 days. No support vehicle, and he camped out almost every night. 114 miles/day average pedalling 65 lbs. But he didn't make a movie about it.
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Originally Posted by gugie
3500 miles in 40 days is impressive. But he did have a support vehicle, no gear to haul. 87.5 miles/day average pedalling maybe 20 lbs?

I know a guy who did the Southern Tier (~3200 miles) in 28 days. No support vehicle, and he camped out almost every night. 114 miles/day average pedalling 65 lbs. But he didn't make a movie about it.
He's also not a professional cyclist. And I'm guessing crazyguy wasn't on a 1928-built single-speed.

[EDIT]: my bad, I dropped the wrong link, I watched Le Ride and didn't even realize he had made a movie before about his RAAM called THE Ride. Even the orange poster art is similar. I guess on purpose.

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Originally Posted by RubeRad
He's also not a professional cyclist. And I'm guessing crazyguy wasn't on a 1928-built single-speed.

[EDIT]: my bad, I dropped the wrong link, I watched Le Ride and didn't even realize he had made a movie before about his RAAM called THE Ride. Even the orange poster art is similar. I guess on purpose.
Yeah, I was wondering about that! My guy's not a pro cyclist, btw, just one of those crazy randonneur types.

3500 miles in 40 days, sagged, I think I could do that, but that would take most of the fun out of riding across the country.
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Originally Posted by gugie
Yeah, I was wondering about that! My guy's not a pro cyclist, btw, just one of those crazy randonneur types.

3500 miles in 40 days, sagged, I think I could do that, but that would take most of the fun out of riding across the country.
Back to my point, CliffordK's joke was 'you mean fixies aren't for mountains'? Until Tullio invented the derailleur, all bikes were single speed, and they rode over mountains. And not over beautiful asphalt back then either, probably more like gravel grinding.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
Back to my point, CliffordK's joke was 'you mean fixies aren't for mountains'? Until Tullio invented the derailleur, all bikes were single speed, and they rode over mountains. And not over beautiful asphalt back then either, probably more like gravel grinding.
Clifford could ride a fixie up a mountain, easily. He's half man, half bike, half courier service.

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Originally Posted by RubeRad
u should watch The Ride

I watched it twice and it was fascinating, yes others pointed out he had support but only a masochist would not have had support riding 1920s bicycles on that tour route. I am a firm believer that had a modern 3x9 drive train been available in the 1920s they would have used it . As a smart man once said you goto war with what you have not what you wish you had.

Riders who raced the tour in those early days raced with what they had ...

Having said that Im also a firm believe that those who went before us. Specifically those who lived through period of time spanning WWI to the end of WWII were better people . It takes hard men to endure and thrive in hard times .
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Uh, if he is 6'4", then a 57cm bike is more than a little too small for him.


Originally Posted by thumpism
Take the most basic road bike in a brand's '80s lineup, pay a bundle to have someone gussy it up for you, THEN decide it's the wrong size for you and sell it.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...904811283.html

Vintage Raleigh Touring | Road | Cruiser - $600 (The Fan)




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This is a COMPLETELY redone 10 speed Raleigh Road bike for sale. I turned it into a cruiser just this week. I love it but I am 6-4 and just a little too tall for it. I just had the bike overhauled last week and it's in immaculate condition. Carytown Bikes did all the work and they did an exceptional job! See some details below:


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Originally Posted by Clang
Sure the price for this junk heap is insane, but I'm mainly posting so I can ask what that V-shaped contraption is strapped to the seat tube and down tube is. World's bendiest frame pump?

Huffy Omega (58 cm) - $250 (Mid City - LA)

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...907584300.html



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10 speeds
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$250

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so i emailed these guys to ask about that thing, they said it's the original bike lock!

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And the ugliest old crank award goes to ....

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Panasonic Tourist!

Accepting the award for panasonic tourist is the guy with this craigs ad.
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