Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

The Wacky World of Craigslist and eBay Ads

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

The Wacky World of Craigslist and eBay Ads

Old 05-26-19, 05:43 AM
  #17276  
CliffordK
Senior Member
 
CliffordK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Posts: 22,368
Mentioned: 166 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8526 Post(s)
Liked 82 Times in 74 Posts
Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
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!!!
CliffordK is offline  
Old 05-26-19, 06:17 AM
  #17277  
smontanaro 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Evanston, IL
Posts: 3,329

Bikes: many

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 442 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by CV-6 View Post
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.
__________________
I prefer you contact me by email (skip.montanaro@gmail.com).
smontanaro is offline  
Old 05-26-19, 07:43 AM
  #17278  
CV-6 
If I own it, I ride it
 
CV-6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cardinal Country
Posts: 4,782

Bikes: Lejeune, Raleigh, Raysport, Jan De Reus, Gazelle, Masi, B. Carré, Springfield, Motobecane, John Howard, Greg Lemond

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 303 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
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.
__________________
Please do not "like" my posts. This isn't Facebook.

Lynn Travers

Photos

CV-6 is offline  
Old 05-26-19, 07:55 AM
  #17279  
thumpism 
Bikes are okay, I guess.
 
thumpism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 4,599

Bikes: Waterford Paramount Touring, Bridgestone RB-T, Trek 510 city build, Giant CFM-2, Raleigh Sports 3-speeds in M23 L23 and L19, Schwinn Cimarron oddball build

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1229 Post(s)
Liked 23 Times in 15 Posts
Simultaneously "beautiful and fast" and "never built." One has to marvel that such a thing is possible.
Originally Posted by CV-6 View Post
NOS 853 Franklin Frame

Yes, that Franklin Frame. If it were smaller I would be all over it
thumpism is offline  
Old 05-26-19, 08:26 AM
  #17280  
chainstay
USA > EU
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 246
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by CV-6 View Post
What makes you think I said it was wacky?
You posted it in the Wacky thread.
chainstay is offline  
Old 05-26-19, 08:54 AM
  #17281  
2cam16
Senior Member
 
2cam16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: San Mateo,Ca.
Posts: 2,607

Bikes: TOO MANY

Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 597 Post(s)
Liked 34 Times in 30 Posts
Originally Posted by CV-6 View Post
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.
2cam16 is offline  
Old 05-26-19, 09:25 AM
  #17282  
smontanaro 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Evanston, IL
Posts: 3,329

Bikes: many

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 442 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by CV-6 View Post
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."
__________________
I prefer you contact me by email (skip.montanaro@gmail.com).
smontanaro is offline  
Old 05-26-19, 09:38 AM
  #17283  
CV-6 
If I own it, I ride it
 
CV-6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cardinal Country
Posts: 4,782

Bikes: Lejeune, Raleigh, Raysport, Jan De Reus, Gazelle, Masi, B. Carré, Springfield, Motobecane, John Howard, Greg Lemond

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 303 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
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.
__________________
Please do not "like" my posts. This isn't Facebook.

Lynn Travers

Photos

CV-6 is offline  
Old 05-27-19, 06:49 AM
  #17284  
Cvalentine
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
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.
Yikes
Cvalentine is offline  
Old 05-27-19, 08:30 PM
  #17285  
madpogue 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Madison, WI USA
Posts: 2,873
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 656 Post(s)
Liked 52 Times in 43 Posts
Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
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.
madpogue is offline  
Old 05-27-19, 09:40 PM
  #17286  
CliffordK
Senior Member
 
CliffordK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Posts: 22,368
Mentioned: 166 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8526 Post(s)
Liked 82 Times in 74 Posts
Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
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.
CliffordK is offline  
Old 05-27-19, 10:08 PM
  #17287  
madpogue 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Madison, WI USA
Posts: 2,873
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 656 Post(s)
Liked 52 Times in 43 Posts
Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
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.
madpogue is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 07:17 PM
  #17288  
chico81 
Senior Member
 
chico81's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 251

Bikes: 1983 Austro Daimler - Puch Pacifica, 1984 Miyata 310, 1983 Univega Gran Tourismo, 1989 Peugeot Triathlon, 1989 Bridgestone MB-1, 1992 Klein Rascal, 1992 Cannondale M-700

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 20 Times in 17 Posts
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

chico81 is online now  
Old 05-29-19, 07:45 PM
  #17289  
CliffordK
Senior Member
 
CliffordK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Posts: 22,368
Mentioned: 166 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8526 Post(s)
Liked 82 Times in 74 Posts
Originally Posted by chico81 View Post
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.
CliffordK is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 11:17 PM
  #17290  
Straightblock
Fast Old Guy
 
Straightblock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central California
Posts: 431
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post




Straightblock is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 11:37 PM
  #17291  
malcala622 
Senior Member
 
malcala622's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Pico Rivera, CA
Posts: 1,973

Bikes: Bianchi Trofeo/Limited/Giro.Tommasini Prestige. Bottecchia Cromor. Gios Torino. Torelli Strada?

Mentioned: 56 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 520 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 17 Times in 15 Posts
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.
__________________
Bianchi Trofeo/Limited/Giro...Tommasini Prestige...Bottecchia Cromor...Gios Torino...Torelli Strada...Miele Latina SL
malcala622 is offline  
Old 05-30-19, 06:08 PM
  #17292  
curbtender
Senior Member
 
curbtender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, East bay
Posts: 5,433

Bikes: Marinoni, Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Schwinn Speedster, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina, Miyata team Ti, MB3

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 502 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 13 Posts
I'm sorry, but I'm not sure why...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/zip...901125289.html

Free Mr. Potato Heads no body parts (oakland lake merritt / grand) hide this posting


Random Mr. Potato Heads with no body parts. Call show contact info or come by:
curbtender is offline  
Old 05-30-19, 06:20 PM
  #17293  
madpogue 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Madison, WI USA
Posts: 2,873
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 656 Post(s)
Liked 52 Times in 43 Posts
^^^^^ With no body parts, how does one know that there's not a Mrs. Potato Head among them?
madpogue is offline  
Old 05-30-19, 06:25 PM
  #17294  
curbtender
Senior Member
 
curbtender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, East bay
Posts: 5,433

Bikes: Marinoni, Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Schwinn Speedster, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina, Miyata team Ti, MB3

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 502 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
^^^^^ With no body parts, how does one know that there's not a Mrs. Potato Head among them?
There you go, you could screw these into the doors on all gender bathrooms...
curbtender is offline  
Old 05-31-19, 09:16 AM
  #17295  
Jicafold
Senior Member
 
Jicafold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 529

Bikes: 1999 Schwinn Circuit, Mystery Bianchi 1985?, 1973 Raleigh Competition, Cannondale H600, My mom's 1980 Motobecane Mixte

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 84 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
So I questioned this seller as to how he figured $3,300 was the original price for this 2001 Cannondale R400, he said he is the original owner and that's what he paid for it. So I told him the MSRP was around $870. He responded that it was an R700 but the frame cracked and they gave him a new R400 frame for replacement as they did not have an R700. So I said a new R700 was only $1,400 also. And they downgraded his frame to one without a carbon fork? I'm waiting to hear his next lie.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bi...900711960.html

MEN's CANNONDALE BICYCLE; BLUE, with accessories. ROAD BIKE.

$3,300.00 original price.


Last edited by Jicafold; 05-31-19 at 09:31 AM.
Jicafold is offline  
Old 05-31-19, 10:54 AM
  #17296  
CliffordK
Senior Member
 
CliffordK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Posts: 22,368
Mentioned: 166 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8526 Post(s)
Liked 82 Times in 74 Posts
Originally Posted by Jicafold View Post
So I questioned this seller as to how he figured $3,300 was the original price for this 2001 Cannondale R400, he said he is the original owner and that's what he paid for it. So I told him the MSRP was around $870. He responded that it was an R700 but the frame cracked and they gave him a new R400 frame for replacement as they did not have an R700. So I said a new R700 was only $1,400 also. And they downgraded his frame to one without a carbon fork? I'm waiting to hear his next lie.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bi...900711960.html

MEN's CANNONDALE BICYCLE; BLUE, with accessories. ROAD BIKE.

$3,300.00 original price.

To the seller's credit, the bike does come with the super-rare 27" wheel option.

I take the "original price" quotes with a grain of salt. But, the asking price for the bike is 2x or perhaps even 3x high.
CliffordK is offline  
Old 06-01-19, 10:39 AM
  #17297  
audiomagnate
Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 44

Bikes: 1990 Cannondale 3.0 RS400, 1994 Bianchi Kodiak converted to Urban Assault Vehicle

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cannondale-....c100009.m1982

"Cannondale SR800 Racing Aluminum Frame 22" 56 cm Red Bicycle USA"

OK, I thought this was funny (and wacky), but maybe I'm weird. The ad goes on and on about what a comfortable ride the notoriously stiff Cannondale Criterium is (I should know, I ride one almost every day):

QUOTE: (caps are mine)
==========
And thanks to aluminum's unique ability to absorb road shock and the ultra light weight of the frame, an efficient ride is also a remarkably COMFORTABLE ride...And with the addition of an aluminum fork, it's even more COMFORTABLE. Cannondale aluminum fork offers more than just increased COMFORT. Because aluminum fork blades soak up road shock, absorbing the bouncing and "chattering" of your front wheel, control is increased as well as COMFORT. And any time COMFORT and control are increased your fatigue is reduced, allowing you to ride farther, faster and finish stronger.
==========

Wow, that must be one COMFORTABLE bike. I wonder why he's selling it.

QUOTE:
==========
Reason for selling: bicycle is too sensitive to bad Detroit's sidewalks, so I switched to less expensive Motobecane with wider tires.
==========


audiomagnate is offline  
Old 06-01-19, 12:47 PM
  #17298  
billnuke1 
Senior Member
 
billnuke1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: the "Cape"
Posts: 891

Bikes: Not nearly as many as before...

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 72 Post(s)
Liked 13 Times in 8 Posts
Ruh Roh...

Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
^^^^^ With no body parts, how does one know that there's not a Mrs. Potato Head among them?
Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
There you go, you could screw these into the doors on all gender bathrooms...
You sirs need to be more tolerant...

billnuke1 is offline  
Old 06-01-19, 01:00 PM
  #17299  
chico81 
Senior Member
 
chico81's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 251

Bikes: 1983 Austro Daimler - Puch Pacifica, 1984 Miyata 310, 1983 Univega Gran Tourismo, 1989 Peugeot Triathlon, 1989 Bridgestone MB-1, 1992 Klein Rascal, 1992 Cannondale M-700

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 20 Times in 17 Posts
Hahaha!! The LBS said it was in a collision, not a CRASH! Duh! Huuuuuge difference!

Originally Posted by malcala622 View Post
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.
chico81 is online now  
Old 06-01-19, 03:25 PM
  #17300  
CliffordK
Senior Member
 
CliffordK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Posts: 22,368
Mentioned: 166 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8526 Post(s)
Liked 82 Times in 74 Posts
At least they aren't using the word "ACCIDENT"

CliffordK is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.