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Old 07-12-19, 02:13 PM
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Miyate G o o b t - $175

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Yeah, he ****t-ed up the listing, but that's a pretty nice tourer with XC-E, etc, and (apparently) two Blackburn racks, at a reasonable price.
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Originally Posted by juvela
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Seller avows "no lowballers."

From the heart of the Crimea...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik...928423221.html


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$3,000 for a lower-grade Bottecchia!?! LOL!

Part of me wants to troll this seller.
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https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/b...933074070.html -

The text of the ad reads:

This is a lot of Abus Bike Locks. It includes 3 Bordo 6000 Folding Locks (1 75cm and 2 90cm). All locks are in good used condition. None of them have keys. Keys will need to be made to use these locks.

Retail value is around $500!

NOTE: No codes or keys are available.

Abus says:

Ordering replacement or spare keys from ABUS is simple with your Key Code.

ABUS strongly encourages you to create an account and register your Key Code soon after you purchase your lock so the code is readily available, in the event you misplace your key Code Card (if applicable) or lose your spare key.

If your code is registered you can reorder new keys with the click of a button. If you lost your key code but still have a spare key, it may be possible for ABUS to cut you a new key based on specific photographs of your spare key from very specific angles. If you do not have a spare key or the code, we cannot cut additional or spare keys.
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These came up on CL near me, I'll just show the highlights from the ad text and the "best" picture from each one. These are all from the same seller. On the TREK bikes they showed a picture of the original invoice from 1998, I know the people that bought them new, they used to live just down the street from me. Note the Brooks B17 on top of the pogo stick on the men's TREK........... Nothing like leaving some wiggle room on the price, not sure where they came up with them but DAMN!

#1 - Vintage PHILLIPS Bicycle - $425

Manufactured in United Kingdom.In Original Condition and Authentic.1952 Three Speed. Serious Inquiries ONLY!!!





#2 - ​​​​​​ Sears Vintage Bike - $450

Made in Australia.Sears Roebuck and Co. Three Speed Bike, rack on back.Possibly 1940-1950.





#3 - ​​​​​​Montgomery Bike Three Speed - $225

Montgomery Ward Bike.Three speed.Original seat and reflective origin





#4 - Trek 720 multitrack male and female bike pair - $600

This bike set is a 1999 . In excellent shape. Female seat works, but needs replaced cushion cover. Made in the USA. These will be sold as a set! Manuals included. Serious enthusiasts only Please!


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Not sure if its the fork or the frame, but something sure looks bent here.
Just cleaned all components?
Beatles era was 1985?



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Originally Posted by Jp42
Not sure if its the fork or the frame, but something sure looks bent here.
Just cleaned all components?
Beatles era was 1985?

https://annapolis.craigslist.org/bik...930126470.html


I think the fork steer tube is bent just above the crown. It would make any headset adjustment tricky.

I can't tell if the TT/DT are bent. That is an awfully steep head tube angle, but the frame is listed as "Triathlon" which could change everything.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK


I think the fork steer tube is bent just above the crown. It would make any headset adjustment tricky.

I can't tell if the TT/DT are bent. That is an awfully steep head tube angle, but the frame is listed as "Triathlon" which could change everything.
I looked up the catalog, seems its actually a 1988 bike. Sizes listed c-t makes me think its a 57cm. Head tube angle 74, seat tube 73.3. As always hard to tell from a pic but prospective buyers beware..

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Originally Posted by Jp42
Not sure if its the fork or the frame, but something sure looks bent here.
Just cleaned all components?
Beatles era was 1985?

https://annapolis.craigslist.org/bik...930126470.html
Notwithstanding the seller's poor recollection of music history, I agree with you that something appears to have a bend in it when it shouldn't. My guess is the fork.

But the price is right for $100. Cleaned-up, those 105 parts are worth more than that alone. And if the frame is not damaged, a replacement fork can easily be sourced.
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Twicycle!

Really?

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You'd think they would put a B-17 on it .

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/...931972216.html

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Originally Posted by markwesti
You'd think they would put a B-17 on it .

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/...931972216.html

If you look really close, corner of the seat...
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Somebody is not basing their asking price in reality. A Waterford, re-paint at that.

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Classic French Randonneur 62cm MAP cycles - $4200 (Rock hill)






"Heres a rare chance to own one of the finest bikes I've ever ridden. Built and owned by Mitch Pryor, constructeur of some of the most highly praised bikes ever featured in bicycles quarterly.

Modeled after Jan Heine's Alex Singer, this is the bike that helped Jan rediscover low trail geometry.
This MAP Randonneur is as beautiful to look at as it is to ride. Take a sec to soak in the bi laminate hand carved lugs, graceful bend of the front fork, hidden dynamo wiring, internal brake routing, and deep maroon paint with gold lug lining. Paint matched frame pump to complete the package.

I rode 2 brevets on this bike. The road rolls by quickly and comfortably as you glide across the world.
Knee injury forces sale. Mitch is no longer making frames as the paradise wildfires devastated his shop. His frames sold for 4500-5500 and took 8 months (when they were still available)


Build:
Rack:MAP custom
Decaleur:MAP custom
Stem: MAP custom with boss for brass bell
Headset: chris king
Seatpost:Nitto s65
Bars:Nitto noodle 177. 44cm
Brakes: Mafac Competition center pull (braze on)
Levers: dia compe 202 (perfect mechanical advantage for mafacs)
Shifters: durable ace sl 7700 dowtube shifters with indexed and friction modes
Crank: TA Pro 5 vis (new gen)
Chain rings: 48/32 brand new
Bottom bracket: self sealed squared taper
Front Derailleur: shimano rx100 (perfect match for the 48 tooth chaining
Rear derailleur: rd 6500 gs
Cassette: ultra 12-27
Chain: wipperman connex 9sp
Front dynamo light: SOn deluxe ( custom rigged with hidden wiring to custom mount on rack
Rims: velocity a23
Front hub: SON deluxe wideboxy with connectorless hub with matching fork
Fenders:hondo
Nitto R bottle cages"

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(23 photos and these are the only two which are not closeups of components. If one wants $4200, the least one could do is post a drive side pic?)
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Made in Canada and imported?

"18 speed peaugeot bicycle fixer upper collectable $100. firm"


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This is a 18 speed PEAUGOT GOOD NAME BRAND BICYCLE THAT WERE IMPORTED INTO CANADA ONLY SO MThis is a 18 speed PEAUGOT GOOD NAME BRAND BICYCLE THAT WERE IMPORTED INTO CANADA ONLY SO MANY IMPORTED.... FOUND OUT HISTORY ON THESE BICYCLES SO that is a complete and needs some refurbishing up . I have no time to do it it is a collectors bike as these bikes are from the 70's to 80's what u see is what u get ok .. calls only if serious at 289 434 5011 leave message no emails please . ty We are asking ( $100.00 ) firm for it too.. we can get a lot more for it but whats $100.00 now adays..a deal is a deal... I did do my research already as to what to ask for it too ok as this is kijiji no low ballers at all.... our price is our price to the right person who knows there older bikes now ok second time posting this bike due to phonies and talkers....... money talks bull walks ok............kijijij lookers .... call us at 289 434 5011 if you are a serious buyer ty...........You want more serious info on what its worth or what to look for than go to THE CANADIEN MADE PEUGEOT. U SEE ..ANY IMPORTED.... FOUND OUT HISTORY ON THESE BICYCLES SO that is a complete and needs some refurbishing up This is a 18 speed PEAUGOT GOOD NAME BRAND BICYCLE THAT WERE IMPORTED INTO CANADA ONLY SO MANY IMPORTED.... FOUND OUT HISTORY ON THESE BICYCLES SO that is a complete and needs some refurbishing up . I have no time to do it it is a collectors bike as these bikes are from the 70's to 80's what u see is what u get ok .. calls only if serious at 289 434 5011 leave message no emails please . ty We are asking ( $100.00 ) firm for it too.. we can get a lot more for it but whats $100.00 now adays..a deal is a deal... I did do my research already as to what to ask for it too ok as this is kijiji no low ballers at all.... our price is our price to the right person who knows there older bikes now ok second time posting this bike due to phonies and talkers....... money talks bull walks ok............kijijij lookers .... call us at 289 434 5011 if you are a serious buyer ty...........You want more serious info on what its worth or what to look for than go to THE CANADIEN MADE PEUGEOT. U SEE .. . I have no time to do it it is a collectors bike as these bikes are from the 70's to 80's what u see is what u get ok .. calls only if serious at 289 434 5011 leave message no emails please . ty We are asking ( $100.00 best offer) for it too.. I did do my research already as to what to ask for it too ok as this is kijiji no low ballers at all.... our price is our price to the right person who knows there older bikes now ok second time posting this bike due to phonies and talkers....... money talks bull walks ok............kijijij lookers .... call us at 289 434 5011 if you are a serious buyer ty...........
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90s Pinarello Road Bike - $500




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Shimano sti shifters
Dura Ace front and back brakes
Dura ace front and rear derailleur
Dura ace crankset
Technomic stem
MKS pedals

I’ve had this jawn for years now, it has served me well. I’m 5’8 and it fits me because of the taller stem. The frame is in great condition granted I found it at a junkyard. I’m not sure about the year but I know it was a run around mid early 90s. Give it some tlc and it will last a lifetime. Ready to ride"

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[MENTION=452523]machinist42[/MENTION] - I was just about to post this! We get some real humdingers here in the Piedmont it seems...
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Originally Posted by nomadmax
Somebody is not basing their asking price in reality. A Waterford, re-paint at that.

Hey, I just paid 257 bucks for one of those, wasnt a repaint though. On closer inspection, not OS either
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Originally Posted by NatusEstInSuht
Notwithstanding the seller's poor recollection of music history, I agree with you that something appears to have a bend in it when it shouldn't. My guess is the fork.

But the price is right for $100. Cleaned-up, those 105 parts are worth more than that alone. And if the frame is not damaged, a replacement fork can easily be sourced.
Poor? I remember in being in college in 1980 when John Lennon was shot. And that was how many years after the Beatles broke up?
I guess from his perspective, it was all a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...*


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I think that will do just fine, until the next comes along.

Yikes, I thought I spent too much time inside my own head. (and maybe I do).

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Originally Posted by Last ride 76
I remember in being in college in 1980 when John Lennon was shot. And that was how many years after the Beatles broke up?
It was roughly 10 years after John told his mates that he was leaving the band...
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Originally Posted by machinist42
90s Pinarello Road Bike - $500



That's after the truck ran over it.

Check for blood spatters.
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Originally Posted by Last ride 76
Poor? I remember in being in college in 1980 when John Lennon was shot. And that was how many years after the Beatles broke up?
I guess from his perspective, it was all a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...*


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Seller is "nostalgic" for the bike, unable to ride it for "health reasons", but too young to know when the Beatles era was?

I just realized, the key sequence for the old grouchy guy icon is : 50 : . Fifty? FIFTY? Hmm, fifty was......
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Not the only photo, fortunately
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bo...931176275.html



...And $500 for this steel Trek Lemond frame seems like a stretch
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bo...937638889.html
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