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Old 09-17-19, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by HPL
If you're selling a Colnago for over $1000, you might want to know what you're talking about; another "full suspension", "cantilever brake" road bike! Personally, I think all bikes are great riding to and from work/home.
I wouldn't fault them for not knowing their components. Maybe they went to the LBS and had them help pick the bike? Maybe they faithfully return for routine service? Is the price out of line for this bike? I'm a little busy to edify myself today, but I'd guess that they're overpriced by about $500 given the aluminum frame (assuming that's right too). Maybe you're mad you had to do a little sleuthing because the database information kept the bike out of your search?
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
I wouldn't fault them for not knowing their components. Maybe they went to the LBS and had them help pick the bike? Maybe they faithfully return for routine service? Is the price out of line for this bike? I'm a little busy to edify myself today, but I'd guess that they're overpriced by about $500 given the aluminum frame (assuming that's right too). Maybe you're mad you had to do a little sleuthing because the database information kept the bike out of your search?
Not mad at all, just thought it was funny to describe that bike that way. I wasn't looking for anything, it just caught my eye and seemed odd. It helps to be a knowledgeable seller as well as buyer, it is their bike after all. I thought this was the "Wacky" thread; not trying to be too serious here. Next time I'll post the cantilever toaster!

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Originally Posted by HPL
Not mad at all, just thought it was funny to describe that bike that way. I wasn't looking for anything, it just caught my eye and seemed odd. It helps to be a knowledgeable seller as well as buyer, it is their bike after all. I thought this was the "Wacky" thread; not trying to be too serious here. Next time I'll post the cantilever toaster!
Oooo...I’m smell burnin’ toast...
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Old 09-18-19, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
I wouldn't fault them for not knowing their components.
What? This thread does the opposite.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
What? This thread does the opposite.
It is a bit farfetched that someone would buy a Colnago and not know the frame material, brake types, and model of bike.
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
I wouldn't fault them for not knowing their components. Maybe they went to the LBS and had them help pick the bike? Maybe they faithfully return for routine service? Is the price out of line for this bike? I'm a little busy to edify myself today, but I'd guess that they're overpriced by about $500 given the aluminum frame (assuming that's right too). Maybe you're mad you had to do a little sleuthing because the database information kept the bike out of your search?
If you're down sayin' that an LBS put them on that bike, never go there again*...Lighten up dude.



*I think the bike is too big for the current owner. Or maybe they're part of a circus act, I can see why they might be drawn to Colnagos in general...
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Thanks - and yeah, lucky I seem to have two people fighting over them.

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Holy crazyness. If I sell mine off my Ron Cooper, I'll repaint the green to worlds... Congrats on the sale!
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Old 09-18-19, 10:42 AM
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The white bike in the trailer on the end looks like something. Looks like a Silca pump.
You're onto something. Has an FD mount.
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Old 09-18-19, 12:02 PM
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Free Sand bags and pot bellied pigs



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3 aggressive adult pot bellied pigs. Free to good home. Dog Free home. They WILL kill your dogs."

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"Curb alert! Oh happy day! Available to you, fine Sir or Madam, one original painting for your domicile. Perfectly titled "Smile," this piece will bring a sense of calm to your living room. Masterfully executed in acrylic on canvas. Do not delay! Drive by today!

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Old 09-19-19, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Last ride 76
Holy crazyness. If I sell mine off my Ron Cooper, I'll repaint the green to worlds... Congrats on the sale!
Thanks! This time it went even more nuts than the auction of 2008. Real life never ceases to amaze

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I bet this thing was not cheap when it was new back in 1995. Bike design technology moves on.

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Originally Posted by Lemond1985
I bet this thing was not cheap when it was new back in 1995. Bike design technology moves on.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/d/...981072354.html


$150 Dang. what fun. wish it was round here...
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The bar suspension and spring stem (!!) make me think this would not be so great for downhill, unless that spring rate is effectively high enough to not matter much. I wonder what it's like to downhill on a bike where you're separated from the frame by jello.

Here's another
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I had a Softride for several years and it was a great bike off road (for me). Had no trouble keeping up with my pals on socal trails. Unfortunately someone offered me too much for it and it's gone. Wouldn't get one now since the beam would need to be replaced eventually and doubt they're available.
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"this piece will bring a sense of calm to your living room."
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
That's why I cross-posted to Alt Bikes too. The entire idea of this creation is... unreasonable, to me. I don't doubt that it reflects passion though, and while it's a wacky craigslist ad for a bike, it might get $700 from the right connoisseur.
That would be a big hit leading the Guavaween parade down here!
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Saw this on FB Marketplace:

"$630Good running bike nothing wrong with it open to trades looking for a Baja Minni bike"



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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
The bar suspension and spring stem (!!) make me think this would not be so great for downhill, unless that spring rate is effectively high enough to not matter much. I wonder what it's like to downhill on a bike where you're separated from the frame by jello.

Danger, Danger, Danger Will Robinson...I would worry about something getting caught in those springs.
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Jon Voight's 2011 Pacific Danger Ridge - $1300 (South charlotte)




"Upgrade from your Trek, Specialized, or Giant
Don't be a zero, be a hero with this like new 2011 Pacific Danger Ridge
This is THE Top of the line Wal Mart bike, only 49lbs in weight
Powerful linear pull brakes stop with demand
17.5 inch Hi Ten steel frame
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Wheelset is super heavy and durable
18 speed Chin Wa drive train with Chin Wa Super #1 friction shifters
ergonomic seat nestles your packages
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May need tuneup
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Originally Posted by machinist42
Jon Voight's 2011 Pacific Danger Ridge - $1300 (South charlotte)




"Upgrade from your Trek, Specialized, or Giant
Don't be a zero, be a hero with this like new 2011 Pacific Danger Ridge
This is THE Top of the line Wal Mart bike, only 49lbs in weight
Powerful linear pull brakes stop with demand
17.5 inch Hi Ten steel frame
Rigid heavy duty steel fork
Wheelset is super heavy and durable
18 speed Chin Wa drive train with Chin Wa Super #1 friction shifters
ergonomic seat nestles your packages
Cheng Shin tires grip like no other
May need tuneup
$1300 firm, no low ballers. I know what I got

bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: mountain
brake type: cantilever
condition: good
electric assist: none
frame size: 17.5 medium
handlebar type: flat
make / manufacturer: Pacific
model name / number: Danger Ridge
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 29 in"

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This guy needs to put down the crack pipe.

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This looks like a crime scene photo.

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Originally Posted by vintagerando
This looks like a crime scene photo.

https://newhaven.craigslist.org/bop/...984072727.html

That story's kind of sad. Would we be crazy to finish the build and return it? It only needs 60% of the value of a bike in parts...
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