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Old 11-13-19, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat
Yeah, I thought about sending a message. Makes you wonder if they were self assembled or bought that way. At least it's an honest ad. If they had been ridden, the forks would have been noticed.
Also is that the longest quill stem ever made, or is it barely inserted?
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Originally Posted by seypat
Yeah, I thought about sending a message. Makes you wonder if they were self assembled or bought that way. At least it's an honest ad. If they had been ridden, the forks would have been noticed.
At least they match.
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Originally Posted by bargo68
Candygram for Mongo!! Candygram for Mongo!

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https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...018984914.html
It's rare that you find one of those with the lasso intact. It's usually missing.
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Old 11-13-19, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
The backward forks are a nice touch, too.

Why bikes dont get ridden, feel sorry for the kid.
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Old 11-13-19, 10:56 PM
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While doing my nightly search for "vintage Campagnolo" on Ebay tonight, I found this seller in Japan who seems completely out to lunch when it comes to value.

Just one example - and a kludged-up one at that:




According to the seller that's a $250 seatpost.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Campagnolo-...MAAOSwk5FdzNAP

No description details in any of the auctions I looked into more deeply. Most of his stuff is in well-used, even abused condition, so I really can't understand the over-inflated prices. At a minimum he doesn't look to have done any homework.

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Old 11-14-19, 01:26 AM
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Modern masculinity studies?

Found this a while back, took a screenshot. I'm a total sucker for backlit selfies.

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Old 11-14-19, 10:33 AM
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Selling my Moto pecan super Maroge

That description says it all...
https://sarasota.craigslist.org/bik/...017996290.html
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Old 11-14-19, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by jreeves
It's interesting because he says 24" wheels, and they look like 24" wheels!
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Old 11-14-19, 03:48 PM
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Look what makes this bike so "rare":

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...020080555.html

RARE Trek VERVE / SE bicycle - $220 (MADISON)


(First time I've seen this on a Trek, esp. a fairly recent one.)
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Old 11-14-19, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Look what makes this bike so "rare":

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...020080555.html

RARE Trek VERVE / SE bicycle - $220 (MADISON)


(First time I've seen this on a Trek, esp. a fairly recent one.)
This is the special one year only 'reverse fork' Verve SE, pretty hard to come by, Trekkies know about it but it tends to fly under the radar...
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Old 11-14-19, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Look what makes this bike so "rare":

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...020080555.html

RARE Trek VERVE / SE bicycle - $220 (MADISON)


(First time I've seen this on a Trek, esp. a fairly recent one.)
That front brake will be handy when you're sliding down a hill backwards.
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Old 11-14-19, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Sandstrom
This is the special one year only 'reverse fork' Verve SE, pretty hard to come by, Trekkies know about it but it tends to fly under the radar...
Could be a factory test bike, special shock absorbing and brake features - after all Madison is close to the Trek HQ.
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Old 11-14-19, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Thalia949
Could be a factory test bike, special shock absorbing and brake features - after all Madison is close to the Trek HQ.
OH C'mon...Now you're just "backpedalling"
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Old 11-15-19, 12:06 PM
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I was stopped on a trail, and a guy stopped to talk for a minute. I told him his fork was backward. He looked and he realized I was right. Then he rode on happily.
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Old 11-15-19, 02:11 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...ort=BEST_MATCH

$2500

per ad: "Puegeot mid 60's Tour de France model. New never ridden all original Webster, NY"

Poor pictures

May or may not have been ridden but that is some seriously optimistic pricing...






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Old 11-15-19, 02:27 PM
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The bike probably rides/operates about like Budweiser tastes.....

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...019936747.html

Budweiser Bicycle - $200 (Milton)

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Old 11-15-19, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider
I was stopped on a trail, and a guy stopped to talk for a minute. I told him his fork was backward. He looked and he realized I was right. Then he rode on happily.
You should have asked him if you could take a pic for your forum.
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Old 11-15-19, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeedofLite
It's rare that you find one of those with the lasso intact. It's usually missing.
That's not a lasso, it's a whip! (This is a San Francisco listing.)

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Originally Posted by Headpost
That's not a lasso, it's a whip! (This is a San Francisco listing.)

Dang it. I know that's a whip. Why did I type lasso? I hang my head in shame.
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Old 11-16-19, 10:09 AM
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"Rare Prototype" Jamis. Only $10,000

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Old 11-16-19, 04:04 PM
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Seems reasonable: eBay Bicycle Bell

The holidays are coming. Good thing there's a payment plan option.
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Old 11-16-19, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by BFisher
Seems reasonable: eBay Bicycle Bell

The holidays are coming. Good thing there's a payment plan option.
Kopp's is the oldest bike shop in the US. But $12,000 is not a reasonable price.
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Originally Posted by noglider
Kopp's is the oldest bike shop in the US. But $12,000 is not a reasonable price.
Prices like that make me think the seller somehow gets a kick out of it. There used to be a Huffy Windsprint on there for like $999, or something like that.
It was there for years.
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Well, they are accepting offers. Maybe setting a high price is some kind of strategy, but I don't know.
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