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Old 11-16-19, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider
Maybe setting a high price is some kind of strategy, but I don't know.
I agree, Tom. Setting an absurdly high price makes people take a second look into why, and in some personalities, that generates the need to have it. If they get half the asking price, they'll still walk away with an extreme coup.
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Old 11-16-19, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by NoControl
I agree, Tom. Setting an absurdly high price makes people take a second look into why, and in some personalities, that generates the need to have it. If they get half the asking price, they'll still walk away with an extreme coup.
Yes, and maybe it generates offers. For all we know, they'll accept a $25 offer. And hey, they might get a $1,000 offer.
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Old 11-17-19, 12:40 PM
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Lipstick on a bottom barrel Raleigh Record

Yours for a paltry $500. It's approx 83 model year.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...021670784.html
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Old 11-17-19, 01:31 PM
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^^^^ But some somewhat valuable lipstick. The Ortliebs are worth more than the $50 referenced in the ad. And some nice barcons and a decent wrap job. Still overpriced, and kinda silly to throw in the shoes and helmet, with no mention of the sizes.
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Old 11-17-19, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider
Well, they are accepting offers. Maybe setting a high price is some kind of strategy, but I don't know.
Assuming the guy made a mistake, I dropped him a note. He responded with an offer of $11,500. That eliminates a mistake as a possibility. Now it's down to "strategy" or leg-pulling.
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Old 11-17-19, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Insidious C.
Yours for a paltry $500. It's approx 83 model year.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...021670784.html
wooot! "Single speed custom commuter" with a 7 or 8 speed cluster, derailleur, and bar end shifter, hah hah hah.
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Old 11-17-19, 04:55 PM
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"NICE" and "NEW" are understatements

Nice/ New Racing Bike, Shimano Gears, some rust needs some cleanup - $40 (lake county)

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Old 11-17-19, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
"NICE" and "NEW" are understatements

Nice/ New Racing Bike, Shimano Gears, some rust needs some cleanup - $40 (lake county)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik...017461226.html

https://images.craigslist.org/01010_...2_1200x900.jpg
https://images.craigslist.org/00m0m_...h_1200x900.jpg
They sell drop bars with grip shifters??! Must be today's stem shifters.
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Old 11-18-19, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
"NICE" and "NEW" are understatements

Nice/ New Racing Bike, Shimano Gears, some rust needs some cleanup - $40 (lake county)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik...017461226.html

https://images.craigslist.org/01010_...2_1200x900.jpg
https://images.craigslist.org/00m0m_...h_1200x900.jpg
Yes, the pictures are not flattering at all. They show what entropy can do to an unridden bike left out in the weather (if indeed that was the case - I suspect that it was used a bit more than described). Not a bad deal for $40, though. The grip shifters are odd. The bike originally probably came with flat bars but the owner converted to drops.
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Old 11-18-19, 11:06 AM
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^^^^^ Garden variety Mall*Wart BSO. Think GMC Denali, but a notch or two lower. Yes, they were issued as "road" (i.e. drop bar) bikes, with grip shifters. IIRC, it's done with (eek) a split handlebar.

Entropy is probably the best thing that could happen to this bike. This is why metals, plastics and rubber are recycled.
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Old 11-18-19, 12:30 PM
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Bianchi


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"Why did you do that today?
If I promise to drop will you talk?

bicycle frame material: alloy
bicycle type: bmx
frame size: 54
wheel size: 10 in"

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(Mercifully, no pics/)
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Old 11-18-19, 11:50 PM
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Simply Screams "I'm A Good Parent"?

Margaritaville it’s 5 o’clock somewhere cruiser bike - $79 (Raleigh)


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"7 speed cruiser bike with 26 inch tires and 18” frame . In excellent condition and COMES WITH BABY SEAT. Has front basket as well a great shifter and brakes. If interested text me at +19192577898 or email me.
MADE IN THE USA

bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: cruiser
brake type: disc (mechanical)
condition: like new
frame size: 18”
handlebar type: other/unknown
model name / number: Margaritaville
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 26 in"

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(Tequila up front, baby in the back; what could go wrong?)
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Old 11-19-19, 12:11 AM
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T-t-t-t-t-t-time traveling! Or, "Beam me...sideways, Scotty???"

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Old 11-19-19, 08:44 AM
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^^^^^^ Synergistic effect of the tea candles, the skull graphic on the counter, and the looming giant tribble / blancmange frame right.
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Old 11-19-19, 01:38 PM
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Probably fixin' to make a sheepskin cover for that saddle.
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Old 11-20-19, 12:36 AM
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1985 Trek 420

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Only thirteen hundred ninety nine dollars!



Complete with gold painted cluster.
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Old 11-24-19, 11:17 AM
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Old 11-24-19, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-1980s-...-/153481917042

Only thirteen hundred ninety nine dollars!



Complete with gold painted cluster.
As I recall, there were freewheels with plated cogs that color. Probably Shimano.

Yep.
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Old 11-24-19, 07:56 PM
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SCHWINN VARSITY

$300"SOME RUST AND COULD USE NEW TIRERS BUT I THINK IT LOOKS GREAT. 400.00 or best offer"

Is this just a dreamer or is a truly insane person listing this?




There are more images but I think you get the point.
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Old 11-24-19, 08:15 PM
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Some rust? Maybe he meant sum...bike=rust?
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Old 11-24-19, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by WGB
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SCHWINN VARSITY

$300"SOME RUST AND COULD USE NEW TIRERS BUT I THINK IT LOOKS GREAT. 400.00 or best offer"
Needs more than new tirers. Perhaps a chain? That one seems to be sticking.
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Old 11-24-19, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by WGB
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7499975869766/

SCHWINN VARSITY

$300"SOME RUST AND COULD USE NEW TIRERS BUT I THINK IT LOOKS GREAT. 400.00 or best offer"

Is this just a dreamer or is a truly insane person listing this?




There are more images but I think you get the point.
Where was it stored - at the bottom of a river? LOL

Neat that one price is $300.00 and the other is $400.00

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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-1980s-...-/153481917042

Only thirteen hundred ninety nine dollars!



Complete with gold painted cluster.
The seller is channeling, "All I have to do is dreeeeammm. Dream, dream dream."

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Old 11-24-19, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
As I recall, there were freewheels with plated cogs that color. Probably Shimano.

Yep.
also, before Shimano, Regina Del Oro were gold, in the days of european 5 speed freewheels and friction shifters on the downtube.

I looked it up, that's a 1985 420, mid range in their 'sport' line, TrueTemper double butted tubing... Most of the parts on it look original, but from the factory it came with a silver Maillard freewheel. oh holy bleep, the text in the add does say the freewheel was painted, yeeesh.

Sure looks taller than a 57cm/23" to me, I'd peg it at a 60cm/24.5". $1400, however, is ludicruous, thats maybe a $300 bike.

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Old 11-25-19, 05:58 AM
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I suspect the seller is incorrect about the painting, unless he is the one who actually painted it. And I knew about the Regina Oro but based on the size and number of cogs suggested what likely and not just possible.

Then there's that (upside down) chainstay clamp-on cable stop. Was the original removed or did all True Temper frames have that through-the-dropout internal cable routing and the guy just could not thread the cable properly?
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