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Old 11-25-19, 10:53 AM
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Its a Bargain at $987,654 ! There is a new and stupefying trend on FB market place of listing items at ridiculous high prices, the opposite of the listing it for a $1 but really asking $200 once you open the ad. In this case they reference a $300 online price - probably someone ASKING $300 for an old MTB and not getting it - as a comp before soliciting offers, here's a thought just ask $50 for your old Pug. I wonder if this tactic is actually working for anyone. SMH


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Old 11-25-19, 12:27 PM
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Shutter precision SL-9 Dynamo Hub 27H Black REDUCED PRICE



Shutter precision SL-9 Dynamo Hub 27H Black. Condition is New. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class.
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Old 11-25-19, 12:38 PM
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$1500 for an old "Inch-Pinch" ?!?



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Old 11-25-19, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by pierce
Drillium going on there.
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Old 11-25-19, 06:37 PM
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Naw, that's probably borium or stampium.
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This was from offer up , I'll explain this better later . Can anyone see something bad ?

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Old 11-25-19, 06:56 PM
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This was from offer up , I'll explain this better later . Can anyone see something bad ?

crease in the seat stay, and it looks like the drive side rear dropout is snapped off. hard to know if the chain stays are also smashed, since they may have been flattened from the factory for crank arm clearance.
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Old 11-25-19, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
As I recall, there were freewheels with plated cogs that color. Probably Shimano.

Yep.

From the ad copy "The rear sprocket has been repainted and if ridden alot may wear in an even pattern that shouldn't look too bad and won't effect the bicycle's performance but included is a free repainting where I pay postage both ways."
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Old 11-25-19, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly
From the ad copy "The rear sprocket has been repainted and if ridden alot may wear in an even pattern that shouldn't look too bad and won't effect the bicycle's performance but included is a free repainting where I pay postage both ways."
Well in that case, no worries...
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Old 11-25-19, 09:00 PM
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At this point I'll say, "What moron paints a freewheel?"
And, "What moron repaints a freewheel?"
For free? And pays the postage both ways?
Gotta be a scam.

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Old 11-26-19, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by markwesti
This was from offer up , I'll explain this better later . Can anyone see something bad ?

Needs to go to the metal recycler!
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Old 11-26-19, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost
Needs to go to the metal recycler!
It's the headset integral? Punch it first, then to the recycler.
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Old 11-26-19, 10:03 AM
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The downtube cable guides and rear derailleur hanger might be removable/reusable as well.
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Old 11-26-19, 11:21 AM
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I sent a bunch of emails to this guy , my first look at his ad didn't really show to much . it shows much more when you cut and paste , so I never saw this crease in the seat stay till I posted it here LOL . Anyhow the guy got bothered because I asked for better pics , told me he decided to keep it and start the build . He doesn't even know what a bottom bracket is . Actually that crease doesn't bother me , just cut and paste a new piece in . What bothered me is the guy thinks the frame is worth $180.


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Old 11-26-19, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by markwesti
What bothered me is the gut thinks the frame is worth $180.
Ambitious, I'd say about three bucks in scrap aluminum.

The most valuable bits are the proprietary shifter mount assembly, the cable guides and possibly those bottle cage mount screws which had that oddball thread pitch in the early days. Although this looks too late of a frame for those. Absolutely impossible to find...
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Old 11-26-19, 08:47 PM
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VINTAGE HOT-ROD BICYCLE ACCESSORY - $200 (milpitas)

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Old 11-27-19, 06:08 PM
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One photo and not even of the bike. SMH

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origional 3i satin graphite bicycle - $100 (emeryville)

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Take your clean, tiny, 1983 Fuji Royale II, switch it from down tube to stem shifters, install cheap Kenda tires, and offer it for at least four times the market price. Brooks saddle is not included.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/...028099240.html - $699

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Craven

Free Working Exercise Bike (Wilmington)

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"Getting rid of this because I'm totally buff and no longer need it. Works fine and still in good shape. Sitting on the side of the road, first come first serve. Will not hold. Bring a truck and a friend, will not help load it. Get it to work off all those extra calories from Thanksgiving!

In front of 7415 Murrayville Rd. Go past the dead end signs, last house on the left.

If the post is still up it is still there."

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(Last House On The Left??? I've seen that movie. Don't remember it ending well. Dead end, if I recall?)
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Take your clean, tiny, 1983 Fuji Royale II, switch it from down tube to stem shifters, install cheap Kenda tires, and offer it for at least four times the market price. Brooks saddle is not included.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/...028099240.html - $699

AND it's a "99 out of 100". He might as well have said it was perfect.
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^ Nah, he knows about that loop on the front brake cable.
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Someone committed a felony to this super. Looks like Canti studis were brazed on to the nice chrome fork. At first I thought it might be a sleeper Colnago cross bike, but you can see the brake bridge in the shadow and something else is mounted in the front brake hole.

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Cleavage not included:

Free Campy bike chain (san jose west)

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Not my style, though they might be looking for dick pics. I won't judge.
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Here is a prelude for sale. https://charleston.craigslist.org/bi...030138196.html
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