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Old 01-09-20, 07:55 PM
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Ralegh racing bike
Long Island City, NY 3 Hours ago
$1,500
Ralegh racing bike in perfect condition, x9 tires, very lite bike
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
I'm guessing the brake cable/housing is growing. It started out cut to a perfect length, but it continues to grow, mostly at night. He's tried, but just can't stop it. It's haunted him long enough. He's finally given up and put it up for sale.


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$1200 "re do."
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Wow, do you loop it around your ears when riding in the drops?
Modified Tri-bars for going "up" the hill....allows for more aero with lean-back, a bit like highrise on choppers.
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Originally Posted by WGB
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Ralegh racing bike
Long Island City, NY 3 Hours ago
$1,500
Ralegh racing bike in perfect condition, x9 tires, very lite bike
(Spelling per ad)
hahahaha, from the description, I was expecting an all campy raleigh professional. I had a Mk IV in the mid-to-late 70s, was an awesome bike, Reynolds 751 double butted, just a sweet ride.
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This thread is sometimes really good for some laughs!
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
This was outed over on the internetBOB list:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...051189766.html

Wacky, but way cool...


Wacky and truly beautiful.
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Specialized HotRock 20 Kids Mountain Bike - 20 Inch Wheels - $140 (Sacramento)


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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bi...043254418.html

Specialized HotRock 20 Kids Mountain Bike - 20 Inch Wheels - $140 (Sacramento)


Specialized by Trek! oh yeah. sometimes you wonder, other times yer sure...

actually, I bet their NEW 24" bike is a Hot Rock as I'm remembering thats what my kid had when he was like 10....
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Originally Posted by pierce
Specialized by Trek! oh yeah. sometimes you wonder, other times yer sure...

actually, I bet their NEW 24" bike is a Hot Rock as I'm remembering thats what my kid had when he was like 10....
Specialized has replaced their Hotrock line with Riprocks.

Trek's version is a Hot Mess
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Originally Posted by madpogue
^^^^ So the bracket magically puts the driveline on the other side?
It's for the serious track athlete; less aero drag if the drivetrain is on the inside of the curves (vs. the outside). Great for your next 1 hour record attempt.
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vintage time trial saddle

with timer.

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^^^^^ Don't let a photographer catch you playing with the buttons as you pass the stands......
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Forget the photographer. No live witnesses either.
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Originally Posted by madpogue
^^^^^ Don't let a photographer catch you playing with the buttons as you pass the stands......
More importantly, don't check your time/change the buttons while passing a school.
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I think the assessment of condition and value is way off.
This poor thing is a beat down Frankenbike.

1985 Specialized Allez $429 plus shipping.
Edit: just lowered to 399. Woohooo

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Originally Posted by norcalmike
I think the assessment of condition and value is way off.
This poor thing is a beat down Frankenbike.

1985 Specialized Allez $429 plus shipping.
Edit: just lowered to 399. Woohooo

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F352934686448

I dunno, those were pretty nice frames, and that has nice Mavic wheels, those specialized cranksets were awesome light and strong, and I think the gears and stuff are period correct. true, its the Suntour Superbe based SE, not the straight Allez campangolo version
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Originally Posted by pierce
I dunno, those were pretty nice frames, and that has nice Mavic wheels, those specialized cranksets were awesome light and strong, and I think the gears and stuff are period correct. true, its the Suntour Superbe based SE, not the straight Allez campangolo version
I agree..i have an 85 in pretty nice shape. Although the components may be period correct, they aren't original as the ad claims.
the condition is also described as a little more sunny than the pics show.
thats a lot of corrosion. More than just a touch up.
maybe I'm being harsh but that bike is beat.
is it worth $465 shipped? Not to me. Maybe someone. I'm curious to see what happens
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From my favorite seller...
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Colorful, Comfortable Schwinn 12-speed Roadbike! 62cm - $125 (Richmond / Deliver to BART?)

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Originally Posted by curbtender
From my favorite seller...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...051010644.html

Colorful, Comfortable Schwinn 12-speed Roadbike! 62cm - $125 (Richmond / Deliver to BART?)

I LOVE Deliver to bart guy
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Originally Posted by norcalmike
I LOVE Deliver to bart guy
His "adds" give me the sads.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
His "adds" give me the sads.
Sometimes he has some good ones that I feel sorry for. Damn flipper.
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Sometimes he has some good ones that I feel sorry for. Damn flipper.
He had a Rob Stowe once. He says he's worked on these. That scares me the most. Also known as the Ford Ranger guy, lol.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Also known as the Ford Ranger guy, lol.
Two tone truck and a one tone bike.
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Coincidence is just bizzare. Never seen one of these before...,

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Before this week, that is....posted it on the saddle thread, and tested the timers last night. They still work.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
Originally Posted by cb400bill
Helps cover the free shipping...
Originally Posted by norcalmike
I bet I could get it for 99,900 and pick it up.
Originally Posted by cb400bill
Location, location, location.
Originally Posted by xiaoman1
Too Hilarious!

Read the fine print, I believe that there's a 100,00.00 surcharge fee for pick-up....
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Ha Ha!! I'm so special that I got a 90% discount offer sent to me .
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