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Old 05-11-20, 07:07 PM
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I came across another 1996 Koga-Miyata SilverAce on Marktplaats in the exact same size and colour as mine.

Though upon closer inspection, there is something wrong with the rear triangle...

Seller describes it as "only needs new tyres and is perfect as a train station bike".


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Originally Posted by JaccoW
I came across another 1996 Koga-Miyata SilverAce on Marktplaats in the exact same size and colour as mine.

Though upon closer inspection, there is something wrong with the rear triangle...

Seller describes it as "only needs new tyres and is perfect as a train station bike".

Easy fix!
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Someone should tell Koga Miyata that the chain stays, and not the seat stays, are supposed to be curly.
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Someone really try to force it to move with the ring lock engaged?
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A few things caught my eye... These vintage "light weights", the tubing sticker on the "Green" and of course, the optimistic pricing.
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Old 05-12-20, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
Easy fix!
Just bang it with a big hammer from the other side right?

Originally Posted by himespau
Someone really try to force it to move with the ring lock engaged?
It's a known way to break these older ring locks if you are drunk and don't care about breaking some things on the bike. Just run with your rear wheel lifted and just drop the bike.
Still, it shouldn't be this easy to bend it like this.

I contacted the seller and he told me he never noticed and would be okay with a €10 bid if somebody that bid €30 didn't want it.
It would make for a good parts bike for me and a way to take a look inside the tubing to look at the butting. ​​​​​​​

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Excellent photography, this shot belongs in a coffee table book. Bike belongs in a land fill, sadly. And what's with the heart-shaped pedals? May as well train girls early to do this sort of thing??? And what's with the child carrier? Babies having babies?

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Originally Posted by Lemond1985
Excellent photography, this shot belongs in a coffee table book. Bike belongs in a land fill, sadly. And what's with the heart-shaped pedals? May as well train girls early to do this sort of thing??? And what's with the child carrier? Babies having babies?

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Seller claims this is a 2017 and made of carbon fiber. It is a 2009 and made of aluminum. It's on page 71 of the Cannondale 2009 catalog. When I presented this information to them in a polite manner, they told me to "F__k off". What's wrong with people? There is even a bike fork in the photo background indicating they have bike knowledge. Please help flag this ad to protect buyers. Thank you.

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Originally Posted by Jicafold
Seller claims this is a 2017 and made of carbon fiber. It is a 2009 and made of aluminum. It's on page 73 of the Cannondale 2009 catalog. When I presented this information to them in a polite manner, they told me to "F__k off". What's wrong with people? There is even a bike fork in the photo background indicating they have bike knowledge. Please help flag this ad to protect buyers. Thank you.

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"Mind if I do a nickel test?"

*ping! *ping!

"I love the bright ring of a sound carbon frame, don't you?"

Edit to add: looking at the bike setup, I wouldn't necessarily conclude that the seller knows anything about bikes, except maybe that they're held together with threaded fasteners.
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Old 05-12-20, 11:13 AM
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Sadly, Cannondale hasn't used this sticker since 2010.

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Speaking of stickers, I'll bet that warning sticker at the lower end of the downtube is the warning about checking the _aluminum_ frame welds before every ride.
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985
Excellent photography, this shot belongs in a coffee table book. Bike belongs in a land fill, sadly. And what's with the heart-shaped pedals? May as well train girls early to do this sort of thing??? And what's with the child carrier? Babies having babies?

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Originally Posted by himespau
Someone really try to force it to move with the ring lock engaged?
I think it was done to level the pannier rack? Smiles, MH
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ZOMG, that 60000 grade Al must be like 10x better than my bike!!
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I think that's a doll carrier. It's hysterical.
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Originally Posted by noglider
I think that's a doll carrier. It's hysterical.
And the doll has a doll-scale toy bike, with a wee little seat over the rear tire, and........
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
"Mind if I do a nickel test?"

*ping! *ping!

"I love the bright ring of a sound carbon frame, don't you?"

Edit to add: looking at the bike setup, I wouldn't necessarily conclude that the seller knows anything about bikes, except maybe that they're held together with threaded fasteners.
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+1 The forks are a prop. Maybe he was just having a bad day... (Riiiight.)
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Rare left-hand drive, reverse-script Puch...
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Dream of some day setting a world hour record? Well, here ya go, come up with 325 smackers, a skin suit and a velodrome, and you're all set. Your welcome.

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Dream of some day setting a world hour record? Well, here ya go, come up with 325 smackers, a skin suit and a velodrome, and you're all set. Your welcome.
I've got no business owning a funny bike like that.

But man oh man do I want one.
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It's even my size...
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Originally Posted by himespau
It's even my size...
Me too

At least, I think it is. No clue how those things are actually sized
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Originally Posted by himespau
It's even my size...
Which end?
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Which end?
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