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Old 07-27-20, 10:29 AM
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Old 07-27-20, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
Salvador Dalí's bike?
Now for $450 that actually is creative from someone in Brooklyn. If that is a real and not just a photoshop, it would easily be worth that just from the effort it took. That map circle is getting closer to me...
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You HAVE a goofy sense of humor and too much time on your hands?
this is what i imagine happening if i ride a Reynolds 531 Professional or a Vitus
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I went to see this with my girlfriend and she left me for the guy selling it!

**********Censor would not let me put ???? in so I'll ask...were you serious or joking?

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Old 07-27-20, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...166585814.htmlFairly functional steel road bike...

Actually, if that were anywhere close to me I'd make him an offer on it, he probably wouldn't like it but I'd make him an offer. It's my size and I'd love to have an old Fuji touring frame with cantis.
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Old 07-27-20, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
**********Censor would not let me put ???? in so I'll ask...were you serious or joking?
Just joking! Trying to think of something funny to say about the monster who would set up his (I presumed) road bike that way!

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Old 07-27-20, 06:05 PM
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i know I post here too much, but can someone explain this to me?
What's to "explain"? It's a soul-less, generic modern bicycle with a gimmicky radial-spoked front wheel and all the charm and appeal of a UPS truck. But since it's rideable, and won't shed parts every time you hit a bump, the "new toilet paper" bike boom automatically makes it worth some randomly-selected four-digit number.
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Old 07-27-20, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
What's to "explain"? It's a soul-less, generic modern bicycle with a gimmicky radial-spoked front wheel and all the charm and appeal of a UPS truck. But since it's rideable, and won't shed parts every time you hit a bump, the "new toilet paper" bike boom automatically makes it worth some randomly-selected four-digit number.
said generic yada yada sold new for MSRP $770... so selling for $2000 now is insanity.
https://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/...spx?item=18219

about as low end as an alloy frame roadie can get, Sora/2200 drive bits, joytech hubs, etc.
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Old 07-27-20, 10:55 PM
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Old 07-28-20, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
Actually, if that were anywhere close to me I'd make him an offer on it, he probably wouldn't like it but I'd make him an offer. It's my size and I'd love to have an old Fuji touring frame with cantis.
I may take a look at this one, it would be a French fit for me.
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Old 07-28-20, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Headpost
Just joking! Trying to think of something funny to say about the monster who would set up his (I presumed) road bike that way!
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Old 07-28-20, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by zacster
Living in Brooklyn I learned a long time ago to not use CL for ANYTHING. If you look at the circles on the maps on both posts above you are closing in on hipsterville and everybody thinks they are the most creative person on the planet with something unique to sell, and everything is worth about 10 times what it would be if just found in a garage somewhere. There are no garages in those parts of Brooklyn so they must think they need to recoup the rent they paid for those things to take up space in their tiny apartments.
I totally agree with what you wrote about Brooklyn, hipsters, their inflated and unrealistic opinions of themselves, and the prices they ask for less than special items. That said, I've had decent luck with local Craigslist for a few of my bikes (two Bassos, two Lotus', a Bianchi, the Deda). Only one was in Brooklyn though, all the way down by Brighton Beach, while the others were from Manhattan, Sunnyside, Forest Hills, and Long Island.
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Old 07-28-20, 02:51 PM
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I know there are plenty of bent fork posts, but here is another. And the seatpost clamp is backwards. He's asking $250. Curiously it says..

Reconditioned/Certified
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No issues at all

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Old 07-28-20, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by robertorolfo
I totally agree with what you wrote about Brooklyn, hipsters, their inflated and unrealistic opinions of themselves, and the prices they ask for less than special items. That said, I've had decent luck with local Craigslist for a few of my bikes (two Bassos, two Lotus', a Bianchi, the Deda). Only one was in Brooklyn though, all the way down by Brighton Beach, while the others were from Manhattan, Sunnyside, Forest Hills, and Long Island.
In my experience, you get all types here, which means there are definitely clueless hipsters thinking their rusted-out POS drewed fixies are worth $800, OTOH there are also plenty of rich people who bought an expensive toy a few years ago, never used it, and just want it gone. So there are definitely great deals to be had on Craigslist here, it's just almost impossible to get to them before someone else, even if you sit there all day refreshing the page (which I may or may not have done once or twice in my life--even before the pandemic gave me more time than I know what to with. Don't worry about me, though, I'm fine, More than fine, really.).

For instance, I couldn't get to this fast enough. The ad is still up but no one returns my emails so I'm thinking, if it's not just a scam, someone doesn't understand that they're supposed to delete the ad after their item is sold. I would have really liked to have one of these (at this price).



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Old 07-28-20, 07:05 PM
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I've always done my QR seat post clamps that way.

Originally Posted by Jicafold
.......... And the seatpost clamp is backwards. ..



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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
I've always done my QR seat post clamps that way.
I think he meant the seat clamp at the top of the post... every bike I've ever had that was trailing behind the post, except for one bike I set up for a achondroplasia dwarf, who had abnormally short arms and legs. I started with a 20" BMX frame, used the crankset off a mid-kids bike that had shorter than normal crank arms and a rather small chainring, used a fairly tall 'stingray' style handlebar pulled back far enough that they could reach it, and a large cushy seat mounted as far forward as I could by flipping the seat post clamp around.... I started using a sting-ray style banana seat, but she had trouble getting on/off it, so the conventional 'comfort' seat was a better match.
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Old 07-29-20, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by pierce
I think he meant the seat clamp at the top of the post...
Missed that. 🖒
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First we let them have bikes and now the bastards are selling them!

$3000 and out of respect for dad seller couldn't replace the tires??

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Vintage Peugeot Road Race Bicycle (1970s)

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Selling my late father’s Vintage Peugeot Road Race Bicycle from the 1970s. All Original down to the tires (still holds air!) Great mechanical shape, low mileage example. Includes frame air pump. Made in France. Open to reasonable offers.

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ugh, even for the 70s, that Pewww-joe is a BSO. soft heavy steel frame, simplex derailleurs, steel cotter pin cranks, steel rims... worth maybe $100 but definitely not anything north of $1000.
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hey, it has a frame pump!
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Originally Posted by sheddle
hey, it has a frame pump!
heh, if its as old as the bike, odds are good it has a leather piston that long ago dried up and stopped sealing.
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^^^ B-but it was his dad's "race" bike! Really, he "raced" it!
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$3000 is crazy money but I they weren't bad bikes. I rode an orange U08 for 10 years back in the 70's and absolutely loved the bike and how it handled.
After getting off a beat up Schwinn Varsity I bought used, the Peugeot was like a sports car.
I sold it years ago but recently came across and bought a new in the box 1975 model in 25" for $550 and thought I got a deal.
So I'd put the bike above at maybe $250-300 at best but with a bit of cleaning and some new rubber, the French bike guys will scarf that right up for a good bit more.
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Old 07-29-20, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by pierce
heh, if its as old as the bike, odds are good it has a leather piston that long ago dried up and stopped sealing.
You can make or buy new seals, and a little grease does wonders for those old pumps. The killer is when their dented up from being used as a baton or hammer.
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honestly if that pump is in good order you might be able to sell it for the price of the bike by itself. People looove their authentic vintage frame pumps.


just make sure to put "NOS" in the item description somewhere and you're good
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