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Old 10-07-20, 10:03 AM
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^^^^^^ Sorry, but there's no such thing as listing 106 bikes and legitimately saying it's "By owner".
One of us finally have a wife who had enough and said, "it's the herd or me?"
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It's clearly a full-time business for this guy. Just updating all those ads, which someone does almost every day, would take hours. Maybe I'll go visit him one day just for the fun of it. He does have an interesting bike for sale every once in a while--never at a very good price, but whatever.

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Originally Posted by Headpost
It's clearly a full-time business for this guy. Just updating all those ads, which someone does almost every day, would take hours. Maybe I'll go visit him one day just for the fun of it. He does have an interesting bike for sale every once in a while--never at a very good price, but whatever.

Now back to the fun:



Assploded.
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Bianchi Giraffe ??

That's quite a stem job there...



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Originally Posted by Headpost
It's clearly a full-time business for this guy. Just updating all those ads, which someone does almost every day, would take hours. Maybe I'll go visit him one day just for the fun of it. He does have an interesting bike for sale every once in a while--never at a very good price, but whatever.

Now back to the fun:



"It's fixed but not a professional repair.." Really Sherlock? Holy crap!
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Bicycle - $300 (Fresno)

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I've heard of Covid pricing, but this is ridiculous. And if this person is a member here, shame on you! They were probably laughing so hard, and that's why they couldn't keep the bike in the frame.
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^^^^^^^^[^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Just remember every and I mean every Firenze owner believes these are at minimum quality italian bikes.
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Please don't do this


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This is no way to treat a bike!
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Maybe they had like 8 flats in a row, like I did the other day. That'll make me throw down pretty much any bike, by the time I finally get home.
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Pinarello stuck in a basement tesseracht?
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Old 10-11-20, 06:39 AM
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Hanging up next to a flue. Not as desperate a situation as imagined.
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not recommended if you are Han Solo

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Old 10-12-20, 10:21 AM
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Sure, what could go wrong?


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Sure. That was never used at all.

"VINTAGE PHIL WOOD SQUARE TAPER BOTTOM BRACKET CARTRIDGE - 112.8mm. Spindle, Looks like it was never used, but selling as used."

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Ok, not a bicycle, but close.

Complete Core Exerciser - $100 (Tigard)





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Seller needs to be smacked. Nice enough bike that would probably appeal to someone but four nearly identical photos from the same distance of the NDS are a waste.

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The flipper in Ditmas Park, here in Brooklyn, currently has 106 bikes--if I counted right--listed for sale. Wow, that is a huge operation. I guess he really scaled things up for the Covid boom.
No one here wants to point out that there is a 67cm Centurion in this list??? Man, this is the first I've seen in the wild, let alone a picture. So cool [so nerdy, RoS... ].

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Old 10-14-20, 03:21 PM
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I asked about a Sugino seatpost on offerup that turned out to be a 26.6 instead of 27.0.

Seller said it fits and i can clamp it down. Apparently to him .4mm isn't a big difference.

Tries also to sell me a 27.2 and tells me it fits perfectly.

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Old 10-14-20, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
No one here wants to point out that there is a 67cm Centurion in this list??? Man, this is the first I've seen in the wild, let alone a picture. So cool [so nerdy, RoS... ].
I'm too ignorant to know that that's a rare bike. Here's a better picture, though. It would indeed be a great find if you were that tall and wanted a vintage Centurion.

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I bet none of you have one. A true conversation starter

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I bet none of you have one. A true conversation starter

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Does the steampunk crowd ever once think, "man, it sure would be nice to not deal with the glare from all of these naked light bulbs?" I'm sure you could make a steampunk lampshade.
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I'm too ignorant to know that that's a rare bike. Here's a better picture, though. It would indeed be a great find if you were that tall and wanted a vintage Centurion.
Don't worry! It was a question made for humor, and a bit of reality as that is the size frameset I ride. I didn't know Centurion made a frame that big until I looked hard at all their available catalogs (and other large manufacturers') and wrote them all down for future reference. After you posted the picture of all those ads (thank you!) I went to NY's CL and looked it up. Handsome frame, just needs larger (tan wall) tires and a saddle & stem height adjustment and that thing will look stunning!
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Originally Posted by madpogue
^^^^^^ Sorry, but there's no such thing as listing 106 bikes and legitimately saying it's "By owner".
I helped a friend sell over 200 bikes this summer. I personally sold around 60 on Facebook. He still has over 100 "keepers" and enough frames and parts to build another 100 bikes.
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^^^^^ How many did you have listed at the same time?
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
Does the steampunk crowd ever once think, "man, it sure would be nice to not deal with the glare from all of these naked light bulbs?" I'm sure you could make a steampunk lampshade.
naw man you use low wattage bulbs they hardly even put out light just decor
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