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Old 12-19-20, 01:17 AM
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Campanubo Record Rear Derailleur from Japan Sports Auction Bicycle Parts
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds
Contender for best guess of pronouncing Campagnolo:

Campanubo Record Rear Derailleur from Japan Sports Auction Bicycle Parts
Recently I was (unsuccessfully) negotiating over a golem bike-boom Carraro and quickly found that the bike was given to the seller's son by their next-door neighbour. The neighbour was now retired; he had arrived from Italy in the early 50's with essentially nothing, built a business, grew children and tomatoes. It was his bicycle and he was brought over to help discuss matters.

The seller didn't know bikes and I was gently explaining that that name didn't mean much if it also had Valentino on it. The previous owner was quiet, leaning on his cane and smiling a bit. I'd had years of Latin and spent some time where Italian was lingua franca, but when I said "Campagnolo" he burst out with "Cam-pan-YO-lo!"

So I've been taught.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
why wacky? Is it the color that's the issue?
Price isn't out of line, at least not by very much. Old school BMX stuff pricing is insane. I'd suggest you look at sold items on ebay (and some current listings that have bids) and be prepared for some sticker shock.
I think that its wacky because the price borders on the ridiculous. Its like charging $10 for a gum drop. I'm also willing to concede that I've never been a BMXer myself, so its hard to let loose the ooo's and aaah's over this particular item.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
why wacky? Is it the color that's the issue?
Price isn't out of line, at least not by very much. Old school BMX stuff pricing is insane. I'd suggest you look at sold items on ebay (and some current listings that have bids) and be prepared for some sticker shock.
I get it. He paid $320 for it and couldn't bring himself to install it on his $250 GT. But really, it's a consumable. I do horse trading with a couple of bmx traders. They will drop everything and do mileage for a few rare parts. Bought an 80's Free Agent that they keep hammering me about. It's been through two grandkids and may get to a third. Awesome $50 bike, lol.
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I like BMX, and I would never pay that for a consumable. Guess the difference is, they’re not gonna actually RIDE it once they build it up with these, so the grips will not get worn.

I know some of those folks spend thousands on frames, but although I get the nostalgia, I could never do it since modern BMX stuff is WORLDS better, stronger, smoother to actually ride (vs. rattly old-school stuff or heavy mod-school stuff).
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Old 12-19-20, 07:39 PM
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Something intense is going on/ has gone down here.

OLD SCHOOL BMX GUY MR DONT COME UNLESS YOU ARE READY TO BUY FLAGMAN - $75 (9453 banning hb)


https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/...240278025.html



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Old 12-20-20, 02:06 AM
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Apologies if this is an old joke. But it made beer come out my nose.



They are technically clipless pedals.
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Old 12-20-20, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by curbtender
And I thought 5 bucks for barend plugs was a little much...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bop...235850369.html

NIB Oakley B1B bmx grips Blue light blue - $275 (alameda)

Originally Posted by hazetguy
why wacky? Is it the color that's the issue?
Price isn't out of line, at least not by very much. Old school BMX stuff pricing is insane. I'd suggest you look at sold items on ebay (and some current listings that have bids) and be prepared for some sticker shock.
Wow, Talk about crazy pricing... It's looking like $4.500 for that Masi isn't bad after all.
Sit down before viewing the picture.


The price is listed at the bottom







.$2.500.00 for this beauty!

bayfind, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Real-BMX-Re...p2047675.l2557
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Originally Posted by NJgreyhead
Schwinn 10-speed Traveler, original owner, $500.
Water bottle is an additional $75, but maybe that includes the cage?

https://southjersey.craigslist.org/b...243817091.html



Complete with dented top tube from the cable hanger coming around too far.
You would also think that for $500 they would fix the bar tape.


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Originally Posted by barnfind
Complete with dented top tube from the cable hanger coming around too far.
You would also think that for $500 they would fix the bar tape.


Quad butted tubing that's why the high price......
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What am I missing?

must be rare.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
you are missing a link to the item you are complaining about.
hazetguy,

HAHA, I tried posting the link, I guess it did not get posted, here it is, maybe multiples?.... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lizard-Skin....c100667.m2042

BTW I like the new DO, and glad the new micro-wave will be ready for Christmas dinner....Please be sure to take the foil off of the "Swanson's".
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
i was wondering if it might have been a multi-pack, but it appears to be a single.
that said, on other items i look at, for other work and hobbies, for whatever reason, stuff coming out of Japan is regularly 3-5x the price than through other sources, even directly from the manufacturer. not sure why that is.

swanson's? what, you think i am rich or something? i go for generic or store brand! swanson's is a bit too high society for me.



I was thinking of "CV".

Have a great dinner!
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Old 12-21-20, 08:18 AM
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This may be a prank....

Yes, the one FOR SALE meets all the criteria for the WANTED listing.
https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...229638918.html
https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...240943402.html
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Originally Posted by chiefkurtz
Yes, the one FOR SALE meets all the criteria for the WANTED listing.
https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...229638918.html
https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...240943402.html
The wanted ad was posted ~2 weeks earlier than the bike ad.
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Originally Posted by GregU
The wanted ad was posted ~2 weeks earlier than the bike ad.
Okay.
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He may have spelled it wrong, but he didn't put the decimal point in the wrong place in the price.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAMPAGNOLO-...cAAOSwcHRcdWJz

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Originally Posted by GregU
The wanted ad was posted ~2 weeks earlier than the bike ad.
"I want to see if someone will try to sell me my stolen bike"?
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With a listing title like this, I knew as soon as I clicked on it that it would be something fun:
https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/bi...241245361.html
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1


.$2.500.00 for this beauty!

bayfind, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Real-BMX-Re...p2047675.l2557
sold!
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Originally Posted by capt_velo
sold!
capt_velo,
I guess we are in the wrong CV crowd.
When the Flea Markets reopen I am going to be looking a lot closer at those BMX bikes I have been casually walking by.
It makes me rethink my opposition to parting out bicycles, I am now on the dark side, at least with BMX's.
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BTW at least the shipping was a freebie!
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I swear this keeps getting more expensive. They have the nerve to list MSRP in 1991 and charge more.

Trek 7900 Multi-Track - 23" alum. frame - $987 (Mpls. MN)



https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...245495951.html



1991 aluminum Trek Multi-Track 7900. All original. Rarely ridden. Stored in bedroom.
'Like New' condition and that's no exaggeration or hyperbole. Gift worthy, suitable for giving.
Made in the USA - M$RP: $859+ ( that's $1627+ in today's dollars).
23" aluminum frame. - Top tube 22¾" - Seat tube 23" - Stand over 34". - Cro-Moly fork.
21 gears/speeds (rapid fire Deore DX thumb shift). 700 x 40 tires. True wheels, each with 32 stainless steel spokes.

Not needy at all, it's ready to roll. However, it should be in a museum; it's unique, one of a kind. Like fine art, it will only increase in value.

Price is fair & firm, $987. Not for everyone; priced to appreciate and continue to care for. Or I suppose you could adopt a highway.
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Originally Posted by Charliekeet
With a listing title like this, I knew as soon as I clicked on it that it would be something fun:
https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/bi...241245361.html
NO ONE knows bikes like this guy knows bikes, it's crazy. Strangely big wheels? Sticker that says, RIGHT ON IT, how tall the rider should be? Now there's a bike that WILL LAST!! The world has NEVER SEEN a bike of this quality!
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Originally Posted by Clang
I swear this keeps getting more expensive. They have the nerve to list MSRP in 1991 and charge more.

Trek 7900 Multi-Track - 23" alum. frame - $987 (Mpls. MN)



https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...245495951.html



1991 aluminum Trek Multi-Track 7900. All original. Rarely ridden. Stored in bedroom.
'Like New' condition and that's no exaggeration or hyperbole. Gift worthy, suitable for giving.
Made in the USA - M$RP: $859+ ( that's $1627+ in today's dollars).
23" aluminum frame. - Top tube 22¾" - Seat tube 23" - Stand over 34". - Cro-Moly fork.
21 gears/speeds (rapid fire Deore DX thumb shift). 700 x 40 tires. True wheels, each with 32 stainless steel spokes.

Not needy at all, it's ready to roll. However, it should be in a museum; it's unique, one of a kind. Like fine art, it will only increase in value.

Price is fair & firm, $987. Not for everyone; priced to appreciate and continue to care for. Or I suppose you could adopt a highway.
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This is truly annoying. I refuse to believe this person is serious- this is an epic trolling job, right? A sort of niche performance-art? I really hope so.
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Originally Posted by scratchpaddy
NO ONE knows bikes like this guy knows bikes, it's crazy. Strangely big wheels? Sticker that says, RIGHT ON IT, how tall the rider should be? Now there's a bike that WILL LAST!! The world has NEVER SEEN a bike of this quality!
LOL- exactly. “First one that calls AND shows up takes PREFERENCE. I've had more NO SHOWS than anyone on here.”
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