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Old 12-23-20, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
Wow, Talk about crazy pricing...

.$2.500.00 for this beauty!
Reproducing that would not be nearly so hard as reproducing a René Herse stem. All you need is a cheap DC tig welder, a drill press, a set of counterbores, some letter punches, and an angle grinder! Maybe some wire wheels and a couple of files to get the appropriate rough finish on those cast-looking pieces. The crazy thing is that all that tooling would cost less than the original!
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Originally Posted by Charliekeet
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.
Its easy to entertain the notion that someone is doing this deliberately. This is just another example of someone who is over-optimistic and sadly disillusioned about an item's true worth. There are many Leslie Knopes out there.
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Old 12-23-20, 01:24 PM
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Here is another.....

I thought that "Swiss" BB's were expensive.
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There's a whole new category of bicycle we never knew about!

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Thin Framed Mountain Bike $70

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Check out those seat stays and the rear hub configuration.

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Old 12-26-20, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Check out those seat stays and the rear hub configuration.
Mounts all the way down! Someone took their welding class assignment seriously
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This one has been lingering, unsurprisingly, on my local CL. I guess it’s a plus he took the wheel off to paint the fork.

https://charlottesville.craigslist.o...250015085.html


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This came up on my local Facebook for $75 . too bad about that downtube
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs
This one has been lingering, unsurprisingly, on my local CL. I guess it’s a plus he took the wheel off to paint the fork.

https://charlottesville.craigslist.o...250015085.html

Reminds me of some of the house painters that I've hired over the years
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Vintage Raleigh Super Course Road Bike



Vintage Raleigh Super Course road bike 60cm or 23.5” steel lugged frame 12-speed with 700c wheels . In good condition

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Originally Posted by capt_velo


Vintage Raleigh Super Course road bike 60cm or 23.5” steel lugged frame 12-speed with 700c wheels . In good condition

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bi...250739039.html

Those bars!
Non-Aero high riser bars we once in vogue but many a TT or Triathlon rider found them ungainly and surprisingly detrimental to their times.
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Originally Posted by garryg
This came up on my local Facebook for $75 . too bad about that downtube
Ouch. Replacement chrome fork suggests there is a story behind this.
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I ended up buying for $50 Canadian, pickup this morning.
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Little bit of duct tape and she should be good to go!
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Does Red Green have blue duct tape?
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Does Red Green have blue duct tape?
blue duct tape walmart - Google Search
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
Ouch. Replacement chrome fork suggests there is a story behind this.
Originally Posted by garryg
I ended up buying for $50 Canadian, pickup this morning.
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Little bit of duct tape and she should be good to go!
Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
You could use one of these for that cushiony ride.
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For 920 American dollars and 28 cents it could be yours:

Custom made Schwinn Varsity single speed Aerospoke wheelset



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For 920 American dollars and 28 cents it could be yours:

Custom made Schwinn Varsity single speed Aerospoke wheelset



Just looking at this makes me ill.
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Originally Posted by J.Higgins
Just looking at this makes me ill.
Quote from a great mind that applies here:

Originally Posted by Dr. Ian Malcom
Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs
This one has been lingering, unsurprisingly, on my local CL. I guess it’s a plus he took the wheel off to paint the fork.

https://charlottesville.craigslist.o...250015085.html


All for a scant $800! Done with Spray.Bike- who would have guessed!
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
Quote from a great mind that applies here:
The movie overall was a disappointment, having read the book. That said, the Dr. Malcolm quote is one of my favorite movie quotes of all time.

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All for a scant $800! Done with Spray.Bike- who would have guessed!
More like Spray.Bomb
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Originally Posted by madpogue
More like Spray.Bomb


Aren't they a subsidiary of Rattle.Can?
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Originally Posted by J.Higgins
Just looking at this makes me ill.
The seller says it's unique. And I am inclined to believe him.
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Originally Posted by garryg
This came up on my local Facebook for $75 . too bad about that downtube
Nothing a little duct tape can't fix... if you don't mind paying for the ambulance and medical bills afterwards.
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