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Old 01-13-22, 10:43 PM
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Trek 510 from a longtime owner, but he's asking a lot of money for a bike in this condition and with such obvious attention to detail. $849 in NJ, and you get some good reading in the ad, "Ishiwata tubing 220."

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Old 01-13-22, 11:44 PM
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Kinda cool ride, but I seriously can't stop laughing at the "Atlas" rear derailleur, much less the asking price of $2000
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Interesting fork...

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Old 01-15-22, 08:56 PM
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Old 01-15-22, 09:43 PM
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Saw this one on the Phoenix C/L:

Now this one is a grocery getter!!!



"Combine a derelict shopping cart with a bicycle for a ride with ample cargo capacity. This is a nice way to save a shopping cart and a bike that might otherwise end up in a landfill. It is quite the head turner. GT Aggressor Comp

Off-road friendly and light-weight, it’s perfect for everyday recreational use."





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Old 01-16-22, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Saw this one on the Phoenix C/L:

Now this one is a grocery getter!!!

"Combine a derelict shopping cart with a bicycle for a ride with ample cargo capacity. This is a nice way to save a shopping cart and a bike that might otherwise end up in a landfill. It is quite the head turner. GT Aggressor Comp

Off-road friendly and light-weight, it’s perfect for everyday recreational use."
That exact picture was on "thereIfixedit.com" nine years ago. Or more, but nine years ago is when I snagged it from that site.


Don't bother looking for it, the site is now defunct.

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Old 01-16-22, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Saw this one on the Phoenix C/L:

Now this one is a grocery getter!!!



"Combine a derelict shopping cart with a bicycle for a ride with ample cargo capacity. This is a nice way to save a shopping cart and a bike that might otherwise end up in a landfill. It is quite the head turner. GT Aggressor Comp

Off-road friendly and light-weight, its perfect for everyday recreational use."





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I'll bet that stops as well as a cargo ship, with a rear brake only and an extra 50 pounds of steel. I also saw that the ad copy said 4 caster wheels, which means this might turn a well as a cargo ship too, if at all.
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Old 01-16-22, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
Not really wacky if you need this many cable guides/hangers/clips.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...15461085332312

Actually, I think that was a great deal. Picture PB Bikes getting a hold of those parts, and reselling $100 each piece! I would have bought myself, but they are sold. Rounding up some of these parts can be a PITA, and often, they are very rusty.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Picture PB Bikes getting a hold of those parts, and reselling $100 each piece!
Actually, let's not. Barry clearly has a business model which works for him. I recall him saying (several years ago, so it might well no longer be true) that much of his stuff goes to Japan where the buyers are much more high-end/collector-oriented in their tastes and are more willing to open their wallets. Looking at his current offerings it seems his inventory isn't as esoteric as it once was. I assume he buys out inventory from closed shops, organizes it, then puts it up on eBay, piece by piece. At the moment he has more than 4500 active listings. That's a metric **** ton of storage space, photography and listing activity (even with bulk listings tools). You are not obligated to buy anything if you don't want. Would you rather it be sold for scrap, shipped to China to be melted down, then reconstituted as cheap lawn chairs sold on Alibaba?
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Old 01-16-22, 01:42 PM
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Almost Truthiness In Advertising

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$100 In stock

Listed in Charlotte, NC

"Details
  • Condition
    Used - Good
  • Bicycle Type
    Cruiser Bike
  • Brand
    Raleigh
  • Luggage Material
    Aluminum
Great bike for the summer , authentic Raleigh ready to ride no issues . Tires in good conditions and all functional parts ."



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(Apologies if this has been previously posted. It seems familiar. After a while the while the "Wackiness..." is only so much noise. <sigh emoji>)
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^^^^ In my opinion the whole "luggage material" slot on FB marketplace ads makes them all at least a bit wacky. I blame FB for that, and only partly blame the sellers for not being able to distinguish (cheap) aluminum from (cheap) steel.
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
Trek 510 from a longtime owner, but he's asking a lot of money for a bike in this condition and with such obvious attention to detail. $849 in NJ, and you get some good reading in the ad, "Ishiwata tubing 220."

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...75328136708902

165 cranks on a 24 frame? He must be a spinning like a jet engine
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Originally Posted by machinist42 View Post

No
$100 In stock

Listed in Charlotte, NC

"Details
  • Condition
    Used - Good
  • Bicycle Type
    Cruiser Bike
  • Brand
    Raleigh
  • Luggage Material
    Aluminum
Great bike for the summer , authentic Raleigh ready to ride no issues . Tires in good conditions and all functional parts ."



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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
^^^^ In my opinion the whole "luggage material" slot on FB marketplace ads makes them all at least a bit wacky. I blame FB for that, and only partly blame the sellers for not being able to distinguish (cheap) aluminum from (cheap) steel.
(Hmmmmm.

I posted this to "Wacky..." Because "Forks" and "No Issues."

I guess it's not Aluminum either?)
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Old 01-17-22, 09:22 PM
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That fork just "gave up" one day.
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