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Old 01-24-22, 04:19 PM
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Now I see the wacky!
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This is a cautionary tale. Ask first what you are getting into before you leave the store. Also learn to do maintenance as it's waay cheaper

To be sure, I'm betting it's a great tune up and now bike runs well (it is an impressive example of a Technium) and it has nice extras (saddle/bar wrap/saddle bag). But basically, seller is selling the bike for $40 and rest of price is cost of the tune up.

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​​​​​​1988 Raleigh Technium Tri-Lite (Amazing Conditions) - $435Vintage 1988 Raleigh Technium Tri-Lite in excellent conditions. Has recently had a major tune up at the shop ( Receipt Shown). Comes with all accessories and extras shown. A really vintage bicycle but I no longer ride anymore.



I get the extra costs for truing two wheels but $40 to install cables and housing and then another $80 for the tune up???

PS: Are Gatorskins really $57??


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Old 01-26-22, 12:28 PM
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For a house, my understanding is, you make money if you fix stuff up, like if you spend $10K to renovate your kitchen, the potential sales price increases by $20K.

But not so with bikes this guy would have been better off selling the bike as-is for 80-100 bucks, and let a hobbyist put in the elbow grease.

Or maybe it's the same if the cost of fixing up the bike is your own sourced/spare parts and 'free' labor
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Old 01-26-22, 04:58 PM
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I'm confused since the bike she's sitting on isn't one of the ones for sale, "is this considered clickbait". Just asking incase, you know, I click on the ad

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​​​​​​We Love Beach Cruiser Bikes !!!
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  • Condition
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  • Material
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  • Bicycle type
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  • Bicycle wheel size
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It might be cold out now but beach cruiser bikes are still hot. Check out these four bikes and request more info.
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Old 01-29-22, 07:56 AM
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new 1000 watt ebike 42v 14ah battery with free helmet - $580 (oakland downtown)

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At least the seller is upfront about this "feature".
Well, you have to anchor the torque arms somehow. There are more elegant solutions, though. Seller must have gotten a deal on commas.
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Old 01-29-22, 10:09 AM
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"...easy to go fast, about 23 mph easily with[in] seconds from start to top speed."

This describes my old Chevrolet Metro, with the big block 0.9cc engine.
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Old 01-29-22, 11:12 AM
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Must resist urge to make inappropriate comment about photo with chick in bikini......
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Old 01-29-22, 12:42 PM
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Must resist urge to make inappropriate comment about photo with chick in bikini......

I'll comment on that picture:
She appears to be borderline bulimic.
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Old 01-29-22, 03:04 PM
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I wouldn't say so, she's skinny, but her arms and legs are not bony
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Question!

If you worked in a bike shop didn't someone else who worked there say "Gee, something looks off with your forks???"

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Motobecane Road/ Commuter Bike with Custom Stem Riser
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Listed about an hour ago in Logan, UT
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  • Bicycle type
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I used to work in a bike shop and pieced this gem together after I got a herniated disk in my back and needed a road bike that didn't make me bend over so much. It was better, but my back still didn't like it, so I'm selling it. I am just selling it for the cost of the parts I used. 22" / 56 cm frame Easton rims Continental tires Sora rear derailleur Shimano 105 front derailleur Easton EA50 MonkeyBar handlebar Easton EA70 stem Fomtor stem riser (easy to remove if you don't want it) New cables and housing New brake pads Thermalite pedals Diamondback racing saddle It's freezing outside, but this is a pretty cool deal

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Old 01-29-22, 09:30 PM
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No wonder his back didn't like it. lol
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Old 01-29-22, 10:34 PM
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This was a wild one I missed.
reportedly 3 bidders, went up above $20k then the retractions. One bidder remained at the opening bid. Auction ended.
Quite a bit of hubbub down the digital hallway.

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Old 01-30-22, 12:21 AM
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Devil's In The Details, Or At Least The Number Of The Beast Is?

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This was a wild one I missed.
reportedly 3 bidders, went up above $20k then the retractions. One bidder remained at the opening bid. Auction ended.
Quite a bit of hubbub down the digital hallway.

At least the Shipping is reasonable?

(Followed this over on CR, where I learned much about Confentes!)
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Old 01-30-22, 07:13 AM
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The photography world version of "just tuned and ready to ride" when the fork is obviously bent 4+ inches.

I see so many nice tripods like this. its really a shame

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"But mommy, they were in the "Olymipics" and they were only $800!"

So, seller paid $800 when purchased from a "collector" but willing to sell these highly sought after Olympic bikes for $400?

Made in Canada? And "full seze"? These are "Track bikes"?

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official 1976 olimpic games bicycles - $400 (Sacramento)

This are male and female version of 1976 Olympic Games bicycles ! Excellent condition! Tuned up and ready to ride. New tires. Bought them from a collector 2 years ago for $800!









bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: track
brake type: caliper
condition: excellent
electric assist: none
frame size: 54” Full seze
handlebar type: aero
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model name / number: race
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"But mommy, they were in the "Olymipics" and they were only $800!"

So, seller paid $800 when purchased from a "collector" but willing to sell these highly sought after Olympic bikes for $400?

Made in Canada? And "full seze"? These are "Track bikes"?

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bi...439401380.html

official 1976 olimpic games bicycles - $400 (Sacramento)

This are male and female version of 1976 Olympic Games bicycles ! Excellent condition! Tuned up and ready to ride. New tires. Bought them from a collector 2 years ago for $800!









bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: track
brake type: caliper
condition: excellent
electric assist: none
frame size: 54” Full seze
handlebar type: aero
make / manufacturer: Canada
model name / number: race
serial number: not sure
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 27.5 in
It's amazing what people think they own with the word Olympic on them.
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Old 01-30-22, 06:54 PM
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Yeah, that's really ditzy.
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1974 Schwinn Paramount - $1,399 (napa county)

MADE IN AMERICA, OF AMERICA STEEL. i aint got, no got no Camera.
Campi and Cinelli. Large frame. Runs fine. Paint is rough brown. At most needs some polish. its now 47 years old. Antique, and collectible. Only buyers with Silver or Gold considered.


IF YOU AINT A SERIOUS BUYER, GO TO WALMART AND BUY A MADE IN COMMUNIST CHINA BIKE.
frame size:
60 cm i guess

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If he ain't got no camera how he ain't got no pictures?
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Yeah, after all, they only make 90% of the world’s bikes…
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Reynolds 531 - had to come out of a Reynolds Aluminum factory, or maybe a Reynolds cigarette factory....
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MADE IN AMERICA, OF AMERICA STEEL. i aint got, no got no Camera.
Campi and Cinelli. Large frame. Runs fine. Paint is rough brown. At most needs some polish. its now 47 years old. Antique, and collectible. Only buyers with Silver or Gold considered.


IF YOU AINT A SERIOUS BUYER, GO TO WALMART AND BUY A MADE IN COMMUNIST CHINA BIKE.
frame size:
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I think this a bit more than twice what this sold for new. https://www.ebay.com/itm/11522804307...gAAOSwaT1h9ZAd

$1550.00 plus shipping! 1987 Volpe

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This are male and female version...





I wonder: if these two get together are they gonna have a litter of tricycles?

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