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eBay / CraigsList finds - "Are you looking for one of these!?" Part II

Old 02-25-15, 07:19 PM
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A real 7-11/Motorola frame can sell for well over $1000, depending on the rider. I've turned down double that for my Bauer. That said, the TT aspect does affect value...big time. A time trial bike will typically sell for a third, or less, of a comparable traditional bike. This one is also hurt by having the wrong gruppo. I think the time trial part is more relevant than the bump from being a team frame, but this one could be variable and value will be in the eye of the beholder. Generally provenance doesn't add that much value to a bike unless it's a pretty big deal rider and/or associated with a particular event.

This could sell anywhere between $500 and $2000. If I were a betting man, I'd bet the lower side.

Most bike collectors want to ride the bike on occasion - and this has limited appeal as a bike to ride.
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Originally Posted by TimmyT
I have one, and I like it a lot. I got a deal on it, so it was a no brainer. They are stiff and light relative to steel. Would I upgrade to something else? Yes, but only titanium, and I have to *know* that it's better. A Merckx AX came up shortly after I got my Litespeed, arguably in a better size for me, but I didn't pull the trigger.
I also have one, a 1992 Litespeed Ultimate. I love the bike, but I don't know enough about other titanium bikes. Almost everybody in this forum is much more knowledgeable than I and so I defer to their opinions.

Most everybody seem to like the Merlins, though.

Just today, a Colnago Titanio closed on Ebay at close to what I paid for a steel Colnago. I may have bought the wrong steed.
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
I also have one, a 1992 Litespeed Ultimate. I love the bike, but I don't know enough about other titanium bikes. Almost everybody in this forum is much more knowledgeable than I and so I defer to their opinions.

Most everybody seem to like the Merlins, though.

Just today, a Colnago Titanio closed on Ebay at close to what I paid for a steel Colnago. I may have bought the wrong steed.
I would rather have just about any other Colnago than a Titanio.

A good friend had one that I rode occasionally and it was a wiggly affair.

No thanks.
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Originally Posted by gomango
I would rather have just about any other Colnago than a Titanio.

A good friend had one that I rode occasionally and it was a wiggly affair.

No thanks.
I'm so glad you said that. Now I don't feel too bad.
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Old 02-25-15, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
I'm so glad you said that. Now I don't feel too bad.
Enjoy what you have.

I'm sure it is very nice.
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Old 02-25-15, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by gomango
Enjoy what you have.

I'm sure it is very nice.
Thank you. Though I don't have it yet. It's in transit from Italy.
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^ Had to show my wife, puts things in perspective...
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Originally Posted by sloar
Must be an LBS going out of business? Like the last pic - best "bumper sticker" I've seen in a while:
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If any of you guys are in the market for a track bike:


FTW Track Frame and Parts Frank The Welder Custom Velodrome | eBay


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[h=2]Cool frame. High price.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/4907918771.html
1986 57.5cm Nashbar Steel Suguino Lugged Frame with BB - $400[/h]

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[h=2]https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/4907907499.html

1979 57.5cm Guerciotto Track Bike "single speed" - luc - $900[/h]






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[h=2]Looks like they are clearing out an interesting stable

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/4907196339.html
Vintage Bianchi 29er conversion - $1400[/h]

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Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve
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FTW Track Frame and Parts Frank The Welder Custom Velodrome | eBay


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Originally Posted by acoffin
Looks like they are clearing out an interesting stable

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/4907196339.html
Vintage Bianchi 29er conversion - $1400



They look kinda cool, but who on earth would want to put two pound tires on a bike like that? I once bought a bike with ridiculous fat tires, replaced them with tires that weighed half as much but were still adequately fat and it was like riding a whole new bike.
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Old 02-26-15, 12:27 AM
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Not exactly C/V, but it is steel and you don't see too many of these in my neck of the woods:
58cm Colnago Master Light with Campy Chorus 9 speed group.
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
They look kinda cool, but who on earth would want to put two pound tires on a bike like that? I once bought a bike with ridiculous fat tires, replaced them with tires that weighed half as much but were still adequately fat and it was like riding a whole new bike.
I would.

They ride surprisingly well on asphalt, but really shine on gravel roads.

My wife has them on her Stumpjumper and she can give fits to some of the guys we ride with her climbing ability.

I actually like these quite a bit.
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
Not exactly C/V, but it is steel and you don't see too many of these in my neck of the woods:
58cm Colnago Master Light with Campy Chorus 9 speed group.
Really a great ride for the money.

I've owned a couple of these and they are decent long distance riders as well.
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Cannondale tandem...........

shopgoodwill.com - #20206016 - Cannondale Road Tandem On-Road Bicycle Blue - 3/4/2015 7:03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by acoffin
https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/4907907499.html

1979 57.5cm Guerciotto Track Bike "single speed" - luc - $900









Man, you are killing me. This is exactly what I've been looking for.
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These look decent:

Vintage French Lefol Randonneur Porteur Fenders re Fitted for 700c Decent Shape | eBay
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Meanwhile, back on the lower end...
Here's one I like well enough (too small for me, tho, at 19"). A good cause, too - Newark (Del) Bike Project, a non-profit.

[h=2]Miyata Two Ten Grand Touring 18 Speed, Excellent condition - $175 (Newark/ UD)[/h]https://delaware.craigslist.org/bik/4849854605.html

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Decent price for an International, by my estimation. Not great, but better than most asking prices that I see:

1971 Raleigh International 22 1 2" Campagnolo Nuovo Record | eBay
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Originally Posted by gomango
I would.

They ride surprisingly well on asphalt, but really shine on gravel roads.

My wife has them on her Stumpjumper and she can give fits to some of the guys we ride with her climbing ability.

I actually like these quite a bit.
I stand humbly corrected.
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Not mine:

Double-ended (22mm/23mm) Park CCP-1 crank puller:



Park Tool CCP 1 Crank Puller Vintage | eBay
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