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Old 04-13-15, 11:33 AM
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Slight typo. It's spelled "guerciotti"
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Craigslist searches...

The word "carbon", sort on lowest price.
Interesting- "carbon" happens to be one of my common 'exclude' words
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Schwinns for days...
Oh damn that's a nice Prelude.
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Originally Posted by leegf
Interesting- "carbon" happens to be one of my common 'exclude' words
Even if you don't like carbon fiber this will yeild early CF bikes that had high level components. That Epic should have 105 or 600 components, and you can sell the frame to someone who does like it, or flip the whole thing
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Are you guys aware of customs duties on used bikes purchased from Europe? I purchased a Colnago from Italy (Ebay) and received a bill from UPS for $176 of customs duties. The link below is the bike.

Colnago Master Art Decor Italian Road Bike Campagnolo Chorus Record Groupset | eBay

Boy, between the shipping and duties, it's not worth it.
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
Are you guys aware of customs duties on used bikes purchased from Europe?
Yes- once, when the seller used FedEx to ship. Thankfully it was an inexpensive item, so the duties only ended up being a small amount.

When they used regular mail (e.g., Poste italiane), I wasn't subject to such duties.

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Boy, between the shipping and duties, it's not worth it.
Depends on how badly you want the item and how unobtanium it is Stateside, I guess.
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Masters are not hard to find in the US, finding a good deal on one is another story. These three are reasonably priced, I'd say the one in Tucson is the best deal

Colnago Master extra light




Colnago Master Steel & Carbon Italian Road Bike, Campagnolo Chorus, 58




Colnago Master Steel Columbus, Dura Ace, Vintage, 58cm. Excellent Cond



This one is not cheap but it looks unridden and the seller says as much

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/4972399959.html

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Nice-looking Miyata 1000, $475

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Meanwhile scoping in on Colnago's and duties, here's one for the bottom feeders-

Just a hunch, might be a 1979 Super Sprint? Vitus tubing.

Vintage Motobecane 14 speed Road Bike - Nice Lugs & Frame

Vintage Motobecane 14 speed Road Bike - Nice Lugs & Frame - $75 (Ankeny) Here is a nice Motobecane road bike minus the braking system. The tires are even really good. $75 obo. Call 515-422-two eight two eight.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
Masters are not hard to find in the US, finding a good deal on one is another story. These three are reasonably priced, I'd say the one in Tucson is the best deal

Colnago Master extra light




Colnago Master Steel & Carbon Italian Road Bike, Campagnolo Chorus, 58




Colnago Master Steel Columbus, Dura Ace, Vintage, 58cm. Excellent Cond



This one is not cheap but it looks unridden and the seller says as much

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/4972399959.html

Yes, the one in Tucson looks like a very attractive buy. I obviously paid more than that price. And when you add the shipping and duties, it looks even more disappointing.
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Originally Posted by willydstyle
If I'm not mistaken, that's a pretty good deal for a much-ballyhooed Touring bike, no?

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Yes, the one in Tucson looks like a very attractive buy. I obviously paid more than that price. And when you add the shipping and duties, it looks even more disappointing.
Live and learn, right? I'd say just cut your losses and enjoy the bike.
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Originally Posted by leegf
If I'm not mistaken, that's a pretty good deal for a much-ballyhooed Touring bike, no?



Live and learn, right? I'd say just cut your losses and enjoy the bike.
And other than the bar-foam, it looks very well-equipped too. If I had the dough I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat.
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
Are you guys aware of customs duties on used bikes purchased from Europe? I purchased a Colnago from Italy (Ebay) and received a bill from UPS for $176 of customs duties. The link below is the bike.

Colnago Master Art Decor Italian Road Bike Campagnolo Chorus Record Groupset | eBay

Boy, between the shipping and duties, it's not worth it.
Got a frame from the Netherlands this winter. No duty. I think it was sent regular post.
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KEWL One of a kind 56cm 90's Holland flat bar road bike 650c
[h=2]KEWL One of a kind 56cm 90's Holland flat bar road bike 650c - $600 (Allston)[/h]








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Check out this sweet flat bar road bike! It once was a time trial bike but it has been updated to be your new fun neon summer bike that will impress your friends and the neighborhood BMX gang. Custom made for some guy named Skeeter. All tuned up and ready to hit the streets!

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[h=2]specialized sirrus direct drive - $130 (Acton)[/h]














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It in good shape but could use a tune up as the bike is from the early nineties
direct drive light cromoly tubing if you see the ad it is for sale price is $130 or best offer.
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[h=2]1987 Lotus Prestige Dura Ace Racing Series 56cm - $650 (Cape Cod/Harwich)[/h]








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1987 Lotus Prestige Dura Ace Racing Series road bike.Japanese built Tange Prestige frame 22" center of crank to top of seat tube.22" center of seat tube to center head tube. Dura Ace 7400 group with exception of rear hub which is 600/Ultegra. Clinchers not original tubulars tires. Upgraded to 7400 STI shifters/brake levers but still shifting 7x2.172.5mm crank arms. Stronglight headset.Cinelli bars and stem.Selcof seat post.Terry Ti/Fly saddle.Original paint with some touched up spots.No dents or dings.Put together last fall with new brake and shifter cables/housings and bar tape.Sorry no pedals.Just bought a steel Indy Fab Crown Jewel so this one is up for grabs.First $650 picked up takes it.I answer responses that include a phone number.Interesting bicycle related partial trades considered.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs
Got a frame from the Netherlands this winter. No duty. I think it was sent regular post.
My bike was sent by the seller via Italian Post. Somehow, it got in the hands of UPS along the way. I really don't understand how that works. I received the bill after I received the bike. Why would UPS advance the money for Customs duties? Do they have a contract with Customs?
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Cool looking Motobecane, but too large for me.Vintage Motobecane Grand Touring (restore or parts)

[h=2]Vintage Motobecane Grand Touring (restore or parts) - $150 (SoHo)[/h]








23 inch Motobecane with rare French parts. The bike was obviously sprayed with oil, and needs to be taken apart and restored, but there is very little rust. The parts are great, the crankset with Stronglight logo rare. A great candidate for restoration or parts for another French bike.

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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
Yes, the one in Tucson looks like a very attractive buy. I obviously paid more than that price. And when you add the shipping and duties, it looks even more disappointing.
Oops, didn't mean to rub salt in the wound, I misread your post, I thought you were posting the auction as an ebay find.

UPS is the worst for shipping internationally, I've bought many bikes and frames from Europe and will only use the post office for shipping, even if it means splitting the bike into many packages.

UPS charges a brokerage fee for international packages, I guess they have a deal going with the Italian post. I have had bikes from the Belgian post get delivered to me by DHL but they don't charge much of a brokerage fee.

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Why do the bikes I'm interested in only pop up at good prices when I'm trying not to buy? $200 Diamondback Master TG

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I have the same bike I found int eh trash this winter. I finally got it fixed up. Thinking about selling it and moving on to another project...

Here is the link:

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Cool looking Motobecane, but too large for me.Vintage Motobecane Grand Touring (restore or parts)

Vintage Motobecane Grand Touring (restore or parts) - $150 (SoHo)










23 inch Motobecane with rare French parts. The bike was obviously sprayed with oil, and needs to be taken apart and restored, but there is very little rust. The parts are great, the crankset with Stronglight logo rare. A great candidate for restoration or parts for another French bike.

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OK, not classic, not vintage, but someone in Chicago should snap this up (and probably replace the handlebar): 56 cm 2002 Van Dessel Super Fly. (Also, I think it's a 2001 -- the 2002 had a suspension fork.)


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OK, not classic, not vintage, but someone in Chicago should snap this up (and probably replace the handlebar): 56 cm 2002 Van Dessel Super Fly. (Also, I think it's a 2001 -- the 2002 had a suspension fork.)


I think that's a replacement fork that's too short. Those angles look really steep and that BB looks really low.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I think that's a replacement fork that's too short. Those angles look really steep and that BB looks really low.
Huh. You got me wondering. Maybe it's a 2002 w/the headshock suspension removed from the fork and the resulting space moved atop the head tube for spacers to take up the slack? Because look at the spacers on that goofy, high-a$$ steerer tube. Is it even possible to do that w/a headhshock -- remove it and still have a functional fork?

Regardless, it's a great frame w/decent components and still probably worth the initial bid price.
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