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Old 08-04-15, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
He's a expensive seller, he's motivated to rip off the buyer to get prices that are just too much for a certain bike, but if the right buyer has been looking a long time for the right bike and hasn't found it and this seller has it no telling how much a person like that is willing to spend just to have a particular bike, and that's what this guy is doing, hoping for the right motivated buyer with money. I see nothing wrong with that, would I buy from him? no way, but I'm not that desperate to find a certain bike, he's just operating a business the way he sees fit, I know he's sold a few bikes way overpriced but like I said before the buyer wanted a specific bike in a specific condition and was willing to pay any price for it. I listed those two bikes here because someone here with the money may have been looking for one for years and doesn't care about the cost.
I don't know if it's a total ripoff. The bikes do look pretty nice and he says he put a lot of work into them.

It just takes a while to find a buyer that wants to pay him well for his time spent working on them.

And the buyer should understand that if they want to recoup their money spent on the bike they'll have to carefully hang it on a wall and expect it to take a long time to resell at the price paid.

Or just pray for a big increase in demand.
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Waterford RS-11 60cm



[h=2] Waterford RS-11 60cm - $600 (Cleveland)[/h]Pedals, bag, seat, ciussi cage NOT included. I can put on generic pedals and seat if wanted.
For local pickup within 100 miles of 44119, might ship if you pay for it.

Rides great. Light and smooth. Shifts are crisp, ready to ride. There are a couple paint chips but no dings or dents at all. I just bought this last week it was advertised as a 54cm, it is just too large for me. I may trade for similar steel ride in 54-56 size range.
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Witcomb frankenbike

Really crappy ad and it looks like the fork, bars, and some components are not original. But someone might still be interested in the frame and some possibly nice components?

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/5155574181.html

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Yellow Merckx Corsa in Chicago



Eddy Merckx Corsa 56cm , fits 5'9"-6'1", well preserved
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
He's a expensive seller, he's motivated to rip off the buyer to get prices that are just too much for a certain bike, but if the right buyer has been looking a long time for the right bike and hasn't found it and this seller has it no telling how much a person like that is willing to spend just to have a particular bike, and that's what this guy is doing, hoping for the right motivated buyer with money. I see nothing wrong with that, would I buy from him? no way, but I'm not that desperate to find a certain bike, he's just operating a business the way he sees fit, I know he's sold a few bikes way overpriced but like I said before the buyer wanted a specific bike in a specific condition and was willing to pay any price for it. I listed those two bikes here because someone here with the money may have been looking for one for years and doesn't care about the cost.
I think his $4500 Casati is indicative of what he is trying to do, fleece people.

How about this Tommasini in Denver? Very well priced at $800 plus it comes with a Tommasini jacket!

Tommasini Road Bike 58cm



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Plus sized Look (i didn't even know they made them this big). one of the frames i'd sure like to own.

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Anyone ever ridden a bike with couplers? What are they like?

Eddy Merckx 7 Eleven Corsa s s Coupler Travel Bike 54cm Steel | eBay

not sure but he wants $175 for shipping when its specifically designed to fold into a small light package. hmmmmm
It can barely and meticulously be packed into a box which is 26" by 26" by 10 inches, the maximum size the airlines will allow and not be oversize. The weight of the bike doesn't change just because it's in pieces. Mine is packed and ready to fly north tomorrow afternoon. Part of that seeming high price might be related to the packing of the bike. It's an art form.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
"Tallest Production" at 28" frame. Panasonic made several models in this size and I sold a few. Post-assembly test rides could be tricky. For "tallest" try Googling a pic of Bill Walton and his customs.

Here's a Paramount PDG7 with 650 wheels that no one has snapped up yet.

Schwinn Paramount road bike

Schwinn Paramount road bike - $600 (Carytown)








Older Schwinn paramount. Awesome bike I just am ready for 700 not 650 wheels. Great for female beginner triathlete or cyclist. I used this bike for my first and only beginner triathlon season 3 years ago before babies came. I'll answer questions I know but would be best to come check it out. Thanks! Just got tuned at Endorphin fitness
What a tasty treat that one is. And I'll be in Richmond Thursday morning.
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Originally Posted by GentlemanGeorge
Waterford RS-11 60cm



Waterford RS-11 60cm - $600 (Cleveland)

Pedals, bag, seat, ciussi cage NOT included. I can put on generic pedals and seat if wanted.
For local pickup within 100 miles of 44119, might ship if you pay for it.

Rides great. Light and smooth. Shifts are crisp, ready to ride. There are a couple paint chips but no dings or dents at all. I just bought this last week it was advertised as a 54cm, it is just too large for me. I may trade for similar steel ride in 54-56 size range.
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i despise ads like this one...no pedals, saddle or bag...if that is how you plan to sell, then take the pictures that way! Or...if you want to sell it with a different saddle, put it on for the pictures!
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24" wheeled Maserati. Great size for kids. And it is Orange!

Very Rare Masarati Small Frame Boys Road Bicycle! Ready to Ride! - $180

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Originally Posted by daf1009
i despise ads like this one...no pedals, saddle or bag...if that is how you plan to sell, then take the pictures that way! Or...if you want to sell it with a different saddle, put it on for the pictures!
I despise ads like that because that $600 Waterford in my size is not within driving distance.
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I spy a Cyclone RD.

Mangusta 3000 56 cm Road Bike - $140

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I don't know if it's a total ripoff. The bikes do look pretty nice and he says he put a lot of work into them.

It just takes a while to find a buyer that wants to pay him well for his time spent working on them.

And the buyer should understand that if they want to recoup their money spent on the bike they'll have to carefully hang it on a wall and expect it to take a long time to resell at the price paid.

Or just pray for a big increase in demand.
On a moral basis he's ripping people off, on a technical basis he's not. I don't know how to explain that. Like I said earlier put into a different way, if I'm looking for something and no one else has it and I need it bad I will pay whatever it takes to get it knowing that I'm being ripped off. I hope that made sense.
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Originally Posted by jeirvine
I despise ads like that because that $600 Waterford in my size is not within driving distance.

I'm tempted to see this bike in person myself. I'm more comfortable on a bike with a touch more seat tube, and a slightly shorter top tube. Does anyone have any familiarity with the RS-11 model in particular?
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Clean 1986 710 with Cyclone.

Classic Miyata Road Bike - $200

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
What a tasty treat that one is. And I'll be in Richmond Thursday morning.
Let me know if you want to meet and talk bikes!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
What a tasty treat that one is. And I'll be in Richmond Thursday morning.
My old neighborhood. If you check out the bike, make sure you grab a sandwich from Coppola's deli while you're there.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Clean 1986 710 with Cyclone.

Classic Miyata Road Bike - $200

thank you for posting, I'm trying to acquire this bike now.
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
On a moral basis he's ripping people off, on a technical basis he's not. I don't know how to explain that. Like I said earlier put into a different way, if I'm looking for something and no one else has it and I need it bad I will pay whatever it takes to get it knowing that I'm being ripped off. I hope that made sense.
I've met the man, been to his house and he has quite a collection. He was very nice and from my experience, doesn't negotiate on his prices. All of the bikes I saw were pristine. I bought one for a family member, likely paid more than I may have paid elsewhere, but the '87 bike was truly like new. He gave me a tour and I saw the bikes mentioned above and many others. He obviously loves and knows about bikes. I am also surprised by some of the prices, and since he certainly knows about the bikes, expect he sets the price based on where he values each bike. In other words, the silly-expensive bikes must be bikes that he loves and will part with only for that high price. I don't see how that's immoral or ripping people off, but that's ok.
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This has been on CL for two weeks. He just dropped the price to $400. I almost drove to get it, but 6 hour round trip was just to much. $300 and I would have been in the car, but he had 5 calls today and won't budge on price. It was his dads bike, been hanging for 10 years. He knows nothing about bikes, so a bit hard to get details. Looks like an '87 or so world champ frame(Stephen Roche), though I couldn't find any other pics with full chrome rear.
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[h=2]TREK Bicycle for Sale - $300 (Nowthen, MN)[/h]TREK Bicycle for Sale



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TREK 520 Touring Bike

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*** RARE SCHWINN Premis Racing Road Bike - Mint Condition ****

[h=2]*** RARE SCHWINN Premis Racing Road Bike - Mint Condition **** - $585 (Melrose)[/h]






















condition: like new
make / manufacturer: Schwinn
model name / number: Premis
size / dimensions: 21




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Schwinn Premis Road Bike !!!!! ORIGINAL OWNER!!!!! 1988
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I have a mint condition Schwinn Premis!!!! This was made with high quality Italian and French parts! Completely stock except for the seat which was upgraded!!!!!

ALL EMBLEMS Perfect and In Tact!

SCRATCH FREE!!!! NEW CONDITION!!!!!

- 21" Frame

- NEW Continental Ultra Sport - Fast roll performance tires!!!!!

- Metal Toe Clips

- Water Bottle Holder

- Air Pump

- Alloy Wheels

- Quick Release Wheels (Front and Rear)

- Linea Suede Seat

- Columbus Tenax tubed

- Suntour Cyclone Gears

- Blackburn Pump

- Downtube Shifters

- Headset: Tange Falcon

- Brake calipers: White Dia Compe DX II

***** Lubed / Tuned / READY TO RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


*** This is one amazing looking and performing road bike. Shifts / brakes flawessly, Rims are true. Classic high performance Road Bike with a very nimble feel. Very Fast and easy rolling!!!!!
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