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Old 07-26-16, 07:54 AM
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PINARELLO MONTELLO FULL CHROMED gorgeous

Never been that intrigued by Italian bicycles, had I not purchased another vintage track machine this week this would be mine…Oh yes it would.










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Originally Posted by St33lWh33ls
Never been that intrigued by Italian bicycles, had I not purchased another vintage track machine this week this would be mine…Oh yes it would.

PINARELLO MONTELLO FULL CHROMED gorgeous


Lovely bike. FWIW, just be aware that you have to take Customs duties into account whenever you buy a bike (or most anything else) from outside the US. I wasn't pleased when I received such a bill.
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Paramount PDG Waterford Frames


Paramount PDG Waterford Frames - $150 (The Fan)







condition: like new
make / manufacturer: Paramount
model name / number: GPD Waterford




2 paramount GPD Waterford Frames. Never used. Will sell individually or as pair. Please contact for more info
damn, that's cheap for a Paramount GDP frame, someone who wants to build a really nice frame up needs to be burning rubber to get one, or possibly both if they have enough parts and can sell one built for profit.
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
Lovely bike. FWIW, just be aware that you have to take Customs duties into account whenever you buy a bike (or most anything else) from outside the US. I wasn't pleased when I received such a bill.
It appears the duty fee from $800 to $1800 is 4% of the purchase price which if I'm correct isn't all that bad. But the bike is a very nice looking chrome bike that appears to be in excellent condition. Biggest problem I see is that older chrome does pit over time, most of the time anyways, and polishing and photos can cover that stuff up and be hidden from the viewer's eyes, I would be very hesitant to buy an all chrome bike without seeing it first hand. Beside pitting scratches on the chrome will also rust fast.
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
It appears the duty fee from $800 to $1800 is 4% of the purchase price which if I'm correct isn't all that bad. But the bike is a very nice looking chrome bike that appears to be in excellent condition. Biggest problem I see is that older chrome does pit over time, most of the time anyways, and polishing and photos can cover that stuff up and be hidden from the viewer's eyes, I would be very hesitant to buy an all chrome bike without seeing it first hand. Beside pitting scratches on the chrome will also rust fast.
I'm no expert, but I remember paying somewhere in the 10%-15% range on an $1800 purchase. I wouldn't even have blinked if it were 4%. It still annoys me whenever I think about it.
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I'm no expert, but I remember paying somewhere in the 10%-15% range on an $1800 purchase. I wouldn't even have blinked if it were 4%. It still annoys me whenever I think about it.
I'm no expert either, but maybe that 10 to 15% range was for both duty and VAT? For some odd reason when I ordered my now sold Mercian while in England I never got charged for VAT or duty charges and they had to send to my home in the US. Not sure how they got away with it.

Not all duty is the same for all countries, according to the internet that bicycles from China have a 48.5% anti dumping duty charge!

But other charges like postal charges and insurance can also be quite high, using this calculator showed a import duty and tax charge for $1,800 bike to be $200, Import duty & taxes calculation result So a bit more then 4% from what another website showed. But you add up that duty and tax plus shipping and insurance you've got quite a bit extra money being spent. Estimated shipping is about $425 from Fedex not including insurance. So just on duty, tax, and shipping a person will be over $625, probably about another $150?
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
I'm no expert either, but maybe that 10 to 15% range was for both duty and VAT? For some odd reason when I ordered my now sold Mercian while in England I never got charged for VAT or duty charges and they had to send to my home in the US. Not sure how they got away with it.

Not all duty is the same for all countries, according to the internet that bicycles from China have a 48.5% anti dumping duty charge!

But other charges like postal charges and insurance can also be quite high, using this calculator showed a import duty and tax charge for $1,800 bike to be $200, Import duty & taxes calculation result So a bit more then 4% from what another website showed. But you add up that duty and tax plus shipping and insurance you've got quite a bit extra money being spent. Estimated shipping is about $425 from Fedex not including insurance. So just on duty, tax, and shipping a person will be over $625, probably about another $150?
The bike I ordered was a Colnago from an Italian seller. The charge of $200 that you calculated is about what I remember paying. The freight charged was also $200. At least I knew about the freight before I entered into the transaction. The Customs charge came out of left field. On hindsight, I should not have been surprised.
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
The bike I ordered was a Colnago from an Italian seller. The charge of $200 that you calculated is about what I remember paying. The freight charged was also $200. At least I knew about the freight before I entered into the transaction. The Customs charge came out of left field. On hindsight, I should not have been surprised.
I did get charged by Mercian for shipping charges of $100 and $50 for insurance (if memory serves me correctly) but that was also back in 07 so I'm sure rates have gone up, but that's the only charge I got which I paid them in advance while there in England. At the time I bought my bike the pound was worth less than the dollar so I got a good deal on everything from the frame to the parts (which for some reason the Campy Athena parts were a lot cheaper than if I bought the same parts in the USA) to even the shipping.
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52cm 1980 Peugeot Super Competition 531 Campy Record - $400 (Holliston)




Wonderful condition. Full 531. Peugeots top of the line race bike in 1980.
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https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...700902343.html

Probably not an RB-1?


Bridgestone RB-1 - $175 (Alhambra)



Bridgestone RB-1 great excellent bike looks and working good.,
Bike size is 24"
Have new wheels
Tune up ready
Sell for $175.00
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What the heck? This new-ish Volpe is priced great.

2006 Bianchi Volpe - $150 (Eden Prairie, MN)

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Bianchi Volpe 2006 cyclocross bike in very good condition.
52 cm bike, will fit a person who is 5'4" - 5'7".
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20 bucks gets you a "mans bike"

Mans bicycle

it looks like a great deal actually-
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KG381 - maybe not quite vintage yet.. but one of the last classically styled look CF frames. good deal!

Look Road Bike KG381i Team 55cm
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Don't usually post mountain bikes but this one looks interesting. $100 San Jose

Lugged frame, Champion tubing, Ritchey? The shoulder frame bit is what caught my eye:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/5699335185.html
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Hey @artclone would you be able to facilitate?
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Originally Posted by artclone
Don't usually post mountain bikes but this one looks interesting. $100 San Jose

Lugged frame, Champion tubing, Ritchey? The shoulder frame bit is what caught my eye:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/5699335185.html
This looks like a Lotus Pegasus, which was my first mountain bike back in the `80s.



It's a great bike, and an absolute steal at that price!
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Hey @artclone would you be able to facilitate?
Unfortunately this week I won't have time to make the drive to San Jose. If you can get it brought to SF, I can facilitate from there. Or if you can get the seller to hold for two weeks.
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$185 for a Team Panasonic in Beantown!

Top end Panasonic Team road bike, 56cm frame , just tuned

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Not a bad deal in Eugene-----$159 for a Raleigh Professional frameset and a Campy headset

handmade raleigh professional + campagnolo + donation to non profit

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Paramount in ABQ $100!??!11?!

This just popped up on my local CL.

21" Paramount

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Originally Posted by Parabolous
This just popped up on my local CL.

21" Paramount

Road or Touring Bicycle
Might be a typo. But I'd drop everything and catch it before it's gone.
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Originally Posted by Parabolous
This just popped up on my local CL.

21" Paramount

Road or Touring Bicycle
and get the Legano too while you are there.

Touring or Road Bicycle

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In an earlier thread, there seemed to be some interest in my Galli bottom bracket. Well, now's your chance. There's another one on eBay now, NOS with Italian threading. The seller is velostuf, otherwise known to the outside world as John Barron. In addition to his day job, he travels around the US, Japan, and Europe, buying and selling vintage bike bits. Nice guy.

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Suntour XCE trigger shifters! $150 1980's Lotus 3000M Mountain Bike
Terry-style $400 45cm FUJI 450 SE Road Bike == RARE ==
Neon triangle decals! $275 Made in Japan, Miyata 718 womens road bike 48 cm
Still languishing $100 Purple Panasonic CB-4000 21 speed mixte
Excellent deal for someone $125 Dave Scott Expert Centurion
$850 but "needs tires" LOL 1981 Classic Nishiki Professional Bicycle
Reynolds 853, $3000 in the listing appears to be a typo for $300 in the copy, Fuji Roubaix Pro
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Yeah, I know it's not a C or a V. But at $1200 it seems like a steal for a classy handmade bike with couplers

S and S coupled Steve Rex 55cm road bike

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