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

Old 08-14-16, 09:56 PM
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Any giant humans looking for a Schwinn Sports Tourer? Mistakenly listed as a Continental, by the original owner. I have notified them of that, and that the price does not need to be raised accordingly. I bet they will double it though, if they're a usual seller type. One of the nicest condition ones I've ever seen though. If it was smaller, I'd be asking friends for money, hehe.,,,,BD

Schwinn Continental 27" - 1973 - one owner Excellent

Looks exactly like the Sports Tourer I rode my four years at Texas A&M. Payed $25 for it in 1983. Would give $25 again for sure. Don't know about $325. Mine had a tired brooks saddle from sitting out in the Galveston salt air but it served me well.

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You could buy a mach one mustang for less than 50 grand too, in 1983, hehehe,,,,BD
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Definitely priced high, but maybe he'd negotiate:

Vintage Ciocc

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Beautiful Vintage Ciocc for sale, with original paint job. $700 OBO. This bike's the real deal in vintage Italian steel. And she's a head-turner.

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Campagnolo Nuovo Record bottom bracket (vintage)
Campy Strada 170 crank (vintage)
Campy Chorus headset (vintage)
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Origin8 hubs - rear set up for fixed, can be make flip/flop.
Velocity rims
Nitto stem
VO Grand Cru seatpost.

Would prefer to sell this fully built - she's ready to ride. But willing to sell frame, fork, crank/bottom bracket for $600 obo.

Bike would be best for someone 5'8" or less.
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Any giant humans looking for a Schwinn Sports Tourer? Mistakenly listed as a Continental, by the original owner. I have notified them of that, and that the price does not need to be raised accordingly. I bet they will double it though, if they're a usual seller type. One of the nicest condition ones I've ever seen though. If it was smaller, I'd be asking friends for money, hehe.,,,,BD

Schwinn Continental 27" - 1973 - one owner Excellent


I could ride that and I even like the color. But alas, I'm not in the market.
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This Hollands in D.C. is a little rough but it the asking price is only $400.

Hollands road bike w/ campagnolio components



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I've been eyeballing this for a few weeks as it's dropped significantly in price. My size and pink, which I dig, but don't need another road bike right now.

Vintage Schwinn Prelude 12 Speed Road Bike-Columbus Frame-Excellent.

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Originally Posted by francophile
I've been eyeballing this for a few weeks as it's dropped significantly in price. My size and pink, which I dig, but don't need another road bike right now.

Vintage Schwinn Prelude 12 Speed Road Bike-Columbus Frame-Excellent.

That Prelude is really clean. Good value for that long sought after pink ride.
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Someone please buy this so I don't. $250 for full 531 and gen 1 Cyclone
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55cm Performance SLX frame $150 in SF

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Originally Posted by artclone
55cm Performance SLX frame $150 in SF

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No self-respecting hammerhead would have been caught riding this BITD. Right up there with Scattante today.

Looks pretty cool now!
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I'm going to check on that puch tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by plonz
No self-respecting hammerhead would have been caught riding this BITD. Right up there with Scattante today.

Looks pretty cool now!
Yep, like wearing Sears Tuffskins instead of Levis 501s.

But I'd buy it along with the 600 groupset same seller has (with wheels!) for $150 if I needed a sweet little bike project. Honestly, if I hadn't agreed w/spouse to a one in, one out policy on bikes I'd probably grab it for a sleeper.
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Woah, a Batavus Professional for $149

10 speed bike for sale


Won't answer emails. I've tried 3 times now, first hours after listing. No other way to contact. Made low offer, made higher offer and asked to meet me partway, then made full price offer. Nothing. About ready to flag posting as an aberration.
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Probably sold in the first few hours and they're ignoring emails, or it went to spam. Or both.,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by kdresch
Made low offer, made higher offer and asked to meet me partway, then made full price offer. Nothing. About ready to flag posting as an aberration.
Hey, here's a chance to learn!

First mistake: Never make an offer before seeing the bike. Instant turnoff for the seller, instant reason to ignore your email.

Second mistake: Making a low offer on a bike that's already absurdly cheap. Never assume a low price means someone doesn't know what they have.

Third mistake: Making multiple offers via email; makes you sound desperate and sends the message that the bike is probably more valuable than the list.

Fourth mistake: Don't be the person who flags a post out of butthurt. If this person is new to Craigslist, they may not know they need to remove it.
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Originally Posted by plonz
No self-respecting hammerhead would have been caught riding this BITD. Right up there with Scattante today.

Looks pretty cool now!
News to me. I'm not versed on Performance bikes. Were they not desirable BITD?

Edit: spelling :-)
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Performance branding carries negative connotations.

I have a Biemzetta built Palo Alto (another mostly catalog shop, but without the negative connotations) and I've seen a BMZ built Performance Sports Tourer...they're excellent bikes, very well made and very nicely detailed. Likely a lot nicer than some of the Italians many here give credence to.

I'd buy/build that bike in a heart beat, and were it local, I'd already be en route. Great price for what's likely a heck of a nice frame.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
Performance branding carries negative connotations.

I have a Biemzetta built Palo Alto (another mostly catalog shop, but without the negative connotations) and I've seen a BMZ built Performance Sports Tourer...they're excellent bikes, very well made and very nicely detailed. Likely a lot nicer than some of the Italians many here give credence to.

I'd buy/build that bike in a heart beat, and were it local, I'd already be en route. Great price for what's likely a heck of a nice frame.
I just noticed in the specs that the top tube isn't SLX, only downtube, seat tube, and chain stays. Not a deal-breaker, but odd. I've seen using SP or something for seat tube sometimes, but here there's no mention of what steel it is on top tube or fork or seat stays.
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Nice De Rosa in Sisters, Oregon. If only I were smaller...

DeRosa Super Prestige 49 cm C-C





I would definitely buy that Performance frame if I were in the SF area. In fact, I'm trying to figure out who I know down there that I could get to buy it for me.
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Anything Performance branded comes with it a stigma that may lead to it being looked down on. These were Italian made frames so in the period we are in now a well made lugged Columbus tubed frame has value even if branded with a mail orders name. I assembled an Italian-made Nashbar frame for Matt Eaton the Spring he won the Milk Race. That was 1983? - I quit looking down on these at an early age. I also thought he can't be serious - this is his racing bike?
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Negotiation Tips - re: Batavus Professional Bike

Thanks everyone for the suggestions public and private. I've been playing this game on both sides (buyer/seller) since the 90's and every transaction is different.

I once had a college level negotiations class and on the first day of class the prof. asked if you are at a yard sale and see a screaming deal should you negotiate, nearly every student said NO. He said "incorrect the answer is YES" as every seller has a different value of his item in his mind (he may think it's trash).

Whenever I try to nail down a price (usually on deals that require travel) it is contingent on my personal inspection. I know one private fellow who deals in automobiles who does this and then we he sees the car brings up defects for a 2nd round of negotiations that often drive the price even lower!

Also before traveling I like to have a price or even price range in mind. If you drive 150 miles you are at a disadvantage negotiating at that point. You've in the deal with the investment of a trip! A smart seller knows this.

Often folks will take less when you get to them first. I answered this Batavus ad just an hour after posting, he's 100 miles from me. But some times even if you are first and made a deal via email they may sell to someone else at a higher price. I at least try to make them feel real bad then they do this. I've been in route twice only to find a seller making a deal for a higher price as I arrived. It happens. I've stolen deals from other fellows I compete with locally by offering a higher price and the seller took it and I get there before my competitor.

Since the Batavus ad is still up with a possible completed sale, and all the emails the guys getting you'd think he'd want to take it down. I'm always polite and respond to anyone asking about any item I sell even if I haven't got the ad down yet.

In my eyes the Batavus guy is a novice and probably doesn't know what a spam folder is, as it's overflowing with emails about his bike. From his images and write up he is clueless about what he even has. Looks like Campy components to me.

Again, each deal is different and I feel pretty good about my tactics which vary on each case. I'm always open to suggestions to learn from and appreciate everyone's comment. Others can learn from this back and forth too!

Also, on the other side I've had folks come over to look at a bike and I was prepared to give them a deal but they don't even suggest a lower price. Often when this happens I throw in a bunch of accessories I pulled off bikes I sell. Water bottle holders, bottles, packs, frame pumps etc.

Happy hunting and negotiations! We are all in this game of life together.


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Hey, here's a chance to learn!

First mistake: Never make an offer before seeing the bike. Instant turnoff for the seller, instant reason to ignore your email.

Second mistake: Making a low offer on a bike that's already absurdly cheap. Never assume a low price means someone doesn't know what they have.

Third mistake: Making multiple offers via email; makes you sound desperate and sends the message that the bike is probably more valuable than the list.

Fourth mistake: Don't be the person who flags a post out of butthurt. If this person is new to Craigslist, they may not know they need to remove it.
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Someone in the Raleigh Hate thread mentioned Motos, which set me looking

MOTOBECANE GRAND JUBILE ROADBIKE $200



https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/5722516634.html $400

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Originally Posted by kdresch

I once had a college level negotiations class and on the first day of class the prof. asked if you are at a yard sale and see a screaming deal should you negotiate, nearly every student said NO. He said "incorrect the answer is YES" as every seller has a different value of his item in his mind (he may think it's trash).
To each his own, but I find a bit of dishonesty when buying a bike for significantly less than FMV from somebody who doesn't know what he's got. I squirm when I hear people saying "Score" when there is the possibility that the seller has been deprived of a significant value that belongs to him save for his ignorance.

On another point, a neighbor of mine was having a garage sale once and I was watching. He was selling some books at a get rid of price of $0.50 each. A lady haggled him down to $0.25. I felt like strangling that woman. That's why I never have garage sales. I'd rather donate my excess stuff to charity.

I would never negotiate a price down if I think I'm getting a tremendous value for my money. To me, lowballers are the scum of Craigslist.
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vintage single speed road bike
"Viscount made in england Aerospace GP super light Aerospace chromoly tubing strong light cranks with a newer chrome fork note the bike does have scratches however there are no dents this bike is ready to roll it would be a lot better with the better wheels on it but works just fine as it is with lots of character this is a size 58 call or text"

A ride like no others really, Viscount.

On this, they left the rear cluster on but turned it into a single speed.
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