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

Old 08-17-16, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
I am the worst haggler because I was told by my father at a very early age that the best deal is one where both parties walk away happy
I thought it was when both parties walk away grumbling.
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Damn, nice LeJeune! Too bad it's too small for me. excellent price too!,,,,BD

Vintage LeJeune
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Inadequate pictures and description. But hey, it's a Masi for a buck and a quarter.

Vintage Masi Roadbike - $125 (Whittier)


Gold vintage masi roadbike with bike lock

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lg...737663949.html
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Alan made for Nishiki - $400
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sekai 2700 for $90

sweet Sekai 2700 for sale in San Francisco for $90

Seka bike for sale

likely from 1983 and i'd guess size is 23" seat tube

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Originally Posted by randyjawa
Yup, that is exactly how I scored an old Marinoni with first generation Super Record fitted. Did I feel bad about getting it for $30.00? Not a chance! That said...

I will not take advantage of people who appear to be resource limited. I have, many times, warned sellers that they are asking too little. The most memorable was with an older lady selling used horse saddles - $25.00 each. There was a military saddle from WW1 and a lovely hand tooled, and I mean fancy tooling, saddle complete wish silver badges fitted with that green stone from Mexico (turquoise).

I warned her that she might want to ask more and offered to place them on the internet for her, providing she would accept phone calls regarding the saddles. She agreed and I helped. I also warned her that her prewar something or other step through with skirt guard was worth more than she was asking. I did not buy the bike but I advised her to add a hundred dollars to the asking price. She did.

Some time later she called me and gave me a lovely antique bottle that I had admired when at her place. Now that made my day! I still have the bottle.
Exactly!

My change of heart came in Buenos Aires.

I found a Super Record equipped Columbus SPX Privatera—a sort of Latin American Marinoni—on Mercado Libre—the Argentine equivalent of Craigslist—for the competitive price of ~$300USD.

The owner lived in a particularly poor suburb of the city.

I took the train out to meet him. Rough neighbourhood. For the whole walk over my shoulders were up around my ears. All houses were set up with barbed wire fences and barred windows. Buenos Aires downtown can be hairy, but this was a different beast.

When I arrived at the seller's house, he was welcoming and warm. We had coffee together with his son, and spent twenty minutes exchanging stories. Though it was five years ago, I still remember it vividly.

He treated me like a neighbour. I left the transaction feeling like I'd made a friend, and I hope he did too.

I know character, age, and interest vary from person to person, but I think this is the right ideal to maintain when you go into a trade. The potential upside is much greater than $50 in your pocket.
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
Inadequate pictures and description. But hey, it's a Masi for a buck and a quarter.

Vintage Masi Roadbike - $125 (Whittier)


Gold vintage masi roadbike with bike lock

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lg...737663949.html
With a disc brake? Must be off a tandem.
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Nishiki Cresta GT touring bike in very good condition in the Bay Area - $245

looks about 22" or 56cm

three pulley rear Suntour derailleur!

Vintage Nishiki Cresta GT road bike



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Old 08-17-16, 10:30 PM
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Older titanium GT - $500 (Carmel Valley)

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Originally Posted by TimmyT
I have owned at least 10 Timex watches, mainly Ironman or Ironman-like. The band breaks after about 2 years of use. A new band is about the cost of the watch, so I typically buy a new watch. I have accepted that they don't last that long.

Fossil watches are crap, IMO. I was travelling and forgot said Timex. The only watch place I could find expediently was a Fossil shop. Since then, the trim for the lettering in the crystal has fallen apart so that there are little pieces floating in the face. Furthermore, they charge for the service of screwing off the back to insert a new battery (not pay for the battery). The tool to do this is not a standard piece of kit. (I've since learned to do it with a pair of jeweler's screwdrivers.)

I've never owned a Tag or Gucci, and probably never will, but IMO Fossil watches and service are crap.
Okay then.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
I am the worst haggler because I was told by my father at a very early age that the best deal is one where both parties walk away happy
I once had to negotiate the re-plan of a very large project - numerous stakeholders, numerous egos, numerous priorities, new schedule, new sequence, more costs, new risks. When I had a basic plan laid down and was working on the details nobody was happy. I began to, literally, tell them "When everyone is equally mad at me then we'll have the right plan." At first they'd look at me like was pretty strange but after a while "the light came on" and they began to understand and, each, give a little and wiggle a bit and things started to fit. About the time everyone was equally mad at me they were, actually, reasonably content and they all approved the new plan.

Same idea but coming at it from a different angle.
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Originally Posted by numbernine
Nishiki Cresta GT touring bike in very good condition in the Bay Area - $245

looks about 22" or 56cm

three pulley rear Suntour derailleur!

Vintage Nishiki Cresta GT road bike




Very nice. Haven't seen that color either.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
With a disc brake? Must be off a tandem.
That looks like an old Shimano disc brake. My neighbor gave me an old low end Masa with the same braze-on for the caliper.
on second look, I think that is a Masa.

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Originally Posted by dweenk
That looks like an old Shimano disc brake. I my neighbor gave me an old low end Masa with the same braze-on for the caliper.
on second look, I think that is a Masa.
I don't know about Masa or not, but it sure doesn't look like a Masi.
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Originally Posted by Kactus
I don't know about Masa or not, but it sure doesn't look like a Masi.
Masa 15 - same bike: New Vintage Masa 15 Road Bicycle Shimano Suntour Dia Compe Disc Brake Japan | eBay
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Good looking Carbolite Peugeot in Fort Wayne, Indiana $200
1983 Peugeot p8 12 Speed Road bike

Bianchi Premio in Columbia City, Indiana, between Warsaw and Fort Wayne, $100
Bianchi- Premio
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Originally Posted by Primitive Don
Good looking Carbolite Peugeot in Fort Wayne, Indiana $200
1983 Peugeot p8 12 Speed Road bike
Almost the lowest of the brand. Swiss threaded. Tons of chips to the chainstays. It's got "ready to ride" in its favor, depending on whether it was actually serviced, it's worth about half the ask at best.

That Bianchi is the better buy, four times over.
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Lemond Road Bike


Lemond Road Bike - $190 hide this posting unhide
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make / manufacturer: Lemond
size / dimensions: 56"L





Lemond Road bike in good condition, 56"CM L it has ceramic scratches but everything else is in good condition, it needs new paint. $190 OBO cash only
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^^I think there's a significant dent in top tube, but it might be glare.
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If this was local, I'd be on my way to get it.

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Originally Posted by Kevindale
I think this is a well-priced Tommasini for a taller person. Ignoring what looks like the bubble-gum pink color (bad color balance on the camera?), and that I think it's bigger than a 59 cm, I'm not sure about the lugs. I know from 1980 on the lugs have the classic 'T' cutout, so this would be a 1979 or earlier, but this lug pattern on the headtube doesn't look like what I'd expect. The downtube sticker also looks like a modern, raised-edge version, but maybe not. The sticker pattern does seem consistent with a late '70s and very early 1980s Tommasinis. Lots of good Campy pieces on it. Definitely worth checking out.
59cm Tommasini Road Bike

I'm local to that Tommasini, and I've checked it out a long time ago. The frame is a major rust bucket, with a very poor job of touching up the paint. It's been neglected, and will need plenty of work. The parts other than the hubs are probably worth $250 or so, the wheels might be worth $80-100. It's been on CL here in Northern San Diego for the better part of a year. Seller fairly quickly dropped the asking price from $700 down to $550 but has stayed on $550 for at least 6 months. I've seen far better kept up Tommys here in S.D. for under $800 that I've felt were much better deals - and BTW, they all sold a lot faster too.

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Originally Posted by D1andonlyDman
I'm local to that Tommasini, and I've checked it out a long time ago. The frame is a major rust bucket, with a very poor job of touching up the paint. It's been neglected, and will need plenty of work. The parts other than the hubs are probably worth $250 or so, the wheels might be worth $80-100. It's been on CL here in Northern San Diego for the better part of a year. Seller fairly quickly dropped the asking price from $700 down to $550 but has stayed on $550 for at least 6 months. I've seen far better kept up Tommys here in S.D. for under $800 that I've felt were much better deals - and BTW, they all sold a lot faster too.
That would explain the crummy photos and the incredibly long time on CL. Thanks for the info.
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Bianchi Premio $100 https://fortwayne.craigslist.org/bik/5737130218.html
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Fuji League.
https://rockford.craigslist.org/bik/5673891478.html

The Mead above is a nice antique alright.
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Atala:

Vintage Atala Grand Prix Road Bike For Sale

Seller has had a few in these kinds of models.
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