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Old 07-23-17, 08:16 AM
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The price is a little high but this De Rosa in Allentown sure looks awesome!

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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce
Never heard of this maker before, but this looks nice. Especially for the price. Could be a real sleeper.
Beautiful! From what I can tell from a little research it's a top-end Columbus custom frame. Somebody snap that up.
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Originally Posted by R200
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Not a time issue but a minimum of 10 posts issue.
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$120 BIN, shipped!

57cm Motobecane Super Champion F/F

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Hey all, my Lotus Odyssey was stolen from me on Monday night. I had it built with a flat bar and a 6spd Suntour group...if you see it in your searches, please please let me know.

The only picture I have is below: frameset and wheels.

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Peugeot Mixte for $75

Looks to be in decent shape - I think that "UHAUL" means local pick up.
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BARN FIND!! 54/55cm Fuji opus 3 - $300 (Pembroke)










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1985 Fuji opus 3 (very very light) has not been ridden in years 54/55cm frame.12 speed,superbe cranks,sun tour comp, diacomp brakes,campagnolo record hubs on tubular rims.3 TTT stem and bars.(this is a barn find I have done nothing to the bike comes the way I received it pics say it all.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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Location, Location, Location.

Originally Posted by DRietz
Hey all, my Lotus Odyssey was stolen from me on Monday night. I had it built with a flat bar and a 6spd Suntour group...if you see it in your searches, please please let me know.

The only picture I have is below: frameset and wheels.

I am sorry for your loss; I'd be at a loss if I lost my Lotus.

Where was it stolen?

(From the flora and decor, I'm guessing not NC or NM? Maybe, PGH?)

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That's an '84, but wow, thats in beautiful shape. Catalog says 20.5 lbs!


Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce
https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/bi...232364760.html


BARN FIND!! 54/55cm Fuji opus 3 - $300 (Pembroke)










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1985 Fuji opus 3 (very very light) has not been ridden in years 54/55cm frame.12 speed,superbe cranks,sun tour comp, diacomp brakes,campagnolo record hubs on tubular rims.3 TTT stem and bars.(this is a barn find I have done nothing to the bike comes the way I received it pics say it all.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers
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Originally Posted by machinist42
I am sorry for your loss; I'd be at a loss if I lost my Lotus.

Where was it stolen?

(From the flora and decor, I'm guessing not NC or NM? Maybe, PGH?)
Ah yes, forgot this in another thread as well. It was stolen off the UC Berkeley campus, and I reside in Berkeley.
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$80 entry-lever Miyata Touring


Nice bike, but check around rear dropouts for damage, it's been repainted with silver or something around there.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...233168294.html

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Not the advertised Large size or I'd have grabbed this one, a more desirable Trek for interested parties.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...232528091.html

Trek 750 MultiTrack Bike - $175



condition: good
make / manufacturer: Trek
model name / number: 750 MultiTrack

Trek 750 MultiTrack Bike Hybrid

Size: Large

Great for roads or trails. I just replaced the seat and it is in good condition. Back breaks may need a little adjustment but rides fine.
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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly
That's an '84, but wow, thats in beautiful shape. Catalog says 20.5 lbs!
Great price too! If I ever find a 60cm one, I will grab it.
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Of course it's a local pickup. Sigh...


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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
Of course it's a local pickup. Sigh...

Vintage 1969 Schwinn Paramount road bike - one owner | eBay

He mentions you can contact him for shipping arrangements.
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Originally Posted by cqlink
He mentions you can contact him for shipping arrangements.
Saw that, though the way I read it the seller will transport/deliver in California making it appear it's still more or less local. Seeing that he's the original owner I can understand him wanting to meet the new owner of his baby.

To be honest with myself though, either way I don't need to bid and plunk down the $$ for another bike right now even though I really want a Paramount. That and the Volare are two on my want list. It'll happen. One day. Probably.
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Fish Lips

1993 factory test bike. 1 of 1 ever made - $1200



"1993 fishlips
Handmade frame. First Ti frame made. It was raced during the 1993 norba mountain race season by professional racer.
This is the only fishlips designed like this as it was an experimental frame.
The frame is loaded with top end period specific parts. I have over $1400 on parts alone.
This frame is beyond rare, There's not another one like it anywhere. It is #1 of 1

A frame like this is difficult to put a value one, but given its history and rarity And examining the cost of a top end Ti frame today, a fair price for the frame is $2200.
I have contacts with the original builders who can verify authenticity. This is no joke.

19" standard size
Full build - the bike weighs 17lbs

Low ballers get lost - better yet try to go find another one of these. Or even go try to find any fishlips bike.
Don't waste my time or yours.

If you are knowledgeable about what this is - here is your chance to own one of the holy grails of mountain bikes.

I can provide much more detailed pics and can show the bike if requested

condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Fishlips
model name / number: Oscar/toxic tuna"

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d...233619070.html

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Originally Posted by smontanaro
Bianchi w/ SunTour Superbe group in Madison. If it was me, I'd sell the frame and keep the parts. Even has a Superbe crank. Interesting rear brake cable "routing"..

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/6210963718.html

Well, i picked up the bike yesterday morning. Yeesh I had not taken a car trip of any serious length in quite a while. Up at 5:30am to go meet, which for me is seriously early

So, I'd say I'm officially a C/V guy now lol. Bike is in very nice shape. Paint is pretty good, some touchup work was previously done, but matches fairly well and is not noticeable from more than a few feet away. 35 yrs old, and fairly reasonably priced, I wasn't expecting perfection. All the Superbe components are in excellent shape. Only thing not so hot is the decals....some are starting to peel off, but I imagine those are easily replaced.

Rerouted some of the cables yesterday, as there was some serious funkiness going on. Trued the wheels just enough to adjust brakes properly, cleaned some of the grease off the drivetrain, and rode it into work this morning. Rides fabulously. Very light, handles very nimbly. The wee 23mm tires on there actually are pretty darn supple, in good shape, and fairly comfy. Still think I'll swap in a set of 25mm GP4000s I have. That stem needs to go, and I noticed just a small bit of play in the rear hub...that needs to be adjusted. Other than that, in pretty good riding condition. I probably won't do any major mechanical work on it till the weather turns, then I'll tear it down to the frame and regrease everything and clean/polish it up.

So, now I'm soliciting suggestions, from an aesthetic perspective. It's got really nice, engraved Cinelli giro d'italia bars on there. I'd hate to take them off...but I really could use something significantly wider. I've got a Cinelli stem in my garage that's scrathed up pretty badly...but I think I can sand that out and it will polish up nicely. Preliminary thinking is new black bar take, black Brooks Team Pro saddle, some MKS shiny pedals of some sort w/ clips. But I know nothing, and my sense of style, if measured accurately, would show as a negative. So I defer to you guys
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Score! Yeah, the saddle and stem have got to go.


Black trim will look fine for now. You have lots of options tho (using other colors on the bike as a guide): dark blue, gold, white . . . and moar celeste, of course.


I like the Nitto noodle bars. Look classic but feel great.








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Well, i picked up the bike yesterday morning. Yeesh I had not taken a car trip of any serious length in quite a while. Up at 5:30am to go meet, which for me is seriously early

So, I'd say I'm officially a C/V guy now lol. Bike is in very nice shape. Paint is pretty good, some touchup work was previously done, but matches fairly well and is not noticeable from more than a few feet away. 35 yrs old, and fairly reasonably priced, I wasn't expecting perfection. All the Superbe components are in excellent shape. Only thing not so hot is the decals....some are starting to peel off, but I imagine those are easily replaced.

Rerouted some of the cables yesterday, as there was some serious funkiness going on. Trued the wheels just enough to adjust brakes properly, cleaned some of the grease off the drivetrain, and rode it into work this morning. Rides fabulously. Very light, handles very nimbly. The wee 23mm tires on there actually are pretty darn supple, in good shape, and fairly comfy. Still think I'll swap in a set of 25mm GP4000s I have. That stem needs to go, and I noticed just a small bit of play in the rear hub...that needs to be adjusted. Other than that, in pretty good riding condition. I probably won't do any major mechanical work on it till the weather turns, then I'll tear it down to the frame and regrease everything and clean/polish it up.

So, now I'm soliciting suggestions, from an aesthetic perspective. It's got really nice, engraved Cinelli giro d'italia bars on there. I'd hate to take them off...but I really could use something significantly wider. I've got a Cinelli stem in my garage that's scrathed up pretty badly...but I think I can sand that out and it will polish up nicely. Preliminary thinking is new black bar take, black Brooks Team Pro saddle, some MKS shiny pedals of some sort w/ clips. But I know nothing, and my sense of style, if measured accurately, would show as a negative. So I defer to you guys
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$6k but a simply amazing bike. I recommend checking out the details. Wow.


h/t L. B. on CR

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Vintage Peugeot Frame - $20 (New Bern)



"1980 PKN10e
64cm
Reynolds 531 steel tubing
Includes seat post and bottom bracket (good condition)

Might have stem for it as well.

Perfect for restoration or fixed gear/ single speed build."

https://eastnc.craigslist.org/bik/d/...234464805.html
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Merckx 7-11 $1200

Cheapest 7-11 Merckx I've seen. Very tall.




https://bend.craigslist.org/bik/d/ed...231278811.html
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
Cheapest 7-11 Merckx I've seen. Very tall.




https://bend.craigslist.org/bik/d/ed...231278811.html
nice find. and for those of you who may not have ever been to bend, consider the trip for the bike and the town. one of the great places in the usa..
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman
Well, i picked up the bike yesterday morning. Yeesh I had not taken a car trip of any serious length in quite a while. Up at 5:30am to go meet, which for me is seriously early

So, I'd say I'm officially a C/V guy now lol. Bike is in very nice shape. Paint is pretty good, some touchup work was previously done, but matches fairly well and is not noticeable from more than a few feet away. 35 yrs old, and fairly reasonably priced, I wasn't expecting perfection. All the Superbe components are in excellent shape. Only thing not so hot is the decals....some are starting to peel off, but I imagine those are easily replaced.

Rerouted some of the cables yesterday, as there was some serious funkiness going on. Trued the wheels just enough to adjust brakes properly, cleaned some of the grease off the drivetrain, and rode it into work this morning. Rides fabulously. Very light, handles very nimbly. The wee 23mm tires on there actually are pretty darn supple, in good shape, and fairly comfy. Still think I'll swap in a set of 25mm GP4000s I have. That stem needs to go, and I noticed just a small bit of play in the rear hub...that needs to be adjusted. Other than that, in pretty good riding condition. I probably won't do any major mechanical work on it till the weather turns, then I'll tear it down to the frame and regrease everything and clean/polish it up.

So, now I'm soliciting suggestions, from an aesthetic perspective. It's got really nice, engraved Cinelli giro d'italia bars on there. I'd hate to take them off...but I really could use something significantly wider. I've got a Cinelli stem in my garage that's scrathed up pretty badly...but I think I can sand that out and it will polish up nicely. Preliminary thinking is new black bar take, black Brooks Team Pro saddle, some MKS shiny pedals of some sort w/ clips. But I know nothing, and my sense of style, if measured accurately, would show as a negative. So I defer to you guys

Congratulations, very nice. I was looking at that but I hate having bikes shipped plus it looks a bit big for me.

I'd go with blue tape, cables and cages (or silver ones) and a black seat. I think blue makes the decals pop a bit plus as far tape it is a good compromise. It doesn't darken the bike and doesn't show dirt as quick as white.

It also definitely needs a good set of tan skinwall tires like Pannaracer Pasela tires.
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