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

Old 12-18-17, 04:33 PM
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I'm not sure how well known this is, but I just discovered it, so I figured I'd share.

I peruse craiglist multiple times per day looking for bikes. I usually go out of my way to not look at facebook at all, but I looked at the facebook marketplace, and it's a treasure trove for bike hunters/flippers/freaks.

I know it might be different in different areas of the country, but I immediately found a fairly nice complete Coppi for $125, as well as a number of underpriced 10 speeds.

The "catch" is that you have to wade through a lotttt of awful posts as well, but it is what it is. If you already look at craigslist, add facebook marketplace to your rotation.
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I paid half that for the complete 1000 as noted in a few posts above...
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
Assenmacher bike for sale locally. Don't know much about them but it appears they made custom bike in MI and are still in business. The owner studied under Bob Jackson.

https://www.ksl.com/classifieds/listing/50677928
This is tempting if only to be able to say "I own an Assenmacher".
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Prewar? Maybe pre first war?


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Ultra rare Tandem Bicycle
Rear steering
Bicycle Built for 2

$200 OBO

call or text
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Originally Posted by pfaustus
Prewar? Maybe pre first war?


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Ultra rare Tandem Bicycle
Rear steering
Bicycle Built for 2

$200 OBO

call or text
Rear steering? I don't see how.
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Originally Posted by RichSPK
Rear steering? I don't see how.
See the chain down by the front bb...that turns the front wheel. The woman rode up front, but the man sreered.
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj
I paid half that for the complete 1000 as noted in a few posts above...
Well, when the seller lists it as a Raleigh, chances are you're headed for a very good deal. A 1000 frame is very very nice, and I wish that ebay one had its paint in better shape for the price. This seems to be the (small) season of Miyata 1000 frames, and of the 25" variety (ebay one is 62cm CTC, 63.5cm CTT); I just picked up a "Royal Green" 1982 frameset on Sunday for super cheap (but it needs two repairs)...
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If I wasn't completely tapped-out from Christmas shopping, I would be asking for a facilitator on this one. What a beauty!


I am not a mountain bike guy by any means, but I did own an '85 Ross Signature 294S bike/frameset. Handmade like this, Ishiwata tubing, the whole deal. Great bike. This one has a killer proportion, and quite the presence--I like it, too!
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Originally Posted by billnuke1
See the chain down by the front bb...that turns the front wheel. The woman rode up front, but the man sreered.
Oh! I was looking for rear-wheel steering!
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Originally Posted by billnuke1
See the chain down by the front bb...that turns the front wheel. The woman rode up front, but the man sreered.
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This caught me attention right away as well. Had not before seen a stoker steer tandem. Cycling counterpart of "backseat driver."

There were some "golden age" tandem designs with rear steering but the rear rider sat up high while the front rider was down low.

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Originally Posted by juvela
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This caught me attention right away as well. Had not before seen a stoker steer tandem. Cycling counterpart of "backseat driver."

There were some "golden age" tandem designs with rear steering but the rear rider sat up high while the front rider was down low.

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Also known as a "ladyfront" tandem back when it was considered improper for a lady to have to endure such a close view of the rear end of a man and it was also considered that "the weaker sex" were too frail to actually steer the bicycle.
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a time even before "rational dress."

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A little googling suggests that the rear steering tandem was probably from the 30s. You could steer from the front or back or together. Later on they got the art deco streamlining treatment. Google "Colson rear steering tandem." Pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by pfaustus
A little googling suggests that the rear steering tandem was probably from the 30s. You could steer from the front or back or together. Later on they got the art deco streamlining treatment. Google "Colson rear steering tandem." Pretty cool.
This one, from 1897, and many others would suggest that they had been around for a while before the bike in question was produced.

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Pink-ish Colnago frame. Might be a fun project for someone.

https://bham.craigslist.org/bik/d/co...431082713.html
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Perhaps Justifiably Inexpensive Benotto, Who Can Tell?

Benotto - $100 (Williamsburg)



"1980 Benotto. Needs tires"

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/d...431281954.html
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Doesn't Float My Boat, But...

Vintage Flying Dutchman Road Bike Complete - $495 (Madison, NC)



"I have a vintage steel Flying Dutchman for sale. Less than 500 miles on frame (58cm seat tube c-c and 57cm top tube c-c) and fork. Bike will be sold complete only. It is ready to ride and comes without pedals unless you want the Look Keo pedals that are on it at no extra charge. I make no warranty with this sale. This could be a great opportunity for someone to part out and rebuild the frame with their own vintage parts. The ride of this frame is smooth. Asking price is $495.00

Contact me via voice or text with any questions that I might help you with. Thanks for looking.
(33 six) 4 two 3-3 seven seven 3.

Components are as follows:

Front derailleur-'96 Campagnolo Record

Rear derailleur-'96 Campagnolo Record short cage

Crankset-'96 Campagnolo Record 172.5mm with 53/39 chain rings

Cassette- Campagnolo Centaur 12-26

Shifters- Simplex Retro-friction with Campagnolo D-ring bolts

Brake levers- Modolo

Brake calipers- Shimano 105 long pull

Wheels- Mavic CXP-21

Hubs- Campagnolo

Handlebar- Cinelli 40cm c-c

Tires- Continental Grand Prix 25mm

Seat post- Ritchey

Saddle- Brooks B17 Standard"

https://greensboro.craigslist.org/bi...431448068.html

(May be "complete" but rather doubt it's original.)
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Tommasini Prestige - $400

Somebody should grab this.


https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...428997732.html
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Originally Posted by aeshultz
Man- if this were a 57...I'd be all over it. The Phinney models were the crit geometery- very quick. A bit too racey fro an old guy, but still....
Nearly a month listing, still there, price dropped to $300.
https://peoria.craigslist.org/bik/d/...394582080.html
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https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bi...420039955.html

Miyata 1000 LT's touring bike - $375 (JP)







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$375bo cash leave number. Thanks!! 1980's Here is one of the cleanest Miyata 1000 LT's to show up on this site in years. This is a legendary touring bike, and this one is great bike with less than a thousand miles ridden since new. It includes the original BLACK (!) Sakae Randonneur bars and BLACK SR stem, in near perfect shape. It is set up with an SR tall stem and Sakae/Modolo Anatomic bars and easily converted back. It has a full Deore drive train. The wheels are BLACK(!) 700c Ukai box rims laced to Shimano sealed bearing hubs.The frame is a 54cm. It would be perfect for someone 5'5" to 5'9". All components are in great shape and original since new. The Miyata wheels. The W30 Avocet saddle is in good shape! The standover height is 31". It's an absolutely killer touring bike.
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Cannondale. Looks like Campy hubs on the spare wheels....

https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/chl...401640501.html
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Originally Posted by machinist42
Benotto - $100 (Williamsburg)



"1980 Benotto. Needs tires"

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/d...431281954.html
Graphics suggest it's more like a 1990 Benotto, or thereabouts. Looks like a real low end model. Potentially not a bad bike for $75 or $100, but the chain stays should be checked for cracks near the BB lug.

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Originally Posted by danimal92sport
Graphics suggest it's more like a 1990 Benotto, or thereabouts. Looks like a real low end model. Potentially not a bad bike for $75 or $100, but the chain stays should be checked for cracks near the BB lug.

Dan
Good looking Turbo saddle and maybe a Campy post on there. Id take a look of I were closer.
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
Here's a beautiful Bianchi. I'm confused about the model name. I thought the Specialissima and the SuperLeggera are two separate models. Which model is it?

Any guesses on what the final bids will be?


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bianchi-Sup...gAAOSwldRaGu-y
Originally Posted by artclone
As far as I can tell Specialissima was historically the highest-end Bianchi so the name is thrown around when selling various models to boost desireability. Bianchi didn't help things by randomly putting Specialissma stickers on mid-eighties bikes that were called other names. (There was one on the nice touring model currently in the appraisal subforum.) But it is also the case that the high end Bianchi frameset in late 70s-80s was sold on its own as a Specialissima and built up as the Super Legerra and Super Corsa, so I think it's fair to advertise this bike that way.

I'm curious about the ending price too. I'd guess 800-1100 range. It appears to be in great condition and has the original panto bits. But it doesn't have the coveted head lugs like the earlier models, it's hard to inpect in person (being overseas), and will have to be shipped.

Edit: I think Bianchi uses two words for the Super Legerra and Super Corsa model names, although I have seen some aftermarket decals that combine them.
Auction closes in a few hours. Very tempting. If I didn't already have a SuperLeggera....
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
Pink-ish Colnago frame. Might be a fun project for someone.

https://bham.craigslist.org/bik/d/co...431082713.html
Anyone invent a bike stretcher while I wasn't looking? Pull that one to 60cm please!
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