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

Old 07-26-18, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Shrevvy
The auction has two crappy pictures and a total of 7 words. Do people think they will sell anything that way?
I've scored some of my best steals on eBay that way ... I won't complain, personally. I scroll through all recently submitted auctions at least once a day and you'd be shocked at how poorly a lot of people list things. I'm not the only one doing this, so for popular stuff one or two other people usually hop in, but auction still usually closes low as hell.
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Originally Posted by francophile
I've scored some of my best steals on eBay that way ... I won't complain, personally. I scroll through all recently submitted auctions at least once a day and you'd be shocked at how poorly a lot of people list things. I'm not the only one doing this, so for popular stuff one or two other people usually hop in, but auction still usually closes low as hell.
I agree. This auction is local pickup and o feedback seller so some risk. What I do in auctions like this is send a question, maybe ask for one or two more pics and see how the seller responds. I got my like new condition Carrera with Campy Record that way, seller sent me a pic of the Columbus EL sticker!

Thanks for the pointers on finding the expired listings. I think I spy a Tretubi sticker. Mine, with the same graphics, is SL and has the 51.151 hour record panto. It rides similar to my Colnago Super and would be a steal at that price, but I don't think this is one. Worth a look though for a Philadelphian.
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Originally Posted by francophile
I've scored some of my best steals on eBay that way ... I won't complain, personally. I scroll through all recently submitted auctions at least once a day and you'd be shocked at how poorly a lot of people list things. I'm not the only one doing this, so for popular stuff one or two other people usually hop in, but auction still usually closes low as hell.
I've done the same, but I still find it odd. Sometimes I'll ask 2-3 questions and literally get a one word response.
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Originally Posted by Shrevvy


I've done the same, but I still find it odd. Sometimes I'll ask 2-3 questions and literally get a one word response.
Indeed. Most of us forumites buy and sell easily. It's simple right? Some folks are just not good at it. Can't take photos or even describe what is sitting in front of them. I was looking at a frame recently on ebay and asked a few questions of the seller. At first he was polite and answered then it turned ugly. Strange.
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Bridgestone 500

A very nice Bridgestone 500 for $275 just cropped up. Very, very nice.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1906249649412125/

no pics posting from mobile. ImIsure there's a trick to it I haven't figured out yet.
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https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bi...652560341.html

Tall Centurion and Schwinn road bikes- Fully tuned (Rhode Island)





Mechanic owned and maintained. Fully tuned and adjusted. Shifts and brakes perfectly. Double wall 700c wheels with great tires

Centurion is a 60cm frame....$200
Schwinn Tempo is a 25" frame....$180

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Something I've never seen before -- a very early Schwinn Voyager. A little price, but super cool.

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/d/...654654208.html

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Always had a soft spot for the lotuses, this looks like 1984 Eclair tour model and a sleeper--bet it can be had for sub 100 but does need tires and tune....


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https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/bi...654739818.html

Paramout Road Bike 56cm Columbus SLX Tubing 20 Speed Shimano Mix - $600 (Newton)

This is a 1986 Waterford WI built Paramount. The components are a Shimano mix with a 10 speed cassette and a Dura Ace double crankset. Paramount built some of the best steel bikes in America. and their reputation for innovation and for build quality is widely respected. The bikes will always be collector's items that you can use every day.

The bike has the paint chips and decal tears you would expect of a well used bike but there is no rust. The bike has never been used on a trainer so the top tube has no rusting at the cable brazeons. Measured center of top tube to center of the crank the seat tube is 22" or 56cm as it the top tube.

Please include a phone number in your response. The price is $600 or best offer. I will be available to show the bike Saturday or Sunday.
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Raleigh Alyeska touring triple, 25", looks to be in nice shape, $150.
https://allentown.craigslist.org/bik...655458161.html
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce
Mooney! And it is red (the fastest color)!

https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/bi...652546902.html

Custom Bicycle - $1000 (Arlington)





Local craftsman built road bike,
21.5"/48.4cm frame size (seat tube length) good fit for riders 5'6" - 5'"9. Fastback style frame, (chainstays fasten to the back of the seat tube rather than on each side of the tube).
Components: Campagnolo derailleurs and crank, Cinelli bottom bracket and stem, Triple T handlebars, Phil Wood sealed hubs, Shimano peddles and Shimano Gran Compe brakes, Vittoria high pressure tires mounted on ABT sun rim wheels and Avocet racing saddle III.
All components are original to the 1977 built bike except for the peddles, wheels and tires. Have original peddles if desired.
In excellent condition except for very minor paint chips, no dents or kinks in frame and always stored indoors.
Bike mountable Blackburn pump, water bottle and Topeak zippered compact storage pack included.
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I love it! And it's my size, but way too expensive for me. Math is hard, though: 21.5" is 54.61cm, not 48.4. It looks like 54-56cm to me...
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"Trex 720" lol somehow they managed to mangle both the make and model name.

1995 Trek 730 - $75 (West Seattle, WA)

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...650709035.html

nice bike if it fit.
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Gary Fisher - $75 (los gatos, CA)

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Zunow Hummingbird Singlespeed-53cm - $300 (Arcata)

"The frame is completely stripped on paint, was allowed to patina and then was clear coated."



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Specialized Allez 3Rensho - $200 (Elizabethtown)

Should be a fun project.



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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
"The frame is completely stripped on paint, was allowed to patina and then was clear coated."



https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/...655045007.html
Oh, no... really? So "patina" is a verb now? Yeah, rust has always been a big selling point - I won't buy a bike without it.

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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
"The frame is completely stripped on paint, was allowed to patina and then was clear coated."



https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/...655045007.html
Yuck.
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Originally Posted by DQRider
Oh, no... really? So "patina" is a verb now? Yeah, rust has always been a big selling point - I won't buy a bike without it.

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Right. And it's not like spraying clearcoat on top of rust is going to stop it from eating away at the metal. That bike is being sold where people probably aren't so familiar with rust, though.
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^^^^^
Crazy. I guess I should have posted the ad in the Wacky world thread instead.
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^^^^^
Crazy. I guess I should have posted the ad in the Wacky world thread instead.
Not your bike, so not trying to offend.
Just not my cup of tea.......
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
"The frame is completely stripped on paint, was allowed to patina and then was clear coated."



https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/...655045007.html
Wow. That makes me want to round up all the local town-folks in a mob with pitchforks and torches and run the guy out of town, or the country.
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Anyone local to Elizabethtown, PA able to help me out with this? Cheers!
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Fugi Sand Blaster

I don't know much about The Fugees, but the price is nice:FUGI SANDBLASTER - $25 (Baldwinville)



needs new tires


...and now that I've posted it, I bet it's not classic or vintage. It caught my eye, anyway.

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Originally Posted by gomango
Not your bike, so not trying to offend.
Just not my cup of tea.......
No offense taken. I share the sentiment being expressed here, especially the one about running the guy out of the country.
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DIAMONDBACK CENTURION ROAD BIKE; 5'11" TO 6'2" - $225 (CAMBRIDGE OR WINCHESTER)





Check out my Diamondback Centurion road bike
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Frame is 25" (63cm);
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