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Old 05-18-19, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
I love Bridgestones but they do command a premium so they tend to be priced high. This is an XO 3 not a 4 and this is the catalog page, https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridges...4/pages/39.htm

I think the price is higher than I'd like to pay so I'd want to talk a buyer down. That said if you like the bike, this is not a crazy price. It has a lugged frame and a nice flat fork crown. This bike is nicely built up with a quality handlebar and saddle and tires.

I own a 1993 Bridgestone XO 2. It is a great bike. The combination of road geometry and 26 inch tires is a great combination. You can get that today with a gravel bike and 29ers but back in the day, 26 inch was a better choice as there was better tire availability.

Edit: I just saw that it does not come with the Brooks which lowers the value somewhat. So $300 is likely about right. I doubt the buyer will take it given the crazy prices for old Bridgestones.
Where do you see that it doesn't come with the Brooks? The only reference to the seat is that the original Avocet is included.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Where do you see that it doesn't come with the Brooks? The only reference to the seat is that the original Avocet is included.
Right, the ad is unclear and it could be read either way but the OP has spoken with the seller and he wants to keep the brooks. But yes the ad could have been written more clearly.
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Old 05-18-19, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Right, the ad is unclear and it could be read either way but the OP has spoken with the seller and he wants to keep the brooks. But yes the ad could have been written more clearly.
Huh, don't see that anywhere, says the Avocet is included, not instead, that means it comes with both if I'm looking to buy, if not the offer will go way, way down before I walk away.

Not unclear to me, as stated earlier and as you eluded to, without the Brooks it's way overpriced, if it's in the pic, its in the price and he's way off either way.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Huh, don't see that anywhere, says the Avocet is included, not instead, that means it comes with both if I'm looking to buy, if not the offer will go way, way down before I walk away.

Not unclear to me, as stated earlier and as you eluded to, without the Brooks it's way overpriced, if it's in the pic, its in the price and he's way off either way.
That's funny, I'm largely agreeing with you and you need to post again to disagree.

I'm curious did you read the bit where I wrote that the OP spoke with the seller and he does not want to include the brooks?

If you want to argue with me that the seller is really saying he wants to sell an extra saddle, go for it. I totally agree that is a natural reading of the ad but it is not what the seller meant. Nor am I disagreeing with you that the bike is overpriced.

But if you feel the need to disagree with me when I agree with you a second time, please feel free to do so, .
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Old 05-18-19, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
That's funny, I'm largely agreeing with you and you need to post again to disagree.

I'm curious did you read the bit where I wrote that the OP spoke with the seller and he does not want to include the brooks?

If you want to argue with me that the seller is really saying he wants to sell an extra saddle, go for it. I totally agree that is a natural reading of the ad but it is not what the seller meant. Nor am I disagreeing with you that the bike is overpriced.

But if you feel the need to disagree with me when I agree with you a second time, please feel free to do so, .
I saw that you said that, just don't see where the OP said the seller said that, maybe I missed it, sorry.

Not disagreeing with you, just don't see where the OP spoke with the seller, my issue is with the ambiguity of the ad.

I take great issue with ads that show a component like and especially a Brooks, then say or don't say it is or isn't included. if its in, its in, if not take it off and don't imply a bait and switch, especially if you have another that is included, put it on and be straight with potential buyers, especially if the component may or not justify an unrealistic price.
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I do not know where it went, but I did say in a post that I had messaged with the seller and the Brooks is not included at the posted price. It could be included depending on the negotiated price. I am going to check the bike out on Monday morning if it is still available. I really like the looks and the info from the posts here has added to my desire to further pursue.
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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
I do not know where it went, but I did say in a post that I had messaged with the seller and the Brooks is not included at the posted price. It could be included depending on the negotiated price. I am going to check the bike out on Monday morning if it is still available. I really like the looks and the info from the posts here has added to my desire to further pursue.
Thanx for adding that, hope you can work out a deal, nothing wrong with wanting what you want, I've paid more than I should have for many of mine and I'm fine with that as I knew that going in.

Sorry for waylaying the thread.

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Old 05-18-19, 03:08 PM
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This is a score, wish I had the time to pick it up...
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Old 05-18-19, 09:38 PM
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This is a score, wish I had the time to pick it up...
For the price of less than a fully restored/tuned-up Schwinn World Sport in great shape....dang.
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Old 05-19-19, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnnybikes View Post
This is a score, wish I had the time to pick it up...
<pic of Alan road bike>
Is that lugged carbon fiber?
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Old 05-19-19, 08:36 AM
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Is that lugged carbon fiber?
Lugged aluminium.
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^^^^ Is it bonded?
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^^^^ They all are but ALAN's are a different breed in that they are "Glued &Screwed" together.
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Bridgestone RB-T $300

A reasonably priced Bridgestone RB-T in my area:

https://salem.craigslist.org/bik/d/s...887286036.html

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^^^^ That RB-T is especially nicely equipped for the price. Rear rack is a shade small for the size of bike, but those JBs are so bulletproof.
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61cm Raleigh for $260.

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Campagnolo - Colnago - Cinelli - Sale - $100 (Redmond/Woodinville)

"Vintage Campagnolo - tons of high end stuff from the 60's to about the early 90's. A few items are shown below. Let me know what you're looking for."
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9 sp dura ace is worth $200
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Look
https://flint.craigslist.org/bik/d/a...859866572.html

If I had the cash!
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Univega.

This Univega looks sweet but it might be a bit overpriced https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/d/...891715280.html

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^^^^ That RB-T is especially nicely equipped for the price. Rear rack is a shade small for the size of bike, but those JBs are so bulletproof.
Yup. Too big for me, otherwise I'd grab it.
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https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/zip/d/san-francisco-free-metals-for-recycler/6892795249.html

METALS FOR RECYCLER (inner richmond) hide this posting

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The wheels turns...

Back when Noglider started this thread it was an ad for 25 bikes (price was $20).

Inflation has kicked in so price is up, $3500 - Buffalo CL

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/bik/d...887334529.html

Bicycle shop inventory. Video is entertaining but I just don't see any real value.



Ad copy:

You come and take ALL bicycles and their parts.

https://youtu.be/27Vns3RoS84

Call it text 9836191

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Trek 420 for $44

https://albany.craigslist.org/bik/d/...892642117.html

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I noticed that one too. The seller doesn't appear to know what he has. I can't quite see the model number on the down tube - 620?
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