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

Old 10-17-19, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
The '95-on style, per that page, is NOTHING like the one on the Sears bike. Look again at the typeface on the 1935-1981 sticker, and on the Sears sticker. Exact same typeface. Layout is different but it's the type style that indicates the era.
Look again carefully, I'll screencap for you here - it appears the seller added some other pics after-the-fact.

Compare here, does this look like the same sticker to you? Left decale in their first two auction pics shows a 90s decal with horizontal text, purple writing under, big clunky green numbers above. The right-hand pic shows an earlier logo decal from the same auction photos:

(but still, did Sears really have someone build them a cottered-crank, stamped-dropout Reynolds 531 bike? how weird)


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Old 10-17-19, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by francophile View Post
... it appears the seller added some other pics after-the-fact.
Confirmed, eBay tracks edits on all auctions. Link: https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...p2047675.l2569

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Old 10-17-19, 03:54 PM
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Okay, I was going just on the close-up. Yeah, that's two different bikes. Adds a whole new smell to the ad.
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Okay, I was going just on the close-up. Yeah, that's two different bikes. Adds a whole new smell to the ad.
Even worse, I think it's the same bike involved, note the black zip tie on the white cable housing in all the photos. Almost looks like the seller put on a more modern water-slide decal for auction ... but why? Why would anyone add to the questionability of the bike when the original decal wasn't cracked and split like they normally get after a couple decades? (which is also suspect, why wasn't the original decal dicked up like it normally would be after that much time?)

And I'm still sitting here asking myself, why in the world would Sears actually contract someone to build a 531 frame with a cottered crank and stamped dropouts yet not bother with the fork decal? It's an illogical example of spendy-cheap-cheap-cheap. And with no signs of a fork blade decal, maybe is main-triangle 531 only, which is the only explanation that could possibly fit for me given the DO and crankset? But you're right, still doesn't smell quite right either way.

It's stuff like this that doesn't quite sit right with me. And yet another reason I don't like the auction site much anymore. Auctions like this don't help much either, but at least they edited their auction to acknowledge the damage.
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Old 10-17-19, 11:06 PM
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Once upon I time I think I saw BianchiGirl talking about one of these, assuming it's legit and not some cobbled together mishmash.

I know I've seen these in a catalog, but for some reason I'm not finding it this morning.



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Old 10-18-19, 12:41 AM
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I need a facilitator for this!!!
Ya think?

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Dura Ace rims with spare tires for $45!
"Two wheels and new old stock tires"
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Fairport NY (15 minutes from Rochester)

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52cm Rene Herse on eBay in Iowa for a pretty low price, $2100 plus free shipping.

Cons: Period incorrect repaint. No derailleurs or original racks.

Pros: The repaint looks like a decent one, even if not faithful to a '1945' Herse. It comes with Herse cantilevers, stem, and cable hangers.

I'm tempted as it's probably the lowest price I'll ever see for a Herse, but I don't like that it's a repaint.


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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
52cm Rene Herse on eBay in Iowa for a pretty low price, $2100 plus free shipping.

Cons: Period incorrect repaint. No derailleurs or original racks.

Pros: The repaint looks like a decent one, even if not faithful to a '1945' Herse. It comes with Herse cantilevers, stem, and cable hangers.

I'm tempted as it's probably the lowest price I'll ever see for a Herse, but I don't like that it's a repaint.

I certainly get your temptation here...it's a cool bike, and imperfections are reflected in price.
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Old 10-18-19, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
52cm Rene Herse on eBay in Iowa for a pretty low price, $2100 plus free shipping.

Cons: Period incorrect repaint. No derailleurs or original racks.

Pros: The repaint looks like a decent one, even if not faithful to a '1945' Herse. It comes with Herse cantilevers, stem, and cable hangers.

I'm tempted as it's probably the lowest price I'll ever see for a Herse, but I don't like that it's a repaint.

If it was a 62, I'd be in a lot of trouble right about now.
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Old 10-18-19, 10:49 AM
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Specialized Sirrus Bike - $150 (ShortPump area




"1991 Specialized Road Bike. This bike has been stored in our attic for a number of years.

$150 OBO

bicycle frame material: aluminum
bicycle type: road
condition: good
frame size: 22.5
make / manufacturer: Specialized
model name / number: Sirrus Tripple
wheel size: 700C"

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...002116800.html
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Old 10-18-19, 11:31 AM
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Wow, it's gone full circle, glad to see it being passed on to someone else to enjoy!
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Old 10-18-19, 11:32 AM
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These vintage bikes are in great shape and even after a little TLC will be better than ever.
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
52cm Rene Herse on eBay in Iowa for a pretty low price, $2100 plus free shipping.

Cons: Period incorrect repaint. No derailleurs or original racks.

Pros: The repaint looks like a decent one, even if not faithful to a '1945' Herse. It comes with Herse cantilevers, stem, and cable hangers.

I'm tempted as it's probably the lowest price I'll ever see for a Herse, but I don't like that it's a repaint.

Very disappointing that a shop thinks this is the way to go on this, they know what they have and chose to crap out on it, lazy, greedy, irresponsible and sad IMO.
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Still very cool and were it my size, I would be having a very heated discussion with them.
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Old 10-18-19, 05:41 PM
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Nice presentation, this guy could teach a class in making a fairly nondescript bike (though nice) seem like something very very special. From a sales perspective, he really milks every possible angle, and then some. Photos are tiny though.



https://slo.craigslist.org/bik/d/pis...998750301.html

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Zunnow Hummingbird at a pawn shop! $400 edit: well, I am now thinking it may be this stolen bike from last year. https://bikeindex.org/bikes/498092 I sent a message to the owner through bikeindex about it.
https://offerup.co/vuc80WQNT0

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Old 10-18-19, 09:34 PM
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Nice, tall, vintage...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...002474299.html

Gary Fisher Mt. Bike (20 inch frame) - $130 (inner richmond)

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Old 10-18-19, 09:51 PM
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Nice, tall, vintage...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...002474299.html

Gary Fisher Mt. Bike (20 inch frame) - $130 (inner richmond)

image 1 of 5

Nice Bike, but 20" frame? Looks a bit bigger.
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Old 10-18-19, 09:54 PM
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Nice, tall, vintage...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...002474299.html
Gary Fisher Mt. Bike (20 inch frame) - $130 (inner richmond)

image 1 of 5

yeah thats nice. put the bullmoose back on and its a winner. is it tange prestige?

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Old 10-18-19, 11:19 PM
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Fausto Coppi(??) on FaceBook

I dont know how to screen grab.....the ad reads "Fausto coppi 1961 race bicycle...Bought in England in the 1950s shipped to us Fausto coppi light weight race bike"
Wait a minute.....it was bought in the 1950s but built in the 1960s? And the head badge reads "Youngs Handbuilt Lightweights"
What?



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Originally Posted by Ballenxj View Post
Nice Bike, but 20" frame? Looks a bit bigger.
Early MTBs were deceptively huge. That size is probably correct, depending on how they measured.
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Many were overbuilt, like tank's.
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Meanwille in Victoria BC...

......https://www.usedvictoria.com/classif...-blue_33635552


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Did you see the $575 Colnago? Needs a new paint job but that's pretty reasonable for a complete bike. Could be a fun DIY winter resto project.

https://www.usedvictoria.com/ReportSelectUsedAdPhoto2?used_ad_id=34693686&position=1&hb=9

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Originally Posted by tricky View Post
Zunnow Hummingbird at a pawn shop! $400 edit: well, I am now thinking it may be this stolen bike from last year. https://bikeindex.org/bikes/498092 I sent a message to the owner through bikeindex about it.
https://offerup.co/vuc80WQNT0
Good for you. Would love to hear that its a recovery.
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