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Old 11-01-19, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by machinist42
Ahem, look closely: bullmoose stem.

I'll know tomorrow at noon that someone else beat me to it. Woo. Can hardly wait. Being second in line near all the time is trying.
Actually that's a slingshot stem, some have bullmoose bars, some have this, don't normally see a black one on these but anything is possible this far down the line.

So the seller pulled the ad based on being sold one way or the other?

Is there a name for old mt. bike stems?

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Mea Culpa

Originally Posted by merziac
Actually that's a slingshot stem, some have bullmoose bars, some have this, don't normally see a black one on these but anything is possible this far down the line.

So the seller pulled the ad based on being sold one way or the other?
I humbly sit corrected. You are right sir, a slingshot stem. My bad. I haven't seen an early Stumpy with that black one either. Seller only posted the one photo.

Seller was, let's say, a bit quirky in our text exchange, responding "I will not enter any codes" to my request to buy the bike. I texted in reply "I don't know what "I won't enter any codes" means. May I please purchase the Stumpy you've posted on CL?" And then the seller sent me the address and wrote "Can meet anytime". I replied that I was in Wilmington and couldn't get there tonight because of work. Then the seller wrote I was second in line, that anything can happen, and they'd let me know tomorrow at noon.

So it goes.

(It's as well as that Stumpy looks pristine and I like to ride bikes. I also like turtles. I can't have nice things.)

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Nice set of parts for $100, Forestville...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik...011792414.html

Lugged steel frames - $100 (santa rosa)


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Originally Posted by machinist42
I humbly sit corrected. You are right sir, a slingshot stem. My bad. I haven't seen an early Stumpy with that black one either. Seller only posted the one photo.

Seller was, let's say, a bit quirky in our text exchange, responding "I will not enter any codes" to my request to buy the bike. I texted in reply "I don't know what "I won't enter any codes" means. May I please purchase the Stumpy you've posted on CL?" And then the seller sent me the address and wrote "Can meet anytime". I replied that I was in Wilmington and couldn't get there tonight because of work. Then the seller wrote I was second in line, that anything can happen, and they'd let me know tomorrow at noon.

So it goes.

(It's as well as that Stumpy looks pristine and I like to ride bikes. I also like turtles. I can't have nice things.)
No worries, all good, hopefully he gets back to you and says come and get it, I'll keep my fingers crossed.

I have 3 now, 2 are later 85-86's so they are unicrown forks, and don't really do it for me but one is in excellent condition the other was a really good deal so there it is.

The third is a frame only like the one you found, biplane fork, rough shape but my size and it will get a full enhanced period build when I figure out the paint/finish for it.

Here's the most recent which was a really good deal but is pretty rough around the edges and its a Sport as is the nice one, not as desirable but still cool.

Mostly original, no bullmoose or slingshot but original wheels in good shape with a Deerhead FD which is good. It also came with some Tomaselli grips that will be usable for display.




Then we have this, 1982 Jim Merz MTB, one of 10 made according to Jim and maybe half a dozen prototypes after he got to Specialized where he had a lot to do with Stumpy's and plenty else.

I added the bullmoose bars and Mafac tandem canti's, it came with Magura motorcycle levers, Jim drilled the DA crank for a triple and made custom 9/16 pedal adapters.

Swapped out the skinny mismatched wheels and Bullseye hubs it came with for UKAI wheels.




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Originally Posted by machinist42
Seller was, let's say, a bit quirky in our text exchange, responding "I will not enter any codes" to my request to buy the bike.
I think this is in reference to CL account takeover. CL does (or used to?) allow you to use a 'forgot password' feature on accounts.

If you haven't seen it yet, scammers will ask you to "prove you are who you say you are" on your advertisement. Usually goes to the tune of, "I'm going to have CL send a text to you with a code to prove who you are, so I know you're not a scammer". Then they'll submit for 'lost password' and 'receive code by text'. If you fall for this and give them the code CL sends to your device and/or email, they'll login to your account and hijack it.

I first hear about this back in 2017. A friend posted a "lost dog" ad after July 4th. Someone contacted them with "I found your dog, but I need to know you're actually the owner". She was desperate to get the dog and followed their instructions. They received the text, gave them the code, then spent the next several days trying to regain access to their account again.

PS - I never linked my phone to my CL account and won't. Likewise, I never use my ph# on CL ads. Better to remain anonymous-ish by using their remailer service.
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Originally Posted by merziac
And it's gone!
Only to turn up again this morning on EBay for $599. Didnít bother to even wipe the dust off of it.
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Originally Posted by orcas island
Only to turn up again this morning on EBay for $599. Didnít bother to even wipe the dust off of it.
Why would ya? This guy thinks he's gonna get 10X+ profit so he's got it all figured out.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Why would ya? This guy thinks he's gonna get 10X+ profit so he's got it all figured out.
Well why not. He knows he is smarter than the rest of us.
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https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik...001739885.html

seems reasonably priced
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Nice mix of old and new at garage sale. He has some nice vintage bikes at reasonable prices and said he may be bringing out some of his personal bikes on Sunday...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...012015872.html

Gives bundle discounts.
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All's Well That Ends.

Originally Posted by merziac
Why would ya? This guy thinks he's gonna get 10X+ profit so he's got it all figured out.
Absolutely! With photos like this, the seller will be fielding outrageous offers!



Nary a one of the bike in its entirety.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-198...QAAOSw~K9dvZsr
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Yes, I have nothing better to do this Saturday night than look at Craigslist ads and wish that certain bikes were my size. Darnit!! It does seems like it's a good time of year to buy a bike, even in my market.

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Pinaello: the ad is only 1 hour old.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/...012491379.html
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Pinaello: the ad is only 1 hour old.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/...012491379.html
contact info = error...
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Nice mix of old and new at garage sale. He has some nice vintage bikes at reasonable prices and said he may be bringing out some of his personal bikes on Sunday...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...012015872.html

Gives bundle discounts.
Sounds like fun.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Nice mix of old and new at garage sale. He has some nice vintage bikes at reasonable prices and said he may be bringing out some of his personal bikes on Sunday...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...012015872.html

Gives bundle discounts.
Divorce sale? You donít see a Colnago propped up at a yard sale every day
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Closed bike shop.
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Divorce sale? You donít see a Colnago propped up at a yard sale every day
His wife was being very supportive. The shop was bought out and they are looking forward to retirement. A lot of collectible/signed items also.
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Moderately surprised this Rauler didn't sell at $329, seemed a fair price. Seller has relisted in the $450/OBO

Original: https://www.ebay.com/itm/184007669476
Re-list: https://www.ebay.com/itm/174085465438

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^ Lance style with a brifter on the right and a downtube shifter on the left.
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^ Lance style with a brifter on the right and a downtube shifter on the left.
And a tab on the head end of the TT, like you'd find on team bikes.
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Sutton was branded by the Royce Union bike company which , I believe , was HQ in NYC or NJ. Lower end stuff. This was probably late 670's to maybe 1972 or so, made in Japan.
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1986 Bridgestone T700 Touring 62cm Seattle $260

Sadly, too large for me: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...012981132.html
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1960s Raleigh Grand Prix (Nottingham) 63cm Seattle $150

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Batavus Pro, Campy SR minus the RD and one shift lever. Obvious drive side dropout repair, with welder sadly. But if you could score for $150, it's worth the sum of its and then some but you'll need to be in/near NJ.

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