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Old 05-19-20, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by mhespenheide
https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/bi...125432238.html

"1986 Specialized Allez SE (reputedly) handbuilt by Jim Merz", 60cm, $350

Not 3Rensho, but Jim Merz is a storied builder in his own right. And cheap given the fact that he built it.
I think someone's blowing a lot of smoke in that ad. I never heard that Jim Merz built any of the Specialized bikes. His name is on the sticker because he designed it.
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I'm not familiar with the Raleigh hierarchy, but I really dig those Campy equipped 70's Raleighs.

Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce
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https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bi...126675340.html

1978 Raleigh Professional MkV - $1500 (Metro Delivery Available)

Spectacular Unobtainium describes this offering a 22-1/2 inch (32 inch stand over height) Raleigh Professional, excellent +++ condition, all original with exception of bar tape (Brand New Fizik Classic 3mm perforated on there now, easy fix to original Black Tressostar if that's your preference), testing the waters here to see if there is a serious, knowledgable collector/rider out there, catalog page retrieved from Kurt's Raleigh database page, thanks for looking, Todd phone 774-249-2198, old school here and really insist on direct human interaction so PHONE CALLS ONLY, ALL TEXT AND EMAILS WILL SIMPLY BE IGNORED, THANKS!!!
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Originally Posted by tyler_fred
I'm not familiar with the Raleigh hierarchy, but I really dig those Campy equipped 70's Raleighs.
The Pro was their top of the line, with the international just below. They were very similar -both 531 frames with Campy record (but I think the international came with center pulls??). The Pro was a pure race machine and the International was a sport touring model, if I recall correctly.

EDIT: Plenty of info here https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/index.html

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Originally Posted by obrentharris
I think someone's blowing a lot of smoke in that ad. I never heard that Jim Merz built any of the Specialized bikes. His name is on the sticker because he designed it.
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Exactamundo!

Still undoubtedly the better for him having a hand in it.

I think he did build a couple of team bikes for specific riders.
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Originally Posted by chico81
I think this is a smoking deal for this beautiful bike in incredible condition, especially with the upgrades!

Serotta legend Ti
Titanium road bike
Shimano Dura Ace components
Magic wheels with Chris King hubs head set and bottom bracket
61cm ctt
58cm ctc top tube 19cm head tube

https://offerup.co/qLs14rimC6


Yes it was a smokin deal and my size. It sold fast.
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Schwinn Prelude - $50 (near UNCW)

Posted 2020-05-19 11:05



"Schwinn Prelude from the 1970s, had this bike around for years and never did anything with it, always indoor kept (no rust), needs new tubes and tires. The frame material is Columbus steel.

bicycle frame material: other/unknown

bicycle type: road
brake type: caliper
condition: good
frame size: 23" (around 58cm)
handlebar type: drop
make / manufacturer: Schwinn
model name / number: Prelude
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 700C"

https://wilmington.craigslist.org/bi...126773011.html
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1970 Gitane Tour de France (2?)

Ad says "his and hers", but pics only show "his":

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bi...126778745.html

"Classic 1970 Gitane Touring Bike - $695 (Hyde Park)

Gitane Tour de France bicycles (his and hers) in excellent condition. Campy, Suntour and Mafac gear. Original Brooks seat. Original owner."
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
I think someone's blowing a lot of smoke in that ad. I never heard that Jim Merz built any of the Specialized bikes. His name is on the sticker because he designed it.
Brent
I think you're right; that's why I put the "(reputedly)" in as an editorial comment. Sorry; I should have been more clear about that. Probably still a nice bike and a reasonably good deal, but more ... ordinary.
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Originally Posted by machinist42

Schwinn Prelude - $50 (near UNCW)

Posted 2020-05-19 11:05



"Schwinn Prelude from the 1970s, had this bike around for years and never did anything with it, always indoor kept (no rust), needs new tubes and tires. The frame material is Columbus steel.

bicycle frame material: other/unknown

bicycle type: road
brake type: caliper
condition: good
frame size: 23" (around 58cm)
handlebar type: drop
make / manufacturer: Schwinn
model name / number: Prelude
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 700C"

https://wilmington.craigslist.org/bi...126773011.html
I love the colors, especially that seat, and/or everything about that bike! Except the location. Plus, I need negative more bikes, I'm only buying parts to complete projects.

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mine too I blew my bike budget buying a Serotta Atlanta just yesterday, and a Lemond Buenos Aires a few days ago. Donít get me wrong, I love the other bikes! But, a mint Ti Serotta with those upgrades under $1000?!? Come on!

Originally Posted by tmh657
Yes it was a smokin deal and my size. It sold fast.
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Lemond Zurich Road Frame & Fork 57cm Chris King - $120 (Beacon Hill)

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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce
Overpriced Pro

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bi...126675340.html

1978 Raleigh Professional MkV - $1500 (Metro Delivery Available)

Just a pulse-check on the market since I got two of these now; how much would be a fair price? $1000? I had a chance to buy Sheldon's Pro that was repainted by Brian Bayless, for $1k. Dragged my feet and missed it, and have kicked my own arse over it ever since.
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Retro Trek 500 bicycle - $50 (Kenmore)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/b...126933526.html
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Originally Posted by phtomita
Retro Trek 500 bicycle - $50 (Kenmore)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/b...126933526.html
That SADDLE's $50
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Cheap Holdsworth-made Claud Butler

Somebody go get this.

Iowa Holdsworth

Closeup shows this is a Claud Butler.

English Road Bike - $175 (Ames)

image 1 of 4

Handbilt road bike by the Holdsworthy company (1985). It has a Brooks leather saddle. It is 10 speed gearing with 50 and 35 tooth sprockets on the hub and (5) 32 to 16 tooth sprockets on the rear. The lowest gear ratio is 1:1.1 with the highest at 3:1. The low gear ratio makes it a great hill climber. Really good on RAGBRAI. Construction is butted Reynolds 531 tubing. The frame fits a 5' 11" to 6' 2" person. Equipment features SunTour derailleur, Weinmann caliper brakes, and 27" x 1 1/4" tires with presta valves.

Seat post - 24" Top Tube - 22" Stand over - 34"

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^^^
The CL post is
"Retro Trek 500 bike from the 80's. Needs work on the tires and brakes. The frame is in really good condition, scratch shown in photo. Brooks saddle not included, selling separately ($50)."

bike $50, saddle $50? dun know how to read this
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Originally Posted by machinist42

Schwinn Prelude - $50 (near UNCW)

Posted 2020-05-19 11:05



"Schwinn Prelude from the 1970s, had this bike around for years and never did anything with it, always indoor kept (no rust), needs new tubes and tires. The frame material is Columbus steel.

bicycle frame material: other/unknown

bicycle type: road
brake type: caliper
condition: good
frame size: 23" (around 58cm)
handlebar type: drop
make / manufacturer: Schwinn
model name / number: Prelude
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 700C"

https://wilmington.craigslist.org/bi...126773011.html
Dang, size is one size too big. Distance is one time zone too far. Seller's circa is one decade off.

Price is RIGHT. (Saddle cover is... not.)
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Jos van Veldhoven (eBay handle v*v*velo) has a pair of the early style Campagnolo Doppler shifters up for sale:

Early Retrofriction Shifters

I'm sure they will go for a pretty penny, but at the moment (nearly five days left) they are only at £30.

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And is gone!

Originally Posted by phtomita
Retro Trek 500 bicycle - $50 (Kenmore)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/b...126933526.html
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Originally Posted by phtomita
And is gone!
Retro Trek 500 bicycle - $50 (Kenmore)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/b...126933526.html

Won't be surprised to see this back up on Craigslist within a week, but for $250 :-0
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
Jos van Veldhoven (eBay handle v*v*velo) has a pair of the early style Campagnolo Doppler shifters up for sale:

Early Retrofriction Shifters

I'm sure they will go for a pretty penny, but at the moment (nearly five days left) they are only at £30.

Sweet
Sweet! Easy seller.
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I emailed the seller about an hour after it was posted. Said he had a ton of offers... flippers gotta flip!

Retro Trek 500 bicycle - $50 (Kenmore)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/b...126933526.html
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Originally Posted by phtomita
Lemond Zurich Road Frame & Fork 57cm Chris King - $120 (Beacon Hill)

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...126949055.html

If in good mech shape this is an Awesome buy!
What a smooth ride... And if you're not a lover of Ultegra, here you go, build your own! If it was for sale in the Beacon Hill that I'm familliar with, I would buy it. (Even though I have one.)
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Trek 750 23" non lugged $120, posted 20 minutes ago
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Originally Posted by ctak
I emailed the seller about an hour after it was posted. Said he had a ton of offers... flippers gotta flip!
I think I have screwed up a few flippers of late. Felt bad for the sellers...
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