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Old 03-24-13, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj
Looks bigger than a 23" -- more like a 24 or 25".

I am very, very tempted to find out.

Problem is, if I find out it fits, I may end up buying it.

I am trying to shrink the herd here, but this one and the one in LA have me highly intrigued.
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Not sure I'd trust this to ride it even it it was in my size, but it is cool to look at:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-CONC...item20d08c0dcc
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This would actually fit, and it's definitely in my preferences sweet spot. I'm practicing self discipline:

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
This would actually fit, and it's definitely in my preferences sweet spot. I'm practicing self discipline:

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=281078377945&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en




Yes Aaron, you are being very good.

I really thought you would have scooped up that beauty somehow.

It just checks so many boxes for you.

An absolutely gorgeous, perfect frame.
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Yep - it's from one of my favorite builders, I love the color, I love the detail - but I have a high quality MAX frame, do I need two? Someone else should enjoy it!
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
Yep - it's from one of my favorite builders, I love the color, I love the detail - but I have a high quality MAX frame, do I need two? Someone else should enjoy it!
Understood.

If it were a little larger, I may have an incredibly difficult time saying no.
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The detail is very nice. Love this bike but I'm a black-hat, not a white-hat. If this were in black I'd be drooling all over it. White leaves me cold.
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I really like white and black together - white frame with black saddle/bars or black with white. That Grandis would KILL with a combo like that.

i really dig the Grandis, and it's hard to resist, but you can't own them all and the price will make it impossible to justify.
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A nice small TX 700 out in the far Chicago burbs..

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/3696873934.html

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A lot of folks would call a 54cm frame a medium size.

Small, in my book, would be <50cm, while LARGE would be >60cm. At the very least I'd put Medium between 54 & 56.

For me 54cm would be too small for my own needs but not by any means small. I've got a friend who can barely ride a 50cm and 48cm is at the tall end of comfort for her. THAT is small
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Didn't even notice that it's billed as a 54. Looks more like a 52 to me....

I'm glad to to know that we're different sizes. It's always good to know have less local competition for the good deals. A recent C and V convert in town is my size, and has been nailing every good deal within 100 miles! Luckily, he's a nice guy
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Originally Posted by Amesja
A lot of folks would call a 54cm frame a medium size.

Small, in my book, would be <50cm, while LARGE would be >60cm. At the very least I'd put Medium between 54 & 56.

For me 54cm would be too small for my own needs but not by any means small. I've got a friend who can barely ride a 50cm and 48cm is at the tall end of comfort for her. THAT is small
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Didn't even notice that it's billed as a 54. Looks more like a 52 to me....

I'm glad to to know that we're different sizes. It's always good to know have less local competition for the good deals. A recent C and V convert in town is my size, and has been nailing every good deal within 100 miles! Luckily, he's a nice guy
It's a 21 inch (53.34cm) and a 52cm c-to-c seatpost and a c-to-c 54cm top-tube. I consider that to be smaller than average.
Is it small or medium, meh

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Being 58 or greater in frame size is a real boon for prices. While there may be fewer frames available, the number of folks scouring for them drops even more. Prices tend to fall the further one gets from 54/56cm around here as fewer folks are looking for them.
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Speaking of "small" here's a rare one: a Mercier 300 (that's the all-531 model, = to a PX-10) in 49cm.
Just the frameset with Stronglight HS and BB (!), sounds like it needs paint and you have to call (using a phone) the seller in Oakland...$150 asking price on CL, no pics.
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/3692985459.html

BTW, check the ad just below that Mercier FF ad, The same seller has a 52cm Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 "tourist" rig for just $200 and sounds like he took good care of it: new tires, cables, lube...have to call him and deal locally, but that's a nice price for the Bay Area!

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/3692989004.html

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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj
Looks bigger than a 23" -- more like a 24 or 25".
Beat me to it, more like a 60cm, just my size. I sure wish I had the bucks for a Tomi, they look great!
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv
It's a 21 inch (53.34cm) and a 52cm c-to-c seatpost and a c-to-c 54cm top-tube. I consider that to be smaller than average.
Is it small or medium, meh

https://www.vintage-trek.com/images/t...rekMidwest.pdf

Smile when you say that, you tall drink-a-water!

I'd say that is a 'sensibly sized' frame. And a very nice bike, but not quite in my price range, and I have yet to fall under the Trek spell.
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Pretty nice Miyata Terra Runner $75 with a free BMX?
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/3701435086.html
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Miami Vice Ironman for $375 shipped.. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Late-1980s-C...-/190816228345
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Pretty nice Miyata Terra Runner $75 with a free BMX?
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/3701435086.html
This is a forum member's bike the bike in the pic is pristine but doesnt sound so in the description. i think the seller borrowed the pic.
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Originally Posted by himespau
59 cm ALAN Guerciotti
https://www.ebay.com/itm/121082956169...84.m1423.l2649
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Pretty nice Miyata Terra Runner $75 with a free BMX?
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/3701435086.html
looks like that maybe an '84.. that year the Terra Runner was plain gauge crmo and hiten stays and forks.. not that it's a bad deal but i'd keep looking for a Ridge Runner

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Originally Posted by Slammin
This is a forum member's bike the bike in the pic is pristine but doesnt sound so in the description. i think the seller borrowed the pic.
I hate it when lazy sellers do that. I've had ads pulled when people have posted ads using my pics.
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Ebay - '86 blue/yellow Team Fuji 58cm for $299 'Buy it Now'

I'm tempted since it is my size...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/321095897762

Sorry, can't copy a pic...
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Tandem anyone?

Burley 18-speed tandem in Cleveland area. $650



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[h=2]1986 GIOS Professional Road Bike - $1599 (Essex, VT)[/h]

The bike being offered is one of the finest examples of the 1980's road bikes. Some consider the GIOS, as configured in this sale, as one of the best racing bikes available to the public at that time.

This bike was purchased in 1986 was white and has many of the original components. Although it has been raced sparingly (never crashed or dropped), it has been meticulously maintained and rarely ridden in the rain (never with snow, ice or salt on the road). A complete restoration was performed in 2011. The frame was stripped and painted as the pictures show. The painter remarked that it was remarkably free of rust.
The bike was re-assembled and ridden in 2011 and 2012 for a total of about 1,000 miles. The bike components include:

Dura-Ace EX: headset (new 2011), crank (175 mm, 53/42, dust covers not shown in photos), front derailleur, SIS rear derailleur, brakes, SIS downtube shifters and seat post
Pedals: Dura-Ace EX in good condition
Bars: Cinelli (44 cm)
Stem: Cinelli with GIOS engraved
Bottom Bracket: Dura-Ace EX with NOS 7400 cups and original spindle (good condition)
Wheels: Mavic GP4 front (36 spokes), Mavic GL330 rear (36 spokes) with Dura-Ace EX hubs (6 speed rear --- 13,14,15,17,19,21(14,15,17 new in 2011)
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Bike would be shipped by a local bike shop in the US for $100 or delivered free of charge within 100 miles of Essex, VT.

I am getting back into competitive cycling after an absence of many years and need to sell this bike (reluctantly) to finance current technology.

This is not a museum piece to be admired. It is a serious bike that is equipped to provide an Impressively solid ride.
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