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Someone near Seattle needs to check out this barn (full of bikes)

Old 05-04-11, 07:58 PM
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Someone near Seattle needs to check out this barn (full of bikes)

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/bik/2362733554.html

I am not able to, and I am so, so curious what all is in there...

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Old 05-04-11, 08:02 PM
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Wow! I am so glad that is not near me.
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Could be a room full of free spirits and the like, 4500 seems excessive, unless there are a whole lot of paramount frames.
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Good grief that's a lot of stuff.

Does seem to be a rather high price to me as well.
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Oh em gee.
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Old 05-05-11, 09:25 AM
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Doesn't look like anything special, but if you wanted to start a used bike shop...

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Man!
This would be a great starting point for a used bike shop, but it would be nice to know what else is included - parts, etc.
For $4,500 I'd want a bit more itemization, particularly of anything more noteworthy.
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One more barn full of rusty gas pipe. Ho hum...

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Old 05-05-11, 09:59 AM
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You can tell that barn is full of strictly gas-pipe by looking at fuzzy CL pics? Somebody really needs to go over there. Some people just don't care to list things out due to laziness.

Think of it this way. What if 3 Paramounts got lost in the mix, and have been long forgotten. The guy is just getting older and wants some money to enjoy. It's a big "what if", but if there were, that would make that pile o' bikes well worth it and then some.
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Old 05-05-11, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by bobbycorno View Post
Doesn't look like anything special, but if you wanted to start a used bike shop...

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One of the LBSs might be interested in this. I'll have a send a link.
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What if 3 Paramounts got lost in the mix, and have been long forgotten.
Better be in excess of 10 Paramounts to make disposing of a barn full of bikes worthwhile.
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I'd bet it has been picked at some point. It's likely worth a look, though. But I would not expect a single Paramount or PX.

I've worked part time for one of the biggest comic book dealers on the east coast, and helped him assess numerous collections. The rule of thumb is this: unless the collector died suddenly and unexpectedly, the key stuff is always gone. That gets sold off and picked for value. If the collector is still alive, it's almost a guarantee any valuable stuff is long sold off by the time an offer like this is made. I don't see how bikes would be any different, and I suspect anyone with this many bikes and at least some knowledge has some idea of what they have.
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Better be in excess of 10 Paramounts to make disposing of a barn full of bikes worthwhile.
+1

I don't see a deal. I see a dude trying to pass his headache on to someone else.
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Paramounts?, what about PY10s??!!
But I guess, like always, everyone's assumoing all the Puggies are UO8s??

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Paramounts?, what about PY10s??!!
Don't worry, I'm hoarding one of those in my own barn

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Hundreds of new fenders in wrappers. If they're Bluemels, that's worth cost of admission right there. I'd say it's worth taking a look, but that's easy for me to say since it's too far for me.
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Hundreds of new fenders in wrappers. If they're Bluemels, that's worth cost of admission right there. I'd say it's worth taking a look, but that's easy for me to say since it's too far for me.
Exactly. Thank goodness I'm nowhere near that barn.
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I'm really surprised that 1) no one has checked this out yet and 2) that people have dismissed it so quickly! If I lived within five hours of that, I would have already been there.

The possibility of there being gems, while unlikely, is still there and that's half the fun.

Wouldn't it be hilarious to post this in the facilitation thread and ask if someone is able to ship that to me?

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I too would check this out... but it takes a special person to want to take on that many bikes and parts... maybe a crazy flipper, who does a lot of ebay sales? At that value its hard to put a value on the lot without a good inventory list.
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Why doesn't someone just go over already? I would do it if I were clizzose.
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I'm only an hour from this barn. I wouldn't mind checking it out, but I'm an Ebay guy and Craigslist-dumb. I wouldn't know the first thing about contacting the guy to set up a veiwing...

But I can drill!

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Any explanation on where all that stuff came from? That is what I would want before even considering taking possession of it.
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I'm only an hour from this barn. I wouldn't mind checking it out, but I'm an Ebay guy and Craigslist-dumb. I wouldn't know the first thing about contacting the guy to set up a veiwing...

But I can drill!

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Do you use gmail? Just paste this into whatever email client you use, if you don't have your browser set up for automatic emailing.

sale-tptfj-2362733554@craigslist.org
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Old 05-05-11, 12:09 PM
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Do you use gmail? Just paste this into whatever email client you use, if you don't have your browser set up for automatic emailing.

sale-tptfj-2362733554@craigslist.org
Thanks AK - since it's expected to rain this weekend I'll have some spare time on my hands. I'll see if I can't get a peek at this barn. I'll borrow a camera and report back for the rest of you!

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