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Old 03-05-12, 01:40 PM
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Sweet Cheap Auctions bikes, sometimes in your location

I was looking on publicsurplus.com a site that sell items mostly for municipalities and they have some nice bikes from time to time. Maybe we can keep an eye out for deals like these. Sometimes the bikes go for $5.00 sometimes there is a reserve sometimes not. Most of the time you have to pick up in person.There is already an ebay thread and a craigslist thread. Not certain If I should incorporate it with the CL thread or not. Eitherway here is a sample. Often it is for bikes in select locations but if unites a decent bike with a good owner it might serve its purpose.

Bianchi Eros


Windsor The Hour (fixie)


Gary Fisher Hoo Kee E Hoo


Cannondale Super Vee (Headshok)

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Oh wow, is that Eros a 58cm or a 60cm?

Thanks for the heads-up on that site.
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Tip, search for both "bicycle" and "bike".
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WRK101 Ok Thanks good point I did "Bikes" only as my search. Thermi... That Bianchi looks like a 56 to me.
Should I just stick them in the craigslist thread. My wife put me onto the site a few years back site she used to run a property room. So I have used this site in the past mostly for other items but often times a bike comes along that gets my goats going. Once I got two bikes one I sold one I kept. I usually go to a local location in Farmingdale. For the two bikes I got it was well worth it I got a Trek 1200 in brand new condition for $28.00 and a downhill bike for $125 that was four years old and had an original MSRP of about $4800, so sometimes it works out. Again location is very important because you have to show up in person with the payment receipt to get the bike. So it makes no sense bidding for a Colorado bike if you live in NY just because its dirt cheap. Trust me as I often want to do that sometimes even imaginging I'll have an excuse to go to pick it up when Im in the area. Problem is you dealing with city employees you dont show within the alotted time you just wasted your money. Just wanted to share my experience.
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That Bianchi looks larger than a 56cm to me...I'm thinking 58/59ish.

Thanks for the tip...now I have another resource to compulsively check while distracting myself from productive work
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WRK101 Ok Thanks good point I did "Bikes" only as my search. Thermi... That Bianchi looks like a 56 to me.
Should I just stick them in the craigslist thread. My wife put me onto the site a few years back site she used to run a property room. So I have used this site in the past mostly for other items but often times a bike comes along that gets my goats going. Once I got two bikes one I sold one I kept. I usually go to a local location in Farmingdale. For the two bikes I got it was well worth it I got a Trek 1200 in brand new condition for $28.00 and a downhill bike for $125 that was four years old and had an original MSRP of about $4800, so sometimes it works out. Again location is very important because you have to show up in person with the payment receipt to get the bike. So it makes no sense bidding for a Colorado bike if you live in NY just because its dirt cheap. Trust me as I often want to do that sometimes even imaginging I'll have an excuse to go to pick it up when Im in the area. Problem is you dealing with city employees you dont show within the alotted time you just wasted your money. Just wanted to share my experience.
Yeah, I wish it were nearby. I own a 55/56cm Eros, and wouldn't mind picking up its "sister" in a size larger for cheap.
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Thx for the info!
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OH GREAT! yet anohter venue to waste time and look for bikes.

HOO KOO E KOO anyone?

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Ditley squat for me. Boo! How much does stuff go for compared to eBay or CL?
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And don't forget "ten-speed"/"10-speed".
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I'm in love with the Valentine's Day Bianchi.
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Ditley squat for me. Boo! How much does stuff go for compared to eBay or CL?
Cheap typically, but the municipalities that participate are pretty limited. I've followed this site (and several similar ones) for years, and haven't spotted any interesting bikes in my area. There is quite a bit of well priced industrial equipment, just the ticket if you need a mill or a welder.
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
Cheap typically, but the municipalities that participate are pretty limited. I've followed this site (and several similar ones) for years, and haven't spotted any interesting bikes in my area. There is quite a bit of well priced industrial equipment, just the ticket if you need a mill or a welder.
I was just looking and there is an old Cincinnati mill local to me that I'm tempted by for some strange reason even though I know NOTHING about them and don't even know if I could get it to work or if it would help me in my pipe dream future framebuilding hobby...
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I was just looking and there is an old Cincinnati mill local to me that I'm tempted by for some strange reason even though I know NOTHING about them and don't even know if I could get it to work or if it would help me in my pipe dream future framebuilding hobby...
I understand completely, I recently watched a nice (but too bulky) lathe close for around $100, it will probably end up in the scrapyard. I've got similar aspirations, but my lack of knowledge and love of having 10 fingers keeps me from pulling the trigger. Now if I find a cheap TIG welder in my area, I will be reaching for my wallet...
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Glenwood Springs Colorado isn't close to anyone.

I got excited for minute until I saw that.

It would have to be a smokin bike for a 600 mile round trip. Gas alone would add $55 to the price.
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