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The Ebay Thread: Pics and Opinions of your Ebay bike!!!!

Old 04-13-09, 11:23 PM
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The Ebay Thread: Pics and Opinions of your Ebay bike!!!!

Just thought I'd start a thread for Ebay bikes specifically. My frame and some of the build parts were purchased on Ebay. I'd like to keep this thread free of debate, and just strictly show and tell. So pics of your Ebay bike, how you like your Ebay bike, and your experience with Ebay.

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Old 04-13-09, 11:53 PM
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Got this for $815 with only 50 miles on it. Stock 2008 Cannondale CAAD9 R6. Shipped quickly and was satisfied with the packing of the bike.

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My 2006 Specialized Roubaix Comp. Looks like it wasn't ridden at all. Very pleased. Never had a bad experience with EBay, either buying or selling.
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Old 04-14-09, 12:18 AM
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Got my CAAD9 for $950 and my wheels for $450
for a $1400 bike it doesn't look too shabby. MSRP-$3000
Although, my wheels really make the whip more than anything

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Old 04-14-09, 01:29 AM
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I am a little wary of purchasing complete bikes and frames via Ebay, but I used it a lot to build up the two bikes below. I'm not sure if that counts as an "Ebay" bike. Regardless, here they are. Experiences for the most part have been good; although there is a lot of serious gouging on shipping.

Moots: bars, seatpost, saddle, DA 7800 wheels (not pictured), bartape
Canyon: bars, seatpost, saddle, Nokon cables, extra Garmin mount and cadence sensor, bottle cages, tires, brake pads


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I see what you did there.
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I haven't had a chance to get a pic yet (too busy riding!) but I bought my Cervelo R3 SL from eBay. No real problems except the seatpost needed replacing. The bike was about 1/2 new price so I wasn't too worried about the seatpost.
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Titus Solera frame, Easton EA90SLX wheels and Ultegra SL group all bought on eBay.

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I got my Orca slight used from a bike shop manager, very good and reputable guy, on ebay. Got it with DA, upgraded Rolf Prima Elan Aero wheels, and some hardware and cables that were swapped out to lighten it up a little more. I've since put on a shorter lighter Easton EA90 stem, my own Toupe saddle, and since I picked up the BD Christmas wheels: Vuelta carbon sew ups.

I was very happy with the transaction, bike arrived flawlessly packed, all in all no complaints. I do feel just a tad stretched out on the top tube but I am working on flexibility and may try out a 90 mm stem over the 100 mm I am running right now. I've had it for three seasons now.
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Old 04-14-09, 07:42 AM
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Pretty much every part and frame for every bike I own came from Ebay, Craigslist, RBR or some other form of classified ad site.

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Looks like I'll need to go outside when it stops raining in Seattle and take some pictures. I love that Moots, hell, I love just saying "Moots".

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Pieced together bit by bit over a few months. Less than $2k for the whole build.





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My 2006 Felt F65 came from ebay. It was NOS, 1 or 2 years old and never ridden.
Got it for $950 over a year ago and just sold it for $850.
It was brand spankin new looking.

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Just a fraction of the bikes I've purchased on ebay. Well, technically, the Salsa came from the RBR classifieds.

Of the 15 or 20 bikes I've purchased in the last couple of years, three of them haven't come from ebay.
The only one that was really a problem was the silver s-works. It arrived in an absolutely nasty condition and required a full teardown/rebuild.

I sorta regret selling the C40, but I didn't like campy and didn't want to mess with rebuilding it at the time. I've actually made money when reselling most of these bikes, though I'm very happy to break even. Ebay has allowed me to ride a lot of different bikes - far more than I ever could buying new. And it's not just the bikes, it's the individual components that happen to be on them.










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Originally Posted by Dick Rhee View Post
...I'm not sure if that counts as an "Ebay" bike...
Amazing. My parody threads get a more serious tone than the original. So should I go ape $h*t and tell everyone that the whole bike had to be purchased on ebay (not all of my parts were, btw) or just say that if there is a single ebay part on there, it's good?
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CAAD9 w/full Ultegra SL
Premium full carbon fork
VCRC ceramic BB
-came with Easton carbon bars and post, Syntace stem and an Aliante saddle.
Frame was NOS (07) and the parts were brand new.
Bought for $750 shipped...sold the above mention bars, stem, post and saddle for $350.
I had the Thomson stem and post, as well as the bars and saddle.
Had to buy Ultegra SL pedals ($80 from PBK @ the time)

As it's shown it the pic, I have less than $1200 in the entire bike, including the $600 wheelset.

I got a screaming deal...
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Scored this from EBay for $500 (minus the saddle, pedals, and fender):



Ended up spending another $700-800 though for new wheels/tires, brakes, pedals, saddle, and a slew of lighting since it became my commuter.

It now looks like this:

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boom *****

Some of the crap stock components are gone, as is the dork disk. Still debating a drivetrain upgrade/new bike, though.
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Different cranks/wheels since I got it on ebay nearly 2 years ago. Great deal..

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I sold my K2, which I purchased off CL for 300, put around $250 into it, on Ebay last month for $500.
Great place to do biz.
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My first road bike was an ebay purchase (for all of $10, but it was a 1980 Schwinn Traveler from a local seller), second bike purchase was also ebay (went big bucks and spent $35 on a 84 Centurion Sport DLX!!), oh and my Flyte SRS-3 (was that the model name?) came from ebay from Flyte before the closed up shop. Since then, I've bought some parts, but no frames from eBay.
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Felt F35
i got one of these used in great shape for $650 off Bay

https://www.spaso.com/felt2005/f35.shtml

really had nothing to upgrade on it yet after so many years.. new tires and tape?? i will never need another road bike again.. although chain and cassette are on last leg

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EBAY items
Calfee Luna Pro frame, easton fork, ck headset from the same vendor
The record components (brifters, calipers, derailleurs) various vendors
Thomson Seat post
Ritchey WCS 4-axis Stem
Crank Brother's Cobalt ISIS BB

Non-ebay parts
Specialized Toupe Ti Saddle - LBS (paid full retail to get a 2 week exchange/return policy)
Specialized S-Works SL Shallow bars - (same LBS, was in a hurry to finish the build)
Cranks/cassette/chain - Donor bike
Neuvation wheelset - Direct from neuvation
Tubes/tires - LBS
Tacx Tao Cages - LBS
KEO Sprint Pedals - Local swapmeet
Garmin 705 - Local swapmeet
Misc bits (cables, housing, bar tape, etc) - LBS

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...I'm not sure if that counts as an "Ebay" bike...
Amazing. My parody threads get a more serious tone than the original. So should I go ape $h*t and tell everyone that the whole bike had to be purchased on ebay (not all of my parts were, btw) or just say that if there is a single ebay part on there, it's good?
Guess I missed the joke. I blame exhaustion and the fact that I have been around here long enough to know better than to open a BD thread.

Now that I think about it, Canyon is essentially Europe's Bikes Direct. Oh god.
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Now that I think about it, Canyon is essentially Europe's Bikes Direct. Oh god.
Only to Europe. Since you're in the US, it's considered exotic!

Seriously, you'd be surprised what Germans find appealing and valuable. Converse shoes, Levis jeans, American made bikes, etc.
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