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08-06-22, 07:22 PM
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Ignoring the monstrosity of a bar setup as a...

Ignoring the monstrosity of a bar setup as a ďjokeĒ why canít the seller just take some normal photos?! Buyers donít just care about your smoked out bar setup! :D
07-25-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,250
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Itís a sad day in cycling when someone so...

Itís a sad day in cycling when someone so passionate about the hobby passes.

Paulís posts where always meaningful and his neat fisheye profile picture always caught my eye.

I wish his wife and...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,467
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Looks like BF member valuations arenít too off...

Looks like BF member valuations arenít too off after allÖ interesting!
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Do you have more information on the accident and...

Do you have more information on the accident and pictures of where the carbon will need work?

Nice bike. You might consider selling the group and frame separate. Especially if there's frame...
07-21-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By SoccerBallXan

You donít condition your chain?

You donít condition your chain?
07-21-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 70,590
Views: 11,549,416
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Never expect the goodwill descriptions to be...

Never expect the goodwill descriptions to be accurate. Iíve picked up 2 bikes through goodwill actions and have never once bothered with their ďdescriptionsĒ of the bikeÖ just the photos.
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07-19-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,081
Posted By SoccerBallXan

The thrill is in the hunt. Once you've captured...

The thrill is in the hunt. Once you've captured the unicorn it becomes just another stupid POS that your wife hates.
Replies: 28
Views: 976
Posted By SoccerBallXan

That's very interesting. I've only ever sold a...

That's very interesting. I've only ever sold a few dozen bikes locally, I try not to involve myself with eBay and premiums. I've always found it darn difficult to find buyers for smaller bikes. Every...
Replies: 28
Views: 976
Posted By SoccerBallXan

The size of the bike might make the sale a bit...

The size of the bike might make the sale a bit difficult. $600 is possible through eBay if youíre willing to wait.

e: OP has the bike listed at 51 cm on eBay.
07-18-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 70,590
Views: 11,549,416
Posted By SoccerBallXan

[/h1] Don't you love it when it's already a...

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Don't you love it when it's already a steal of a deal and the seller says "will also entertain best offer."
07-11-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 70,590
Views: 11,549,416
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Wow! Look at that little baby pump peg on the...

Wow! Look at that little baby pump peg on the head tube! Even the bottle appears small.
Replies: 33
Views: 1,467
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Whereís Kilroy1988 at anyways?! Heís the one who...

Whereís Kilroy1988 at anyways?! Heís the one who got us into all this Portage mess! At this point we can assume OP is never logging in again and just wanted a quick valuation. Now that itís still up...
07-10-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,601
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Doctor, doctor! Any plans? E: Aaaaaand this...

Doctor, doctor! Any plans?

E: Aaaaaand this is why I deal with bikes not people's health...

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07-10-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 70,590
Views: 11,549,416
Posted By SoccerBallXan

DON'T WALK, RUN! ...

DON'T WALK, RUN!
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Replies: 87
Views: 7,424
Posted By SoccerBallXan

So youíve received offers in line with the...

So youíve received offers in line with the valuations that came from previous postsÖ

And you said no?

Keep the bike dude. Stop guessing that you donít really want to let it go!
Replies: 43
Views: 4,459
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Bravo, a heartfelt reunion. I agree with the...

Bravo, a heartfelt reunion.

I agree with the post above regarding the original black paint. Cost may not be an issue, but if youíre cheap like me, itís hard to go wrong touching up black paint.
07-05-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By SoccerBallXan

I cannot for the life of me figure out what is...

I cannot for the life of me figure out what is going on in this photo. Itís surely one of the most beautiful photographs Iíve seen of a bike, but is it a mural? Real life? Touched up in Photoshop?
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07-05-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 639
Posted By SoccerBallXan

I havenít been down to their shop since the start...

I havenít been down to their shop since the start of COVID, so I can only assume that longÖ. But my COVID era sense of time is all out of wack, so I could totally be wrong.

Iíll need to head over...
07-05-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 639
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Hey! Thatís the Technobull from Gray Matter! I...

Hey! Thatís the Technobull from Gray Matter! I almost bought that bike two years ago! :D

The drilled out equipment is what caught my eye initially. I wasnít sure on the paint either, I assumed it...
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Give it time. Our local forum experts are...

Give it time. Our local forum experts are currently using their expertise for beer, brats, and bike rides!
07-04-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By SoccerBallXan

The bike and scenery are lovely! Have fun!

The bike and scenery are lovely! Have fun!
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Start high and settle where comfortable? ...

Start high and settle where comfortable?

Cycles Makaron seems to know more about Merckx bikes than anyone Iíve ever met or heard from. If Makaron doesnít have any further information, then I...
07-01-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,056
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Whereís the bikes?? I see blokes and beers!

Whereís the bikes?? I see blokes and beers!
06-29-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,875
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Do we have any BFers that can facilitate a...

Do we have any BFers that can facilitate a Raleigh Portage listed in St Paul, MN? I see an opportunity to own what might be a pretty expensive one for fairly cheap. Also, there's been a bit of talk...
06-27-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,875
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Appraisals from previous threads on Raleigh...

Appraisals from previous threads on Raleigh Portage. I thought this was a bit fun.


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06-27-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,875
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Weak attempt to stir the pot from OP. A fool...

Weak attempt to stir the pot from OP. A fool knows better than to take a rabbit's advice. If people don't agree with free valuations on a free forum they need to free their mind from expectations.
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06-27-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,875
Posted By SoccerBallXan

So then, we an all agree $1800 for a Portage is...

So then, we an all agree $1800 for a Portage is hogwash and the only person who would spend that is a drunk.

Again, can we close this thread already?
06-27-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,875
Posted By SoccerBallXan

And I'm willing to stick by whoever spent $1800...

And I'm willing to stick by whoever spent $1800 on a Portage had 3 too many brews on a Saturday.
06-27-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,875
Posted By SoccerBallXan

:deadhorse2: Free appraisals are free. Lock...

:deadhorse2:

Free appraisals are free. Lock it mods!
06-27-22, 02:53 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,875
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Wow! I need to sell on eBay more if those are the...

Wow! I need to sell on eBay more if those are the prices one can achieve! What's a small eBay fee and the hassle of shipping for an extra +500% more than what I'd make off selling locally?!
06-25-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Well that didn't take long. Nice bike!

Well that didn't take long. Nice bike!
06-25-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By SoccerBallXan

That stem is gorgeous.

That stem is gorgeous.
06-23-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 237,874
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Long shot, but do we have any forum members who...

Long shot, but do we have any forum members who live in or near Ashland, Oregon who'd be willing to help facilitate a tandem purchase and shipment?
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By SoccerBallXan

"The Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange" forum...

"The Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange" forum (TheCABE) will likely be a good source to gather information from. Post the bicycle in TheCABE forums and see what members have to say.
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06-19-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 70,590
Views: 11,549,416
Posted By SoccerBallXan

I would agree with your point if my friend was...

I would agree with your point if my friend was riding Terry or Liv, but he's riding sub-52cm vintage road bike frames and vintage step throughs. There isn't a lot when it comes to "women's specific,"...
06-18-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 70,590
Views: 11,549,416
Posted By SoccerBallXan

My 37 year old 5'6 male friend has rode bikes his...

My 37 year old 5'6 male friend has rode bikes his entire life. He always gets a laugh out of the whole "girls bike" "boys bike" thing... Small men ride bikes and so do tall women! When will people...
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Try posting pictures of the bike to your...

Try posting pictures of the bike to your profile's gallery and other members will be able to access them here: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/556047
06-16-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By SoccerBallXan

I always pictured the bicycle thief RIDING the...

I always pictured the bicycle thief RIDING the bike away... I never assumed they'd walk it.
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Start high, settle wherever you feel comfortable....

Start high, settle wherever you feel comfortable. Not sure what the market for high-profile vintage carbon looks like, and honestly, likely only a few people would know. While the bike screams...
06-13-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Fantastic cycle! Did the rusty green version...

Fantastic cycle! Did the rusty green version still have its decals intact? Or did other hints such as the seat stays pin-point you to Detto?
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Wow... this is an amazing bike. This checks off...

Wow... this is an amazing bike. This checks off many boxes for 'grail' bike. I would not hesitate to spend upwards of $1,000 on this beauty. I'm glad it found a good home through the forums.
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By SoccerBallXan

I do not think this is a bad bike, nor did I ever...

I do not think this is a bad bike, nor did I ever discredit the bike. I did say it's nothing special, which lets be real, is the complete truth. If in your honest opinion it's excellent for a refurb...
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By SoccerBallXan

I understand Velo Sport is a familiar Canadian...

I understand Velo Sport is a familiar Canadian brand and they've been circulated across Canada ala Schwinn style since the 1970s (In fact, this is a note I have saved from T-Mar in my "Manufacturer...
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By SoccerBallXan

I believe you can do much better in that price...

I believe you can do much better in that price range.

Iím not familiar with your bike market in Canada, but it couldnít be more than +/- $100 USD for most bikes and bike brands. Here in the...
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By SoccerBallXan

I would NOT be purchasing this bike to flip, and...

I would NOT be purchasing this bike to flip, and I feel that what it's currently offered at is the max it'll sell for. In general I would NOT be purchasing this bike, as it's nothing special and has...
06-01-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By SoccerBallXan

I would like them!

I would like them!
05-26-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,169
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Cycling friends, Thank you for taking the...

Cycling friends,

Thank you for taking the time to analyze the bike and respond with your expertise. A special thanks to poprad who was able to contact Olivier Csuka through email and retrieve more...
05-23-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,169
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Alex Singer Information?

Hello list friends,

I was fortunate enough to happen upon this Alex Singer. Beneath piles of children's bicycles and rust buckets caught my eye this very special offering... a potential Alex...
05-22-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 70,590
Views: 11,549,416
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Likely gone with the wind, but I thought I might...

Likely gone with the wind, but I thought I might post it here anyways. Out of town this weekend or this might have been mine! :thumb:...
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By SoccerBallXan

I don't mean to be so brash, but purchasing this...

I don't mean to be so brash, but purchasing this bicycle for any price would be purchasing a headache with hours of unnecessary work. In fact, I believe that at the end of it all, I myself might even...
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