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10-30-09, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,904
Posted By Blue Order

I NEVER enter a bid in advance of the closing...

I NEVER enter a bid in advance of the closing time. That just encourages the newbies to bid in $1 increments until they've beat my bid by a whole dollar. Much more satisfying to school them with a...
10-30-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,961
Posted By Blue Order

They look fine to me. :shrug:

They look fine to me. :shrug:
10-30-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Blue Order

Vancouver, BC?

Is there anybody here in Vancouver who would be willing to help me out with (what else :D ) a bike pickup?

If so, please PM me, and thanks in advance!
09-13-09, 12:42 AM
Replies: 51,398
Views: 6,721,842
Posted By Blue Order

Paging East Hill: 47 cm mid-sixties Gitane...

Paging East Hill:

47 cm mid-sixties Gitane Super Corsa (http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1367662599.html)


http://images.craigslist.org/3k93mb3o85Q15R45Sb99a50b9ef8375a2115e.jpg
09-09-09, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,552
Posted By Blue Order

$200 for a quad-butted Valite Team Fuji?...

$200 for a quad-butted Valite Team Fuji? Complete? That's a fair price (but not a "you stole that bike!" deal). I wouldn't mind paying $200 for that bike at all. If you like that bike, go for it....
09-09-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 2,688,430
Posted By Blue Order

Actually, I'm thinking a 3 wheeler would make an...

Actually, I'm thinking a 3 wheeler would make an awesome winter bike when the streets are iced over...
09-09-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 2,688,430
Posted By Blue Order

Better to explain once in the ad, than to have to...

Better to explain once in the ad, than to have to explain to multiple lowballers.
09-09-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,400
Posted By Blue Order

A subject that's been broached many, many times...

A subject that's been broached many, many times here.

I'll say this-- I once became interested in a scooter that had been left chained in the parking lot of my building. Obviously abandoned and...
09-09-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,319
Posted By Blue Order

Low end-ish, but not the lowest end in the...

Low end-ish, but not the lowest end in the Motobecane lineup. Probably the most popular Motobecane, sales-wise, and not a bad bike at all, based on what owners here have had to say about them.
09-09-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Blue Order

I was thinking it had something to do with the...

I was thinking it had something to do with the pawls, but wasn't sure what. If the wheels looks OK, I'll try flushing it out first as per Jim's suggestion. if that doesn't do it, I'll see about a new...
09-09-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Blue Order

My guess is I can probably find a freewheel...

My guess is I can probably find a freewheel pretty cheap these days (even a mountain bike freewheel). :D
Replies: 7
Views: 1,692
Posted By Blue Order

It's probably a better decision from a...

It's probably a better decision from a practicality standpoint, the bike fits you, which is your most important consideration, and the price is reasonable.

Good call, I'd say.
09-09-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Blue Order

:D :lol:

:D

:lol:
09-09-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Blue Order

"Stripped"

I talked with a guy who said the crankset on the bike he is selling is "stripped."

I asked him what he means, and he said it turns, but doesn't turn the wheels. Assuming he has a chain, and it's...
09-09-09, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,319
Posted By Blue Order

With those stem shifters, my guess would be a...

With those stem shifters, my guess would be a Mirage or Super Mirage.
09-09-09, 03:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,526
Posted By Blue Order

If I were in OFG's position, I would swap out...

If I were in OFG's position, I would swap out that Brooks for an Ideale, sell (or use) the Brooks, put the correct red bar tape on it, and look for a buyer who appreciates the bike, with the caveat...
09-09-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,526
Posted By Blue Order

I'm taking your word for it because I know you're...

I'm taking your word for it because I know you're familiar with these prices, and I'm not. I'm not really disputing the prices, I just don't know.

When it comes to the complete bike, my sense is...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,692
Posted By Blue Order

Looks lower end, probably worth about $100, maybe...

Looks lower end, probably worth about $100, maybe up to $150 because it's a fairly uncommon German make. Offer $100, see what happens. The seller might accept, or might counter-offer.

You could...
09-09-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,526
Posted By Blue Order

I'll have to take your word for it on the value...

I'll have to take your word for it on the value of the individual components, but I don't think a GJ can command that kind of price. If it did, I would be extremely surprised, even with the rise in...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,692
Posted By Blue Order

You need to post a link to the ad and/or a photo,...

You need to post a link to the ad and/or a photo, so we know what you're looking at.
09-08-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,526
Posted By Blue Order

I don't think it's inappropriate. OFG mentioned...

I don't think it's inappropriate. OFG mentioned that he has a bike and a moral dilemma. People who may be interested know about it now, but no untoward buying and selling has been taking place here....
09-08-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,551
Posted By Blue Order

I think this is right, but my completely...

I think this is right, but my completely unscientific hunch is that many people who use the sentence "This would make a good fixed gear bike" in their ads have no idea what would make a good fixed...
09-08-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,526
Posted By Blue Order

Some people would feel that stripping this bike...

Some people would feel that stripping this bike for profit is an insult. :innocent:
09-08-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 51,398
Views: 6,721,842
Posted By Blue Order

Madison, WI, 1990 or 1991 Bianchi mountain bike...

Madison, WI, 1990 or 1991 Bianchi mountain bike (http://madison.en.craigslist.org/bik/1363176116.html) (not sure from photo which model, but doesn't really matter, because the bike is a bargain),...
09-08-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,526
Posted By Blue Order

Mine too. I'd be tempted by a BIN price...

Mine too.

I'd be tempted by a BIN price myself.
09-04-09, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 2,688,430
Posted By Blue Order

This guy is a roadie, so has rarely used this...

This guy is a roadie, so has rarely used this vintage Super Grizzly...
07-27-09, 06:27 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,868
Posted By Blue Order

Not true. Self-defense is (generally) allowed...

Not true. Self-defense is (generally) allowed when the person defending him/herself is under attack, or has a reasonable belief that an attack is imminent.

If self-defense were allowed on...
07-27-09, 04:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,868
Posted By Blue Order

You say that as if you would be able to tell the...

You say that as if you would be able to tell the difference. :lol:

Has my boss called you for an interview yet? :lol:
07-26-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,868
Posted By Blue Order

My example of what the right of self-defense...

My example of what the right of self-defense includes could be applied to either defending the pedestrian or the cyclist, depending upon which one was being attacked. Note that the right of...
07-26-09, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 640,404
Posted By Blue Order

The stamped dropouts are a giveaway. Plus the...

The stamped dropouts are a giveaway. Plus the extension levers and lack of tubing decal. And possibly the cottered crank (although it does appear that it may be alloy).

On the other hand, it's not...
07-26-09, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 640,404
Posted By Blue Order

Low-end sport tourer (a road bike, but not a...

Low-end sport tourer (a road bike, but not a racing bike, not a loaded tourer. Suitable for light touring and commuting).

But in great cosmetic condition, and not particularly desirable to college...
07-25-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,868
Posted By Blue Order

Wow. And to think it took considerably more...

Wow.

And to think it took considerably more than that for my class to graduate. If only we had known.
07-25-09, 10:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,868
Posted By Blue Order

Another interesting point-- "self-defense"...

Another interesting point-- "self-defense" includes the right to defend others. In the case of the incident in this video, if I witnessed the cyclist attacking the pedestrian with his u-lock, I would...
07-25-09, 10:10 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,868
Posted By Blue Order

You can use lethal force in any state if you have...

You can use lethal force in any state if you have a reasonable belief that there is an imminent threat to your life.

The difference between your state and certain other states is that in those...
07-25-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,868
Posted By Blue Order

Just quoting you. I got your meaning, and didn't...

Just quoting you. I got your meaning, and didn't see any need to be an azz and point out that your terms are not legal terms. Would you have preferred that I just understand your choice of words, or...
07-25-09, 08:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,868
Posted By Blue Order

Blue Order took some college courses. Then he got...

Blue Order took some college courses. Then he got his B.A. Then he went to law school and got his Juris Doctor. Now he works for a law firm.

Some fools think that their lack of legal expertise...
07-25-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,409
Posted By Blue Order

No, it won't. I'm just not following this closely...

No, it won't. I'm just not following this closely enough to have even noticed that two different states are being discussed here. Nevertheless, in Ohio, if signaling is required, it might be an issue...
07-25-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,409
Posted By Blue Order

It doesn't really matter if anybody knows about...

It doesn't really matter if anybody knows about it or not. That old adage about ignorance of the law being no excuse is applicable here. In a civil suit, if there's a legal duty to signal, and...
07-25-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By Blue Order

Original decals. I've seen a number of bikes...

Original decals.

I've seen a number of bikes on eBay and Craigslist that claim to be 531, claim to be this or that high end frame. But all I see is a painted (or powdercoated) mystery frame. I...
07-25-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,984
Posted By Blue Order

+1 I think I have the '88 edition, the one...

+1

I think I have the '88 edition, the one with that gorgeous mystery bike on the cover. Anybody know what that bike is?
07-25-09, 06:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,782
Posted By Blue Order

Oh, and the LBS owner is a jerk. At least she...

Oh, and the LBS owner is a jerk. At least she knows what her neighbor is now.
07-25-09, 06:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,782
Posted By Blue Order

Cuba has some experience with that situation......

Cuba has some experience with that situation... :lol:

American C&V car enthusiasts salivate when they think about all that old Detroit steel just waiting to return to the U.S. when we finally...
07-25-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,323
Posted By Blue Order

It's school policy. Given that, it may be...

It's school policy. Given that, it may be something that's required by an insurance carrier, or perhaps is just intended to limit liability. The only way to know why it's school policy would be to...
07-25-09, 04:52 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,868
Posted By Blue Order

There's no doubt that it's difficult to see what...

There's no doubt that it's difficult to see what happens in part of the clip. But just taking the part that we can clearly see, the guy with the bike is using a weapon, the other guy isn't. Given the...
07-25-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,868
Posted By Blue Order

Very good. Now show us the part that says you can...

Very good. Now show us the part that says you can "one up" the other person in self-defense.


EDIT: So it turns out you used a code (anonymously) from Connecticut to back up dubious claims about...
07-25-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,868
Posted By Blue Order

Offhand, I don't know what the rule is in NY, but...

Offhand, I don't know what the rule is in NY, but in some states, you are indeed required to retreat if you can.
07-25-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,868
Posted By Blue Order

Wrong. If you are attacked, or if an attack is...

Wrong. If you are attacked, or if an attack is imminent, you have the right to defend yourself.

Wrong again. Generally, self-defense must be proportionate to the threat. In certain states, under...
07-25-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Blue Order

Your "gears" are called "derailleurs." They're...

Your "gears" are called "derailleurs." They're actually gear changers, not the gears themselves. The gears in the back are called the freewheel cluster if they're an older design, or a cassette if...
07-25-09, 02:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,323
Posted By Blue Order

Misleading hysterics in the posted blog. Did...

Misleading hysterics in the posted blog. Did Saratoga Springs pass an ordinance outlawing riding a bike to school? One would think so from the title of the blog post, when in fact, one school's...
07-25-09, 02:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,745
Posted By Blue Order

Yep. And too often, they're not enforced....

Yep.

And too often, they're not enforced. (http://bicycling.com/blogs/roadrights/2009/07/02/false-protection/)
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