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Old 10-06-15, 02:17 PM
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Old 10-06-15, 08:15 PM
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I think I may end up winning this auction \o/
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Old 10-06-15, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by hohum View Post
I think I may end up winning this auction \o/
Listing says there's 14 hours left to go..? Often times, bidding doesn't get hot until the closing minutes.

That said, if your fellow bidders have "tapped out" and no one else wants it, then you very well could be right. But it's way early to make that call.
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Old 10-06-15, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by leegf View Post
Listing says there's 14 hours left to go..? Often times, bidding doesn't get hot until the closing minutes.

That said, if your fellow bidders have "tapped out" and no one else wants it, then you very well could be right. But it's way early to make that call.
Someone else would have to want the thing. The trouble with this bike is this is the 2nd listing in an area of ebay that already gets very little attention; and I'm fairly certain the other bidder was just the seller running his auction up to the reserve price.
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Old 10-06-15, 10:48 PM
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Either way I think I'm about done bidding. I'm not going to pay more than 1500 bucks for it because that's about what it would be worth parted out.
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Old 10-07-15, 08:12 AM
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V RARE Miyata Pista 57cm Track Bike Fixie NJS Japan Sugino | eBay
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Old 10-07-15, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by hohum View Post
Someone else would have to want the thing. The trouble with this bike is this is the 2nd listing in an area of ebay that already gets very little attention; and I'm fairly certain the other bidder was just the seller running his auction up to the reserve price.
Told you so. I'm now the proud new owner of one of the 2013 RHC Barcelona prize bikes.
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Old 10-07-15, 01:12 PM
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Nice! Now take it to the next Red Hook Crit and crash it!
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Sweet bike. Not cheap, and not a track bike, but the parts list looks nice.


COLNAGO Super (Vintage/Fixie)
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Old 10-09-15, 11:35 AM
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I just know some of y'all were looking for one of these:



Hey, it's for a good cause!

Lotus Sports Bike Type 108 Track Bike | eBay
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^I had a picture of that bike on the wall of my room as a kid.
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Old 10-09-15, 12:20 PM
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^I had a picture of that bike on the wall of my room as a kid.
They say one should never meet one's heroes.

People who have grown up to drive the Lamborghini Countach report being unimpressed with the driving experience.
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Old 10-09-15, 12:42 PM
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most "supercars" dont last very long as theyre not exactly built to be driven a lot, go figure.

buddy of mine was a mechanic and his boss got a lambo, he sold it in less than a month because it was so uncomfortable and **** started breaking already
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Old 10-09-15, 02:48 PM
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They say one should never meet one's heroes.

People who have grown up to drive the Lamborghini Countach report being unimpressed with the driving experience.
I tell people if they want a sports car from their childhood, buy an older Porsche 911. Anything from 78-89 are super reliable. I had a 79 that I drove every day for 4 years...the most I spent was a $100 or so on on new spark plug wires. The 911's with the 3.0 or 3.2 are VERY reliable and easy to work on.

Even the turbo 911's (or 930) from the 80's are reliable if the previous owner actually drove/maintained the car. The problem is a lot of the owners bought them as an art piece to sit in their garage...and when a car isn't driven, hoses/gaskets and other parts that need lubrication will dry out/rot and cause issues.

This was common with Ferrari's in the 70's/80's too. Owners would baby their cars and not drive them like they should be driven (hard).
Ferrari (and other sports car mechanics) would take ill-running customer's car out and drive it hard for 15-20 minutes....not abusing the car...but just driving like it's intended with a lot of near redline shifts. Often times the car would clean right up and drive perfectly again.

They referred to this as the "Italian tune-up."
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After dealing with the moron from craigslist that wants to buy my truck for the past week, I can honestly say, I will never buy another vehicle again. Lease, no problem, buy, never.
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Old 10-09-15, 05:21 PM
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I hope there's a story behind that.
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I hope there's a story behind that.
It's too much to type. The guy traded vehicles with me so he could have mechanic look at it. It's now been two days and I'm still waiting for him to return it. He wants me to fix stuff on it before he buys it and I jsut keep tellign him, it's being sold as-is and to deal with it...I feel like he's now holding the vehicle for ransom or something.

Needless to say, if I don't have my truck back tomorrow morning, I'm calling the cops and reporting it stolen.
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Old 10-09-15, 06:25 PM
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what kinda truck @SpeshulEd? if i get another vehicle its gonna be a truck of some sort, maybe a road trip is in order.
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what kinda truck @SpeshulEd? if i get another vehicle its gonna be a truck of some sort, maybe a road trip is in order.
FJ Cruiser.





It's a total gas hog, gets like 14mpg. It was fun, but it's sat in the driveway for the last six months and was driven twice in that time.
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Sorry, couldn't resist

Seriously, though, hope things work out for you. Selling a car can be pretty annoying.
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Nice FJ.

I daily drive an older FJZ80. It's basically a truck underneath (straight axles, full time 4WD) and I get around 12mpg with the straight six. It's a beast though that's super reliable.

I like the modern FJ's, I just wish they had better visibility. My 80 is so wide open and I can see everything around me.
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Sorry, couldn't resist

Seriously, though, hope things work out for you. Selling a car can be pretty annoying.
Lol, that photo is great. It was definitely my smurf truck.

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Nice FJ.

I daily drive an older FJZ80. It's basically a truck underneath (straight axles, full time 4WD) and I get around 12mpg with the straight six. It's a beast though that's super reliable.

I like the modern FJ's, I just wish they had better visibility. My 80 is so wide open and I can see everything around me.
Thanks, it's been a good truck and I've driven (and wheeled) the hell out of it.
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i dont care about mpgs, i havent driven my car in months i just use it to drive to MTB trails

i hear "truck" and think pickup

i might try and find an old toyota 2cyl pickup for like $6 and drive it for another 300,000 miles
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And that's why it's every extremist's vehicle of choice

Not sold in the US but you see them on roads here on occasion when baja californians drive over.
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