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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    oooh! The Ibis?! Yeah, who got it?!!
    That's the one. Minty Ibis with dirt drops and a Koski fork. Really nice build and amazing condition (once the slicks are replaced).

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    One of these brakes is not like the other. Properly 'outted' it may have brought a bit more at auction.

    At first glance I thought it was a V-Brake. It took a while to hit me even though I've been watching for one (MRC Powerlink U-Brake - Russ Crystal/Crystal Design manufactured).

    Scott Pedersen SE Brakes U Brakes Front and Rear | eBay
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    Love the reversed fork.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Custom Built One of a Kind MTB!!!

    I've seen this Trek bike come up on Fleabay many times in the past couple months. Each time, the seller is asking $1999 starting bid. Amazing.
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    It was love at first sight.... she had alloy nipples after all!

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    Am I missing something? Should I be hanging on to more things?

    Old School BMX Tange Packing for TX 500 Forks | eBay

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    That one is just plain comical.

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    Sounds like a pathological hoarder trying to prove they CAN let stuff go... if someone bids on it, that is...

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    I have seen many boxes and old packaging for sale for the old school BMX stuff....I've wondered if anybody actually purchases the stuff.....I do happen to have a NOS TX500 fork at home...I wonder if it needs old, used packaging?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Dude View Post
    Facepalm.
    Try this: HTFU

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    Facepalm.
    I actually looked at that ad with the intention of buying it to use as a Belt drive IGH bike. I can't seem to find a Yeti for that cheap but I ended up passing on it because it's still not worth nearly $400.

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    In all reality, there have been many bikes that were cloned and and raced. Kona took some Turners and renamed them and the industry accepted them, so at least this guy is clearly stating that it's a clone. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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    SPECIALIZED Hardrock Sport

    rake....trail...and of course, lets not forget.....DRAG

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    Painesville. Very appropriate


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    Quote Originally Posted by syklystt View Post
    SPECIALIZED Hardrock Sport

    rake....trail...and of course, lets not forget.....DRAG
    I just saw the bike this morning. Are you in the Cleveland area?
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Hi,
    I was looking for cranks and saw this:


    Sugino 3 Pieces Crankset 170mm Pedals Ringear AC BB and Tioga Spind Arm Caps | eBay


    A rather unique way of presenting a crankset and BB for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    I just saw the bike this morning. Are you in the Cleveland area?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loey View Post
    Hi,
    I was looking for cranks and saw this:


    Sugino 3 Pieces Crankset 170mm Pedals Ringear AC BB and Tioga Spind Arm Caps | eBay


    A rather unique way of presenting a crankset and BB for sale.
    What?...you dont remove your cranks that way?...quite fast with a sawsall.

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    At least they are offering a 25% discount.
    Shimano XTR M900 Rear Derailleur Very RARE 8 Speed MTB ATB Last One | eBay
    BTW, I have one if someone wants to pay me half that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LARRYJO View Post
    At least they are offering a 25% discount.
    Shimano XTR M900 Rear Derailleur Very RARE 8 Speed MTB ATB Last One | eBay
    BTW, I have one if someone wants to pay me half that price.
    And mine is even cheaper! :P

    I hope nobody buys their stuff. So ridiculous.

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    2004 Limited Edition Trek Madone Road Bike #159 / 500 Lance Armstrong

    2004 Limited Edition Trek Madone Road Bike #159 / 500 Lance Armstrong - $3000 (Arden, NC)

    This bike is a limited production bike, #159 / 500 Lance Armstrong Tour de France win number five. It was a special Madone model, and was new-for-2004 aerodynamically enhanced version of OCLV frame that was first seen at the 2003 Tour de France. It has only a few rides, thus limited milage and is in pristine condition. The bike was bought as a collectable investment and it is now time to release and let someone enjoy the ride...



    Uhhhhhm, I think the time to sell it would have been last year before he was busted. Not that I have any ill feelings towards the guy but let's face it, nobody is really looking for Lance Armstrong collectibles right now. lol
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Saw this on the Bay today, maybe I will get flamed because someone is willing to pay full retail for a nearly 20 yr old bike, but dang!

    Very RARE One Off Titanium Fat Chance Shockabilly | eBay

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    I personally would love to get one of those...but I'd need to remove one of the last digits, get me in the 500.00 range, now thats a deal .
    and how does one verify that there was only 2 made?.

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    Ex-fat welder Scott Bengtson has confirmed that maybe only "a few" Ti SABs were made. One of them has an action-tec head tube intergated suspension fork.

    FatCogs Community Discussion Forums - View Single Post - Rare Fats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatchanceti View Post
    Ex-fat welder Scott Bengtson has confirmed that maybe only "a few" Ti SABs were made. One of them has an action-tec head tube intergated suspension fork.

    FatCogs Community Discussion Forums - View Single Post - Rare Fats?

    cool...thanks!

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    The auction reads like Chris personally built this bike. True?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Trek Women's Cruiser, very comfy to ride!
    Not only is the price ridiculous, check out the fork!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmmeyerIII View Post
    check out the fork!
    Aside from hitting your foot on the tire, how would that handle? I imagine the reason they are selling it is because they don't enjoy riding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    Aside from hitting your foot on the tire, how would that handle? I imagine the reason they are selling it is because they don't enjoy riding it.
    It would track really well in a straight line as there would be a huge amount of trail. It may not do so well in turns.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Merlin Titanium mountain bike

    And I quote - " this is a perfect fit for my height" quickly followed by the "Bike will garner looks everywhere you bike"

    I am sure none of those looks come from the bar ends.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    Merlin Titanium mountain bike

    And I quote - " this is a perfect fit for my height" quickly followed by the "Bike will garner looks everywhere you bike"

    I am sure none of those looks come from the bar ends.......

    daisychaining the barends...I hate it when someone has an idea that is soo well tought out...and I didnt think of it!...multi position to the max.

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    Poor MB-1

    Total shame to do this to such a wonderful ride.

    Electric bike kits already installed in your bike - $700 (La Puente)

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    mwah haaa haaa! I have to shhareeee....

    This better come with a bike but no....even decals are EXTRA.

    Yeti Accutrax Vintage MTB Bike Fork for Fat Mountain Grafton Klein Ringle Porc | eBay

    If it doesn't sell for 275 TWICE; then of course list it for 749. And if that doesn't sell? Then list it for $1249.00!

    hahaha. My eyeballs hurt from laughing.

    I think I'm going to offer $49.99 for it.

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    Didn't really know much about this thread until now. Wished I had payed attention earlier, because another forum member here did a wild number on us on the 'Bay, and the end result was even though I had won the auction the member had already either sold the frame or no longer had it in their possession by the closing date of the auction.

    End result was that I got screwed, and then found the same poster here on MTBR. Go figure.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicrown junkie View Post
    Didn't really know much about this thread until now. Wished I had payed attention earlier, because another forum member here did a wild number on us on the 'Bay, and the end result was even though I had won the auction the member had already either sold the frame or no longer had it in their possession by the closing date of the auction.

    End result was that I got screwed, and then found the same poster here on MTBR. Go figure.
    I've actually done that but I cancel the auction before it ends and it's only when there are no bidders.

    And I didn't mean for my post to be ragging on a particular member here. I don't even think he's a member here. It's more a WTF insane money type of mention rather than an air dirty laundry type of comment about his character. Must be a new kind of sales tactic which is similar to how I sometimes play roulette or blackjack.

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    Actually, your earlier post was dead-on in my opinion.

    Not only had I won the parallel geometry frame, but I had paid the whole sum for it as well. Then about ten minutes after the sale/payment the seller contacted me saying they no longer had the frame. It got even weirder after that in what they were trying to offer me instead, but I will leave it there.

    So, the seller knew they didn't have the item any longer, and yet let the auction go through from start to finish. Why they did this I do not know.

    Weirder yet is this member here is respected (I do respect some of this members post as well), and with good reason in many cases because their contributions are certainly worthy of MTBR rep points. Just for some reason out in the marketplace this person decided to take it to me, why I do not know.

    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I've actually done that but I cancel the auction before it ends and it's only when there are no bidders.

    And I didn't mean for my post to be ragging on a particular member here. I don't even think he's a member here. It's more a WTF insane money type of mention rather than an air dirty laundry type of comment about his character. Must be a new kind of sales tactic which is similar to how I sometimes play roulette or blackjack.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Inquiring minds want to know...you might be saving a member from the same debacle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    Inquiring minds want to know...you might be saving a member from the same debacle.
    I won't due to two reasons, insane as my logic may be.

    1) It wasn't a business transaction here, so I leave it at that.

    2) There rep is there for good reason, lots of great posts and info to back up that green button. Their contribution here far exceeds that one screwed up transaction caused me a headache, there are other bikes.

    Last, my dumbass waited too long, I hadn't thought even of reporting it here, the case is cold on my end because I didn't realize where I could vent. damn stupid of me there.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Most people here have a long memory, but sometimes you gotta handle stuff quick
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    And for only $2000 more you can get a whole bike.
    Vintage Used 198 Raleigh The Edge Mountain Bicycle Trials John Olsen 24" 26" | eBay

    I'm on a role tonight.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Look guys, over a $10K value!!!!! For ONLY $2500!!!!

    "Specialized" Mountain Bike w/Custom Parts!! Retail over 10,000

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    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    Look guys, over a $10K value!!!!! For ONLY $2500!!!!

    "Specialized" Mountain Bike w/Custom Parts!! Retail over 10,000
    That saddle angle makes for an exciting ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff View Post
    Don't know if you guys have seen this seller on ebay, but most of their prices are unbelievable.

    For example, here is a set of NOS Deore thumbies, still in the pack, for $175.
    $175 Thumbies

    Then the same guy has another set of Deore thumbies, NOS, but this time in a ziplock bag, and the price goes up for some reason.
    $199 Thumbies

    And most of the rest of his 7 pages of auctions are similarly priced. Anyone interested in a $6000 Fat Chance Yo Eddy?
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    That guy pulled all his listings!

    His ads were comedy gold.

    Like the Fisher Procaliber for $8000 that must have generated so many "what the hell is wrong with you?" emails, that he eventually re-listed it at $25,000 as some sort of F-you.

    He did sell a lot of other items at seemingly reasonable prices, so I wonder what happened to him?

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    The Official WTF outing thread, Craigslist, eBay etc

    Quote Originally Posted by OchoCero View Post
    That guy pulled all his listings!

    His ads were comedy gold.

    Like the Fisher Procaliber for $8000 that must have generated so many "what the hell is wrong with you?" emails, that he eventually re-listed it at $25,000 as some sort of F-you.

    He did sell a lot of other items at seemingly reasonable prices, so I wonder what happened to him?
    That's odd. He's always had a million things up forever and ever. listed, relisted, relisted, relisted....

    Maybe he died.

    If there's a new player with pbbikes prices, then maybe he got tired of his reputation and has a new ebay account.
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    I've had the idea that some of those crazy prices on ebay listings (particularly complete bikes) are there to keep an interesting bike in the "store window" to induce buyers to look at their other listings.

    Dunno, I don't have the patience to sell there.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    My suspicion about some expensive listings is they are tied to brick and mortar shops looking for a cheap and easy way to offer their stuff online. They offer stuff on Ebay at the same full retail prices they charge in their shop, and think that it is reasonable. Many people are clueless about how vastly different the online market is, especially the Ebay market.

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    So not too WTF, but I don't want it, but someone looking for a good Deore group, or just a bike like this, heads up. Looks virtually unridden....

    Next town over from me, so if I can help with shipping etc, let me know.

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    Ok now that is a damn awesome add. I hate Cannondales but someone needs to buy this thing from this guy just because of straight literary prowess......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    Comic f*cking gold right there.

    Thanks!
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    Awesome! Love the description of Rapid Rise. I have had the same reaction when riding my one bike with a rapid rise derailleur.

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    Got this link from a friend from the UK. Anybody need a Trek jacket? NSFW.

    Trek cycling jersey | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    ha!

    preserved for posterity:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP is the noise you'll hear echoing through your head when you ride this 1998 Cannondale F3000!

    What's that year?! 1998?

    SHIT YEAH IT'S 1998.

    The Internet loaded half a nipple at a time, Clinton gets busted for cigar-blasting a corn-fed girl, the Euro financially circlejerks an entire continent, the Broncos won the Super Bowl (suck it, Manning), postage stamps cost 32 cents, and a bicycle company from Connecticut hand-built the greatest Cross-Country mountain bike the world had ever seen...

    This bike was THE top of the line hardtail in Cannondale's arsenal, and propelled a young Cadel Evans to more U23 victories than you can shake your neon-anodized Al-6061 stick at.

    Before you call and offer me 1/76th of my asking price, let's play "question and answer".

    You: Why would I want a bike this old?

    Me: Old?! Find a woman made in 1998 and try to ride HER. I guarantee the bike will be more satisfying and legal.

    You: What drivetrain does it have?

    Me: I'm glad you asked! This aluminum Sybian throws 8-speed Shimano XTR shifters and derailleurs together with a Race Face Turbine LP crankset for shifting nirvana. Hell, Shimano didn't think you were getting enough XTR parts, so they bukakke your hands with REMOTE XTR SHIFTERS to put on your obviously-not-long-enough bar ends.

    Tired of standard shifting systems? Well Bobbitt that shit off and throw it out the window of a moving car because this version of XTR features RAPID RISE technology. That's right, Gorillamask... Rapid Rise shifting will not only enhance the life of the XTR rear cassette due to the reversed parallelogram mainspring, but it will CONFUSE THE UTTER **** OUT OF YOUR DICKBEATERS.

    Climbing that nasty hill on your local trail system and need an easier gear? I hope you're feeling that EPO, Randy Savage, because Rapid Rise is going to chest slap you with a HARDER GEAR. Crushing it down your favorite descent and need that big meat 11 tooth? **** YOUR ELECTRONICS because your cadence is going to create its own MAGNETIC FIELD when Rapid Rise Dirk Diggler's you with the 15-tooth cog that you didn't ask for. This shifting is directly responsible for ruining the hopes and dreams of many a Strava user while simultaneously ensuring I can't find pants that fit properly.

    You: That's amazing! How do I bring this pain train to a stop?!

    Me: Magura HYDRAULIC RIM BRAKES. These brakes are generally reserved for trials riders, and other skinny-jean clad honkies that need to STOP RIGHT NOW. The brakes have acquired the name "Rim Crushers" because they are so powerful. How good are they? THEY STILL MAKE THESE BRAKES IN 2014, so the only pads you'll need to worry about are the sterile pads you'll require after you endo this ***** on FLAT LEVEL GROUND (I've done this twice).

    Connecting you to the ground is a set of Mavic Crossland wheels clad in tubeless Maxxis LUST Ignitors. These tires are great for "being rad" and not much else.

    You: What is "being rad"?

    Me: Are you familiar with the game called "Poke the Bear"? If so, replace the word "Poke" with "Forcefully and Publicly Sodomizing the Family Pet of" and "the Bear" with "Gravity". Rad.

    The seat that comes on this bike is a Bontrager... Something. I generally don't ride saddles made by the bike manufacturer, so I can't tell you if it's an ass-hatchet or not. The last time I rode a Specialized saddle, my danglefruit brazenly resembled a dried prune.

    Cannondale claims this is an XL, but it fits like an 18-19" frame. My dapper bod is 5'9", and it fits like a race bike.

    Text/e-mail with a decent offer, and this monster mash could be yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Got this link from a friend from the UK. Anybody need a Trek jacket? NSFW.

    Trek cycling jersey | eBay
    I wish I could un-see that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    I wish I could un-see that.
    heeeee! Sorry. Hugs!

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    here's one...
    ProFlex Full Suspension Retro Vintage XT Deore Mountain Bike MTB | eBay

    appears to be an early prflex thats been revised to accept a marzocchi fork with a bit of MAnitou poking through..just in case, we'll call it a Specialized.
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    Something's wrong here...wonder if the college kid can figure it out in time to actually sell his "Wrong-way wreck"!

    Oh...and the rims are "about" 27"??? I figure he majored in Guestimation.

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    I'd totally buy this if were in my size.... and $800 less.

    RARE COLLECTORS VINTAGE 1987 DIAMOND BACK MOUNTAIN BIKE

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    It's a hard frame style

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    And it sells for 2799 online.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    And it sells for 2799 online.
    I'd buy it for $27.99.

    I love a hard frame style of bike, especially one with new tyres and tubes.

    Grumps

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    Admit you want this and will pay full price!

    Proflex K2 4500 Carbon fiber full suspension mountain bike

    Proflex K2 4500 Carbon fiber full suspension mountain bike - $2200 (Riverside)

    Vintage Proflex K2 4500 Carbon fiber full suspension MTB bike
    $2200 or best offer.
    Details:

    Lightly K2/Proflex 4500 carbon fiber full suspension bike. Bike has REALLY low miles.
    Made in the USA on Bainbridge Island in Washington state.

    Well preserved vintage bike from 1998 with 5" of rear suspension travel
    Size Large. Measurements:
    Seat tube measures 19.75" from center of BB to the top of the seat tube
    Effective top tube measures 22.75" (587mm) from center of seat tube to center of head tube
    Head tube is 4 7/8" tall and takes a 1 1/8" fork steer tube
    The Noleen piggyback shock works like it should and does not leak any oil. It has adjustments for spring preload and dampening, which both work great.

    The Spring is a NR2 550lb. The rear suspension cycles smoothly with no free play or grittiness.
    Rear drop outs are 135mm and show few signs of use.

    Frame has a 73mm BB shell

    Original decals are perfect. All visible threaded fasteners on this frame (like the rear derailleur mount and suspension linkage fasteners and BB) are in pristine shape. They've never been touched by a wrench.

    Note: There are four bonded alloy inserts in this carbon frame: The swing arm pivot, the head tube, the BB and seat tube are in pristine shape.

    I know this K2 has become a collectors item, so I only rode it lightly. Never crashed it.
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    Glad this thread came back because I just saw this today. Some guy on Ebay powder coated a pair of Shimano cranks, calls them Fat Chance green and now wants $150. Classic.

    Like Custom Vintage Shimano MT60 Crankset in Kawa Fat Chance Green not M900 | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    Glad this thread came back because I just saw this today. Some guy on Ebay powder coated a pair of Shimano cranks, calls them Fat Chance green and now wants $150. Classic.

    Like Custom Vintage Shimano MT60 Crankset in Kawa Fat Chance Green not M900 | eBay
    Did you see the 2 stumpjumpers he's selling? They've been on for at least 6 months.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Plus, $30 for US shipping and the threads need to be chased. What a steal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    Did you see the 2 stumpjumpers he's selling? They've been on for at least 6 months.
    Oh yeah, did not realize that was the same seller, now it makes perfect sense.

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    Guy sells Steve Potts CCR for $660.
    Vintage Steve Potts Mountain Bike | eBay

    Guy who bought Steve Potts CCR uses the original sellers pictures to try and make a quick profit. Worst flipper ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    Glad this thread came back because I just saw this today. Some guy on Ebay powder coated a pair of Shimano cranks, calls them Fat Chance green and now wants $150. Classic.
    He's also been trying to get $500 for a Tange Struts fork for at least a year. Good luck with that.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    The proflex(K2) has also been up for a year or more...I cant believe these folks think that someone will eventually buy them for that much....he has another bike too, cant remember what (Raven?), but also a lot of dough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syklystt View Post
    The proflex(K2) has also been up for a year or more...I cant believe these folks think that someone will eventually buy them for that much....he has another bike too, cant remember what (Raven?), but also a lot of dough.
    I wonder about the reasoning as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by syklystt View Post
    I cant believe these folks think that someone will eventually buy them for that much.
    There was a Klein Rascal on the local CL and he had an unrealistic price for it. When I made a very fair offer to him, he didn't even say no, he literally walked back into his house without a word. It stayed up for over two years.

    Finally gave him a call and made a fair offer to him and he accepted. Then he said, "Were you that guy who came over two years ago?" When I said so, there was a long pause and he said to come over in a few hours when he was back home. Just before I left to pick it up, he called me back and raised his price to what he was asking two years ago. It stayed on CL for a few more years after that.

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    That is a crazy story, I guess he just felt really insulted?

    But no, there is a certain type of person who is perpetually afraid that a "flipper" is going to take advantage and so would rather hold on to their bike than sell to that rascal (see what I did there?) who is going to go out and make a million dollars with their item.

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    Picked up a painted desert 94 rigid Attitude off of CL (burgundy with orange/yellow flecks). Guy had three Kleins for 2k, offered $700 for one. He hemmed and hawed, I said I had cash and left at that. Ten minutes later he agreed and we shot the breeze about racing BITD and the like for 45 minutes, then paid and left.

    Get an email the next day saying he got all "teary" and is missing his bike and could he buy it back? I said no and he started harassing me with phone calls and emails. 100% certain someone contacted him with a higher offer. He accuses me of being a thief, pushy, and having a sense of "urgency" to complete the sale.

    In the dictionary that word means, "a sudden compelling need to urinate or defecate". That didn't apply.

    The 45 minutes is not the mark of someone thinking he is pulling one over one someone and in a hurry to leave. Well, all sorts of things were said and I still have the bike.

    May have told that story before but I'm getting old and can't remember anymore (and the only reason I vaguely remember the story is that somehow, a painted desert Attitude is in my living room).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    Picked up a painted desert 94 rigid Attitude off of CL (burgundy with orange/yellow flecks). Guy had three Kleins for 2k, offered $700 for one. He hemmed and hawed, I said I had cash and left at that. Ten minutes later he agreed and we shot the breeze about racing BITD and the like for 45 minutes, then paid and left.

    Get an email the next day saying he got all "teary" and is missing his bike and could he buy it back? I said no and he started harassing me with phone calls and emails. 100% certain someone contacted him with a higher offer. He accuses me of being a thief, pushy, and having a sense of "urgency" to complete the sale.

    In the dictionary that word means, "a sudden compelling need to urinate or defecate". That didn't apply.

    The 45 minutes is not the mark of someone thinking he is pulling one over one someone and in a hurry to leave. Well, all sorts of things were said and I still have the bike.

    May have told that story before but I'm getting old and can't remember anymore (and the only reason I vaguely remember the story is that somehow, a painted desert Attitude is in my living room).

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    haha! man, what a ***hole

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    This may not exactly be VRC, but I couldn't resist...

    Vintage Schwinn Cruiser BMX Klunker XT Disc DK Bontrager Mavic Crossride WTB GT | eBay

    Best part of the description...

    "Vintage looking BMX klunker, cruiser, newsboy, Sawyer type styling. While the Merlin Newsboy is titanium it goes for 4-6K and while the Trek Sawyer is a modern steel ride ... its weird looking. This IS a genuine 26" Schwinn, all aluminum frame, its NOT a Panther but the frame and fork graphics are original factory water transfers'."

    What a deal for only $1,899.99!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
    This may not exactly be VRC, but I couldn't resist...

    Vintage Schwinn Cruiser BMX Klunker XT Disc DK Bontrager Mavic Crossride WTB GT | eBay

    Best part of the description...

    "Vintage looking BMX klunker, cruiser, newsboy, Sawyer type styling. While the Merlin Newsboy is titanium it goes for 4-6K and while the Trek Sawyer is a modern steel ride ... its weird looking. This IS a genuine 26" Schwinn, all aluminum frame, its NOT a Panther but the frame and fork graphics are original factory water transfers'."

    What a deal for only $1,899.99!

    John
    Man I like that bike, not at $1900 but it's a clean build.

    Gotta throw a dollar at a chain ring and matching front tire if you want to hook that big fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein View Post
    Well it does come with a Manitou Bomber fork and those sweet plastic pedals with the straps. Plus 1 spinergy spok wheel. I'd buy that for a dollar.
    Try this: HTFU

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    Saw this on the ASS'es xmas sidebar listing and it cracked me up: Schwinn Pre war New World Deluxe Electrolux Cruiser RARE NOVELTY!!

    Pre Gulf war maybe, and the zip tied on vacuum parts are extremely rare because I doubt anyone has been that stupid to do something like this before and try and sell it for $999.
    A bike by any other name is still a bike.

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    Yeah and the description only serves to accentuate the oddity of the bike.

    However it may well actually be a pre-war World Sports Tourist with the optional 3 speed-hub. The head badge and much of the hardware are correct, so it is a valuable bike that someone has "augmented" in a perplexing way.

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    KICK ASS GT Full Suspension Mtn. Bike
    19" Lifetime Guaranteed Polished Aluminum Frame
    Full Suspension based on Formula 1 Race Car Physics.
    Does NOT bunny hop when pedaling or braking.
    LX Components.
    Clip-in Pedals
    Special seat protects your manhood.
    Saddle bag stores spare inner tube.
    Paid $2000; Sell for $450


    https://asheville.craigslist.org/bik/4756771824.html

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    A bike that can't bunny hop seems like a problem.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    A bike that can't bunny hop seems like a problem.
    Har, like is is made with cement

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    I realize now I should have taken a picture of the line of walmart bikes in front of the thrift store, all priced over $100. There was even a crusty 6-speed schwinn or somesuch entry level roadie from the 70's for $200, if you could afford to spring for such a thing. Inside included such awesome stuff as a WINDOWS 98 laptop for $70, and a VERY EARLY WINDOWS XP laptop (circa 2001-2002) for $150 that included a floppy drive but no power cord. Luckily, they both carry a 30 day warranty! I had trouble turning down that adorable statue of a gentleman with a dark complexion, dressed gaily for halloween or a themed dance in tribal clothing, dancing and eating watermelon. He looked so happy, and a bargain at $5!

    There was more obsolete/ useless old tech and gadgets from the 90's priced at ballpark retail that I can't remember, but the whole place was the biggest joke of a thrift store I had seen in a long time.

    They need to fire their pricer and their sorter. And get a bigger dumpster.

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    Have a guy locally flogging a "fat bike" for $320, sounds like a good deal. Except that it's a new bike you can get from Walmart for a lot less.

    26" Mongoose fat tire bike Men's 7-speed SNOW BIKE

    Once he tried to sell one with a "custom camo paint job" which was just a rattle-can job he did himself. So in response, there is one person who advertises the actual bike from Walmart warning people not to buy from the other guy.

    26" Mongoose Dolomite Men's 7-speed All-Terrain Fat Bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    All manor of great deals on the bay these days it seems? Vintage Schwinn Mountain Speed Bicycle Bike 19 5" Frame 26" Araya Rims Beautiful | eBay
    A bike by any other name is still a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    That AMP fork is nice but yeah I might think about it if you chopped a couple of Zeros off. Certain international sellers think everyone in the US is a friggin millionaire and they just can't wait to get a piece of the action.
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    17" Mountain Bike abm American Comp Lite 1994 Very RARE | eBay

    Since we haven't had much hit this in a while. Cracked me up even more because for that price you can't even get it shipped and the place it can be picked up at is the town I went to high school in. I wonder if I even might know this person.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    Was sorta funny how they dropped the price relisting that numerous times while amping up shipping charges but it was left unsold even with $400 starting bid and $300 for shipping.

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    I never do this kind of stuff but I just made him an offer. $1
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    17" Mountain Bike abm American Comp Lite 1994 Very RARE | eBay

    Since we haven't had much hit this in a while. Cracked me up even more because for that price you can't even get it shipped and the place it can be picked up at is the town I went to high school in. I wonder if I even might know this person.....
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Giving that Breezer series II a run for the money

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    When I saw that American listing, at first I thought it must one of the three beryllium bikes they made, otherwise why the big price tag. Then I realized the seller was just sillly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    When I saw that American listing, at first I thought it must one of the three beryllium bikes they made, otherwise why the big price tag. Then I realized the seller was just sillly.
    - Indeed......

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    When I saw that American listing, at first I thought it must one of the three beryllium bikes they made, otherwise why the big price tag. Then I realized the seller was just sillly.
    Yeah, paid about 5 bills for mine a year or three ago, I'll keep the spare $9500, thanks
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    The Official WTF outing thread, Craigslist, eBay etc-funny-bike.jpg

    I scour Craigslist almost daily as I like to buy old bikes and rebuild them. Sometimes I come across really odd customs that I have no idea as to why they were ever made. This one is a good example.

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    The Official WTF outing thread, Craigslist, eBay etc-craigslist1.jpg

    I was pleasantly surprised to see this however. Craigslist is usually full of garage sale crap..and then this popped up.

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