• 03-04-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Reckon that's the subjective evaluation of the dazed lady with the gloves.
  • 03-04-2010
    Sizzler
    Missed this sucker on CL last night by only a few minutes, went for only $500!!!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ORIGINAL-MERLIN-...item3caac687d1
  • 03-04-2010
    sandmangts
  • 03-10-2010
    Linoleum
    Vintage Goodness... really!
  • 03-10-2010
    Sizzler
    Any experience something like this: craigslist ad for a custom, handbuilt frame with breezer dropouts and other cool stuff, posted for a hundred bucks. I call on it and the guy tells me the price was just to generate interest but he actually wants 450$! I say I don't understand why he put 100$ in the add if he wants 450$ and he again says "just trying to generate some interest." What the H. E. double hockey sticks does that mean???

    BTW, turned out that he had built the frame, and rather shoddily it sounds. According to him he made the rear triangle too small so it could only fit narrow tires. Really sounds worth the 450$ . . . :rolleyes:
  • 03-11-2010
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sizzler
    Any experience something like this: craigslist ad for a custom, handbuilt frame with breezer dropouts and other cool stuff, posted for a hundred bucks. I call on it and the guy tells me the price was just to generate interest but he actually wants 450$! I say I don't understand why he put 100$ in the add if he wants 450$ and he again says "just trying to generate some interest." What the H. E. double hockey sticks does that mean???

    BTW, turned out that he had built the frame, and rather shoddily it sounds. According to him he made the rear triangle too small so it could only fit narrow tires. Really sounds worth the 450$ . . . :rolleyes:


    Haha! The guy sounds like an idiot.
  • 03-11-2010
    sgltrak
  • 03-12-2010
    lebikerboy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sizzler
    Missed this sucker on CL last night by only a few minutes, went for only $500!!!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ORIGINAL-MERLIN-...item3caac687d1

    Ah, it sold for just over a grand...
  • 03-12-2010
    Sizzler
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lebikerboy
    Ah, it sold for just over a grand...

    Craigslist has definitely become very competitive. Used to be you could catch things hours or days later. Now it's down to minutes and people trying to out-offer the guy before them.

    The irony is that I missed it because I was busy searching ebay for a titanium frame. There was nothing available locally but when I clicked the refresh I found it had been posted about 20 minutes. All it took to miss out on 500 smackers, but I guess that's part of the game!
  • 03-13-2010
    tductape
    Funny.....Why wait until they post....

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/1641291597.html
  • 03-14-2010
    mudlover71
    I thought you guys might get a chuckle from this:confused: :confused: :confused:
    http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/bik/1644166256.html
  • 03-18-2010
    Oracle7775
    You guys are going to have to get in line behind me for this one:

    http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/1647141192.html



    It's VRC, and a great way to help save up for that new wheelset I need!
  • 03-22-2010
    tductape
  • 03-23-2010
    jtmartino
    Quote:
    Hilarious! Too bad it was flagged :sad:
  • 03-25-2010
    jtmartino
  • 04-02-2010
    orion_cycles
    SF Bay area post this morning:
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/1673357528.html

    Not mine, but if I had $500 extra bucks it would be
  • 04-02-2010
    girlonbike
    Nice outing.
  • 04-02-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Meh. It didn't sell on eBay. I am sure anyone who should know about it already does.
  • 04-02-2010
    sgltrak
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by orion_cycles
    SF Bay area post this morning:
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/1673357528.html

    Not mine, but if I had $500 extra bucks it would be

    Nice looking ride, but too early for a hand job. Doesn't seem right to have an old steel Ibis without a hand job.
  • 04-02-2010
    wv_bob
  • 04-02-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sgltrak
    Nice looking ride, but too early for a hand job. Doesn't seem right to have an old steel Ibis without a hand job.


    It is never too early for a hand job! Maybe if you ask nicely the seller would include one? :)
  • 04-02-2010
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sgltrak
    Nice looking ride, but too early for a hand job. Doesn't seem right to have an old steel Ibis without a hand job.


    I think the handjob came to be in the 90s. But the early classics from the 80s were lacking that "gimmickry" in lieu of the nice seat cluster with the scalloped seat tube and the fillet brazed seat stays. To me the early customs with the Type II forks and LD stems are truly one of the classic norcal classics.

    <img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/threadedtitanium/DSC02048-1.jpg">

    <img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/threadedtitanium/DSC02057-1.jpg">
  • 04-02-2010
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Meh. It didn't sell on eBay. I am sure anyone who should know about it already does.


    Hmmm. What was the listing price? A Type II alone would be $450ish. If you could still get one made...
  • 04-02-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    I was actually surprised no one grabbed it. Here's the listing---started at $650 and didn't get anywhere:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_9648wt_1026


    And I agree about the "hand job." Same goes for the "Moron tubing." Just seems kinda dumb to me.
  • 04-03-2010
    wv_bob
    I agree about the moron tubing, but the hand job was nicely done so I always considered it more than just a gimmick.
  • 04-03-2010
    da'HOOV
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I think the handjob came to be in the 90s. But the early classics from the 80s were lacking that "gimmickry" in lieu of the nice seat cluster with the scalloped seat tube and the fillet brazed seat stays. To me the early customs with the Type II forks and LD stems are truly one of the classic norcal classics.

    <img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/threadedtitanium/DSC02048-1.jpg">

    <img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/threadedtitanium/DSC02057-1.jpg">

    is that your's FB? nice lookin ride :)
  • 04-06-2010
    cegrover
    1 Attachment(s)
    I just like the way this one looks in the photo, bent fork and all. At least it is cheap, though maybe not much below market for this model...

    http://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/1679599382.html

    "Bike is a full size mens frame,needs light restore , seat cover, but bike is complete everything works- needs tires,tubes,cleanup,tune--- Great project or parts,stright rims that are the quick release type,, 25.00--cash firm please send number with , diamondback bike in e-mail heading please--"
  • 04-07-2010
    jtmartino
    Yo Eddy...gotta love that fork upgrade *cringe*

    http://bend.craigslist.org/bik/1680112146.html
  • 04-07-2010
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    I was actually surprised no one grabbed it. Here's the listing---started at $650 and didn't get anywhere:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_9648wt_1026


    And I agree about the "hand job." Same goes for the "Moron tubing." Just seems kinda dumb to me.


    Seller is a total jerk. :p ;)
  • 04-07-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Karma's a *****.
  • 04-07-2010
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I think the handjob came to be in the 90s. But the early classics from the 80s were lacking that "gimmickry" in lieu of the nice seat cluster with the scalloped seat tube and the fillet brazed seat stays. To me the early customs with the Type II forks and LD stems are truly one of the classic norcal classics.


    Gawd I want that bike.
  • 04-19-2010
    blitzrider
    I'm not familiar with Hershey Racing. Any info?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Hershey-Racing-b...item4ceee27c5c
  • 04-19-2010
    muddybuddy
    The only info I can provide is that you just brought them to the attention of just about every person who would likely be bidding against you. If they hadn't seen the auction yet, now they have. Not wise.

    Or its your auction, in which case you need to buy a classified.

    Considering its your first post, and the locations are both in Loveland, CO, my bet would be on the latter.
  • 04-19-2010
    blitzrider
    Hershey Racing
    I'm not familiar with Hershey Racing. Any info?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Hershey-Racing-b...item4ceee27c5c
  • 04-19-2010
    blitzrider
    Just Curious
    No, it's not my auction, the location sparked my interest because it is local to me, and I am just looking for info because I am intrigued by early CNC manufacturers.
  • 04-19-2010
    girlonbike
    Oh cool. Thanks for the info. I'll bid on that.
  • 04-19-2010
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    Oh cool. Thanks for the info. I'll bid on that.

    Dibs on the brake pads!
  • 04-19-2010
    girlonbike
    This thread was never a good idea. Pay for an ad.
  • 04-19-2010
    da'HOOV
    here's a sweet one for you "Old Schoolers"....http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/bik/1700413936.html
  • 04-19-2010
    jtmartino
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    This thread was never a good idea. Pay for an ad.


    Per ECS:

    "While the title of this thread may make you think it is "For Outing Stuff", (scroll up and read Mendon's introductory posts), it's was actually supposed to be a thread for the guys who are for/against outing to bang bars, and discuss why each other are wrong.

    It also eneded up being a place to "out" ridiculous CL stuff for fun.


    Posting a link to a decent vintage bike might get your hand slappped. "


    After re-reading MCS' initial posts, I'm assuming this thread is no longer for discussing whether or not "outing stuff" is a-ok, but rather a place to post links to ridiculous CL stuff, as pointed out by ECS. People are not supposed to post cool bikes or good deals - just funny stuff.

    But then again, I could be wrong?
  • 04-19-2010
    hollister
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jtmartino
    Per ECS:

    "While the title of this thread may make you think it is "For Outing Stuff", (scroll up and read Mendon's introductory posts), it's was actually supposed to be a thread for the guys who are for/against outing to bang bars, and discuss why each other are wrong.

    It also eneded up being a place to "out" ridiculous CL stuff for fun.


    Posting a link to a decent vintage bike might get your hand slappped. "


    After re-reading MCS' initial posts, I'm assuming this thread is no longer for discussing whether or not "outing stuff" is a-ok, but rather a place to post links to ridiculous CL stuff, as pointed out by ECS. People are not supposed to post cool bikes or good deals - just funny stuff.

    But then again, I could be wrong?

    you are so close, and yet so far away
  • 04-19-2010
    jtmartino
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hollister
    you are so close, and yet so far away


    Care to enlighten?
  • 04-19-2010
    loggerhead
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Oracle7775
    You guys are going to have to get in line behind me for this one:

    http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/1647141192.html



    It's VRC, and a great way to help save up for that new wheelset I need!

    sweet. just needs a pimp-out
  • 04-20-2010
    lucifer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jtmartino
    Yo Eddy...gotta love that fork upgrade *cringe*

    http://bend.craigslist.org/bik/1680112146.html

    Amazing that he expects to get $1200 for it and couldn't even be bothered to wash it and take it outside for photos...:madman:
  • 04-26-2010
    yo-Nate-y
  • 04-27-2010
    MendonCycleSmith
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y

    Damn that's hot. Glad it went big before I saw it, not feeling too wealthy at the moment.....
  • 04-27-2010
    mechagouki
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y

    That is real bicycle art, kind of puts the stuff we usually get excited about in perspective. No cracks either (that are mentioned anyway)!
  • 04-27-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Even if it was cracked and unrideable, that is the kind of thing I would LOVE to hang on my wall. Such an awesome piece of history.
  • 04-27-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    I have to admit, I was pretty tempted by this too:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_702wt_1167

    Waaay newer, but man, that's a hot frame.
  • 04-29-2010
    MrOrange
    Keith Bontrager's Proto Privateer
    Yes, it is legit. Very nice bike . . . On US eBay but ships worldwide

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_1103wt_1167

    pics here:

    http://erikmiguel.zenfolio.com/hansing

    password: hansing

    edit: updated link