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    The Official WTF outing thread, Craigslist, eBay etc

    So the VRC has some odd feelings about outing of articles found on eBay (not as much) Craigslist (quite a bit) and various other venues of purchase.

    Some feel it's no big deal, ever, others feel it should never be done, while yet still others think it's fine, with certain parameters met, like not in my backyard, only if no one would want it anyway, it's fine cause it's so obscenely overpriced it's good for a laugh, etc.

    This thread is offered as education for the newb, solace for the member who just got strung up about it, and in general, a place to hash it out, pretty much unrestricted. Not gonna change anything, but we VRCer's do like to go on and on about the same thing, forever, must be all our time spent with steel wool and lacquer thinner Other sites feel that this practice is AOK, but this place is a bit different. I took over as mod, and the rule was in place. I keep it up, since it makes a number of folks feel like their sacred hunting grounds have a protector of sorts.

    Discuss, keep a modicum of decency, and have at it.

    The official word can be found here amongst all the rules and guidelines: NEW MEMBERS (and old) PLEASE READ...Forum guidelines, Links, General info

    For those too lazy to read that much, a direct thread link to a good discussion of it is here: NEW MEMBERS (and old) PLEASE READ...Forum guidelines, Links, General info

    That one is old though, so we'd better rehash it some more


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    There are no "mistakes"; only learning curves.

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    Well, I didn't really mean it to be a place TO out, but seeing as these guys get the idea on totally socially acceptable examples, I'll use them as exhibits A and B.

    It was more of a discussion area, why you're for, or against, grouse about so and so who's for it and you don't get why, whatever...

    Perhaps Obama should set up a special panel on it
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    An Outing Czar....why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linoleum
    An Outing Czar....why not?
    Careful, that sounds dangerously close to a volunteering comment.....





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    For all the fixie kids who frequent the VRC:

    http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/1457142477.html

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    I know how much you guys worship this bike, so let the bidding wars begin!

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1459500968.html
    Don't take anything I say seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle7775
    I know how much you guys worship this bike, so let the bidding wars begin!

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1459500968.html
    I just went from 6 to midnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover
    Bargain alert!
    I even like Cannondale's, and that thing makes me nauseous....

    The price is eminently reasonable.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover
    Those yellow Oury grips put it over the top for me.
    Don't take anything I say seriously.

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    Anyone got a hot grand burning a hole in your pocket?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MORATI-titan...#ht_889wt_1021
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Not me

    There are plenty o bidders on that one. I say it reaches 1200.
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    OH MY GOD Bagpipes, that was so funny, i had a hard time finishing it because i was laughing so hard! even my wife, who hates bikes, thought it was funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Anyone got a hot grand burning a hole in your pocket?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MORATI-titan...#ht_889wt_1021

    What kind of roadie style, wanker MTB rider gets 172.5's?
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    What kind of roadie style, wanker MTB rider gets 172.5's?
    Raises hand
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    What kind of roadie style, wanker MTB rider gets 172.5's?

    I guess somebody wants them. I found this in his feedback http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120479748904
    There are no "mistakes"; only learning curves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagpipes
    I guess somebody wants them. I found this in his feedback http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120479748904
    I hope the smilie indicated my light heartedness, I see folks on mtb's with 175's all the time, regardless of size. Some roadies will tell you that a 6' 2" guy needs 165's to get a "good" spin.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Don't see many of these on the trails these days:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Hello-Kitty-MTB-...3D10%26ps%3D63

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    NO SHIRT
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    NO DICE

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff spicoli
    What do you mean it's 2 XS frames. I'd pay $6,999.99 for 1.

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    Interesting motivation for a sale:
    http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/bik/1490996990.html

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    I realize this is a MB forum, but perhaps you also appreciate rare vintage road bikes:
    http://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/1490768141.html

    And real ones as well:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/1973-CINELLI-SPE...item53de5798ee

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