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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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    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.
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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
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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.....
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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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    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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    Hope Rad to the Power of Sick!

    This one expired long ago but I can't get the link to open here. Here's a copy

    BMX Bike Bicycle SuperRad Extreme 2000

    This is a max wicked sick BMX. It's a Reliance Boomerang and it's done heaps of maximum extreme stunts. I have mostly done stunts on this bike since forever. Once I did a boom gnarly stunt trick on it and a girl got pregnant just by watching my extremeness to the maxxxx.

    Some details about sickmax BMX: Comes with everything you see including:
    TOP ASS SUSPENSION REAR FORKS!!
    2 x wheels
    1 x seat
    I will even thrown my sick BMXing name for FREE - Wicked Styx.

    Has minor surface rust on handlebars and front forks (easily removed). More rust on rear forks (as shown in pics). Tyres hold air but are pretty old. Basically, it's an old BMX, but it's radness is still 100% in tact.

    Tricks I have done on this BMX:
    Endos - 234.
    Sick Wheelies - 687.
    Skids - 143,000.
    Bunny Hops - 2 (Bunny Hops are gay and my brother dared me to do them, which I did because I'm Rad to the power of Sick).
    Flipouts - 28.

    Basically if you buy this bike you will instantly become a member to every club that was ever invented, worldwide, because you will be awesome. Pick up from Richmond in Melbourne.

    Throw your hands in the air like you just don't mind.

    Q&A

    Q: Dude , thats the sickest description ive read to date . Had me and my family in stitches. If you reconsider postage for this bike im happy to pay you for your bike.
    A: Hello Radster. I suppose I could skid down to the postie and see what it would cost to post. I don't know where you live, but I might just try guessing.

    Q: dude, does this bike come with contraception because i all ready have 3 kids.
    A: Thanks Sick Guy. It doesn't come with contraception, but I will include a photo of me doing a stunt if you like. It's pretty blurry, but it's awesome.

    Q: How long are the skids that this bike can do?
    A: Dear Mad Dog. The skids odometer shows 128,992 metres, but i think it might have gone round the clock. I once did a skid that went for two weeks.
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    This guy has been trying to sell this "collectors edition" for over a year. Every week, he faithfully puts up another ad, and never changes his price. I figured I'd give it some exposure here, in case any of you all want to snap this up.

    http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/1499668090.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle7775
    This guy has been trying to sell this "collectors edition" for over a year. Every week, he faithfully puts up another ad, and never changes his price. I figured I'd give it some exposure here, in case any of you all want to snap this up.

    http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/1499668090.html

    You're kidding right?

    Edit: Haha, just read your sig. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    You're kidding right?

    Edit: Haha, just read your sig. Well done.
    Oh, come on, Rumpfy, I can tell that you want to be the lucky guy who proudly posts fifteen high-definition close-up shots of that beee-yooootiful Leinie's Honey Weiss bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob
    I guess MCS can forget about deleting tripmaster's post now. Surely it was just a coincidence, right?
    Why, exactly?

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    Oh, someone else posted. Yes, coincidence. I'm not da'HOOV - I'm sure you woulda heard about his/her Bontrager before this, if s/he was me...

    I'll be more mindful of the classified fee when I post my Bontrager for sale.

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    I didn't mean to imply you were hoov, more along the lines of suspecting he saw your post about to be deleted and thought he'd lend a hand by making his first post in this thread.
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    Ahh. I'm sorry about this - I'll be more considerate when I list my next bunch of retro stuff...

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    A little vacuuming up.....

    Don't the Brits call it Hoovering?

    Sorry you got sucked in to a deletion that started out not having anything to do with you Stan, but this thread is really about the act of, and or, ridiculously off base listings, not things folks might actually want. My apologies if that wasn't apparent.
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    Spotted a bike for sale just down the street form me. I didn't want to get too close just incase I was swarmed with flood of machine gun bullets but I thought someone here may appreciate me posting it. There's gotta be somebody here looking for this gem.

    Sorry for the crap blackberry camera shot but I was scared.
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    I pity the fool that gets too close to that van
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    Mr.T rides an o.d. rigid surly, ain't no two-toned suspension-weenie FOOL!


    Occurs to me that I should respectfully answer MCS's post topic instead of derailling it.
    I'm in Canada, Toronto specifically, so 90% of outings won't ever faze me.
    With regards to local offerings though; I'm also a terminally bored grump who spends WAY too much time hunting for parts and therefore (as Mechagouki can attest, heehee) I can snag parts quickly and when I don't get them it's never going to be a life-epiphanous event.
    Because in the end, it's just a bicycle part, and I don't measure my happiness by whether there's a teesdale or a ccm in my basement.

    So no, I don't give a fig about outing.
    But then again, I have other things in my life to keep me happy... don't you?


    (while the local mtbr'ers are wiping their eyes, I've snagged another crate of nos deerhead and xtr!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAH! kidding!)
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    Okay, just so I'm clear, outing is not something looked upon in a positive light by a majority of folks on this board. Old topic, not worth rehashing.

    This thread was to discuss it, learn about it, and perhaps out stuff that NONE WILL CARE ABOUT, ie: custom Huffys for $8000, etc, for our personal, high browed chuckling and enjoyment =

    Thanks for playing.....
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    Looks like there is a crack in that one!



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    LMFAO
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    Don't take anything I say seriously.

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    Here's your chance. A rare AL Ritchey....

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1517875226.html

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    This is one of the best threads on the forum.
    There are no "mistakes"; only learning curves.

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    It was either the beer gut or the bike. The beer gut won so the bike has to go. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/1519272251.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts
    It was either the beer gut or the bike. The beer gut won so the bike has to go. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/1519272251.html
    There must be a specialized dealer somewhere in so-cal with a busted front window.

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    I have a suspicion he has every day off...


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    5 is the old new black; 6 is the new new black...

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