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    Meant to say "ass"..
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    God Damn beer company...almost gave me a heart attack when I saw the heading in my local CL



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    That's more than a little disappointing! I used to get worked up each time I saw "WTB Mountain Bike", but 100% of those have meant "want to buy"...

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    So I sent a message to the guy who is selling $600 M900 derailleurs and $350 M900 cantis.

    Example: NOS Shimano XTR M910 Rear Derailleur Very Rare 8 speed MTB ATB | eBay

    Here is what I said:
    Your price for these brakes, and many of your other items in your store, is completely ludicrous. A set of Grafton brakes recently sold for $365. Here's the link:Grafton Speed Controller Brake Set ~ Vintage Canti paul | eBay

    Your XTR brakes are clean, yes, but they are just XTR brakes. I have four sets sitting in my parts bin. Shimano made a lot of them. $350 is justified for brakes that are rare and hard-to-find, like Graftons. Not XTR.

    Why don't you just start the bidding at $1 and let them sell? That will tell you what they are really worth. This person started their brakes at $5. It went up to $172. That's probably as high as M900 XTR brakes will go. Shimano XTR BR-M900 cantilever brakes cyclocross yeti bontrager vintage CX | eBay



    He responded with this, quite butthurt. He can charge high prices, but he sure can't spell very well.

    wow pretty funny that your telling me how to sell. Ive been doing this for living exclusively for years. I dont need to open your links because auctions dont mean anything. Im a store with a huge investment and all items are in quantity. I typically sell 10k avg. per week up until my mmove to pdx because i dont have time to deal with it. Also emails like this make me keep my prices high so I have to deal with one less dildo.

    You can sell your grafteks for what ever you want

    your telling me how to sell - you can see in my last 2 weeks a pair of cantis, m900 shifters , and rear D for more than most will pay. remember this is not exclusively an american hobby 1/3 of my gear goes international complaints are virtually nonexistent.

    I did .5 million in vintage parts last year and spent more than half that. I dont have parts bins except for used stuff which i have multitudes of but have no interest in selling. Almost anything in my store is in cases & w/ 1200 items listed and 5 times that to list if I ever feel like it i dont really need to underprice everyone.

    By the time you decide to sell yours , you can thank me for raising the price and giving you a comparison if you have nos.

    Youo know mtbs are fairly young compared to road bikes in collectability and look at what mid 80's c record cranks and deltas hit $1200 XTR is cheap in comparison, especially for 1st year.

    your message is annoying, you dont have to agree with my price but learn how to use ebay completed listings and terapeak before messaging me and you;ll see that these sell.

    pb bikes | eBay

    right there is 3 pieces of m900 sold, probably some xt's too.

    I ride both road and mtb and am finding the mtb vintage enthusiasts I guess because of age to complain alot about the price and I say dont buy from me. The Benelux countries and SE Asia are gobbling this stuff up . check terapeak m900

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    Things are worth whatever people are willing to pay for them.

    However, I am inclined to think he may have bought those items himself just to establish a price history for those items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    The whole ad was full of misstatements. Designed by Tom Ritchey. hahaha.
    It's fine to laugh at people who make mistakes, which are by their nature as mistakes unintentional. I just looked at the comps and followed what this guy wrote, I don't see you flaming him anywhere. You only beat on women here? Oh that's just so brave.

    However, sending them derogatory arrogant name calling emails is NOT OKAY!

    I thought this guy "Klasse" (more like "Trasshe") was a one off psychopath but looks like your membership gets off on accosting and bullying perfect strangers on eBay and Craigslist. WTF gives you the right?

    I will never look at a guy on a mountain bike the same way ever again because of this, it is an eye opener, I mean just wow. What a bunch of self absorbed bullies you are! I expect shite like this from say street gangs, but then that's basically what you all are except you hide out online under assumed names. So what would you say to your mothers if she was virtually assaulted by one of your scummy members?

    Here's a newsflash! Nobody else gives a crap that you are self labelled experts on whatever bike or bike part SOMEONE ELSE OWNS! It's theirs, no one made you gods of all things bike, and when you support this trollish, aggressively antisocial behavior you just make the world a nastier place to live. Do you also lean over someone's fence to mace their dog because it had the nerve to bark at you as you rode by? Do you feel entitled to grab little kids off the street and buttfcuk them too?

    I open my email to find garbage like these two emails from your 'roidrager buddy here, maybe he needs to back off the Rockstar. "Full of crap"??? For trying to sell something I own? For saying a tall guy rides this bike regularly? None of you ever watches the BMX riders catching air on those huge ramps in the X Games? Hello??

    Email below is from your psycho captain:

    One question: are you out of your mind?

    1. Bridgestones have nothing to do with Tom Ritchey. NOTHING. They were designed by Grant Petersen and made in Japan. No Ritchey hands on it at all.

    2. Shimano STX were low-end components. Because the MB-4 is a low-end bike. Never, EVER were they titanium-plated. Like NEVER. You are smoking crack to think otherwise.

    3. There's no way in hell your "hubby" rides a 14" frame fine, unless he is a mutant. 14" is considered an extra small/small in the bike world. Your hubby needs a large, at least.


    That said, your price is too high. THe MB-4 is a low-end bike that's not really worth anything these days. $100 tops. And you are currently being mocked on websites where people actually have knowledge of vintage mountain bikes, and know you're full of crap.

    To learn about Bridgestones, go here:

    Bridgestone Bicycles

    To see that you've been called out for having a stupidly ridiculous posting:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro...-567685-8.html


    Other than that, GREAT luck on the sale!

    Sincerely,

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    Hey, here's the scoop! You were wrong, get over it and don't be a dumbass about it. First, your bike salesman did lie, as STX is entry-level Shimano and not Ti coated. It doesn't even look like Ti. I could get into the different levels of Shimano components from the early 90s but you probably wouldn't understand anyways. And 14" IS the frame size, you stupid ****ing troll. I never said anything about millimeters or feet. Frames are measured in inches as well as S/M/L/XL sizes. A 14" seat tube, measured from the center of the bottom bracket to the center of the top tube, would be a small or extra small. Medium is usually 17.5"-18". Get the picture? Rather than argue with me like a complete ****ing imbecile, go here and look for yourself...all of the frame sizes for your bike are listed in inches: BikePedia - 1994 Bridgestone MB-4 SUS Complete Bicycle

    Good job revising your posting, but you still look like an idiot. Oh, and nobody ****ing cares about your stupid sob story. I can't stand when people ***** about losing their jobs, and are too ****ing dumb to find something else. Haven't you ever heard of a safety net? It's when responsible people have extra cash lying around to cover their living expenses for a few months in case you lose your job. Oh well, now you know.

    God damn, you represent Los Angeles perfectly. Arrogant, combative, and ****ing stupid. Hopefully all this hardship has taught you to live within your means and plan ahead for emergencies. **** people should know when they're kids.

    Sincerely,

    Captain Obvious.

    "Arrogant, combative, and ****ing stupid."

    Excuse me, who started this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkozaczek View Post
    Things are worth whatever people are willing to pay for them.

    However, I am inclined to think he may have bought those items himself just to establish a price history for those items.
    I thought the same thing. I know there are a lot of fools out there, but I really can't see someone spending $600 on an XTR derailleur.
    Not when there are plenty of fine examples for $100 or less: Shimano XTR excellent condition rear derailleur vintage mtb | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff View Post
    I thought the same thing. I know there are a lot of fools out there, but I really can't see someone spending $600 on an XTR derailleur.
    Not when there are plenty of fine examples for $100 or less: Shimano XTR excellent condition rear derailleur vintage mtb | eBay
    Sure, if you're gonna ride it.

    But if you're building an NOS bike, then you need NOS, and then you have to pay NOS prices. There is a subtle, but big difference between NIB - NEW - LIKE NEW and on and on and on...

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    The perfect strangers aren't the ones that get made fun of, just the funny ones.
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    haha! funny stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by farley325 View Post


    Thankfully the picture of the crack...since it wasn't mentioned in the auction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laffinatcha View Post
    It's fine to laugh at people who make mistakes, which are by their nature as mistakes unintentional. I just looked at the comps and followed what this guy wrote, I don't see you flaming him anywhere. You only beat on women here? Oh that's just so brave.

    However, sending them derogatory arrogant name calling emails is NOT OKAY!

    I thought this guy "Klasse" (more like "Trasshe") was a one off psychopath but looks like your membership gets off on accosting and bullying perfect strangers on eBay and Craigslist. WTF gives you the right?

    I will never look at a guy on a mountain bike the same way ever again because of this, it is an eye opener, I mean just wow. What a bunch of self absorbed bullies you are! I expect shite like this from say street gangs, but then that's basically what you all are except you hide out online under assumed names. So what would you say to your mothers if she was virtually assaulted by one of your scummy members?

    Here's a newsflash! Nobody else gives a crap that you are self labelled experts on whatever bike or bike part SOMEONE ELSE OWNS! It's theirs, no one made you gods of all things bike, and when you support this trollish, aggressively antisocial behavior you just make the world a nastier place to live. Do you also lean over someone's fence to mace their dog because it had the nerve to bark at you as you rode by? Do you feel entitled to grab little kids off the street and buttfcuk them too?

    I open my email to find garbage like these two emails from your 'roidrager buddy here, maybe he needs to back off the Rockstar. "Full of crap"??? For trying to sell something I own? For saying a tall guy rides this bike regularly? None of you ever watches the BMX riders catching air on those huge ramps in the X Games? Hello??

    Email below is from your psycho captain:

    One question: are you out of your mind?

    1. Bridgestones have nothing to do with Tom Ritchey. NOTHING. They were designed by Grant Petersen and made in Japan. No Ritchey hands on it at all.

    2. Shimano STX were low-end components. Because the MB-4 is a low-end bike. Never, EVER were they titanium-plated. Like NEVER. You are smoking crack to think otherwise.

    3. There's no way in hell your "hubby" rides a 14" frame fine, unless he is a mutant. 14" is considered an extra small/small in the bike world. Your hubby needs a large, at least.


    That said, your price is too high. THe MB-4 is a low-end bike that's not really worth anything these days. $100 tops. And you are currently being mocked on websites where people actually have knowledge of vintage mountain bikes, and know you're full of crap.

    To learn about Bridgestones, go here:

    Bridgestone Bicycles

    To see that you've been called out for having a stupidly ridiculous posting:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro...-567685-8.html


    Other than that, GREAT luck on the sale!

    Sincerely,

    Captain Obvious

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    Hey, here's the scoop! You were wrong, get over it and don't be a dumbass about it. First, your bike salesman did lie, as STX is entry-level Shimano and not Ti coated. It doesn't even look like Ti. I could get into the different levels of Shimano components from the early 90s but you probably wouldn't understand anyways. And 14" IS the frame size, you stupid ****ing troll. I never said anything about millimeters or feet. Frames are measured in inches as well as S/M/L/XL sizes. A 14" seat tube, measured from the center of the bottom bracket to the center of the top tube, would be a small or extra small. Medium is usually 17.5"-18". Get the picture? Rather than argue with me like a complete ****ing imbecile, go here and look for yourself...all of the frame sizes for your bike are listed in inches: BikePedia - 1994 Bridgestone MB-4 SUS Complete Bicycle

    Good job revising your posting, but you still look like an idiot. Oh, and nobody ****ing cares about your stupid sob story. I can't stand when people ***** about losing their jobs, and are too ****ing dumb to find something else. Haven't you ever heard of a safety net? It's when responsible people have extra cash lying around to cover their living expenses for a few months in case you lose your job. Oh well, now you know.

    God damn, you represent Los Angeles perfectly. Arrogant, combative, and ****ing stupid. Hopefully all this hardship has taught you to live within your means and plan ahead for emergencies. **** people should know when they're kids.

    Sincerely,

    Captain Obvious.

    "Arrogant, combative, and ****ing stupid."

    Excuse me, who started this?

    I didn't read your diatribe....but I can tell you're a psycho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Thankfully the picture of the crack...since it wasn't mentioned in the auction.
    $3,000 with a big honking crack at the pivot! Nice! Maybe an offer of $250 will be accepted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Thankfully the picture of the crack...since it wasn't mentioned in the auction.

    Although it was obvious, even before peeping the pics, that something was on crack.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    I should share the gem left as a visitor message on my profile:


    You're a real card, you don't even have any real bikes, just a buncha old beater siht, just like you, a skanky nobby kneed skinny hairy assed piece of siht! Whatsa matter, can't make enough blowing your buddies at 50 cents a suck to buy a real bike? Mine cost $3K! WTF you think I'm selling my bait bike? I was looking for a stupid demented cnut like you who thinks "oo, vintage mtb, gnarly!" and creams his panties at the thought of making a ridiculous frankenstein fixie, and that is just so fuken gaaay!

    The point is laugh at the funny postings, fine, but don't FCUKING ASSULT THE SELLERS!! I hope you and your wimpy limp dickwad friends all go face first over a 500 foot cliff and hit every rock and break every bone in your pathetic weedy bodies on the way down. And that your fcukbuddies laugh at you and leave you there to die.

    Now how does that feel?I hope you enjoyed it as much as your buddy did when he did it to me.
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    I think I missed something. CL? WTF?

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    So what he's saying is he's gonna light your country music award on fire?

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    that's some quality crazy right there
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    You know DJ, for a guy who is a "dildo", he sure spent a lot of time telling you that. If someone is a "dildo", why bother? As soon as I see an item is from budget bicycle or pbbikes, I close the tab and don't watch the auction. I tend to agree with those who say that these sales will never actually complete and soon we'll see it listed again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laffinatcha View Post
    Here's a newsflash! Nobody else gives a crap that you are self labelled experts on whatever bike or bike part SOMEONE ELSE OWNS!
    For the record, I'd like to state I actually give a crap that some of the folks here are experts on certain bikes or bike parts.

    It's nice to have people out there who, over time, have amassed knowledge and are happy to share it. It helps us learn and builds a sense of community. Some of us are happy to be set straight.

    I guess you only understand that when you have a capacity for learnin'.

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    Just wanted to let whomever grabbed this one know...

    you're damn lucky I promised my wife no more bikes for a while...


    was "this" close to hitting a bid anyway



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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Just wanted to let whomever grabbed this one know...

    you're damn lucky I promised my wife no more bikes for a while...


    was "this" close to hitting a bid anyway



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    Wow $300 for that sucker! That was a score for someone. Can't believe it had 19 bids but only went for that little. I have watched white freewheels go for close to that on ebay.
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    **Merry Christmas**

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    Nice and all, but crack smokin' pricing policy continues at this shop. I wonder how many of their items have been posted here...

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    That Litespeed has been repeatedly posted for sale since 2009. Glad to see that guy has been spending his time well.

    And for those that are wondering...no, it didn't retail for $38k.

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    Best item ever from our favorite seller?
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    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Comes with creepy dude.
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    HaHaHa, this one gets my "vote"


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    Am I missing something????

    I stumbled upon this on eBay this evening. Does this have ANY value...

    Slightly worn Brooks saddle


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    Kinda breaking the rules, but kinda not. Way too small for most folks, save, perhaps, GOB, (but she's too nice to yell at me)...

    I had no idea he did any MTB's, but stumbled across this cruising eBay this AM.

    Gorgeous fork, mostly crap parts, Gloria, you need a new toy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    Am I missing something????

    I stumbled upon this on eBay this evening. Does this have ANY value...

    Slightly worn Brooks saddle

    Why?

    A little saddle soap and that'll buff right out ...
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Kinda breaking the rules, but kinda not. Way too small for most folks, save, perhaps, GOB, (but she's too nice to yell at me)...

    I had no idea he did any MTB's, but stumbled across this cruising eBay this AM.

    Gorgeous fork, mostly crap parts, Gloria, you need a new toy?

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    Dibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Dibs.
    Can I have the high quality Tektro cable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Can I have the high quality Tektro cable?
    For free even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Dibs.
    Doubt it'll go big. Between the frame/fork, front hub, rear QR, the current price isn't too shabby.....
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    Not really V or R, but definitely C. In the funny kind of way. Where u are...seeing is believing!

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    This lady knows a classic.

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    hmmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.vance View Post
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    Several bikes-Some classics
    Um...Im thinkin that might be Jeff in the pic.
    Seeking MB-2 Fork (19.3), Ritchey FD post silver 26.8

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    I haven't seen a chick with a mullet in like....ages.

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    LOL omg. Reno.

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    Wow!

    It's nice to know I have $1200 worth of derailleurs hanging on three bikes.

    NOS Shimano XT M739 Rear Derailleur Very Rare 8 speed SIS | eBay
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    bout time some of us hit the investments right
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    It's nice to know I have $1200 worth of derailleurs hanging on three bikes.

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    I guess I should of bought the NOS one on craigslist for $25.00 last week.

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    They're proud of this one, judging by the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    They're proud of this one, judging by the price.
    Well...they do say it's an awesome bike. I'm sold.
    -eric-

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    Dude, double rear suspension too.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Appropriately priced, but it looks like this seller hired an (uninformed) ad agency for a $50 Next!
    "The handlebars with rubber grip makes for convenient use. "

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    I like the not 1, not 2, but 3 non-drive side photos. It's like they planned it.

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    Why spend over $10,000 on a Cunningham when you could have this Ross.

    Budget Bicycle Center is clueless. Has anyone been in there? Are they really this dumb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by klasse View Post
    He could buy five better bikes at Goodwill for the price of his reward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff View Post
    Why spend over $10,000 on a Cunningham when you could have this Ross.
    I woulda bought it, but then they went and took $6K off the price by clamping it on the seat tube.

    You ask $14K for a bike, then go and do that to it? WTF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff View Post
    Why spend over $10,000 on a Cunningham when you could have this Ross.

    Budget Bicycle Center is clueless. Has anyone been in there? Are they really this dumb?

    Vintage 1987 Ross Mt McKinley Mountain Bike 22" Bicycle Shimano Deore XT #24 | eBay

    Yes....I've always wondered how they arrive at their asking prices.
    This for example:
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    This one even has a video.
    mountain bike - Customized
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Barrett View Post
    Yes....I've always wondered how they arrive at their asking prices.
    This for example:
    Vintage 1982 Schwinn Sidewinder Sierra Brown 20" Suntour Mountain Bike Bicycle | eBay
    Or maybe he's a genius and really only targets uneducated buyers by creating a high price differential between his items (in store and ebay) making items that are simply overpriced seem relatively inexpensive when compared to the outrageously priced ones.

    I do this all them time at garage sales, swap meets or whatever. Have one or two items priced really high and labeled prominently and price the other items just a bit higher than "typical" and by comparison they seem cheap. 50% of the time it works all the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prefixie View Post
    50% of the time it works all the time!
    That's outstanding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    That's outstanding!
    You owe me a new keyboard - I don't think it can be recovered from the amount of coffee that came through my nose after reading that
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    APPARENTLY THIS IS SOME KIND OF HANDBUILT RITCHEY 7005 MODEL THE PRICE IS A LITTLE HIGH BUT PROBABLY TOTALLY WORTH IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by ong View Post
    APPARENTLY THIS IS SOME KIND OF HANDBUILT RITCHEY 7005 MODEL THE PRICE IS A LITTLE HIGH BUT PROBABLY TOTALLY WORTH IT

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    He's not advertising it as a Ritchey. In the description he clearly states it's a Pacific. It probably has a Ritchey stem or had a Ritchey tyre at one stage of it's life.

    And besides, he's dropped the price from $50,000 to $15,000 so he can't be considered unreasonable.
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    For 15K he could at least offer shipping.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    So this was an outstanding bargain.

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    "So let's recap here:
    You asked a question.
    You got an answer.
    You proceed to make an ass out of yourself."

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    Another HUFFY Ti

    IRONMAN BY HUFFY WITH TITANIUM BORON SREEL

    this one is also Boron composite / IRONMAN

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    My father had one and from what I recall one of the decals said they were produced by Astro-Daimler. Must have been a year when the exchange rate was competitive for bringing European bikes into the US. Before the Japan invasion. Back in the days when Puegeot, Motobecane and a few other Euro road lines wer were hot in the US. But it's a road bike in a Mtn thread.
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    This bike is "murdered out" it's totally sick, check it out: SPECIALIZED!!IMMACULATE MURDERED OUT "SPECIALIZED" MOUNTAIN BIKE !

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    three whopping grand for this animal..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    three whopping grand for this animal..

    Proflex Animal
    Well his dad paid eight grand
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    Quote Originally Posted by klasse View Post
    This bike is "murdered out" it's totally sick, check it out: SPECIALIZED!!IMMACULATE MURDERED OUT "SPECIALIZED" MOUNTAIN BIKE !
    The seller also cleaned and lubed the fork bearings, so it must be good.

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    oooo they have one here too

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    Outing: Huffy Ironman Titanium Boron Steel!

    This was too good to pass up!

    Huffy Ironman Titanium Boron Steel Mountain Bicycle Bike MTB Shimano Kalin 1999 | eBay

    Hope someone scores this, after all, it's made of Titanium Boron Steel .

    Sorry, I needed a laugh this morning, and now I have it! Carry on.

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    1-piece cranks FTW.

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    I didn't know FTW made cranks too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    I didn't know FTW made boat anchors too
    There fixed it for you!

    For the longest time, I thought FTW meant Frank the Welder too! One of my students had to educate me on the other meaning! Guess that means I'm getting old!

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    It's not Frank, my favorite welder?

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    It says "titanium boron steel" right on it, it has to be true!
    A guy could definitely take that bike off some sweet jumps!
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    This is one BADA$$ bike!:)

    My apologies for outing this but.............it is a great ad.

    Nuke-Proof 1976 Emory Unisex Industrial Cruiser


    Nuke-Proof 1976 Emory Unisex Industrial Cruiser - $250 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

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    first, i'll tell you the basics about this bike, and then i'll tell ya a little story of it's history.

    it's an Emory Unisex Super Deluxe Industrial Cruiser, made in 1976 by the Aerofast bicycle corp, in Jacksonville Florida. that means USA quality.

    here's the brochure:

    hand straightened 16 ga. hi carbon steel frame with reinforcing struts mig welded and shot peened for stress relief
    superstrong step - through frame on unisex
    tig welded 16 ga. hi carbon steel fork shot peened for stress relief
    integrally welded chainguard fittings with three point attachment
    Wald balloon fenders
    heavy duty, High Flange alloy front hub
    Bendix coaster brake
    11 ga. spokes on Sun Metal Products steel rims
    Wald Handlebars, gooseneck, cranks, headset and bottom bracket, pedals and sprocket.
    Carlisle tires.

    these bikes are still made today, and cost a whopping $599.95!

    now, lemme tell ya about MY bike.

    when i was 11, i lived in Tucson, AZ in 1980, and i was riding my bmx bike around and saw this bike chained to a fence. i thought it was a crazy looking bike at the time, and there was an old nerdy guy with thick-ass glasses pulling weeds out of the front yard.

    i asked him about the bike, and he told me he took it from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Berkely (https://www.llnl.gov/about/history.html) when he left. Emory had supplied them with 200 bikes or something to ride around the place, and he snatched this one up when he went crazy and fled the place.

    the LLNL was at the forefront of building nuclear weapons in the 50's, 60's, and 70's, in case you were wondering. i dunno how much radiation this bike absorbed, but it just made it stronger.

    this old guy was pretty nutty and living a pretty secluded life in the desert, so something musta happened that drove him mad, but i didn't give a **** about that, i just wanted the bike.

    as luck would have it, he had "removed" 2 bikes from the LLNL, one male, and this unisex bike. this one was for his wife, and she left him, so he didn't want it anymore.

    so i got a deal on it. i don't even remember how much i paid. at the time, it was probably a lot of money for an 11 year old.

    the bike was pretty beat up lookin, as it'd been sitting in the desert for a while, but it cleaned up good. the rims were already spray-painted black (as well as the nipples, in that "**** masking tape!" method popular at the time.

    i dunno what happened to the old guy, but i kept the bike for a long time. moved to orange county soon after that, and rode this bike everywhere.

    got hit by cars twice on it, and nothing happened (to the bike, anyway. me and the cars suffered some damage...)

    i've had a shitload of bad ass bikes in my life, and still do, but i've always loved this bike. it's still got the same innertubes in it. and it HUMS when you ride down the street. seriously, it's like "HMMMMMMMMM i'm so happy to roll along HMMMMMMMM" it makes you smile, especially when your drunk.

    speaking of riding around drunk, this bike's awesome for it, because you can't hurt it. curbs? **** curbs. curbs don't exist in this bike's vocabulary. curbs are just little bumps. up or down, don't matter. this bike has been ridden by so many drunk people it's like a taxi cab. never complains, always there when you call it, and goes straight, even if you can't.

    which brings us to why i'm selling it.

    i moved from costa mesa to westminster about a year ago, and i hadn't been riding it much, and my roommate in CM needed a bike to ride, so i let him borrow it. he wasn't the most responsible guy, but he was alright.

    so i'm over there the other day for a bbq, and there's my bike, in the backyard, rotting away, orange paint all oxidized, tires flat, and ****ING UNLOCKED! it ain't the most secure of houses, and there's drunken party goers there all the time, and this one of a kind motherf'en bike is just sitting there waiting for some drumcircle sitting, hackey sack playin white guy with dreadlocks freak to ride it away.

    F that. this bike didn't survive nuclear radiation at the test lab, the harsh desert of tucson, and my drunken ass evel kneivel impressions for 36 ****en years to wind up with bathtub flowers stuck all over it and abandoned at burningman covered in the stench of patchouli oil. no freakin' way!

    so once again, i brought it home, cleaned it up again, and rode it around for a few days. it's still got that little hop in the back wheel, the tires still hum, and it's a goddamn great motherf'en bike.

    but i just don't have time to enjoy it. riding it once a month isn't enough for this bike. it likes getting punished. it likes torn up chicks with crappy tattoos riding on the handlebars. it likes smashing into cars and running over rollerbladers.

    so buy it. it's freakin awesome.

    and, you better fuken lock it up.

    oh, and if you ever want to sell it, give me first dibs. like i said, i love this bike...

    and you may think 250 is a lot for a beat up cruiser, but that's because you don't know anything. i'm not going on sentimental value, i'm going on an american made product, built to last through any zombie apocalypse, through the second coming of christ, and the end of the mayan calender. a motherf'ing asteroid could make a direct hit at a million miles an hour on this bike and you could still ride it to get some smokes...

    call, text, Baird at 714-614-3750 anytime.

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    Must have this bike.

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    Dont really care for the bike, doesnt really look like anything special to my eyes, love the story though....lololol.
    DJ, "Because I'm sure the world need's more dudes stalking the woods stoned out of their mind carrying a deadly weapon."

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    The story IS the bike!

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    " BIKE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND WAS BARELY RIDDEN. I'M 100% POSITIVE THAT IT HAS LESS THAN 100 MILES ON IT"

    Ha Ha! You be the judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Barrett View Post
    " BIKE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND WAS BARELY RIDDEN. I'M 100% POSITIVE THAT IT HAS LESS THAN 100 MILES ON IT"

    Ha Ha! You be the judge.

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    Almost makes me want to buy a Trek, if only so I can b*tch strip it and run over the frame with a bulldozer in front of the corporate offices.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Almost makes me want to buy a Trek, if only so I can b*tch strip it and run over the frame with a bulldozer in front of the corporate offices.....
    C'mon man, don't hold back, let it out ... let it all out and tell us how you really feel
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    let it all out and tell us how you really feel
    I dunno, if I did that, I might end up in jail
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Barrett View Post
    " BIKE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND WAS BARELY RIDDEN. I'M 100% POSITIVE THAT IT HAS LESS THAN 100 MILES ON IT"

    Ha Ha! You be the judge.

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    Actually, looking at that bike put a smile on my face. For some reason, it seems so satisfying to see a bike that has been ridden into the ground. It is super depressing to see one that was left outside to rot. But, when all the life has been lovingly squeezed from it? Freakin awesome! That bike can tell some seriously awesome stories Most bikes seem to get sold before their life is totally up, because people seem to outgrow the components before they are worn (or, latest/ greatest shinies catch their attention).

    Haha, what an awesome thread idea! I am going to check if there already is one, and revive it. Otherwise, I am gonna make one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemaya View Post
    Actually, looking at that bike put a smile on my face. For some reason, it seems so satisfying to see a bike that has been ridden into the ground. It is super depressing to see one that was left outside to rot. But, when all the life has been lovingly squeezed from it? Freakin awesome! That bike can tell some seriously awesome stories Most bikes seem to get sold before their life is totally up, because people seem to outgrow the components before they are worn (or, latest/ greatest shinies catch their attention).

    Haha, what an awesome thread idea! I am going to check if there already is one, and revive it. Otherwise, I am gonna make one
    Just imagine what's on the bike rack.
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    Can someone explain the purpose of this Campy pneumatic saddle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    Can someone explain the purpose of this Campy pneumatic saddle?

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    Umm, that's obviously for taking your blood pressure while riding, everyone knows that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nemhed View Post
    Umm, that's obviously for taking your blood pressure while riding, everyone knows that!
    THAT'S where you're supposed to take a blood pressure???

    Damn, I've been doing it wrong all these years ...
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    Once a bike sits on CL for a week, is it fair game to out it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    Once a bike sits on CL for a week, is it fair game to out it?
    no. unless it's priced under a BBC pricing strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    no. unless it's priced under a BBC pricing strategy.
    Fair enough. So now that it's gone, who got that *****in' pink and silver 'comfort bike' from the San Diego craigslist?

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    oooh! The Ibis?! Yeah, who got it?!!

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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).

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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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The Official WTF outing thread, Craigslist, eBay etc-cool_red_bike_not.jpg  

    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?

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    We still hang bike thieves in Wyoming [Pedal House]

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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 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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    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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    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.

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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.

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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.

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    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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    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.
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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.
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    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.
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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.
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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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    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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