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    Meth is one hell of a drug and/or stolen methinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    Meth is one hell of a drug and/or stolen methinks.

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    Hmmm, I dunno. Idiot seller for sure, but not really a "dump it cause I need a fix" price, seems fair for the mish mash of used older kinda beat up parts. Looks like a nice bike, that got ridden hard, put away wet, and upgraded as things broke, without much understanding of what they were doing, other than "I want the best". mHave a few customers like that, clueless about names, brands, but want, the best of whatever it is. Makes you want to twitch inside as a knowledgeable shop geek, but hey, the cash cow moos all the same!

    Not saying it's not stolen, but it doesn't jump out as being that out of line. I wouldn't pay a grand for it.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Hmmm, I dunno. Idiot seller for sure, but not really a "dump it cause I need a fix" price, seems fair for the mish mash of used older kinda beat up parts. Looks like a nice bike, that got ridden hard, put away wet, and upgraded as things broke, without much understanding of what they were doing, other than "I want the best". mHave a few customers like that, clueless about names, brands, but want, the best of whatever it is. Makes you want to twitch inside as a knowledgeable shop geek, but hey, the cash cow moos all the same!

    Not saying it's not stolen, but it doesn't jump out as being that out of line. I wouldn't pay a grand for it.....
    There is no chance that the wo/man who selected mango CK hubs and a blue anodized kit for the rear derailleur wrote that ad. None. Reynolds? C'mon dude, try...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    There is no chance that the wo/man who selected mango CK hubs and a blue anodized kit for the rear derailleur wrote that ad. None. Reynolds? C'mon dude, try...
    Ahahahaha, agreed.

    My $0.02 take, clueless person got into riding, had no idea what they were doing, and a few buddies tossed some parts at them to bring a bike together.

    Yeah, not really trying at all. For the price, they really should have.

    My big pet peeve kinda related to this, is CL listers selling a Reley (Raleigh) Canadul (Cannonade) Edy Merz (figure that one out yourself) etc, all while listing a pic of the damn bike, with the f*cking NAME RIGHT ON IT SPELLED CORRECTLY.

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    My inner spelling nazi goes freaking ballistic.
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    This bike scares me. Why would anyone think this was a good idea?The Official WTF outing thread, Craigslist, eBay etc-image.jpg
    Get out of the gutter and onto the mountain top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrackmack View Post
    This bike scares me.
    That's hilarious!
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Does that have a lift kit installed?
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    It sure looks that way. What's the BB "drop" on that thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrackmack View Post
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    I'd buy that. I mean, part out the forks, shock and cranks, maybe some other bits. Then have a Trek Ejector Seat as a wall ornament because the world needs one less of those on the trails. Or sell it for $300 as a prototype Trek 9000 LT eXtreem, very rare!

    LOL at the cat snake. Comedy gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    I'd buy that. I mean, part out the forks, shock and cranks, maybe some other bits. Then have a Trek Ejector Seat as a wall ornament because the world needs one less of those on the trails. Or sell it for $300 as a prototype Trek 9000 LT eXtreem, very rare!

    LOL at the cat snake. Comedy gold.

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    You've identified the only proper use for this bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    I'd buy that. I mean, part out the forks, shock and cranks, maybe some other bits.
    You do that, let me know, I'll take that POS as long as it has the original bumper shock.

    The memory of a co worker ejecting off the thing on a post build up "test ride" after sailing off a modest drop (~2+ feet) remains one of my favorites.....

    And yes, cat snakes rule!
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
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    People guffaw at vintage mtb prices but it has nothing on old school bmx. That stuff is nutso value.

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    I'm sure he'll take $1850 if you offered it.
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    anybody ever seen this before????? ginormous spoke holes???

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowntegra View Post
    anybody ever seen this before????? ginormous spoke holes???
    That just makes my head hurt.....
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    Would anyone, anyone really buy this?

    old old seat and crank

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    That just makes my head hurt.....
    Ok, school me. I've never seen that before. WTF is it? What kind of spokes does it use?

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    Just a guess, judging by the carbon hub it was to allow for over over size carbon fibre spokes. figg'in weird tho. I went for a ride with a factory rider testing carbon spokes back in the day and the wheel lasted 10 mins on the shore. It was pretty comical R

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowntegra View Post
    Ok, school me. I've never seen that before. WTF is it? What kind of spokes does it use?
    Got me, I have no idea.

    My guess would be something along the lines of a prototype hub, that never got its spoke holes drilled.
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    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/5142573890.html

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    Because one crappy suspension wasn't enough:

    GT w/Suspension Stem/ROCK Shox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Dude View Post
    Because one crappy suspension wasn't enough:

    GT w/Suspension Stem/ROCK Shox
    This bicycle is INCLUDED with some pretty sweet upgrades

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    Doesn't seem very WTF to me - seems like a pretty good bike with great components at a very nice price.

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    lol

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    lol

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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    lol

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    I have no words......
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Meh, all it needs is longer bar ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Meh, all it needs is longer bar ends.

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    Excellent suggestion.

    But they need to be pointing towards the rider to complete the proper fitting.
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    Layfront.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Layfront.
    So we already have the "Slam position" for the tri folks, is this the "missionary position"?
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Bicycle- double decker

    All it needs is a spot weld...... who wants to go halvsies.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    Bicycle- double decker

    All it needs is a spot weld...... who wants to go halvsies.....
    Bitta JB Weld, some primer? That's not an issue, whatsoever...
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    Bicycle- double decker

    All it needs is a spot weld...... who wants to go halvsies.....
    Do hipsters still ride tall bikes or was that so 2006?

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    The ones in my area just take them for walks every day.

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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauricer View Post
    $350 for a used Salsa stem. $350 for a used Moby. And he wonders why we call him pb*jimi.

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    Just in case you guys ever feel guilty about what you spend on old mountain bike stuff:




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    Bent frame? Just throw some tape around it!

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    Had a person bring in an old Fuji with a fork/headtube that looked pretty similar, that he wanted to sell.

    He bought it for a "steal" 15 years ago at a garage sale for 15 bucks, and "rode it everywhere since then". He figured since it was old, it was worth the $200 he was asking. I did tell him it wasn't likely more than $200 new, and that his original purchase price of $15 was probably more than fair.

    I brought his attention to the issue, he said it had never been a problem, and anyway, he "couldn't see what I was talking about" and wanted me to sell it, I gently declined, and suggested he just donate it to a local coop for parts, and that selling it to an unsuspecting person probably wasn't the best for his karma bank account.

    He left without further ado, and a few days later, I saw a listing on the supermarket bulletin board for it, and just rolled my eyes.

    What pissed me off was a week later, a woman came in with it, and wanted me to tune it up etc. She asked about the fork and headtube, and said she'd asked him, and he'd assured her it was like that all along, never had been a problem, and she had nothing to worry about.

    I politely told her the whole story (including the part about him crowing about making a $185 profit on what he plainly knew to be unsafe junk), and told her I wouldn't participate in taking any more of her $ for an unsafe bike. She took it and left, was pissed (at the seller) and I hope shoved it down his throat......

    Moral of the story, cluelessness is all well and good when it's genuine, but feigning it when you have full knowledge of a problem (to make a tidy profit too), makes you first rate asshat. Hope he gets sold a bill of goods some day, just cause.
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    As I was reading your tale, I was thinking, "Did he say he brought it in and Mendon said it was ready to go?" Well, at least he didn't do that.

    I was in a shop once and someone brought in a bike with an ovalized headtube and deformations in the downtube, obviously a bike in a serious crash. Shop said it was dangerous and couldn't work on it, customer got all pissy at them and started saying how he was a good customer, etc. From the sound of it, he was a bad customer.

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    We all know, the customer is always right.....


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    I'm tempted to buy this one just to fix the bar ends:



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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    I'm tempted to buy this one just to fix the bar ends:
    its actually a pretty good price with all of tha M-900 goodness, so yes you could save it....

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    Not sure if this is some kind of ominous warning or just simply misfiled but on further inspection a half dozen wheelchairs ar offered in the bicycles section...


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    Oooooo, so much suspension... rear suspension, suspension forks and a flex stem!

    Is there any chance this was stock like this given the fork and bike are all about the same time period?


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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrackmack View Post
    Oooooo, so much suspension... rear suspension, suspension forks and a flex stem!

    Is there any chance this was stock like this given the fork and bike are all about the same time period?
    My guess it that the fork is the upgrade

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    Thinking maybe he misplaced his decimal point....interesting frame design though....


    https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/5428981405.html





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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Thinking maybe he misplaced his decimal point....interesting frame design though....


    https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/5428981405.html





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    I see shades of Fat Chance in the fork and Trimble in the frame. And that head tube gusset... I think we have a classic waiting in the wings.

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    While this is a nice bike, are you kidding me?????

    1995 Klein "Pulse" RARE Storm Team Paint XTR 900 Ringle Kooka King SEALED | eBay

    I should likely want to pay extra for the broken kookas.....

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    As the ex Navy guy I used to work with said all the time, want in one hand, sh*t in the other, see which fills up faster....

    Not sure if he has another set of Kooka's maybe? Seems like, if I pay you $6500, and you have a pair of new cranks the right color that'll work? They're kind of a gimme!
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    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    While this is a nice bike, are you kidding me?????

    1995 Klein "Pulse" RARE Storm Team Paint XTR 900 Ringle Kooka King SEALED | eBay

    I should likely want to pay extra for the broken kookas.....
    Hey I think your just paying for the "Team Paint" that alone has to be worth $6,000
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    Come on now, Datmony. We all know those are just "cosmetic blemishes" on Kooka's. Weren't you supposed to carry and extra pair of arms just-in-case back in 94? :-) Heck, I guess it doesn't really matter since my Sugino XPs broke clean in half and those were forged.

    Face it, you have enough cash to buy that then anyone smart enough is going to be buying a new Potts vs that thing.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    The more hilarious thing was this morning. We all know how Ebay sends you those "are you still looking" notes for something that you clicked on. The note I got this morning:

    SAVE $1,300.00 for a limited time.
    You viewed this at $6,500.00. It was just discounted to $5,200.00.


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    BARGAIN!!!!! Now everyone.... don't fight for this all at once.....

    Comically I do remember carrying silly stuff back in the day because I had it break once on the trail. Extra rear derailleur, seatpost bolt and clamp, chain links, etc etc

    Now as I think about it might pack was really missing that extra set of cranks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    While this is a nice bike, are you kidding me?????

    1995 Klein "Pulse" RARE Storm Team Paint XTR 900 Ringle Kooka King SEALED | eBay

    I should likely want to pay extra for the broken kookas.....
    It needs slicks to justify that price.

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    Cunningham MTB Mountain Bike

    It seems Cunninghams have dropped in price roughly 60% from two weeks ago...

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    XTR Derailleur Shimano M910 Rear 8 Speed Vintage Mountain Bicycle Racing | eBay

    But I get free shipping..... sweet!!!! Wait, no box...... deal breaker!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    But I get free shipping..... sweet!!!! Wait, no box...... deal breaker!!!
    Guy's on crack as far as his prices goes, but did you look at his store? Damn, he's got a crap ton of NOS old stuff, much of it rare, and none of it easy to track down.

    Too bad his smoking his own stash, but if you gotta have it, guessing he does....
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    Ya I checked it out. Agree..... Portland has good stash....

    You know I feel kinda bad now..... after I posted it, he put it on sale for 20% off..... its now only $552. Buy it now????

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    It really is a shame that ebay doesn't have a "hide all from" feature like FB, because crazy sellers like that just waste my hard-earned electrons.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    It really is a shame that ebay doesn't have a "hide all from" feature like FB, because crazy sellers like that just waste my hard-earned electrons.
    I'd like the same for craigslist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    he's got a crap ton of NOS old stuff
    Has a crap ton of stuff since he never sells the derailleur and it sticks around being advertised forever. There is no need to follow his auctions any longer as of all them I followed in the past, not a single one sold.
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    I have to admit, I bought a NOS 36h Nisi Laser rim from him for $140...was twice what I wanted to pay, but I needed it to replace the rear wheel of my Steelman when the UPS guys squished it in shipping.

    Justified spending the extra $ by facing the fact that I needed a matching rim, and it would have taken me a long time to find one on the cheaps.

    Guessing that's his market...more money than patience (or brains, lol).



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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I'd like the same for craigslist.
    I didn't know there were any non crazy sellers on CL, it'd be a pretty barren place if you hid all of them from view!

    I think Steve's case illustrates my point. No one wants to pay that much, but if he's patient, someone will be desperate enough eventually.

    Let's face it, some of us are willing to pay pretty insane sums of $ for say, a 'Ham, whilst to the rest of the "more sane" world, it looks just like your Dads old polished '86 Cannondale that's up in the rafters with a cracked frame......
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    The current feedback score for pb*bikes is 11,346 with 99.8% positive. That's a lot of sales and a lot of happy customers.

    If you need NOS, your options are very limited. I'll admit to having purchased one very rare item from that seller.

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    Most of the sales are for road stuff which support a higher price and feedback says they have great service. Like I said, anything I've put on watch hasn't sold and they are not a good reference for what one can ask for mtb goodies. Just because top of the line Campy road hubs sell for X doesn't mean top of the line XTR hubs will get X.

    A shop worn 36H XTR front hub for $200+? Maybe a shop worn 32H rear but a front?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/XTR-M900-Hub...MAAOSwd0BVuDHO

    A year ago, bought an NOS M900/Mavic 231 wheelset in perfect shape with the price tag still on for less than that cost on ebay.

    Not critical of the seller at all just that it's not worth the time to search through their listings.

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    As someone who has old road (as early as 1951) as well as old MTB, I see no point in differentiating when it comes to sources for NOS stuff that I might *need*.

    The guy has the goods.

    Is he right in the head with his pricing? That's a whole different story, but as DC said, over 10K in individual sales, he's not screwing anyone who didn't ask for it!
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    Yeah, I needed the rim, it was perfect for my bike, and it shipped fast.....almost instant gratification for the investment.



    I don't always buy outrageously priced NOS bike parts, but when I do, I buy from PB Bikes, lol.







    By the way...I want to see what DC bought.


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    Within the industry, we have Euro Asia Imports, glad there's someone filling that position on the outside too, if perhaps even a bit more high priced...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    By the way...I want to see what DC bought.
    Super Champion 650B rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Within the industry, we have Euro Asia Imports
    I would not be surprised to find that they've got part of their stock listed on ebay, marked up from their "wholesale" prices of course.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Within the industry, we have Euro Asia Imports, glad there's someone filling that position on the outside too, if perhaps even a bit more high priced...
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    What a deal! Only 3k for a 1988 aluminum bike. Considering the short fatigue life of aluminum and that this bike is rigid I am sure this is a great investment that will last for years

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    Get out of the gutter and onto the mountain top.

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    Yeah but Its still AWESOME!
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    klein rascall bike

    The misspellings are so, so painful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein View Post
    klein rascall bike

    The misspellings are so, so painful.
    Cringe.

    Our public education systems finest output right there.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Cringe.

    Our public education systems finest output right there.....
    Could be a cool bike, but the photos are taken from 30' away.

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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Nothing surprises me in BMX anymore.


    Check out the sellers ebay name, lol.




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    2015 Flyxii / ENVE /Chris King Carbon 29'er H.T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Nothing surprises me in BMX anymore.


    Check out the sellers ebay name, lol.




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    I'm terrible at deciphering names like that. What is it?!!!!!

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    I see your'e a pole smoker
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    The Official WTF outing thread, Craigslist, eBay etc

    Oooohhhhh. I was going... I cure a poles maker?!!! Geeezzzz.

    I had to google pole smoker. Shit I'm lame.

    Thanks Paul.

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    I read personal licence plates when I'm riding my bike around town
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Oooohhhhh. I was going... I cure a poles maker?!!! Geeezzzz.
    Actually, I'm pretty sure you got it. He must be a doctor who treats the parents of Polish children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Oooohhhhh. I was going... I cure a poles maker?!!! Geeezzzz.

    I had to google pole smoker. Shit I'm lame.

    Thanks Paul.
    Hahahah priceless!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Somebody buy this man a drink

    1982 P K Ripper Old School BMX | eBay
    That's some funny stuff though! Plus that bike hits me right in the memories...hard. Days pouring over BMXplus and dreaming about those bikes. I made do with a SE Quadangle with a mismash of parts. Never had anything near this cool, and at these price points I will pass on memories and feels.
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    I love unabashed dreamers!
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    For $25,000 you'd think he would at least ship to Alaska and Hawaii.
    Latitude 61

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    That PK Ripper post was hilarious, I think we need to bring a little Texas to Brooklyn and set him up with icurapolesmoker, man but really I wish I kept my BMX bikes and parts from my racing days in the Bay Area in the mid 80's...hindsight

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    Not so sure this is "pre-trek". I thought all bonty ti lites were post trek. Also, not so sure about the 29" front wheel

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    Get out of the gutter and onto the mountain top.

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    Anyone need a 27" "touring" bike?

    Touring bike
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    Or a downhill bike that "is sweet on the trails":

    The Official WTF outing thread, Craigslist, eBay etc-new-picture1.jpg

    custom downhill mtb
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    Oo! Nice one, make an offer yet?
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Not yet, my skills aren't to the level required.

    I should, but I need to do my research: "google it, its not a walmart frame"
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    bikes, guns, dogs....perfect

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    I'll bet he gets that all the time, first thing I thought, actually, Walmart.

    I have an *odd* local customer who has something similar that he vehemently defends as a non Walgoose......
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    As for that Stumpjumper, Saturae rims were Primo BITD. I used to have a stem like that although with less reach. I had to use an indoor trainer due to a vertebra fracture and simply couldn't bend over enough to use a conventionally proportioned bike.

    As the recovery proceeded, the stem was pushed down until it could go no further and then it was cut off on the bottom inch by inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Dude View Post
    Or a downhill bike that "is sweet on the trails":

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    The Goose is loose!!!! LOL

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    OMG...no words for this atrocity:



    https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/5773349772.html




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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    OMG...no words for this atrocity:



    https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/5773349772.html




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    Well, the seller said it best. "Old school classic bike looking for new home. Bike was recently tuned up and is ready to ride."

    Oh man, I needed that laugh, and who knows this might just be a improvement over the original version. Lol.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicrown junkie View Post
    Oh man, I needed that laugh, and who knows this might just be a improvement over the original version. Lol.
    It should be made official that it's the worst design ever to make it in a reputable brand's production bike.

    I never completely understood why nobody liked them until I rode one a few years back. The awfulness of that suspension while not on a perfectly paved road cannot be overstated...
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    I needed a laugh very badly right then, and this delivered in spades, thank you.
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    Glad you guys got a smile out of it.


    Pics from ad recorded for posterity in case it sells, lol, and the link goes away...



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    Don't think we have to worry about it being sold rather the ad expiring. For me, it's the kickstand that does it. I hear Gary Klein likes his bikes being ridden and not being garage queens but I can't imagine him saying, "Kickstands...now there is an idea I should have put stock on my bikes."

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    Anyone interested in a custom painted Schwinn?
    custom painted shwinn mountain bike

    "WTF? You used a Sharpie?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pharm View Post
    Anyone interested in a custom painted Schwinn?
    custom painted shwinn mountain bike

    "WTF? You used a Sharpie?"


    Painted fork stanchions seems like a bad idea.



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    Here's something nice. I know there are many, many fans of this rig on the VRC forum

    Mountain Bike

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    /or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatisaidwas View Post
    Here's something nice. I know there are many, many fans of this rig on the VRC forum
    um I am going with the or not part

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    um I am going with the or not part
    Yeah, how much does he want for it? $500? Uh, that's about $485 too much.

    /$15 for the parts.

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    Bonus points for humour.

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/272464271098?_mwBanner=1

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    I had an isolator hub, weird idea and mine the elastomers were hard but had settled so the wheel bobbed

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    LQQK RARE RINGLE/EASTON RED ANODIZED MOBY DEUCE SEATPOST!! | eBay

    $256 and there is still 10 hrs to go...WTF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by datasurfer View Post
    LQQK RARE RINGLE/EASTON RED ANODIZED MOBY DEUCE SEATPOST!! | eBay

    $256 and there is still 10 hrs to go...WTF?
    OK? I have the same seatpost and I know it isn't even worth half that. Not sure that's legit.
    The Truth will set you free.

    ....but it might offend you first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phattruth View Post
    OK? I have the same seatpost and I know it isn't even worth half that. Not sure that's legit.
    Right? I have an NOS one in 26.8 and no one wanted to trade...

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    Quote Originally Posted by datasurfer View Post
    LQQK RARE RINGLE/EASTON RED ANODIZED MOBY DEUCE SEATPOST!! | eBay

    $256 and there is still 10 hrs to go...WTF?
    The top bidder has a feedback of 1611 and number two has a 711 score, that usually is a sign that the bidding is legit. Maybe two people just had to have this? It has been know to happen.

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    He'll get it or close to asking price. The BMX Cook's freaks would pay that if it was a BMX stem.
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    Those stems have sold for $700-800. Not sure about the BMX stuff but haven't seen an mtb stem sell for $1200 but they will get really good money for it. So $1200 would be a surprise but not a big one.

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    Bontrager Race Steel Hardtail Mountain Bike Frame 17.5" Vintage 1 1/8" steer | eBay

    This one just aggravates me more than anything, but I swear 75% of every bontrager that doesn't have a Privateer sticker on it is listed as a race or race lite. Secondly $140 shipping, WTF, I could freight this or overnight it for less than that.

    This one is a late 98 or 99 Privateer and someone put the top sticker on backwards. It would be a great bike, especially since it's the only Bontrager with a 1 1/8 headtube, but not a race, and not worth $350, and not worth it to pay an additional $140 to ship it...
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    I sent the seller a note and he wrote back that it's a Privateer Comp and he'll change the listing. Good eye jestep.

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    Jestep, you most definitely could not overnight it for $140. Making a guess, here, but the person probably put in a dimension, making a WAG or possibly a really big bike box, that made it oversize, which jumps up the price quite a bit.

    If this is something your interested in, suggest the person look at bikeflights.com and do the homework for them. Quick check for selecting a mountain bike with a generic weight of 65 lbs, three day is $62.

    I believe bikeflights benefits from volume discounts which the seller would not. Most people don't ship bikes very often and the ebay calculator is pretty lousy, so help the seller out.

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    Finally a bike that doesn't get lighter if you just take a dump.
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    Is it composting? Great way to burn some calories while taking care of business!
    The Truth will set you free.

    ....but it might offend you first!

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    wheelie-friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein View Post
    Now that is a true WTF

    Although it could be a fun thing to ride around on

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    Nishiki moutian bike

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    Feels vintagey but it's not the elevated chainstay model. Either way those tires are really something.

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    Those look like Sweetskinz tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    I need some of those for my fat bike! Or maybe they would make some for a Gator Fade Klein.
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    Balance XR650

    What's this statricks.com? Never heard of the site, but this add looks fishy to me. Especially after checking out the value on bicyclebluebook.com.

    Deore DX

    ***Rare, Vintage Balance XR650 Mountain Bike w/ Deore DX***

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    Did someone Kentucky pay $3,971 for this bike?

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    Bicyclebluebook.com value:

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    Bicycle blue book sure seems substantially off on vintage bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Bicycle blue book sure seems substantially off on vintage bikes.
    Bicyclebluebook.com is substantially off or did you mean statricks.com is substatially off? Cause I don't think there is anything special about this balance bike to warrant a $3k to $4k price range. Bike blue book looks to be spot on with a $100 and $200 price range.
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    Dang it my Ritchey P-21 is only worth $600 according to Statricks.com, wish I had a Balance XR-650

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    Winner winner chicken dinner!

    I'm particularly partial to the Spinergy Titanium rims....

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    I tried to explain to the seller 6 months ago but it's still here, now $400 cheaper. I guess they think it's partly a trek due to the TREK labeled chain stay protector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    I tried to explain to the seller 6 months ago but it's still here, now $400 cheaper. I guess they think it's partly a trek due to the TREK labeled chain stay protector.
    Delusions of grandeur. That bike was never close to $3,300. Hell, it wasn't even made in this century.

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    im pretty sure this bike has been on ebay for years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbarlow View Post
    I'm not sure what's worse, the photoshopping or the fact someone actually bought one...
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    Seriously though..... looks at the sweet integrated kickstand. I also love the ripped off Jaguar logo....

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    What a piece of shit! But it's been all over the world.

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    There it is. The ugliest off the shelf bike I've ever seen.

    Normally it takes 3 pairs of bar ends, an adjustable stem, a padded cruiser saddle and Spinergys on a Klein Mantra to get near that level of repugnance.

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    That is something else! makes me want to burn one, don't see any bulls eye tho

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    That is something else! makes me want to burn one, don't see any bulls eye tho
    Hubs in the last picture.
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    The Official WTF outing thread, Craigslist, eBay etc-img_2636.jpg

    This proflex has been for sale for about the last 6 years now. I am amazed the seller is still reposting it on CL at the same price for this this long now. A few years back I offered him $120. Don't really know what it's worth, but that's what I was willing to pay. Sure is not worth $1,120 in my opinion considering I bought a 854 for $20. Needless to say he didn't bite.
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    ^ Reminds me of a road bike that has been on my CL for a few years. It's at a pawn shop and I think they must have really gotten taken on it. Originally the ad mentioned how great it shifted (you could see in the photos it had been converted to a single speed) how it was full Dura Ace (despite seeing Ultegra in the photos) and all these carbon parts (including the seat post that was silver). I emailed them and pointed all this out. They ignored it. I think they finally started posting it as a single speed but they were still obviously trying to recover their money.
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    New favorite!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Specialized....c100005.m2219

    Specialized big hit downhill bike
    Complete Custom built setup
    One off build
    No expenses spared

    Specialized frame / Showa kxf front end
    Shimano Xtr derailer / Shimano Dxr cranks
    Sun ringle rear wheel / excel mx front wheel
    Fox rear shock / front 12" travel kxf Showa forks
    Kxf triples / Hays Hydraulic disc brakes Welgo Magnesium pedals
    pivotal seat & post

    THIS IS A BIG ATTENTION GETTER PEOPLE HAVE STOPPED ME WITH
    TRADE OFFERS AND TO TAKE PICTURES.
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    He didn't mention the people stopping him were on dirt bikes...

    Do I even want to know how he attached the fork to the bike?
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    partial HONDA motor bike
    Incomplete Custom setup
    One off build
    Several expenses spared

    frame / no front end
    Single rear wheel / no front wheel
    Fox rear shock / no forks
    Hydraulic rear brakes
    seat

    THIS IS A BIG ATTENTION GETTER PEOPLE HAVE STOPPED ME TO ASK ME WHAT THE HECK I WAS THINKING AND TO TAKE PICTURES.

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    RC bringin' the LOLz.

    I actually appreciate the DH bike. I mean, it's good for nothing other than throwing yourself off a cliff Red Bull style, but the fact that someone has done something outside the norm is cool, for my money. I would ride that. I wouldn't want to own it, but I'd love to let it rip on DH course just to see.

    As practical as a screen door on a submarine, but good on them.

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    It wasn't as worthy for this thread as I originally thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein View Post
    It wasn't as worthy for this thread as I originally thought.
    lol, I was just playing with it due to the name of this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein View Post
    It wasn't as worthy for this thread as I originally thought.
    Tell the truth, you had second thoughts because you want to buy the bike and didn't want to "out it" to the forum.

    Was it a Klein Mantra with Spinergy wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Tell the truth, you had second thoughts because you want to buy the bike and didn't want to "out it" to the forum.

    Was it a Klein Mantra with Spinergy wheels?

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    You got me. Plus, it had a riser bar with bar ends.

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    GT fans - don't look...

    No. Just no.

    It's only a late model GT Avalanche, but it was an innocent bike that didn't deserve this.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/chopper-...wAAOSwhzRaUgUZ

    "Reluctant sale of my gt avalanche heavily modified mountain bike.. custom built in my garage with parts from America sick bike parts and a few oz shops Jake's bike parts.. screaming roo and more.. flat slide carb.high comp head. polished intake. New rings. 8 speed manual shift jack shaft box. Free spooling crank. Sprung seat. Chrome mud guards. 9 volt chrome headlight. Double sleeved chrome forks. triple clamp head gear. Big ape bars does feel quite awesome to ride.. does go quite fast depends on ur bike skill level. 2litre tank has little leak somewhere easy fix needs a good polish up.. owes me 2400$ pick up kalkallo area hume hwy.."

    And for reference after the ad goes away, because this sick puppy is sure to sell in a heartbeat...

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    I just had an epiphany, this is the first mention of "sick bike parts" and "sick bikes" I've seen. I think these could be the next really big thing in the industry.

    Just like we have gravel bikes for riding on gravel, winter bikes for the winter, downhill bikes for riding down hills, we'll have sick bikes for riding when you're unwell. Off. Not right. Not all there. N+1!

    Remember, you heard it here first. When the time is right move this post to the Sick Bike Forum and make it a sticky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    ....we'll have sick bikes for riding when you're unwell. Off. Not right. Not all there. N+1!
    We already do.

    Bikes for when you're sick or weak



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    Wow. Didn't know that was there. I am not a fan of those things.

    It would probably have helped if my introduction to them had been someone with a physical challenge, or a long hilly commute instead of a couple of mullet-ed vape bros with suspended licences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    No. Just no.

    It's only a late model GT Avalanche, but it was an innocent bike that didn't deserve this.
    Yep, late model, though, it still makes me sad


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    At least you will look cool riding to the Dole office to pick up free money before hitting the bottle shop on the way home :/

    This is why DUI is bad thing folks. Ends up defacing innocent GT's.

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    1985 Stumpjumper Team? Says they converted rear roller cam to cantilever rear brakes. At least it's lugged, but that doesn't give me much confidence. It's supposedly set up like the original with drop bars? Not sure how to take this listing. He mentions that the bike has been altered by a master mechanic, but cmon man! How far did the "alteration" go? I don't see the cable guides down by the crank either. Maybe he just used a different lugged frame....... I painted a rockhopper comp orange once. maybe I should have listed it as an X0-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sapo Rojo View Post
    1985 Stumpjumper Team?
    I think it's probably legit. Those spoon-style seat stays with the "s" were used on the lower-end Comp and the higher-end Team, but not on the basic stumpjumper. But the chain stays were shorter on the Team.

    However, I think they relinquished any rational excuse for asking such a price, the moment they altered the frame and re-painted it a slightly-off color.

    Plus it's not a "large," by any measure.
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    Keith, good info. I think it's probably 85 Stumpy "Sport" (you said comp) painted pink. As you point out the seat stays match on those models. He shaved/filled in the seatpost water bottle cage mounting holes, or just took the pictures so you can't see them. And, the tubes look wrong to me. The "real" Team frame looks like a road bike. This one looks a little too beefy. Those rear cantilever mounts look square like stock. Wouldn't a "master builder" doing a new install use something better than that?

    I won't complain about the price, but I don't like something like that being passed off as original or real. People come across a real one and they'll think it's the fake.

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    https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bi...495924387.html

    Not going to lie, I'd pick this one up in a heartbeat.... '85 Team Comp hand built by the man himself.... No need to ask about the original forks & bars, seller doesn't have em.

    Looks just a little on the ridiculous side right now...
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    I wouldn't change a thing on that. But it could do with some purple anno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    Not going to lie, I'd pick this one up in a heartbeat.... '85 Team Comp hand built by the man himself.... No need to ask about the original forks & bars, seller doesn't have em.

    Looks just a little on the ridiculous side right now...

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    The Dog ate your bike?

    Not sure what type of animal made those bites, but they ate most of the seat body!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1992-Haro-I...cAAOSwBmlagvhK
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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    Not sure what type of animal made those bites, but they ate most of the seat body!
    and more!

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    https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/b...576468860.html

    MOAR TRAVEL!
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    Looks like it has a wheelbase of a hot wheels car.

    Gawd you want the rebound set right on that or it would turn into a ejector seat.

    Still, I'm sick of pedal strikes. I might go for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Still, I'm sick of pedal strikes. I might go for that.

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    New and improved geometry! Now with 24" bottom bracket clearance!
    It was love at first sight.... she had alloy nipples after all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    the crushed saddle makes me think there have been quite a few drops to flat on that one. Pedals are probably still primo though!
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    Ok, I'm not going to post the link otherwise someone is going to contact this guy. He can ask whatever he wants...and it is a beautiful stem.... the fun is at the bottom.

    " Ringle Zooka Stem
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    Mountain stem for 1" (25.8 mm) handlebars, 1 1/8" steer tube (fork) diameter, 120 mm stem length, 10 degree stem rise
    Beautiful
    Red
    Clamp on style for easy handlebar install & removal
    Has a few anodization chips on the bottom near the steer tube part of stem- very inconspicuous area that cannot be seen unless you put bike upside down and you look at that area real close
    Handmade in USA
    Includes box and and matching red steer tube cap
    I am original & only owner of this collector's item
    $2,300 (twenty three hundred) "

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    Mountain stem for 1" (25.8 mm) handlebars, 1 1/8" steer tube (fork) diameter, 120 mm stem length, 10 degree stem rise
    ....
    $2,300 (twenty three hundred) "
    1" is 25.4mm, not 25.8mm. Otherwise, seems fair.

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    just search CL for "sick", "Legit", or "awesome". the things you find are all of the above.
    Dont make me go all Jonathan Winters on this gas station.

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    [QUOTE=jestep;13784769]Anyone have a clue what this is?

    "RTS" by GT aparently. But I'm having trouble visualizing how the suspension works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
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    Anyone have a clue what this is?
    "RTS" by GT aparently. But I'm having trouble visualizing how the suspension works.
    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    GT RTS for rocker tuned suspension. Very nice bike that is shown actually, especially with the era spin wheels.

    The suspension was a high pivot pull suspension with a growing chainstay length. That way the chain tension acted as a sort of anti-squat and the rear wheel rotated away from the impact allowing it to balance out the anti-squat effect. I think in practice it meant a lot of feedback through the pedals, especially under big hits and had a lot of the active bits directly at a point where the rear tire was depositing dirt and crud and was in need of clearance (though not dissimilar to any number of current designs with low linkages located here).

    Neat bikes, just didn't stand the test of time.
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    Not really a super WTF price - but if someone wants this old Ground Control (must have been the low rung model - I'm not sure if they varied the frame) - I can probabaly help...

    https://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/...875936247.html


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