• 12-08-2008
    mrkawasaki
    Vintage Univega Mountain Show Bike
    I know about the outing policy here, but I susepct this might be an exception...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-UNIVEGA-...3A1%7C294%3A50

    'Mountain Show'... is that some new category you have over there...? ;) :rolleyes:

    Mr K
  • 12-08-2008
    KDXdog
    Kinda like a diamond-studded string bikini on Oprah...
  • 12-08-2008
    pinguwin
    > COMPLETELY STRIPPED AND POWER COATED YELLOW
    > NEW ROLLER STEM stripped and RE-CHROMED

    I wasn't aware that you could strip a frame and do rechroming and still have it NOS. Well, learn something new every day.
  • 12-08-2008
    pinguwin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KDXdog
    Kinda like a diamond-studded string bikini on Oprah...

    Do you mean on her show or actually ON Oprah :eek:
  • 12-08-2008
    cegrover
    Check seller's other items for further VRC amusement. I noticed a couple weeks ago he had these up. Believe it or not, the prices are down from something like $3K for each bike!
  • 12-08-2008
    Z-Man
    That guy or at east that door...
    ..has a very *high* opinion of his bikes. I seem to always see that door behind some optimistically priced mid range stuff
  • 12-08-2008
    djmuff
    Horrible. Embarrassing bad.

    All caps (or close to it). Crappy photos. Poor description. Lack of knowledge on bike he's selling. Incredibly ludicrous buy-it-now amount. The Mongoose he's trying to sell is the same story. He won't even get half what he's asking after parting those bikes out.

    On the positive side, he must be on some really good drugs.
  • 12-08-2008
    azjeff
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mrkawasaki
    I know about the outing policy here, but I susepct this might be an exception...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-UNIVEGA-...3A1%7C294%3A50

    'Mountain Show'... is that some new category you have over there...? ;) :rolleyes:

    Mr K

    thanks Mr K:madmax: I'll never win it now. This was my 1st VRCBOTM entry.
  • 12-08-2008
    Slimpee
    Both of those bikes look really nice but $2,000 seems quite high...
  • 12-08-2008
    -Anomie-
    After seeing what he did to these "NOS" XC-Pro pedals, and what he expects to sell them for, I'm guessing he's been spending too much time trolling the vintage BMX forums and has no idea what VRC MTB stuff sells for. Or what we define "NOS" as, for that matter :rolleyes: .

    edit: Helps to include the link :p : http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-SUNTOUR-...1%7C240%3A1318
  • 12-09-2008
    mrkawasaki
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    Winning Hand
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by azjeff
    thanks Mr K:madmax: I'll never win it now. This was my 1st VRCBOTM entry.

    AJ,

    I'm so, so sorry... ;) There's me thinking you had invested in this proper German puppy:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=220320314173

    Mr K
  • 12-09-2008
    First Flight
    At least he has good taste in tires;)
  • 12-09-2008
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mrkawasaki
    AJ,

    I'm so, so sorry... ;) There's me thinking you had invested in this proper German puppy:

    https://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI....m=220320314173

    Mr K


    good to see a P-23 get some love like that if indeed that was an honest auction. $2700 would be a new record.

    Here's our fellow forum member Sully also in that auction:

    <img src="https://i7.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/20/26/7a23_12.JPG">
  • 12-09-2008
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mrkawasaki
    AJ,

    I'm so, so sorry... ;) There's me thinking you had invested in this proper German puppy:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=220320314173

    Mr K


    Awesome bike.

    The handle for his US auction and his German auction were different. And that final price seems a bit suspect to me as well. But if its legit, very impressive.
  • 12-09-2008
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Here's our fellow forum member Sully also in that auction:

    <img src="https://i7.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/20/26/7a23_12.JPG">



    He looks pissed. Sully, why so upset!? :p
  • 12-09-2008
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    He looks pissed. Sully, why so upset!? :p


    maybe he had just been passed by another fellow forum member, lazyracer aka Wiley Coyote, aka J. Harlow. ;)
  • 12-09-2008
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    maybe he had just been passed by another fellow forum member, lazyracer aka Wiley Coyote, aka J. Harlow. ;)

    I hear thunder. :lol:
  • 12-09-2008
    Boy named SSue
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    He looks pissed. Sully, why so upset!? :p

    Someone stole half of his bar. Damn that's narrow, even for the time.
  • 12-09-2008
    FairfaxPat
    Those bikes were basically pretty run-of-the-mill in their day. Not worth much at all these days. An example of what I think is a good deal--A friend dragged me out of the Fairfax Coffee Roasters the other day to show me his latest yard sale find-a Ritchey P-21, serial number 012, in very clean condition that he had just bought for $125.00!
  • 12-09-2008
    cousineddie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cegrover
    Check seller's other items for further VRC amusement.

    In a nutshell, he's selling Chef Boyardee at caviar prices.
  • 12-09-2008
    hairstream
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I hear thunder. :lol:

    Rolling thunder, that can only mean one thing. :eekster:
  • 12-10-2008
    -Anomie-
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FairfaxPat
    ...a Ritchey P-21, serial number 012, in very clean condition that he had just bought for $125.00!

    I gotta move up to the Bay area...
  • 12-14-2008
    McNewbie
    it's not a bad bike. i'm sure it'd be loads of fun to ride on the trails. i have a univega alpina, and it's been a real nice bike so far.

    it's just not worth anything like $2000.