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Old 02-22-11, 01:25 PM
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Ebay Bianchi - LOL - Is this guy nuts??!!

Ebay Item # 220740908042

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_6764wt_1060





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Old 02-22-11, 01:28 PM
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there has been at least one other thread about this same auction, a prior listing.
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Old 02-22-11, 01:36 PM
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What's the most this Bianchi would go for $300 or $400?
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Old 02-22-11, 01:41 PM
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Seller's ebay username is highly apropos.
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ah yes, a classic
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Old 02-22-11, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by rnt654 View Post
What's the most this Bianchi would go for $300 or $400?
$300 is much too high. Seller has no idea what he's talking about, hence the use of multicolor and large-size fonts to attempt to cover up for not knowing his stuff.

He says that aside from the brakes, chainrings, and derailleurs it's all Campy. So that potentially means the cranks, hubs, and DT shifters. Those + a motley crew of random components + a decent but nowhere near collectible frame does not equal anywhere near $300 for me.

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Maybe he figures if he posts it often enough someone will think that's the going price and be stupid enough to take him up on it. Never posted on ebay before, does it cost to post if you don't sell (I imagine they get a cut if something does sell - or is it a straight pay per add kind of thing?)
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Old 02-22-11, 01:47 PM
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It's the cost of those SunRace derailleurs that pushed it over the $9K barrier.
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Old 02-22-11, 01:56 PM
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Did you see his other bikes he's trying to pass off as "collectible" or their opening bid prices? http://sporting-goods.shop.ebay.com/...=p3911.c0.m282

^^ Almost $1k opening bids for a boring Giant MTB, a decent Panasonic 500, and some strange Lotus bmx/mtb cruiser.

If this isn't humor it's certainly insanity.
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Old 02-22-11, 02:09 PM
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yes but the bianchi is "cornerstone of my collection"!
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Hopefully, it's a joke. A bad one, if it is...
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Originally Posted by Maddox View Post
If this isn't humor it's certainly insanity.
I think he's perfectly serious. I engaged in some correspondence afew weeks ago, in which I played his encouraging counterpart, but I injected some far-fetched, tongue-in-cheek stories of my own. His responses were completely straight, without event the hint of a wink. Either he's an comic absurdist devoted to his craft, or he believes what he's saying.

I'll add he's from Bergen County, NJ, which has bred some very absurd people.
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Old 02-22-11, 02:19 PM
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What are you guys so down about? This bike (with reflectors and dork disc) helped his uncle train for the TDF. Maybe you can get his uncle to sign the bike once you do the buy-it-now. And let's not forget that he needs to send his kid to college.


EDIT - his uncle may be Jonathan Boyer - the first American to ride the TDF in 1981

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Old 02-22-11, 02:33 PM
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I wonder if he will throw in these glasses for free if you bid on the bike:
http://cgi.ebay.com/STEAMPUNK-SUNGLA...item33652ec5b0
 
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If it increased in value by $300 every year since '81, that's just about his asking.
Hey guys most of the original decals are in good shape.
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I wonder if he'll take Canadian Pesos...
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Originally Posted by velo-orange View Post
I wonder if he will throw in these glasses for free if you bid on the bike:
http://cgi.ebay.com/STEAMPUNK-SUNGLA...item33652ec5b0
The sunglasses look a bit like what Jean Reno wore in "Leon: The Professional".
http://26.media.tumblr.com/e40a20eRa...nmR9wf_400.jpg
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I wonder if he wants another Giant Iguana to flip? I've one in nicer shape with original saddle and a bottle cage that hasn't been bent to ____ he could have for $300 shipped.

I think that Giant of his has a bent fork and all the flat black paint on the frame is not original. Classy!

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Gee, if a Celeste one is worth $400 and a red one is worth $9,500, then a can of Ferrari red paint isn't that expensive, especially if you order it from a 3rd party car paint place. BTW there are 6 different reds that Ferrari uses.......
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Add in a few bucks for some repro decals and you're golden my friend...
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Originally Posted by pozzello View Post
Ebay Bianchi - LOL - Is this guy nuts??!!
Yes.
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Old 02-22-11, 04:19 PM
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I like the utterly useless pics and the description that goes on and on...and all in bold!
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Originally Posted by JunkYardBike View Post
I'll add he's from Bergen County, NJ, which has bred some very absurd people.
I was born there, so, yeah ...
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Old 02-22-11, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
EDIT - his uncle may be Jonathan Boyer - the first American to ride the TDF in 1981
In that case, it's probably a re-badged Confente and the price is quite fair.
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Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
Gee, if a Celeste one is worth $400 and a red one is worth $9,500,
If that's the case then isn't Bianchigirl a millionaire?
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