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Old 07-13-20, 09:58 AM
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PROTECT THE BUNS BIKE SEAT - $5 (NEAR HOME DEPOT ON WEST WENDOVER AVE)

Posted 2020-07-12 23:11






"SOFT RIDE FOR YOUR BIKE. OH, I MEAN SOFT RIDE FOR YOU.
ROGERDALE"

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For buff buns...where is the wax residue?
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Definitely worth $650 it's rare it's custom, yada, yada...Frame number “104”

Serial number 104-61-79-TA

Don’t know what “TA “ stands for?

Had Superbe and Campagnolo wheel set. Rode really nice!

Top tube shows faintly underneath the powder coat where a cable guide has been replaced and a couple small pits.

Has been thoroughly sand blasted before powder coating.

I suspect some of the tubing was salvaged from another bike and used with new lugs and parts. I can see on the top tube where the old cable guides were and new ones brazed on .

A beautiful classic

Powder Coat? Looks like the yellow "powder coat" is about to start dripping off, it's so thick. Except where it is thin enough to see through. Must have been good though, it had that " superbe and campagnolo wheel​​set"
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Old 07-14-20, 07:39 AM
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Particularly high MN Craigslist Bridgestone Tax. Buy an MB-6 for the price of an RB-1!

Bridgestone MTB mb6 1993 Excellent - $500 (blaine, MN)



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"Don't See This Everyday"

I'm a big Schwinn fan but I'm not sure if the "collector's dream" is this $280.00, 40-pound tank or the saddle on it.

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"I'm 6' 3" and it always felt a touch small for me."


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Old 07-15-20, 08:48 AM
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Hmmmmm, a Raleigh mountain bike for $50? Could be interesting, the thumbnail looks alright....

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-mountain-bik...igh/1512294467



Let's see if there are any other pictures

Uhmm

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That wasn't worth $50 BEFORE they hacked the top tube out of the frame! Awesome "engineering" on those braces.......

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Hmmmmm, a Raleigh mountain bike for $50?

Uhmm

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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Hmmmmm, a Raleigh mountain bike for $50? Could be interesting, the thumbnail looks alright....

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-mountain-bik...igh/1512294467



Let's see if there are any other pictures

Uhmm

Oy. I think the seller means that the parts on this scrap are worth $50. They're not wrong.
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Old 07-15-20, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Hmmmmm, a Raleigh mountain bike for $50? Could be interesting, the thumbnail looks alright....

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-mountain-bik...igh/1512294467



Let's see if there are any other pictures

Uhmm

Hey y'all, watch this!!!
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Hey y'all, watch this!!!
Here, hold my beer.....
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Wonder how he repurposed the top tube? Maybe a towel rack for the meth lab? At least he reinforced the down tube with an attractive piece of metal. "Works good!"
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Hey y'all, watch this!!!
Gee, talk about an accident waiting for a place to happen.

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Wonder how he repurposed the top tube? Maybe a towel rack for the meth lab? At least he reinforced the down tube with an attractive piece of metal. "Works good!"
What really keeps me awake at night is the thought that for every one of these "whacky" sellers on CL, eBay, FB, etc, is that there is a "whacky" buyer. Just the idea that there may be someone out there who would gladly shell out the cash for these bikes and ride off into the sunset makes me cringe.
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Just visited the Kijiji page for that Raleigh missing the top tube... The listing says 26" rear 24" front. Look closer, and I don't think it's wrong. It's really using two (slightly) different wheel sizes. This is some crazy...
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New frame design category - "snap-through".

Or perhaps "splitxte".
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Here you go, lugless Peugeo with cottered crank and chain guard.


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Nice fender line!
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Hmmmmm, a Raleigh mountain bike for $50? Could be interesting, the thumbnail looks alright....

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-mountain-bik...igh/1512294467



Let's see if there are any other pictures

Uhmm

They couldn't afford cf so this was the next best thing for them in terms of weight saving. Plus you'll get that flex for some natural suspension.
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Death by barrel...

Title: SELLE SAN MARCO Rolls White Saddle NIB.

Description:
Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
This is a barely used saddle. I believe the rails are steel so it is not super light. A very popular pro racing saddle from the past.

What the heck do people think NOS or NIB means??? 300+ transactions... I am so tired of clicking through to things that would be well priced, not a steal, if NOS but are overpriced since they are used, and scuffed.
Like someone's going to ignore the picture, and buy the used item anyway, and pay too much. Inconsiderate idiots. I wasn't even going to post a pic, but it looked a little "softened" This is w/ autocorrect only, no active making it worse on my part. Original below...
Rant over...


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Who knew that "chromloy" (RIGHT next to where he spells it in a way that at least makes sense phonetically....) was such an "expensive metal"? And just feast your eyes on those "lightweight composite parts", like the bigeffin' steel springs in the geezer-glide saddle.

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...159315797.html

collector bike - $80 (east)


This is a 1980's Peugeot all of the parts are light weight composite the frame is all chromoly,chromloy is one of the most expensive metals used to build bikes, everything works,
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Originally Posted by Last ride 76 View Post
Title: SELLE SAN MARCO Rolls White Saddle NIB.

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Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
This is a barely used saddle. I believe the rails are steel so it is not super light. A very popular pro racing saddle from the past.

What the heck do people think NOS or NIB means???
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I suppose NOS could also mean "Neglected Or Stressed"?
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
I suppose NOS could also mean "Neglected Or Stressed"?
or they are huffing some nitrous...
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Old Fabuluz has outdone himself.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Bike-De...s/203031623692




A $1400 Le Cyclo to go with your $700 lever. He has it advertised as the rare five-speed model, but it's only a four by my reckoning. Yes it's alu, and yes it's got cool grease nipples, but five should have a longer area between the cable "drum" and the jockey pulley. It's valuable, but it's not Nivex-valuable.

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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
I suppose NOS could also mean "Neglected Or Stressed"?
Yeah just like OBO means "or bug off" Smiles, MH
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Just visited the Kijiji page for that Raleigh missing the top tube... The listing says 26" rear 24" front. Look closer, and I don't think it's wrong. It's really using two (slightly) different wheel sizes. This is some crazy...
Gives new depth of meaning to the term "Funny Bike"
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
Just visited the Kijiji page for that Raleigh missing the top tube... The listing says 26" rear 24" front. Look closer, and I don't think it's wrong. It's really using two (slightly) different wheel sizes. This is some crazy...
Perhaps the 24" front was to accommodate a switch from rigid to suspension fork? Clever way to keep the geometry pretty close.
I'm trying to give him some credit here. . . .
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