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crazy vintage shiz

June 26, 2011, 11:08 a.m.
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Personally I'd look towards early nineties rather than buying a shitty old heap being passed off as 'vintage' on Craigslist. I sold an early Specialized Allez with a lugged carbon frame, 8sp 105 STI, dual pull brakes etc for around 350 IIRC, and that seemed a fair price to me, and the girl who bought it was stoked.

Most of the old stuff on CL is a joke, and then people have the nerve to charge even more after taking the gears off and sawing the handlebar in half!

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June 26, 2011, 2:48 p.m.
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Personally I'd look towards early nineties rather than buying a shitty old heap being passed off as 'vintage' on Craigslist. I sold an early Specialized Allez with a lugged carbon frame, 8sp 105 STI, dual pull brakes etc for around 350 IIRC, and that seemed a fair price to me, and the girl who bought it was stoked.

Most of the old stuff on CL is a joke, and then people have the nerve to charge even more after taking the gears off and sawing the handlebar in half!

i agree fully.

Every bike that has an hipster appeal on CL is overpriced. But that doesnt really change the fact that I need a commuter bike.. So this is what i have to deal with. Im fully expecting to a) pay more than I want to; b) have to make upgrades on a bike thats already overpriced.

June 26, 2011, 3:56 p.m.
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Every bike that has an hipster appeal on CL is overpriced. But that doesnt really change the fact that I need a commuter bike.. So this is what i have to deal with. Im fully expecting to a) pay more than I want to; b) have to make upgrades on a bike thats already overpriced.

Get a 90s mtb, install slicks and fenders. Overpay for junk and you're no better than the hipsters you decry

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

June 27, 2011, 4:54 p.m.
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someone should buy this:
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/6777223/

i wouldnt mind, but its out of my price range

June 27, 2011, 5:19 p.m.
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couldn't see the price . . .

'cause i like that too .

June 27, 2011, 5:49 p.m.
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couldn't see the price . . .

'cause i like that too .

better link
http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/875461/

300, but it would need to be shipped.

June 27, 2011, 6:07 p.m.
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better link
http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/875461/

300, but it would need to be shipped.

Wicked deal if legit (and it fits you).

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June 27, 2011, 6:17 p.m.
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better link
http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/875461/

300, but it would need to be shipped.

Damn. 55.5cm is slightly short, but still in the ballpark; I have a brand new 120mm Nitto Pearl in the parts bin; and a decent catalog chromed-out 4130 unicrown fork is dirt cheap brand new from OCB if my other forks don't fit. HIGHLY tempting.

Pre-buyout Merlin was always way hotter than Litespeed, though, and this particular market has nowhere to go but down - as far as 1" head-tubed titanium road frames and canti-bossed MTB's go. They don't exactly make for practical all-weather commuters due to the lack of fender and disc brake mounts, and the geometry generally tends to be either wacky custom, slackassed TT/tri-specific, or old-school 71/73 MTB XC race stylz.

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June 27, 2011, 10 p.m.
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i'd be looking at that as a rando build . ad doesn't say what the seat tube length is . looks about 52 - 54 ?

June 27, 2011, 10:06 p.m.
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What do you guys think an old school hummer ti frame is worth?

June 27, 2011, 10:12 p.m.
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a fiori priced what it's worth, and you could get it for 40 I bet. http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/bik/2466301240.html

June 28, 2011, 2:29 p.m.
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a steal at 60$!
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/bik/2459581417.html

June 28, 2011, 2:37 p.m.
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^ hawt paperweight

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

June 28, 2011, 3:18 p.m.
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I'm looking at old hummer frames as well but $500ish seems a bit steep to me.

July 2, 2011, 10:34 a.m.
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after several misses, i finally found something..

certainly not 'crazy vintage shizz' but it satisfies cheap and reliable (knock on wood) city commuter/cruiser criteria

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