For sale / Wanted Thread

Ebay, Loot, etc

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05/09/2003 at 13:00
Okay ebay/loot lovers, and particularly those looking for a new racing bike.... check this baby out:

05/09/2003 at 13:13
I have to say - what on earth is the seller all about? Rode it for 20 mins in the shop and a mile on the road? If I was committing that much money to a bike, I'd buy the right thing, not buy it then sell it on ebay (unless, of course, he owns the bike shop and/or stole the parts)
05/09/2003 at 13:16
Strewth! It's georgeous!

I don't believe the explanation for the sale for a second. It doesn't fit? Rubbish! Who cares when your bike looks this good! More likely it SHOULD read:

"For sale, hubby's pride and joy. Caught him with another woman. So I'm screwing him over by selling the one thing that #@%! cares about! Ahahahahahaha!"

05/09/2003 at 13:22
the frame seems very small as well (or am I just not reading it right?)... looks loevly though... if only...
05/09/2003 at 13:34
Is Arthur Daley selling it? Doesn't fit? Wot a load of botox!
05/09/2003 at 13:37
It does come free with a nike water bottle!
05/09/2003 at 13:46
Nice bike!!! Mind you it IS a tad small - If you're 5'3" this should be ideal...
05/09/2003 at 13:46
Hmmm, going by the number of reviews the seller has had, he'e either selling everything he owns, or he's a trader (or as Chris says, it's nicked).

*Nice* bike though..............
cougie    pirate
05/09/2003 at 13:56
It took a lot of time and patience to build this bike up.

But he neglected to get the right size ???

05/09/2003 at 13:58
surely can't be nicked if he's posted all them photos.
05/09/2003 at 14:00
Why not - they sell fake sunglasses and nobody stops them!
05/09/2003 at 14:16
The frame looks bigger than 48 doesnt it!
Everything on the bike spot on though. Can't remember how much carbon is involved, but you wouldnt need to do much upgrading.

Nice one bb!
05/09/2003 at 15:16
ahah! there you are mate!
you just need to fill out your profile details and get your ugly mug up as a pic and you're all set!
05/09/2003 at 18:58
I've missed it as it just says INVALID!
05/09/2003 at 20:37
I can believe somebody buying such a bike and not using it.....
Unfortunately triathlon has plenty of "buy a new bike and I'll go faster types" !
There was one bloke last week at Sherbourne riding a bike that must have cost at least 3 grand, and he was going up a hill on the big chain ring and towards the bottom of the rear block at a cadence of around 50 rpm.
I reckon he was doing about 4 mph and was all over the road !
It's OK having a good bike, but it's not a lot of good if you can't (or don't know how to) ride it.

05/09/2003 at 20:48
Ok I get the picture CI, but I'm learning honest:o)
05/09/2003 at 20:58
I've seen it now, nice bike!

I was thinking surely if someone wants a nice bike it doesn't mean they have to be an expert on it-everyone has to start somewhere. That's why I won't go to a cycle club. Maybe running is more friendly sport afterall!
05/09/2003 at 21:14
That post wasn't aimed at anyone in particular, and was definitely not intended to cause offence.
Just an observation.
I'm a sucker for a sexy bike, and have been known to "overspend" (I've got 3 bikes at present).
You'll find that the tri fraternity is actually much friendlier than running - at least I have.
Good luck with your new bike - enjoy it.

05/09/2003 at 21:38
No offence taken :O)

I know I don't know much about bikes, but I like nice things:o)

I'm looking forward to learning more about the sport and especially efficient cycling.

06/09/2003 at 08:10
CI - I've been meaning to ask several of you: when you have more than one bike, how do you decide which one to take out?

I mean - I understand having a road bike and a mountain bike [I use the term 'understand' loosely ;o)] - but what other criteria do you use?

(Cougie doesn't need to answer this - I know he chooses his depending on the colour of his outfit)
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