Want help identifying old barn bike


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Autocycleplane

I live for the CABE
Jan 6, 2010
1,720
4,196
NorCal, United States
#24
Help i.d.ing no problem. Looking to sell then need to post in for sale section with price. If that were the case anyone could just post anywhere "looking to sell" and start fishing for offers. So if no one has a problem with this then there shouldn't be any problem if someone post Colson or Snyder stuff in the Schwinn section of the forum-right? After all there are no rules that I've seen that you must post something germane to the forum heading. If we don't need rules I'm cool I just don't want to hear any whining or anyone being a "nanny" when you have to sift through a ton of crap to find something or people start fishing for sales in the forum sections.
 

SKPC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 2, 2018
592
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Utah - United States
#25
What a pile. Looks like you can't ride it anywhere, what good is it? I would start the bidding at $5. I have no idea sir what this is, but the seat and pedal are busted and the spokes are shot. Headbadge is missing too...Hmmm...maybe someone can properly identify it if you can post some better pictures. It could be worth more...
 
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Jesse McCauley

I live for the CABE
Mar 5, 2013
1,483
2,063
Richmond, VA & Detroit, MI
#34
Hey folks, just for a little background FYI -
I bought this bike, it was a pretty cool 15 minutes before the seller refunded my money and resold the bike for someone willing to pay more.

I am not too salty about it, sellers prerogative to get the most he can, but it was a bummer.
My first message to the seller was basically "Awesome Streamliner, you're going to get a lot of offers but I have 2k for you right now" and he took it.
From what he said, someone else offered 5k which seems like all the beans to me but hey, congratulations to the Californian that got the bike (again, info from the seller)
 
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kccomet

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Mar 23, 2009
761
889
Independence, United States
#35
that's why I seldom reply to that killer bike on the cabe from a newbie. you can't blame a seller for trying to get fair or top money out of a special bike....but receiving money then returning money for a better offer is just plain wrong. Shawn complains about these so called sellers who are trolling for offers, and takes some heat for it. I agree with him. put a price on it, if you have no idea, and don't want to do your homework put it on ebay. not often will I make an offer on something. it sounds like if this seller would have listed the bike with a price, it wouldn't have mattered
 

Jesse McCauley

I live for the CABE
Mar 5, 2013
1,483
2,063
Richmond, VA & Detroit, MI
#36
that's why I seldom reply to that killer bike on the cabe from a newbie. you can't blame a seller for trying to get fair or top money out of a special bike....but receiving money then returning money for a better offer is just plain wrong. Shawn complains about these so called sellers who are trolling for offers, and takes some heat for it. I agree with him. put a price on it, if you have no idea, and don't want to do your homework put it on ebay. not often will I make an offer on something. it sounds like if this seller would have listed the bike with a price, it wouldn't have mattered
There is def. some evidence here to support the rules.
That said, I buy crap from people on facebook and at scrap yards and cold-calling, very often I have to make an offer to someone that doesn't know and I try to shoot straight and make reasonable offers. I have told someone what an item is and made an offer only to have them walk and sell it using that insight, but I have also made good buys with the same method.

Honestly I'm trying to branch out a bit and learn about deluxe ballooners from deluxe ballooners but I'll keep buying and as long as I use paypal, at least in worst cases like this I end up with all my money back in pocket.
 

Autocycleplane

I live for the CABE
Jan 6, 2010
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NorCal, United States
#38
Bummer, that’s always the risk of a low-ball offer. Mine wasn’t much more than yours tbh.

I’m not sure how the rules actually affect anything. OBO means just that - it doesn’t have to be a lower offer. Offers via OBO are OK here as long as a price is listed, so why not wait around and solicit higher offers? Some may understandably find that distasteful but that’s the way a lot of deals for desirable items work in the real world. Or just post up your craigslist ad soliciting offers and promote it here - that’s not a violation of the rules but accomplishes the same thing.

Oh, I was not the guy who got it either.....
 
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Autocycleplane

I live for the CABE
Jan 6, 2010
1,720
4,196
NorCal, United States
#40
2k may have been lower than some offers but I guarantee it wasn’t the lowest and in my estimation not low enough to be “low ball”. There’s a negative connotation there I won’t shoulder.


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40% of the actual sale price is low ball to me. How about the negative connotation of telling others to “back off” from making offers because they think they have a deal already at that price? I got that too....
 
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