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Sizing guidelines from former Pro! Is your size correct?(28 posts)

Sizing guidelines from former Pro! Is your size correct?unchained
Jun 28, 2002 8:06 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1839938256
re: Sizing guidelines from former Pro! Is your size correct?Beaver
Jun 28, 2002 8:26 AM
Well I guess he knows a thing or two about being tourtured on a small frame...check out his other auctions listed at the bottom of the page. But not if you are faint of heart!
Torture.unchained
Jun 28, 2002 8:35 AM
I wonder what kind of relationship he had with his mommy?
Doesn't view the opposite sex quite the same as you or I.
Small frame? I don't know. His inseam is 3-4 cm shorter thanbill
Jun 28, 2002 11:47 AM
mine (I'm also 5'8," a little differently proportioned 31.5 in inseam), and my bike is probably only 1.5-2 cm taller (52 c-c). No one would accuse me of being on a bike too large, but it fits.
Nice to see what he spent all his prize winnings on. n/t53x12
Jun 28, 2002 8:54 AM
Does spelling matter to you?KenS
Jun 28, 2002 8:56 AM
I am not likely to bid on an item when the ad has such systematic misspellings.
Funny thing about the picColnagoFE
Jun 28, 2002 9:42 AM
it seems that there still isn't much seatpost showing or a long stem to compensate. i smell something fishy here. 6'+ riders riding a 56 Colnago? Not unless they want to use a 15cm stem and a mountain bike seatpost.
Exposed seatpostunchained
Jun 28, 2002 10:48 AM
It looks to me like there is a fair amount of post showing, esp. for a 50.5c-c frameset.
If you addelviento
Jun 28, 2002 11:01 AM
an imaginary modern type seattube collar, there is indeed very little post showing. The rider must be pretty short himself. He knows small bikes are hard to sell, so he is creating this whole former pro ballony to get taller buyers to buy it.
I'm just basing it on my 62cm...ColnagoFE
Jun 28, 2002 11:53 AM
which has considerably more showing. maybe smaller sizes are different?
nah. there is a difference among manu's/consumers, though.bill
Jun 28, 2002 12:06 PM
I've heard the smaller exposure described as the "American" look versus the longer seatpost "Euro" look.
I'm just basing it on my 62cm...unchained
Jun 28, 2002 12:33 PM
Alot of exposed seatpost in a small size isn't necessarily a bad thing, however what typically happens is that the rider is also left with alot of exposed stem, as is the case here. I am familiar with that post (btw it is not C-Record as he claims, it is Chorus or Athena), there is not a
great deal of upwords adjustment left.

Smaller pros tend to have less exposed seatpost than their larger counterparts. Kirk O'Bee's bike is below.

This is completely hilariouspmf1
Jun 28, 2002 9:45 AM
This is just filled with complete BS. The guy is selling a 54 inch frame. Raced Pro as a cat 2 making $1000's in prize money. Is 5'9'' and rode a 52 cm Vitus. Thinks a vintage Colnago is worth $2000 (claims he paid $3700 for it). It keeps on going.
The hilarious part are his other auctions n/t53x12
Jun 28, 2002 10:11 AM
Yeah, I checked those too.pmf1
Jun 28, 2002 10:27 AM
What a scumbag. I bet this guy never pedaled (I mean pushed) a bike that didn't have training wheels. The bike appears older than 1989 and there is no way that, or any other bike, went for $3700 in the 1980's. He was stupid not to take the $350 someone offered him. I've got some used Ultegra components I need to try to sell on ebay. There must be fools willing to buy anything on that site.
yeah when did they discontinue delta brakes? (nm)ColnagoFE
Jun 28, 2002 11:54 AM
More BS.unchained
Jun 28, 2002 12:47 PM
He says it has complete C-Record, except for the cranks which are Croce.

- The seatpost is not C-Record. It doesn't have the same set-back.

- The rear derailleur looks like a Croce. (You can just make out the external arm).

- The cranks do not look like Croce. Spirito has some nice Croce cranks on eBay right now. The are more rounded around the crank bolt.

- The front hub is neither Croce or C-Record, it doesn't have the raised center portion with grease port.

- he says no rust, but the chrome is bubbling on the fork crown.
your right...Spirito
Jun 28, 2002 11:37 PM
the rear derailleur is croce d'aune.

the cranks are chorus as is the hubs i think. the seatpost is hard to tell without taking it out as it should be c-record but i have a chorus listed now and the only way to tell is on the inside.

but his other stuff looks c-record.

$3700 in 1989 well... in 1990 i bought a master piu which most of you have seen . it followed this model but without the look at me chintzy decals and with a straight current design fork with full c-record that was made in 1988 (end series was 1990) and it cost me about $3400 .... that is australian dollars.

the guy must be a goon - as once an auction has failed twice there is no point sticking with the same game plan of high reserve and and lots of baffle.

his opinions on size is really treating the buyers with contempt. bad mojo baby

ciao
Seatpostunchained
Jun 29, 2002 1:08 PM
I have 2 C-Record posts and one chorus/athena type. They are different. The C-Record has more setback, and the platform for the saddle rails is different.

The rear derailleur is Croce. It has that nifty external arm. It is considered by some to be a better derailleur than C-Record of the same year. Again, I have both.
gotta' love the "pushing a 54-56 inch frame" comment! -nmTig
Jun 28, 2002 2:44 PM
One sick puppyjvr-oclv
Jun 28, 2002 11:00 AM
I would not take the bike even if it was free. This guy is one sick puppy.
What's In His "Other" Ads?jromack
Jun 28, 2002 11:17 AM
I am blocked from accessing adult websites at work.
Umm...unchained
Jun 28, 2002 12:37 PM
Videos:

Violent, non-consenual, bondage, torture, S&M, drugging, kidnapping. You know, typical Pro (Cat2) kinda stuff.

Gotta hand it to him though, the bike is at $1.50, with two bids, but most of the tapes are up around the $20 mark.
Don't touch it..you don't know where that bike has been n/tDeRosaOrBust
Jun 28, 2002 11:27 AM
re: a real "jem"..lol (nm)I_See_Fred_People
Jun 28, 2002 2:41 PM
nm
re: a real "jem"..lol (nm)DERICK
Jun 28, 2002 8:46 PM
Guy like that probobly rides with no seat anyway.
emailed the biddersfiltersweep
Jun 29, 2002 12:08 PM
I saw that crazy ad before I saw it here...

...I emailed the bidders the link to this thread... something fun to do once in awhile.
LIMITED TIME OFFER!mickey-mac
Jun 29, 2002 1:15 PM
FREE SNUFF FILM ON VCR FOR THE WINNING BIDDER!

(what a f'ing freak)