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Great eBay description of the week!(9 posts)

Great eBay description of the week!Frank121
Dec 9, 2002 10:16 AM
This is in the text of a frame and fork for auction on eBay:

"Unfortunately, this frame has been in a front end accident (hence the low reserve). The fork survived unscathed, but the top tube and down tube suffered. Both of these tubes have been crimped (creased) on the bottom side (see photo). No cracks. This has effectively shortened the wheelbase of the bike. It can be ridden the way it is but the handling/steering will be a bit more responsive."
re: Great eBay description of the week!jradford
Dec 9, 2002 10:25 AM
post a link
Here's the link ...HouseMoney
Dec 9, 2002 1:41 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1979877122
Here's the link ...Chainstay
Dec 9, 2002 5:10 PM
Clever, he never quite shows the new head tube angle with the fork in one picture. Maybe I will run my bike into the wall to improve the handling
LOL - A Trek 760--crumpled at that, and it it got a bidKristin
Dec 9, 2002 5:39 PM
That's hysterical. Its at least what...4 years old too boot. Its not like he's even selling any components with it. A grip shift group might make it worth $5.
Here's another auction from the same seller!Frank121
Dec 9, 2002 5:48 PM
These descriptions are great! Kind of along the lines of "Mrs. Lincoln, other than the little issue of your husband getting killed, how did you like the play?"

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"The frame is in great shape except for one issue: that is, there is a 3/4" crack in the lower head lug (see photo). I do not know how this happend. As far as I know, the frame was not in a front end accident that would have compromised the fork and frame. I know this because I acquired this frame with the original fork (undamaged). I sold the fork to a friend and he has been using it with no problems since. I am sure that the crack could be fixed, I just don't have the time to do it. Perhaps some JB weld would do the job! I am sure that this would be an easy fix for someone that has experience with this."
Hope he takes his cash and invests in a coachKristin
Dec 9, 2002 6:01 PM
Appearantly he crashes a lot.
Ah, someone lives near a junk yard!Kristin
Dec 9, 2002 6:03 PM
I should raid my LBS's dumpster at the end of the day and sell on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33745&item=1874461682
It's over twenty years old, I used to have onerwbadley
Dec 9, 2002 8:13 PM
It was 531c Reynolds. Pretty lightweight frame for it's day. I built up the Paramount using some of the parts off the Trek. The Schwinn fit me better and rides and handles better in my opinion.
Sorry to see such a nice frame bite it. It might be fixed, steel straightens out pretty well.

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