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Old August 7th, 2011, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default fat chance for sale- sound good?

Hey all,
I'm new to this forum and also a new fan of these bikes.
I saw this ad on Craigslist in Chicago for this bike and it seemed
like it was a low price. Does this sound right? Or are they not as expensive
as I thought they might be. On Ebay some are 1400, one's 6000 (!). So, any
help or thoughts I'd appreciate! thanks
Here's a link: http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/2528327148.html
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Old August 7th, 2011, 1:21 PM   #2
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Very nice pick up for that price, assuming things are all in good shape (and they look to be).

The eBay bikes you are seeing are (mostly) at crazy prices that will never sell.
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Old August 7th, 2011, 4:56 PM   #3
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right now monster frame only is over 850 with a few hours left

what? what? what?
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Old August 7th, 2011, 5:19 PM   #4
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I dunno.....the Monster and that purple Wicked that went for $2k complete the other day are pricey, but not THAAAAT amazingly silly given that they're both perfect condition. Can't really beat original stuff in mint shape--like buying new in a time warp. I didn't think the Wicked would go that high though.

The stupid ones are that beat up grello Yo for $2k and the lame-o BBC Campy bike for $6.
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Old August 7th, 2011, 6:33 PM   #5
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I think this is legit.
I live in Chicago, and there aren't many people out here who know fat chance. Also to echo others, those prices on ebay are inflated, those $2000 bikes aren't selling for that.
If you don't check this one out, I might... as soon as I can figure out how to sneak it into my collection without my SO noticing.

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Hey all,
I'm new to this forum and also a new fan of these bikes.
I saw this ad on Craigslist in Chicago for this bike and it seemed
like it was a low price. Does this sound right? Or are they not as expensive
as I thought they might be. On Ebay some are 1400, one's 6000 (!). So, any
help or thoughts I'd appreciate! thanks
Here's a link: http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/2528327148.html
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Old August 7th, 2011, 10:49 PM   #6
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right now monster frame only is over 850 with a few hours left

what? what? what?
That was a surprise. I expected to get $350 for it.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 7:36 AM   #7
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I wish the seller would remove the $6k campy bike. I am tired of looking at it.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 8:14 AM   #8
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That was a surprise. I expected to get $350 for it.
absolutely nice monster! I paid for my unbuilt buck in team-lavender 500
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Old August 9th, 2011, 4:43 PM   #9
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I'd say thats a great price for what looks to be in good shape. Stop reading this thread and get it!!
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Old August 13th, 2011, 8:14 PM   #10
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I wish the seller would remove the $6k campy bike. I am tired of looking at it.
This bike was on a one-day only, no reserve auction today The seller cancelled the auction when there was only one $50 bid.
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Old August 14th, 2011, 12:05 AM   #11
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Nope--that was a scammer. They steal the pics from high dollar items and try to nab someone on a quick auction before eBay can take them down.

The 6k bike sucks to see -I agree - and they've been targetted before in a similar way. Serves em right, in a way....
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Old August 18th, 2011, 1:02 PM   #12
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Here's the update:
Teenage girl selling this fat, "Uh, It was my dad's. It's really old... like from the 90's."
Serial 87952. 19", I think.
It is filthy.
I am in love (with the bike, not the girl).
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Old August 18th, 2011, 7:02 PM   #13
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Here's the update:
Serial 87952. 19", I think.
I beleive that would make it an '87 kicker frame. Does it have a "U" Brake under the chain stays? If yes it is definately an '87.
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