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Last Post 02/28/2021 01:13 PM by Orange Crush. 28 Replies.
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mondonico

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02/21/2021 08:01 PM
Sorry, did not mean to denigrate your bike. Overall it looks like great bike. Im just not a fan of white cockpits. But who cares about my sense of style. Happy o hear you seem to be getting a good price.
Cosmic Kid

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02/21/2021 08:33 PM
All good....took no offense at all.

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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02/21/2021 08:50 PM
What LSD said. Donate. There’s always folks who can use our partially used stuff.

At front end I stocked up today on things I might need this season before things turn crazy again. The LBS said things are already heating up, they sold five bikes in first hour they were open today. Signs of spring!
mondonico

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02/24/2021 07:00 PM
Hey hello. I have kinda stopped riding. I retired a year ago and that was the last riding on a daily basis. Every day to work and back. Kept me somewhat engaged. Since then not much. Today I wrote to the local Costco to pick up a script for our dog. Only two miles. But the hardest two miles I have ridden in decades. My balance is $4it, my legs are dead. The joy of riding a bike I've know for over 60 years was not there. It was work. Maybe if I get out every few days and ride around the block things will change. But I have never felt this way riding a bike. It scared me.
Orange Crush

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02/24/2021 07:08 PM
Sorry to hear that Mondonico.

My parents are 80 and still zipping around on their ebikes. But it’s Netherlands so they ride with regularity which probably is a huge game changer. Upright bikes too so perhaps easier to keep doing.
Cosmic Kid

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02/25/2021 08:49 AM
That's tough, mondonico...sorry to hear it.

I think your suggestion about getting out every few days for very short spins is a good one. Slowly rebuild the muscles and skills....I'd be willing to bet the joy returns before too long.

As for the topic of this thread, the f*cker who won the auction never paid me so I'm gonna have to relist it. Foooook.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
huckleberry

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02/25/2021 09:44 AM
I used to love eBay - but over the recent years have had not so great experiences.

Better luck, CK.
zootracer

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02/25/2021 10:45 AM
Sorry to learn that Mondonico....that's tough. I remember we bought our bikes at the same LBS way back in 2002. I went with a Master X-Light. I could have purchased a Mondonico, but did not want to wait 4 months. Back then old man Mondonico made all the frames. I bought a Trek Domane e bike end of last summer. My 78 year old body is not so young anymore. Not a good fit for a 25 year old brain. The electric assistance helps me get up the hills. I can hang with anyone, accept on the flats, as the electric motor turns off at speeds over 20MPH.
longslowdistance

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02/25/2021 08:43 PM
One happy eBay story: I spent a lot for something that never came. eBay covered the loss.
longslowdistance

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02/26/2021 06:39 PM
Whoops, correction to the last post: I payed with PayPal, who covered the loss.
mondonico

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02/27/2021 05:48 PM
Just had a case on eBay. My first sale ever. Have bought many things the last ten years. Sold a nice computer for 700 bucks. Along with a headset and nice thrust master controller. Winning bidder paid the same day auction was done. Shipped USPS the next morning. Four days later tracking said delivered left with individual. Sent him a message asking if everything arrived OK, Sat. No response, Sunday did the same, Monday did the same thing, no response. I starting to think I'm getting scammed. He got it but going to say he never did. Finally on Tuesday I get a response. He lives in Texas and his power was out for four days. But he still says he never got it yet his ring showed the carrier taking the package back to the truck. My wife and I both worked for the Postal Service for over 35 years each. So we went to office I shipped from and had the clerk do a internal report. It showed that the carrier first scanned delivered but then three minutes later scanned undelivered no person home. The basic costumer tracking on web site did not show the undelivered scan. It stops once it shows delivered. Anyway today, a week later, I finally got a message that he picked up the computer and all is well. The carrier must of not left a notice and just took it back as attempted.
Nick A

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02/28/2021 11:52 AM
A long time ago, when cycling was more niche, I had good luck with eBay. Then, years later, with Alfa Romeo parts in the US (also niche), it worked out well. I think you were dealing with other cycling people, or other Alfa people. However, once cycling started to be mainstream, it was the same cesspool as everything else eBay. I only have the account now for that weird $8 cell phone part that I want to take a chance on, and can't find anywhere else.

I've donated to my former, local, community run bike shop, and that seems to work the best. I feel for you mondocino. I haven't ridden in close to a year, by the time my bike comes out of storage with all of our other belongings. On my road bike, I switched to spd shoes/pedals, and very low first gear...

Nick
79pmooney

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02/28/2021 12:56 PM
My one Ebay experience was to buy Gillette Track II blades. Went well. I'm stocked for a few years. I liked the shave of those blades from the first try and 30 years ago, my brother had really nice and nicely weighted German razors engraved with our initials. After 20 years of just minor touching up (full beard) I'm back to the full shave and again loving that razor and those blades. Got to my last remaining old one, went to Costco to see what was out there and had a near heart attack seeing what I would have to pay for a razor with more blades than my cassette has cogs.
Orange Crush

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02/28/2021 01:13 PM
Seems like eBay is like the brief “talk to the internet” rage (I have some friends who got rich of this when AOL bought them) which then became instantly obsolete with emergence of smart phones. Except eBay is still sticking around in some lonely corner of the internet. The talk to the internet speech recognition AI could not handle my Dutch accent, that was funny when we trialed it.
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