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#1 2017-10-31 6:41pm

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Best deal in the history of the Museum

For the old timers that have been around, let's hear some stories about some of the best deals that ever actually went down. You see the occasional "man you stole that XXXXX" comment. I've definitely seen some drunk FS posts with crazy prices, seen people in $$$ trouble, etc.

So what's one of the more epic stories you know?

For fun, you can share other stories that happened from CL, etc.


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#2 2017-10-31 6:46pm

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Re: Best deal in the history of the Museum

when i joined here it cost half to put together a midschool racer as it does now. I remember a kastan uni blade fork selling for under $100

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#3 2017-10-31 7:14pm

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Re: Best deal in the history of the Museum

I might sound like a broken record, but the one that stands out for me was the $60 score for a set of Powerlite Driveshaft cranks about 4 or 5 years ago.  I doubt you can find a set for less than $200 now.


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#4 2017-10-31 7:39pm

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Re: Best deal in the history of the Museum

In the for sale section or anywhere?


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#5 2017-10-31 7:42pm

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#6 2017-10-31 7:48pm

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Re: Best deal in the history of the Museum

Skyway T/A score from goodwill.


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#7 2017-10-31 7:59pm

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Kuwi kz1 chrome with all OG parts a friend from bitd who I rode with just gave me the bike,also scored Redline 401 flights with flight sprocket for $100,also from someone I use to ride with in the same group when we were kids(tip was given to me by the person who gave me the Kuwi).Both scores were this summer.


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#8 2017-10-31 8:07pm

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The NOS SST hubset that was on eBay for like $200 buy-it-now (was not me who got them).  They were listed as "bmx hubs" or something non-specific like that.

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#9 2017-10-31 9:10pm

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i thought we were talking about for sale on here


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#10 2017-10-31 9:34pm

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Im sure i saw a set of blue maxxy cross cranks in wicked / great shape with spindle n everything sell for 88 bucks last year!

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#11 2017-10-31 9:53pm

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Re: Best deal in the history of the Museum

perront wrote:

I might sound like a broken record, but the one that stands out for me was the $60 score for a set of Powerlite Driveshaft cranks about 4 or 5 years ago.  I doubt you can find a set for less than $200 now.

how but the Hutch cranks that were sold on here for under $100.00


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#12 2017-10-31 9:56pm

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This web site was FREE! !!!!!


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#13 2017-10-31 10:00pm

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Re: Best deal in the history of the Museum

squirrelsmith wrote:

i thought we were talking about for sale on here

I was kinda thinking that after I posted.  The story was discussed here on the forum though.

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#14 2017-10-31 10:56pm

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Re: Best deal in the history of the Museum

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perront wrote:

I might sound like a broken record, but the one that stands out for me was the $60 score for a set of Powerlite Driveshaft cranks about 4 or 5 years ago.  I doubt you can find a set for less than $200 now.

how but the Hutch cranks that were sold on here for under $100.00

when


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#15 2017-10-31 11:22pm

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these elf pads for $35 was a steal. i could easily see someone paying $150 for those
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#16 2017-11-01 4:19am

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Ha, anyone that's ever bought a complete or f/f off me wink

For me personally, I once found an all og white 86 Performer at the local thrift store. Funny thing was my 10yr old son at the time noticed it before me lol. There was no price on so when I went to ask someone about a price they said how much is the ten speed next to it. It said $15. I ended up getting the GT for $15 lol.

I also knew a former mod on here who lived near me. I started taking him to some scrap yards and old bike shops. One time he went without me and ended up cleaning up. Among the many score he got was a nos Condor, nos blue Odyssey gyro, and a mint survivor Skyway TA. The TA he got from the scrapyard for $20.

Knew another guy that would hit the local flea market. He ended up getting an 84 Trick Star and 87 Haro Team Master for $25 and $30.

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#17 2017-11-01 4:26am

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Re: Best deal in the history of the Museum

FRESSTYLE FREEK wrote:

perront wrote:

I might sound like a broken record, but the one that stands out for me was the $60 score for a set of Powerlite Driveshaft cranks about 4 or 5 years ago.  I doubt you can find a set for less than $200 now.

how but the Hutch cranks that were sold on here for under $100.00

That was the best deal here bar none.  Nice Hutch Aerospeeds for I thought it was exactly $100.


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#18 2017-11-01 5:00am

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I scored my red coaster brake Skyway Tuff II's here on the museum for $55 if I remember correctly... I committed to buying a set of red Redstone coaster brake mags for my Predator and the seller was out of town, his wife sent me the red Skyway's instead of the Redstones... The seller, realizing what had happened, contacted me before they arrived, not to ask me to send them back, but rather to request good feedback, NO PROBLEM!!! big_smile


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#19 2017-11-01 5:36am

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Best deal I've seen but not bought on here bought on EBay for $279 USD I think then sold private on here for big bucks wink
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#20 2017-11-01 6:13am

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I paid $65.00 for my '92 Hawk at a pawn shop a few years ago. I didn't really know what it was, but I thought it was cool.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/207817/img_091559f9c87eb2.jpg

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#21 2017-11-01 6:19am

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I got some free stickers

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#22 2017-11-01 7:06am

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I did my good deed for the day yesterday. Basically some guy on Facebook had a bike up for sale for £350 or so. It was just an 80s Peugeot nothing special. When I looked closely though it had a set of Ambrosio Durex rev 1 on it. And they were pretty much pristine. A little bit of wear on the rim edges (they were blue ano) but yeah, other than that mint.

So I told him to make sure he did his research. Turns out they were worth more than the bike lmao.


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#23 2017-11-01 7:07am

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AlurencatBMX wrote:

I did my good deed for the day yesterday. Basically some guy on Facebook had a bike up for sale for £350 or so. It was just an 80s Peugeot nothing special. When I looked closely though it had a set of Ambrosio Durex rev 1 on it. And they were pretty much pristine. A little bit of wear on the rim edges (they were blue ano) but yeah, other than that mint.

So I told him to make sure he did his research. Turns out they were worth more than the bike lmao.

So you're "the appraiser" of classified ads that takes scores away lol

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#24 2017-11-01 7:20am

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Been looking for a Raleigh Ultra Shock for a year or so now and everyone has been progressively asking more and more for them up to the 600 dollar range in some cases which is balls out insane.  I had just about given up hope and one random day I searched and ended up scoring this one for 85 bucks shipped on here.  When it got to my house and I unwrapped it, turns out it was a Mag Shock!  I added the pink CMC shiny sides immediately...a few more things and it will be done for far less than I could buy a complete one for.
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#25 2017-11-01 7:28am

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Late 90's and early 2000's

I picked up a '77 Mongoose with moto mags and a gold double clamp stem at a thrift shop. It was marked 1/2 off of the $15.00 price tag. I got it for $7.50.

Bike Shop in Canton Ohio: He had a box full of NOS Mongoose vinyl snap pads in his attic, frame, stem, and bars pads, 1st and 2nd generations in all colors... $2.00 each. Like a dumbass, I only bought three blue ones. I also bought most of the KKT Lightning pedals and Skyway Tuff pedals AND Dia Comp MX 900 and 1000 brake sets that he had for $15.00 per set. He also had a set of blue Araya 7C's laced up with Cook Brother hubs. The buyer never came back to pick them up back whenever they were built. I don't remember what I paid for these. But it was whatever the original price was from way back when that was hand written on the tag.

NOS '83 or '84 SE Quad frame and fork in blue. Ebay score for less than $200.00. I sold it a year later for $300.00.

Bike Shop in Bulter, PA: I picked up an NOS Shimano DX adjustable length crank set for $25.00.

Shop in Columbus, OH: Roughly 30 original Hutch Pro Raider, Pro Racer, and Hollywood decal sets in the original packages. This was before the reprints were avaliable. I paid $200 for all of them, (less than $7.00 each)

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