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He had it up there for $400, and I replied asking when and where I could give him cash for the bike. I never got a reply, but did notice the price mysteriously went up to $800 the next morning. The listing is gone now, so I know I'm not outing anything. Just curious if anyone here managed to snag it.
 

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Wow...I am located pretty close to Chicago and wish I would have seen that one. I owned and rode a Bontrager Ti-Lite, and really regret selling it awhile back. I have owned lots of bikes over the years and in retrospect that was probably one of the best handling and climbing bikes I have ridden to date. Not even really all that light for ti, but a great ride nonethless. Hope whoever got it enjoys it, they don't show up on the market too often and it sounds like this one was priced nicely.
 

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Funny, in this past year I have seen quite a few on Craigslist (all around the country) and ePay. I'm sure more will surface if you are looking for one.
 

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Funny, in this past year I have seen quite a few on Craigslist (all around the country) and ePay. I'm sure more will surface if you are looking for one.
I'd definitely love one, but that's not why I was so interested in this one specifically. There's a high likelihood it was my buddies which was stolen about seven or eight years ago.
 

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No wonder the low price perhaps. A reminder that for every good deal their is a rotten apple in the bunch. It would really suck to lose a bike to a thief, or conversely to unknowingly pay good money for stolen goods.

Good luck on helping your buddy regardless, I will definitely be keeping a more cautious eye for history and details should I ever start looking again to purchase one. Btw, if you have the serial number of the bike that could be helpful in keeping folks aware of what not to buy. Just a thought.

Jeff
 

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No wonder the low price perhaps. A reminder that for every good deal their is a rotten apple in the bunch. It would really suck to lose a bike to a thief, or conversely to unknowingly pay good money for stolen goods.

Good luck on helping your buddy regardless, I will definitely be keeping a more cautious eye for history and details should I ever start looking again to purchase one. Btw, if you have the serial number of the bike that could be helpful in keeping folks aware of what not to buy. Just a thought.

Jeff
Thanks. His insurance paid out on the bike but he would have liked to get it back. I waited until the ad was gone to mention it here so as not to out it but the seller never got back to me. He obviously didn't know what he had until he was undoubtedly flooded with emails, which is why the price doubled in a day. Oh well, such is life.

At the very least I wanted to try to set something up where my buddy could have checked the bike out. He's now a cop, so it would have been an interesting meeting if it was indeed his.
 
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