Man I never seem to be able to find the good deals on craigslist. I find everything except for good deals on bikes. Anyone have some good tips for me ?
You have to stay on top of it. CL listings can number in the hundreds per hour. Some people have apps. that notify them as soon as a listing for a bike they are interested in is posted. You have to have money in hand and be ready to deal at a moments notice because the good deals don't stay for long.Man I never seem to be able to find the good deals on craigslist. I find everything except for good deals on bikes. Anyone have some good tips for me ?
i'm sure mileage (83K) and condition had a bearing on the price. Sadly knowing my brother he has done nothing but increase the amount of projects he will never start or complete. I hope he services everything the way it is and just rides it so at last he will see some of it's worth. Maybe I will inherit it along with his 80 Ferrari Mondial, 69 Jag XKE, his sand cast Cb750, the KawaTon, Alfa's, etc. He is going on 63 and not in the best of shape and doesn't take care of himself.Thats a good price for a tonti framed crusier guzzi. Could make a hell of a custom racer out of it if he feels so inclined.
You know I'm not sure which Alfa's he has, he has a few of them. He also has a few Chrysler Turbo LeBarons. I doubt I would let loose with the Guzzi before doing something with it. I would however get as much as I could for the sand cast as CB750's just don't do anything for me. I'd have to hang onto the Kawaton for it's uniqueness. I'd drive the shit out of the Mondial as long as I could afford maintenance on it. The Jag would be too valuable to drive as a daily driver.thats a bummer. Look at it this way, if you do inherit it toss it my way, I am desperate for a tonti framed guzzi but all I got is time.
When you say Alfa....you don't mean GTV do you?
Fixed it for you.The Jag would be too expesnive to fix after some ditz in an suv backs into it in the supermarket parking lot to drive as a daily driver.
Snow is not often a problem for him in Palmdale, Ca. He and I have had arguments about cars like that and owners who park them caddy corner across 2 parking spaces in the far end of the parking lot and get super pissed because some one in a rusted POS Gremlin parks legitimately in a parking space next to them as though they have some sort of entitlement just because they can afford a pricey ride. I say fuckem.Fixed it for you.
We have this discussion at work a lot. The guy who sits next to me has an aircooled 911. Its his only car. It's been snowing buckets and he drove to work today in it, where as I had trouble with the transfer case in the YJ wrangler and slid to work today mostly sideways (yelling yee haw the whole way, It's rare when I get to really exercise my Toyko drift skillz...LoL).
Cars are tools. It should be fun and engaging to drive and we should be using them as cars not as precious items. If I owned a Series 1 XKE coupe I am pretty sure I would use it as a daily driver, but I think I would just work from home on snow days. but then again, I think dents and such add character and my cars don't need to be super sano perfect (they shouldn't look like I live in a trailer park either).
maybe this should be another thread, but I am starting to get this bile that rises in the back of my throat when I hear people say "It's too valuable to use". No it isn't. It may be too life threatening in the case of an XKE in 6" of snow, but valuable - it's a freaking car.