Having scanned CL ads & the local Recycler, these ads define the word "ubiquitious" Seems like anything with drop bars or multispeeds is a racing bike. Saw the tag applied to a low-end Specialized mountain bike.
My limit was reached after seeing a pictre of a UO8 that had been stuffed in a corner of a storage shed described as a "valuble racing bike, complete with luggage rack" I tried to explain to the seller is was in no way shape or form a racing bike, but a low-end all rounder. Her comeback was, "It's definitely got racing tires on it" She admitted that she had no knowledge of bikes at all.
Heavy sigh. Caveat emptor.