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Maddox 05-21-10 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by liquefied (Post 10840762)
KHS Road Bike 19lbs STEAL FRAME - $350 (downtown / civic / van ness)

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/1750693619.html

http://images.craigslist.org/3ne3oc3...1a17c71262.jpg

Photo is HILARIOUS. Probably my favorite ad in ages.

thenomad 05-21-10 11:50 AM

Here's a nice take on the word "Patina"

Chromo frame, stripped and then left to show the patina:
http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/1751549922.html

sho531 05-21-10 11:52 AM

And here is one for....150!!!!!!!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NOS-Suntour-XC-PR...item4839ca35ce

Do you think there is anything inside or is the price just for the box?

nickkoto 05-21-10 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sho531 (Post 10845981)
And here is one for....150!!!!!!!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NOS-Suntour-XC-PR...item4839ca35ce

Do you think there is anything inside or is the price just for the box?



Uh, scroll down?

raverson 05-21-10 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maddox (Post 10845698)
Photo is HILARIOUS. Probably my favorite ad in ages.

Kids will be kids. Maybe their getting the 'Summer of Love' off to an early start. :)

thenomad 05-22-10 08:03 AM

Anyone want a dave scott ironman? Only has two holes drilled in the top tube.
http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/1753472837.html

must be for a pump or cell phone storage.

brian3069 05-22-10 07:08 PM

Bicycle Painting! Get your bike painted the RIGHT way - $1 (san jose north)

Date: 2010-05-22, 3:01PM PDT
Reply to: sale-uvbdb-1754529075@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

If anyone needs their bike painted, i could do that professionally. I use Krylon and Dupli- Color rattle cans, and it makes for a beautiful job. I also remove Braze-ons such as brake holders and shifter cable holders. If you do want your bike painted, it will take at least 1 day, (but not ride able for 24 hours after that) or longer depending on what you need me to do. I have a small painting studio where no dust or wind gets in so it makes for a clean finish.
Email at: Cheezedom@gmail.com if you want me to paint your bike PROFESSIONALLY, and i could give a rough pricing also if you post the picture of what you want painted and what you want done to the bike.

- This is what my process contains -Warning kittens died! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO49I...eature=related


Bicycle Painting! Get your bike painted the RIGHT way

StephenH 05-22-10 07:48 PM

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/bik/1754731367.html
"I have a Hebb E-Bike that I am reluctantly forced to sell. I purchased this bike several months ago and I LOVE it. The bike odometer only reads 172 miles...."
I don't think people ever really stop to think what their ad means. I've seen a number of ads that say basically, "This is the most marvelous bike, I love it, but it's unused." And you just can't have both, really. On the flip side, I remember seeing a $15 single-speed cruiser for sale that said "I love this bike and have ridden it all over town for months" and that's the one that makes sense.

Amani576 05-22-10 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brian3069 (Post 10851321)
Bicycle Painting! Get your bike painted the RIGHT way - $1 (san jose north)

Date: 2010-05-22, 3:01PM PDT
Reply to: sale-uvbdb-1754529075@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

If anyone needs their bike painted, i could do that professionally. I use Krylon and Dupli- Color rattle cans, and it makes for a beautiful job. I also remove Braze-ons such as brake holders and shifter cable holders. If you do want your bike painted, it will take at least 1 day, (but not ride able for 24 hours after that) or longer depending on what you need me to do. I have a small painting studio where no dust or wind gets in so it makes for a clean finish.
Email at: Cheezedom@gmail.com if you want me to paint your bike PROFESSIONALLY, and i could give a rough pricing also if you post the picture of what you want painted and what you want done to the bike.

- This is what my process contains -Warning kittens died! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO49I...eature=related


Bicycle Painting! Get your bike painted the RIGHT way

I have to give them some credit for being thorough and showing pride in the finished product. I just wish people would quit grinding derailler hangers off. Does it really ruin the aesthetic that badly?
-Gene-

fas2c 05-24-10 08:42 AM

My local Ebay is full of them recently:

***2 TRECK BICYCLES*** - $1200

1958 WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE WITH MOTOR - $2600

4 wheel 5 person bycickle steering w - $1200 -This one is located at a junk shop called Crazy Steve's. Yeah he is crazy!

cb400bill 05-24-10 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fas2c (Post 10857247)
My local Ebay is full of them recently:

***2 TRECK BICYCLES*** - $1200

BIKES COST 1500.00 EACH BRAND NEW AND....

Ummm, no. They cost about $550 new way back in 1992.

Maddox 05-24-10 10:46 AM

This one has the seller confused. He isn't sure, but it might be a fixie.


Republic road bike possible fixy (downtown)

Date: 2010-05-23, 3:22PM MST
Reply to: sale-ea8ex-1755875877@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

horizontal dropouts, pretty light. The brand is Republic. make REAONABLE offer. Scott 602 295-2511

  • Location: downtown
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
http://images.craigslist.org/3ma3p83...2a52791cc0.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3nb3pa3...290a6e1e4f.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3ne3o53...2788e416aa.jpg

PostingID: 1755875877

It looks to be a track bike which has a road bike rear wheel and cassette jammed into the track-specific dropouts (obviously without any thought as to how that's going to mess up the spacing). No shifters, so I guess the rider was using it as a hackneyed singlespeed frankenbike?

But don't worry, all will be well - it has a rear brake for that massive "stops inside a city block" power.

cb400bill 05-24-10 11:45 AM

Pegs?


i have one pair of peages for sale
email me at xxxxxxxx@yahoo.com / or call me at 616 xxx-xxxx

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bik/1756673585.html

http://images.craigslist.org/3kc3m53...e15f9d1625.jpg

wjletch 05-24-10 02:48 PM

Been checking this thread for quite sometime and finally found something to add.

http://orlando.craigslist.org/bik/1755939999.html

jamesj 05-24-10 03:27 PM

At least he used montana spray paint....

but he didn't need to cut off the derailer hanger...

Quote:

Originally Posted by brian3069 (Post 10851321)
Bicycle Painting! Get your bike painted the RIGHT way - $1 (san jose north)

Date: 2010-05-22, 3:01PM PDT
Reply to: sale-uvbdb-1754529075@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

If anyone needs their bike painted, i could do that professionally. I use Krylon and Dupli- Color rattle cans, and it makes for a beautiful job. I also remove Braze-ons such as brake holders and shifter cable holders. If you do want your bike painted, it will take at least 1 day, (but not ride able for 24 hours after that) or longer depending on what you need me to do. I have a small painting studio where no dust or wind gets in so it makes for a clean finish.
Email at: Cheezedom@gmail.com if you want me to paint your bike PROFESSIONALLY, and i could give a rough pricing also if you post the picture of what you want painted and what you want done to the bike.

- This is what my process contains -Warning kittens died! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO49I...eature=related


Bicycle Painting! Get your bike painted the RIGHT way


cycleheimer 05-24-10 05:37 PM

Wrong: '69 or '70 Man, what a POS.! Before "Japanese"="Quality"


JAPANESE Vintage 50's 3speed Skyway - $250 (Nolita / Bowery)

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/1757721205.html
Date: 2010-05-24, 6:50PM EDT
Reply to: sale-vjpmn-1757721205@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]



Hello,

Vintage Japanese 50's Mens Commuter bike, 3 speed, Everything is ORIGINAL TO THE BIKE
NO RUST, Ready to go all over town and bridges
Frame Size 57cm
Grip Shifter for easy shifting, classic design.
Rear Hub is in EXCELLENT CONDITION, 3speed gears are in excellent working order.
Tires, innertubes, nipples, spokes, hubs in Excellent Condition.
Nothing is missing from the Japanese Beauty.
I'm located on Elizabeth street, stop by and check out the bike.
call if interested, 646-220-8064
Thanks
Alex

  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
http://images.craigslist.org/3m33o83...0f3fd21e33.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/3nb3m03...53ba78147d.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/3m73p53...72e1ea16e9.jpg
PostingID: 1757721205

cycleheimer 05-24-10 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cycleheimer (Post 10837504)
A (one) picture is worth a thousand words....




1959 RALEIGH SPORTS BIKE 3 SPEED CRUISER (Rockland County NY)

Date: 2010-05-19, 11:45AM EDT
Reply to: sale-yn4sv-1748743545@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]



1959 Raleigh Sports Bike. Color: Merlot. 3 Speed Sturmey Archer Frame: 21" measured from the center crank to the top of the seat post. Standover 31". Condition: Clean, needs tune up from non use. Price: $225. Call: 845 942 8140 http://media.use.com/images/s_2/76bc...92b4bc69_1.jpg

http://media.use.com/images/s_2/76bc...92b4bc69_2.jpg

http://media.use.com/images/s_2/76bc...92b4bc69_3.jpg

http://media.use.com/images/s_2/76bc...92b4bc69_4.jpg

http://media.use.com/images/s_2/76bc...92b4bc69_5.jpg
  • Location: Rockland County NY
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingID: 1748743545

Same bike, different seat. Bent fork, 2 mismatched tires, Dynohub without light set, etc.

1959 Vintage Raleigh Sport in Beautiful WINE Color - $360 (East Village)

Date: 2010-05-24, 9:00PM EDT
Reply to: sale-crytj-1757923788@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]



I am se1lling a RALEIGH SPORT in WINE color from the 1950's in excellent SHAPE.

FRAME: 22"inches


I AM ASKING FOR $360 OR BEST OFFER

http://i48.tinypic.com/2w7n5sx.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/dmfklv.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/14dg4k7.jpg

  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingID: 1757923788

cycleheimer 05-24-10 07:46 PM

Was $40 in Mount Vernon, NY a few hours ago when listed as a "red 1970s bike":



VINTAGE ROYAL SCOT MADE IN ENGLAND 22" inches - $220 (East Village)

Date: 2010-05-24, 9:16PM EDT
Reply to: sale-arcma-1757946978@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]



FOR SALE IS A ROYAL BIKE IN GREAT CONDITION.

22" INCHES FRAME.

MY ASKING PRICE IS $220 OR BEST OFFER.

http://i46.tinypic.com/352nhw8.jpg

EjustE 05-24-10 08:07 PM

http://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/1755302094.html

bianchi single speed - $750 (Easton)
Date: 2010-05-23, 12:12PM EDT

Bianchi s.a.s.s for sale bike has manitou scareb adjustable forks with lock out , avid juicy seven disk breaks, wtb wheels and hubs, truvativ crank, fsa carbon seat post and handlebars, fsa neck, 2.4 tires with lots of tread on them, Bike is light and fast and in very good condition if interested call or text 610xxxxxxx thanks

http://images.craigslist.org/3n03k53...7e5f881d7d.jpg

brianinc-ville 05-24-10 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cycleheimer (Post 10860617)
Was $40 in Mount Vernon, NY a few hours ago when listed as a "red 1970s bike":



VINTAGE ROYAL SCOT MADE IN ENGLAND 22" inches - $220 (East Village)

Date: 2010-05-24, 9:16PM EDT
Reply to: sale-arcma-1757946978@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]



FOR SALE IS A ROYAL BIKE IN GREAT CONDITION.

22" INCHES FRAME.

MY ASKING PRICE IS $220 OR BEST OFFER.

http://i46.tinypic.com/352nhw8.jpg



You know...if I lived in the NYC area, I'd be tempted to pull this kind of flip...I mean, if the market will bear it...

StarBiker 05-24-10 11:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianinc-ville (Post 10861031)
You know...if I lived in the NYC area, I'd be tempted to pull this kind of flip...I mean, if the market will bear it...

That's the thing. So many people are clueless. I find the clowns (usually the same ones in my local) amusing that are clearly trying to buy bikes to flip them. Or the CL Bike Police that are critiquing the seller. I don't buy bikes on CL. I sell them there. And I sold a beautiful condition Raleigh Sprite for $100. Paid $12.

StarBiker 05-24-10 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianinc-ville (Post 10861031)
You know...if I lived in the NYC area, I'd be tempted to pull this kind of flip...I mean, if the market will bear it...

Doesn't take much to double post?

cb400bill 05-25-10 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EjustE (Post 10860722)
http://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/1755302094.html

bianchi single speed - $750 (Easton)
Date: 2010-05-23, 12:12PM EDT

Bianchi s.a.s.s for sale bike has manitou scareb adjustable forks with lock out , avid juicy seven disk breaks, wtb wheels and hubs, truvativ crank, fsa carbon seat post and handlebars, fsa neck, 2.4 tires with lots of tread on them, Bike is light and fast and in very good condition if interested call or text 610xxxxxxx thanks

I don't know much about mountain bikes. Why is this wacky?

EjustE 05-25-10 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cb400bill (Post 10862061)
I don't know much about mountain bikes. Why is this wacky?

it's made into a single speed with a 22ish chainring :) Those ultra fat 2.4 knobbies will probably move only on downhills with that.
Other than that, the mentioning of "fast", and the price, it's a fine bike.

khatfull 05-25-10 08:02 AM

Oh my...a tad overpriced?

http://orlando.craigslist.org/bik/1758349232.html

1984 Fuji Trainer Bike - $1500 (Conway & Hoffner)

Date: 2010-05-25, 8:03AM EDT
Reply to: sale-neecd-1758349232@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Collector's item - original owner bought in Monterey, CA for race training in triathlons and only used for that purpose. Has been restored from original dark brown color to dark purple. Original rims.

If interested call Sid at 407-251-1200 to see it.

  • Location: Conway & Hoffner
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
http://images.craigslist.org/3kc3mf3...b3f64e1abb.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3n33ma3...cc059d1e30.jpg


PostingID: 1758349232


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