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4Rings6Stars 05-25-10 09:54 AM

Yeah but it has been restored from its original color....wait, what?

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Originally Posted by khatfull (Post 10862308)
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
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PostingID: 1758349232


Amani576 05-25-10 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by EjustE (Post 10862070)
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.

Iuhno... with the components it has it's not a bad deal. And the S.A.S.S. COMES as a single-speed. It may be on the high-end, but it's not a bad price.
Single speeding on MTB's is about climbing, then coasting. Small gear to get up, big tires to fly down.
-Gene-

musicmaster 05-27-10 07:03 PM

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1762925990.html

How's $435 for a used Schwinn Varsity that sells for $229 at Walmart? Best part? I texted the guy offering $200 (for kicks) and told him its the same bike at Walmart. He told me, "You should buy one before they run out!"

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CALL/TXT (708) 668-8116 My Brother just bought me this bike and every thing works perfectly fine because the bike is BAND NEW!!! after only using this bike for only a week i realized the bike height wasn't my fit. BRAND NEW BIKE!!! The classic is back! The Schwinn 700c varsity road bike is updated and upgraded for today's more aggressive riding styles. Schwinn's handcrafted, lightweight-aluminum varsity road frame is built up with Shimano 7-speed shifters and a 14-speed Shimano equipped drivetrain for a ride that's equally responsive on hills and flats. Virtually bombproof alloy roadie pedals round out the package. Schwinn 700c Varsity Road Bike: Handcrafted Schwinn aluminum roadbike frame 14-speed Shimano equipped drivetrain Shimano rear derailleur and shifters Alloy road pedals Frame material: 6061 series aluminum Top tube: 55cm Seat tube: 55cm Frame features a sleek ball-burnished finish and classic design Schwinn steel road fork Dual pivot caliper brakes Aero 36-spoke alloy wheels with radial laced front Toe clips and straps Schwinn 700c varsity road bike weight: 32 lbs. Max. rider weight: 275 lbs. CALL/TXT (708) 668-8116
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/a...a/DSC01236.jpg

noglider 05-27-10 07:25 PM

It's BAND NEW!

EjustE 05-27-10 08:12 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/Early-30s-Sears-...item5887905e40

this one is a couple of decimal points wrong

StephenH 05-27-10 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beech333 (Post 10774193)
I don't know if this should go somewhere else, but with the odd bends in the downtube and seat stays, I wonder if this is right. No seat tube??? Is it some kind of kids bike?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/1727778185.html

Old Bike - $75 (Elgin)

Date: 2010-05-06, 2:10PM CDT
Reply to: sale-sm2hp-1727778185@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

This old bike is very very old, yet rides great !
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=149628http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=149629http://www.bikeforums.net/images/misc/pencil.png

Ahah! Note this is the same kind as the posting right above, referencing this auction:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Early-30s-Sears-...905e40&afsrc=1

shopgirl 05-27-10 09:20 PM

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/1763226364.html
For $180 you'd think they'd at least be nice enough to put a chain and freewheel on.

And in what universe is a resin Peugeot headbadge worth $100?
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/1762555261.html

I think I noticed these most today because I own/have owned other birds of this feather- a cheap Gitane ($10) and a Peugeot mixte ($60, and that was for the whole dang bike)

Binxsy 05-27-10 09:24 PM

No price...just gimmicky..
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...763245349.html

http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...boo_Bike_1.jpg

shopgirl 05-27-10 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Binxsy (Post 10877966)


I'd rock that.
Somebody asking $650 for an unrideable old Peugeot- no picture posted either. I wouldn't even pay that much for a PX10, and I suspect this one is far below that ranking:
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/1763356535.html

shopgirl 05-27-10 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EjustE (Post 10877608)
http://cgi.ebay.com/Early-30s-Sears-...item5887905e40

this one is a couple of decimal points wrong

Where do people get these numbers? It's nuts. I guess lots of people who don't know anything about bikes just google the maker and price it according to the highest dollar eBay auction they come across with that brand name- which of course means it doesn't matter if the seller has a UO8 or a PX10, they'll price it like a PX10.

bigbossman 05-28-10 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by JonnyHK (Post 10814709)
Target practice? What sort of small round wouldn't penetrate the tube?

Depends on the load, angle of the shot, and thickness of the tube.

I once put five rounds through the fuel door cover of a junk car, and when I opened the door the expended bullets were right inside the door resting under the fuel cap. 9x18 Makarov FMJ, and they barely penetrated one thickness of automotive sheet metal.

Amani576 05-28-10 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by bigbossman (Post 10878433)
Depends on the load, angle of the shot, and thickness of the tube.

I once put five rounds through the fuel door cover of a junk car, and when I opened the door the expended bullets were right inside the door resting under the fuel cap. 9x18 Makarov FMJ, and they barely penetrated one thickness of automotive sheet metal.

And to expound on that, if pressure is put on one spot of a metal tube, the rest has to react to keep shape. So, while the actual tube may be thin and lightweight, the structure itself is extremely springy and responsive and will do its best to deflect a deformation which is why it's not always very easy to dent small bicycle tubes. But once it is dented, they aren't very easy to fix.
-Gene-

Poguemahone 05-28-10 01:20 PM

"Top of the Line", my mick arse.

http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/1764062053.html

Can't sellers be bothered to do even a modicum of research? Or do they just count on all the buyers being morons?

Top of what line? Boat anchors? Okay, I know the GP is a decent entry level ride, but this is way overstating the case. And overpricing it as well, especially given the large size.


And if you're going to try and charge 600$ for an eighties Peugeot (likely entry level) how about a picture?

http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/1762249380.html

The flying saucers must have been using their ray to wipe out brain waves in the RVA area lately or something...

Maddox 05-28-10 02:52 PM

What? :twitchy:

I sometimes wonder if people think that if their bike says "Peugeot" it automatically means their turd is actually a turd made of diamonds. I want to shake them and say, "No, it doesn't matter. Your turd is still a turd. No turd is worth $300."


http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/1763630582.html

Peugeot 3-speed bike - $300 (Ahwatukee)

Date: 2010-05-28, 12:11PM MST
Reply to: sale-jvv3b-1763630582@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

I have 2 Peugeot adult bikes (3-speed). They've been barely ridden (5x max), but we've kept them an an outside porch (under a roof) so may need a little clean-up. We paid over $600 each for them, but are offering them now for $300 for one, or $500 for both.

  • Location: Ahwatukee
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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PostingID: 1763630582

Sammyboy 05-28-10 03:16 PM

Even the Peugeots that people actually WANT are not that good! And again, gear descriptions for the hard of thinking.

HSean 05-28-10 11:07 PM

Lol theres no pic but this ad made me laugh.

Good bike. bad cyclist. your great opportunity - $40 (Barrhaven)

Date: 2010-05-28, 8:36PM EDT
Reply to: sale-babbh-1764774735@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

There is nothing wrong with this bike, i just dont enjoy cycling, and dont need a bike anymore. I just want it gone. pick up in the evenings only.
ps I'm hot. so not only are you getting a cheap bike. its from a hot girl :p

  • Location: Barrhaven
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PostingID: 1764774735

Ferrite 05-28-10 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rhm (Post 10806419)
Then there's this, a six speed 16T freewheel. Someone has too much time on his hands.

That ebay seller bajajohn1959* ripped me off $200+. what ever you do don't buy anything from him. I got a wheelset from him that was damaged in transit. Sent the wheels back AND NEVER GOT A REFUND! Told me the check was in the mail. SOB! Won't respond to my emails and it's too late to leave negative feedback. Sometimes man. Sometimes....

Soma Roark 05-29-10 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ferrite (Post 10883343)
That ebay seller bajajohn1959* ripped me off $200+. what ever you do don't buy anything from him. I got a wheelset from him that was damaged in transit. Sent the wheels back AND NEVER GOT A REFUND! Told me the check was in the mail. SOB! Won't respond to my emails and it's too late to leave negative feedback. Sometimes man. Sometimes....

contact ebay admin, i'm sure they can help you in this case

ktmh 05-29-10 06:46 AM

i dont have any pictures but i can send them to you.

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wanted fit (tucson)

Date: 2010-05-28, 6:55PM MST
Reply to: sale-7rjv7-1764862840@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

i have a paint ball gun, custom oakleys and an i pod tuch wich is all worth about $500 i really am getting in to biking but i need a bike. i really prefur a fit any kind and ill look at it i dont have any pictures but i can send them to you if you have any questions call or text me (Chase) (520)780-0854
thank you and i hope i can get a bikkee?

Rollfast 05-31-10 01:53 AM

I'd make him a reasonable offer to join us and learn.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Maddox (Post 10857871)
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.


Rollfast 05-31-10 01:55 AM

Easy...Learning "imaginary numbers" was a tough concept :lol:


Quote:

Originally Posted by ktmh (Post 10883790)
i dont have any pictures but i can send them to you.


Rollfast 05-31-10 01:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamesj (Post 10859351)
At least he used montana spray paint....

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

For the love of God, man! How long do you want to hang that thing?? :eek::eek::eek:

Rollfast 05-31-10 02:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ferrite (Post 10883343)
That ebay seller bajajohn1959* ripped me off $200+. what ever you do don't buy anything from him. I got a wheelset from him that was damaged in transit. Sent the wheels back AND NEVER GOT A REFUND! Told me the check was in the mail. SOB! Won't respond to my emails and it's too late to leave negative feedback. Sometimes man. Sometimes....

If you had used your credit card (mine always used me) you could've hiphopped, no stops to MC VISA and signed the rap sheet on your sewer worker YO

khatfull 06-01-10 04:28 PM

Look at the right and left brake levers :twitchy: :eek:

Paramount PDG Series 2 Road Bike - $300 (berkeley north / hills)

Date: 2010-06-01, 2:06PM PDT
Reply to: sale-tnhnd-1770225923@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


I am selling my paramount road bike it is a 54 frame with shimano comps. The brakes are shimano exang 500's and the cranks shimano 600's. The bike is in good condition and has a welded frame...

Send me a text at 9164796459 if you would like to see it, I live very close to campus.

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joe englert 06-01-10 08:22 PM

sacramento and sf craigslist for a "like new" gios torino. called the number, some girl answers(sounds drugged), i set up a meeting place and time. the girl never shows. call her, she answers, once i tell her who i am she hangs up. later some guy calls me and says he has the bike but is in sf. he wants me to meet him up there-no way-he says his daughter is going to school in davis and her cel phone was out of batteries. i have my friend with a different phone number call him back and low an behold the girl answers-how she got from sac to sf in 30 min is amazing. still dont know what these two are up to but they probably should be locked up


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