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Amani576 06-07-10 05:34 PM

I'm more bothered that they basically put 92 miles on the bike each time they rode it, yet they don't know the brand.
-Gene-

beech333 06-08-10 01:28 PM

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Restored? $1500?

http://orlando.craigslist.org/bik/1779821072.html

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

Date: 2010-06-07, 2:01PM EDT
Reply to: sale-frfj2-1779821072@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.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=154400

EjustE 06-08-10 08:01 PM

At least he got the 'take a picture in front of a white garage door' part right:

http://images.craigslist.org/3k63m63...0ed69c14d7.jpg

http://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/1782400766.html

cb400bill 06-08-10 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EjustE (Post 10933591)
At least he got the 'take a picture in front of a white garage door' part right:

That's what you get when you try to use a cell phone camera in sunlight. The display gets washed out and you can't aim it properly.

melonbar123 06-09-10 07:07 PM

What is this?:
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1783158250.html
Road bike Univega 2pc Rare!! - $220 (South Gate)

Date: 2010-06-09, 2:00PM PDT
Reply to: sale-8ejg8-1783775073@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

This a rare 2pc univega it rides smooth has new grip tape, tires and tubes perfect for someone who enjoys riding and has limited space. This is a 12 speed road bike.
220 obo need to sell
(323) 313-5876

  • Location: South Gate
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
http://images.craigslist.org/3n13kb3...b20f6f13a8.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3k33p03...022a8613d9.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3md3p33...4728471f25.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3n93o83...f5732f1361.jpg

mrdelprete 06-10-10 11:46 AM

A real collectors item! And a deal at $200!
 
http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/bik/1768692887.html

Team Cycle
HTX Curb Cruiser

From early 90's?

In excellent condition. No Rust! New tires.

Ready to go! Ride in style and have some summer fun!
Team Cycle
HTX Curb Cruiser

cb400bill 06-10-10 12:20 PM

Looks like someone installed those couplers that allow you to break apart a bike.

Quote:

Originally Posted by melonbar123 (Post 10938790)
What is this?:
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1783158250.html
Road bike Univega 2pc Rare!! - $220 (South Gate)

Date: 2010-06-09, 2:00PM PDT
Reply to: sale-8ejg8-1783775073@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

This a rare 2pc univega it rides smooth has new grip tape, tires and tubes perfect for someone who enjoys riding and has limited space. This is a 12 speed road bike.
220 obo need to sell
(323) 313-5876

  • Location: South Gate
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
http://images.craigslist.org/3n13kb3...b20f6f13a8.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3k33p03...022a8613d9.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3md3p33...4728471f25.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3n93o83...f5732f1361.jpg


firenbones 06-10-10 02:20 PM

"Old Beater Bike"
 
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1785366834.html

firenbones 06-10-10 02:26 PM

Trusty-looking Viscount for $70 ...

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1784307005.html

cb400bill 06-12-10 05:11 AM

Probably a nice bike and the price seems decent.

But....

Old School Vintage Cannondale - $200

Bicycle...Vintage Cannondale road bike I got several years ago from a friend. Chrome /Moly frame, I have put some miles on it and it still looks/rides great.
Comes with a couple of extra skins and everything you see on it, including the aero bar, pedals and poly cages. This is a great bike at a great price.

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bik/1785948175.html

Buikema 06-12-10 10:33 AM

Good Advice from your LBS
 
Okay, so its not strictly C&V, nor is it new, but it is timeless. I looked back to see if this has been posted before and couldn't find it. Summer is here...

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best...192150038.html

Here is a short excerpt, but I highly recommend checking out the whole thing.

"A few things from the bike shop.
Date: 2009-05-27, 4:05PM PDT

Whoo-hoo Seattle, the sun is out! Let's discuss a few things before you fumble with swapping the unused ski rack for the unused bike rack on the Subaru.

So yes, you've noticed the sun is out, and hey!- maybe it would be cool to to some bike riding. Let's keep in mind that the sun came out of all 600,000 of us, so for the most part, you're not the only one who noticed. Please remember that when you walk into my shop on a bright, sunny Saturday morning. It will save you from looking like a complete **** that huffs "Why are there so many people here?"

Are we all on the same page now about it being sunny outside? Have we all figured out that we're not the only clever people that feel sunny days are good for bike riding? Great. I want to kiss all of you on your forehead for sharing this moment with me. Put your vitamin D starved fingers in mine, and we'll move on together to some pointers that will make life easier.

SOME POINTERS FOR THE PHONE:

- I don't know what size of bike you need. The only thing that I can tell over the phone is that you sound fat. I don't care how tall you are. I don't care how long your inseam is. Don't complain to me that you don't want to come ALL THE WAY down to the bike shop to get fitted for a bike. I have two hundred bikes in my inventory. I will find one that fits you. Whether you come from the north or the south, my shop is downhill. Pretend you're going to smell a fart, ball up, and roll your fat ass down here.

- Don't get high and call me. Write it down, call me later. When I have four phone lines ringing, and a herdlet
of people waiting for help, I can't deal with you sitting there "uuuuhhh"-ing and "uuummm"-ing while your brain tries to put together some cheeto-xbox-fixie conundrum. We didn't get disconnected, I left you on hold to figure your **** out."


...awesome

Flying Merkel 06-12-10 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by melonbar123 (Post 10938790)
What is this?:
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1783158250.html
Road bike Univega 2pc Rare!! - $220 (South Gate)

Date: 2010-06-09, 2:00PM PDT
Reply to: sale-8ejg8-1783775073@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

This a rare 2pc univega it rides smooth has new grip tape, tires and tubes perfect for someone who enjoys riding and has limited space. This is a 12 speed road bike.
220 obo need to sell
(323) 313-5876


  • Location: South Gate
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

http://images.craigslist.org/3n13kb3...b20f6f13a8.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3k33p03...022a8613d9.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3md3p33...4728471f25.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3n93o83...f5732f1361.jpg

That bike was on Orange county c-list. The price was around $100.00. Almost bought it myself, but couldn't think of a good reason to.

Bianchigirll 06-14-10 04:27 PM

I am not sure if the cat and the body builder are part of the 'bike crap' but here you go.

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/1790231403.html

5cagm 06-14-10 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buikema (Post 10952261)
Okay, so its not strictly C&V, nor is it new, but it is timeless. I looked back to see if this has been posted before and couldn't find it. Summer is here...

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best...192150038.html

Here is a short excerpt, but I highly recommend checking out the whole thing.

"A few things from the bike shop.
Date: 2009-05-27, 4:05PM PDT

Whoo-hoo Seattle, the sun is out! Let's discuss a few things before you fumble with swapping the unused ski rack for the unused bike rack on the Subaru.

So yes, you've noticed the sun is out, and hey!- maybe it would be cool to to some bike riding. Let's keep in mind that the sun came out of all 600,000 of us, so for the most part, you're not the only one who noticed. Please remember that when you walk into my shop on a bright, sunny Saturday morning. It will save you from looking like a complete **** that huffs "Why are there so many people here?"

Are we all on the same page now about it being sunny outside? Have we all figured out that we're not the only clever people that feel sunny days are good for bike riding? Great. I want to kiss all of you on your forehead for sharing this moment with me. Put your vitamin D starved fingers in mine, and we'll move on together to some pointers that will make life easier.

SOME POINTERS FOR THE PHONE:

- I don't know what size of bike you need. The only thing that I can tell over the phone is that you sound fat. I don't care how tall you are. I don't care how long your inseam is. Don't complain to me that you don't want to come ALL THE WAY down to the bike shop to get fitted for a bike. I have two hundred bikes in my inventory. I will find one that fits you. Whether you come from the north or the south, my shop is downhill. Pretend you're going to smell a fart, ball up, and roll your fat ass down here.

- Don't get high and call me. Write it down, call me later. When I have four phone lines ringing, and a herdlet
of people waiting for help, I can't deal with you sitting there "uuuuhhh"-ing and "uuummm"-ing while your brain tries to put together some cheeto-xbox-fixie conundrum. We didn't get disconnected, I left you on hold to figure your **** out."


...awesome



I clicked on that link and it took me to an add for a Bottechia with SLX tubes for $200 http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1783158250.html. Looks to be in rough shape and converted to a fixie but boy was I surprised haha

Re-Cycle 06-14-10 05:40 PM

$750 customized hawthorn

http://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/1776100137.html

cb400bill 06-14-10 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bianchigirll (Post 10962186)
I am not sure if the cat and the body builder are part of the 'bike crap' but here you go.

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/1790231403.html

That body builder picture is quite disturbing. I like the cat pic though.

shovelhd 06-15-10 02:30 PM

Response to the Maserati debacle:

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/1793402123.html

bikemore 06-16-10 05:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shovelhd (Post 10967239)

They have finally gone on to something more interesting. Haiku

I languish alone
in a garage in Weston
Lower my price now!

pristine bike wanted
have one grand to spend for one
not touched by damp cloth

Maserati ad
posted automatically
seller free to ride

Maserati guy
unused old bike unheard of
I wish same of you

One thousand dollars
More money than I am worth
Riderless, I sit

haiku writing guy
your words move me to laughter
live long and prosper

Maserati guy
cold winter comes soon enough
why waste warm summer

mrdelprete 06-16-10 10:16 AM

I know it is the brand name, just makes for a funny title

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/1794286098.html

stien 06-16-10 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bikemore (Post 10969983)
They have finally gone on to something more interesting. Haiku

Lol I came here to post this exactly. Good stuff.

retrofit 06-16-10 03:47 PM

"nothing that affects anything but the cosmetics"
 
:notamused:

Eddy Merckx 10th anniversary plus parts - $1000 (mill valley)

"up for sale is a 10th anniversary(1980-1990) Eddy Merckx frame made with "columbus tubi speciali superbutted" chrome alloy. the frame isn't in the best condition so it will be cheap. (usually the frame alone sells for around $1000) there is a little surface rust all around the bike but nothing that affects anything but the cosmetics. the frame has been customized and had the mounts for the shifters on the down-tube removed, notice the large blemishes near the head-tube...take everything for $1000 or buy the individual parts:

Eddy Merckx 10th anniversary frame: $600...."

vettefrc2000 06-16-10 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cb400bill (Post 10962755)
That body builder picture is quite disturbing. I like the cat pic though.


"It puts the lotion on its skin"

Wogster 06-16-10 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by retrofit (Post 10973071)
:notamused:

Eddy Merckx 10th anniversary plus parts - $1000 (mill valley)

"up for sale is a 10th anniversary(1980-1990) Eddy Merckx frame made with "columbus tubi speciali superbutted" chrome alloy. the frame isn't in the best condition so it will be cheap. (usually the frame alone sells for around $1000) there is a little surface rust all around the bike but nothing that affects anything but the cosmetics. the frame has been customized and had the mounts for the shifters on the down-tube removed, notice the large blemishes near the head-tube...take everything for $1000 or buy the individual parts:

Eddy Merckx 10th anniversary frame: $600...."

So drewing a bike with a Sawzall is now consider customizing?

soonerbills 06-17-10 12:09 PM

Thank God for knowledgeable sellers!
http://tulsa.craigslist.org/bik/1796503571.html


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