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StephenH 04-15-09 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamesl (Post 8737177)
I thought this was a fun picture with an E-bay sale on a mountain bike. Makes me want to bid, and bid often! :lol:

He's obviously just a little pigeon-toed.

CrankyFranky 04-15-09 07:37 PM

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/bik/1123599847.html
Here's a guy who can't even be bothered to tell us what size his $2500 1988 Richard Sachs is. Ya,
"very highly desired" True, but Ugh! Hey, EH, feeling richer?

muccapazza 04-15-09 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by tolfan (Post 8735616)
this one made me chuckel.
http://delaware.craigslist.org/bik/1119540186.html
I'm a hipster looking for a "fixed speed" bicycle. It must have only one speed. No brakes, they are for not cool people. I will be using it mostly as an excuse to wear an expensive bag and go to Starbucks. I also want to roll up my pant leg to show off my beat up Sambas and patterned socks.

If you have a "vintage" looking bicycle that I could convert to a fixie, that would be fine as well.

Must be cheap, my parent's give me little allowance.

I just chuckeled PBR all over my computer screen :)

East Hill 04-15-09 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrankyFranky (Post 8739338)
http://newhaven.craigslist.org/bik/1123599847.html
Here's a guy who can't even be bothered to tell us what size his $2500 1988 Richard Sachs is. Ya,
"very highly desired" True, but Ugh! Hey, EH, feeling richer?

Mine's older. It doesn't have 'slight cosmetic damage'. However, it was built for someone very small, which limits it's desirability to a certain extent. But, uh, yeah, it's nice to know the insurance value :eek: .

East Hill

due ruote 04-15-09 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bibliobob (Post 8722564)
"Custom" bike in Chicago. Oh, it's "custom" alright.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/1120232942.html

custom training bike made from schwinn world tour frame,about a 22.5 frame 1 pc crank w single 78 tool sprocket,ukai rims, needs to be converted to single speed rear wheel so price is now lower cash thanks for looking bakes not installed but included

http://images.craigslist.org/3mb3o13...ec36c1171b.jpg

Wow, a training bike with a 78 tooth chainring, plastic pedals and a bent fork! Just what everyone needs. And what exactly is with that stem? It looks like some kind of flexible plumbing connector.

jet sanchEz 04-16-09 07:40 AM

I don't know what to say except that this surprised the hell outta me and it is wacky: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=190299745850

ggroth9 04-16-09 10:13 AM

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1123706684.html

"Vintage hand-me-down. All of the decals washed off, but I'm pretty sure it is a 60's Schwinn Traveler. Newly packed 3-speed Bendix hub (red), new chain. Tires are good and held air all winter. Sale includes original chrome fenders and a black chain guard."

Wonder if that's the limited edition 3 speed kickback?

GregG

ggroth9 04-16-09 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bibliobob (Post 8722564)
"Custom" bike in Chicago. Oh, it's "custom" alright.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/1120232942.html

custom training bike made from schwinn world tour frame,about a 22.5 frame 1 pc crank w single 78 tool sprocket,ukai rims, needs to be converted to single speed rear wheel so price is now lower cash thanks for looking bakes not installed but included

http://images.craigslist.org/3mb3o13...ec36c1171b.jpg

I had a friend that made a bike like this back in the late 80's. Front chainring is from a Schwinn exercise bike. He customized a 5 speed freewheel with additional spacers to a 4 speed to accomodate the wider chain required by the chainring, in hopes of being able to gear it low enough to get it going. But even with a 32T cog on the freewheel, the gearing was still too high to pedal anywhere, much less dropping it into the 14T he had on the high end.

GregG

kbjack 04-16-09 10:43 AM

This is just insulting. I hate Detroit CL. http://detroit.craigslist.org/bik/1125152006.html

abarth 04-16-09 12:59 PM

This is HOT!!! $450 for a Murray fixie.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/1124752427.html

i have a steel flatbar roadbike that is pretty cool, i painted it for a school project but need to sell it to fund another. (the design is puzzle pieces fading into the frame) i would love to keep it but it is a bit small for me, the frame measures out at just a hair under 54cm from center of bb to top of frame and the same from center of headtube to center of seat tube, i believe it is an old murray frame. there are a few scratches here and there but it is a solid bike overall. i have a freewheel on the back now 19t and i have a 18t that is a fixed cog. 36t sproket in the front, its a pretty easy gear but its nice for hills.email or call with any questions!

bibliobob 04-16-09 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by kbjack (Post 8742177)
This is just insulting. I hate Detroit CL. http://detroit.craigslist.org/bik/1125152006.html

I'm also really tired of the egregious, excessive, and inaccurate use of "custom" in the description of bikes that should really say "altered" or even "ruined." Spray painting something purple or cutting it up does not make a bike "custom." Unless the frame builder built the frame to your measurements, it's not "custom."

I don't mean to state that the owner of this Volare ruined it (he didn't hack or paint anything), but DID reduce the value when he made it a "cross" bike.

Vintage Schwinn Volare 1976 - $2500 (warren)
Reply to: sale-7bu6t-1125152006@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-16, 11:54AM EDT


Vintage Schwinn 1976 Volare. With Reynolds 531 frame and fork. 21" frame. 700c wheels. With original 1st issue Shimano Full Duraace "Grupo"!!! 1st year made!!! With high flange hubs. Custom modified to be crosscycle. $2500.00 firm. Come and pick up for $2500.00 cash.

big chainring 04-16-09 02:15 PM

This person lists alot of bikes on Chicago CL. Pretty good prices and sometimes unusual stuff. I get a chuckle out of the TALL mans bike. Anything larger than a 21 inch frame and they stress for a tall man. I imagine the seller is shorter than average?
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/bik/1125314428.html

Straightblock 04-16-09 03:35 PM

There must be plenty of hipsters out there with more money than brains.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PEUGEOT-STEEL-FI...3%3A3|294%3A50

A bidding war for what looks like a gaspipe Peugeot frame, Closing in on $100 landed cost with 3 days to go. That would still be top dollar if it came with the seatpost, French BB & stem. The seller must be thrilled.

Does anybody else put stuff like this in their watched items just to see how high it gets?

.

thenomad 04-17-09 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by big chainring (Post 8743328)
Anything larger than a 21 inch frame and they stress for a tall man. I imagine the seller is shorter than average?[/URL]

Ha ha, I'm 5'9" and I ride on a 22" frame.
Now THIS one is for a TALL person in my local CL
http://images.craigslist.org/3k03md3...6eaa931fef.jpg

big chainring 04-18-09 07:36 AM

I think I've seen this bike on Chicago Craigslist for 2 years now. Same person listing it. Its a good looking bike but $300 is way out of wack.
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1128055483.html

cycleheimer 04-18-09 11:41 AM

Shorty fenders isn't the only thing that makes this different from the others. No chain, no indicator chain, and mismatched tires separates this mutt from the other $150 bikes. OBO? $25?

Ladies Vintage BSA 3 speed - $150 (Newtown)

Reply to: sale-ztskz-1128040015@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-18, 7:31AM EDT



Super light 3 speed with chrome shorty fenders makes this bike a little different from the others..email for details..$150 or best offer.http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g...EMP/bhu001.jpg
  • Location: Newtown, CT
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

onfloat 04-18-09 01:08 PM

Tank tires?

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/bik/1128003460.html

Marrock 04-18-09 01:44 PM

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/1128536006.html

ANYONE WANT THIS BIKE - $275 (PARAMUS )

Reply to: sale-7rbaz-1128536006@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-18, 1:52PM EDT


I Need to know by 4 and you need to pick it upp. CASH ONLY

  • Location: PARAMUS
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
http://images.craigslist.org/3n93pd3...2eac671862.jpg



PostingID: 1128536006

East Hill 04-18-09 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marrock (Post 8755314)
http://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/1128536006.html

ANYONE WANT THIS BIKE - $275 (PARAMUS )

Reply to: sale-7rbaz-1128536006@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-18, 1:52PM EDT


I Need to know by 4 and you need to pick it upp. CASH ONLY

  • Location: PARAMUS
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
http://images.craigslist.org/3n93pd3...2eac671862.jpg



PostingID: 1128536006

Well, it's past 4.00 pm on the West Coast, and the bike's still there.

Seller needs a catchier ad, that's all.

Marrock 04-18-09 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by East Hill (Post 8756302)
Well, it's past 4.00 pm on the West Coast, and the bike's still there.

Seller needs a catchier ad, that's all.

He needs a clue.

East Hill 04-18-09 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Marrock (Post 8756325)
He needs a clue.

That would probably add a couple of hundred dollars to the price!

thenomad 04-18-09 10:09 PM

that is a flippin MASSIVE seat! Just imagine what that bike has been through!

big chainring 04-19-09 06:51 AM

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/bik/1129062084.html

http://images.craigslist.org/3k33o63...bc958e18b0.jpg

Are the General Lee and Hazard County ever going to fade away. Its a cultural embarassment that never ends.

gamecat 04-19-09 09:44 AM

Is that chainwheel supposed to look like the Iron Cross for some reason, or is that just a little bonus?

Marrock 04-19-09 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gamecat (Post 8758808)
Is that chainwheel supposed to look like the Iron Cross for some reason, or is that just a little bonus?

All it needs is a triple K on the back of the saddle and all the bases are covered.


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