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    Brother can you spare $80,000. I have never seen an $80,000 bike until now.

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/bik/1246118058.html

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    That's gotta be a typo.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Today's high on crack in Chicago award goes to....

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1245379801.html

    Schwinn Le Tour - $450

    Must see. Schwinn Le Tour 12 speed. Like new. Originally $1300.00
    Bike weighs 18 lbs. with rack. Blaze components and Alesa rims.
    current photos.

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    This series of posts speaks for itself.

    ROTAFIXING IS DANGEROUS (Heaven/Hell)

    Reply to: see below
    Date: 2009-06-30, 1:51PM EDT



    Rotafixing a cog to an old ten-speed hub that is meant for a freewheel is dangerous. What is worse is trying to sell cheaply converted fixed gears that have been converted via this method.

    Only buy a fixed gear conversion if the rear hub is track specific. This means that there is room to thread both a track cog AND dedicated lockring. Putting an old bottom-bracket lock ring on top of a cog that has been threaded onto a freewheel is dangerous...I don't care how much loctite you use!

    Caveat Emptor.


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    http://detroit.craigslist.org/bik/1247163974.html

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/bik/1248041202.html

    ROTAFIXING IS DANGEROUS (Heaven/Hell) - $666 (Hell)

    Reply to: see below
    Date: 2009-06-30, 10:58PM EDT



    A: You said "rotafixing", so you must be a tech ***.
    B: Everyone who puts a track cog and a bb lockring on their old POS knows it is dangerous. Cheap is more important. (Which also leads one to believe you are a tech ***).
    C: Why don't you come up with a dedicated track hub for less than $80, then lace it into everyone's wheel for free?
    D: Thanks for the super dumb public service announcement. Keep on trying to tell people that you are indeed smarter than they are.


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    Can someone explain this . . .

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/1248083066.html

    What the hell is wrong with this Paramount, and why the mashup of components?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnknappcc View Post
    Can someone explain this . . .

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/1248083066.html

    What the hell is wrong with this Paramount, and why the mashup of components?
    Triathlism can afflict even the finest bikes. You can help. As a member of the C&V forum you have the ability (and duty) to obtain as many great old bikes for yourself and others as you can and return them to their natural and untainted condition so that they can be ridden well and comfortably for many more miles.

    Sadly, like an injured animal a deformed bicycle can be difficult to help. Here it is attached to an owner with delusions. Like that a Deore der belongs on that bike. Or that it's worth $1500.

    Nice bike. I like the crazy funny-bike stuff. but.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnknappcc View Post
    Can someone explain this . . .

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/1248083066.html

    What the hell is wrong with this Paramount, and why the mashup of components?
    It's a time trial bike - I betcha someone nabbed the frame and built it up with whatever extra compenents they had around. Quality tubing and pretty cool actually if it weren't so expensive.

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    I think this ad qualfies for this thread:http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/1248248179.html
    "I am selling a vintage one of kind!
    <<>><<<<<><<<<<<
    It's a real head turner
    Be the first one on your block to have this limited edition, very collectible
    Serial number: 666 OU812 6ULDV8
    It was made in Ojai CA by steelworking midwives during the venereal equinox out of rare Scrotium, a metal alloy smuggled out of Cold War Poland.
    No it was actually electro-welded by Marge Blumenthal at the Chicago Schwinn Factory in 1956.
    No I am certain it was made by Albert Tulio Colnago Rosenbloopbergstienenplatz Fisher the famous builder out of Parador in Southern Sloboblurmia!
    This is a true one off marvel!
    It can be made into a single speed a fixie or a tricycle for a The Shrine Circus very easily!
    It has 10 inch horizontal drop outs and enough clearance to be a downhill 29er!
    This bike will fit someone from 4'2" - 7'11" with the right seat post.
    The wheels were made from recycled Pepsi cans and aged doughnut holes!
    If you don't buy it now it will cost four times more on Ebay, I am your friend, I'm helpin' you out here!
    I have to sell this because my wife is having sextuplets and , oh gosh, we need the room!
    No actually this bike has been stored in my geodesic dome in Boulder and has been gathering pixie dust since the last Mall Crawl in 1989.
    No it's been taking up space in my single wide trailer meth lab!
    I was given this one of a kind gem at my Bar Mitzvah by my hair dresser's grandnephew's housekeeper, it's a family heirloom.
    Or did I steal it from someone's garage while trolling for change off of Colfax!
    Or did I buy it at the: Goodwill, DAV, Salvation Army, Savers, Family Thrift, Mile High thrift, ARC.
    Or I bought it at this bike shop and then someone said it was their bike but the shop owner said it was his because he paid a guy named John Smith 12 bucks and some pedals for it!
    No, I'm mistaken I bought this from Hector at the Mile High Flea Market, he said it was his bike, but he's 5' tall and this frame is a 62 cm, go figure?


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    I can deliver it (and case your house if you'd like).
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    Quote Originally Posted by norskagent View Post
    I think this ad qualfies for this thread:http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/1248248179.html
    One of the funniest parodies I've read in a long time.

    -Kurt

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    I'm still laughing! HARD!
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

    Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcschafer View Post
    Reverse Steering Bike - $60...if you can get on it, and in 30 seconds manage to ride it 10 yards without your feet touching the ground, I'LL GIVE YOU THE BIKE --- FREE."
    Hmmm... how hard can it be to ride wheelie from take off for 10 yards?


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    Quote Originally Posted by johnknappcc View Post
    Can someone explain this . . .

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/1248083066.html

    What the hell is wrong with this Paramount, and why the mashup of components?
    Can someone explain to a bike noob why that mashup of components is funny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jude View Post
    Can someone explain to a bike noob why that mashup of components is funny?
    The only thing I don't understand about it are the spoke ends, and the seller's pissy attitude.

    -Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jude View Post
    Can someone explain to a bike noob why that mashup of components is funny?
    1) A Deore RD has no place on that bike. It's a Paramount, everything else is Ultegra, for that price I would expect DA/Ultegra, no less.

    2) Its a long(ish) cage RD, generally intended for a MTB. With a double and a close cassette in the rear, you should have a regular cage RD, for better and more responsive shifting.

    Grrrr, that's SLX!!!, this whole thing just makes me sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnknappcc View Post
    1) A Deore RD has no place on that bike. It's a Paramount, everything else is Ultegra, for that price I would expect DA/Ultegra, no less.
    The fact that this doesn't tell me anything, will probably tell you something...

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    Deore RD means Shimano rear derailleur of the Deore model line. Those are made for mountain bikes, not road bikes.

    Dura Ace is Shimano's top of the line. Some here call it DA. Ultegra is just below that. (Right, guys?)

    Don't worry. You'll pick this stuff up soon enough.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    The only thing I don't understand about it are the spoke ends, and the seller's pissy attitude.

    -Kurt
    Here's the explanation on the spoke ends: the bladed part of some early aero spokes wouldn't fit through the hub drilling the normal way so the ends had an "S" bend and went into the hole the reverse way and held via their hook.

    Here's my take on the attitude: limited knowledge seller realizes that he/she has something worth more than a run-of-the-mill bicycle, but, instead of their ignorance motivating them to research & learn something and maybe increase the value of what they are selling, they take the lazy route and adopt a posture of agressive defensiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    One of the funniest parodies I've read in a long time.

    -Kurt
    I got a good laugh out of that.
    Thanks!

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    I know it's worth it because it's old!
    http://tulsa.craigslist.org/bik/1251568832.html

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    This guy posts this Ross road bike for $300 every couple of days without fail.

    http://gainesville.craigslist.org/bik/1252200796.html

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    Anybody looking for a carbon fibre Paramount?

    http://medford.craigslist.org/bik/1252050088.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by soonerbills View Post
    I know it's worth it because it's old!
    http://tulsa.craigslist.org/bik/1251568832.html
    BWAH HAHAHAHA!!!!! 750 bucks???? I'm not sure I'd pay 7 dollars and 50 cents for that rust bucket. Dream on...

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    http://sd.craigslist.org/bik/1251337771.html

    Proof positive that SD is 49th in education spending!

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    Evidently he hasn't been there before.

    http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bik/1252883401.html

    "moving to europe no more need for a bike."
    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

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    this Shimano mountain bike only needs a few fixes and it's good to go http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/1254316909.html

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