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Old 09-09-13, 12:01 AM   #7176
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This is the kind of advertisement you would create if you were pushed through school and graduated undeservedly:

[h=2]trance 2 fully built - $500 (sagle Id )[/h]

I have a trance to and lost of spare parts 500 Obo will throw in armor jersey helmet bag all the stuff is troy Lee gear not pictured is a wheel set an misc parts 208 610 3956
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Old 09-09-13, 12:10 PM   #7177
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Another BSO ad. I like this one because it says that the bike is new used once but the "breaks" need work. And the obligatory backwards fork:

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[h=2] Bike used once - $100 (Liberty Lake)[/h]
New bike, used once. Breaks need work. Has NEW no-flat tires. $100 o.b.o call or text. 208-859-1026. Must pick up in Liberty Lake. 26 inches.
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Old 09-09-13, 01:07 PM   #7178
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IT IS VERY LIGHT WEIGHT. WITH QUALITY COMPONENTS. AND NEW TIRES, TUBES, NEW SHIFTERS, NEW CABLES FOR SHIFTER,S NEW BRAKES, AND CLIP LESS AND REGULAR PEDALS.

this isn't sketchy at all, is it?

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IT IS VERY LIGHT WEIGHT. WITH QUALITY COMPONENTS. AND NEW TIRES, TUBES, NEW SHIFTERS, NEW CABLES FOR SHIFTER,S NEW BRAKES, AND CLIP LESS AND REGULAR PEDALS.

this isn't sketchy at all, is it?

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...056505677.html
IT IS VERY LIGHT WEIGHT... and getting lighter every day!

The oddest thing about this ad is that almost every thing is spelled right.
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Old 09-09-13, 03:10 PM   #7180
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IT IS VERY LIGHT WEIGHT... and getting lighter every day!

The oddest thing about this ad is that almost every thing is spelled right.
LOL true, only one word misspelled! I guess the pedals and chain just add weight. No need for them.
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Old 09-09-13, 03:31 PM   #7181
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This is the kind of advertisement you would create if you were pushed through school and graduated undeservedly:

trance 2 fully built - $500 (sagle Id )



I have a trance to and lost of spare parts 500 Obo will throw in armor jersey helmet bag all the stuff is troy Lee gear not pictured is a wheel set an misc parts 208 610 3956

My guess is that the ad was created by some 20-year-old who learned to write by texting back and forth with friends. In fact, the whole ad may have been created on an iphone.
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Old 09-10-13, 11:19 AM   #7182
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An 8lb Denali!!!! I will switch that out with my Scott Addict frame!

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Old 09-10-13, 11:25 AM   #7183
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An 8lb Denali!!!! I will switch that out with my Scott Addict frame!

http://york.craigslist.org/bik/4057146401.html
I wouldn't believe it if the claim was 8 kilograms!
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Old 09-10-13, 11:52 AM   #7184
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check out this awesome paramount...80s SCHWINN 63CM PARAMOUT 564 ALUMINUM FIX BIKE



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Old 09-10-13, 12:55 PM   #7185
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Just Epic.
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Old 09-10-13, 04:43 PM   #7186
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I was going to wait till I got over here to start posting these - promise I'll try to keep it down to a minimum - but I'm in Paris, Fr. where the idiot hipsters fixie fad is still at an absolute epidemic level.
for example - http://www.leboncoin.fr/velos/532699621.htm?ca=12_s

Most notably the fantasy that converting a gas-pipe, bike boom era bike into a fixie or a single speed somehow increases the value. Second most common offense is suggesting that a perfectly functional machine would be an ideal candidate for the conversion.
http://www.leboncoin.fr/velos/529681767.htm?ca=12_s
"le cadre peut convenir pour une transformation en fixie." yes, you could, but please don't - it's bad enough you blow tons of money on skinny jeans and that stupid haircut so you can look like you're poor.

fortunately, there's enough folks posting to the classifieds here in France that understand that you find these bikes in the trash all day long - you just have to be willing to get **** on your shoes

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Old 09-12-13, 08:32 PM   #7187
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Very strange.
http://nmi.craigslist.org/bik/4062285737.html

Bike rack make offer or trade (Nortport)

New bike rack ... Make offer or trade....XXX---XXX---XXXX...ask for sara.


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Old 09-12-13, 08:46 PM   #7188
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I got a 80s Schwinn 564 Paramount Aluminum 63cm .. Brand new rims the rear is a flap an flap hub
A fap and fap hub? Oh my.
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Old 09-13-13, 12:42 PM   #7189
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most recent 'reply' to my CL add. I wonder how anyone falls for this Spam?

"My client is Mr. Chen Shui-bian, who has presented a subtle offer which will need the help of a partner like you to complete successfully. Mr. Chen Shui-bian is in a difficult situation and he must immediately relocate certain sums of money out of China. More so, this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. Chen. The sum is currently deposited in the name of an existing legal entity. Your role will be to;? Please provide me your email address for me to contact you regarding it."

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Old 09-13-13, 02:01 PM   #7190
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http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/4018718021.html

19" Fuji Tahoe SL 29er aluminum frame - $65 (2000 Block East Wash)



Complete with headset, seatpost and clamp, and in great condition. Disc only mounts on stays. I may have used a sharpie to turn 'Fuji' into 'BOOB' on the down tube in an inebriated state, though can easily be washed off. $5 discount if you promise not to, though.
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Old 09-13-13, 04:29 PM   #7192
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killer paint job:
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Old 09-15-13, 12:31 PM   #7193
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Sometimes it pays to be patient. This Ross Signature was posted on CL yesterday for $15,000. Today it's a killer deal at $3,999. Apparently it's a great deal for that graduating student even though graduation isn't until this spring:

[h=2]1984 Ross Triad - $3999 (des moines)[/h]

Fabulous compete example of the Master's handiwork. Number 65 of the last year. Unfinished and ready to ride. 9 speed but will take whatever additions you make. New owner gets fork and frame. Wonderful for Graduating College Student or Gift to family member. Amazing ride, grip and handling. For details, email and I'll return information. Good for heights of 5'8" to 6'2". Weight distribution 180 up to 220lbs.
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...I may have used a sharpie to turn 'Fuji' into 'BOOB' on the down tube in an inebriated state, though can easily be washed off. $5 discount if you promise not to, though.
That, my friends, is a salesman.
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Your costs don't concern him. They aren't his problem. If you don't like it he can "give" it to someone else.

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Admittedly, the guy sounds like he was a jerk on the phone. When I have free stuff, I take a decent picture of and post it. I posted some old laptops (Win95-old) and had some people who wanted to take a look at them. I said, "Sure, I'm at work and they're in a box on my front porch. You're the third person to contact me so I don't know if they'll still be there but you're welcome to look." I did my best with the description and picture, the rest is up to the "buyer" when it's free. Just don't be a dick about it.

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Old 09-15-13, 04:18 PM   #7196
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...Just had to post the Dr Seussian seatpost... errrr, seattree.
The rest of the ad isn't particularly special, but for the curious:
http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/4068484428.html
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Old 09-15-13, 04:50 PM   #7197
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...Just had to post the Dr Seussian seatpost... errrr, seattree.
The rest of the ad isn't particularly special, but for the curious:
http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/4068484428.html
It's amazing what a DWI will do to get transportation that's comfortable. I just sold a bmx freestyle to a guy that was apparently in the same boat, $20 to get to the liquor store and back!
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Old 09-15-13, 06:53 PM   #7198
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It seems that Schwinn Varsity's have increased in value and speeds...check out this one from Atlanta...

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Old 09-15-13, 08:58 PM   #7199
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Hey kids! Be the first on your block to own a 12lb lugged steel Bianchi!!

http://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/4069854810.html

[h=2]bianchi road bike excelent condition - $175[/h]

Nice bike! Shimano 600 crank set, shimano105 derailer, shimano 600 brakes. Race wrapped handle bars. Mavic rims,Michelin pro wheels. Under 12 pounds?
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Old 09-16-13, 07:49 AM   #7200
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To be fair, he did phrase "under 12 pounds" as a question. It's like a trivia game inside an ad. Bonus!
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