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steppinthefunk 04-20-09 10:21 AM

Title reads: " ALENAX BICYCLE TRB 7000 W/HSINLUNG HANDLE BARS "
So nevermind the unique drive system, the kicker to this deal is the set of Hsinlung handle bars(Specially designed to point straight up)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ALENAX-BICYCLE-T...3A1%7C294%3A50

gamecat 04-20-09 10:36 AM

HSINLUNG--is that bad Pinyin for a pneumothorax?

Marrock 04-20-09 11:47 AM

Now it's up to $300...

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/1130512222.html

Bike (Dont Use Anymore) - $300 (Paramus )

Reply to: sale-xmwxq-1130512222@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-19, 10:15PM EDT


hey im selling this bike for anyone woo wants it. i dont use it that much anyone wanna buy it.

  • Location: Paramus
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
http://images.craigslist.org/3ka3ma3...7fba0917a8.jpg



PostingID: 1130512222

icaruswasright 04-20-09 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big chainring (Post 8758233)
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.

I am very concerned for all the kids I see riding their tiny bmx bikes to get around. They either have to stand up and pedal or try to pretend their not miserable sitting in the saddle with their heels almost hitting the backs of their theighs with each pedal stroke. With the fixie trend on top of that, I think the smart money is studying to be an orthopedic surgeon in the intervening years until these kids can no longer walk.

cb400bill 04-20-09 08:24 PM

Craigslist photo of the day.

http://detroit.craigslist.org/bik/1132077109.html

http://images.craigslist.org/3n33m93...21a2a41691.jpg

big chainring 04-20-09 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cb400bill (Post 8769262)

Looks fast sitting still.

frpax 04-20-09 09:49 PM

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/1131716498.html

Gt Outpost with krypto lock and pump. New road tires, Lighter seat and pedles, Paid close to 600.00 for it at tempe bike shop.( have reciepts).. Under warranty still. 210 OBO

20 inch or 21 inch 24 speed.

Has rear and fron lights 210.00 OBO It is the blue bike behind my green road bike in the PIC Must Sell ASAP

http://images.craigslist.org/3ke3m53...79bfa71a06.jpg

big chainring 04-22-09 09:24 PM

Schwinn World with the rare Titanium rim option.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/1135721041.html

soonerbills 04-22-09 09:58 PM

There's enough ammunition in this ad to last a week of comments:lol::lol::lol:
http://tulsa.craigslist.org/bik/1131790806.html

tmh657 04-22-09 10:01 PM

Don't pass this up. What a bargain.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...135652708.html

Austin Rice 04-22-09 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tmh657 (Post 8783488)
Don't pass this up. What a bargain.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...135652708.html

He can't even spell the words corecly! :thumb:

Blue Order 04-23-09 01:27 AM

Wacky buyer: "Why is it only $.99"?

http://i12.ebayimg.com/06/i/001/43/5d/802b_12.JPG

Exit. 04-23-09 02:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by icaruswasright (Post 8766805)
I am very concerned for all the kids I see riding their tiny bmx bikes to get around. They either have to stand up and pedal or try to pretend their not miserable sitting in the saddle with their heels almost hitting the backs of their theighs with each pedal stroke. With the fixie trend on top of that, I think the smart money is studying to be an orthopedic surgeon in the intervening years until these kids can no longer walk.

I'm 6'2", and I ride a BMX fairly regularly. Standing up to pedal is mandatory, sitting down and pedaling on a BMX simply does not occur, unless you are a total failure.

Why would standing up to pedal cause anyone to "no longer walk"? You do this on a road bike when you want to put power down, too, just less frequently than on a BMX.

Sounds like you're just butthurt about missing out on how much fun 20" is.

Austin Rice 04-23-09 02:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue Order (Post 8784016)

That seller is damned lucky that the first bidder was an honest person and bidded $81. Imagine if he had to sell that bike for $20! Well, shipping is good i guess :rolleyes:

Austin Rice 04-23-09 03:09 AM

Okay...I found a couple in my county that are pretty funny:

Red and Black Bicycle

Mini Fixie

Blue Order 04-23-09 03:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Austin Rice (Post 8784094)
That seller is damned lucky that the first bidder was an honest person and bidded $81. Imagine if he had to sell that bike for $20! Well, shipping is good i guess :rolleyes:

No chance. It starts at .99 to attract attention, but it never ends there. They always sell for what they're worth, or even more, unless the seller is adamant about "no shipping." That's why the buyer has been "nominated" to this thread.

And don't forget, that auction is far from over.

BigPolishJimmy 04-23-09 08:04 AM

Ok, I consider myself still a noob and am still learning but "Carbon Fiber"...? really? looks like lugged steel to me. Someone let me know if I'm wrong about this.

http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/bik/1135966659.html

cudak888 04-23-09 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy (Post 8784943)
Ok, I consider myself still a noob and am still learning but "Carbon Fiber"...? really? looks like lugged steel to me. Someone let me know if I'm wrong about this.

Pretty sure that does have three main lugged CF tubes.

P.S.: Love those Mavic 192 rims.

-Kurt

BigPolishJimmy 04-23-09 08:18 AM

Thanks cudak888,

I needed the clarification/education, the only CF frames I'm familiar with are those gelatinous blobby looking things you see on modern bikes.

redtires 04-23-09 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by digitalbicycle (Post 8718561)
$5,500 BIN? Wtf?

http://tinyurl.com/cl4fe3


LOL...re-listed for "only" $950.00 BIN.....oh yeah...with $170.00 shipping.

gamecat 04-23-09 09:02 AM

It might help if he included "cervelo" somewhere in the listing.....

redtires 04-23-09 09:15 AM

I know that there are a lot of bad spellers out there...but things that always make me chuckle are things like "new breaks" "rides good" etc... Then there are the completely clueless...who appear to write "detailed" descriptions apparently without actually looking at the bike. Examples include things like "Cannondale Mirage cranks" and "Shimano Deora hub".

miamijim 04-23-09 09:27 AM

I had one here in Tampa, the girl wrote, "my boyfriend works in a shop and just tuned it up so you know everything works."

I emailed her: "You need to find a new BF and your current one needs to find a new job. Even with the crappy CL pictures I'm able to see at least 7 things wrong with the bike. He's not doing you any favors."

thenomad 04-23-09 12:33 PM

Recently, in my local CL I see a lot more single sellers who are finding an old bike, stripping it of parts, converting to a hack-job fixie and selling them for $200 - $300. No cleaning of the rusty chain, no washing the bike, just pull it out of the dumpster, whack the parts off and call it a fixie for big $.

Some of them are actually interesting bikes that should be sold for $100 with all parts so someone can at least clean and use it. I bet these fools bin the old parts, leaving the bikes hopelessly hacked up. What a waste. It's like they have no pride or respect to actually clean and lube and restore a bike, even to make it a gleaming example of a fixie.

I guess if they are selling then I need to get into the business too.

Austin Rice 04-23-09 01:40 PM

I found a nice "TANK Men Bike" :lol:


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