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agmetal 02-07-14 03:57 PM

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/4323239706.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00A0A_j...aF_600x450.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/00A0A_j...HaF_50x50c.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_g...8u7_50x50c.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/00S0S_6...2OG_50x50c.jpg


Yellow Raleigh Sprite, original equipment including matching fenders. Seat tube height is 21.5" -- it fits an average-sized man. Rear-view mirror and bell. Mint condition. Made in Holland.



"Made in Holland"??

Flying Merkel 02-07-14 05:30 PM

Backwards fork of the day. Needs a nut.

[h=2]fixie bike for sale excellent condition just needs a bolt - $100 (fullerton)[/h] http://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_j...V6_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_j...jV6_50x50c.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/00X0X_J...BCH_50x50c.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_j...jV6_50x50c.jpg

Fixie bikie in excellent condition just needs a bolt that connects handle bars to frame. Probably even just a nut. Good tires. Nice bike. Call me at 7148820619.

dpicare26 02-07-14 05:31 PM

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/bik/4322697805.html

"I have a bianchi brava that I'm looking to get rid of. 58cm frame. It's a great bike but I've outgrown it and need the extra cash. Brand new "Look" pedals and I'll include the clips. Price can be negotiated with or without pedals. I will consider any reasonable offers. I've worked as a bike mechanic so it has been properly maintained and treated kindly throughout its life. No crashes. Tires are in good shape too"

Does it annoy anyone else when the seller makes claims such as "I'm a practicing bicycle mechanic" yet their adds speak the contrary? You couldn't make this look any more appealing with your mechanical background?

http://images.craigslist.org/00505_i...E6_600x450.jpg

Amesja 02-07-14 05:40 PM

"I've worked as a bike mechanic."

I've been to the LBS and seen their wrenches at work as well as talked to them.

Yeah, do you want fries with that?

kunsunoke 02-07-14 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turky lurkey (Post 16471260)
Lawn Chair?

Recumbent Bicycle - $200 (Holly, co)

http://images.craigslist.org/00A0A_4...Cp_600x450.jpg

I have a home made Recumbent bicycle, Just needs, The finishing touches.
Has 20" forever tubes, new tires. has 18 speeds.
$200.oo cash or trade for a 22 hand gun.

http://pueblo.craigslist.org/bik/4297708402.html

It's not even worth trading in a Jennings J-22 or a Rohm SNS for.

And for two benjamins, at least it ought to work.

kunsunoke 02-07-14 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yellowbarber (Post 16467485)
$1,500 Raleigh Grand-Prix anyone?
lotso rust, a Schwinn stem and bars....read "grande" prix.
seller's not taking questions either, I had wanted to ask if they'd accidentally entered two too many zeros to the opening bid.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=271387991178

Good afternoon...from the bar...in the mall...


Sanford says it all.

turky lurkey 02-07-14 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kunsunoke (Post 16477279)
It's not even worth trading in a Jennings J-22 or a Rohm SNS for.

And for two benjamins, at least it ought to work.

I am skeptical about any ad I see that says project almost completed. I see that type of advertisement with cars sometimes as well. It's more like people try to build or rebuild something and they have no idea what they are doing, severely screw things up and then try to get their money back.

Like this one for example: Why the heck doesn't the nut selling this bike just go to the hardware store or local bike shop and just buy the nut and bolt, also why doesn't he just look at a picture of any bike on the internet and see which way the fork goes on? I guess there are some people who have no business ever going near a wrench

Quote:

Backwards fork of the day. Needs a nut.

fixie bike for sale excellent condition just needs a bolt - $100 (fullerton)

http://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_j...V6_600x450.jpg


Fixie bikie in excellent condition just needs a bolt that connects handle bars to frame. Probably even just a nut. Good tires. Nice bike. Call me at 7148820619.

Grand Bois 02-07-14 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agmetal (Post 16476805)
"Made in Holland"??

Yes.

kunsunoke 02-07-14 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turky lurkey (Post 16477319)
(SNIP)
Like this one for example: Why the heck doesn't the nut selling this bike just go to the hardware store or local bike shop and just buy the nut and bolt, also why doesn't he just look at a picture of any bike on the internet and see which way the fork goes on? I guess there are some people who have no business ever going near a wrench

1) Fullerton (college town)
2) "fixie bike in excellent condition"
3) PBR
4) drugs
5) hipster laziness

Mechanical ineptitude.

It's more common than you think.

frantik 02-07-14 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dpicare26 (Post 16477070)
You couldn't make this look any more appealing with your mechanical background?

that's why he's a mechanic and not a sales person :lol:

Bikedued 02-08-14 06:25 AM

Slapping a Rolls saddle on a modern day cookie cutter fixie, doesn't make it worth $1450.,,,,BD

The seatpost is pretty though?

http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/4297234653.html

Bikedued 02-08-14 06:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dpicare26 (Post 16477070)
http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/bik/4322697805.html

"I have a bianchi brava that I'm looking to get rid of. 58cm frame. It's a great bike but I've outgrown it and need the extra cash. Brand new "Look" pedals and I'll include the clips. Price can be negotiated with or without pedals. I will consider any reasonable offers. I've worked as a bike mechanic so it has been properly maintained and treated kindly throughout its life. No crashes. Tires are in good shape too"

Does it annoy anyone else when the seller makes claims such as "I'm a practicing bicycle mechanic" yet their adds speak the contrary? You couldn't make this look any more appealing with your mechanical background?

http://images.craigslist.org/00505_i...E6_600x450.jpg

At least it seems to be true about the outgrowing part. That stem and seatpost are hilarious!,,,,BD

Bikedued 02-08-14 06:38 AM

Two years at least, and still trying. At the same price...,,,,BD


http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/4320613990.html

likebike23 02-08-14 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bikedued (Post 16478008)
Two years at least, and still trying. At the same price...,,,,BD


http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/4320613990.html

Keeping this theme alive. Posted every day for over a year at the same price.

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/bik/4285018848.html

muzpuf 02-08-14 07:42 PM

2 Attachment(s)
40'S GANNA VARESE ROAD RACE BICYCLE RARE VINTAGE EROICA COLLECTORS CAMPAGNOLO
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=363442http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=363443

starting bid US $999.00
Very rare vintage bicycle perfect for the Eroica
Or to complete your
bicycle collection

http://www.ebay.com/itm/40S-GANNA-VA...item2ece58bedb

Flying Merkel 02-08-14 11:56 PM

Ouch. Poor Raleigh.

[h=2]Bicycle Raleigh 1972-1973 - $300 (Costa Mesa)[/h] http://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_k...NR_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_k...BNR_50x50c.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_7...0Q9_50x50c.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/00x0x_e...K7t_50x50c.jpg

Raleigh bike 1972-1973.
All original except handle bar, seat, pedals and paint!

Darth Lefty 02-09-14 09:15 AM

This is fun

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/4323994824.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00R0R_6...8P_600x450.jpg
[h=2]Schwinn SUPER OLD RAD BAR CRAWL COMMUTER - $100 (auburn)[/h]

Schwinn HIGHPLAINS. MEDIUM. NOT TOO BIG AND NOT TOO SMALL.

From getting high in the plains, to getting high on planes, this bike will GET YOU THERE.

You won't get there in style, but you always won't get your bike jacked.

PUB CRAWLS.

COMMUTING TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

THE BOTTLE CAGE CAN HOLD BEER.

Throw tailwhips and mad STEEZY power wheelies ALL GOD DAMN DAY.

This bike made Greg Minnaar look like a ***** at the 89 World Cup (in his defense, he was 8yrs old).

If you're looking for a commuter / bar hop bike that won't get stolen like your buddies CARBON STEED when you're in class or at work, this bike is for you.

It's cheap, but it works great and it's a HIGH PLAINS. Cushy f***ing seat won't spill your 40...or your mocha, (not gunna judge)

You might get a free beer if you buy this bike.

muzpuf 02-09-14 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darth lefty (Post 16480657)
this is fun

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/4323994824.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00r0r_6...8p_600x450.jpg
schwinn super old rad bar crawl commuter - $100 (auburn)



schwinn highplains. Medium. Not too big and not too small.

From getting high in the plains, to getting high on planes, this bike will get you there.

You won't get there in style, but you always won't get your bike jacked.

Pub crawls.

Commuting to community college.

The bottle cage can hold beer.

Throw tailwhips and mad steezy power wheelies all god damn day.

This bike made greg minnaar look like a ***** at the 89 world cup (in his defense, he was 8yrs old).

If you're looking for a commuter / bar hop bike that won't get stolen like your buddies carbon steed when you're in class or at work, this bike is for you.

It's cheap, but it works great and it's a high plains. Cushy f***ing seat won't spill your 40...or your mocha, (not gunna judge)

you might get a free beer if you buy this bike.

................i want one

Singlespd 02-09-14 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth Lefty (Post 16480657)
This is fun

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/4323994824.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00R0R_6...8P_600x450.jpg
Schwinn SUPER OLD RAD BAR CRAWL COMMUTER - $100 (auburn)



Schwinn HIGHPLAINS. MEDIUM. NOT TOO BIG AND NOT TOO SMALL.

From getting high in the plains, to getting high on planes, this bike will GET YOU THERE.

You won't get there in style, but you always won't get your bike jacked.

PUB CRAWLS.

COMMUTING TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

THE BOTTLE CAGE CAN HOLD BEER.

Throw tailwhips and mad STEEZY power wheelies ALL GOD DAMN DAY.

This bike made Greg Minnaar look like a ***** at the 89 World Cup (in his defense, he was 8yrs old).

If you're looking for a commuter / bar hop bike that won't get stolen like your buddies CARBON STEED when you're in class or at work, this bike is for you.

It's cheap, but it works great and it's a HIGH PLAINS. Cushy f***ing seat won't spill your 40...or your mocha, (not gunna judge)

You might get a free beer if you buy this bike.

Im sold, where do I sign up?

wrk101 02-09-14 10:28 AM

Seems like as long as you end an ad with the phrase "god bless", you can pass all kinds of junk off as decent. Look at the badly bent fork on this one. No wonder wheels are bent.

Of course, described as "LIKE NEW"

[h=2]Raleigh Road Bike - $100 (Monroe )[/h]http://images.craigslist.org/00N0N_a...do_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00g0g_4...buF_50x50c.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/01414_h...PQS_50x50c.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/00N0N_a...9do_50x50c.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_2...5Vr_50x50c.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/00y0y_d...zbq_50x50c.jpg

I have like new road bike. Some new stuff on it like tubes, seat, and handle bar tape.
The only thing that needs to be done is new rims these are bent both. But other than that very good condition. Asking 100 obo. Call me at 704-906-3966
Thank You
God Bless

J.Oxley 02-09-14 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth Lefty (Post 16480657)
This is fun

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/4323994824.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00R0R_6...8P_600x450.jpg
Schwinn SUPER OLD RAD BAR CRAWL COMMUTER - $100 (auburn)



Schwinn HIGHPLAINS. MEDIUM. NOT TOO BIG AND NOT TOO SMALL.

From getting high in the plains, to getting high on planes, this bike will GET YOU THERE.

You won't get there in style, but you always won't get your bike jacked.

PUB CRAWLS.

COMMUTING TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

THE BOTTLE CAGE CAN HOLD BEER.

Throw tailwhips and mad STEEZY power wheelies ALL GOD DAMN DAY.

This bike made Greg Minnaar look like a ***** at the 89 World Cup (in his defense, he was 8yrs old).

If you're looking for a commuter / bar hop bike that won't get stolen like your buddies CARBON STEED when you're in class or at work, this bike is for you.

It's cheap, but it works great and it's a HIGH PLAINS. Cushy f***ing seat won't spill your 40...or your mocha, (not gunna judge)

You might get a free beer if you buy this bike.

Dude knows how to sell a crap bike, doesn't he? Awesome! :thumb:

Amesja 02-09-14 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrk101 (Post 16480801)
Seems like as long as you end an ad with the phrase "god bless", you can pass all kinds of junk off as decent. Look at the badly bent fork on this one. No wonder wheels are bent.

Of course, described as "LIKE NEW"



Which god?

I propose Lord Sheldon as god of lost vintage bikes which call out for restoration/salvation.

So say we all...

dweenk 02-10-14 04:43 PM

I like Raleigh Records. This guy wants you to buy his.

http://delaware.craigslist.org/bid/4324266744.html

Oh! And it comes with Park grease!

Flying Merkel 02-11-14 01:32 AM

Not the worst thing called a fixie I've ever seen, but a close second:

[h=2]Fixie Road Bike - $50 (Santa Ana)[/h] http://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_5...7M_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_5...D7M_50x50c.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/00606_a...ZgG_50x50c.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_d...sfA_50x50c.jpg
craigslist - Map data OpenStreetMap





For sale is a fixed gear road bike with a fresh coat of paint and a new chain. Frame is a 70s - 80s vintage road bike. The front tire needs replacing, but everything else is in mint condition. The frame size is 52cm. Selling for $50.00 firm.

Bikedued 02-11-14 05:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dweenk (Post 16484580)
I like Raleigh Records. This guy wants you to buy his.

http://delaware.craigslist.org/bid/4324266744.html

Oh! And it comes with Park grease!

I will admit that is the first time I've ever seen that color combo?,,,,BD


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