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Austin Rice 04-23-09 05:35 PM

Look! I found a used Kevlar Tire on a beat up rim! Looks like the tire is cracking near the rim :D

thenomad 04-23-09 08:50 PM

I saw that too.
Hey, why throw it out if someone else can give you $10 for it before finding out it is trash and throw it out for you?

Old Fat Guy 04-23-09 09:15 PM

Okay, I'll play.

For at least the last year there has been a bike for sale on the Detroit/An Arbor CL, Ruthie Matthes' spare bike.

Well, today this was posted:

http://detroit.craigslist.org/bik/1137206938.html

Ruthie Matthes:
2000 Olympian-MTB
1991 Mountain Bike World Champion
1989 Road World Championship Silver Medalist
5 Time MTB World Championship Medalist
2 Time US National Road Champion
2 Time US National MTB Champion

Pearl Izumi shorts - Slightly soiled.

This was the spare shorts so they have less then 5 hours riding on them.
Ruthie had it made as her spare shorts for the 2001 Mountain Bike World
Championships. She ended up racing on her performance bike shorts.
Looks like the left leg has a little more time on it as part of the Pearl Izumi
logo is worn off. Other then the soiled insides the shorts look NEW!

A true collectors item!

Cash Or Paypal only.

cb400bill 04-23-09 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy (Post 8790421)
Okay, I'll play.

For at least the last year there has been a bike for sale on the Detroit/An Arbor CL, Ruthie Matthes' spare bike.

Well, today this was posted:

http://detroit.craigslist.org/bik/1137206938.html

I got a chuckle out of that, too. There have been other response posts on CL about that bike too.
My favorite was "Who the hell is Ruthie Matthes?"

Austin Rice 04-23-09 09:27 PM

But you see...the seller isn't selling bikes. He is selling shorts...soiled shorts. He just listed the things that Ruthie did.

Old Fat Guy 04-23-09 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Austin Rice (Post 8790514)
But you see...the seller isn't selling bikes. He is selling shorts...soiled shorts. He just listed the things that Ruthie did.

Duh!

There has been an ad for 18 mos, at least, try to sell one of her spare bikes. I'll try to find it.

This was a parody.

Guess you had to see the last 100 ads or so.

Old Fat Guy 04-23-09 10:00 PM

Here ya go:

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/1135075510.html

Reply to: sale-yfgks-1135075510@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-22, 3:51PM EDT


2001 TREK STP 400 - TREK-Volkswagen Team Bike
Ruthie Matthes' 2001 World Championship spare bike.
This was the spare bike so it had less then 5 hours riding on it.
Ruthie had it made as her spare bike for the 2001 Mountain Bike World
Championships. She ended up racing on her TREK dual suspension bike.
Looks like the crank has a little more time on it as part of the XTR
logo is worn off (Ruthie always set her feet so close in that her shoe
rubbed on the crank).The Easton carbon seat post/ bars and Ritchey stem were added after the Worlds
replacing the original Bontrager setup. Other then that the bike is as
Ruthie originally had it set up.
A true collectors item!
TREK STP (Soft Tail Pro)400
Full OCLV Carbon Fiber frame - soft tail rear suspension.
Size Medium (17")
Top Tube 55.5 actual-57.5 virtual
SHIMANO XTR group
172.5 cranks
12-34 cogset
ROLF Propel wheel-set (tubeless compatable)
IRC NOTOS XS Tires w/tubes
ROCK SHOX SID Dual Air front shock w/lockout
FOX FLOAT RC rear shock w/lockout
EASTON CT2 Carbon bars/seat-post
RITCHEY WCS Stem (11.0)
CANE CREEK head-set
SHIMANO SPD MTB pedals
KING titanium bottle cage
Ruthie Matthes:
2000 Olympian-MTB
1991 Mountain Bike World Champion
1989 Road World Championship Silver Medalist
5 Time MTB World Championship Medalist
2 Time US National Road Champion
2 Time US National MTB Champion
Paypal or Cash only.

kbjack 04-23-09 10:01 PM

I love this. I've been watching that damn Matthes ad for so long, I feel like I actually know who she is. Maybe next year he'll have it down to $1400... and, um-boy will I ever be tempted. I mean, Ruthie sat right there on that seat...at least when she wasn't racing.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy (Post 8790421)
Okay, I'll play.

For at least the last year there has been a bike for sale on the Detroit/An Arbor CL, Ruthie Matthes' spare bike.

Well, today this was posted:

http://detroit.craigslist.org/bik/1137206938.html

Ruthie Matthes:
2000 Olympian-MTB
1991 Mountain Bike World Champion
1989 Road World Championship Silver Medalist
5 Time MTB World Championship Medalist
2 Time US National Road Champion
2 Time US National MTB Champion

Pearl Izumi shorts - Slightly soiled.

This was the spare shorts so they have less then 5 hours riding on them.
Ruthie had it made as her spare shorts for the 2001 Mountain Bike World
Championships. She ended up racing on her performance bike shorts.
Looks like the left leg has a little more time on it as part of the Pearl Izumi
logo is worn off. Other then the soiled insides the shorts look NEW!

A true collectors item!

Cash Or Paypal only.


Austin Rice 04-23-09 10:06 PM

Have you noticed that it says for both the bike and the soiled shorts that they have had 5 or less hours of use? :lol:

abarth 04-23-09 10:22 PM

"All tuned and ready to race" Race a 520?:wtf:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/1137112128.html

Trek Cirrus 18 speed Racing Bike - $500 (Tacoma)
Reply to: sale-uypjs-1137112128@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-23, 8:30PM PDT


Very light, fast racing bike, admired by many. 22.5" frame, Sakae "road champion" handlebars, Shimano brakes, Bontrager seat and tires. Water bottle holder, rear rack. Metallic silver. Less than 30 hours of riding, stored inside. Beautiful condition. All tuned and ready to race.

cb400bill 04-23-09 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by abarth (Post 8790828)
"All tuned and ready to race" Race a 520?:wtf:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/1137112128.html

Trek Cirrus 18 speed Racing Bike - $500 (Tacoma)
Reply to: sale-uypjs-1137112128@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-23, 8:30PM PDT


Very light, fast racing bike, admired by many. 22.5" frame, Sakae "road champion" handlebars, Shimano brakes, Bontrager seat and tires. Water bottle holder, rear rack. Metallic silver. Less than 30 hours of riding, stored inside. Beautiful condition. All tuned and ready to race.

That rear rack will come in handy during the races!

Austin Rice 04-23-09 11:54 PM

Does sand come standard with the hubs, cranks, and chain?


Hmmmm...both brakes you say?

abarth 04-24-09 12:02 AM

Wow that thing was made for bike. That's almost too cool. I am tempted to buy one so I can annoy my wife (and everyone around us). Great idea to entertain my 2 yrs old.

Austin Rice 04-24-09 12:34 AM

What is this person thinking?

21 speeds Shimano Bcycle - $110 (huntington beach)

Reply to: sale-tevhg-1136965873@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-23, 3:07PM PDT


It is like a new , only chain needs a oil.

It is on the garage.

Best offer

714 5963988
714 8695292
hibrahimyasar@gmail.com

  • Location: huntington beach
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
http://images.craigslist.org/3nb3pa3...e2a00d1127.jpg

Blue Order 04-24-09 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cb400bill (Post 8790845)
That rear rack will come in handy during the races!

It's for carrying your trophy home...

gamecat 04-24-09 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddac (Post 8790990)

This deserves more than a plain URL. This is awesome.

"*^* Radio for bicycle (handlebar mount) - $15 (Union Square)"

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/...24951737_o.jpg

Quote:

If you're reading this, it's still available. I'm usually pretty good at taking stuff down that's sold.

Want some music as you're riding your bike? Ipod too dangerous? Taxis intimidate you? If so, maybe it's time to HTFU! (ask someone if you don't understand).

Well, if you don't want to HTFU, maybe this handlebar radio/horn is for you. The best part is.......the whole world can listen to what you're listening to. Well, not the whole world, just people around you. It also depends how fast you're moving. If you're riding 7mph on the west side bike path, the joggers & rollerbladers behind you (who are waiting for an opportunity to pass) will enjoy your tunes.

Dial in your station of choice (Z100, Kiss FM, Hot 97, Fresh 102.7, Power 105.1, Lite FM, News Radio 88, 1010WINS, etc.) and enjoy! See that lady up there with her dog? Hit that horn button to alert her you (and the 7 other people behind you are approaching in an aerodynamically tight 8mph echelon paceline). When you hit the horn (works the same way as a horn in the car), the radio function will automatically mute Amy Grant's "Baby Baby".

The guys in my triathlon team don't really enjoy listening to Amy Grant or Paula Abdul. I personally enjoy it very much. But I received a few "broom in the spokes" type threat if I don't take this thing off my bike. So.....it has to go!

Besides, I think it's time I take my training to the next level. With this radio, my bike weighs in at 14.2lbs. With it off (and when I take a rather large dump in the morning before my ride), I can get the bike to 13.659382lbs. As I take my riding to the next level, maybe you can enjoy this radio as much as I have over the past 48 (or was it 49) years.

Cheers!!!
:lol: :roflmao2:

thenomad 04-24-09 12:45 PM

What a pityful display of Socal bike sales...
This is why I'm getting depressed living here looking for deals.
All these guys do around here is comb through all the goodwill stores converting bikes into fixies or listing one turd for the price of three.

So that "sandman" grew 4 inches in 2 months and the bike doesn't fit? Wow.

East Hill 04-24-09 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by abarth (Post 8791042)
Wow that thing was made for bike. That's almost too cool. I am tempted to buy one so I can annoy my wife (and everyone around us). Great idea to entertain my 2 yrs old.

I agree!

jcsulser 04-24-09 06:27 PM

http://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/1138803326.html

any idea what this could be. its local so...

East Hill 04-24-09 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcsulser (Post 8795664)
http://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/1138803326.html

any idea what this could be. its local so...

Whatever it was, it's gone now....

jcsulser 04-24-09 06:36 PM

doubt it it was posted very recently and i live in a relatively low market area you know

Austin Rice 04-24-09 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thenomad (Post 8793991)
What a pityful display of Socal bike sales...
This is why I'm getting depressed living here looking for deals.
All these guys do around here is comb through all the goodwill stores converting bikes into fixies or listing one turd for the price of three.

So that "sandman" grew 4 inches in 2 months and the bike doesn't fit? Wow.

I know! And to make our image look even worse:

I went to the Salvation Army thrift store today to check out their bikes. I find an okay chromo framed road bike that was kinda beat up. THEY WANTED $180 FOR IT. That is one hell of a profit I would say. They get bikes donated at no cost to them, then tape a piece of paper to the seat and frame with a price of $180!

East Hill 04-24-09 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcsulser (Post 8795735)
doubt it it was posted very recently and i live in a relatively low market area you know

Well, this is what I see:

This posting has been deleted by its author.

jcsulser 04-24-09 06:47 PM

lol yeah i just realized that. my bad.

xB_Nutt 04-24-09 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddac (Post 8794565)
I love the shim he made!

Check out this other one!!! Would you buy this for $15?
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/1138497281.html

This was well worth the read. I almost spit my beer out during the part about wearing his sister's clothes...


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