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Austin Rice 04-24-09 09:51 PM

This is one nice seat post!

Thomson Masterpiece 31.6 - $80 (Fullerton)

Reply to: sale-sbvxq-1138832550@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-24, 5:42PM PDT


Selling a used black thomson masterpiece 31.6x250mm(cut) seatpost. Used for about 5 months, light as a feather. email for more info



tags: mountain bike fixie fixed

  • Location: Fullerton
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PostingID: 1138832550
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Do people not realize their bars are upside down?

http://images.craigslist.org/3kb3m23...7d37c319c8.jpg

gamecat 04-24-09 10:05 PM

Sometimes it's better to just admit your bike is too small.

Or trade your cyclewear in for something like this:
http://www.clown-ministry.com/images...lt-costume.jpg

cb400bill 04-26-09 06:02 AM

I like Viscounts as much as the next guy. But $1300? I don't like them that much.

1976 Viscount 10 Speed Road Bike, Phil Wood Hubs - $1300

http://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/1133264561.html

ebr898 04-26-09 01:12 PM

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Wow, this one just popped up on KC craigslist. Do you think the bend in the top tube happend when the fork got a new rake, or was it built that way? Also who in the 4377 sells a wrecked bike! ps I put it in doc form so it might stay after the ad is flagged or removed.

vincev 04-26-09 07:04 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/ITALY-BIANCHI-PI...QQcmdZViewItem HMMMM!Manufactured in 1979 makes it almost 20 years old?Fuzzy math to me.

Austin Rice 04-27-09 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vincev (Post 8804993)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ITALY-BIANCHI-PI...QQcmdZViewItem HMMMM!Manufactured in 1979 makes it almost 20 years old?Fuzzy math to me.

Wow. A $30 bike that would ship to me from the other side of the United States for one penny. :wtf:

tolfan 04-27-09 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vincev (Post 8804993)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ITALY-BIANCHI-PI...QQcmdZViewItem HMMMM!Manufactured in 1979 makes it almost 20 years old?Fuzzy math to me.

MINE!!! I CLAIM IT!!! So the math is fuzzy it's 20 minutes from my house. I'm the 1st bid. Hope the fuzzy scares other people away. I know that no body on the c/v forum would out bid a fellow member.:hug:

cycleheimer 04-27-09 09:10 AM

Why advertise this way?

http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/bik/1142018849.html

canny/dale smalllllll needs sum help

Reply to: sale-skqvt-1142018849@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-27, 7:57AM EDT



$250.00 cash cany dale model unkown cause its covered wit **** hippie stickers has thousands in custom parts to ravish......nuke proof wheels perfect true no/hop hop hops/ringle stem wow wee/crow bar handlebars/rock shock fork/specialized seat/custom seatpost /16.5 frame for girlie cause its pink could use a new chain /not rideable to new chain installed no/offers considered!!!!!!!!!! cash/firm no/dopes nuknowwhour no offers dont even try it!!! !!@#$%@#$%^#$%^#$%^&$%^&*#$%^&*()_$%^&*(
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PostingID: 1142018849

Buglady 04-27-09 09:41 AM

That made my head hurt...

sciencemonster 04-27-09 12:53 PM

I'm speachless on this one...
 
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I'm speechless on this one...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1142509011.html

Vintage Raleigh Road Bike - $150 (oakland lake merritt / grand)
Reply to: sale-b7cau-1142509011@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-27, 9:59AM PDT


Very cool vintage raleigh road bike. 55c. Will be ready to ride with some minor work. There is a crack in the frame (see picture) that looks ugly but doesn't affect the ride as far as I can tell. Also the rear tire sometimes rubs the frame. Other than that, it should be good to go. I had it tuned up this month. If you know anything about bike maintenance, this is probably for you.

Marrock 04-27-09 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sciencemonster (Post 8809436)
I'm speechless on this one...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1142509011.html

Vintage Raleigh Road Bike - $150 (oakland lake merritt / grand)
Reply to: sale-b7cau-1142509011@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-27, 9:59AM PDT


Very cool vintage raleigh road bike. 55c. Will be ready to ride with some minor work. There is a crack in the frame (see picture) that looks ugly but doesn't affect the ride as far as I can tell. Also the rear tire sometimes rubs the frame. Other than that, it should be good to go. I had it tuned up this month. If you know anything about bike maintenance, this is probably for you.

Ok, that one made me wince.

And I want to know what shop tuned it up and let him ride it away like that so I can be sure to never go there... ever.

Bikedued 04-27-09 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cb400bill (Post 8801839)
I like Viscounts as much as the next guy. But $1300? I don't like them that much.

1976 Viscount 10 Speed Road Bike, Phil Wood Hubs - $1300

http://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/1133264561.html

45-50 mph scared the crap out of me on an 05 Scott speedster, 70mph would be suicidal on that one IMHO.,,,,BD

East Hill 04-27-09 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buglady (Post 8808004)
That made my head hurt...

Don't worry, it was flagged for removal :eek: .

thenomad 04-27-09 07:42 PM

When you hear the seller say this: "If you know anything about bike maintenance, this is probably for you."
Run far, far away!

superduper54 04-27-09 10:30 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.

Exact same problem here, all the bikes on craigslist are sold by big sellers who buy cheap bikes and sell them for x3 the cost or convert them to fixies and sell them for x4 the price they paid. Ive been looking for weeks and I can't find anything worth buying. :(

scozim 04-27-09 10:40 PM

I normally ignore all the "wacky" ads - but couldn't pass up posting this one:

"this bike has nickel jointes it ways 7 lbs and has finger shfters must see for details"

I wonder if the "finger shfters" originally came with the "jointes".

BluesDaddy 04-27-09 10:57 PM

Okay, first, this seller cut and pasted like half of Wal-Mart's website. Second, they're trying to sell an "f-ed up" (their words) Wal-Mart Mongoose ("sweet ride !! just a little banged up bent handlebars, bent derailer mount, ripped seat. make an offer!!!") for more than they cost in the store.
http://nh.craigslist.org/bik/1143511920.html
http://images.craigslist.org/3nc3k43...6b012015ae.jpg

Austin Rice 04-28-09 12:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BluesDaddy (Post 8812324)
Okay, first, this seller cut and pasted like half of Wal-Mart's website. Second, they're trying to sell an "f-ed up" (their words) Wal-Mart Mongoose ("sweet ride !! just a little banged up bent handlebars, bent derailer mount, ripped seat. make an offer!!!") for more than they cost in the store.
http://nh.craigslist.org/bik/1143511920.html
http://images.craigslist.org/3nc3k43...6b012015ae.jpg

We have to deal with that crap all the frickin time here in So Cal. I went to the Orange Coast College swap meet last weekend, and half the bikes there were stolen. I knew they were stolen because the firemen put the registration sticker on the seat tube of all bikes, and the bikes I know are stolen had these removed (you can see the area where the sticker was because the paint on the bike is faded, and the area where the sticker was is not.) The other half of the bikes there were P.O.S. bikes that were being devoured by rust and all the paint was chipping off. Some were even missing key components! The cheapest bike I could find that was not stolen was $150. :notamused:

Poguemahone 04-28-09 07:09 AM

This one's great:
http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/1143240983.html
It's an artists' easel, probably lifted from the studios of the local art school at VCU. Only place in town with that sort of easel. Creative re-purposing, combined with creative redistribution of assets.

Austin Rice 04-28-09 06:51 PM

I didn't know Mongoose made carbon fiber frames that look cool! Hell, I thought Mongoose made cheap BMX and MTB! The strange thing is this: both frames look very similar... Even the chain rings are exactly the same!

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1145028136.html

MARTEC AND MONGOOSE FULL FIBER CARBON ROAD BIKES (SANTA ANA)

Reply to: sale-ppnkm-1145028136@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-28, 5:10PM PDT


-MARTEC ALL CARBO FIBER ROAD BIKE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

-SHIMANO DURACE DERAILLEURS

-SHIMANO DURACE BRAKES

-SHIMANO DERACE SHIFTERS

-FSA CARBON PRO CRANK SET

-SPINERGY CARBON FIBER WHEELS

-CARBON FIBER SEAT POST

-SPECIALIZED TOUPE SEAT

-ORIGINAL MARTEC FORKS

-CARBON FIBER HANDLEBARS
ASKING $2500 OBO

-MONGOOSE PRO ROAD BIKE / ONE SPEED

-THIS IS HARD TO FIND MONGOOSE PRO RX CARBON FIBER FRAME AND FORKS MADE IN USA NOT CHEAP CHINA MONGOOSE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION .

-IT HAS MAVIC WHEELS

-BONTRAGER CRANK SET

-EASTON SEAT POST

-SHIMANO ULTEGRA BRAKES

-BISION BASE BAR OR HANDLE BAR.

ASKING $2000 FOR THIS OBO

WILLING TO TRADE THE BIKES FOR ITOUCH, MAC LAPTOPS OR FISHING STUFF OR AGOOD WORKING CAR. CALL OR EMAIL AT (714) 631-5968

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICS http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt10/GIO13-BASS/

  • Location: SANTA ANA
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PostingID: 1145028136

Austin Rice 04-28-09 07:07 PM

Now I am not an expert or anything like that, but isn't this a woman's beach cruiser?

Brand New I ped Folding Mtn. Bike - $149 (Orange)

Reply to: sale-wzdqq-1144526474@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-28, 12:04PM PDT


This bike is Brand New. Runs Great Folds for Garage or Car Trunk Storage. Disk Rear Brake
16 Inch frame. 20 Inch Tires
Call dale 714-366-8486

  • Location: Orange
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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tolfan 04-29-09 02:29 PM

not a bad price

pastorbobnlnh 04-29-09 03:02 PM

A double kitten killer in NH!

Quote:

Originally Posted by NH-CL Bike Ad
My fixed gear project was vandalized... so I'm looking to strip a bike....

http://nh.craigslist.org/bik/1143886113.html

thenomad 04-29-09 03:06 PM

How about this:

"I have bike invention provisional patent and am looking for some bike company or person to partner up and develop my invention "

I bet a lot of bike companies look on CL for their next big idea...

I wonder what it is, perhaps a handlebar mount laptop so you can check CL on the road.

"I have 3rd grade English book. Use it as a guide to writing ads."


http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/1146040435.html

Marrock 04-29-09 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thenomad (Post 8823781)
How about this:

"I have bike invention provisional patent and am looking for some bike company or person to partner up and develop my invention "

I bet a lot of bike companies look on CL for their next big idea...

I wonder what it is, perhaps a handlebar mount laptop so you can check CL on the road.

"I have 3rd grade English book. Use it as a guide to writing ads."


http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/1146040435.html

Hook him up with those guys in Nigeria trying to get their money out of the country.


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