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Bikedued 04-05-10 06:46 PM

What??,,,,BD

http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1677493163.html

Bikedued 04-05-10 06:59 PM

What?? Part two.,,,,BD

http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1677404256.html

StephenH 04-05-10 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Razor From KC (Post 10628095)

If you're not familiar with it, that series of photos has been around a while. I think the bike in question was basically built as an art project for the photos. I remember seeing speculation when they first came out as to whether someone could actually sleep in there, and that wasn't the intent, at least.

Flying Merkel 04-05-10 07:16 PM

Re: Bike McCycyle

Quote:

Originally Posted by beech333 (Post 10626246)
Awww, c'mon. I wouldn't pay much for it, but I would ride it. I think it is funny, considering how unhealthy they are.

Funny thing is, I'd pay $50.00 for the sad sack of s(tuff) Make a killer beach cruiser.

buck mulligan 04-06-10 09:35 PM

Okay - this guy has a pretty nice Raleigh Sports for sale, and the starting bid is a very reasonable $50 with no reserve:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Raleigh-Sports-3...item2a058f32ab

But - the item description is a piece of work. Fascinating, unique spelling and punctuation, a lot of self-promotion, and a tendency to drone on and on. Which is too bad, because if you actually read to the end of the description, you get this gem:

Quote:

Also since I'm a practicing Dark Arts Vo*dooist and Satani*st I'm a strong believer in Karma, hence the name bikekarma"."com & while all items are saged/blessed according to my faith, still however, any Negative karma (V.S. Positive) sent my way will be reflected [return to sender;] and amplified 9X usually within 1-2 moon cycles ~ need I say more?..

If however these sobering terms are acceptable to you, I welcome your bid or business.
Now, if that doesn't inspire you to bid, I don't know what would!

bane 04-07-10 09:05 AM

sweet layback seatpost and I just noticed the two-tone spokes

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1680070098.html

Maddox 04-07-10 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buck mulligan (Post 10634339)
Okay - this guy has a pretty nice Raleigh Sports for sale, and the starting bid is a very reasonable $50 with no reserve:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Raleigh-Sports-3...item2a058f32ab

But - the item description is a piece of work. Fascinating, unique spelling and punctuation, a lot of self-promotion, and a tendency to drone on and on. Which is too bad, because if you actually read to the end of the description, you get this gem:



Now, if that doesn't inspire you to bid, I don't know what would!

That's a hilarious post! -and a good looking Sports. That dude doesn't realize NOBODY reads ads that long.

Too bad it has the dreaded Sturmey S3C hub - which according to Sheldon - was faulty in design and "prone to failure." If it were an AW, it would be worth nabbing up.

bobbycorno 04-07-10 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bikedued (Post 10628022)

$200????? For a pair of moderatly high quality (OLD) hubs???

I want some o' what he's smokin!!!

SP
Bend, OR

beech333 04-07-10 05:38 PM

I wouldn't call them moderately high quality. They are pretty nice, just not worth that much.

raverson 04-07-10 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Bikedued (Post 10628022)
What??,,,,BD

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Originally Posted by Bikedued (Post 10628104)
What?? Part two.,,,,BD

What?? Part three.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/1676256618.html

HSean 04-08-10 04:14 PM

I'm not sure but I think this belongs here too. I think the price would be alright for a pair of older ones that where made with great quality, these reak of plastic. I may be wrong but I think that price must be a miss type.

$1,200.00

http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-se...AdIdZ197247883

raverson 04-08-10 06:04 PM

Everyone's a Shcwinn expert... :rolleyes:

1968 Shcwinn Curser classic

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/bik/1682755519.html

Amani576 04-08-10 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HSean (Post 10643517)
I'm not sure but I think this belongs here too. I think the price would be alright for a pair of older ones that where made with great quality, these reak of plastic. I may be wrong but I think that price must be a miss type.

$1,200.00

http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-se...AdIdZ197247883

Those look really good actually. Very well maintained. Still over priced, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if they sell at that price. Especially with their stock Brooks saddles and frame pumps.
-Gene-

cb400bill 04-10-10 07:23 AM

I hope the bike shop didn't leave it this way...

http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/bik/1685156366.html

Just serviced by Breakaway Bike

http://images.craigslist.org/3n23k13...3e4bd61211.jpg

3373jones 04-10-10 07:46 PM

try. try again.
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1686223535.html
TREK 720 Touring Bike - $75 (Mission Viejo)
http://images.craigslist.org/3n03p43...92ce0f14fa.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3na3p33...644ba31777.jpg

KonAaron Snake 04-10-10 07:55 PM

This guy seems very unhappy.

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/1686072018.html

Be the envy of all your weird-looking, tight-pantsed friends with this stupid-ass bicycle. "Woah, a Pabst Blue Ribbon beach cruisin' bike," they'll say, mouth full of pocky. "Too bad I'm pale and effete and wrist deep in Rilo Kiley right now or else I would wrestle you for it!" Every lanky ****er with ridiculous hair and spedphones will accost you just to sniff the seat of this abomination. It's made by Pacific so you know it's good, or ****ty, or whatever. Basically I'm selling this super ironic weirdo magnet so I can get my girlfriend a mountain bike so we can be that awful couple on Kelly Drive. You know, the ****-eating couple with aerodynamic helmets weaving in and out of families trying to enjoy the scenic river, except I have a $99 department store bike and she'll be wearing jeans and a ketchup stained Tweety Bird shirt. I don't even know where this ****ing thing came from except it's taking up space. It's a cruiser so it's got like one speed and takes way too much effort to move around. But you can hang it on your living room wall right next to the pop-art wall spray painting of Scooby Doo giving an HJ to Scrappy Doo. Is that a thing you guys would have? I don't know since I don't get out much (two friends- both cats). This ***** is seriously bright blue and in good shape but it needs a tube for the front wheel and a pedal. I don't know where the pedal went since I spend most of my days in an alcoholic stupor, although I will attempt to remain reasonably sober for when you come pick it up. Also I made up the price, just offer me whatever. Or trade me a girls mountain bike with a flamingo on it. She ****in' loves flamingos.

  • Location: South Philly
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
http://images.craigslist.org/3n53k43...8993b11209.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3n93ka3...281cd4149d.jpg

cs1 04-11-10 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake (Post 10652367)
This guy seems very unhappy.

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/1686072018.html

Be the envy of all your weird-looking, tight-pantsed friends with this stupid-ass bicycle. "Woah, a Pabst Blue Ribbon beach cruisin' bike," they'll say, mouth full of pocky. "Too bad I'm pale and effete and wrist deep in Rilo Kiley right now or else I would wrestle you for it!" Every lanky ****er with ridiculous hair and spedphones will accost you just to sniff the seat of this abomination. It's made by Pacific so you know it's good, or ****ty, or whatever. Basically I'm selling this super ironic weirdo magnet so I can get my girlfriend a mountain bike so we can be that awful couple on Kelly Drive. You know, the ****-eating couple with aerodynamic helmets weaving in and out of families trying to enjoy the scenic river, except I have a $99 department store bike and she'll be wearing jeans and a ketchup stained Tweety Bird shirt. I don't even know where this ****ing thing came from except it's taking up space. It's a cruiser so it's got like one speed and takes way too much effort to move around. But you can hang it on your living room wall right next to the pop-art wall spray painting of Scooby Doo giving an HJ to Scrappy Doo. Is that a thing you guys would have? I don't know since I don't get out much (two friends- both cats). This ***** is seriously bright blue and in good shape but it needs a tube for the front wheel and a pedal. I don't know where the pedal went since I spend most of my days in an alcoholic stupor, although I will attempt to remain reasonably sober for when you come pick it up. Also I made up the price, just offer me whatever. Or trade me a girls mountain bike with a flamingo on it. She ****in' loves flamingos.

  • Location: South Philly
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
http://images.craigslist.org/3n53k43...8993b11209.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/3n93ka3...281cd4149d.jpg

If it's not the best, it sure is the funniest. I'd head over just to meet him in person.

noglider 04-12-10 07:54 AM

That IS a well written ad. I don't know if it will sell bikes, though.

norskagent 04-12-10 08:30 AM

full disclosure is optional, apparently:
http://wilmington.craigslist.org/bik/1687044353.html

noglider 04-12-10 08:38 AM

I wrote to him, asking him not to sell it to anyone.

shopgirl 04-12-10 06:52 PM

Just because it's rare doesn't mean anyone wants it. Espcially not if it's an $800 Huffy.
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/1689115394.html

Bikedued 04-12-10 06:59 PM

And it's not all original either. They either came with tan cloth wrap(early) or tan foam slip ons(later).,,,,BD

cb400bill 04-12-10 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shopgirl (Post 10661171)
Just because it's rare doesn't mean anyone wants it. Espcially not if it's an $800 Huffy.
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/1689115394.html

Aerowinds aren't all that rare, either.


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