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Old 05-11-10, 06:57 AM   #2426
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I got no takers on a $150 Letour with improved components, but this is just ridiculous?,,,,BD

http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1734066123.html
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Old 05-11-10, 09:40 AM   #2427
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This isn't C, or V. The ad title piqued my curiosity.

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/bik/1734880662.html
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Old 05-11-10, 10:03 AM   #2428
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This isn't C, or V. The ad title piqued my curiosity.
2 bikes? Or the fact that the two prices run together to form $4035... I've seen that happen occasionally.
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Old 05-11-10, 10:07 AM   #2429
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dont you hate it when people dont use punctuation yeah that really gets me why is it that people do that oh ill never understand it
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Old 05-11-10, 10:22 AM   #2430
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Old 05-11-10, 11:16 AM   #2431
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This is absolutely priceless:

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/bik/1735433546.html
TACTICAL MOUNTAIN BIKE - HUMMER SUSPENSION - FOLDS COMPACT - MILITARY - $550 (Scottsdale and Thunderbird)

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"The bike has a patented folding system that was developed to allow Paratroopers an easy exit from military aircraft with a full size mountain bike. Once on the ground, the bike can unfold and traverse terrain silently at high speeds, with no thermal or acoustic radar signature. The bike also is used in conjunction with LAV's (Light Armored Vehicles) and HMMWV's as backup transportation and to facilitate battlefield reporting...


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* Patented folding technology means you can't get this design anywhere else
* No tools are required to fold and unfold the bicycle. The HUMMER Tactical Mountain Bike can be folded to a 3’x3’x1’ size in a matter of seconds by unlocking just one quick release lever.
* Strong as a tank, light as a day pack, the HUMMER Tactical Mountain Bike is a 24-speed mountain bike originally designed as ground mobility for the US Marines.
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I've always wanted a bike that was imperceptible to radar!!

Seller says the bike was originally $2500, and is trying to make it sound like a steal at $500. Hilarious.
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Old 05-11-10, 11:23 AM   #2432
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how about a $5000 fixxie


Custom Fixie Complete - $5000 (san jose west)


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I was going to post one that ended up being pulled, Raleigh, NC CL.

"Black Diamond road bike, aluminum, Shimano, very light, very fast, $375" It's been listed for 4-5 months, price drop from $430. The photos actuallly show his car's license plate number, too.

I sent him a note, advising of "Diamondback Momentum," steel frame, 2x7 Exage, and gave tips that help sell for a good price, like accurate and thorough data. I didn't give him any value, figuring his asking price is his, not mine to determine. I want him to get as much as possible.

His response: "Kill yourself." Quite a different verb than I anticipated, so I posted it to a Re: to his post and included the bike's info, plus a market value of $150-$200. Long story short, people jumped in, names got called, and the consensus seemed to peak at $100 value. CL pulled his ad and the ensuing chaotic chain of Re: Re: Re: He has only sent one email since, offering up several degrading acts demanding contortions I am incapable of at this advanced age, and promised to "relist every week, ha ha."

It could be the beginning of a long and fun relationship. CL rage.
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Old 05-11-10, 12:23 PM   #2434
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I guess it could be a scooter...

http://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/1735547652.html

pedal bike brand new - $50 (easton pa)

i have a brand new pedal bike that is for sale i am asking 50 for it i paid 150 for it if interested contact marc 484 xxx xxxx or 610 xxx xxxx
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Old 05-11-10, 12:32 PM   #2435
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dont you hate it when people dont use punctuation yeah that really gets me why is it that people do that oh ill never understand it
CL strips out non-numerals in that field.
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Old 05-11-10, 02:24 PM   #2436
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2 bikes? Or the fact that the two prices run together to form $4035... I've seen that happen occasionally.
Someone in my neck of the woods has no clue about proofreading.
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Old 05-11-10, 02:33 PM   #2437
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I kinda want to check it out.

http://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/1735468145.html

That's right! You can have yourself a bona-fide bicycle-playing-cellos-contraption!

Created for an art exhibition that closed last February. Truly one of a kind!

+In working condition
+You pick up and haul. Or ride it away if you like, I don't care just wear your f*ing helmet...
+Goes to highest bidder

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Old 05-11-10, 08:10 PM   #2438
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I don't know if this should go somewhere else, but with the odd bends in the downtube and seat stays, I wonder if this is right. No seat tube??? Is it some kind of kids bike?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/1727778185.html

Old Bike - $75 (Elgin)

Date: 2010-05-06, 2:10PM CDT
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This old bike is very very old, yet rides great !
I think I've seen these without the seat tube before, so it's not like someone just cut it out.
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I was looking for a seatpost and... found this awesome deal!!!

SUNTOUR XC PRO MTB SEATPOST 26.6mm- 300mm LONG


Item condition:New

Price:US $85.00Approximately C $87.41


http://cgi.ebay.ca/SUNTOUR-XC-PRO-MT...item45f12bd920


Oh my god, theres actually idiots out there paying that much for SUNTOUR PRO?? Someone bought seatposts off this guy for 89$ wow... I am in the wrong business.


And here is one for....150!!!!!!!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NOS-Suntour-XC-PR...item4839ca35ce

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Old 05-12-10, 07:20 PM   #2440
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Still have no idea what this person is selling:

http://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/1735976759.html

Bycycles - $200 (Easton)

Selling 2 Trex multitrack bicycles 4" 35.5cm Rst ct com 105. selling for $200 a pieces,in very good condition.
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Then there's this, a six speed 16T freewheel. Someone has too much time on his hands.
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That straight block looks like the beginnings of a good prank, assuming anyone riding a straight block would let you have any alone time with their bike.


This one made me chuckle.

World's oldest Bike-Made in Belgium - $35 (Bethel Park)

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OK, so maybe its a 70's vintage, but still old, and everything works like it should, except it needs tires, these are dry rotted...
TRAK is the brand. Large, ten speed.

Thanks for looking
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That's so awesome.
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Didn't expect to see this when I saw Olmo...

Olmo Bicycle (Dormont)

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Selling point: has 8 large dents but no punctures

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bik/1741492495.html
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Selling point: has 8 large dents but no punctures

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Target practice? What sort of small round wouldn't penetrate the tube?
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I saw this for sale in Wal*Mart last night.

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Raggedy Ass Singlespeed - $75 (Raleigh)

Date: 2010-05-16, 2:13PM EDT
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Singlespeed bike made from a melange of random kit out of the spares pile. Very simple to operate - has 2 modes: Go and Stop.
Features VERY Chic gen-u-ine homemade chain tensioner as well (actually it's just a repurposed derailleur - hooray for recycling).

What this bike is:
Purple.
Ugly (but then again, eye of the beholder)
Single speed.
Functional. Aside from the random and/or unknown origins of the parts, it has been assembled with care by a knowledgeable bike mechanic.
Relatively theft-proof. Seriously, if you were a thief, would YOU steal it?
Actually reliable and low maintenance as well (all things considered).

What this bike is not:
Expensive.
Pretty.
Cool. Sorry all you tragically hip out there, the hipster crowd will most likely shun you at the coffee shop if you show up on this.
A Fixie. Again, sorry you hipsters, the rear wheel has a freewheel. If you want it fixed, then you will have to buy the cog yourself and thread it on.
Besides, fixies aren't REALLY cool unless you make it out of an old Schwinn you paid waaaay too much for.
All original.
Guaranteed in any way.

What this bike has:
Functioning (although old) brakes
New cables
Relatively true wheels.
A seat.
Pedals.
Cromoly frame.
Tires that, well, kinda suck. but they hold air and are round (mostly).
An aura of trashyness that, while not exactly cool, is at least approaching the outskirts of the neighborhood of cool.


Seriously though, If you want a cheap bike for toolin' around, or you are curious about single speeding, then maybe this thing is for you.

Asking $75 but if you show up with a 12-pack of Yuengling you may be able to talk me down to $60 (but only if it's cold). PBR will work too - but that s**t's so cheap you will need a case.
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