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Old 04-12-09, 07:10 PM   #1
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The Wacky World of Craigslist and eBay Ads

You asked, you get. This is the new edition of the 'Numbskull of the Day' thread. It's not going to be stickied, so it's up to all of you to keep it on the front page.

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Old 04-12-09, 07:14 PM   #2
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You asked, you get. This is the new edition of the 'Numbskull of the Day' thread. It's not going to be stickied, so it's up to all of you to keep it on the front page.

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I think there's enough material to keep it on the front page...forevah!
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Old 04-12-09, 07:26 PM   #3
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Gee, the seller says it's a "3 speed" on an "Antique Schwinn Double Bike."

I count 5. Is he/she mathematically challenged? Gears and price?

http://nh.craigslist.org/bik/1119339798.html
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Gee, the seller says it's a "3 speed" on an "Antique Schwinn Double Bike."

I count 5. Is he/she mathematically challenged? Gears and price?

http://nh.craigslist.org/bik/1119339798.html
I'm not so sure that's really numbskull. The price may be steep, but for a good condition Schwinn Twinn (which that appears to be), I wouldn't consider it outrageous. Though they certainly could pay better attention.
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$5,500 BIN? Wtf?

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Old 04-12-09, 08:06 PM   #6
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Great idea, East Hill! Thank you!! There are just too many, er, entertaining ads not to be shared.
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Wrong Holland.

But the price is good.

http://swmi.craigslist.org/bik/1119085711.html
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HELP! Its starting to fall.This will put it at the top for a little while.
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Anyone want a GMC Denali that's been converted into a Single speed for 345$ (New GMC Denali runs $165 IIRC)

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/1120338270.html

:Single Speed Aluminum frame road bike
Selle Italia bike seat, new grips, tires and tubes.
Shimano Cranks
Front Brake
21" frame
If interested please call"
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Anyone want a GMC Denali that's been converted into a Single speed for 345$ (New GMC Denali runs $165 IIRC)

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/1120338270.html

:Single Speed Aluminum frame road bike
Selle Italia bike seat, new grips, tires and tubes.
Shimano Cranks
Front Brake
21" frame
If interested please call"
That is actually a Target brand bike and there is some online coupon that you can use in conjunction with some in-store sale to get the complete bike out the door for $37.

This man is a genius, not a numbskull.
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"Custom" bike in Chicago. Oh, it's "custom" alright.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/1120232942.html

custom training bike made from schwinn world tour frame,about a 22.5 frame 1 pc crank w single 78 tool sprocket,ukai rims, needs to be converted to single speed rear wheel so price is now lower cash thanks for looking bakes not installed but included

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That is actually a Target brand bike and there is some online coupon that you can use in conjunction with some in-store sale to get the complete bike out the door for $37.

This man is a genius, not a numbskull.
This kind of thing is mentioned in this three year old fatwallet thread.

Where are the coupons now? This could be good co-op project fodder.
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Gee, the seller says it's a "3 speed" on an "Antique Schwinn Double Bike."

I count 5. Is he/she mathematically challenged? Gears and price?

http://nh.craigslist.org/bik/1119339798.html
Maybe only three out of five actually work? !!!
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"Custom" bike in Chicago. Oh, it's "custom" alright.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/1120232942.html

custom training bike made from schwinn world tour frame,about a 22.5 frame 1 pc crank w single 78 tool sprocket,ukai rims, needs to be converted to single speed rear wheel so price is now lower cash thanks for looking bakes not installed but included


Maybe he should throw in a free consult with an orthopedic surgeon for when you destroy your knees on that thing.

And he really should install the bakes.
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http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/bik/1119081909.html

check the cable routing, I e-mailed him "it works great". I bet

this one might be a bit better, but he claims to "know vintage bikes" and he isn't aware that "all original parts" doesn't mean S**t when it comes to stuff like this. Or that a "record du monde" is just a sticker

http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/bik/1119088674.html

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http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/1120842383.html

The seller should get an award for this.

rare 10 speed - $495 (Seattle)

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I will sell my favorite bike, blue USA Free Spirit. You willnot beleve how fast and really lite it is. Grate condition breaks and tires are newer and comfie seat . Make a investment u can ride!! email me for a test drive.
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I will sell my favorite bike, blue USA Free Spirit. You willnot beleve how fast and really lite it is. Grate condition breaks and tires are newer and comfie seat . Make a investment u can ride!! email me for a test drive.

I'm impressed, and waiting to hand over my money .

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That is actually a Target brand bike and there is some online coupon that you can use in conjunction with some in-store sale to get the complete bike out the door for $37.

This man is a genius, not a numbskull.
can you direct me to the online coupon? For 37$ I'll take two.
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didnt see that model at the local target
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this one made me chuckel.
http://delaware.craigslist.org/bik/1119540186.html
I'm a hipster looking for a "fixed speed" bicycle. It must have only one speed. No brakes, they are for not cool people. I will be using it mostly as an excuse to wear an expensive bag and go to Starbucks. I also want to roll up my pant leg to show off my beat up Sambas and patterned socks.

If you have a "vintage" looking bicycle that I could convert to a fixie, that would be fine as well.

Must be cheap, my parent's give me little allowance.
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this one made me chuckel.
http://delaware.craigslist.org/bik/1119540186.html
I'm a hipster looking for a "fixed speed" bicycle. It must have only one speed. No brakes, they are for not cool people. I will be using it mostly as an excuse to wear an expensive bag and go to Starbucks. I also want to roll up my pant leg to show off my beat up Sambas and patterned socks.

If you have a "vintage" looking bicycle that I could convert to a fixie, that would be fine as well.

Must be cheap, my parent's give me little allowance.
Making fun of hipsters is sooo 2007.
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Just need a little duct tape and save yourself $25...

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Wanna make a super deal on a famous roadbike brand ?
http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/bik/1123032800.html
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I thought this was a fun picture with an E-bay sale on a mountain bike. Makes me want to bid, and bid often!
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