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    Senior Member shipwreck's Avatar
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    another super rare valuable bike on craigslist!

    http://springfield.craigslist.org/bik/2758148757.html
    I always check craigslist before making a trip to another town, and there is always something like this. Am I wrong, is it worth it? Can I pay off my student loans with all the womans three speeds in my barn?

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    hahaha

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    Oh my God - never underestimate the power of self-delusion...

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    I have three more he could sell for me, and he can keep half.
    "Where you come from is gone;
    where you are headed weren't never there;
    and where you are ain't no good unless you can get away from it."

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    You guys won't be laughing so hard after the bombs drop and
    Raleigh 3 speeds and Schwinn Varsities are the only remaining
    means for transportation.

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    Only a few find the way, some don't recognize it when they do - some... don't ever want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    You guys won't be laughing so hard after the bombs drop and
    Raleigh 3 speeds and Schwinn Varsities are the only remaining
    means for transportation.

    Yes I will. I have lots of raleigh three speeds and electroforged schwinns. The only way I will cry is if I sell them all for thousands and thousands of dollars each and the bombs drop the very next day!

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    Hey, maybe this guy is a relation:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Cinelli...item35b862c67a

    I want some of what Michael's smokin' - once I've retired from active duty, that is

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    I sometimes wonder if what other people are smoking. None the less, I just sent the Rare-Cinelli guy/gal an email about the frame set. I am looking forward to the answer I get, if any.
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    Valued at over $1,200...by a sadist with a sense of humor.

    If varsitys and 3 spds are all that's left, please let me be among the first to go.

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    Do "Rare, Vintage like new, still with original bar tape Montgomery Wards 10-Speed CLASSICS" fall into this category? A local lister was asking $400 smackers for one a while back! :-O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
    Hey, maybe this guy is a relation:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Cinelli...item35b862c67a

    I want some of what Michael's smokin' - once I've retired from active duty, that is

    DD
    Ummmm...this is sort of embarrassing. Poor guy. Maybe his dad said "I got if from Lenny" and they had a bad cell phone connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    You guys won't be laughing so hard after the bombs drop and
    Raleigh 3 speeds and Schwinn Varsities are the only remaining
    means for transportation.

    Hey, don't be giving the Schwinn Collegiates short shrift!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    Valued at over $1,200...by a sadist with a sense of humor.

    If varsitys and 3 spds are all that's left, please let me be among the first to go.
    Here we go again... I think you're enough of a bike guy that if that's all that's left, you'd still be riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
    Hey, maybe this guy is a relation:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Cinelli...item35b862c67a

    I want some of what Michael's smokin' - once I've retired from active duty, that is

    DD
    You gotta love the gorgeous lug lining on the bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
    Here we go again... I think you're enough of a bike guy that if that's all that's left, you'd still be riding.
    I refuse to live in a world without titanium, Campagnolo and Columbus tubing!

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    Yesterday involved a similar idiot over this Benotto, arranged through a LBS:



    I was willing to give the seller $100 - sight unseen - mainly for the Campag bits. The seller wouldn't discuss price until he brought said Benotto and a Grand Prix to the shop, so a meet was arranged. The seller came earlier than expected, left before I arrived, and requested $500/ea.

    I took one look at the thing up close, and said that I would have personally thanked the seller for being such an ass, had he been there. The chainstay chrome is almost entirely rust, the fork is no better, the seatpost has enough oxidization that it probably won't come out, and the front Super Record caliper has a whole bunch of random nuts and washers holding it together up front.

    Oh, the quick releases are Campy - and the front ones looked as if it had been lost in a river for a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
    Hey, maybe this guy is a relation:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Cinelli...item35b862c67a

    I want some of what Michael's smokin' - once I've retired from active duty, that is

    DD
    I wonder if he even "considered" wiping off the dirt before he brushed on the "royal blue" paint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    You guys won't be laughing so hard after the bombs drop and
    Raleigh 3 speeds and Schwinn Varsities are the only remaining
    means for transportation.

    But until the demand is there, there is no justification for this price.
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    Hey, I like Royal Blue. One of Rustoleum's best, I think. I've been planning on doing up one of my klunkers in that kolor.
    I have spoken.

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    Wow, he is giving the deal of the century.....a bike valued at over 1200.00 he is making available to us for a 1000.00.

    Where do these guys come from.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    Where do these guys come from.
    The television, just after watching American Pickers.

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    alright, who did this?

    just went back to the springfield CL to see what was there and someone has done this

    http://springfield.craigslist.org/bik/2789389605.html

    It was not me, so someone own up

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    I don't know...but this just popped up:

    http://springfield.craigslist.org/bik/2789560546.html

    springfield craigslist > for sale / wanted > bicycles please flag with care: [?]

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    Fastest, Most Valuable Bike IN THE WORLD!!! - $15000 (Springfield)

    Date: 2012-01-08, 12:48PM CST
    Reply to: sale-aqwjc-2789560546@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
    This bike is super special because:

    1. It is made from liquid metal...just like the T-1000 from Terminator 2. Unfortunately I spilled coffee on it, so it won't shape change anymore...but it's made from the same material as the T-1000!
    2. The tape wrap was done by Andy Warhol AFTER DEATH AT THE DIRECTION OF A OUIJA BOARD! And it was taped up by none other than Lou Reed! You can be the ONLY person to own a bike designed by Andy Warhol AFTER his death! Doubly special because it's the first artistic contribution Lou Reed has made since 1983!
    3. Lance Armstrong used this bike while trying out as an extra for Quick Silver! That's right!!! This was ridden by Lance Armstrong and he was faster than Kevin Bacon in the parking lot!
    4. It was originally shipped from Columbia and is rumored to have each tube packed with bags of Columbian Coffee!

    This bike was valued by my aunt with Alzheimer's at $4,000,000!!! I'll pass on the savings of $3,985,000! That's right...you save $3,985,000!!!















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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    You guys won't be laughing so hard after the bombs drop and
    Raleigh 3 speeds and Schwinn Varsities are the only remaining
    means for transportation.

    Naw..... I'm armed heavily enough to procure all the Varsities I need.
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    Naw..... I'm armed heavily enough to procure all the Varsities I need.
    BBM and his posse will roam the streets at night like the Road Warriors on Raleigh Sports, stealing Twinkies and Mountain Dew.

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