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    LOL forks bent


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    For $90 I'd be all over that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by degan View Post
    For $90 I'd be all over that.
    I know . that's the funny part, except I wonder if the headset/ headtube might be toast if it was ridden like that. Is it even possible to ride like that? lol. Doing that is not hipster, it's ghetto. which means possible crash...

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    My guess is that it was thrown back together by someone who isn't a bike person just to take the picture. I'd be surprised if the wheel even clears the down tube like that.
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    Turn that fork around and ride.

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    Wow, a gear- and brake-bedazzled stayer bike; what will those clever Japanese think of next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robofunc View Post
    Turn that fork around and ride.
    Then the handlebar would be backwards.
    Real cyclists use toe clips.
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    That same bike --same photo-- was on CL in Flemington NJ last week. Probably still is. I smell a scam.

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    Can anyone say "toe strike"?? Very strange anyone would even think of bolting a stem like that.

    Scam?? Now that IS believeable.
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    Reminds me of this bike

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    interesting to me is the "club fuji feather" model name. I had a '76 fuji feather track bike and have not seen "feather" used on any model until the recent re-introduction? of the name in Fuji's newer line of fixed gear/track bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norskagent View Post
    interesting to me is the "club fuji feather" model name. I had a '76 fuji feather track bike and have not seen "feather" used on any model until the recent re-introduction? of the name in Fuji's newer line of fixed gear/track bikes.
    It isn't a "club fuji feather" model. The person who posted the photo doesn't know what the photo is of (incidentally, the photo is of a 1988 Club Fuji). Despite the "47 cm" specification, s/he has not measured it, because s/he does not possess the bike. Last week I emailed a person in Flemington NJ who claimed to have the bike in the photo and was willing to sell it to me for $140 if I recall correctly.

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    thats the biggest 47cm bike ive ever seen.
    Semper fi

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    Maybe the bike in Hartford is actually a 47ish club Fuji. It's possible that they used the most terrible photo they could find on the internet to put in their ad instead of taking pics of the actual bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by likebike23 View Post
    Maybe the bike in Hartford is actually a 47ish club Fuji. It's possible that they used the most terrible photo they could find on the internet to put in their ad instead of taking pics of the actual bike.
    You make a good point! But, hey, it's only a half hour drive for you, right? Get in your car, prove me wrong, nothing would make me happier!

    No, no, seriously, the supposed seller knows enough about the bike in the photo to know the fork was on backwards. He clearly wants you to believe this is his bike. And maybe it is: while I seriously doubt both sales are legit, I have no reason to assume the Hartford one is bogus. It is equally possible that the NJ one was bogus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    Then the handlebar would be backwards.
    Aw man, you're right. It's garbage.

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    Maybe there was a rift in time-space and both sales are legit?

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    ^^Correct! For, as it is written:

    "'There!' said Ford, shooting out his arm. 'There, behind that sofa!'
    "Arthur looked. Much to his surprise, there was a velvet paisley-covered Chesterfield sofa in the field in front of them. He boggled intelligently at it. Shrewd questions sprang into his mind.
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    New leather for old sofas.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    You make a good point! But, hey, it's only a half hour drive for you, right? Get in your car, prove me wrong, nothing would make me happier!

    No, no, seriously, the supposed seller knows enough about the bike in the photo to know the fork was on backwards. He clearly wants you to believe this is his bike. And maybe it is: while I seriously doubt both sales are legit, I have no reason to assume the Hartford one is bogus. It is equally possible that the NJ one was bogus.
    I'm not trying to say you're wrong. I actually thought "stolen bike" when I saw the ad. Besides, I'm only on the lookout for keepers. It's not really worth it right now selling used bikes, this area is depressed for selling, but great for buying.

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    Seller has noted fork is backwards and says it is now corrected.
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    yeah this is great area for buying. Unless you sell at one of the universities or nyc, forget about getting a decent deal.

    However so far CT has been great for finding old stuff on garage sales for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    That same bike --same photo-- was on CL in Flemington NJ last week. Probably still is. I smell a scam.
    Please explain how that scam may play out, interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by likebike23 View Post
    Maybe the bike in Hartford is actually a 47ish club Fuji. It's possible that they used the most terrible photo they could find on the internet to put in their ad instead of taking pics of the actual bike.
    Someone on here had outed a craigslist Peugeot PX10 one time with a "is this a PX10 thread". I recognized the pic from my local CL. I went to go look at it and the seller brought out a U08 in the same color. I told him that it wasn't the same bike in the pic. He insisted that it was, but then later confessed his camera was broken and he got the picture off of the internet.

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