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    Senior Member CNY James's Avatar
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    what i've learned about bikes on craigslist...

    you know it's a good price for the bike when the ad is gone within hours of being put up.

    somebody had a vintage chubei on CL here for $20, I figured I might have til Saturday to take a look. bike is gone. I've never heard of chubei but it looked like a frame i could use

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    Six feet please Noobtastic's Avatar
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    Yeah man, don't slip on anything for sale on CL if you really want it. I'm a certified craigslist snagger; I think whenever I'm on a computer, I check my local craigslist every 25 mins or so. I just got home and one of the first things I did upon turning on the computer was to go on craigslist, even though I don't have any money to spend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noobtastic View Post
    Yeah man, don't slip on anything for sale on CL if you really want it. I'm a certified craigslist snagger; I think whenever I'm on a computer, I check my local craigslist every 25 mins or so. I just got home and one of the first things I did upon turning on the computer was to go on craigslist, even though I don't have any money to spend.
    WHAT A RELIEF!
    I'm just so glad to know, that I'm not alone with this CL obsession.
    "Cycling is for pleasure not penance"

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    I don't know the details, but have heard that somehow there's a way to get Craigslist RSS feeds containing words you specify. CL offers RSS feeds, but there's a way to filter them somehow.

    The hardcore types send it to their web/email phones, so they can jump on any ad as soon as it appears.

    I never asked the details as I've got too much junk already.
    ~

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    About 6 months ago I found an '09 Cannondale Synapse triple on CL for $500 including tools, helmet and shoes. Bike was just my size. It was located just a few blocks from my house so I made a call and got right over there..it had been on the local CL for 30 minutes.
    I got it but it was a very close call..the snatchers were desending quickly but I had cash and a rack.

    If it looks even close to a good deal jump it quick and sort it out later.

    Mike
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    fortunately, I didnt have a hard urge or need for this bike, it just seemed like it might be cool to have & I've been thinking of having a flat bar road bike, I would have tinkered with this one & either made a flatbar or a single speed. Funny thing though, it looked like a heavy old steel roadie, I never guessed it would go so fast.

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