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    $1k ER Gold Rush

    Someone has a nice looking Easy Racer GRR in the local Craigslist for 1k. I know nothing about the bike OR its owner. That's a spooky low price for such a high $ machine. Makes me wonder if it's stolen.

    http://twinfalls.craigslist.org/bik/2947596532.html


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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    That is a very, very low price.

    It would be unusual for such an easily identifiable bike to be posted on Craigslist if it were stolen.

    Quiet a find! If they have the manual, then it is highly unlikely for it to be stolen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    That is a very, very low price.

    It would be unusual for such an easily identifiable bike to be posted on Craigslist if it were stolen.

    Quiet a find! If they have the manual, then it is highly unlikely for it to be stolen.
    Perhaps. But I find it odd too that the title reads only, "Recumbent Bike". No Easy Racer, no Gold Rush, no GRR, just generic "recumbent". No ph# either and it's decked-out with high $ components (carbon fenders?). Not implying it's stolen, just seems a bit unusual.

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    Also posted at ER's forum:

    http://209.133.21.26/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=4752

    ...and Boise CL too

    http://boise.craigslist.org/bik/2947599746.html

    Damn tempting,... even tho it's not my size, nor I do I even need it.

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    I would almost bet it's stolen.

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    It could be stolen, or the owner could have died, and the person in charge of selling could know nothing about it.
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    Yes, it could be stolen. But most stolen bikes which are easily identified/unusual, the thief doesn't post pictures. The description doesn't read like a stolen bike to me.

    The bike is 11 years old. Some people think that means it isn't worth nearly as much.

    I recently purchased a SWB bent for about 25% of what it would sell for new, which had 300-400 miles on it, because the owners were moving and had to dump 3 bikes.
    Last edited by Tom Bombadil; 04-10-12 at 11:31 PM.
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