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Old 03-31-09, 08:14 PM   #1
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2007 Giant Bowery Single Speed

hello,
im looking at getting this bike

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/1100641197.html

was told by a friend of mine that the price is a bit high, wanted to get some other opinions
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Old 03-31-09, 08:24 PM   #2
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I have the army green bowery. it's a bit harsh, but good at handling the salt and the rough lock ups.
Just check for wear on the components, and remember that guy is posting it for what he wants to get, not what he'll take. Pedals will run you easily $30, so factor that in.
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hello,
im looking at getting this bike

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/1100641197.html

was told by a friend of mine that the price is a bit high, wanted to get some other opinions
Thanks for the tip! I just bought it!








Just kidding, man.

Actually the low price and poor language makes me think it's a scam. I wouldn't be surprised it it were.
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Old 03-31-09, 08:31 PM   #4
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i emailed the guy asking about the posting, did a little google search of his name and he seems well to be frank, very asain.

this is what i got back from him


Hello Dan,

I believe it’s a great price for this bike, I upgraded the rear tire to Continental German handmade tire.

Thanks for asking

Willis
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ain't no asians named willis. Conti tire don't mean shiz without a model.
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Willis Chiang to be exact, im trying to get some pictures from him of the bike, photo in ad looks like a stock image most likly is.
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ain't no asians named willis.
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could be new age asian!
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I wish I had such a cool name
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My favorite asian ever was name Wilson Chiang. He played Piano.
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well i finalized with the guy and im going to get the bike, let it be known here on the interwebs, so if i disapear and not check back in call the cops! rofl
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well i finalized with the guy and im going to get the bike, let it be known here on the interwebs, so if i disapear and not check back in call the cops! rofl
OMG.

It's been an hour. Should we call yet? I'm getting worried.
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YES! im here, im getting it saterday, danm you full time job!
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YES! im here, im getting it saterday, danm you full time job!
Nice. That would be a sweet deal if it works out.
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Yeah im hoping, guy seems pretty legit, just wants to get rid of his backup bike i belive is why is he selling it, besides who doesnt want to take a road trip up to the boston area on a amazing day and buy a bike!
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Pay in person, in cash, give it a test ride before you pay and all should be well. Hope this ends up working out for you.
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Yup!, planed on giving it a run around before handing over cash, also planed on bringing a friend of mine, dont really want to go up to boston by myself never know about whos a nut job or not
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dude, just go see by your own eye.
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Got my bike YEAH, just needs some air in the tires and a seat height adjustment and its perfect!
also mit is not as impressive as i thought it would be.

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