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Old 05-14-09, 09:59 AM
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I saw another couple of ads this morning, for "female" bikes. I've seen bikes made for girls, bikes made for boys, bikes made for men, and bikes made for women, but the bikes themselves have all been neuter. At least, I thought they were. Is there something I be looking for on bikes? Do you have to invert them to tell?
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Check out the pic of rhw piece by the chain that broke while in storage...

https://poconos.craigslist.org/bik/1169874080.html

Schwinn Mountain bike in pretty good condition. There is a piece by the chain that broke while in storage. Can be fixed, probably real easily by someone handy. Everything else seems to be in great shape. ASKING $75 OBO. Make me a reasonable offer I can't refuse!
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News flash: Metric parts will thwart thieves.
Sweet! I can stop locking up my bike now, thieves won't have the tools! Metric is so exotic . . .
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Originally Posted by Shifty
Gain the respect you deserve by showing up for the club ride with this exciting bike/basket combo
https://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/1165005423.html
I think that is a step basket. It sits on your stairs at home in your house not on your bicycle.
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Originally Posted by yohannrjm
The chainstay could probably be cold-set, but his asking price becomes a bit more atrocious if you've got to tweak the frame.
You know, it just hit me - I bet he cold set it to angle the axle just enough so that the vertical dropouts would not cause chain length problems for him. If he did, this ought to win the Numbskull Innovative Tarck Stupidity Award.

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I was expecting to see something interesting made from old damaged frames. No such luck, hehe.,,,,BD


https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1169199835.html
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That basket might actually work okay on the right bike. It was obviously special-made for something....
Yes, it's a "stair basket," one of those 1960's inventions (along with little yellow pills Mick Jagger sang about) to help Mommy get through her busy day. She simply puts it at the bottom of the stairs while cleaning the house all day, and throws stuff into it, like kids toys that should have stayed upstairs. When the kids get home, they have to take the basket upstairs and empty it before they can have their after-school snack. That way she doesn't burn her frozen steak and go running for the shelter of her mother's little helper....
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Originally Posted by waldowales
I saw another couple of ads this morning, for "female" bikes. I've seen bikes made for girls, bikes made for boys, bikes made for men, and bikes made for women, but the bikes themselves have all been neuter. At least, I thought they were. Is there something I be looking for on bikes? Do you have to invert them to tell?
Bikes keep reproducing in my basement. Are you telling me they reproduce asexually? I guess I have never seen
one pregnant! So I guess it is true.
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Old 05-15-09, 10:46 AM
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This one is entertianing:

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1172068453.html


$500 for a Schwinn Breeze. A bike that is maybe work $50 in pristine condition.
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Old 05-15-09, 10:49 AM
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https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=220411288795

"SCHWINN KRATE STINGRAY ORG NOS TAIL LIGHTS NIB

IT STILL HAS ORG SCHWINN AIR"

"THIS IS AN ORG SCHWINN NOS TAIL LIGHTS STILL SEALED W/SCHWINN FACTORY AIR W/BOX "

One of the reasons why I no longer collect Sting Rays

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Originally Posted by ggroth9
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=220411288795

"SCHWINN KRATE STINGRAY ORG NOS TAIL LIGHTS NIB

IT STILL HAS ORG SCHWINN AIR"

"THIS IS AN ORG SCHWINN NOS TAIL LIGHTS STILL SEALED W/SCHWINN FACTORY AIR W/BOX "

One of the reasons why I no longer collect Sting Rays

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Maybe the lady in the pictures is also full of original Schwinn air.
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Originally Posted by bikemore
Bikes keep reproducing in my basement. Are you telling me they reproduce asexually? I guess I have never seen
one pregnant! So I guess it is true.
Coat hangers are the larval stage of bicycles ...

If you don't believe me go read "Or All the Seas With Oysters" by Avram Davidson.
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Old 05-15-09, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ggroth9
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=220411288795

"SCHWINN KRATE STINGRAY ORG NOS TAIL LIGHTS NIB

IT STILL HAS ORG SCHWINN AIR"

"THIS IS AN ORG SCHWINN NOS TAIL LIGHTS STILL SEALED W/SCHWINN FACTORY AIR W/BOX "

One of the reasons why I no longer collect Sting Rays

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I rather look at the headlights instead!
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Old 05-15-09, 03:52 PM
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Will Smith spokes...

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Originally Posted by dbakl
I started ridin' my bike and my mom got scared...
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Bottom bracket to stem post 61cm


To be fair, there were other measurements given besides the all important downtube length.
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Here is a 27 inch Lotus Touring Series bike,has a 21 inch frame this is a 10 speed and the tires do hold air,this needs a seat and there are scratches on the bike ,the tires do hold air and the gears do shift,the chain needs a good oiling,good to ride or restore,has 4130 Moly tubes Triple Butter,has a back rack.

Wow, those tubes have a lot of butter!
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I've got 2 Kleins here - same. One for $80. Other for $700. I'd post the link - but guess why I'm not going to...?

I LOVE hicks!
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panisonic tour bike - $50

panisonic name says it all...

https://detroit.craigslist.org/bik/1173503414.html


Sometimes it says more about the poster than the bike.
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6 pound bike

Shimano 105 Racing Bike 58cm - $100

Super light!! about 6 lbs. the frame measures 58cm. measures 24" (inches from center of the crank to the seat post) 700c Araya made in Japan rims. 27" tires quick release. all Shimano 105 equipped. needs the pedal attacthment. take it for $100

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...174106479.html
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The most optimistic buyer ever:

Wanted: 1970s Schwinn Women's Bike - $15 (Orange County)

Reply to: sale-zyt4j-1174625591@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-05-16, 6:42PM PDT



I am looking for a 1970s women's bike : Collegiate, Breeze, Suburban, Free Spirit any of these. Prefer it to be in working order esp. brakes and chain. For the price I'm asking I know the bike may need tires or something. I can deal with that. Anyway, I would like to use the bike and I would not be re-selling it.

It dawned on me today that maybe the reason the prices are so high for these types of bikes is because the people who own them don't want other people to make a profit off them. They want their cherished retro bike to go to someone who will ride it and take good care of it. And that's exactly what I would do.

Email me back if you have a bike like this you'd be willing to sell at this price. Thanks.


I sold a nice women's Schwinn Collegiate last summer for $145.00 a few hours after the ad posted. Got a flood of responses. Might have asked too little, but I think it was fair. Good luck, buttercup.
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The most optimistic buyer ever:
Try chutzpa.

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Hahahaha.....


https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/1174763936.html
Selle San Marco cycle saddle - $45 (Eastlake)

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Black cycle saddle with only 2 rides on it.
Selle brand
San Marco model
Retails for $139.00
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
The most optimistic buyer ever:

Wanted: 1970s Schwinn Women's Bike - $15 (Orange County)

Reply to: sale-zyt4j-1174625591@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-05-16, 6:42PM PDT



I am looking for a 1970s women's bike : Collegiate, Breeze, Suburban, Free Spirit any of these. Prefer it to be in working order esp. brakes and chain. For the price I'm asking I know the bike may need tires or something. I can deal with that. Anyway, I would like to use the bike and I would not be re-selling it.

It dawned on me today that maybe the reason the prices are so high for these types of bikes is because the people who own them don't want other people to make a profit off them. They want their cherished retro bike to go to someone who will ride it and take good care of it. And that's exactly what I would do.

Email me back if you have a bike like this you'd be willing to sell at this price. Thanks.


I sold a nice women's Schwinn Collegiate last summer for $145.00 a few hours after the ad posted. Got a flood of responses. Might have asked too little, but I think it was fair. Good luck, buttercup.
Nice Craig's List posting.
I am thinking about posting the following ad myself....
Wanted: 1950s Men's Hetchins Experto Crede bike - $15

I am looking for a Hetchins Experto Crede bicycle from the early 1950s in pristine, scratch-free, original condition with all original components. For the price I am asking I know the bike may need dusting off, oiling or minor wheel trueing. I can deal with that. I won't re-sell it and buy a used BMW Z3 with the money I get for it...I promise!
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Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider
This one is entertianing:

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1172068453.html


$500 for a Schwinn Breeze. A bike that is maybe work $50 in pristine condition.
Probably meant $50, and just added an extra "0". "Beautiful, vintage, and all original women’s Schwinn Breeze Bicycle Made in USA. This bicycle is in great condition. It does have some superficial rust and needs a good cleaning as it has been in storage for several years. I am not sure about the tires.

It has a generator operated light, double baskets on the back. You can see in the pictures, the paint and decals are in very good condition with a few small scrapes. All of the chrome appears to be in good shape just needs some TLC. Includes built-in kickstand.

Believe it was manufactured in 1972 or 1973. Overall this is a nice old Breeze that will look great cruising around the neighborhood. Check out the original matching Schwinn grips and saddle. You won’t find many in this condition."


Asks you to check out original grips and saddle, but doesn't include a photo. You have to remember to proofread you ads before posting them.
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