Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

The Wacky World of Craigslist and eBay Ads

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

The Wacky World of Craigslist and eBay Ads

Old 01-24-11, 10:37 PM
  #3251  
Senior Member
 
tugrul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Posts: 2,190
Likes: 0
Liked 13 Times in 8 Posts
I chuckled.

2001 schwinn homegrown limited - $1200 (brewer, me)

date: 2011-01-24, 7:41pm est
reply to: sale-sdr5r-2178328428@craigslist.org [errors when replying to ads?]

2001 homegrown limted, 19". Bike has been stored inside for the last 6 years, untouched. Full xtr components, shimano spd pedals, rolf propel wheels, titanium stem and bar, titanium bottle cage, irc mythos tires, rock shox sid fork. Bike is in good shape and ready to ride. $1200 obo. Possible partial trades for firearms. Pick-up only, will not ship

  • location: Brewer, me
  • it's not ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests


postingid: 2178328428
re:schwinn ha! - $1200 (brewer)

date: 2011-01-24, 8:53pm est
reply to: sale-jxvxb-2178444809@craigslist.org [errors when replying to ads?]

man, get real. That is a 125 dollar bike.
  • location: Brewer
  • it's not ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

postingid: 2178444809
tugrul is offline  
Old 01-25-11, 10:53 AM
  #3252  
Senator from Secret
 
Ivandarken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Secret
Posts: 688
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Somebody please put this one out of it's misery!!!!

peugeot road bike 70's vintage - $175 (damen and foster)

Date: 2011-01-25, 10:39AM CST
Reply to: sale-p4ehs-2179235017@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

my name is will i have a 1970's medium size white road bike frame and components are solid its all simplex made in france except the rear derailer has recently been updated the front and back tire is flat need inner tube. the bike its super eye catchy the model is a mixte bike pedia or wiki has pics or can send one to ur phone text or call me at 7732168936 price is firm u could easily sell it for $400 but i need the space and have to sell it dont miss out
Ivandarken is offline  
Old 01-25-11, 10:55 AM
  #3253  
Large Member
 
realestvin7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tejas
Posts: 2,533
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Ivandarken
Somebody please put this one out of it's misery!!!!

peugeot road bike 70's vintage - $175 (damen and foster)

Date: 2011-01-25, 10:39AM CST
Reply to: sale-p4ehs-2179235017@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


my name is will i have a 1970's medium size white road bike frame and components are solid its all simplex made in france except the rear derailer has recently been updated the front and back tire is flat need inner tube. the bike its super eye catchy the model is a mixte bike pedia or wiki has pics or can send one to ur phone text or call me at 7732168936 price is firm u could easily sell it for $400 but i need the space and have to sell it dont miss out

What is it? You didn't provide a link.
realestvin7 is offline  
Old 01-25-11, 11:44 AM
  #3254  
Senior Member
 
tugrul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Posts: 2,190
Likes: 0
Liked 13 Times in 8 Posts
Originally Posted by realestvin7
What is it? You didn't provide a link.
Google is pretty good at covering CL... search for the body of the ad or something like that phone number and it pops right out.
tugrul is offline  
Old 01-25-11, 12:04 PM
  #3255  
Senator from Secret
 
Ivandarken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Secret
Posts: 688
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by realestvin7
What is it? You didn't provide a link.
That's the whole thing... no photos were posted. (I didn't know how to include the CL link)
Ivandarken is offline  
Old 01-25-11, 12:21 PM
  #3256  
Vello Kombi, baby
 
Poguemahone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Je suis ici
Posts: 5,188

Bikes: 1973 Eisentraut; 1970s Richard Sachs; 1978 Alfio Bonnano; 1967 Peugeot PX10

Likes: 0
Liked 14 Times in 13 Posts
"PU" indeed. A more apt description has never been written, esp. at 700$

https://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Peugeot-...item2eb2b74fd9

(It is, of course, a uo8)
__________________
"It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

Waste your money! Buy my comic book!
Poguemahone is offline  
Old 01-25-11, 11:56 PM
  #3257  
Large Member
 
realestvin7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tejas
Posts: 2,533
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
LMAO. That is all.

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/bik/2174681818.html
Rapido (Pella)

Date: 2011-01-22, 3:41PM CST
Reply to: sale-hanaq-2174681818@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

the front fork is slightly bent and could be replaced.
22inch frame
shoot me an offer


Attached Images
realestvin7 is offline  
Old 01-26-11, 06:41 AM
  #3258  
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 20,848

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 4 Trek Checkpoint ALR-5 Viscount Aerospace Pro Raleigh C50 Cromoly Hybrid Legnano Tipo Roma Pista Vitus 979 Duralinox

Liked 6,937 Times in 3,957 Posts
I guess it is free.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/2155252882.html

1987 Miyata 310 Triathalon


1987 Miyata 310 Triathalon bicycle. Very good shape. Price shown or best offer

__________________












cb400bill is offline  
Old 01-26-11, 10:48 AM
  #3259  
Collector of Useless Info
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,404
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Good Lord! Hi-ten, stamped dropouts, rusty, bent fork, one steel wheel, $225. What are people smoking in San Antonio?


https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2181065962.html

One Vainqueur road frame including some parts. Nice lugged steel frame, which is straight, still has some of the components including handlebars and cottered cranks. Forks are bent.
Judging by the weight the frame is NOT 531 and says made in Portugal possibly late 70's early 80's.
55-56 cm seat tube and same for the top tube center to center.
There is also some scarring, paint chipping, and some rust. Bike comes AS-IS. Please feel free to ask any questions ans even make an offer. Thanks!


cycle_maven is offline  
Old 01-26-11, 11:19 AM
  #3260  
Cottered Crank
 
Amesja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,401

Bikes: 1954 Raleigh Sports 1974 Raleigh Competition 1969 Raleigh Twenty 1964 Raleigh LTD-3

Likes: 0
Liked 13 Times in 8 Posts
Originally Posted by cycle_maven
Good Lord! Hi-ten, stamped dropouts, rusty, bent fork, one steel wheel, $225. What are people smoking in San Antonio?


https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2181065962.html
Es rare, es Belgian, es NOT valuable...

At least right now.
Amesja is offline  
Old 01-26-11, 02:15 PM
  #3261  
Senior Member
 
tugrul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Posts: 2,190
Likes: 0
Liked 13 Times in 8 Posts
Obnoxious use of search filler.
tugrul is offline  
Old 01-26-11, 02:19 PM
  #3262  
Senior Member
 
liquefied's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,332

Bikes: 1989 Team Miyata, 1989 Miyata 1400, 1989 Miyata 1400, 1986 Miyata 610, 2007 Specialized Stumpjumper Hardtail

Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by tugrul
I always flag people who do that ****. So annoying.
liquefied is offline  
Old 01-26-11, 02:29 PM
  #3263  
Cottered Crank
 
Amesja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,401

Bikes: 1954 Raleigh Sports 1974 Raleigh Competition 1969 Raleigh Twenty 1964 Raleigh LTD-3

Likes: 0
Liked 13 Times in 8 Posts
Originally Posted by tugrul
LOL @ the redundancy too. He uses "campagnolo" no less than 6 times in the search filler.
Amesja is offline  
Old 01-28-11, 07:29 PM
  #3264  
Vello Kombi, baby
 
Poguemahone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Je suis ici
Posts: 5,188

Bikes: 1973 Eisentraut; 1970s Richard Sachs; 1978 Alfio Bonnano; 1967 Peugeot PX10

Likes: 0
Liked 14 Times in 13 Posts
I've decided this seller is a tool:

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/2185222503.html

He listed this bike earlier. It had a badly and obviously bent fork. The Craigslist police called him on it. He's now bent the fork back (badly) and deleted his old photos.

However, you can still see the rust on the fork from where it was bent. And if you look at his third and fourth photos, you'll notice the poor alignment of the lower head cup and the fork crown race. Looks like a bent steerer tube to me. Probably bends in the top and down tube as well. I mean, the fork was really bent back. Note no mention of the damage anywhere in the ad.

Previously, this seller decribed a huge dent at the junction of the down and head tube of a bike as a "cosmetic dimple." And would not adjust his listing.

Go ahead, be my guest, flag this ad.
__________________
"It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

Waste your money! Buy my comic book!
Poguemahone is offline  
Old 01-28-11, 08:02 PM
  #3265  
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 20,848

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 4 Trek Checkpoint ALR-5 Viscount Aerospace Pro Raleigh C50 Cromoly Hybrid Legnano Tipo Roma Pista Vitus 979 Duralinox

Liked 6,937 Times in 3,957 Posts
If you go to his Photobucket account he actually captions the pictures with "sraight" "myata straightest", and "miata straightest". LOL!


https://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3...kes/?start=all
__________________












cb400bill is offline  
Old 01-28-11, 08:08 PM
  #3266  
Senior Member
 
mazdaspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: WA state
Posts: 4,809
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Some people on the craigslist here have been trying to sell an ugly miyata 310 for a month or two, they initially listed it at $300, then relisted at $600, $800, now it's down to $500. Absolutely insane.
mazdaspeed is offline  
Old 01-29-11, 01:00 PM
  #3267  
Decrepit Member
 
Scooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Posts: 10,488

Bikes: Waterford 953 RS-22, several Paramounts

Liked 71 Times in 59 Posts
1982 Schwinn Voyageur S/P for only $1,649.95!

eBay Item 200566159790
__________________
- Stan

my bikes

Science doesn't care what you believe.
Scooper is offline  
Old 01-29-11, 02:00 PM
  #3268  
Senior Member
 
degan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 911
Liked 103 Times in 55 Posts
Originally Posted by Scooper
1982 Schwinn Voyageur S/P for only $1,649.95!

eBay Item 200566159790
Read the question at the bottom.
degan is offline  
Old 01-29-11, 03:10 PM
  #3269  
Senior Member
 
liquefied's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,332

Bikes: 1989 Team Miyata, 1989 Miyata 1400, 1989 Miyata 1400, 1986 Miyata 610, 2007 Specialized Stumpjumper Hardtail

Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I'll bet he asked himself that "question."
liquefied is offline  
Old 01-29-11, 06:10 PM
  #3270  
Vello Kombi, baby
 
Poguemahone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Je suis ici
Posts: 5,188

Bikes: 1973 Eisentraut; 1970s Richard Sachs; 1978 Alfio Bonnano; 1967 Peugeot PX10

Likes: 0
Liked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Originally Posted by liquefied
I'll bet he asked himself that "question."
I refuse to take that bet.

I will bet that if you ask him a more legit question (like, how insane are you?) he wouldn't put it in the auction listing.

Big frame. No matter how much he glosses it isn't worth a quarter of his asking price.

The rant about the dishonest bidder would have turned me off if his price hadn't.
__________________
"It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

Waste your money! Buy my comic book!
Poguemahone is offline  
Old 01-29-11, 06:48 PM
  #3271  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 218

Bikes: Too many to list

Liked 17 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by Scooper
1982 Schwinn Voyageur S/P for only $1,649.95!

eBay Item 200566159790
All I see is a mid level bike with modern rims and a detail job?
According to that 'question' he 'restored' it? I thought a restoration meant you at least tried to stay at least period correct. It does look like a nice bike, probably $300 to $400 any day around here but it looks to me like he's used the cheapest gumwall tires, those annoying SR pedals that won't stay upright, a modern saddle, and he didn't even bother to clean off those tape stains on the left chainstay when he detailed it. If your going to ask crazy money, then make it perfect, 100% minty new again. I get the impression that some people just don't see details. I went to look at an 80's Trek that was in the paper here last week, it said mint condition, never ridden. They failed to say its been stored in the shed with a leaky roof for 20 or so years. The frame had freeze splits in it.
oldlugs is offline  
Old 01-29-11, 07:05 PM
  #3272  
Cottered Crank
 
Amesja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,401

Bikes: 1954 Raleigh Sports 1974 Raleigh Competition 1969 Raleigh Twenty 1964 Raleigh LTD-3

Likes: 0
Liked 13 Times in 8 Posts
Originally Posted by oldlugs
All I see is a mid level bike with modern rims and a detail job?
According to that 'question' he 'restored' it? I thought a restoration meant you at least tried to stay at least period correct. It does look like a nice bike, probably $300 to $400 any day around here but it looks to me like he's used the cheapest gumwall tires, those annoying SR pedals that won't stay upright, a modern saddle, and he didn't even bother to clean off those tape stains on the left chainstay when he detailed it. If your going to ask crazy money, then make it perfect, 100% minty new again.
This guy is out to get the kind of attention that this thread is giving him. He's not looking to sell this bike, just get attention. If enough people start re-posting this crazy auction he might just get it.
Amesja is offline  
Old 01-29-11, 10:58 PM
  #3273  
Banned.
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PAZ
Posts: 12,294
Liked 4,829 Times in 1,709 Posts
Originally Posted by Amesja
This guy is out to get the kind of attention that this thread is giving him. He's not looking to sell this bike, just get attention. If enough people start re-posting this crazy auction he might just get it.
Really? Even though everyone is posting that the bike is IN NO WAY worth that much?

I want to offer my services to ensure he does not sell the bike: for $100 an hour, I'll put out on every cycling forum there is that this bike is way overpriced and the seller knows it and will laugh - along with all the rest of us - at anyone who buys it.

DD
Drillium Dude is offline  
Old 01-30-11, 08:36 PM
  #3274  
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 20,848

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 4 Trek Checkpoint ALR-5 Viscount Aerospace Pro Raleigh C50 Cromoly Hybrid Legnano Tipo Roma Pista Vitus 979 Duralinox

Liked 6,937 Times in 3,957 Posts
If you have the chutzpah to ask $995 for a Maruishi bike, at least have the decency to put new tires on it.

MARUISHI TOURING BIKE..Bicycle . Made In JAPAN - $995

This is an ultra rare Bicycle sure to stand out




https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bik/2188838045.html
__________________












cb400bill is offline  
Old 01-30-11, 08:50 PM
  #3275  
Senior Member
 
JReade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 1,597
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/bik/2185156088.html

BENOTTO RACEING BIKE - $375 (CAPE CORAL)

Date: 2011-01-28, 2:18PM EST
Reply to: sale-ahyfw-2185156088@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

BIKE NEEDS A TIRE THIS IS A 1500 BIKE CALL 239 470 3582 JIM



I'd say new front ring too..
JReade is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.