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Old 04-15-11, 05:28 PM
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Sorry, no can do ... really diggin' the red line tires

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emailed this guy from two different accounts, one with a lowball offer an hour after it was posted, one this morning with no specific offer.. comes back saying $100 and it's yours for the first offer, I say yes and can pick up immediately but no word back. an hour later the 2nd account gets an email and he wants $180! lol

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2328027076.html

edit.. the wackiest part of all: I GOT IT for $100!!

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Old 04-18-11, 02:03 PM
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Funky bike for the beach Dad and 2 kids - $99 (Carmel Valley)

Date: 2011-04-18, 12:15PM PDT
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Cruise 2 kids around at the Beach.


5 speed, rear bike comes off, then you can push your kids around say at a street fair. Stereo has been taken off.
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A few more good bikes cheap 99+ up - $99 (North Quincy)

Date: 2011-04-21, 1:19PM EDT
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Top left - 99
Top Right - 125 bo
Bottom left - 125 bo

617-774-7306 NO TEXTS PLEASE
I'm a 2 minute walk from the north quincy t station if you're taking the train.

I'm available weeknights after 6:30 and before 8pm and any time on Weekends. Please call to set up a time. If you can't make it - GIVE ME THE COURTESY OF A CALL!!!



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Wowza....

ANTIQUE BICYCLE HIPPIE RIDE CHOPPER ???




FROM 1930S OR 40S. WAS SET UP TO BE A CHOPPER WITH APEHANGER HANDLEBARS AND A SMALL FRONT TIRE. NEEDS A SEAT, TIRE TUBES AND A GOOD LUBIN. BEING GREEN, THIS *MAY HAVE EVEN BEEN A MILITARY BICYCLE]. THE REASON I'M SELLING IT OR ANYTHING ELSE IN MY ADS IS BECAUSE I NEED THE SPACE FOR OTHER PROJECTS. 40. FIRM CALL *** AT ***-**** AND PLEASE DO SEE ALL MY OTHER ADS. THANK YOU
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Originally Posted by frantik
emailed this guy from two different accounts, one with a lowball offer an hour after it was posted, one this morning with no specific offer.. comes back saying $100 and it's yours for the first offer, I say yes and can pick up immediately but no word back. an hour later the 2nd account gets an email and he wants $180! lol

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2328027076.html

edit.. the wackiest part of all: I GOT IT for $100!!
and we'll never know what it was you got for the $100, because the ad was deleted and YOU DIDN'T POST PICTURES.
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Old 04-22-11, 08:32 AM
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Just in time for Easter!
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Old 04-22-11, 08:56 AM
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All those new parts, and posted on ebay for the whole world to see, but they forgot one key element: air in the tires!!
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Old 04-22-11, 01:34 PM
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i see fixies like that for sale here in san jose all the time

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https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2328663712.html
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2329337794.html
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I'd have taken the group off the bike.

cannondale road bike broken frame - $200 (cambridgeport)

Great parts bike. Wheel set alone is worth the asking price. All shimano components. Worked great before I broke the frame.

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Old 04-24-11, 01:22 PM
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Vintage Trek Single Speed (58cm) Reynolds 531 - $275 (Westchester)

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Date: 2011-04-24, 2:29PM EDT
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Vintage Trek Single Speed - Reynolds 531



If you know about vintage Trek road bikes, you probably know why they have such a following after all these years. Made of top-of-the-line tubing, these bikes are case studies in quality and lightness. This particular Trek is no exception. The Reynolds 531 steel tubes make it a lightweight. With its single speed set up, it's perfect for those looking for a low-maintenance machine to get from point a to point b. At 58 cm, it's best suited for those 5'9" - 6'2".



Riser bars provide a nice, upright ride that let you keep close watch on city traffic.



A new brake lever is tethered to a vintage Shimano 600 brake. There's even a salmon Kool Stop pads in there that gives you serious stopping power even when the streets get wet. The gearing is something like a 14/52 or thereabouts, making this a bolt of lightning on flat roads, but you'll need to man up on the hills.



Nearly new tires lace a pair of alloy rims. As you can see, the paint job is far from perfect. If you're looking for a shiny new paint job, this bike is definitely not for you. The paint job reflects about three decades of use.



There's also a ding on the top tube. It never bothered me, but some people freak out over dings, so be aware that this frame comes with one.



The bike can be seen conveniently in Larchmont, 30 minutes north of the city, two blocks from the village's Metro North Train stop.

If this isn't what you're looking for, let me know and I might have -- or be able to build -- the perfect bike for you.

Please respond with a phone number and when you'd like to take it for a spin. Thank you.


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Old 04-26-11, 03:38 PM
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I am not selling who bike, just parts

Frame comes with original components:
Sugino seatpost
Shimano 600 Bottom Bracket
Cinelli Handlebar Stem
End Zone Racing Saddle
Shimano 600 Headset

Frame is made out of aluminum so it's very VERY light. Top tube size is a little over 31 inches. Was a road bike but has been stripped and converted to fixed. Excellent conversion frame for those who want to a sturdier lighter frame. This bike is a classic and was the best around its time and still is a great bike. Bike has top of the line components.
Bike Serial Number is: 56030989048.

Also selling:
Shimano 600 Crank set alone that comes with pedals and toe clips for $50. Crank is made out of titanium and is in great shape. Cinelli Aluminum Drop down bars. 26.0 Clamp $30 obo

Am willing to sell all bike with frame, crank set, and drop bars for $160
All you would need is wheels and a chain


SERIOUS BUYERS Please contact me at 818 792 3800 to take a look at the frame or if you have any other questions. I am not looking to trade, cash only. Local pick up only. Am open to offers.


Wow, titanium...
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Old 04-28-11, 11:13 AM
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a) buy Mongoose Cachet single speed at Walmart.
b) Rattlecan craptacular Huffiegh
c) transfer craptacular Cachet parts to craptacular Huffiegh
d) craptacular + craptacular = $350
e) mega fail math

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/2347910492.html



f) get outed by CL police:

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/2347945363.html
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Old 04-28-11, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone
a) buy Mongoose Cachet single speed at Walmart.
b) Rattlecan craptacular Huffiegh
c) transfer craptacular Cachet parts to craptacular Huffiegh
d) craptacular + craptacular = $350
e) mega fail math

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/2347910492.html



f) get outed by CL police:

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/2347945363.html
That's a Raleigh Technium. No big deal.

As for the Cachet parts swap..That's been going on around here for a while now. Nothing new.
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Old 04-28-11, 03:18 PM
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Surly Steamroller Fixed Gear - $315 (Belfast)

Date: 2011-04-28, 5:27AM EDT
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Surly Steamroller Ė one of the few bikes made specifically to be ridden as a fixed gear with big
tires (up to 38 mm), no rear brake posts, and horizontal rear dropouts. This is the ultimate fun
city bike. Instant acceleration because itís a fixed gear, no clicking of a cassette spinning, less
weight without all those extra shifting components. Dura-Ace front brake and level. New bar
wrap. Big platform pedals. Special upgrade fork. Not sure of the exact size, but Iím 5í9Ē. $315
OBO.

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Old 04-29-11, 01:24 PM
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This one cracked me up
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/2348129344.html
Like, um, just because you were in the Peace Corps I'm supposed to give you a free bike now that you are home? You don't have the money it would cost to purchase the 200 bikes posted today for under $100? What did you do with the pile of money they give you when your term is up?
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This one cracked me up
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/2348129344.html
Like, um, just because you were in the Peace Corps I'm supposed to give you a free bike now that you are home? You don't have the money it would cost to purchase the 200 bikes posted today for under $100? What did you do with the pile of money they give you when your term is up?
Hey Folks,

Not long ago, I returned bikeless to Philly from Peace Corps Service in South Africa, and I'm in need of a bike I can use to commute and run errands. Really, I'd appreciate anything I can get--mountain bike, road bike, etc. I can even make use of decent bike parts to build one up.

I live in the Northwest, but can arrange to pick up whatever you can donate. I can be reached easily via email. Many, many thanks for your help. [For a little enjoyment, I attached a photo... In case you didn't guess, I'm the white dude standing awkwardly in the middle, at a Swazi wedding party.]

Andrew


Isn't that the same guy who is always posting in here with some scam to get guys to give him free parts and he's going to raffle the bike off to charity?
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^ meh, it's better than the guy who continuously posts ads every two days saying he's looking to spend up to $50 for a bike so he can "commute".. then later you will see him listing bikes for sale. at least he does keep the prices reasonable
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Old 04-29-11, 07:35 PM
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I don't know what it is but I am pretty sure I don't want one. Is some kind of bike?

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/2353978805.html
Dirt Board - $20 (Dana Point)

Dirt Board! Ready for use!
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Old 05-01-11, 10:58 AM
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these have seriously got to be the worst ads I have ever seen...


bike

For Sale By: ghisl (Ads from this Seller)
Asking Price: $195.00
Phone #:
Views: 7
Date Posted: April 29
Edition: Kelowna

Description
dia-pace mens 8 speed bike
Keywords
dia


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For Sale By: ghisl (Ads from this Seller)
Asking Price: 235.00
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Views: 6
Date Posted: April 29
Edition: Kelowna

Description
norco ladies bike c/w acces
Keywords
norco



WTF is "dia-pace" and "acess" ? No pics either
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I don't know what it is but I am pretty sure I don't want one. Is some kind of bike?

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/2353978805.html
Dirt Board - $20 (Dana Point)

Dirt Board! Ready for use!
Probably a mountain board, if it is that would be a good price!
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It's not craigslist but it is kinda funny, I think the person who altered it thought the frame pulled apart when bending, it looked like it would fit in this topic anyway
https://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-se...dIdZ279249044#
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Old 05-01-11, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by HSean
It's not craigslist but it is kinda funny, I think the person who altered it thought the frame pulled apart when bending, it looked like it would fit in this topic anyway
https://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-se...dIdZ279249044#
Thanks a fooking lot for posting that. My eyes are hurting & the brain is swimming. The seat's on backwards. Did it get ridden like this?
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It's not craigslist but it is kinda funny, I think the person who altered it thought the frame pulled apart when bending, it looked like it would fit in this topic anyway
https://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-se...dIdZ279249044#


I had to preserve that image jut in case it gets taken down.


This is one and only modified Nishikie Bike for ease of getting on and off.

It has Continental Kevlar Bead Bike Tires.
Speed-o-meter
Brand New Large Saddle
Inversed Racing bike Handle Bar
Adjusstable rear view mirror
Large carrying basket
Mud Flap


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I like the new low-rider top tube... looks like a giant paper clip.

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