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Old 06-09-11, 09:10 AM
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how much is 500 hundred ?... 50,000 ?
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OK, you got me there -- a red Schwinn. What more do I need to know? Oh, the chain slips, but if I pull back on the wheel -- perhaps while I'm riding? -- I'm "good and ready to ride". Apparently, my idea of "ready to ride" is not the same as his version. I'd call the guy and snap up this bike, but he neglected to provide a phone number.

...although, the laugh would be on us if it was a near-mint Paramount...
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Old 06-09-11, 04:49 PM
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It's not an ad, but it is rather wacky.

Bike thief chopping a tree down to steal a bike

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Old 06-09-11, 04:54 PM
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What. The. Carp.

Yes. I said carp.
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Old 06-09-11, 06:03 PM
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Why did the dude ride it in a circle at the end?
What the heck?
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Old 06-09-11, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Amani576
Why did the dude ride it in a circle at the end?
victory lap

the fast forward action made it kinda funny to watch.. looks like dude rode it and decide it was a POS and left it? i wonder why he kept running off and coming back
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Old 06-09-11, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Amani576
Why did the dude ride it in a circle at the end?
What the heck?
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Fork's bent!
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The aftermath.

Original discussion.
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ONce in awhile you see an ad for a mess of bikes, and I always wonder what it would be like to show up with a front-end loader and a dump truck, and scoop them all up for myself. It bothers me to see bikes piled up like so much refuse, though.

Between 100 & 150 Bikes (waterford)

Date: 2011-06-09, 11:43AM EDT
Reply to: sale-sebbt-2430166668@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


we got somewhere in the range of 100 to 150 bikes that need to sell, looking to sell them all together, most are complete others are great for parts, pickup only, make an offer for the bunch, they are located on dixie at silver lk rd across from the big boy, call 248-939-6123 or 248-335-7480


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Take a ball bat to their kneecaps.
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Originally Posted by DavidW56
ONce in awhile you see an ad for a mess of bikes, and I always wonder what it would be like to show up with a front-end loader and a dump truck, and scoop them all up for myself. It bothers me to see bikes piled up like so much refuse, though.
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Originally Posted by frantik
victory lap

the fast forward action made it kinda funny to watch.. looks like dude rode it and decide it was a POS and left it? i wonder why he kept running off and coming back
Was anybody else humming "Yakety sax" to themselves?
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Really ...

The City of Santa Rosa in California has installed a 65ft obelisk sculpted from recycled bicycles. The artwork, appropriately named ‘Cyclisk’, is the talk of the town because it was funded by car company Nissan and has gone up in the heart of the automotive district. Ironic as this may sound, it is still pretty great to have old bikes used as art pieces. We never get tired of seeing this sort of thing pop up from time to time.

Note: - No usable bicycles were used for the sculpture…. We collected only unusable bike parts from the debris piles of community DIY bike-building places: Trips for Kids/Recyclery, Bici Centro and Community Bikes.
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Originally Posted by tugrul
It's not an ad, but it is rather wacky.

Bike thief chopping a tree down to steal a bike


that poor tree
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Old 06-09-11, 10:21 PM
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oohhhhhh... time to start collecting huffies...
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Asshats ... the urban jungle is a cesspool.


How far will NY thieves go to steal a $50 department store bike locked with a $10 cable lock? This far


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It's not an ad, but it is rather wacky.

Bike thief chopping a tree down to steal a bike

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Old 06-10-11, 07:32 AM
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.........2 BIKES............ADD PIC LATER ......408-225-7449
1 RED ,1 GREEN ,.....Diamond Back.........................make offer



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how much should i offer?

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Old 06-10-11, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by frantik
how much should i offer?
LOTS. That's the greatest ad I've ever seen. The bikes MUST be good.
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The paw looks bent on the red one.....
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Sloping top tube?



Road Bike - $65 (downtown)

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Great Savoy Road Bike.
Shifts great. Runs well. New tires and tubes. 10sp
Everything works.
Great cheap Road bike.


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Is it just me or does this look like a serious case of hipster front end crash damage?

https://cgi.ebay.com/Chesini-Vintage-...item4aabd05901

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Originally Posted by Poguemahone
Is it just me or does this look like a serious case of hipster front end crash damage?

https://cgi.ebay.com/Chesini-Vintage-...item4aabd05901

Enlarge the full frame pic and you'll see it at the headtube/top tube join.

Possibly. Could also have been fitted poorly. I doubt it though.
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call me for picture
Anyone else notice the idiocy of this part? What's he going to do, snail mail you a photo of it?
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