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Old 07-09-11, 04:31 PM
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This one is utterly silly. American Pickers specials? Seriously? They're dumpster dive material. What's disappointing is that I've seen this seller's ads many, many times and he's normally sane and within reason.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/2484592911.html
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Here's a brand I've never heard of:

Ladies Swine bike - $40 (Springfield)

Date: 2011-07-09, 5:38PM EDT
Reply to: sale-tnnjt-2485878577@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Like new .Excellent condition. Moving and must sell. Two years ago priced at 140 dollars. What a deal.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...485878577.html
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lol.. best misspelling of Schwinn yet
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Originally Posted by frantik
lol.. best misspelling of Schwinn yet
Could be a Ms Piggy bike from Sesame St.
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^ I love how he deems it important to point out the "bulge in the rear tire" but neglects to mention that radical fork geometry...

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maybe he thinks it's supposed to be like that
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
^ I love how he deems it important to point out the "bulge in the rear tire" but neglects to mention that radical fork geometry...

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It is quite possible the seller doesn't have a clue that this is NOT how a fork is supposed to look. Never attribute to malice that which can be attributed to stupidity (or ignorance.) Most people are just clueless.

And a new cheapo steel replacement fork is only about $20 these days.
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Old 07-10-11, 12:48 PM
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best ad yet: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2486907583.html

Bike - $125 (willow glen / cambrian)

Date: 2011-07-10, 10:58AM PDT
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Fat lazy cat see pic.

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Interesting - usually it's the other way around!

https://cgi.ebay.com/Olmo-Italy-road-...item2c5de27bf9

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
I know there was a seperate thread on these a week or so ago, but of course I can't find it.

Campi C-rec HF hubs used. I believe they started at $700 currently $852 after 13 bids. I may have to sell mine.

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
wow this is ********, i didn't know those hubs could go for that kind of money, i picked up a really nice set of older campagnolo record hubs that are super polished laced to mavic or20 Gold rims, that looks brand new, they're tubulars, so i better check those prices. might be more worth it to sell it than use it
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trade tattoo for bicycle - $200 (oakland west)

Date: 2011-07-11, 2:28PM PDT
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i live and work in oakland and want to stop driving so much. i need a bike! i would like to see if i can trade a tattoo session in exchange for a used one instead of buying a new one. i work in a newly relocated beautiful tattoo shop in downtown oakland, and i have years of tattoo experience. i have some photos online at myspace.com/ladyluck666 and lots more to see if you come to the shop.

im a female 5'5" and i want a road bike or mountian bike, in great or like new condition. NO BEACH CRUISERS!!

thanks for reading, happy riding!

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Old 07-11-11, 05:27 PM
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Here is one from Michigan.....the guy has an Arctic Cat/Stella 10sp for a ridiculous price. Rare does not equate valuable unless someone really really likes the bike for some unusual reason.

I used to own a AC/Stella. Not a junk bike by any means but certainly not worth 1700.00


https://centralmich.craigslist.org/bik/2413773565.html
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Old 07-13-11, 08:41 AM
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Thank goodness for that!


https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2487096829.html

Vintage Montgomery Wards Bicycle - $40 (South)
Date: 2011-07-13, 8:41AM CDT
Reply to: sale-4szbu-xxxxxxxx@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
1960's Montgomery Wards woman's bike. 3 speed. Complete and and ready for restoration. Also has generator & lights. Seat is on good shape. 40.00 512-554-xxxx

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https://yuma.craigslist.org/bik/2478328128.html

BMX 20" Bike !!!!!!!!! GOOD BIKE - $200 (yuma)

Date: 2011-07-05, 11:46AM MST
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it is in perfict condition black an blue the threds r good no scraches brakes work good pegs small star for chane.... chane not rusty all good I Will Consider ALL OFFERS for more info or pics text or call 928-446-1574..... the back tire has ter up the dirt thred n front has a glid thred !!!!!!!!
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$800? Better be gold plated!

https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/2492795594.html

1980's Fuji Bicycle (MAKE OFFER) - $1 (South Jersey)

Date: 2011-07-13, 6:06PM EDT
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I believe it's a 1985 or 1986 S-10 S LTD, but I am not entirely sure. It is in ok condition, in spite of it being over 25 years old. I can text pictures. I got her fixed up in the fall. She was appraised at $800.00. Make me a resonable offer and the bike is yours. Please email me questions, concerns, or offers.


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That and fuji only made the s10-s ltd for one year in 1974
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$800? Better be gold plated!

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So they picture a bike that is "same vintage" but not the actual bike that is for sale.....and, oh yea.....just a minor detail......

"The only drawback is the outer chain ring got a little scuffed/few tooth warped, easy fix or unbolt/replace 1 ring, price reduced to match."

And the reduced price is $200??!!??? Seriously?

https://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/2492567201.html

"Bike looks like this but red (same vintage)"

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https://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Peugeot-...item43a6eae295

This one is great. A beater Peugeot UO-18 for $450 from a seller named bbcbikes aka Budgetbicyclecenter!

Looks like there is a bubble beginning to affect bicycles.



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https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/2494964907.html ... is this guy alright?
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Originally Posted by Kragstips
What's wrong with him? That's a pretty good price for that frameset and the components. Lol.

In fact, I want it really bad now. Thanks.

Facilitator?
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sorry.. it was a question out of curiosity, this is the first one of it's kind iv seen. better question would be "is this a good deal?"
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I like this one. The bike and price are OK but look: There's an original Jim Blackburn rack and a nice looking water bottle cage. If I were close, I'd buy the bike just for those two accessories.

https://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/2492007881.html

Murray Phoenix. Needs work. Tires hold air. It is ridable. $50. 541-915-1991
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BICYCLE BIKE SCHWINN CIRCUIT FRAME & FORK $150 opening bid

YOU ARE BIDDING ON A BICYCLE BIKE 23" SCHWINN CIRCUIT FRAME & FORK SERIAL #I629502. COULD NOT GET THE GOOSENECK OUT, CAN'T GET THE SEAT POST LOOSE, A FEW SCRATCHES. A GREAT VINTAGE PIECE.
IN GOOD USED CONDITION BUT NOT USED UP. I GAVE IT A LIGHT CLEANING I'LL LEAVE THE POLISHING TO YOU.
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How not to use 4 photos and a few words to sell a bike.

ROAD BIKE - $500 (Ann arbor)

https://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/2498370064.html

two owners bought from bike shop in Detroit in great condition still is.



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