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Old 08-07-11, 09:47 PM
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this is kinda funny

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Bicycle hats 1 month old - $10 (Scarborough)

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Two bicycles hats red and blue colors.

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All you need to know...

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new adwlt bisicle - $70
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Old 08-09-11, 10:11 AM
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i'm surprised he didn't type "Nu" adwlt bisicle.
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https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/bik/2534430962.html must be gold plated
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https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/2535416493.html ...hmm whats in that bag next to those head sets?
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Best craigslist ad I've ever read, and I agree with a lot of it:

https://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/2537480618.html
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https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/2537777490.html

Woodgrained frameset - $400 (Reading)
Date: 2011-08-09, 11:27AM EDT
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This is a steel frame from 1987. It's a custom paint job obviously. Just the frame-set, and the bottom bracket. All the bearings were cleaned and re-greased with white lithium.

Just add your own parts and ride away.

I'm located in Reading, PA but I can meet you in the middle. Maybe at the bike shop in Hatboro.


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Old 08-10-11, 06:30 PM
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OH this simply must be posted here.

Rare one of a kind Champion D'Italia BIANCHI road bike - $2000 (Palos Verdes )

Date: 2011-08-10, 8:29AM PDT
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Greetings all you bikers from the hills of Palos Verdes, I have a rare older vintage Bianchi Champion D'Italian Road bike, The bike has full aluminum parts and is in mint condition for the age, the bike rides great and is very fast, old school with only 2 front sprockets, I got the bike tuned up and the bike store appraised the bike for 2000.00 The bike is extremely lite for the age. I am taking offers now, Email me, SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY..Thank you.

If interested I will send more close up pictures of the parts, the worker at the bike store said all parts where genuine and had a special name for them I will take it off the hooks and check it out for serious buyers and send more pictures, The bike is appraised! Its currently upside down in the picture just flipped over thank you.
2000.00 OBO.
Email me.

Willing to negotiate, I have had multiple people appraise the bike at 1000.00+ am willing to Negotiate I have bills to pay, bike is in perfect condition just needs a new front tube, (20$), Email me I will be around, thx.




we all should write this goofball and really get him pumped about about this heap.
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Old 08-10-11, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JWalton215
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/2537777490.html

Woodgrained frameset - $400 (Reading)
Date: 2011-08-09, 11:27AM EDT
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This is a steel frame from 1987. It's a custom paint job obviously. Just the frame-set, and the bottom bracket. All the bearings were cleaned and re-greased with white lithium.

Just add your own parts and ride away.

I'm located in Reading, PA but I can meet you in the middle. Maybe at the bike shop in Hatboro.


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I guess the fork is made from weeping willow? maybe if you steam it really well the fibers will relax and it will spring back into shape.

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Old 08-11-11, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
OH this simply must be posted here.

we all should write this goofball and really get him pumped about about this heap.
BG, you beat me to the punch. I think we should all write to him and tell him that he's a fool to sell it for a mere $2k.

"Luke, modern race bikes of this quality routinely sell for at least $8,000 if not more. It doesn't make sense for you to sell for a mere $2,000 when your bike can do everything the other can do, and it's made in Italy, and it's got so much vintage brownish patina oozing out of all the steel parts which most certainly adds value to your bike. Dude, you scored big-time, I'm so jealous!"

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mint condition for the age
What a great line.
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$1000 fixie?,,,,BD


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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
OH this simply must be posted here.

Rare one of a kind Champion D'Italia BIANCHI road bike - $2000 (Palos Verdes )

Date: 2011-08-10, 8:29AM PDT
Reply to: sale-zvzfc-2535283739@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Greetings all you bikers from the hills of Palos Verdes, I have a rare older vintage Bianchi Champion D'Italian Road bike, The bike has full aluminum parts and is in mint condition for the age, the bike rides great and is very fast, old school with only 2 front sprockets, I got the bike tuned up and the bike store appraised the bike for 2000.00 The bike is extremely lite for the age. I am taking offers now, Email me, SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY..Thank you.

If interested I will send more close up pictures of the parts, the worker at the bike store said all parts where genuine and had a special name for them I will take it off the hooks and check it out for serious buyers and send more pictures, The bike is appraised! Its currently upside down in the picture just flipped over thank you.
2000.00 OBO.
Email me.

Willing to negotiate, I have had multiple people appraise the bike at 1000.00+ am willing to Negotiate I have bills to pay, bike is in perfect condition just needs a new front tube, (20$), Email me I will be around, thx.




we all should write this goofball and really get him pumped about about this heap.
I sent him an email...

Hi,
I saw your ad on Craigslist and I want this bike. Unfortunately I can not afford $2000 so I am offering $1950. Is this OK with you?

Can you please send me more pictures? I would like to see what the inside of the tubes look like and a picture of each chain link would be great.

I will be in your area on Monday so I can pick up the bike then. Can you put it in a Wal-Mart bag for me so I can take it on the buss?

Many Thanks
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Old 08-12-11, 11:34 AM
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Cannondale CAAD 4 - $500 (Boston)

Date: 2011-08-12, 1:26PM EDT
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Selling this bike it was my husbands, I just want to get rid of it. I am selling it for extremely cheap because I don't know anything about the bike, just that it was valued at $1800+ new. The back was purchased used a couple of years ago. Like I said I don't know the specifics, someone who came out to see it said that it was a 58-60cm, but they were looking for something smaller. The bike does not have a front tire, the frame was dented and I will not be purchasing a new one.

ONLY serious inquiries please! AGAIN, no details on the bike which is why I am selling for such a low price.

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Maybe it's "for parts"? but, I wouldnt pay that high for something that doesnt ride, especially from someone w/such low rating/feedback):



https://cgi.ebay.com/2005-Trek-1500-R...item4aada63f89
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Originally Posted by Chilero
BG, you beat me to the punch. I think we should all write to him and tell him that he's a fool to sell it for a mere $2k.

"Luke, modern race bikes of this quality routinely sell for at least $8,000 if not more. It doesn't make sense for you to sell for a mere $2,000 when your bike can do everything the other can do, and it's made in Italy, and it's got so much vintage brownish patina oozing out of all the steel parts which most certainly adds value to your bike. Dude, you scored big-time, I'm so jealous!"

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WTH is a "Hold Fast Strap'?
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Originally Posted by w98seeng
I sent him an email...

Hi,
I saw your ad on Craigslist and I want this bike. Unfortunately I can not afford $2000 so I am offering $1950. Is this OK with you?

Can you please send me more pictures? I would like to see what the inside of the tubes look like and a picture of each chain link would be great.

I will be in your area on Monday so I can pick up the bike then. Can you put it in a Wal-Mart bag for me so I can take it on the buss?

Many Thanks
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ROTFLMAO...Nice one. BTW, what "bike shops have appraised $1,000-$2,000" for this bike? Am I missing something with that "appraised price"?
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Originally Posted by tugrul
Cannondale CAAD 4 - $500 (Boston)

Date: 2011-08-12, 1:26PM EDT
Reply to: sale-n2b8p-2543294607@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Selling this bike it was my husbands, I just want to get rid of it. I am selling it for extremely cheap because I don't know anything about the bike, just that it was valued at $1800+ new. The back was purchased used a couple of years ago. Like I said I don't know the specifics, someone who came out to see it said that it was a 58-60cm, but they were looking for something smaller. The bike does not have a front tire, the frame was dented and I will not be purchasing a new one.

ONLY serious inquiries please! AGAIN, no details on the bike which is why I am selling for such a low price.

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That'll make anyone wanna run out and buy that bike? good grief. She's smokin some SERIOUS funny stuff, if she thinks she's going to get anything NEAR that price for it, "dented" or not?
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Originally Posted by LemondFanForeve
WTH is a "Hold Fast Strap'?
haha. They're the toe clips that aren't toe clips. The big, garishly coloured strips of velcro favoured by Hipsters the world over.

From their own website: "We founded Hold Fast because we couldn't find any toe clips that could stand up to the rigors of fixed gear freestyle riding. " Makes sense. Traditional toe clips = good enough for the likes of Fausto Coppi. Same said toe clips = not good enough for someone doing a wheelie on his way to the bar.

Also, that frame goes for $180 new. $180!!! What the hell's it made out of, and what (because it couldn't be a who) is it made by? You could spend that on a saddle.
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Stays are bent.



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Originally Posted by LemondFanForeve
WTH is a "Hold Fast Strap'?
They're to provide foot retention on the nasty BMX pedals you install on your NJS Keirin frame so you can do Mad Skidz.

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Originally Posted by AS Collie
haha. They're the toe clips that aren't toe clips. The big, garishly coloured strips of velcro favoured by Hipsters the world over.

From their own website: "We founded Hold Fast because we couldn't find any toe clips that could stand up to the rigors of fixed gear freestyle riding. " Makes sense. Traditional toe clips = good enough for the likes of Fausto Coppi. Same said toe clips = not good enough for someone doing a wheelie on his way to the bar.
I suspect toeclips and shoes with slotted cleats would work as well or better at standing up to the rigors of fixed gear freestyle riding, but Van's doesn't make a shoe that can accommodate slotted cleats.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
They're to provide foot retention on the nasty BMX pedals you install on your NJS Keirin frame so you can do Mad Skidz.

LOL, got it. Thanks AS and JDT.

Love AS's response" If they're good enough for Fausto.....", Or: Lemond/Hinault/Merckx.......

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