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Old 05-21-12, 05:28 AM
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How does something like this even happen?

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Vintage Univega Rover Mtn.Bike - $60 (Elizabethtown)
Date: 2012-05-20, 1:52PM EDT
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For sale is a great vintage Univega Rover 18 spd. men's mountain in good condition.21 inch frame,26 inch wheels.Vetta saddle;great components.Red in color.Tires hold air.Stored in garage many years.Cats Eye Micro computer included.Needs servcing.A great vintage bike!Don't miss this one!!! Email me or call 717-723-0233.




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Do my eyes deceive me? What's up with the dr, chain, and freewheel,,,rusty or painted brown for the "serious rider,"

Oops sorry, just realized op had already commented on the rusty parts



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"made for the serious rider..not a cheap bike"
https://albany.craigslist.org/bik/3027153948.html

Nothing shows the seriousness of a rider like those turned up handlebars and rusty components. He is right, it is not cheap at $175.

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You beat me fair and square, Chris!
It's all in the cards you're dealt And I still had another up my sleeve, the not-so-elusive 18-speed fixie:

Rare Nishiki Kamra road bike red* made in Japan fixed gear - $1 (South Florida Miami )
This is a very rare hard to find fixed gear bike
18 speed bike
Designed by Nishiki Kamara
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The seat is an original Kashimax but needs replacing or a new cover
The tires and rims look good - Michelin dynamic
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Originally Posted by KOBE
How does something like this even happen?
I see bikes being ridden with reversed forks pretty frequently, though not usually with the cantilevers connected

That Univega is actually pretty nice for $60...
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Originally Posted by KOBE
How does something like this even happen?

https://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik/3027113608.html

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Vintage Univega Rover Mtn.Bike - $60 (Elizabethtown)
Date: 2012-05-20, 1:52PM EDT
Reply to: vmn4j-3027113608@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
For sale is a great vintage Univega Rover 18 spd. men's mountain in good condition.21 inch frame,26 inch wheels.Vetta saddle;great components.Red in color.Tires hold air.Stored in garage many years.Cats Eye Micro computer included.Needs servcing.A great vintage bike!Don't miss this one!!! Email me or call 717-723-0233.

For $60 I may have to drive over and look at this.
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami

................That Univega is actually pretty nice for $60...
Read the ad. It has a 21 inch frame. Andre the Giant couldn't ride this bike.
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My pastor is 6'7", it would fit him just fine!
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
Read the ad. It has a 21 inch frame. Andre the Giant couldn't ride this bike.
What's the big deal about a 21" frame? My 22" mtb is rather small for me.
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I understand someone missing the reversed fork, but the brake cable that comes down through the center of the stem seems like it would throw up all kinds of red flags...
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I got you all beat!!! I give you,,,,,The 1970's cannondale!!! Extra points for single speed with vertical drops! Bam!,,,,BD


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I wonder if he'll take $1275?,,,,BD


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I don't usually post here but this one has been bothering me. It's been listed for weeks and doesn't even have usable tires!! He originally posted it at $1500 and claims it has parts worth a total of $2500. I should offer him $150 and see what he says.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/3025210284.html
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
I wonder if he'll take $1275?,,,,BD


https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3028835176.html
No chance. How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm, after they've seen BBC Bikes' eBay listings?
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I have to know what this is? I sent e mail to the seller.

[h=2]Bicycle old and ugly - $122[/h]
Lete lnow if you want it.

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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
No chance. How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm, after they've seen BBC Bikes' eBay listings?
It's been said before, but I'll say it again: there NEEDS to be a thread specifically for the comic genius that is "BBCBIKES".

Check this out:

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290661437893

$799 for an Autobike? Really? The $129.40 in shipping alone is double what that bike is worth, and it needs a tune up! If anyone is reading that listing and is thinking "Man, I really missed my chance to own one of those...", have I got a deal for you! Show up on my doorstop with two crisp $20 bills and you'll go home with one that looks brand new. Free tune up!
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Man... those must be the new Dura Ace Di2 Training wheels... are they 10 speed compatible?
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Backwards fork du jour:

2 bikes..good condition - $90 (Deerfield Bch.)

Price is for both. Text or call 5612391967

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Originally Posted by Bikedued
I got you all beat!!! I give you,,,,,The 1970's cannondale!!! Extra points for single speed with vertical drops! Bam!,,,,BD
I've done a couple of single speeds with vertical drops. I love 'em.

1970s is hilarious though!
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When did the very first Cannondale bike come out? Was it '82 or '83?
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Motorized Bike

Don't think it is a real ad, but ---

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bid/3032303570.html


Motorized Bicycle - $250 (SF)

Date: 2012-05-22, 6:38PM PDT
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Runs great.60 mpg .Cut through traffic with ease.
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[h=2]A bunch of different bikes needing to get rid of - $50 (Dell Rapids)[/h] [HR][/HR] Date: 2012-05-20, 6:15PM CDT
Reply to: see below [SUP][Errors when replying to ads?][/SUP] [HR][/HR]
I am selling these bikes just to get some exttra cash 50 OBO. Call david at 605-951-3089




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It's Super B*tchin'

***********Vintage Raleigh Bicycle Completely Rebuilt - $1000 (natomas)

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Vintage Blue Raleigh Cycle Pro. New Raleigh seat, white wall tires, gold chain, gold pedals. Super *****in. Asking $1,000,000. Or best offer. Come to the estate sale at 11 Godello court. Friday 5/25 or Saturday 5/26.

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Originally Posted by Toeslider
It's been said before, but I'll say it again: there NEEDS to be a thread specifically for the comic genius that is "BBCBIKES".

Check this out:

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290661437893

$799 for an Autobike? Really? The $129.40 in shipping alone is double what that bike is worth, and it needs a tune up! If anyone is reading that listing and is thinking "Man, I really missed my chance to own one of those...", have I got a deal for you! Show up on my doorstop with two crisp $20 bills and you'll go home with one that looks brand new. Free tune up!
Hey, they call it "Budget Bicycling Center". They don't say what kind of budget...
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Originally Posted by metabike
A bunch of different bikes needing to get rid of - $50 (Dell Rapids)

[HR][/HR] Date: 2012-05-20, 6:15PM CDT
Reply to: see below [SUP][Errors when replying to ads?][/SUP] [HR][/HR]
I am selling these bikes just to get some exttra cash 50 OBO. Call david at 605-951-3089




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Wow. It's like the place where the Bicycle Serial Killer dumps the bodies...
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Hurry EXCELLENT condition!! OH yes Rare too!

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Rare Falcon Shogun 10 Speed Road Bike. Tall (64cm) Frame. Excellent Condition. Please call 215-917-1405 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 215-917-1405 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Thank you.
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