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Old 06-05-12, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Amesja
There is no name for the sort of short-bus special that induces ANYONE to reply to an ad that they have no intention of buying and telling them they are charging too much...

This guy has it in spades.
Thank you for the affirmation. I'm feeling like pulling the ad now that the "short bus" crowd have actually started to read.
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Old 06-05-12, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Amesja
There is no name for the sort of short-bus special that induces ANYONE to reply to an ad that they have no intention of buying and telling them they are charging too much...

This guy has it in spades.
What about the folks who feel it's their duty to inform the seller that the price is too low? I almost lost a bike over the weekend because someone injected themselves into a deal. I actually paid a fair price for the bike, but to the uninformed it looked cheap.
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Old 06-05-12, 09:28 AM
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What about the folks who feel it's their duty to inform the seller that the price is too low? I almost lost a bike over the weekend because someone injected themselves into a deal. I actually paid a fair price for the bike, but to the uninformed it looked cheap.
I confess to feeling tempted to do that. I'm so ashamed...
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Old 06-05-12, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by anixi
Thank you for the affirmation. I'm feeling like pulling the ad now that the "short bus" crowd have actually started to read.
So I asked the guy some questions:

Since you are so knowledgeable on bike, I won't argue with you. You seem like you know a lot about bikes. A couple of questions for you:



So, what are the tubes made of in my bike? What is the seat tube and head tube angles for the bike? What is the bottom bracket manufacturer? What is the crankset manufacturer? What is a "Campagnolo Record Wheelset" worth? What is a Simplex drivetrain worth on Ebay? What's the latest selling price for a Peugeot PX-10 on Ebay?


When you can answer these questions, I'll think about answering yours.

His "answer":

"All those questions are completely irrelevant, they're essentially identical bikes of same era and quality components. And prices of bikes on Ebay is a joke. There is a moron that owns BBC bike store that puts these old bikes up and insane prices that he never sells them for. I would stand this Raleigh next to your Peugeot and no way you could tell me one has more value then other."

The questions are irrelevant. "And prices of bikes on Ebay is a joke" Aside from the grammar being insipid, the boy has a point, and if he combs his hair differently he might just hide it.

This is getting fun!! My answer to lamebrain was:

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Your knowledge is irrefutable. You seem to realize that France and England are the same country! Wow, I had no idea! Peugeot is made in France. Raleigh is made in England, but, according to you they're the same exact country! Amazing!


Also, according to you, the Raleigh Grand Prix and the Peugeot PX-10 are the same exact bike! Amazing! How did you figure that out? You're brilliant! And the components that the two have are identical also! That's really interesting since the Raleigh has cottered cranks and the Peugeot have cotterless cranks. Oh, and the Raleigh has one kind of wheels, and the Peugeot have the top of the line Campagnolo Record wheels, but, they're valued the same. Amazing again! Your valuation of bicycles is so precise and intelligent. You've obviously spent a lot of time researching your claims and know so much about the subject. I stand in awe of your prowess at bicycle lore. You've beat me, I give up, you win. You're awesome!"

I love it!
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This Gary Fisher video-craigslist ad is possibly the strangest thing I've seen:

https://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/3059464543.html
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Old 06-05-12, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by GTizzy
This Gary Fisher video-craigslist ad is possibly the strangest thing I've seen:

https://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/3059464543.html
Complete with gigantic jiggly boobs. Wow, what a video. I'm sure the one with the jiggly boobs was very prudent to not have her face shown. I sure hope he doesn't sell the silly thing. What a ****er!
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Old 06-06-12, 09:34 AM
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Yet another overpriced Denali. Maybe it's an underpriced Denau.

[h=2]GMC DENAU - $210 (ANAHEIM)[/h] [HR][/HR] Date: 2012-06-05, 12:26PM PDT
Reply to: x4mv4-3054014561@sale.craigslist.org [SUP][Errors when replying to ads?][/SUP] [HR][/HR]
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MOVING OUTTA STATE SALE I HAVE A SUPER GREAT CONDITION "GMC DENAU" BIKE FOR SALE ASKING 210 OR BEST OFFER PAID ALMOST 400 TOTAL PLEASE CALL OR TEXT 714 767 4586 FOR PICS AND FURTHER QUESTIONS



And they're still $160.00 at Walmart. I emailed the dude the Wally world link. If he paid $400 for that toad, I got a lot of stuff to sell him.
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Old 06-07-12, 05:24 AM
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https://berlin.de.craigslist.de/bik/3059126163.html

Seems the starting price for a "Vintage Racebike" in Berlin is 250!
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Old 06-07-12, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by anixi
Complete with gigantic jiggly boobs. Wow, what a video. I'm sure the one with the jiggly boobs was very prudent to not have her face shown. I sure hope he doesn't sell the silly thing. What a ****er!
He must be doing something right, His mrs looks like a lovely lass to me!
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Today's marketing master:

His ad: "Old Scwinn Bike, I have no clue what year or anything. Come look Saturday June9th, from 8am to 1pm. Call for directions"

No pictures of course. No price either.
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Originally Posted by wrk101
Today's marketing master:

His ad: "Old Scwinn Bike, I have no clue what year or anything. Come look Saturday June9th, from 8am to 1pm. Call for directions"

No pictures of course. No price either.
There is a guy in the Chicago area that flips a lot of bikes. Every ad he makes has "...-LIKE A SCHWINN" at the end of the listing title. Seriously, does he think this is some sort of an extra selling point**********
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Old 06-07-12, 07:32 PM
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This made me laugh.

It does have some age wear and some of the chrome could use a little polishing

It will need new tires not from use but from a lack of use, the side walls are worn from lack of use, they were recently filled with air from this decade and the rear still is holding but the front leaked out

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Old 06-07-12, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by palangmead
He must be doing something right, His mrs looks like a lovely lass to me!
She might have some "attractive features" but, she's got the PWT thing going on strong!
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Old 06-09-12, 08:54 PM
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Ummm okay...

https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik/3068090972.html

Red Schwinn Stolen (Seminole Heights)

Brazen, dangerous crooks stole my bikes in full view of evil busybody neighbors. They are felons and should be considered deadly if they are willing to steal this way they are probably armed. Please report any sitings of a red schwinn road bike with red handelbar tape, lock mounted on frame, rear rack with black Schwinn trunk. The joke is on these greedy theives. Bike was recently damaged beyond repair and was due to be replaced. Should they keep it and try to ride it it'll probably kill them. So much the better, eh! If your the jerks you can imagine the expletives I have for you. Report where and when you saw these idiots to Mark @ eight 13- seven 75 - 5847. If anyone has recently had your property stolen you know the Tampa Police are worse than ueless in capturing or even investigating small thefts. Their policy is to not investigate any crime of less than eight thousand dollars. Oh and when you report a crime guess what the first thing cops do... They look up your name for problems. Get it anyone they contact is assumed to be a criminal before they do a thing to help. Sorry about the rant, but these blue suited ignorami get my goat.
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Old 06-09-12, 09:05 PM
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https://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ386798781

[h=1]Vintage Schwinn Le Tour III Bicycle Made in Japan[/h]
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It is a 56cm with a 56.5cm toptube.

This $9200 bike only weighs 15.1 pounds!

This frame is super fast and very light. Great for anything from Sunday at the races to 5 hour epic rides.
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Misspelling aren't anything new, even when all you have to do is copy down the symbols, but getting "Exaggerated" out of "Exage" has got to count for something extra wacky:
[h=2]Raleigh Road Bire - $125 (Sioux Falls)[/h] [HR][/HR] Date: 2012-05-19, 10:29AM CDT
Reply to: b3rbr-3025095593@sale.craigslist.org [SUP][Errors when replying to ads?][/SUP] [HR][/HR]
I am selling a Raleigh Technium Olypian Road Bike
21 Speed Exaggerated 300lx derailer
Maxcis r3 700x25c rims and tires Tires are like new
25 1/4 inches from crank to top of post
22 1/2 inches top bar








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Lovely.

Vintage Schwinn - $90 (Miami Beach)
Date: 2012-06-10, 1:52PM EDT
Reply to: cczsm-3069167308@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Hipsters Delight!
I have a really cool vintage schwinn.
brand new breaks, grip tape and tubes!
And the best of all a Louis Vuitton bike seat!!!
Rides great, has a little bit of rust but nothing
a paint job wouldn't fix.


I move in 2 weeks so I need this little beauty gone!
Call, Text or Email me
570-847-4661




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Cool old cruiser. The real deal. One gear. ***** to ride. Seat is super uncomfortable but looks cool. White wall tires....way cool. A bike junkie/techie could make this thing sing. My friend left town and I got his lame new "old style" cruiser. It's not as cool but it rides easier especially when you drunk...3 speeds.

Trade if for a bag a weed or something.












This one just made laugh.
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Old 06-10-12, 11:37 PM
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HERE IS A VERY RARE AND ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND MID 70'S SCHWINN "PARAMOUNT RACER" ROAD BIKE, HAS 27 INCH WHEELS 24" FRAME WITH NEW SPECIALIZED HIGH PRESSURE TIRES WITH DIA COMPE CALIPER STYLE BRAKES ALL CHROME FRAME WITH THE SPECIAL HAMMERED LOOK FINISH. THIS WAS A FACTORY OPTION THAT WAS SPECIAL ORDER ONLY AND WAS DISCONTINUED DUE TO THE COST OF THE BIKE BACK ING THE 70'S. 10 SPEED SHIMANO SHIFTERS, QUICK RELEASE FRONT WHEEL ABSOULUTLY RUST FREE SINCE IT IS CHROME FINISH. RIDES LIKE A MODERN DAY BIKE. COMPLETELY TUNED CLEANED AND SERVICED FOR SUMMER FUN OR A GREAT PIECE OF SCHWINN HISTORY. I TOOK THIS TO A LOCAL BIKE DEALER AND THEY OFFERED 250 SO I FIGURE IT MUST BE WORHT AT LEAST 295.00. DONT MISS THIS ONE

******CALL 402-630-7915 OR 402-630-4513****295.00 cash no checks please

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Originally Posted by Roypercy
Wow. It's like the place where the Bicycle Serial Killer dumps the bodies...
Maybe it's a bikeball and one will give birth to Nexts.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
This one just made laugh.
Weed? It's at least worth a crappy receiver...
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Lovely.
What is the pink hanger for, acquisition?
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Originally Posted by bikecrate
Ummm okay...

https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik/3068090972.html

Red Schwinn Stolen (Seminole Heights)

Brazen, dangerous crooks stole my bikes in full view of evil busybody neighbors. They are felons and should be considered deadly if they are willing to steal this way they are probably armed. Please report any sitings of a red schwinn road bike with red handelbar tape, lock mounted on frame, rear rack with black Schwinn trunk. The joke is on these greedy theives. Bike was recently damaged beyond repair and was due to be replaced. Should they keep it and try to ride it it'll probably kill them. So much the better, eh! If your the jerks you can imagine the expletives I have for you. Report where and when you saw these idiots to Mark @ eight 13- seven 75 - 5847. If anyone has recently had your property stolen you know the Tampa Police are worse than ueless in capturing or even investigating small thefts. Their policy is to not investigate any crime of less than eight thousand dollars. Oh and when you report a crime guess what the first thing cops do... They look up your name for problems. Get it anyone they contact is assumed to be a criminal before they do a thing to help. Sorry about the rant, but these blue suited ignorami get my goat.
And they got his goat too. Must suck to have mob neighbors and Roscoe P. Coltrane and Enos at the PD.
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Pardon me ladies, but ONLY IN NEW JERSEY can you find this feline of a bike!
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