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Old 07-06-12, 03:31 PM
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I contacted the seller about the badly bent fork. He's an ass:

"Its peugeot the fork is fine it is made this way its solid"

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The fork seems a bit weird. Should it be crooked like that?
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Originally Posted by anixi
I contacted the seller about the badly bent fork. He's an ass:

"Its peugeot the fork is fine it is made this way its solid"
I asked the same question and inquired about the frame:

"Its not bent the bike is made like that it has no stress marks or damage of any kind"

Thinking about apologizing to the dude and suggesting that he take a picture of the bike from the side with the front wheel straight ahead to quell any doubts.
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4
This must be pretty rare, because HE has never seen one, what a bargain.

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https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...vip=true&rt=nc
This guy also seems to be either doing a bait and switch or has two auctions mixed up.

The Peugeot with the "rare" fork



And a possibly OK Motobecane also shown in some of the pics of above bikes auction.

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+1 above, BB. I asked about that also, he mentioned that the listing was just for the Peugeot. Ok, why on earth would you post more pictures of the Moto then? I repeat, the guy's not in a good enough frame of mind to sell bikes.
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CANNONDALE QUICK 4 BRAND NEW - $475 (HAYDEN ID)

[HR][/HR] Date: 2012-06-05, 3:29PM PDT
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BRAND NEW Q4 CANNONDALE 24 SPEED HYBRID, HANDMADE IN THE USA! RETAILS FOR $630, NEVER RIDDEN; BEAUTIFUL BLUE WITH 'GHOST' LETTERING. HAS 28" WHEELS, KENDA TIRES & SMOOTH TRIGGER SHIFTING. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A HIGH-END BIKE THAT CAN BE RIDDEN ON OR OCCASIONALLY OFF-ROAD, COME SAVE YOURSELF A BUNCH OF MONEY ($155+tax/assembly). CALL DAVE @ 209-762-2517 IF NO ANS, LV MSG OR CALL CELL @ 661-205-3538 THANKS!











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Originally Posted by anixi
+1 above, BB. I asked about that also, he mentioned that the listing was just for the Peugeot. Ok, why on earth would you post more pictures of the Moto then? I repeat, the guy's not in a good enough frame of mind to sell bikes.
Like anyone who sells bikes on Craigslist is completely sane.................
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[h=2]Classic 1970's Masi Gran Criterium Bicycle - $1000 (Wilton, California)[/h][HR][/HR]Date: 2012-07-02, 3:16PM PDT
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This is an all original 1970's Masi Gran Criterium Bicycle and it appears to be complete. It has Cinelli handle bars, Sahae pedals, Campagnolo gears and derailer and the rims are made in France and marked "competition rims". Most all of the parts are marked and all appear original to the bicycle, but I am not an expert. The paint is a bit faded, and there are a few dings and scrapes, and it needs detailing. It can be seen at Steve's 2nd Hand Shop, 11050 Wilton Road, Wilton, California 95693, which is just south of Elk Grove. You can call for further information (916) xxx-xxxx, but we are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.



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Like anyone who sells bikes on Craigslist is completely sane.................
I represent that remark!
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Originally Posted by anixi
+1 above, BB. I asked about that also, he mentioned that the listing was just for the Peugeot. Ok, why on earth would you post more pictures of the Moto then? I repeat, the guy's not in a good enough frame of mind to sell bikes.
I think this is Seth Macfarlane trying to work up some new material
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Originally Posted by curbtender
I think this is Seth Macfarlane trying to work up some new material
If that's so, he should give up comedy and get a day job.
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Originally Posted by anixi
If that's so, he should give up comedy and get a day job.
So I was seeing a new film called "Fred"...
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Extremely rare and vintage Italian Peugeot:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970S-VINTAG...item35be05966b

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Again, I say I wish.................

I wonder if people really pay such prices.

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Originally Posted by jjames1452
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Schwinn Le Tour III - $900
Again, I say I wish.................

I wonder if people really pay such prices.

I'll see your $900 Le Tour and raise you with a $950 Le Tour.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-SCHW...item4ab3bfafdb

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[h=2]TRADE FOR VINTAGE BIKE - $60 (Spokane and area)[/h] [HR][/HR] Date: 2012-07-08, 2:25PM PDT
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I have a carton of smokes to trade for a nice old adult bike .Send a pic or two pls. and a phone #.
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TRADE FOR VINTAGE BIKE - $60 (Spokane and area)

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A more accurate representation of my local market has never before been presented here. It's hard to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys...
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
I'll see your $900 Le Tour and raise you with a $950 Le Tour.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-SCHW...item4ab3bfafdb

And I'll see that and raise the seller a Star Trek tri-level chess set AND Tricorder
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
I don't care about the bike, I'd visit regularly for the immersion.
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Originally Posted by anixi
A more accurate representation of my local market has never before been presented here. It's hard to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys...
Cmon, you can't get good busses to play hockey in that part of WIDAHO.
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Those duranglers are the best!
Your chew will never rub a hole in your back pocket! Fer Sher.
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Originally Posted by anixi
I contacted the seller about the badly bent fork. He's an ass:

"Its peugeot the fork is fine it is made this way its solid"
Why mess with the fork fetish?
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I'm pretty sure this eBay ad is hawking some of those cool-flashy epileptic-fit-inducing spoke lights,
but it serves up some pretty good Chinglish also, for free:
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Gigantic Carlton anyone? Come on, it's only $1000!

6" Carlton Giro d'Italia; Reynolds 531 Manganese/Moly tubing; Campagnolo Record changers; Zeuss crankset with 54:45 chainring; Titanium rear cassette (28:24:20:17:14:13); 1" alloy rims with Campag Wide Flange hubs & brakes; Suspension seat post; for touring or racing: immaculate, one-of-a-kind, hand-built in 70 or 71. A collectors item, but very nice riding bike.
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This guy seems very unhappy.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/1686072018.html

Be the envy of all your weird-looking, tight-pantsed friends with this stupid-ass bicycle. "Woah, a Pabst Blue Ribbon beach cruisin' bike," they'll say, mouth full of pocky. "Too bad I'm pale and effete and wrist deep in Rilo Kiley right now or else I would wrestle you for it!" Every lanky ****er with ridiculous hair and spedphones will accost you just to sniff the seat of this abomination. It's made by Pacific so you know it's good, or ****ty, or whatever. Basically I'm selling this super ironic weirdo magnet so I can get my girlfriend a mountain bike so we can be that awful couple on Kelly Drive. You know, the ****-eating couple with aerodynamic helmets weaving in and out of families trying to enjoy the scenic river, except I have a $99 department store bike and she'll be wearing jeans and a ketchup stained Tweety Bird shirt. I don't even know where this ****ing thing came from except it's taking up space. It's a cruiser so it's got like one speed and takes way too much effort to move around. But you can hang it on your living room wall right next to the pop-art wall spray painting of Scooby Doo giving an HJ to Scrappy Doo. Is that a thing you guys would have? I don't know since I don't get out much (two friends- both cats). This ***** is seriously bright blue and in good shape but it needs a tube for the front wheel and a pedal. I don't know where the pedal went since I spend most of my days in an alcoholic stupor, although I will attempt to remain reasonably sober for when you come pick it up. Also I made up the price, just offer me whatever. Or trade me a girls mountain bike with a flamingo on it. She ****in' loves flamingos.

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Some people really know how to sell a bike:

[h=2]Roberts Road Bike - $600 (Medical Lake)[/h] [HR][/HR] Date: 2012-05-26, 11:18AM PDT
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Roberts road bike 21" excellent condittion $600.00 OBO











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Not only do they have pictures of different pedals mounted on the bike, but, they also can't seem to find "up"!
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