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Old 08-28-12, 12:51 PM
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This is quickly becoming my favorite thread.
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Capitalism at it's finest. If I want to price my rusty, old paperclip at $1,500, I'm allowed to. It doesn't mean that anyone will pay it.

Originally Posted by Poguemahone
This tool of a seller drives me nuts. One of the worst CL sellers I have ever seen. You've managed to find two of these "rare" boat anchors and want too much for them. Congrats. Since you've found two, don't you think that just maybe they're about as rare as a Schwinn World?
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Since he's sold more than one damaged bike in the past without listing the damage, I doubt he'll correct his ad. But at least I can come here and rant.
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"Give me your vintage bike and I'll give you a for real honest-to-goodness Dale Earnhardt Hot Wheel Car!"

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3201162800.html

I'll get right on it.
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Originally Posted by calstar
https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/bik/3152097563.html

any takers? the op should have had an upsidedown pic, probably would've been an easier sell

custom built TT bike - $8000 (downtown)

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Tired of coming in second all the time? Wanna go fast? Like real fast? Then this is the bike for you. I am only selling because my wife is tired of me being so ****ing awesome all the time and making her look bad. My trophy room is so big I had to kick my kids out of the house just to extend it.

Custom built crabon fibre tri-spoke front wheel for ultimate speed. Custom bar wrap constructed from the finest of kangaroo hides. Custom powdercoated purple glitter frame (so everybody can see you pulling away from the pack). Hand built rear wheel for lateral stiffness yet vertical compliance. Right now it is set up for sprinting but could easily be converted to a climbing machine.

Don't pass up this opportunity to be one of the fastest, baddest mutha's out there. Price is OBO, but don't try and low-ball because I know how much this thing is worth.







my favorite part is how the crank arm is too long to actually pedal the bike
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Old 08-29-12, 05:30 AM
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i'd offer at least a couple bucks for the yellow Ascent Ex diamondback.. probably some decent components on there and the frame is tange mtb
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Originally Posted by metabike
vintage diamondback ascent 18speed-REDUCED - $75 (rapid city)

[HR][/HR]vintage daimondback ascent mountain bike with rear storage rack..good condition.. just needs a little tls and a rear brake cable...good rubber...comfy spring seat... i have seen these go easily up to 600..in this condition its worth over 300/350 im told by many....should go quick at 175...this is an 18 speed with 3 front and 5 rear sprockets....


What exactly is "tls"? A bonus in the ad are the outlandish value claims. And, you have to shudder at the staggering lack of basic math skills (or the ability to use a calculator) to arrive at 3 x5 =18.

TLS is probably TLC (tender loving care).. at $75 the guy isn't asking an outrageous amount though looking at the condition i wouldn't want to pay more than $50
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Old 08-29-12, 08:01 AM
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I know we have at least one BF member who disguises his nice bike as a Huffy for theft deterrence, but here's a Huffy disguised as a nice bike. The seller isn't trying to pass it off as a real Fuji, though. Quite curious.

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More curb jumping?

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[h=2]Columbia Road Bike - $40 (Philadelphia, PA)[/h][HR][/HR]Date: 2012-08-29, 9:02PM EDT
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Columbia Bicycle.
-26 inch x 1 3/8 kevlar tires are like almost new.
-back elbow of the frame got bent when I was riding it
-bike may be better used for parts or if somebody knows how to fix the frame



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Originally Posted by Watchbird
If I remember correctly, that bike had a lot of fork rake originally.... I'll admit it does look off, but I don't believe it's bent.

...entirely possible I'm wrong though, certainly wouldn't be the first time.
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Anyone want to lay a smooth $30k on some bikes: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/3209153425.html???

Some of these look nice, and they are all my size, but....well.....yeah.
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It's shiny! It's Italian! It has Campagnolo! It must be worth oodles of dollars! 521, to be exact! I can't spell "components" or be bothered to do any research! Everyone knows the Italians don't make boat anchors because their entire Navy was sunk during the Punic Wars!

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/3200347287.html

Bike is in new condition original bartape masi saddle 56 cm garlatti


Has the ever amazing Campy Valentino, I do believe. 70s gaspipe.
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone
It's shiny! It's Italian! It has Campagnolo! It must be worth oodles of dollars! 521, to be exact! I can't spell "components" or be bothered to do any research! Everyone knows the Italians don't make boat anchors because their entire Navy was sunk during the Punic Wars!

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/3200347287.html





Has the ever amazing Campy Valentino, I do believe. 70s gaspipe.
Yeah, but it has "componets"! And check out the wide sidewalls, they're so totally cool on one of them "Eye-talian" bikes...
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[h=2]"1975 italian road bike mint all campy componets - $521 " Wonder if he would take $520?[/h]
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Best ad I've seen in a while



I bought that used bike at the beginning of the summer. As I don't have a car, he brought me everywhere I wanted to go, everyday, even on rainy days, never complaining. He was always there when I needed him and let's say that life without him was really boring.

If you want a bike that will bring you from point A to point B, this is for you. As he was for me, he can definitively become your best friend. Unfortunately, as a for friend, you must also give him a little bit of love. It means that the breaks could be changed and the chain would need to be cleaned and oiled. I did three flats on the front wheel, so changing the tube could also be a good idea. Otherwise, he is absolutely perfect. Don't look away to another kijiji bike that looks like perfect, I'm really honest, other people would'nt tell you about the mechanicals you'll have to do.

Not for a small person.
N.B. I'm learning english, so please excuse me for the mistakes!
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Old 08-31-12, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by anixi
This guy somewhat reminds me of the Viscount sellers who actually represent the "death fork" as a feature. Acckk!
Great timing, this Viscount just came up for sale, with the "Death Fork" proudly announced! Check it out:

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3241430046.html

[h=2]Viscount Road Bike - $200 (south hill)[/h] [HR][/HR] Date: 2012-08-31, 8:56AM PDT
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Think it's around a 1976. It's been sitting for years, is dirty, tires are flat, and no pedals. It's all original, down to the suicide fork. Check this link out if you want info on bike. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/lambert.html
I've found 2 similar era Viscount Bikes on Ebay in good and complete cond. priced at over $800. Been told that with a investment of around $150.-$200. this bike would be worth around $700. $800. I've had intentions of taking it in and having a shop do work but its still in my garage. Asking $200. obo call 993-5693 if interested








What is that "they" say? A sucker born every minute?
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I guess it would by a wild ride if it came loose....
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/3242673793.html
This bicycle is in excellent condition and has only been ridden a handful of times.. I have a bike rack and a stationary setup for it as well. Please contact robbie for more details @(707) 972
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone

I re-wrote his ad for him and considering sending him the new (and infinitely better) version:



Since he's sold more than one damaged bike in the past without listing the damage, I doubt he'll correct his ad. But at least I can come here and rant.
When I ne a laugh, I come here.... Thanks!
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At least you'll never have to worry about going over the handlebars on those scary descents, you'll just get stuck in them instead.,,,,BD


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Wow! You'd need to be Stretch Armstrong to ride that comfortably.

Originally Posted by Bikedued
At least you'll never have to worry about going over the handlebars on those scary descents, you'll just get stuck in them instead.,,,,BD
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My current favorite....Complete with soundtrack.

Colnago - $1350 (Boulder)

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This bike is way awesomer than you.

Truth be told, this bike is probably so rad that no one in Boulder County should have the right to own such a magnificent beast. If you dig shredding copious amounts of downtown road gnar, this is basically like being in the center of a rap video with Jay-Z on a yacht, except you can't roll a yacht down to Amante and just front on all the beotches. That's where the Colnago Decor comes in.

It's like teal and pink and ****, it's so 80s it has it's own theme song and here's a freakin' link to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BizWIhrZ_Tw

Seriously, the Colnago loves 80s dance electronica.


If you insist on converting this magical unicorn of a bike into a fixie, and you're not a smokin' hot college girl that's 5' 9" - the price goes up by $100.

Buy this bike and your sex life will improve by at least 10x.*

*results may vary

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Originally Posted by sauze
Holy crap that's the bike I bough for my younger brother. It was stolen like 2 Years ago.
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Unwritten rule of Craigslist: when selling a used $100 Walmart fixie, price it to include a little something extra for your trouble!

true Flex bike - $135 (Miami)
Date: 2012-09-01, 8:08PM EDT

I am a True Flex bike , it has been used but it is in very good conditions, 1 speed...
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Lets hope their son pays better attention in collage. He might then be able to tell steel from aluminum.,,,,BD


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He originally priced this bike at 3000$, so now at 2000$ it's an absolute steal:



MIELE TIVOLI ROAD ISSUE
Early 90's Bike
High End Shimano Parts
Kept In House Since New
Never Been Used
Made By Original Owner Of MIELE
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$2000.00
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