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Old 10-10-12, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
It's got to be a legitimate opportunity.

WORLDS FASTEST BICYCLE - $3 (Las Vegas)

[HR][/HR] Date: 2012-10-09, 8:57PM PDT
rfjxp-3328580575@sale.craigslist.org [SUP][Errors when replying to ads?][/SUP] [HR][/HR]
I have a prototype of the next step of bicycle designs. It will break all speed records and yet is still road friendly. Most bike manufactuers dont want to touch it because their staff is affraiad to bring it to the owners in fear of losing their jobs.Design and engineers are sitting on their hands and have not come up with this design, so simple yet so effective.It is full working and looks awesome.Great chance for investors or anyone that wants a chance at financial security. The 2.5 million is negotiable. Unable to post pics cause of obvious reasons but if the right investors wants in i'll have you sign a non-disclosure form and we can talk.Respond to email with contact information, name, phone number, best time to call. D0N'T MISS OUT ON A GREAT OPPERTUNITY!!!!!!
Such a great opportunity that he can't be bothered to spell opportunity correctly.
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
It's got to be a legitimate opportunity.

[h=2]WORLDS FASTEST BICYCLE - $3 (Las Vegas)[/h]
Did Mr. Fox move to Vegas? <g> https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ay-Ads/page179
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Originally Posted by Metacortex
That was my first thought! Ebay finally forced him to take the Two Foot Bike down, because it didn't exist. He's not a quitter.
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I kind of like this seller's attitude:

Q: Hi Im not looking to low bid, however I can afford $800 shipped. if you don't sell and will take $800 shipped to NJ, I can pay immediately. i am looking at a few other bikes as well, but like the De Rosa.

A: No Way


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bmX with 700's ... https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/3329256442.html
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Originally Posted by curbtender
That looks totally weird...
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Originally Posted by anixi
That looks totally weird...
the weird part is the front brake cable lol... i wonder how it rides
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[h=2]Carbide frame? What's that?

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3333126991.html

Cannondale Road bike carbide frame - $400 (chewelah)[/h] [HR][/HR] Date: 2012-10-11, 9:03PM PDT
bdtrw-3333126991@sale.craigslist.org [SUP][Errors when replying to ads?][/SUP] [HR][/HR]
If you know bicycles, then you know that cannondale bicycles are top of the line bicycles handcrafted in the USA. This has 9 sprockets on the rear and 3 on the front. Very nice bike Call me at Size XL frame 509 - 936 - 1584




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Looking around i'm noticing more and more folks saying "Text only, no calls!" What's up with that? Would you actually buy something from somebody who won't talk to you on the phone? ipod generation?
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Originally Posted by Astrozombie
Looking around i'm noticing more and more folks saying "Text only, no calls!" What's up with that? Would you actually buy something from somebody who won't talk to you on the phone? ipod generation?

Um, it's Craigslist.. most ads are handled by email (ie no talking on the phone). Texting is basically like email.
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Originally Posted by anixi
Carbide frame? What's that?

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3333126991.html

Cannondale Road bike carbide frame - $400 (chewelah)

peeple on the road .l

[HR][/HR]Date: 2012-10-11, 9:03PM PDT
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If you know bicycles, then you know that cannondale bicycles are top of the line bicycles handcrafted in the USA. This has 9 sprockets on the rear and 3 on the front. Very nice bike Call me at Size XL frame 509 - 936 - 1584




Actual not a bad bike for the price if you want stiff has hell bike Carbide frames ride a lot stiffer than steel or carbon fiber and Cannodales tend to be stiff so you can feel every peeple in the road on these.
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A search on carbide frames uncovered this:

"Specialized Bicycles has used aluminum MMC compounds for its top of the range bicycle frames for several years. Griffen Bicycles also makes boron carbide-aluminum MMC bike frames, and Univega briefly did so as well." --wikipedia

I guess it is a Carbide frame. I assume that they're using boron carbide aluminum MMC process to make the frame, as does Griffen. I had no idea that spec and Univega also tried it out. Learn something every day... BTW, I'm in no way looking for a stiffer road or MTB, my 531 and Super Vitus 980 bikes are the right combination of stiff/compliant to meet my needs.
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https://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/3334273412.html

complete spray job, tires & all.
$17

I kind of want it
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Originally Posted by dinobyte
https://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/3334273412.html

complete spray job, tires & all.
$17



I'll bet this guy did it.

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That guy looks like a "Huffy"
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Originally Posted by cb400bill



I'll bet this guy did it.

lulz, thats the silver tongued bastard himself! don't be fooled by his lies.

Originally Posted by curbtender
That guy looks like a "Huffy"
I'm more of a trekkie! dur dur dur. haha!
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Originally Posted by frantik
Um, it's Craigslist.. most ads are handled by email (ie no talking on the phone). Texting is basically like email.
And I tell them I don't text because cellphones are more expensive than your item.

PS Many ads have the phone number too, at least around my area.
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You gotta watch out for those crazy lowrider folks!,,,,BD

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And here's one for all you guys and girls who thought you'd NEVER a see a Lemond with a front basket, hehe.,,,,BD


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That bike seems to be a typical weakly thought out fixie conversion. it's the price that got my attention:

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/3334969070.html

[h=2]Old-School French Frame Fixie - $650 (Anaheim)[/h] [HR][/HR] Date: 2012-10-15, 9:09AM PDT
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Flat Black Paint... Fixed gear bike... Bad-ass checkered rims, one of a kind... Voeux British Aluminum Handle Bar... New speed seat.. Every other part is Omas, Italian brand.. Fixie is super fast and one of a kind style...

Serious Inquires only.....
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
That bike seems to be a typical weakly thought out fixie conversion. it's the price that got my attention:

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/3334969070.html

[h=2]Old-School French Frame Fixie - $650 (Anaheim)[/h] [HR][/HR] Date: 2012-10-15, 9:09AM PDT
9dgh3-3334969070@sale.craigslist.org [SUP][Errors when replying to ads?][/SUP] [HR][/HR]
Flat Black Paint... Fixed gear bike... Bad-ass checkered rims, one of a kind... Voeux British Aluminum Handle Bar... New speed seat.. Every other part is Omas, Italian brand.. Fixie is super fast and one of a kind style...

Serious Inquires only.....
Reasonable offers accepted...
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Schwinn World Sport (Made in Chicago)
10 speed
21 inch frame and a 31 inch stand over height
27 inch tires
Really cool schwinn handlebars that you don't see very often
Also a Schwinn medal rack on the back
Very nice bike, needs a little tuning up, doesn't shift threw all the gears but would be easy fix for someone who knows bikes.
That is why I'm only asking $60, it is a great deal for this bike I just need the space in the garage.
Schwinn World Sport (Made in Chicago)
10 speed
21 inch frame and a 31 inch stand over height
27 inch tires
Really cool schwinn handlebars that you don't see very often
Also a Schwinn medal rack on the back
Very nice bike, needs a little tuning up, doesn't shift threw all the gears but would be easy fix for someone who knows bikes.
That is why I'm only asking $60, it is a great deal for this bike I just need the space in the garage.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/3309879839.html

Wow! Those are really cool handlebars!
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You would expect a person who could spell "Schwinn" correctly would also be able to spell "through" and "metal rack". Obviously, not in every case...

Originally Posted by Mort Canard
Schwinn World Sport (Made in Chicago)
10 speed
21 inch frame and a 31 inch stand over height
27 inch tires
Really cool schwinn handlebars that you don't see very often
Also a Schwinn medal rack on the back
Very nice bike, needs a little tuning up, doesn't shift threw all the gears but would be easy fix for someone who knows bikes.
That is why I'm only asking $60, it is a great deal for this bike I just need the space in the garage.
Schwinn World Sport (Made in Chicago)
10 speed
21 inch frame and a 31 inch stand over height
27 inch tires
Really cool schwinn handlebars that you don't see very often
Also a Schwinn medal rack on the back
Very nice bike, needs a little tuning up, doesn't shift threw all the gears but would be easy fix for someone who knows bikes.
That is why I'm only asking $60, it is a great deal for this bike I just need the space in the garage.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/3309879839.html

Wow! Those are really cool handlebars!
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Probably the only Schwinn beach cruiser with a Campy Super Record rear derailleur:
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/3338424812.html

[h=2]Mid 70's Schwinn cruiser Rebuilt in early 80's 5-speed ,aluminum wheel - $125 (Clairemont)[/h] [HR][/HR] [HR][/HR]
Mid 70's Schwinn cruiser Rebuilt in early 80's 5-speed ,aluminum wheels ,stainless steels pokes, rear hub brake, Campy Super Record rear Derailleur. $200.00
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