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Old 10-21-12, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
I admire the lad's optimism. Wish he had sense to match. Found one one Ebay that didn't sell at $150.00

[h=2]old folding bike Royce union - $3000 (Anaheim)[/h] [HR][/HR] Date: 2012-10-20, 8:05PM PDT
Maybe he thought that it was a Rolls Royce Union.
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Someone got a little carried away with a Grand Prix.
https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3352046337.html
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Originally Posted by big chainring
Someone got a little carried away with a Grand Prix.
https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3352046337.html
I will say it's a good looking bike. Not worth $1,200 at all. And it's not a track bike, it's a road bike converted to a single/fixie. There is a difference, oh fellows of Craigslist.
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Originally Posted by sloar
check this one out, found on indianapolis craigslist...Vintage Derosa - $600

Date: 2012-10-17, 6:09PM EDT
Reply to this post zg3ds-3346239778@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

58cm Derosa with early 70s campagnolo nouvo record set up, crank set, bottom bracket, pedals, calipers, brakes, seat post, rear 1972 deraliuer, front derailuer, head set,and shifters. Frame and paerts is in great condition frame ios sound free from corrosion or warping inside and outside of tubeing, no structrual issues, bicycle shop inspected before disembling it and boxing it up, has new competion tires , tubes, liners as well. Comes with 700 25c ambrosio elite rims laced to super record hubs. Payment, I can take cash at my door, or paypal, buyers are covered by the PAYMENT REINBURSEMENT POLICYS, just look it up in the help section. I can be contacted My text number 815 664 3584,or email. Note I live in fresno california, ive posted in a few citys as well. i can also transport the bicycle by amtrak train, ive done this before, the bicycle is all ready boxed up so no troubles, the buyer would have to pay for my train fare about 70.00 round trip and mail the tickets to me in california. I also don't have a a running car so I can transport it that way.


This is a photo from an old ebay auction. Does 600 dollars seem right??? I would not wire money face to face only. there is a thread on this ad on another forum !!!!
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Hey, thats the scammer that keeps posting stuff in the fresno craigslist. I've seen his ads. Really lame.
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
I will say it's a good looking bike. Not worth $1,200 at all. And it's not a track bike, it's a road bike converted to a single/fixie. There is a difference, oh fellows of Craigslist.
I agree! You only do nutty stuff like this when you're planning on keeping it indefinitely.
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Centurion Cinelli Equipe - $775 (vallejo / benicia)

Date: 2012-10-23, 12:45PM PDT
Reply to this post 2pjt3-3322887870@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

White Centurion Cinelli Equipe Bike. Centurion label on right side of frame is scratched. Call (xxx) xxx-xxxx

Someone in the Bay area is imbibing a little too much! https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/spo/3322887870.html
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I see stuff like this all the time in Bay Area's craigslist bike ads. It's funny the first few times, but I'm sort of numb to it nowadays. A lot of times, these CL ads are posted for years on end. These sellers must like to waste time and click on the repost button like trained monkeys.
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"A wonderful Vintage 58cm Vintage Puch Steel Frame road bike that I was slowly reworking to be a Vintage Bianchi."
https://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/3354968243.html
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Originally Posted by lasauge
"A wonderful Vintage 58cm Vintage Puch Steel Frame road bike that I was slowly reworking to be a Vintage Bianchi."
https://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/3354968243.html
I don't know, is it a "love" thing or worse, a "lust" thing!
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Originally Posted by Ciufalon
Centurion Cinelli Equipe - $775 (vallejo / benicia)

Date: 2012-10-23, 12:45PM PDT
Reply to this post 2pjt3-3322887870@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

White Centurion Cinelli Equipe Bike. Centurion label on right side of frame is scratched. Call (xxx) xxx-xxxx

Someone in the Bay area is imbibing a little too much! https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/spo/3322887870.html

its not even listed in the bikes section either lol but bikes prices in the bay area are pretty high.. that's not BBC level insanity or anything
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Originally Posted by sloar
check this one out, found on indianapolis craigslist...Vintage Derosa - $600

Date: 2012-10-17, 6:09PM EDT
Reply to this post zg3ds-3346239778@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

58cm Derosa with early 70s campagnolo nouvo record set up, crank set, bottom bracket, pedals, calipers, brakes, seat post, rear 1972 deraliuer, front derailuer, head set,and shifters. Frame and paerts is in great condition frame ios sound free from corrosion or warping inside and outside of tubeing, no structrual issues, bicycle shop inspected before disembling it and boxing it up, has new competion tires , tubes, liners as well. Comes with 700 25c ambrosio elite rims laced to super record hubs. Payment, I can take cash at my door, or paypal, buyers are covered by the PAYMENT REINBURSEMENT POLICYS, just look it up in the help section. I can be contacted My text number 815 664 3584,or email. Note I live in fresno california, ive posted in a few citys as well. i can also transport the bicycle by amtrak train, ive done this before, the bicycle is all ready boxed up so no troubles, the buyer would have to pay for my train fare about 70.00 round trip and mail the tickets to me in california. I also don't have a a running car so I can transport it that way.






This is a photo from an old ebay auction. Does 600 dollars seem right??? I would not wire money face to face only. there is a thread on this ad on another forum !!!


Hey, thats the scammer that keeps posting stuff in the fresno craigslist. I've seen his ads. Really lame.

+1 this person posts in SoCal a lot. I think there is another thread here about this scam. "Buyer beware"

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Originally Posted by anixi
I agree! You only do nutty stuff like this when you're planning on keeping it indefinitely.
Ever notice that these overpriced fixies appear unridden? I just don't get turning vintage road bikes into something they were never intended to be.

Billy Bob: "Hey Bubba, I just got a nice '74 Ferarri!"
Bubba: "Sweet, let's rip the transmission out and run it direct drive!"

WTF?!
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
Ever notice that these overpriced fixies appear unridden? I just don't get turning vintage road bikes into something they were never intended to be.

Billy Bob: "Hey Bubba, I just got a nice '74 Ferarri!"
Bubba: "Sweet, let's rip the transmission out and run it direct drive!"

WTF?!
LOL to the max, dude!
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
I will say it's a good looking bike. Not worth $1,200 at all. And it's not a track bike, it's a road bike converted to a single/fixie. There is a difference, oh fellows of Craigslist.
These over built FG/SS on semi junk frames always bug me as a bike guy. For what this guy spent to make one soso FG/SS conversion I could make a 4 or 5 really nice FG/SS conversions. At the end of the day even with the Campy stuff this one maxes out around $300. Just because someone spent a tone of stupid money on FG/SS doesn't mean it worth a lot.
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Worst ad ever:

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/3361234751.html

$50 for a nice stolen fixie!! - $50 (oc)

[HR][/HR] Date: 2012-10-24, 6:09AM PDT
248dm-3361234751@sale.craigslist.org [SUP][Errors when replying to ads?][/SUP] [HR][/HR]
Ill go fast to buy a cool fixie,it can even be stolen.swnd me a pic and ill deive asap to buy it for $50!!


Methinks he needs his a$$ kicked up into his ears.
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
Worst ad ever:

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/3361234751.html

$50 for a nice stolen fixie!! - $50 (oc)

[HR][/HR] Date: 2012-10-24, 6:09AM PDT
248dm-3361234751@sale.craigslist.org [SUP][Errors when replying to ads?][/SUP] [HR][/HR]
Ill go fast to buy a cool fixie,it can even be stolen.swnd me a pic and ill deive asap to buy it for $50!!


Methinks he needs his a$$ kicked up into his ears.
Maybe that person is just looking for a BMX/FG conversion: https://www.stolenbmx.com/
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If anyone wants a BYKE BYKE SUPER 10 speed ​call Lou!

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The price isn't bad, just got to love the custom german engineering

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/3366359092.html
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Get this bike to the TdF (or a materials science lab); it may only weigh around 5 lbs!
Actually looks pretty decent.

[h=2]miyata 710 - $250 (boston)[/h][HR][/HR]Date: 2012-10-26, 7:31PM EDT
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I HAVE A 1984 MIYATA 710 TRIATHLON DESIGN BIKE.
IT IS 63 CM IN HEIGHT
IT IS A 12 SPEED WITH DIA-COMPE SIDE PULL QUICK RELEASE BREAK SYSTEM.
CHROMOLY DOUBLE-BUTTED TUBING WITH MANGALIGHT FOR.
MELTED FORGED COTTERLESS CRANKSET.
THIS BIKE WAS MADE IN JAPAN & IS SUPER LITE IT MAY WEIGHT ABOUT 5 POUNDS.
NEW TIRES & NEW SEAT.
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Originally Posted by big chainring
Someone got a little carried away with a Grand Prix.
https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3352046337.html
....and Joe Bell paintjobs aren't cheap!..
This guy must have really loved this Raleigh,........ Now how's he gonna find another person that loves it as much as he did?? $1200 worth of looove.....

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Five pounds??!! Egad!! and it still has its reflectors on it!!

Originally Posted by Orrery
Get this bike to the TdF (or a materials science lab); it may only weigh around 5 lbs!
Actually looks pretty decent.

miyata 710 - $250 (boston)

[HR][/HR]Date: 2012-10-26, 7:31PM EDT
Reply to this [email]post86g7n-3367404862@sale.craigslist.org[SUP][Errors when replying to ads?][/SUP][HR][/HR]
I HAVE A 1984 MIYATA 710 TRIATHLON DESIGN BIKE.
IT IS 63 CM IN HEIGHT
IT IS A 12 SPEED WITH DIA-COMPE SIDE PULL QUICK RELEASE BREAK SYSTEM.
CHROMOLY DOUBLE-BUTTED TUBING WITH MANGALIGHT FOR.
MELTED FORGED COTTERLESS CRANKSET.
THIS BIKE WAS MADE IN JAPAN & IS SUPER LITE IT MAY WEIGHT ABOUT 5 POUNDS.
NEW TIRES & NEW SEAT.
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^Just to give the poor seller the benefit of a doubt, he may have meant that the frame and fork weighed 5 lbs.
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This guy's moving up in the bike world, one salvaged part at a time.

https://kalispell.craigslist.org/bik/3312398553.html

https://kalispell.craigslist.org/bik/3312420134.html
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