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Old 11-30-12, 04:33 PM
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Another backward MTB fork.

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Hyper Mountain Bike. Jolt full suspension. 21 speed. Aluminum. Comfy seat. Call John at 636-259-0186.
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Old 11-30-12, 04:40 PM
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This one is more funny for the email he sent to me after I inquired:

philadelphia craigslist > for sale / wanted > bicycles - by owner please flag with care: [?]
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Avoid scams and fraud by dealing locally! Beware any deal involving Western Union, Moneygram, wire transfer, cashier check, money order, shipping, escrow, or any promise of transaction protection/certification/guarantee More info
[h=2]Vintage touring ross bar end shifters and working canti brakes - $375 (Center city)[/h] [HR][/HR] Date: 2012-11-30, 12:59PM EST
sdmbb-3445671325@sale.craigslist.org[SUP][?][/SUP] [HR][/HR] Vintage touring bike bike complete 7 speed bar end shifters working brakes email or text 2673408165 for pics and details

My inquiry:

Please send photos and details (size for starters) to xxx-xxx-xxxx

Based on your asking price, I’m assuming this is a Tom Kellogg cro-mo Ross.

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Its a 52-54cm touring bike with mountain bike wheels and is steel early mountain bike cross hybrid prob not what u want nothing hi end to steal hahaha and price is based off supply and demand of cross bikes complete and ready to hit trails , woods , and super mud or snow ? Pass on ad if u don't want but about 7 hits already n just posted a couple hours ago and honest what u looking for will cost u I have seen your ads !

I'm not sure what he means by he's seen my ads (I haven't really listed much, and nothing expensive, in quite a while), or how he'd know they're mine.
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Old 11-30-12, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
I'm not sure what he means by he's seen my ads (I haven't really listed much, and nothing expensive, in quite a while), or how he'd know they're mine.
weird.. unless he replied to your ad and recognized the email or phone # somehow
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Old 11-30-12, 04:59 PM
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I suspect he meant he's comparing it to other ads and has trouble expressing things in something resembling colloquial English. It's been at least 10 months since I've listed a bike on CL for anything over $400.
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Originally Posted by sloar
Vintage

Date: 2012-11-26, 3:10PM EST
Reply to this post vv9sp-3436156575@sale.craigslist.org[Errors when replying to ads?]



Vintage- The year or place in which wine, esp. wine of high quality, was produced.


None of you are selling bikes made of wine.

Also, there are NO collectors for Schwinn, it just doesn't happen. If they're collecting, they're not collecting your beat up scratched up pos with rotten tires and bent mismatched wheels. Period.

The word you're looking for isn't Antique either. the word is "old"

your old 1970's bike that was only 200.00 to begin with isn't worth triple that now, being all torn up and used up. You can say I'm wrong, but that's why many of you list the same damn bike for months at a time and still don't sell it.

Here is todays protip. Go to Ebay, type in the pos bike you're selling, click "completed listings" add shipping price to total price and there you have it. A real world market value of what people will pay. you can also see what people won't pay. ie your original price.


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[h=2]FrankenRecumbent - $75 (Chester\Danforth Ave)[/h] [HR][/HR] Date: 2012-11-28, 7:49PM EST
spsnq-3441880902@sale.craigslist.org[SUP][?][/SUP] [HR][/HR] Homemade,works great although little heavy on the front end.Please serious inqs only.Leave phone# if interested.



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Old 11-30-12, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by frantik
kind of want...
I'd be all over that for $75 if only to meet the builder. Think of all the time that guy put into weaving the seat by hand, he'd probably paint your house for $50 and a carton of smokes.
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Old 11-30-12, 10:50 PM
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lol true.. i wonder if the seller is the person who made it
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Old 11-30-12, 11:19 PM
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Magna custom hi-rise

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MAGNA CUSTOM HI-RISE - $50 (Portland se)

Custom built ride above everyone else, see everything around you, coaster & handbrake comes with head & taillights this bike is built well and has been ridden many of miles. Good tires, new handlebars and seat

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Old 11-30-12, 11:21 PM
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Decent bike that needs to go

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Decent bike that needs to go - $60 (Oregon City)

This is my ex boyfriend's bike. It's nice and has a light on the front. I just want it out of my way and I need to money to pay the bills.

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Old 11-30-12, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by frantik
lol true.. i wonder if the seller is the person who made it
Good point. I know a few guys who build "freakbikes," and they know better than to sell them to the litigious general populace.
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Old 12-01-12, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
Good point. I know a few guys who build "freakbikes," and they know better than to sell them to the litigious general populace.
+1, although, I guess you could have the buyer sign a waiver. But then again, isn't a waiver just a starting point in a lawsuit when achieving a settlement? That's what I heard: the waiver is worth no more than the ink put on it
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Old 12-01-12, 12:30 PM
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RE:Decent bike that needs to go.

Yet another brilliant cl photo, nothing like a good detailed shot to sell the bike.
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Old 12-01-12, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by frantik
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FrankenRecumbent - $75 (Chester\Danforth Ave)

[HR][/HR] Date: 2012-11-28, 7:49PM EST
[email]spsnq-3441880902@sale.craigslist.org[SUP][?][/SUP] [HR][/HR] Homemade,works great although little heavy on the front end.Please serious inqs only.Leave phone# if interested.





in all honesty- I would pay 75 bucks for it
it takes a lot of time to build one and this actually looks pretty cool.
he got both brakes to work, and split the rear triangle very nicely.
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Old 12-01-12, 05:18 PM
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yeah if that were local and i had the space for it i would like to own it, at least for a little while. 75 is definitely a good deal considering the work involved
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Old 12-01-12, 06:48 PM
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Drewed Chris Kvale

Came across this Chris Kvale on Chicago CL:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3446156481.html

From the ad:
Beautiful custom Chris Kvale fixed gear/single speed.Chris is a highly regarded frame builder out of Minneapolis. https://www.chriskvalecycles.com/CKC/Home.html What we have here is a fine example of Chris' framebuilding skill.
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This gorgeous bicycle was re-configured and re-finished by Chris in 2004. All braze-ons including rear derailleur hanger and shifter bosses were removed. Rear spacing was re-set to 120mm to accomodate track hubs. Bridges were shortened and replaced.It's basically a track bike with horizontal drop outs.
If I read this correctly, the Drewing was done by Chris Kvale himself. They say the customer is always right. I'm not so sure though...

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Originally Posted by smontanaro
Came across this Chris Kvale on Chicago CL:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3446156481.html

From the ad:
Beautiful custom Chris Kvale fixed gear/single speed.Chris is a highly regarded frame builder out of Minneapolis. https://www.chriskvalecycles.com/CKC/Home.html What we have here is a fine example of Chris' framebuilding skill.
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This gorgeous bicycle was re-configured and re-finished by Chris in 2004. All braze-ons including rear derailleur hanger and shifter bosses were removed. Rear spacing was re-set to 120mm to accomodate track hubs. Bridges were shortened and replaced.It's basically a track bike with horizontal drop outs.
If I read this correctly, the Drewing was done by Chris Kvale himself. They say the customer is always right. I'm not so sure though...

If that's true, the ad should have read " Chris USED TO BE a highly regarded frame builder out of Minneapolis."
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Slightly creepy photo, I wonder if the ex boyfriend is buried under that floor?
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Old 12-01-12, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
If I read this correctly, the Drewing was done by Chris Kvale himself. They say the customer is always right. I'm not so sure though...

Meh. It's a bike.
The finished product looks really clean and tastefully done (no hipster deep v's or micro riser, etc) to me - cable routing notwithstanding .

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Why would you bother to post a pic like this?

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Why would you bother to post a pic like this?

https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/bik/3450244004.html

LOL.
Alternate Ad text:

"Tans-dimensional vehicle. Get ready for the ride of your life. Acid not included in sale.
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thy have that bike listed as a "Schwinn 10 speed cruiser" when it looks like some kind of non-Schwinn MTB with cruiser bars
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Nice!

And to answer Bill - no, but I've seen much worse...

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LOL.
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Originally Posted by frantik
thy have that bike listed as a "Schwinn 10 speed cruiser" when it looks like some kind of non-Schwinn MTB with cruiser bars
No, I'm pretty sure that's a Schwinn Cruiser Supreme or Deluxe. The ones with cantilever brakes and dual top tubes are especially cool.
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the price aside, his reason for selling is pretty funny given the handle bar positioning.
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