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Old 02-17-13, 02:09 PM
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Some Huffy Cranbrooks aren't that bad but those orange and black ones are pretty terrible.

I'd rather look at actual motorcycles for $1k
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Originally Posted by Bikedued

Now, a ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR Huffy is quite another thing indeed!

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3605928828.html
The sellers text is wrong.

Custom build bike for sale. Used it and no longer need it. Will get 150 miles to the tank and everything is brand new. Askin 1,000 so let me know if interested. 979-218-7678

It should say "Used it, got my license back, no longer need it to get to work".
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All it took was seeing the one that cuda had the steerer tube snap in two while adjusting the headset.. NEVER will buy one. A Murray from the eighties yes, but NEVER a Cranbrook from the nineties and beyond..,,,,BD
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Saw this on the Los Angeles craigslist... its from LBC!
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb...624995154.html
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Old 02-17-13, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by sharkman67
Saw this on the Los Angeles craigslist... its from LBC!
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb...624995154.html
Wow, the La Book Club must be pretty hip these days...
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Some Huffy Cranbrooks aren't that bad but those orange and black ones are pretty terrible.

I'd rather look at actual motorcycles for $1k
There's a Honda Helix in Meridian, Idaho on CL for $700 that I wish I had, it gets over 65 mpg and does highway speeds, if you aren't aware of them look them up.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
The sellers text is wrong.

Custom build bike for sale. Used it and no longer need it. Will get 150 miles to the tank and everything is brand new. Askin 1,000 so let me know if interested. 979-218-7678

It should say "Used it, got my license back, no longer need it to get to work".
You aced that one!
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Originally Posted by sharkman67
Saw this on the Los Angeles craigslist... its from LBC!
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb...624995154.html
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Wow, the La Book Club must be pretty hip these days...

Are they still teaching Ebonics in Los Angeles? I mean holy cow every other word is misspelled or mispromounced.

"" old school bike green and wite - $100 (LBC)
yo wats good. try'n sell my bike had it for a few weaks and need a lil cash flo. old school lance armstrong shiz right herr. green wit wite swag. say it a centurion ironman. tires not popped. peace. ""

My brain hurts from reading that.
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Originally Posted by sharkman67
Saw this on the Los Angeles craigslist... its from LBC!
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb...624995154.html
google translate didn't work to well on this.

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Old 02-19-13, 10:47 AM
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26.4 stem with 26.0 bars? No problem.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/3627329056.html



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Old 02-19-13, 06:00 PM
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im looking for lowlife bike parts call me if I have some269 598 4023
Im looking for mirrors and handle bars with neck and im. also looking for an y. twited . parts.348 3645 269call


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Anybody up for a "custom built racing bike"? Anyone?....No?,,,,BD

Nice rims though...

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3629537934.html
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If I stole a Sheriff Dept bike I think I'd want to sell it ASAP, too, lol!,,,,BD

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3628947914.html
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
26.4 stem with 26.0 bars? No problem.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/3627329056.html



I love the way people refer to such drewing as track. Sounds better than wrong size bars poorly welded to stem.
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The weld to the stem looks good. Penetration seems about right. Ugly, but welding neatly onto cast isn't easy.

The weld to the bars on the other hand...
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Originally Posted by Amesja
The weld to the stem looks good. Penetration seems about right. Ugly, but welding neatly onto cast isn't easy.

The weld to the bars on the other hand...
Yeah, definitely unsafe and I hope the new owner has a good dentist.

How about this one on the Toronto CL----a Campagnolo Shamal/Vento front wheel but it is actually just a Vento. I guess he put the word "Shamal" in the title to get people excited or something.

CAMPAGNOLO SHAMAL / VENTO - front wheel - $195 (Toronto)

https://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/3593041659.html



This guy has a Shamal front wheel for $200 but the logos are gone. Hrrmmmmmmmmmmmm

https://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLar...AdId=454330155

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I'd be tempted to flag that ad...
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Originally Posted by anixi
I'd be tempted to flag that ad...
oh god, just flag it for the disaster of a bike it was attatched to...real campy wheel or not...
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Couldn't help laughing at this poor slob's attempt at marketing:

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3632188023.html

[h=2]Specialized hard dock needs crank - $250 (Spokane Valley)[/h]

Very nice Specialized Hard DocK Sport Edition with dilsc brakes front and back but does need assembly and crank $250.00 obo
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
Are they still teaching Ebonics in Los Angeles? I mean holy cow every other word is misspelled or mispromounced.

"" old school bike green and wite - $100 (LBC)
yo wats good. try'n sell my bike had it for a few weaks and need a lil cash flo. old school lance armstrong shiz right herr. green wit wite swag. say it a centurion ironman. tires not popped. peace. ""

My brain hurts from reading that.
I teach HS English in a community with a large Af-Amer. population, and respect that kind of writing. I don't teach it, obviously, but there's value in it.

You can hear it as you read it in a way that you can't possibly hear what I'm writing... and I don't mean reading it in an insulting caricature, but I can totally hear the young man who wrote it as I read it.

The whole suspicious theft thing, though.... that's another thing entirely.
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I teach HS English in a community with a large Af-Amer. population, and respect that kind of writing. I don't teach it, obviously, but there's value in it.
Ok I'll bite. What value is in that kind of writing?
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I teach HS English in a community with a large Af-Amer. population, and respect that kind of writing. I don't teach it ... but ...
*applauds*
Thank you.

One cannot teach "proper" English to speakers whose native language is deep dialect without understanding and respecting that dialect as legitimate.

Now, as for your assumption that the Craigslist poster is male ...
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirl
...I mean holy cow every other word is misspelled or mispromounced.....
How's that?? (Mispromounced is misspelled ;-)

Originally Posted by Standalone
...You can hear it as you read it in a way that you can't possibly hear what I'm writing....
Not entirely true. One's writing style offers many clues to the background of the writer (yours included).
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Originally Posted by Standalone
I teach HS English in a community with a large Af-Amer. population, and respect that kind of writing. I don't teach it, obviously, but there's value in it.

You can hear it as you read it in a way that you can't possibly hear what I'm writing... and I don't mean reading it in an insulting caricature, but I can totally hear the young man who wrote it as I read it.

The whole suspicious theft thing, though.... that's another thing entirely.
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Ok I'll bite. What value is in that kind of writing?
I agree. While as pointed out below I am not perfect either, aside from the fact the poster actually tried to write something what is to respect? I could understand the slang and or dialect but you actually allow students to hand in work with misspelled words? That makes you part of the problem.

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How's that?? (Mispromounced is misspelled ;-)

Well no one is purfect.



Not entirely true. One's writing style offers many clues to the background of the writer (yours included).
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^^ where did he say he lets students get away with that?

Originally Posted by Standalone
You can hear it as you read it in a way that you can't possibly hear what I'm writing... and I don't mean reading it in an insulting caricature, but I can totally hear the young man who wrote it as I read it.
Jesus people, this is what he means. Right here, he's already said it. Nothing else, he sees a value in phonetic spelling as a way to bridge language barriers. Does he teach it, no? I tend to agree, as a linguistic exercise it's fascinating.

I'm sure if some stuffy old white guy tried to write a novel without the letter "E" (oh wait) we'd all fawn about his creative use of the language to expand descriptive possibilities or some other navel gazing bilge. But if a seller shows up on craigslist creatively adapting the language to his will, we assume the seller must just be that stupid and it's a failure of the schools and surely a sign of the sky beginning to fall.

The "get off my lawn" side of this place is pretty tiresome sometimes.
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