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Old 03-20-13, 02:00 PM
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Outing myself here. I decided to have fun with my most recent eBay ad. (I'm not too concerned if it actually sells. At least all this stuff is now stowed away in a box!)

And in the spirit of the Box O' Crap, I offer you this pic of the box ready to ship.
Would you be offended if I offered you $5? Reason is, I can get these pert near free at the co-op!
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Not offended at all. Compared to all the other ads which are asking $5 or $10 per spindle though, this is a screaming deal. And there's something else in the box not even mentioned in the ad!
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Old 03-21-13, 01:27 PM
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another Drew...

https://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ463785481


Also, why the hell would you take off all those braze on's and not cut the derailleur hanger...

i can't stand people like this, just a waste of space.. what a POS
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Old 03-21-13, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by mapleleafs-13
another Drew...

https://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ463785481


Also, why the hell would you take off all those braze on's and not cut the derailleur hanger...

i can't stand people like this, just a waste of space.. what a POS
Painfully horrible! Drewing Campy dropouts is really the worst possible ultimate end for a perfectly conceived bike part. Shameful...
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Old 03-21-13, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by anixi
Painfully horrible! Drewing Campy dropouts is really the worst possible ultimate end for a perfectly conceived bike part. Shameful...
A nice Viner at that... shame really.
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Old 03-21-13, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
Outing myself here. I decided to have fun with my most recent eBay ad. (I'm not too concerned if it actually sells. At least all this stuff is now stowed away in a box!)

And in the spirit of the Box O' Crap, I offer you this pic of the box ready to ship.
I think you should change your handle to BB King!


It's also apparent from you ebay ad copy, you've watched those shamwow and shake weight infomericals too many times!
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I...have no words.

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Old 03-22-13, 06:11 PM
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Holy invisible brake cables!

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Who needs brakes if it's "perfectly tuned"?
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Texted him where the cables are on his perfectly tuned bike.

His reply: "Not in pic."

Yeah, no kidding..
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The saddest most awful two-wheeled poop pile I've seen in a long time. Just $25.00

[h=2]Signature Huffy 5 - $25 (San Clemente)[/h]

Bike is VERY rusted, will be good for someone looking for parts or a bike to restore.
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Old 03-23-13, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
The saddest most awful two-wheeled poop pile I've seen in a long time. Just $25.00

Signature Huffy 5 - $25 (San Clemente)



Bike is VERY rusted, will be good for someone looking for parts or a bike to restore.
Well at least the seller isn't listing it as a rare vintage bike and asking $100 like in a lot of adds for bikes like this.
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Originally Posted by robtown


For a bike advertised as perfectly tuned this looks pretty shabby I can spot at least a half dozen things other than the cables that
aren't quit right.
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I just cam across this one it is just too sad. This has to be close to the worst so called fixed gear I have seen.
https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/3694114386.html
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Old 03-23-13, 10:24 AM
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This is my favorite that's currently running in the Milwaukee area: https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/3665102939.html

Can't imagine why it hasn't sold...
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Old 03-23-13, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
I just cam across this one it is just too sad. This has to be close to the worst so called fixed gear I have seen.
https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/3694114386.html


where's the brakes
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Old 03-23-13, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jhess74
This is my favorite that's currently running in the Milwaukee area: https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/3665102939.html

Can't imagine why it hasn't sold...
"schiwnn" is one reason! This has got to be the worst spelling of Schwinn I've ever seen.
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I have a Myatag, maybe he will trade with me?
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Old 03-23-13, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by anixi
"schiwnn" is one reason! This has got to be the worst spelling of Schwinn I've ever seen.
There was a a post in this thread a few days ago spelling it as "Sherwinn". But that was at least pronounceable.
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Old 03-23-13, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Yo Spiff
There was a a post in this thread a few days ago spelling it as "Sherwinn". But that was at least pronounceable.
Both are equally idiotic...
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Originally Posted by anixi
"schiwnn" is one reason! This has got to be the worst spelling of Schwinn I've ever seen.
Au contraire... I think THIS is the worst spelling of Schwinn ever: https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/3699361051.html
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I don't know about that...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3698827739.html

More:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3677337642.html
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Old 03-23-13, 01:58 PM
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This is what drives nuts as a Milwaukeean... we always come in second to Chicago.
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Old 03-23-13, 02:06 PM
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^"Shhwing"? That's pretty bad...
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^"Shhwing"? That's pretty bad...
I believe that's the rare Garth Algar signature model.
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