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Old 03-31-13, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by toytech
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Nice Mikkelsen, a very under rated builder. I had one and it was the best filet brazing I have held.
May be a nice builder. I've just never seen a touring, or even "sport touring" bike with 16 spoke wheels. Not sure how much weight you can put on that rack. Maybe for credit card touring when all you can carry on the rack is literally the credit card.
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Originally Posted by m_yates
May be a nice builder. I've just never seen a touring, or even "sport touring" bike with 16 spoke wheels. Not sure how much weight you can put on that rack. Maybe for credit card touring when all you can carry on the rack is literally the credit card.
That's been on the bay for a while. Annoying because the pics all show it all built up, but it's only frame/fork. My size, so it keeps coming up in all my searches.
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Originally Posted by robtown
This ad has been making my flip bikes look awesome in comparison. The bike with "CAMPY PARTS" started at over $300 months ago.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...702799168.html

Perhaps it was shown in an episode of the old Batman TV show.
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Not much clearance between that front wheel and down tube.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/3718759769.html

[h=2]Vintage Peugeot Road Bike - $300 (mission district)[/h]

Vintage Peugeot road bike with new 700c alloy wheelset and tires. Shimano 12 speed gearing. Components are in excellent shape with new cables, housing and derailleur. Weinmann brakes and calipers. The seat is in essentially new condition and is very comfortable. Both the bottom bracket and the headset have recently been cleaned, greased and overhauled. The bike shifts and brakes great and the ride is super fun, fast and comfortable.
I am 5'3'' and ride comfortably, but the seat could be raised to fit someone up to 5'10''.

I love this bike but am selling it for financial reasons. Price is $300 but feel free to make an offer because I'm looking to sell it ASAP.
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Originally Posted by Matariki
1921 Hercules - not bloody likely!

https://greensboro.craigslist.org/bik/3711190972.html

I emailed the seller in the hope of providing some enlightenment, but guess what - no response.

VINTAGE 1921 Hercules Bike 26in - $125 (Asheboro)





This is a Vintage 1921 Hercules bike 26in teal. $125 OBO & MAY TRADE. Email or call if you have questions 336-287-9767

Exactly like my wife's 1971 Hercules when the company was owned by AMF. Apparently they could not read the date clearly on the hub.
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These bikes where just too wacky to pass up posting I'm not sure if I hate or like them but damn they do qualify as wacky and ones you guys should see.

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/3721766671.html
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I can't help it the horrors and laughter are just to great. This one has been listed a year strait

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Just go to Denver on CL and search single speed or fixie you will be amused.
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At least the guy is honest, and he doesn't claim anything other than he was "tinkering." I think he skipped the geometry lesson on the strongest geometric shape, however.
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And here is another wacky custom. I wonder if it can turn without the pedal hitting. Blue velvet seat and grips are definitely the thing these days. Shark fin top tube is pretty frightening, though.

https://greensboro.craigslist.org/bik/3722705982.html

1960's Lowrider Custom Schwinn - $750 (Trinity, NC)




1960's original Schwinn frame, custom paint with flames, tailpipes, side mirrors and gold steering wheel with lots of gold plating. Black Schwinn bicycle pack behind the seat. Seat and handlebars done in blue velvet. Would make a great addition to the man cave.

Serious inquiries only. Trades considered, please send pics.

Call or text 336-403-5608. Please do not email.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

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Old 04-04-13, 12:05 PM
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^seller says "great addition to the man cave" which leads me to believe it's intended to be wall art. Not my idea of great art, but, someone out there would sure love it!
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Old 04-04-13, 12:45 PM
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I guess dude forgot about the time he T-boned a brick wall at 15MPH. It had to have hurt, though.
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Anybody need some 700" wheels? That works out to about 60ft.

Granted, I don't know too much about modern wheelsets, but this pricing also seems optimistic.



[h=2]700" Wheels - $800 (Oceanside)[/h]700-55C" Wheels
Cycle Ops Hub
Mavic Open Pro
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For more info call or visit us at:
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Originally Posted by mainstreetexile
Anybody need some 700" wheels? That works out to about 60ft.

Granted, I don't know too much about modern wheelsets, but this pricing also seems optimistic.



[h=2]700" Wheels - $800 (Oceanside)[/h]700-55C" Wheels
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I think cycleops makes the power tap metering hubs. Depending on the generation, that could be a really good price.
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Originally Posted by IthaDan
I think cycleops makes the power tap metering hubs. Depending on the generation, that could be a really good price.
You're right, there I go showing my ignorance of modern parts.

Just looked them up and cycleops power tap hubs seem to run 900-1800 msrp. I humbly withdraw my 'wacky' claim.
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Old 04-04-13, 09:28 PM
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Sherwin? It's written right there on the bike for goodness sake...

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/3689955392.html
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I guess anything with wheels is a commuter.

[h=2]very nice chrome schwinn on sale for... - $70 (562)[/h]
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Yes, that's a road bike. Hm. No, that's definitely something different.


Trek road bike - $100 (Eugene)



Rides great. Thanks for your interest.
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Oh this is just too good!

https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bik/3727782200.html
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[h=2]Cannondale Road Frame-set CAAD 3 - $275 (silver lake )[/h]

Plus Chris King Headset! This frame and fork is just fantastic. JUST FRAME AND FORK. I love it, but it's slightly too big for me (i'm 5'6"). it used to be red and yellow, but i covered it in wood grain contact paper to make it look like a "tree-bike", but it has gained some scratches and stickers, but NO DENTS. it's in great condition.
aluminium frame, carbon fork

email me with phone number so i can call u. cause i haz no phonez

Size: 56cm
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Old 04-07-13, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by shoota
$20k? I am a fool, I sold mine for $150 - which is much more than most MTBs I've sold.
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Went thrifting today and came across this absolute steal:



A department store kids bike priced at only $99.99... and, of course, this bbcbikes ebay ad printed out and taped to it.
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of course, this bbcbikes ebay ad printed out and taped to it.
freaking BBC bikes strikes again!
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ANOTHER NOOB FALLS TO BBC



"Inherited this bike. I am not an expert in bikes, but my neighbor stated that it is an expensive bike.

All I can say is that it is light weight, has very narrow tires (similar to those on racing bikes), 10 speed, quick disconnect tires/rims, has fenders and electric lights that run off a little generator on the back wheel. It states that it is made in France by Peugot and has several markings. See the pictures.

I am open to offers."

So I wrote, "I bought the sister of your bike in light blue in Fenton last year for $100, equally nice condition. If you are interested let me know. I am nearby in GPP." and even sent a photo.




Seller's response, "Appreciate the offer. I was told to search eBay and found out that it is a vintage bike worth over $1000. I am going to take it to a bike shop this week and have it appraised.

Thanks, L**."
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Is that a dorm fridge on the rack in back?

Originally Posted by longbeachgary
Cannondale Road Frame-set CAAD 3 - $275 (silver lake )



Plus Chris King Headset! This frame and fork is just fantastic. JUST FRAME AND FORK. I love it, but it's slightly too big for me (i'm 5'6"). it used to be red and yellow, but i covered it in wood grain contact paper to make it look like a "tree-bike", but it has gained some scratches and stickers, but NO DENTS. it's in great condition.
aluminium frame, carbon fork

email me with phone number so i can call u. cause i haz no phonez

Size: 56cm
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