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Old 04-11-13, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
There's nothing really wrong with the bike per say, but the seller is out of his mind. I told him it wasn't a touring bike and explained whys and hows. What happened next was a string of vulgarities and racial slurs that would make a hardcore sailor proud. The racial slur only because of my name, and those of you who know me, know what it is. He also threatened physical violence, etc. I can't wait til I move back to Houston, and run across this joker at a bike swap. I will call him out right there, lol.,,,,BD

Go ahead, send him a single corrective word, and he will explode on you. Guaranteed...

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I like his sizing chart... so I guess I should be 6'2 or so to ride this 21" frame?
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This guy has been posting this for the better part of two years, and still has it. I offered $150 for the frame/fork/seatpost/saddle/headset. I have a feeling I will be textually assaulted, like the trek seller, lol. I like the $100 biopace cranks!,,,,BD

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Well the ad is for parts sale but this pic is just too funny.



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Old 04-12-13, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
This guy has been posting this for the better part of two years, and still has it. I offered $150 for the frame/fork/seatpost/saddle/headset. I have a feeling I will be textually assaulted, like the trek seller, lol. I like the $100 biopace cranks!,,,,BD

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If you read the whole add you will notice the $299 for just the frame and he has the fork which is bent. $150 seems like a more than reasonable offer for a RBCA framset with some issues.
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Where to begin?? It makes my head hurt just trying to add up all the errors.,,,,BD


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^At least the seller spelled pedals correctly. The hyberbole contained is the most painful element of the advertisement.
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This is one ball buster of a bike my nads just cringe when I look at it.

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I especially like the X9/Deore/Shimano STI mix. Like....huh?,,,,BD
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I recently bought a mid-oughts (maybe 2005?) Serotta Coeur d'Acier from a guy on Chicago CL. The bike was a custom (serial # starts "CCD") for whoever the original owner was. Trouble was, the guy I bought it from was 6'4". He had an extra long seatpost and a long stem with 25 rise. It also had an unusual mix of parts (not as weird as this Cannondale). It was a very nice bike but it presented poorly because of the guy had tried to fit a bike which was obviously too small for him. Ignoring the parts mix on this bike, it strikes me about the same as the Serotta.
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Wacky beyond compare!,,,,BD

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Just one pedal can this guy be serious, zero value waste of time.
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This bike clearly had a chance meeting with a brick wall. Chrome fork and absolutely bent to hell frame. I've seen a couple situations where the seller didn't realize the bike they're selling was damaged, so I sent the guy an email trying to help out.



No response since that, and the ad is still posted, freshly renewed today. What a guy.
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Caveat emptor, you could spend all day flagging unsafe stuff being sold on CL.
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that's for sure
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Do they even care about how "safe" the bicycles are listed in their ads? I suspect not.
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Hose down a cheap BMX bike with flat black spray paint, put a little Fox stencil on it and instant commuter!

[h=2]Clean HAND PAINTED BMX Great Commuter! - $85 (562)[/h]
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Hose down a cheap BMX bike with flat black spray paint, put a little Fox stencil on it and instant commuter!

Clean HAND PAINTED BMX Great Commuter! - $85 (562)


You'd be surprised how many kids ride to campus on BMX bikes. I suspect that seller might be close a university or something.
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Yet another seller with BBC, American Restoration pricing syndrome. The seller has several bikes for sale but this one is nice $1000.

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More BBC inspired local lunacy:

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[h=2]TUNED mint Takara Road Bike CLEAN and FAST - $150 (Spokane Valley)[/h]

This bike is freshly tuned, shifts/brakes/rides like new, I can keep up with my dad's trek tri bike on this thing, 25", sun toure compe v components, very well kept, I even detailed it 3 days ago, super light, dependable, ride ready bike, will negotiate, $150 obo. Call or text 509-998-3893, thanks for looking, alec.
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Originally Posted by anixi
More BBC inspired local lunacy:

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3745567031.html

TUNED mint Takara Road Bike CLEAN and FAST - $150 (Spokane Valley)
This bike is freshly tuned, shifts/brakes/rides like new, I can keep up with my dad's trek tri bike on this thing, 25", sun toure compe v components, very well kept, I even detailed it 3 days ago, super light, dependable, ride ready bike, will negotiate, $150 obo. Call or text 509-998-3893, thanks for looking, alec.
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$150 doesn't sound like lunacy for that bike...?
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$150 doesn't sound like lunacy for that bike...?
I agree. While it may be more than I would pay for it, $150 for that bike isn't out of line.
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I don't think I would have any problem getting $150 for that where i live.. even the most low end POS road bike sells for $100
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That Takara is much nicer than bikes listed in my area for $180 - $250. I'd have prepped it a bit more and started it out $180 if the rims are alloy, or $160 if steel.
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