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Old 04-17-13, 06:04 PM
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Reply hzs39-3745739524@sale.craigslist.org [?] flag [?] : miscategorized prohibited spam best of Posted: 2013-04-15, 6:05PM CDT
re: Peugeot 12 Speed Vintage Bike - $500 (Madison/Brooklyn)

"Peugeot 12 Speed Vintage Bike 1983"

So... are you trying to sell that bike, or just bragging about it?

If you're looking to sell it, maybe you'd like to tell people a bit about it, like what size it is, what components it has, etc. And maybe, just maybe, a picture (of the bike) could be helpful.

I mean, seriously... do you honestly think someone is going to shell out $500 over an ad like that? Try a little effort, man.

RE: https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/3745709192.html
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Old 04-17-13, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by MookieBlaylock
Ok, I just have to share this..



This may be a little tacky posting this, but the communication with this seller has been unbelievable.

The original ad showed this picture only and for obvious reasons, I wanted to see more pictures.
Perhaps not stolen, but clearly, this person does have the sun shining out of his a55.
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That obvious front end damage is a shame - this is a perfect Chicago city commuter bike.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3751187466.html


[h=2]Shogun single gear - $200 (West Loop)[/h]
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Champion No. 5, Chrome Molyboen Steel, Tange Industries
SEAT: Kashimax Sport
TIRE: Bontragger Sport B 27 x 1 1/4 (rear), Michelin Lithion (front)
RIM: UKAI 700x25C Japan
Subjective, but seems to fit riders 5'5"-5'9"
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1969 Schwinn Varsity Gold $1675. Must be a rare Alaska version with real Nome gold plating instead of a paint.
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Originally Posted by Lug
https://anchorage.craigslist.org/bik/3731707468.html

1969 Schwinn Varsity Gold $1675. Must be a rare Alaska version with real Nome gold plating instead of a paint.
I'm trying to figure out how this bike can be fully functional with one pedal.
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Old 04-19-13, 09:47 AM
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This one makes my eyes hurt just to look at it. Plus the drive train setup makes me cringe.
https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/3752504047.html


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Looks like a ghost bike.
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When the new owner gets run over, they just need to chain it to the nearest tree.

I wouldn't ride a ghost bike.
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Originally Posted by threecarjam
That obvious front end damage is a shame - this is a perfect Chicago city commuter bike.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3751187466.html


Shogun single gear - $200 (West Loop)


I was just thinking that I don't see anywhere near as many old Shogun bikes for sale as some of the other bikes from that era. I liked them when I was a kid.
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Originally Posted by cycle_maven
I wouldn't ride a ghost bike.
Nor would I. It seems disrespectful.
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I like UO-8s but I could never imagine doing this to one.

And why would anyone build a fringe bike only to sell it after less than 50 miles?

[h=2]https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/3751778823.html

1970 Peugeot - One-of-a kind fixed gear - $850 (Chapel Hill)[/h]


This is truly one of a kind! I bought the frame from the original owner who bought it new in 1971. I stripped the paint off the frame except in key areas, wire brushed it and applied a clear coat on it. The pictures don't do justice. I built it fixed gear with top components. I went for a modern and classic combo. I've only ridden it a handful of times. Easily less than 50 miles on it since rebuilt.

Size 56cm
FSA carbon cranks with external BB
Velocity hollow bolt hubs with seal cartridge bearings
Velocity Aerohead rims
Brooks saddle

Will include chrome drop bars as well.
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And why would anyone build a fringe bike only to sell it after less than 50 miles?
I see a lot of bikes like this on CL were I'm at in Denver low end road bikes over built into fixies with almost no miles on them. I figure the owners foolishly spent a tone of money a poorly thought out build and are trying to get there money back out of the bike. It also seems most of these bikes don't sell and the owners keep relisting them at unrealistic prices.
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Track Bike?? Not.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/3755140509.html[h=2]Beautiful Centurion Track Bike With New Chrome Fork and Shimano Hub - $180 (Bushwick )[/h]


Extremely light and fast Centurion road, race, track bike, easy fix gear conversion; currently adjusted for a single speed freewheel cog. 53-54cm frame for riders between 5'7" and 5'11".

Made from original TANGE Cromo Tubing, this bike is extremely light, nimble and strong. A smooth ride, without stiffness or shock, the body is straight, has never seen rain and combines a chrome and metallic blue motif that bears beautiful welding at all joints. Includes a brand new Shimano HB2200 wheel and hub and the original weinman rear wheel.

Comes with pista drops and hand built headset with sealed bearings and an SR STEM To compliment the drops. Cranks are sugino 165mm for sharp turns and all leather racing Bontrager 10PLUS SEAT.

Selling today for 180$ firm and will happily arrange other components if buyer is interested in changing anything. Serious inquiries only.

347-409-3892
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Vintage 70s De Rosa Eddy Merckx - $750 (1750 north Washington blvd Sarasota fl 34234)

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I would call this thing a Single Speed shaped object. I for one hate it when people call conversions or even new Fixies track bikes 90% plus of the bikes I see advertised as track bikes just aren't track bikes.


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Yet another wacky FG/SS speed from Denver looks like a nice proffesional build. Look close and you will spot what is wackey on this one other than the price.
https://denver.craigslist.org/bid/3756409815.html

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^Are those shift levers I see still installed??
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Most Dangerouse bar set up ever.
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^Are those shift levers I see still installed??
Yes plus it has the wrong type brake lever for the bars installed on the wrong side. And just qeustionable build chices all around.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
Yes plus it has the wrong type brake lever for the bars installed on the wrong side. And just qeustionable build chices all around.
But the chain is pink!!! Does that not cover a multitude of sins?!
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It is definitely a distraction from them, .,,,,BD
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here's a good one...16 Speed Professional Racing Road Bike
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Originally Posted by sloar
Reynolds 853 is nothing to sneeze at, imo. That just might be well worth looking at. The parts and frame are worth at least half that price.
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Nice Raleigh USA Super Course.

But...

https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/bik/3755960568.html

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