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Old 05-08-13, 08:39 PM
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Schwinn Paramount for $150!

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^I had no idea that Paramounts came with Ashtabula cranks and turkey levers!
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^I had no idea that Paramounts came with Ashtabula cranks and turkey levers!
That is the Fillet Brazed model of Paramount.
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^But of course! Silly me!
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Once in a lifetime opportunity to have your neighbors be "In auw" of you.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik/3780518161.html

PEEWEE HERMAN'S AUTOGRAPH ED -BIKE - $5000 (Sarasota Fl.)

This collectors bike was owned and autographed by Peewee Herman.We are neighbors and friends,We live on the same block as PeeWees Mother.The Bike Is Red with streamers on the handlebars and a cool bicycle basket.Good for adults to small for Children.A real collectors item and It Is so cool your neighbor will be In auw..Paul thanks you..
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DUCATI ROAD BIKE!!! Must be the new eco-friendly model
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https://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik/3737632140.html

A hundred bucks buys a department store special that needs a complete re-build.

https://newhaven.craigslist.org/bik/3749678753.html

"Bike For Sale: Vintage Murray Spectra Womens 10-speed. Working condition, with some wear but original very 80s aqua color scheme, handlebar wrappings, and seat - would be great daily driver for a hipster who's over the fixed-gear fad. (haha, I wont judge). Call 804-366-4791 for more info/to set up an appointment. "
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https://reading.craigslist.org/bik/3781128013.html

Purchased at a bike shop run by Martians.

https://reading.craigslist.org/bik/3790497571.html

"Yuengling bicycle - $300 (reading,pa) - single speed commenorative limited edition 26" new never rode sry no picture call (610) 743-5149 anytime before 9 pm."

This is from a town where Yuengling is considered too expensive and too high-brow.

https://reading.craigslist.org/bik/3786360954.html

...because scooters should be unsafe AND expensive.

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[h=2]LOOK road bike race pedals - $59 (oakland north / temescal)[/h] +-

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selling a pair of LOOK road bike race pedals for $59.

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[h=2]Trek Road Bike - $900[/h]



2012 Trek 1.2 58 cm road bike. Bike has around 700 miles on it. Trek 100 series aluminum frame with carbon front fork. Price includes Shimano R540 road pedals ($70 new), two water cages ($10/apiece), Bontrager Trip 4W computer ($49.99), and a seatbag with tire repair kit. Would also include size 11 Bontrager RXL road shoes ($250) for an additional $100 if interested. Cash only. Email or call 712- two two nine - 79 seven three.





My question: Why is the Trek logo backwards?
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Old 05-10-13, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by norwegianwood
My question: Why is the Trek logo backwards?
Whole photo is backwards.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Whole photo is backwards.
No, it's not, it's one of those rare left hand drive bikes. You know for all the lefties out there. You'd think they wouldn't be as rare as they are, but for some reason major bike manufacturers are prejudiced against them and only make very few as a small token pretence that they're not discriminating. If you can get your hands on one, even a crappy used one, chances are you'll find a desperate lefty who'll give you good money for it in a heartbeat. Well, except those lefties that try to "pass" by riding our normal bikes. You'd be surprised, but a fair number of them do that. Almost as many as the gingers who dye their hair so they don't stick out, but gingers trying to blend in are a lot easier to identify by looking for freckles. Hidden lefties, you pretty much have to try tricking them into signing something or throw a ball at them and see how they try to catch it.
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Old 05-10-13, 05:28 AM
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Lol!

BTW, I'm a lefty.

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No, it's not, it's one of those rare left hand drive bikes. You know for all the lefties out there. You'd think they wouldn't be as rare as they are, but for some reason major bike manufacturers are prejudiced against them and only make very few as a small token pretence that they're not discriminating. If you can get your hands on one, even a crappy used one, chances are you'll find a desperate lefty who'll give you good money for it in a heartbeat. Well, except those lefties that try to "pass" by riding our normal bikes. You'd be surprised, but a fair number of them do that. Almost as many as the gingers who dye their hair so they don't stick out, but gingers trying to blend in are a lot easier to identify by looking for freckles. Hidden lefties, you pretty much have to try tricking them into signing something or throw a ball at them and see how they try to catch it.
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Old 05-10-13, 06:36 AM
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Ah, I see how it is. You put that "the photo's backwards" propaganda out there so no one else will try to compete with you for the rare bike and maybe you can get it for cheaper. Typical lefty scheming and shenanigans. There's a reason in latin the left hand is called "sinister".


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I love Raleighs... ESPECIALLY the Competitions... but this guy, he's a special kind of stupid.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Raleigh-Competition-Bicycle-Retro-Collectible-RoadBike-Road-Bike-/171037255731
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Originally Posted by TampaRaleigh
I love Raleighs... ESPECIALLY the Competitions... but this guy, he's a special kind of stupid.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Raleigh-Competition-Bicycle-Retro-Collectible-RoadBike-Road-Bike-/171037255731
Wow...imagine what he'd charge without the stupid repaint and bars?
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Old 05-10-13, 08:24 AM
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Wow...imagine what he'd charge without the stupid repaint and bars?
I might pay $4,800 if it was the original Raleigh from the movie Quicksilver... And Kevin Bacon was included in the auction.
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Not eBay or Craigslist, but this RB1 auction is freaking crazy. Are the bidders even glancing at the photos before bidding? It's obviously been wrecked -- there's no way to salvage that frame, right? Closing in on $200 with over two days left -- maybe folks are bidding on it to salvage the (admittedly very nice) components.
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^ You could try the park tool or similar for pulling out damage like that (I think kurt has one), but yeah, bent good.
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I can just hear this poor bikes screams of pain as it tries to will itself to flee it's current fate.
https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/3797132484.html

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I clicked on this CL posting with great enthusiasm. Schwinn Paramount - $150
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/bik/3793670353.html
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"17 inch frame (I'm 6' and it fits perfect, but also fits a friend who is 5'4 because of low standover)."
https://lubbock.craigslist.org/bik/3752741356.html

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https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/3799325269.html

Hacking the bars and putting on an inappropriate crankset doesn't make a Murray department store junker worth more.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/3799218758.html

A paint-it-black color scheme and narrow profile likewise do not make a boom ten speed any more valuable, even it if was the work of a professional bike builder (which is the implication here).

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/3770179289.html

It takes a special kind of Kardashian-esque person (one completely devoid of shame, or just very, very drunk) to ride things like this. Yeeeccccch.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/3781203810.html

"Large frame good for someone 5'10 to 6'2. This bike retailed for about $400." Right.

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LOOK road bike race pedals - $59 (oakland north / temescal)
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this is a joke, right?
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