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Old 05-16-13, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Catsharp

considerine buying used road bike but stem on this looks unusual ?
Not just that its not at the top of the steerer tube but what is below the stem?
Looks like one of these - https://www.amazon.com/Delta-Cycle-TD...d_sim_sbs_sg_7

is this normal?
The stem setup appears to be functional, though it is extremely awkward in appearance. I'm guessing the current owner wanted to have height adjustment left over, just in case the stem might need to come up more, for whatever reason.
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ah, that is what it appears to be,
never seen that before.
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This bike are from Sweden. Me thinks it are priced too high for the few people that would know what it is, and are actually want it.,,,,BD

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Originally Posted by Catsharp


considerine buying used road bike but stem on this looks unusual ?
Not just that its not at the top of the steerer tube but what is below the stem. is this normal?
Could be somebody with a back or neck issue that can't bend over too far or bend their neck up when in the usual drop position. I have a friend in just such a situation. Why get a bike this? They still want a road bike so the LBS accommodates for the customer.
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Originally Posted by kunsunoke
It's Craig's List, though. The free-for-all nature of it guarantees you'll get a few of these listings. There are feral people in the world.

Why hipster-bashing?... words....

Hipsters aren't over hipsters yet, so, no, probably we're not.
I don't see how that ad is hipster-bashing. If anything, he is completely playing to the hipster crowd by being "hipster sarcastic." Classic Craigslist attention-grabbing technique to sell a POS item.

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This guy chose the smugly sarcastic "don't you have anything better to do" approach, when told this bike was not a 2010 model. The guy he bought it from told him it was 2010 model, so he automatically believed him, and is sticking to his guns.

Just something I've noticed, that there usually only three kinds of responses people reach for, when told something about the bike they're selling on CL. They thank you for the info, they explode into obscenities and/or threaten violence, or they choose the smug sarcastic approach. It seldom deviates from these three. Interesting.

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We've had poor ads, minimalist with little or no description. Or we've had ads with horrific pictures. How these ****ers think they can sell anything is beyond me! So, to complete the circle of shame, here's one with both a lousy/tiny pic and no description to speak of:

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[h=2]Mens vintage peugeot bike - $250 (Post Falls)[/h]
Mens vintage Peugeot bike $250 Kris 208-667-6358
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
I don't see how that ad is hipster-bashing. If anything, he is completely playing to the hipster crowd by being "hipster sarcastic." Classic Craigslist attention-grabbing technique to sell a POS item.
Yes, irony would probably work on them. https://shame-full.com/hipster-hitler-irony/
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Shortly after I posted a Cannondale 2.8 R900 with 600 tricolor group for $450, some deluded fellow posted his R600 for $850, oh and his has a little dent on the seat tube.

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[h=2]Cannondale Road Bike - $850 (albany / el cerrito)[/h]

R600 2.8 Aluminum Cannondale with Shimano cranks, brakes and parts, Vittoria Rubino tires. The front rim is a Mavic CPX 10 with a Shimano RX 100 hub and the back is an XLC with Shimano hub. Super light and sturdy, but it does have a dent in seat tube from a wreck from previous owner. I use to ride it to work from El Cerrito to 29th and Broadway in Oakland when I was teaching and no problems whatsoever. I am unemployed and moving far away and I could use the money. $850 or best offer.
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^If you think that's a little dent, I have a bridge to sell you, dirt cheap!
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So I call a guy about his early Trek on CL for $100.
His first response was, "I just pulled the ad. My wife put that on there and she always sells my **** for too little."
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So I call a guy about his early Trek on CL for $100.
His first response was, "I just pulled the ad. My wife put that on there and she always sells my **** for too little."
Too bad...we call that CS where I hail from...
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Yet another psychotic ad from the Inland Northwest, no asking price, an original price from around 30 years ago (and that apocryphal):

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3812338208.html

[h=2]26" NORCO Road Bike (Spokane Valley)[/h] +-

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Older NORCO 26" "Sasquatch" model road bike. Rides smooth and in good condition. Same model today
is $1,199.00. Best offer. Please call Don @ 509-998-6186 Barker at Eighth (google map) (yahoo map)
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Old 05-17-13, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by anixi
Yet another psychotic ad from the Inland Northwest, no asking price, an original price from around 30 years ago (and that apocryphal):

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3812338208.html

[h=2]26" NORCO Road Bike (Spokane Valley)[/h] +-

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Barker at Eighth



Older NORCO 26" "Sasquatch" model road bike. Rides smooth and in good condition. Same model today
is $1,199.00. Best offer. Please call Don @ 509-998-6186 Barker at Eighth (google map) (yahoo map)
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I think he's referring to the price of the current Sasquatch, as if they're somehow comparable:



Still, the old one is pretty cool...
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^That's my point exactly. The two don't compare in the slightest...
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https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/3811797795.html

Comes with attached chain!

[h=2]custom painted bike frame - $40 (NCSU )[/h]
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I am not sure what this guy is saying. Perhaps it's "Hey, I probably have your stolen bike. Call me and we can deal!"

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[h=2]If your bike got stolen you must see - $35 (Raleigh) [/h]
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I have over 40 bikes for sale.Would like someone that will buy the whole and can also sale singly.It is main brand names and some are mountain bikes with springs.Nicely used bikes.Price ranges from $15 and up depending on what you get.Call me on 9194576308 to book appointment to see.cash only.NOTE IT IS BIKES ONLY
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Not a LOT wrong with the ad, but, the things that ARE wrong just seemed to crack me up. i.e. a 120mm travel bike described as a 6 inch travel bike; the way they spelled Shimano: Shimaon
I must be in a weird mood or something, need some Scotch....

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[h=2]New Devinci Remix SL 5 Mountain Bike Fox - $1650 (Post Falls)[/h]

The Devinici was Just Built up. The frame was bought new three months ago and put together by a local bike shop. The frame is new old stock, bought from Canada. It's a 2010 frame with 3 miles on it only to test ride. Everything works like it should

New hand built in Canada Devinci Remix SL 5 with Fox RP23 shock with 120mm of travel. 18 inch Medium Frame with Rockshox Reba XX fork with 120 of travel and 20mm Maxel (Comes with Remote Lockout) . The fork was bought in 2010 and has about 200 miles on it. Everything works peferctly. Full XT Drive Train bought in 2010 and now has 200 miles on it. Used XT cranks with new Chain Rings and Bottom Bracket, 2011 Shimano Disc Brakes with new pads, new raceface bashguard, new teflon cables and housing. 2009 WTB Dual Duty Wheelset on Laser Disc Hubs (450 miles on it). New Continental Vertical Tires. New Saddle, Grips, crankbrothers Iodine 3 stem and crankbrothers Iodine 11 carbon handlebars. It comes with Shimaon M525 Clipless Pedals. Maybe a cool 6 inch travel Bike.
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O/T, but, it's worth it:

[h=2]Free Male & Female Pitbulls[/h]
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O/T, but, it's worth it:
Free Male & Female Pitbulls
Um. Worth it how? Because irresponsible pet owners are so uproariously wacky?
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Um. Worth it how? Because irresponsible pet owners are so uproariously wacky?
I guess you don't get "cute".
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That looks like it's made out of pool cues.
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I guess you don't get "cute".
I guess not. Just look at this disgusting picture of me on my couch:

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$1000???? For an ill maintained Jamis Dakota ...

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I don't know if this really qualifies as "wacky". Starting bid is $1850, BIN is $2500. I understand the BMX crowd is getting crazy money for some stuff. They all look like Wal-Mart bikes to me though:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/321128147560

GT PRO WORLD TOUR 86 EDDIE FIOLA, GT BMX

1986 PRO WORLD TOUR ALL PARTS ARE REAL AND STAMPED, IF NOT NEW, FRESHLY POWDERCOATED. PLEASE CHECK THE DUAL CABLE GUIDES. FORK STANDS ARE GENERIC (cant find nos pink). ALL PARTS ARE ORIGINAL GT, AND STAMPED...IM CHARGING EXTRA FOR SHIPPING FOR EXTRA BUBBLE WRAP AND A BIG BOX. SO I DONT HAVE TO TAKE IT APART. THIS IS A SICK BIKE WITHOUT A SCRATCH ON IT. NO NEGOTIATIONS PLS.
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