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Old 05-20-13, 02:11 AM
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BMW folding delusional pricing no one wanting to buy high quality cares about BMW and folding moutain bike just eguals sucks riding wise. So $3000+ this is just wacky.

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Originally Posted by smontanaro
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.
I know the vinttage BMX stuff is wierd but as a guy road and raced BMX then this is a very nice bike. Full GT semi custom chro-mo frame CW laid pack post pink zmags this was a $700 bike reatial in the 80's. But it's worth about $450-500 as shown no where near the $2000 asking price.
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You never know - that GT may find a happy owner someplace over in Japan. I tend to think that the bike will be discounted significantly by then. Reality tends to set in after a few months with no interest.
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Well someone paid the BIN price for it...
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Yes, irony would probably work on them. https://shame-full.com/hipster-hitler-irony/
OMFG, I have heard some of those words (minus "Goebbels" of course) come out of someone I know. I guess there is a reason stereotypes exist after all... That made my day, thanks.
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17 INCH 43 CM TREK 700 Multi-track HYBRID BIKE - $125 (CANOGA PARK 7 SPEED )[/h]NICE BICYCLE 7SPEED LOOK GREAT NEEDS TIRES THEY ARE FLAT WAS RUNNING SMOOTH HAVE NO NEED FOR IT CALL OR TEXT JUNIOR 8l8-xxx-xxxx $125 firm no less cash only


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That's one way to fix a bent fork...
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That's one way to fix a bent fork...
What if they installed it backwards like that then crashed again? Problem solved.
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Take a picture of your half ass ugly fixed gear conversion in front of a pile of trash that will help.

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Yet another crappy photo with crappy description. But hey, it's Italian, just buy it already!
https://missoula.craigslist.org/bik/3802955480.html
Vintage Italian Frame and Fork - $150
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
Yet another crappy photo with crappy description. But hey, it's Italian, just buy it already!
https://missoula.craigslist.org/bik/3802955480.html
Vintage Italian Frame and Fork - $150

With the thickness of the powedercoat paint, you will likely never know what kind of frame it is.

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[h=2]A Trek frame painted up as a Colnago. They are not trying to pass it off as one, but its still odd. Perhaps someone who knows Spanish could translate the text of the ad...

trek 360 45cm frame - $180 (north dallas)[/h]Cuadro de fierro y orkilla de aluminio en buenas condiciones inclulle el poste de siento en carbon el desviador delantero tiagra para 10sp las tasas del telescopio el poste del manubrio y el porta anfora. el cuadro se mando a mexico a pintar y no encontraron los estiker originales y le pusieron los de colnago, si tienes preguntas llamame al #214 xxx-xxxx has tu mejor oferta hablo ingles gracias
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Google Translate doesn't help much:

"Orkilla box iron and aluminum in good condition feel inclulle post in coal tiagra front derailleur for 10sp telescope rates the handlebar post and holder amphora. The table command to mexico to paint and found the original estiker and put those colnago, if you have questions call me at # 214 xxx-xxxx has your best speak English thanks"
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Originally Posted by Yo Spiff
Cuadro de fierro y orkilla de aluminio en buenas condiciones inclulle el poste de siento en carbon el desviador delantero tiagra para 10sp las tasas del telescopio el poste del manubrio y el porta anfora. el cuadro se mando a mexico a pintar y no encontraron los estiker originales y le pusieron los de colnago, si tienes preguntas llamame al #214 xxx-xxxx has tu mejor oferta hablo ingles gracias
According to my limited bicycle Spanish:

"Steel frame, aluminum fork in good condition includes the carbon seatpost, 10 speed Tiagra front Derailleur, headset, stem, and water bottle cage. The frame was sent to Mexico for painting and they couldn't find the original stickers and they put on Colnago ones. If you have questions call me at 214-xxx-xxxx with your best offer. I speak english. Thanks."

I'm sure I missed some of the subtleties of the language but most of the meaning is there.
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A truly classy machine.
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...770704493.html


For $400 you too can look this cool.
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I'm sure I missed some of the subtleties of the language but most of the meaning is there.
100 Pesos bonus if you didn`t laugh over "orkilla" or "estiker".
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Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
100 Pesos bonus if you didn`t laugh over "orkilla" or "estiker".
"Estiker" was easy. I love Spanglish!
But "orkilla" had me scratching my head for a while. It took a couple visits to Spanish bike sites before I got it. You're right: I was laughing when I finally figured it out!
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Really classy ad, in fact "vary" classy:

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3814595851.html

[h=2]K2 oz mountain bike - $750 (Spokane )[/h]
Vary nice k2 oz full suspension all carbon fiber bike never raced


(Easton carbon) frame
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Please call 509 nine 9 three 9 one 4 two thanks
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15+ year old bike for 90% of original retail value. Old bikes are listed for absurd prices in Minnesota, but most people understand things depreciate over time.

[h=2]Giant Kronos Touring Road Bike/STI/RSX - $735 (Bloomington)[/h]

Like new Touring Road Bike with front & rear fork stays for mounting racks & such,very similar to a Surly.Lightweight well built Matte Green(shows much better than the pics show,lighting was bad,real nice looking bike) 60cm ChroMo Butted frame & fork,Shimano STI shifters with Shimano RSX Deraileurs & crank,Quick release blacked out 700c wheels with like new 120 psi Gatorskin tires,stainless steel spokes,SanMarco Saddle,Vetta Computer with cadence too,Exage Motion brakes,new bar tape.Bike is trued,tuned lubed & ready to go.Very nice bike.Trade-ins considered.Cash only.952-261-7800
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[h=2] CIOCC ITALIAN ROAD BIKE 56 - $250 (Stockton)[/h]
First of all if the listing is posted the bike is still for sale and due to scammers I will not respond to emails unless you leave a name and phone number or you can call me at 209 931 2333.


Ciocc Italian Road Bike in Good Condition. Measures 57cm from center of crank to center of top tube. Top tube measures 56cm center to center. Has Shimano 600 downtube shifters, headset, front and rear derailluers. Campy Super Record double crank. Weinmann wheels with new tires. New shifter and brake cable and just serviced. Rides, shifts and brakes good. $250

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Originally Posted by obrentharris
"Estiker" was easy. I love Spanglish!
But "orkilla" had me scratching my head for a while. It took a couple visits to Spanish bike sites before I got it. You're right: I was laughing when I finally figured it out!
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ok "estiker" is pretty obvious but help this gringo out with orkilla and why it's funny
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