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Old 05-27-13, 05:54 PM
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Hehe...so the joke IS on me...all in good fun; no?? And look at what I have learned that I wouldn't have if I hadn't posted those things that looked strange to me...good stuff!!
Oh, yeah! If you want to be humbled for your ignorance, this is the place to be!
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We've all heard of muscle cars... so get ready for the muscle bike! This thing is just going to blow you away.

Gotta admit kind of cute and probably worth every penny what they're asking...


1970 MONTGOMERY WARD MUSCLE BIKE WITH 3 SPEED - $50 (St.louis, mo)



This is a complete bike that is all original except the seat..but seat from that era and three speed shifter that functions, original tires, and v8 they hold air!!! Text

Buy these pants... get a Schwinn Varsity... get a Walkman with a Duran Duran tape... and you're all set!

BELLWETHER Insulated Cycling Pants - $35 (Oakville/S.County)



Bellwether brand insulated/cold weather cycling pants. Size large, shell made of supplex nylon and body/lining made of polwick polyester. Fluted knee caps allow for more freedom of movement. Back of pants is solid black in color. Like new, only worn a few times. Cost close $100 new, asking $35 or best offer, call Allan @. No text please, thanks.

Now I'm thinking the trash bin would be a more proper place to put this than CL especially when you can buy new chains at Walmart for 10 bucks...

Heavy Duty Bike Chain - $10 (Tulsa)

a heavy duty bike chain , came off a 60's model bike , fits adults/kids bike , please call thanks Ted ( chain fits single speed bikes )

Now you tell 'em!

RE 26" Antique Schwinn Cruiser W/Basket - $100 (Tulsa)

It's NOT an antique...it's a late-model Wal-Mart counterfiet...AND THEY KNOW IT..... LIARS......SCAMMERS.....SPAMMERS...DON'T LET THEM RIP YOU OFF !!!!!! You can tell by the "Made in Taiwan" badge !!!! FLAG 'EM !!
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Originally Posted by jopbianchi
Buy these pants... get a Schwinn Varsity... get a Walkman with a Duran Duran tape... and you're all set!

BELLWETHER Insulated Cycling Pants - $35 (Oakville/S.County)



Bellwether brand insulated/cold weather cycling pants. Size large, shell made of supplex nylon and body/lining made of polwick polyester. Fluted knee caps allow for more freedom of movement. Back of pants is solid black in color. Like new, only worn a few times. Cost close $100 new, asking $35 or best offer, call Allan @. No text please, thanks.
Apart from the color (and that these should be in the motorcycling section,) that's a pretty good deal.
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Not sure of the price. The welds definitely does not look like its worth $900.

But, its CL... so it might be legit.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3833185663.html

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Nice drive side photo.
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Oh lord...it's another episode of Craigslist's Believe It Or Not:

"This is an original bike, and believe it or not--this bike has never ridden by anyone."



https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/bik/3835065856.html
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A HYBRID FOR $850.00??

Another BBC victim, but barking up the wrong tree branch, hybrid vs. road bike

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/3835210495.html

TREK 730 MODEL MENS 21 SPEED RACE BIKE...SHOCK IN SEAT POST, ULTRA LIGHT BIKE !!! SEE ALL THE PIX IVE INCLUDED....EVERYTHING WORKS PERFECT !!!
EMAIL ME A PH NUMBER WHEN YOU MAKE CONTACT
ASKING 850.00 AND OPEN TO OFFERS



I've sent the seller a gracious email, we'll see if I get flamed or praised.
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Originally Posted by jopbianchi
We've all heard of muscle cars... so get ready for the muscle bike! This thing is just going to blow you away.

Gotta admit kind of cute and probably worth every penny what they're asking...


1970 MONTGOMERY WARD MUSCLE BIKE WITH 3 SPEED - $50 (St.louis, mo)



This is a complete bike that is all original except the seat..but seat from that era and three speed shifter that functions, original tires, and v8 they hold air!!! Text
Damn!! I had one of those as a kid! It's supposed to have a leopard skin banana seat.
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Can't find any results for "Hyper Cycle" on Google. What do you guys make of this?

Hyper Cycle - $500 (Kansas City)



Rare Hyper Cycle, near new front tire and well used rear tire. 10 speed and brakes work well.

There is SO much wrong with this CL ad and bike. I don't even know where to begin...

1953 schwinn - $7 (okc)



1953 schwinn, Klunker frames is very nice solid and str8t this is a one of a kind vintage bike. has
sturmey archer hubs, with internal brakes and 8 speed internal hub. Double wall heavy duty
rims, custom made seat post, Felt seat. bars are 60's yamaha motor cycle. crank set is Stolen
you cannot build this bike for double the asking price. 700 cash. different bars and seat than
what is pictured. please send phone nr.. you can ride this bike anyplace. trails ... streets... stairs.. ramps
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"missing chain capsule"


Originally Posted by jopbianchi
Can't find any results for "Hyper Cycle" on Google. What do you guys make of this?

Hyper Cycle - $500 (Kansas City)



Rare Hyper Cycle, near new front tire and well used rear tire. 10 speed and brakes work well.
According to this page, the Hypercycle was designed by Jack Baker and when released in 1979 was "the first Short Wheel Base recumbent and predecessor to S&B Recumbents."
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Ok, maybe I'm picky but, this doesn't look road-worthy:

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3812243216.html

[h=2]Spinergy REV - $130 (Cheney)[/h]

Spinergy REV
Front wheel // Carbon Fiber // Clincher
Bought a new road bike and this one doesn't match my back tire.
Very well taken care of and pretty darn true! https://youtu.be/oPAQ9BkLl1M
There is a small piece missing from the rim but it doesn't effect performance or breaking.
Shoot me a text if interested 509-990-seven three eight six.

There is a small piece missing on the rim
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how the **** does this not affect braking?!


Originally Posted by anixi
Ok, maybe I'm picky but, this doesn't look road-worthy:

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3812243216.html

Spinergy REV - $130 (Cheney)



Spinergy REV
Front wheel // Carbon Fiber // Clincher
Bought a new road bike and this one doesn't match my back tire.
Very well taken care of and pretty darn true! https://youtu.be/oPAQ9BkLl1M
There is a small piece missing from the rim but it doesn't effect performance or breaking.
Shoot me a text if interested 509-990-seven three eight six.

There is a small piece missing on the rim
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That bad rim spot certainly doesn't affect braking... because there's no need to use the brakes. Every time that spot hits the ground and the tire buckles... the rider does a nice flip over the handlebars resulting in an abrupt and effective stop. No brakes required!
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Nice drive side photo.
Mirror image or do they really make something like that?
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Mirror image or do they really make something like that?
It is a setting on cell phone cameras. You're supposed to turn in it off when you aren't taking pictures of yourself in the bathroom mirror.
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It is a setting on cell phone cameras. You're supposed to turn in it off when you aren't taking pictures of yourself in the bathroom mirror.
So it's Anthony Wiener's bike then?
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Originally Posted by mapleleafs-13
how the **** does this not affect braking?!
Originally Posted by jopbianchi
That bad rim spot certainly doesn't affect braking... because there's no need to use the brakes. Every time that spot hits the ground and the tire buckles... the rider does a nice flip over the handlebars resulting in an abrupt and effective stop. No brakes required!
Guys, don't be too hard on this person, what they said in the ad is completely true. The small piece missing will in fact not affect "breaking". The rim will completely break in short order .
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this is a good one:

https://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ489376821

I came across a vintage bicycle seat about 1 ft under soil while metal detecting underneath the seat says made in Italy,Circa 1940-55

sell easy $5
pickup only
Call 647-34*-0357 anytime

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Had to post this as this person just re-listed it.

Top of the line 90's trek road bike reduced the the appearance of a department store ten speed with foam grips and some of the worst cable routing I've ever seen. Note the enigmatic stem. Someone needs to rescue this bike.

[h=2] TREK 5500 OCLV Road Bike w/Campagnolo Components - $900 (Andover / Coon Rapids)[/h]


Trek 5500 OCLV Road Bike 24 speeds

Carbon Fiber Frame and Fork.

22" / 56 cm frame

Campagnolo Racing Triple components

This is a late 90's OCLV Frame and front fork.

Spinergy Rev X wheels

This bike has been ridden very little. It could use some minor upgrades, but has everything to make it a fantastic road bike.

I'm asking $950 for this bike.

You can email me or call Ed at 612 five five 8-6494. Will not respond to text messages
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Originally Posted by jopbianchi
There is SO much wrong with this CL ad and bike. I don't even know where to begin...

1953 schwinn - $7 (okc)



1953 schwinn, Klunker frames is very nice solid and str8t this is a one of a kind vintage bike. has
sturmey archer hubs, with internal brakes and 8 speed internal hub. Double wall heavy duty
rims, custom made seat post, Felt seat. bars are 60's yamaha motor cycle. crank set is Stolen
you cannot build this bike for double the asking price. 700 cash. different bars and seat than
what is pictured. please send phone nr.. you can ride this bike anyplace. trails ... streets... stairs.. ramps
Maybe not immediately noticeable to the general public, but anyone like myself that frequents the RatRodBikes forum will instantly recognize that ad as a scam, since the bike is photographed in front of the same fence as every other bike that the site owner, Steve, takes pictures of his bikes in front of. Problem is, Steve is in Texas, and would never type up an ad like that. I don't recall him using goofy abbreviations for anything, nor do I recall him ever making a mistake in punctuation, much less several in the same paragraph. He is finding pictures of his bikes all the time attached to bogus phishing ads.
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Doh! I took a pic with my fork backwards!

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3784306793.html

[h=2]Huffy Alpine Mountain Bike - $150 (Hillyard)[/h]

Brand new Huffy Alpine mountain bike. Front shocks only. 18 speed, grip shift. Call or text Reece at 991-8297. Thank you.
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Doing this to a bike should be a criminal offense.

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/3818303205.html
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What really cracks me up about this one is the way the guy seems to be trying to stay off camera in the photo. Pretty impressive homebrew wheel, though it doesn't look like it has a tire.

Bicycle Big Wheel - $650 (miami )



the Penny Fart bicycle (also called "Highwheeler") could be described as one having a larger wheel with the seat mounted on top of it and a smaller wheel at the back.

asking price $650.00
Must see call Danny 786-210-0411


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For a penny replica this guys is very good if it rolles and everything works $200-300.
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For a penny replica this guys is very good if it rolles and everything works $200-300. This is not a true wackey freak b ike.
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