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Old 06-14-13, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by mapleleafs-13
Wow I dont even know what to say about this one

https://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ494630845
lol.. the last bit with the towel.. just.. no
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Old 06-14-13, 09:41 PM
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lol.. the last bit with the towel.. just.. no

2 minutes for unsportsmanlike
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https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/3839872996.html

Must be something about Fishtown that makes the hipsters think they can charge more than retail price for a blemished and oversized single-speed bike made in Taiwan.


https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/3872020802.html

Apparently Fishtown Syndrome has spread to West Philadelphia. (Yo- - nice fork.)


https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/3870903768.html

The brakes don't work, and it's another victim of Fishtown Syndrome pricing, but, hey, it's a "great way to spend time together with the family".

That assumes your family members don't each weigh 200++ lbs., and you have REALLY strong quads.
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The best AD copy writing ever ...

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Originally Posted by FlatSix911
The best AD copy writing ever ...
Lol at the pic taken in bed. that dedication
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Old 06-16-13, 06:48 PM
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150 bucks, even on "sale price" for a Suntour 888 Freewheel. infamous pb*bikes.
these guys are nuts.
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Old 06-16-13, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by FlatSix911
The best AD copy writing ever ...


in the top ten of best CL ads ever
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Old 06-17-13, 12:06 AM
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This almost seems like a troll to get noticed in a forum like this: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/3864809148.html

Where to even start? The spacing? The price? "Do your research" with no photos or brand listed? "Fixie lifestyle"
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Old 06-17-13, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by CenturionIM
Lol at the pic taken in bed. that dedication
maybe it was his roommate's bed
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Old 06-17-13, 05:14 AM
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The "Divorce my almost NEW Giant XTC-2" ad recalls the guy/gal here who wrote here at BF of avoiding having beloved bike stolen by u-locking her to his/her ankle at night.

True love. Then it could come to this.
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Old 06-17-13, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by gingi310
This almost seems like a troll to get noticed in a forum like this: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/3864809148.html

Where to even start? The spacing? The price? "Do your research" with no photos or brand listed? "Fixie lifestyle"
"foot Pedals not included"

What other kind of pedals are there?
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Old 06-17-13, 07:35 AM
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Not sure this is a "serious" ad, I am sure not a serious price.

https://huntsville.craigslist.org/bik/3872570085.html

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[h=2]Special Edition Bike - $20 (Madison )[/h]

Dis bike right here will get ya far. I've always had plastic bags over the seat and the air good in da tires. I wanna get 500 for it.
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Old 06-17-13, 07:41 AM
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$1,250 - fork on backwards - "who cares".

https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bik/3844916572.html

RARE BICYCLE - $1250 (Pinellas County)

Rare ONE OF A KIND 1976 Seven-UP BMX national promo bike, never ridden, only stored since 1976. Yes we know the front forks backwards, but when you are 80 years old and haven't ridden a bike in 60 years, who cares.
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Old 06-17-13, 09:49 PM
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I wouldn't post this unless the typo wasn't so funny. Anyway, the bike has the "brian" shock. Poor Brian, he get's way too much credit...

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[h=2]2009 Stumpjumper - $1900 (Otis Orchards)[/h]

2009 Medium Specialized Stumpjumper Pro

Fits someone 5'4'" to 5'10"

An excellent trail bike with lots of upgrades!

M5 aluminum frame

RockShox Revelation XX with remote lockout 150mm travel

Specialized rear "brian" shock

Easton EC 70 Carbon Handlebars

Specialized lock on grips

Thompson Stem

Specialized Blacklite Command Post remote adjustable seatpost

Sram XO shifters

Formula "The One" brakes with 180mm front rotor and 160mm rear rotor

Shimano triple XT crankset

Sram XO rear Derailleur

Crank Brothers Acid pedals

DT Swiss X430 rims on Shimano XT hubs

Bontrager XR4 tires

New chain and new extra brake pads.

Please Call 509 714 two three o four



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Originally Posted by bikecrate
$1,250 - fork on backwards - "who cares".

https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bik/3844916572.html

RARE BICYCLE - $1250 (Pinellas County)

Rare ONE OF A KIND 1976 Seven-UP BMX national promo bike, never ridden, only stored since 1976. Yes we know the front forks backwards, but when you are 80 years old and haven't ridden a bike in 60 years, who cares.
Never riden yet it has a laid back seat post aero seat and large plateform pedals that did not come onto the market till almost ten years after his 76 not riden date. Plus small kids size and the guy wants $1250 try more like $125.
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Old 06-18-13, 12:30 AM
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Your very own cardboard box!
https://reno.craigslist.org/bik/3877671964.html
If any of you out of towners are interrested, I`ll call and see if the guy is willing to ship
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Old 06-18-13, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
Your very own cardboard box!
https://reno.craigslist.org/bik/3877671964.html
If any of you out of towners are interrested, I`ll call and see if the guy is willing to ship
wow, they're free if you ask your local LBS nicely.
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You wouldn`t lie to me, would you?
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Old 06-18-13, 01:14 AM
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Yes most LBS will give you a basic shipping box free hell if there doing good business on new bikes they may ask do you want to take a half dozen.
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You guys can`t be serious...
that`s why I posted it here.
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Yet another subtle classic. Notice the seller promotes ready to ride despite missing bar tape bad tires. iffy chain, rough pedals and torn seat just from first look.
https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/3871545612.html
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Old 06-18-13, 07:49 AM
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I stumbles on this this morning. I think the frame is from the '70s, from what little can be seen of the headbadge but the decals looked wrong so I looked closer.

Bianchi racer, Excellent Condition - $450 (McClintock & Broadway, Tempe)






Pretty sure this isn't a CampagnolA crank.


Now you can have a carbon Campagnola RD on your Huffy too!



If the RD is in good shape the whole shebang might be worth $200
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Old 06-18-13, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
Yes most LBS will give you a basic shipping box free hell if there doing good business on new bikes they may ask do you want to take a half dozen.
Some of the bigger shops around here charge 10-15 for a box. I was told that since they unpackage and assemble at a location away from their retail places the charge is for the transportation of the box.
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find out where they assemble the bikes and go there and get a box. then call INS have then check it out!
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Just got to vent for a second...had a beat on a Ron Cooper with a mix of Dura Ace and Mavic SSC. Talked to the seller the other day for a while and told him how excited I was about the prospect of acquiring his Ron Cooper, that I'd been looking for one for some time (since seeing several fine examples on this forum, and hearing their owners' praises). Seller lives very close to me, and I told him I could come immediately or whenever would be convenient for him. He said the soonest he could show the bike would be Wednesday (tomorrow). I wrote again this morning to confirm our meeting, and the seller replied that a "surprise situation" came up and that the bike has been sold. Grumble, grumble.
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