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Old 10-02-13, 12:30 AM
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[QUOTE=Teon;16118405]I am sorely tempted to email this seller asking "could you send me some more detailed pics of the crank, lugwork and headset? And what's the standover height?"........

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/4090895411.html

Cool photo but total fake and not very good is as like seeing bigfoot or the lockness moster very cool but not real.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1

Cool photo but total fake and not very good is as like seeing bigfoot or the lockness moster very cool but not real.
And why should we believe someone who can't spell Loch Ness Monster?
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I'm impressed by their Photoshop skills if this is fake. There are some very unusual features on the bike which at least suggest (to me) this might be real. Just curious why anyone might think it's not real.

No cables, derailleurs, brakes, etc. See-through crank spindle. Weird stuff.
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Seems real enough...
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Bingo. I'm glad it isn't a hoax.
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531 fork built by tange.... right...

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[h=2]Schwinn Cruiser - $75 (Inner SE)[/h]I have a 1969 Schwinn cruiser for sale. Single speed, works ok. Has been painted and is mostly covered in faux-fur at the moment. It's a great playa bike and comes with a basket. I'll post pictures soon. Price is firm.

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Another contender for worst fixie:

[h=2]Cool rusty fixie - $100[/h]

This is a 70s road bike converted to a fixed gear. Solid bike. The surface rust can easily be sanded off and painted. The frame was left outside and allowed to rust for style purposes. All the parts are greased properly and it is a solid bike. Has renthal bars from my dirtbike. Asking $100 obo. Willing to negotiate and trade. Call/text joe (714)331-1089
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Shrunken bike...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/4107836683.html


Have a pretty sweet Schwinn Traveler road bike for sale. Royal blue in color, brakes work, rides well, tires hold air (could use a new set but will last the rest of the year). Size would be a 55 or 56. Would fit someone in the range of 5'7 to 5'10. If you are interested, please leave a number in your reply. Thank you!
$100 obo

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^I assume that the seller isn't charging extra for the bent fork!
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Originally Posted by anixi
^I assume that the seller isn't charging extra for the bent fork!
Or the seat stays.
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Wacky? Yes. But something most of us probably agree with.

[h=2]Vintage Bike - $10000 (Sacramento)[/h] I have a vintage bike for sale. It is expensive and valuable because I own it and it is vintage. No, I don't know what size it is, but there is the same bike on EBAY for a lot of money so I want a lot of money for mine. Must sell ASAP, but my price is FIRM and you are an ----------- if you don't want to pay that much. It is ready to ride except various parts are missing, rusted or broken. I paid 80 bazillion dollars for it back in the day, so do not try to lowball me, I KNOW what my valuable vintage bike is worth. Do not telephone, I am angry and do not like people. Do not email, the internet confuses me and makes my head hurt and spam is scary. No spammers because I will report you to the inter tube authorities. I will add pictures after I get the film developed. DO NOT FLAG, I have the right to post as many times a day as I want, and will keep posting and posting and posting.........
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Originally Posted by DVC45
Shrunken bike...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/4107836683.html


Have a pretty sweet Schwinn Traveler road bike for sale. Royal blue in color, brakes work, rides well, tires hold air (could use a new set but will last the rest of the year). Size would be a 55 or 56. Would fit someone in the range of 5'7 to 5'10. If you are interested, please leave a number in your reply. Thank you!
$100 obo


That's what happens when you're going really, really fast and suddenly hard-slam the brakes -- Had that happen to me on an old Panasonic while going downhill. Hospital bill was ugly!!!!
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Old 10-04-13, 08:44 PM
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^That explains the fork. How on earth do you explain the rear seat stays? I can't see any way that those would be "altered" in any way except to put them in a vise and crank! It seems to me that they're meant to appear that way, heaven knows why...
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I had a Continental that was mildly bent like that on the seat stays. I put a foot against the bottom bracket, and pulled hard. I imagine this thing only happens with Hi Ten bikes? Maybe it was rear ended by a car, and pushed into a car in front. That might explain it. Sort of a chain reaction type thing?,,,,BD
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I am selling my two Peugeot street bikes. They are need of a little TLC. When these bikes where in prime condition they rode really great. I believe they are ten speeds, I am not sure as I inherited them from my father last year. I am asking $200 for both of them or $100 for each.
I will only accept cash or paypal.



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Oh my! You think they really don't know?

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/4107836683.html

Edit: oops, was already reported above.
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I nominate this one for crazy claim of the day award (ridden once, new?!):

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/4114645030.html

[h=2]new vintage mens raleigh lightweight cruiser - $175 (cda idaho)[/h]
beautiful bike-ridden once 'brooks' seat-Christmas is coming a classic for the price of a junk box store bike
call or text 208-277-4293 $175 negotiable
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Originally Posted by cyclotoine
531 fork built by tange.... right...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/REYNOLDS-531...item4857b83d6e
I don't know why this is funny or strange? Tange made forks to many different bike manufacturers specs. I have an original fork on my Lotus Legend that has Columbus SL stickers but it was made by Tange with a Tange steerer tube. It even has rifling like a Columbus steerer.

So maybe not so crazy.


EDIT; Holly cow. I just saw the price. WTF???? $292 and its on sale.
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"Custom and totally pimped out"


This was a vintage 1984 huffy Omni 10 and has been reborn as a tricked out ride truly worthy of the downtown cruiser. Beautiful red metal flake, Zebra saddle and handles, with gold and chrome accents. It does have a flip flop back wheel for single speed or true FIXIE.

- 22" - 56cm frame
- Oversized 27" wheels
- mostly new and reconditioned parts
Go on, get your ride on.https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/4105930962.html
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Originally Posted by 7/8timing
I don't know why this is funny or strange? Tange made forks to many different bike manufacturers specs. I have an original fork on my Lotus Legend that has Columbus SL stickers but it was made by Tange with a Tange steerer tube. It even has rifling like a Columbus steerer.

So maybe not so crazy.


EDIT; Holly cow. I just saw the price. WTF???? $292 and its on sale.
You're correct. There is no reason why someone might not use a tange steerer with euro blades. I got a pm setting me straight.
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Originally Posted by 7/8timing
"Custom and totally pimped out"


This was a vintage 1984 huffy Omni 10 and has been reborn as a tricked out ride truly worthy of the downtown cruiser. Beautiful red metal flake, Zebra saddle and handles, with gold and chrome accents. It does have a flip flop back wheel for single speed or true FIXIE.

- 22" - 56cm frame
- Oversized 27" wheels
- mostly new and reconditioned parts
Go on, get your ride on.https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/4105930962.html
Oh, but look at the "headbadge!" Makes it all worthwhile!
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Vintage Raleigh Supercross/Reynolds Frame - $800 (Lake Zurich)

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/4116834758.html


Highly coveted Raleigh Super Cross Men's speed bike with the limited edition Reynolds frame. Bike still retails for over $1000. Please contact Corey at xxx xxx-xxxx.
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Vintage Raleigh Supercross/Reynolds Frame - $800 (Lake Zurich)

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/4116834758.html


Highly coveted Raleigh Super Cross Men's speed bike with the limited edition Reynolds frame. Bike still retails for over $1000. Please contact Corey at xxx xxx-xxxx.
Wonder if the shag adds the $600 to the price?
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Overpriced and illiterate:

[h=2]Ventige shwinne breeze - $250 (anaheim ca)[/h] Classic bike ok conditions 3 gear.the gears are disable course I lost the pin and chain that pulls it into gear butt the chamber works is just those two small pcs.so yes $250 o.b.o ............7148800321
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