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Old 10-17-13, 08:23 PM
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Here's a wacky one, that actually SOLD on ebay.

A half chewed up shoe....

$378


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Half-Chewed-...vip=true&rt=nc

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Old 10-17-13, 08:50 PM
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$5000 and you radial lace the rear wheel on a track bike?? gorgeous frame but there's no way that wheel is strong enough to use.

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Old 10-17-13, 08:50 PM
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re: the post about the half-eaten shoe: ^If this isn't evidence of the deterioration of the moral fiber of America, nothing else can come close.
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Maybe they are doing a documentary on the safe use of push mowers? Maybe a budding cobbler needs something to practice on? All kinds of possibilities. I agree though? It's right up there with the "spokes cut out with the freewheel still attached" or the "Chopped up the frame to sell the cranks" type sales.,,,,BD
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There are certainly a number of "interesting" ebay .......

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-RARE-V...-/370912886882
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Old 10-18-13, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by JPZ66
There are certainly a number of "interesting" ebay .......

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-RARE-V...-/370912886882
I made them a fair offer of $30. It's more than it would go for at the local flea market?,,,,BD
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Old 10-18-13, 10:35 AM
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I made them a fair offer of $30. It's more than it would go for at the local flea market?,,,,BD
BD, that $30 offer is ridiculously low! Didn't see that it has a kick-stand? With that it's worth at least $32.50!
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Old 10-18-13, 05:56 PM
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https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...103319838.html

I bought one (of the same NOS lot) myself, several years ago for $150 for my son. It is a nice bike. After upgrading with new 700 wheels and tires sold for under $300. In my area, with inflated prices, I'd be skilled to get $350.

New Old Stock (NOS) Early 80's Univega Sportour - $1200 (Reston)



Do you want the sweet ride of steel without spending $2500+ on a new Colnago or Bianchi or IF or any other the many other fine bikes ?

Univega Sportour - probably 1980 or so. The pics don't do it justice.

NOS (New Old Stock) - this was acquired a few years ago (new in the box) from a former employee/collector who bought several of these and never used them. I no longer have the box. It may have been ridden a few times though it doesn't appear to. It's not perfect, but pretty darn close !

63cm" frame 35" standover

The color is a dark burgundy. There are a few nicks to the paint from storage, maybe 2.

Frame is Champion Tange - One of the most respected steel tubing sets ever made even to this day.

Shimano 600 Arabesque (with rare black brackground) shifters and deraileurs. This groupo was made between 1978 and 1983, so that dates the bike also.

12 speed gearing. As it's friction shifting, it would easy to modify it to 2x7 or possibly 2x8.

Hand painted gold outlines on the frame lugs - see pic.

DiaCompe G brake calipers amd drilled/aero levers - no road rash.

SR Custom crankset and 170mm crank arms shine like they were made yesterday.

27" Araya rims and stainless spokes on Shimano VIA hubs

Italia leather saddle

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Old 10-18-13, 06:05 PM
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^^ Seems fair.
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Old 10-18-13, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by anixi
BD, that $30 offer is ridiculously low! Didn't see that it has a kick-stand? With that it's worth at least $32.50!
I didn't notice that, that should subtract $2.50, not add it?,,,,BD
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Buy one Schwinn Meridian Trike for $200 at Kmart(complete with unsafe rims and questionable transfer hub freewheel) add a OHV lawn mower engine to make it go far faster than is safe for ANY trike to move, and ask $1600. Evil plan to defraud, injure, and maim the elderly or vertically challenged individuals, complete!,,,,,,,BD

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Old 10-19-13, 07:10 PM
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Titanium Panasonic.
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Old 10-19-13, 08:13 PM
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Here's something new, direct marketing to the DUI crowd.


https://knoxville.craigslist.org/bik/4128555888.html


Liquorcycle - $100 (Louisville)
Mongoose mountain bike with engine mounted. Tires hold air. Engine runs and bike can be ridden. Great for D.U.I. recipients. No license required. I don't need it. Trades considered. Make offer. $100.00

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Old 10-19-13, 09:37 PM
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Yes... but whose garage?
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/4139534785.html
(I'm curious what the bike might be... any guesses?)

[h=2]Unmarked Road bike - $40 (NE Portland)[/h]
I pulled this bike out of the garage a couple months ago and I'm looking to sell it. There is no seat so you'd have to buy one before this is ridable.
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Old 10-20-13, 02:51 PM
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At first it looks like a decent bike. It does not have visible shifters, however, though the cable routing is like a stem, bar end, or brifter setup. That leads me to think Denali style. The stem is quill style and I can almost see the grip shifters on the top of the drop bar. The crankset and RD also look low end. It looks like the frame decals were covered up with blue spray paint. Only the lower price keeps me from considering it a scam.

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Yes... but whose garage?
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/4139534785.html
(I'm curious what the bike might be... any guesses?)

[h=2]Unmarked Road bike - $40 (NE Portland)[/h]
I pulled this bike out of the garage a couple months ago and I'm looking to sell it. There is no seat so you'd have to buy one before this is ridable.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but this may be one of the most valuable bikes ever seen in these forums. Is that a home brew Flux Capacitor craftily mounted to a bicycle?
Either that or it's a suicide bomb
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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.
I thought my COMPUTER CHAIR was hard on my rear...
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Buy one Schwinn Meridian Trike for $200 at Kmart(complete with unsafe rims and questionable transfer hub freewheel) add a OHV lawn mower engine to make it go far faster than is safe for ANY trike to move, and ask $1600. Evil plan to defraud, injure, and maim the elderly or vertically challenged individuals, complete!,,,,,,,BD

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Is that the actual original seat on that thing, or did they attach an office chair to it? o.O
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[h=2]cool old french bike - $50 (sunset / parkside)[/h] craigslist - Map data OpenStreetMap







i bought this bike in march thinking i would love riding a bike in SF. well, it has been sitting on my patio ever since. It needs a good home and some TLC.
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Originally Posted by anixi
re: the post about the half-eaten shoe: ^If this isn't evidence of the deterioration of the moral fiber of America, nothing else can come close.
Moral? Some sort of fiber, anyway. Like, the elusive intelligence fiber. The less you use it, the easier it snaps.
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Old 10-21-13, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley
Yes... but whose garage?
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/4139534785.html
(I'm curious what the bike might be... any guesses?)

Unmarked Road bike - $40 (NE Portland)


I pulled this bike out of the garage a couple months ago and I'm looking to sell it. There is no seat so you'd have to buy one before this is ridable.
Looks like a GMC Denali
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They bought it new 6 months ago, for over $500. I want to go look at it in person, just to laugh at them to their face.,,,,BD


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Bit steep for a replica:

[h=2]Schwinn Sidewinder King Sting 5 speed - $5700 (Anaheim)[/h]
Here is my King Sting clone made from a 1982 Sidewinder

5 speed, Dia Comp brakes and levers, Suntour derailuers and shifter, Asuki fork, Winn Bull moose bars, Tioga Beartrap 1 headset, Hadley sealed bearing bottom bracket, Team schwinn gold anodized crank and sprocket, KKT gold pedals, OGK Grips, Ukai wheels set, Chin Sieng Knobby tires, King Sting decal kit, all on a Candy apple powder coated frame.

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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
Bit steep for a replica:

Schwinn Sidewinder King Sting 5 speed - $5700 (Anaheim)


Here is my King Sting clone made from a 1982 Sidewinder

5 speed, Dia Comp brakes and levers, Suntour derailuers and shifter, Asuki fork, Winn Bull moose bars, Tioga Beartrap 1 headset, Hadley sealed bearing bottom bracket, Team schwinn gold anodized crank and sprocket, KKT gold pedals, OGK Grips, Ukai wheels set, Chin Sieng Knobby tires, King Sting decal kit, all on a Candy apple powder coated frame.

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Lot of good stuff on that heavy frame. Move the decimal one place, and it's probably what he has in it...
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
Bit steep for a replica:

Schwinn Sidewinder King Sting 5 speed - $5700 (Anaheim)


Here is my King Sting clone made from a 1982 Sidewinder

5 speed, Dia Comp brakes and levers, Suntour derailuers and shifter, Asuki fork, Winn Bull moose bars, Tioga Beartrap 1 headset, Hadley sealed bearing bottom bracket, Team schwinn gold anodized crank and sprocket, KKT gold pedals, OGK Grips, Ukai wheels set, Chin Sieng Knobby tires, King Sting decal kit, all on a Candy apple powder coated frame.

909-522-1504 no texts Free Pony Rides
While the some of the early 80's Schwinns where the mother of all MTB's this is not one and even if it was it would be worth only $500 for a first gen ATB retail model.
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