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Old 11-30-13, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Good bike. Good Price. Wacky ad copy.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/bik/4217888566.html

RARE BIKE - $250 (Hebron)

I have a rare 1987 Schwinn Traveler multi color paint racing ten speed that weighs about 5 pounds all original tires rims and even tubes all gears work great brakes work great all original even the seat bike was 400 in 1987pics available upon request please email or text 478-two zero six-5311 this is a GA number I do live in Hebron 250 obo if bought today I will take 125 great xmas present

I have one just like that. Maybe if I filled the frame tubes and inner tubes ith helium, I could achieve the same weight?
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Originally Posted by dweenk
I have one just like that. Maybe if I filled the frame tubes and inner tubes ith helium, I could achieve the same weight?
I suspect the ad writer is telling the truth. Whatever planet they were on when they wrote that add probably has a pretty weak gravitational field.
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It's refreshing to see truth in advertising.

A real Piece of Shat Motobecane - $25 (Pilsen/UIC)



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This little vintage hipster single speed has clearly seen better days, but it will ride, so I decided to post this rolling deathtrap up on here and see if anyone might want it. Nothing works correctly, the frame is beaten and dented. It survived a toss off an overpass (long story). The front wheel wobbles and will probably fall off at some point mid-ride resulting in severe injuries for the rider (It could be you!). Now for the good news.. It was made in France (This is a big deal in the world of the cool kids) and I only want $25 bucks for it.. So if you have a terrible mustache and avoid bathing like the plague this could be right up your alley. If you want to take this complete and total piece of garbage off my hands give me a shout.. O btw I will throw in the dead fern free of charge..Thanks!
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Mystery Solved!

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STOLEN BIKE -Mystery Solved-

So you may have seen the ad that I posted about my bike being stolen. Well it turns out, I left it at a friends house. So all I can say now is....OOOPS! Oh well thanks for lookin out. And don't be alarmed when you see it up for sale because now I have to sell the thing. $165 if you're wondering and it rides sooo well!
I can't help but wonder if this is some lame attempt at "marketing". Or there's alcohol involved in this mystery. Or a bit of both.
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Heres one good condition wheels not on bike.

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Good condition, yes, but it needs a new front axiel.
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Originally Posted by adventurepdx
I can't help but wonder if this is some lame attempt at "marketing". Or there's alcohol involved in this mystery. Or a bit of both.
I saw this too, and yeah, I'm on the "alcohol-related disappearance" side of the jury. Probably has to sell the bike to make restitution for the rest of his blackout.
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[h=2]Heavy Weight Cruiser Bike - $95[/h]



Please see photos for details. Does not include the Wheelset.



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Does not include wheelset? what the heck
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At least half of Montreal craigslist/kijiji could qualify for this thread with their delusional pricing.

Example: https://montreal.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ549519899
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^Agree, the Bianchi with Chromor tubing is overpriced by about $600US.
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I particularly like the "Look It Up" part of this ad...

[h=2]1957 Schwinn Chicago world tourist - $350 (Near 6 Flags Park)[/h]


Congrats on looking at this certified original Chicago Schwinn world tourist, built August 19th 1957, ALL ORIGINAL,
Actually worth $1200.00 (look it up)
Everything works, I still ride on the silver comet trail or down to the Chattahoochee River, 10 speed gearing, 27x1 1/4 schwinn tires, too much details to list

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/bik/4222999918.html
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Originally Posted by daf1009
I particularly like the "Look It Up" part of this ad...
1957 Schwinn Chicago world tourist - $350 ...
Congrats on looking at this certified original Chicago Schwinn world tourist, built August 19th 1957, ALL ORIGINAL,
Actually worth $1200.00 (look it up)
Everything works, I still ride on the silver comet trail or down to the Chattahoochee River, 10 speed gearing, 27x1 1/4 schwinn tires, too much details to list
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/bik/4222999918.html
Okeydoke, let's look it up:
https://schwinncruisers.com/catalogs/1957.html

... not seeing it.
Frame, crank, reflectors, etc, all wrong for '57.

1980?
https://schwinncruisers.com/catalogs/...-tourist-girls
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Originally Posted by Howard
Okeydoke, let's look it up:
https://schwinncruisers.com/catalogs/1957.html

... not seeing it.
Frame, crank, reflectors, etc, all wrong for '57.

1980?
https://schwinncruisers.com/catalogs/...-tourist-girls
I didnt know Shimano made Positron in 57
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Originally Posted by lord_athlon
I didnt know Shimano made Positron in 57
+ This model with the positron was about the worste bike Schwinn made in the 70's through early 80's. Overpriced by about $300.
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[h=2]2 (1 Panosonic/1 Lotus) Racing bikes - $175 ((Fishtown) Philadelphia, PA)[/h]



I have 2 racing bikes for sale. The first is a red "Panosonic" racing bike, the other is a pink "Lotus (Triomphe)" bike. They are both lightweight, the Lotus weighs a little more than a 5 pound bag of sugar. I am asking 175 for both, or 100 each. The Panosonic needs two new tubes on the wheels, and the Lotus needs a new chain. These bikes are in great condition. Wonderful for racing, converting to "fixies," or just trying to get around. I am located on the Fishtown side of the Kensington neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania near Frankford Avenue. For inquiries, please call 215-563-6795 and leave a message; or send me an e-mail, we will return your call or message promptly, thank you. Trenton Avenue at East Sergeant Street

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Idk, that lotus looks like a good deal.
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It's not everyday you see a TdF winner for sale on Craigslist:
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https://pennstate.craigslist.org/bik/4216215475.html

Not sure of the maker of the bike, All i know is the old roadies are always eyeing it up, telling me it's a sweet old ride... I've looked up the components because they are marked, the group set will sell for 3 to 4 hundred bucks! not to mention the chain checker reads 1/4 stretch!!!

everything on this bike is top of the line in '76. full disclosure i paid 20$ at a yard sale, i now see that just the cassette may be worth hundreds... I have the skill to restore it, and i feel it is worth it to do the work. the bike is just dirty, and honestly 1/4 stretch drive train. buy it before the restore and the price will reflect, if i end up doing it myself, i'm gonna make a killing on etsy or ebay. i really would rather let it go, but, hey... seems like it could be one hell of a good project I'm SO happy!!! seriously, 20 bucks. and i though it was a "decent" deal. LOL i won.



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Originally Posted by lord_athlon
Idk, that lotus looks like a good deal.
Agreed. Also looks significantly heavier than a 5-lb bag of sugar.
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Originally Posted by kunsunoke
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4230892867.html

2 (1 Panosonic/1 Lotus) Racing bikes - $175 ((Fishtown) Philadelphia, PA)





I have 2 racing bikes for sale. The first is a red "Panosonic" racing bike, the other is a pink "Lotus (Triomphe)" bike. They are both lightweight, the Lotus weighs a little more than a 5 pound bag of sugar. I am asking 175 for both, or 100 each. The Panosonic needs two new tubes on the wheels, and the Lotus needs a new chain. These bikes are in great condition. Wonderful for racing, converting to "fixies," or just trying to get around. I am located on the Fishtown side of the Kensington neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania near Frankford Avenue. For inquiries, please call 215-563-6795 and leave a message; or send me an e-mail, we will return your call or message promptly, thank you. Trenton Avenue at East Sergeant Street

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The Lotus actually looks like a pretty good deal. Nice frame with decent wheelset ,Brooks saddle Campy components looks very good for $100. I suspect it weigh about 20lbs more than a 5lb bag of sugar though. This is one nice bike in serious need of rescue from it's current owner who has no clue lumbing it together with the POS SS is just sad.

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Originally Posted by lasauge
It's not everyday you see a TdF winner for sale on Craigslist:
The seller is in a utopian optimistic state of euphoria. An order of magnitude off re: the price
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Yes, twenty pounds more than a bag of sugar is what that Lotus probably weighs. Must be the new math kicking in. I feel a little bad for the forlorn fixie, though - The Pan-O-Sonic was probably decent prior to being bro-converted.

The cluelessness makes perfect sense when you consider the zip code there in Philadelphia. Fishtown and NoLibs are currently home to aspiring artists, community activists, philosophers, amateur musicians and those that cater to (and know how to exploit) young skulls full of goo with inflated self-worth. At least the bikes are appropriately priced... Normally the Pan-O-Fix would have at least two hundred dollars and a case of PBR tacked onto the price.

I'd have bagged the Lotus myself if I didn't already have a project underway, and the bike had actually fit me.

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new schwin road bike - $175



new schwin road bike - $175 (merced)
I got it the 28th of last month it got a feunt flat ..so i dont want it its a show in tourist 28x700c tires on it reali skiny wanting to trade or sell it i spwnt 300 idc if i get half tht

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Originally Posted by lord_athlon
Idk, that lotus looks like a good deal.
...too good, I think. MY size, too, damn it.
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I think at $100 I would have bought the Lotus if it were my size or not..
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