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Old 01-30-14, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
And another world-shaking concept in bicycles hits Craigslist:

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/4310785440.html

Tortola Delia Roundtail Hybrid Bike - $800 (huntington beach)




Up for sale is a Tortola Delia Roundtail Hybrid Bike. This bike has Shimano Deore/SLX components. This bike is in great condition with only a few lgiht marks from road debris and storage. We have taken close up high resolution photos detailing the wear so please look at the photos. The list of components includes: Shimano Tripple Crankset, Shimano SLX front derailleur, Shimano Deore Rear Derailleur, Shimano Deore 9-speed Hyper-glide Cassette, Shimano Deore 9-Speed Trigger shifters, Shimano Deore Disc brakes, and Alex Rims Wheels. Please see he detailed list of components below:

MSRP: $1599.99
Good god, that's one butt ugly bike!
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I have a feeling this is a joke:

[h=2]2005 NEXT Plow Bicycle - $200 (Little Canada MN)[/h]

This bike is in very great condition. This has got me through many snowstorms and proven itself to be very reliable even in the worst conditions. 10spd with ultra low plowing gear, lights are functional and goes very well with the high rise wind breaker. Luggage basket in the back, comes with tow rope. I updated to a snow blower so I have no need for this anymore. Very firm on price, serious buyers only please.

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Maybe, but I still think it's cool.
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Can you spot the problem?,,,,BD


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What? Haven't you ever seen a stayer tandem before?
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
fork backwards? Took me a moment.
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The front brake is on backwards...
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Whitens teeth while you ride.

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Schwinn Colgate - $125 (Se / Milwaukie )

I have a older but almost perfect schwinn ladies five speed Colgate. Everything works like new brakes, shifter. If interested in a cool little bike call or text mike
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Can you spot the problem?,,,,BD
and while we're on the subject of problem tandems
https://neworleans.craigslist.org/bid/4286587088.html
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Only $1000??? If only I lived closer.
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While we are on a roll with the tandems:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/4313990258.html

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Originally Posted by muzpuf
For sale 1941 Cleveland welding Roadmaster bicycle

Selling bike as you see $200 including rear rim and extra fenders ......not pictured

Minor assembly required

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/4310753485.html
Bad pictures, and unassembled, but still well worth the money. Those curved fender stays are almost impossible to find, as are unpainted original 30's-50's frames. I mean it has what looks to be a JC Higgins chainguard, and it appears he has robbed the headbadge, but yeah, still worth the money in my book. I would insist on getting the headbadge or no sale, no matter how stubborn the seller was. It looks like it was removed recently.

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Old 02-01-14, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by adventurepdx
Bad spelling but kinda nice looking bike. The price seems pretty reasonable for the Portland area.
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Definitely a low end looking tandem, however, if that were in my area I would probably be tempted to offer $50.00 for it. I'm sure my wife and I could have fun with it on some MUP's with a kids trailer it tow. Plus I haven't had the opportunity to work on a tandem yet and that would be about the most affordable tandem project I've seen.
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Old 02-01-14, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by turky lurkey
Bad spelling but kinda nice looking bike. The price seems pretty reasonable for the Portland area.
True. They called it old, but didn't play up the vintage factor, which seems to happen with a majority of bikes older than 20 years old on Portland CL.
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Well, the seller seems to have an interesting personality . . .

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Ca...item48606e2a05

"A true british classic? Not bloody likely. Let me expand, some would say this frame is a perfect retro builders project, they may even say "requires some work", they me even think back to when "Iwas a lad this was all fields y'know" but I cant really do that. If you love all that stuff then fine get a bid in, personally I think you must be mad. Dont get me wrong, the frame is safe and strong (I think its made from old gas piping so it will probably outlive us all) and someone with alot of patience could maybe do something with it? My suggestion would be a couple of hinges and you have yourself a nice ornamental gate maybe?? The seatpost - probably stuck in, the bottom bracket? probably the same, stuck. They may come straight out, I have never tried and dont want to. Its got all tht nice lugwork..........blah blah blah. Let me be clear, if you like faffing with old dross then hey give me as much money as you want. Be aware though you have your work cutout. I could say I would be sorry to see it go.............I would be lying though. I could say I would likt to see it go to a good home.............again lies, I dont care if you scrap it! Actually how much does scrap metal go for********** In short bid if you like it, I certainly dont. You must be mental."
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Well this should sell in a hurry.. I love the part about the pictures speak for themselves.

[h=2] Beautiful vintage sport touring bike amazing!!!!! - $1 (The villages)[/h]


You will not find a vintage bike in better shape!!!!!

A beautiful sport touring bike that rides like a dream.
Chromoly frame 1970's
The pictures speak for themselves. $875 OBO

I do not want to get rid of this bike because it will be very difficult to replace. It's a little big for me. Someone 5'11 and up it will fit nicely. I ride this bike more than my carbon frame because it's amazingly comfortable.

Brand new sport touring tires with less than 30 miles on them.
Includes brooks leather grips
Brooks leather touring seat
Jaguar cables

This beauty does not include the seat bag because it was a gift.

Serious inquiry's only please! I'm not desperate to get rid of it and will hold onto it as long as it takes so understand that I won't respond to low offers. Thanks for looking!

Call or text 313-378-5716
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  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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I could see a reasonably strong individual tearing right through this.
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This ad has been kicking around for months. I'm really surprised that what looks to be a decent mid/late 80's MTB with decent components still has trouble selling for just $40. (At least it looks decent, pics are not great.) And hey, if you don't have $40, the seller will accept "alternative" payment.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/bik/4316491813.html


Schwinn Sierra bike - $40

Schwinn Sierra bike, needs a new handle bar and a small tune up, asking $40 OBO or trade for trantulas, scorpions, other interesting bugs or N scale train stuff.
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[h=1]Vintage 20 1/2" Gary Fisher Genesis Geomerty Red Yellow Bicycle Bike Frame[/h]




YOU ARE BIDDING ON A VINTAGE 20 1/2" GARY FISHER GENESIS GEOMETRY RED YELLOW BICYCLE BIKE FRAME. IT IS USED AND IT IS IN FAIRLY GOOD SHAPE. IT HAS SEVERAL SCUFFS AND SCRAPES FROM NORMAL USE, AS WELL AS SEVERAL RUST SPOTS. IT ALSO NEEDS A GOOD CLEANING AND IT HAS A RATHER LARGE DENT IN ONE OF THE BARS. BUT ASIDE FROM THAT AND THE SCRATCHES AND THE WEAR AND TEAR, IT IS ALRIGHT.

(No, it's not "alright". It's unsafe. Aluminum doesn't like to be dented. Someone used this as a trials frame, and that the stays were crunched as a result.
There's no derailleur hanger either. )


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Originally Posted by adventurepdx
This ad has been kicking around for months. I'm really surprised that what looks to be a decent mid/late 80's MTB with decent components still has trouble selling for just $40.
And is that a sprung leather saddle on there?
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Old 02-03-14, 11:45 AM
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And is that a sprung leather saddle on there?
No.

Unless you are the CL seller, then it would be "yes".
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Originally Posted by kunsunoke
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-20-1...item1e868ac75d

Protip to eBay sellers - You want better feedback, don't sell damaged goods as functional ones.
I wonder how well cutesy cartoons pleading for good feedback work. When I see stuff like that, I'm less likely to be positive.
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Originally Posted by adventurepdx
I wonder how well cutesy cartoons pleading for good feedback work. When I see stuff like that, I'm less likely to be positive.
i got a package from an eBay seller a few months ago that had a copy of that cartoon printed out and included in the box.
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