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Old 02-03-14, 08:01 PM
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hey I have a look hi sucking his 55 miles an hour - $1800



heyI have electric bike call stargoal sirius700 terrible training8000 watt battery lithium rings 40 milesbrand new racing tires high performance shop m rearblack still looklooks brand knowlooking for$ 1800 if interested call tony813 507 5470
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/rare-vintage...item4acfb01eda

rare vintage bridgestone bicycle - FOR A STUDENT IN FINANCIAL NEED !!
Price:US $10,000.00


Bridgestone bicycle.
I did some research and I could not find this particular model.
Made in Japan.
Maximum weight is 190 lbs.
Works but will need some tlc.

Feel free to ask any questions.
I'm not experienced in packaging bikes so i'm offering local pick up only. Message me if you would like it shipped, I'm sure we could arrange something.

The price is so high because I'm trying to go back to school but I am financially unstable. I am 22 years old and I have missed the past 3 semesters of college. This is an absolutely ridiculous amount of money I know but it will definitely be for a good cause. Thank you for your time and consideration. God bless.
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
2 year old bid? Uh huh, SURE he did! Getting wackier by the minute!
you shouild have seen that kid's mustache
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This dude has a HUGE amount of decent bikes, ALL of them overpriced. He's been posting them for YEARS, with no sales. You'd think he'd either drop his prices, or give up? This is one of the latest ones. I have never seen or been able to sell one of these for North of $200, no matter how clean. My last one I dropped to $185 when it finally moved. This guy has patience, that's the only thing I can say about him. Spring before last he got ahold of a bike I was eyeing, for $150, from the original owners widow apparently. The poor lady knew nothing about the bike, and just wanted it gone.. An Italvega Super Speciale. He started at $900, and is now down to about double it's value at $600. (I say double it's value. because the most I would pay would be $300, and that is what sets market value am I right?) The value is what someone will pay for it. This Technium is a pipe dream at $300, IMHO.,,,,BD

Unless I missed the memo about Techniums gaining in popularity?

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/4277862111.html

The Italvega.... No way in hell would I pay $600 for this bike. But alas, he will not listen to reason... I WANT this bike, sigh....

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/4307038182.html

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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Unless I missed the memo about Techniums gaining in popularity?
I sold a virtually new Technium several months ago on Chicago CL for $300. I live in Evanston, IL though. The Northwestern kids tend to have some money.

That said, here's an overpriced Motobecane single speed with "hip" copy:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/4318016510.html
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Unless I missed the memo about Techniums gaining in popularity?
I have the good fortune to have a Technium in my stable. A friend of mine sold it to me for $50 (he got it from a rummage sale for $5!!). I think the bonded not-quite-lugs, and internal cable routing, is boss. But that one has a really boring color scheme, mine is black with magenta (who am I kidding, it's hot pink) accents. My wife rode it for a while with hot pink bar tape, and now it wears black tape as my oldest son's first road bike.

As for the Italvega, all you can do is make him an offer! Them is some pretty sweet chrome lugs!
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The Austin Craigslist clowns are at it again... Three problems with the dog cart:
1) There aren't any huskies in Austin.
2) Only using it 3 times is not a great enticement for a new owner to spend 750 clams- that's $250 per use?
3) It's not a bicycle, it's just made from bicycle parts, so why is it in the bike section?

https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/4318261827.html

[h=2]ARTING dog pulling, 1 seat, brakes, shocks - $750 (S'Austin)[/h]

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Moved and must sell NEW Dog cart, complete with shocks and braking system..... Check out the pics for the best view... I bought new for $1500.00... works great, used 2-3 times.. Call or Text David @ 512-292-0485
  • Location: S'Austin
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers
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$1,500 Raleigh Grand-Prix anyone?
lotso rust, a Schwinn stem and bars....read "grande" prix.
seller's not taking questions either, I had wanted to ask if they'd accidentally entered two too many zeros to the opening bid.
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=271387991178
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Originally Posted by adventurepdx
Well, either the seller came to their senses (somewhat), or got a lot of responses. They've lowered the price to $1000 and removed the pleading from the body of the ad.
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Originally Posted by adventurepdx
Well, either the seller came to their senses (somewhat), or got a lot of responses. They've lowered the price to $1000 and removed the pleading from the body of the ad.
just made a $10 offer

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$999 counteroffer. good luck with that

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Originally Posted by adventurepdx
Well, either the seller came to their senses (somewhat), or got a lot of responses. They've lowered the price to $1000 and removed the pleading from the body of the ad.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Brid...p2054897.l4275

its a PICNICA sent him a link to ebay listings of 125.00 and 140.00
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
$1,500 Raleigh Grand-Prix anyone?
lotso rust, a Schwinn stem and bars....read "grande" prix.
seller's not taking questions either, I had wanted to ask if they'd accidentally entered two too many zeros to the opening bid.
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=271387991178

You mean THREE too many zeros don't you? I don't know which is worse, that someone let it get in that condition or that someone thinks it's worth $1500!
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
just made a $10 offer

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$999 counteroffer. good luck with that
He's down to $200 this evening.
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Originally Posted by cycle_maven
The Austin Craigslist clowns are at it again... Three problems with the dog cart:
1) There aren't any huskies in Austin.
2) Only using it 3 times is not a great enticement for a new owner to spend 750 clams- that's $250 per use?
3) It's not a bicycle, it's just made from bicycle parts, so why is it in the bike section?

https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/4318261827.html

ARTING dog pulling, 1 seat, brakes, shocks - $750 (S'Austin)



© craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap





Moved and must sell NEW Dog cart, complete with shocks and braking system..... Check out the pics for the best view... I bought new for $1500.00... works great, used 2-3 times.. Call or Text David @ 512-292-0485
  • Location: S'Austin
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers
I'm pretty sure one would get arrested for animal cruelity in the Peoples Republic of Austin, if they used this thing in public.
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
$1,500 Raleigh Grand-Prix anyone?
lotso rust, a Schwinn stem and bars....read "grande" prix.
seller's not taking questions either, I had wanted to ask if they'd accidentally entered two too many zeros to the opening bid.
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=271387991178

That carpet...geez.
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Apparently these are NJS brake levers. Because keirin bikes must have the finest quality brakes, right?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NJS-KEIRIN-S...item1e77344b77
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Lawn Chair?

[h=2]Recumbent Bicycle - $200 (Holly, co)[/h]

I have a home made Recumbent bicycle, Just needs, The finishing touches.
Has 20" forever tubes, new tires. has 18 speeds.
$200.oo cash or trade for a 22 hand gun.

https://pueblo.craigslist.org/bik/4297708402.html
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Unfortunately, another listing by the butthead who will top post this for at least a year.

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Bob is asking $300 more than I paid during the last year for 2 Voyageurs, 2 Super Sports, a Tempo, a Le Tour II Mixte, and a set of NOS Voyageur racks. Must have been designed by Grant Petersen.



If Bob is such a great upscale marketeer, I should let him sell my steel bikes. A Kabuki for $500? NFW

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This one makes that $800 Voyageur look like a screaming hot deal! Got to love this "price is firm"


[h=2]1971 Schwinn Varsity Touring Bike - $12500 (fortmill, sc)[/h]


27' 1 owner bike was stored in garage,good tires chrome fenders.I think this 10 is speed,Good condition,some scratches on frame. It has been stored awhile,might want to tune it up. price is firm NO E MAILS
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Originally Posted by wrk101
This one makes that $800 Voyageur look like a screaming hot deal! Got to love this "price is firm"


1971 Schwinn Varsity Touring Bike - $12500 (fortmill, sc)




27' 1 owner bike was stored in garage,good tires chrome fenders.I think this 10 is speed,Good condition,some scratches on frame. It has been stored awhile,might want to tune it up. price is firm NO E MAILS
Me thinks he left out the period between the dollars & cents...
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Can someone help please? Is that a good deal?

Link

I am happy about any information about the value of that bike.
Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Otty
Can someone help please? Is that a good deal?

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I am happy about any information about the value of that bike.
Thanks!
In my area that would be a pretty good deal if it fits you. Sounds like the seller is honest too - he quotes a realistic weight for the bike.

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Originally Posted by turky lurkey
Lawn Chair?

Recumbent Bicycle - $200 (Holly, co)



I have a home made Recumbent bicycle, Just needs, The finishing touches.
Has 20" forever tubes, new tires. has 18 speeds.
$200.oo cash or trade for a 22 hand gun.

https://pueblo.craigslist.org/bik/4297708402.html
The 22 hand gun is for shooting himself in the head before he can build another of these things...
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[h=2]1977 Sierra Schwinn - $1800 (Woodstock Georgia)[/h]

I have a 1977 26 in. Sierra Schwinn bicycle that has been stored since 1978. It's like brand new. Very rare. It has the chrome forks, the original toe clips, back brakes, front lights, water bottle, odometer ,bicycle bag and lock&chain(forgot the combination{smile**). The bicycle has 77 miles. I bought it brand new in 1977 and have stored it since 1977. Selling it for $1800 or best offer.

No words can describe this...
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