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Old 02-27-14, 07:07 AM
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How about this 1973 Raleigh pro with Campy only $2400 He did not even both to clean of the dirt
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HEAVY MAN!

Everyone wants brake lever covers like these.

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HEAVY MAN!

Everyone wants brake lever covers like these.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/m...351870200.html
Plus he's a registered rebuilder of bikes, what eer that means. Sadly, it does not appear that he applied his skills to this bike.
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[h=2]
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Vintage Rolling Bike Party Table - $599 (Newark area)[/h]

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THIS IS THE COOLEST THING I EVER DID>>> THE ROLLING PARTY TABLE>BE THE HIT AND BRING THE ROLLING PARTY TABLE >> Great for the beach ,college ,backyard cookouts>>and MORE>This is a one of a kind /Handmade from a vintage 60,s bike and other repurposed items/>>This will be finished by end of the week / it will have an Ice Bucket / pockets for drinks /beer/soda and a trash bin (not shown yet)>>Get Ready to GET YOUR SPRING ON with the first ROLLING PARTY TABLE>>For $600 u will own a piece of History>>Will Take Orders for others, but the cost is depending on what u want>>Cash only, can deliver local for serious buyers>>will not ship,of course, will only answer via C/L so leave a # for quick response>>
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Old 02-27-14, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by folkform

https://delaware.craigslist.org/bik/4348717452.html


Vintage Rolling Bike Party Table - $599 (Newark area)




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THIS IS THE COOLEST THING I EVER DID>>> THE ROLLING PARTY TABLE>BE THE HIT AND BRING THE ROLLING PARTY TABLE >> Great for the beach ,college ,backyard cookouts>>and MORE>This is a one of a kind /Handmade from a vintage 60,s bike and other repurposed items/>>This will be finished by end of the week / it will have an Ice Bucket / pockets for drinks /beer/soda and a trash bin (not shown yet)>>Get Ready to GET YOUR SPRING ON with the first ROLLING PARTY TABLE>>For $600 u will own a piece of History>>Will Take Orders for others, but the cost is depending on what u want>>Cash only, can deliver local for serious buyers>>will not ship,of course, will only answer via C/L so leave a # for quick response>>
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They were so excited to post it they couldn't be bothered to finish the build.
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They were so excited to post it they couldn't be bothered to finish the build.
Yes, but they include the carpenter's square, so it's all good.
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And now for something completely different, $32 for a slightly rusty Rema patch kit. The glue is probably pre-hardened, adding to the buyer's inclination to display it rather than use it...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/18090978...kanize-bicycle

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Originally Posted by zukahn1
This one keeps poping up on Denvers CL one of the truly worste SS/FG builds I have ever seen usually you see a couple of things screwed up half ass on fixies but this one has pretty much everything wrong. About the worste front break bar setup I have every seen.


https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/4336348700.html

Not only is this a terrible bike conversion, but this guy is a total dickhead. I made a reasonable offer (I honestly wanted the wheelset and the frame as a spare) and he was an arsehole about it. He acted like he had $700 in this thing.

Right behind this guy is the dude relisting the "fixie" Bianchi MTB conversion every. single. hour. for $400. You couldn't build a worse bike if you tried. He locktited a cog onto the hub, and thinks its just the bee's knees.
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[h=1]Very Rare COLNAGO TT Italian Federation 1981-82 campagnolo record ONLY 30 made![/h] [h=2]"preserved state"No more than 30 pieces made by colnago[/h]Price:
US $17,000.00
this bike makes right turns only

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This person is completely ignorant, even for suggesting that these hubs be used. They're not worth $1.00, much less $100.,,,,BD

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/4327641857.html
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Originally Posted by muzpuf
Very Rare COLNAGO TT Italian Federation 1981-82 campagnolo record ONLY 30 made!

"preserved state"No more than 30 pieces made by colnago

Price:
US $17,000.00
this bike makes right turns only

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-CO...item1c3d21c450
For 17K the cheapskate could at least put a pair of $50 Yellow jersey tubulars on the bike, that front brake is pretty slick.
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Here's a new brand for you...

Oh, and its universally sized….


[h=2]Nice older Punchroad bike. Small frame that is very universal. - $100 (Canton)[/h]
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
GORGEOUS Raleigh, but $2500 is a little wacky IMHO? The seller must be grinning ear to ear!,,,,BD


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-Raleigh...item2eceda8fd5
Why do sellers always claim, "they don't make them like this any more"? I reckon they mean that older construction is better; however that just is not so in many cases.
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This guy must have been trying to win a "most majestic bum bars" competition. Also, "world's crustiest sidewalls." It even mentions DUIs in the ad. Am I falling for a parody?

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I can't even figure out what Punchroad means.
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Refreshing and amusing change of pace from the usual kijiji / CL listing:


https://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/cal...rame/571177583

This is a super wicked almost the original (by maybe a year) Brodie Romax. This thing was cool before you ever even heard of cyclocross. If you dont know who Richard Sachs is, or have a "tri-bike" you cannot have this bike. This bike was born before hipsters and tattoos. This bike has forgotten more IPA than you've even heard of. I will give you the original rubber for this too (it comes with the old ritchey cross tires and some sweet michelins). . About a sixteen inch (maybe smaller) frame. Lady ridden (a 5'6" lady) - meaning that it hasnt been crashed head first into curbs like some gorb. If you own a "fixie" you cant buy this (unless you happen to race track - proof required).
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
This person is completely ignorant, even for suggesting that these hubs be used. They're not worth $1.00, much less $100.,,,,BD

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/4327641857.html
Plus Hutch didn't make hubs. I'm always amazed at the prices people on CL ask for junk BMX parts.
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$12500 Schwinn Varsity. Price is firm. Might want to tune it up.
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Originally Posted by cranky old road
$12500 Schwinn Varsity. Price is firm. Might want to tune it up.
https://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/4321173661.html
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I'm going to take a stab at this and suggest that either the seller missed hitting the decimal point or CL unhelpfully removed it during submission. Also, clicking the Contact link gives you the guy's phone number.
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If I saw this on the MS 150, I would throw tacks in front of them. Do they even allow motorized bicycles? I would definitely NOT want to climb a hill on this death trap when the motor runs out of gas.,,,,BD

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Originally Posted by noglider
I can't even figure out what Punchroad means.
puch road bike
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
For 17K the cheapskate could at least put a pair of $50 Yellow jersey tubulars on the bike, that front brake is pretty slick.
I like the back brake, too. Very aero in that position. They don't make 'em like that anymore!
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Originally Posted by frantik
puch road bike
Ah! Autocorrect?

https://damnyouautocorrect.com
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disc brakes!

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At least it's only $42.
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