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Old 01-26-15, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by D1andonlyDman
Don't you know, that's for parking the bike at the side of the road, while putting the kickstand on the curb.
DAMN! Now don't I look just stupid.
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad
DAMN! Now don't I look just stupid.
It's that sort of unique technical innovation that has made that bike appreciate in value to $500 2nd hand, when it was only $299 when new.
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apparently have sold a dozen Wellgo SPD clips at at 930% markup
New Wellgo 98A Cleat Set Pedals for SPD MTB Bike Black | eBay
and 35 pairs of WR-1 MTB platforms at 1600% markup
https://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-Wellgo-W...item5d44894fbb

do they have shill bidders maybe?

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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
apparently have sold a dozen Wellgo SPD clips at at 930% markup
New Wellgo 98A Cleat Set Pedals for SPD MTB Bike Black | eBay
and 35 pairs of WR-1 MTB platforms at 1600% markup
USA Wellgo WR 1 Superlite Bike Pedals 108 grams Light Black Red Silver | eBay

do they have shill bidders maybe?
Wow, I missed those.
Did he change the prices since the previous sales?

Sometimes I'll add "Highest First" to my searches which helps pick out some of the quality products. But it doesn't mean blindly clicking on what comes to the top of the list. Some of the Welgo pedals available elsewhere have Titanium spindles, but this seller apparently has the garden variety steel spindles on his overpriced pedals.

Most other items from that seller seem to be within reason, although a few keyboards seem to be more expensive than I'd expect.
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Only in Portlandia.

22 ft long "Star Wars" Star Destroyer - 4-Bike Powered / Parade Float
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Old 01-26-15, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Rocky Gravol
Team work is required as not to kill your friends; and tall riders in the back, short up front....

For the record, I do not trust ANY of my friends to ride that thing with me, mostly because of the amount a beer that go into getting everybody to stick their heads in this thing.
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That star destroyer looks absolutely wicked.

I could imagine a 4 wheeled pedal powered float, but 4 independent bikes trying to ride together.
With collars around the riders necks?

WOW!!
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[h=2]Hurry - baby needs new shoes!
VERY EXPENSIVE MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR SALE!!!


VERY EXPENSIVE MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR SALE!!! - $50 (Lillington, NC)[/h]



I have a yellow, black upland mountain bike sitting in my garage I never use anymore, It is well condition, never broke down on me I just had to take it apart a few times but overall its a very well riding bike & it would cost you about 200-300 dollars retail but Ill sale it to you for 50 dollars so I can get the new shoes I want. If you email me on this soon Enough I'll give it to you for 40 but You have to hurry!!
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Old 01-26-15, 08:34 PM
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$3000 Huffy 10 speed.................
Vintage!!!Collectors 1980 Huffy lightweight 10 speed - NEVER ASSEMBLED

1 of 1 you won't find another in this condition,this is truly a collectors piece!
This bike has been carefully stored for the last 34 years!!!

Vintage 1980 Huffy
lightweight
10 speed bicycle
Nordic Blue
Racing Red Cloth Handlebar tape
Gum wall tire
10 speed derailleur
convenient stem mounted shift levers
dual caliper hand brakes
racing style water bottle holder with chrome finish
steel components include: seat post, seat, 2 sets of reflectors, handle bar posts, grip tape, pedals with reflectors, accessory holder

Also included: handlebars,reflectors,tires (sealed in the original bag) and wheels.

All components are brand new, showroom fresh with original cardboard protectors and sales tag

This bike has been carefully stored for the last 33 years.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet
Huffy lightweight 10 speed
I'm not sure I've ever seen the words Huffy and Lightweight used together in the same sentence.
Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet
NEVER ASSEMBLED
Easier to haul to the dump that way.

I suppose there were a lot of Huffy and Schwinn bikes sold, so perhaps they'll hit some of the nostalgia market.

However, those people who are interested in spending $3000 on a bicycle probably aren't the same ones that are interested in riding a Huffy.
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Originally Posted by Rocky Gravol
I'm glad they put in this disclaimer so someone didn't show up and be disappointed:

"*Spaceship is bike powered; it does not actually fly."
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Holy Bridgestone Tax! (or should I say Bridgstone?) $300 for a super low end model and it still needs new rubber. Have I mentioned how much I hate Minneapolis Craigslist in the winter?

bridgstone by Japan - $300 (west saint paul, MN)

bridgstone by Japan



Hi I have for sale a bridgstone by japan bike in very good condition. Bike is 25/30 years old a classic needs tires and tubes has rear brakes on lower part of frame asking $300.00. Thanks for looking frame is 17 in and 27 in from seat post to floor
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Old 01-27-15, 09:24 AM
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Ha, I comb thru the MPL CL a couple times a week and am amazed at the asking price for many listings- both newer and classic.
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Here's quite the description, and not a bad bike for the price, really. Not sure that it is the babe-magnet it is portrayed to be, tho.

"I wish that one of the categories on craigslist was "lifestyle" because I'm not just selling a bike, I'm selling confidence and swagger; and it comes with green cable housings and a loud-ass brass bell. When you roll up on this Ross Eurosport remember to ring the bell twice-- there will be a Philly Special ready for you before before you even finish getting the u-lock out from your belt. Even if you just rode to church.

Up for sale is my beloved Ross Eurosport road bike. My dad rode this thing when he was a kid. He once told me that the orange reflector on the back of the seat was one of the main reasons my mom married him. When I was born he knew he wanted to pass down his legacy to me so he kept this thing in pristine shape until he felt that I was ready to start having sex. I turned it into a single speed a few years back to cut some weight and recently re-did the brakes and brake cables with the signature green Jagwire housings you see in the photos. I also re-packed the crank bearings, replaced the rear axle, and re-packed the axle bearings when I did the brakes.

This thing was built as tough as a Mack truck in Allentown, PA and is 100% ready to ride-- no grinding gears, no bald tires, no busted brakes that you see on some of the Schwinns floating around the city for sale. I've been using it as my main mode of transportation (to yoga) for a few years and have kept it in tip-top shape. It's rare that it gets ridden in the rain and it has always been stored indoors.

If I can give you one piece of advice to enhance your life it would be to buy this bike. Then go buy a breast milk pump, chocolate syrup, a super soaker, and goggles because things are about to get a little weird.

This thing is competitively priced so don't be "that guy" that tries to haggle $10 off of a $75 bike. It's not a good look.."

Ross Eurosport Steel Frame Road Bike

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Cute story about the Ross...
Might have been a head-turner a few decades ago. Looks a bit worn today.

How about this one:
Two bikes, in pieces. Make them whole again.



If this isn't a metaphor, I don't know what is.

My ex decided to take up bike repair. He started on a low-end spare my dad had (Magna). Then became overly confident and tore apart my retro Raleigh beach cruiser with the intent of spiffing up the paint job. What you see in the photos is pretty much how the repairs, and the relationship, ended.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet
Yikes! how'd Huffy get away with selling steel seats?
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Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet
Crazy! The NIB 1972 Paramount on eBay a few months ago sold for just a few hundred more.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet
That awful overweight and understrengthed folding steel stem. Brings back awful memories of a Huffy 10 speed I was forced to ride, until it tried to kill me.

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Originally Posted by Kactus
Crazy! The NIB 1972 Paramount on eBay a few months ago sold for just a few hundred more.
Well, in the early 1970s, Schwinns used to sell for a few hundred more than Huffys, so the relationship may still hold.
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad
Team work is required as not to kill your friends; and tall riders in the back, short up front....

For the record, I do not trust ANY of my friends to ride that thing with me, mostly because of the amount a beer that go into getting everybody to stick their heads in this thing.
Not included, one Millennium Falcon hat and four TIE fighter hats for your five other friends to ride around you in circles
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Originally Posted by D1andonlyDman
Well, in the early 1970s, Schwinns used to sell for a few hundred more than Huffys, so the relationship may still hold.
The Paramount looks like an almost decent bike... for a Schwinn.
Original Owner 58cm Schwinn Paramount Campagnolo Super Record Road Bike Bicycle | eBay

Here is the 1970 Schwinn Catalog and the 1980 Schwinn Catalog.
If the Varsity was a couple hundred more than the Huffy.
That would put the Huffy into negative territory

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Originally Posted by CliffordK
The Paramount looks like an almost decent bike... for a Schwinn.
Original Owner 58cm Schwinn Paramount Campagnolo Super Record Road Bike Bicycle | eBay

Here is the 1970 Schwinn Catalog and the 1980 Schwinn Catalog.
If the Varsity was a couple hundred more than the Huffy.
That would put the Huffy into negative territory
From the 1972 Catalog, the Schwinn Paramount was a $350 bike. So if the Huffy was $50, voila, a $300 price difference in 1972

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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
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LOLz
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Anyone looking for a *CUSTOMIZED* Black Lightning?

[h=2]*CUSTOMIZED* 80S CANNONDALE ROAD BIKE W/BROOKS SADDLE - $350 (Minneapolis, MN)[/h]*CUSTOMIZED* 80S CANNONDALE ROAD BIKE W/BROOKS SADDLE



Mens Cannondale "Black Lightning" road bike with Brooks saddle. About 56 frame (I'm 5'11 and this bike has been perfect). Custom paint job and upgraded RED pedals. Sturdy steel frame and comes with removable fenders.

$350 for pick up in S Minneapolis.
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Those bobbed fenders are especially designed to dump dirt and grit onto the brakes.

I have never understood how folks can ride with the saddle pointing down like that.

Originally Posted by Clang
Anyone looking for a *CUSTOMIZED* Black Lightning?

*CUSTOMIZED* 80S CANNONDALE ROAD BIKE W/BROOKS SADDLE - $350 (Minneapolis, MN)

*CUSTOMIZED* 80S CANNONDALE ROAD BIKE W/BROOKS SADDLE



Mens Cannondale "Black Lightning" road bike with Brooks saddle. About 56 frame (I'm 5'11 and this bike has been perfect). Custom paint job and upgraded RED pedals. Sturdy steel frame and comes with removable fenders.

$350 for pick up in S Minneapolis.
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