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Old 04-08-15, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
You can get a lot more for your bike if you just lie about what model it is

USED SCOTT SCALE JUNIOR 24 KIDS' BIKE
Hard to place that one.
The seller copied from this page, I think.
Scott Scale Junior 24 kids' bike review - BikeRadar USA

And looking at new Scott bikes, they are expensive.
Scott Scale JR 24 - TEAM Cycling & Fitness

The problem is that the bike for sale looks more like the typical Department Store bike than the high end Scott bikes that are coming out today.
Note the chromoly unicrown fork, whereas the new ones have suspension.
And the CLAW.
The Scott Scale Junior is supposed to include the Shimano HG30 7-speed CASSETTE. What does the Craigslist bike have?
The Scale JR is supposed to have front and rear QR, the one above appears to be bolt-on for both front and rear.

What year is this? Maybe late 90's, or early 2000's?

There are several moderate quality aspects of the bike, so perhaps at $100 it would be better than new $100 department store bikes.
Aluminum would be nice, and many kid's bikes are far too heavy. I'm not a big fan of bike suspension.
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Old 04-08-15, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
What year is this? Maybe late 90's, or early 2000's?
Cantilever brakes, steel frame. My guess:
1996 Scott Team Jr

Could be older than Bikepedia, too. The RD is a Tourney but I don't know if Tourney still looked like that by the mid 90's
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Cantilever brakes, steel frame. My guess:
1996 Scott Team Jr

Could be older than Bikepedia, too. The RD is a Tourney but I don't know if Tourney still looked like that by the mid 90's
Ahhh...
You're right.

So it is steel, and not aluminum.

So, $25 or so

Maybe a little more. It looks like it is in good shape. The air in the tires must be worth at least an additional $25.
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The most expensive bent fork on Houston craigslist right now. The price is pretty bent too, but whatever.,,,,BD


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...ends the energy that she has, while having fun on this bike.



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I wonder if the seller is a notary as well? Or do we have to complete the transaction at the bank? Seems like a good way to keep people from taking a test ride.


Show Bike. Hand-made vintage English racer. Was $600. Now $199








You won't find a nicer original Viscount than this one. It's in stunning shape. Sold as a collectible antique only, not sold for riding purposes. Certain ones of these had fork issues. I am not sure if this is one. You will have to sign a notarized letter stating you are buying this bike for display and show purposes only.
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I don't need Bianchigirl to tell me these two are duds. I wish I was as optimistic as this seller. This guy won't accept anything less than his insane asking prices!

[h=2]24" Bianchi Road bike - $125 (Robbinsdale, MN)[/h]24" Bianchi Road bike

Mountain bike converted to road bike. Needs a rear wheel. It has one working brake in back ( the front fork didnt set up with standard road brakes) dont REALLY want to part with it except for 125 so price is firm.

[h=2]25" Bianchi Road Bike - $250 (Robbinsdale, MN)[/h]25" Bianchi Road Bike

This is my daily rider and its only up if I can get $250 for it. It isnt perfect but its ready to ride with 2 brakes, set up as a single speed. Call text or email
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Originally Posted by Clang
25" Bianchi Road Bike - $250 (Robbinsdale, MN)

25" Bianchi Road Bike

This is my daily rider and its only up if I can get $250 for it. It isnt perfect but its ready to ride with 2 brakes, set up as a single speed. Call text or email
It just needs 700c x 20mm tires mounted to fix with the tire clearance issues.
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The seller is aware of the issue with the original aluminum forks self destructing and wants to shield him or herself from lawsuits. Nice bike for the price. Replace the fork and you are good to go.


Originally Posted by folkform
I wonder if the seller is a notary as well? Or do we have to complete the transaction at the bank? Seems like a good way to keep people from taking a test ride.


Show Bike. Hand-made vintage English racer. Was $600. Now $199








You won't find a nicer original Viscount than this one. It's in stunning shape. Sold as a collectible antique only, not sold for riding purposes. Certain ones of these had fork issues. I am not sure if this is one. You will have to sign a notarized letter stating you are buying this bike for display and show purposes only.
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1946 Schwinn New World - $180 (S. Eugene)

Typical really bad Craigslist photos.


However... assuming the dates are correct, it reaches the Wacky Hall of Fame with this:

1946 Schwinn New World
This was one of the few products produced directly proceeding WWII.
I wonder if the seller teaches History???
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I think there's a C-dale in there somewhere.

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Brooks Saddle - $20 (Morton Grove) < >







Year old B-17. Cracked a rail and don't want to mess with sending it to england for the warranty. $50 to fix it I guess, but again, I'm not wasting my time with that. My loss, your gain. Interesting trades considered. Tasteful nudes of your old lady, 1984 Chevy Celebrity parts, cheap beer, soiled carpet remnants, late 90's cell phones, etc.
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Brooks Saddle - $20 (Morton Grove) < >
Year old B-17. Cracked a rail and don't want to mess with sending it to england for the warranty.
Oh, that would be another fun project.

BROOKS ENGLAND LTD. | FRAMES, BRACKETS, ETC. | B17 STANDARD FRAME ASSEMBLY - BYB 297
BROOKS ENGLAND LTD. | RIVETS__+ETC_ | SOLID+COPPER+RIVET+ +MEDIUM+HEAD+(13+MM+DIA)+ +BYB+277
(note, different sizes of rivets and frames are available... double check before ordering).


I will admit that his choice of possible trades are a bit wacky.
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Could be very cheap if you don't mind giving up naked pictures of your significant other.
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Tasteful nudes of your old lady
What if I only have tasteless nudes? (What's the point of a tasteful nude picture?)
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A three thousand dollar Huffy. Don't all line up at once...

https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/bik/4973052399.html

[h=2] Vintage!!!Collectors 1980 Huffy lightweight 10 speed - NEVER ASSEMBLED - $2999 (KSU)[/h]













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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
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Nordic Blue
Racing Red Cloth Handlebar tape
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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.

1 of 1 you won't find another in this condition!

Call or email today!!!
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Picture of the day:

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Originally Posted by lasauge
Picture of the day:

Older bike
Maybe this bike is stolen and he's trying to fence it.
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Apparently this person needs to sell his (or her) bike in order to purchase a new wide-angle lens for the camera.


Schwinn Bicycle built for 2 tandem drum brake usa made - $100 (florence)

It probably isn't a bad deal for the bike, although they seem to neglect to mention things like the front wheel, so one has to wonder if the missing half of the photo was intentional.

Florence is also about 50 miles from where the bike was listed in Eugene. I'd hate to get there and get some big surprises.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Apparently this person needs to sell his (or her) bike in order to purchase a new wide-angle lens for the camera.


Schwinn Bicycle built for 2 tandem drum brake usa made - $100 (florence)

It probably isn't a bad deal for the bike, although they seem to neglect to mention things like the front wheel, so one has to wonder if the missing half of the photo was intentional.

Florence is also about 50 miles from where the bike was listed in Eugene. I'd hate to get there and get some big surprises.
No doubt!

"parts list" mentions "rear wheel" specifically and does not say "front wheel", so I would guess no front wheel. Potential buyer should definitely clear that up before driving out!
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Detail is truly amazing in those photos

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CL Pic of the Week® A pic so nice he used it twice!

womens 10 speed bicycle - $50

A picture is indeed worth a 1000 words...what 1000 would you use?
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So how many exactly?

[h=2]i have around 5 bikes for sale - $20 (roanoke)[/h]




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Picture of the day:

Older bike
Or - $30 and I will steal this bike for you.
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So how many exactly?

i have around 5 bikes for sale - $20 (roanoke)



It depends on how many he's stolen that day.
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