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Old 08-24-09, 04:18 PM
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New way of spelling Schwinn...
An, oh, $175 for a Varsity.
And I don't know where they're getting 29 inches from.

"Swynn 29in Bike - $175 (Raleigh)"


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That Swynn is Swyyt.

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I figured I'll share a story.

So one day there was two old bicycles posted local here. I offered the dude 250$ for both. one was an old rod brake raleigh. other was a spaceliner middle weight ballooner but lowest end ever made and rusty and so on. so he said no. I bought the raleigh alone for an okay price.

So after that a month or so after the spaceliner is still for sale. I offer 50$ dude says no and wont budge. I know 50$ is being nice. he said he had a few people comming for it for 75$ or something. so i'm like your loss, and ohh it's reposted for 50$ today. so I email and say should of sold it to me for 50$ it would of been gone already. I get a very rude response back

Where do these bikes come from? the garbage. he just picks them up then sells them for silly high prices like found.

I don't see why people have to be so greedy.
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Now this is what I expect to see on NJ craigslist...finally! It reminds me of Crazy Eddie. These prices are INSANE!

Bikes under $100 - $50 (Hudson County, N.J.near Hoboken)
Date: 2009-08-24, 7:35PM EDT
Reply to: sale-mwuhc-1340476014@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

--MANY bikes Available ! CALL AFTER 1 PM (201) 854 - 8618 Call to view bikes, no pics, E-mail is checked once weekly only - ALL BIKES ARE FULLY FUNCTIONAL! Yikes we've got...Bikes! Used Bikes 4 Less !

When CALLLING Please clearly say phone number on mssg. machine. THX.

(201) 854 - 8618
bikesstill available: UNDER $100 # 4bikes :

LADIES***$60.00 Vornado- coffee brown -ladies road bike,10 spd. 27' rims, a "TWO GUYS" CLASSIC edition Vornado! LADIES***$80.00 Mongoose 18 spd.mountain bike, (mens edition small sized 24"wheels)
kids ****16"wheel sidewalk bikes available for only $20.!!!!

JUST IN****MENS $80 SPECIALPRICED roadbike 12SPEED!! Ross (56cm.medium sized frame)Allsteelbike but with aluminumalloy NON-RUSTING Braking system! The retail value on this Ross is much higher, special price is due to bad paint job and left hand shift problem,GETS ALL SPROCKETS ON BACK (RIGHT-HAND)SHIFTER. This Ross would sell for $ UPGraded - MENS***$100 Blue Zebra -MENS full size TALL HYBRID Mountain Bike -(new handlebar conversion w gripshift and suspension fork added)

** (other Mountain bikes available for under $160 see below)

( JUST IN**Diamond Back mens Mountain bike Originally $359.99 at Sports Authority OUR PRICE $160. WOW!)
(also available NOW *GT -Pro 21spd mountain bike UPGRADED HYBRIDE with "Citybike " Tires! Originally $399.99 OUR PRICE $160 WOW!!)

**********(also available 56cm+ taller road bikes: Schwinn 56cm. Panasonic 59cm., Nishiki 61cm - in the OVER $100 category)

20 BIKES AVAILABLE ! ! ! but you must call.

They are going fast ! call soon for best selection! YIKES! We've got...BIKES ! USED BIKES FOR LESS ! ! ! 201 -854 -8618

Yikes bikes is a charity trying to get bikes into the hands of people who need them for health or transportation purposes. We sell our bikes for half or less than half ! !

HALF WHAT THEY WOULD RETAIL FOR

Example: Sports authority is selling Diamondbacks for $359.99-used -it is worth $175 on the market. WE HAVE IT FOR $160.!!!

Note :All used bikes are "worth" half what they would retail for originally,- no matter where, or who, you buy them from; so dont get fooled by any of these bike sellers on craigs trying tosell you broken bikes with missing parts for 80% of their original list price. that is a scam! the bikes true "value" is half retail ,so remember that ok? Here at Yikes Bikes we fix and replace the broken parts, our bikes go through a seven point safety check, then they are test driven for final adjustments, and then and only then are they listed for sale. The only time a bike can be listed above half list is when Improvements exceed the value and the improvements or upgrades increase the value of the bikes list. For Example : Sometimes we dont have a steel replacement rim and we must use a lightweight aluminum rim,which increases its 'value".

Please Call for latest selection 201-854-8618 Thx Don

* Location: Hudson County, N.J.near Hoboken

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Seriously? $1900
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Crazy eddie reminds me of the brave little toaster and dosn't that dudes thing say under 100$? then he says 150$ after? that ad sounds like a bunch of cunfusing bull to me/ shoving all that stuff into one ad.

That Bottecchia made of gold?
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I'm sending him a bill for 10 bux for posting that ad and giving me the 'opportunity' to waste my time reading it...
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Old 08-24-09, 08:54 PM
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Whoops! I meant to reply to an eariler post recommending a price of 150 bucks for a Varsity. Guess I should have noticed what Page I was on.
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There's a downside to being able to reply to a post that isn't on the last page. You don't realize what else has been said after the post you're replying to.
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Old 08-24-09, 09:34 PM
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Liar, liar

Look at this piece of work:

https://cgi.ebay.com/Centurion-Iron-M...d=p3286.c0.m14

This frame is toast and the jackass says that the paint wore off from something being wrapped around the tubes like a chain or cable.

Make sure you look at the high res shot in the link.
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Old 08-24-09, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by bornhere
Look at this piece of work:

https://cgi.ebay.com/Centurion-Iron-M...d=p3286.c0.m14

This frame is toast and the jackass says that the paint wore off from something being wrapped around the tubes like a chain or cable.

Make sure you look at the high res shot in the link.
Guess he forgot to mention the collision he had with a brick wall...
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Old 08-24-09, 10:01 PM
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I've eye witnessed the paint flaking off when them bars bend. it looks like that lol
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This ad from Kijiji from Memphis, TN -- are bike prices really this high in Memphis?

Lady's Schwinn Suburban 53cm Road Bike
Price: $480

Made in Chicago 21" carbon-steel 1010 frame. Tubular fork. Cinnamon color. Stored in attic over 20 years.
Restored & retrofitted conversion. Frame & all parts polished & waxed. New lube.
Conversion weight abour 28 lbs. with fenders.

Modern shifting system: Downtube alloy shift levers. 14-speeds with freehub, free-wheel cassette, Suntour derailleur front/Altus rear. Cables & housings replaced.
Alloy road/racing-style drop-down bars & stem with new custom Profile yellow cork wrap.
Brake system: Schwinn dual-pull levers, Schwinn side-pull calipers. Pads replaced. Cables & housings replaced.
Alloy Weinman 622x15 rims made in the USA with Shimano Exage HR-RM50 hubs, quick-release front/nutted axle rear.
New 700 x 28c VIDA FPS touring street-tread 80 psi tires fit nicely, are larger than the original thin tires & provide a better grip on the road. Schroeder valve-stem tubes.
Racing-style Turbo saddle (as used by pro-riders) included on allen-wrench adjustable high-quality chrome post.
Original factory kickstand included.
Standard alloy pedals included.
Reflectors included.

The distance from the bottom of the pedal stroke to the fully lowered seat top is 32 inches. For proper fit, check your inseam length & let me know.

A special,one-of-a-kind, bike for a lady looking for leisure exercise or long distance comfort & quality at a low price.




Read more: https://memphis.kijiji.com/c-For-sale-Sports-bikes-Ladys-SCHWINN-SUBURBAN-53cm-Road-Bike-W0QQAdIdZ127332489#ixzz0PAHDGxrb
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Old 08-24-09, 10:38 PM
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In New York, we use the word chutzpah to refer to the nerve it takes to sell a bent frame as if it's undamaged. But apparently, that shyster found a sucker, as the bike sold.
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Top of my "never buy from this scumbag" list. The buyer will have a tough case to get his money back with the huge pic clearly showing the damage in the listing.

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Old 08-25-09, 06:31 AM
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Maybe, but the seller is lying about the cause of the paint loss, and that's called fraud.
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This isn't Craigslist or eBay, but it belongs here nevertheless. This was a PM sent to me from someone at the Schwinn forum about my '61 Paramount:

Are you going to restore that Paramount? It looks real rusty. Are you interested in trading or selling it? I have an early Schwinn Continental in Sky Blue you might be interested in.

Thank you,

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Now that was just an insult...

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https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/b...342118753.html

Hey guys!
I'm sellin my Schwinn, movin to Chicago in 2 days so I really need to get it out of my hair.
It's a kickass bike
It's 56 cm I'm pretty sure.
Mens Road bike, wayy too big for a woman. Well unless the seat was lowered all the way down.
It's bright yellow, vintage from 1964. Made in france I'm pretty sure.
Schwinn Super Sport.
It is abviosly used but works great.
If your into road biking I know you'd enjoy this one.
Well I'm not quite a bike export so you'd have to come and check it out or call me @
(310) 927-xxxx
Ask for kim, that's me!
I'd be happy to meet up with you @ anytime today.

Kim, this is so wrong in SO many ways.........
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This isn't Craigslist or eBay, but it belongs here nevertheless. This was a PM sent to me from someone at the Schwinn forum about my '61 Paramount:



Now that was just an insult...

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Wow, that was really generous of the guy. You sure you don't want to consider it?
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Wow, that was really generous of the guy. You sure you don't want to consider it?
I considered telling him to get stuffed.

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Top of my "never buy from this scumbag" list. The buyer will have a tough case to get his money back with the huge pic clearly showing the damage in the listing.
Keep in mind the buyer may be perfectly satisfied with the bike.
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Craiglist scammer scum email.
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Thanks for the mail , i'm okay with the price , and i am comfortable
with the picture i saw. I will be making the payment via check, so i
will need your full name that will be on the check and your full
address with your phone # where you can easily receive the package via
courier and i will arrange for the pickup myself.

NOTE ....And also the payment i will be sending will be in excess
inwhich you will give to the cargo company when they contact you for
the pickup.All you need to do is to faithfully deduct your own money
as soon as you have the cash athand and send the remaining to the
cargo company through MoneyGramm International or Westernunion money
transfer for them to come for the pickup.please get back to me if you
are okay with this and i will implore you to remove the ads off
craigslist because i really want to purchase this asap

On 8/24/09, roberttown@ <roberttown@> wrote:
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> Yes.
>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: marry shopper <marryshopper1@gmail.com>
> To: sale-99jnf-1337778672@craigslist.org
> Sent: Mon, Aug 24, 2009 8:14 am
> Subject: Road bike, Compact Frame, new build - $775 (Sterling, VA)
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> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> this message was remailed to you via: sale-99jnf-1337778672@craigslist.org
> ------------------------------------------------------------------

Still available.

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My last reply

You are so generous. I would like to send you the information but I'm sorry to say
the bike has been sold for cash to a person who came to my house.

DO NOT WORRY

If you send me $500 in cash I will send you a very nice picture of the bike
so you may sleep with it each night and think of what you did not buy.

Sincerely

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Nothing wrong here, just a nice pair of rough utility bikes at nut-case prices.

https://cgi.ebay.com/RALEIGH-ROBIN-HO...d=p3286.c0.m14
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