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Old 05-01-15, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ncrnelson
For Sale 1976 Schwinn 10 speed - $3000 (MInong)
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/w...004903014.html
Nice Seat.

I wonder how many years that will be posted and re-posted until they work the price down to $50

Perhaps it will actually become an "antique" before it sells
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I think he's missing the decimal point after the first 0.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/w...004903014.html


Originally Posted by ncrnelson
For Sale 1976 Schwinn 10 speed - $3000 (MInong)

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Originally Posted by ncrnelson
For Sale 1976 Schwinn 10 speed - $3000 (MInong)

That's gotta be some kind of record. And even if it isn't, this guy is a clear nominee for the "I only need one!" hall of fame.
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My guess is that he needs the $3,000 to finish building his house and buy some furniture.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
If anyone ever needed a granny gear, it's this guy
Nah, his trailer is aerodynamic
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Perhaps it's a Super Duper Sport
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Hmmm... I hate thinking of the value of two decade old MTBs. $100 to $150? IF THE SHIFTER WAS FIXED?

Yep, that is about what Bicycle Blue Book puts it at for a late 90's Timberline.

At least the seller is upfront about the broken parts, but he won't get top dollar until the bike is repaired.

Maybe his goal is to build a time machine to go back two decades to sell the bike!!!
Bicycle Blue Book is a highly accurate guide for putting a selling price on a used bike...if you live in a third-world country. Anywhere else, add $50 to anything under $200.

That particular GT is overpriced, but in excellent condition will sell for $150-$175 all day long, not $120.
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Cannondale Fixed Gear



I have a Cannondale 2.8 aluminum frameset. I purchased this bike as a fixed gear conversion. It needed some work so I put some money into it and made it functional. I bought a new chain, and new chainring bolts. I had a vision for it but I just don't have the time and money to do what I wanted with it. I am selling it just so I can get it out and make some room for my other bikes. Works and rides perfect. New, smooth bb. I am not sure what I can get out of it, Highest offer takes it. Text me for a faster response @ show contact info Will provide more pictures and specs upon request. *Lowballs will be ignored* *No Trades* *Basket and Pedals will not be included*
Perfect example of the hipster fixed gear conversion cycle.

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4) but mounts a front basket - because that microbrew isn't getting home all by itself.
5) sells when problems become insurmountable to an art-school brain and/or mommy bought them that Leader they always wanted.
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He doesn't care if you buy his bike, but he does care enough to advertise on CL.

The Ugliest Fixie
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Yeah... You can tell he made this after consuming a few cases of beer...

Custom double bike
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Originally Posted by dweenk
He doesn't care if you buy his bike, but he does care enough to advertise on CL.

The Ugliest Fixie
Actually, it's the bike that does not care: "It's the most boring, reliable, boring bike you'll ever own. Buy it. Or don't. It could care less."
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1982 Sidewinder (seller doesn't know about badge assembly dates): Schwinn Sidewinder All Original 10 Speed Mountain Bike Original Owner 1981 | eBay



Only $4 grand.
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Originally Posted by Metacortex
1982 Sidewinder (seller doesn't know about badge assembly dates): Schwinn Sidewinder All Original 10 Speed Mountain Bike Original Owner 1981 | eBay

Only $4 grand.
Under $4k for one of the most hilarious abominations ever released under the Schwinn name. How could you go wrong?!
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I can only imagine how heavy that must be, the MTB version of a Varsity! Have to admit it IS really clean and................. uh........... Did I mention it IS really clean?
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Frankenbike


Frankenbike - $350 (Durham)


First things first... this bike is not something you want to ride in its current condition. Considering both aesthetics and comfort. SOOOOO. Do not think you're buying a bike that you can ride tomorrow.

My good friend's ex-boyfriend "built" this "awesome" bike for her. She was super proud of it, and all of her friends (me included) just agreed that it was great because that's the easiest thing to do. Now that she has bequeathed it to me, I can be honest. And in all honesty, this bike BLOWS. The parts are great, and anyone who is into building/reselling might be in for an awesome deal. I just want to make it clear to anyone looking for a commuter... This is not it.

So yeah, this bike blows as a whole. But it has some awesome parts. I am not a pro at bikes and also not a pro at Craigslist. So I'm going to list the parts of the bike that I am sure about. Feel free to email me for pictures or to ask questions, but just be prepared for me to be confused about what you're asking. Heh heh.

SPECS! (do they even say that for bikes?)
-1993 Specialized Allez frame with a dent on the down tube. This frame came from a dumpster at one of your LBSs. Can measure if needed, haven't yet.
-Surly *ULTRA NEW* hubs. Flip-flop on the back. Regular on the front? Both are Ultra. New.
-Velocity Deep V wheels. White spokes, blue nipples. If you're thinking wtf, why would you pick those colors... we're in the same boat. Rims are white. Extra spokes and lovely blue nipples come free with your purchase
-Trek OCLV carbon fork. That has been threaded. A threaded Trek OCLV carbon fork. Also it's blue (just in case the color is the major concern here and not the threading)
-Pretty sure the pedals are Shimano. Also pretty sure the left pedal and the right pedal are not the same pedal. Whoops.
-The brake levers are Cane Creek! You can tell by the lizard thing that's on them.
-Cinelli MASH bar tape, white. This "bike" was ridden about 4x, so the tape's in good shape and not super dirty.
-Some kind of white saddle. A friend affectionately referred to it as a "**** saddle." Not comfy. But comes with the bike.
-Drop bars. I know nothing about them beyond the fact that they are drop bars.
-Brakes are Shimano Tiagra??
-Free Specialized floor pump!! (Presta valve)
-Free unopened Kryptonite cable lock!!
-Free U-lock with keys! (Streetwise STD - Trek by Kryptonite - opened but never registered, I have both keys)
-Free Bontrager 700 x 18c-23c tube!

So yeah. Now you understand why Frankenbike was the only appropriate title.

$350 OBO. Get this thing out of my sight. Can deliver on Sundays generally, other times can be arranged. Add $20 if you can't meet in Durham.
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Originally Posted by Metacortex
1982 Sidewinder (seller doesn't know about badge assembly dates): Schwinn Sidewinder All Original 10 Speed Mountain Bike Original Owner 1981 | eBay



Only $4 grand.


Not so original...The tires have been replaced and seat post was red anodised. I tripled my money when I sold it for $90
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Not so original...The tires have been replaced and it came with a plastic brooks saddle. I tripled my money when I sold it for $90
You're just mad that you may have left $3900 on the table.
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Ha, yep, but not looney like that guy
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The problem with those old "MTBs" is that they were made with mostly road bike parts, and just weren't made for the abuse that an MTB would take. So, ride at your own risk of it smashing flat on the first bump.
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And here's one in worse condition for only $2500 *more*

Vintage Schwinn Mountain Speed Bicycle Bike

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Don't you get it?

All those old Schwinns have GOLD rims.
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Originally Posted by willydstyle
And here's one in worse condition for only $2500 *more*

Vintage Schwinn Mountain Speed Bicycle Bike

Although this one would be worth parting out if the decimal point was moved 2 digits to the left. Nice Ideale 90 saddle and alloy seatpost, good condition Zefal HP pump, Blackburn rack, and a much lighter lugged steel frame. For $200 bucks or so (The saddle alone is worth nearly half of that) that's actually a pretty decent road hybrid. Not sure what drugs it took to get the seller to list it for $6450 + $200 shipping
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Originally Posted by D1andonlyDman
Not sure what drugs it took to get the seller to list it for $6450 + $200 shipping
From the ad: "Im not an bicycle expert but I LOOOOOVE THIS ONE"

I take it you're not feeling the LOOOOOVE.
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I can't get over how weirdly large these drop bars look. Also they want a lot of money for this, but by now I expect to see the Bridgestone tax.

[h=2]Bridgestone X0-2 - $650 (Saint Paul, MN)[/h]Bridgestone X0-2



Up for sale is a rare Bridgestone X0-2 cross bike. It's a small frame ( fits someone 4'11"-5'4") I believe it's a 1992. It has the triple butted tubing that Bridgestone was known for back in the day. This is a light bike and handles beautifully. It has the original components except for a replacement nito stem and cork tape. The frame has a few dings in the paint but for a 22 year old bike its a beauty and quite collectible Respond to this email to come by and take a look.
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Originally Posted by Clang
I can't get over how weirdly large these drop bars look. Also they want a lot of money for this, but by now I expect to see the Bridgestone tax.

Bridgestone X0-2 - $650 (Saint Paul, MN)

Bridgestone X0-2

That is just one wild handlebar stem, and a super big loop on the handlebars.

Those almost look like 24" wheels, although perhaps the road tires on the 26" makes it look small.
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