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Old 05-04-15, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by eschlwc
Not too bad of an asking price for what it is.

It is beyond me why people will buy the smallest frame that exists, then add a foot long stem extender.

Although, perhaps it is better than those who turn their handlebars upside-down.
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Originally Posted by eschlwc
Seller obviously has no concept of bicycle maintenance (or spell-check). "tired are a little old but hold air" Tires usually have tubes in them, and I doubt this one has tubeless tires or rims. Also, chains need lube.
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this one is fun

[h=2] banana rama, got some nice bike boys.play nice - $113 (wny)[/h]
banana rama, got some nice bike boys.play nice
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Another one of those inexplicable "you've tried the drink, now try the bike" things that pop up on Craigslist. Take a bottom-tier dual suspension BSO, slap a beverage label on it and profit! Bonus leg and foot in the frame. Maybe they were drunk when they were taking the photos. Could explain the vertical camera orientation?

[h=2]Guinness beer bike limited - $200 (East Depere, WI)[/h]Guinness beer bike limited



I am moving and have no where for this bike... It's a 26 inch bike...looks really cool ...5 speed... Must go asap call or txt for details... Guarantee no one around will have a bike like this... Tires don't have air not sure if it need new intertube or not but most likely just needs air
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Originally Posted by Clang
Another one of those inexplicable "you've tried the drink, now try the bike" things that pop up on Craigslist. Take a bottom-tier dual suspension BSO, slap a beverage label on it and profit! Bonus leg and foot in the frame. Maybe they were drunk when they were taking the photos. Could explain the vertical camera orientation?
The rear Disc should make it fly like a track bike... at least 50 MPH going uphill!!!

This may well have been a promotional item that the seller picked up somewhere. It wouldn't be my choice... but there are some people who like beer liquor logos on their bike.

At least it isn't a car... which could be a police magnet
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I love it. Not 1 but 2 great bikes for $500. I don't think either bike even sells for $200.
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This looks like a cheap 70s bike boom and nowhere in the same universe as the asking price. But check out the shifters. Now, if it only came with fuzzy dice....

[h=2]1975 DELROMI Bicycle Original 10 speed Steel Road Bike *WOW!* - $1100 (Guttenberg)[/h]Vintage 1975 DELROMI Bicycle Original 10 speed Steel Road Bike *WOW!*



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Biggest stem-shifter knobs ever? Are there marshmallows stuck on the ends of the levers for your protection?
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[h=2] Vintage 10 Speed Huffy Road Bike - $300 (Tucson)[/h]







Mustard yellow, vintage huffy 10 speed road bike. The top tube is 58.5 cm, and the center to top is 52 cm. It is best for someone who is between 5'4" and 5'8". I have had this bike for two years and have replaced almost all the parts on it, and it rides like a dream!

-Brand new tires.
-Brand new back wheel.
-New Shimano rear derailleur.
-Also includes an on guard U-lock, original on guard lock mount, and four keys.
-Also includes jelly attachable headlight and backlight.
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Originally Posted by Beach Comber
This looks like a cheap 70s bike boom and nowhere in the same universe as the asking price. But check out the shifters. Now, if it only came with fuzzy dice....

1975 DELROMI Bicycle Original 10 speed Steel Road Bike *WOW!* - $1100 (Guttenberg)

Vintage 1975 DELROMI Bicycle Original 10 speed Steel Road Bike *WOW!*
Those shifters must date back to the Orange Krate era.

I like the front QR on that bike.

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1979 Vintage Peugeot - Super Competition



speaking of crazy stems, check out the one on this ol' super comp with a bent fork. $750 lands it lol
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Originally Posted by IcySmooth52
Seller obviously has no concept of bicycle maintenance (or spell-check). "tired are a little old but hold air" Tires usually have tubes in them, and I doubt this one has tubeless tires or rims. Also, chains need lube.
I am constantly astonished by the number of people who think a bike is ruined because the tire is flat - or at the very least think fixing a flat tire is a work of mechanical genius approaching NASA level complexity.
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Never seen downtube shifters made of popcorn shrimp before.

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Originally Posted by ncrnelson
Never seen downtube shifters made of popcorn shrimp before.

For those long trips when a power bar just won't do!
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"Shifts well, tired are a little old but hold air, seat is ripped, but easy to replace. Brakes are in good condition."

Originally Posted by ksryder
I am constantly astonished by the number of people who think a bike is ruined because the tire is flat - or at the very least think fixing a flat tire is a work of mechanical genius approaching NASA level complexity.
Originally Posted by eschlwc

That whole bike looks a little tired, so I think the description is quite good, even if not grammatically correct.



As far as fixing flats... It does seem to indicate that the tired tires hold air. But, it is hard to spend a lot of dough on a $60 bike. It won't suddenly become a $600 bike (except in the Wacky Craigslist world).

Buy two new Walmart tires for $20 each, plus a $10 seat, and suddenly one has spent $50 to sell one's $60 bike, so one either drops the profit down to $10, or has to raise the price to $110, spends time, and probably will get someone trying to bargain it back down to $60.
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Because......New Jersey.

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[h=2]Vintage Peugeot bike - $1000[/h]


I researched this bike and saw they are going for $1000-$1600 for this condition, $2000 if it were mint condition. It's said that this company was "the Ferrari of bikes" back then. Asking $1000/OBO
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Originally Posted by Beach Comber
It's said that this company was "the Ferrari of bikes" back then.
And, I thought that was the nickname for Colnago.

On the other hand, he has the Deux Chevaux of bikes.

His bike is in beautiful condition, if only it had the handlebars leveled. However, one can't consider every Fiat to be a Ferrari even if it is in good condition.
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Rauler Sport 1983-1984 for $1500

Clearly worth the asking price since this bike is collectible. Highly desirable cambio rino parts.

Rauler Sport 1983-1984 Road/Racing Bicycle

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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



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.
Fixed up properly this bike should command a good price particularly in a large urban area. It's a pretty sweet all rounder. The presentation on this bike is awful. I'm pretty skeptical of the condition of the parts as well. The original stem and bar look light years better than what the seller put on this bike. The first is the seller's '93 XO-2; the 2d is mine with the original bar and stem.

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Now, that may have to get nominated for the Wacky Hall of Fame!!!
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Is that a Schwinn LeTour, or a Schwinn-LeTour-shaped-bicycle lock?

Or maybe it's one of those infuriating "Blacksmith puzzles"?

Seriously though, it looks like they accomplished the interlocking by opening the LeTour headtube, the paint is different there.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
And, I thought that was the nickname for Colnago.

On the other hand, he has the Deux Chevaux of bikes.

His bike is in beautiful condition, if only it had the handlebars leveled. However, one can't consider every Fiat to be a Ferrari even if it is in good condition.
Maybe Colnago is what he researched. Because there is no way a relatively common UO-18 came up with the numbers he's quoting. Even if the paint is nice.
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