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Old 05-21-15, 09:10 AM
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Auction ended with 0 bids? That's crazy! I mean, it's 10,000, but that's Australian dollars, so like total 20 bucks in real money, right?
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Originally Posted by Paulfs67
I think the decimal point maybe in the wrong spot or their completely delusional about this, oh and some much detail

Mens Peugeot Bike in Bentleigh East, VIC | eBay
The ad simply states:
Here are the pics of the mens bike
And the auction was ended early.

I think the seller was using E-Bay as an image hosting system for some reason other than selling that Peugeot.
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Old 05-22-15, 06:16 AM
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print[h=2] Schwinn Collectible Rolling Rock Bike - $700 (Ambler)[/h]
















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Never used, collectible Schwinn Rolling Rock bike. I only took the bike out of the box to take pictures and put it together. $700
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Such a deal...........

I seriously hope at least the picture is a joke, if not the whole ad.

Need someone to weld a bicycle

Need someone to weld a bicycle - $1




I have a couple of old cruiser bikes that I would like to modify - basically cop and extend. It turns out I can't weld to save my life. I would love to find a fellow bike nut to help me by doing some relatively simple (I think) welding. I would be willing to pay or work to build two and I would give one to you for your efforts.

These would be thick steel, not the fancy allow tubular stuff on "ten speeds".
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
I seriously hope at least the picture is a joke, if not the whole ad.

Need someone to weld a bicycle
I think it is a pretty unique bike. Rear suspension semi-recumbent cruiser ape hanger. Must unique adaptation of two rear derailleurs.

Ok, everything clashes badly But, it is the thought that counts, right?

It might be a fun project, if the guy was just a couple thousand miles closer
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These Schwinn Ascensions are $299 at Target. Oh, but UPGRADES! Looks like they got paint on the fork seals too.

[h=2]Like new 29er mountain bike with upgrades - $400 (Plymouth, MN)[/h]https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/5022604871.html




Like new Schwinn 29er mens bike with upgraded Shimano SPD Clipless pedals, Vento leather race saddle with Ti rails, and recent tune up. Front and rear disc brakes, Shimano derailleur, perfect tires, front suspension shock fork. Ready to ride men's bicycle that can handle single track, trails, streets, and most MN riding conditions.

$400 Cash or possible trade for a Fender Telecaster. Open to other guitars, but must be worth $400 used value. Open to other trades, specifically looking for a .20g Over-Under break action. Email if interested.
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Old 05-22-15, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
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Those are redeemable in ME-VT-CT-MA-NY-OR-IA for 5 (and 10 in MI!). So technically: "Collectible"
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Old 05-22-15, 08:20 PM
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Oh yeah. This pic makes me want to run out and buy this bike!

ROADMASTER 15 SPEED MOUNTAIN BIKE

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Old 05-22-15, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Oh yeah. This pic makes me want to run out and buy this bike!

ROADMASTER 15 SPEED MOUNTAIN BIKE

"MUST SELL ASAP 15 SPEED ROADMASTER MOUTAIN BIKE 27INCH WHEELS. MUST SEE WELL WORTH THE PRICE. NEEDS AIR IN TIRES AND A GEAR HANDLE THAT YOU CAN GET FOR ABOUT 4 DOLLORS AT ANY BIKE REPAIR SHOP"

I wonder what a gear handle is.
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I wonder what a "dollor" is.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Oh yeah. This pic makes me want to run out and buy this bike!

ROADMASTER 15 SPEED MOUNTAIN BIKE

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Old 05-23-15, 12:13 AM
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Old 05-23-15, 05:06 AM
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Old and found in attic = extremely valuable, right? Oh, and CPSC reflectors on front, rear, wheels and pedals does not equal 1950s. Try '70s.

Vintage Triumph bicycle 1950's

Vintage Triumph bicycle 1950's - $375








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Found this bike in an attic. Been there a long time. Old bike,restorable condition. Made in England. No emails, and serious buyers only.
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Old 05-23-15, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by IcySmooth52
I don't think it's a bad deal @ $200, but for a frame and parts. Not a bicycle. That's a horrible single speed setup due to no horizontal dropouts. Chain tension will never be right very long.
Depends on the setup. If that rear wheel was built up with a White Industries ENO hub or an eccentric bottom bracket, then it might be possible to adjust chain tension.

This particular bike does not appear to have an ENO, eccentric BB, half-link BMX chain or anything else that might make it work properly.

Half-assed hipster butchering should never happen to any bike. If you're going to do this you need to do it properly, kiddies.
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Originally Posted by sloar
Can you share a few more of your thoughts on this one?

It looks legit from here, but then again I don't live in Bloomington and I never cut limestone, either.
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Its a cheap gas pipe huffy that someone switched to a single speed to race in the Little 500. Really not a big deal.
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Originally Posted by sloar
Interesting mix........... looks like it might be a decent frame with the forged dropouts but with an Ashtabula crank and steel chainwheel? I realize it's a Roadmaster but I thought Schwinn was the only one that had done things like that. Might be a cool "local interest" item for someone but I can't see it being $450 cool.

Edit: Ah, didn't look close enough on the first pass, not a decent frame but the forged dropout is still a bit of a puzzler.
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Theres really no collectors value in the bikes, the teams are issued two bikes, all the bikes are identical only sizes vary. For the longest time they were AMF, but now I think they change every year. The teams have an option to either keep the bikes or give the bikes back to be rented and used as practice bikes on the track. The teams have to put down a deposit for the bikes and get it back if they don't want the bikes. It really is a fun event to attend. Ive never seen nice quality bikes being raced there.
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This one is my favorite of the weekend.

1984 gitane

Nice bike, but the add is amusing
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Originally Posted by Clang
"MUST SELL ASAP 15 SPEED ROADMASTER MOUTAIN BIKE 27INCH WHEELS. MUST SEE WELL WORTH THE PRICE. NEEDS AIR IN TIRES AND A GEAR HANDLE THAT YOU CAN GET FOR ABOUT 4 DOLLORS AT ANY BIKE REPAIR SHOP"

I wonder what a gear handle is.
Must sell ASAP before my neighbor's kid finds out I have it! Will use money to figure out how to operate webcam!
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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
This one is my favorite of the weekend.

1984 gitane

Nice bike, but the add is amusing
"this bike is a Descendant of Europe and very well could have been brought to the states for the 1983/84 tour de France race"

Great line.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
"this bike is a Descendant of Europe and very well could have been brought to the states for the 1983/84 tour de France race"

Great line.
Oh yeah, I remember back when they had the Tour de France in America, that was about 1983-84, wasn't it? That was the year Greg Armstrong won, then got banned for performance enhancing aerodynamic socks, wasn't it?
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I've never seen a plastic weirdo like this before:

[h=2]1980s classic bikes altera plastic bike - $199 (torrance, CA)[/h]https://images.craigslist.org/01717_i...V3_600x450.jpg


1980 altera bike by volvo $199.
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...I do not understand why this hasn't sold yet.
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