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Old 06-06-15, 05:16 PM
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Men's Racing Bikes - Two Vintage 1980 Schwinn Continentals - $500 each / $1000 pair.

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Old 06-06-15, 05:28 PM
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Bianchi 6, bought in late 70's never used
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/mis...sed/1078102802
Price $2,000.00
Bought new by owner, never used. Stored for over 35 years. Red, Selle italia, suntour cyclone m2, ambrosio 19extra.
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Old 06-07-15, 01:25 PM
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Cheap Tour de France bike for someone who is 6 foot

Super bike
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Originally Posted by coastiescott
Cheap Tour de France bike for someone who is 6 foot

Super bike
"it was god for me" -- maybe his god the bike told him to say it had been ridden in the TdF?
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Child seat technology has come so, so far since the 70's. This looks as safe as a lawn chair bungeed to the rear triangle.

[h=2]Yellow peugeot tall road bike -needs work - $40 (Bloomington, MN)[/h]Yellow peugeot tall road bike -needs work



Peugeot
27 inch wheels
Baby seat incl
Old leather saddle
Mafac breaks
Prob needs new tires, tuneup and cables
As is
$40 firm
For someone over 6 ft
Great for single spd conversion
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Old 06-08-15, 11:03 AM
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Thanks for posting.
I used to have a scar on my ankle from riding In a bike seat and always wondered how it was possible to get one's feet in the spokes

The price is good
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Dogpiled BSOs. I wonder if this outfit buys bikes from retailers who reject them for shipping damage?
Long ago, I had an uncle that was involved in some "unclaimed freight" auctions.
He said, what would happen, is that the customer buys the stuff, gets it in, and it's broken, defective, doesn't work, whatever.
So they get mad and send it back "freight collect".
The seller doesn't want to pay return freight to get their non-functional merchandise back.
So it goes unclaimed, nobody wants it because they all know it doesn't work.
So sometimes, you could get good deals at the "unclaimed freight" auctions, but you had to really have your eyes open on stuff like that.
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Originally Posted by Clang
Child seat technology has come so, so far since the 70's. This looks as safe as a lawn chair bungeed to the rear triangle.
I agree. And it reminds me that I have never seen anyone try, but I can't imagine getting on and off a bike with a child seat... unless it was a step through.
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You gotta be careful to avoid kicking your kid in the face

Also, this reminds me of this poor little girl...
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Might want to practice with ordinary cargo before loading one's precious cargo
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This one gets posted three times EVERY day. One ad for $245, one for $195, and still another for $160. I don't get their logic.,,,,BD

MADWAGON ROADSTER CRUISER BICYLE (RARE BIKE) 20"
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houston bicycles - by owner "madwagon" - craigslist
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Headline of the day!

Own a piece of LeMond's shame

Blue stepthrough Huffy Lemond Elite 1 with an astonishing mishmash of parts including a DA square taper crankset and a seat with a bottle opener.
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Old 06-08-15, 05:27 PM
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I must say, the LeMond is an odd bike. The wheels may be worth $100
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Definitely an odd frame (LeMond+Huffy?!), but definitely worth $100 in parts, if it was San Diego I'd buy it just so I could rebuild a bike I have mostly dismantled.
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Armstrong USPS Jersey
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I am curious if that one will make the $9.99 minimum bid. (Or the other USPS memorabilia).
Does Armstrong have enough money left to buy it himself?
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A nice bike. I have no opinion on its price, but this statement caught my eye: This is for serious buyers only its a serious bicycle. When I read it, I imagined Jack Nicholson uttering that line.

Vintage guerciotti road bike aluminum frame & campagnolo componets

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Originally Posted by cb400bill
I posted a wacky CL ad a while back of an older low level Jamis hybrid. The bike would appear three times (at least) a day, every day. Same (over) price, same ad copy. This went on for a long time. Then one day it actually went down in price a little bit and I thought the owner was finally coming to his senses and it would steady decline until it might sell. Wrong, he started listing it like this ad with all sorts of different prices. I think he originally was asking something like $300 and in one ad he claimed it was now worth over $1,000 and he was asking $800. Then abruptly it disappeared. It was very odd.
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*New-In-Box* Universal Brake Hoods (that are ripped to shreds ):

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*New-In-Box* Universal Brake Hoods (that are ripped to shreds ):

Universal Brake Levers Hoods New in Box | eBay

I saw that on Ebay and wondered, to myself and now to all of you, what the heck some people are smoking/drinking/thinking, these days
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*New-In-Box* Universal Brake Hoods (that are ripped to shreds ):

Universal Brake Levers Hoods New in Box | eBay

You buy them for the box, toss the ripped hoods, then get a set of modern reproduction hoods, stick them in box and put them on eBay hoping some starry-eyed collector will pay 10x as much for NIB hoods...
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Sometimes people consider the boxes as collectable.

And, it all might go into a vintage display.

I wonder if the hoods are used, and were just put back in the box the new replacements came in.
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My Universal hoods look like that but they are also still chemically welded to the brake levers.
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This one puzzles me a bit... so here you go.

Bikes(NEED GONE ASAP) - $120 (Thurston Springfield Eugene)
We have 2 Gary Fisher bikes that we don't use any more. All they need is regular maintence. They need new seats. They also need air in the tires. They have normal wear and tear on them. They do have rust on them and may need new chains. We bought them used. We would like to sell them as a pair for $120 for the pair but we would sell them for $50 each. So if u r interested please text us at (XYZ) or (XYZ) thank u. We need them gone.
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So, no discount if you take them both????
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You know you want it!

Some people are just delusional. This guy is smoking something for sure. Only $999!
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/5032596652.html



Vintage 26 inch, 2 wheel ,3 speed for her.........................OBO - $999 (120 min north La Jolla)

condition: good
make / manufacturer: Needs a full Restoration
model name / number: Indian Princess
serial number: In The Photo
size / dimensions: 26 inch lady's or Girl's fit
No tire's or tubes ,Year built 1955 UK .
No other parts are missing , all the components work smoothly.
Its a wall hanger , or take -it-down ,part by part as a family hand-me-down
and re-new every thing from this unrestored Indian Princess made in England .

Made for a Princess , wife , or daughter a true Classic Father's Project or
gear head girl's Project.

One & only Bike for Sale .

Sorry
I'm not trying to be mean.
But
NO checks
NO low ballers
NO scammers
NO texting me
NO trades
NO email me
Yes cash sale

Sorry about the voice mail my phone jumps to voice mail really fast ,do-to-the-fact
we live around a lot of hills & valleys , leave your name & number & best time to call you back.
Lets see if we can help -each-other out .
Firm on the price , with some OBO.

Thanks for viewing my ad.
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