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Old 07-15-15, 04:38 PM
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Me paraphrasing:
I have no idea what it is, but it's Japanese and really light, so it must be worth $425. Even without both brakes or the derailleurs. I will include the shifters though...
Japanese Road Bike

I'd need to see some better quality shots, but I'm thinking a Schwinn of some sort??? Maybe a Schwinn Prologue????

Still $450 is pretty high for such a stripped bike. Ok, so I'm not a fixie rider

Oh, and yes, it does have brakes... It has a REAR BRAKE in case the rider can't back pedal hard enough, it gives a little more braking force... for spectacular skids.... No need for actually putting the front brake back on to STOP the bike.
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"The front wheel has a spot on it where it appears a hard brake caused the pads to rub into the wheel a little."




"Hey Steve, what do you think of this spot on my rim?"

"You mean that enormous gouge affecting structural integrity, making the rim unsafe to ride on and therefore worthless?"

"No, I mean that spot. It looks like the brake pad was rubbing on it."

"Oh, it's just a spot or something, I guess."
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This made me chuckle, but I am 11 yrs old:
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Short and sweet.

[h=2]Giant ATX 760 mtn bike - $60 (st paul MN)[/h]Giant ATX 760 mtn bike

used but still rolling solid....see pic
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Worth $600??

I find this bike very hard to classify.

It does apparently come with all original components, so it may well be worth the asking price. But, it is one that I would have just passed up without a second thought.

So, I guess I'd give the owner points for keeping the original parts, but serious negative points for the current presentation. Laying it down in the grass?
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Old 07-16-15, 03:51 PM
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Burning Man Cruiser - $150 (Eugene)

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2014 Trek Madone 6.2 H1 (56cm) - $3050 (Wadena)


"Bought this bike in the spring of 2014 and I want to upgrade. This is a 2014 56 cm Trek Madone 6.2 with H1 geometry and the traditional crankset. (53/39) and in Excellent/Like New condition. Bike will be sold stock. No accessories! I am mainly a runner so this bike was used to cross train. Less than 300 miles on this bike."


I can't wrap my mind around people like this, you bought a $4600 Madone, according to your ad, put 300 miles on it in one year and you need an upgrade???

Keep your eyes peeled for a Pinarello Dogma with 150 miles on it for sale next year.
This may be the guy I passed on my 43 year old Raleigh Super Course last week. Tried but couldn't hold my wheel.

Seriously though, some people have acquaintances that convince them that their equipment is out of date, not fashionable enough, makes them look like a novice, etc. On the other hand, 300 miles in 15 months is less than 5 miles a week so how can he tell if he needs to upgrade?
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Originally Posted by Matariki
This may be the guy I passed on my 43 year old Raleigh Super Course last week. Tried but couldn't hold my wheel.

Seriously though, some people have acquaintances that convince them that their equipment is out of date, not fashionable enough, makes them look like a novice, etc. On the other hand, 300 miles in 15 months is less than 5 miles a week so how can he tell if he needs to upgrade?
In this case, I am guessing that someone turned their nose up at the fact that he was riding an Ultegra group instead of Dura-Ace, or that he was using that old cable activated group when DI-2 is available.
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Old 07-17-15, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ncrnelson
I can't wrap my mind around people like this, you bought a $4600 Madone, according to your ad, put 300 miles on it in one year and you need an upgrade???
Someone in the group he rides with showed up with a new bike. He's got to have it to "keep up", at least in the social sense. Or maybe he saw the new aero Madone and wet his kit.

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Old 07-18-15, 10:56 AM
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This is a Schwinn. Possibly a decent one? Not sure. It's got forged dropouts and a pump peg and I think I see a chain hanger; it's lugged but they're not pretty lugs.

Any theories? Too big for me (and I'm not shopping, really!)

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This time of year around here, you start seeing more of these junky bikes advertised as suitable for Burning Man. It makes me wonder if there's some giant pit in the desert where they all get thrown in on the way home... like wrecked SR-71's at Groom Lake

sacramento bicycles ""burning man"" - craigslist
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Okay, it's not eBay or Craislist. It's not C&V either. But the awesomeness...

Amazon.com: VP A02 White 3 Spokes 51 cm 54 cm 700C 14 Gears Men Road Bike Speed Road Bicycle Mechanical Disc Brakes

cannot be overlooked. For just $1K, this can be yours.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
This time of year around here, you start seeing more of these junky bikes advertised as suitable for Burning Man. It makes me wonder if there's some giant pit in the desert where they all get thrown in on the way home... like wrecked SR-71's at Groom Lake

sacramento bicycles ""burning man"" - craigslist
Great idea.

I wonder if one could make a bicycle 100% out of wood...
Don't they have a barbecue down there?

Wood frame, wood wheels, wood tires, Wooden gears for direct gear drive. Wooden bushings. Wood Seat.

I don't see why one couldn't make a bike that would last a week before going up in spoke... literally.
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Looks a lot like my Panasonic built '84 Tempo and '83 Super Sport frames, that spot of blue on the back of the seat post about where the FD was matches the blue on my Super Sport. It has been seriously molested but it is not beyond saving. If it was near me I'd be trying to work a trade with him to rescue the poor thing.

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This is a Schwinn. Possibly a decent one? Not sure. It's got forged dropouts and a pump peg and I think I see a chain hanger; it's lugged but they're not pretty lugs.

Any theories? Too big for me (and I'm not shopping, really!)

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Would be a nice cheap ride except for the front fork issue the owner seems to be unaware of..

Vintage 54cm 10 Speed Road Bike
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A bit more than just the fork. Take a look at the top tube just behind the head tube.

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Would be a nice cheap ride except for the front fork issue the owner seems to be unaware of..

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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
A bit more than just the fork. Take a look at the top tube just behind the head tube.
Ahhh....
If we could only return to those days when Schwinn put a lifetime warranty on all their frames.
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This ad has been running consistently since I originally posted it, and the price has been dropping by about $25 every few days. Suddenly he drops the price to $100 for the pair. Can't possibly understand why no one was interested before, and I wonder how far he'll have to go before they finally sell. They are actually becoming fairly priced, though still not "top of the line."

A Pair of Antique Schwinn Bikes - $100 (N.Chesterfield, Va.)


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Top of the line? Suburbans? And how much extra for the rust?

A Pair of Antique Schwinn Bikes
A Pair of Antique Schwinn Bikes - $450 (N.Chesterfield, Va.)












These his & hers are very rare to be found in a matching pair,in good condition....They are the top of the line models for that time and they have all the options such as bells and lights....$450...Cash...Click on REPLY for my phone number...

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I always wonder if Craigslist "top of the line" means the seller has a catalog that's missing most of the beginning pages.


Originally Posted by thumpism
This ad has been running consistently since I originally posted it, and the price has been dropping by about $25 every few days. Suddenly he drops the price to $100 for the pair. Can't possibly understand why no one was interested before, and I wonder how far he'll have to go before they finally sell. They are actually becoming fairly priced, though still not "top of the line."

A Pair of Antique Schwinn Bikes - $100 (N.Chesterfield, Va.)
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Ahhh....
If we could only return to those days when Schwinn put a lifetime warranty on all their frames.
I always wondered if that meant the frame's lifetime, my lifetime or Schwinn's? Guess we know now......
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It is always helpful when a person measures a part for an accurate ad.

Crystalyte Electric Bike Wheel - $120 (obo Bethel Danebo)



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I find the bare wire ends near a wall outlet a little unsettling....... they wouldn't............ would they?!

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