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Old 12-07-15, 09:38 PM
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This one isn't that wacky but I am in love with the slightly, differently angled medium shots.
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Universal, lmao!,,,,BD

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Originally Posted by thejoshwhite
This one isn't that wacky but I am in love with the slightly, differently angled medium shots.
Benotto frame
The last time I was in Mexico, I was seeing Benotto mountain bikes everywhere. Not quality stuff, but mid level Wally World quality. I think the name was probably bought by Pacific, or Dynacraft, or Doral, or somebody, and they started pumping out junk with a good name. Kind of like here in the US.,,,,BD
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I think Benotto are now made in Mexico just like 60's VW Beetles are (Mexico City is crawling with green 'old' beetle taxis)
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The ad copy and photo need to be digested in tandem for the full effect:



Moser fixie - $300 (Astoria park)

59cm seat tube, 56 top tube.
Moser volata is a steel frame.
Comes with campagnolo headset and bottom bracket.
Wheels are purefix deep v and are take offs from new purefix bike.
Michelin tires have previously been used, but are still good.
Sugino crank arms 170mm and velosolo chain ring are take offs. Fixation platform pedals and straps are very clean, havent been used much before.
Syncros stem and 3ttt alutan 42 cm handlebars.
Frame has numerous scratches and paint chips, basically it all just a huge scratch. But frame is straight and no denrs, cracks and no rust on it. Inside has been treated with frame saver. All threads are good and derailleur hangers are good.

Set up as fixed, and no breaks. But i can give you break caliper that is usable.
Overall it's a great winter, beater bike for a person of 6 feet ot taller.
$300 firm or $350 with a kryptonyte series 4 chain and lock. Clean lock with 3 keys is worth over 75 dollars on its own.

Moser fixie
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I wonder if the guy just posted the wrong picture or a random online picture, because finding a moser volata on the web was easier than snapping/uploading a picture of the actual bike? The bike pictured looks very nice.
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At least this seller got "Colnago" and "Italian" right:

Colnago Italian Campanola custum vike
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Originally Posted by leegf
Moser fixie - $300 (Astoria park)
Set up as fixed, and no breaks. But i can give you break caliper that is usable.

Moser fixie
You do have to wonder what one is buying. Perhaps this is one of those strip & flip deals. But, one would still expect recent photos, as well as a description of the rear lockring setup.

At least it is not broken.
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Folding bike - $100 (eugene or)



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Well, I think there's a folding bike in there somewhere...

Of the 6 photos posted, only the 4[sup]th[/sup] picture shows a clear view of the folder.

So far, no listing for a Schwinn... or however one might spell that yellow monstrosity.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Folding bike - $100 (eugene or)





Well, I think there's a folding bike in there somewhere...

Of the 6 photos posted, only the 4[SUP]th[/SUP] picture shows a clear view of the folder.

So far, no listing for a Schwinn... or however one might spell that yellow monstrosity.
Maybe they meant "crumbling" bike?
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Folding bike - $100 (eugene or)

Well, I think there's a folding bike in there somewhere...

Of the 6 photos posted, only the 4[SUP]th[/SUP] picture shows a clear view of the folder.

So far, no listing for a Schwinn... or however one might spell that yellow monstrosity.
I love Love LOVE the way the rear rack is mounted on the Schwinn. Picture 5 gives the best angle.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
I think Benotto are now made in Mexico just like 60's VW Beetles are (Mexico City is crawling with green 'old' beetle taxis)
I think they were made in Mexico for a long time, but probably the Mexican company that was building them or selling them ~30 years ago now gets them made in Asia.
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Originally Posted by tmh657
This has been on CL since the summer. I really want to e mail the seller and ask him to give it a proper burial.

Shimano 105 front hub - $4 (Irvine)

with skewer.

some rust and oxidation, i bought it a while ago for a project that didn't pan out.
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/...8.html?lang=ca
For anyone who was on the fence about this you can still get it. That poor hub. I feel sorry for it.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bop/5338211943.html
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Old 12-09-15, 06:59 PM
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I dunno, it's got not only rust, but also oxidation.
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I'd offer $5 for it:

"Give me $5 with the hub and I'll throw it away for you!"

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Old 12-09-15, 08:04 PM
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Just sign the guy up for the box o' crap.
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Appears to be a little "play" in the handle bars, but otherwise I'm sure it "works great".

women's 26" wheel 18" frame trek mountain bike. Will trade: road bike - $120 (Old Northeast,

Trek "Mountain Track" 830 Mountain Bicycle/ 26"/ 18" frame, works great.

Seeking a womens road bike in good or better ridable condition.

I'm 5'6" and this bike is very comfortable to ride. I got it a new seat and tires a few years ago then rarely ride it, so there's tons of tread and comfort left.
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So, how do explain the hacksaw cut in your frame?
MIYATA 712 BICYCLE PARTS
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So, how do explain the hacksaw cut in your frame?
MIYATA 712 BICYCLE PARTS
Hmmm, odd. Maybe it has front end damage, but it appears minor.

Fatigue crack? But determining fatigue before damage sounds like a bit of voodoo.

A responsible seller might render the frame unusable if he thinks it is dangerous. But, the other option would be to just disassemble and sell the parts individually, or as a lot.

And, of course, destroying the frame means that it can't be repaired.
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Old 12-10-15, 12:39 PM
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Seems to me like a good deal even for the parts. I think it is sufficient for the seller to warn about the frame, and leave total destruction up to the buyer, but hey, he owns it, he has the right to dispose as he sees fit.
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Q: How should you spell Schwinn to make your bike seem worth much less?
A: 1980 Huffy World Sport
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Old 12-10-15, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by thejoshwhite
Q: How should you spell Schwinn to make your bike seem worth much less?
A: 1980 Huffy World Sport
I always wonder how a person could be accurate with the date, but be so far off on the brand.

Although, 1980 is entirely possible.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Hmmm, odd. Maybe it has front end damage, but it appears minor.

Fatigue crack? But determining fatigue before damage sounds like a bit of voodoo.

A responsible seller might render the frame unusable if he thinks it is dangerous. But, the other option would be to just disassemble and sell the parts individually, or as a lot.

And, of course, destroying the frame means that it can't be repaired.
I thought more along the lines that the hacksaw cut was how this guy got "ownership" of the bike, and saying he was going to cut it due to it being "stressed" was just a way to cover his tracks.
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Originally Posted by stanman13
I thought more along the lines that the hacksaw cut was how this guy got "ownership" of the bike, and saying he was going to cut it due to it being "stressed" was just a way to cover his tracks.
The photos look clean, unless those aren't current photos of the bike. Hard to get good photos after a hack-job.

And, if one is already sacrificing the frame, then it would be much safer to just strip, throw pieces up on E-Bay, and figure out how to recycle the frame (like disposing of the incriminating skeleton).
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Gary Fisher 1991 Procaliber - $4000 (Wilmington)
I saw this post and initially chalked it up to a typo with the seller adding an extra '0' to the price, until I saw this ad from who-know-who:
1991 Gary Fisher Procaliber Mountain Bicycle

On sale! 75% off! Last one in stock!

Either the person selling it is clueless about the bike and thought they could sell it at $4000 after seeing the 2nd ad or they don't want to sell it and if by some miracle actually sell it than it a huge profit. The 6 non-driveside photos lead me to believe it is the former. Or I guess a typo, though I thing even $400 is a bit high. Nice bike though.
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