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Old 12-22-15, 08:15 PM
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And the tubes hold air too!!!
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The rare Fujischwinn

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Again, I've been amazed at the CL'er ability to include the most useless and wrong imaginable measurements. Things like "25" Road bike " when it clearly is some small frame with 700C wheels. Or the 27" mountain bike and the 15" cruiser.

Whatever on earth are these people measuring.

Of course, there are the ones that just plain can't include any measurement at all. How is it that somebody selling a fairly pricey fairly high-end bike wouldn't know that size matters.

People, damn planet's lousy with 'em.
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How bad is it when you can't.....

....even read the name in big letters on the side of the bike. Misspell it once and you can chalk it up to a typo, do it twice, and.....????!!!!!
Anyway, here's a good buy on the very rare, limited production beanchi!

beanchi





Note: I have no idea what that is on the front fork.....looks like some type of plastic bag.....maybe a beanchi version of sealed bearings?
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Old 12-26-15, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Ronsonic
Again, I've been amazed at the CL'er ability to include the most useless and wrong imaginable measurements. Things like "25" Road bike " when it clearly is some small frame with 700C wheels. Or the 27" mountain bike and the 15" cruiser.

Whatever on earth are these people measuring.

Of course, there are the ones that just plain can't include any measurement at all. How is it that somebody selling a fairly pricey fairly high-end bike wouldn't know that size matters.

People, damn planet's lousy with 'em.
I don't know if I posted about this but one CL ad here featured the bike's measurements as overall length and overall height. No overall width.
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WT Flub is a Seat Shifter?

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Originally Posted by vtchuck
Maybe it came from an adult toy store?
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Why buy a new Huffy BSO from a store for $99 when you can buy this one for $200?

Brand New Unused Trail Runner by Huffy - $200


24" Huffy Trail Runner Women's Bike, Pink - Walmart.com
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Lol, that pic is classic CL. All it needs to really complete the look is a description that says only 'bike for sale'.
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Old 12-28-15, 09:24 PM
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I just don't know what to say about this ad.

Bicycle for sale
Couldn't even set the bike right-side-up for the photo, eh? Maybe they didn't want to put any wear & tear on the kickstand.
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Contacted the seller to let him know someone beat him to his "design" by at least 89 years as there is one in the Aug., 1926 issue of Popular Mechanics on page 316. His response was, "I don't want to hear your communist lies".



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Why ride a bike when you can mow your lawn? Why mow your yard when you can ride a bike? Why not ride a bike to mow your yard! This is an incredible piece of ingenuity made locally by myself. I have never seen such an amazing combination of two nearly perfect devices before. I've never seen such an object before and am currently in the process of working to have my invention patented. Unfortunately it is very expensive and I will need to sell my gen 1 prototype in order to get everything rolling. Be the first to own the lawn mower of the future. 375 firm. Call or email keith.
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Originally Posted by vtchuck
Hmmm, interesting concept. However, I think saddle height is associated with saddle forward position. So, say you push the seat a couple of inches forward to change muscle groups being used, it probably should also be raised by an inch or so.

No doubt the UCI would have a cow with the concept.
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Originally Posted by Lanovran
Couldn't even set the bike right-side-up for the photo, eh? Maybe they didn't want to put any wear & tear on the kickstand.
Not to mention "Bike is in real food shape" or that it has "Shumano" parts.

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56cm Bob Jackson High-End hand-made Italian-style road bicycle



I bought this bike a couple of years ago from a secondhand store that aquired it from an estate. The frame has no identifying decals but When I saw the Campagnolo forged dropouts and realized the tubing was probably Reynolds 531 double-butted, and saw the extra fancy cut Italian style lugwork...

My first clue came when I pulled the chainwheels to clean them and noticed the bottom bracket is English-threaded. The Italians were not likely to do this but the Japanese and English would. I at first thought the frameset was Italian and probably because of the Italian stay ends, fluted like Medici, but I think this is a special order Bob Jackson after seeing another with identical lugworks.
56cm Bob Jackson High-End hand-made Italian-style road bicycle

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I'm not an expert, but is this even a real Trek?

MENS HYBRID BIKE
MENS HYBRID BIKE - $375 (Busch Gardens Area)

TREK HYBRID BIKE ( TALL ) 700C Wheels
Was given to me for an early Christmas gift but I am 5'5" and I am too short for this nice bike ..
22" seat post measurement
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$375 ... NO MONEY ORDERS OR CHECKS JUST CASH FOR LOCAL PICK UP ONLY
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Vintage 3 speed bicycle

This needs to be offered here in Portland Or. I could see it selling quick, lol.
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Originally Posted by Ronsonic
Again, I've been amazed at the CL'er ability to include the most useless and wrong imaginable measurements. Things like "25" Road bike " when it clearly is some small frame with 700C wheels. Or the 27" mountain bike and the 15" cruiser.

Whatever on earth are these people measuring.

Of course, there are the ones that just plain can't include any measurement at all. How is it that somebody selling a fairly pricey fairly high-end bike wouldn't know that size matters.

People, damn planet's lousy with 'em.
My favorite is, " good for riders 5'6" to 6'2"". When I see that, I just want to see them adjust it those 2 people.
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
Contacted the seller to let him know someone beat him to his "design" by at least 89 years as there is one in the Aug., 1926 issue of Popular Mechanics on page 316. His response was, "I don't want to hear your communist lies".



https://boise.craigslist.org/bik/5376022259.html


I see home built pedal mowers several times a year listed on craigslist and this one doesn't look to be particularly well done. They actually made some commercial retail ones in the 30's they never caught on and quickly disapeared as better powered mowers came on the market.
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My favorites are the "Tall Man's Bike"s. Almost without fail it's a 17-18 inch frame with a TALL seatpost, cruiser seat, adjustable stem sitting vertical, and riser bars.,,,,BD

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Aluminum frame Gitane. Not a bad price though, and looks reasonably clean.,,,,BD

Vintage Gitane Bicycle Made in France
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
I see home built pedal mowers several times a year listed on craigslist and this one doesn't look to be particularly well done. They actually made some commercial retail ones in the 30's they never caught on and quickly disapeared as better powered mowers came on the market.
Not to mention the gearing on this example is insanely high for its purpose, and therefore the thing is worthless for its supposed task.
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
My favorites are the "Tall Man's Bike"s. Almost without fail it's a 17-18 inch frame with a TALL seatpost, cruiser seat, adjustable stem sitting vertical, and riser bars.,,,,BD
Wow, I should post the one that's on our local CL right now.

Trek 7300 Hybrid -- Tall Frame - Reduced

Trek 7300 Hybrid -- Tall Frame - Reduced - $200 (Williamsburg/Yorktown)




One owner
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-Tall frame 22.5" --- so this is for tall people only!
-700c double wall Bontrager rims
-24 speed Shimano STX RC rear derailleur with grip shift.
-Big comfy seat with gel padding and integrated springs combined with a suspension seat post make for a comfortable ride!
-High quality made in America aluminum frame.
- Stored in the garage and not ridden for a couple of years.
- Price reduced to $200

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Originally Posted by zukahn1
I see home built pedal mowers several times a year listed on craigslist and this one doesn't look to be particularly well done. They actually made some commercial retail ones in the 30's they never caught on and quickly disapeared as better powered mowers came on the market.
We've exchanged a couple e-mails since, he did it as a gag.
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