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Old 01-04-16, 08:52 PM
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I think that this one has been on CL for over three years now. The price has dropped by $125 or so since I noticed it - but it is still missing a shifter.

All Terra GT Timberline Triple Triangle Mens Mountain Bike
Ah, but it's one of those super-rare GT bikes that was "made by Trek!"
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Old 01-04-16, 10:30 PM
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This just in from Craigslist in the Atlanta area. I'm strongly considering this one, but I think I might hold out until I can find a bike with a little moar JPEG.

The seller also mentions his or her Cervelo, the expense of which is presumably why they cannot afford a camera.



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Old 01-04-16, 10:55 PM
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This seems like a smokin' deal..

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Old 01-05-16, 11:30 AM
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This seems like a smokin' deal..

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I actually got a smokin' deal once, on a Trek 520 that had been in a house fire. Unfortunately, the seller had already paid for a post-fire overhaul and wanted to recoup his investment so it was not as cheap as it might have been.
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Old 01-06-16, 06:55 AM
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What is going on here? I can't figure out the purpose of that weird stem-to-fork attachment, nor why the fork is backwards, nor why the price is so high...

USSR Vintage Motor Pace Track Bike Frame Record KHVZ Xb3 with Parts | eBay
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Old 01-06-16, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Lanovran
What is going on here? I can't figure out the purpose of that weird stem-to-fork attachment, nor why the fork is backwards, nor why the price is so high...

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1500 simoleans, Boris? I guess the russkie bikes are hot right now. There is a "rare KGB" mountain bike on our CL with a jacked up price. Rare does not mean valuable.
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Old 01-06-16, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Lanovran
What is going on here? I can't figure out the purpose of that weird stem-to-fork attachment, nor why the fork is backwards, nor why the price is so high...
Google search Stayer Bicycle.
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Old 01-06-16, 12:25 PM
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I found this ad rather poignant, in that it tells a little story: Something went wrong with this little WalMart bike's coaster brake, someone thought it was worth trying to fix, someone failed, someone thought someone else would want to take on the project and pay $15 for the privilege.

[h=2]bike - $15 (Bothell)[/h]














needs the mechanism that goes inside on the middle of the tire
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If the coaster brake is completely missing, I wonder if someone bought he bike specifically to cannibalize parts.
Of course, I would have started with a $5 bike from Goodwill.
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Old 01-06-16, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
If the coaster brake is completely missing, I wonder if someone bought he bike specifically to cannibalize parts.
Of course, I would have started with a $5 bike from Goodwill.
The tragedy is probably familiar to us all. The user needed CB guts to fix a different bike and K-balled this one, not realizing that hub parts are not necessarily interchangeable. Hey, parts is parts, right? He therefore winds up with this little bike with the parts removed and the original bike still unrepaired due to the need for the right parts, ones other than what he wound up with. Two bikes bound for the trash bin instead of just one. We've all seen it.
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I kind of doubt all that. I think it was a new bike this year. I'm betting it broke down on Christmas and Dad tried to fix it and couldn't.
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I kind of doubt all that. I think it was a new bike this year. I'm betting it broke down on Christmas and Dad tried to fix it and couldn't.
Nah - he was trying to convert it to a fixie.
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I've torn down a few of those coaster brakes. I'm not sure I've swapped between bikes, but the parts all look the same. Are you sure they aren't 99% interchangeable? Of course, I do occasionally run into something that I would think could be transferred from a 16" to a 20" bike, and it just doesn't fit

And, the coasters are not too complex. They look scary once one has all the parts laying out, but they only go back together one way.

Craigslist and the thrift stores have been flooded with those little kid's bikes since Christmas. Some appear to be in pretty good shape. My guess is there have been quite a few bike upgrades for Christmas, and people are dumping the old ones for pennies on the dollar.
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Old 01-06-16, 03:31 PM
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I'm not quite sure what this guy is selling based upon the photos.

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Originally Posted by dweenk
I'm not quite sure what this guy is selling based upon the photos.

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I love it. His pictures are worse than mine.
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Old 01-06-16, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by dweenk
I'm not quite sure what this guy is selling based upon the photos.

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Those are good photos of a seat.



Custom rides are a bit difficult to valuate, but I am coming up a bit short of $600 on that one.

Of course, he didn't specify dollars. Maybe 600¥ Chinese Yuan.
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Originally Posted by dweenk
I'm not quite sure what this guy is selling based upon the photos.

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The only thing I'm certain of is that you "Must buy all or just pick 1 or both of the other ones I said." Baffling.
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Old 01-07-16, 11:40 PM
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This one is super cool in that it A) has a very rare 'quill' stem and B) was made 'in conjunction with a Czech experimental institute for nuclear technology'..

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[h=2]French Canadian bike theaf working CL - $666[/h]


HE SEEMS TO BE STILL AROUND stole a bike in april of me now I have heard some one matching this description lives around main and broadway in an apartment there and recently stole a bike........original post from april ........young blonde short hair slim build about 5foot 11 inches narrow face about 21 accent strong asks to do test ride and steals bike I think he lives in main,fraser or drive area RE POSTING BECAUSE I THINK HE IS STILL AROUND AS I HEARD A STORY THATS FITS THE OTHER DAY IN THIS AREA> Does any one listen to me ha got a carbon fiber in the last week or bike last few days and I have talked to preople who have seen him selling bike skinny french kid is REAL LOL
spotted again with a bike for sale in august by some one who E-mailed me because of this post and in the month of july
French Canadian bike theaf working CL

There may be another "Thief" warning type of ad on there as well, perhaps the same person.
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Not a counterfeit Beach Cruiser.

Authentic Beach Cruiser
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Not a counterfeit Beach Cruiser.

Authentic Beach Cruiser
An authentic cruiser for a beach, or a cruiser for an authentic beach?
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I think there's been a misunderstanding.

Have a trek 820, good condition just needs brakes. Fast, with 700 series tires.

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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
I think there's been a misunderstanding.

Is that one of those bikes that goes fast...
But is a pain to stop.

I'm not sure about the frame models, but it looks like it was probably disc brakes on the frame, and rim brakes on the wheels.
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Think it's a scam?

super fast racing bike



super fast racing bike - $139 (bellwood)
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