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Old 02-05-16, 11:21 AM
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Not only is the picture a great way to display the bike for sale, there's also this in the text:
[h=2]fully custom bmx bike need gone - $300[/h]Serious injury only
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fully custom bmx bike need gone
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Old 02-05-16, 11:51 AM
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Not only is the picture a great way to display the bike for sale, there's also this in the text:
fully custom bmx bike need gone - $300

Serious injury only
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Very nice, lol.
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Old 02-05-16, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Slash5
This tells you everything you need to know about the crazy Toronto bike market.
Bare frame, replaced fork, creases obviously removed from top tube and down tube, still has dents, I assume HiTen frame tubing, would have to be painted.
$260

Best cash offer.
The frame needs repair if you want it to be original, this is more of a winter project/ parts frameset. some good old oddball parts for collectors or people that restore older steel bicycles. Frame has been repaired at some point, dented from a lock banging on the frame for years. Headset is a Bianchi headset, couple of rust spots, some of the headset lock nuts are chewed up a bit, but could be replaced, forks are Columbus Cromor and are better quality then the frame is. I am inlcluding a 26.2mm seatpost that fits this frame and a stem and handlebars that fit, the seatpost and stem are new, handlebar is about 15 yr old Profile Design 42cm alloy drop bar.

Bianchi headbadge, fork, and headset, frame needs repair | other | Markham / York Region | Kijiji

I like that.
Replacement fork.
Toptube/Downtube damage.

And blames it on carrying a lock around.

It does say "best cash offer". Maybe try $25?
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Old 02-05-16, 01:56 PM
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I like that.
Replacement fork.
Toptube/Downtube damage.

And blames it on carrying a lock around.

It does say "best cash offer". Maybe try $25?
Definitely a throw-away frame unless you absolutely have no other options..
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Old 02-05-16, 01:59 PM
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I know this has been discussed before here but I always like CL ads that have no pics and say something like 'bike, works good'. lol. I always wonder, does anyone ever call about ads like that? I sure dont.
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I'm not sure what this guy was aiming to do, but it didn't work.

prewar Vinage 1920 Mead Ranger bike for sale or trade

[h=2]prewar Vinage 1920 Mead Ranger bike for sale or trade - $650 (Garden Groveand los Angeles)[/h]





Customize .....ONE of a.KIND .....Bike$.650


firm .on price ..it has a 3 speed nexus .700"rims This bike is very fast,it has 72 teeth crank. It measures 12" across.the first gear it ride smooth but went you but the second gear it started to take off and went you but the third one on you well be going fast I mean way fast ....... YOU must pick UP......if you wanted the bike leave your phone number..will not answer text ,don't have cell phone.call after 10 AM. show contact info trade for other prewar bike or electric guitar or what you got ? .
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Originally Posted by exmechanic89
I know this has been discussed before here but I always like CL ads that have no pics and say something like 'bike, works good'. lol. I always wonder, does anyone ever call about ads like that? I sure dont.
Ya never know.


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Old 02-06-16, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
I'm not sure what this guy was aiming to do, but it didn't work.

prewar Vinage 1920 Mead Ranger bike for sale or trade

prewar Vinage 1920 Mead Ranger bike for sale or trade - $650 (Garden Groveand los Angeles)







Customize .....ONE of a.KIND .....Bike$.650


firm .on price ..it has a 3 speed nexus .700"rims This bike is very fast,it has 72 teeth crank. It measures 12" across.the first gear it ride smooth but went you but the second gear it started to take off and went you but the third one on you well be going fast I mean way fast ....... YOU must pick UP......if you wanted the bike leave your phone number..will not answer text ,don't have cell phone.call after 10 AM. show contact info trade for other prewar bike or electric guitar or what you got ? .
Prewar means before WHICH war? The Iraq war?

I like the exercise bike crankset

I agree, the seller may have put some effort into the rebuild, but it just a mishmash of junk. A little ambitious on the pricing. I can imagine that will haunt craigslist for some time. With some luck it will sell by September 2016 (or 2017) and the next Burning Man.
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Old 02-06-16, 03:31 AM
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If you read the text, all your questions will be answered!

"the first gear it ride smooth but went you but the second gear it started to take off and went you but the third one on you well be going fast I mean way fast"
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Old 02-06-16, 06:59 AM
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What races did this bike win? I'm almost assured a victory if I show up.,,,,BD

challenger low ride custom Race bike
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What races did this bike win? I'm almost assured a victory if I show up.,,,,BD
Only if those bottles are filled with Nitrous Oxide.

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Old 02-06-16, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by exmechanic89
I know this has been discussed before here but I always like CL ads that have no pics and say something like 'bike, works good'. lol. I always wonder, does anyone ever call about ads like that? I sure dont.
I answered a "Peugeot bike $125" ad with no pictures. It was a late 70's PX10 when he rolled it out of the house.,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Only if those bottles are filled with Nitrous Oxide.

Soooo, you shoot the competitors in the face as they try to pass? Or do you ingest it yourself and feel like a winner even though you're dead last.,,,,BD
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Old 02-06-16, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
I answered a "Peugeot bike $125" ad with no pictures. It was a late 70's PX10 when he rolled it out of the house.,,,,BD
Yeah but to be fair, that ad did have 'Peugeot' in it, which was far more info than 'good bike', lol.
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Originally Posted by okane
"the first gear it ride smooth but went you but the second gear it started to take off and went you but the third one on you well be going fast I mean way fast"
Hmm.. that does ​sound fast.. lol.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Only if those bottles are filled with Nitrous Oxide.

How would you reach those bottles during your ride
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Old 02-06-16, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by polishmadman
How would you reach those bottles during your ride
You don't need to,
If they are battery packs for stealth motors.

Perhaps it beat the neighborhood dog 3 times. The fourth time wasn't so lucky

To be fair, apparently the bike has been advertised since at least June 2015, and has been dropped in price by at least $100

https://www.recumbentriders.org/forums/threads/18117/
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Ya never know.


He cheated that lady good, huh?
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Originally Posted by exmechanic89
He cheated that lady good, huh?
I thought it was a lot older song than it is. But, apparently it is a made-up story, or melding of a couple of stories. But, it is hard to say that paying the full asking price was "cheating" anybody. If I get a good price on Craigslist, I'll often round up $5, and everyone is happy

And, of course, if the event was real, it would have been Private Malone's car, and the note in the glovebox indicated that he might have been ok with the sale.
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Old 02-06-16, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
I think I've posted a few trials bikes in the other thread. They don't qualify as "wacky" for me since they're clearly specially designed and well made for their intended purpose and that renders them valid, somehow.
True they are valid. I just thought her reason that he got a car so doesn't ride anymore was kinda funny, like he rode it to get places.
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Originally Posted by wrk101
OK, not bikes, but I love the title:

box of 21 files for wood work or mental

Apparently, a new use for files!

Of course, it is Asheville.....

box of 21 files for wood work or mental
Not a bad deal for mental files.

A couple look badly contaminated.
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"NEW PRICE" Fassst motorized bicycle, custom built | other | Guelph | Kijiji
$500
Raliegh frame from the 80s, when raleigh made good frames.... custom made fork with board track style bars. it has an 80cc engine, ported, new gaskets, new bearings, new clutch pads, has custom tuned exhaust and intake with boost bottle, has SBP shifter kit with custom made chain tensioner and 24 tpooth sprockt..7 spd shimano rear. wheelies likes crazy in first gear... fast as hell.... 75 - 80 km/h, decent tires and good brakes. also has tow hitch..I will include your choice of either a 1.5L or 2L proper gas tank..I liked the rattiness of the lawnmower tank but...500.00 obo no lowballers. serious inquiries only

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Originally Posted by Slash5
"NEW PRICE" Fassst motorized bicycle, custom built | other | Guelph | Kijiji
Raliegh frame from the 80s,

fast as hell.... 75 - 80 km/h
75 to 80? And no license?
No lights or signals?

So, what is in the tank?

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RALEIGH BIKE

Hello, my name is Fidel Balsnurfce. I had a Bike left at my house apprx 6 days ago. I've been asking people about the bike but nobody seems to know where it came from. Looks pretty nice. The color is STEALTH black just like them bomber Jets be looking. (This bike doesn't fly) Wish it flew! That would be pretty assume right ?!?! I was thinking 50$ seems a quite too high for this wonderful bike. So 40$ and a bottle of Patron will do it. 420 friendly as well This bike is plenty fun! There is a pretty hefty lock on this bike.. It's okay I know some people tho that can cut it for the low low $$$$ I tried cutting it myself ( see pictures below) no luck with that Just check out the pictures! Thank you for taking the time to read this Yours truly
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Now that is just wacky.

If someone brings the key, do they still have to pay $50?
Has he called the PD with the description and SN?
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