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Old 04-23-16, 07:21 PM
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^ nice of the seller to include an x-ray to show any hairline cracks.
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I'd read that as 760-521-8314
Hm... Good point. Still an odd way to write out a phone number, though.
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custom bike**made of vw piston rods** one of a kind******************* - $250 (oc)


What kind of a crank would turn a piston rod into a bike?
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Here's a knackered old Cannondale that I can't understand... next to a log-cabin, long-dropout vintage Cannondale racy road bike that looks pretty neato.

The fork is a replacement, probably? The rear appears to have a canti stop but a side pull caliper? Dual eyelets and a chain hanger.

2 Cannondale Road Bikes 3.0 Bicycle OBO



2nd Stealth Baby Blue Cannondale $150 OBO
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Shifts pretty well
Rear new tube
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Wait, am I going right, no left. No, right, left.
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older Schwinn Varsity 10 speed all original



"... Not sure what the value of bike is. People say could be as much as 500.00. ..."

People say a lot of things.
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Old 04-26-16, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by echo victor
older Schwinn Varsity 10 speed all original



"... Not sure what the value of bike is. People say could be as much as 500.00. ..."

People say a lot of things.
$500. A bargain, that's only about $11 a pound!
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"What if I told you this bike could sell for up to $500?"

Answer (A) "Then you'd be wrong."

Answer (B) "Then I'll give you $50 for the buyer's phone number, because I've got a lot worthless crap I'd like to unload for a lot of money."
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Crap CL Pic of the DayŽ

800 men's trek bike

So that's where Robin left the batbike!

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Old 04-27-16, 11:20 AM
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Posted for funny title. "Just picked!"

Some farm fresh old school Schwins and more.

Just picked.
50 each or all 3 for 125.
(3 pictured first)

(bikes in the pile)
Plenty of girls schwinns, murrays, motobecane, peugeot, Huffy England, bikes in the stack.
If you see one and want it hit me andd i will pull it for ya, or send more pics.
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This guy keeps posting over, and over, and over. Around here, this bike would go for $250 max, and probably closer to $200, even with the condition. This dude is dreaming.,,,,BD

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Old 04-28-16, 10:52 AM
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This guy keeps posting over, and over, and over. Around here, this bike would go for $250 max, and probably closer to $200, even with the condition. This dude is dreaming.,,,,BD

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If you report his post, you won't see it anymore. Even if he refreshes it.

Unfortunately, if he makes a new posting, you will see it.
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Old 04-28-16, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
If you report his post, you won't see it anymore. Even if he refreshes it.

Unfortunately, if he makes a new posting, you will see it.
I don't think clicking on the "hide" button is the same as reporting/flagging it (flag as prohibited/spam/miscategorized). At least I hope it isn't.

I try to hide all the 1950's tank bikes that show upon Craigslist. Either there are a lot of them locally, or the hiding them doesn't seem to help much.

That Paramount looks nice. $450 is a bit steep. $300??? Perhaps someday the seller will entertain offers.
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Old 04-28-16, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
If you report his post, you won't see it anymore. Even if he refreshes it.

Unfortunately, if he makes a new posting, you will see it.
How else will I point and do the Simpsons HA ha. ,,,,BD
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Old 04-28-16, 12:47 PM
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Huh -- were 24" front wheel'd Centurion Ironmasters really a thing? @RobbieTunes ? I was skeptical, but fork seems to match pretty well.

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Old 04-28-16, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jmeb
Huh -- were 24" front wheel'd Centurion Ironmasters really a thing? @RobbieTunes ? I was skeptical, but fork seems to match pretty well.

Centurion Road Bike ~ small frame
It would be nice to see a full side view. But, there were quite a few Terry brand bikes made with 700c X 24" (or 650). I don't know if they were made in house, or imported.

I think I saw some other brand, maybe the Centurion come into the local bike co-op recently.

So, yes, I have no doubt it is original. The head tube is too long for that rear triangle if it wasn't a small front wheel.

It looks like a great bike for those shorter stature riders, and the price looks reasonable.
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@CliffordK -- you're certainly right. A little bit of looking found another one (small 650 front) locally.

80s Dave Scott centuron ladies bike

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It's not a Terry. It's a ripoff of her idea (which might be a ripoff or at least reinvention of someone else's idea, or she was a better advocate for it). You can find the history. I found an interview a while back but can't find it now. Several of the bigger companies brought out bikes like it at the time. It sort of killed her bike business and shoved her into the clothes and saddle business instead, which was more lucrative for her anyhow, but she didn't enjoy it so sold that business and is now back to custom frame building.

That was the smallest size Ironman but there were Terry bikes that were even smaller, with the top tube level with the rear wheel.

I'm sort of fascinated by these and wish I had a good reason to buy one but of course just my luck, I'm a normal sized male!

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At least it's original...
But the saddle is extra
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire
At least it's original...
But the saddle is extra
He's only asking $120 that beauty, though..
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Lower BB height too I bet!
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Peugeot BMX? Hell, why not

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My wife's Centurion, we bought it new:



Yes, Centurion made a small frame Ironman women's bike with a 24 inch front wheel.

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Originally Posted by Jadesfire
At least it's original...
But the saddle is extra
Cute.

I like how the shifting is explained.

SPEED RAZOR features rear brake and kick-chain 3 speeds. If you get tired you can easily kick the chain, while riding, into a lower gear; but you have to grab the chain the upshift.
So, the rear derailleur isn't connected to a shifter, and the front is even missing the derailleur. Hmmm

And for bumps... Watch dropping the front wheel into a hole.

it is possible to maintain over 10mph over rough roads without wrecking or ruining the wheel: for any threat, simply yank the handlebar, andor stomp on the crank, to wheelie.
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