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Old 06-04-16, 08:48 PM
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I was unaware that folding stayers were a thing...
Only in Louisiana.
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Old 06-05-16, 01:31 AM
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I was unaware that folding stayers were a thing...

Bridgestone Grandtech GR 24 Folding Bicycle | eBay
Ignoring the fork, it does look like a unique bike.
But $300 shipping? What is the handling fee? And for a folder too.
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Old 06-06-16, 12:37 AM
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Looking to rent tiny bike

So I am looking to rent a tiny bike to quit a job. I want to roll in there smoking a blunt and or vape pin and laugh sample food and say f*** off..... $50 shouldn't take that long. Probably won't call the cops on me cuz they all love and respect me. They will just ask me to leave. We could record it. It would become a YouTube sensation. Lol. Willing to leave collateral for bike. I don't want it... I want quit in glory.

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I saw that (maybe here?) a year or so back. I'm pretty sure it was word for word the same. I wonder if it's the same person or just something that's very slowly viral. Still funny enough for a second look.
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Old 06-07-16, 04:54 AM
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And the original price lies keep getting bigger, and bigger,,,,BD


Spokes are rusty? Here let me sand them for you....

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Old 06-07-16, 05:20 AM
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My response to the ad below...

"I'm in Portland, Oregon. Shoot me an email when you get here, and I will meet you... Bring the bike of course, so I can
test ride it before purchasing it. I will make a firm offer at that time. "

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Old 06-07-16, 05:21 AM
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You're missing it!

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Huffy 10 speed . . . $1200 . . . not a typo.

Huffy model Magnum ten speed
A 10 speed Huffy with with lo-ten steel is real gas pipe frame, plastic stem shifters, steel wheels, $10 after market speedo, and a seat from a walley world Schwinn with a pommel that looks like it would shove your gonad sack 3 inches back inside your body......like I wrote above, you're missing it!

Just imagine what it would look like if you took it to ricks american desecrations for a $3,000 resto job!

A steal at $1200 for this grail bike.

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Old 06-07-16, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by okane
A 10 speed Huffy with with lo-ten steel is real gas pipe frame, plastic stem shifters, steel wheels, $10 after market speedo, and a seat from a walley world Schwinn with a pommel that looks like it would shove your gonad sack 3 inches back inside your body......like I wrote above, you're missing it!

Just imagine what it would look like if you took it to ricks american desecrations for a $3,000 resto job!

A steal at $1200 for this grail bike.
Just looked at the post again, they repriced it down to $175 . . . lol

I think this is at a pawn shop, they had several old bikes listed for $1200. I called them about a Miele that was beat up and they wanted $1200 on that too.
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Old 06-07-16, 09:43 AM
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A "Italian" raxing bike for you all

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/5617136114.html
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Uhhh.... Ohhh....
Just imagine if it had been a Carbon Fiber Frame rather than a Carbon Steel frame.

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Old 06-07-16, 04:07 PM
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I've got a similar looking bike at home I picked up a while back for parts. Someone clearly put it headfirst into something and buckled the top and downtubes, then replaced the front wheel with a nice Campy/Mavic unit and kept on riding. I never got on it though, didn't have the balls to consider it really:
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Someone must have bought the Takara name for pennies and decided to slap it on new department store BSOs.

The marketing skills at play here:

Takara Bicycle - $90 (South Minneapolis, MN)
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Bike is a couple months old, been used a handful of times. Purchased new on Amazon, 4/5star rating.

Note, no seat included. Picture is from today. Tires are fine, deflated in pic as I was working on it and didn't bother re-inflating yet.
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Old 06-08-16, 09:46 AM
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Nice bike - terrible ad: and I hate the people who put $2. what is the reasoning? just put the dang price.

HAND BUILT IN USA 58cm MERLIN Titanium Campagnolo Groupset
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He doesn't even say OBO. Offer him the full asking price of $2 and then sue him for false advertising when he rejects your offer.
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Old 06-08-16, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
He doesn't even say OBO. Offer him the full asking price of $2 and then sue him for false advertising when he rejects your offer.
Who would you sue? He left no response info. What a waste of time.
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I feel like this has probably been posted here before, but it was worth the risk. I wonder how much this monstrosity weighs.

custom bike**made of vw piston rods** one of a kind*********** - $250 (OC, CA)

custom bike**made of vw piston rods** one of a kind*******************



Full custom made bike.
Made of vw piston rods.
This bike would be a display anywhere! Store window, shop, man cave, garage, business, car show.
People stop just to take a picture of it.
It's a cool bike, and it rides great too.

Your chance is here to own it!

$250.00 OBO
so many hours to design and build............. you have no idea!
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Who would you sue? He left no response info. What a waste of time.

haha. I didn't even notice that...makes it an even worse ad than I thought.
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Old 06-09-16, 09:04 PM
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Raleigh "professional" -

Vintage Raleigh "professional " road bike
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Old 06-10-16, 07:15 AM
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Wonder what it is - maybe a Super Course? I'd be tempted for that price. Campy brakes, Suntour bar ends and looks like Weinman concave rims.
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Old 06-10-16, 07:38 AM
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20-foot TREBUCHET for sale/trade

Delivery NOT INCLUDED! I have no way to transport this thing, so you must come with your own flat-bed trailer (dual axle recommended).
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Old 06-10-16, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Slash5
Wonder what it is - maybe a Super Course? I'd be tempted for that price. Campy brakes, Suntour bar ends and looks like Weinman concave rims.
This was my first thought as well. Then thought the lugset was wrong. Then recalled the late '70's ones. Late '70's would explain the presence of the Sakae Ringyo/Raleigh chainset. Odd that someone chose to fit a R/NR headset. One of the last things folks usually changeout.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
It looks great. I'm just not sure I could tow it from Scappoose to Eugene behind my bicycle.
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You think he used it to play fetch?
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Originally Posted by curbtender
You think he used it to play fetch?
No need to fetch the ammo if he was hurling ice cubes.

But, it could make a good training aid for a Golden Retriever.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
No need to fetch the ammo if he was hurling ice cubes.

But, it could make a good training aid for a Golden Retriever.
Train your golden to fly!
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