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Old 06-18-16, 05:20 AM
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peugeot mixte with "amazing" saddle.


Vintage Peugeot bicycle

A while back, I put one of those axx hatchets on an old cruiser I had. Rode around the block and when I returned my voice was 1 octave higher and I couldn't pee for 6 hours. Would be a perfect way to extract info from terrorists.....make them ride a stationary bike for an hour equipped with these torture devices. They will talk albeit in a high voice!
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So the table is likely to wobble as the tires loose air. This required maintenance, limited usability, and also that it's ugly, seem to add up to a waste of time to build it. Hate to be so negative about art, but I am a "form follows function" kind of guy.

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Uhhhh....any ideas or comments, folks? Schweet Schwinn Table

Schweet Schwinn Table - $300 (Cambridge) hide this posting

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Old 06-19-16, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost
So the table is likely to wobble as the tires loose air. This required maintenance, limited usability, and also that it's ugly, seem to add up to a waste of time to build it. Hate to be so negative about art, but I am a "form follows function" kind of guy.
Everybody's a critic

I like bikes, and I like tables. But I just don't like that bike/table either.
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Old 06-19-16, 10:38 AM
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What a deal! Vintage Campagnolo seat post 27.2
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Old 06-19-16, 11:14 AM
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Yeah, but finding matching "unirail" seats is a bother.
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Old 06-19-16, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SloButWide
Yeah, but finding matching "unirail" seats is a bother.
Ain't that wacky?
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Old 06-19-16, 02:14 PM
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30+ speed bike - $130

Hi I have a mountain/ road bike for sale. it is a 30+speed.Call or text
There aren't a lot of ways to arrive at 30 speed, and fewer still to get to 30+ . For all I know, it could be the deal of a lifetime.
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10 on the rear and 3 up front is basically a 30 speed. Add 11 in there rear and there you go.
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Anyone want a hot mess Colnago?

New listing Colnago Super Frameset 1982 55 cm
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Old 06-19-16, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by sloar
Anyone want a hot mess Colnago?

New listing Colnago Super Frameset 1982 55 cm
It might be worth it if the shipping is $11.35
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Old 06-19-16, 06:04 PM
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I dunno, correcting the missing braze-ons will necessitate a respray so (to me) $200 is somewhat reasonable but at the limit of what I would offer.

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Anyone want a hot mess Colnago?

New listing Colnago Super Frameset 1982 55 cm
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Old 06-20-16, 08:59 AM
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Interesting Bike, Cranky Seller

Too many flakey encounters on CL, but still dipping into the pool?

Please contact me by text or email ONLY. Also, PLEASE say something more than the telltale "is it still available?" or "what's your lowest price?", or I will have to assume that you're a scammer and report your contact accordingly. Cash, face-to-face local transactions ONLY! If you suggest anything else I will report you as a scammer. Thanks!
For the right person, the bike might be worth dealing with him:

59cm Schwinn Super Sport SL Reynolds 853 - $500

Apparently a knowledgeable and passionate seller:
59cm Schwinn Super Sport SL with Reynolds 853 frame, carbon fork, and Campagnolo 2 x 8 Ergo components. Seat tube is 56 c-t, but it's a compact frame and fits like a 59cm. The frame is very clean with no dents and the paint and decals look nearly new. Weighs less than 20 pounds with pedals installed.

The SL was spec'd with 3 x 9 Ultegra, so the Campagnolo components are not original. Campy group has no markings so I'm not sure which group it is, but the finish and materials suggest that it's not lower end. The components show use and "garage wear" but function perfectly. Unlike Shimano brifters,when the time comes the Ergo brifters are designed so that they can be rebuilt by qualified mechanics. I added a newer Record carbon seatpost and a titanium rail saddle. Front derailleur is Shimano 105.
PS - If you're a BF member - I understand. Some people are idiots. Some of those idiots use CL. Being a curmudgeon repels some of them; it also repels some customers.
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Old 06-20-16, 09:34 AM
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Maybe I don't know something.

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Old 06-20-16, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by SloButWide
Being a curmudgeon repels some of them; it also repels some customers.
I don't even bother with people like this anymore, I'm not spending my time convincing someone that I am interested in their product. Having bought and sold on the site, a lot of idiots are out there on both sides of the equation. If you truly think that someone asking if a product is still available means they are a scammer, it is not the place for you to be selling.

In any case, I don't know if it is a region by region thing, but I've never had anyone that was a scammer contact me the way some sellers seem to be scared of. Idiots and time wasters, sure, but never a true scammer or someone that "wants to help sell" the product.
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Old 06-20-16, 09:44 AM
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Also, PLEASE say something more than the telltale "is it still available?" or "what's your lowest price?", or I will have to assume that you're a scammer and report your contact accordingly.
That's kind of silly. I respond with an email saying just "is it still available" all the time, and if I got an email like that I would expect it to be a legitimate interested party. Bottom line though dealing with a certain percentage of flakes is part of the cost o' doin business on CL. If you can't take it, go back to taking out classified ads in the print newspaper!
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Old 06-20-16, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Noah Scape
Maybe I don't know something.

1947 Schwinn - $5000
Sure looks like one to me.....

Schwinn Whizzer- 1947 - Lane Motor Museum
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Sure looks like one to me.....

Schwinn Whizzer- 1947 - Lane Motor Museum
I had a neighbor in Long Beach CA that had a couple of Whizzers. Guess I do know something.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
That's kind of silly. I respond with an email saying just "is it still available" all the time, and if I got an email like that I would expect it to be a legitimate interested party.
In general, I assume the seller may have multiple items listed, and specifying "is the 1993 Cavalier still available" saves them the trouble of figuring out whether "it" refers to their car, their cousin's car that they need out of the yard, the bicycle that's been sitting on the porch for a decade, the busted KitchenAid mixer they're selling for parts, or the cousin they posted a personal ad for in an attempt to get him out of their guest room. It also shows it wasn't just a copy-paste response or automated one looking for potential scam victims.
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If you click the 'reply' button from the craigslist page, it starts an email for you with a link to that page already in it
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hes just filtering. its like I don't respond to people who just email one line like: "call me 868-268-2718"

if they can't put any more effort than that, then I don't want to sell to them. no one wants to have to hit reply to find out what item they are referring to. at least include where you are, what item you are interested in, your name, contact, and best times you could come see/buy the item..

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Old 06-20-16, 11:04 AM
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I get it, everybody's entitled to their own way of interacting.

I hate telephones, so I am really annoyed by posters who demand phone calls, not texts/emails. I have to really want something to make a phone call instead of email/text.
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Old 06-20-16, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
I hate telephones, so I am really annoyed by posters who demand phone calls, not texts/emails. I have to really want something to make a phone call instead of email/text.
I prefer emails just so I can ask my list of questions and give the seller the opportunity to get me the answers at their leisure.

That said, I have come across many on CL who for whatever reason don't have email (I don't understand how you are online but don't have email, but that is a subject for another time). I always list my goods as email only first, and when I know they are serious I will give them a phone number. Once I had a guy leave a note on the windshield of my truck that was for sale, telling me he saw the buildings in the background of the picture, figured what apartment complex it was, and if I could give him a call because he was interested but he didn't have email. Figured he was serious about buying, so I obliged.
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Originally Posted by Noah Scape
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1947 Schwinn - $5000
That's more than double what I paid for a drivable used Mercedes Benz, with working air conditioning... is that seller insane or am I ignorant of some critical detail, such as a solid gold kickstand?

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Originally Posted by jefnvk
I prefer emails just so I can ask my list of questions and give the seller the opportunity to get me the answers at their leisure.
Yup, that's the point. Telephone is invasive, email is just as instantaneous, but allows both parties to deal with it as their time permits.
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Originally Posted by game_player_s
That's more than double what I paid for a drivable used Mercedes Benz, with working air conditioning... is that seller insane or am I ignorant of some critical detail, such as a solid gold kickstand?

Here's my contribution to this topic. A "what was this guy thinking" bike.:
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Not a bad profit. Weld two $10 bikes together and sell the contraption for $250.
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