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Old 10-15-09, 07:48 AM
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Not to mention the entire headset.

Granted, it still isn't half as ridiculous as the powdered Giro D'Italia bars on eBay right now.

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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
The fixie crowd strikes again inTampa. He powder coated the DA 7400 cranks!!!

https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bik/1420785400.html

I like how it's advertised as a great frame for a fixed gear... as long as you're lucky with the chain tension. He left out that last part.
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$3,700.00 - right...

https://cgi.ebay.com/1892-driveshaft-...item2556c56dd5
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I like how it's advertised as a great frame for a fixed gear... as long as you're lucky with the chain tension. He left out that last part.
Oh, right. It has vertical dropouts. Duh. Now that's wacky!
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I read this and dont understand it.Can someone explain?
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THE DR. IS IN AND HAS SUMTIN TO SAY (the OG BIKE NINJA)

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If it was up to me, you muha****ers would stop comin up to me
Wit your hands out lookin up to me, like you want somethin free
When my last fixie was out, you wasnt bumpin me
But now that I got this little company
Everybody wanna come to me like it was some disease
But you wont get a crumb from me
Cause Im from the streets of (CHI TOWN)
I told em all - all them little bike ninjas
Who you think helped mold em all?
Now you wanna run around talkin bout bikes like I aint got none
What you think I sold em all?
Cause I stay well off
Now all I get is hate mail all day sayin K fell off
What cause I been in the lab wit a hub and a cog
Tryin to get this damn build off?
I aint havin that; this is the millenium of aftermath
It aint gona be nothin after that
So give me one more platinum crank
And **** Bikes! cuz they gettin too rank
So wheres all the madd ninjas at?
Its like a jungle in this habitat
But all you savage cats, know that I was strapped wit gats
When you were cuddlin a cabbage patch

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Old 10-15-09, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Oregon Southpaw View Post
Only in Portland:

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/1421249302.html

Signed Bukowski book features highly in bad narrative also parading as bicycle sale
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Never thought I'd see the day when an ultra high-end carbon fibre bike had a freaking U-lock mount on it, and the saddle stupendously low.
Wow...
I couldn't read the ad, though. The writing style was hard to understand.
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It reads like something Billy Mays would have written (the ad, not the book). However I'd be really impressed to find an 8 pound bike: "It is an amazing bike, frame weighs 2.5 lbs, and the entire bike can’t weigh more than 8!"
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Old 10-15-09, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
The danger is that if I go there, I may never want to come back home.
Lots of people do just that. Then, like the seller in the ad, they do not find jobs in our horrible local economy, run out of money, have to sell off their beloved bikes to make rent, and then finally move back to where they came from.
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My wife's sister lives in Portland and we visited in June, what a great time to visit. We would have loved to move, but I hear it rains most of the other months, and a comparable home to ours here would have cost about 8X the price there. Lovely place to visit though, and great beer.
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I hate to break it to you buddy, but I think the only time wasted was building it.,,,,BD

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1423443492.html
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I hate to break it to you buddy, but I think the time was wasted building it.,,,,BD

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1423443492.html
At least the seller knows when to quit.
I will ofcourse put air in them if you buy.
No sense inflating the tires until you've got cash in hand.
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Old 10-16-09, 02:31 PM
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Bet This One Handles Well:

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/bik/1424546118.html

(Wonder who put it together?)
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Old 10-17-09, 04:31 PM
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And btw, I leave for work at 7:35 AM, and get home at 6:00 PM.,,,,BD

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1425632608.html
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I hate to break it to you buddy, but I think the only time wasted was building it.,,,,BD

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1423443492.html
Ha, ha, ha, ha.

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Speaking of painting DA parts, that looks like an early AX headset with the bottom race all nice and gold.

That freshly painted rash around the lugs looks suspect too...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/1422900783.html
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Old 10-18-09, 05:51 AM
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Wtf?

A bike that typically sells used for about $100 when in excellent condition, having been only ridden once or twice before being abandoned in the basement for five to 10 years.

This one has been pieced together from old parts...Frankenbike-Style...and he's bragging about it...and this guy wants $250********** "Dude, I put this together with old junk parts I recycled from dumpsters" is now a good sales pitch when you are asking a price comparable to that of a similar brand-new bike? Oy vey!!!!!!!! For $250 in the off-season I want a something like a 10-year-old Bianchi Volpe in my size!

The 3 R's .... Ranting, Raving and Ridiculing

Trek 800 Fully Recycled - $250 (Mount Vernon, NY)

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Hi this bike was rebuilt with used alloy wheels, nice tires, improved brake levers all new gear and brake cables and a new bottom bracket, recycled seat and post and blew me away how well it rides almost like a new bike. It has been completely serviced and lubed with no attention to details of its operation overlooked, quite a project actually so I'm relieved to have it come out so well.
To help it roll out the door a little easier I'l throw in your choice of a $30 helmet or Kryptonite lock no charge.

I have other used bikes and provide full service bicycle repairs affordably with new or used parts recycled to help keep costs real world.

Convenient to Highway and Mass Transit

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Drewed

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/1429196505.html

1973 schwinn super sport track single speed - $250 (warren)
Date: 2009-10-19, 11:26PM EDT
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1973 schwinn supersport, i believe medium size, track/single speed project
hand built fillet brazed chromoly frame and fork
removed all cable bosses and integral kickstand mount, completely stripped to bare metal, and spraybombed candy red metallic
paint has some scratches but shines in the sun and looks pretty sweet
all new euro bottom bracket conversion, gold anodized origin 8 bullhorn bars, crankset, and pedals, nos schwinn clear glitter bar tape and red metalflake schwinn racing saddle, and bar end brake levers

price is firm for this rare bike with choice parts

pain111976@yahoo.com

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Old 10-19-09, 11:30 PM
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Creative... and can't help to think that house is vacant, and they don't live there?

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/1428970133.html

TRADE- Tired of being a hipster with a vintage bike? (Portland)

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Then trade me for my mountain bike! Soo next-level.

It's powers include, but are not limited to:
motion and moving
going up hills
going down hills
transportation
switching gears
stopping
being still
looking cool
making your hair blow in the wind all sexy like
making all of the hot people on belmont/hawthorne/alberta/mississippi really randy because you are so ahead of the curve on your amazing mountain bike

So say hello to 2010 the right way.. trade me your vintage bike for my mountain bike.

Send me a photo of yours and let's do bizzzniss.

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https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/1429033380.html



a good deal the best u will ever see - $275

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have a haro nine touth for 150 and a bfr with hub a spokes a odyessy i will sell all this for 275 obo plz i will go chepper if u call to night. plz plz i need cash call NOW 953 2344 OR nickalusxxx@gmail.com its a good deal

plz call me plz i need the cash plz it is the best deal ever


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a good deal the best u will ever see - $275
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'happy owner' indeed!

https://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/1425464846.html

old bycicle for sale - $400 (bala cynwyd)
Date: 2009-10-17, 11:51AM EDT
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i have an old rusty bike for sale , tires worn our , needs new chain and a happy owner.


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^ I think that's a joke, like the used inner tube for $125.
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Flying monkeys? I have a few questions ...

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Old Bike for Sell - $15 (Independance)

Date: 2009-10-20, 1:53PM CDT
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Want fo sell old bike it's rusty and tiers need air but could make a nice crhistmas gift or a single sped, or could tie a monkey onto it and throw it out of a airplane, email question

Location: Independance

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/1430020425.html
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I think they are serious!

"Amazing,unique paint scheme"

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Flying monkeys? I have a few questions ...

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Old Bike for Sell - $15 (Independance)

Date: 2009-10-20, 1:53PM CDT
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Want fo sell old bike it's rusty and tiers need air but could make a nice crhistmas gift or a single sped, or could tie a monkey onto it and throw it out of a airplane, email question

Location: Independance

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/1430020425.html
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