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Old 03-07-17, 03:27 PM
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Steven Roche "Course La Plagne"

Bit too small for me, and I am focused on getting a '64 Paramount back on the road, no room for additional bikes at the moment. Perhaps someone else can give it a good home:


https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/6022599227.html


(not sure the fork is original)


Additional information about this particular model (and others from Carrera) at https://stephenrochebikes.wordpress....rse-la-plagne/


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Old 03-07-17, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by drstack
Bit too small for me, and I am focused on getting a '64 Paramount back on the road, no room for additional bikes at the moment. Perhaps someone else can give it a good home:


https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/6022599227.html


(not sure the fork is original)


Additional information about this particular model (and others from Carrera) at https://stephenrochebikes.wordpress....rse-la-plagne/

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Keep in mind this thread is for the more off the wall, overpriced, and downright strange bikes and sales pitches.

If you think someone might be interested in purchasing, perhaps post it here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...t-ii-1590.html
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Old 03-07-17, 07:10 PM
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Normally I don't figure overpriced bikes qualify for this thread as they are everywhere - but the title of this one was just too much. And of course only one picture, no component details or reason anyone should pay that price. At least it's a drive side picture.

Cheap bike for sale
Meile vintage racer bike, green colour, very light and original stock.
$1300

Cheap bike for sale | road | City of Toronto | Kijiji


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Old 03-07-17, 07:24 PM
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How can you take a photo of the word "criterium" on your Cannondale in your ad and still spell it wrong. Twice.

Cannondale Criterion Series - $250 (San Antonio)

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Old 03-07-17, 07:32 PM
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I attribute this to what my buddy Sherman referred to as "ignore-ance." He claimed that's what ignorance really is and I tend to agree with him.
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How can you take a photo of the word "criterium" on your Cannondale in your ad and still spell it wrong. Twice.

Cannondale Criterion Series - $250 (San Antonio)

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bik/6019089027.html
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Old 03-07-17, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Jicafold
How can you take a photo of the word "criterium" on your Cannondale in your ad and still spell it wrong. Twice.

Cannondale Criterion Series - $250 (San Antonio)

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bik/6019089027.html


Maybe HE thought THEY spelled it wrong!
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Old 03-07-17, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Slash5
And of course only one picture, no component details or reason anyone should pay that price. At least it's a drive side picture.


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And it's someone else's picture to boot:

https://www.bikeforums.net/8748455-post16.html

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Old 03-08-17, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by CroMo Mike
Maybe HE thought THEY spelled it wrong!
Two different words, criterion and criterium. Dictionaries can come in handy sometimes. I've spent a lot of time in the company of a person who looks at the beginning of a given word and assumes the ending, occasionally with comical results. Never hurts to read the entire word.
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Old 03-08-17, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Jicafold
How can you take a photo of the word "criterium" on your Cannondale in your ad and still spell it wrong. Twice.

Cannondale Criterion Series - $250 (San Antonio)

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bik/6019089027.html



Autocorrect maeby?
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Old 03-08-17, 06:22 PM
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Tired of pulling a BOB trailer around town?
Make that trailer work for you!!!!!

Pusher Assist trailer - $399 (Albany, OR)

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Old 03-08-17, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by machinist42
campy breaks - $180 (charlotte)



"campy breaks"

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/6033014707.html



You shouldn't call Campagnola "Campy" if you don't know the difference between "brakes" and "breaks"?

<sigh emoji> At least they are not purple? (Or white...)
Campagnola?
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Originally Posted by Vintage Raleigh
Campagnola?
I think OP was being "satirical"
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Old 03-08-17, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
I think OP was being "satirical"
Well that's funny then! I've been Penn and Teller'd.
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Old 03-08-17, 10:37 PM
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Well that's funny then! I've been Penn and Teller'd.
Tough room.

I try to squeeze every little bit of humour out, but, alas, do not always succeed.

I guess them's the brakes?
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Old 03-08-17, 10:58 PM
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And it's not even a giant bike...

Raleigh rs940 Vintage Road Bike - $250 (Charlotte)

This has "Raleigh" written all over it!









"This bike is a 1987 model in excellent condition this bike was designed for people around 5"4 or shorter the rear wheel is taller than the front brand new front@rear tires with 0 miles you can google this bike for more info.!!! COLLECTORS ITEM !!! Will be difficult to find one especially in this condition. 12 speed,4130 cromo frame, quick release wheels,24 inch front tire 26 rear."

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/6035584861.html

(Must be one of those rare Giant branded, Made In Taiwan, Raleighs? Maybe they misspelled Raleigh? I do that all the time.)
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Old 03-08-17, 11:13 PM
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I sort of the like that Raleigh.
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You just can't call little bikes Giants. It's not right.
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Periodically very non-bike stuff shows up in Craigslist.

This showed up today.

1998 Saturn 4d SL2 - $400

The price is not unexpected for a 19 year old car.

I just started thinking, maybe this is a comment that people looking for bikes should really be looking for cars instead.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Periodically very non-bike stuff shows up in Craigslist.

This showed up today.

1998 Saturn 4d SL2 - $400

The price is not unexpected for a 19 year old car.

I just started thinking, maybe this is a comment that people looking for bikes should really be looking for cars instead.
You should post it in the LCF forum, that way they can have the pleasure of vehicle ownership without the guilt of polluting. (just kidding)
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A Fine Candidate To Receive The Academy Award For "Dilapidated"

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Originally Posted by machinist42
I guess them's the brakes?
Stop it you're killing me
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Canadale mountian bike - $300

Hi I have a canadale mountain bike for sale it's been hanging g in my garage for a while and I'm moving soon so I need to get rid of it or it's going to the scrapper down the street. The bike is all aluminum down to the gear sifters and brakes and is very light has a rusted chain besides that it's all there. Text or call me shoot me a number and if I like it it's urs but I need this bike gone asap

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/bik/6036762824.html


hope he doesnt scrap the thing. Looks to be in nice shape.
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A Fine Candidate To Receive The Academy Award For "Dilapidated"
dilapidated yes, but still for only 30 euro? Probably worth it for the parts. I had no idea orbea was old enough to ever make a lugged steel frame!
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Old 03-09-17, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
dilapidated yes, but still for only 30 euro? Probably worth it for the parts. I had no idea orbea was old enough to ever make a lugged steel frame!
My first real road bike in 71. Very similar to this one except mine had little-to-no alloy components. Zeus Alpha or Junior group on it. Loved it.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Tired of pulling a BOB trailer around town?
Make that trailer work for you!!!!!

Pusher Assist trailer - $399 (Albany, OR)

Oh, good lord.....from a vehicle dynamics standpoint, this is all wrong....
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