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Old 03-09-17, 08:21 PM
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Oh, good lord.....from a vehicle dynamics standpoint, this is all wrong....
My brain says "no no" but my heart says " yes! Yes!"

I kinda want one.
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Old 03-09-17, 08:37 PM
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This bike had been listed everyday for months and months, the price never going down once. The seller said it was super rare or something like that. Looks like someone got tired of seeing the ads, and wrote a nice little message back to him.

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/bik/6002709210.html



It's been about 6 mo. I've seen this bike resisted every day. What the hell no one wants you dam bike . Put it out on the curb or whatever. It is not a super rare bike , at all.
Please stop !!


The seller in question deleted all the ads.
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Old 03-09-17, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeinBuffalo
This bike had been listed everyday for months and months, the price never going down once. The seller said it was super rare or something like that. Looks like someone got tired of seeing the ads, and wrote a nice little message back to him.

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/bik/6002709210.html



It's been about 6 mo. I've seen this bike resisted every day. What the hell no one wants you dam bike . Put it out on the curb or whatever. It is not a super rare bike , at all.
Please stop !!


The seller in question deleted all the ads.
+1

Now, if only this approach always worked...

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Old 03-10-17, 06:41 PM
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All This Can Be Yours For Only $200!











"Beautiful Peugeot vintage bike (1980s)

Zefal hp bike fit pump
Matrix front tire
Original back Rigida tire
Veinmann hand front breaks. (Cracking)
Original gears and shifter
Breaks in good condition
** Fork front right was slightly bent many years back. - bike pulls to the right. **Will need to be adjusted.
Seat in good condition
And both tires are really good condition
Foot holds


It will be well cleaned and ready for pick up!! Needs to be gone so I am willing to negotiate price!"

https://charleston.craigslist.org/bik/6038283961.html



I really don't know where to begin. Oh, wait, I know! Credit should be accorded for the seller to mention the fork "will need to be adjusted." "Breaks", "Veinmann" (isn't he a mainlining superhero?), "Foot holds", oh, never mind.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or something?
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It's Okay; It's Only A Huffy?

Hardly a Davidson Motorized Bike - $800 (Greenville)





And the compound where they perform their ghastly "experiments"...



"I can't say enough about this as we have held onto this bike for close to 2 years figuring out all the details to make it a one of a kind bike. Dual tanks, one posing as an oil tank and is a functional fuel reservoir, Offset intake, expansion chamber, kmc 415 chain, sprocket adapter, and a layback seatpost. Enjoy!

Price is $800"

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Old 03-10-17, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by machinist42
Hardly a Davidson Motorized Bike - $800 (Greenville)


Well, I can't be hating on that, it's actually kinda beautiful. (I'd have gone with a springer Brooks saddle, but...)
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman
Well, I can't be hating on that, it's actually kinda beautiful. (I'd have gone with a springer Brooks saddle, but...)
I like the looks as well. Cabling needs a bit of tidying though.
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Never saw a Pletscher rear rack mounted over the front wheel before.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/6031045619.html

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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman
Well, I can't be hating on that, it's actually kinda beautiful. (I'd have gone with a springer Brooks saddle, but...)
Look at that exhaust! Holy burnt thigh Batman!
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Old 03-11-17, 12:16 PM
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Never saw a Pletscher rear rack mounted over the front wheel before.
And you probably never will again.

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Look at that exhaust! Holy burnt thigh Batman!
Ouch! Good point. How hard is it to pedal when you're wearing asbestos trousers, I wonder?
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Originally Posted by juvela
+1

Now, if only this approach always worked...

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I've seen this done on C-list before; usually in the job postings....
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Old 03-11-17, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost
I like the looks as well. Cabling needs a bit of tidying though.
Holy cow! Did somebody misplace the cable cutters?
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"Sixties Era Bianchi Specialissima"...not

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Just ran across this wacky CL entry.

Photo format too small for me to identify frame/cycle but it is clearly not what it is purported to be by seller...

Perhaps those with image massaging savvy can ID this sled.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik/6035380874.html

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Edit:

just ran across another listing for the same machine with larger format imagery. appears to be a Kawamura product from the early 70's, something like a Nishiki Kokusai.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik/6032342799.html

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Old 03-11-17, 11:29 PM
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Schizo Peugeot

PEUGEOT PX 10 S SUPER COMPETITION - $350 (Hilton Head)

"PEUGEOT PX 10 S SUPER COMPETITION -- VINTAGE FRENCH RACING BICYCLE 59cm

Peugeot PX10S . It is in overall very good condition. There are surface scratches and signs of normal use. It rides well, very smooth and straight. It has not been greased or revised. Original tubes and tires.

FRAME: Full Reynolds 531, color silver. Frame size from center to center 59, top tube 58cm (center to center). Simplex dropouts and lightrace headset.


Must Sell ---- Call Mike $350.00 OBO ------"

https://hiltonhead.craigslist.org/bik/6040212050.html



Is it a "Super Competition"?



Or is it a "Course"?



I don't know enough about Peugeot to go any further than raising the question. Maybe those wacky French made a bike of 531 labelled both "Course" and "Super Competition"?

However, I see no tubing identification decals of any fashion anywhere, so I will advance that it isn't a $350 Peugeot? No?

Suddenly, I am overwhelmed with ennui.

<le sigh>
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Old 03-12-17, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by juvela
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Just ran across this wacky CL entry.

Photo format too small for me to identify frame/cycle but it is clearly not what it is purported to be by seller...

Perhaps those with image massaging savvy can ID this sled.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik/6035380874.html

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Edit:

just ran across another listing for the same machine with larger format imagery. appears to be a Kawamura product from the early 70's, something like a Nishiki Kokusai.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik/6032342799.html

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The bike has a petty good dent in the top tube. Probably nothing structural.

The seat cluster/seat stay caps look British to me.

The (left) rear dropout looks like forged steel to me. But, it doesn't look Campy, and I'm having troubles placing it. It would be nice to know the bottom bracket and headset threading.

The price is a bit wacky.
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Old 03-12-17, 12:58 AM
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"Head And Shoulders Above The Rest"

10 Speed Bicycle - $95 (Hilton Head, SC)



"Men's 10 speed bicycle with new tires (less than 20 miles), seat and lock, in excellent condition."

https://hiltonhead.craigslist.org/bik/6038346496.html

(At least they didn't go the "hobo-bar" route?)
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Old 03-12-17, 01:09 AM
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Pretzel Logic

raleigh grand prix bicycle - $150 (butner)



"have a Raleigh grand prix bike for $150"

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/6016972178.html

At least they didn't go the "stem extender" route?
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Old 03-12-17, 01:28 AM
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It May In Fact Be A "Technuim"?

HUFFY \TECHNUIM\RACING\10 SPEED - $150 (RICHMOND//CHEST)





(That's both images gracing this ad.)

"THIS IS A ALL ALUMINUM RACING BIKE KEPT INDOORS RIDEN VERY LITTLE GREAT SHAPE $150 EVERY THING IS QUICK CHANGE ON THIS BIKE .THIS BIKE LIST WELL UPWARDS OF $1000 ITS A GREAT DEAL ."

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/5991455748.html

Why?
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
The bike has a petty good dent in the top tube. Probably nothing structural.

The seat cluster/seat stay caps look British to me.

The (left) rear dropout looks like forged steel to me. But, it doesn't look Campy, and I'm having troubles placing it. It would be nice to know the bottom bracket and headset threading.

The price is a bit wacky.
Here you go Clifford -

Yellow machine is a 1970 American Eagle SemiPro. Brown machine is a 1971 Nishiki SemiPro. Silver/chrome example a 1972 Nishiki International.













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Originally Posted by machinist42
HUFFY \TECHNUIM\RACING\10 SPEED - $150 (RICHMOND//CHEST)





(That's both images gracing this ad.)

"THIS IS A ALL ALUMINUM RACING BIKE KEPT INDOORS RIDEN VERY LITTLE GREAT SHAPE $150 EVERY THING IS QUICK CHANGE ON THIS BIKE .THIS BIKE LIST WELL UPWARDS OF $1000 ITS A GREAT DEAL ."

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/5991455748.html

Why?
Timewarped from 2006.
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Move the decimal one place to the left and I'd take it and he wouldn't even have to have it "well cleaned and ready for pick up".

Originally Posted by machinist42


It will be well cleaned and ready for pick up!! Needs to be gone so I am willing to negotiate price!"

https://charleston.craigslist.org/bik/6038283961.html



I really don't know where to begin. Oh, wait, I know! Credit should be accorded for the seller to mention the fork "will need to be adjusted." "Breaks", "Veinmann" (isn't he a mainlining superhero?), "Foot holds", oh, never mind.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or something?
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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.

It's so broken down that he couldn't post the (non-existent) pictures...and I guess why bother, if you are basically trying to get somebody to pay you for them hauling it to the landfill...


Which is a typical idea on CL these days for any junk.
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I'm pretty sure I have purchased some of these over the years...
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Never saw a Pletscher rear rack mounted over the front wheel before.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/6031045619.html

Seems to also have a Pletscher rack on the rear, but both are secured to the bike with Zip Ties!
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Normally I don't figure overpriced bikes qualify for this thread as they are everywhere - but wow - "This bike is in great shape". $450
And no drive side photo, as usual.
Miele Vintage Road Bike | road | City of Toronto | Kijiji

I'm selling my Miele road bike since I've just bought a new bike.
This bike is in great shape as most of the bike was replaced last summer.
New tires, gears, chain, brakes, and handles. Could use a new seat. Has also been stored indoors all winter.
The frame is 52", I'm 5'6 and it's a great size for me.

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