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Old 04-09-17, 12:36 PM
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No photo, but still laughable

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Schwin tourism/tour de France light weight. titanium. Hybrid-$175
a real nice and light weight bycicle/became I've used it a few times 24 speed Shimon walrus derailler 8 gears in rear 3 in front"firm on price

4/9/17 Orlando Fl.
Me: gotta love those "walrus deraillers"

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Originally Posted by Ima Tumor
The ad is transcribed exactly as written.

Schwin tourism/tour de France light weight. titanium. Hybrid-$175
a real nice and light weight bycicle/became I've used it a few times 24 speed Shimon walrus derailler 8 gears in rear 3 in front"firm on price

4/9/17 Orlando Fl.
Me: gotta love those "walrus deraillers"
Did someone add a titanium stem cap?

About like trying to hunt for that one Campagnolo part on some Campy equipped bikes.
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SUPER LIGHT WEIGHT BIKE - $40

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RARE Italian Racing Bicycle - $500


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RARE Italian Racing Bicycle - $500


https://chattanooga.craigslist.org/bik/6077447848.html
Did Mussolini win the war?
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Old 04-10-17, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Any idea what the model is?

I haven't seen many true Cinelli frames for less than $200

It looks TIG welded. And no bolt through the seat stays. Odd.
I'd be willing to bet that is no Cinelli but more likely a Giant, or Raleigh. It looks like a unicrown fork too
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
LOL what's with those forks?? But for $40 I'd grab it just for the wheels for another bike.
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Old 04-10-17, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by cbrstar
LOL what's with those forks?? But for $40 I'd grab it just for the wheels for another bike.
I've thought about going fixie. I suppose that fork will work. But the really cheap deep wall rims just aren't my thing, and I'm not sure they would be worth rebuilding too better specs
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Vintage Cinelli SC

Just because it says so on the BB doesn't mean it is....


Fork says Zeus 2000. Along with the components being all Zeus points toward Zeus?

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The listings in central Kansas area always an entertaining mix of delusional pricing, zero bike knowledge, and bewildering confidence.

Exhibit 1, "Great for taller people!":


Great riding bike - $20 (Sw wichita)

https://wichita.craigslist.org/bik/6058045252.html
Not to sure about this bike except it rides really well and is comfortable since the handle bars are lifted higher. Great for taller people.

Exhibit 2. $1000 for nearly 20-year-old carbon with a hodgepodge of 9-speed parts? BUT THE GUY OWNS A SHOP SO IT MUST BE GOOD!


1998 Trek Carbon Fiber, Upgraded Race X wheels and Ultegra Groupset - $1000 (Marion)

https://wichita.craigslist.org/bik/6076233841.html


This is a great frame and wheel set that I built up into a really nice bike after buying. Until you buy it, this bike is going to be ridden by me! I run a bike shop and would like to make a profit, but this bike rides wonderful so it's turned into my go-to long distance bike. Please read the specs, this bike has 0% stock parts on it:

T3 Systems aluminum seatpost and fork
BRAND NEW Shimano Ultegra derailleurs, 9 speed cassette, chain and 105 brakes. (with receipt)
Race X Lite Rims with Continental Tires
BRAND NEW Shimano BB (with receipt)
BRAND NEW Fizzik Performance bartape (with receipt)
Used Ultegra STI shifters
BRAND NEW Selle Italia take-off saddle, originally from a Trek 5200

I have various parts we can upgrade/swap if you're not happy with anything that's on the bike, such as dura ace and ritchey seatposts, various specialized mens and womens saddles, you name it, I've got it or will get it for you.


Exhibit 3: Upgraded foot pegs!



Triathlon Bike - $500 (Wichita)

https://wichita.craigslist.org/bik/6077959072.html
Giant OCR small triathlon bicycle, Look at Giant-bicycles.com for sizing comparison.

Has upgraded handle bar unit to make it a triathlon conversion
Upgraded foot pegs
Composite fork
Spare tire bag with a spare tire and tire changing kit

Also selling my Giro Atmos helmet, size medium, like new condition

Can provide more pictures of the bicycle and sizing. Come check it out, it's a great bike and I went to hawaii twice for Team in Training with it and it performed beautifully!



Exhibit 4: Sweet aero fork bro!



Schwinn Mountain Bike For Sale - $160

https://ksu.craigslist.org/bik/6036454107.html


I'm selling my Schwinn Mountain bike. This is an excellent bike in great condition that has been used very little. Comes with Allen wrench set, water bottle and water bottle holder, and air pump. $160 or OBO.
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Originally Posted by ksryder

https://ksu.craigslist.org/bik/6036454107.html


I'm selling my Schwinn Mountain bike. This is an excellent bike in great condition that has been used very little. Comes with Allen wrench set, water bottle and water bottle holder, and air pump. $160 or OBO.
Quick fix for incorrect toe-in brake squeal...no need to adjust pads.

Loosen stem bolt, spin forks 180 degrees, tighten stem bolt.....DONE
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Old 04-12-17, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ksryder
The listings in central Kansas area always an entertaining mix of delusional pricing, zero bike knowledge, and bewildering confidence.

Exhibit 4: Sweet aero fork bro!



Schwinn Mountain Bike For Sale - $160

https://ksu.craigslist.org/bik/6036454107.html


I'm selling my Schwinn Mountain bike. This is an excellent bike in great condition that has been used very little. Comes with Allen wrench set, water bottle and water bottle holder, and air pump. $160 or OBO.
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Sadly and speaking of zero knowledge, I'd bet that the seller bought the Schwinn assembled that way seeing how the big box retail store stock clerks don't care and slap them together in minimal time. I think a bike put together by a trained chimp would probably be much better provided you don't mind the fecal splatters. Granted, you might still get those with a Wallyworld unit too...
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Old 04-12-17, 08:04 PM
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Do you think the seller is including a fork alignment for that price?
TREK 820 TOURING STEEL BIKE | eBay
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Old 04-12-17, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
Do you think the seller is including a fork alignment for that price?
TREK 820 TOURING STEEL BIKE | eBay
Are you sure that isn't the seller's attempt to realign the fork for touring?
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I wonder how many takers there will be for this Merckx Corsa. BIN price of $1250. If you pick it up in person it will be $2100. Shipped $2250. I don't get it.

47cm Eddy Merckx Corsa Vintage road bike, Dura-Ace group set | eBay
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Originally Posted by rjhammett
I wonder how many takers there will be for this Merckx Corsa. BIN price of $1250. If you pick it up in person it will be $2100. Shipped $2250. I don't get it.

47cm Eddy Merckx Corsa Vintage road bike, Dura-Ace group set | eBay
For $1000 shipping, I expect them to drive it to my house in a heated van, in a crate made of Mahogany and Walnut.
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Originally Posted by rjhammett
I wonder how many takers there will be for this Merckx Corsa. BIN price of $1250. If you pick it up in person it will be $2100. Shipped $2250. I don't get it.

47cm Eddy Merckx Corsa Vintage road bike, Dura-Ace group set | eBay
He charges $850 just for the "privilege" of picking it up in person?
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Sad handlebar is sad. https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/6081354780.html
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Originally Posted by rjhammett
I wonder how many takers there will be for this Merckx Corsa. BIN price of $1250. If you pick it up in person it will be $2100. Shipped $2250. I don't get it.

47cm Eddy Merckx Corsa Vintage road bike, Dura-Ace group set | eBay
This is one of the reasons why E-Bay has decided to charge fees for "shipping".
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Brakes just don't work that way.

I feel like I'm tapping a pretty rich vein with these BMX bikes. I mean, they're so simple. Single speed, one brake, they're not complicated enough to screw up, right? Right? Nope.

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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Brakes just don't work that way.

I feel like I'm tapping a pretty rich vein with these BMX bikes. I mean, they're so simple. Single speed, one brake, they're not complicated enough to screw up, right? Right? Nope.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/6085237612.html
It looks like it is freewheeling.

Flintstone brake?

It does have the original rear U-Brake, complete with straddle cable. Fix would be easy enough if one could fine the appropriate connector. But, that is also the problem with kid's bikes. Hard to put a lot of money into a $20 bike
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....STOLEN..... ** MOTOBECANE 500 DS Bicycle ** - $1 (South irving)
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Sbyke. A20. Half bike /half skateboard - $120 (Plano tx)
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https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/6054302850.html

Ross Eurosport/ Excellent Condition - $140
This cool road bike has just been just tuned up and it's ready to ride /- 10 speeds/ Fabulous overall condition...

Frame size 22" For riders 5'9''- 6'0''

Pick up/ Cash only

Call or text: show contact info - Price is firm (No offers please)



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that forks fine, it has at least 2 more head on collisions in her!
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Originally Posted by Rcrxjlb
....STOLEN..... ** MOTOBECANE 500 DS Bicycle ** - $1 (South irving)
https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/6052587739.html
A bit of a head scratcher on that one.

But, since the ad lists a real PD phone number, I think it may be a recovery request.

There is, of course, a BMX bike named "Stolen" that shows up from time to time
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