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Old 04-18-17, 05:16 PM
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Is it that difficult to leave it right side up? WTH?

2013 Cervelo R3 Ultegra 56cm, Mavic slr wheels - $1500 (san rafael)

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Old 04-19-17, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Is it that difficult to leave it right side up? WTH?

2013 Cervelo R3 Ultegra 56cm, Mavic slr wheels - $1500 (san rafael)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/6093855714.html
That's what happens when you have a carbon fiber bike and fill the tires with helium.

Love those pedals

Anybody want to bet there are scratches on the seat, and bars/stem/shifters?
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Old 04-19-17, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
You know how we hate on people for getting the name of the bike wrong even though it's right there on the bike? Well this is sort of the opposite situation.

Trek 80C
They did leave out "SPORT"

How about this one?

COLNAGO Oval Master 56cm - $1000 (Bend)





It is probably a genuine Titanium Colnago. But those decals?
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Old 04-19-17, 01:06 AM
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Dude is like: I got to sell this bike, I pedal and the rear tire rubs my ass, the front just sits there and most the time I just fall over. It took me two days of scooching to get from the beach to this fence across the street. I give up.. who knew riding a bike could be so complicated!
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Old 04-19-17, 06:27 AM
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CL Schwinn Paramount - Only $50??

I don't think this was an late April Fool's joke, but the telephone number went directly to voice mail and no call back yet! I wonder if this is really the for sale bike as the seller indicates he will text message a picture of the two bikes he's selling. If this is indeed the $50 bike I wonder if anyone told them this bike is worth X10 + double his asking price.

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Old 04-19-17, 09:33 AM
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I thought this was kind of different. To bad there are no hills where I live. custom built gravity bike | other | Edmonton | Kijiji
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Old 04-19-17, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Don Buska View Post
I don't think this was an late April Fool's joke, but the telephone number went directly to voice mail and no call back yet! I wonder if this is really the for sale bike as the seller indicates he will text message a picture of the two bikes he's selling. If this is indeed the $50 bike I wonder if anyone told them this bike is worth X10 + double his asking price.

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/6082917905.html

Google Image search says the picture also appears here.

Seller forgot the "Picture for Illustration Only" disclaimer. Sort of like the food labels that say "Serving Suggestion".
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Old 04-19-17, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
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Love those pedals
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Probably were the best pedals he could find @ Wal-Mart.....
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Old 04-19-17, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by cbrstar View Post
I thought this was kind of different. To bad there are no hills where I live. custom built gravity bike | other | Edmonton | Kijiji
Unique bike.

I'd have too worry about something like that listed as "0 miles."

Didn't work as the builder expected? $300 wall hanger?
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Old 04-19-17, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by SloButWide View Post
Google Image search says the picture also appears here.

Seller forgot the "Picture for Illustration Only" disclaimer. Sort of like the food labels that say "Serving Suggestion".

Great find for the picture source. Yeah I'm sure given enough time we could think of a zillion disclaimers for this seller.

Sadly selling like this is so much like the old Bait-and-Switch. If the person will text message pictures, which never are very good, why not just include them in the CL ad. The wonderful world of CL BTW, since I left a voice mail I never received any pictures of the real bikes.
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Old 04-19-17, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Unique bike.

I'd have too worry about something like that listed as "0 miles."

Didn't work as the builder expected? $300 wall hanger?
All it needs is a new frame and a drivetrain
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Old 04-19-17, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Don Buska View Post
Great find for the picture source. Yeah I'm sure given enough time we could think of a zillion disclaimers for this seller.

Sadly selling like this is so much like the old Bait-and-Switch. If the person will text message pictures, which never are very good, why not just include them in the CL ad. The wonderful world of CL BTW, since I left a voice mail I never received any pictures of the real bikes.
Send a text if you want a reply by text. I hate it when people respond to an e-mail with a text.

Sometimes sellers are just too lazy to upload their own photos. All Schwinns look the same, right?

Perhaps it is a stolen bike (bikes). Much safer to upload someone else's photos.
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Old 04-20-17, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
They did leave out "SPORT"
How about this one?
COLNAGO Oval Master 56cm - $1000 (Bend)
It is probably a genuine Titanium Colnago. But those decals?
The ad says "This bike demands a lot of attention at rides." Does this mean that it is very difficult to ride, or maybe needs frequent mechanical help, or (probably) the tires need pumped every few miles.

I prefer bikes that don't demand a lot of attention.
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Old 04-20-17, 07:42 AM
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There's much about this bike I don't understand from the ad copy. Also looks like they raided the parts bin. It has an Shimano Ultegra FD, Sram Apex RD and Campagnolo brakes.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik/6095693397.html


Custom made road bike. 6 speed, brand new de-railer and gear system. Crane Creek Fork Stem Also has a carbon fiber frame. "Very fast" - Ricky Bobby.
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Old 04-20-17, 08:12 AM
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Pink Client Bike

From the ad:
For sale is a pink Client bike. Not sure the year, bought it used from a friend a year ago, but I'm looking for more of a mountain bike style.

$100 OBO
cash only

Let me know if interested, maybe we can make a deal.




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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
The ad says "This bike demands a lot of attention at rides." Does this mean that it is very difficult to ride, or maybe needs frequent mechanical help, or (probably) the tires need pumped every few miles.

I prefer bikes that don't demand a lot of attention.
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Originally Posted by bikecrate View Post
There's much about this bike I don't understand from the ad copy. Also looks like they raided the parts bin. It has an Shimano Ultegra FD, Sram Apex RD and Campagnolo brakes.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik/6095693397.html


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It does look pretty sleek, if you didn't know better
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
The ad says "This bike demands a lot of attention at rides." Does this mean that it is very difficult to ride, or maybe needs frequent mechanical help, or (probably) the tires need pumped every few miles.

I prefer bikes that don't demand a lot of attention.
I think they mean it's for an owner who demands a lot of attention at rides....

Maybe he means it GETS a lot of attention at rides? I certainly would not want a bike which DEMANDS attention.
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Love those pedals
I have a coworker who rides in every day, has a 105-level Giant aluminum road bike, accumulates thousands of miles a year. But he's got this thing about hating bike kit of any kind. He rides in running shorts etc. He bought the bike three years ago and just walked out of the store with the test-ride pedals still screwed into the bike and left them there for 11,000 miles until the bearings blew out. He replaced them with some decent MTB platforms.
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This is 1985 Cannondale ST-500 aluminium frame. Seat tube is 24 inches, top tube is about 21 inches. The ride felt relaxed yet nimble. Rear hub spacing is 130 cm. It is about 5.5 pounds, frame plus fork. It was suppose to be a fixed gear conversion project with White industries offset rear hub for chain tension control. But I have moved and don't have time nor space to work on bicycle projects anymore.
The bottom bracket ball bearing is wobbly and needs to be replaced. During the move I have lost the tool to remove it so I cut off the pedals for easier transport. I have stripped the paint off the idea was to ride it polished/bare. The fork was stripped and painted black. I am listing the frame on craigslist for sale locally too. Any questions feel free to ask.

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Originally Posted by AlexCyclistRoch View Post
I think they mean it's for an owner who demands a lot of attention at rides....

Maybe he means it GETS a lot of attention at rides? I certainly would not want a bike which DEMANDS attention.
"Commands," not "demands," is probably the word he wanted. It works in the context.
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Air cooled bike.


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guys\gals racer speacilchromoly - $200 (downtown)
So this is a cut and partial drilled chromoly frame,chromoly is the lightest strongest most expensive metal bikes are made from except titanium, it started as a giant iguana with 26in tires,i cut the back brackets for brakes and installed new steel forks so I could put 35inch tires.then I drilled a pattern of holes that we did in the 1970's for lighting the frame,all parts are bonntrager exept back rim which is mongoose,, new tires.reduced speeds from 21 to 7 speeds with largest gears I could on back and on cranks.only FRONT BRAKE this is a racer.it is set up for 32 inseam or shorter.fast fun and light. Call\text show contact info to see and please mention guys custom when texting thanks
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Does it make it stronger if the holes are not drilled in a straight line?
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Air cooled bike.


https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/6098231930.html


guys\gals racer speacilchromoly - $200 (downtown)
So this is a cut and partial drilled chromoly frame,chromoly is the lightest strongest most expensive metal bikes are made from except titanium, it started as a giant iguana with 26in tires,i cut the back brackets
There was a thread a few years ago with a few beautiful road bikes that had holes drilled through the tubes, but they had reinforcements running across the tube too.
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This is sad, if all this CampI gear was OEM this was a nice bike before it went to the powder coated. https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/6096994826.html
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