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Old 07-10-17, 01:15 PM
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Actually a nice bike at a reasonable price but pro-level puffery makes this one wacky:
Here is a rare, hard to find Surly Long Haul Trucker touring bike. If you are looking at this ad then you probably know what this bike can do. This bike can handle serious touring load and yet very comfortable.

Comes with a rear rack as shown. I will swap saddle with a generic one. The pedals are not included. But you might already have your own saddle and pedals anyway.

Shows normal sign of wears. There are minor light scratches mostly in top tube area from usage. No dent.

Seat tube length is 23" or 58cm. Top tube length is 23" as well. It's a bit long top tube length than other 58cm bike to provide longer wheelbase.
Rare and Hard to find, unless you know about the 11 Surly dealers within 75 miles of this bike. Oh, and they'll only have Khaki or Black.
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Originally Posted by MikeinBuffalo
Hey guys,

What's wrong with this bike?



https://buffalo.craigslist.org/bik/6197236163.html

"Murray"Girls 12 speed bike-Made in USA

26" x 1.75 tires that still have fuzz on them
12 speed, brakes work
*Good for parts*
For more info, CALL -------- Thanks
I see your Murray, and raise you this Sessions Trials bike frame:


Not sure it belongs in Wacky, but you don't see one very often.
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Originally Posted by SloButWide
I see your Murray, and raise you this Sessions Trials bike frame:


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All I see is a nice, lightweight design artfully executed.
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Old 07-10-17, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman
All I see is a nice, lightweight design artfully executed.
"Aluminum trials bike "Session" frame, by Soul Cycles. New, never built. Mounts for both disc and v-brakes, 2 sets of water bottle bosses, seat clamp and replaceable derailleur hanger. I believe this is a "one size fits all" frame. Very different geometry than a regular mt. bike and can't be used with a seatpost."
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Old 07-10-17, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by machinist42
"Aluminum trials bike "Session" frame, by Soul Cycles. New, never built. Mounts for both disc and v-brakes, 2 sets of water bottle bosses, seat clamp and replaceable derailleur hanger. I believe this is a "one size fits all" frame. Very different geometry than a regular mt. bike and can't be used with a seatpost."
(Emphasis added.)

https://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/6193670556.html
Even if it were the right bike, a trials bike with 2 sets of water bottle bosses?

The company apparently sold itself last year and Google image search for this bike is substantially ruined by spin bike fitness clubs of a similar name
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Old 07-10-17, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Even if it were the right bike, a trials bike with 2 sets of water bottle bosses?

The company apparently sold itself last year and Google image search for this bike is substantially ruined by spin bike fitness clubs of a similar name
I don't see any water bottle bosses on the frame. Perhaps they are like the "seat clamp" mentioned in the ad's copy?
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Old 07-11-17, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by machinist42
I don't see any water bottle bosses on the frame. Perhaps they are like the "seat clamp" mentioned in the ad's copy?
Obviously they must be on the underside of the downtube like some touring bikes. Along with the seatpost clamp....
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I see large saddles on CL all the time, but this made me do a double-take.*
*I like Rockhoppers, and this looks pristine, so the price isn't the wacky part.

Specialized RockHopper Mountain Bike Mens and Womens 18 Speed - $125 (Woodbury, MN)

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$160 for this?...https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/6215158815.html
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Not an ad, more like a rant...https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/6214103267.html
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Two wheel drive mountain bike - $200...https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/6213862264.html
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Old 07-11-17, 11:35 PM
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Really?

Italian made Steven Roche road racing bike 55cm, Campy Daytona triple - $600 (Amelia Court House)











"This Steven Roche road racing frame was hand built in Carrera Italy about 1990 of custom lightweight Columbus Genius butted steel tubing according to the designs of Steven Roche. He raced for the Carrera team throughout Europe and won the 1987 Tour de France. His son recently competed in the Tour of California.
It is rebuilt with Campagnolo Daytona 10 speed shifters, Campagnolo Racing T triple cranks and rear derailleur. It has Chorus brakes, all new Campagnolo cables and housing. This original fork is chromed steel and uses a Shimano Dura Ace headset. The bars and stem are 3T. The saddle is a Selle Straatos. There are some old tires in the picture; I put new ones on it.
There are a few chips & scratches; the white paint shines like new. Don't worry about rust, the whole frame is chrome plated. The seat tube is 55 cm center-to-center and the top tube is 54.5cm creating a 31 inch standover height. This is a good size for someone 5'8" to 5'11".
The bike is clean and rust free with shinny chrome and minimal scratches; it shows only a few thousand miles of riding.
For sale for $650.
See my positive ratings on ebay "barrybiker".
See my other bikes for sale on craigslist. I am retired. Biking is my full time hobby; I ride, build, buy and sell so I can help others get a good deal and then try something new myself.
Call for questions or to finalize a purchase. show contact info
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Amelia Court House
Virginia"

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(Was torn between here and "Are you in need of a bike fix?" Here won out. Those are all the photos in the ad. None of the entire bike. No pics of near anything described in the copy. Where is the RD? Where is the rear cluster? Is the fork bent? Does it come with wheels? Is this any way to run a CL ad?)

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Old 07-12-17, 01:13 PM
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This custom paint job.

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Old 07-12-17, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by SloButWide
(Which was butchered into a Fixie/SS, then ridden through the Red Clay of Georgia and put away dirty.) Only $130!
With those stamped-out track ends it looks to me like your standard issue mail order fixie
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Old 07-12-17, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by machinist42
https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/6215179854.html

(Was torn between here and "Are you in need of a bike fix?" Here won out. Those are all the photos in the ad. None of the entire bike. No pics of near anything described in the copy. Where is the RD? Where is the rear cluster? Is the fork bent? Does it come with wheels? Is this any way to run a CL ad?)
Uncharacteristic of Barry to be this sloppy. He usually does a better ad.
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Old 07-12-17, 03:05 PM
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Colnago Road Race Bike - $1250 (Saint Joseph)

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Up for sale or best offer is a Colnago Dream (signed by Ernesto) aluminum frame with carbon B stay forks. The components are Campy Chorus. The bike is on a 56 inch frame that is made in Italy. In addition, it features Mavic racing wheels and a contoured saddle. Since this is a specialty item let me know your interest.

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Originally Posted by zammykoo
I like it. I'd like it better if the downtube matched the rest
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Seller says it's a "61" cm.

Maybe... maybe a 69 cm but geeze... massive. I mean that headtube has to be a foot tall!

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Originally Posted by corrado33
Seller says it's a "61" cm.

Maybe... maybe a 69 cm but geeze... massive. I mean that headtube has to be a foot tall!

I've finally seen a bike that has a head tube that's longer than the fork. Incredible...

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Originally Posted by machinist42
"Aluminum trials bike "Session" frame, by Soul Cycles. New, never built. Mounts for both disc and v-brakes, 2 sets of water bottle bosses, seat clamp and replaceable derailleur hanger. I believe this is a "one size fits all" frame. Very different geometry than a regular mt. bike and can't be used with a seatpost."
^this is the wacky part!
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Originally Posted by corrado33
Seller says it's a "61" cm.

Maybe... maybe a 69 cm but geeze... massive. I mean that headtube has to be a foot tall!

https://billings.craigslist.org/bik/6214837257.html

I should be fine.
Mount the seat directly to the top tube.

Add some BMX pegs to the rear axle.
Kick off of the peg and hop on with the bike moving

See this thread:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...6-raleigh.html
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$1500

I am reluctantly selling my home on wheels. If you're sick and tired of living in a tent under the freeway overpass or sleeping in a van down by the river, then this sweet tiny house is for you! You might even get featured on HGTV!

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He seems a bit angry...lol

no pics

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik/6205366604.html

Specialized s-works crux size 58 red almost complete just needs a crank and bottom bracket all the other parts are in brand new condition brand new XTR Derails brand new Thomson seatpost brand new Thompson stand brand new 3t bars shifters are in great shape I also have brand new bar tape for it high end Cork I can install the parts for you to complete the bike do not waste my time with dumb information or stupid offers you know who you are I'm real sick and tired of stupid Craigslist people if you'd like to buy the bike or see the bike that's fine I do not accept checks I will not ship the bike f off if you were a real person feel free to give me a call
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$100

Villager III adult tricycle. Build in the 70's, ridden all over the city, was at the last slaughterama, has placed in mutiple bike races in richmond, and comes with a sick milk crate.

Due to its old design the nut on the back wheel can come off.

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More funny than wacky

https://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik/6185439016.html

For Sale are the two bikes in the photos. BOTH BIKES FOR $85.00. The man's bike is a Lenox Columbia. The tires are 26". BOTH TIRES AND BOTH TUBES ARE NEW (See photo 12). They were purchased from the bicycle shop in Lititz (receipt) June 13, 2017. I wanted new tires and tubes for a bike ride my wife and I wanted to do. We did the ride. More about that later.

The woman's bike is a Ross Eurosport with 27" tires. The wheels will clean up and shin, but not as well as the man's bike. These wheels still have some corrosion on them. Also, the rear reflector is missing. The bracket is there (see photo #3), but the reflector is missing. See photos.

Both bikes were on the abandoned section of the PA Turnpike June 20th 2017 where these photos were taken. We had no issues with either bike. The issues were with my body and my wife's body. I am just to fat (100 lbs over weight) for a skinny tire bike. I am not allowed to say why my wife is not interested in riding. (I have been threatened with bodily harm if I say she is 50 lbs, plus, over weight).

Both bikes made the ride but our bodies are letting us know they are not happy with what we just did.


$85.00 for both bikes, not each. show contact info Mike. Text is best. Call leave number if no one answers (please talk slow. I am old). Return email will work also.

Please do not contact me asking if they are still available. If you are reading this, they are still available.
Please do not contact me asking if they come in any other color (Say it with Krylon).
Please do not contact me asking if I will mail them to you.

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