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Old 09-17-17, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Stand-up bike - $50

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/b...257947318.html

Already done stand up bike just needs something to hold your feet still call or text
That's pretty awesome, I would have offered him some cash if it was around here. It'd be a game to see how many questions I could get on the MUP.
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Old 09-17-17, 06:27 AM
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Someone had visions of a chariot. lol
made me think of the movie silver bullet ...

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Old 09-17-17, 07:07 AM
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In a world of unrealistic expectations - an honest seller!!

Buffalo Craigslist

Huffy 929 Mens 12 Speed Bike - $ 10 (Elma)

Contents of Ad - "I have for sale a Huffy 929 mens 12 speed bike. It sat in the garage for several years but looks to be in decent condition"

At least this one doesn't say "vintage"
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Old 09-17-17, 06:59 PM
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1982 Schwinn Voyageur SP - $200 (Mebane)



"If interested you can contact me at jim27302@yahoo.com
or text at 336-459-0380

I'm selling this bike for my brother-in-law because it's a little to small for him and he's wanting to get road bike. It's in excellent condition. He's had it about a year. See photos for more details. If you have more questions after seeing photos, I'll do my best to answer or relay them to him. I'm 5'8 and able to ride it comfortably. Measures 21" from the center of crank to bottom of seat post.

I'm in the Mebane area, about 15 minutes from Burlington, Graham, Hillsborough or Chapel Hill, about 30 minutes from downtown Durham or Greensboro and about an hour from Raleigh. If this ad is still up then it is still available. I can meet you at my home or within 5 miles at a safe public place for free. I'd have to charge for meeting any further away that this.

Thanks for looking!

To see my other listings on Craigslist, do a craigslist search for JimmyDeanz."

https://greensboro.craigslist.org/bi...304538204.html

(The rare and elusive lime green fixie form of the 1982 Voyageur SP... Can not tell with certainty from photos posted whether it's been drewed; I fear the worst. (Does sort of look intact.))
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Old 09-18-17, 08:03 AM
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Nice fork!

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d...308193958.html


Ad says "call for price". Reminds me that if you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it.
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Old 09-18-17, 08:20 AM
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Clear as day:

GIANT TEAM OUNCE TCR ROAD BIKE-44 cm - $750 (los gatos)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik...281152021.html
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Hmmmmm....seller will probably have you cut the locks while they look out for you.
Bike Frame for sale - $80 (mission district)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...310430185.html
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Old 09-18-17, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Clear as day:

GIANT TEAM OUNCE TCR ROAD BIKE-44 cm - $750 (los gatos)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik...281152021.html
(a) look at that rear tire clearance! Usually it's the front tire that's been crashed up to the downtube!

(b) "The frame is a size Small/ 44 cm and perfect for a an average height person" -- more like perfect for an average height person's runty child
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Old 09-19-17, 08:25 AM
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https://nashville.craigslist.org/bik...312136122.html

The title on this one had me sweatin... until I read the description.
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Old 09-19-17, 01:19 PM
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Decent old MTB but...

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bi...308587200.html

"Real derailer was taken off because the cable broke. Still has approximately 10 speeds. I still have the rear derrailer."
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Old 09-19-17, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Decent old MTB but...

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bi...308587200.html

"Real derailer was taken off because the cable broke. Still has approximately 10 speeds. I still have the rear derrailer."
With a seat post that bent I'd be worried the frame is cracked at the seat tube.
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Old 09-19-17, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by CVB
https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d...308193958.html


Ad says "call for price". Reminds me that if you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it.

I think this is the first time i have seen a backwards fork on a vintage bike...I just don't understand the backwards fork thing, like how does it look right to anyone that has ever seen a bike?
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Old 09-19-17, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Hardrock23
I think this is the first time i have seen a backwards fork on a vintage bike...I just don't understand the backwards fork thing, like how does it look right to anyone that has ever seen a bike?
I think I've seen the concept pop up before. That is one badly mangled fork from a front end collision. It has more negative rake than positive rake, and thus reversed to compensate. I'd be surprised if the crown race is still at the right angle and steering was smooth.

The frame also has the typical top tube/down tube damage from a front end collision.

For a low value bike, it is worth about the value of the rear wheel and maybe front wheel, crankset, derailleurs, and bars. $20 to be generous?
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Old 09-19-17, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by cbrstar
With a seat post that bent I'd be worried the frame is cracked at the seat tube.
Wonder if that's a Thompson set back post almost all the way down and backwards.
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Old 09-20-17, 07:22 AM
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Little bit of a head scratcher. Looks like a pretty nice bike frame.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik...313400724.html

Cannondale curb alert act fast (927 Apollo Beach blvd)

Sitting in container at curb. Cannondale Frame that looks great. Clip ons. Can't take it as I'm an Irma refugee and have enough stuff to deal with. Go get it fast as it's at the curb. Look for the apts in the photos. Just south of Land and Sea Docks. You can't see it from the road. You have to look in the container.
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Old 09-20-17, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by bikecrate
Little bit of a head scratcher. Looks like a pretty nice bike frame.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik...313400724.html

Cannondale curb alert act fast (927 Apollo Beach blvd)

Sitting in container at curb. Cannondale Frame that looks great. Clip ons. Can't take it as I'm an Irma refugee and have enough stuff to deal with. Go get it fast as it's at the curb. Look for the apts in the photos. Just south of Land and Sea Docks. You can't see it from the road. You have to look in the container.
Oh, that would be a great find. But, I've given up on the "free" ads that say to swing by and pick something up. It is a pain to go out of one's way to find it already gone. In this case, who will get there first, the garbage man, or the dumpster diver?
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Old 09-20-17, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by machinist42
1982 Schwinn Voyageur SP - $200 (Mebane)

https://greensboro.craigslist.org/bi...304538204.html

(The rare and elusive lime green fixie form of the 1982 Voyageur SP... Can not tell with certainty from photos posted whether it's been drewed; I fear the worst. (Does sort of look intact.))
Doesn't look all that wacky to me. Yes it's been modded a bit but not outrageously as some are.
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Another OOPS!!! And a dreamer.

Colnago Master Frame (For Parts or Not Working) $500

Apparently no fork. The seller allows offers, but also is using an auto-decline on lowball offers.





There is another Crashed Colnago frame on E-Bay that I've tried to communicate with the seller, but have gotten no response so far. Let's see how many years this one says up
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Old 09-21-17, 08:58 AM
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Yup, I'd take this one up and down those firetrails! lol

Mountain bike - $130 (berkeley)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...306614413.html
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Old 09-21-17, 02:30 PM
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Edit: for some reason this vid is not showing up for me; if you don't see it, go search youtube for "singletrack downhill pink huffy"

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Old 09-21-17, 06:09 PM
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"The bike features a lightweight Columbus frame and a full Campagnolo drivetrain."
https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/b...298047350.html
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"The bike features a lightweight Columbus frame and a full Campagnolo drivetrain."
https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/b...298047350.html
Pants on fire?
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Old 09-22-17, 07:12 PM
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Optimism is a good thing...... up to a point. At least they put a lot of effort into the presentation.

https://quadcities.craigslist.org/bi...310344610.html

Early 1970's Schwinn Colegete 5 speed, seldom ridden - $500 (Xxxxxx, Il)



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That is one strong fork!! I wonder if the headset even survived............

RARE VINTAGE 1970's REYNOLDS 531 STEEL MERCIAN 56cm ROAD BIKE FRAME - $139 (EVANSTON)



RARE VINTAGE 1970's REYNOLDS 531 STEEL MERCIAN 56cm ROAD BIKE FRAME AND FORK

MADE IN ENGLAND. SURPRISINGLY VERY LIGHT FRAME!

CRASHED YEARS AGO. FRAME TOP TUBE AND DOWN TUBE CREASED BUT NO BREAKS. FORK APPEARS FINE. TEST WHEEL SPINS TRUE.

WOULD MAKE A GREAT FIXIE OR SINGLE SPEED.

CAMPAGNOLO CAMPY HEADSET. BEAUTIFUL LUGS.

Measures 56cm center of crank to top of seat tube.


https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/b...288799854.html
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Old 09-24-17, 07:14 PM
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Certainly not a unique way to market a bicycle but it is effective. Made me want to go look at it.

https://littlerock.craigslist.org/bi...318794952.html
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