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Old 11-02-17, 06:53 AM
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We all love these incredibly optimistic sellers and their overpriced offerings. But now let's ignite the afterburners and ascend into the outright delusional. $7.5K.

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More Crazy Japanese bikes for parents who don't like their kids....



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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Antique Japan Royce Union
model name / number: Adult/Child hybrid
serial number: rocks boardwalk
size / dimensions: all ages appropriate
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This bike was designed and build exclusively for the boardwalk in California.
I am willing..... to negotiate price at the time you show up to see it,
I will ignore low ballers, promise. ^__^ This is Prime collectors bike right here*
Adult and kid size, Easy rider.

Hybrid Facts;
High quality Made in Japan "Royce Union" 1968 Sparkle green with 10 speeds.
Mated with a "Shift 'n Gears" Red and blue kids bike.
The child part and the Adult part are both adjustable in size from small to large.
Easy to pedal, steer, great brakes, and very soft seat too.
Antique value causes bike to go up in value.
When kids grow up, this can be converted back to
a beautiful one person bike again easy

I am willing..... to negotiate price at the time you show up to see it,
I will ignore low ballers
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I'm guessing accidental extra 0 there. It is very clean, you gotta give it that! For $7500 though I'd expect the yellowed dork disc to be replaced.
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Old 11-02-17, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
I'm guessing accidental extra 0 there. It is very clean, you gotta give it that! For $7500 though I'd expect the yellowed dork disc to be replaced.
I'd expect them to spell "swhinn" correctly too.
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Old 11-02-17, 01:11 PM
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Lipstick On A Pig

Vintage Keno 10 Speed Bicycle w/Flip Up Handlebars - $40 (4691 Reedy Branch Rd)





"Vintage Keno 10 Speed Bicycle w/Flip Up Handlebars--it rides great but rear tire has a slow leak...needs tube--cool bike that is ready to ride after the tube is replaced--(ITEM LOCATED AT THE BIG SALE in my Cool Thrift Booths)

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**NOTE** IF YOU WANT TO SEE ALL MY LISTINGS, TYPE IN KEYWORD "COOL THRIFT" AND HIT SEARCH AND ALL MY THRIFT GOODIES WILL APPEAR.

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(Simply the most elegant hobo bar treatment I've seen. Also, a reasonable price. Also, 9 (nine) pictures, (and of the drive side!). What is the world coming to, when what should be is wacky?)
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Old 11-02-17, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by GregU
More Crazy Japanese bikes for parents who don't like their kids....



https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/bi...331618991.html

I will ignore low ballers, promise. ^__^ This is Prime collectors bike right here*
Adult and kid size, Easy rider.

I am willing..... to negotiate price at the time you show up to see it,
I will ignore low ballers
He doesn't list a price. But, I think he is overestimating the value of a "collector's bike".

It is cute. Does it turn/flex in the middle?

I think I'd have given the kid pedals, even if they weren't hooked to anything. But, with the head tube, the spacing is probably off.
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Old 11-02-17, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bikecrate
I'd expect them to spell "swhinn" correctly too.
I see it spelled "Schwann" a lot in the local CL's, makes the veins on my forehead pop out. It's right on the freaking bike, is it really that difficult to get it right? Apparently the answer is 'yes'.
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Old 11-02-17, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
I see it spelled "Schwann" a lot in the local CL's, makes the veins on my forehead pop out. It's right on the freaking bike, is it really that difficult to get it right? Apparently the answer is 'yes'.
In all fairness, there are a lot of these trucks driving around and people get confused. After all, it's only spelling fer chrisakes, right?
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Old 11-02-17, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
In all fairness, there are a lot of these trucks driving around and people get confused. After all, it's only spelling fer chrisakes, right?
Huh - didn't know about those. I am indeed out of touch.. Sure, it's only spelling but my paranoid side suspects they're doing it on purpose... 'Scuse me while I go find my tinfoil hat...
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Old 11-02-17, 06:23 PM
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Alas, poor PFB, I wonder the same about the misspellings. And don't get me started on bad punctuation.
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Old 11-02-17, 06:57 PM
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Yes, Posting as a wacky Craigslist but could a reflector housing with no reflector be of any practical use to anyone as a restoration project, or repair part?

Schwinn Bicycle Rear Fender Reflector Housing - $10 (Carmel, IN.)

"Schwinn 1 3/4" diameter rear fender reflector housing only. Very nice condition. More information, please telephone. Thank you. John".

I guess I really need more information?
Actually these are a hot commodity with vintage Schwinn enthusiasts, new reflectors are plentiful as they were a common size but these housings are not and they often got bent or lost. That piece can make or break a restoration and one in mint condition would easily bring $10 or a touch more.
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Old 11-03-17, 08:34 AM
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$12K for an '82 Stumpjumper:


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Trainer manure bike

Trainer manure bike - I wish they had posted pictures so I knew if this was the model that comes with the cow.


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Old 11-03-17, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jorgestelluto
Trainer manure bike - I wish they had posted pictures so I knew if this was the model that comes with the cow.


https://gulfport.craigslist.org/bik/...366484387.html
Didn't you know, that is the latest way to add friction. Take your trainer and fenderless MTB down to the barn. Mount it up. Drop the trainer into the manure pile and let it rip.
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Originally Posted by cog_nate
Interesting bike, and one that might surprise me. I suppose I'll have to keep my eyes open at the local thrift stores

They do have one at the Budget Bicycle Center for the bargain closeout price of $17,999.00
https://budgetbicyclectr.com/1982-sp...icycle-22.html

For the asking price, I'd expect the bike to be immaculate.

I.E. A NOS rear derailleur. Perhaps replace the missing decals.



Is the bike supposed to come with those crazy expensive round pedals?

https://www.bike-treks.co.uk/content...umpjumper.aspx

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Guess the seller didn't read this, or this.
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"Sir, would you like a little BIKE, with your seatpost?"
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*immediate contradiction in ad text*

Big Bikes for Sale - $15 (West 7th -St.Paul)

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/r...373327087.html



Up for sale are small bikes. See Photo

Good condition.

Asking $15 each

For more info (dimensions, etc) or to take a look, please contact me at the phone number.

Please no emails or TEXTS! I am out selling and am not around the computer. CALL ME Thanks! Gerry
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Originally Posted by Clang
*immediate contradiction in ad text*

Big Bikes for Sale - $15 (West 7th -St.Paul)

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/r...373327087.html



Up for sale are small bikes. See Photo

Good condition.

Asking $15 each

For more info (dimensions, etc) or to take a look, please contact me at the phone number.

Please no emails or TEXTS! I am out selling and am not around the computer. CALL ME Thanks! Gerry
Gerry will throw in some snow for free.
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Originally Posted by Clang
*immediate contradiction in ad text*

Big Bikes for Sale - $15 (West 7th -St.Paul)

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/r...373327087.html



Up for sale are small bikes. See Photo

Good condition.

Asking $15 each

For more info (dimensions, etc) or to take a look, please contact me at the phone number.

Please no emails or TEXTS! I am out selling and am not around the computer. CALL ME Thanks! Gerry
Please bring those in out of the cold and let them lay down near the fire.
They look like they are SUFFERING!!

Cruelty to bicycles?
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Originally Posted by Colnago Mixte
"Sir, would you like a little BIKE, with your seatpost?"
"Look honey I'll save save $100 if I order it online instead of going to the stealership. I should fit me fine"
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Didn't you know, that is the latest way to add friction. Take your trainer and fenderless MTB down to the barn. Mount up. and let it rip. Then Drop the trainer into the manure pile .
Fixed it for ya
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Someone get it before its gone..
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For the parent of Evel Knievel

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-kids-bike/ha...ale/1296582040

Per Ad:
Kid's/boy's/girl's Custom chopper bicycle for sale in good working condition.
Suitable for 8-12 yr old.
Lots of fun and a real head-turner.
Only $40
Call or text 1-226-455-0418
town of Freelton

Does have reflectors, so safety first. I'd like to see it with front brake only

If I bought this for my children when they were 8 my wife would have shot me down on the lawn
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