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Old 11-11-09, 08:57 AM
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I don't get it. Is it priced this high because of all the added components?

1980's Custom Built Schwinn - $550
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/1459760660.html

Date: 2009-11-10, 12:05PM CST
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For sale here I offer a custom built late 1980's Women's Schwinn Bicycle. This bicycle is the only one of it's kind ever built and it is in Pristine condition. There are virtually no marks or scratches of any kind. The frame is a 17 inch woman's frame so it is built for a shorter rider. It is a Schwinn Traveler frame in a beautiful custom RED color that is stunning in appearance. This bike features a Shimano 105 deraillur and upgraded rims which are in perfect shape. The tires are original Schwinn Passage VR gumwalls and are also in excellent condition. This bike has almost NO mileage on it whatsoever. Original black GrabOn grips are in great shape and saddle has been replaced as of this year with an updated Avenir Comfy seat which is supremely comfortable. I can take additional pictures of this bicycle or better yet, come and see it for yourself as pictures don't serve the bicycle it's just due. This is an outstanding road bike and buyer will be very pleased with it. Tuned up at Sport's Authority this past summer and ready to ride, just add air. Bike comes with water bottle and pump as well. This is a pick up in Niles, IL and serious buyers ONLY, please. This bicycle was $800 NEW.
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Originally Posted by bwientjes
I don't get it. Is it priced this high because of all the added components?
No, it is priced that high because the seller is living on Fantasy Island..
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I don't get it. Is it priced this high because of all the added components?

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NO, it's because of the kickstand. I bet your bike doesn't have a kickstand.
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I love these CL 'corrections' postings. Especially when they reveal the complex layers of stupidity in SE Michigan:

Original post:

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/1460874556.html

wanted to buy incudnent bike (macomb county)
Date: 2009-11-11, 8:24AM EST
Reply to: sale-cbauy-1460874556@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

want to buy used incubent bike in good shape!! please call gabe @ xxx-xxx-xxxx. thanks for reading my posting!!

* Location: macomb county
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests


And the 'correction':

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/1460909441.html

Re: wanted ... incudnent bike
Date: 2009-11-11, 8:59AM EST
Reply to: sale-ffcy9-1460909441@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

"want to buy used incubent bike in good shape!!"

(might want to learn how to SPELL it first)


(incumbent)

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PostingID: 1460874556


I actually screamed RECUMBENT! at the computer. Not a highpoint.

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Old 11-11-09, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by kbjack
I love these CL 'corrections' postings. Especially when they reveal the complex layers of stupidity in SE Michigan:

Original post:

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/1460874556.html

wanted to buy incudnent bike (macomb county)
Date: 2009-11-11, 8:24AM EST
Reply to: sale-cbauy-1460874556@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

want to buy used incubent bike in good shape!! please call gabe @ xxx-xxx-xxxx. thanks for reading my posting!!

* Location: macomb county
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests


And the 'correction':

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/1460909441.html

Re: wanted ... incudnent bike
Date: 2009-11-11, 8:59AM EST
Reply to: sale-ffcy9-1460909441@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

"want to buy used incubent bike in good shape!!"

(might want to learn how to SPELL it first)


(incumbent)

* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests


PostingID: 1460874556
Maybe he just wanted a bike that is currently an elected official. When it comes to SE Michigan I think an elected bike might do a better job than some of the politicians. Whatever happened to that mayor?
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Old 11-11-09, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Bam42685
Whatever happened to that mayor?
What happens to all self-obsessed turds: he was offered a job in IT.
https://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas...9/daily44.html
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Old 11-11-09, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bam42685
Maybe he just wanted a bike that is currently an elected official...
Or perhaps, (s)he did not want to be encumbered by the thought that it was incumbent on him (or her) to properly spell recumbent.
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Old 11-12-09, 01:04 AM
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Oy. Remember Iverson bikes? Worse than Columbia in the 70's. So I guess the rarity of this turd-bike makes it valuable?

And how about that bent fork on the Nishiki?
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Old 11-12-09, 06:34 AM
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And how about that bent fork on the Nishiki?


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put on some risers and you are in bar spin heaven.
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Originally Posted by bcoppola
Or perhaps, (s)he did not want to be encumbered by the thought that it was incumbent on him (or her) to properly spell recumbent.
I was always slightly amused by how much the word incumbent sounded like incompetent.
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Old 11-12-09, 12:20 PM
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Does a bent fork make a bike 'one of a kind?'

Does a bent fork make it 'one of a kind?'

Cannondale road bike - $550 (Hartland)
Date: 2009-11-12, 10:19AM CST
Reply to: sale-rucd7-1462677895@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/1462677895.html

Cannondale over sized aluminum frame with all Shimano 105 components and wheels. Brand new Bontrager tires. This bike is one of a kind! Very nice condition. Frame measures 19'' from center of crank to the center of the top tube. And 21'' from the center of the head tube to the center of the seat post. I am 5' 9'' and the bike is a hair too small for me. Asking $550


I'm just so tired of people trying to sell bikes that were involved in a crash

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Old 11-12-09, 02:07 PM
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https://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-BIKE-peu...item2c51109984

i laughed for quite some time at the auction and the questions section. perhaps i should tell him the bid for my 501 framed peugeot was $110
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https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/1462856373.html
Bicycles (4 need some work)$50.ea. (Raleigh)

"Call 919-xxx-xxxx or 919-xxx-xxxx These are high dollar bikes with some minor mostly work needed.One is Huffy Optima. One is Free spirit.One is ladies Mongoose.One is Roadmaster Mt. Fury.One or two need chain work One needs a seat."

I hate when people think a $100 brand new bike is a "high dollar" bike.
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Originally Posted by 20grit
https://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-BIKE-peu...item2c51109984

i laughed for quite some time at the auction and the questions section. perhaps i should tell him the bid for my 501 framed peugeot was $110
That is hilarious. I couldn't resist piling on. I am weak.
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Old 11-12-09, 06:41 PM
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for a second I thought that this was a great deal:

Bianchi - $150 (Reading Area)
https://reading.craigslist.org/bik/1463142469.html

until I found the exact bike on another list about 3000 miles away:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/1452123623.html

something smells fishy
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Old 11-12-09, 06:52 PM
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Is pretty neat, if you open both ads then switch rapidly between them, not a whole lot changes. The specs stay in place along with the first 8 opening words.

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Old 11-12-09, 07:32 PM
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https://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/1463551205.html

VINTAGE SCHWINN COLLEGIATE BICYCLE - $200 (Bethlehem, PA)

I have a Schwinn Collegiate 3 bicycle. Some rust but in great condition, perfect for restoring.
Please email if interested, price is negotiable.
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Old 11-12-09, 10:59 PM
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https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...463262111.html

Seems a bit high to me. Only in Uptown.

11/19--price is no lowered from $400 to $250. Still too high, methinks.

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Old 11-12-09, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 20grit
https://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-BIKE-peu...item2c51109984

i laughed for quite some time at the auction and the questions section. perhaps i should tell him the bid for my 501 framed peugeot was $110
Someone should hit the BIN button.
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Originally Posted by 20grit
https://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-BIKE-peu...item2c51109984

i laughed for quite some time at the auction and the questions section. perhaps i should tell him the bid for my 501 framed peugeot was $110
I know a guy who "offered" $200 on a BIN price of $600 for a Schwinn Superior. The ebay lister accepted his offer! Beautiful bike too.
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The craigslist ad here was initially for a panasonic titanium bike...I went out to look at it, and it was high tensile steel with exage and a kick stand. After telling them the bike wasn;t titanium, the people told me that's the risk you run with craigslist, as though they were justified in wasting two hours of my life and transportation costs. I asked the woman by email twice if she was SURE it was titanium before I left, both times she answered yes. Her husband informed me he assumed it was because it was so much lighter than his huffy.

No wonder they didn't place photos. If anyone would like to waste their time, like they wasted mine, feel free to email them and set up an appointment.
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Whoops....forgot the link.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/1465845277.html
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https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1454594907.html
"2 cycle man made bicycle - $50 (s/e)
"selling a 2 cycle man made bicycle very cute for kids or even adults has a redmax motor and has brand new tires first one gets it very reasonable. my emai address is..."

I've read this several times and still don't know what it is he's selling. No picture. Is it a bicycle? A motor? A motorized bicycle? A bicycled motor?

This one has been relisted with photos, and makes a lot more sense now. He means "Home made", not "Man made"...not like we find other bikes growing on trees or something.

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1465009508.html
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Originally Posted by bwientjes
I don't get it. Is it priced this high because of all the added components?

1980's Custom Built Schwinn - $550
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/1459760660.html

Date: 2009-11-10, 12:05PM CST
Reply to: sale-bsedd-1459760660@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

For sale here I offer a custom built late 1980's Women's Schwinn Bicycle. This bicycle is the only one of it's kind ever built and it is in Pristine condition. There are virtually no marks or scratches of any kind. The frame is a 17 inch woman's frame so it is built for a shorter rider. It is a Schwinn Traveler frame in a beautiful custom RED color that is stunning in appearance. This bike features a Shimano 105 deraillur and upgraded rims which are in perfect shape. The tires are original Schwinn Passage VR gumwalls and are also in excellent condition. This bike has almost NO mileage on it whatsoever. Original black GrabOn grips are in great shape and saddle has been replaced as of this year with an updated Avenir Comfy seat which is supremely comfortable. I can take additional pictures of this bicycle or better yet, come and see it for yourself as pictures don't serve the bicycle it's just due. This is an outstanding road bike and buyer will be very pleased with it. Tuned up at Sport's Authority this past summer and ready to ride, just add air. Bike comes with water bottle and pump as well. This is a pick up in Niles, IL and serious buyers ONLY, please. This bicycle was $800 NEW.
I emailed the seller and got the the reason it is so expensive and rare.

Sure... here are a few pictures for you. It's a zip file so open it with winzip or winrar.

This bicycle belonged to my sister and she moved away this past spring. Her and her ex-husband both worked for Schwinn back in the day. I'm not positive but I think this MAY have been a custom built frame as so far as I can recall the 19 inch frame was the smallest, at least in the mens bicycles. I rode one that was a 19 inch frame and the top bar couldn't have been much closer to the bottom where it connected on the neck of the frame.

Hope these pictures help you out!

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