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Old 01-14-18, 05:31 PM
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The ultra-rare stayer trike:

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Originally Posted by hazetguy
Hoo boy! He has enough bikes to fill those racks, too.

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Originally Posted by hazetguy
Hmmmm.... that many racks owned by one guy????......
I always wondered if those things a easy prey for sticky fingers....... being that lots of people keep their racks on their cars almost semi-permanently.....till....
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Yummy!

Originally Posted by machinist42
Lemond custom "STEEL" road / touring bike (Reynolds 631 / Shimano 105) - $500 (Chesapeake)







"Forget paying thousands of dollars on a custom steel frame. This is a Reynolds 631 frame which is an incredible material to ride. You get the ride quality of a steel frame and the weight of an aluminum/carbon bike. Bike is in great condition and is race ready today. Has a very nice set of Bontrager Race Lite wheels with quick release skewers. Bike is in excellent condition and has a complete Shimano Ultegra drivetrain. Steel is the real deal. Bike has all the frame points to turn it in to a touring / adventure bike. Bike is about 57cm.


Comes with free clipless or standard pedals. Free lifetime adjustments and repairs minus the cost of future repair parts is also included with this bike. Enjoy a top quality bike with peace of mind that is priced much less than brand new entry level bikes with no warranty.

This bike will save you a ton of time and energy on your next race or ride.

Buy nice so you don't have to buy twice!!"

"condition: like new
make / manufacturer: Lemond
model name / number: Reynold 631"

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/d...451749589.html

(The title touts 105, and the copy and bike have Ultegra. The ad has three photos of the "853" sticker. Precisely which "frame points" allow it to be a tourer? And it looks more like a 54 than a 57. If one wants $500 for a bike, the least they could do is get it right?)
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Originally Posted by WGB
Real Ad - who could make this up?

"I have floggers for sale, made from recycled bicycle inner tubes.
Feel free to contact me for a pic or if you have any questions!

$45"

https://hamilton.craigslist.ca/fod/d...449390948.html
That'll teach 'em for violating the 3 foot rule.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
Watch out! It's a DECEPTICON!
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Put A Cork In It

Super Rare Giant Campagnolo Wine Opener - $100 (Fan)









"For the Campy addict who has everything, this is an authentic made in Italy Campagnolo wine opener in the plot antique brass. Thess are super hard to find and usually only available direct from a bicycle shop supplier. Price is FIRM! Perfect for that post-ride bender this thing can open anything and is smooth as you've come to expect from Campy. A great an unique gift for the cyclist in your life. I'll even though in a Park Tool beer bottle opener. Cleaning out the clutter!"

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...460678609.html
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Neither would I, but you can bet there are tons of other collectors out there with cash to burn that would!

Looks like a collaboration between Campy and Oakley
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Wait for a gold plated Campy corkscrew to come up for sale
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The corkscrew posted above is a bargain...

" BRAND NEW " Campagnolo " BIG " Corkscrew GOLD BLING BLING US$3,000.00

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-C...4383.l4275.c10

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Decisions, Decisions...

Originally Posted by cb400bill
The corkscrew posted above is a bargain...

" BRAND NEW " Campagnolo " BIG " Corkscrew GOLD BLING BLING US$3,000.00

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-C...4383.l4275.c10

Damnation, I always get it wrong. "Wacky..." or "Are You Looking...", and it never fails I post in the wrong thread. From now on I'll toss a coin. It's enough to drive a man to drink....

If only I had a corkscrew?
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Old 01-16-18, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
yes, that is really the text from the ad.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik...462116567.html

Tour 2 Schwinn - $75 (Clover)

Hust needs to be road.
Hey let's give them credit for taking the picture from the drive-side at least
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Hey let's give them credit for taking the picture from the drive-side at least
I agree. Fun color, at least.
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I laughed at him at first...




...but now I think he knows exactly what he's doing. He runs a bike shop out of his garage in east Mesa. It looks like he mostly fixes up and sells older cheap bikes, plus those joke bikes to get attention. I'm not sure he really wants to sell them, but if someone wants to pay $500, hey, why not?
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I'd be willing to give the stroller or the lawnmower a try, see how well they actually work
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I've seen a lawn mower converted bike in eastern Washington, always wanted to try it out.
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I think this has been posted before, a while ago, but it's back with more info & pics this time.

Looks like a Hardrock.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...463471490.html

right handle brake wire broke - $20 (N Van Dorn st Alexandria, VA)



Way before damage bike gear would randomly get stuck for a split second, becaue of that I never pedal standing up, sitting down I never noticed. When breaking with left the front wheel screeches sometimes and can be loud.

I can still use the bike almost like a non defective bike, I just don't pedal standing up and I don't speed too much. Other than that I have been using this bike for a very long time in this condition without protective gear.

I still use bike in safe roads, I'm selling to make some spare change for a new one.










More pics in ad.
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Keep meaning to post this one.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...465730189.html

Custom Road Bike COOL AND AFFORABLE!! FIXIE 5 SPEED - $80 (Alexandria)














This is a Ross early 80's 10 speed bike that has updated higher end wheels and newer black wall tires. It is also modified from a 10 speed to a 5 speed. The crank has been replaced to a sngle blade and the front derailleur, lever, and cable have been removed.The price is $80 NOT negotiable.Call 5 7 1-213- 53 67 and leave a message if no answer.
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I wish Ross bikes were a little more prolific, or rather, their Signature line was. Great bikes, even if the BB droop was track bike-like at 58mm like my Signature 294S was. Craftsmanship was stellar, as was the ride.

For $20, that Hardrock is a screaming deal. It doesn't take much to keep them running, and they're dead reliable.
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If it seems to good to be true...

What are the odds of this being a scam? BIN for $500 or make offer.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970s-57cm-...wAAOSwDkpaY1vt
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
The colnago is well packed and properly dismantled.[/I]

I'd say 10000000% scam
I missed the Colnago part, that is what his negative feedback is for. I do love the "1973 dated campagnolo nouvo record crank set and 73 nuovo record rear deraliuer" when the crank appears to be a Stronglight and the RD a Shimano.

Just send him a pre-paid credit card. I'm SURE your new Paramount will be delivered in a few days. If you told him you were local and wanted to pick it up, I wonder what vacant lot he'll offer to meet you at.
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Kinda Wacky...

Lance Armstrong advertising Standee- Unique and RARE - $40

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/b...446261959.html

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Originally Posted by hazetguy
While his 'facts' are a bit off, the price isn't that terrible.*

*I would not spend $100 on a corkscrew.
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Especially since wine has screw tops or comes in a box now.


But it's still Waaaaay Cool.
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Take a look at this tall boy...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ral...EAAOSwnNBXWykv

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I have that exact bike, but a smaller size, and without the crazy extensions.
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