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Old 01-19-18, 05:14 PM
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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.










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Old 01-19-18, 05:33 PM
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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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Old 01-19-18, 11:39 PM
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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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Old 01-20-18, 02:34 PM
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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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Old 01-20-18, 02:49 PM
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What are the odds of this being a scam? BIN for $500 or make offer.
Based on their feedback, their SOLD ITEMS (where it sold before?), and this nonsense at the bottom of the listing:
"Shipping/ payment: I can take cash at my door or credit card app payments through netspend prepaid cards which you can transfer prepaid funds to my card. As for common trust concerns your credit card company can reinburse you if you have trust problems.
The colnago is well packed and properly dismantled. please pay in a few days or let me know your payment time thanks.
Note: I am member of S.A.P. sellers against paypal. sap is a new group of sellers thst are sgainst current industry online identity policys that make it difficult for the small guy to sell items using paypal. Go to face book under peter anderson under visalia ca, the group is led by peter anderson.
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I'd say 10000000% scam

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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
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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Old 01-21-18, 08:16 PM
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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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Old 01-22-18, 11:00 AM
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I have that exact bike, but a smaller size, and without the crazy extensions.
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Old 01-22-18, 02:23 PM
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Take a look at this tall boy...

Downtube shifters, even!
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Old 01-22-18, 02:46 PM
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Yes, they look like the original Accushift 6-speed shifters that are on mine. Quite a reach down from way up there!
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Old 01-22-18, 06:48 PM
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I'm not convinced this is quite the stock Raleigh color scheme. Sorry for the bad photo, this is from Craigslist, after all.

80's vintage Raleigh road bike - $250 (90325 Hill rd Springfield Or)

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Old 01-23-18, 04:02 PM
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Not sure why this gem hasn't sold in 10 years.
https://jxn.craigslist.org/bik/d/bikes/6417462500.html

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Well, this one showed up under bicycles by owner

RCA Victor New Vista Vintage B&W Walnut TV Console - $199



Black & White Analog CRT for $200?
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Old 01-23-18, 05:31 PM
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I'm not convinced this is quite the stock Raleigh color scheme. Sorry for the bad photo, this is from Craigslist, after all.
Looks like one of these that's been stickerized.
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Old 01-24-18, 06:39 AM
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Decent, non-original Schwinn Prelude, but geez...

VERY IMPORTANT! YOU MUST SPECIFY A DAY AND TIME TO SEE THE BIKE IN YOUR RESPONSE, IF YOU DO NOT I WILL NOT REPLY. DON'T WORRY I AM VERY FLEXIBLE ON HOURS, WEEKEND OR WEEKDAY, DAY OR EVENING DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS.
Before riding any bike you acquire you should go over it carefully to make sure it is safe to ride, if you cannot do this yourself by all means take it to a shop and let them go over it.
I will only respond to emails that suggest a specific day and time you would like to see the bike, most afternoons are good and early evening during daylight. If this is not in your response I will not reply. If that time is not good and I will suggest an alternative time that works for both of us. I apologize for any inconvenience but must insist on this as there are too many efforts to send spam..
Please respond by email and I will respond in kind and if you wish you can also leave a phone number. If the bike is still listed it is still available, I will delete the posting as soon as the bike is sold so the best reply is to let me know when you would like to see the bike and I will match your availability with my own. I am generally available most afternoons, any day till dusk. Please no low balls or scammers, I will not respond. Questions? Please ask. Cash only, also please do not ask if it's still available as if it is still listed, it is
The bike will be sold to the first person that arrives regardless of when the call comes in, I cannot hold the bike so please schedule an appt. as soon as you can make it.
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/...470405288.html
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VERY IMPORTANT! YOU MUST SPECIFY A DAY AND TIME TO SEE THE BIKE IN YOUR RESPONSE, IF YOU DO NOT I WILL NOT REPLY. DON'T WORRY I AM VERY FLEXIBLE ON HOURS, WEEKEND OR WEEKDAY, DAY OR EVENING DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS.
Before riding any bike you acquire you should go over it carefully to make sure it is safe to ride, if you cannot do this yourself by all means take it to a shop and let them go over it.
I will only respond to emails that suggest a specific day and time you would like to see the bike, most afternoons are good and early evening during daylight. If this is not in your response I will not reply. If that time is not good and I will suggest an alternative time that works for both of us. I apologize for any inconvenience but must insist on this as there are too many efforts to send spam..
Please respond by email and I will respond in kind and if you wish you can also leave a phone number. If the bike is still listed it is still available, I will delete the posting as soon as the bike is sold so the best reply is to let me know when you would like to see the bike and I will match your availability with my own. I am generally available most afternoons, any day till dusk. Please no low balls or scammers, I will not respond. Questions? Please ask. Cash only, also please do not ask if it's still available as if it is still listed, it is
The bike will be sold to the first person that arrives regardless of when the call comes in, I cannot hold the bike so please schedule an appt. as soon as you can make it.
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/...470405288.html
Lolz. I think he's carefully covered every possible contingency in his ad.
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Old 01-24-18, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by cqlink View Post
Not sure why this gem hasn't sold in 10 years.
https://jxn.craigslist.org/bik/d/bikes/6417462500.html

Maybe it's because he only comes outside at night?

Gotta love those date stamps. I bet the seller has a VCR that just blinks 12:00 all the time.
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Originally Posted by NJgreyhead View Post
Decent, non-original Schwinn Prelude, but geez...

VERY IMPORTANT! YOU MUST SPECIFY A DAY AND TIME TO SEE THE BIKE IN YOUR RESPONSE, IF YOU DO NOT I WILL NOT REPLY. DON'T WORRY I AM VERY FLEXIBLE ON HOURS, WEEKEND OR WEEKDAY, DAY OR EVENING DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS.
Before riding any bike you acquire you should go over it carefully to make sure it is safe to ride, if you cannot do this yourself by all means take it to a shop and let them go over it.
I will only respond to emails that suggest a specific day and time you would like to see the bike, most afternoons are good and early evening during daylight. If this is not in your response I will not reply. If that time is not good and I will suggest an alternative time that works for both of us. I apologize for any inconvenience but must insist on this as there are too many efforts to send spam..
Please respond by email and I will respond in kind and if you wish you can also leave a phone number. If the bike is still listed it is still available, I will delete the posting as soon as the bike is sold so the best reply is to let me know when you would like to see the bike and I will match your availability with my own. I am generally available most afternoons, any day till dusk. Please no low balls or scammers, I will not respond. Questions? Please ask. Cash only, also please do not ask if it's still available as if it is still listed, it is
The bike will be sold to the first person that arrives regardless of when the call comes in, I cannot hold the bike so please schedule an appt. as soon as you can make it.
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/...470405288.html
Having sold too much stuff on CL, I can appreciate this disclaimer. Sadly,90% of responders won't have read his disclaimer.
I've started putting "pick up in Schertz" in the title of my ads and yet half the potential buyers I get don't bother to read even the title.
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RCA Victor New Vista Vintage B&W Walnut TV Console - $199



Black & White Analog CRT for $200?
I think there is a market out there for "collectible" vintage electronics. However, I do see a lot of recently obsolete electronics like CRT/projection TV's that people are trying to sell for top dollar. It makes me go hummm as well. They should just take them to the local electronics recycle center.
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I think there is a market out there for "collectible" vintage electronics. However, I do see a lot of recently obsolete electronics like CRT/projection TV's that people are trying to sell for top dollar. It makes me go hummm as well. They should just take them to the local electronics recycle center.
I got this haunting for bikes at goodwill, $1.58, works good.
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I got this haunting for bikes at goodwill, $1.58, works good.
My second option for purchase at second hand stores are vintage hifi speakers.
At the moment I have a pair of Vintage Infinity Qe speakers, Ribbon Tweeters intact and working.
A set of 4 Klipsh KG.05's from the early 90's with sequential serial numbers, and a pair of Totem DreamCatchers + the Totem sub (2.1).
I buy and flip.

EDIT: forgot the garage speakers, a pair of Boston CR7's and a pair of Boston CR5's

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My second option for purchase at second hand stores are vintage hifi speakers.
At the moment I have a pair of Vintage Infinity Qe speakers, Ribbon Tweeters intact and working.
A set of 4 Klipsh KG.05's from the early 90's with sequential serial numbers, and a pair of Totem DreamCatchers + the Totem sub (2.1).
I buy and flip.

EDIT: forgot the garage speakers, a pair of Boston CR7's and a pair of Boston CR5's
If I had a bigger house and more money, I'd setup a predigital/analog room. Chock full of old electronics, clocks and rotary phones.
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Seller likes the idea of $1000, a lot...

$1,000

Vintage 5 speed Schwinn custom! New fenders, pedals, ape hangers, grips, brake cables, ect....

$1000 5 speed

$1000 Brown, black, chrome
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