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Old 11-23-09, 11:44 AM
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CANNONDALE ROAD BIKE - $300 (Montville)
Date: 2009-11-23, 11:42AM EST
Reply to: sale-jbkmv-xxxxxx7@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Cannondale road bike rasberry blue 55cm great condition Shimano Sante components areo rims ,Vetta seat, Cat eye Vectra spitometer



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Old 11-23-09, 12:35 PM
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https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1477084332.html

Yeah, there's this really cool bike I always see at the BART station, can you get that one?
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Old 11-23-09, 12:55 PM
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https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb...478341377.html

12 whole pounds? Everyone knows that the "good" bikes of that era weighed no more than 11.5 pounds...

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"This bicycle would show better with a good cleaning, but I want to preserve its integrity by offering it as is."

Translation- For only 5 grand, you too can have a dirty bike!
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Old 11-23-09, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine
"This bicycle would show better with a good cleaning, but I want to preserve its integrity by offering it as is."

Translation- For only 5 grand, you too can have a dirty bike!
Alternate translation: The dirt is the only thing holding it together.
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Old 11-23-09, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Marrock
Alternate translation: The dirt is the only thing holding it together.
Or... This bike belongs in a museum... and so does the dirt! That's how important this bike is!
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I didn't know Suntour made frames! Guess you learn something everyday.

https://savannah.craigslist.org/bik/1477301953.html
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that suntour looks a little big for a 54 but I think they measured diferently
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Old 11-23-09, 07:23 PM
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I NEED a female 24 " or 26" Bike to buy - $25 (hollywood )

Hi ! I live in hollywood and I need a bike (preferably blue, pink or purple) that someone might be planning to sell in a garage sale or even give away. My bike was my main transportation and was recently stolen so I need to get another one ASAP before I start my new job.Please email me DETAILED pictures of the bike and include any problems it may have (hopefully none) and the price you are asking for it. I can afford $25 tops...

Go have the bunny get you one.

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https://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-BIKE-peu...item2c51109984

Reads like a Craigslist ad...
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https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/bik/1479864420.html

SWEET BABY ****ING JESUS
IS THAT A ROAD BIKE FRAME? YOU BET YOUR SILLY ASS IT IS
THATS A ROAD BIKE FRAME! **** WEIGHS LIKE 1 POUND
AN UNBORN BABY COULD LIFT THAT ****! HOLY ****
THIS **** IS SO LIGHT WEIGHT YOU WONT KNOW IF YOURE RIDING OR FLYING!
PUT SOME WHEELS ON THIS ****ER AND RIDE INTO THE NIGHT

needs brake cables which cost $3 each, thats not bad eh?
so buy my bike frame

contact me at 786 *** ****
IF YOU GUESS MY NAME YOU'LL GET A ****ING FLASHLIGHT ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! OMG

TOO funny.

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Old 11-24-09, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by danec99
The Q&A are hilarious too.
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Originally Posted by bikecrate
The Q&A are hilarious too.
Worst auctions I've ever seen. Pictures are terrible.
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Well, once you had the flashlight, all you would need is both hands.,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by bikecrate
The Q&A are hilarious too.
that is the funniest ad i've ever seen. awesome.
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Old 11-24-09, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 3373jones
that is the funniest ad i've ever seen. awesome.

I just checked into what else that guy has for sale and I found this gem (among knick knacks) :

https://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-K2-BAYSIDE-...item2c519a4f95

the narrative is impeccable:

The "comfort bike" category is a splinter from mountain bikes. It sports a more upright seating position (made possible by changing the frame design and handlebar stem orientation), and shock absorbing features everywhere they can be put.
The Bayside must win an award for shock absorbing features. The saddle has thick foam padding. And springs on the back. And a shock-absorbing telescoping sprung seat post. And the handgrips also have shock absorbing foam.
Even the pedals have comfort features. They are made from low-density urethane foam, so it feels like you're riding the bike with crepe soled shoes. But there's also some serious performance-enhancing features, such as the Noleen NS1 comfort tech suspension front fork with 55 mm of travel. Sure, this smooths out the bumps in the road. It also makes the bike more sure-footed and easy to handle on poor surfaces. The fork will make you more safe and secure on rough unpaved surfaces, bumps, and potholes. And the oversize aluminum-tube frame is a very capable performer, with metallurgy, rigidity, and strength on a par with far more expensive racing machines.NOT CANNONDALE/GARY FISHER TREK SPECIALIZED HAS SHIMANO PARTS


The Shimano Revo Shift twist grip shifters are easy for novices to master, and the bike has mounting eyelets so you can easily add front and rear racks. So a novice rider can find this bike an easy introduction to cycling; then add racks and use it for errands, commuting, or weekend tours.

Pros: Comfort features from the land of milk and honey; cute styling that recalls a newspaper delivery bike from 50 years ago; no-nonsense high-tech frame is far more serious than all that padding suggests.LOCAL PICK UP ONLY PLEASE! Q="https://www.imagebam.com/image/583edf55121977" Q="https://www.imagebam.com/image/6df7eb55121979" Q="https://www.imagebam.com/image/827bf155121982" Q="https://www.imagebam.com/image/dd0ab955121988"

HAS FRONT SHOCKS AND SEAT SHCOK,QUICK RELEASE FRONT AND REAR RIMS RIDES WELL EVERYTHING WORKS ,GEARS,BRAKES ALL GOOD
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I was looking for some parts and pieces on ebay tonight and stumbled upon this:

https://cgi.ebay.com/Soma-double-stra...item414aceb8dc

nothing wrong about the content and what is for sale and can be a good deal, until you look at the picture of the auction:



talking about some advance marketing technique... informercial like
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Old 11-25-09, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by EjustE
I was looking for some parts and pieces on ebay tonight and stumbled upon this:

https://cgi.ebay.com/Soma-double-stra...item414aceb8dc

nothing wrong about the content and what is for sale and can be a good deal, until you look at the picture of the auction:



talking about some advance marketing technique... informercial like
$.99 and not a single bid. It doesn't appear to be working.
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Old 11-25-09, 07:08 AM
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i still don't know what's for sale.

i wonder if the seller would give me the stand the parts are sitting on and just keep the parts for the auction price?

I joke I joke.

Actually, this is something I see quite a bit of as someone who has studied graphics and marketing. Sticking some attractive woman in an image is second to slapping some red, white, and blue (and perhaps some stars) on something and making it look patriotic. It's really a shame people can't take their time and come up with a real marketing image.
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$.99 and not a single bid. It doesn't appear to be working.
Check out the stem they are selling. Product placement is everything.

https://cgi.ebay.com/Deda-Zero-thread...item414ace7862

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Originally Posted by bikecrate
The Q&A are hilarious too.
the bike on ebay has shown up on CL for half the price:
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/bik/1481496943.html

interesting...
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Old 11-25-09, 12:43 PM
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2nd time this has been posted on Detroit CL. Gets right to the point, albeit a bit ungrammatically. Perhaps the poster thinks Santa uses CL to give away used bikes.

Want a Road Bike (Bloomfield)

I would like a road bike least than 5 years old
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Originally Posted by 3373jones
the bike on ebay has shown up on CL for half the price:
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/bik/1481496943.html

interesting...
except that the ebayer is local pickup in NY. which coast has the real 501?
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Originally Posted by EjustE
I was looking for some parts and pieces on ebay tonight and stumbled upon this:

https://cgi.ebay.com/Soma-double-stra...item414aceb8dc

nothing wrong about the content and what is for sale and can be a good deal, until you look at the picture of the auction:



talking about some advance marketing technique... informercial like
The seller must have gone to the marketing school of the lovely and talented Chairman Zoe!
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Welcome back to Bent Fork Oblivion:

Atala road bike frame - $120 (Kendall)
Date: 2009-11-25, 3:42PM EST
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Vintage Atala italian road bike frame. All steel 53cm. Bike project was never finished, bike frame too small for me. Bike has signs of wear and scratches. Perfect candidate for fixie/single speed or a full restoration.

FRAME AND FORK ONLY.

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