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Old 08-30-18, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by WGB
And now for something completely different!!!
This is why people who eat drop a lot of acid shouldn't have access to a welder
"Drop". The correct term is "drop".




So I've heard.....
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Old 08-30-18, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Wireless goats is the newest thing. Where have you people been?
Wireless dogs have been around for ages... So I don't see why one couldn't also have wireless goats.

Now, if only I could get rid of those wireless mice.
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Originally Posted by machinist42
Custom built bike
Castle Hayne, NC




"$300
One of a kind upside down bike.

Cute. It may well be good, although I don't think I'd trust that Banana seat.
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Giant 29er frame, wheels, Fox fork & more (Eugene) $800

My bike was stolen and ridden to the crook's house and then dismantled.
A few parts were recovered by the cops and I want to sell them altogether.

Bike was $2k new.

I didn't ride a lot and most of it was on bike paths, rarely off-road. And it was never ridden in the rain.

I'm done riding and want these remains out of of my house - it's depressing having them here.
It will go to the highest offer with $800 as the minimum (at least for now).





I've looked at things like forks, and the prices can be pretty extreme, but it just seems a bit ambitious with the pricing.

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/Sear...83&model=62646
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Now, if only I could get rid of those wireless mice.
We've had wireless cats (and a few definitely wired cats...) for decades, and have never had a wireless mouse.
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Old 08-30-18, 05:06 PM
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Who knew Specialized started out as an XMart bike maker?

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d...681006575.html
That's definitely a Specialized, because there's no way to change the seat on a bike.
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Originally Posted by CVB
https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d...681006575.html
That's definitely a Specialized, because there's no way to change the seat on a bike.
Nice MTB!
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Old 08-31-18, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by CVB
https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d...681006575.html
That's definitely a Specialized, because there's no way to change the seat on a bike.
Similarly, who knew that Schwinn makes "Diamondback girls" bikes (or would it be the other way 'round...)?

https://wausau.craigslist.org/bik/d/...676581501.html

Schwinn Diamondback Girls bike - $89 (Wausau)

(Bonus wacky-world points for shooting ALL pics vertically, and cutting off the subject in every case.)
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Old 08-31-18, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Iiiiiiit's BAAAAAAACK.......

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...674038377.htmlRare Vintage Bicycle ~ Concordia Kent ~ 70s 80s Bike - $1500




Dude has listed it at least THREE times, with no change in the price or anything. Evidently no one's clued him in to what this.... thing really is.


I usually never do this, but I actually sent the seller an e-mail. Price has been reduced........ a bit

Here's the exchange - the owner responded gracefully (despite my possibly overly frank message)

_______________________________________________________________________________________
Dear Sir,
Thank you very much for the info!

I had tried in vain to get an estimate as to its value, and instead found out that pricing on vintage bikes is hard to place & values are all over the board. In this case, I wanted to err on the side of caution & ended up doing so exceedingly!
Your information is most valuable & I appreciate your reaching out with a helping hand. I am going to be repricing immediately!
Regards!
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Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 3:43 PM
To: rzrsh-6674038377@sale.craigslist.org
Subject: Vintage bike on CL


Just worth noting that the bike you have listed for $1500 is worth no more than $50-75, and was probably under $100 when new. It is a low-grade, "gaspipe" steel frame with low grade components.
FWIW Kent is on the same level as Huffy and Murray - department store bicycles.

Anyway, just hoping to provide some context to help actually make a sale.


Best of luck!
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This only qualifies for "The Wacky World..." because of its radically unconventional aesthetic. Personally I think it's supercool, even as it goes against everything I would ever do in terms of a build. And hey, it's not every day you see rattlesnake rims!
It ain't cheap though.

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Old 08-31-18, 10:21 PM
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Apologies to Bo Diddley...

I got a fixed gear made from a Nashbar
It's got a cobra snake for a handlebar
It's got two wheels takin' me down the road
Made outta rattlesnake hide
It's got a brand new headlight right up front
Made outta human skull.......
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Old 09-01-18, 01:41 PM
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Hand painted bicycles - $150 (Lexington)








"I sand the bikes down. I take a of the parts off and paint them to any design you'd like. I put the bike back together. **ANY DESIGNS**"

https://columbia.craigslist.org/bop/...686326346.html

(Any design but any of those, please.)

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Old 09-01-18, 02:40 PM
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Trying for the Jackson Pollock look, maybe?
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WW bonus points for photographer's feet in the frame. Double bonus for no socks.

I think he needs to ventilate that paint space a little better, if you know what I mean....
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Righteously Indignant!

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WW bonus points for photographer's feet in the frame. Double bonus for no socks.

I think he needs to ventilate that paint space a little better, if you know what I mean....
What? No points for the possibly spray painted shoes or the wire wheeled bench grinder? (He writes he sands the frames. I don't see no sandpaper...)
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Apologies to Bo Diddley...

I got a fixed gear made from a Nashbar
It's got a cobra snake for a handlebar
It's got two wheels takin' me down the road
Made outta rattlesnake hide
It's got a brand new headlight right up front
Made outta human skull.......
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Old 09-02-18, 01:03 PM
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Sometimes Things Are Rare For A Reason, And Sometimes They Come Back.

vintage 1976 bicycle 10 speed & RARE brakes !! - $275 (winston-salem)










"bicycle type: road
frame size: 26 inch 10 speed
make / manufacturer: sears
wheel size: 26 in

this is a 1 owner family item, HTF....
with brakes that look like car hydraulic !!
sears 1976.......blue w/ red, white stripes.........
FREE SPIRIT > red white blue of flag.!! 1776 anniversary edition?
one time new street tyres installed......i think....ALL else correct.!!
added foam to handle-bar, has correct blue
end plugs, & triangle reflectors............
this has no damage to it..see pics............
& 42 year old item WITH minty ORIGINAL seat..................
i am 63......& we bought this new.
ask any questions.....?
10 speed NOT desirable............BUT.....THIS one ?
call / text .........before .................5 PM, ......................336-341-4872
southside winston-salem"

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Old 09-03-18, 09:31 AM
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Cannondale Six 13 - $500 (Beech Mountain)

I'm selling my Cannonadale six thirteen road bike. 700 wheelset. This is one of cannondales first carbon/alum bikes. The forks and crossbars are carbon. Excellent condition. Newer Michelin tires. I believe it's a 56/57 Sz. I'm 6 '. Will consider trade for 29 er Mountain Bike





That seatpost is a real thing. https://profile-design.com/collectio...rward-carbon-1
​​​​​​​"Gold standard carbon seatpost for converting road bike frame geometry into a more aggressive aero position."
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
uuuuuuhhhhhhhh

https://boone.craigslist.org/bik/d/8...686520401.html
80s Italian kids bike - $200 (North Wilkesboro)
Still new with plastic never been riden Italian bike from the 1980s

Taiwan - a small town in Italy. (Where Mr. & Mrs. Bonehead come from....)
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Old 09-03-18, 06:01 PM
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I remember those brakes. Had them in the stand once or twice many years ago. Someone needs to buy this bike and report back about waking up at night screaming about riding and working on them.
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vintage 1976 bicycle 10 speed & RARE brakes !! - $275 (winston-salem)

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Old 09-06-18, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531
This only qualifies for "The Wacky World..." because of its radically unconventional aesthetic. Personally I think it's supercool, even as it goes against everything I would ever do in terms of a build. And hey, it's not every day you see rattlesnake rims!
It ain't cheap though.

I think the fork was re-contoured as is often done with the bikes without brakes.
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Old 09-06-18, 02:54 PM
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Very RARE Wicker Display Bike-Full Size - $75 (Eugene)





Is this what happens when a cyclist takes a Basket Weaving class?

The details on the bike are pretty extraordinary, although I'm a bit surprised it doesn't actually include a BASKET???
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Candy is dandy but wicker is quicker...
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Very RARE Wicker Display Bike-Full Size - $75 (Eugene)





Is this what happens when a cyclist takes a Basket Weaving class?

The details on the bike are pretty extraordinary, although I'm a bit surprised it doesn't actually include a BASKET???
That would be redundant, don't you think?
Here's a wicker-wrapped bike that does include a basket. And it's a bike you can actually ride.
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