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Old 09-07-18, 08:17 AM
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Probably not good for selling his tandem, but still a pretty funny ad.

Argument Machine

Argument Machine - $1000 (Vancouver)

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bicycle type: tandem
brake type: drum
condition: good
electric assist: none
frame size: 21/19
handlebar type: drop
make / manufacturer: Cannondale
suspension: other/unknown
wheel size: 700C
For sale is my 1989 vintage argument machine. I bought it sight unseen from some guy in Battle Creek, MI and then paid $150 to have it shipped across the country. It is too small for me, but the size of the arguments it has caused is just right.

Are you going too fast? Too slow? Is the ride too bumpy? Did you hit the brakes without telling anyone? Are you too tall and ruining the view? Is this route stupid and now your partner just wants to go home? Get the answer to questions just like these and hundreds of others with this classic Cannondale Tandem. Have every move scrutinized. Hear every muttered curse that would normally be out of earshot if you took two bikes. Constantly accuse each other of sandbagging with this beautiful bright red argument machine. It'll make every ride a chore, but at least when you ride a tandem you won't leave your wife half a mile behind you on the trail because she rides so goddamn slowly.

Comes with free luggage rack.
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Old 09-07-18, 08:34 AM
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Rare? Yeah, probably. In AMAZING CONDITION? Well... except for a few scuffs, it looks good. Worth $5K? HA!

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I kind of like the color scheme on this, but the combination of the opening bid/BIN price, the fact that it's a 1X "Triiathlon" bike with a grip shifter, and the descriptive text put it solidly in wacky territory:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/25-th-Anniv...e/283137506676.
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Old 09-07-18, 09:26 AM
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Those are first-gen Grip Shift and that was a thing in the '80s, and he's probably a big ring kind of guy.
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Old 09-07-18, 09:29 AM
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The black stem and white/grey cable look out of place with that color scheme. Or else the seatpost should be black.
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Originally Posted by Kobe
For sale is my 1989 vintage argument machine. I bought it sight unseen from some guy in Battle Creek, MI and then paid $150 to have it shipped across the country. It is too small for me, but the size of the arguments it has caused is just right.

Are you going too fast? Too slow? Is the ride too bumpy? Did you hit the brakes without telling anyone? Are you too tall and ruining the view? Is this route stupid and now your partner just wants to go home? Get the answer to questions just like these and hundreds of others with this classic Cannondale Tandem. Have every move scrutinized. Hear every muttered curse that would normally be out of earshot if you took two bikes. Constantly accuse each other of sandbagging with this beautiful bright red argument machine. It'll make every ride a chore, but at least when you ride a tandem you won't leave your wife half a mile behind you on the trail because she rides so goddamn slowly.
That couple is gonna have to do a lot more than sell that tandem....

Comes with free luggagebaggage rack.
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Old 09-07-18, 11:44 AM
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I used to work in Battle Creek. Turrible town.
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Originally Posted by Kobe
Probably not good for selling his tandem, but still a pretty funny ad.

Argument Machine

Argument Machine - $1000 (Vancouver)

© craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap
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bicycle type: tandem
brake type: drum
condition: good
electric assist: none
frame size: 21/19
handlebar type: drop
make / manufacturer: Cannondale
suspension: other/unknown
wheel size: 700C
For sale is my 1989 vintage argument machine. I bought it sight unseen from some guy in Battle Creek, MI and then paid $150 to have it shipped across the country. It is too small for me, but the size of the arguments it has caused is just right.

Are you going too fast? Too slow? Is the ride too bumpy? Did you hit the brakes without telling anyone? Are you too tall and ruining the view? Is this route stupid and now your partner just wants to go home? Get the answer to questions just like these and hundreds of others with this classic Cannondale Tandem. Have every move scrutinized. Hear every muttered curse that would normally be out of earshot if you took two bikes. Constantly accuse each other of sandbagging with this beautiful bright red argument machine. It'll make every ride a chore, but at least when you ride a tandem you won't leave your wife half a mile behind you on the trail because she rides so goddamn slowly.

Comes with free luggage rack.
This is pure comic win right here.
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Old 09-08-18, 06:17 AM
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He should offer it as an advertising tool to divorce lawyers/marriage counselors at 10x the price.
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Old 09-08-18, 06:26 AM
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The guy selling the tandem:

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Old 09-08-18, 08:26 AM
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$500 Tall Men's Racing Bike

This rare Old School Racing bike is Built for a Tall Man. Made for a heavy load it has HD wheel bearings and Steel Chrome Alloy Wheels. Origanal tires rarely ridden and always kept indoors. If you know someone Very tall please tell them. Something to fit' guy this Tall would be hard $ to find! It's PUCH (pook) METEOR' one Very Rare and Stylish Unit. Trades Considered. I have one similar and I Love it! Great second bike for a Tall dude. VERY clean, a great gift for a hard fit. For a ride or inspection call
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Old 09-08-18, 10:13 AM
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If that's ^^^^ the only pic, double WW bonus points for god-awful photography.
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Old 09-08-18, 10:56 AM
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Kneed Gone

Fuji ace - $250




"Used. A good bike for tall people
Need gone"

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik...690890170.html

(Knees! And I have an idea for a Double Decker saddle.)
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Old 09-10-18, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Longtime readers will probably remember this bike from an earlier post when it was for sale for a mere $300. Looks like that guy found a buyer who's attempting to flip it. Still orange, still cute and the frame is still bent!

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/6197503599.html

VINTAGE 3 SPEED MEN'S CRESENT SPORTS RACER - $750 (CHESTER VA)



condition: like new

A RARE VINTAGE BIKE

MEN'S 21 INCH FRAME

MADE IN SWEDEN

ALLOY WING NUTS OF WHEELS

BACK RACK / CHROME FENDERS

REFLECTORS IN HANDLE BAR GRIPS

NEW TIRES AND TUBES

NEW STURMEY ARCHER 3 SPEED TRIGGER SHIFTER WITH NEW CABLE AND PIN

SACHS TORPEDO DRETGANG HUB

READY TO RIDE

CALL 804-896-0092 / OR TEXT OR EMIL ME / THANK YOU !!!!
It's back again a year later, this time without fenders and for a mere $250. Same seller seems to have wised up but still does not know or care that the frame is STILL BENT. Lowest price yet!

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...693479330.html

VINTAGE SPORT RACER / 3 SPEED / BIKE / 56 CM FRAME SIZE !!!! - $250 (CHESTER VA)



bicycle type: road
frame size: 56 CM
wheel size: 26 in
SUPER NICE VINTAGE MENS 3 SPEED BIKE

VERY COLLECTIBLE

LOOK AT THE PICTURES

READY TO RIDE

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This may well be worth the asking price. I just thought it was interesting. It's the highest price I've ever seen for a bicycle that wasn't either vintage, a high-tech competition machine, or a straight-up piece of artwork.

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Also, this:

(It's interesting that she's looking for 24" wheels?)

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That's clever, I hope she gets a real yoga student, not just a perv that wants to watch her bend
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Road bike - $12000 (Rancho Cordova)


bicycle type: road
frame size: 54
wheel size: 700C
One of a kind. Signed by the man himself Eddy Merckx. The bike has the 50th Anniversary Edition group set. Comes with all the paperwork and pictures with Eddy and my brother in law at a small bike shop in Newbury Park California. The bike is in great condition with one minor dent in the top tube. The signature is a bit faded but still there.
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That's clever, I hope she gets a real yoga student, not just a perv that wants to watch her bend
What, in a sleepy little cow-town like NYC? After providing her exact address, down to the apt #? And posting that she just moved to town? And posting THAT pic? Naw, never happen.....
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Old 09-11-18, 07:56 PM
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What, in a sleepy little cow-town like NYC? After providing her exact address, down to the apt #? And posting that she just moved to town? And posting THAT pic? Naw, never happen.....
Wow, I've never seen a non-dealer craigslist ad with the full address before.

That's a professionally-done photograph. Maybe the poster is a talented photographer, or maybe the person in the picture has nothing to do with the one posting the ad. You all assume it's a "she", which is never stated in the ad...
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Yeah, we went through this with a similar ad a while back, mods did not seem happy.

I would note the mattress that just happens to be leaning against the wall there.
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Originally Posted by scratchpaddy
That's a professionally-done photograph. Maybe the poster is a talented photographer, or maybe the person in the picture has nothing to do with the one posting the ad. You all assume it's a "she", which is never stated in the ad...
It could even be the yoga teacher's student in the picture, as a sales pitch to say, this could be you.
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It could even be the yoga teacher's student in the picture, as a sales pitch to say, this could be you.
I agree, no gender attached. Fishing is always better with good bait...
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Originally Posted by curbtender
I agree, no gender attached. Fishing is always better with good bait...
"Many fish bites when you got good bait..."
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And I thought Ford made Corvair...
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