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Old 12-15-18, 01:21 AM
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Highly recommend reading! If you’ve been there yourself, it’ll surly resonate with you! lol

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Man, Portland, OR Craigslist is cracking me up tonight!





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Originally Posted by deux jambes
Man, Portland, OR Craigslist is cracking me up tonight!





I've been watching the same bikes for the past year and a half with no price changes on the Seattle craigslist. Some things never change, I guess.
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There's a guy that's had a nice dark grey Motobecane frameset for sale for at least two years with the price at $180. It's time to come down, bro. My stuff may be on there for some time, but the price continually gets lowered, respective of time etc, and things do sell, though perhaps not as quickly as I'd like. Most of the time it moves well enough.
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Old 12-17-18, 11:44 AM
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This bike has been on CL for at least a year - same photo, same price - and it gets re-posted every day or two. Time for a new sales strategy.

$1100

Trials bike

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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
There's a guy that's had a nice dark grey Motobecane frameset for sale for at least two years with the price at $180. It's time to come down, bro. My stuff may be on there for some time, but the price continually gets lowered, respective of time etc, and things do sell, though perhaps not as quickly as I'd like. Most of the time it moves well enough.
I think the forks may have some damage.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bop/d/motobecane-vintage-frame/6767975355.html


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Old 12-17-18, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66


I think the forks may have some damage.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...767975355.html


The fork has always looked good to me. That's as aligned as it can be. Now that Trek 620 that another BF'er was thinking of checking out--that had a cranked out fork that looked like someone jumped on top of the stem and shoved the front wheel forward. Yikes.
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Originally Posted by jlaw
This bike has been on CL for at least a year - same photo, same price - and it gets re-posted every day or two. Time for a new sales strategy.

$1100

Trials bike
Keep at it for a couple of more years, then change the title to "Vintage Trials Bike", and increase the price?

I bet that portion of the market is tough. A lot of money invested in the bikes, and a very limited audience. E-Bay in the spring?
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Old 12-17-18, 04:14 PM
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Here's another one.
Buy the smallest bike you can find.
Then put the seat post and bar stem as high as they will go.

Georgena Terry Symmetry Women's Bicycle, 21 speeds, Excellent Condition - $325



Love this bike, it's just too small for me.
I believe the bike is 700c rear x 24 (520) front.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Here's another one.
Buy the smallest bike you can find.
Then put the seat post and bar stem as high as they will go.

Georgena Terry Symmetry Women's Bicycle, 21 speeds, Excellent Condition - $325





I believe the bike is 700c rear x 24 (520) front.


I bought my petite wife a Terry bike. That seat post is high, but the handelbar stem were intentionally tall so the rider can ride more upright.
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The damage to the fork on this bike is IMPRESSIVE. And of course no mention of it in the ad.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...775715535.html
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Originally Posted by MDR629
The damage to the fork on this bike is IMPRESSIVE. And of course no mention of it in the ad.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...775715535.html
Also needs a FD.

The seller does mention:

It needs a tune-up and new brakes.
The rear appears to have dual pivot long reach brake calipers. I wonder if there is a relation between the lack of brakes, and the fork damage, and perhaps the sale.

I don't see frame damage in the photos.
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Old 12-19-18, 02:34 PM
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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, Even If In Caps

Originally Posted by MDR629
The damage to the fork on this bike is IMPRESSIVE. And of course no mention of it in the ad.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...775715535.html
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Not So Bad, Comparatively? Bent Fork Day!

Specialized epic - $200 (North lake mall area)




"24 in frame
14 speed
700c tires
This is an older bike:

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Ride More!

Bike bicycle rim dome - $150 (Folly Beach)






"Sooooo, I made this bike rim dome out of.... bicycle rims
Hmmmmm, now what???
Sell it on CL!
Can be covered... greenhouse
As is... yard art

20 aluminum rims, some w spokes... some without
Connected w cut up inner tubes

Funky outsider art
How an old man amuses himself"

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(It is outside, technically? At least the venue is eponymous?)
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Make Him Stop

Bike rim snowman bicycle - $75 (Folly Beach)






"Three aluminum rims, connected with tyewraps, make this holiday complete. A bike rim man.
Ho, ho, ho... laugh along, sing a winter song, along with this rimman.
Him nose is wax, his eyes are nitro balls, he's got it all
Happy Holidays"

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Originally Posted by deux jambes
Highly recommend reading! If you’ve been there yourself, it’ll surly resonate with you! lol

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Don't know about the parts but the cat looks interesting..any price on the kitty?
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One can get quite the setback on that seatpost. Some kind of wheelie trick bike?
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$75 rust bucket

This ad cracks me up every time I see it:



"old bike what u see is what you get. wheels still turn. i dont know what size the wheels are"

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/bik...757462915.html
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Originally Posted by bikemig
This ad cracks me up every time I see it:

"old bike what u see is what you get. wheels still turn. i dont know what size the wheels are"

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/bik...757462915.html
Cute!!!

It almost looks homebuilt, but the workmanship looks too clean to be homebuilt.

I don't think I'd pay full price, but it would make great wall-art for $25.

At least one doesn't have to worry about the chain.
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Man, I must be lucky. Most of these baby boomers in New England are happy to meet young people who are into 10 speeds, etc. just as much as they are. Thusly they always cut me deals. 9 times out of 10 I can use their enthusiasm as a bargaining chip!
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Originally Posted by deux jambes
Highly recommend reading! If you’ve been there yourself, it’ll surly resonate with you! lol

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I would love the Dingle cog and the lock ring. Also the Sim works bars and the Shimano 105 hubs
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Originally Posted by tatelabianca666
Man, I must be lucky. Most of these baby boomers in New England are happy to meet young people who are into 10 speeds, etc. just as much as they are. Thusly they always cut me deals. 9 times out of 10 I can use their enthusiasm as a bargaining chip!
A lot of us on the CV are BB's so I would tread lightly on that bargaining chip thing.
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is this a troll? how can this not be a troll?
vintage-english-mens-bicycle
Great Condition, Brown in Color, With Pin Striping.All Pro lettered On Frame.Leather Seat Stamped In Back. Springs under Seat.Asking- $10,000 Dollars. Serious Inquiries Only. No Spam!!! Please Call - show contact info
. thank You!
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Nice little bike. I had one just like it. But SEVEN freakin' HUNDRED dollars?

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...778544894.html

Schwinn De Luxe Twinn - $700 (RVA)

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bicycle type: tandem
frame size: Medium
wheel size: 26 in
Schwinn De Luxe Twinn tandem bike in great condition! Little to no rust, original parts, operating gears, front basket, and baby seat. We love this bike, but simply have no room for it. Asking $700 obo.
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