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Old 03-22-19, 07:52 AM
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Love the aero wheels!
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Love the aero wheels!
That is to keep fingers out of spokes. These are pretty neat for little ones. We had one for a while. I saved the axle and wheels for a future trailer build. I have to get to that someday.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/153425463184

The ad's not wacky, but look at the drive side pedal eye. Do my eyes deceive me, or is it off-center?

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https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bop...831914349.htmlsidewall damage Specialized Umma Gumma (26.5x1.95) [#02] - $65 (san jose north) hide this posting

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Originally Posted by smontanaro
https://www.ebay.com/itm/153425463184

The ad's not wacky, but look at the drive side pedal eye. Do my eyes deceive me, or is it off-center?

Might as well post a size large enough for some of us to see.



I don't think the hole actually is off-center.

What appears to be off-center is the polishing/finishing of the edge of the crank.
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Old 03-23-19, 05:15 AM
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Sorry. I linked to the ebay image. I didn't think it would be any larger than that.

So this is an example of a single forging used for multiple lengths? The Compass/Rene Herse peeps make a point of telling you each length gets its own forging.
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CL Crap Picture of the Day™. The descrption isn't very descriptive, either.

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/b...845260001.html

Never been use new bike only people who can come to me and give cash

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Originally Posted by cb400bill
CL Crap Picture of the Day™. The descrption isn't very descriptive, either.

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/b...845260001.html

Never been use new bike only people who can come to me and give cash

Ha, "Come to me and give cash"...you silly moose. Sounds like Boris and Natasha.
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Old 03-23-19, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
CL Crap Picture of the Day™. The descrption isn't very descriptive, either.

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/b...845260001.html

Never been use new bike only people who can come to me and give cash
It is a pretty unique bike too, with 10" wheels!!!
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Pic of the day... Guess...

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^^^^^ NB: Don't use Google Street View to photograph the item you're selling.
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And, for those that will settle for nothing but the best for their kids.

Strider ST-R Limited Edition Carbon Fiber kids balance bike NEW $1999


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lol, MSRP $899
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There are a couple things wrong here. Can you guess what they are?

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bo...843031855.html

4 kids bikes - $30

I have 4 kids bikes that are all missing something they are flat mostly. I'm asking $7 each or $30 for all 4.


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Originally Posted by Jicafold
There are a couple things wrong here. Can you guess what they are?

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bo...843031855.html

4 kids bikes - $30

I have 4 kids bikes that are all missing something they are flat mostly. I'm asking $7 each or $30 for all 4.

Well one issue I see...
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Am I missing something. Is Del Rome and the vintage stem shifters the stuff of bicycle collector dreams? $650 for a rare classic!??? Sorry, I need to vent or get edjumicated.





A TRUE COLLECTORS DREAM!!! Impossible to find DEL ROMI 1970s Steel road bicycle. Made in Japan, in stunning Original condition. See Photos.

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https://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik...837169856.html
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No, true collectors dream of turkey levers, steel rims, cheap 3-bolt cottered cranks, quilted vinyl saddles set as far forward as possible, handlebars turned almost to the wino position, and of course, "THUNDER BIRD" derailleurs. Yeah, this one checks all the boxes.

Now where are my red-white-blue striped wrist sweat bands?.....
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
Well one issue I see...
Exactly. That and why would you pay $30 for 4 bikes if they are $7 each? How does this guy put his pants on in the morning?
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Originally Posted by Jicafold
Exactly. That and why would you pay $30 for 4 bikes if they are $7 each? How does this guy put his pants on in the morning?
3 legs at a time?
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Originally Posted by Jicafold
Exactly. That and why would you pay $30 for 4 bikes if they are $7 each? How does this guy put his pants on in the morning?
Darn it! Wasn't paying attention to the price - even more Sesame St. references I could have dug up!!
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Today's Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters I and D, the number 10, and the letter T.....
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Today's Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters I and D, the number 10, and the letter T.....
lol I see what you did there...
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Today's Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters I and D, the number 10, and the letter T.....
Jealous I didn't think of that...
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Today's Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters I and D, the number 10, and the letter T.....
Craigslist is the place for nonstop entertainment tempered with a little bit of despair.
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Today's Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters I and D, the number 10, and the letter T.....
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