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Old 03-26-19, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Jicafold
Craigslist is the place for nonstop entertainment tempered with a little bit of despair.
Local CL has in the FREE section an ad for a nice Volvo sedan that someone is selling.
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Old 03-26-19, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Local CL has in the FREE section an ad for a nice Volvo sedan that someone is selling.
That's what the link is for....
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Old 03-26-19, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
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


This will only end with parents spending 1.2 million to get their kid into an ivy league school.
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Old 03-26-19, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by bikecrate
This will only end with parents spending 1.2 million to get their kid into an ivy league school.
You wouldn't actually expect them to make their kids do any work would you?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Ca...w/273758152287

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Old 03-26-19, 01:52 PM
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I know sometimes Ferraris are V12, but I've never seen a 12V!
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Old 03-26-19, 05:19 PM
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Ok, this seller actually does a pretty good job with photos and descriptions.

But, a few head scratchers did make it through.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Basso-700c-...r/362555153460



The actual part does have a pretty unique paint job.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/NC-Nailed-B...e/162354201301



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Old 03-27-19, 09:36 AM
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https://westernmass.craigslist.org/b...832652820.html


One of the saddest looking wreaks I have seen in a while.
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Old 03-27-19, 09:55 AM
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wrecks?
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I can't find the ad, but there was a guy who said he was moving and needed to sell all his bike...his name was Joaquin.
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Old 03-27-19, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
wrecks?
Rex?
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Old 03-27-19, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Rex?
Tyrannosaurus?

No wonder the bike is in so rough of shape!!!
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Old 03-27-19, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
A lemon anybody?

Lemons bike - $220 (Se Portland)



Sorry, no pictures in the ad, but I think this may be close.

Evidently it's raining Lemons:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...851864941.html

Lemons Tete de Course 58 cm (Madison)

(It's in there somewhere.........)
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Old 03-27-19, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Evidently it's raining Lemons:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...851864941.html

Lemons Tete de Course 58 cm (Madison)

(It's in there somewhere.........)
I was thinking it might be the Lemon Yellow bike, but it is actually the second bike over.

Titanium Lemond?

That could be a sweet bike.

Of course, the seller might get better responses with better photos, and actually dropping in a couple of critical key words.
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Old 03-27-19, 06:21 PM
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Where bad bikes go when they die?

I used to store my bikes this way, but it took up too much room?

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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?.....
Thunder Bird - it's not just cheap wine any more...
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Old 03-27-19, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
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https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bi...818145151.html

70s shwinn sburbuan


suburban, root beeer brown, custom parts, radio, front and rear motorcycle lights, speekers shcwinn, mud flaps, huge rack, tassles. i was told the hub alone is 400. i got it like 6 years ago.when my next door neighbor died and they.cleaned out the shed. i drove it a lil prob ok bly 1st timd i. 25 years since he road it.. needs some tlc
iwas gonna restore it but im too busy. im looking for a laptop 4 me one basic one just 4 online nothing gaming ( I dont) just just want something decent or cash.
Open 2 trades for gaming systems, t.v., anything
Also just got a 58cm tribe switch rear hub, fixaytion pedal straps, front tire is flat but im gonna clean her up tomorrow..its too tall 4 me.i also have other parts if I end up with her in switching to bull horn bars or regular drop bars.
.. it's a nice bike open to trades, they start around 400. just petels and straps are like 75. just learned the lame hipster bell goes for 20 lol. i just don't have time 4 it, working 2 much 70
also got a few other bikes.. i think ones a pure fixie ones a 6ku




That thing's straight out of Quadrophenia!

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Old 03-27-19, 09:32 PM
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Fork's .... uhm. Bent. Just a little.

If there is $390 stuffed in the saddle bag, that bike is definitely worth the asking price.
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^^ Uh, I dunno. I think it's just the camera angle.
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Old 03-28-19, 05:42 PM
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“Raleigh Varisty”

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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly
Pics nicely show the front impact

Edit: lol the text is pure gold!
Brand/Name: RaleighVaristy
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I have other bikes for sale, find them by searching #RidingThruChi
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What appears to be a beautiful, pantographed Somec...if only there was a full photo of the bike. Also, crack pipe price.

https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/bik...845239424.html

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Chinese wheel set on Amazon:
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