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Old 12-15-09, 08:57 PM
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I figured i'd use this thread to rant about this. I'm sure others also have this issue. when you post an ad with all the information you get an email. like this.

Example.

Hi i'm interested in your bike. does it have fenders? what size is it?


So with this I'll say this stuff.
That person must be a big idiot. It says everything in the ad.
They disslike me because I get angry at them.
Are people becoming stupider over the years?
I must say, these people do all this fancy ass school stuff but can't read a simple ad?

You should see what I see at work, engineers who try to build something from Ikea. it's A laugh


So anyway. why is it I constenly get these idiots who do this? I may be wrong but it's really anoyying.

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Old 12-15-09, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by HSean
I figured i'd use this threat to rant about this. I'm sure others also have this issue. when you post an ad with all the information you get an email. like this.

Example.

Hi i'm interested in your bike. does it have fenders? what size is it?


So with this I'll say this stuff.
That person must be a big idiot. It says everything in the ad.
They disslike me because I get angry at them.
Are people becoming stupider over the years?
I must say, these people do all this fancy ass school stuff but can't read a simple ad?

You should see what I see at work, engineers who try to build something from Ikea. it's A laugh


So anyway. why is it I constenly get these idiots who do this? I may be wrong but it's really anoyying.
When you post a bike are you trying to sell it? Dumb people can balance and pedal too. Just reply "Yes this has fenders." or "No it doesn't." Nobody's going to buy a bike from an a$$hole.
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Old 12-16-09, 07:30 AM
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WTF?

custom one of a kind,Must prove you are worthy to own this, NO if ands or buts,If you think you are contact me for all info

56cm fixie/ss/road - $850


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Originally Posted by jacksbike
2) Some of the outrageous prices being asked for on Craigslist for road bikes ...a 30 year old Viscount complete with Death Fork for $200...
I wouldn't sell my Viscount for any less than $200 and I don't feel it is an outrageous price at all.
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Is it normal for the tire to rub the shifter cables?

Vittus Silver 62cm Road Bike Vintage 105 Hubs Needs Work - $150
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Yes! thats the best part of the deal! lol
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
I wouldn't sell my Viscount for any less than $200 and I don't feel it is an outrageous price at all.
+1

Many folks think that having the "death fork" is an asset; they can always change it if they want to.

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Here is the 2017th ad for a Peugeot UO-8 claiming to be a PX-10. I wrote FOR MY FIRST TIME to the seller that he is mistaken.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/1511510942.html

PEUGEOT PX10, 1960's - $900 (twin peaks / diamond hts)

Rare vintage Peugeot racer. Circa 1960's
Excellent condition.
All original parts. Lugged Reynolds tubing. Simplex groupo. Brooks saddle. Even the "Record du Monde" vinyl flag intact!

Size: 58cm - ish
Top tube: 56cm
Stand over: 33 inches






Beautiful, come see for yourself!
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Hi. Perhaps you don't know, that bike you are selling (which appears to be in good condition) is not rare, nor is it a PX-10. The PX-10 was the top of the line. The bike you are selling is a UO-8, which was extremely common, fairly inexpensive and nearly the bottom of the line. It is worth about $150 if it's in good running order.

Good luck, though.

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Originally Posted by brian3069
Is it normal for the tire to rub the shifter cables?

Vittus Silver 62cm Road Bike Vintage 105 Hubs Needs Work - $150

it seems when the seller was making the list of parts you need to "slap on" to make it useable he forgot to mention the fork. he was clever enough to take the pics at an angle to prevent you from getting a real good look at it and the DT
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Ummmmm........a pic is worth a thousand words i guess.........

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The only work that Vitus needs is to for that crankset to come off and be shipped over to my house.
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Originally Posted by r0ckh0und
Ummmmm........a pic is worth a thousand words i guess.........
I sure hope that's not Jenny.
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Originally Posted by HamboneSlim
I sure hope that's not Jenny.
From a previous post- "NO if ands or buts"...
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This may have already been posted. It reminds me of that Ebay table all those years ago.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/bik/1513672740.html

like new bike rides great call 219-963-6XXX ask for jenny

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Originally Posted by beech333
This may have already been posted. It reminds me of that Ebay table all those years ago.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/bik/1513672740.html

like new bike rides great call 219-963-6XXX ask for jenny

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Amazing...
on the other hand, $5 is not that bad for that "10 speed", if the grips are in good shape
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Amazing...
on the other hand, $5 is not that bad for that "10 speed", if the grips are in good shape
That "ride" definitely has a FULL suspension in the rear.
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Originally Posted by brian3069
Is it normal for the tire to rub the shifter cables?

Vittus Silver 62cm Road Bike Vintage 105 Hubs Needs Work - $150
I just received an email from the seller. I had ask for better pics of the fork as I thought it looked bent his reply?

"fork def not bent, but as shown with no derailleur, I do have spare derailleurs that arent special that you can take a pick from".
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MONGOOSE XR75 21 SPEED MT BIKE - $150 (EVERETT, WASHINGTON)

Date: 2009-12-17, 10:14PM PST

THIS IS A BRAND NEW NEVER BEEN RIDEN 21 SPEED MONGOOSE XR75 MOUNTAIN BIKE. I PURCHASED THIS BIKE LAST YEAR TO USE AS A PIECE OF EXCERCISE EQUIPMENT AND NEVER GOT AROUND TO USING IT NOT EVEN ONCE. THIS BIKE HAS THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

* MONGOOSE XR75 MOUNTAIN BIKE WITH ALL-TERRAIN DUAL-SUSPENSION ALUMINUM FRAME (VERY LIGHTWEIGHT ABOUT 40 POUNDS)
* 21-SPEED SRAM MRX/SHIMANO TZ SHIFT SYSTEM
* LINEAR PULL BRAKES
* MONGOOSE R4598WM ORES
* ELEMENT SUSPENSION FORK
* ALLOY LEVERS
* QUICK-RELEASE ADJUSTABLE SEAT POST
* 26" FRAME


FIRST $150.00 TAKES

Payment Type; Cash, Check, Money Orders (US dollars only)

  • Location: EVERETT, WASHINGTON
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Don't have a specific ad to mention, but have noticed over the past few weeks the quantity of ads with bikes listed for crazy prices ($300-400 for a run of the mill old Trek mountain bike) has gone through the roof.
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Old 12-19-09, 04:37 PM
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Notice the option of requesting more pics...

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Notice the option of requesting more pics...

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/1517653499.html
that is just abit on the tacky side. I think he did forget to list what kind of tubes were in the tires.
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Just a bit? I'm pretty sure that I know the woman too.
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