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Old 06-17-19, 07:49 PM
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Old 06-17-19, 07:57 PM
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He's baked .

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Old 06-17-19, 08:10 PM
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He's baked .

Guy is stuck in high gear...
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Old 06-17-19, 09:06 PM
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Omg, that pic is hilarious. Smoke em if ya got em.
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Old 06-18-19, 09:07 AM
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The only "NORCO"s we have around here seem to be selling for $10...
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Old 06-18-19, 09:35 AM
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Poor fella might have actually been bent over for close to $600 for that BSO. Doesn't make it worth anywhere near that much to the next guy, but if he's truthful about his condition, it sounds like someone upstream took big-time advantage of him.

A CD/DVD owner's manual for a product not related to computers?
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Old 06-18-19, 09:42 PM
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"Bike has not been rode no more than 1/4 mile."

Let's see...if the bike has not been rode no more than 1/4 mile does that mean it has been rode for more than 1/4 mile?
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Originally Posted by madpogue

Maybe someone wants to make some sort of James Bond boat-bike.
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"Tour de France old school bike/bicycle $600"

$600 Canadian = about $450 USD

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/ha...ationFlag=true

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Tour de France old school bike /bicycle with original lights, seats. Its condition is in excellent shape. No rust kept inside all year round. As show in pics the lights works from peddling. A must see Can’t let this bike go but need the room Asking $600 or send offers Can deliver ask for details gas fee Pick up Hamilton mountainNote this is a Supercycle product. Very similar one sitting 20 miles away for $100 Canadian and this one will sit a lot longer..,...
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Old 06-20-19, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by WGB
Its condition is in excellent shape.
I just stopped in,
To see what condition my condition was in......

(Who knew Hamilton ON was on a mountain?.....)
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Old 06-20-19, 10:53 AM
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Excellent shape, but the buyer will have to figure out the shift cable mess.

I do have to say that the picture is one of the best upside-down bike pics I've seen in an ad. Points subtracted for NDS angle.
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Old 06-20-19, 06:34 PM
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Positive anti-gravity credit points.
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^^^^ Pick-up only, bike is located on the space station....
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Old 06-20-19, 11:16 PM
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Can't find the SHIFT key - check
Can't find most punctuation keys - check
No photos - check
Meaningless data for "frame type" - check
Map location halfway across the county from title location - check
Overpriced - check

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mountain bike - gt avalanche - $300 (brooklyn)

bicycle frame material: alloy
bicycle type: mountain
condition: good
frame size: medium
suspension: suspension fork (hardtail)
wheel size: 26 in


silver and blue men's mountain bike
gt avalanche 3.0
good shape, garage kept
disc brakes
bike computer included
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Old 06-21-19, 02:14 AM
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Interesting kid's bike reminiscent of the Hanebrink fat tire design from the '90s. Sadly, the coolness factor might be lost on a kid small enough to ride it. Hanebrink passed away in January and, like two-wheel legend Craig Vetter, created many innovative vehicles.

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Tommi Sea Fat Tire Bike - $150 (Chester)






bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: kids
condition: like new
frame size: Small
wheel size: 16 in

Fat Tire Tommi Sea Bike
Adjustable Ride Heights
Rear Disc Brake
Bike was Hot Pink but taken all apart and sanded then painted Mint Green and Cleared.

***Guaranteed you have never seen this before***

My daughter has out grown this bike $150.00 or best offer

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Old 06-22-19, 11:23 PM
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Burning man anyone?

apple bottom jeans, bike with tha furrr

Love the “duct tape” finish! Only $100!

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Old 06-23-19, 05:29 AM
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The elusive "hardnose".
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Old 06-23-19, 11:08 AM
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Almost posted this in the "finds" thread, since it looks like maybe a Voyageur or the like, lugged probably 4130, mid-level Suntour, etc. Until I saw the top tube. There's even a semi-close-up of the top tube as it meets the head lug. 'Course, it's "all speculation" (right Kurt?)........

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Schwinn road bike 22" - $60 (SW Madison)


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"Sense of the room" question, re. above. What's your SOP when finding local ads of bikes with potential dangers or serious problems that aren't referenced in the ad? The common one here is the backwards fork. Only time I replied was with a kid's bike, and the seller was actually appreciative. But then I read of people sending friendly "reality check" replies to sellers, and getting the nastiest vitriol in reply.

So for those who have reached out to sellers when you see something like this ^^^^^, what has been your experience wrt. the seller's reception?
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Old 06-23-19, 08:12 PM
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Super Duper Cycle



Super Cycle Mixte bicycle


Don't recall ever seeing this Canadian Tire brand of Super Cycle before. Maybe built by the people who assembled Peugeot in Quebec.
Still not worth it.
Probably see it at the vintage bike show in Brantford.

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Old 06-23-19, 08:33 PM
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Man's bicycle - $50 (Easley)
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One of these finally popped up on my area Craigslist. Someone who couldn't be bothered to look and see what a bicycle should look like.

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Old 06-24-19, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Dude doesn't quite get how CL selling typically works. Or maybe math just isn't his strong suit. He got the bike free; it was on a CL "curb alert" ad a couple months ago, and he beat us to it by just minutes. He had it listed for $90 (snicker) within about three hours, meaning he did ZILCH to the bike. It's obvious he didn't even clean it, beyond maybe a rinse. He couldn't even bother to put a $5 saddle from the co-op (they're actually $3 at the local thrift store) on it. It sat for a few weeks, then he slowly dropped it, to, like, $60, then $50, then finally $35. I let it stew at $35 for another couple weeks, then offered him $25. He declined. Last week he relisted it, priced UP to $45 (this is AFTER sitting for close to a MONTH at $35), then today it shows up at $70.

And given the "highly informative" ad text, it's pretty obvious how much he knows about what he's selling.

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...909956420.html

Giant Iguana 21 speed mountain bike - $70 (Madison)




Good riding condition, could use a new seat.
Iiiiit's BAAAAAAAACK!!!! And get a load of what's been done to it.

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Amazing condition 50cc Bicycle! - $800 (Madison)


Still needs a "knew" saddle, but the "breaks (caliper)" work great.....

Brillian timing - slap a two-stroke on what otherwise would have been a quite nice C&V MTB RIGHT as the eBike craze is taking off .

(Upshot is, the legal limit for definition of a "moped" is 49cc, so he installed an engine JUST big enough to make it a motorcycle, legally, and require motorcycle registration, operator licensing, etc.)
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"Bike has not been rode no more than 1/4 mile."

Let's see...if the bike has not been rode no more than 1/4 mile does that mean it has been rode for more than 1/4 mile?
Reduction of liability.

If the buyer comes back and complains about the tire nubs being worn off, then one simply explains the grammatical use of a double negative.
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Too many errors in this ad. I don't know where to start. And yes, that's the best picture. He's asking $475.

Vintage Centurion Iron Man model red bike

23 in frame/27 in wheels
Dave Scott autograph model/the same bike he rode/won the 70s Olympics.
12 gears
One owner/bought new in 70s.
Stored in Garage. All original parts
Water bottle holder/pack/soft seat cover
Will meet you in a mutually agreed upon place near 78213.

A GREAT VINTAGE BIKE!
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