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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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Antique bikes for sale! - $1000 (Kingsport)

I have two antique bicycles for sale. One is in amazing condition and it's a '67 Schwinn Breeze Deluxe it is a complete surviving original! It has the original Schwinn tires and they hold air! This bike is rideable and I have ridden I'd numerous times since I acquired it in 2014. The other is a '59 16" Texas Ranger! This bicycle is in fair condition for it's age but wheels are a little roached in one area on both from sitting in one spot for 40 years in the barn it came out of the tires also hold air on this bike and it has been ridden one time by my girlfriends 8 year old daughter but just hangs around now. This bike is very rare and I would be surprised to find another one because I have tried! Will sell both as package or separate!







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Old 06-19-19, 06:44 AM
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Maybe someone wants to make some sort of James Bond boat-bike.
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Old 06-20-19, 09:43 AM
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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

Description

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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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

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...916832257.html

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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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.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...916813860.html

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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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)
https://greenville.craigslist.org/bi...918324600.html
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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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.

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...919656927.html


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!
https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bi...920645321.html

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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
"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?
I politely PM, then let it go.

Example, someone posted a bike that said the crank the bike had a "Campagnolo Ofmega Mistral" of which only 400 were made. I sent a pm that Ofmega was a competitor, not Campagnolo, and that plenty of Mistrals were made, but that they are beautiful cranks.
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I politely PM, then let it go.

Example, someone posted a bike that said the crank the bike had a "Campagnolo Ofmega Mistral" of which only 400 were made. I sent a pm that Ofmega was a competitor, not Campagnolo, and that plenty of Mistrals were made, but that they are beautiful cranks.
Oh snap, the ad's down. I hope that means he took it down, not that he sold it....
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truly angry

This is an ad that was been posted on my local CL for years; literally years. Its some very angry person.


FOR PROFIT--- !! Bike Seller By Mall Marks Up Tag Sale Bikes!!!! (W Hartford/Farmington) hide this posting

© craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap(google map)
bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: road
condition: salvage
frame size: 54cm
wheel size: 14 in




SAVE A TON OF MONEY-- Get your used bikes at tag sales and not pay the big profit from people who buy them for almost nothing and do nothing to them and just re-post them for a big profit.

If you want your best prices on bikes then do what the resellers are, buying them from tag sales and marking them up many times over, like the seller across from the WF Mall
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Someone clued him in. The ad now reads:


Vintage 1989 Centurion Iron Man model red bike

23 in frame/27 in wheels/700 C wheels
Dave Scott model
12 gears
One owner/bought new in late 89.
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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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!
https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bi...920645321.html
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I think he has his Scott's confused. Not an Ironman.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-DAV...5889%7Ciid%3A1

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