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Old 07-19-19, 11:52 PM
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I will not ship from a prior knuckle head returning
the unit 2 weeks later because he didn't want to use
it anymore. I will ONLY ship if using paypal gift do
to prior buyer remorse.
...which is understandable, if not so easy to read
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Old 07-20-19, 01:38 AM
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Hmmmm.

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...And $500 for this steel Trek Lemond frame seems like a stretch
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bo...937638889.html
Now $400.

Frame stripped save for FD. Could it be it "Comes with Dura-ace clamp on front derailleur" because the seller couldn't get it off?

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Old 07-20-19, 09:23 AM
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PEUGEOT vintage racing road bike - $1777 (Richmond)

Seems like such a bargain for a Reynolds 501 frame. Nice picture of the tubing decal. Too bad there's none of the actual bike.

For at $1,777 you could bother to inflate the tires.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rch...937918504.html

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Old 07-20-19, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by machinist42
Now $400.

Frame stripped save for FD. Could it be it "Comes with Dura-ace clamp on front derailleur" because the seller couldn't get it off?
It would be more palatable if a complete same model weren't for sale across town for $350
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Old 07-20-19, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat
This one was listed at $300 yesterday. The seller better knock another $200 off of it or people won't even take a look.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...923413052.html
No, they just need to knock one of those zeroes off.
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Old 07-21-19, 03:27 PM
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Is ANY offer of a cashiers check safe to dismiss as a scam?
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This could be one of those "treasure hunt" games - "Find all the WW qualifiers in this ad" - only thing missing is the wino bars. But the one that causes a visual double-take has got to be a first:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...935273445.html

Miyatta Americana vintage racing bike - $120 (Northside)

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Old 07-22-19, 06:09 PM
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A most unique rack mounting system! He mounted it backwards and bolted the reflector bracket on the bike to the reflector bracket on the rack. The crazy thing is it actually lines up quite nicely. I guess he needed the "air dam" effect it provided to keep the rear tire planted at high speeds.


Originally Posted by madpogue
This could be one of those "treasure hunt" games - "Find all the WW qualifiers in this ad" - only thing missing is the wino bars. But the one that causes a visual double-take has got to be a first:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...935273445.html

Miyatta Americana vintage racing bike - $120 (Northside)

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Old 07-23-19, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
A most unique rack mounting system! He mounted it backwards and bolted the reflector bracket on the bike to the reflector bracket on the rack.
You'd be surprised how often this used to occur.
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Old 07-23-19, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat
This one was listed at $300 yesterday. The seller better knock another $200 off of it or people won't even take a look.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...923413052.html
Marked down to $175!!! Such a bargain.

Bike - $175 (Church Hill)

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Old 07-23-19, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
You'd be surprised how often this used to occur.
Nah, after some of the things I've seen done I probably wouldn't LOL. This is one of the less scary ones and I can kind of understand the thought process that took place but some of the things people do to bikes would make even Rube Goldberg speechless. I'm sure we've all encountered some of it. Surely there's already a "WTH?!" thread on here, if not we need one.
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Old 07-23-19, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Is ANY offer of a cashiers check safe to dismiss as a scam?
Yes. A check is a check, and all can be counterfeit.
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Old 07-23-19, 10:50 AM
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VINTAGE BIKE, POLLY CLOCK WIND UP, PREWAR MADE IN GERMANY, EXCELLENT - $1500 (san jose south) hide this posting

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Old 07-23-19, 12:12 PM
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I'm a little concerned that that guy might punch himself in the jaw!
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Old 07-23-19, 04:25 PM
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Ultimate recumbent?

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Living room chair and ottoman - $100 (Fitchburg)

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Old 07-24-19, 12:51 PM
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I love this ad....

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bo...940818909.html

If you ride with this jersey, Hell’s Angels and Banditos will bow down to you. Satan will cower in fear and the heavens will bellow enchanted horns. It will increase your speed 129% without even having to pedal. It is a size xl but fits more like a large. Maybe even a medium. I would keep it, but its powers are beyond anything I can handle. I will pass it on to you, if you promise to use it wisely. Email me right meow with a number to text.


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Old 07-24-19, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Jicafold
I love this ad....

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bo...940818909.html

If you ride with this jersey, Hell’s Angels and Banditos will bow down to you. Satan will cower in fear and the heavens will bellow enchanted horns. It will increase your speed 129% without even having to pedal. It is a size xl but fits more like a large. Maybe even a medium. I would keep it, but its powers are beyond anything I can handle. I will pass it on to you, if you promise to use it wisely. Email me right meow with a number to text.


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Old 07-26-19, 04:23 PM
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I don't often post on this forum but couldn't help but share this ad. The sheer audacity to ask for 450 English pounds for this bike blows me away!

The guy states there is no option for a rear brake (implying it is a track bike); there's no brake bridge at all! Presumably it came off when he shoved a 130mm rear wheel between the dropouts

Really grinds my gears when bikes get advertised as track bikes (at a premium price) when they're just shoddy fixed gear conversions of gas pipe road frames

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F283532666679
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Old 07-26-19, 07:38 PM
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$70"This is the Chicago skyline made out of recycled bicycle chain. It's $70 shipped"
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Old 07-26-19, 07:43 PM
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maybe £ 450 is reasonable

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1179393479031/

His and hers Raleigh Sprite

$1,600I have a vintage set of his and hers Raliegh Sprites. Very well taken care of. They are both in beautiful condition. If you or someone you know is a bicycle enthusiast. Please serious inquiries only
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Originally Posted by WGB
maybe £ 450 is reasonable

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1179393479031/

His and hers Raleigh Sprite

$1,600I have a vintage set of his and hers Raliegh Sprites. Very well taken care of. They are both in beautiful condition. If you or someone you know is a bicycle enthusiast. Please serious inquiries only
I wonder if they'll get any "serious inquiries"!
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For [MENTION=362776]peugeot.ash[/MENTION] - assuming you are looking for the Peugeot brand????

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Antique, Peugeot, Touring and rare and all in one sentence!
Antique Peugeot Touring Rare 1980West Chester, PA · over a week ago · $1,200For $1200 seller could at least wash it off....
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Old 07-28-19, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by WGB
For [MENTION=362776]peugeot.ash[/MENTION] - assuming you are looking for the Peugeot brand????

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...9888848692455/

Antique, Peugeot, Touring and rare and all in one sentence!
Antique Peugeot Touring Rare 1980West Chester, PA · over a week ago · $1,200For $1200 seller could at least wash it off....
Looks original. I've seen a few of these donated to our local co-op - available to members at less than 1% of this seller's asking price.
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Old 07-28-19, 11:39 PM
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12 speed Fuji - $125 (Laurinburg)


(In the order presented.)









"12-Speed 27" Fuji."

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