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Old 07-29-19, 08:13 AM
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^^^^^ And NOT learning how to use CL.....
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Old 07-29-19, 08:38 AM
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not for hipsters !

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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.


Well the ad is trying too hard. But fun story I actually have that jersey. My wife got it for me sort of as a joke so naturally I leaned into it and wore it. It's fun but the club fit is atrocious and because it's white, the sunscreen I was using at the time (banana boat sport) stained it yellow. (FYI Coppertone Sport does not stain white kit, I've discovered.)

Too bad, I like quirky crap like that.
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Old 07-29-19, 10:33 AM
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$70"This is the Chicago skyline made out of recycled bicycle chain. It's $70 shipped"
That's clever, maybe not $70 clever.

On GMBN Dirt Shed Show this week, the presenters received some knick-knacks that were made by feeding GPS tracks of two popular MTB trails into a 3D printer. They looked like a wrinkled triangle of paper, but once you understood the gimmick it was pretty neat.
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Old 07-29-19, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by ksryder
Well the ad is trying too hard.
Yeah, sometimes you just get the sense that the seller is bucking for "Best of CL" nominations.
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Old 07-30-19, 05:20 PM
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At what point do you say, "perhaps I need a bigger bike"??


https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik...926423841.html


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Originally Posted by Dirt Farmer
At what point do you say, "perhaps I need a bigger bike"??
At least the seat has been raised. It pains me to pass someone who outgrew their bike several years ago and never raised the saddle. At full "extension" their knees might get to 90°.
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Old 07-30-19, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
At least the seat has been raised. It pains me to pass someone who outgrew their bike several years ago and never raised the saddle. At full "extension" their knees might get to 90°.

Raised?!?! That's damned near a rectal exam!!
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Originally Posted by Dirt Farmer
At what point do you say, "perhaps I need a bigger bike"??


https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik...926423841.html


"But, but, honey....I still fit on it, see?" Someone just didn't want to let it go. lol
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Old 07-30-19, 08:42 PM
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I was going to say that's a very reach down to shift, but with the relative shortness of the top tube, maybe not.
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Old 07-31-19, 12:25 PM
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One.... two.... ALL three times misspelled, even with the name in ginormous letters on the frame (not to mention it's a common English word).

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...946470391.html

Krestrel Road Bike - $699

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Krestrel Talon Road Bike
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make / manufacturer: Krestrel
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Originally Posted by madpogue
One.... two.... ALL three times misspelled, even with the name in ginormous letters on the frame (not to mention it's a common English word).

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...946470391.html

Krestrel Road Bike - $699

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Krestrel Talon Road Bike
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make / manufacturer: Krestrel
I bought my 'Kestrel' from an older gent who was telling me he had a really nice Crestor bike he couldn't ride anymore because of a sore neck. I heard those statins were notorious for causing muscle pain, lol.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
I bought my 'Kestrel' from an older gent who was telling me he had a really nice Crestor bike he couldn't ride anymore because of a sore neck. I heard those statins were notorious for causing muscle pain, lol.
Lol!! Classic

I also like how the ad details say this bike has a 32” frame
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Old 07-31-19, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirt Farmer
At what point do you say, "perhaps I need a bigger bike"??


https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik...926423841.html


French Fit gone wrong - very wrong.

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I've put lipstick on a few pigs but OUCH!

"This Bike has been completely rebuilt with over $800.00 of parts and labor completed by "Xxxxxxxx" bicycle shop."

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^^^^^ Link????
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Originally Posted by madpogue
^^^^^ Link????
https://quadcities.craigslist.org/bi...948881309.html

Here's the one I redid a couple years ago and at less than half the cost including purchase price of the bike. Please excuse the saddle position, I hadn't worked the bugs out yet, plus that saddle was replaced the same day with an Adamo Prologue.

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RDV? really??? Colnago? So much wierdness

Only had a minute to look at this. Is it my first C*fake or is it something else. back at 10. See what the consensus is
Colnago RdV
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Originally Posted by Last ride 76
Only had a minute to look at this. Is it my first C*fake or is it something else. back at 10. See what the consensus is
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How absolutely bizarre.

I think you are probably right that there is something not quite right with that bike.
  • Reynolds 531 sticker.
  • Not quite sure about the dropouts. Japanese?
  • Dropout brazes open?
  • No bottom bracket cutouts.
  • 3 cable guides.
  • I'd expect clover + text on fork crowns.
  • Clovers don't quite look right.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
How absolutely bizarre.

I think you are probably right that there is something not quite right with that bike.
  • Reynolds 531 sticker.
  • Not quite sure about the dropouts. Japanese?
  • Dropout brazes open?
  • No bottom bracket cutouts.
  • 3 cable guides.
  • I'd expect clover + text on fork crowns.
  • Clovers don't quite look right.
I vote "fake", It doesn't add up...

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One thing about the Roger de Vlaeminck frame. Other than the clovers, it doesn't actually list "Colnago" anywhere.

https://saarf.london/2013/02/19/how-...-fake-colnago/

I'm thinking it may be either a Vagacini or Martelly

I'm not familiar enough with the Roger de Vlaeminck frames to know which brands produced them. There apparently were some Colnago produced Roger de Vlaeminck frames, but generally with distinct markings.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
How absolutely bizarre.

I think you are probably right that there is something not quite right with that bike.
  • Reynolds 531 sticker.
  • Not quite sure about the dropouts. Japanese?
  • Dropout brazes open?
  • No bottom bracket cutouts.
  • 3 cable guides.
  • I'd expect clover + text on fork crowns.
  • Clovers don't quite look right.
It's not a Colnago for all of these reasons and a few more; however I don't think you can call it a fake. Despite Colnago being mentioned in the header of the ad, there is nothing on the bike to misrepresent it as a Colnago.
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I think the wacky is that the bike was used as it sits for triathlons, but the owner is selling it because apparently it can't be used for trail rides.
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Originally Posted by GregU
... apparently it can't be used for trail rides.
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
"But, but, honey....I still fit on it, see?" Someone just didn't want to let it go. lol
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