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Old 12-19-09, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by sonatageek
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.
I was thinking the same myself. Cleveland/Akron CL prices are out of sight. Considering how high unemployment is I thought prices would be lower.
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Old 12-19-09, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by cs1
I was thinking the same myself. Cleveland/Akron CL prices are out of sight. Considering how high unemployment is I thought prices would be lower.
well if you were unemployed how much would you think your '85 trek 800 would be worth? you paid atleast $400 for it right?
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Old 12-19-09, 10:59 PM
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He's not dying to sell them, but he may still have them then, lol.,,,,BD

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Old 12-19-09, 11:25 PM
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Reply from a CL vendor when I asked him what type of wheel he was selling (All he put in the ad was that they were KSyriums).

"They're actually SSL (https://www.pedalpushersonline.com/?CID=886) which superseded the Elite, SL, and ES lines. They are 700c clinchers."

So there you have it, Mavic have discontinued their Elite and SL wheel lines. You heard it first right here on bikeforums.net :-D
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Old 12-19-09, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by HSean
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?
It gets better, this week I got a response to one of my ads (car not bike).

"Is it still for sale." (Warning ... Will ... Penny ... danger! danger! :-)

Me: "Yes, it is"

"What would be a good time to look at it. By the way, could you do me a huge favour. I tried to do this and my internet connection is too slooooow. I'm not sure I can afford the insurance on this car so can you please go to www.myscumbagscamwebsiteIwantyoutovisit.com and check out what the average price is for our area."

Me: "I purchased this car with the optional Terabit Wi-Fi Class N internet access modem so you can check insurance prices directly from the console. I will be flying to Mars this weekend but you can try back next week if you'd like a test drive."

For some unknown reason the conversation ended abruptly at that point.
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Old 12-20-09, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
He's not dying to sell them, but he may still have them then, lol.,,,,BD

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1517442960.html
I always love this line...
"]! these are bran new from 5 years ago".
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Old 12-20-09, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by michael k
I always love this line...
"]! these are bran new from 5 years ago".
There's also the "Brand New- Just rode it 5 times!"- which means that it's "used", not "Brand New".

Another line I like is the "Makes an Excellent Christmas Gift"- yeah, if you give old junk bikes for Christmas.
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Old 12-21-09, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by strop
It gets better, this week I got a response to one of my ads (car not bike).

"Is it still for sale." (Warning ... Will ... Penny ... danger! danger! :-)

Me: "Yes, it is"

"What would be a good time to look at it. By the way, could you do me a huge favour. I tried to do this and my internet connection is too slooooow. I'm not sure I can afford the insurance on this car so can you please go to www.myscumbagscamwebsiteIwantyoutovisit.com and check out what the average price is for our area."

Me: "I purchased this car with the optional Terabit Wi-Fi Class N internet access modem so you can check insurance prices directly from the console. I will be flying to Mars this weekend but you can try back next week if you'd like a test drive."

For some unknown reason the conversation ended abruptly at that point.
I would have loved to have seen the look on their face, haha.,,,,BD
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The Ultimate Christmas gift for your bike afficionado. I have a Colnago Extreme Power complete bike from 2008. Size is 54 cm, center to top. Full Campy 10 speed, Fulcrum carbon crank, carbon seat post and stem. Fulcrum Racing Zero wheels with RED spokes, matching the frame color. Cyclomuter comes with it, pedals and saddle do not.
This is the ultimate racing bike, hardly ridden (less than 150 miles) and is a beautiful red. It has NEVER been crashed or even put down. I am in Naperville and will not ship. Leaving town for the holidays and want to sell quickly. This is about 9 or 10 grand new so a steal at $6000.00.
Please be serious, email with any inquiries.

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Old 12-21-09, 10:16 AM
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I need to ship my bike but I don't own any tools. I need someone to come over and take the pedals and handlebars off my bike for me. I'll give you $15 if you do.

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I like someone who tells it like it is, hehe.,,,,BD

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Want to be an intern in the "bike" industry? I love this line: "While we do experience frequent, rapid growth we also have equally frequent rapid downsizing."

Bob

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https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ofc/1520556935.html

bike smut intern (Portland, OR)

Date: 2009-12-21, 6:07PM PST
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Bike Porn Industries is hiring!

Well, almost. While we do experience frequent, rapid growth we also
have equally frequent rapid downsizing. But at the moment we are
accepting applications for our 1st ever Intern!

Bike Porn Industries organizes a touring festival of adult-themed
bicycle movies. This is our 3rd year of traveling North America,
sharing a view of progressive sexuality mixed with sustainability. We
are looking for an office intern to assist with preparing for the next
tour.

Applicants must be available 10am-4pm for 2-3 days during the week
lasting until Feb 14th, 2010. Internship begins as soon as possible.

We can be somewhat flexible with scheduling as there is a lot of work
to be done and much of it can be done at anytime.

This is an unpaid internship.

Tasks include:
assisting with mailings, internet research, event scheduling, theater
negotiations, working on promotional images, writing materials for
distribution and taking part in social media marketing campaigns as well as helping with our blog: https://BikeSmut.com

Additional tasks may include:
assisting with production of promotional material, setting up lights
or operating recording equipment


Requirements

Please be dedicated, hardworking and LOVE DIY. We need you to be laid
back with strong people skills while still being prompt and
professional.

Prior experience with spreadsheets, email and other basic computing is
necessary.

Photographic and video production experience are a plus, but not required.

* Location: Portland (some remote online work ok)
* Compensation: A small stipend is available.
* This is a part-time job.
* This is an internship job
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
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Please apply by e-mail only: bikesmut@gmail.com (cover letter and resume).


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Old 12-22-09, 10:09 AM
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"Dude, I'm so wasted".

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KHS flite100 Frame + hookah (pilsen)

Date: 2009-12-22, 9:47AM CST
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I've had this trackframe for a hot minute and i think its might be too tall for me 57cm to be exact never used minor nicks and scratched from storage only retail from 349 - 249 just for frame- includes original silver drop bars but you can has the black bmx bars for extra
more info on bike-
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framset wit dropbars -150
plus a free hookah
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Old 12-22-09, 10:37 AM
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$1200 for a Schwinn Traveller? Madness!!
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Old 12-22-09, 10:43 AM
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Imagine the ride on this bad boy:

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Old 12-22-09, 11:14 AM
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holy overlap Batman!
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Old 12-22-09, 12:39 PM
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59cm custom Road Bike full Campy - $4600 (Costa Mesa)
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1520891729.html

by "SRAM chain (new)" i knew this was the bike i'd been looking for. i'd be happy to drop $4600 on a bike so thoroughly described.
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Old 12-22-09, 03:09 PM
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All together now ... MoooooooooooOOOOooOOOooooo!

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/1517672871.html

This might be dangerous as your riding partners will be falling off their bikes laughing when they see you coming :-)
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Bike Porn Industries organizes a touring festival of adult-themed
bicycle movies.
Do people really pay money to watch two bicycles having sex? I mean ... where does the condom go **********?
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Old 12-22-09, 04:06 PM
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where does the condom go **********?
Well ... if you have to ask.

This could explain why you have so many bikes in the garage.

I don't because mine are "fixed".

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Old 12-22-09, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by strop
All together now ... MoooooooooooOOOOooOOOooooo!

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/1517672871.html

This might be dangerous as your riding partners will be falling off their bikes laughing when they see you coming :-)
Udderly rediculous!
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Originally Posted by strop
All together now ... MoooooooooooOOOOooOOOooooo!

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/1517672871.html

This might be dangerous as your riding partners will be falling off their bikes laughing when they see you coming :-)
that bike would be a big hit in 'sconsin or Vermont, maybe even Cow hampshire
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Old 12-22-09, 06:43 PM
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My wife , who loves cows, would absolutely go nuts over this. And it is her size, too.
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Old 12-22-09, 10:23 PM
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That cow bike is great.
If it were my size and I had the cash I'd be all over it.
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Vintage HUFFY ROAD BIKE 10 SPEED BEST OF ALL - $120 (BOCA RATON)
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SIZE FAME IS 22" AND STANDOVER IS 32". THIS IS A NICE 10 SPEED ROAD BIKE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND VERY THING WORKS GREAT. HAS FAIY NEW TIRES AND A DAUL SPRING SEAT (NICE ON THE ASS FOR LONG RIDES). HAS ALL SHIMANO POSITON II SHIFTING AND ARAI BAKES(NICE). THEY DO NOT BIULD LIKE THIS ANYMORE. MUST SEE. FIRST COME FIRST. CALL SAM AT

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