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Old 08-30-19, 10:23 PM
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That saddle alone is worth it.
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A chiropractor's dream for creating new clients. And it'll only set you back a grand.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/b...967544149.html
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Old 08-31-19, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
And it'll only set you back a grand.

Air in the tires is extra.
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Originally Posted by Clang
Whenever I see a CL ad listed for $0 I prepare to see the worst price in the ad text, but sometimes they still exceed my expectations. Usually I have minimum price set to $20 so I can avoid these listings. Plus: Schwinn, really?

SCHWINN UNIVEGA ALPINA S - 6.5 (Mpls, MN)

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...960009249.html



This bike in excellent pre owned condition is valued @ 2,200 ! Google it ! Selling mine in excellent condition for 995.00 . Calls only !!
995 pesos = $49.58
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There's a very powerful human desire to not get ripped off and it leads to ads like these:

AMS Barracuda - $490 (St Paul, MN)

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...3626640420201/




"AMS barracuda, missing front tire.
ConditionUsed - Good"

It seems like every time I see a Barracuda they're really expensive. Do they have a cult following? Are people getting their prices off of Budget Bicycle Center listings? If this was $49 it wouldn't sell given that it's rusty, minus a front wheel, components are completely scuffed up, grimy, with a photo shoot from someone's torture basement.
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Old 08-31-19, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Clang
Air in the tires is extra.
Heheh - with this seller's notions that air will cost $50. BARGAIN!!
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
A chiropractor's dream for creating new clients. And it'll only set you back a grand.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/b...967544149.html
According to the ad, the frame is made of carbon fiber. And where's the Gucci print on the saddle material?

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Old 08-31-19, 11:46 PM
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Non-Pneumatic

Rare dan/ed mountain bike - $750 (Holly springs)








"Very rare 1996 dan/ed mountain bike. Lots of cool features. Solid tires.
Selling as i got it. It is in very nice shape. It is missing the rubber block that acts as the rear suspension. Easily made or you can probably order it from the company.
$750
No shipping
No trades
No paypal
No electric payments
Cash in person only"

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d...962319801.html

(I;m going with "Wacky" on this one: price, stipulations, missing rubber block. For $750 I do want air in my tires. I'm likely wrong. I often am. I'm used to it. Dorian,)
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Old 09-01-19, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
According to the ad, the frame is made of carbon fiber. And where's the Gucci print on the saddle material?

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I think we know where the seller got that idea...

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Old 09-01-19, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by machinist42

Rare dan/ed mountain bike - $750 (Holly springs)








"Very rare 1996 dan/ed mountain bike. Lots of cool features. Solid tires.
Selling as i got it. It is in very nice shape. It is missing the rubber block that acts as the rear suspension. Easily made or you can probably order it from the company.
$750
No shipping
No trades
No paypal
No electric payments
Cash in person only"

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d...962319801.html

(I;m going with "Wacky" on this one: price, stipulations, missing rubber block. For $750 I do want air in my tires. I'm likely wrong. I often am. I'm used to it. Dorian,)
Interesting bike with the AMP Research Concept fork. Looks almost like some one-off.
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Old 09-02-19, 09:27 AM
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Here's a Schwinn "World 10 speed" that just needs tires, and is "otherwise in good shape."

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Schwinn-Wor...YAAOSwC~tdWYXu

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Old 09-02-19, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Kilroy1988
Here's a Schwinn "World 10 speed" that just needs tires, and is "otherwise in good shape."

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Schwinn-Wor...YAAOSwC~tdWYXu

I can't believe the owner has functioning eyes. Or any sense of honesty or integrity. Who will be the one to tell him the fork is bent to hell and back? Or that it should just be donated to a co-op, saving him the effort of trying to sell it (because it ain't gonna sell)?
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Old 09-02-19, 12:07 PM
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That's obviously a Bates style fork
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
That's obviously a Bates style fork
Yup, a Reverse-Cantiflex

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Old 09-02-19, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Yup, a Reverse-Cantiflex

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Not to be a stickler... But I'm going to be a stickler. Cantiflex was the bulged 531 frame tubing that Bates used, and the double-raked fork pattern was called diadrant.

-Gregory

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"Old school western flyer - $600

Old school 10 speed eold by autozone in 80's .....bike needs new tires and tubes, I was using it till tires were out .....text Rob"

bicycle frame material: titanium
bicycle type: cruiser
frame size: 50cm, large, 13 inches
make / manufacturer: Western flyer
model name / number: Wester flyer
wheel size: 18 in

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bi...965451998.html



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Old 09-04-19, 02:26 PM
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Fork's, Uh, You Know...

Vintage Goodyear Cruiser Project - $60






"Antique / Vintage Cruiser Bike- needs to be fully assembled. New Wheels and Tires. Manufactured by GoodYear."

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d...971462113.html

(May be worth it for the parts alone? I've been wanting to put an aircraft propeller on my Ghibli since I got it. And what's not to love about that saddle?!)
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Old 09-04-19, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Kilroy1988
Not to be a stickler..the double-raked fork pattern was called diadrant.

-Gregory
Right you are - I mixed up my main tubes with my fork legs

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^^^^^^BTW, I offered $3K
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^^^^^^BTW, I offered $3K
Just make sure your perimeter is wide enough to flank the conspirators when they come out to join the robbery for your CL robbery sting operation...

Wait, where is it...

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To Clear The Flood Waters?

Schwinn - $200 (Battle Ridge)




"Bike for sale good condition...$200 cash only 919-723-XXXX Text serious only pls

bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: road
brake type: other/unknown
condition: excellent
electric assist: none
frame size: 55cm 176
handlebar type: other/unknown
make / manufacturer: Schwinn
model name / number: Schwinn
suspension: suspension fork (hardtail)
wheel size: 25 in"

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Not sure which is funnier, the geared fixie thing or the wheel mismatch.
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