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Old 09-11-19, 05:03 PM
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I guess it's common. You don't buy downhill bikes to ride up them.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
Also I guess I'm out of touch with the downhill scene, but I can't believe a new bike of this pedigree is only a 1x7.

That's normal for DH groupsets noawadays. The extra durability of a 7 speed system is desired over a full range of climbing gears.
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You don't say...


Very light! It will go! It's titanium! It's a Bridgestone RB1!
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam


Is it 53cm, or 23 inches? They're not the same...
I actually emailed him about this - he's not too far from me. He had some explanation that didn't make any sense, so I moved on. Is probably a nice bike, but I'm building up my own.
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Originally Posted by aeshultz
I actually emailed him about this - he's not too far from me. He had some explanation that didn't make any sense, so I moved on. Is probably a nice bike, but I'm building up my own.
I did too! 23 is the correct number, and makes it to large to be comfortable. Did you happen to notice the chrome 1981 voyageur 11.8 labeled properly? At 25" Also too big for me, but gorgeous.

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Old 09-11-19, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
I did too! 23 is the correct number, and makes it to large to be comfortable. Did you happen to notice the chrome voyageur 11.8 labeled properly? Also too big for me, but gorgeous.
Me three!

Haha, I emailed this guy too. Was thinking about shipping it. But yep, not my size at 23". Weird way of talking about shipping too. Kept referring to his "competitors".
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Old 09-11-19, 08:52 PM
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the three of us are buddies now.
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This has to be stolen



That's it. That's the ad

Did anyone have their Lemond stolen? Pictures are - drive side only, doesn't mention brand, model, year, components. I think someone who picked out this bike would know...
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Oh noe!

I'll post this in art bike / alt bike too.
Stretch rat bike
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Old 09-11-19, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
I'll post this in art bike / alt bike too.
Stretch rat bike
There's a reason why that's unique and one of a kind....
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Old 09-12-19, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
I'll post this in art bike / alt bike too.
Stretch rat bike
I have always wondered why some will spend so much time and effort producing a very ugly product. I expect that they had great plans but tired of the project halfway in.
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Old 09-12-19, 07:37 AM
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The message is: Your fork is bent.

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Yes, much sportier that way.

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Old 09-12-19, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost
I have always wondered why some will spend so much time and effort producing a very ugly product.
A highly creative bunch. I greatly respect the ratbike community. They don't march to the same drummer as many of us do. Many of them have as much of a feeling of triumph and satisfaction of finding a junk Huffy in a ditch as someone else in here may in finding an NOS Raleigh Professional in an attic.
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Originally Posted by NoControl
A highly creative bunch. I greatly respect the ratbike community. They don't march to the same drummer as many of us do. Many of them have as much of a feeling of triumph and satisfaction of finding a junk Huffy in a ditch as someone else in here may in finding an NOS Raleigh Professional in an attic.
That's why I cross-posted to Alt Bikes too. The entire idea of this creation is... unreasonable, to me. I don't doubt that it reflects passion though, and while it's a wacky craigslist ad for a bike, it might get $700 from the right connoisseur.
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Old 09-12-19, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost
I have always wondered why some will spend so much time and effort producing a very ugly product. I expect that they had great plans but tired of the project halfway in.

Originally Posted by NoControl
A highly creative bunch. I greatly respect the ratbike community. They don't march to the same drummer as many of us do. Many of them have as much of a feeling of triumph and satisfaction of finding a junk Huffy in a ditch as someone else in here may in finding an NOS Raleigh Professional in an attic.
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That's why I cross-posted to Alt Bikes too. The entire idea of this creation is... unreasonable, to me. I don't doubt that it reflects passion though, and while it's a wacky craigslist ad for a bike, it might get $700 from the right connoisseur.
Yeah, I have seen a number of these creations that were interesting if not beautiful, and I do understand passion to create. This one however; is downright amateurish, devoid of even mediocre workmanship. I wonder what it sounds like rolling down the road.

Here's the CL link: https://dayton.craigslist.org/bik/d/...965113590.html

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Old 09-14-19, 05:36 AM
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Hot!

(Now we're cookin'? Looks like a good range of gears? Just needs a good degreasing? Easy to get dialed in? People list this gaspipe crap? Mmmhmmmph.)

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Hot!

(Now we're cookin'? Looks like a good range of gears? Just needs a good degreasing? Easy to get dialed in? People list this gaspipe crap? Mmmhmmmph.)
You can clean the chain with Easy-Off oven cleaner.
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Hot!

(Now we're cookin'? Looks like a good range of gears? Just needs a good degreasing? Easy to get dialed in? People list this gaspipe crap? Mmmhmmmph.)
I sense that the market is warming up for models like this.
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Hot!

(Now we're cookin'? Looks like a good range of gears? Just needs a good degreasing? Easy to get dialed in? People list this gaspipe crap? Mmmhmmmph.)
It's a half-baked ad, I tell ya.
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I'm feelin' the burn.......
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2 Bicycles - $50 (Fruitland Park)






"bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: hybrid/comfort
condition: excellent
frame size: 64
make / manufacturer: Avion
suspension: frame and fork (full suspension)
wheel size: 18 in"

https://columbia.craigslist.org/bik/...964709133.html

(Drive side's out?)
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Originally Posted by machinist42

2 Bicycles - $50 (Fruitland Park)






"bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: hybrid/comfort
condition: excellent
frame size: 64
make / manufacturer: Avion
suspension: frame and fork (full suspension)
wheel size: 18 in"

https://columbia.craigslist.org/bik/...964709133.html

(Drive side's out?)
Naah, that's a cheap copy.
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^^^^^^ Can it 3D-print a bike?
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Colnago MTB?

If you're selling a Colnago for over $1000, you might want to know what you're talking about; another "full suspension", "cantilever brake" road bike! Personally, I think all bikes are great riding to and from work/home.
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