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Old 10-21-19, 07:10 AM
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Seems ridiculous to exclude something that actually was built pre-1987, for aesthetic reasons, but allow something built last year, if it merely "looks old". If that's not blatant hypocrisy, I don't know what is.

I don't see how anyone could defend this logically, but there's no logic whatsoever required for such pronouncements, so I won't lose any sleep over it. It's their ride.
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Old 10-21-19, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by NoControl
Here's a good one. The humor is in the wording.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/bop...002163728.html
I like that he ends it all with "I am here most the time"
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Old 10-21-19, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by NoControl
Here's a good one. The humor is in the wording.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/bop...002163728.html

I had had to copy this just in case the ad gets taken down.



Jamis mountain bike, formerly donor bike for my e-bike cruiser. Technically component-complete, but this is a bike only in the strictest technical sense of the term. The rear wheel is further out of true than an adulterous spouse trying to explain the Visa bill for $20,000 in lingerie to their partner. The rear tire is literally worn smooth, it could be one atom thick and held together by the green anti-puncture goo. The front tire is brand new with less than one mile on it...but it came off a piece of **** Huffy cruiser that became the NEW donor bike for my e-bike cruiser.

Caliper brakes front and back, technically present and the front ones even can be kind of adjusted into alignment. Shimano shifters work fine I guess; I always just used the motor. Frame itself has many dings and cosmetic defects. Seat and cargo rack are broken and really broken but still attached, respectively. Bike was a good fit height-wise for a 5'10" man. Frame is approximately 33 cm.

The air in the tires is guaranteed 100% breathable Earth air. You inhale that and drop dead, I will refund your money IMMEDIATELY.

Look, I go through bikes the way Jerry Lewis used to go through wives - get them cheap, ride them hard, then trade off for a newer model. It's an opportunity for you to pick up some replacement parts or frankenbike components, just like it was an opportunity for the out-of-work yoga instructors who got to date an A-list starlet to pick up some decent second-hand strange every time Mr. (or Mrs.) Jerry Lee decided someone three times her age wasn't good enough to irrigate her yoga pants.

$25 bucks for everything. You pick up. I'm here most of the time.
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Old 10-21-19, 10:16 AM
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"The frame has slight damage where it was probably wrecked (and then abandoned) but nothing structural, only cosmetic."

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Old 10-21-19, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by NoControl
Here's a good one. The humor is in the wording.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/bop...002163728.html
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Old 10-21-19, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB
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Its possible, but I lifted the post from MBTR.com forums.
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Old 10-21-19, 10:42 AM
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The guy needs to understand and clarify that Jerry Lewis and Jerry Lee Lewis are two entirely different people.
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I had had to copy this just in case the ad gets taken down.



Jamis mountain bike, formerly donor bike for my e-bike cruiser. Technically component-complete, but this is a bike only in the strictest technical sense of the term. The rear wheel is further out of true than an adulterous spouse trying to explain the Visa bill for $20,000 in lingerie to their partner. The rear tire is literally worn smooth, it could be one atom thick and held together by the green anti-puncture goo. The front tire is brand new with less than one mile on it...but it came off a piece of **** Huffy cruiser that became the NEW donor bike for my e-bike cruiser.

Caliper brakes front and back, technically present and the front ones even can be kind of adjusted into alignment. Shimano shifters work fine I guess; I always just used the motor. Frame itself has many dings and cosmetic defects. Seat and cargo rack are broken and really broken but still attached, respectively. Bike was a good fit height-wise for a 5'10" man. Frame is approximately 33 cm.

The air in the tires is guaranteed 100% breathable Earth air. You inhale that and drop dead, I will refund your money IMMEDIATELY.

Look, I go through bikes the way Jerry Lewis used to go through wives - get them cheap, ride them hard, then trade off for a newer model. It's an opportunity for you to pick up some replacement parts or frankenbike components, just like it was an opportunity for the out-of-work yoga instructors who got to date an A-list starlet to pick up some decent second-hand strange every time Mr. (or Mrs.) Jerry Lee decided someone three times her age wasn't good enough to irrigate her yoga pants.

$25 bucks for everything. You pick up. I'm here most of the time.
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Old 10-21-19, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by NoControl
Here's a good one. The humor is in the wording.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/bop...002163728.html
Hm, he does say the air in the tires is breathable, but then he mentions the slime in the tires. 'Course, that might explain a lot about the seller....

Originally Posted by Lemond1985
Seems ridiculous to exclude something that actually was built pre-1987, for aesthetic reasons, but allow something built last year, if it merely "looks old". If that's not blatant hypocrisy, I don't know what is.

I don't see how anyone could defend this logically, but there's no logic whatsoever required for such pronouncements, so I won't lose any sleep over it. It's their ride.
Ding, exactly my thoughts, but more succinctly put. Agreed, let them do their thing; it doesn't have to make sense.

Regarding the ersatz Bianchi, I keep thinking, would you go to a "classic" car show, and expect to see a bunch of replica AC Cobras and Model As built last year?

Originally Posted by CVB
https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d...003785388.html
"The frame has slight damage where it was probably wrecked (and then abandoned) but nothing structural, only cosmetic."
WW bonus point - "...but I am getting married and I could use the cash." Yuhhhh, that sounds like a sound, stable, firm financial footing on which to start a life together........
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Old 10-23-19, 06:52 PM
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That's a lot of cash for "wall art".
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Originally Posted by TriBiker19
Bollocks. I wouldn't give him twenty bucks for it.
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Old 10-23-19, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by TriBiker19
$20 for the frame, $2380 for the cable adjusters and Chris King headset parts.....

Well somebody needs to offer him SOMETHING for it, so he can afford a camera that can actually focus on the subject.

Seller also wants to take it to a handmade (more like hand-broken) bike show (wrong initials, but I digress...), so you may not get it until next year anyway. Yeah, okay.

Finally, gotta wonder, why the eff did he bother listing the frame size, brake mount type, etc?
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Old 10-23-19, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Finally, gotta wonder, why the eff did he bother listing the frame size, brake mount type, etc?
Maybe he figures that a lot of chewing gum and popsicle sticks might make it rideable?

Nah. It's in case you only have a 54cm space over your fireplace...
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Old 10-23-19, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985
Seems ridiculous to exclude something that actually was built pre-1987, for aesthetic reasons, but allow something built last year, if it merely "looks old". If that's not blatant hypocrisy, I don't know what is.

I don't see how anyone could defend this logically, but there's no logic whatsoever required for such pronouncements, so I won't lose any sleep over it. It's their ride.
I always thought it was odd they chose 1987 when so many changes in cycling technology were ongoing- if they had just gone with 1982 it would be so much more clear.
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Old 10-23-19, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by TriBiker19
Nah. It's in case you only have a 54cm space over your fireplace...
Or maybe the maximum length of the kebab skewers you could make out of the carcass....
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Old 10-24-19, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by NoControl
Bollocks. I wouldn't give him twenty bucks for it.

Never mind the premise seems pretty vacant to me. I got no feelings, one way or another.
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Never mind the premise seems pretty vacant to me. I got no feelings, one way or another.
You may be right......
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Originally Posted by madpogue
You may be right......
I could be wrong, I could be right....
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Vintage Schwinn Paramount - $800 (Durham)








"vintage Schwinn Paramount in great condition!

Frame size 52 cm

No rust and was powder coated, kept inside, tucked in every night.

Such a fun smooth ride, steel is real baby!

The frame has been built up as a single speed, 2 cantilever brakes, wheels with conty tires. one rim has a small dent, wheels and components aren't anything fancy but suit the frame, style, look, and function.

Reasonable offers will be considered

bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: other
frame size: 52 cmage
make / manufacturer: Schwinn
model name / number: Paramount
wheel size: 700C"

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I could be wrong, I could be right....
Or not....
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"Early 90ís"
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Old 10-27-19, 07:59 AM
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Steel is an alloy.
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Not so much wacky as just plain nuts . . . IMHO:

https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/b...008738159.html

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Originally Posted by Headpost
Not so much wacky as just plain nuts . . . IMHO:

https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/b...008738159.html

That frame is giving off Chinese vibrations.
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Old 10-29-19, 12:30 PM
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That frame is giving off Chinese vibrations.
Agreed. A Louis Vuitton version is prolly in the pipeline as we speak.

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