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Old 11-09-19, 10:07 AM
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Maybe a Russian hat he uses as a furry saddle?
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Old 11-09-19, 05:18 PM
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This actually looks like a great deal for someone so I feel bad for making fun of the seller, and you could sort of understand because the bike is black, and on sale, and Thanksgiving is coming up. But after the fourth time that they write it, and then put the link to the company right there. . . unless this is some obscure joke that I'm not getting. Anyway.

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Old 11-09-19, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost
Which one do you have? A Russian hat or a furry saddle cover?
@curbtender guessed correctly.

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^^^ I don't know @thumpism. Just stretch it a bit and it looks like it would be capable of double duty.
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Old 11-09-19, 05:37 PM
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On Seattle CL a 53 cm Miyata 1000 for $150

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Old 11-09-19, 06:29 PM
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On Seattle CL a 53 cm Miyata 1000 for $150

Wacky in a good way?
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Old 11-09-19, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Maybe a Russian hat he uses as a furry saddle?
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@curbtender guessed correctly.

I've used Mink oil, but ...
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Wacky in a good way?
well yes but I really should have put this on the the looking for one of these thread and I will now thanks for pointing that out
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Seller offers an attractive proposition.

"$50Early 1900's Raleigh bicycle made in England. Tires are good may be a little low on air from sitting, Chain either needs replaced or soaked in oil, one short gear cable rusted and broke (this is what is in the last two pictures)and needs replaced the other is good, brakes are good. Bike was semi restored at some point ,It is a bit rusty but only cosmetically, If you want a nice vintage bike and a great winter project this bike can have you looking sharp in no time. A great bike to cruise around town with."So, an "Early 1900's Raleigh bicycle made in England" for only $50? Good tires? Always a plus. "Chain either needs replaced or soaked in oil" Not sure what that means but "Bike was semi restored at some point, It is a bit rusty but only cosmetically", "this bike can have you looking sharp in no time" and "A great bike to cruise around town with."Sounds like quite a catch.Then photos:
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Originally Posted by WGB
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Seller offers an attractive proposition.

"$50Early 1900's Raleigh bicycle made in England. Tires are good may be a little low on air from sitting, Chain either needs replaced or soaked in oil, one short gear cable rusted and broke (this is what is in the last two pictures)and needs replaced the other is good, brakes are good. Bike was semi restored at some point ,It is a bit rusty but only cosmetically, If you want a nice vintage bike and a great winter project this bike can have you looking sharp in no time. A great bike to cruise around town with."So, an "Early 1900's Raleigh bicycle made in England" for only $50? Good tires? Always a plus. "Chain either needs replaced or soaked in oil" Not sure what that means but "Bike was semi restored at some point, It is a bit rusty but only cosmetically", "this bike can have you looking sharp in no time" and "A great bike to cruise around town with."Sounds like quite a catch.Then photos:
Man O' Man, with the substantial rust on that thing you'd think it WAS from the early 1900s
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Old 11-12-19, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by WGB
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...3166824134134/

Seller offers an attractive proposition.

"$50Early 1900's Raleigh bicycle made in England. Tires are good may be a little low on air from sitting, Chain either needs replaced or soaked in oil, one short gear cable rusted and broke (this is what is in the last two pictures)and needs replaced the other is good, brakes are good. Bike was semi restored at some point ,It is a bit rusty but only cosmetically, If you want a nice vintage bike and a great winter project this bike can have you looking sharp in no time. A great bike to cruise around town with."So, an "Early 1900's Raleigh bicycle made in England" for only $50? Good tires? Always a plus. "Chain either needs replaced or soaked in oil" Not sure what that means but "Bike was semi restored at some point, It is a bit rusty but only cosmetically", "this bike can have you looking sharp in no time" and "A great bike to cruise around town with."Sounds like quite a catch.Then photos:
The acronym, POS, gives clarity to this CL ad.
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Old 11-12-19, 05:01 PM
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Not C&V, but it is fart carbon and unburdened by punctuation.

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Old 11-12-19, 07:13 PM
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Ha, light as a fart, being sold on account of Jamie's passing...
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Old 11-12-19, 07:38 PM
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Candygram for Mongo!! Candygram for Mongo!

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Yippee ki yay!
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Old 11-12-19, 08:24 PM
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Talk about bullhorn bars . . . and that whip would come in handy here in NYC.
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
Not C&V, but it is fart carbon and unburdened by punctuation.

Ooh - quick release tires - and seat, too! Those are so new I'd not even heard of them

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Originally Posted by bargo68
Candygram for Mongo!! Candygram for Mongo!

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Check out the pedals - dual-entry clipless horseshoes!

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Old 11-12-19, 09:14 PM
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^ Yeah, but the zipties hint at shoddy workmanship likely lurking elsewhere.
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Old 11-12-19, 11:39 PM
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You really cant take it serious without a lasso...
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Dick Brakes " Norco" 24 speed. 17" frame . 5.2"-5.10" tall. - $240

Sounds painful...

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I like the flat spot in the front tire of the pink one.
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Originally Posted by seypat
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I like the flat spot in the front tire of the pink one.
I like it. Not the flat spot, but the flash fiction aspect. "For Sale: Two Bikes, never ridden."
Missing the tragic overtones of "For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn."
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I like the flat spot in the front tire of the pink one.
The backward forks are a nice touch, too.

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The backward forks are a nice touch, too.

Yeah, I thought about sending a message. Makes you wonder if they were self assembled or bought that way. At least it's an honest ad. If they had been ridden, the forks would have been noticed.

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