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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 View Post
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 View Post
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?

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"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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I'm sitting her in my underpants laffing my arse off at this add. This guy does have a sense of humor that a lot of bike riders need to get. IE: if you drop dead after inhaling it, I will refund your money. JMHO, MH
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