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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.
Originally Posted by Mr. 66 View Post
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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Originally Posted by NoControl View Post
Here's a good one. The humor is in the wording.

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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