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Old 12-26-09, 11:20 AM
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Those pursuit bikes are perfect grocery getters.

That hurts just looking at it.
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This is a steel framed bike that I believe to be a late 60s early to 70s Peugeot PX-10 but for some reason has features of the PA-10 as well. Its a 10 speed with relocated shifters onto the gooseneck and Simplex Derailleur. Everything on this bike I think is all original and made in France except the seat, tires, inner tubes, brake pads, and rear axle nuts and spacers. Just recently took out the bearings, cleaned, and gave em some fresh grease. Paint has scratches and in some spots I think the clear coat is fading or coming off but does not effect the riding. The measurement on this bike is 20 inches or about 51 centimeters from the top of the seatpost to the middle of the crank. The wheels may need to be realigned from sitting in my garage. Love this bike just don't use it anymore.

I want $300 (no lower so don't even try) or trade for PS3, laptop, or possibly a running vehicle. To buy with cash or set up time to look at it call or text 503-562-****. Email me about trades with the address above.

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I guess this is not really wacky anymore, advertising a U08 as a PX-10 but I still find it sort of funny. I emailed him saying "there's no way you'll get $50 out of that, let alone $300. A minty-fresh U08 won't sell for $50 in Corvallis or Eugene. Also it is not a PX-10".
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Hmm...I'll take two

Wanted Vintage Road bike (Greater Providence RI)

Date: 2009-12-28, 7:50PM EST
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Hi I am looking to purchas a old high end road bike. Condition does not generally matter. From the mid 1960s the late 80s. I need a smaller frame less than 23 inches. I would like a bike with presta valves and down-tube shifters. I can't pay a heck of a lot preferably around $50 but I can pay more a little more depending on the circumstances. Brands I would be interested in: Trek, Schwinn, Miyata, Panasonic, Bianchi, Centurion, Peugeot, Cinelli, Colnago, Fuji, Adler, Zeus, Roberts, Motobecane, Austro-Daimler and many more.

If you have a bike like this please email or call 401-XXX-XXXX
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Maybe I should dig up something from my not-yet-restored heap and tell him to come get it. It would be a shlep from Rhode Island, but that's his problem, not mine, right?
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He did say condition doesn't generally matter.
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Tom...if you have a "heap" of not yet restored centurions, Miyatas and Colnagos for $50, I'll be right over with a fleet of Uhauls :-)

And Maplewood isn't even that far!
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I was hoping to get more than $50 for most, but given that I've put NOTHING into a few of them, I can't complain about $50. Come on over. My email address is noglider@pobox.com, and we can talk. We could have a fun day wrenching, too.

I now have 35 bikes in my garage and basement. Too many! Most of them need restoration.

Believe it or not, I just picked up yet another. Where's that thread on obsessive compulsiveness?
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I don't know if this is Wacky as much as maybe Over-optimistic.

Team Miyata 54cm Road Racing Bike Shimano Dura Ace - $1899

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/cs...527483561.html

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I dont know. I've worked with guys that talked this way. Foul language, nasty, disgruntled. Takes all types I guess.
Why so angry?

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1529338413.html
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Originally Posted by big chainring
I dont know. I've worked with guys that talked this way. Foul language, nasty, disgruntled. Takes all types I guess.
Why so angry?

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1529338413.html

beat me to it.
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It's not anger, it's shtick.
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Psh... I think it's hilarious.
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Originally Posted by big chainring
I dont know. I've worked with guys that talked this way. Foul language, nasty, disgruntled. Takes all types I guess.
Why so angry?

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1529338413.html
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Shogun 1500 - the poster says it is super super rare and so great he doesn't even have to post a picture and only $3000.
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/1529480707.html

Even though I know better, I emailed the seller -- So far he has compared his rare bike to the Mona Lisa in his reply. Must stop myself from emailing back......

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Ok, I really like this one. My comments in bold...


Mint condition peugeot every decal still intact every detail exact - $300 (oakland lake merritt / grand)
The biggest selling point to this bike is that the decals are intact?!?
What are the details that are exact? Like, does he mean *it has tires and a seat*?


Date: 2009-12-29, 5:29PM PST
Reply to: sale-k3j72-1529807038@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

collector,s dream...this speak,s for itself a must see ...ALL ORIGINAL 24" classic
If this bike speaks for itself... it doesn't have much to say!
I hope I'm not going to have to compete with a bunch of you "collector,s" to get this for $300.00
At least the photos are current




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Old 12-30-09, 05:42 PM
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Very high quality bike - $80

- duel gear shifters, silver frame, bottle holder, adjustable seating, 18 speed

- on the current speed i have this bike set at, the wheels literally slice through ice

- frame, breaks, and gear shifters in very good condition

- price = $80
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Originally Posted by twoducks
https://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/1531077634.html

Very high quality bike - $80

- duel gear shifters, silver frame, bottle holder, adjustable seating, 18 speed

- on the current speed i have this bike set at, the wheels literally slice through ice

- frame, breaks, and gear shifters in very good condition

- price = $80
adjustable seating? how many does it seat?
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It's back again. At least it got dropped in price by half. Knock another zero off and you're there,,,,,BD

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Old 12-30-09, 06:55 PM
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"it has flat tires" is that a feature or something!?
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It's back again. At least it got dropped in price by half. Knock another zero off and you're there,,,,,BD

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1531060546.html
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Ultimate commuter bike. Tire clearance to the max.
18 speed - Rear suspension - all terrain - custom chopper - $100 (Chicago / I can deliver!!)

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The bike for sale is a modified Pacific fission chopper with an 18 speed shimano.
It cruises past buses and is a blast to ride! Probably my favorite daily commuter.
The welding is rock solid on the fork + It just got a tune up so it's ready to ride!
there's a tiny hole on the right rear seat and a tiny bit of rust on the chain.
Other than that the Tire tread + chain + gears + shifters + frame + rims ect,.. are in really great shape.
Please include a general location or a phone number with your response.
(So i know your not spam) First $100 OBO gets it.

I can deliver!

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Man, at least clean it up? Or maybe it's more legit with road grime and rust. I dunno.,,,,BD

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I dig it too but I never knew the Mr. Ed Edition that spoke for itself was ever built

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Mint condition peugeot every decal still intact every detail exact - $300 (oakland lake merritt / grand)
The biggest selling point to this bike is that the decals are intact?!?
What are the details that are exact? Like, does he mean *it has tires and a seat*?


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Reply to: sale-k3j72-1529807038@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

collector,s dream...this speak,s for itself a must see ...ALL ORIGINAL 24" classic
If this bike speaks for itself... it doesn't have much to say!
I hope I'm not going to have to compete with a bunch of you "collector,s" to get this for $300.00
At least the photos are current



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OK now this add is not too bad and the bike is really pretty nice. However it is about an '88 or '89 and only sold for about $380 or so. the real funny part is I first saw this add in atleast June!! originally it was $425. I mentioned in an email I thought it was way over priced but he said it had an overhaul and new tires. good luck!

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/1509848986.html

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It is a male racing bike, the brand is Specialized Allez. It is all made out of carbon and it has some parts that are aluminum. The components are Shimano 600. For more information please call ********** ask for Jesus. "

$1000 for an early 90s carbon specialized allez. A bit over priced, but if someone can make this sale, it is Jesus!
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Originally Posted by big chainring
I dont know. I've worked with guys that talked this way. Foul language, nasty, disgruntled. Takes all types I guess.
Why so angry?

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1529338413.html
Sound's to me like one of the 2% new suburban kid imports.
Besides, none of the really tough gang members ride bikes when they do their drive bys.

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
OK now this add is not too bad and the bike is really pretty nice. However it is about an '88 or '89 and only sold for about $380 or so. the real funny part is I first saw this add in atleast June!! originally it was $425. I mentioned in an email I thought it was way over priced but he said it had an overhaul and new tires. good luck!

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/1509848986.html

The Philly CL is nuts... there is someone trying to sell a Ross Eurotour, a World Sport and a Traveler for $175 a piece those prices make this Bianchi look like a bargain
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