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Old 02-21-20, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
I'm going to say, no...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...077409892.html

" Kids Bikes Welded Together - SUPER COOL - 1 of a kind! - $150 (sunset / parkside)

image 6 of 6
Hopefully ones of the kids riding isn't dyslexic, "Turn right !!!"
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Old 02-21-20, 11:10 AM
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^^^^^ At least they're consistent in getting the fork,,,, er,,,, forks backwards.

(Paste in your own "Dumb and Dumber" joke here.)
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Old 02-23-20, 06:36 AM
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^ Yeah, but without linked steering there's likely to be a lack of directional coordination.

Meanwhile, still on the juvie front. The ony thing wacky about this one is the brand name. Some things don't translate well.

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Adorable Kids German 16 inch Puky Bike. - $100 (River Road)





bicycle frame material: other/unknown
bicycle type: kids
frame size: 16
make / manufacturer: Puky
wheel size: 16 in
Adorable Puky Bike. 16 inch kids frame.
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Dafuq?





1979 Trek frame with....extras...

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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
The ony thing wacky about this one is the brand name. Some things don't translate well.
Favorite brand names that didn't sell well in America:
  • Dae Yung (also spelled Dai Yung) (tires, saddles)

(Be sure to read the ad copy, it's priceless "Engrish". And yes I know their English is way better than my Chinese, so I am not judging them!)
I have a Dae Yung saddle, I should take a picture of it. Cheap vinyl saddle-shaped object. Needless to say, it died young.
  • Yeong Fuk (bicycles):
  • Arse Sport (clothing?)
  • Assmann (saddles)
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Old 02-23-20, 05:43 PM
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You must have missed the earlier post of this one. Lots of similar comment.
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Old 02-23-20, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
You must have missed the earlier post of this one. Lots of similar comment.
I didn't know that. This must be a re-list, then. Sorry 'bout that

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Old 02-23-20, 08:22 PM
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We've all done it. Hard not to post something like that when you find it.
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That "death banana" reminds me of when I posted old socks on ebay. ebay removed the listing and told me it wasn't allowed.
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Custom bike made by a ho?

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^^^^^^^ is this a death banana?^^^^^^
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Originally Posted by mgopack42 View Post
^^^^^^^ is this a death banana?^^^^^^
Nah, I think it's just a crusty old one...

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Old 02-24-20, 05:58 PM
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"1958" Chicago Schwinn prelude road bike

I don't know much about vintage, but something says this isn't 1958...
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...3142605095333/

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I don't know much about vintage, but something says this isn't 1958...
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...3142605095333/

Typo. He meant 1885.
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Old 02-24-20, 11:30 PM
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Don't Mock The Monster - For Your Frankenbuild

WEIRDO CUSTOM BIKE SEAT. - $20 (MOCKSVILLE)

Posted 2020-02-21 11:16







"WEIRDO CUSTOM BIKE SEAT, think it was made originally to go on a Rat Fink bike. Has mounting hardware $20.00 cash"

https://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/...079616331.html
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You won't feel that stitching at all with a chamois! The hairy underside just added a new image to my disturbing images mental cache.
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In this case, "Fire good!"
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WEIRDO CUSTOM BIKE SEAT. - $20 (MOCKSVILLE)

Posted 2020-02-21 11:16



"WEIRDO CUSTOM BIKE SEAT, think it was made originally to go on a Rat Fink bike. Has mounting hardware $20.00 cash"

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Old 02-25-20, 09:47 AM
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You won't feel that stitching at all with a chamois! The hairy underside just added a new image to my disturbing images mental cache.
Is that stitching? I thought it was brass staples at first.
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Is that stitching? I thought it was brass staples at first.
I think it's vinyl lacing, looking at it closer. I initially thought it was sinew or leather.
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^^^^^^ Shipping crate staples, no?
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^^^^^^ Shipping crate staples, no?
I think it is a "gold" metallic vinyl coated lacing?

As Thumpism alludes to, definitely makes me think of what Frankenstein's saddle would look like if he had a bicycle.

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Originally Posted by machinist42 View Post

WEIRDO CUSTOM BIKE SEAT. - $20 (MOCKSVILLE)

Posted 2020-02-21 11:16







"WEIRDO CUSTOM BIKE SEAT, think it was made originally to go on a Rat Fink bike. Has mounting hardware $20.00 cash"

https://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/...079616331.html
Needs a Brazilian wax.
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Needs a Brazilian wax.
Needs to get whacked.
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That looks like the Clyde Crashcup model.
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