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Old 03-23-20, 09:33 PM
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"Chopped" giant cypress https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/...093208306.html
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One of the new short wheelbase models. Looks like it'd have snappy handling.

TREK DOMANE AL3 Bicycle - $250 (Ewing Township,N.J.)


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Parts or Repair............ "DAMAGED FRAME"..................TREK DOMANE AL3 bicycle.Looks nearly new but was involved in a mishap.Has Bontrager seat and 700x28 matched tires on rims.Made of 100Alpha aluminum.This is a high-end bicycle.See all pictures for details and condition.Asking $250.00..........FIRM on the price,Non-negotiable.Call or text me at show contact info
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Probably worth $250 for parts, but how does it get folded in half like that with no (apparent) damage to front wheel or fork?
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Old 03-24-20, 06:20 PM
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^^^^ Been up at least once before. Alas, TinEye (image reverse search without the spyware) shows no hits.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
Probably worth $250 for parts, but how does it get folded in half like that with no (apparent) damage to front wheel or fork?
My guess is garage door or similar on-top-of-car clearance issue at slow speed. $250 for parts is a killer, even if one wheel is toast. If both are fine, lotta bang for the buck.
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Is this (https://gobikerid.com) a scam using Competitive Cyclist?

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https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/...076714291.html

Decent bike, unusual handlebar setup.
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Old 03-24-20, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by phtomita
Some kind of scam. This morning, an ad appeared on Madison CL, with very similar text, and a photo hijacked from the Milwaukee guy who photographs his bikes next to his dryer vent (you know the guy). I flagged the ad and Emailed the "real" Milwaukee guy and let him know. By mid-day, the scam ad was down. So somebody's out there hijacking photos and posting some very generic unrelated text. Not sure what's behind it.
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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike
Decent bike, unusual handlebar setup.
Unusual is being charitable.

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those brake levers look freekin' dangerous.
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^^^ Yikes!
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I've seen a number of bikes set up like that (mainly on here) and I have yet to figure out how someone uses the brakes. Do they sort of hover their hands over the levers and then press down when the time comes?
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Originally Posted by himespau
I've seen a number of bikes set up like that (mainly on here) and I have yet to figure out how someone uses the brakes. Do they sort of hover their hands over the levers and then press down when the time comes?
I tend to think they're riding upright, and holding on to the bars with fingertips, rather than allowing their palms to carry weight. They'll brake with their thumbs and palms; far from ideal.
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Old 03-25-20, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
Probably worth $250 for parts, but how does it get folded in half like that with no (apparent) damage to front wheel or fork?
That's pretty common. A bike gets into a powerful head-on collision, and the frame buckles and not the wheel or fork, or the fork buckles but not the frame or wheel, or the wheel buckles and not the frame or fork.
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Hmm, this reminds me of a movie I saw once. Dutch horror film . . . what was it called? The Human something-or-other . . . Nope, can't remember.
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Old 03-25-20, 12:28 PM
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he had that AL3 listed last year but no takers...tineye wont find that since the old ad got deleted i guess
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Originally Posted by ZudeJammer
he had that AL3 listed last year but no takers...tineye wont find that since the old ad got deleted i guess
So it's the same location / seller? Sometimes you see a pic like that in some wacky ad, then the same pic, months later, in an ad in a completely different location. Usually means one or both ads are a scam.
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Trek Al3

Yep, same location. I saw the ad around Christmas near Philadelphia, and it's still just across the Delaware. Guess they're having trouble selling these components with the wreck still attached. I heard roof rack/garage collision, but don't hold me to it.
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Old 03-25-20, 08:16 PM
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A nice message from a flipper . . .


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Another one of those scam ads with the link to gobikerid (see posts 10527-10528 above). This time it's another legit Milwaukee ad for a nice-ish old Performance roadie with a lugged frame, text and drive-side photo hijacked for the scam ad. The scammer even trims the photo a bit, perhaps to evade image search matching by tineye, et al. I *ALMOST* fell for this one, since the map in the scam ad indicated my neighborhood.

Scam ad (flagged, so may not show):
https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...099979868.html

Real ad:
https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik...099884231.html

Wonder how widespread this is becoming. Seems like they target ads with good photos. For those who do sell on CL, I wonder what might be a useful watermark to put on one's photos, to discourage this kind of thing.
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Another one of those scam ads with the link to gobikerid (see posts 10527-10528 above). This time it's another legit Milwaukee ad for a nice-ish old Performance roadie with a lugged frame, text and drive-side photo hijacked for the scam ad. The scammer even trims the photo a bit, perhaps to evade image search matching by tineye, et al. I *ALMOST* fell for this one, since the map in the scam ad indicated my neighborhood.

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https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...099979868.html

Real ad:
https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik...099884231.html

Wonder how widespread this is becoming. Seems like they target ads with good photos. For those who do sell on CL, I wonder what might be a useful watermark to put on one's photos, to discourage this kind of thing.
Dryer vent seems to work.
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595 pounds - 'ow much?!

Second hand bike prices have gone up, but this is mad.

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No matter how hard I try, I just can't keep up with the latest trends here in NYC.

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Yuck!

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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike
https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/...076714291.html

Decent bike, unusual handlebar setup.
That's just plain weird. I'm trying to figure out how you could safely apply the brakes.
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