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Old 04-13-20, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
^^^^ What, he's gonna lean the bike on his Beemer?
Sorry, the cars are Bimmers. The bikes are Beamers (or Beemers).

And here's an alternate take on that.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bimmer
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Old 04-13-20, 09:17 PM
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Sorry, but the presumed pronunciation of "Bimmer" has never been uttered in the Central time zone. And BMW makes motorcycles. We talk about bikes here.
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Old 04-13-20, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post


Looks like a twist on the classic "Scarface" road to success in America. First you get the bike. Then you get the car. Then you sell the bike to get money, to buy the power and the women.

https://modesto.craigslist.org/bik/d...097368547.html
hahahaha, complete with shraeder adapters on the presto valves :-/

actually looks like a decent bike for $225
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Old 04-14-20, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
Speshul, or coded message to his Canadian Commie friends?


Thanks for posting this. One of the best laughs I've had while quarantined.
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Old 04-14-20, 03:17 AM
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Not Shy

Unable to find a black jersey with pink accents, our intrepid shopper braves the seedy bazaar known as eBay...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143579887487
Nike Livestrong Foundation Mens Riding Cycling Made In Italy Jersey Sz. L

Pump!


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Old 04-14-20, 07:46 AM
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Clearly someone's trying to get around the demise of Craigslist personals.
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Old 04-15-20, 05:58 PM
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I like the Stooges, but I don't think I'd buy a Curly fork...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...108861730.html
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Old 04-16-20, 11:57 AM
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I had no idea Dahon was so strict. (No Corona jokes! It's a real place.)


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Old 04-16-20, 12:25 PM
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Message to the person the seller stole it from?


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Old 04-16-20, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
I like the Stooges, but I don't think I'd buy a Curly fork...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...108861730.html
from the ad: "needs handlebars and breaks but with a little effort would be an excellent ride".
two thoughts:
1) If you hadn't ridden with out (sic) breaks, you wouldn't have rear ended the stopped car.
2) it doesn't need breaks,it is already broken.

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Old 04-17-20, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
I like the Stooges, but I don't think I'd buy a Curly fork...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...108861730.html
Maybe it's a Bates Diadrant fork? Those are very sought-after by collectors -- better buy it!

I guess I should be careful in case there are impressionable children around... No, this isn't a Bates. Pretty clever though, to just turn the ruined fork around. He should consider a career in politics. Etymology: from ancient Greek, from the root word Poly meaning "many", plus Tics, meaning "blood-sucking parasites".
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Old 04-17-20, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by mgopack42 View Post
from the ad: "needs handlebars and breaks but with a little effort would be an excellent ride".
two thoughts:
1) If you hadn't ridden with out (sic) breaks, you wouldn't have rear ended the stopped car.
2) it doesn't need breaks,it is already broken.
Incidentally, (accidentally) the text reads "wound be an excellent ride." I bet there were some wounds involved, in the (accidental) effort that produced these forks...

But heck, if I lived near the bike, I would be very tempted to bring a a stem and bars, set-up with a front brake, and see if the bike is rideable as it is. The bends look so smooth, it looks like it might be. Definitely unique. (Sometimes, I forget I've grown up at all.)

A thing of wonder, to be sure.
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Old 04-17-20, 09:55 AM
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But Will They Ship The Goat?

Selling bicycle parts aka me and a goat - $5 (Ann arbor Michigan)

Posted 2020-04-16 16:00

"I’m selling bicycle parts (aka me), real bicycle parts, goats, and plenty of miscellaneous objects at any price. I can also ship so please inquire and please contact me at ....

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bop/...109275175.html

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Old 04-17-20, 10:33 AM
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Why would someone in Ann Arbor Michigan post items on the Richmond VA craigslist?
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^^^^ Really gets my goat when people do that.
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Why would someone in Ann Arbor Michigan post items on the Richmond VA craigslist?
I've been watching Tiger King, and they keep saying over and over that animal people are crazy.
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Why would someone in Ann Arbor Michigan post items on the Richmond VA craigslist?
Sounds like a personal ad. Maybe not enough believers in Michigan...
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Bicycle parts (also known as me) ... but also real bicycle parts ********** Odd indeed even without the goats. I like the coded message theory on this one.
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Seized seat post + missing the saddle = $200?

https://centralmich.craigslist.org/b...108805614.html

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Old 04-18-20, 10:34 AM
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^ Maybe it came out of the coal mine?
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Seized seat post + missing the saddle = $200?

https://centralmich.craigslist.org/b...108805614.html

Ahhhh...but it can float upside down. That adds to the price.
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
https://athensohio.craigslist.org/bi...097288054.html

Speshul, or coded message to his Canadian Commie friends?

This is just a tarted-up Walmart Mongoose Dolomite. For some reason the big online community for over-improving fat tire BSOs attracts crazy people. Too bad the aero kit's not included because I would have liked to advertise my allegiance to Canada, Mavic, Lamborghini, and Batman respectively.

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There's a lot of text with the ad, but none of it mentions that the bike only turns left.

Titan Glacier Bike - $160 (Saint Paul, MN)


https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/d...110364279.html



This bike has been upgraded to be more current, lighter and more advanced in specifications and quality. This is a hybrid frame bike, which includes alloy and steel components. The frame triangle is 100 percent alloy. The chain wheel and crank arms have been changed to alloy and the crank itself has gone from matte black to silver/chrome-plated. The handlebars are new and 100 percent alloy along with the seat stem and seat post.
Brand: Bike USA Inc.
Type: Hybrid
Department: Men
Frame material: Steel
Number of speeds: 21 speed
Suspension type: Full Suspension
bicycle frame material: alloy

bicycle type: mountain
frame size: Medium
make / manufacturer: US Bikes
model name / number: Titán Glacier
wheel size: other/unknown
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DIAMOND BACK ASCENT Mountain Bike (needs repairs) - $500

-DIAMOND BACK ASCENT mountain bike
-Light weight frame constructed from True Temper AVR double-butted CrMo tubing
-Shimano quick-release wheel skewers
-Araya 26x1.50 HE CV-7 rims
-Shimano Altus A10 gear shifters/brake levers
-Entire bike is for parts/not working
-Fixer upper/project bike
-Sold as is
-$500 or best offer

https://asheville.craigslist.org/bik/d/hendersonville-diamond-back-ascent/7108375578.htm
If that came into our co-op as a donation, it would probably go right into the scrap bin.
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Old 04-19-20, 07:16 AM
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Poor guy. And they were Specialized CG-Rs.



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