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Old 04-19-20, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post
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: TitŠn Glacier
wheel size: other/unknown
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No no, that fork is an upgrade! It's been modified to a new-style carbon fork like on a Pinarello!




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.
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Old 04-20-20, 10:44 AM
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Not all Canadians are communists. In fact a very very small populace.
I don't make racial slurs against a group of people who have a medical assistance albeit 2 tiered.
Anyways, I would have focused on the comments about meeting people. Being a Constable in training, I think I would have proof read the sales text and curb the biased viewpoints. Hope this doesn't go against his career.
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Old 04-20-20, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by GregU View Post
No no, that fork is an upgrade! It's been modified to a new-style carbon fork like on a Pinarello!

More like this one, see the "S" curve... looking at it again, I see it is a hybrid of the two designs!

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Big box store over priced bike

Galaxy Vintage 10 Speed Road Bike $350


Cheap road bike

some reason why this URL feature is not working

Description

Yes! a perfect road bike with a surprisingly affordable price! In a decent shape Perfect Shifters Very Light Frame Brake Cables are New Every Thing Working Well In a decent shape, tires hold air but could do with being replace at some point otherwise good condition
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Old 04-20-20, 01:26 PM
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"Vintage" Stump Jumper - $700

Pretty sure that's a mid-90's model.

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Old 04-20-20, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by russtopherb View Post
Pretty sure that's a mid-90's model.
Which makes it approximately 25 years old. When this forum section was started in 2003, folks were discussing bikes a lot newer than those made in 1978.

The NDS photo and ridonkulous price do qualify for WW, however.
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Old 04-20-20, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Which makes it approximately 25 years old. When this forum section was started in 2003, folks were discussing bikes a lot newer than those made in 1978.

The NDS photo and ridonkulous price do qualify for WW, however.
Personally I don't think of something from the mid-90's as "vintage" but I'm also someone who cringes at the thought of Pearl Jam being played on classic rock stations. I suppose it's just an age thing!!
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Old 04-20-20, 07:05 PM
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Well, we've been discussing 25-year-old bikes on this forum for about 17 years now. So 10 years ago, would a mid '80s bike have not been "vintage"? Does the minimum age magically increase as time passes? If so, I suppose I'm too young to drink....
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Old 04-20-20, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by russtopherb View Post
Pretty sure that's a mid-90's model.

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Old 04-20-20, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
Unable to find a black jersey with pink accents...


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https://www.santinicycling.com/en/co...ection-2018-90

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Old 04-20-20, 09:13 PM
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Thanks for that diversion. That kit has sadly sold out.
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Old 04-20-20, 10:59 PM
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I hope I look that good when I'm that guy's age.

Weezer's debut album The Blue Album is 26 years old, which classifies as vintage in bike land. It's still a good, fresh sounding album to this guy born just ten years prior to that (I first heard it a few years after it debuted). So, it's happening to me. I was happy that '50s and '60s oldies stopped getting radio play because my much younger self never liked it and thought it was beyond past time to let it lie. Well now '80s rock, which I do really like, is on the same type of classic station, with '90s stuff playing as well. That's a little crazy, and I'm not a million percent ready for that. Throwback hip hop stations playing songs that were rubbish when they were new. Time has not been kind. It's all a bit surreal to see time and the world slowly start to out-accelerate one's self. I still keep up with a lot of stuff, but if I'm not interested in whatever it is, I might as well be 100 years behind the 8-ball.
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Old 04-21-20, 05:57 AM
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A little work needed

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7385037965518/

More tongue in cheek than wacky. Possibly a stock photo.

Edit: joke listing: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bicycle-tree/

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Old 04-21-20, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post
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)






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: TitŠn Glacier
wheel size: other/unknown
Too bad the backwards fork is blocking the part I really want to see: how he mounted a disc brake caliper onto a v-brake fork!
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(Not C&V, but...) From the department of S#!+ You Can't Make Up....

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...111921433.html

Two dide ALLOY - $135 (Madison)




The Alloy twodide is going for 125-140 so far itís brand new we bought it a month before quartine itís a beauty it rides perfect
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Redshift


It's redder and blurry because it's accelerating towards you.

It's also missing a seatpost and seat.
It also reminds me of a captcha...
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Old 04-21-20, 11:39 PM
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Land speed record special.
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The Persistence Of Silly Memory

Road bike - $150

Posted 2020-04-22 09:55





"This is an older road bike but new I remember it was $1100. Needs a tire.

bicycle frame material: aluminum

bicycle type: road
frame size: 1
wheel size: 24 in"

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...112084503.html
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
(Not C&V, but...) From the department of S#!+ You Can't Make Up....

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...111921433.html

Two dide ALLOY - $135 (Madison)




The Alloy twodide is going for 125-140 so far itís brand new we bought it a month before quartine itís a beauty it rides perfect
It's amazing that a bike that's supposed to be only a few months old has rust on the big chainring. Also looks like they disregarded the minimum insertion mark on the seatpost and possibly ovalized the seat tube.

But to me this is the funniest part on a bike that has the text "Two Nine" "29" and "Alloy" plastered on the frame and wheels. They couldn't figure out what to put in the frame material and wheels size blanks? I guess Two Dide isn't a number.

bicycle frame material: other/unknown
bicycle type: mountain
frame size: Iím not sure
wheel size: other/unknown
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Old 04-22-20, 02:18 PM
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^^^^^ I figured it out -- "Two Dide" translates to "two nine", if you have a REALLY BAD head cold.....
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Old 04-22-20, 02:36 PM
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or maybe if you're using speech-to-text?
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"Two Dide" translates to ...
Reminds me of an old JD Souther song.

Go down, Bill Dalton
It must be god's will
Two brothers lyin' dead in Coffeyville ...
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"may smell like urine"
Not sure I want to know the story there
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