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Old 05-20-20, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985
Another cheesecake CL ad, I hope she gets her $34,000 or whatever she's axing. What are these people thinking, putting up an ad like this? Would not.

Evil Insurgent (medium) - $3400

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"It's Not About The Bike"?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik...122603628.html



Probably better to rent that one than to buy. Looks expensive to maintain. Besides, can you imagine what all that paint will look like in 20 or 30 years?
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Originally Posted by curbtender
That's right, blame the garbageman...
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You just happen to have a scan of Dear Dustman to post?
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Schwinn CrissCross, condition is "Good"
https://delaware.craigslist.org/bik/...127853445.html

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Anybody need a challenge? Because this seller's got one: Stuck Seatpost



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Wow, it would take King Arthur to pull that thing out, at this point.


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Originally Posted by Lemond1985
Wow, it would take King Arthur to pull that thing out, at this point.


Ha, nice touch.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Anybody need a challenge? Because this seller's got one: Stuck Seatpost


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That's easy, dremel with a cutoff blade down the back of the seat tube, little bit of prying and lube. 20 mins, sorted.
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Old 05-21-20, 07:53 PM
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^^^^^^ So the tradition of one person doing arduous work, accompanied by a couple of his buddies standing around watching, goes back a long time, evidently. My first thought is -- dude, put on some grippy gloves!

The sight of that cut off cluster, with the tell take 5 on the sticker, is cringeworthy.
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Old 05-21-20, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
^^^^^^ So the tradition of one person doing arduous work, accompanied by a couple of his buddies standing around watching, goes back a long time, evidently..
So true...they look like a road crew.
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Old 05-21-20, 11:16 PM
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Bicycle, what an Athlete..

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Old 05-22-20, 06:54 AM
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If ever an ad needed a photo...

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...128320163.html

Specialized Hard Rock one of a kind off road grand touring - $850 (Henrico)

bicycle frame material: other/unknown
bicycle type: mountain
brake type: other/unknown
condition: excellent
frame size: 111111111111111111111
handlebar type: other/unknown
make / manufacturer: Hard Rock
model name / number: Off Road
suspension: other/unknown
wheel size: 26 in
Rare bike
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Old 05-22-20, 09:34 AM
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Just pick a direction and look, you'll see that frame towering on the horizon somewhere.
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Old 05-22-20, 10:06 AM
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Big Raleigh Pro frame / fork with the uncommon lugs- actually reasonable.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...128510341.html
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Old 05-22-20, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by repechage
Big Raleigh Pro frame / fork with the uncommon lugs- actually reasonable.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...128510341.html
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Originally Posted by sheddle
Just pick a direction and look, you'll see that frame towering on the horizon somewhere.
They'll need this:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bop/d...128324145.html


Pivoting Dock Ladder 4 ft Shoremaster - $60 (Nekoosa)

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Rust for a grand. Lots of rust for a grand, so it's probably a good deal.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...74606546387710

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Old 05-23-20, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Rust for a grand. Lots of rust for a grand, so it's probably a good deal.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...74606546387710

Did the seller dredge that out of the Patomac? Looks like Campagnolo Victory from the looks of the crankset. So much face palm.
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Old 05-23-20, 06:18 AM
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Tall Bike Project

"Paint is silver/green with skulls in it. I want to make a transforming bike now. I’m not responsible for injuries or laughs you will get riding it."
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https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/b...122718224.html



At that price, it better have smooth cones. (No "bad humor" jokes, please. I worked hard on that pun!)
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Rust for a grand. Lots of rust for a grand, so it's probably a good deal.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...74606546387710

The sellers name Nat A Lie. Hard to tell what's dirt and what's rust.
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I Dub This, "The Hail Mary"

Elgin skip tooth tandem bicycle - $180 (MANCHESTER)

Lots of wow-factor here, especially if you are going down a rough rutty road. Nicest Elgin I've ever seen...

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^^^^ Elgin - so named for the frame's resemblence to the mapping of the freeway system around the northwest exurbs of Chicago.

This one speaks for itself:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...129447866.html

Vintage Murray 27" 51X 177 - $800 (Madison)


bicycle type: cruiser
brake type: disc (mechanical)

Vintage 1986 Murray 51X177 Street Machine, 3 speed, 27" tires in good condition. Wide grip handlebars, disc brakes, all original parts, white in color.
Bike in good condition. New sold for $1800.

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Schwinn bike old - $600

https://southjersey.craigslist.org/b...129430854.html



"Antique schwill bike five speed all original paint fenders light"


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vintage SCHWINN BICYCLE TUBE 26"x1 3/4" w/BOX original,unused #1

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Condition: Used“see description and supersized photo.”

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US $84.95

https://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-SCH...wAAOSw7GhelUPD


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