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Old 07-15-20, 11:28 AM
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Wonder how he repurposed the top tube? Maybe a towel rack for the meth lab? At least he reinforced the down tube with an attractive piece of metal. "Works good!"
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Hey y'all, watch this!!!
Gee, talk about an accident waiting for a place to happen.

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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
Wonder how he repurposed the top tube? Maybe a towel rack for the meth lab? At least he reinforced the down tube with an attractive piece of metal. "Works good!"
What really keeps me awake at night is the thought that for every one of these "whacky" sellers on CL, eBay, FB, etc, is that there is a "whacky" buyer. Just the idea that there may be someone out there who would gladly shell out the cash for these bikes and ride off into the sunset makes me cringe.
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Just visited the Kijiji page for that Raleigh missing the top tube... The listing says 26" rear 24" front. Look closer, and I don't think it's wrong. It's really using two (slightly) different wheel sizes. This is some crazy...
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New frame design category - "snap-through".

Or perhaps "splitxte".
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Here you go, lugless Peugeo with cottered crank and chain guard.


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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
Hmmmmm, a Raleigh mountain bike for $50? Could be interesting, the thumbnail looks alright....

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-mountain-bik...igh/1512294467



Let's see if there are any other pictures

Uhmm

They couldn't afford cf so this was the next best thing for them in terms of weight saving. Plus you'll get that flex for some natural suspension.
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Death by barrel...

Title: SELLE SAN MARCO Rolls White Saddle NIB.

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Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
This is a barely used saddle. I believe the rails are steel so it is not super light. A very popular pro racing saddle from the past.

What the heck do people think NOS or NIB means??? 300+ transactions... I am so tired of clicking through to things that would be well priced, not a steal, if NOS but are overpriced since they are used, and scuffed.
Like someone's going to ignore the picture, and buy the used item anyway, and pay too much. Inconsiderate idiots. I wasn't even going to post a pic, but it looked a little "softened" This is w/ autocorrect only, no active making it worse on my part. Original below...
Rant over...


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Who knew that "chromloy" (RIGHT next to where he spells it in a way that at least makes sense phonetically....) was such an "expensive metal"? And just feast your eyes on those "lightweight composite parts", like the bigeffin' steel springs in the geezer-glide saddle.

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...159315797.html

collector bike - $80 (east)


This is a 1980's Peugeot all of the parts are light weight composite the frame is all chromoly,chromloy is one of the most expensive metals used to build bikes, everything works,
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Originally Posted by Last ride 76
Title: SELLE SAN MARCO Rolls White Saddle NIB.

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Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
This is a barely used saddle. I believe the rails are steel so it is not super light. A very popular pro racing saddle from the past.

What the heck do people think NOS or NIB means???
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Rant over...


I suppose NOS could also mean "Neglected Or Stressed"?
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman
I suppose NOS could also mean "Neglected Or Stressed"?
or they are huffing some nitrous...
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Old Fabuluz has outdone himself.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Bike-De...s/203031623692




A $1400 Le Cyclo to go with your $700 lever. He has it advertised as the rare five-speed model, but it's only a four by my reckoning. Yes it's alu, and yes it's got cool grease nipples, but five should have a longer area between the cable "drum" and the jockey pulley. It's valuable, but it's not Nivex-valuable.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman
I suppose NOS could also mean "Neglected Or Stressed"?
Yeah just like OBO means "or bug off" Smiles, MH
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
Just visited the Kijiji page for that Raleigh missing the top tube... The listing says 26" rear 24" front. Look closer, and I don't think it's wrong. It's really using two (slightly) different wheel sizes. This is some crazy...
Gives new depth of meaning to the term "Funny Bike"
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
Just visited the Kijiji page for that Raleigh missing the top tube... The listing says 26" rear 24" front. Look closer, and I don't think it's wrong. It's really using two (slightly) different wheel sizes. This is some crazy...
Perhaps the 24" front was to accommodate a switch from rigid to suspension fork? Clever way to keep the geometry pretty close.
I'm trying to give him some credit here. . . .
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
Here you go, lugless Peugeo with cottered crank and chain guard.


https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/b...157525505.html
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Nice fender line!
It's a mullet bike; business in the front, party in the back!
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It's no mullet, but the price is funny. I'm half tempted to contact the seller and edumucate them. Then again, who am I to stand in the way of commerce?

Vintage specialized stump jumper road/racing bike - $500 (Eureka)

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.bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: road
condition: fair
frame size: 20in
make / manufacturer: Specialized
model name / number: Stumpjumper
wheel size: 26 in
This vintage stump jumper is hard to find. Has 21 speeds, finger tip shifters, shimano 600 centerpull braking system, direct drive, shimano heat treated rims, shamano Deore XT derailers and shimano peddle shafts. Rides extremely nice, shifts smoothly and very touchy brakes. Great bike for 500.00.
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^^^^ Pretty cool how he managed to spell Shimano two different ways within just a few words of each other. If you do contact him ask him what "peddle shafts" are.
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Originally Posted by madpogue
If you do contact him ask him what "peddle shafts" are.
​​​​​​Reminds me of being stuck at a red light on my bike one afternoon, and this redneck in an El Camino quite a ways off kept yelling, "I got a big ****!"

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Originally Posted by Korina
It's a mullet bike; business in the front, party in the back!
And in the middle? Please don't respond, It only makes me worse...
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Originally Posted by AeroGut
Perhaps the 24" front was to accommodate a switch from rigid to suspension fork? Clever way to keep the geometry pretty close.
I'm trying to give him some credit here. . . .
He cut out the SEAT TUBE, and is trying to sell it...Credit? To a previous owner, perhaps... Any points you gained for good idea you lost in double measure for being a horrible judge of people...
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
​​​​​​Reminds me of being stuck at a red light on my bike one afternoon, and this redneck in an El Camino quite a ways off kept yelling, "I got a big ****!"

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At least it wasn't the picture above that one... Ok,Ok, I'm leaving. I'm leaving.
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careless rattle can paint job: check
questionable modifications: check
Backwards fork: check
crazy price:

Man, I was so close to wacky world bingo!
I like how the steering isn't linked, that should lead to fun times. I think a ball joint on the inside fork blades with a tie rod would solve that, though.
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Originally Posted by AeroGut
Perhaps the 24" front was to accommodate a switch from rigid to suspension fork? Clever way to keep the geometry pretty close.
I'm trying to give him some credit here. . . .
That fork is a 24" as well, off a box store BSO like a Huffy or Magna.... Looks to me like someone stuffed the Raleigh into the back of a parked car and severely bent the wheel, fork and top tube. They cut out the bent top tube, realigned the head tube and bottom tube and "reinforced" the frame then installed a fork and wheel from something the grabbed off the curb on trash day which happened to be a 24" bike. The real question here is, "Why bother?"
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