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Old 08-06-20, 05:12 PM
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Does anyone else do this?

It lets me wonder if someone came back to their locked bike with cut cables and a missing cockpit.

If you like this, i have a few animal heads you might be interested in.

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Old 08-06-20, 09:32 PM
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This guy says his Veloce is identical to the X3/50th Anniversary on ebay. Not asking $15k but only $2k.

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Old 08-07-20, 10:42 AM
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Miele bicycles for sale are often pretty wacky. A lot of people think they were made in Italy when they were in fact made in Mississauga, Canada.

I like this add that says it has an all Cmpagnolo drivetrain. It has Shimano Sport LX derailleurs and shifters. I wonder what this seller thinks a drivetrain is?

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/ci...ike/1511020784

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The thing I thought was interesting was that, after all that, the poster has a problem with Trek road bikes from the 90's!

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Old 08-07-20, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Headpost
The thing I thought was interesting was that, after all that, the poster has a problem with Trek road bikes from the 90's!
I'd like to know how the lister thinks anyone can just walk into an LBS and "get a decent new bike", rather than looking at row after row of empty stands.

Not to mention the assumption that anyone would prefer a new, most likely disposable, bike over a '90s Trek.

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Old 08-07-20, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Headpost

The thing I thought was interesting was that, after all that, the poster has a problem with Trek road bikes from the 90's!

I get where he's coming from. I could inundate this thread with the overpriced garbage that's popping up now. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting a dirty, rusty 1980's Schwinn Sprint with rotted flat tires, all $100 or more. Then there's this "in very good original condition" Nishika for the paltry sum of $250.........





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This seller offers Bike A (not sure what Bike A is, but don't believe it's a Moser) and says its the same as Bike B, except it's not.

I added the red highlites

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...6856934778958/
$500 Road bike"Nice bike frame, all parts work, needs seat. Brand new goes for over $1,000. Picture of the bike new for comparison"
2nd photo is supposed to be Bike A new.
Might need a seat post to go with that new seat

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Like new racing ten speed
Maruishi roadace 707
North Tonawanda, NY
$225
Condition
Used - Like New

let's see, some people would like bar tape that wasn't torn on a like new bike - brake levers might be useful, oh and brakes - brakes can be fun.
Seat post looks nice though
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Old 08-07-20, 08:45 PM
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What might have been a nice orange Gitane TdF except that it's been overly "improved" and the result is overpriced.

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Originally Posted by WGB
This seller offers Bike A (not sure what Bike A is, but don't believe it's a Moser) and says its the same as Bike B, except it's not.

I added the red highlites

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...6856934778958/
$500 Road bike"Nice bike frame, all parts work, needs seat. Brand new goes for over $1,000. Picture of the bike new for comparison"
2nd photo is supposed to be Bike A new.
Might need a seat post to go with that new seat

while looking at this on Facebook I saw this sponsored ad, I did a double take when it said Menís Jersey, then I understood.



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Old 08-08-20, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
No rack-mounting hardware included. Powered by a hub dynamo?

https://madison.craigslist.org/bop/d...170184748.html

Microwave - $30

I recently saw a tactical vest and... something else, possibly also some sort of appliance (can't remember what, but definitely nothing to do with bikes). Baffling.


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brake levers might be useful, oh and brakes - brakes can be fun.
Geeeeeez, some people just want everything...
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Old 08-08-20, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Kat12
I recently saw a tactical vest ...
These days, depending on location, that might be a useful bike accessory....

(Ruh-roh, I better stop now....)
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Old 08-08-20, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
These days, depending on location, that might be a useful bike accessory....

(Ruh-roh, I better stop now....)
It might've been in "musical instruments," in which case it could also be useful...
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At last an honest seller. Very rare out there.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...8439614280314/

27 In 10 Speed Bike. It Is Ugly But It Can Be Rode Away.
Batavia, NY ∑ 21 hours ago
$15

Still even at $15 would you want to ride it away?

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What's going on with this ?

Colnago Road Bike - $450

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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
^^^^^^ Right color, wrong brand. Should be a "Masi". And should come with a free frame pump.
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Old 08-08-20, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
What's going on with this ?

Colnago Road Bike - $450

Looks like a re-painted mid-80's Schwinn to me. I recognize those SR handlebars, but of course they could have come from a different bike, given the hodgepodge everywhere else.
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I like the suicide brake levers. LOL

I also wonder if they could lower that seatpost any further. I wonder if it's stuck there?

Weird.

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Originally Posted by WGB
This seller offers Bike A (not sure what Bike A is, but don't believe it's a Moser) and says its the same as Bike B, except it's not.

I added the red highlites

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...6856934778958/
$500 Road bike"Nice bike frame, all parts work, needs seat. Brand new goes for over $1,000. Picture of the bike new for comparison"
2nd photo is supposed to be Bike A new.
Might need a seat post to go with that new seat

You'd think the guy would at least put the chain properly on the chainrings and rear cogs a bike he wants to sell.

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The King Is Dead...Throw In The Towel

Vintage style rebuilt te - $50 (St.Stephen)

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"Vintage style meticulous kept maintenance 10 speed English Racer with NEW tires and wheels Clean machine is running and ready to go. Firm price!

bicycle frame material: alloy

bicycle type: road
brake type: cantilever
condition: like new
electric assist: none
frame size: ,men's 26
handlebar type: other/unknown
make / manufacturer: Rex Araya
model name / number: Vintage style Racer
suspension: suspension fork (hardtail)
wheel size: 26 in"

https://charleston.craigslist.org/bi...172695907.html

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Originally Posted by billnuke1
Wacky because it's not over $250?
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Yup...

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Wacky because it's not over $250?
Kinda...maybe because itís a smaller size..
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Originally Posted by Miele Man
You'd think the guy would at least put the chain properly on the chainrings and rear cogs a bike he wants to sell.

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