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Old 08-25-20, 05:50 PM
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Photo looks like something the cops found when they raided the home of Hannibal Lector.

"Did you like to bicycle when you were little Clarice?"

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Braking down the side of Everest??

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This photo has been posted before (both here and on the regular CL listings)

Compare photo to description - presumably "brakes with helper" means suicide levers??:?


Road bike 18 speed all black chromoly steel
$199
Sporting Goods
Outdoor Recreation Equipment
Listed 3 weeks ago in El Paso, TX


Fast 700c slick road tires 18 speed road bike all black chromoly steel tubing drop bars brakes with helper handlebar bars can change seat for more comfortable (padded) or cooler seat style (spyder style) white tires not included (black tires)
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seat's too low
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Climbers never sit down anyway.
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Photo looks like something the cops found when they raided the home of Hannibal Lector.

"Did you like to bicycle when you were little Clarice?"

"slurp,slurp,slurp"
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Old 08-26-20, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by WGB
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...56643041602581

This photo has been posted before (both here and on the regular CL listings)

Compare photo to description - presumably "brakes with helper" means suicide levers??:?


Road bike 18 speed all black chromoly steel
$199
Sporting Goods
Outdoor Recreation Equipment
Listed 3 weeks ago in El Paso, TX


Fast 700c slick road tires 18 speed road bike all black chromoly steel tubing drop bars brakes with helper handlebar bars can change seat for more comfortable (padded) or cooler seat style (spyder style) white tires not included (black tires)
She should try platform pedals if riding barefoot. LOL

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Old 08-26-20, 05:35 AM
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Miyata being advertised as a 1000 LT, which seems highly unlikely at best and totally bogus and misleading at worst.

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Old 08-26-20, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Even better over in Bend Or,

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Old 08-26-20, 08:29 AM
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"Rims are messed up, and gearing is a little off, otherwise fine."

"Rims are messed up, and gearing is a little off, otherwise fine." At least he posted the "messed up" part, or is this the fix?

This seemed reasonable at the time, to someone... I hope they don't work at a nuclear power plant.
Somewhat neater the second time.
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Old 08-26-20, 08:38 AM
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Overheard in hell for Campagnolo aficionados... "Yeah did that to my shamals, too, darn stems were too short.
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Old 08-26-20, 09:52 AM
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"I'll show you how to put a Schrader tube in a Presta wheel."
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Old 08-26-20, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Miele Man
She should try platform pedals if riding barefoot. LOL

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SPD feet?
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Old 08-26-20, 09:58 AM
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The brake helper is sitting on the bike! Smiles, MH
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Old 08-27-20, 12:08 AM
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Ever notice how precious their photos are? Craigs allows 24, and most listings have one or two. One nds shot of your japanese Bianchi you're asking $400 for? Your photos are so precious! Better not waste 'em on, you know, people interested in the bike you have for sale.
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Old 08-27-20, 07:30 AM
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If this thing were donated to our local co-op it would quickly be transferred to the scrap metal dumpster (after the donor has left, of course).


Originally Posted by machinist42

Vintage Italian Italvega frame w/ lots of Campagnolo parts - $500 (Carrboro)

Posted 2020-08-23 17:41







"Large, 62 cm Italvega brazed lug steel frame from the 70’s with Campy hubs, pedals, headset, and stem. Needs some tlc, but will clean up nice. Other parts include Shimano Deore rear derailer, Suntour gear levers, Stronglight crank arms, and Panasonic tires. Front wheel has one broken spoke, and there is a lot of surface rust. Ride as is or tear it down and give it an overhaul. Either way, it’s a solid bike with vintage Italian parts."

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Old 08-27-20, 03:07 PM
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Overpriced craziness of the day. My apologies to Schwinn lovers, but I wouldn't pick that up off the street.


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Old 08-27-20, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost
If this thing were donated to our local co-op it would quickly be transferred to the scrap metal dumpster (after the donor has left, of course).
I'd at least grab the headset first. And hubs. And seatpost if it could be removed.
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Old 08-28-20, 06:37 AM
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I'd at least grab the headset first. And hubs. And seatpost if it could be removed.
Yeah, may be some salvageable parts - pretty rusty though. The seatpost has a 2 bolt adjustment. Those are gold in my book.
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Old 08-28-20, 10:44 AM
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Perhaps a very nice bike but still - no warranty and I believe dealers (when they have them) a lot less. In this case I see the "wacky" as the desire by the buyer to have the latest and greatest, albeit second hand. Having said that I don't know these bikes but thought they weren't over $5000 new..??..........

Per ad:
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RARE Carbon Fiber Bianchi Mountain Bike Never seen a trail Top of the line Everything! New SRAM Eagle XX1 / SRAM level ULT/ New CRANKBROTHERS cobalt 3 Bianchi edition/ CRANKBROTHERS pedals/ CRANKBROTHERS stem/ FSA BB and crank/ New Michelin Wild enduro tires/ FOX shox/ WOLFTOOTH Bar Kit one built in trail repair kit/ CRANKBROTHERS gauge pump.... serious inquiries only please

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Old 08-28-20, 11:54 AM
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I think this is actually one of those stealth drug ads--for the out-of-this-world weed this guy's been smoking! (Is that it, growing in the background?)


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Old 08-28-20, 03:37 PM
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Nishiki Medalist 63cm

I left work early to drive two hours to buy this bike for $275.00. I got cold feet. He's still willing to sell it for that, and offered to meet me halfway. I may still get it. I'm actually lucky, both my wife and I are still employed, I work from home, and while we never ate out much, we have been saving a lot during the lockdown. Maybe payday will change my attitude.
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Old 08-28-20, 11:18 PM
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Wow! Check out this Grand Record! Upgraded! With original paint!


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**********#$@&???
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If the front tire clears the downtube, it'll ride!

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