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Old 09-19-20, 04:13 PM
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Old 09-19-20, 04:47 PM
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"The Pirate" seat, only $350!

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...193820558.html





Some kind of rodent, possibly a gerbil embroidered into the seat. Could be Marco, but who would want to sit on HIS face? Whatever it is, I would not want to be sitting on it.
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Old 09-20-20, 07:20 AM
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This hand crafted masterpiece appeared on a local Facebook selling page. I've resisted the temptation to go and give it a test ride.

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Old 09-20-20, 10:29 AM
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This hand crafted masterpiece appeared on a local Facebook selling page. I've resisted the temptation to go and give it a test ride.
What is going on with those handlebars? Did they collapse from despair?
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I really like my Voyageur but at this price, I might consider letting it go.

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Old 09-21-20, 12:38 AM
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This is what happens when you skip leg days


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Bianchi Road Bike Brava
$200
44 cm (17 inch) frame. Good for short person. 27 inch wheels. 18 speed. Nice, clean bike.
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Old 09-21-20, 09:27 AM
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Gitane track bike: https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bi...199778454.html



One crappy image of a beaten-to-hell frame with what is clearly a replacement fork, and a not-terribly-informative parts list: $2K please!
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Old 09-21-20, 10:35 AM
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^^^^ Maybe the fountain comes with? It's more prominent in the photo than the bike.
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Old 09-21-20, 07:17 PM
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Hey, this is nice. Citibike must be letting the public have their old bikes, probably giving them out to employees or something--after painting them black so there's no confusion later, of course. (Although I do wonder why they didn't take the docking mechanism off of this one.) Anyway, "Tommy" probably works for Citibike, was given one of the old bikes, decided he doesn't want it, and so he's selling it on Craigslist. It's still a great deal! $150 is a good price for those heavy duty wheels and tires alone!




Unless . . . you don't think . . .
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Old 09-22-20, 02:54 PM
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"Bicycle for Sale"

Oh, really? So in the Bikes (for sale by owner) category of Craigslist, you title your listing, "Bicycle for Sale." That really narrows it down. Tells us quite a bit. Thanks for all the information. Please don't pass up this special talent. Maybe you should also write Bikeforums thread titles on the side, like, "My latest project," "Check this out," and "Please help."
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Old 09-22-20, 04:00 PM
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Kabuki road bike frame and components - $200 (St Paul, MN)


https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/r...199107103.html



Vintage kabuki road bike frame and parts.
No wheels cut up frame,
All components still mounted/ cool head badge.
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Old 09-22-20, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post

Kabuki road bike frame and components - $200 (St Paul, MN)


https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/r...199107103.html



Vintage kabuki road bike frame and parts.
No wheels cut up frame,
All components still mounted/ cool head badge.
What the hell is going on here?
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Old 09-22-20, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
What the hell is going on here?
I'll tell you what's going on- a massive $20 savings over this baby. Wow- value!

Vintage Bridgestone Kabuki SMD Stainless Steel 21 Inch 10 Speed Bike - $220 (Coon Rapids)



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Old 09-22-20, 06:05 PM
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Old 09-22-20, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post

Kabuki road bike frame and components - $200 (St Paul, MN)


https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/r...199107103.html



Vintage kabuki road bike frame and parts.
No wheels cut up frame,
All components still mounted/ cool head badge.
Weight savings.
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Old 09-22-20, 06:58 PM
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I'd give him five bucks for that fly Kabuki head badge.
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Old 09-22-20, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Headpost View Post
Hey, this is nice. Citibike must be letting the public have their old bikes, probably giving them out to employees or something--after painting them black so there's no confusion later, of course. (Although I do wonder why they didn't take the docking mechanism off of this one.) Anyway, "Tommy" probably works for Citibike, was given one of the old bikes, decided he doesn't want it, and so he's selling it on Craigslist. It's still a great deal! $150 is a good price for those heavy duty wheels and tires alone!




Unless . . . you don't think . . .
My city abandoned their city bike project in favor of scooters. I think they were auctioned off, they’re starting to trickle into the local used market via flippers after reconditioning.
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Old 09-23-20, 10:57 AM
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hmmm. Wonder if the seller is wearing a collarbone brace...

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/...197505575.html

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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
What the hell is going on here?
Scottie gave them the formula for transparent aluminum.
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^^^^^^ That's the ticket, laddie!
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Old 09-24-20, 05:13 PM
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ALARM. ALARM. RARE Bianchi! https://gainesville.craigslist.org/b...202008654.html.

Only $900!

"Rare" Made in Japan,1983 Double Butted Magnesium Frame,Disigned by Ishiwata,look on eBay,Selling for $1800.00,Brand New Saddle, Brand New Bar Tape, Excellent Tires and Brakes,Shifts Smoothly, Tuned up and Ready to Ride!,call or text anytime at show contact info
, local buyers only, receipt and delivery available, if this ad is up the bike is still for sale, thank you


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Old 09-24-20, 05:19 PM
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ALARM. ALARM. RARE Bianchi! https://gainesville.craigslist.org/b...202008654.html.

Only $900!

"Rare" Made in Japan,1983 Double Butted Magnesium Frame,Disigned by Ishiwata,look on eBay,Selling for $1800.00,Brand New Saddle, Brand New Bar Tape, Excellent Tires and Brakes,Shifts Smoothly, Tuned up and Ready to Ride!,call or text anytime at show contact info
, local buyers only, receipt and delivery available, if this ad is up the bike is still for sale, thank you


Magnesium? That would be very rare!
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Old 09-24-20, 07:04 PM
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Manganese, magnesium... pretty much the same thing, right?
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hah, 'designed by ishiwata'..... ishiwata made nice frame tubing, was cheaper than Reynolds and Columbus... I just sold a similar vintage Trek TX300 with Ishiwata tubing and a nice mix of 105 shifters and Ultegra 52:38 cranks, for like $300 as a commuter special. newish set of conti gatorbacks, bike rode great... even had bar end shifters as an upgrade, and I put new bar tape on it for sale.
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It's a $50 bike, no doubt, but Condor Fuji?!? Fuji saddle, even a Fuji ladies' saddle (I swapped out dozens of these back in the day) that was a popular upgrade for female customers does not alter the Condor-ness of that bike. "Needs paint job, tires pumped, and no kick stand" So...needs paint job, needs tires pumped and needs no kick stand?

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Men’s Condor Fuji Bike - $50 (Midlothian)







bicycle frame material: other/unknown
bicycle type: road
frame size: 37”
make / manufacturer: Condor
wheel size: other/unknown
Selling a men’s Condor Fuji bike. Needs work; great project for a bicycle repair person. Needs paint job, tires pumped, and no kick stand. 37” Adult bike. Make an offer.
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