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Old 11-16-20, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
Blue around the edges and red in the middle. A little on the nose there. He doesn't even say he's donating that ridiculous opening bid to a campaign or charity. Follow this for us, I'd like to see how it turns out.
It went unsold and the seller has not relisted.
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The front end would look great mounted on the wall in my den.

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I've resisted contributing to this thread because, of course, there's plenty of crazy on Craigslist.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bop...221017964.html

Adams Trail-a-Bike $300!!! 23.5 lbs. It's a boat anchor.

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I had one on cl a couple of weeks ago for $90, after successfully selling one for $95 during the summer. Got zero inquiries this time of year. I'm waiting until spring.
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I was gonna post this in the "are you looking for one of these" thread because it's a nice price for a 1995 Trek 750 despite some rust issues, but the title and ad text pushed it over into this thread. I bet it was fun to just make up a bunch of garbage on the fly!

1983Granddaddy 21 spd 26 in. mens LiteWeight racer.Trek racing◊WorldClass.The French despise them. - $69 (Aberdeen, WA)

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Today's History lesson. In 1975 Trek Racing bikes were started in a red barn in Wisconsin with emphasis I producing a world class lightweight AMERICAN RACING competition bike To rival the European spendy racers. They really took off with 1981 s model which was a virtual copy from 1981-83 made with light molybdenum steel with pedal arms sprocket seat neck handlebars and rims all made of superlightwieght T-6 alunimun heat treated alloy. Most people can pick this bike up with one hands$‚. This one has near brand new tires and brakes but needs a chain and some fine tuning so it's not going To carry a price seen on places like eBay for $500-750. I'm. Pricing it to move so a person can invest a little inxthe companyxthqt helped the Americans win the Tour We France 6x in a row. 1999-05 and make this vintage bike proud again.this is a desirable bike as you see in the photos but it needs some love. One has a seriously light racing bike to work with on addition to near new tires(front still has the little rubber nubbons that haven't been touched much less wore down with expensive tires to start from treks sister parts company. factory tires.
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If the tires are good, is this a fair price?



https://www.ebay.com/itm/1987-Dyno-P....m46890.l49292



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Old 11-18-20, 06:56 AM
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What's this person's aversion to money?

Trek Bike for TRADE *READ INFO* - $150 (San Francisco, CA)

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Trek bike for trade only. Brand new tires. NOT FOR FREE OR FOR SALE. Please state that you have read this description before messaging me. I will not reply to anyone who offers money or did not read description. Thank you. I placed the price of $150 as to the value of the bicycle itself. Please offer anything of trade of same or greater value. I donít list exactly what i want for trade because Iím open to everything.
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Originally Posted by Clang
What's this person's aversion to money?

Trek Bike for TRADE *READ INFO* - $150 (San Francisco, CA)

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...code=undefined



Trek bike for trade only. Brand new tires. NOT FOR FREE OR FOR SALE. Please state that you have read this description before messaging me. I will not reply to anyone who offers money or did not read description. Thank you. I placed the price of $150 as to the value of the bicycle itself. Please offer anything of trade of same or greater value. I donít list exactly what i want for trade because Iím open to everything.
Some individuals challenge themselves to start with an item, and trade up until "X". See here, Good Man!

It's just a guess why someone might not want cash.
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Originally Posted by sheddle
can someone list everything wrong with this description

Vintage Schwinn Paramount Racer in Excellent Condition - $3,000 (Seattle)







bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: road
brake type: cantilever
condition: excellent
electric assist: none
frame size: 55cm
handlebar type: drop
make / manufacturer: Schwinn
model name / number: Paramount Racer
serial number: P229
wheel size: 25 in
* Vintage Schwinn Paramount Racer Circa ~1955.
* Original paint, decals, and Modolo components.
* Reynolds 531 medium carbon steel construction.
* Single speed, owned by one person who took great care of the bike.
* A few scuff marks but in generally excellent condition.
* Piecing together serial number, Modolo years, and owner information bike frame #229 was built around 1955.

Plan to sell on ebay and expect price to be at least $3000. Thought I would try locally in Seattle first to see if a bicycle enthusiast here might be interested in picking up instead of me packing and shipping.

Respond here with questions or reasonable offers. Photos tell the story pretty well.

Thank you!
Remember this?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-mid...p2047675.l2557

And there was another.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-195...p2047675.l2557

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Old 11-18-20, 09:05 PM
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https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/d/...232842385.html



The bike is an ‘82 with foreknowledge of the outcome of the 1984 Olympics? It is a really nice bike though.

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Originally Posted by psychodad
If the tires are good, is this a fair price?



https://www.ebay.com/itm/1987-Dyno-P....m46890.l49292



That dude's pricing is ridiculous on everything he's trying to sell.
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Other than the 27" wheels and 10 speeds, I'm not sure a single word in this description is correct. At least it's still priced about right.

concorde bicycle italian - $45 (Florence)



"have a very rare hand built concorde bicycle italian frame messinger seat di tech brakes 10 spd a mans cruiser racer all original has sun tour gears seamless weld tubes 27 inch tires might but itailians won tour de france with this bike in 1990s sungi pedals if ure 5 foot 8 to 6 foot 3 this bike fit u like a glove shifts nice rides smmooth some these sell on ebay for 500 dollars"

bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: cruiser
brake type: coaster
condition: good
frame size: 54 inch
handlebar type: cruiser
make / manufacturer: concorde bike italian
model name / number: italian concorde
suspension: frame and fork (full suspension)
wheel size: 26.5 in
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Old 11-20-20, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by AeroGut
"have a very rare hand built concorde bicycle italian frame messinger seat di tech brakes 10 spd a mans cruiser racer all original has sun tour gears seamless weld tubes 27 inch tires might but itailians won tour de france with this bike in 1990s sungi pedals if ure 5 foot 8 to 6 foot 3 this bike fit u like a glove shifts nice rides smmooth some these sell on ebay for 500 dollars"
I tried to read the whole thing, but there's only so long I can go without punctuation.
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Old 11-20-20, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by AeroGut
Other than the 27" wheels and 10 speeds, I'm not sure a single word in this description is correct. At least it's still priced about right.

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Iíd give $45 just to see what those reflectors look like in headlights.
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Old 11-23-20, 11:46 AM
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How do you say AMBITIOUS in Central Connecticut slang?
$1150 more than it's original retail price
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
How do you say AMBITIOUS in Central Connecticut slang?
$1150 more than it's original retail price


*Air in the tires is extra
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I call it: Lil' Pedal Strikey

Custom - $45 (Near SDSU)


https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/...228183184.html



So I got bored of building fixies so I’m getting creative now. Believe it or not it’s really fun to ride.
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Originally Posted by Clang
Believe it or not itís really fun to ride.
What a great sales quote.
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*no

Anybody got the balls 60.00 - $60


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If you got the nuts to ride this call
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Here's one that a bit of a reach too me if I understand these Atala's. Like a $1000 overpriced or am I wrong?

Asking $1250 for a Atala Gran Prix....

https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/61250552

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Hey, bud, you ever heard of a thing called privacy?!

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Any idea what I'm looking at here..?

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Homemade oval/Biopace-like system?
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Any idea what I'm looking at here..?

That's a TA crank, so i wonder if the gearing desired was impossible with the smaller BCD?
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Originally Posted by Clang
I call it: Lil' Pedal Strikey

Custom - $45 (Near SDSU)


https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/...228183184.html



So I got bored of building fixies so Iím getting creative now. Believe it or not itís really fun to ride.
Lo-Pro????
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Originally Posted by Clang
*no

Anybody got the balls 60.00 - $60


https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bi...236227436.html



If you got the nuts to ride this call
i wonder how a negative headtube angle rides?
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