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Old 10-30-20, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Jicafold View Post
Ad says it needs work. It needs a seat stay! This doesn't look safe.

https://offerup.com/item/detail/996800440/



It's for the reverse velodrome events, cause it's super good at right turns.
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Old 10-30-20, 04:19 PM
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It's similar in concept to a Cannondale "lefty" fork. Someone should patent this idea, quick!
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Old 10-30-20, 06:19 PM
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Huffy Ironman Triathlon Pro Titanium Boron Steel 26" Mountain Bike - $85 (Folsom)



https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bi...219860868.html

OK, which one of you jokers is responsible for this one?
Hey, that's what the stickers on the frame claim that it is. Honest.
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Old 10-30-20, 06:47 PM
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Hey, that's what the stickers on the frame claim that it is. Honest.
True. I've seen one of these in the wild. Whatever they are, they're NOT titanium, but the sticker says Titanium Boron Steel... it's been posted here before:
Read it & weep ;-)
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Old 10-31-20, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Charliekeet View Post
True. I've seen one of these in the wild. Whatever they are, they're NOT titanium, but the sticker says Titanium Boron Steel... it's been posted here before:
Read it & weep ;-)
If you looked hard enough (chemically), you'd find both TI and B in that steel.

All other steel as well, of course.
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Old 10-31-20, 03:34 PM
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^^^^^ '72 Nova behind that "righty".

So evidently the Stumpy-tax even applies to Stumpy wannabees:

80ís specialized stumjumper - $320 (Madison)





(Oh, wait, it's actually a "Stumjumper" with RockHopper decals.)
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Old 11-02-20, 08:46 AM
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Insert the election joke of your choice here.

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Old 11-02-20, 09:23 AM
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This may really belong in the straight, Are You Looking for One of These? area, dunno. Heck, a lot of people around here really like Raleighs. I like the price ($0) but it might be a tad big for me. And not sure I can trust a seller with a face like that.

Here's the copy:
****FREE****Tall bike made from two Raleigh frames. Needs some tlc. Probably some new tires and a chain soon. Other than that it rides like a dream.... A very tall dream.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/...220311596.html


I like that he kept the Flickstand on the top frame. Great attention to detail.
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Old 11-02-20, 10:08 AM
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Insert the election joke of your choice here.

Political cycle, spinning your wheels and getting nowhere...
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Old 11-02-20, 02:50 PM
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Looks like M. C. Escher is selling a bike.
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Old 11-02-20, 06:02 PM
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^ There's a lot going on in that photo.
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Old 11-02-20, 06:11 PM
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It's always interesting to see the tortured seat and handlebar positions the previous owner experimented with, before finally getting frustrated and deciding to sell the damned thing. No wonder they hated riding the bike ... with those adjustments.
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Old 11-03-20, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
It's always interesting to see the tortured seat and handlebar positions the previous owner experimented with, before finally getting frustrated and deciding to sell the damned thing. No wonder they hated riding the bike ... with those adjustments.
I think this all the time. There needs to be more education about proper fit
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Old 11-06-20, 09:19 AM
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Tomimaso road bike, 53cm, good shape! - $400



https://slo.craigslist.org/bik/d/pis...225084520.html

"Tomi-what now?" These Far East bike companies are really pushing the envelope trying to sound like expensive Italian brands. Here's another one:

https://gainesville.craigslist.org/b...222108423.html



How long until we start seeing Colnakos, Rene Hearses, Bottecchios for sale too?
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Old 11-06-20, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post

Tomimaso road bike, 53cm, good shape! - $400



https://slo.craigslist.org/bik/d/pis...225084520.html

"Tomi-what now?" These Far East bike companies are really pushing the envelope trying to sound like expensive Italian brands. Here's another one:

https://gainesville.craigslist.org/b...222108423.html



How long until we start seeing Colnakos, Rene Hearses, Bottecchios for sale too?
Is it the manufacturer that is coming up the "close enough to fool 'em" names or the U.S. distributor. It is bad enough in the new retail market. In the used market, on Craigslist, et al. It can be a scammers dream, like the two bikes posted above. Maybe we can start a thread of brand names that are trying to look like established brand names.
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Old 11-09-20, 05:57 AM
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But even the big names like Schwinn and Raleigh have done the same thing. Exhibit "A":

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Old 11-09-20, 07:28 AM
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Well, one can't argue with that! Break out the checkbook.
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Old 11-09-20, 10:39 AM
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It really ought to come with a free TV, for that price.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...227592734.html
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Old 11-10-20, 01:36 PM
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Where's the chalk outine?
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Old 11-10-20, 08:25 PM
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https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...228302193.html

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Must be very small.
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Old 11-12-20, 08:44 PM
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I'm going to try to forget I ever saw this. (No wonder I never get any responses to my tune-up service ads anymore?)


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I'm going to try to forget I ever saw this. (No wonder I never get any responses to my tune-up service ads anymore?)

Did you report it before you forgot? This isn't really CL's thing anymore.
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Did you report it before you forgot? This isn't really CL's thing anymore.
Because it's in the parts section?

No, I'm kidding, you're right. Just flagged it.
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Old 11-13-20, 12:08 AM
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It would be a shame if a bike company tried to fool the American public into thinking their Asian bikes were Italian.

*cough* Centurion *cough* Novara *cough* and most Bianchi too
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