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Old 12-05-20, 09:09 PM
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One of the more ambitious ads I’ve seen in a while. Feel bad for the guy if he really paid $1000 for that.

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Rat Fink Style Cruiser Bike - $5,500

One of a kind custom build.
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/bnc...231494417.html
I needs more spokes on the front wheel.

Cool looking trike though.

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Looks clean shaven to me...

Furry mountain bike

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Looks clean shaven to me...
Furry mountain bike
Furry Wurry was a bear
Furry Wurry had no hair.
Furry Wurry weren't furry, were he?
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Schwinn 10-speed Traveler, original owner, $500.
Water bottle is an additional $75, but maybe that includes the cage?

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Old 12-13-20, 12:50 AM
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when the mid-school mountain bike market jumps the shark
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Originally Posted by NJgreyhead
Schwinn 10-speed Traveler, original owner, $500. Water bottle is an additional $75, but maybe that includes the cage?
Cool bottle! Worth more than the bike.
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Old 12-13-20, 06:23 AM
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Is the ad text one of those micro-prose horror stories? I got chills.

Huffy Beach Cruiser 80cc call [hidden information] Brian - $350 (St Paul, MN)

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80cc gasoline engine 40-50 mph
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Old 12-13-20, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Clang
Is the ad text one of those micro-prose horror stories? I got chills.

Huffy Beach Cruiser 80cc call [hidden information] Brian - $350 (St Paul, MN)

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80cc gasoline engine 40-50 mph
There's only that one photo and I do not see a drive chain or belt for the engine to be able to propel the bike, so that speed thing is suspect. What I do see is a bent unicrown fork that was then installed backwards to keep the front wheel away from the downtube.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
What I do see is a bent unicrown fork that was then installed backwards to keep the front wheel away from the downtube.
With apparently no brakes, this is a likely outcome.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
There's only that one photo and I do not see a drive chain or belt for the engine to be able to propel the bike, so that speed thing is suspect. What I do see is a bent unicrown fork that was then installed backwards to keep the front wheel away from the downtube.
At least the saddle is pointed in the right direction!
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
With apparently no brakes, this is a likely outcome.
it likely has a coaster brake. You can buy those motors with the mounting brackets and everything else as a kit for about $150 I think. A number of folks around here have them. The problem is that the size the motor means that they only fit in the cruiser type frames, which are almost always equipped only with a coaster brake. Very safe . . .
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A man has to know his px10s

60's? hmm, maybe '78. $3k US? I don't think so. Make an offer? Not me. I did find the brake levers interesting though. Think I spy Uncle Waldo in background.

px10 on ebay

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Originally Posted by Clang
Is the ad text one of those micro-prose horror stories? I got chills.

Huffy Beach Cruiser 80cc call [hidden information] Brian - $350 (St Paul, MN)

xxxxxxx

80cc gasoline engine 40-50 mph


This one may be a scam, I could have sworn I saw the same bike posted for sale in NJ on CL or FB a few weeks ago.
Same bent fork, bent seat post, missing chain, plug wire, fuel lines etc. It was cheaper though, something like $150 or so.
I looked a minute ago and didn't see it listed now though.
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Old 12-17-20, 09:27 AM
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Must be an invisible bike...

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/b...248179848.html

Nice Kent boys bike - $25

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Old 12-17-20, 10:20 AM
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Not really a bike related item...but this is a legendary dad joke.

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Old 12-17-20, 10:37 AM
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Ibis

V brakes on a disc brake rim,other wise a nice ride.


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Old 12-17-20, 10:42 AM
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that's quite a fork. So far forward with that spring mechanism that the dropouts put the axle behind the stanchions
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This may explain the low Monarch butterfly count. Going the way of rhino horn...

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Hub with butterfly nuts. - $10 (berkeley)

condition: good
Classic hub with butterfly nuts. Vintage. Good condition. $10.00.
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Not a single mention of China from this CL regular, but cringe-y in a different, unnecessary way.

Black Bikes Matter, too. - Bianchi Iseo - 19" - $450 (Mpls.)


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Black bikes matter, too. As a matter of fact, all bikes should matter. If your bike no longer matters, you need a better bike.
When your bike matters, you're eager to ride.
'Pride to ride' if your bike matters, and this beautiful Bianchi Iseo hybrid is chomping at the bit to giddy-up.
'Excellent' condition, 'like new' even, and clean as new. Seldom ridden, stored indoors. Gift worthy, suitable for giving.

The facts of the matter...

Bianchi Iseo: 2013 - 2014 model year - M$RP $600+.
19" aluminum frame. Lightweight, lean, nimble, cat-quick, yet strong-like-bull. 21˝" top tube - 31" standover - 19" seat tube.
Aluminum fork.
27 gears/speeds ( 3 x 9). EZ Fire trigger shift.

Fast rolling hybrid tires, 700 x 32 matching Kenda Kwest.
Straight wheels, each with 32 heavy load, stainless steel spokes. Wheel bearings cleaned, greased, and reset.
Deluxe saddle, grips, shifters, and levers -all cleaned and sanitized.

And its quiet, library compliant; no screeching brakes, no squeaky saddle, no howling tires, and no drive-me-crazy freewheel click! click! click!

Color: Gloss Black with Gold lettering
Comes with bottle cage and a leg to stand on.

Not needy at all, it's ready to roll.

$450 firm. Serious inquiries will include your phone number -No number, No reply ( skulduggery abounds on CL ). - SASA.
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Originally Posted by Insidious C.
60's? hmm, maybe '78. $3k US? I don't think so. Make an offer? Not me. I did find the brake levers interesting though. Think I spy Uncle Waldo in background.
If you can't afford that PX-10, how about an Atala, save $200:

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-velo-de-rout...ear/1541520448


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This looks way over-engineered for a crappy BSO. That swingawm looks wild.

fs elite mountain bike - $120 (Houston)


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Originally Posted by Clang
This looks way over-engineered for a crappy BSO. That swingawm looks wild.

fs elite mountain bike - $120 (Houston)


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Engineered to use a front fork stanchion design for a rear sus.
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Old 12-18-20, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
Engineered to use a front fork stanchion design for a rear sus.
Yeah- the first thing I thought of when I saw it was the Manitou FS

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And I thought 5 bucks for barend plugs was a little much...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bop...235850369.html

NIB Oakley B1B bmx grips Blue light blue - $275 (alameda)

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