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Old 02-19-21, 11:24 AM
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Probably the most plausible explanation. Somebody went dumpster diving behind the store?
That's why you see a lot of garbagemen with booths at flea markets.
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The $2600 tag on this bonkers 20 year old downhill MTB is not why I posted... it's the ad copy, and the commuting kit

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bi...272313239.html

One of the best looking bike out there. This bike may win a beauty contest but not in weight contest. This is purely a downhill bike and it's very heavy.
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FUGI ROYAL pro touring and Miyata 310 pro race..both 1986 Olimpic bikes exelent condition.$135.00ea.

Both bikes are exelent condition they are 1986 Olimpic series very expensive back then, FUGI weighs 10lbs, Miyata weighs 9lbs. They both have new tubes and tires 1 1/4" x 27" not for a beginner they are fast also new break pads on both the Miyata needs a handle bar wrap and thats bout all wrong with it....both Trip Ready!!

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Response to the wacky ad for a copper bike:
Funny but you should go to a local pro sewing shop.
I went in my local one and asked for a good machine and was quoted $10,000 CDN.
My reply was that I wouldn’t spend that on a bicycle let alone a seldom used sewing machine.

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Old 02-22-21, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
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FUGI ROYAL pro touring and Miyata 310 pro race..both 1986 Olimpic bikes exelent condition.$135.00ea.

Both bikes are exelent condition they are 1986 Olimpic series very expensive back then, FUGI weighs 10lbs, Miyata weighs 9lbs. They both have new tubes and tires 1 1/4" x 27" not for a beginner they are fast also new break pads on both the Miyata needs a handle bar wrap and thats bout all wrong with it....both Trip Ready!!

Amazing that in that description, there may be 7 misspellings and not be even one "true" statement. Especially like the quoted weights. Not for beginners. And very fast.
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Old 02-22-21, 08:18 PM
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Same bike poorly shopped over various different backgrounds. Also an impressive amount of conflicting info.

Brand New Bike Front Suspension Shimano 21 Speed Mens Bikes MTB 27.5" Bicycle CHE e - $315

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It Is An Affordable Entry Level 21 Speed Road Bike Well Suited For Commuting. It Features a Lightweight Aluminum Frame , a Shimanos Drivetrain Powerful Disc Brakes For All Weather Stopping. The Complete Bike Weighs In At An Impressive 35 Lbs, The Lightest In Its Class. Free Pedals Are Included With Every Bike!

Features:
3 Spoke Aluminum Wheels: Lightweight And
More Durable
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Disc Brakes
Fashionable, Advanced Suspension, Shimanos
Derailleur, Shimanos 30 Shifter
Disc Brakes-Mechanical,Fast Delivery
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Accessories Introduction:
Front Derailleur: Shimanos Tz-30
Rear Derailleur: Shimanos Tz-50
Shifter: Shimanos 30
Freewheel: 7 Tower Wheels
Chain: 108 Chain
Chainwheel: 170 Three Small Sprocket
Frame/Fork: One-Piece Front Fork
Handlebar/Stem: One Bend
Tire: 700c
Frame: High Carbon Steel
Brake: Mechanical Disc Brake

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Tire Size: 26in
Product Size: 150x25x(59-70)Cm/59x9.8x(23-27.5)In
Product Packaging Size: 134x72x19cm/52x28x7.5in
Gross Weight: 18kg
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Second pic has that newfangled futuristic driveside crank.
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I think that we have a new winner in the "How to Misspell Miyata" sweepstakes

Miyazaki 600gt 21 speed Bike
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At least he's consistent by spelling it that way in his description also. Makes you wonder when he somehow got the model right. Must be that flick stand throwing them off.
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Old 02-26-21, 11:15 AM
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Very ambitious Huffy pricing...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...0958710170860/ - $700


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Maybe the price includes the wagon.
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The wagon is probably worth more than the bike.
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Old 02-26-21, 10:37 PM
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Y'know, I never noticed that the Schwinn head badge works upside down as well as right side up.

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Sad saddle

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I'm always impressed with how talented people are. I mean, this seller included a couple impressionistic paintings of his bike.


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That is a painting right?
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Spot the mismatched information game.
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Aluminum frame, not "titanium"
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Caliper brakes, not U brakes.
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Spot the mismatched information game.
Technium

Yup, that's one of my favorite games. Sometimes bikes magically acquire a suspension setup, sometimes models become manufacturers, or vice-versa, and almost nobody knows what their bike is actually made of!
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(seatpost) size matters
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Let's not forget the price on that Scott Tinley Tri-lite is about 2x market 😒.

If it were titanium though, $550 is a bargain price!

It isn't in bad shape though. Would you approach the seller with all the information needed to appropriately price the bike, offer $180 to start, and see where it goes? (It's my size, so I'm thinking keeper, not to flip).
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Artist Rendition of bicycle in use:
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/1981-Sakae-...7-734a9dff0cef

this non-profit has become just goofy. Flat out absurd.
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Seatpost is longer than the seat tube? Maybe it has bottomed out at the BB.
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this non-profit has become just goofy. Flat out absurd.
At least they pointed out that the frame is used...who would have thunk it. Non-Proft, for the buyer.
I wonder if they sell at these prices and if so I need to get my "USED" stuff on the bay...I've never made a profit.
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