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Old 03-15-21, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Charliekeet
"The blue one needs some repair work to the frame along with a tune up" "The blue one was sat upon by my pet elephant." {FIFY}

I always wonder just who in the hell do they think is going to do this "REPAIR WORK"
I wonder how it happened, what would cause it to bend out that way.....that's not a front ender.
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Old 03-15-21, 10:23 PM
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The result of bad wheelying skills.
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Old 03-16-21, 03:07 AM
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Still no toe-clip overlap...

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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
I wonder how it happened, what would cause it to bend out that way.....that's not a front ender.
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Bike on roof rack meets garage?
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Old 03-16-21, 07:48 AM
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Gorgeous! Leave it to the French to do such avant-garde shapes.
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Old 03-16-21, 08:33 AM
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I love the ads where the picture has cactus growing behind the bike and the address says Boston. And if you switch over to another city you see the same ad with a different address.
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Old 03-16-21, 11:31 AM
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Peugeot continues their beautiful curly fork tradition.
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Michelin tires?

no longer cheap.https://www.ebay.com/itm/Michelin-Wi...p2047675.l2557
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I had no idea that Peugeot and Hetchins collaborated on anything
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Originally Posted by '02 nrs

I clicked through expecting to see ~$90 for a pair of NOS folding bead MTB Tires. Then I had to collect my jaw from the floor!
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Old 03-17-21, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by lacieteel
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Welcome! What?
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Fork's bent.

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Not bike, or wacky, but had me chuckle...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/zip...293289581.html

landscaping Boulders (concord / pleasant hill / martinez)

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Two large size boulders for adoption to good home.
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Old 03-18-21, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Welcome! What?
You gotta hand it to him. He was able to include pics in his first post.
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Old 03-18-21, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Not bike, or wacky, but had me chuckle...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/zip...293289581.html

landscaping Boulders (concord / pleasant hill / martinez)

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Two large size boulders for adoption to good home.
Don't laugh. He'll have takers. We built a rock wall bordering our driveway and most of the rock we got free from Craigslist. This was from the first ad. There were more ads.
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It's not that someone is selling rocks is funny, it's the composition of the ad. We buy rocks on craigslist. We met a guy who owns his own quarry. It was fun to visit.
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I understood that, but was letting people know that rocks on CL are generally not a laughing matter. There were folks lined up to pick from this guy's pile.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Not bike, or wacky, but had me chuckle...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/zip...293289581.html

landscaping Boulders (concord / pleasant hill / martinez)

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Two large size boulders for adoption to good home.
Originally Posted by thumpism
Don't laugh. He'll have takers. We built a rock wall bordering our driveway and most of the rock we got free from Craigslist. This was from the first ad. There were more ads.
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It's not that someone is selling rocks is funny, it's the composition of the ad. We buy rocks on craigslist. We met a guy who owns his own quarry. It was fun to visit.
Originally Posted by thumpism
I understood that, but was letting people know that rocks on CL are generally not a laughing matter. There were folks lined up to pick from this guy's pile.
And Sold!!!!
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Don't laugh. He'll have takers. We built a rock wall bordering our driveway and most of the rock we got free from Craigslist. This was from the first ad. There were more ads.
Yes, I was referring to the genesis of its manufacture. I use stones in my landscape so understand their worth. I would have picked them up except for the fact that picking them up would be the issue. Granite that size is well north of 200#.
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"The Wacky World of Craigslist and eBay Ads" a great thread to check if you're ever bored. I just wonder what it would be like to actually meet some of these sellers and see their states of mind.

I like this ad. No one who has any respect for their bikes would place one like this, especially not for a sales ad. Tempted to ask seller if he drinks paint

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Rare 10-speed stayer Pug with a fork done by Hetchins, apparently. Good for a supple ride and some variety in cadence on those long Derny pulls?
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Old 03-20-21, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer
Fork's bent.

(I'm sorry, but I had to do it.)
Obviously bent, but the fix was to bend it worse in order to make it rideable. Front wheel and fork blades got pushed back and needed to be fixed, so the whole shebang was pushed forward somehow, bending the fork blades above the damaged area and bending the fork blades forward just below the fork crown, thereby placing the front axle about where it should be for normal riding. As a mechanic with a modest history of half-assery behind me, I gotta admire that fix.
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Nice enough machine at a decent price but check out those wheels and those cantilever brakes.

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