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Old 05-31-21, 11:55 PM
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"Seen better days but rides ok"

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Old 06-01-21, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ExPatTyke
"Seen better days but rides ok"
At least one part of that statement is true
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English???


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Peugeot English Racing Bike - $275 (Mount Holly)

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^^^^^^^ eBay idiot seller's guide to bicycle types:
* Drop handlebar - "English racing bike"
* Upright handlebar - "Mountain bike"

There are no other types.
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"Elevated chain stays" refers to some sort of anti-gravitics, apparently:


(Okay, link for the morbidly curious - https://www.ebay.com/itm/284283045550 )
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Originally Posted by madpogue
"Elevated chain stays" refers to some sort of anti-gravitics, apparently:


(Okay, link for the morbidly curious - https://www.ebay.com/itm/284283045550 )
Right brand, but it's not even close....


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Originally Posted by mech986

63cm 650B Randonneur Bike - $700 (Nutmeg County)

Only ridden by man with no legs: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...325702692.html

I was just about to post this. Wacky, maybe. Creepy for sure, at least that's how it struck me.
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Bullhorn My Ass

Bullhorn bike saddle
$35
Listed a day ago in Wilmington, NC



"Contemporary Bullhorn & leather bike saddle wall hanger, used as an accent or used to hang up your bike! Never used"

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(Mount 'em if you got 'em, Cowpoke.)
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^^^^^^^^^ How did he get his toes up that wall, and why is it carpeted?
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Originally Posted by machinist42
Bullhorn bike saddle
$35
Listed a day ago in Wilmington, NC



"Contemporary Bullhorn & leather bike saddle wall hanger, used as an accent or used to hang up your bike! Never used"

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(Mount 'em if you got 'em, Cowpoke.)
New meaning to the "Toes on the nose"
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I was maybe going to post this in the "are you looking for one of these" thread until I saw the top tube "dents and scratches."

1989 GT Karakoram - $145 (Lakeville, MN)

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...2-2ecc10c46699




what are these? hatchet wounds?

Very cool 1989 GT Karakoram. Completely intact and in great original condition. The only thing that isnít original are the tires and saddle. Cool frame, retro components, and all around hoot to ride. The rear shifter needs a little attention. Top tube does have some dents and scratches. All the cool GT branding is largely intact on this great bike.
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"Fuji road racing bike," that looks like a fixie/SS with track dropouts. Not a bad price, actually.

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Trek?

Is this a trek?

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^^^^ Photo is too low res to be sure (WW points for hectares of photo blackspace), but that MIGHT just be a T R E K seat stay cap from the pre-fastback era.

Re. that Karakoram, that's just painful to see. I'd be tempted to look into having a single S&S coupling installed, just to save the frame. (I suppose logistically you'd have to do the downtube as well.)
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Originally Posted by madpogue
^^^^^^^ eBay idiot seller's guide to bicycle types:
* Drop handlebar - "English racing bike"
* Upright handlebar - "Mountain bike"

There are no other types.
One other. "Schwinn", when in doubt, it's a "Schwinn".
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Too much information....

Detail is good up to a point, spelling and punctuation are even better...........see text underlined in red.......

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Originally Posted by gravelinmygears

Hereís the serial number. I love trying to figure these things out but Iím stumped. TB1-H0IY?
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Just wow.

OK, I thought the $444 Grand Prix was shooting for the moon but this guy! Wow.

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What happens when a Ranger runs over a badger?

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...332168759.html

Schwinn Radger Bike - $80 (madison)


(And yes, he spells it that way in the ad text as well)
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Is that what these things are called??

​​​​​​https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bop...332208454.html

Campy front derailleur - $10 (san jose west


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Originally Posted by WGB
Is that what these things are called??

​​​​​​https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bop...332208454.html

Campy front derailleur - $10 (san jose west


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That guy is a scammer. Been doing it for a few years. I flag it when I see it and so have others.
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Looks like it hasn't been ridden after it was painted. I wonder why...

Specialized Allez Sprint Road Single Speed - $600 (Bloomington, MN)


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Custom Painted Specialized Allez Sprint Single Speed, Flip Flop Hub, and Excellent Brakes. Rode for one season. Size Menís Small / Womenís Medium (5í0Ē - 5í6Ē) Recommended Height Size. 26.5 Inch Tires. Hoping to sell since we are moving houses. Thanks! Nick
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
That guy is a scammer. Been doing it for a few years. I flag it when I see it and so have others.
I donít suppose he has a rear derailleur, too...
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Originally Posted by billnuke1
I donít suppose he has a rear derailleur, too...
Ha, that's my wife's view when we are on a tandem...
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