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Old 10-07-21, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by himespau
Yeah, that doesn't look at all unsafe. I get wanting to teach your kid to ride a bike, but, that looks like a good way to eat pavement.
Lets say a way to eat pavement. If I'm choosing to eat pavement, it's pavement that has been artisanally crushed by the local pavement pounders, and then delicately lofted and mixed with air to become a delightfully light accompaniment to my gently vibrated ionic mineral beverage.
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"Road Bike $40
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I put $160 into this bike and I don't need it no more since i have a car now. The only thing wrong with it is that it needs a back rim and the back break. "



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Old 10-07-21, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Schreck83
"Road Bike $40
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I put $160 into this bike and I don't need it no more since i have a car now. The only thing wrong with it is that it needs a back rim and the back break. "



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I hope they crash the car less frequently than the bike.
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Old 10-07-21, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
I hope they crash the car less frequently than the bike.
Give him (and it almost certainly is a "him") a few months to get that DUI and he'll be needing the bike again.
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Something seems...off



Is it an optical illusion or just what I think it is?
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Old 10-07-21, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by cyrano138
Something seems...off



Is it an optical illusion or just what I think it is?
This is why the bike needs no brakes?
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This is why the bike needs no brakes?
Hahahaha no need to stop if you can't get er going in the first place
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So much wrong with this ad.
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Auto correct out of control…
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Get your sunglasses and airsickness bag.............

only $300 for this beauty!!! Wolcottville, IN

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Originally Posted by 2cam16
So much wrong with this ad.
I am definitely missing the boat on this one...
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
I am definitely missing the boat on this one...

I think it's an MG
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
I think it's an MG
Ooohhhhh!!!
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Post Chicago Schwinn and Huffy - two of our favorite food groups!

If they ever make an Eco-friendly version of Mad Max this will be what they will ride

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If they ever make an Eco-friendly version of Mad Max this will be what they will ride
^^^ hooooly cow

There's nothing basically wrong with this bike, except it has man boobs

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Schwinn Moob 26inch Mountain Bike!!! - $100 (Sacramento)

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If they ever make an Eco-friendly version of Mad Max this will be what they will ride

Wackiness is on a roll!
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Not a wacky ad. Just... Ventana is a local company that makes Serious mountain bikes (aluminum welded, custom sizes, full suspension and fancy dropouts) and Very Serious MTB tandems. Who knew they ever made a unicycle? What a lark. I'd definitely hand over a bill for this if Sherwood welded it.

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I've had my eye on this hunk'o'junk for a little and wanted to share. It does have that signature Ross curved frame and isn't too rusty. Buy it to donate to a museum I guess. It is currently $140 marked down from $200, a steal for this museum piece.
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from the ad-"The pics say it all, I hope. It’s a rare bike - I’m good at finding things but I couldn’t find the bike. I saw similar ones, but not with the curved frame that this one has. It’s a great piece of Philadelphia history - someone cool must have been riding this thing back in 1976 down the Philly streets, right? If you’re good with bikes maybe you’ll be inclined to patiently restore this thing right. I realized that I’m not the one to do it, so he must be released back into the world where he will be appreciated. "
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I can't be certain, but at first glance it appears the frame is made from a 2x4.
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This one's a little strange (cantilever brakes? Maybe it's a mtb frame if Peugeot made any -- or is it just a mod?), and that does seem expensive. The remarkable thing, really, about this is just that it's been in Craigslist in my area, getting renewed regularly, for years.


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Originally Posted by cyrano138
This one's a little strange (cantilever brakes? Maybe it's a mtb frame if Peugeot made any -- or is it just a mod?), and that does seem expensive. The remarkable thing, really, about this is just that it's been in Craigslist in my area, getting renewed regularly, for years.


The cantilever brakes aren't strange in the light that this was a 'touring' bike. Cantilever brakes make fitting fenders easy. I also think they provide an advantage on braking over single pull calipers, which is something that folks that are loading equipment on the bike look for. The price is wacky, though.

The OEM equipment on this bike is Stronglight and Simplex, and not good Simplex. Ideally, in my market, this would be priced about $150 less, with the expected sale below $200.

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