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Old 02-26-22, 11:25 PM
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Nicely specced Motobecane Grand Jubile, but I could help chuckling at the rather redundant shift cable routing.
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Old 02-26-22, 11:38 PM
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WHA...T...H...!??
I sent a message to confirm price

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"Details
Condition Used - like new
Brand Diamondback
vintage 1990’s diamondback mountain bike excellent condition
db topanya
100% unicrown
CRMO Black white speckle Seat, tires, brakes and entire bike in excellent condition Back rack, water holder

$2500"



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lol.... the seller responded with this....


an internet search with the first answer. Obviously referencing newer current pricing.
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Old 02-27-22, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Desert Ryder
lol.... the seller responded with this....


an internet search with the first answer. Obviously referencing newer current pricing.
This is amazing haha
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^^^^^^^^ The kind of person who would probably ask his "smart" phone if someone posed to him the question "how long is a piece of string?"
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Originally Posted by thumpism
So the pictured catalog page is for a Grand Record, but not the same year/version of the Grand Record actually for sale. Whatever, they're just bicycles, right?.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...450288172.html



Suntour Cyclone version versus Shimano 600 Arabesque. Wrong year but they may be a newbie. I would prefer the Suntour but I'm biased.
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Hmmm...something wrong here.

Gitane Super Course 500 Cash


From the ad, "rear spread to 30 cm (standard road bike size)"
30CM?!
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Originally Posted by BFisher
Gitane Super Course 500 Cash


From the ad, "rear spread to 30 cm (standard road bike size)"
30CM?!
All sorts of wrong with that ad - beginning with the overly-optimistic price (or is inflation really that bad right now?).

Assuming he meant 130mm to accommodate newer gearing, that still doesn't explain cutting the stay bridge in half. Or maybe the brazing failed when it was spread - even so you'd think the seller would've gotten rid of the evidence instead of leaving the remaining lopsided bit (which of course is now doing nothing but adding a couple useless grams).

But again: 500 bux?!

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@Drillium Dude, weird about that bridge, huh? I was thinking, if it popped when the rear was spread, why cut more off? It's definitely been shortened. It's nice that they included the damage in the pics, but I agree that the ask is just totally outrageous.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Assuming he meant 130mm to accommodate newer gearing, that still doesn't explain cutting the stay bridge in half. Or maybe the brazing failed when it was spread - even so you'd think the seller would've gotten rid of the evidence instead of leaving the remaining lopsided bit (which of course is now doing nothing but adding a couple useless grams).
lol I didn't even realize that's what that was! I saw that and thought 'what is that, a fender attachment point?'
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Hurricane Sandy flood victim, $500 on Staten Island, NY
"will not entertain insulting offers. From late 60’s early 70’s. One of the first aluminum frame racing bicycle" 😅
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Old 03-01-22, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
Hurricane Sandy flood victim, $500 on Staten Island, NY
"will not entertain insulting offers. From late 60’s early 70’s. One of the first aluminum frame racing bicycle" 😅
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7168936330234/
A classic " I know what I have here so don't try to lowball me" ads. But wait, is that iron oxide on the "bare aluminum" stay and fork tips on that "aluminum" frame??
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Originally Posted by swampyankee2
A classic " I know what I have here so don't try to lowball me" ads. But wait, is that iron oxide on the "bare aluminum" stay and fork tips on that "aluminum" frame??
Based only on this photo, I think the seller needs to have a sit-down with his therapist, pronto:



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PEDAL BLOCKS on a road bike?!? Actually a decent deal on this Cannondale with mixed wheels and other parts. Plus wino bars.

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This was Cannondale's "Proctology Special" model. It wasn't popular.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Based only on this photo, I think the seller needs to have a sit-down with his therapist, pronto:



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Only a little rot......I wonder how much the door is?
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Ad title: Schwann bicycle “Miranda”

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...8427567905829/

Yet another case of someone who cannot read the clearly visible decals....

The sales pitch is a good one, though: "Great bicycle......but haven’t used. Needs new tires. Free air pump with bike. Be ready for spring and high gas prices!"


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^^^^^^ Bonus points for including the pump in the pic, not one meter away from BOTH FLAT TIRES.........
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I was going to post this in the regular thread because the price ain't bad until I noticed that the bike was originally red and they just masked over the decals. My guess is that they painted it because it was sun-faded and couldn't be seen riding a pink bike.

PEUGEOT VENTOUX : Super Light 12 speed. 24” frame - $150 (Groveport, Ohio)


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Want a friendly conversation........check out this add.
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...451189701.html


Don't ask where the Sears screamer is.



Makes one want to visit, just to chat!
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Da seller needs 2 speech more better.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
Want a friendly conversation........check out this add.
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...451189701.html


Don't ask where the Sears creamer is.



Makes one want to visit, just to chat!
The “serious buyers” thing always makes me laugh. I feel like I should show up with clown shoes and a red nose - “I’m here to buy the bike!” 🙄
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Originally Posted by RustyJames
The “serious buyers” thing always makes me laugh. I feel like I should show up with clown shoes and a red nose - “I’m here to buy the bike!” 🙄
HA, HA.....That and riding on a Uni-cycle!
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HA, HA.....That and riding on a Uni-cycle!
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Wish I'd bought the tiny-wheel clown bike my friend was selling a couple years ago....

BTW, follow the "More ads from this user" link for a Pandora's box of equally Shakespearean ad text.
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Wish I'd bought the tiny-wheel clown bike my friend was selling a couple years ago....

BTW, follow the "More ads from this user" link for a Pandora's box of equally Shakespearean ad text.
One of his captions is “yes I got it firm”. Okayyyyy
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