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Old 03-06-22, 08:37 PM
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Maybe they cut the bridge in order to "make it easier" to cold set the frame to 130mm.

Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
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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Old 03-07-22, 02:35 PM
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Lately bike shops within a 20 mile radius have been lowballing me on my bikes or parts for sale. I figure sometimes a bike shop needs a part for a customers bike but be honest on the offer and I'm more than willing to help out.
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Old 03-08-22, 10:45 PM
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SVBX always has high prices.
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Old 03-08-22, 11:41 PM
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Blinded By The Light

Vintage Bicycle Lamp
$65 $100

Listed a week ago in Bolivia, NC

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    Used - Fair
"Bicycle with light and plugs into wall. Has some scrapes and scratches but with some restoration could be a very nice center piece! Message me for a meeting time I have other items I’m trying to sell as well."













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Old 03-09-22, 12:08 AM
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^^^^^^^ Lends a whole new meaning to "stick it where the sun don't shine".......
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Old 03-09-22, 04:54 PM
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The perfect take-along for city commuting

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Extra large cargo bottle cages (qty. 2)
$20
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8" tall, 5" wide. looks like it would hold something rigid that's 5-6" in diameter, or something larger in diameter if it was squishy (like a sleeping mat). get your bikepacking / bike touring / town cruiser stacked. cash only located in lakewood

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Old 03-09-22, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Based only on this photo, I think the seller needs to have a sit-down with his therapist, pronto:



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If the seller donated that bike to our local co-op, it would go into the scrap metal dumpster as soon as he left.
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Old 03-09-22, 08:15 PM
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Serious inquiries only.

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Modern miniature circus style bike

3 days 2 hours left to bid

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Old 03-13-22, 09:32 PM
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I miss 2009....

found on a fixed gear ad.
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Old 03-14-22, 06:48 AM
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I miss 2009....

found on a fixed gear ad.
Built for splitting lanes in urban traffic.
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Old 03-14-22, 08:49 AM
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Stamped dropouts & steel rims FTW
Retail at least 3,000 or more each.
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Old 03-14-22, 09:30 PM
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"Surf bike"

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Old 03-15-22, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
That's actually one of the better ones of those I've seen. Usually, it's just some poor old beach cruiser with bent conduit duct taped or hose clamped to the frame to cradle a board. This one uses some pretty nice fittings and was not real cheap to build, and it's on a bike with a Brooks (Colt?) and Continentals. I give this guy props.
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Old 03-16-22, 01:10 PM
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7 weeks on the market and no bites?

Schwinn Bicycle - $500
̶$̶8̶0̶0̶ ̶ (Springfield, OR)

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I have this early 70’s Schwinn bike I got from a family friend. Completely original, needs new tires. Brakes work, and everything else looks to be in good condition. Open to trades
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Old 03-16-22, 01:19 PM
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7 weeks on the market and no bites?

Schwinn Bicycle - $500
̶$̶8̶0̶0̶ ̶ (Springfield, OR)

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...e-f9e28cb704a1

I have this early 70’s Schwinn bike I got from a family friend. Completely original, needs new tires. Brakes work, and everything else looks to be in good condition. Open to trades
Hmmmm..perhaps they should do a bit of market research? You know, like this guy did:
https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/bi...455638918.html

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Old 03-18-22, 12:59 PM
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names hawk

Someday I hope to be as cool as this guy named Hawk who doesn't answer emails. I took a screenshot of this years ago, and stumbled over it again recently.
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Old 03-18-22, 01:10 PM
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SVBX always has high prices.
Worth more because Eddy signed it.
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Old 03-19-22, 11:53 PM
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Seller had the nerve to tell me the handlebars are original to the bike.

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Old 03-20-22, 02:20 AM
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If nothing else, the raised handlebar would provide continuous maximum air braking.
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Old 03-20-22, 05:48 AM
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Seller had the nerve to tell me the handlebars are original to the bike.
”original “ is all relative’ huh? Maybe they were on the bike when he “obtained” the bike two weeks ago.
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Worst misspell?

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Someday I hope to be as cool as this guy named Hawk who doesn't answer emails. I took a screenshot of this years ago, and stumbled over it again recently.
Hey, my CL ads specifically state "PHONE CALLS ONLY, please." I'm tired of dealing with flakes, spammers and bots. Asking a prospect to call me weeds out the non-serious.
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^^^^^^^^ Aren't you just as likely (if not more likely) to get spam/bot phone calls? I'd much rather delete unwanted Emails on my own time, rather than hear the phone ring so often. If I want to weed people out, I'll say "Email me with a phone number at which to call you."
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^^^^^^^^ Aren't you just as likely (if not more likely) to get spam/bot phone calls? I'd much rather delete unwanted Emails on my own time, rather than hear the phone ring so often. If I want to weed people out, I'll say "Email me with a phone number at which to call you."
thats what I've done with my CL ads. Ask for a phone number to call them back. Tends to weed out the dreamers and curious.
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