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Old 06-11-22, 06:18 AM
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"Large 56CM!" and "Small 55 cm!" Not a whole lot of range there...
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Old 06-14-22, 06:56 AM
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The Mother of all Vintage Bicycle Notched Lockring Tools, look if ye be unafraid



Condition: Used
“Very Good Condition, much power remains”

This mystical implement has come to us from a time long past. Forged by dwarves in the fiery underbelly of the igneous mountains, this unholy relic will address your most chaotic evil bottom bracket lockrings. Carved into its living iron, runes: a shield encircling a U and the cryptic, coded message 80208. Bid only if ye be worthy to wield such power. While I am not able to confirm any magical powers, I cannot say it does not possess them.

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Old 06-14-22, 05:37 PM
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8 whole pictures of nothing! You have no idea how mad ads like this make me.

Bike Yokota 1994 excellent condition. - $195 (Shakopee)

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/d...496603704.html




bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: cruiser
condition: excellent
frame size: 26
make / manufacturer: Yokota
model name / number: Ahwahnee
wheel size: 28 in
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Old 06-14-22, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Cibi42 View Post
"29' Aluminium Racing Bike Frame"
It's not alu, not 29, and not worth this.
....and not 29 feet long.
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Old 06-15-22, 06:26 AM
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Maybe this goes here and maybe not. On first blush it's a beauty then when you read the description the owner honestly mentions the fork being lost in a crit crash. So, now you have a C.F. framed bike that was in crash bad enough to ruining the fork, would you trust it?


Asking $1600 but it's been in a crash!

https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/68157197
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Old 06-19-22, 03:52 PM
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Raleigh Racing? . . . No . . . maybe Bianchi then?

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Old 06-20-22, 12:18 PM
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Arguably the world's most informative ad.

What else could the seller have said that would help a buyer know this is what they need??

posted 22hrs ago

​​​​​​https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bo...498590894.html

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bycacicale wheel - $140 (Dallas)

This wheel is very good condition

(and no seller offered no photos)
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Old 06-20-22, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by WGB View Post
Arguably the world's most informative ad.

What else could the seller have said that would help a buyer know this is what they need??

posted 22hrs ago

​​​​​​https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bo...498590894.html

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bycacicale wheel - $140 (Dallas)

This wheel is very good condition

(and no seller offered no photos)
It does note that it's made by BMW. Which is the famous Bycacicale Made Wheel company...
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Old 06-23-22, 05:20 PM
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If I had room for both of these and the time for two more projects... I'd still avoid them.

Tulsa Tough Competition Bikes
Tulsa Tough competition bikes made especially for the race, you won't want to miss out on this collectable item! Used in the race and purchased after, these bikes are great for someone who wants to train for the race. Very light, I can lift one up one armed. 20 inch frame, 28" wheels, PayPal or cash only, pick up in Jenks. I'm happy to schedule a time for someone to see them, no holds unless you're willing to make a deposit via PayPal. I have two of these bikes for sale, $350 EACH or best offer. I'm willing to sell as a set or individually. One bike's seat isn't in as good of condition, so make me an offer!
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Old 06-23-22, 05:46 PM
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If I had room for both of these and the time for two more projects... I'd still avoid them.
Very light, I can lift one up one armed
....which I guess means my 30-lb MTBs are "very light"....
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Old 06-23-22, 10:43 PM
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Old 06-24-22, 02:41 AM
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Vintage erotica you say?
...that explains the satisfaction I get from a sub .5mm runout...
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Old 06-24-22, 05:50 AM
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Vintage erotica you say?
...that explains the satisfaction I get from a sub .5mm runout...
Leading candidate for comment of the year! Thanks for the laugh
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Old 06-26-22, 12:28 PM
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Jordan shoe boxes looking like Dura Ace boxes these days.

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Old 06-27-22, 04:37 PM
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Deserves a WW / Finds cross-post. WW on account of the text, price and self-evident cluelesness of the seller. Finds on account of, well, all the same. This is the entire ad.....

https://madison.craigslist.org/bop/d...500444615.html

bike pump french stem - $5 (Brooklyn)


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bike pump french valve stem
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