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Old 07-28-22, 07:41 AM
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I enjoy the contradictory tone of this one: "help, help: I need garage space!" and "MY PRICE IS FIRM, NOT A PENNY LESS" all for a crackly-tired department store crud bike.

Vintage Men's 10-speed Bike $80.00 firm nothing less (Eau Claire, WI)
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Selling a 1980 vintage men's 10 speed bike Just sitting in my garage it used to be my family member and now I want it gone If anyone is really interested in buying this please message me asap no delivery or holds fcfs cash only please pick up Southside eau Claire serious inquiries only please I really need it out of my garage it's just in the way $80.00 firm nothing less
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Old 07-28-22, 08:30 AM
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​​​​​​Vintage Raleigh street bike Italian
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Old 07-28-22, 10:10 AM
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So this guy broke/lost the small cog on his 5 speed freewheel and is now marketing it as 'rare'
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very rare! 4 speed "hub and gear"
Nice to see seller is taking offers.....
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4 speed vintage road bike rear hub and gear
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vintage road bike unknown brand 4 speed rear hub and gear set and sheild taking offers $$$ local pick up or ship cash or PayPal accepted as payment

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Old 07-28-22, 03:05 PM
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Nothing too wacky here aside for a bad price on a dual suspension bike with a saggy fork. Then I saw it- THE GIANT, GOOFY RED STEM. But this was the only picture!

Cannondale - $400 (Anoka, MN)
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I needed to see what it looked like from the front, and a little google searching rewarded me with this:



Absolutely hideous!
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Originally Posted by Clang
Nothing too wacky here aside for a bad price on a dual suspension bike with a saggy fork. Then I saw it- THE GIANT, GOOFY RED STEM. But this was the only picture!

Cannondale - $400 (Anoka, MN)
https://tinyurl.com/4x45b6ea



I needed to see what it looked like from the front, and a little google searching rewarded me with this:



Absolutely hideous!
Do the eyes light up?
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Old 07-28-22, 04:49 PM
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They're stainless steel bolts, so I don't think so. You could superglue diamonds in there though (and you probably should as a security measure, otherwise any passing bike aficionado with a hex wrench is likely to steal your super-valuable stem!)
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Old 07-28-22, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by m.c.
Do the eyes light up?
Since those bolts look essential you could instead dremel out in the tooth area and install your LEDs there, give it a fo-shizzle grille like rappers have.
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Stumpjumper - 3 speed!
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Old 07-30-22, 12:31 PM
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"Fugitive Special Roadracer 10 speed
$75$80
Listed a week ago in Fairport, NY"
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Old 07-30-22, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Clang

It's what you call a faceplate, duh!
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Old 07-30-22, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by SoCaled

my guess is that it's a Street Stomper and not a Stumpjumper
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Lowwww.... riiiii...... derrrrr.... don't drive too fast now.....

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Vintage Sears Blue Road Bicycle

Time left:2d 4h|Bids:4

Current Price: $33.99

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Originally Posted by madpogue
Lowwww.... riiiii...... derrrrr.... don't drive too fast now.....

https://shopgoodwill.com/item/148828977

Vintage Sears Blue Road Bicycle

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This frame has adjustable stack and reach. Land some big jumps to decrease the reach. Hydraulics or maybe a good car jack to increase it. There may be a limit to how many times you can adjust it however!
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Old 08-01-22, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Clang
Nothing too wacky here aside for a bad price on a dual suspension bike with a saggy fork. Then I saw it- THE GIANT, GOOFY RED STEM. But this was the only picture!

Cannondale - $400 (Anoka, MN)
https://tinyurl.com/4x45b6ea



I needed to see what it looked like from the front, and a little google searching rewarded me with this:



Absolutely hideous!
Its funny but those stems are out of production and you could probably get $100 for it at least which that explains the price.
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Yeah, all the popular kids want to ride a trike just like the ones their great-grandparents ride in Florida.....

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...515385616.html

Vintage Huffy Slingshot recumbent kids bike - $135 (Madison)

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Originally Posted by madpogue
Lowwww.... riiiii...... derrrrr.... don't drive too fast now.....

https://shopgoodwill.com/item/148828977

Vintage Sears Blue Road Bicycle

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I want to know if the pedals clear the floor when rotated.
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Originally Posted by Desert Ryder
I want to know if the pedals clear the floor when rotated.
You gotta pop a wheelie any time you want to pedal.
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This has some interesting parts like the Syncros seat post, White Industries cranks, but then I got to the description and knew which thread to post it in.

Specialized Ground Control Fullsuspension 1996 - $145 (Madera, CA)

https://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/d/...511291522.html



This is a Specialized Ground Control 1996 very original parts in ver nice condition. Saddle can be changed or re upholstered. This is a steel frame rare model, not many out there in this area. This price is a temporary reduction price and it is for 2 weeks only.

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Originally Posted by Clang
This has some interesting parts like the Syncros seat post, White Industries cranks, but then I got to the description and knew which thread to post it in.

Specialized Ground Control Fullsuspension 1996 - $145 (Madera, CA)

https://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/d/...511291522.html



This is a Specialized Ground Control 1996 very original parts in ver nice condition. Saddle can be changed or re upholstered. This is a steel frame rare model, not many out there in this area. This price is a temporary reduction price and it is for 2 weeks only.

Please text me Sunday through Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 3pm. Do not message me on Sabbath also known as Saturday because I am not available for business on Sabbath day and I will not respond to your messages at all if you message me on Sabbath. Unless you message me about prayer or Bible study.
What if you just read and respond to the message the next day? Better act now these prices are burning up
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Old 08-03-22, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Clang
I enjoy the contradictory tone of this one: "help, help: I need garage space!" and "MY PRICE IS FIRM, NOT A PENNY LESS" all for a crackly-tired department store crud bike.

Vintage Men's 10-speed Bike $80.00 firm nothing less (Eau Claire, WI)
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...type=top_picks


Selling a 1980 vintage men's 10 speed bike Just sitting in my garage it used to be my family member and now I want it gone If anyone is really interested in buying this please message me asap no delivery or holds fcfs cash only please pick up Southside eau Claire serious inquiries only please I really need it out of my garage it's just in the way $80.00 firm nothing less
But it used to be his family member!
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Originally Posted by Kat12
But it used to be his family member!
Yeah, the ad had some "for sale: baby shoes, never worn" flash fiction vibes.
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From the Marquette, MI bookface ads. A sad IM MV,



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Originally Posted by Clang
Yeah, the ad had some "for sale: baby shoes, never worn" flash fiction vibes.
I was actually referring to it saying that it used to be his family member, rather than that it used to belong to his family member/used to be his family member's...
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This is kind of a new take on the aspirational advertising thing, I guess.




The bikes in the ad mostly look like this:


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The New Yorker (my favorite magazine, BTW) has a rich history of covers that are bicycle themed.
Over the years, friends have given me four of them, which are nicely framed and hanging in the den.
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