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Old 08-21-22, 09:22 AM
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Burning Man tandem bicycle 700c wheels ready to ride single speed - $40 (Concord)

Tandem 700c Burning Man bicycle single speed ready to ride


Interesting... lack of rear bars and angle of rear half suggests stoker will be required to provide continuous heimlich maneuvers to the captain in order to remain a member of the party. Clearly I need to up my psychedelics intake.
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You can sharpen your cutlery while exercising. ..and eat a lot of BBQ after.

seat not included.
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Old 08-23-22, 12:38 PM
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I guess it would make that downshift the one time
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Originally Posted by cb400bill

"those are supposed to be that way"
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We gonna need a bigger boat! going nowhere fast

5 person tandem - no couplers
https://offerup.com/item/detail/bd11...tandem&cid=7.4
"Currently non functional, but steel frame is sturdy and ready to have a proper drive train installed. Or keep as-is for decor, or a prop, or a photo moment."

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Old 08-24-22, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
5 person tandem - no couplers
https://offerup.com/item/detail/bd11...tandem&cid=7.4
"Currently non functional, but steel frame is sturdy and ready to have a proper drive train installed. Or keep as-is for decor, or a prop, or a photo moment."

There's nothing like a 5 speed!
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Mercier Kilo S3X - $200 (Salem)


bicycle frame material: titanium
bicycle type: road
frame size: Special
wheel size: 27 in

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Old 08-25-22, 10:35 AM
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Copper Plated Tandem - $3000
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"Vintage Schwinn Tandem Bicycle. All brand new parts. Completely redone. Plated in copper and oil rubbed bronze. Perfect for #BurningMan"

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"Vintage Schwinn Tandem Bicycle. All brand new parts. Completely redone. Plated in copper and oil rubbed bronze."

Such a waste of good copper.
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Tale of two ad listings - Flipper Strategy?

$80 cheaper on Craigslist? Expecting OfferUp will always end up with a lower offer so setting price high? Long time flipper on Craigslist now on OfferUp with added tax!



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Originally Posted by SoCaled
$80 cheaper on Craigslist? Expecting OfferUp will always end up with a lower offer so setting price high? Long time flipper on Craigslist now on OfferUp with added tax!
My experiences with OfferUp recently have made me want to tax the sellers, somehow the wackos are even wacker than ye olde Craigslist folks.
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Links:
https://offerup.com/item/detail/4c39...9-2a5647e7c27c
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...523529639.html

Different locations, different ad copy in two completely different styles (why would one, but only one, be all upper case?), the only things in common are PARTS of the titles, and the one useful (and that says maybe) photo. Makes me wonder if one or both ads are for a bike that the seller/s don't/doesn't actually have.......
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Old 08-28-22, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
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https://offerup.com/item/detail/4c39...9-2a5647e7c27c
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...523529639.html

Different locations, different ad copy in two completely different styles (why would one, but only one, be all upper case?), the only things in common are PARTS of the titles, and the one useful (and that says maybe) photo. Makes me wonder if one or both ads are for a bike that the seller/s don't/doesn't actually have.......
I had not noticed the location variation - The craigslist location is correct ( the other is not too far) - I looked at a Peugeot he had. I do believe he has the bikes, they are all shot on the same wall. He is a flipper who offers reasonable prices, but does nothing to the bikes before selling.

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Fixie - $25 - LA,CA
"It’s a fixie bike tires has no air needs work shoot me a offer or trade"


The funniest part about this ad - it is probably a good deal!

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Old 08-28-22, 12:27 PM
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^^^^^^ The boneshaker returns....
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High Drolick

I love it

Before this my favorite ad copy was for "Crank Brothers Wife Beater peddles"
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I had no idea that all my bikes had low drolick brakes....
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High Drolick

I love it

Before this my favorite ad copy was for "Crank Brothers Wife Beater peddles"
A+ for creative spelling lol
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Surfing Craigslist requires learning new languages. Pedals can also be spelt, "Peddles", "Petals" and "Piddles"
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Q: Have you ever seen it spelled "piddles"?

A: Depends....
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Right you are.

When searching on eBay, one strategy is to deliberately mispell the key word. For example, I once found nice "Shwinn" parts with 0 bids because of (I presume) the seller's spelling error.
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Originally Posted by TCollen
... one strategy is to deliberately mispell the key word....
(Rim-shot...)
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
Fixie - $25 - LA,CA
"Itís a fixie bike tires has no air needs work shoot me a offer or trade"


The funniest part about this ad - it is probably a good deal!
$25 for a set of wheels, seat post, handlebars, stem and fork is a pretty good deal. That poor frame tho, gotta wonder what the plan was there to remove 90% of the frame and put all the weight on a single weld on the top tube. Local dentist trying to drum up business?
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