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Old 01-27-23, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by jolly_codger
Wonder what "poor" condition would look like?
No yellow paint?
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Klunker Candidate in "Ride As Found" Category?

Schwimmer World Sport Men's Bike

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"Used a lot. Brakes, tires, gears work great, chain is not rusted. Bike was kept inside. Rides very smooth. Your love it!"


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Old 01-28-23, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jolly_codger
Wonder what "poor" condition would look like?
Once good cosmetically
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They shouldn't be using butter on their bearings
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Originally Posted by guelphite
I have a set and they are worth a million bucks, NOT.
IIRC I paid less than $20 for mine with free shipping a few years back.
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Old 01-29-23, 06:47 AM
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Perfect photos and setting for a pricy carbon bike. You just know it's been well taken care of.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...582040521.html

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Old 01-29-23, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Perfect photos and setting for a pricy carbon bike. You just know it's been well taken care of.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...582040521.html

Yep, no nicks in that frame.

As a Kestrel fan this pains me.
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Old 02-01-23, 03:06 PM
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The most carefully staged eBay photo

The Bugati must have been in the shop. Is it wrong to hope this bike rolled backwards, and the Tesla cushioned its fall?


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Not necessarily a wacky listing. I think it's pretty fair, all things considered. But the components themselves certainly quailfy!
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...581097292.html

Mavic's "Mektronic" electronic shifting, a decade or more before DI2.
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Deal of the Millennium Pinarello

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Old 02-03-23, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by machinist42

Schwimmer World Sport Men's Bike

$20

Listed a week ago in Roanoke, VA
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"Used a lot. Brakes, tires, gears work great, chain is not rusted. Bike was kept inside. Rides very smooth. Your love it!"


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The stem looks like it is way above minimum insertion line and is about to snap... and o, yeah, it's got the off road rear wheel option! The odd thing about that rear wheel substitution is that the top tube still looks level... it's magic!
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and the rear brake cable is still there, ready to go if you can find extra-extra-extra-long-reach calipers!
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Just slightly overpriced.


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Old 02-04-23, 07:31 AM
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1987 Raleigh USA 753, $2,250, no good pics. Didn't bother to take it down off the wall.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
They shouldn't be using butter on their bearings
Only if they are two days slow
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I was at Walmart yesterday in the “garden center” and noticed that they were pre-oxidizing the BSO’s


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Originally Posted by JulesCW
The stem looks like it is way above minimum insertion line and is about to snap... and o, yeah, it's got the off road rear wheel option! The odd thing about that rear wheel substitution is that the top tube still looks level... it's magic!
Sorry, hard to see the top tube up in the cloud layer...

(it is a remarkably tall frame)
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Originally Posted by machinist42

Schwimmer World Sport Men's Bike

$20

Listed a week ago in Roanoke, VA
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"Used a lot. Brakes, tires, gears work great, chain is not rusted. Bike was kept inside. Rides very smooth. Your love it!"


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I have been thinking that a tall bike would be cool. With this and a Kid back crank kit I'd be there. And of course, some fix'in.
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Old 02-05-23, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Mule
I have been thinking that a tall bike would be cool. With this and a Kid back crank kit I'd be there.
I have one of these taken off my old Gitane tandem when I prepped it for adults to ride. Let me know if you need it. 27" frames are much easier to find by comparison.
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It's winter and nice Brooks saddles are selling for about $75 and up, so what kind of crack addled "brooks enthusiast" would want this at $50 ......**********???


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** Actually Not In Fair Condition. ** ** Actually In Poor Shape ** ** Been Sitting On A Old RALEIGH 3 Speed Bike For Ages ** ** Good Saddle For A Brooks Enthusiast ** ** Comes with original clamps see pics ** ** $50 OBO ** ** Cash ONLY **


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My grasp of geography is failing.
Where in Italy are/were Panasonic bikes made???? Was it just outside of Pisa or Palermo, or Padau??

Seller tries to bluff and says "hardly ever rode at this price its a steal (look it up you see)", when clearly he didn't bother to google the name "Panasonic". It is a DX-2400 and at not bad a price but the photos are abysmal and any seller this stupid seems hardly worth the visit.


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ITALIAN TOURING/ RACE BIKE/PANASONIC BRAND NEW

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this bike is in great condition and hardly ever rode at this price its a steal (look it up you see) for more info plz call bill also i will deliver it for extra $20 within 20 miles ALSO FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE ME IF U NEED TO thx two two4-7003 PHONE#


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A trophy..I suppose.
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Pic assist for posterity.
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Pic assist for posterity.
Tall enough to have made a torchier.
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