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Old 02-07-23, 02:15 PM
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RAD Vintage Retro 80s Pink 10 Speed Bike

$150 · In stock
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"This was my bike back in 1987! It is truly AWESOME (as the bike says lol) It has all of the original parts, I’m assuming you’ll need new tires unless you can save them. I don’t know enough about bikes to say either way. Definitely needs new tubes. If you want an original truly vintage bike, she is for you! Pick up in Savannah GA No shipping."







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Old 02-07-23, 08:09 PM
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We all need a dragster bike.

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Old 02-08-23, 10:27 AM
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I see lots of post with spell check issues, but that crankset is user error...

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Lemons buenos Aries road bike - $283 (berkeley north / hills)

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All original lemons buenos Aries shimano 195 group set and flights cineeli drop bars mavic CXP 21 wheelset minor wear but the paint job is completely fine I plan on. Hanging out the bar tape and probably upgrading the saddle would be the only thing this bike needs to give it that “complete “ look at least in my opinion but that’s for the new owner to decide it’s a little to small for me
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Old 02-08-23, 11:17 AM
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That whole picture is just mirror reversed, right?
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Old 02-08-23, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by himespau
That whole picture is just mirror reversed, right?
Well, yes, but look at the triple crank. This whole ad is like one of the pictures where you look for how many things wrong. I'm sure they ran out if electrical tape along the line. You think that rear brake works?
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Old 02-09-23, 07:22 AM
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I love how confident and competent the ad text is compared to the assembly.

Gravity Swift Hybrid Bike - $100 (Dayton, OH)
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The Swift frame is precision welded from specially shaped lightweight and strong aluminum tubing. The tubing is Gravity's own special FBSeries tube-set. Look at the engineered top tube and downtube. This is designed for a responsive performance while maintaining a comfortable ride quality. The frame is a semi-compact geometry which allows for a bit more comfortable and upright position and easy straddling. Yet is still aero-enough for some serious riding if you tuck down from the flat bars. Powerful V brakes and rear rack mounts make this the great all-around bike. Porch pickup in Centerville near Schoolhouse park.
27” tires
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Old 02-09-23, 09:50 AM
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^^ Amazing. I wonder if it was actually ridden in that configuration.

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Old 02-09-23, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Well, yes, but look at the triple crank. This whole ad is like one of the pictures where you look for how many things wrong. I'm sure they ran out if electrical tape along the line. You think that rear brake works?
The innovative small / large / medium chainring setup! The open QR for super fast front wheel swaps! Stem from a BSO BMX bike! Random Coca-Cola sticker, and everywhere you look: decorative frayed cables!

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Old 02-09-23, 10:49 AM
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The Swift frame is precision welded from specially shaped lightweight and strong aluminum tubing. The tubing is Gravity's own special FBSeries tube-set. Look at the engineered top tube and downtube. This is designed for a responsive performance while maintaining a comfortable ride quality. The frame is a semi-compact geometry which allows for a bit more comfortable and upright position and easy straddling. Yet is still aero-enough for some serious riding if you tuck down from the flat bars. Powerful V brakes and rear rack mounts make this the great all-around bike. Porch pickup in Centerville near Schoolhouse park.
... upgraded to an extra-compact geometry, for those situations when your bike is just 1 inch too long
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Old 02-09-23, 03:25 PM
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The world's fastest Panasonic?

Only $300!


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Old 02-09-23, 03:28 PM
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How is that left-hand-side cog attached to drive the wheel?
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Old 02-10-23, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
How is that left-hand-side cog attached to drive the wheel?
It mounts by sandwiching the left side spokes
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Old 02-10-23, 12:22 PM
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wow, so counting on friction rather than an explicit mechanical connection!
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Old 02-10-23, 06:21 PM
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Being flogged in the far suburbs of Paris : an asking price fantasising that the right idiot & their money will eventually come along ... this seller must be an American with a "Pawn Stars" problem .
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Old 02-10-23, 06:38 PM
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Old 02-10-23, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by arex
It's a fast bike.
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Didn't this guy work with Eisentraut?

Curly Handel Bike

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Old 02-11-23, 10:22 PM
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I can't explain this.

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Custom tandem trike bike

$1,250 · In stock
Listed in Wheatland, MO
  • Condition
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This is a 2 man tandem bike made by burley...rocknroll. it was converted to a trike using a quad rearend...and a big dirtbike front forks. Has place to insert a patio umbrella for boardwalk cruising. Needs a chain. $1500 or trade

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Old 02-16-23, 07:17 AM
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70s Bianchi Road Chopper

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"Here I’m selling is vintage Bianchi road bike modified for a chopper style. It’s got powder coated Sun gold by Olympic Powder coating. Back wheel has flip flop so you can flip the back wheel for fixed gear. Banana seat, weld wide glide handlebars, origin8 stem, all city crankset and chain ring, velocity hand built wheels. Super cool style and one of a kind Asking $700"
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Old 02-16-23, 02:19 PM
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Talk about yer BSOs...

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Old 02-16-23, 10:40 PM
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Viner with, um...exposure issues for $300 in GA. Might be worth it but not the 36" frame advertised and might be bent. And there is that Campy aero bottle cage.

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I’m not going to bother posting a link. Apparently the 1 pic will entice a potential buyer. No other description.


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Old 02-18-23, 07:11 AM
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Here's an odd photo. Barry is a frequent poster on the local CL, always with nice bikes. Can't believe he'd put this pic out there. He's probably my age so maybe his eyesight is going.

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That Curley Handel guy gets around. One of his custom forks?
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