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Old 05-11-23, 07:07 AM
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Definitely obtained through legal means! I doubt you'll be stabbed.

Giant Defy Road Bike Retail $ 3000 - $200 ̶$̶3̶0̶0̶ (Jacksonville, FL)

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Need gone today unbeatable deal price goes back up to 300 tomorrow
I'm interested. Could someone in the area facilitate shipping to MA?

Just kidding.

Damn shame.
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Originally Posted by ralphs
I'm interested. Could someone in the area facilitate shipping to MA?

Just kidding.

Damn shame.
Heeyymaa can u ho dis up fo me...
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Old 05-12-23, 10:55 AM
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The soundtrack from the movie Deliverance goes through my head when I see those photos.
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Old 05-12-23, 12:07 PM
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I confess, I'm thinking very uncharitable thoughts about how that bike came to be at that place in the hands of that seller. The butt-dragging pants with the inside-out underwear is an especially nice, subtle touch. And yes, I. too, hear "Dueling Banjos" playing in the background..

The whole tableau comes under the heading of "you can't make this stuff up."
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Old 05-12-23, 12:19 PM
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Some one needs to explain to these homeless guys, that even if you didn't steal something, but traded fair and square for (leaving out the human trafficking's violations that Methanie has endured), selling stuff that someone else stole is a No-no......
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Old 05-12-23, 03:22 PM
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^^^^^^^ The guy just missed ticking all the "reinforce the stereotypes" check-boxes -- shoulda posted it on offerup.
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Old 05-12-23, 03:58 PM
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On the Facebook marketplace you can check the sellers other for sale post and profile. It helps a little if you've already profiled them...
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Old 05-12-23, 04:27 PM
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Old 05-14-23, 04:41 PM
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Nice Mother's day posting NSFW (Language)
https://offerup.com/item/detail/c33b...123137?cid=7.4 - good deal, actually
oh wait there's more
https://offerup.com/item/detail/1579999402
&
https://offerup.com/item/detail/1579999818
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Old 05-15-23, 09:57 AM
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Old 05-17-23, 12:08 PM
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The . . . horror


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This is just an optical illusion created by the disconnected wheel leaning against the bike, but my first thoughts were of a forgotten, revolutionary BioPace rim prototype.

Also, these are how a lot of the ad titles look before I edit them for clarity.

FIRM PRICE ONLY Indoors Outdoors Competition Bike Nashbar - Ture Alpha 5000 Sig - $250 (Chandler, AZ)

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This add has run for at least 6 or 7 years now, lol. The pictures have never changed.

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Old 05-18-23, 09:13 AM
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lol that is excellent condition, but "recent shop tuneup" is he getting tuneups every 6mo over those years? Also, is there a front wheel?
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Old 05-18-23, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Clang
This is just an optical illusion created by the disconnected wheel leaning against the bike, but my first thoughts were of a forgotten, revolutionary BioPace rim prototype.

Also, these are how a lot of the ad titles look before I edit them for clarity.

FIRM PRICE ONLY Indoors Outdoors Competition Bike Nashbar - Ture Alpha 5000 Sig - $250 (Chandler, AZ)

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/b...616143994.html

Sellers really shouldn't rely on G***le Street View stills for their ad photos..... (Or is this MSN maps bird's-eye view?)

Years ago I saw a bike in a parade, the dude had actually built the wheels with progressively longer spokes, from short to long, laced just right so to put the hubs off center. Standard hubs and rims, just some crazy math to get the spoke lengths right. Goofiest thing to watch being ridden.
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Old 05-18-23, 04:00 PM
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The . . . horror


I like how the high tech hubless wheels are stopped with decidedly low tech side-pull brakes. Also, I wonder what this thing looks like under the plastic cladding.
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Old 05-18-23, 04:50 PM
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well where would install a disc brake and rotor?
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Old 05-18-23, 06:03 PM
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Somehow when I see this I think of people driving into the ocean, cause' GPS told them to. "Well the computer tells me it's a 1951, must be?"

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Old 05-19-23, 05:22 AM
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Two Raleigh Twenty bikes are not unusual, and $300 each is not a bad price, but the Pedal Partner tandemizer is the wacky part.

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Old 05-19-23, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Two Raleigh Twenty bikes are not unusual, and $150 each is not a bad price, but the Pedal Partner tandemizer is the wacky part.

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I think sitting on top of a pool table is kind of wacky.
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Old 05-19-23, 10:29 AM
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'Merica

Custom Bike

$350 $500
Listed a week ago in Leland, NC
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"Only one like it in the world Custom made in NY 10 years ago"









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Old 05-19-23, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Clang
I like how the high tech hubless wheels are stopped with decidedly low tech side-pull brakes. Also, I wonder what this thing looks like under the plastic cladding.
I'm wondering what clever machinations are behind the right handlebar grip facing the wrong way.

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I think sitting on top of a pool table is kind of wacky.
A snooker table would have been more appropriate, I suppose.
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Old 05-19-23, 12:21 PM
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Ha, that chopper would give the boys at OCC a run for their money. Thank God it's the only one like it......
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I just can't imagine going through all that trouble to make such an outrageous chopper frame and then painting it in the most conservative way possible!
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Old 05-19-23, 08:01 PM
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