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Old 09-05-23, 06:51 AM
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And this one's too racy!


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And this one's too racy!

What's the scam? I suppose those are pictures swiped from elsewhere on the internet
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Old 09-05-23, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
What's the scam? I suppose those are pictures swiped from elsewhere on the internet
Free Free? Click bait.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Free Free? Click bait.
Yeah but what's the benefit to them if you take the bait and click?
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Old 09-05-23, 10:16 AM
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Sorry, nobody in their right mind gives away bikes like that. Unless it's a jilted spouse messing with some husband's stash. That's happened before......
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Old 09-05-23, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by VtwinVince
Sorry, nobody in their right mind gives away bikes like that. Unless it's a jilted spouse messing with some husband's stash. That's happened before......
But would she go to the trouble of shooting a near-perfect photo?

As for the scam, it's simple. You agree to meet somwwhere, and a few of his largish friends are there with him.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
What's the scam? I suppose those are pictures swiped from elsewhere on the internet
Just replying to the scammer can put you squarely in the hackers crosshairs.
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Old 09-05-23, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
What's the scam? I suppose those are pictures swiped from elsewhere on the internet
Yeah, I really don't know either. Once or twice I've responded to ads and the seller was willing to communicate but would never actually cough up a time and a place to meet and see the bike. Maybe, if you seem gullible enough, they demand a down-payment or something. Or maybe they just want your information: cell number and whatever else they can get.

Or, maybe it's just for "LOLs;" they just like driving other people crazy?
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Old 09-05-23, 06:35 PM
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Don't worry, some dumb cyclist will buy him!


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^^^^^ He doesn't look 40-60 years old to me (shrug)
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Ad was ok until I started reading it and got to the part about the washers. And V frame shape? lol
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik...662784877.html

Great vintage looking bike. Current issues are very small and easy fixes including seat needing to be mounted and front tire will just need a few washers to be properly mounted. Will cost you less than $20 and I am including brand new seat that is seen in picture.

Beautiful vintage look V-frame shaped bike. Let me know if you have any questions. Send reasonable offers! Thanks for looking!
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Old 09-06-23, 05:08 PM
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Bianchi Eros Madness

This person just does not understand the market:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/166241287762. The Eros was a nice bike but...

This other guy has a "real one!". He started selling his bike last year at $1,600! I have tried to tell him...

Sigh... ;-)


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A nice looking "Scott" road bike, a deal at only $450...
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my eyes ain't what they used to be, but that fork looks like it has been in a collision
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what's worse than mom selling your old bike? When this is the ad

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Old 09-11-23, 12:43 PM
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I believe that there may be some overinflation here.
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Old 09-11-23, 01:35 PM
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You're talking about the tires, right?
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That totally looks like a vengeful ex-wife saying, "I'm selling his toys and want to make it clear what he's giving up" kind of advertisement to me.
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She's just doing her part to keep the market from going soft!
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Bonus points for longevity!
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
I believe that there may be some overinflation here.
Not to mention a missing NSFW alert or Spoiler tag
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Old 09-13-23, 11:46 PM
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what's worse than mom selling your old bike? When this is the ad

You have to take into account that is in Corona.
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Looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger snuck into the teleport pod with Kristen Wiig.
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