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Old 09-15-23, 06:21 AM
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Very trick approach to clown wheels, plus a disc brake.

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I believe that there may be some overinflation here.
And they are 100% not tubeless.
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Very trick approach to clown wheels, plus a disc brake.

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Old 09-17-23, 06:15 PM
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Only $750 for this modded Basso in NY.

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Hey you never know, someone drunk browsing might bite on this one.

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Originally Posted by jolly_codger
Hey you never know, someone drunk browsing might bite on this one.

probably shouldnĺt but I will often notify seller that I would like to pay $8800 for the item. Backhand way of telling them the charges are too high. Not everyone would do this.
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The Ditmas Park bike flipper here in Brooklyn now has 126 bikes on Craigslist at once! They're all used, mostly vintage road bikes. How does he do it? Does anyone else even come close?



A closer look at some of his offerings:


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Originally Posted by Headpost
The Ditmas Park bike flipper here in Brooklyn now has 126 bikes on Craigslist at once! They're all used, mostly vintage road bikes. How does he do it? Does anyone else even come close?

This seller does really stand out, every time I do a nationwide search I end up looking at bikes that are his. Must own a building, can't imagine paying for that storage space in NYC.
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Old 09-20-23, 03:48 PM
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This seller does really stand out, every time I do a nationwide search I end up looking at bikes that are his. Must own a building, can't imagine paying for that storage space in NYC.
Ditmas Park is a neighborhood of big--some really big--houses. If he lives in one of those it would make sense. I asked to see a bike once but never actually did. It would be interesting if one could get him talking but I would feel guilty about wasting his time under false pretenses.
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Originally Posted by Headpost
Ditmas Park is a neighborhood of big--some really big--houses. If he lives in one of those it would make sense. I asked to see a bike once but never actually did. It would be interesting if one could get him talking but I would feel guilty about wasting his time under false pretenses.
The pretenses don't have to be false (or even pretenses): "Hey, I see you have an amazing collection of bikes posted on CL. I love bikes, and love looking at bikes and talking about bikes. I'm not in the market for anything right now, but I'd love to meet up some time and browse your collection"

There's a good chance he'd be up for it (as long as you avoid sounding like somebody who just wants to case his joint to rob it)
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
The pretenses don't have to be false (or even pretenses): "Hey, I see you have an amazing collection of bikes posted on CL. I love bikes, and love looking at bikes and talking about bikes. I'm not in the market for anything right now, but I'd love to meet up some time and browse your collection"

There's a good chance he'd be up for it (as long as you avoid sounding like somebody who just wants to case his joint to rob it)
Yeah, I'm not sure I'd be up for that. Aside from seeing where and how he stores all those bikes, I can see them all on Craigslist already. Also, I know he catches grief online about taking over Craigslist like that, as well as his generally high prices, so I'm guessing he'd be wary of anything that seemed like an interview. Maybe not.

I did a search and found this written about him on ******:

So I've helped two friends buy bikes through that guy. He has a huge inventory in this garage. From what he told me he's sourcing bikes off craigslist in PA, CT, NJ for cheap then upselling them in the city. IMO he is selling at an inflated price, but he is traveling pretty far and does prep each bike to be road-ready. There's also a huge demand right now. (This was probably during Covid.) FWIW he is willing to negotiate. The last time I looked at bikes down at his place we took a lot of time trying out a few and I could tell he wanted to sell, so he was willing to come down 80 bucks.

Edit: It's interesting that you're not allowed to write ****** here. DOH!

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Originally Posted by Headpost
Yeah, I'm not sure I'd be up for that. Aside from seeing where and how he stores all those bikes, I can see them all on Craigslist already. Also, I know he catches grief online about taking over Craigslist like that, as well as his generally high prices, so I'm guessing he'd be wary of anything that seemed like an interview. Maybe not.

I did a search and found this written about him on ******:

So I've helped two friends buy bikes through that guy. He has a huge inventory in this garage. From what he told me he's sourcing bikes off craigslist in PA, CT, NJ for cheap then upselling them in the city. IMO he is selling at an inflated price, but he is traveling pretty far and does prep each bike to be road-ready. There's also a huge demand right now. (This was probably during Covid.) FWIW he is willing to negotiate. The last time I looked at bikes down at his place we took a lot of time trying out a few and I could tell he wanted to sell, so he was willing to come down 80 bucks.

Edit: It's interesting that you're not allowed to write ****** here. DOH!
yeah, I never understood why ****** is censored. BF afraid of competition?

But that's interesting. For myself, that satisfies my curiosity enough I wouldn't feel the need to try for an IRL meetup

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Originally Posted by RubeRad
yeah, I never understood why ****** is censored. BF afraid of competition?
No conspiracy here. We simply have had too many porn links posted from that website..
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
But that's interesting. For myself, that satisfies my curiosity enough I wouldn't feel the need to try for an IRL meetup
Yeah, mine too, but if I ever do go over to look at one of his bikes I'll report back.
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The ad title is what got me, sort of the metaphysical reason behind our collective dedication to the mechanism. Actually, a great price on a Norco hybrid that needs a little work.

Bike for Man

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https://offerup.com/item/detail/1631161519 - makes a bit more sense when you look at the sellers other ads - All Schwinn
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This has been up for some time. I've asked the seller if the misspelling in the title is deliberate. You'd think they'd be trying to make it EASIER to find.


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I guess there are different levels of "mint condition". Except for the hoods, bar tape, saddle, and chain, looks mint to me. Each bike has a Flickstand. Might be worth it.
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Ghost bike. Only $250.


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