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Old 03-25-24, 05:51 PM
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I think I have shared this before, but just noticed the cable routing (amongst 50 other problems on this "Colnago"). Pretty sure if you turned left, the cable would tear out of the right shifter? Tightrope cable routing?

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Old 03-26-24, 04:41 PM
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This is DEERE country and some DEERE items are highly sought after but the bikes aren't one of them. They're more common than Schwinn Varsities but even so there's always that ONE guy........

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Old 03-29-24, 11:05 AM
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^ is there an ad for that one?
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I'm not sure I could trust ANY fork on a bike like that.
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Perfect for your next no drop group ride.
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Old 03-29-24, 03:31 PM
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Perfect for your next no drop group ride.
unless you are in that middle seat? seems to have "dropped" a bit?
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Begs the question. If this is "fair condition", what is the standard for "bad condition"?
Posted a week ago in Garden City, MI

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For when the Shriners aren't driving the tiny cars? Boggled.
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Ride em' til the wheels fall off!
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Stolen? Scrapyard haul? Wheel hater?

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RE: 6 person Schwinn tandem…….

You can laugh, but that's only $166 a person!!

A bargain.
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The lighting and gruesome weld make this photo seem like an excerpt from a lurid crime drama.
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In October I responded to an ad that read something like “Two Trek 820’s need gone ASAP, as is, $20 for both” and did not hear back from the seller, that is until more than four months later when I get an email with “Two bikes for $20” as a subject saying that he threw one of the bikes away but just aired up the tires on the other how about $40?
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opened marketplace to look at bikes, this was on the front page, only in LA
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In October I responded to an ad that read something like “Two Trek 820’s need gone ASAP, as is, $20 for both” and did not hear back from the seller, that is until more than four months later when I get an email with “Two bikes for $20” as a subject saying that he threw one of the bikes away but just aired up the tires on the other how about $40?
Some people type very slowly.
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Vintage schwinn waterford bike, you say? ?!?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/...3803924063944/

Seller claims: "Rare, vintage Schwinn Waterford bicycle. I don’t know much about the bike but I know that it’s highly sought after. Make me an offer" listed for $500 in Grand Haven, MI

As scam attempts go, this one is pretty hilarious. Poorly done Dollar Tree stenciled Waterford on down tube, double-sided tape affixed Schwinn Chicago head badge on rusty big box single-speed BSO... Rare indeed! Caveat Emptor!

Hard to imagine anyone who has any idea what Waterford was would fall for this...






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Got a bunch of frames with no forks? This ad has you covered! https://offerup.com/item/detail/25a3...4a64b6?cid=7.4

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Identity crisis? Road? BMX? Track? Utility/Cargo?
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Schwinn parmount Tour de France model
$1,800


Race bike, has been in very good condition + ready to ride, starting price 1,800 willing to take offers as well, come in person to see for yourself

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^ must’ve been Lance’s bike.
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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/...5459077133858/

Schwinn parmount Tour de France model
$1,800


Race bike, has been in very good condition + ready to ride, starting price 1,800 willing to take offers as well, come in person to see for yourself

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Gold rims for the yellow jersey?
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"Tour de France" model, eh? Does Arkansas have a France?
Pawnshop employee hitting the vape again.
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Looks like it is in a Pawn Shop. Maybe they just don't know what a valuable item the have. Smiles, MH
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comes with child seat. Hopefully your child has long enough arms to steer the bike.
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