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Old 05-04-10, 11:39 AM
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https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/1723164492.html

Perfect for the rider who just got a fresh tetanus shot.
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Old 05-04-10, 12:23 PM
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This is probably one of the funnier "for-trade" ads I've ever seen:

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/1720899272.html
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Old 05-04-10, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
a Bottecchia with "DUI" bars https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...719390106.html

actually at $400 this might be a great deal! it looks like Chorus or Athena but I believe the "Number Tab" might be a Zefal clampon pump peg LOL

I think the owner just longs for Pamplona at this time of year...
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Old 05-04-10, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Not much to go on...

LIKE NEW, SUMMER is here - $80

I just bought it and moving and can not take it. It is like new. Have not used it that much

https://lansing.craigslist.org/bik/1700844392.html
I thought your remark was funny, so I wrote to the guy. That was on April 20. Today (!) he wrote back thusly:

I don't have picture of the bike. it is metal made. Red color, It is man schwinn bike. it is almost new. Have not used it. I do not know about speed but I paid 180 for it.
OK, whatever.
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Old 05-04-10, 05:34 PM
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Why would someone think a repainted bike would be worth so much? I'm assuming that this is actually an 83 Team, but if that is the case, it looks like noglider shorted himself on his sale.

1984 Fuji Trainer Bike - $1500 (Conway & Hoffner)

Collector's item - original owner bought in Monterey, CA for race training in triathlons and only used for that purpose. Has been restored from original dark brown color to dark purple. Original rims.

If interested call Sid at 407-251-XXXX to see it.

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Old 05-04-10, 07:30 PM
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This is a good one:

https://cgi.ebay.com/Campagnola-Equip...item20b0c4603f

Title: Campagnola Equipped Bicycle

Complete text: Campagnola is Suntour bicycle, Crankset MADE IN FRANCE BEST OFFER


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Old 05-04-10, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by EjustE
This is a good one:

https://cgi.ebay.com/Campagnola-Equip...item20b0c4603f

Title: Campagnola Equipped Bicycle

Complete text: Campagnola is Suntour bicycle, Crankset MADE IN FRANCE BEST OFFER


That's a joke or experiment.
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Old 05-05-10, 03:50 PM
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In case you've been itching for one of these...


little ticks little wheeler - $10



https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/bik/1726267976.html

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Old 05-05-10, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
In case you've been itching for one of these...


little ticks little wheeler - $10

https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/bik/172626976.html
Excellent!
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Old 05-05-10, 08:04 PM
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ME, for not seeing this one earlier today!! Not much I could have done though, I'd have had to carry it over my shoulder while riding the club fuji.,,,,BD


https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1726166842.html
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Old 05-05-10, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
ME, for not seeing this one earlier today!! Not much I could have done though, I'd have had to carry it over my shoulder while riding the club fuji.,,,,BD


https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1726166842.html
Ditch the Fuji (or go and get it, like yesterday ). This is a late 90s Peloton. 853 frame, Ultrega components. The right brifter alone is worth the $75.
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I don't know if this should go somewhere else, but with the odd bends in the downtube and seat stays, I wonder if this is right. No seat tube??? Is it some kind of kids bike?

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/1727778185.html

Old Bike - $75 (Elgin)

Date: 2010-05-06, 2:10PM CDT
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This old bike is very very old, yet rides great !
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Old 05-08-10, 08:11 AM
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Some people just don't know anything about advertising.



https://jxn.craigslist.org/bik/1727789126.html

Want a BIKE? (jackson)

Date: 2010-05-06, 3:16PM EDT
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I have a used but nice bike Id like to sell.
If you are interested I can send you pics and tell you more about it.
Call xxx-xxx-xxxx or email me.
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Then there's this yo-yo.

"Sure I want to sell this thing, but I just had to include pictures of me and my buddy jumping it. The frame is only a little tweaked,... really."

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/1721038072.html
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Old 05-08-10, 09:46 AM
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Reminds me of the line about a redneck's last words, "Hold my beer and watch this..."
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Some people just don't know anything about advertising.
They are just shrewdly targeting the Peter Griffin's of the world.

Peter: A boat's a boat. But the mystery box could be anything. It could even be a boat! You know how much we've wanted one of those!

Lois: Then let's just...

Peter: We'll take the box.
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Old 05-09-10, 06:57 PM
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I am not sure this guys really has a clue of what he is asking for.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/1729558564.html
WTB: Panto'd Campagnolo Bike - $1 (Center City)

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Looking for Italian panto'd bikes. Please send size, asking price and pics.
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This one belongs here, not because of the price or anything, but because of the blurb that goes with it:

https://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/1732406830.html

RARE VINTAGE SCHWINN JAPAN ROADBIKE Super Lite Frame - $100 (BATH PA 18014)

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((THE PICTURE BELOW IS WHAT MY BIKE LOOKS LIKE. THE PICTURE BELOW IS NOT MY BIKE. THE PICTURE BELOW, THE BIKE IS IN BETTER CONDITION THEN MINE. MY CAMERA IS BROKE SO I USED A PICTURE CLOSE TO WHAT MY BIKE LOOKS.)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) $$$$$$$$$$PRICE $100.00 OR BEST OFFER!$$$$$$$$$$$
RARE SCHWINN a super high quality JAPANESE ROADBIKE - the standover height over the top frame tube is 34 1/4 inches and this size bike will fit most tall adult riders around 6"2 and taller - this bike has a lightweight 64cm steel frame and remember steel is real - this vintage bike has chrome ARAYA rims. The shifters are located at the handlebar stem - a very nice bike - LOOK CLOSE AT THE JAPANESE QUALITY
((((CONDITION))) BIKE IS FAIR AND COMPLETE. Rims have some rust spots, paint has some scratches. The brakes could use some adjusting, but do work. The bike can be riden the way it sits right now. These bikes are hard to get and that's because there made with Japan Quality!
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This one on the other hand....

https://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/1732685003.html

Trek 1000 12 speed - $400 (new tripoli)

Trek 1000 12 speed. Made in the US. Shimano brakes/ shifters. This bike also has tubular tires. Meaning the tire is the tube for easy replacement. Really good condition only $400
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In addition to the fork (looks like Delilah put this Samson together), I did not realize before that bikes actually have religion. (seller probably meant to say 'Israeli')
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https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1733581381.html

ROADBIKE - womens varsity 27 in wheels - SCHWINN - SUMMER FUN ! - $110

SCHWINN TEN SPEED VARSITY ROADBIKE

IN VERY GOOD USED CONDITION

17 IN FRAME 27 IN WHEELS

LIGHTWEIGHT AND FUN!



lightweight????
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https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1733581381.html
ROADBIKE - womens varsity 27 in wheels - SCHWINN - SUMMER FUN ! - $110
SCHWINN TEN SPEED VARSITY ROADBIKE
IN VERY GOOD USED CONDITION
17 IN FRAME 27 IN WHEELS
LIGHTWEIGHT AND FUN!


lightweight????
well yes compared to a motorcycle or a car it is lightweight
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I got no takers on a $150 Letour with improved components, but this is just ridiculous?,,,,BD

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1734066123.html
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