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Old 05-17-10, 10:11 AM
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Haha, that'd be funny...

Do you think he could have forced ANY more cycling buzzwords/brands in that listing to catch description searches?
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So those dura-ace centerpull brakes I found in the lbs bin last week were actually the best center pulls ever?
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I didn't see the words "Fixie" or "Tarck"....so obviously the seller is not trying to go overboard on the description
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And if you buy it at that offering price you get $1.87 in Ebay Bucks too. What a deal!
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And now, the opposite sales tactic:
Raggedy Ass Singlespeed - $75 (Raleigh)

Date: 2010-05-16, 2:13PM EDT
Reply to: sale-adrke-1743795909@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Singlespeed bike made from a melange of random kit out of the spares pile. Very simple to operate - has 2 modes: Go and Stop.
Features VERY Chic gen-u-ine homemade chain tensioner as well (actually it's just a repurposed derailleur - hooray for recycling).

What this bike is:
Purple.
Ugly (but then again, eye of the beholder)
Single speed.
Functional. Aside from the random and/or unknown origins of the parts, it has been assembled with care by a knowledgeable bike mechanic.
Relatively theft-proof. Seriously, if you were a thief, would YOU steal it?
Actually reliable and low maintenance as well (all things considered).

What this bike is not:
Expensive.
Pretty.
Cool. Sorry all you tragically hip out there, the hipster crowd will most likely shun you at the coffee shop if you show up on this.
A Fixie. Again, sorry you hipsters, the rear wheel has a freewheel. If you want it fixed, then you will have to buy the cog yourself and thread it on.
Besides, fixies aren't REALLY cool unless you make it out of an old Schwinn you paid waaaay too much for.
All original.
Guaranteed in any way.

What this bike has:
Functioning (although old) brakes
New cables
Relatively true wheels.
A seat.
Pedals.
Cromoly frame.
Tires that, well, kinda suck. but they hold air and are round (mostly).
An aura of trashyness that, while not exactly cool, is at least approaching the outskirts of the neighborhood of cool.

Seriously though, If you want a cheap bike for toolin' around, or you are curious about single speeding, then maybe this thing is for you.

Asking $75 but if you show up with a 12-pack of Yuengling you may be able to talk me down to $60 (but only if it's cold). PBR will work too - but that s**t's so cheap you will need a case.
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mmmmm Yuengling.
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mmmmm Yuengling.
Yeah, I still remember discovering that stuff 40 years ago when it was the cheapest bheer a college kid could buy, and the factory was on the ragged edge of insolvency.
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mmmmm Yuengling.
Oh man... I'm gonna be sick!
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If you don't dig the Lager, try the Black & Tan, Porter or Bock. They're all quite good IMHO.

We had cheaper crappier beer in college....Milwaukee's Beast, Natty Light or Natty Ice, and the ever present scourge of Upstate NY college kids....Genesee.
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
If you don't dig the Lager, try the Black & Tan, Porter or Bock. They're all quite good IMHO.

We had cheaper crappier beer in college....Milwaukee's Beast, Natty Light or Natty Ice, and the ever present scourge of Upstate NY college kids....Genesee.
Over at the Midwest Schlitz was the el cheapo beer in the college days. That stuff was nasty. Yuengling is ok and around here it is pretty much like what Bud is in St. Louis and Old Style in Chicago.
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
If you don't dig the Lager, try the Black & Tan, Porter or Bock. They're all quite good IMHO.

We had cheaper crappier beer in college....Milwaukee's Beast, Natty Light or Natty Ice, and the ever present scourge of Upstate NY college kids....Genesee.
One time during a beer strike, some guys from near here went to Buffalo and bought some "Genesee", they tried it, and they all stopped drinking until the beer strike was over, and these were Labatt Blue drinkers, so it must have been pretty awful stuff. For me, I never was a big beer drinker, so I tended to only buy better beers, when a two-four lasts you a year, you don't care if you pay a little more. Last time I had beer was 1993 though....
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one word... Olympia!!!! it's the water! love that stuff!
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I went to college in Ohio, and we drank a LOT of Black Label - and PBR before it became a hipster thing (this was the early 90's). Schlitz - ha. That was the GOOD stuff. Lots of Genee Cream Ale in Ohio, too.
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Ebay listings like the one for the chain whip totally turn me off, as well as make me think the seller will be a real pain to deal with. I am referring to the obnoxious different size and color fonts, that stuff. And then there is the price....
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Didn't really drink that much in college in Wisonsin cause I couldn't afford to, but my roomates pretty much drowned themselves on Leinenkugels they stocked in their dorm fridges.....
Supposed to have been cheap and the bottles looked like it was.....that and the piss water tasting Miller Lite beer was pretty much the favorites back in my 80's college days in the badger state. Bleccchh!!
I was kind of a beer snob when I did get to drink, so I prefered the microbrewed Weisse and Sprecher beers instead. Andecker also tasted real good after an all nighter.

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Originally Posted by splytz1 View Post
I went to college in Ohio, and we drank a LOT of Black Label - and PBR before it became a hipster thing (this was the early 90's). Schlitz - ha. That was the GOOD stuff. Lots of Genee Cream Ale in Ohio, too.
Schlitz was dead by the 90's, I know, I lived under the shadow of the Schlitz brewery in Milwaukee in it's dying days. My college roomate even worked as a shipping manager there. Cool when he brought home Schlitz cans for us one day with Hebrew lettered labels......should have kept those!........... Arrrggh!!!!

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Originally Posted by EjustE View Post
Over at the Midwest Schlitz was the el cheapo beer in the college days. That stuff was nasty. Yuengling is ok and around here it is pretty much like what Bud is in St. Louis and Old Style in Chicago.
Wisconsin days, beer depots with huge boxes of loose cans for $3.79/case, you filled your own box: Old Milwaukee,Jacob Best, Black Label, Blatz, Hamms, Dixie. Two things you didn't buy in WI: A-B beer and oleo. Times have changed. I'm a Yuengling fan, but I still won't buy margarine or A-B beer.

At one time, in the 70's, Schlitz was the #1 seller in the US. They changed their taste and lost 75% of their business within one year. That was the #1 reason Coke held off on changing their formula years ago.

18 year old drinking age and HS baseball in the summer, after graduation, so you could drink after you played a game. Can't imagine that, now.

I think Leiney's were cheaper then, Chombi, now it's got class. Long neck refills. Aah, Andecker, would've given Michelob a real run for it's money, given the chance. Special Export was Old Style's imported big brother, and a trip to LaCrosse just wasn't fun unless you stopped at Heilemann's. Oktoberfest there tended to end up with folks in the river. Chicago seemed to have a Blatz sign on every corner.

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I picked up an old Raleigh Grand Prix at a yard sale. It was hand painted black and really beat, but it had nice wheels so I figured what the heck. I get it home and finally read the inscription on the cranks "Dura-Ace". I figure vintage DA cranks got to be worth $200 or $300 if a chain whip is worth $100.
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
mmmmm Yuengling.
Have some in my fridge right now. Going to start consuming it in a few hours.

Woo college!

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we need a separate vintage beer thread!
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
If you don't dig the Lager, try the Black & Tan, Porter or Bock. They're all quite good IMHO.

We had cheaper crappier beer in college....Milwaukee's Beast, Natty Light or Natty Ice, and the ever present scourge of Upstate NY college kids....Genesee.
You're younger than me. In 1970 the Yuengling brewery's back was to the wall, the wolf was at the door, and they were selling their bheer in western PA as the absolute cheapest swill you could get. Except that it wasn't swill. Things actually got a bit worse for the brewery to the point that they were so small that when the microbrew movement hit, they were considered part of it. Which got a lot of bheer snobs who wouldn't have considered it otherwise to try it. The rest is history.
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Originally Posted by splytz1 View Post
I went to college in Ohio, and we drank a LOT of Black Label - and PBR before it became a hipster thing (this was the early 90's). Schlitz - ha. That was the GOOD stuff. Lots of Genee Cream Ale in Ohio, too.
Erie, PA was Kohler. The week of graduationm Gannon College seniors (with proper ID, both legal and college attendance) were invited to the plant for a day's free 'tasting'. And the brewery had a shuttle bus to take them home. My senior year was the last for that (I think) thanks to the ever growing liability worries.

The plant was torn down two years ago. So much for a major landmark in Erie.
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