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Old 08-22-12, 02:36 PM
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10 pound road bike

Another wacky CL ad:

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/3222529450.html
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Old 08-22-12, 03:46 PM
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I wish I'd seen this before I bought my bike.
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Old 08-22-12, 04:02 PM
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jmX - I'm ready to make you whole if you'd like to upgrade that old clunker you're riding for this sweet riding, gel seated delight. The $400 asking price seems fair and your bike is super-used but I'll take it in trade.

I'm only doing this to restore everybody's faith in humanity.
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Old 08-22-12, 04:05 PM
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Look ma, no chain stays!

I got ripped off, my full sus bike is newer, better components, more expensive and it weights more than twice that
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Old 08-22-12, 04:06 PM
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The wheels alone look like they weigh 10lbs!
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Old 08-22-12, 05:16 PM
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I shot him an email for clarification. Maybe he got pounds and kilograms confused. even then, 22 pounds is very light for an obsolete FS mountain bike.
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Old 08-22-12, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by cdp8 View Post
The wheels alone look like they weigh 10lbs!
I think those seat/chain stays weigh 10 lbs each! I'm guessing that bike is 20 years old - anyone?
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Old 08-23-12, 08:20 AM
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The seller emailed me back. It's a '95 Trek 9200 mountain bike weighing in at 27 lbs. I shot him the Bikepedia link. He response was "My bad, do you still want it?"
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Old 08-23-12, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel View Post
The seller emailed me back. It's a '95 Trek 9200 mountain bike weighing in at 27 lbs. I shot him the Bikepedia link. He response was "My bad, do you still want it?"
That's far from a like new "road bike"
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Old 08-23-12, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
That's far from a like new "road bike"
Being a long time Craigslist shopper, I've learned that the terms "like new" and "road bike" don't mean what they do in English. Like new means "I'd Like something New so I'm getting rid of this piece of crap." Road bike means I see that Road Bikes sell for a buncha money, so this must be a Road Bike.

At least he copped to it when he was caught. $400.00 is a bit high, but one can only admire his optimism.
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Old 08-23-12, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel View Post
Being a long time Craigslist shopper, I've learned that the terms "like new" and "road bike" don't mean what they do in English. Like new means "I'd Like something New so I'm getting rid of this piece of crap." Road bike means I see that Road Bikes sell for a buncha money, so this must be a Road Bike.
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Old 08-24-12, 12:39 PM
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The seller emailed me back. It's a '95 Trek 9200 mountain bike weighing in at 27 lbs. I shot him the Bikepedia link. He response was "My bad, do you still want it?"
The Seller paid $999 about a year ago. This deal is to good to be true. Did you buy it?
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Old 08-24-12, 04:22 PM
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Nope. If he paid $999.00 a year ago, he's a fool. Obsolete FS bikes don't have the value sellers think they do. New, the bike went for about $1,300 MSRP. I'll bet you could have bought the Trek for close to $999 back in '95.

Earlier this year, Craigslist was full of ads quoting inflated MSRPs. One guy was trying to sell a Porsche mountain bike for $1,200 by claiming an original price of $4000. Folks wised up.

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