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Old 03-21-20, 09:56 AM
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Last week, I saw a Trek on Los Angeles Craigslist described as "the Holy Grail".
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Old 03-21-20, 02:06 PM
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"Gravel" Grinder?

22" Wheel with Grinder - $90 (Norfolk)

Posted 2020-03-21 13:32









"Norton grinder. Sunrim CR18. Tommy (757) 718-1393"

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Old 03-22-20, 09:59 AM
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Wacky is right. I guess the grinding wheel is a brake? You put your foot on it to stop? What a piece of work is man!
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Old 03-22-20, 10:02 AM
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This actually seems like a legitimately nice MTB, but the description and bike itself made me smile. I love projects like this.






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KHS Flight 1X7 18" Commuter - $299 (Garden Home / Multnomah Village)


Cool bike from the '90's with made in America True Temper tubing.
I know the history of this bike from the bartender that got it new to the 2nd owner that painted it red and put Gios decals on it. Why? Because he likes Gios bikes but didn't want to pay for one. It's not bad for an amateur paint job.
All the components are solid good stuff and it's been converted to 1X7 shift system with Raceface wide/narrow chain retaining ring so it's pretty simple and no front derailleur to fuss with.
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Old 03-22-20, 12:35 PM
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I'm glad he's honest about what it really is.
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Old 03-22-20, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I'm glad he's honest about what it really is.
I know, huh? That bike will make someone happy, but not this guy. Images of a ten-foot pole come to mind...
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Old 03-22-20, 01:59 PM
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honestly, seems fun as a conversation piece as much as anything. also kinda sad it was sold, seems like a labor of love, silly as it might be
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Old 03-22-20, 07:57 PM
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Modolo, sure it is....

I am so tired of the careless stupidity on eBay. The hoods are NOT 919 anotomic; They are not even Modolo hoods, (The Dia-Compe logos are a dead giveaway).https://www.ebay.com/itm/184172574571
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Old 03-23-20, 09:33 PM
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"Chopped" giant cypress https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/...093208306.html
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Old 03-24-20, 05:25 PM
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One of the new short wheelbase models. Looks like it'd have snappy handling.

TREK DOMANE AL3 Bicycle - $250 (Ewing Township,N.J.)


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Parts or Repair............ "DAMAGED FRAME"..................TREK DOMANE AL3 bicycle.Looks nearly new but was involved in a mishap.Has Bontrager seat and 700x28 matched tires on rims.Made of 100Alpha aluminum.This is a high-end bicycle.See all pictures for details and condition.Asking $250.00..........FIRM on the price,Non-negotiable.Call or text me at show contact info
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Old 03-24-20, 06:15 PM
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Probably worth $250 for parts, but how does it get folded in half like that with no (apparent) damage to front wheel or fork?
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Old 03-24-20, 06:20 PM
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^^^^ Been up at least once before. Alas, TinEye (image reverse search without the spyware) shows no hits.
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Old 03-24-20, 06:30 PM
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Probably worth $250 for parts, but how does it get folded in half like that with no (apparent) damage to front wheel or fork?
My guess is garage door or similar on-top-of-car clearance issue at slow speed. $250 for parts is a killer, even if one wheel is toast. If both are fine, lotta bang for the buck.
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Old 03-24-20, 07:47 PM
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Is this (https://gobikerid.com) a scam using Competitive Cyclist?

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Old 03-24-20, 07:59 PM
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https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/...076714291.html

Decent bike, unusual handlebar setup.
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Old 03-24-20, 08:03 PM
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Some kind of scam. This morning, an ad appeared on Madison CL, with very similar text, and a photo hijacked from the Milwaukee guy who photographs his bikes next to his dryer vent (you know the guy). I flagged the ad and Emailed the "real" Milwaukee guy and let him know. By mid-day, the scam ad was down. So somebody's out there hijacking photos and posting some very generic unrelated text. Not sure what's behind it.
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Old 03-24-20, 08:29 PM
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Decent bike, unusual handlebar setup.
Unusual is being charitable.

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Old 03-24-20, 08:42 PM
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those brake levers look freekin' dangerous.
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Old 03-25-20, 06:48 AM
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^^^ Yikes!
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I've seen a number of bikes set up like that (mainly on here) and I have yet to figure out how someone uses the brakes. Do they sort of hover their hands over the levers and then press down when the time comes?
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Old 03-25-20, 07:28 AM
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I've seen a number of bikes set up like that (mainly on here) and I have yet to figure out how someone uses the brakes. Do they sort of hover their hands over the levers and then press down when the time comes?
I tend to think they're riding upright, and holding on to the bars with fingertips, rather than allowing their palms to carry weight. They'll brake with their thumbs and palms; far from ideal.
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Old 03-25-20, 07:38 AM
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Probably worth $250 for parts, but how does it get folded in half like that with no (apparent) damage to front wheel or fork?
That's pretty common. A bike gets into a powerful head-on collision, and the frame buckles and not the wheel or fork, or the fork buckles but not the frame or wheel, or the wheel buckles and not the frame or fork.
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Old 03-25-20, 11:42 AM
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Hmm, this reminds me of a movie I saw once. Dutch horror film . . . what was it called? The Human something-or-other . . . Nope, can't remember.
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Old 03-25-20, 12:28 PM
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he had that AL3 listed last year but no takers...tineye wont find that since the old ad got deleted i guess
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Old 03-25-20, 06:07 PM
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he had that AL3 listed last year but no takers...tineye wont find that since the old ad got deleted i guess
So it's the same location / seller? Sometimes you see a pic like that in some wacky ad, then the same pic, months later, in an ad in a completely different location. Usually means one or both ads are a scam.
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