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Old 03-27-20, 10:57 PM
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Another one of those scam ads with the link to gobikerid (see posts 10527-10528 above). This time it's another legit Milwaukee ad for a nice-ish old Performance roadie with a lugged frame, text and drive-side photo hijacked for the scam ad. The scammer even trims the photo a bit, perhaps to evade image search matching by tineye, et al. I *ALMOST* fell for this one, since the map in the scam ad indicated my neighborhood.

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https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...099979868.html

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https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik...099884231.html

Wonder how widespread this is becoming. Seems like they target ads with good photos. For those who do sell on CL, I wonder what might be a useful watermark to put on one's photos, to discourage this kind of thing.
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Old 03-27-20, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Another one of those scam ads with the link to gobikerid (see posts 10527-10528 above). This time it's another legit Milwaukee ad for a nice-ish old Performance roadie with a lugged frame, text and drive-side photo hijacked for the scam ad. The scammer even trims the photo a bit, perhaps to evade image search matching by tineye, et al. I *ALMOST* fell for this one, since the map in the scam ad indicated my neighborhood.

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https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...099979868.html

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https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik...099884231.html

Wonder how widespread this is becoming. Seems like they target ads with good photos. For those who do sell on CL, I wonder what might be a useful watermark to put on one's photos, to discourage this kind of thing.
Dryer vent seems to work.
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Old 03-28-20, 01:49 AM
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595 pounds - 'ow much?!

Second hand bike prices have gone up, but this is mad.

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Old 03-29-20, 01:05 PM
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No matter how hard I try, I just can't keep up with the latest trends here in NYC.

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Old 03-29-20, 04:48 PM
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Yuck!

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Old 03-29-20, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike View Post
https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/...076714291.html

Decent bike, unusual handlebar setup.
That's just plain weird. I'm trying to figure out how you could safely apply the brakes.
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Old 03-29-20, 07:22 PM
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Should work with a good mange of frame sizes?
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Old 03-29-20, 07:27 PM
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Can you believe that shipping?


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Old 03-29-20, 08:21 PM
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No matter how hard I try, I just can't keep up with the latest trends here in NYC.
Monsieur Mangetout ate a whole bike once, by breaking it down into small pieces. That's not all he ate though. Probably weirdest was an entire Cessna airplane, which took him two years to eat. The publishers of the Guinness book awarded him a brass plaque declaring him the man with the world's 'strangest diet', but he ate the plaque.
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Old 03-29-20, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bulgie View Post
Monsieur Mangetout ate a whole bike once, by breaking it down into small pieces. That's not all he ate though. Probably weirdest was an entire Cessna airplane, which took him two years to eat. The publishers of the Guinness book awarded him a brass plaque declaring him the man with the world's 'strangest diet', but he ate the plaque.
I bet his plumber bill was as much as his mortgage.
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Old 03-29-20, 10:16 PM
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At least you won't need the chamois cream.
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Old 03-29-20, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Bike Rebel View Post
That's just plain weird. I'm trying to figure out how you could safely apply the brakes.
I can't figure it out either, I guess the seller is just better at riding bikes than me?
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Old 03-30-20, 01:06 PM
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"This was on a 21 Speed Univega"
"It will be up to the winning biddder on removing them from the frame remants"
https://www.ebay.com/itm/153881641470


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Old 03-30-20, 01:48 PM
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This 1995 Gary Fisher Cronus in team colors is a cool bike at a decent price minus the blown Judy XC. I didn't want to list it in the "are you looking for one of these" thread because the ad was 25 weeks old. And then there's this curious saddle configuration.

Men’s Gary Fischer - $100 (Council Bluffs, IA)

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Old 03-30-20, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ctak View Post
"This was on a 21 Speed Univega"
"It will be up to the winning biddder on removing them from the frame remants"
https://www.ebay.com/itm/153881641470


Someone was hasty with that saw, huh?
Now the crankset and BB costs $21 to ship, instead of $13 and change.
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Old 03-30-20, 03:19 PM
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BB tools are hard...
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Old 03-30-20, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ctak View Post
"This was on a 21 Speed Univega"
"It will be up to the winning biddder on removing them from the frame remants"
https://www.ebay.com/itm/153881641470
Fools! They cut the seat tube too short to use the shell/tubing as an LBS front-counter pen holder.
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Old 03-30-20, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post
This 1995 Gary Fisher Cronus in team colors is a cool bike at a decent price minus the blown Judy XC. I didn't want to list it in the "are you looking for one of these" thread because the ad was 25 weeks old. And then there's this curious saddle configuration.

Menís Gary Fischer - $100 (Council Bluffs, IA)

https://www.bookface.com/marketplace/item/809068066202032/
Lots of WW bonus points here, the "featured" background (double bonus for featuring Old Faithful), the seller's evident inability (or lack of inclination) to inflate the rear tire, the dust that matches everything else in the shot, the misspelled brand name....
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Old 03-30-20, 07:12 PM
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This 1995 Gary Fisher Cronus in team colors ...
And then there's this curious saddle configuration.


That saddle has a football hip pad wrapped to it.
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also looks like its shifted into both small gears which is a good way to ruin a chain.
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https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...098788736.html

Vintage Gary fisher mountain bike - $250 (fremont / union city / newark)

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also looks like its shifted into both small gears which is a good way to ruin a chain.
Looks like that's how they ride...
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Old 03-31-20, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by ctak View Post
"This was on a 21 Speed Univega"
"It will be up to the winning biddder on removing them from the frame remants"
https://www.ebay.com/itm/153881641470


Hope this seller's not a doctor.
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
That saddle has a football hip pad wrapped to it.
Thanks- I couldn't quite place what it was supposed to be. I feel for these people that for whatever reason, come into possession of an old XC race bike, have to slap a huge gel saddle on it, then need additional padding because it's not comfy enough.
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Hurl for the... er... Hooray for the red, white and blue.....

https://lacrosse.craigslist.org/bik/...101543025.html

2-stroke 80cc gas motorized bicycle - $400 (Galesville)

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