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Old 05-28-10, 03:16 PM
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Even the Peugeots that people actually WANT are not that good! And again, gear descriptions for the hard of thinking.
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Old 05-28-10, 11:07 PM
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Lol theres no pic but this ad made me laugh.

Good bike. bad cyclist. your great opportunity - $40 (Barrhaven)

Date: 2010-05-28, 8:36PM EDT
Reply to: sale-babbh-1764774735@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

There is nothing wrong with this bike, i just dont enjoy cycling, and dont need a bike anymore. I just want it gone. pick up in the evenings only.
ps I'm hot. so not only are you getting a cheap bike. its from a hot girl

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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
Then there's this, a six speed 16T freewheel. Someone has too much time on his hands.
That ebay seller bajajohn1959* ripped me off $200+. what ever you do don't buy anything from him. I got a wheelset from him that was damaged in transit. Sent the wheels back AND NEVER GOT A REFUND! Told me the check was in the mail. SOB! Won't respond to my emails and it's too late to leave negative feedback. Sometimes man. Sometimes....
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Originally Posted by Ferrite View Post
That ebay seller bajajohn1959* ripped me off $200+. what ever you do don't buy anything from him. I got a wheelset from him that was damaged in transit. Sent the wheels back AND NEVER GOT A REFUND! Told me the check was in the mail. SOB! Won't respond to my emails and it's too late to leave negative feedback. Sometimes man. Sometimes....
contact ebay admin, i'm sure they can help you in this case
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Old 05-29-10, 06:46 AM
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i dont have any pictures but i can send them to you.

wanted fit (tucson)

Date: 2010-05-28, 6:55PM MST
Reply to: sale-7rjv7-1764862840@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

i have a paint ball gun, custom oakleys and an i pod tuch wich is all worth about $500 i really am getting in to biking but i need a bike. i really prefur a fit any kind and ill look at it i dont have any pictures but i can send them to you if you have any questions call or text me (Chase) (520)780-0854
thank you and i hope i can get a bikkee?
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Old 05-31-10, 01:53 AM
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I'd make him a reasonable offer to join us and learn.


Originally Posted by Maddox View Post
This one has the seller confused. He isn't sure, but it might be a fixie.


Republic road bike possible fixy (downtown)

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horizontal dropouts, pretty light. The brand is Republic. make REAONABLE offer. Scott 602 295-2511

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It looks to be a track bike which has a road bike rear wheel and cassette jammed into the track-specific dropouts (obviously without any thought as to how that's going to mess up the spacing). No shifters, so I guess the rider was using it as a hackneyed singlespeed frankenbike?

But don't worry, all will be well - it has a rear brake for that massive "stops inside a city block" power.
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Old 05-31-10, 01:55 AM
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Easy...Learning "imaginary numbers" was a tough concept


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i dont have any pictures but i can send them to you.
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At least he used montana spray paint....

but he didn't need to cut off the derailer hanger...
For the love of God, man! How long do you want to hang that thing??
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Old 05-31-10, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Ferrite View Post
That ebay seller bajajohn1959* ripped me off $200+. what ever you do don't buy anything from him. I got a wheelset from him that was damaged in transit. Sent the wheels back AND NEVER GOT A REFUND! Told me the check was in the mail. SOB! Won't respond to my emails and it's too late to leave negative feedback. Sometimes man. Sometimes....
If you had used your credit card (mine always used me) you could've hiphopped, no stops to MC VISA and signed the rap sheet on your sewer worker YO
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Look at the right and left brake levers

Paramount PDG Series 2 Road Bike - $300 (berkeley north / hills)

Date: 2010-06-01, 2:06PM PDT
Reply to: sale-tnhnd-1770225923@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


I am selling my paramount road bike it is a 54 frame with shimano comps. The brakes are shimano exang 500's and the cranks shimano 600's. The bike is in good condition and has a welded frame...

Send me a text at 9164796459 if you would like to see it, I live very close to campus.

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sacramento and sf craigslist for a "like new" gios torino. called the number, some girl answers(sounds drugged), i set up a meeting place and time. the girl never shows. call her, she answers, once i tell her who i am she hangs up. later some guy calls me and says he has the bike but is in sf. he wants me to meet him up there-no way-he says his daughter is going to school in davis and her cel phone was out of batteries. i have my friend with a different phone number call him back and low an behold the girl answers-how she got from sac to sf in 30 min is amazing. still dont know what these two are up to but they probably should be locked up
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Old 06-01-10, 09:22 PM
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I noticed this one as well, love the "its [sic] from a hot girl " comment at the end.


Originally Posted by HSean View Post
Lol theres no pic but this ad made me laugh.

Good bike. bad cyclist. your great opportunity - $40 (Barrhaven)

Date: 2010-05-28, 8:36PM EDT
Reply to: sale-babbh-1764774735@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

There is nothing wrong with this bike, i just dont enjoy cycling, and dont need a bike anymore. I just want it gone. pick up in the evenings only.
ps I'm hot. so not only are you getting a cheap bike. its from a hot girl

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Edit: Did you notice this new one, it's "very bum friendly", and I think I'd actually consider buying it if I had the room:

http://ottawa.en.craigslist.ca/bik/1770762298.html

26" Road Bike- Great Buy! - $50 (Tunney's Pasture)

Date: 2010-06-01, 10:47PM EDT
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Great city bike.
-2 speed
-very bum friendly =)

Please e-mail for more details!

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Old 06-01-10, 10:45 PM
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I posted that hot girl one a page or so back I think lol, it was funny. I live in ottawa
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Old 06-02-10, 04:41 PM
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I sold a Romic 531 frame for $250, yeah...but.. Does that make one with the exact same level components that mine came with, worth $800?? I think most definitely not!

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This bike must be from from Raleigh's experimental 'bendy' period of design. Seller wants 235 bucks, with no mention of damage, mind you.

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Originally Posted by joe englert View Post
sacramento and sf craigslist for a "like new" gios torino. called the number, some girl answers(sounds drugged), i set up a meeting place and time. the girl never shows. call her, she answers, once i tell her who i am she hangs up. later some guy calls me and says he has the bike but is in sf. he wants me to meet him up there-no way-he says his daughter is going to school in davis and her cel phone was out of batteries. i have my friend with a different phone number call him back and low an behold the girl answers-how she got from sac to sf in 30 min is amazing. still dont know what these two are up to but they probably should be locked up
There were half a million posts on C-list later on, claiming the Gios was stolen.

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This bike must be from from Raleigh's experimental 'bendy' period of design. Seller wants 235 bucks, with no mention of damage, mind you.

A local-to-me flipper listed a Raleigh with bent seat stays like that on CL a couple of months ago. The concensus was that they got bent when the bike had a child seat mounted or when the bike was pulling a trailer. When it was pointed out to the seller, he pulled the ad.
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This bike must be from from Raleigh's experimental 'bendy' period of design. Seller wants 235 bucks, with no mention of damage, mind you.

That just hurts to look at...
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http://cgi.ebay.com/AMX-PATRIOT-ROAD...item51930998c3

Not sure if this is the right spot, but did I get ripped off on E-Bay?
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$200 Varsity frameset?!
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with a hurting fork (and potentially stuck seat post) as well:

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http://cgi.ebay.com/AMX-PATRIOT-ROAD...item51930998c3

Not sure if this is the right spot, but did I get ripped off on E-Bay?
Looks like you did well.
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Young girls need not apply...

Older Women's Road Bike - $20 (Littleton)

Open Road Contender - Classic old ladies road bike. Seems to run fine. Can't say for certain cause I'm not a lady and my dignity has kept me from test-riding this bike.

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Saw this myself at my favorite thrift store yesterday but I'm a pure road bike guy or I would have jumped on it. I know what he paid...

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...774807461.html

70's Vintage Sekine Road Bike Frame & Wheels - $75 (Victory Neighborhood,N.Mpls.)

Date: 2010-06-04, 10:05AM CDT
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Vintage Canadian made Sekine 5 speed road bike frame & wheels for sale. The bike is basically complete but I removed the SR bars & stem and brake levers for another project. The lugged frame measures 21 inches along the seat tube and has a 31 inch stand over height. The rims are chrome Araya and the alloy high flange hubs are Star something or other. Brakes are Shimano Tourney center pull and the derailleur is old Shimano. The frame is dirty but the pearl white paint looks like it could be cleaned and polished to look pretty nice. The rear wheel has a very cool spoke protector with the words SEKINE carved out of the disk. The original Sekine seat has some paint splatters but no cuts or holes. The chrome fork stays have some lite rust that should clean up and the rear stays ore horizontal so good candidate for fix/single conversion. The head badge is also very cool detailed metal. There is a bike license from 1977 so it has to be at least that old. Asking $75.

Call Rick at 612 715-2485

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http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1775099725.html


I have a Basso lugged steel fork for a 1 inch threaded headset. The fork is in great condition.

The fork has been stripped of paint, clear-coated and had frame saver applied.

The steerer tube is a touch under 16cm (about 16 1/4 inches). The top 3.5cm (1.5 inches) is threaded.

The crown race is not included. If you would like to buy the fork, when you pick it up, can you bring a hammer and flat screw driver or punch to tap it off.

The fork has three sets of braze-ons for (1) rear of dropout for fenders, (2) front of dropout for front pannier rack and (3) front of fork legs for a mid-fork rack.
You can buy his fork but you have to take the crown race off for him.
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