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Old 09-11-19, 08:52 PM
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This has to be stolen



That's it. That's the ad

Did anyone have their Lemond stolen? Pictures are - drive side only, doesn't mention brand, model, year, components. I think someone who picked out this bike would know...
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Oh noe!

I'll post this in art bike / alt bike too.
Stretch rat bike
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
I'll post this in art bike / alt bike too.
Stretch rat bike
There's a reason why that's unique and one of a kind....
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Old 09-12-19, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
I'll post this in art bike / alt bike too.
Stretch rat bike
I have always wondered why some will spend so much time and effort producing a very ugly product. I expect that they had great plans but tired of the project halfway in.
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Old 09-12-19, 07:37 AM
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The message is: Your fork is bent.

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Yes, much sportier that way.

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Old 09-12-19, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
I have always wondered why some will spend so much time and effort producing a very ugly product.
A highly creative bunch. I greatly respect the ratbike community. They don't march to the same drummer as many of us do. Many of them have as much of a feeling of triumph and satisfaction of finding a junk Huffy in a ditch as someone else in here may in finding an NOS Raleigh Professional in an attic.
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Old 09-12-19, 12:53 PM
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A highly creative bunch. I greatly respect the ratbike community. They don't march to the same drummer as many of us do. Many of them have as much of a feeling of triumph and satisfaction of finding a junk Huffy in a ditch as someone else in here may in finding an NOS Raleigh Professional in an attic.
That's why I cross-posted to Alt Bikes too. The entire idea of this creation is... unreasonable, to me. I don't doubt that it reflects passion though, and while it's a wacky craigslist ad for a bike, it might get $700 from the right connoisseur.
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Old 09-12-19, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
I have always wondered why some will spend so much time and effort producing a very ugly product. I expect that they had great plans but tired of the project halfway in.

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A highly creative bunch. I greatly respect the ratbike community. They don't march to the same drummer as many of us do. Many of them have as much of a feeling of triumph and satisfaction of finding a junk Huffy in a ditch as someone else in here may in finding an NOS Raleigh Professional in an attic.
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That's why I cross-posted to Alt Bikes too. The entire idea of this creation is... unreasonable, to me. I don't doubt that it reflects passion though, and while it's a wacky craigslist ad for a bike, it might get $700 from the right connoisseur.
Yeah, I have seen a number of these creations that were interesting if not beautiful, and I do understand passion to create. This one however; is downright amateurish, devoid of even mediocre workmanship. I wonder what it sounds like rolling down the road.

Here's the CL link: https://dayton.craigslist.org/bik/d/...965113590.html

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Old 09-14-19, 05:36 AM
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Hot!

(Now we're cookin'? Looks like a good range of gears? Just needs a good degreasing? Easy to get dialed in? People list this gaspipe crap? Mmmhmmmph.)

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Hot!

(Now we're cookin'? Looks like a good range of gears? Just needs a good degreasing? Easy to get dialed in? People list this gaspipe crap? Mmmhmmmph.)
You can clean the chain with Easy-Off oven cleaner.
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Old 09-14-19, 08:23 AM
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Hot!

(Now we're cookin'? Looks like a good range of gears? Just needs a good degreasing? Easy to get dialed in? People list this gaspipe crap? Mmmhmmmph.)
I sense that the market is warming up for models like this.
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Old 09-14-19, 08:25 AM
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Hot!

(Now we're cookin'? Looks like a good range of gears? Just needs a good degreasing? Easy to get dialed in? People list this gaspipe crap? Mmmhmmmph.)
It's a half-baked ad, I tell ya.
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I'm feelin' the burn.......
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Cannon, Dale?

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"bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: hybrid/comfort
condition: excellent
frame size: 64
make / manufacturer: Avion
suspension: frame and fork (full suspension)
wheel size: 18 in"

https://columbia.craigslist.org/bik/...964709133.html

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2 Bicycles - $50 (Fruitland Park)






"bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: hybrid/comfort
condition: excellent
frame size: 64
make / manufacturer: Avion
suspension: frame and fork (full suspension)
wheel size: 18 in"

https://columbia.craigslist.org/bik/...964709133.html

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Naah, that's a cheap copy.
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Colnago MTB?

If you're selling a Colnago for over $1000, you might want to know what you're talking about; another "full suspension", "cantilever brake" road bike! Personally, I think all bikes are great riding to and from work/home.
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If you're selling a Colnago for over $1000, you might want to know what you're talking about; another "full suspension", "cantilever brake" road bike! Personally, I think all bikes are great riding to and from work/home.
I wouldn't fault them for not knowing their components. Maybe they went to the LBS and had them help pick the bike? Maybe they faithfully return for routine service? Is the price out of line for this bike? I'm a little busy to edify myself today, but I'd guess that they're overpriced by about $500 given the aluminum frame (assuming that's right too). Maybe you're mad you had to do a little sleuthing because the database information kept the bike out of your search?
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I wouldn't fault them for not knowing their components. Maybe they went to the LBS and had them help pick the bike? Maybe they faithfully return for routine service? Is the price out of line for this bike? I'm a little busy to edify myself today, but I'd guess that they're overpriced by about $500 given the aluminum frame (assuming that's right too). Maybe you're mad you had to do a little sleuthing because the database information kept the bike out of your search?
Not mad at all, just thought it was funny to describe that bike that way. I wasn't looking for anything, it just caught my eye and seemed odd. It helps to be a knowledgeable seller as well as buyer, it is their bike after all. I thought this was the "Wacky" thread; not trying to be too serious here. Next time I'll post the cantilever toaster!

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Not mad at all, just thought it was funny to describe that bike that way. I wasn't looking for anything, it just caught my eye and seemed odd. It helps to be a knowledgeable seller as well as buyer, it is their bike after all. I thought this was the "Wacky" thread; not trying to be too serious here. Next time I'll post the cantilever toaster!
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I wouldn't fault them for not knowing their components.
What? This thread does the opposite.
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What? This thread does the opposite.
It is a bit farfetched that someone would buy a Colnago and not know the frame material, brake types, and model of bike.
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