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Old 07-08-20, 10:56 PM
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Old 07-09-20, 08:39 AM
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Bellfast bicycle??? They posted several pics, then still got it wrong twice.

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Vintage Bellfast Starlight 3 Speed Super Deluxe 26" Girls Bike - $45

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Old 07-09-20, 08:57 AM
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Nice yard.
What's with all the cages and cat carriers?

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Several used bikes for sale. Many need some work some ready to ride. Prices vary. Prices are cheap.
I have mens womens. Boys. Girls. Racing. Cruisers. Mountain bikes. Please call or text for appt.
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Old 07-09-20, 11:47 AM
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24 Photos Does Not A PX-10 Make

Vintage Men’s Peugeot PX 10 Simplex - $450 (North Charleston)

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"Vintage 71 Men’s Peugeot PX 10 racer, made in France. Always kept in the house. has new era correct tires, tubes, and rim liners. This is in exceptional condition. In my family since new. Always serviced and treated as a family member. 10 speed and no rust.
$450 Firm, Cash Only, No exceptions.
Compare on eBay and you will see that this is a deal.
Scammers and dreamers are Blocked!!! No Calls, Texts Only!
*Texts only please before 9pm.*
** If you’re reading this, it’s still available.

bicycle frame material: other/unknown

bicycle type: road
brake type: u-brakes
condition: excellent
frame size: 57 cm
handlebar type: other/unknown
make / manufacturer: Peugeot
model name / number: PX 10 Simplex
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 27 in"

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OK, this is a BSO, but it wins the award for the most cursed bike I've ever seen. I almost want to make an offer for like $20 for how cursed it is.







https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/b...156382355.htmlSo... I bought this bike off my buddy for $150. It is new in the box. I think the original price on Amazon in $350 or close to that. This really is my first bike as an adult and i have NO IDEA how to put now together. That combined with the disc brakes and other adjustments... i gave up. But also, this bike is SUPER weird. I looks like they just typed "JHSGJKHTWJGHJK" all over it.

anyway... If you know how to put a bike together better than me its all you.

$150 cash only, firm. I have all the parts and tools as well. I did throw the box away.
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I knew I sold it too cheap LOL.

Well, I don't know how "wacky" this is but I listed this little Bridgestone last weekend, my phone was blowing up but it was too small for most people, however it still sold in less than 18 hours. I let the guy talk me down a few bucks, he gave me a sob story about having been out of work for 2 months but I didn't come down much because I had a feeling he was scamming me on that one. I think my instincts were right.



So this morning I'm checking out FB Marketplace and I see this ad....... same bike, same guy but WOW that price! I wish him all the luck getting that out of it. Especially since there's another one just like it that got put on the next day for only a few bucks more than I sold this one for.


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"Vicicleta en venta Bridgestone año 1988 como nueva muy cuidada estrella y desviadores shimano
Aledo, IL · about a day ago ·
$350Bicicleta usada como nueva Bridgestone 1988 desbiadores shimano yantas michelin dinámic $350"



At least he didn't use my pictures........ but he should have.
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I guess it's hard to tell people to grow up when they're riding bikes like that. (Ad edited for foul language.)

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I guess it's hard to tell people to grow up when they're riding bikes like that. (Ad edited for foul language.)

I had a guy like that who listed an ad in Bicycles on CL describing an old Columbia bicycle but posted three pics of a vacuum cleaner. He replied with a page long rant of profanities about how some of us should mind our own business and get a life. I showed the email to a buddy, he too emailed the guy about the wrong pics he posted and got the same thing. He then used his wife's email and asked if he still had the bike and that he wanted to see it, he got the same nasty reply. I think he was hoping to find out who the idiot was but he apparently just put the ad up to be able to send nasty replies to everyone. A few days later the ad was gone.

I answered an ad last weekend for a Raleigh Sports ladies model about 10 minutes from me on CL, the guy had listed and described the bike fairly well by the pics, and sounded normal when I called the number he sent me. In a half hour conversation he never mentioned anything about price, and the ad said $50. When I got there he was waiting with the bike in his driveway. The tires were flat, no big deal, but they weren't in the pics, and the handlebars were loose and hanging down with one grip cut off with a knife. Still not a deal breaker, but the first words out of his mouth were "You do realize its not $50 right?". He then jumped right into a whole speech about how valuable they are and that he hopes I brought at least $400 or I was leaving without a bike. I looked at him and asked why on earth would you list it for $50 if you wanted $400? No one in their right mind would go for that game. He got a nasty attitude so I flipped him off and left. The next day there were several other people who posted warnings about the ad and his attitude.
I get just as many flaky people as buyers too, I have one guy who shows up for every last bike I list wanting to take a test ride. He's an older guy, likely in his mid 70's about 5ft 4in tall or so, and he replies to every bike over 63cm that I list, each time offering $25 or less no matter what the bike is. I just stopped answering his emails.
I'm afraid he'll either hurt himself trying to ride a too big for him bike or drop one and damage something expensive.
I get more and more people who want a test ride, I tend to choose who I'll let take a ride or not these days. Most bike shops won't let anyone take a test ride unless they bought it first. Lately I think a lot of people are just bored and looking for something to do.
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Old 07-10-20, 04:16 PM
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Lately I think a lot of people are just bored and looking for something to do.
Yes, but that's the first I've ever heard of someone posting a messed up ad just so they could rant at at the person who pointed it out to them. It's so deviously brilliant that it frankly scares me a little.
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Old 07-10-20, 04:39 PM
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Yes, but that's the first I've ever heard of someone posting a messed up ad just so they could rant at at the person who pointed it out to them. It's so deviously brilliant that it frankly scares me a little.
This guy is on another level for his CL honeypot for …Nosey Neds. What would you name a well-meaning CL bike ad user?
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Old 07-10-20, 05:58 PM
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For all the weight weenies out there.
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Question: When is a fixie not a real fixie

Answer: When you are too lazy to remove the shifters!

This one could be saved but at that price? And the flat tires? And $300 and can't clean it? Italics are mine.

Ad copy: Nishiki road bike, small frame, meant for someone 5’6” to 5’10” maybe. The seat is ripped, the frame is dirty and scratched up. The tires are flat and the bars need new wrap. The bike is very light weight, it has fixed speed wheels (fixie). The crank and rear brake is exage motion. Made in Japan. The bike needs a good bath. Yes it’s still for sale, I’ll remove the ad the minute it’s sold. I’m not answering anymore questions . This is for restoration.










but wait!!

There is more.

Seller has another ad and a very touching one too

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details...dId=1510636266

Wanted - Free Bicycles for my Teenager

Ad copy: Help me get my teenager interested in something that doesn’t require an internet connection. Looking for free bicycles either complete or in need of some attention. If it’s a project even better. I can pick it up, if you’re throwing it out I’ll take it. I’m willing to pay for old school BMX bikes/parts.

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Question: When is a fixie not a real fixie

Answer: When you are too lazy to remove the shifters!
Answer (2): When the seller doesn't know what "fixie" means. There's clearly a freewheel, and he says it has "fixed speed wheels", IOW, randomly-selected bicycle-related buzzwords that mean nothing when put together.
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It's long.


For sale a good riding Norco pinnacle gravel.tires are good and hold air, brakes are good.it is size 21 inches so good for someone about 5'10" or so.
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rds...155220566.html
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It's long.


For sale a good riding Norco pinnacle gravel.tires are good and hold air, brakes are good.it is size 21 inches so good for someone about 5'10" or so.
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rds...155220566.html
You have to be an orangutan to manual this.
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Not sure what Fiorelli refers to, not that it matters...

Yep, $550 for the Campy Atala... "Hope springs eternal in the human breast" *****Is it old enough that the brakes or .... are desirable? Maybe the hubs? Don't tell me that's a rare and valuable Campy Dork Disk....


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Vintage huffy “ good vibrations”” bicycle all parts here
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$175
Vintage bicycle been in grandpas shed 22 years!!!!!!
Excellent condition It’s a must see N price is firm







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(I think the scene needs to be taped off.)

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They forgot the decimal point between the 1 and 7, that's all......

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Vintage huffy “ good vibrations”” bicycle all parts here
Morehead City, NC · about a day ago ·
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Vintage bicycle been in grandpas shed 22 years!!!!!!
Excellent condition It’s a must see N price is firm

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^^^^^ "Good vibrations" shook the bike to pieces? +1, tape off the area and draw a chalk outline around each part.
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Half a Univega bike. Chain is rusty. Front wheel and tire are good.
Back wheel & tire were stolen so those are gone. So is the seat.


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They forgot the decimal point between the 1 and 7, that's all......
Where are the wheels?

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Where are the wheels?

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2nd picture, original post. They're just as nice as the rest of it LOL.
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In case you hadn't seen enough of these......

On FB Marketplace this morning. Said they only rode it once or twice. Gee, I wonder why? Sent them a message to let them know it might be more enjoyable to ride of the fork was pointed the right way.



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I Prefer Tortilla

PROTECT THE BUNS BIKE SEAT - $5 (NEAR HOME DEPOT ON WEST WENDOVER AVE)

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"SOFT RIDE FOR YOUR BIKE. OH, I MEAN SOFT RIDE FOR YOU.
ROGERDALE"

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Not sure which is more depressing...

The bike or the soda.
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