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Old 06-23-20, 04:43 AM
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I can just envision the look on the guy's face as he rode this off. Head on a swivel. 30mph tops. Adrenalin junkie!
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Old 06-23-20, 05:36 AM
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Viscount death fork bike frameset crankset 70s road bike - $80 (Fort Collins)


Here is one for the daring I think, Viscount with original fork....

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/d/...142589628.html








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Old 06-23-20, 08:13 AM
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You don't think they... no, they couldn't have... did they steal one of those memorial bikes?


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Old 06-23-20, 08:15 AM
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Please note that you should only purchase this bike if you are serious about getting hurt.


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Old 06-23-20, 08:26 AM
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That sound was every bike mechanic who worked in the 1970s instinctively wincing

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Old 06-23-20, 10:50 AM
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Ruh-roh, local Pistadex goes haywire:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...146351316.html

Bianchi Pista 56 cm Track Bike - $120 (Downtown)


(First "track bike" I've seen with a flat bar and a rack....)
The first bike is a BikesDirect Mercier Kilo TT. It came in chrome with no decals, and it has that flat-crowned track fork and oddly enough, those rear rack braze-ons.
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Old 06-23-20, 09:16 PM
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Old 06-24-20, 12:04 PM
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Here is one for the Centurion/Iron-Man fans. https://offerup.com/item/detail/889443602/
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Old 06-24-20, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Ruh-roh, local Pistadex goes haywire:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...146351316.html

Bianchi Pista 56 cm Track Bike - $120 (Downtown)


(First "track bike" I've seen with a flat bar and a rack....)


https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...134504208.html

BIANCHI PISTA TRACK BIKE - $600 (MONONA, WI)


...Market Panic !!! Should I buy or sell !!!? What to do ?
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Old 06-24-20, 03:21 PM
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Dude has over 300 active craigs ads.

https://madison.craigslist.org/searc...gid=7134504208
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Old 06-24-20, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post

Dude has over 300 active craigs ads.

https://madison.craigslist.org/searc...gid=7134504208
I know the guy. His name is actually Craig. A lot of his ads are duplicates/re-posts. Nice fella, always has stuff at the swap.
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Old 06-24-20, 06:03 PM
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Wait for daylight or use a flash? No way, let's get edgy. Or something... Every photo taken with illumination from a flashlight from the looks of it.

https://jonesboro.craigslist.org/bik...147705097.html

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Old 06-25-20, 02:26 AM
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I would actually like to try this out purely for kicks,

$125 too that's a steal
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Old 06-25-20, 07:23 AM
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I can (maybe) facilitate if anyone is interested.

https://asheville.craigslist.org/bik...147863852.html

Homemade E-bike - $100 (Leicester)

Started out with a 24 inch Huffy frame , put a 26 inch 1000w front hub motor on.Paid over $300 for a 48v 1000w 20ah lithium battery, Huge truck mirror let's me see 3 curves back. Front and rear shocks, rechargable lights,. 30+ mph. Have disc brake but never put on. Rubber inserts on front and back of inner tubes, Dependable. Either finish what I started or put on your bike. Have over $500 in this. Give me $100. Moving out of state Friday



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Old 06-25-20, 08:39 AM
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Old 06-25-20, 09:32 AM
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I can't wait to tell my wife that it's perfectly okay to use this word after all!
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Says: "The frame does have a couple of dents on the tubes near the front stem. You can see them closely in photo 5 but they do not affect the rideability of the bike."

Should it be a crime to sell for $800?


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Old 06-25-20, 01:38 PM
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Says: "The frame does have a couple of dents on the tubes near the front stem. You can see them closely in photo 5 but they do not affect the rideability of the bike."

Should it be a crime to sell for $800?


Poor bike. Crashed, and then your corpse is used to swindle some unsuspecting schmuck.
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Old 06-25-20, 01:50 PM
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ok, now I need to clean coffee out of my keyboard. again.
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Old 06-25-20, 03:36 PM
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Says: "The frame does have a couple of dents on the tubes near the front stem. You can see them closely in photo 5 but they do not affect the rideability of the bike."

Should it be a crime to sell for $800?


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Poor bike. Crashed, and then your corpse is used to swindle some unsuspecting schmuck.
If someone really thinks that that's not going to be a problem, then--sorry to say this--but it may be more of a Darwin award type situation.
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Old 06-25-20, 03:41 PM
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And, I do get annoyed when someone edits their ad to say "SOLD" instead of just deleting the thing like most people do. But not as much as this guy . . ..


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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
I can (maybe) facilitate if anyone is interested.

https://asheville.craigslist.org/bik...147863852.html

Homemade E-bike - $100 (Leicester)

Started out with a 24 inch Huffy frame , put a 26 inch 1000w front hub motor on.Paid over $300 for a 48v 1000w 20ah lithium battery, Huge truck mirror let's me see 3 curves back. Front and rear shocks, rechargable lights,. 30+ mph. Have disc brake but never put on. Rubber inserts on front and back of inner tubes, Dependable. Either finish what I started or put on your bike. Have over $500 in this. Give me $100. Moving out of state Friday



Wow. No brakes. And how was he planning on installing that disc brake on a non-disc fork? Maybe he knew that cheezy fork was going to explode from the torque of that motor and as soon as he got out of the hospital he would install the brake on the new fork.
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Old 06-25-20, 09:20 PM
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This was wacky in a good way. I brought him a 12-pack of Fat Tire ale, we drank a few on his porch - talked about bikes, covid, and life. I left with two pairs of almost new Compass/Herse tires. One of the most satisfying Craigslist transactions yet.


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For that kind of money, I'd hold out for a Bianchi Voluptuous.
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Old 06-26-20, 09:45 AM
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Schwinn 10 Speed Traveler Bicycle - Mens - $500

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New in 1979. Bright red. One owner. Tires, tubes and break pads replaced in less than 5 years. Stored indoors. Excellent condition.
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