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Old 06-29-20, 12:55 PM
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He's still got a bunch of ads up: search Fat Tire Beer on Washington DC bike parts
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Dang, I would love to swap some fat tire or homebrew for that truing stand and some chatting. If only I lived in the area.
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Vintage Bendix 2 Speed Red Band Automatic KickBack Hub Driving Screw AB-2

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Old 06-30-20, 03:32 PM
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Unbelievable! Dude, if you'd take like even ten seconds out of your life to do an internet search, you'd see that it's spelled "Bianchi."



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Originally Posted by Headpost View Post
Unbelievable! Dude, it you'd take like even ten seconds out of your life to do an internet search, you'd see that it's spelled "Bianchi."
Doesn't matter, when you're "selling" a bike parked in public randomly chosen to photograph.
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Old 06-30-20, 05:35 PM
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Gary Fisher Gitche Gumee Mountain Bike - $225 (Midlothian)

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"Used Gary Fisher Gitche Gummee mountain bike. Frame is an XL. Has new tires and a new seat. Chromoly frame with 24 gears (3x8). Rides well.

bicycle frame material: other/unknown

bicycle type: mountain
brake type: caliper
condition: good
frame size: XL
make / manufacturer: Gary Fisher
model name / number: Gitche Gumee
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 26 in"

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Old 06-30-20, 06:43 PM
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"needs some maintenance...nothing serious"

Just need to move that downtube away from the front tire.

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Old 06-30-20, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Doesn't matter, when you're "selling" a bike parked in public randomly chosen to photograph.
I thought so too at first, but they get the size about right, and that bike does look like it just got a new set of cheap tires. I really don't know.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/b...151074318.html

I bought a bike to flip today. Sorry, just had to confess. I feel so dirty. I pretended I wanted it for myself and everything. Bad me.
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Today I went to see a bike, the seller told me he removes all the front derailleurs because they get stuck. Also thought that the crack crossing the inner and outer head tube lug was fine. People sure are weird.
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Old 07-02-20, 08:10 PM
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Where's Ross? Oh, There He Is.

Ross road bike in great condition - $100 (Socastee)

Posted 2020-07-02 21:19



"Ross 21 speed road bike in excellent condition first come first get for $100 obo it will not last long. Call or text JP @ 843-240-4663. Texts will be responded to first as I can’t always take calls but I can’t respond via text.

bicycle frame material: aluminum

bicycle type: road
frame size: 54
wheel size: 28 in"

https://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/b...152625000.html

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Old 07-03-20, 05:55 AM
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Unbelievable! Dude, if you'd take like even ten seconds out of your life to do an internet search, you'd see that it's spelled "Bianchi."


Ah, didn't anyone notice that the bike in the picture is a Peugeot?

Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
"needs some maintenance...nothing serious"

Just need to move that downtube away from the front tire.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...23474375085999

Its a Zero Fork Trail conversion.
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Old 07-03-20, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mech986 View Post
Ah, didn't anyone notice that the bike in the picture is a Peugeot?




Its a Zero Fork Trail conversion.
Glad the seller is not my doctor....I have some news for you....the tests came back and there is nothing serious for you to be......
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Old 07-03-20, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Headpost View Post
I thought so too at first, but they get the size about right, and that bike does look like it just got a new set of cheap tires. I really don't know.
https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/b...151074318.html
I bought a bike to flip today. Sorry, just had to confess. I feel so dirty. I pretended I wanted it for myself and everything. Bad me.
Are you local? Did you end up buying this? If it wasn't for the COVID crisis, I'd offer to go and interview the guy/gal for the benefit of the forum...
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Old 07-03-20, 01:17 PM
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1959 Schwinn "Sting-Racer" 3-Speed 26"


https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro..._odkw=Wald+872
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US $300



1959 Schwinn Racer 3-Speed 26" conversion bike in good used condition. Original paint looks good with new tires, brake pads, cables and housings, high rise handlebars, banana seat, and shocks. Rides, shifts and brakes nicely. Very nice looking and riding vintage Schwinn bike.
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Old 07-03-20, 02:00 PM
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^^^^^^ Actually, that would be a cool "Sting Ray for grownups", if it weren't for the ('wuh-wuh-wuhhhhhhh") step-through frame.
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Old 07-03-20, 02:41 PM
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^^^^^^ Actually, that would be a cool "Sting Ray for grownups", if it weren't for the ('wuh-wuh-wuhhhhhhh") step-through frame.
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Few more years , few more pounds, and it’s, “Cool! It’s a step thru...”
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Old 07-03-20, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by robertorolfo View Post
Are you local? Did you end up buying this? If it wasn't for the COVID crisis, I'd offer to go and interview the guy/gal for the benefit of the forum...
Thanks for caring. No, different bike! I am local. I'm in Brooklyn, but a search for "Bianche" on Craigslist comes up empty now so I think we lost our chance to get to the bottom of the mystery. As far as reselling the bike I bought, I'm nervous now that I will be outed:





I hope this guy never finds out about mortgage backed securities.



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Ah, didn't anyone notice that the bike in the picture is a Peugeot?.
Yeah, I was trying to make a joke. Guess it wasn't very funny.

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Yeah, I was trying to make a joke. Guess it wasn't very funny.
Saw your initial reply, your joke was funny and good. I also saw s different irony when others commented on your spelling citation. As for inflicting this thread:





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Old 07-05-20, 07:00 PM
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Vintage 70s Fuji Ten Speed bicycle BMX Stlye Persons Seat Carbon Folk Alloy Rim

This guy must have been inspired by that Schwinn "Sting Racer"!




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Old 07-06-20, 07:31 AM
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This guy must have been inspired by that Schwinn "Sting Racer"!




https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-70s...UAAOSwUKxYl73V
With a little more care with component choices, this could be an attractive alt-bike. Could a Fuji sports 10 hope for a better outcome?
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I actually like that Sting Racer for some reason. I remember my Stingray knockoff from when I was a kid. I would sit on the seat and swing my legs to the side in front to get off, so a stepthrough frame makes sense.
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This one kinda scares me...Not sure what it really is, but someone must have got carried away making this bike something else......but what?

Colnago City Bike medium











Colnago City bike
Single speed
Steele appx 28inch standover
Rear brake only
Super fast
Quick release and good tires

$195 cash and ride
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Originally Posted by kermie View Post
This one kinda scares me...Not sure what it really is, but someone must have got carried away making this bike something else......but what?

Colnago City Bike medium











Colnago City bike
Single speed
Steele appx 28inch standover
Rear brake only
Super fast
Quick release and good tires

$195 cash and ride
I say it's a crashed and repaired bike, looking to get turned into a tourer or cross bike, with the new canti posts. They wouldn't make the effort to tear up the decal and leave the front end looking like that.
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$2,500 !? Umm... no!

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Unless the MOKAN area was inundated with Patron Tequila-branded BikeID-duospeeds, this very bike was on craigslist a couple years ago for the (comparatively) paltry sum of $150: https://lawrence.craigslist.org/bik/...141900108.html.
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Listen, it's neat: two-speed SRAM Automatix hub, decent components, very nice grips and saddle (and if I remember the original ad correctly, good rims and tires)... and I have to say I have a minor weakness for that [Anaheim pepper and lime...? what would you call it, plz?] green... but $750 is laughable for a dangle-it-from-the-rafters liquor store bike.
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$2,500 !? Umm... no!

I'm more interested in a bike with a VIN number.
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