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Old 06-27-20, 06:22 PM
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I'm sure some C&V audiophile here would like this, but what bike would you mount it on?

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Mixing console - $75 (Madison)

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This poor soul has obviously suffered through a long and lonesome period of self-quarantine.
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Lots of parts, better hurry while there are still some left.
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bo...130620445.html

Some very rare parts in there somewhere...at least I think so...Be sure that you have had a tetanus shot before diving in.
Unfortunately, Iíve been there, done that...I had a large tote of mid range, mid Ď70ís parts...somewhere along the line the top split enough to let the weather get in...and Boom!...thatís what you get...bike parts soup!
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
Lots of parts, better hurry while there are still some left.
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bo...130620445.html

Some very rare parts in there somewhere...at least I think so...Be sure that you have had a tetanus shot before diving in.
Unfortunately, Iíve been there, done that...I had a large tote of mid range, mid Ď70ís parts...somewhere along the line the top split enough to let the weather get in...and Boom!...thatís what you get...bike parts soup!
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Old 06-29-20, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114279474371


NOT "tool leather" option

The neighbors dog got the package first... only $100!
Mine has scrape damage almost that bad from falling off my rack onto the freeway (I also have bent rails), so this one is probably 100% functional.

Nice writeup, good to see a non-contentious relationship between neighbors, and that the dog-neighbor took responsibility for their dog.

However $95 seems too close to MSRP to charge for that much cosmetic damage (plus shipping!). I'd start the bidding at like $50 and see where it goes.

But hey, if somebody buys it at that price, then I'm wrong, it's not priced too high!
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Old 06-29-20, 10:41 AM
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Seller could market the dog-damaged saddle with a story -- "That dog was so fast, and HUGE, and going RIGHT for my....."
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Old 06-29-20, 11:54 AM
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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.


Figures it was another Bike Forum member who got these. I asked about them, but you'd already gotten them. He had a 27" Stay-True aluminum wheelset he'd advertised with a similar ad, and I brought a 6-pack of mixed IPAs and a little extra cash. Still a smoking deal and it was really nice to sit and chat for a while. He showed me his 3TTT gravel bike with whatever SRAM's version of Di-2 is, and I showed him pictures of the Super Course I'm fixing up that these wheels will go on.

jeirvine if you ever decide one or more of those sets are surplus to your needs, hit me up!
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Originally Posted by rocks in head View Post
Figures it was another Bike Forum member who got these. I asked about them, but you'd already gotten them. He had a 27" Stay-True aluminum wheelset he'd advertised with a similar ad, and I brought a 6-pack of mixed IPAs and a little extra cash. Still a smoking deal and it was really nice to sit and chat for a while. He showed me his 3TTT gravel bike with whatever SRAM's version of Di-2 is, and I showed him pictures of the Super Course I'm fixing up that these wheels will go on.

jeirvine if you ever decide one or more of those sets are surplus to your needs, hit me up!
Will do. He had some Vittorias too that I spaced on even asking him about. Maybe we can ride sometime. It's always interesting to meet forum members in real life.
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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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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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Old 06-30-20, 06:23 AM
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Condition...New?
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Vintage Bendix 2 Speed Red Band Automatic KickBack Hub Driving Screw AB-2

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Condition: New

Quantity: 5 available

Price: US $9.99



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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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Sky's The Limit?

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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"needs some maintenance...nothing serious"

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

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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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Where's Ross? Oh, There He Is.

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

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"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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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?

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"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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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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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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1959 Schwinn "Sting-Racer" 3-Speed 26"


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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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^^^^^^ 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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^^^^^^ 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 itís, ďCool! Itís a step thru...Ē
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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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