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Old 04-10-20, 07:27 PM
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Old Firenze with a "lightweight alloy frame". These bikes were given away by "TV Lenny", aka Crazy Lenny, with every console color TV (or whatever) he sold in his appliance chain. So offered because the bikes weren't safe enough to _sell_ legally in the US (but it was perfectly legal to _give_ them away). The absolutely delicious irony -- this seller says he's selling this BSO because he bought an E-Bike -- from the very same Crazy Lenny, who came out of retirement to open an e-bike business.

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Like New 12 speed Men's Touring Bike - $75 (Madison East)

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Old 04-11-20, 10:21 AM
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Odd choice of picture backgrounds.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/b...104781650.html





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Odd choice of picture backgrounds.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/b...104781650.html





If ever there was a bike to survive the Zombie Apocalypse, it'd be some sort of old Schwinn, I'd guess.
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Old 04-11-20, 11:10 AM
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Odd choice of picture backgrounds.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/b...104781650.html




I hope this is not where the transaction has to take place.
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Old 04-11-20, 11:11 AM
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Kind of goes with the "rust colored" description.
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Old 04-11-20, 11:26 AM
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Would love to see a video of this one being ridden! Just imagine those brake cables flopping around down near the front (rear) hub...



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As if a death fork wasn't enough to worry about. This viscount is for those who want live on the edge 😬



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Old 04-11-20, 11:37 AM
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^^^^^^^ It would take a special rider....^^^^^
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CL ad:
https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik...104576174.html

1950 vintage schwinn bike - $6000 (west mlk & north armenia ave)


this is a real vintage bike in absolutely great condition for been 70 years old has brand new white walls tires has been recently tune up rides super nice has suspension in front & rear has the old school ring bell contact BOB show contact info
I will not accept any other pmt but cash any other offer of pmt will be ignore it wont work cash on delivery only this is a super rare bike that you never come across again very in the entire world real piece of history like a time capsule

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RE: 1950 vintage schwinn - $6000 (Tampa)

Caution this bike is a mishmash of new and used parts that's not worth $60 much less $6000!! Do your research don't be fooled
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Odd choice of picture backgrounds.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/b...104781650.html

Q: how do you know it's Gary and not Detroit?



A: In Detroit, they wouldn't have bothered with the cones/barrels.
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Old 04-11-20, 01:13 PM
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this guy should ask for a refund

..on the "professional" repaint on this claimed to be Ochsner

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Old 04-11-20, 04:15 PM
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..on the "professional" repaint on this claimed to be Ochsner

The only thing going for it from his ad: unique
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The only thing going for it from his ad: unique
It might just be the time of year but this reminds me of an easter egg. Especially those at home egg dying kits
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Old 04-11-20, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Q: how do you know it's Gary and not Detroit?



A: In Detroit, they wouldn't have bothered with the cones/barrels.
Mad Pogue,
Believe it or not those are actually pictures of the north side of Valpo. The city seems to be moving southward toward the major highway intersections. That area is ripe for renovations and some developer is going to cash in. But you are right the barrels would not be out! However here in Indiana we have no place to store them, so we just put them in the roadway for storage. Try searching for "orange barrels" song from about ten years ago. Smiles, MH
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Old 04-11-20, 05:26 PM
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Insidious C., and 2cam16,
And that whirring noise you are hearing is Othon spinning in his grave! Smiles, MH
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Old 04-11-20, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk View Post
Believe it or not those are actually pictures of the north side of Valpo.
Hmm, building in pic 7 says City of Gary :shrug:
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Old 04-11-20, 07:08 PM
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Yeah I overlooked that pic, thinking it was one of the bank branches. Perhaps the seller rode it there, but Gary is a few miles from Valpo about 20 if I remember right.
I grew up in Michigan City about twenty miles northeast of Valpo. We had the distinction of the largest gated community in the state, where every domicile had it's own gate that was locked every night. Indiana State Prison to be exact. Smiles, MH
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I don't believe that Schwinn produced the "Cruiser Deluxe" in the '50s. Wasn't this model introduced in the mid-'90s to take advantage of the retro-trend.
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CL ad:
https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik...104576174.html

1950 vintage schwinn bike - $6000 (west mlk & north armenia ave)


this is a real vintage bike in absolutely great condition for been 70 years old has brand new white walls tires has been recently tune up rides super nice has suspension in front & rear has the old school ring bell contact BOB show contact info
I will not accept any other pmt but cash any other offer of pmt will be ignore it wont work cash on delivery only this is a super rare bike that you never come across again very in the entire world real piece of history like a time capsule

CL counterad:

RE: 1950 vintage schwinn - $6000 (Tampa)

Caution this bike is a mishmash of new and used parts that's not worth $60 much less $6000!! Do your research don't be fooled
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
I don't believe that Schwinn produced the "Cruiser Deluxe" in the '50s. Wasn't this model introduced in the mid-'90s to take advantage of the retro-trend.
But, but, but, it says 1950 right there on the chain guard!
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Gonzo the Great

https://athensohio.craigslist.org/bi...097288054.html

Speshul, or coded message to his Canadian Commie friends?


SELLING A HEAVY FRAME GONZO the GREAT / BIKE (( 40 LBS )) AND GOING LIGHTER FOR SUMMER, SOLID HARDCORED STEEL WITH rustprooF powder coating for road salt / ice

4 '' INCH THICK ((HARD TO PUNK-CHURE)) TIRES / THICK RUBBER with FRESH TREAD
THIS BIKE CAN TAKE ANY MASSIVE CRATER SINKHOLE IN THE CITY WITH EAZE

SWAPPED OUT HANDLEBARS , SO NOT THE crappy straight mt. type barz

DISC BRAKES are REAR ONLY / hit a dog on the front the K9 bent the front disc from HARD IMPACT, mongreL dog with no shots (rabies) no tags , did not survive* that's why there's a leash LAW in Ohio IF OWNERS WOULD KEEP K9s ON A LEASH...

CARBON FIBER FRAME PANELS HAVE BEEN REMOVED (PHOTO)*
CARBON WHEEL COVERS WILL BE REMOVED B4 SALE

FRONT TIRE HAS BEEN REPLACED (SEE k9 ATTACK above)

WILL NOT MEET MORE THAN ONE PERSON / BUYER
WILL NOT BE OUTNUMBERED AND ROBBED

SALE WILL BE OUTSIDE OF
OSU PD SUBSTATION

I AM A POLICE CADET in TRAINING

DAYLIGHT ONLY HOURS MEANS
NO SALES AFTER DARK, I AM NOT GOING TO GET ROBBED BY ALL THE PREDATORY VERMIN IN THIS CITY

CASH only
NO fake pyramid SCAM bytecoin RIP OFFS / ALL DIGITAL MONEY = 666 / the ANTI-CHRIST*

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Looks like a twist on the classic "Scarface" road to success in America. First you get the bike. Then you get the car. Then you sell the bike to get money, to buy the power and the women.

https://modesto.craigslist.org/bik/d...097368547.html
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What are those frame springs for on "GONZO the GREAT"?

Also he paints a lovely picture of Athens OH, full of predatory vermin and rabid mongrels all looking to take out poor helpless police cadets
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What are those frame springs for on "GONZO the GREAT"?

Also he paints a lovely picture of Athens OH, full of predatory vermin and rabid mongrels all looking to take out poor helpless police cadets
Those springs are for vibrations.
He's selling in Columbus, so the caution might be warranted.
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I'm wondering if I should be saving my old co2 inflators...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bop...105217872.html

Vintage antique wood handle bike bicycle tire pump - $25 (san mateo)

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Looks like a twist on the classic "Scarface" road to success in America. First you get the bike. Then you get the car. Then you sell the bike to get money, to buy the power and the women.

https://modesto.craigslist.org/bik/d...097368547.html
And not a single side shot of the bike. Shady.
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^^^^ What, he's gonna lean the bike on his Beemer? And crouch down to bike level? Don't count on it. More lazy than shady. Dude's in shorts and slippers.
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