One of the more robust (but pretty much unproductive) expressions of my bike-obsessed yet unabashedly supercheap temperament is the ritual scouring of craislist for sw33t d3als. While I may be hunting for 64cm frames or suntour bar-end shifters, the pages through which I scroll are sometimes sprinkled with gems that I could not have made up if I tried. Everything from egregious misspellings to overtly stolen bikes, from NOS vintage pantographed quill stems to a red reflector listed for $10— I plan to collect those gems and post them here for your entertainment. or perhaps purchasing? Here we go! “18 speed frame Pacific Evolution – $1 (Upper Darby)” http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4400810674.html
Best offer mountain speed vortex brakes
Nice. Surely the effort you spent photographing and listing this, uh, bicycle shaped object is worth more than $ 1 USD ?? —– “1988 HUTCH HPV Superbike BMX – $3000 (Claymont)” http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4423028137.html
I have a rare 1988 Hutch HPV Superbike completely original set up as Replica Downhill speed record holder serious calls only to John 302 268 5025 $3000.00 open to trades on other Schwinn Stingray Bikes Krates
***WINNER*** !!! ***WINNER*** —– “Cyco cycles three wheel bike – $50 (philadelphia)” http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4391033293.html
Cyco cycles bike its a three wheel bike in great shape. Yellow three wheel bike go Like new condition Hardly ridden 50.00 Must see Need nothing but a rider 215 356 797six Asap obo Pick up today
A Springtime Haiku An Interesting machine Listing puzzles me – Like new condition A Yellow Three Wheel Bike Go Must see? You Don’t Say —– “Cateye Sigma Computer Spoke Magnet – $5 (south philly)” http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4377820490.html
Wheel magnets for Sigma and Cateye cyclocomputer, but should work for most others as well.
This would be from south philly. —– “EVEL KNIEVEL STUNT CYCLE” VERY COOL KIDS BIKE CR-2X” – $125 (WILLOW GROVE)” http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4416379286.html
WOW THE “EVEL KNIEVEL STUNT CYCLE” . WELL THAT’S WHAT I CALL IT AND IT REALLY DOES LOOK LIKE IT . THE BIKE IS A VINTAGE 90’S ROAD MASTER CR-2X COASTER BIKE WITH MAG WHEELS AND REAL LOOKING GAUGES, MIRIORS AND TURN SIGNALS (NON FUNCTIONING) . IT IS IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE . A SUPER COOL BIKE .THAT IS VERY HARD TO FIND YOU KIDS WON’T GET OFF IT . YES I STILL HAVE IT , PLEASE DON’T TELL ME YOU ARE BUYING IT AND DON’T SHOW UP ! PLEASE CALL 267-781-0557
WOW INDEED. THIS BIKE FULLY DESERVES ALL CAPS LOOK HOW C000L IT IS !!! —– “11t Cassette Cog – $10 (s.philly)” http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4411959652.html
New 11t Shimano 8 speed
See, I bet this is the same guy as that cateye magnet seller. Seriosuly dude? What would happen if everyone catalogued the bottom tiny scraps of their respective parts bins, photographed each unit, and listed them all individually for $10 each? —- “garge sale ( limerick pa)” http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4396406081.html (no picture) … “garge sale”.., huh?
—- “Bike Accessories – $10 (delaware county)” http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4406542714.html
Here is a vintage Savoy Brake Arm Squeezers 3rd hand. It holds the brake caliper while adjusting the brake cable. It is still in it’s original unopened package. Also included is a vintage Endless Road Absorber bra for absorbing sweat during training. This is also in its original unopened package. These are being sold together and cash only. Thanks!
Now we’re talkin’ !!! A squeezer AND and absorber! It’s your lucky day!! —– ” XT/XTR 9 Speed shifter/rd – $50 (Bala cynwyd)” http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4404107228.html
Shimano XT 9 speed trigger shifter Shimano XTR 9 speed rear derailleur *rd is rapid rise, which means it operates in reverse of a standard rd, in the “relaxed” position it is on the bigger gear. Great for climbing as you are shifting to the easier gears more quickly. $50 for the pair, I am in bala cynwyd during the day and Oakes in the evenings.
I like to hope, based on this photo, that it is in fact an integrated shifter+derailleur combo. some lost prototype meant to eliminate shift cables. NEW FOR 1983 THE lightest XTR ever!! we combined the shifter and rear derailleur into ONE UNIT !!! REACH ON DOWN THERE and shift that chain!! — “RE: Brand New ,, Tour De France Packleader Pro Bike (msrp $525) – (Morgantown)” http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4373831780.html
This scammer had this listed a couple months back for $150. Emailed this crook, and never heard back. A week or so later, it’s back on for $220. Guess he raised the price as soon as someone wanted to buy it. Also, he has it on ebay for $199 obo…and he can’t decide what size frame it is. On craigslist, he says it’s 52cm. And on ebay, he says it’s 48cm. Btw, msrp is $352 on walmart.com, not $550.
– Gotta love the righteous fury of a RE:”______” craigslist fighter. So raw. So right. Who are these scammers that they can just come in and sell us “Tour De France” branded “bikes” for “$220″… Honorable Mention: GOOSE-NECK Casket BMX 1″ Quill Stem Gooseneck – $60 (s.philly) –