So I am starting off by saying this. It seems that one of my readers thinks that I am the craigslist Nazi. That I flag all of the postings that I am making fun of. Now this is simply not true. I have no reason to flag any of the postings, because I want my readers to actually see the post and not just take my word for it. I just want to say to whoever is posting comments anonymously, you don't have to read the blog if you don't like it. No one is holding a gun to your head telling you, you must read my ramblings.
Now onto better things. So I found this bike when I was looking at the FFW (fixed Fort Worth). When I clicked on the WTF link I was just that What The Fuck is this person thinking.
First up, hold your breath for this one
2007 Bianchi Pista Fixed Gear Road Training Bike - $1200 (Arlington, Texas)
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Date: 2008-04-26, 9:38AM CDT
2007 Bianchi Pista Fixed Gear Road Training Bike
Bike was purchased by me in November 2007. All components were purchased new by me. Frame is 57cm and Gang Green in color. Bike was purchased and built up as a training bike and was also used for short errands around town. The Sugino Superlap bottom bracket was installed by a local bike shop professional. Below is the list of components as well as prices that they were purchased at. It is worth noting that the seatpost, wheelset and headset are the stock Bianchi Pista parts on the bike, the rest are as follows...
$500 - Stock Bianchi Pista
$180 - Sugino 75 Cranks (167.5 mm)
$90 - Sugino 75 48 tooth chainring
$90 - Sugino Superlap bottom bracket
$65 - EAI SuperStar 16 tooth Cog
$100 - Veloflex pave tires
$115 - Nitto CT-80 Stem 110 mm (1-1/8 with shim)
$25 - Nitto B 115 42 cm Road Drop bars
$20 - Izumi ECO Track Chain
$70 - Brooks Honey Leather Bar Tape with cork plugs
$70 - Selle Italia Flite Tri Color Saddle with titanium rails
$60 - Shimano Front Brake Setup
$45 - MKS Sylvan Track Pedals/straps/cages
$30 - bici concept top tube pad for lock ups around town
It is also worth noting that the bike is in near perfect condition with two knicks no scratches and no dents. The selle italia flite saddle was purchased as New Old Stock and shows some fading as well as light wear. The Brooks Honey leather handlebar wrap shows light wear as well (will include can of Brooks profride for the handlebar tape).
I am willing to me halfway anywhere in the DFW metroplex for a testride and or purchase.
For larger, clearer pictures please send me an email.
I couldn't believe my eyes. It doesn't matter what kind of upgrades you have done to this bike, it is still ugly, and I would NEVER pay more than 200 dollars for a pista.Just my opinion, because I don't care for that bike. The one upgrade that I do like is the brooks, but that doesn't come anywhere close to justifying this moron selling this bike for 1200 dollars.
1978 Ladies Schwinn LeTour III 10 Speed Road Bike - $225 (183/360/Arboreteum)
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Date: 2008-04-27, 11:21AM CDT
Up for sale is a 1978 Schwinn LeTour III Ladies 10 Speed Road Bike. Serial # 0498 (Built February 18th, 1978) Beautiful Blue, Chrome Fork, Brand new tires/tubes. New Riser Bar w/custom grips and new brake calipers. Brakes stop "on a dime." Brand New Retro Schwinn Comfort Saddle, Quick release front and back wheels. The frame is a Schwinn-built x-tra lite torch blazed, lug frame, 18 gauge 1020 carbon steel madein Japan for Schwinn,in almost showroom shape with minor scratches only. Curved Road handle bars and custom dia comp brake calipers also come with the bike (original) and can be converted back to original condition easily. Has a custom aluminum back rack with spring.
Alright, so this old cruiser looks nice, it has
"New Riser Bar w/custom grips and new brake calipers."
What is so custom about the grips is what I wanna know....did you make them yourself out of tires tubes or something?
Comfort saddle, can't beat that.
Has a custom aluminum back rack with spring.
I just wanna know what is custom about it. I mean you can pick these up at any LBS.
1979 PEUGEOT PX-10 (includes fixed gear wheel) - $350 (45th and Burnet)
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Date: 2008-04-26, 7:01PM CDT
This guy is obviously jacking the price on this bike, because he knows that he can probably get it do to some scenester kid wanting to get his first fix. I mean a free fixed gear wheel? Awesome!!!
I just love this next guy, I think it might even be my friend.
CHEAP 27" FRONT WHEEL - $7 (Pflugerville)
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Date: 2008-04-26, 8:21PM CDT
Its steel, its straight, its smooth, its perfect for your funky old project.
If you want this wheel you must bring me either $7.54 in exact change or a 6 pack of Shiner Black.
Aaron @ 512 924 xxxx
Shit if he wasn't all the way in Pflugerville, I would buy this wheel just because he wants exact change or a six pack of beer. Hell yeah!!! best CL posting I have seen in awhile
til next time
11 hours ago