Thursday, April 17, 2008

Worst of ATX craigslist #4 Cruiser addition

Ok, so I know that it is summer and everyone wants to jump on a bike and go, and why not, I mean it is beautiful the sun is shining and you have nothing better to do. Now some people may not have a bike already so they either go to their LBS or to craigslist. Over at craiglist, you can maybe find some deals, but most of the time it is stupid people like the ones that follow that try and rip you off.

First up we have,

Custom Painted Electra Cruiser - $400 (Barton Hills)
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Date: 2008-04-17, 12:20PM CDT

Nexus 3-speed Electra Cruiser, custom paint, Stream Ride edition.
In great condition.

Call Stephanie at 512-924-xxxx or email.

Well, well Stephanie. You have a bike with a "custom paint job", but the thing is any of those electra bikes are gonna have a "custom paint job" that is they way they roll off the factory floor. Just in case if anyone wants to purchase this bike, you can get one from your LBS for cheaper than what Stephanie is selling it on craigslist for.

Next up,

Very cool, new Hod Rod Trike for 2 to 4 years old - $162 (North Austin)
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Date: 2008-04-17, 10:58AM CDT

Okay....we get it. You want your son to grow up and be like daddy and want to race and drive hot rods. This hideous eyesore weighs 26 pounds...that is more than my bike, and it is 56cm. It is also made for a 2-4 year old kid. Now I am sure that if I was a kid I would wanna be like my hot rod dad too, but come on....this thing is almost as bad as this.

Now lets not forget this guy,

Awesome Raleigh Retroglide Cruiser - $300
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Date: 2008-04-17, 9:40AM CDT

This bike is awesome. I bought it back in 2005 brand new, fresh out of the catalouge.

Well, first use spell check. Second, if any potential buyer would go and look at the newest catalog, they would see that they could get an '08 for cheaper than what they are selling this one for and still have some money to go and buy a nifty new lock and basket.

You gotta love craigslist.

til next time



- j e n n - said...

that mini fixed gear is pretty ridiculous!!!!

i'm not sure which one is worse actually.

but hey, i'm riding fixed now :) yay for brakes!

- j e n n - said...

and second of all, who in their right mind would put a child on a fixed gear bike??? thats insane!

one Les car said...

the guy who built that bike is one of the directors from M.A.S.H. and I believe that this picture is of his son.

- j e n n - said...

well, i think he's too damn tiny to be on a fixed gear. but to each his own though.

i need one of those helmets for sure!

Anonymous said...

craigslist nazi at work

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