Thursday, September 11, 2008

Worst of ATX Craigslist #8

So I have to start out with one, that I sent to the BSNYC.

One of a Kind, Kick Ass, Classic Bianchi Fixie - $1300 (Central)
Reply to: sale-837131947@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-09-11, 5:46PM CDT







This is a 1972 Bianchi frame bought straight out of Milan, vintage campy set-up, 52:18, Selle seat, put the whole thing together myself check out the picture and email with questions.



Okay, I Know the bike snob has the pista dex totally covered, but when I saw this pop up in my own home town, I had to say something about it. I have seen plenty of other pista's go for prices almost as high as this, but not quite this high. I understand that it is from the 70's making it vintage, but really the bike is only worth that much to collector's. Just sayin, I wouldn't pay 1300 for a pista.

Edit: Whoever is selling this changed their posting after I posted this blog, the new link is here.

OLC


Aluminum Fixed Gear - $500 (West Campus)
Reply to: sale-837031175@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-09-11, 4:25PM CDT




55cm brushed aluminum conversion, a fresh build with about 10 miles on it. Fits a rider under 5'10".
-New formula hub wheelset, 48/17 ratio, 17 tooth flip flop freewheel.
-Aero fork, drop bars (shown) or risers if you prefer
-Toe cages, finger brake and new handle bar tape of your choice (not shown in the picture).

This bike is a definite looker.

Give me a call if interested
512-964-xxxx
-Will



Well I guess it doesn't matter what the frame is as long as it is aluminum. I mean it could be a walmart bike for all we know. It also looks as to have a HUGE dent in the chain stay. No description of the wheels, except that it has a flip flop hub. Well, he didn't say what kind of frame either, so I guess that is to be expected. I'm surprised he put what size the bike is. I do love the choice of risers or drops, and choice of bar tape!!!! woooohooo!!!


This one just made me about laugh and piss myself.

vintage SCHWINN Sprint single speed - $275 (NORTH)
Reply to: see below
Date: 2008-09-11, 2:59PM CDT










red SCHWINN Sprint
single speed
54 cm
drop handlebars with new grips
front brake

needs new tires
bike is in good condition
ready to ride
512 554 xxxx


*sorry for no pictures, do not have access to a camera*
this picture however is very similar to the bike being sold (minus the water bottle holder, the back brake, the grips are yellow instead of black, it is a single speed and older tires)



Okay??? Seriously?? Why would you be asking 275 for a bike you don't even have pictures of? I mean I get not having a really bad ass digital camera, but almost everyone has a crappy cell phone camera. Don't ask that much for a bike that you don't even have a picture of, I doubt that thing is even a Schwinn.



til next time


OLC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don`t appreciate you using a photograph of one of my restorations while describing some else`s bike. The Red Sprint was about 99% perfect
and sold quickly as did it`s smaller sibling.I stand behind my bikes 100%
How about you? Cheers,Hugh


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