Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Worst of Craigslist #9

This just in, things just keep getting better and better.

First up,

Vintage Free Spirit Dynasty Converted Single Speed Bike 54cm - $140 (Austin/San Marcos)
Reply to: sale-878150378@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-10-13, 7:33PM CDT



Vintage Free Spirit Dynasty Converted Single Speed Bike 54cm This is for a Vintage Free Spirit Dynasty Converted Single from 10 Speed Bike that is in Very Good Condition and Ready To Ride. Frame Size 54cm Stand Over 31 inches Color: Blue New Tires: 27 x 1 1/4.


When I fist saw this posting, I was thinking someone probably had some kind of janky ass conversion....and boy was I right.



$140????really? I mean I could see someone asking 140 for this bike, IF it had gears, or if it was truly converted into a single speed. This is just some ghetto ass single speed conversion, that someone is trying to get more money then what they should, because of the fixed/single speed craze.



I like how "Dbikeguy" even gave you a close up of the piece that he is trying to get rid of. I'm sure someone is bound to buy this bike, but I would rather see him put the gears back on and sell it that way, or just actually put a single gear on it, and not ten.


If that wasn't enough, "Dbikeguy" wanted to tell you about this wondeful piece of machinery was too.

Vintage Univega Rover Sport 14 Speed Hybrid Bike 47cm - $140 (Austin/San Marcos)
Reply to: sale-878139581@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-10-13, 7:24PM CDT


Vintage Univega Rover Sport 14 Speed Hybrid Bike 47cm

This is for a Vintage Univega Rover Sport 14 Speed Hybrid Bike that is in Very Good Condition and Ready To Ride.

Great Campus Bike.

Frame Size 47cm

Stand Over 28 3/4 inches

Tires: 26 x 1.75. They are in good condition.

Rear Rack.

Lawee Designed USA





I like how he says very good condition. I see a rusty chain, rust on the bike itself, scratches, dents, and the side walls of the tires don't look so hot either.

Another big FAIL Dbikeguy.

Vintage Free Spirit Dynasty 10 Speed Bike 53cm - $140 (Austin/San Marcos)
Reply to: sale-878125581@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-10-13, 7:13PM CDT


Vintage Free Spirit Dynasty 10 Speed Bike 53cm

This is for a Vintage Free Spirit Dynasty 10 Speed Bike that is in Very Good Condition and Ready To Ride.

Frame Size 53cm

Stand Over 30 1/2 inches

Color: Blue

Tires: 26 x 1 3/8. They are in good condition.

Rear Rack.





This bike is probably the best of the group. It still has its gears and looks to "actually" be in better shape.

For your money, if anyone wants a beater bike, I would suggest this one.

Western Flyer 10 speed
Reply to: sale-877989212@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-10-13, 5:30PM CDT




Hey for thirty bucks, you are getting a WAY better deal.


For those of you that would like to spend around $140 dollars on a beater bike, I suggest you go to your local wally world and get you a better bike. Hell spend a few bucks more and get this one.If you are REALLY tight on money, get this one.

I'm just going to say this again, and I know that it won't be the last time I say this. Do some homework first on the bikes that you are looking at on CL. Chances are the person selling it to you, bought it at wally world four years ago, and are trying to sell it for 3 times what you can get it now.


til next time


OLC

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