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Just had to list a few ridicilous ads from CL...Sorry if you are the author!

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/bik/878080397.html - Schwinn
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/877188268.html - Custom $5,000 Prototype...

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/bik/871297549.html - Art Bike...He started @ $6,500 about 2 months ago...

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Heh heh, heh heh! Funny how nobody flagged that!

Lee Diamond said:
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1021942755.html - Here is the latest fool, he has been posting that thing for the same price since Christmas...Does not even bother with the component listing...when e-mailed he misleads with just specifying as Ultegra and not 9 speed...

-Ali
http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/bik/1029944236.html
All I can tell from his pic is that he spent maybe 100 bucks total on ape hangers and rims so the equates to a 499 asking price...
Then we have this joker,
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1029976355.html
All I can say is wow
1984 Miyata with less than 100 miles? More time spent tinkering than riding? And all stock except for - well - pretty much anything that isn't the frameset.

I don't think this guy should be allowed to sell this bike. He should be required to give it to someone who will use it (restored to original condition or not)!


Lee Diamond said:
Even better:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1033294454.html

And in case they want to make it go away, I will paste below the original text of the post. I am so sorry I missed getting the original before it departed the cl world:



RE: Re: SUPER DISCOUNT MOBILE Bike Tune-up & Repair! - $29

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Reply to: sale-1033294454@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2009-02-13, 12:14PM CST



I would like to comment on this current post as well. Mike, you should be commended for the last four years. Your alleged work ethic and advertisement posting skills have been most admirable.

I agree there have been far too many posts from mechanics, such as you, that have come and gone. It’s unfortunate; I find it hard to believe their lack of success was solely rooted in their intellectual shortcomings and poor writing skills. More than likely, it was based on their poor mechanical skills.

What surprises me most is why you would bother to post an ad criticizing another bike mechanic. Did he say or do anything that would affect your ability to provide services to others? If you are as established as you say you are, why do you care?

So far, all you’ve really done is allege that John offers poor services. What you haven’t proven is how YOU provide a better deal. I'm sorry Mike. Any man who disparages another man, to look like the better man, is no man I want to conduct business with!

Thanks
Bob

p.s. I am in no way affiliated with either Mike or John. In fact, in the grand scheme of things, if either one fell of the face of the planet, it wouldn't affect me the least.


Re: SUPER DISCOUNT MOBILE Bike Tune-up & Repair! - $29
Reply to: sale-1033131216@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2009-02-13, 10:36AM CST


I would like to address the current advertisement placed this morning on Craigslist. I have been advertising on Craigslist for the past 4 years and have been in compliance with all the rules and regulations. During that time I have seen some pretty wild stuff and have seen many bike mechanics come and go but never have I seen someone like John who does not have the intellectual capacity to form his own words but rather chooses to plagiarize someone else.

This person is not affiliated with me in anyway. I have established ties in my own community with a wife, children and home as well as the Craigslist community. I have been providing reasonable bike services for many years with the end result being many happy customers who return time after time as well as sending me referrals for friends, family members and co-workers.

I am sending this warning out to my fellow Craigslister’s trying to protect you from someone who is posing as a professional but obviously is not.

Thanks
Mike




it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingID: 1033294454
Such a classic even if it is from Seattle.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/1059872136.html
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1061140272.html - Is he dreaming or what? All Dura Ace...Nevermind it is the 80's generation, still Dura Ace...

-Ali
First the link:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1065285621.html

And since it will probably be flagged soon, here is the text:

RE: Re: Re: Re:::::: (Thunderdome)

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Reply to: sale-znkft-1065285621@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-03-07, 10:48PM CST



There is ONLY ONE way to SETTLE THIS!

All "RE" posts can now sign up for CRAIGSLIST DEATH MATCH. Each week I will be hosting a fight to the death, no holds barred, grudge match--- pitching bitching opponents against each other to settle their disputes the good old fashioned way-in public-in person.

Bring your spell check, bring your sense of hipster entitlement, bring your tight jeans and disapproving stare, bring your seat posts as weapons! Most of all, BRING IT ON!!!

No longer do you have to fight for clever ironic virtual dominance! If you don't like his price-BASH HIM ONE! If you think he's selling imperfect wheelsets-STEAMROLL HIM! It's down and dirty weasel vs. wussy!

Craigslisters submit your favourite annoying Re-posting whiners by Thursday of each week, and on Friday night we can ride our bikes to a selected location to cheer on your selected cheerless rivals.

Two will enter, one will leave.




Location: Thunderdome
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingID: 1065285621

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