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The Craig's List Ad section revisited...classic...clever.....outlandish....Elgin guy....tiring and so forth.

This one caught my eye, and yes Howard, I think this merits re-discussing.

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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wait so now i am confused... is this austrian/australian?

email this posting to a friend chicago craigslist > west chicagoland > for sale / wanted > bicycles
please flag with care:

miscategorized
prohibited
spam/overpost
best of craigslist
Avoid scams and fraud by dealing locally! Beware any deal involving Western Union, Moneygram, wire transfer, cashier check, money order, shipping, escrow, or any promise of transaction protection/certification/guarantee. More info
Unique Made in Austria bicycle - $200 (West Chicago )
Date: 2010-04-24, 10:09PM CDT
Reply to: sale-55kkp-1708870692@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Truly one of a kind, very unique, made in Austria bicycle with the worlds biggest basket for groceries or a small pet. Spectacular goldish bronze paint, sparkles in the sun. Very few scratches. Garage kept. Upright handle bars. Good brakes. Chrome "Milano" made in ITALY rims. Very good tires, no air loss. Complete with front and rear fenders. Cleaned and lubricated components. Coil spring comfort seat. Shimano, made in Japan brakes and cables. 21" frame size. 31" stand over height. 3 speeds. Very unique, Australian bicycle. For a shorter individual , male or female. Working Cadet speedometer. Oversized front basket. Needs nothing. Paint is brilliant in the sun. Guarenteed to spark a conversation on any street.



* Location: West Chicago
oh yeah, and in case you were wondering... it needs nothing. not even you!
okay now i just couldn't help myself because this one is so.... off the wall.

Very Rare Bike E Tandem Recumbent w/Gas Powered Motor - $1100 (Chicago)
Date: 2010-04-24, 7:27PM CDT
Reply to: sale-cbxqn-1708713969@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

This is a very rare Bike E tandem bicycle. These bikes sold new for $2400, here is your chance to save big $$$$$. This bike has brand new tires, new inner tubes with liners to protect from punctures, new brake pads,freshly tuned. It needs the rear shock to be repaired, sometimes loses air, its a $25 fix, and the front light needs a battery pack. Still functions with out it, just with a rigid ride. To make it even more rare it has a gas motor power assist with thumb throttle that can bring you up to 25 mph, retails for $899. It is very quiet and great for those long trips. No more worries about charging the battery for the electric assist motors. The bike is being sold as is and i have the right to end the auction early at anytime, due to being for sale locally. I bought this for me and my epileptic son, but don't feel comfortable with him behind me so i bought a rhoades car instead.



Free lesson: ALL tires lose air over time - whether you ride the bike or not.

But, it's is "guarenteed" to spark up a conversation!

S. Campbell said:
wait so now i am confused... is this austrian/australian?

email this posting to a friend chicago craigslist > west chicagoland > for sale / wanted > bicycles
please flag with care:

miscategorized
prohibited
spam/overpost
best of craigslist
Avoid scams and fraud by dealing locally! Beware any deal involving Western Union, Moneygram, wire transfer, cashier check, money order, shipping, escrow, or any promise of transaction protection/certification/guarantee. More info
Unique Made in Austria bicycle - $200 (West Chicago )
Date: 2010-04-24, 10:09PM CDT
Reply to: sale-55kkp-1708870692@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Truly one of a kind, very unique, made in Austria bicycle with the worlds biggest basket for groceries or a small pet. Spectacular goldish bronze paint, sparkles in the sun. Very few scratches. Garage kept. Upright handle bars. Good brakes. Chrome "Milano" made in ITALY rims. Very good tires, no air loss. Complete with front and rear fenders. Cleaned and lubricated components. Coil spring comfort seat. Shimano, made in Japan brakes and cables. 21" frame size. 31" stand over height. 3 speeds. Very unique, Australian bicycle. For a shorter individual , male or female. Working Cadet speedometer. Oversized front basket. Needs nothing. Paint is brilliant in the sun. Guarenteed to spark a conversation on any street.



* Location: West Chicago
From the pictures, it looks like the motor would receive quite a jolt if you hit a bad pothole. No worries, I'm no stranger to throwing around motors that are full of gasoline (and trips to the ER and plastic surgeon as a result).

Also, the rear shock is a $25 fix? Ok, so spend the $25 and have it fixed!

S. Campbell said:
okay now i just couldn't help myself because this one is so.... off the wall.

Very Rare Bike E Tandem Recumbent w/Gas Powered Motor - $1100 (Chicago)
Date: 2010-04-24, 7:27PM CDT
Reply to: sale-cbxqn-1708713969@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

This is a very rare Bike E tandem bicycle. These bikes sold new for $2400, here is your chance to save big $$$$$. This bike has brand new tires, new inner tubes with liners to protect from punctures, new brake pads,freshly tuned. It needs the rear shock to be repaired, sometimes loses air, its a $25 fix, and the front light needs a battery pack. Still functions with out it, just with a rigid ride. To make it even more rare it has a gas motor power assist with thumb throttle that can bring you up to 25 mph, retails for $899. It is very quiet and great for those long trips. No more worries about charging the battery for the electric assist motors. The bike is being sold as is and i have the right to end the auction early at anytime, due to being for sale locally. I bought this for me and my epileptic son, but don't feel comfortable with him behind me so i bought a rhoades car instead.



That sure looks like a Weedeater engine to me!
Eco-friendly rider lawnmower!

Primitive Don said:
That sure looks like a Weedeater engine to me!
A new favorite. It might take a second or two to absorb the sheer genius of the photo.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/bik/1735611710.html
Not just the fork, the frame's roached, too.

M.A.R.K. said:
Eeeekkk! Looks like another bent fork! Could just be the way the pics were taken, but it certainly doesn't look right.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1746943313.html
Front-end collision. Someone should flag this. It's not safe to ride, and definitely not safe to purchase for $175.

mike w. said:
Not just the fork, the frame's roached, too.

M.A.R.K. said:
Eeeekkk! Looks like another bent fork! Could just be the way the pics were taken, but it certainly doesn't look right.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1746943313.html
Lee,

You obviously have forgotten the rules of the hustle. There are none. Just get out there and get that scrill ya'll!

Lee Diamond said:
I definitely mean that guy. And those guys too. It is crazy how much effort they put into violating the craig's list rules about posting (miscategorized and spam/overpost rules) and yes it is annoying. Elgin guy has been known to post his identical ad multiple times a day. In truth, the place for those ads to go is in skilled trade services offered. Of course he's there too. Repeatedly.

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