Craigslist nightmares and dreams...



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I dunno, but trying to compare an early 80's Sidewinder to a late 80's Mesa Runner seems just plain crooked. This is especially true since I recently picked up the same year Mesa Runner for $40.

 
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It is crooked. He's fraudulently representing a more common bike as a collectible one. Hopefully anybody looking for a Sidewinder will know better. Just like this seller does.
I inquired and got a response that lends to the fact that it is crooked. I responded by asking how a Sidewinder compares to the Mesa Runner they have pictured...crickets.
 
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In order to not cry, I laughed.
What I saw that is the most wrong are the front brake not being hooked up, no lockring on the BB and the cruddy resin pedals that do not have dust caps. Would any of you trust the wheel build? $400, laughable.
 
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This is the nightmare: I would buy this in a SECOND! It is dirt cheap, and I have NEVER seen anything like this listed anywhere near me, and there's a Build Off in a few days.
Also, there is a border between me and it, which, due to restrictions, I am forbidden to cross for the next month.
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Seriously, do you know how far from the Strand I am?
There is so much strandie goodness on that bike! It’s actually kinda perfect the way it is too!


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This bit is especially interesting:
"Commentary: The term "old school" sucks. I refuse to use it. It's nonsense and means something different to each person. "

Uhh, the dictionary would disagree.
"old school
/ōld sko͞ol/
noun
used, usually approvingly, to refer to someone or something that is old-fashioned or traditional.
'amenities that my parents, being of the old school, still take for granted'"
 

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