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Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: 71 Schwinn Paramount, 81 Univega Super Strada, 82 Schwinn Voyageur
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Originally Posted by arrowgin
Thought about trying to get it for $20 and building it up from the bones that it is.
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For what you're going to spend turning that into a real bike, you could just buy a nicer real bike. There are tons of good bikes on CL ... get one that hasn't been run over by a street sweeper.
As for the seller's suggestion that "everything else is normal wear and tear," take a look at the bottom of the front chainring. That's miles past normal. No front brake or lever, missing cables, not optimistic about the rear derailleur. I could go on...
Bike repair was so simple when we were all so ignorant we didn't know we couldn't do it. -- FBinNY
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