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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: 71 Schwinn Paramount, 82 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8
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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...
A race bike in any era is a highly personal choice that at its "best" balances the requirements of fit, weight, handling, durability and cost tempered by the willingness to toss it and oneself down the pavement at considerable speed. ~Bandera
Last edited by J.Oxley; 03-14-14 at 01:04 PM.