Those of you who hunt for bicycles know that, sooner or late, you will run across something that has not seen more that an hours use. Perhaps even less.
Today I picked up a 1999 Trek 800 Sport(I know it isn't vintage) that was in mint condition. I rarely use that word to describe a bicycle. This one came with a new gel seat cover(ho hum), a pump with pressure gauge, a Kryptonite lock that you set the combination on yourself, the original bill of sale, instructions for setting the lock combo, a Cateye Halogen headlight, a bell and a light patina of dust cover(had to say something negative).
One other mint bike found comes to mind. An early eighties Gardin 400 that had seen a once and once only around the block ride only to be carefully stored away for the next couple of decades. The bike was so little used that I could not find a mark on either of the alloy chain rings.
And though not quite mint, a rare and lovely find that I should have kept, a 1977 Raleigh Touriste step through. What a neat bike to ride and it was blemish free except for a single dent in the rear fender.
Mint is rare but does happen from time to time. Anyone else ever run across a bike that looks to be blemish and near use free?
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