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    Gone World Hepster 23skidoo's Avatar
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    Even a Blind Hog Finds an Acorn Now and Then

    I stumbled across this 'Mystery Box' at one of my lesser-frequented local bike shops where a friend wrenches. I got my first glimpse of it two years ago and I've been pestering the owner of the shop, who is a very busy guy to slow down long enough to look it over and name a price and I finally hit the sweet spot this afternoon. He hauled it out of his office, opened it up on the counter and after two seconds of careful consideration said 'Seventy-Five Bucks.' I won't have a chance to look through it for a few days with a jam-packed weekend ahead but just had to share a few pics.



    77 Trek TX300--78 Trek TX-300--79 Trek 510--83 Trek 520--83 Nickel Plated Trek 400--86 Trek Elance 400--75 Gitane Interclub--73 Viscount 'Death Fork SS--76 Viscount Aerospace Pro--80's Diamant Verbinnen--80's Basso--90's Montagner SS--84 SR Explorer MTB

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    Sweet!

    Cheers,
    Chris

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    Lucky. Two of those Campagnolo dust caps will give you your money back.
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    Senior Member randyjawa's Avatar
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    Where's the acorn;-)
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    26 tpi nut. sailorbenjamin's Avatar
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    Umm...Umm...
    I have spoken.

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    Since 1938... JunkYardBike's Avatar
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    Where's the drill?

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    Gone World Hepster 23skidoo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
    Where's the acorn;-)
    Randy, I'm just sure it's got to be under some of that stuff.
    77 Trek TX300--78 Trek TX-300--79 Trek 510--83 Trek 520--83 Nickel Plated Trek 400--86 Trek Elance 400--75 Gitane Interclub--73 Viscount 'Death Fork SS--76 Viscount Aerospace Pro--80's Diamant Verbinnen--80's Basso--90's Montagner SS--84 SR Explorer MTB

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    That is a pretty amazing treasure chest.

    Yet another reason to love Lincoln, eh? (I be from Kansas.)
    1959 Hilton Wrigley Connoisseur (still my favorite!)
    1963 Hetchins Mountain King (the gravel grinder)
    1971 Gitane Tour de France (The War Horse)
    1971 Gitane Super Corsa (The Garage Queen)
    1980 Ritchey Touring (The Grail Bike)
    1984 Tom Ritchey Team Competition (NOS show bike)
    (replacing the stolen 1981 Tom Ritchey Everest custom)

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