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    Get off my lawn! Velognome's Avatar
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    Thank you IRS you saved me 4.5K!

    Thank God it's tax time and I'm broke
    Thank God it's too small

    An Alex Singer on ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/A-Singer-early-5...42662056378492

    You coulda atleast put air in the tires!

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    They don't call them "Big brother" for nothing - IRS - what a wonderful institution.

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    Veni, Vidi, Bici gridplan's Avatar
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    The tires may no longer hold air. I bought from this seller once; the tires were original, but rotting. As to price, $4.5K is just the beginning of the misery. Don't forget to plan for the import duty and associated charges. It can add quite a chunk to the price tag.
    Big hitter, the Lama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gridplan View Post
    The tires may no longer hold air. I bought from this seller once; the tires were original, but rotting. As to price, $4.5K is just the beginning of the misery. Don't forget to plan for the import duty and associated charges. It can add quite a chunk to the price tag.
    Well, OK. I'll just enjoy the pictures then.


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    I was playing the "what if game" and asked... would I try to polish it all up. I honestly don't think I would, I kind of like how it's a touch grimey looking.
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    Don't know... I'd paint it. Neon pink. And cut off all those damned heavy braze-ons.
    I've got The Raleigh, and now... The Gazelle! For rides and fun, visit http://rideblog.wordpress.com/

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    and put on some riser bars with pink Oury grips.

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    I'd make it into a Fixed Gear with neon green rims. bull horn bar no brakes......

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    The fork looks a t***** askew.

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    Do they drool over Schwinns in Paris?

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    I must have no soul, because that does not do much for me.

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    The IRS has been "saving" me money for years.... One reason my bike budget is so miniscule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gridplan View Post
    The tires may no longer hold air. I bought from this seller once; the tires were original, but rotting. As to price, $4.5K is just the beginning of the misery. Don't forget to plan for the import duty and associated charges. It can add quite a chunk to the price tag.
    You are correct, big dollar bikes do not go without notice through customs. Plenty of unique details, note the internally expanding seat post? The chain rest, the fender stay mounts, plenty to gander. Alas, the accountant has yet to give me the size of check needed to written soon, so no flights of fancy will be shipped to my door. Fun to look at, the order card for this one would have been fun to read too.

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    Get off my lawn! Velognome's Avatar
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    I must have no soul, because that does not do much for me.
    Prophesy: to be posted by KonAaron

    Holy Crap! Just found my double top secret Grail bike on CR and scored, schwing !


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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    The IRS has been "saving" me money for years.... One reason my bike budget is so miniscule.
    I dunno, I just listed a couple choice components on ebay recently and they sold for some insane prices. I noticed a spike in bidding activity and final auction prices on similar items, so I decided to gamble, and I won. I'm wondering if it doesn't have to do, at least in part, with tax refund dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
    Prophesy: to be posted by KonAaron

    Holy Crap! Just found my double top secret Grail bike on CR and scored, schwing !
    Yeah, that would definitely be 'doing' something for Aaron's wallet once he flipped it!

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    +1 . . Gotta lose that extra weight...

    - Auchen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
    Prophesy: to be posted by KonAaron

    Holy Crap! Just found my double top secret Grail bike on CR and scored, schwing !



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0cF2piwjYQ

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    Gotta love those stems he built with the secret compartment ...among other things.

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    Small chance this bike will not go as high as it could otherwise, it was listed as A. Singer, not Alex Singer. I did a quick search to see what the end price was and had to come here as it did not turn up using the full name in the search box.

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