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    Dang burn bike karma

    A guy just dropped off a mint 1982 Trek 728 in my drive, all original, looks like it was never ridden, just storage scrapes, chainrings and freewheel untouched, flashing on the tires.

    Karma.

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    Wow sweet! Donation? You made him an offer he couldn't refuse?
    You meet the nicest people on two wheels!"
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    Karma is good...

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    Geeze. Pics or it didn't happen.
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    I feel, somehow, that doesn't make up for "you know what," but I'm darn glad it found it's way to you.

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    You must have done some seriously great deeds, especially if it is your frame size ...

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    Just make sure you hide it if the missus and you part ways........
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    Just make sure you hide it if the missus and you part ways........
    It's the missus size. Should I cut her and gut her?
    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
    I feel, somehow, that doesn't make up for "you know what," but I'm darn glad it found it's way to you.
    Check on the way, all good. I'll have to send you links to what fell into my lap in my size

    Everyone else, pics maybe later tonite, if I have time. I did find one 50mm scratch on the toptube with a small one next to it, otherwise...is that mint in the air?

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    Oh, it's scratched.
    I'll send a shipping box, send it here for repair....get it right back to you in no time.
    How old are you again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
    Oh, it's scratched.
    I'll send a shipping box, send it here for repair....get it right back to you in no time.
    How old are you again?
    Really old, and Imron is too dangerous for a young guy to handle. PM incoming shortly.

    Give me a few, dog walk time now.
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    I did not touch the chainrings or freewheel, haven't even lubed the chain yet, just a quick, light wash to get the cobwebs off.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy View Post
    I did not touch the chainrings or freewheel, haven't even lubed the chain yet, just a quick, light wash to get the cobwebs off.




    Man, you find 'em.

    That's a very clean, original example!!!

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    nice midget bike.
    Mmmm, bicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    nice Gold Mine bike.
    FIFY.

    Around here, those "midget bikes" are a license to print money. This particular one is going to bring big $$$$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    Man, you find 'em.

    That's a very clean, original example!!!
    This bike found me. All I had to do was answer the door. As BBM says, little bikes are like having a printing press for green backs. Ask any vertically challenged person how hard it is to find a nice bike.

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    Sloping top tube?

    Melt it for scrap.


    Seriously, is that chain stay longer than the top tube?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    FIFY.

    Around here, those "midget bikes" are a license to print money. This particular one is going to bring big $$$$.
    Agreed.

    Folks are looking for 720s or anything close to them.

    A nice example like this will be very attractive for the right rider/buyer.

    Hard to find a bicycle this nice in that size.

    Look at how clean she is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugrul View Post
    Sloping top tube?

    Melt it for scrap.


    Seriously, is that chain stay longer than the top tube?
    No sloping top tube, nice slope in the yard .

    The chain stays are extremely long. Vintage Trek has a good reprint of a 1982 article on them.

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    John, I'm eager to hear how Mrs. OFG likes that Duopar....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    FIFY.

    Around here, those "midget bikes" are a license to print money. This particular one is going to bring big $$$$.
    Oh, I know, i just drove 230 miles round trip to get a 48cm Trek. Maybe you missed that thread.

    Then I gave it to another forum member.

    I just have a fine appreciate for a nice midget bike.
    Mmmm, bicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23skidoo View Post
    John, I'm eager to hear how Mrs. OFG likes that Duopar....
    This will not stay in the household, she has enough bikes she doesn't ride.

    The Duopar shifts nicely on the stand, even with a dry chain.

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    Whew. I'm glad it's tiny. Nice mortage payment you have there.
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    There must be some mistake. He was supposed to leave that at my house.

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    Nice one OFG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    nice midget bike.

    +1

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