I know many of you have had a bike pass through your hands and then later down the road return to your ownership, so how about sharing a story about one of them. Might be an interesting read.
I'll start with this one. I think sometime last year I did a lunch run and stopped at a rummage sale and picked up two bikes. One of them was a smaller Trek 400, probably from around 1985 or so, 6-speed on back, 49cm ctt seat tube, 54cm ctc top tube. I think it has 700c wheels. Paint needed some attention, needed a tune up, and needed tires. Back at work one of the daily cycling commuters saw it and mentioned he was looking for one for his daughter so I gave it to him for what I had paid for it (not much). His daughter rode it around a bit but came to realize she didn't really like the drop bars and brake setup on it so it got parked and he got her a more upright bike instead from a relative. We're starting to go into winter mode here and as such he was cleaning out his garage and asked me if I wanted the bike back, so I said sure. Not too sure what I'll do with it yet, might fix it up for a step-grandkid, or pass it along again.
Here are some marginal cell phone pics. He had disposed of the seat that was on it because it was pretty bad, no problem because I've got a small pile of saddles at home.