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Old 03-09-13, 05:37 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
I was feeling a little angst about one bike I sold, but after seeing some of the bikes that you guys offed, I can't remember what it was!
And I'm not sure you'd remember which one it was anyway, as many bikes as you have!
Under "fleet" in the dictionary, it says to see Auchen's bike collection.
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Old 03-09-13, 05:49 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post

For me, it's a set of wheels I sold on ebay. Track wheels with Omelenchuk rims.

I don't know what I was thinking..
I forgot that I gave away a low mileage pair of blue Mavic SSC hoops...DOH. Thanks for reminding me
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Old 03-09-13, 07:53 PM   #28
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Old 03-09-13, 08:18 PM   #29
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My first good bike, a 1979 Univega Viva Sport. Sold it to a guy who didn't appreciate it or finish paying for it. I'd still have it. Sold a Gran Rally a few years back. When I saw the dude load it into his car I knew I'd screwed up.

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Old 03-10-13, 01:10 AM   #30
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My old Bridgestone 300 Sport Touring. It was terribly comfortable and fit me perfectly(that's how I remember it anyway). It had really nice condition paint, too. Obviously never ridden much before I got it. If I ever see one again, or even better yet - a frame-set in good condition, I'll grab it without a doubt and cover it in "out of place" Dura-Ace.
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Old 03-10-13, 01:34 AM   #31
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A c. 1973 Knight racer in '531'. No pics available rare. But you can read about them here:
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Old 03-10-13, 02:58 AM   #32
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My first full campy bike- a '71 Gitane Super Corsa- never appreciated it then and most of the campy ended up on the Colnago frame I bought a couple of years after and then wrapped around the front end of a Chevy in 1978- but I sold the gitane frame sometime about '75.

and then-

the 1974 Silver Paramount track bike my parents gave me for my 21st birthday- The great low drop steel bars didn't last a year before I wrapped them around a steel fence support at the Northbrook velodrome, in "the biggest pile-up anybody there had ever seen" I'd got caught up in, and I was with a frat brother who was also injured, so I ended up having to drive the 300 miles home all scarred up-

Here we are about 1980-

I sold it on consignment in a bike shop in Torrance in 1984 when I retired and knew I'd probably never hang onto it trying to live in L.A.
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Old 03-10-13, 03:08 AM   #33
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Not a bike, but had to sell this '88 Festiva a couple of summers ago when moving to Florida- 275,000 miles PLUS- and the most fun car to drive- the best maintenance free car I'd ever owned. The van I chose to take with me instead now has tranny troubles, but the '96 Aspire is still going strong.

I bought this for $700 in L.A. back in 1997 with 175,00 miles and drove it over another 100k with no major repairs or rebuild- still started right up when I had to let it go quickly for a mere $300- for some reason, the guy hasn't ever transferred the title.
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Old 03-10-13, 10:35 AM   #34
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We have had one of those^^ in the familiy for about 20 years. My father currently has it and I think it is his favorite car ever.
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Old 03-10-13, 03:31 PM   #35
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The bright yellow 71 Schwinn Speedster I rode to high school, nothing special, but a tough and endlessly dependable old bike.
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