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Old 03-16-05, 12:44 PM   #1
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General Road bike?

I had a chance to pick up a frame fork with the bb and the headset full. no brakes wheelsets etc, But i have never heard of a "general" brand road bike,, (for some reason i remember bmx though),, any thoughts on this frame?? should i get a closer look? or let it go with the $15 ted williams free spirit i saw at the goodwill? It was hanging in a garage with a lot of stuff in front of it.

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I owned a General in the early 80's that I bought from a hardware store new for about $125.00 US. It was hi ten steel with steel Falcon derailleurs. Steel 27" rims & hubs too if I remember right. It was a tank, but I loved it at the time.
I have no idea what model it was or if they made higher end models. I haven't seen another one since I got rid of it.
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I had a chance to pick up a frame fork with the bb and the headset full. no brakes wheelsets etc, But i have never heard of a "general" brand road bike,, (for some reason i remember bmx though),, any thoughts on this frame?? should i get a closer look? or let it go with the $15 ted williams free spirit i saw at the goodwill? It was hanging in a garage with a lot of stuff in front of it.

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Is there some compelling reason to buy junk?
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Is there some compelling reason to buy junk?
Must be. Flea markets seem pretty popular.
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Is there some compelling reason to buy junk?
No. But not everyone knows what junk is. (Maybe that is why I passed on it)
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Must be. Flea markets seem pretty popular.
There is inexpensive stuff and then there is junk. Some of the junk is often priced higher. I'm a fan of whatever source offers a deal for the money, but junk is just junk.
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There is inexpensive stuff and then there is junk. Some of the junk is often priced higher. I'm a fan of whatever source offers a deal for the money, but junk is just junk.

My apologies to the flea market enthusiasts for my glib comment.
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My apologies to the flea market enthusiasts for my glib comment.
No offense taken. . But Flea markets may have the most overpeiced junk. Seems that is where alot of stuff collected from garage sales and thrift stores ends up and is sold for even more money. Free enterprise and capitalism is wonderful isn't it.

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No offense taken. . But Flea markets may have the most overpeiced junk. Seems that is where alot of stuff collected from garage sales and thrift stores ends up and is sold for even more money. Free enterprise and capitilaism is wonderful isn't it.
Sounds a lot like eBay too, minus the shipping.
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Sounds a lot like eBay too, minus the shipping.
There use to be a Billy Bob on yahoo auctions that had the biggest collection of real junk I ever saw, for the most outrageous starting bids imaginable, plus shipping. Don't think he ever sold a thing. Maybe he just needed something to do?
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