[QUOTE=Ozonation;15751232]Just so that you can brag... did you get it, and if so, how much did you get it for?
Sure, here is the story. I am a flipper, collector, cyclist in that order! I went garage sale hunting, as I always do, religiously, every Saturday morning. My main focus is vintage road bikes...you know which ones...the ones with skinny tires and curly handlebars! :-) Well, all morning I had no luck. I must have stopped at ten sales. There weren't that many because It had rained that night, and more rain was expected in the morning. I was about to call it a day, when I decided to go in the opposite direction away from home. I was at an intersection and spotted two signs, and headed towards them.
I went to the first, but nothing. I then headed towards the second one, and nothing in regards to road bikes. The owner did have a few vintage things, but nothing to sink my child support money into! :-) As it's always my custom, I asked the seller if she had any bikes. I expalined to her what I was looking for, and she said that she didn't have one of those, but that she did have a "Dahon"! She asked me if I knew what kind of bike it was, and I explained to her that I didn't. She said that it was collectable folding bike, and that she had looked it up online. I asked her to please show it to me, and she said that it was in her shed. She then asked her husband to go and look for it. When the gentleman brought it out, I first noticed the chrome or steel frame. I then also noticed the torn seat and the oxidation. Since I didn't know anything about foldig bikes, I was hesitent to buy it at any price.
I don't have the patience to restore, and I'm not mechancally inclined, so I knew that this was not my bike. Out of curiousity I asked her how much she was asking for it, and she said that she wanted $75.00. I offered $25.00, and she countered with $40, and I then countered at $30. She turns to her husband, and he agreed. I took the bike, put it in my car and left for the next one. As I'm driving away, I get buyers remore, but then ease my mind rationalizing that since I paid so little for it, that I will at least get my money back! Later that afternoon O posted it, here, and the gentleman smallw, was kind enough to help me. It was going to be a bust day, but in the end a little score! Thanks to all!