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    Does anyone recognize this bike?

    I'm thinking about buying this bike, but cant find ANY info on it.. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks
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    Sore saddle cyclist Shifty's Avatar
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    Don't pay more than $20. It's an early 1980's big box bike.
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Very early '80s. There was a promotion in the Bay Area by a home-electronics store, "Matthews, top of the hill Daly City!!!!" that gave away that bike (or MTB version) with every $40 or more purchase. If they're making money on the electronics AND giving away a free bike, you can imagine how good the bike was.

    Anyway, I bought $40 worth of stereo equipment for the dorm room and got the MTB because I needed a bike to get around school anyway. It came in at a helfty 38.5-lbs with all steel parts. Not a scrap of alloy on it anywhere. But it was bulletproof and held up for my 6-years of abuse and neglect without any problems and minimal maintenance (other than oiling the chain, adjust the derailleurs & brakes).

    Yeah, don't pay more than $20 for it and you better be good mechanic. It may require $100 or more in service from a bike-shop.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    A FIRENZE!! I remember those!! I lived not far from that place growing up and I remember seeing a ton of them already built up at the old B of A building across the street. I was soooo jealous that I didn't have one of those bikes. But I was a kid and to us kids that was a grown up bike (figuring all we saw were grown ups on them - of course, only grown ups can afford to buy expensive electronics!)

    Dang. If I could get onek in good shape for 20 bucks, I'd get it just for the sake of childhood memories!! And finally getting that FIRENZE!!! Hehehehehe!!
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    Thanks for the info..good stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post


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    Interesting, I remember the theme music. I grew up in Nebraska. There were two Furniture/Electronics stores that used that tune, one in Lincoln and the other in Omaha. No idea if they were part of the same company or not.
    Neither ever gave away a bike though that I know of.
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    Call Itchy to test ride/appraise it,lives around the corner from you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post


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    I like how the commercial says "walk in, ride out" while they show someone loading the bike in the trunk of a car.

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