Well, Folks, it's junk week in Salem and people are pitching things they don't use anymore. I try to drive around and see if I can find any decent 'cycles and snag them before the scrap haulers get to them.
I almost didn't look at this one tied to the side of a hauler's pickup(squatter's rights?) I decided I might beg the cranks off of it from him for my clunker.
I get closer to the truck and, lo and behold, a Trek 800 in prime condition. Not even rust on the chains! Drooling heavily, I made my way around to the driver who's jawing with someone. I ask "How much?"
He says "How much you give me?"
I walked away $5.00 lighter and one bike heavier! He was gonna take the aluminum from the rims and trash the rest of it.
On a quick inspection, only minor scratches, and both tires are flat. He said some lil' ole lady had been storing it for her son. Amazing, isn't it?