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Old 10-19-04, 04:37 PM   #1
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bike auctions?

there's gonan be a bike auction (about 15 bikes) in 2 days at my college...

anything I should look for when i'm bidding?

thanks !
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Old 10-19-04, 08:05 PM   #2
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anyone?
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Old 10-19-04, 08:22 PM   #3
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Ok how about a bike that you need, that fits and won't need too many part to get it rolling.

Ask yourself what do you need? Go from there.

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WEll what bike type of bike do you want?

I say look for good quality parts, like derailers and brakes. I dont have much of an idea, it really depends on what type of bike you want.
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Old 10-20-04, 01:56 AM   #5
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Look for Reynolds 531 frames. Look for nice lugwork. Everything else is easy to get.
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there's gonan be a bike auction (about 15 bikes) in 2 days at my college...

anything I should look for when i'm bidding?

thanks !
So what do you want the bike for? If you're looking for daily transportation, I'd just look for something about the right size that didn't look like it would need too much work to get it running. In other words, ignore the frame and check out the condition of the components. In this case, crummy is actually good because you lessen the odds of it being stolen.

If you're looking for a bargain project bike, I'd make my first cut based on frame size and bid on anything that had a tubeing material decal. In other words, check out the frame and forget the components because you're probably going to replace them all anyway.

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Old 10-20-04, 09:06 AM   #7
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so......look for a really, really expensive bike, in NEW condition, for about $50.

That should do it.



seriously, what type of auction is this?

If its a police auction, you might be able to find a really good deal. Look for abuse.

If its a dealer auction, dont expect to make a killing on anything.
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Old 10-20-04, 09:23 AM   #8
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thanks for the replies ppl, yea, it's a sorta police auction kinda thing...sounds like i hsould be looking for a good frame and size...
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Look for a good quality older road frame with nice horizontal or semi-horizontal drops and convert that sucker to a fixie! If it doesn't fit you, forget about it.
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Do not buy any used bicycle from Huffy, Next, Magna, Pacific and Roadmaster
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Do not buy any used bicycle from Huffy, Next, Magna, Pacific and Roadmaster
LOL huffy. I wouldn't even buy a new bike from them
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Get all of them and round up 14 friends for a rousing game of bike polo.
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