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Old 07-25-05, 01:00 PM   #1
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Beer Bike

I found this on eBay -- NIB for $175. It's a Trek 3500 mountain bike that is custom painted Heineken green with the Heineken logo. A number of these bikes were raffled off by Heineken with the proceeds going to charity.

The winner of the bike is an older gentlemen who can't ride it due to health reasons. He put it up for sale on eBay and I bought it. I drove out to Buck County, Pennsylvania this morning to pick it up.

So what do you think of my "beer bike"?



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Old 07-25-05, 01:10 PM   #2
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Can't see the images, but it sounds great!
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Old 07-25-05, 01:20 PM   #3
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Sweet.
Looks like the perfect bike to use to ride to the store to buy more Heineken.
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Old 07-25-05, 01:54 PM   #4
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Sweet.
Looks like the perfect bike to use to ride to the store to buy more Heineken.
Somebody say Pub crawl?
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Sure thing ... PUB CRAWL!!!
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Old 07-25-05, 02:35 PM   #6
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Congrats on the new ride.

Too bad it's Heineken...blech.
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Old 07-25-05, 05:08 PM   #7
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that bike is perfect for beer runs, that is totally excellent. Now if only I could find a yuengling bike.
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Old 07-25-05, 09:25 PM   #8
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Great! I like it... all you need now is one of those beer helmets with of course, some Budweiser in it... hahahaha
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Old 07-25-05, 09:31 PM   #9
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As far as a collector piece. AWESOME!

As far as a decent mountain bike. I'll pass!

Nice paint job though.

Now to find a NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE painted bike.
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I have a funny story that is similar, Budweiser did something like that in 1995 and somebody I ended up meeting in the military won it. He did not ride so eventually he sold it to me. It was a Cannondale, I believe the m400 (?). It is kind of a hybrid with a heavier slant toward mtb. It is the bike that rekindled my interest in bicycles. It is Red and Blue faded paint job and it says Bud Light on the top tube where yours says heineken. I still have it out back in my tool shed, maybe tommorow I will dig it out and take some pics to post.
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Old 07-25-05, 10:52 PM   #11
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Heh, that's awesome. I wouldn't take it off road, but I'd sure ride it around town.
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Old 07-26-05, 02:54 AM   #12
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You call that a beer bike? This isa beer bike....... can't beleive he used XXXX beer though..... stupid QLDer



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Old 07-26-05, 03:24 AM   #13
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You call that a beer bike? This isa beer bike....... can't beleive he used XXXX beer though..... stupid QLDer
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XXXX? Why would you bother.
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You call that a beer bike? This isa beer bike....... can't beleive he used XXXX beer though..... stupid QLDer


That is one fancy looking water pipe!
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Here is my beer bike, it has pretty low end components but as I said it is the bike that rekindled my desire to ride, and remember it is over ten years old. Cannondale frames are so nice that I have kept it around hoping to do something with it, maybe make it a fun bike to ride on the roads and such, who knows, but for now it just lies in wait in my shed
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I am jealous. The bikes that Cruentes and Skinn have would make awesome SS bikes. Just the other day at the LBS, I saw a folding MTB with a Marlboro head badge. Someone a few months ago had a cheesy FS all done up as a Dr. Pepper bike.

Almost done building a Surly 1x1. Last things is to build up the rear wheel with an SS bolt on hub, and to get affix my "custom" headbadge. Its from a anniversary Lone Star Beer can, the old skool logo.
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Old 07-27-05, 02:16 AM   #18
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That is one fancy looking water pipe!
The guy even looks stoned
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As far as a collector piece. AWESOME!

As far as a decent mountain bike. I'll pass!
I have no intention of riding it off-road.


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Now to find a NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE painted bike.
I'll trade the Heineken bike for a Guinness bike.
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wow those are some sick paint jobs! i think i might do something to my old bike.
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umm i be right back hehehehee
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Old 08-10-05, 02:21 PM   #22
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Joel, I doubt that a lot of people on this forum have heard of Yeungling. I never realised until recently how local of a beer it was, it seems like anyone out of the area has no idea what it is but everyone seems to like it.
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Joel, I doubt that a lot of people on this forum have heard of Yeungling. I never realised until recently how local of a beer it was, it seems like anyone out of the area has no idea what it is but everyone seems to like it.
Yeah, sadly it is a very local beer. But it can be had in new york, and florida, and a few other states down south I believe. When I lived In Massachusets it was torture though.
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It's bigger than you think. We've had it down here in NC for a couple years now.

I first had it in PA ten or 12 years ago, back when I thought lagers tasted good.
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Congrats on the new ride.

Too bad it's Heineken...blech.
I second that, alright bike but ****ty beer. Even the real stuff in Holland is ****ty beer.
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