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    AMEN: Friend worked at a car dealer during this...

    AMEN: Friend worked at a car dealer during this fiasco. Saw hundreds of perfectly good vehicles, certainly not clunkers, trashed. Most of the people bought bigger vehicles because newer vehicles...
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    Always liked that set up

    But the anti Schwinn bias as the result of their unblievably stupid marketing strategies created a general feeling that anything Schwinn was dumb and useless.

    Of course I retain dork disks and...
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    Seat tube?

    I don't need no stinkin' seat tube.
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    $2 Bell tube patch kit..... If you ever had a...

    $2 Bell tube patch kit..... If you ever had a flat 12 miles from home on a lonely stretch of the mup with nobody around you know what I mean.
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    Narrow down the possible causes

    I had wheels like this and had no problems. Might try another brand of brake pad. See above for other info.
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    Our local rail trail was flooded a couple of years ago

    Had some better pics, but this is the only one I could find.
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    Fun to watch

    Thanks for posting. BY the way, why do producers find it necessary to play that annoying background music at such high levels it almost overpowers the narration!
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    Not t cheap but work within a budget

    I have always purchased non necessities (Necessities are items such as utility bills, heath insurance, fuel,housing,etc.) that I wanted for the price I wanted to pay.

    I learned many years ago...
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    $3.00???

    $3.00???
  10. If I were to flag misleading, undeserved hyperbole, bad manners, etc........

    .....it would take me a good part of a day. I posted in another thread about how many times I see the phases collector's dream and rare find. They are almost always neither and grossly overpriced.
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    I guess I'm crazy too!

    I guess I'm crazy too!
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    Looks wally world quality to me from the pics, but

    I'd be curious about the 3 speed balloon tire wheel hub...could be interesting.

    Conjecture: BMX type stem, what appears to be steel wheels, and hi-ten steel frame (you would need to find out if...
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    That group is

    truly a rare find....what collector wouldn't dream of owning them!
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    2 near me:

    Cycle Circle Bicycle Shop in Lancaster,Pa, and Merv's in Shippensburg, PA.
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    Craigs List euphemisms

    Two phrases often used to describe an overpriced ho hum bike or a rusted out piece of sxxx are: rare find and collector's dream. A women's (or man's) Varsity is not a rare find and I know of no...
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    $70 ????

    The last $70 bike I saw at our local goodwill was a wally world Roadmaster.....rusty and in need of repair! Amazingly when I went back 4 days later it was gone!
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    Yesterday I was out riding on the local mup and...

    Yesterday I was out riding on the local mup and got to thinking about life. Keep thinking and thinking and couldn't stop thinking. Suddenly I realized I had found total concentration, so I got that...
  18. Word of caution on the flyers on windshields. We...

    Word of caution on the flyers on windshields. We used to do this until we learned about a business this posted flyers shortly before a rain storm. Supposedly the ink ran onto the paint of some...
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    Where do these people come up with the $1000 Continentals and other such bargains?

    From watching too many nose pickers or pawn clowns shows? Their stupidity amazes me.
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    Thanks Lascauxcaveman for an informative answer. ...

    Thanks Lascauxcaveman for an informative answer. I do harbor some fear that it might be a bad batch. i've run these cheapos before (black) and had no probems, so hopefully it was just an anomoly.
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    I've seen that tuned and ready to go hype before.

    Usually means cable adjustment, brake pads, a drop of oil here and there, wax job, maybe a cheap tire or two, or some other easy and cheap highly visible "maintenance."

    If you're going vintage,...
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    All this worry about proper fit. Just go to...

    ...wally world where one size bike fits all!!!

    And as to standover height, I found that most novice riders are afraid of a bike unless they can sit on the saddle and place both feet flap on the...
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    I don't think long as....

    ....tire was very flexible and showed no signs of again like cracks, etc.
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    This ever happened to anyone?

    Out for a little jaunt on my World Sport Sunday eve. Went around a corner and skidded to a stop with the back wheel locked tight against the rear fender, by what I couldn’t tell.

    Figured maybe...
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    When found on the headbadge, the number 1933...

    When found on the headbadge, the number 1933 means the frame was made on the 193 rd day of 1983
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