The Rock Cycle
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Western Colorado
Bikes: Salsa Vaya Ti, Specialized Ruby, Gunnar Sport, Motobecane Fantom CXX, Jamis Dragon, Novara Randonee x2
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Adventures in Bob trailer buying.
Got a hefty dividend from REI, thanks to an REI Visa and a bad habit of buying bike gear.
So we thought that getting a new Bob trailer would be a good use for it.
Took the bikes over to the local REI and hooked the one they had on display up to my LHT. It was the new model with the short fork. We were discussing what to do about the rubber mudflap on my bike's Planet Bike fenders, it was hitting the trailer. As we were chatting about that, a guy came up to us and asked if we were looking to buy a Bob, he had one for sale.
Yeah, we were interested. He lived a few blocks away. So we politely told the folks at REI we wanted to think about it, and headed over to see the one this guy wanted to sell.
He said he got it a few years back and took it on one tour. It had been sitting in his garage ever since. He said his wife would love it if he cleared it out.
Underneath the dust and cobwebs was a Bob in very nice condition! He wanted $100 for it. Plus it was the fork model for 700c wheels. It was exactly what we needed!
It's amazing how things work out. We were both happy.
Now what to spend the dividend on....?
Salsa Vaya Ti
Novara Randonee x2
Motobecane Fantom CXX
Jamis Dakar XCR