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Old 11-25-09, 02:23 PM
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Chicago Al 
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Since I got the C&V bug back in the summer I have been paying closer and closer attention to the scrap-metal pickers who roam Chicago's alleys in their beatup pickup trucks. Most commercial vehicles can't park overnight on residential streets so some of these trucks park on the more commercial/industrial street a couple blocks from my house. Last night I saw one parked with some drop handlebars visible in the back. It turned out to be two bikes, a Varsity and a '10 speed Eagle,' whatever that is. Both looked to have steel rims and while they were not in bad shape, not worth the trouble to locate the truck's owner and try to make a deal for. But one of these days....
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