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Old 10-07-11, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
The bicycle shaped objects of today are nothing like the bike shaped objects of my youth... at the co-op we can take old 70's steel bicycles with their 3 speeds, five and ten speeds, and coaster hubs and turn them into very usable bikes but the modern BSO's rarely have any parts we deem salvageable.
Hi Sixty!

It is my solemn belief that the only difference between a bonafide legit bicycle and a BSO, in this day and age is the componentry....

Most frames made today are held together by some of the strongest welds ever known to mankind. That includes many of the mass-produced spot-welded bicycle frames. Of course, as we all know, a pretty weld does not necessarily make for a strong weld.

- Slim

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