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Old 01-29-12, 03:33 AM
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In my book there are vintage bikes, new bikes and old junk. Don't spend a lot of money on old junk.
I could not agree more, however; the problem is the newbie, most newbies, for that matter, cannot tell the difference between the three. Honestly, I am stunned, from time to time, at how little a person, new to the vintage bicycle interest, knows. That is not intended to be a slur. Rather, it is the thing that prompted me to publish MY "TEN SPEEDS".

That said, I agree with other forum members. The bicycle presented is, at best, entry level. However, if it is in good condition, fifty bucks for a bike that will get you from here to there and back again, again and again, is a pretty good deal.

Welcome to the Bike Forums and have fun with what ever vintage bicycle you purchase.
"98% of the bikes I buy are projects".

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