Old 03-01-17, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Although there are a few sellers (bike flippers) that buy cheap, and refurbish the bikes before selling them. But these are few and far between.
Actually quite common by me, but vary widely in quality of work performed. No offense to anyone here that refurbs and flips the right way, but I've seen so many "completely refurbished" bikes that had literally the bare minimum amount of work put into them to make them appear to work to a buyer. One was so bad that the rear brake cable housing was rusted right through in an inconspicuous spot that a less scrupulous buyer may have overlooked
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