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Originally Posted by Ballenxj
For $25? Are you kidding me? I can't think of a single reason to not get it.
Post photos when you get it home.
We rendezvoused at a Taco Bell in Saint Cloud, so only about half the distance to Little Falls - a little over an hour's drive. I put the bike up on my trunk rack, turned the pedals, shifted through the gears, and said, "You've got a deal."



Money ($25!) changed hands, and she was mine. It rained on the drive home, but the saddle that was on there was pretty water resistant, so I didn't bother to put the Brooks rain cover on it. It wasn't the original anyway, and it wouldn't be there for long.

Condition-wise, it was better than I had any right to expect. Here are some details:







...and by sunrise this morning, she looked like this:


The top-tube "Specialized" decal was gurred up, probably from a workstand clamp, so I removed it with a heat gun, tweezers, and Goo Gone. I think it looks better this way. I might even be able to live with that.

I'll be posting our first ride later today on "Where Did You Ride Today?"


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