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There was a thrift shop here that get a lot of their inventory from storage auctions. But suddenly they had a large amount of used bikes. The store owner told me that there was a farm where the owner was a bike hoarder that passed away. The family wanted the bikes gone so they could sell the property. The store owner hired some dude off the street to tune the bikes up and sell them. Eventually the shop kinda turned into half a bike shop/co-op. People can trade bikes for other things they need like clothing or electronics. But some people see homeless people trading in a bike and they automatically think it's stolen etc. But the owner runs the serial#'s through the cops database here. And he avoids heavily spray painted or ground off serial#'s. I don't know about the US but if it's too good to be true run the serial number before you buy it.
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