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Old 11-02-15, 06:45 PM
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Was perusing another thread (Show us your Diamondbacks in C&V) -- and i punched in Diamondback in CL and came up with this one at an easy drive from me. It looks like a fun laid back cruiser type vintage MTB i could use to chase my wife around on bike paths, piddle around on recovery days and do other aimless meandering on

--- Price is only a C-note, but is that a C-note better spent on a good massage and a couple of bottles of red wine ?

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/bik/5256928484.html


ERRGGHHH --- sorry - i could not get the entire ad to copy and paste
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Looks well kept. I would spend $100 for a well conditioned mountain bike that I would ride. But I've always had a love for DB since that's something I rode as a kid, and also have a tough time finding quality mtbs in my size.

One of the cantis looks rusty, but otherwise seems clean.
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Looks well kept. I would spend $100 for a well conditioned mountain bike that I would ride. But I've always had a love for DB since that's something I rode as a kid, and also have a tough time finding quality mtbs in my size.

One of the cantis looks rusty, but otherwise seems clean.

Thanks ! --- I know a $100 bike is subjective and beauty most definitely is in the eye of the beholder (As well, i dont need any more projects, but this one looks like a short afternoon with the cone wrenches and a tub of grease and its GTG )) --

I am going to try to contact the seller tonight and arrange something --- I have "serious" MTB's in multiples, - but this caught my eye as something that would be a hoot --- life is too short to be serious all the time
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Epilogue --- this seller had not one, but two of these stashed

Nice guy -- i didnt quibble a bit on price -- these bikes are not in NOS condition, but are very good -the handful of scuffs and touch ups i found were likely caused from bike rack transport

-- I realize they would be a lot more desirable if they said Mongoose on the downtube, - but shoot --- the smile on my face when i got back from the test ride was similar to the smile the first time i rode a Harley Sportster ( these gals are just about as primitive as a Sportster too )

Should be fun --- I have a 5" travel 29'er and a carbon road bike on "serious" days --- these look like just the ticket to hit the lake roads and check out the sailboats with your sweety


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Looks like they have newer and good condition rubber on em too. Always a bonus to get bikes with good tire life left in em.
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Looks like they have newer and good condition rubber on em too. Always a bonus to get bikes with good tire life left in em.
I guess --- the ones on the blue bike are for all intents and purposes new with no real discernible wear but the red one's tires have a tiny bit of wear (rubber mold hairs worn off at least)

---- No matter --- these are getting tossed in the scrap heap in favor of some 1.75" Comp 3 BMX inspired tires in homage to DB's BMX roots --- These tires are 2.1", but look at the clearance on that fork crown
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