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Seeing an old flip get reflipped

Old 06-17-13, 04:17 PM
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Seeing an old flip get reflipped

Back in 2010, I paid too much, $75, for a Trek 800 with a stuck seat post that also needed a new rear wheel. I took it to the LBS to free up the seat post, where they torched the frame and resprayed the area with black over a red frame. I was lucky to come out break even at $150 on the bike, which I sold to a European work coop student. I've only had one stuck post since!

Due to the black paint on the seat tube, the easily recognizable bike appeared on Craigslist at $60 over the weekend and disappeared, only to reappear today with fresh photos for $120, by an enterprising individual with a Dallas area code.

https://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/3877086979.html

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Old 06-17-13, 09:28 PM
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First look had me thinking the the non-drive side crankarm was twisted or the pedal axle bent, as it just doesn't seem to be parallel to the BB spindle. I guess it could be parallax error due to a short focal distance but it looks askew in the posted picture.
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all prices sound like they are within reason...
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I find this sort of thing interesting. Similar situations present themselves, but on a slightly different way.

While picking up bicycles for Bikes for Humanity, one day, and accompanied by a friend, this old bike was presented. My buddy was surprised, and greatly entertained, to see the bike, it being one he had given to needy friend, fifteen years earlier. Not a common occurance, but I do get to see a bit of individual bicycle history, now and again. It always captures my attention.

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ad's been taken down.. maybe it'll be reposted again soon
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
I find this sort of thing interesting. Similar situations present themselves, but on a slightly different way.

While picking up bicycles for Bikes for Humanity, one day, and accompanied by a friend, this old bike was presented. My buddy was surprised, and greatly entertained, to see the bike, it being one he had given to needy friend, fifteen years earlier. Not a common occurance, but I do get to see a bit of individual bicycle history, now and again. It always captures my attention.

You score any good bikes from time to time for BFH? That'd be pretty cool IMO.
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