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Old 02-15-17, 04:30 PM
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I came across this bike in the neighborhood. Might be left unlocked but not sure. I'm thinking it's really old and valuable but not sure. I think I can likely flip it for a f-f-f-f-f-f-fortune but not sure. Any ideas?

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Old 02-15-17, 04:35 PM
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Those flipped brake levers are a bad sign.
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And rotated bars. Andy
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
I came across this bike in the neighborhood. Might be left unlocked but not sure. I'm thinking it's really old and valuable but not sure. I think I can likely flip it for a f-f-f-f-f-f-fortune but not sure. Any ideas?


Didst thee consider that someone may have placed the stem/bar and saddle/pillar in that snowdrift?

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Old 02-15-17, 05:17 PM
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Not sure of the year, but definitely Italian.
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Old 02-15-17, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Roger M View Post
Not sure of the year, but definitely Italian.
Agreed.

Clearly ready for action.
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Old 02-15-17, 05:28 PM
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I think the forks are bent.
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Old 02-15-17, 05:31 PM
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Not enough tire clearance. Run away.
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Ooooh, nice! It's got the extremely rare and sought-after... oh wait, heh. My mistake.
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Has less than 200km, one owner, bought for $3000 40 years ago. Pristine condition, well preserved. Just needs air in the tires! Dad was a big time racer. Worth at least $2000, asking $20. Bring shovel.
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Don't eat the yellow snow
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On the busy street where this is parked (Beacon St., Washington Sq/Brookline for you locals), they'll be removing those snow drifts overnight tonight with front end loaders. If the fork isn't bent now, it will certainly be by morning.
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I'm sure there's a U-lock under there. Good thing you can cold-set steel top tubes.
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That be a Hardock.....and a cold place.
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That be a Hardock.....and a cold place.


And...we have the winner!
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Old 02-15-17, 06:56 PM
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Carbon dating could determine the year model.

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Not sure of the year, but definitely Italian.
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Old 02-15-17, 07:41 PM
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I'll bet that Next decal on the saddle is just a cover up. And the frame probably has them too. An Italian steed in commuter mode
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Also, it's parked very close to a couple of dentists' offices, so it's likely a Serotta.
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Also, it's parked very close to a couple of dentists' offices, so it's likely a Serotta.
I don't think so. Isn't that Cambio Corsa shifter sticking out under the seat?
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Maybe the rider is under there.....
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It's a Yeti
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That looks like Frosty`s bike.
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