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Went to buy vintage and ended up buying modern

Old 04-05-18, 05:59 AM
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Went to buy vintage and ended up buying modern

Spotted a horrible ad for a “bike” for $80, went to pick it up but it was sold. Lady told me she had a Carbondale for sale, not really interested but after I checked it out and heard the price I bought it. Not sure of it’s future, parts would look great on my Ironman.








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A Moto Le Champion with Reynolds 531 frame for $80? You're killing me!
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Nice "carbondale" -- lol

Square taper crank, silver polished components and what i assume is a 10 speed drivetrain, not 11.

Some would say those items alone almost make that bike C&V too
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The Merlin looks brand new, but I’m not big on compact frames.
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Give that Merlin a good trial before you decide. It looks like it might offer a great ride. But give it a proper saddle.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Give that Merlin a good trial before you decide. It looks like it might offer a great ride. But give it a proper saddle.
I’ve got a few days of rest riding in sunny Florida while on vacation. The saddle swap will have to wait.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Give that Merlin a good trial before you decide. It looks like it might offer a great ride. But give it a proper saddle.

Carbondale... it's a Carbondale.
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I'd happily take you up on that Merlin if you decide to pass it along. Looks like it could be my size.
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I am shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

Somebody beat you to a deal? What is the world coming to?
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I am shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

Somebody beat you to a deal? What is the world coming to?
I know right?, how dare someone buy a bike out from under me. I called dibs.
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Must be tough getting snaked on the Moto to end up with a titanium ride. Hard times.
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Carbondale... it's a Carbondale.
Boy did you get RIPPED OFF! For that kind of cash, your Carbondale should have a cannon fiber frame.

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Boy did you get RIPPED OFF! For that kind of cash, your Carbondale should have a cannon fiber frame.

Hereby nominated for best post in this thread!
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
I know right?, how dare someone buy a bike out from under me. I called dibs.
Clean living would prevent that.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Carbondale... it's a Carbondale.
Home of So. Illinois, and somewhat of a challenging school to graduate from, given the extra-curriculars and what I've heard is a lot of really pretty girls.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Clean living would prevent that.
I’m out!
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Originally Posted by simmonsgc View Post
Boy did you get RIPPED OFF! For that kind of cash, your Carbondale should have a cannon fiber frame.

You spelled that wrong. It's carpet fiber.
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recalls a signature line re: Afraid when he's gone, wife will sell bikes for what he said he paid for them?
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Home of So. Illinois, and somewhat of a challenging school to graduate from, given the extra-curriculars and what I've heard is a lot of really pretty girls.
The one time I was there I was shocked by the sheer amount of weed. Everywhere.
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It's neck and neck between @sloar and @Danbianchi881 for deal of the year.

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Now I have to get it from Florida to Indiana in an already packed truck without scratching it.
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Yeah, I know! I didn’t expect any sympathy here.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Give that Merlin a good trial before you decide. It looks like it might offer a great ride. But give it a proper saddle.
Proper saddle and it rides great!



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Fantastic.
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