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Old 10-06-18, 10:34 AM
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Yard Sale find.

I have no reason to look at the yard sale near my house (he has it EVERY weekend), but I can spot a long steer tube from 100 yards at any speed, so I stopped. No front wheel, but the frame is sound. "How much for the bike?" I asked. "It's on the seat." See last picture. 63cm seattube, 59 toptube.





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OK chiefkurtz, tell us where you live, I'm relocating! Great buy. Don
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Shoulda talked him down to $4 for the rusty rear brake.

Nice bike, I like that fork crown.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs
Shoulda talked him down to $4 for the rusty rear brake.

Watch out for those fours. I found a beautiful Raleigh Sports ladies' bike at a yard sale and asked the price. "Twenty-five dollars."
"I'll give you twenty for it," I told her.
"Yeah, I'll take twenty-four."
Since I was buying it for a friend and could pass the price along I chuckled and gave her the $24. Years later the friend gave the bike to me but it was no longer beautiful after living in her yard for two decades.
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Nothing better than a yard sale find. Especially when it's a super-nice Fuji
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$5 is pretty cheap for a unicycle
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PLEASE tell me you bought it for $5! Looks to be a 60cm+ frame. Even though it is too big for me (anything larger than 23"/58cm) I STILL would have bought it to pass on to one of our taller BF members...
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Man I need better yard sales! nice score for $5 OP, I find ragged Schwinn Varsities with $200 price tags and just shake my head Although I once scored a 79 Miyata 912 with Arabesque Shimano 600 for $25 at a garage sale and I think that used up all my mojo

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I hope you had five bucks in your pocket?
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When I moved to Ireland I bought my first bike here on car boot sale. I asked for price.
guy said 30 (in ireland it sounds like "thorty" - almost like forty) I said I'll pay thirty, guy agreed with smile - and I paid happy that I took price down by 10 ... I didn't...
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Originally Posted by Gary Fountain
I hope you had five bucks in your pocket?
There was a supermarket two blocks away, picked up a few items, got cash back on my debit card. He held it aside for me.
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj
PLEASE tell me you bought it for $5! Looks to be a 60cm+ frame. Even though it is too big for me (anything larger than 23"/58cm) I STILL would have bought it to pass on to one of our taller BF members...
63 actually.
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Wow, Morgan Grips!
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Man I need better yard sales! nice score for $5 OP, I find ragged Schwinn Varsities with $200 price tags and just shake my head Although I once scored a 79 Miyata 912 with Arabesque Shimano 600 for $25 at a garage sale and I think that used up all my mojo


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Fantastic deal,but the rust....makes me glad I live in Arizona.
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Originally Posted by jmead11france
Fantastic deal,but the rust....makes me glad I live in Arizona.
Rust? What rust? You know nothing about rust... come to Ireland youll see how the real rust looks like...
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Nothing rusts here in Arizona.....but I spend a lot of time in Picardie.....so I have seen my share of it.
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