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What's the farthest you've traveled to pick up a bike?

Old 08-28-09, 12:36 PM
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Actual buys - usually only about 10-15 miles out of my normal routes.

I did drive about a 60mi r/t for a 70's Moto, but passed. Wandered around out in the sticks for that one, too. That's just too much gas and time for zero return.
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25 miles in about 20 minutes with cash in hand...it was a really, really good deal.
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Old 08-28-09, 02:04 PM
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I was going to be in Paris anyway so I flew from NYC to pick up a bike I had won on Ebay in England and had shipped to France.
I thought the whole ordeal would save me $ but at the very last min the airline decided the frame box was too big and charged me for it even though I had only one other bag.
It is a super nice vintage track frame with Campy drop outs... No name or brand known but sexy and fine lug work... worth the extra mile.
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I am in Toronto and my friends were going into Buffalo for some cross-border shopping and invited me along. I didn't need any new clothes or anything but I decided to check the Buffalo CL anyways...and there was a Ciocc frame/fork with Super Record headset and BB and Dura Ace cranks for $80. So yeah, I joined my friends on the 90 minute trip and picked it up. The fellow selling it was very accommodating and the bike rides as great as you might imagine...

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