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Old 04-30-10, 11:00 AM
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What do we know about Beacon

Here's a link to pics of a Beacon bicycle.

Does anyone know anything about these? I've found almost nothing!
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looks like your typical department store bike.
Isn't worth much more than the $10 that goodwill is selling it for
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Unfortunately, you still haven't found anything.

Word of mouth and garage sales are my best sources for deals on bikes. I occasionally still find thrift store bikes, but I go to thrift stores every day looking for other stuff as well.

During the winter months, I found quite a few deals on bikes on Craigs List. But once we got close to riding season, the deals dried up.

Another thing to consider on getting a deal on a bike is to ignore size. Don't worry if it fits or not. If it is not your size, fix it up, sell it and use the proceeds to buy a bike your size at market pricing. That's basically what I did to pay for my Prologue (my most recent keeper bike). I picked up a Cannondale not my size (off Craigs List it turned out), cleaned it up, did some maintenance on it, and sent it on to its new home.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Unfortunately, you still haven't found anything.

Word of mouth and garage sales are my best sources for deals on bikes. I occasionally still find thrift store bikes, but I go to thrift stores every day looking for other stuff as well.

During the winter months, I found quite a few deals on bikes on Craigs List. But once we got close to riding season, the deals dried up.

Another thing to consider on getting a deal on a bike is to ignore size. Don't worry if it fits or not. If it is not your size, fix it up, sell it and use the proceeds to buy a bike your size at market pricing. That's basically what I did to pay for my Prologue (my most recent keeper bike). I picked up a Cannondale not my size (off Craigs List it turned out), cleaned it up, did some maintenance on it, and sent it on to its new home.
Thanks for the responses. I wasn't really asking about the value, was more interested in whether anyone knew where the bikes were made?
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Bike boom bike from the early 1970s. We sold them at the shop I worked at and new 10 speeds were under $100. They were some of the first bikes from Taiwan. I almost forgot their slogan was "Bring home the Beacon." Roger
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