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Pawnshops are like "dog pounds" for bikes!!!

Old 06-24-14, 09:03 PM
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Pawnshops are like "dog pounds" for bikes!!!

Just got home from rescuing this blue Bianchi Eros from a local pawnshop. The bike has scratches here and there but it is in good overall condition. All Campy components except for the rims. The stem I am sure isn't original to this bike but not a biggie since 3T quill stems are easy to find. This is the 2nd Bianchi that I rescued from the local pawnshops. The red Bianchi Campione D'Italia was rescued almost two months ago from a different pawnshop. Not a bad find on my day off!!!

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Nice scores.
Pawn shop around here don't have anything close to that quality of bike.
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Originally Posted by OTS View Post
Nice scores.
Pawn shop around here don't have anything close to that quality of bike.

Nothing like that around here either, stopped at a pawnshop the other day because I spotted upright handle bars and fenders... it was a WM Schwinn Admiral and they wanted 110% of what WM sells it for, the rest of the bikes were similar BSO's in horrible condition.

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the pawnshop that sells bikes near me, sells BSOs for $150 and up.. were talking mid 90's magna/roadmaster/murray garbage, I wonder why they never sell any? i stopped by the other day to check to see if they had anything new.. same crap from last summer.
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Rarely have stepped into one but there's one in particular that sets bikes out on the sidewalk during season. Kind of hard not to stop and check them out but have scored twice 'big-time' with them. Apparently they think there's no market for road drop type bikes or folders so they were near giveaway. Comically, they had big box store mountain bikes priced over retail and more than my find which had an MSRP of $1,200 in 2010! I couldn't believe the little price of $165 incl. tax and to verify I wasn't getting anything fenced, left them a deposit. The bike had the original dealer decal of which I called and verified the serial number or if reported in a d-base. Checked out clean and also have a receipt with the recorded serial number. Very pleased!
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