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The perils of shopping for bikes in West Virginia ...(3 posts)

The perils of shopping for bikes in West Virginia ...Humma Hah
Oct 7, 2001 4:09 PM
On Labor Day weekend, someone had about 30 used bikes, including some road bikes, out in front of a shop in Romney, and I didn't stop to see if one suited my retro fancy. Figured they'd be there later. Nope, haven't seen any there since.

So tonight, when I saw about 4 bikes on the roadside, for sale, one of them a bright red road bike with white handlebar tape, I put on the brakes and turned around, nearly spilling my ice-cream sundae in the process. I brave the traffic to cross the road to look at what had appeared to be a fairly nice bike, using peripheral vision at 55 mph.

"Huffy", it said on the head badge. "Technolite" I think it said on the downtube. I got back in the truck and rode home, crushed.
re: The perils of shopping for bikes in West Virginia ...Pave
Oct 8, 2001 12:15 PM
If it makes you feel any better, the same thing happened to me when I saw what looked to be two vintage cruisers in a lawn in upstate New York. Closer inspection revealed them to be the coveted "AMF" brand...

hey, nothing wrong with huffyJs Haiku Shop
Oct 9, 2001 6:08 AM
so long as you either ride it with purpose, or use it as (back)yard art.

check your local classified ads weekly on wednesday and sunday, including the free papers. you'd be surprised.

oh, and check the gated back lot of thrift stores.