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Anybody know what this is?(9 posts)

Anybody know what this is?MXL02
May 7, 2003 10:39 AM
Looks like a toy store bikeStraightblock
May 7, 2003 11:08 AM
I doubt it's worth the $20 "handling" charge, much less any bid price plus shipping.
the seller should be ashamed of him/herself...nmbicyclerepairman
May 7, 2003 11:46 AM
re: Anybody know what this is?desmo
May 7, 2003 12:16 PM
"rides smooth and the tires hold air". what more do you want?
Head tube gusset--the mark of quality (nm)Silverback
May 7, 2003 1:23 PM
Sweet deal, you guys are just jealous!!wspokes
May 8, 2003 3:57 AM
This bike is a rolling nightmare. The bullseye should be aimed at...and this should bring this bike to the final chapter. Easter blue is a better description of the color.
It actually drew $31 in bids!Walter
May 11, 2003 9:16 AM
Who is loonier the bidders or the seller who put a reserve on that bike and therefore didn't make the sale? The bike was a department store special from the 70s and if I could get $30 + shipping (with a $20 surcharge!) for them on a regular basis I could make a viable second income to augment my retirement funds.
I wonder if he made anything on it ...Humma Hah
May 12, 2003 12:43 PM
... he "rode it home from the bike shop", so I'm assuming he bought the miserable thing to resell. My LBS won't sell any rusty hulk for less than about $100 or it isn't worth their while. Possibly he found it in the trashbin.

I'm a fan of kickstands, but I don't recall ever seeing one on a "racing bike".

The denim seat, OTOH, sounds like a great lightweight feature! Breathable, too!
Denim seat.....hmm.....perhaps it was the pheromesbicyclerepairman
May 12, 2003 3:16 PM
that had the seller waxing rhapsodic...I'd like to think that something besides the American educational system was responsible for such gems as: "...hense (sic) the racing aspect, and the touring as well." Hey! I just had a great idea. Lets lobby Doug to start a new discussion category called 'Buyer's Remorse', dedicated to those transactions that lend the most profound sobriety to the term. Think of it....a place where future Iverson owners can gather. The tears (theirs). The laughter (ours). Reminds me of Kurtz at the end of Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness': "The horror. The horror."