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    Merlin Newsboy

    I have a friend who is searching for a Merlin Newsboy. He knows he will end up paying dearly for it. Anyone here have a lead on someone who might be interested in selling? Please PM me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upchuck
    I have a friend who is searching for a Merlin Newsboy. He knows he will end up paying dearly for it. Anyone here have a lead on someone who might be interested in selling? Please PM me.
    just any Newsboy or a specific size? from the 1st series (1995-1997) with Rollercam rear brake or from the 2nd series (2002?) with disc brake?

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    You just missed on sell on eBay a few weeks ago. Bad timing. It went for a lot.
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    There used to be an advertisement for the Newsboy that showed it propped up against the outside wall of an icecream shop... unattended & unlocked.

    I used to wonder about what I'd do if I came accross that scene. It would be a giant test of my honesty.

    *Sorry, don't know anyone selling one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locoman
    There used to be an advertisement for the Newsboy that showed it propped up against the outside wall of an icecream shop... unattended & unlocked.

    I used to wonder about what I'd do if I came accross that scene. It would be a giant test of my honesty.

    *Sorry, don't know anyone selling one.


    yup, outside of an icecream shop is where you most likely will see these bikes

    but that's a 2nd series Newsboy, not really sought after, no risk to leave it unlocked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    You just missed on sell on eBay a few weeks ago. Bad timing. It went for a lot.
    Yeah, I saw that too. He didn't ask until two days ago. I'm sure he would have stepped up to the plate and tried to win that one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsten
    just any Newsboy or a specific size? from the 1st series (1995-1997) with Rollercam rear brake or from the 2nd series (2002?) with disc brake?

    Carsten

    That's a damn fine question! He didn't stipulate 1st vs 2nd series. I will ask. He wants a large.
    BTW, are you asking because you know of one? Or were you just looking for clarification?
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    would he consider 1 of the newer merlin roots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    would he consider 1 of the newer merlin roots?
    I'm waiting for his answer on that one. I know there are two up on eBay right now. If he was me, I'd insist on the original. But he may not be as much of a fanatic as I am. Do you have a Roots you'd be interested in parting with?
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