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    homeless with retro

    don't know but i have been seeing more and more homeless the past 5 years or so. most if not all are riding bikes and sometimes i see some riding some damn good bikes...i've seen a old klein and just saw a killer v today. i am sure there are a lot of vintage gold out there.

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    I see lots of old bikes on the streets


    but they are usually very used and abused

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    the frames still looked good to go

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    I saw an all XT elevated chainstay Balance with a first gen Zoke fork under a agricultural worker the other day. If my wife wasn't with me, I would've made an offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader
    I saw an all XT elevated chainstay Balance with a first gen Zoke fork under a agricultural worker the other day. If my wife wasn't with me, I would've made an offer.
    I see a guy on a late 80's Schwinn Cimmeron fairly often. One of the dark maroon ones that I've always had a soft spot for.

    Anyways, CRC will win this discussion.

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    Though the story didn't involve a homeless person, the 'off the street buy' concept reminded me of this thread, which is absolutely worth resurrecting!

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...=type+II+train

    CRC - what's the status on that bike, anyway?

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    this thread should lead into "of all your vintage bikes which is the one you would have if you were homeless". for me it's my 1992 Curtlo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover

    CRC - what's the status on that bike, anyway?
    I still have it. Better than ever. Some bikes find their TRUE owners........

    here's some recent shots:





    Last edited by crconsulting; 01-14-2010 at 09:21 AM.

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    Fantastic bike. That color is somehow the most perfect thing about it too.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Fantastic bike. That color is somehow the most perfect thing about it too.

    Thanks.

    Color is unusual for sure.

    I've often debated about putting the POTTS stickers on it or leaving it as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    Thanks.

    Color is unusual for sure.

    I've often debated about putting the POTTS stickers on it or leaving it as is.

    that color is good. I heard it was called Sea Foam Green from Mr Potts himself. I think I have a random Potts stem in that color. Now I just need a frame and fork....

    Nice pics at the lake there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    I've often debated about putting the POTTS stickers on it or leaving it as is.
    I think silver ones would look good but black ones not so much. Not that it doesn't look great how it is.

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    Here's a Fat Chance I picked up for $35 a few years back.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=143552
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    this thread http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=547873 turned into a "homeless with retro" thread..... yes i was the OP and I'm sorry in advance for the "serious morals slippage"!
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    I see a guy around here riding a steel Seven....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veloculture
    this thread should lead into "of all your vintage bikes which is the one you would have if you were homeless". for me it's my 1992 Curtlo.
    Do you have a pic?
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