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Bike Hoarder

April 26, 2013
by Erin B

I have this bike:
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I bought it at a garage sale last year.  It is a lovely bike.  It has a glorious pearl finish.

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Cute, classic lugs that are just begging for pin striping.

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Shimano parts, including this adorable vintage shifter.

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Front and rear brazons for racks and fenders.

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A vintage gear cover to protect your pants.

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And a completely drool worthy head badge.

It is a five speed and is an excellent candidate for a clean and restore.  The frame is great, all it really needs is some new tires and brakes and it would make someone a dreamy vintage bike.  That’s why I bought it.  I would love for it to be a dreamy vintage bike for me… or for Little girl… in ten years.

Which is where I am really torn.  I don’t really have a place to store it for ten years and who knows if Little girl is going to like vintage bikes.  I mean, you try to raise your kids right, but you never really know how they are going to influenced by friends and the media and she may very well want a BSO from JunkMart.

I could easily list it for sale and get my purchase price back… but I don’t want it going to some one who will treat it as disposable.  As silly as this sounds, I feel a responsibility to this bike.  If I was going to  let it go to an abusive home, I should have just left it at the garage sale.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a SPCBikes to help me find it a good home.

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