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$20 Bike
Last Post 08/12/2015 09:28 AM by Nicholas Arenella. 6 Replies.
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Nick A

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07/25/2015 01:23 PM
Univega Gran Rally. Double butted chromo, lots of 600EX. A friend saw it a garage sale for $25, and as he's texting me, and I'm telling him I don't need it, it drops to $20. WTH, maybe I'll make a gravel bike.
longslowdistance

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07/25/2015 10:57 PM
Those were good riding bikes back in the day. If it's not rusted.
Nick A

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07/26/2015 07:39 AM
I'm in Albuquerque. No rust. 😀 Also, somebody cared about this bike. Adjusted and lubed.

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Gonzo Cyclist

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08/06/2015 10:39 AM
One thing about NM, old cars and old bikes in pristine condition.....That's a good bike.


Nick A

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08/11/2015 09:45 AM
Yeah, growing up in and around NYC, it's nice to not have to worry about rust for the last 15 years. Turns out this bike really was meant to be a (entry level) racer. There is NO vertical clearance for anything but the skinniest tires. No gravel bike potential, and I certainly don't need a road bike. I learned of Esperanza down here. Kinda cool. A city run community bike shop that takes donations.

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79pmooney

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08/11/2015 12:07 PM
I had a Univega Competizione frame I built up for a while. Nice ride! 25s fit, barely. I fendered it, but that was an effort! The ride however got incorporated into my ti bike. The front end was a close copy but for clearances and slightly longer top tube.

So while that bike was not practical, I do have fond memories of it.

"Esperanza" here in Portland has a very different association. Esperanza Spaulding, the incredibly gifted jazz/pop singer/bass player who has hit the big time in your old city. My claim to fame? I got to sit in with her before she made it big. In fact, before she was out of high school. And she was already very good.

Ben
Nick A

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08/12/2015 09:28 AM
Esperanza Community Bike Shop

Seems like a cool idea.

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