Yard Sale Score

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  1. Dave67

    Dave67 New Member

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    It was my lucky day, I scored a Specialized Carbon Epic at a yard sale. It is the last model year that was painted, mid 90’s. It has full Ulterga 9 speed, Mavic Heliums, Flite Ti saddle, TTT bar and stem. It looks almost new and rode very well. It came home with me for $100.
     
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  2. TKOS

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    Congrats. That will be a nice bike.
     
  3. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Mavic Heliums.....hmmm. They're perhaps the wheel that got the boutique wheel craze going.
     
  4. 64Paramount

    64Paramount Active Member

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    Wow, you scored big time!

    :cool:
     
  5. Xsmoker

    Xsmoker New Member

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    I got two Nerf dart guns for 5 bucks.
     
  6. Dave67

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    I will try to get pics up soon.
     
  7. cyberlegend1994

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    Awesome score - can't wait to see the photos. [​IMG]
     
  8. jackson123

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    yup, looking forward to the pics
     
  9. Dave67

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    All I added was air and wiped the dust off of it.
     
  10. cyberlegend1994

    cyberlegend1994 Moderator

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    That is one hot-looking steed! Awesome score. :cool:
     
  11. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    You did well. Nice bike.
     
  12. Dave67

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    Thanks all. It has had a few shack down rides and feel nice, but has some flex in the BB area. The tires are hard and need replaced.
     
  13. davereo

    davereo Well-Known Member

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    Sweet...Money well spent.
     
  14. Mojo Johnson

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    Wow... $100?!?!?

    The seller really didn't know what they had there. That is an awesome bike! Superb score!
     
  15. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

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    Every time I see a bargain like that it has like a 60 cm top tube.
     
  16. Mojo Johnson

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    No Sh!t!!
     
  17. Dave67

    Dave67 New Member

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    This was a case of the right place, right time. The seller was asking more, so I pulled the $100 out of my pocket and he jumped on it.
     
  18. davereo

    davereo Well-Known Member

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    Could have been sold by angry wife. If it was my wife she would have rolled it out to the road with a free sign hanging on it.:p
     
  19. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    Good looking bike. Can you get one for me at that price, 58cm?:)
     
  20. alienator

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    I did a statistical analysis of all used bikes sold at garage sales in the US between 1785 and 2008. The plot below shows the probability of finding a used bike with a given top tube length at a garage sale. The numbers don't lie.
     
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