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parts bikes

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by dragnusa, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. dragnusa

    dragnusa

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    Went and picked up some newer bikes today to fix and flip.
    heres how the conversation went

    Woman: here let me move this trash bike out of your way so you can get to the other bikes
    Me: trash bike? (it was dark out) whats wrong with it that its a trash bike?
    Woman: the front forks crushed
    Me: Ill still take it
    Woman: it aint worth anything
    Me: you would be surprised what is useable on a bike like that
    Woman: ok
    Heres the thing it was a girls 10 speed and I had no clue what Id use the parts for but I took it for parts anyways I figured nothing else the pedals, cables and bearings was good if nothing else.
    So I threw them in my truck and when I got home I unloaded my finds from the trip and I thought what can I save off this piece of crap then I realized it had one part id been waiting to find to complete my Huffy Scout 10 speed I picked up a few weeks ago.
     
  2. brett4christ

    brett4christ

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    And........

    The part you needed was.......

    The completed bike looks like......

    .......impatiently waiting....... :)
     
  3. dragnusa

    dragnusa

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    It was just a shift lever, theres a pick of the bike here, viewtopic.php?f=16&t=52764 it was only missing the shift levers and front derailer which all are coming off another huffy from the same era, but the levers I was going to use one was broke so I was so happy to find another that was a perfect match. My whole thing behind the post was that people think that something thats damaged is noy anything and if I thought the same way I would have never found the part Id been looking for
     
  4. gcrank1

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    God works in mysterious ways :wink: .
     
  5. Tychevelle

    Tychevelle

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    I see that alot around here, alot of the bikes I pick up to flip are from the scraper and usually just need a brake cable or a new tube its amazing what people throw out because they think its no good anymore. Some of the bikes that need a fair amount of work or arent worth anything ill strip down for parts
     

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