Retro Spud wrote:
Cracking Yeti you have there ..... But I can't help thinking that, that must have been one hell of a crummy bike shop, especially if the bike shop owner had them all this time & didn't even know what they were !
or for that matter didn't have any idea of there value from the components bolted to them?
Good Point...and I want to clarify this.
After we got into the car I felt the need to explain a few things to my eleven year old Son.
First off..he needed to hear the complete story of how John Parker started Yeti and then got into how the concept of the Ultimate project came about and how this bike design was a true turning point for mountain bike design and function. He thoroughly enjoyed the story and I stretched it out to a full fifteen minutes.
Then in anticipation of my Sons probing questions about why I got it so cheap and its current value etc etc...... I explained to him that I am ALL
about bike karma
and the main reason I took these bikes were....
1) He was a Bike Shop Owner
2) Our minimal negotiations were quite friendly & an accepted practice
3) (And this is the biggie) Before we shook hands he said that these were going for a lot more on Ebay (Indicating to me that he wasnt interested in pursuing top dollar)
4) My intentions for this bike are truly
for my own enjoyment and have nothing
to do with profiteering.
I also agreed to donate at least one of my existing bikes to the Local Trips for Kids charity shop.
So all in all I my conscience is clear (at least on this acquisition)
Not sure what you mean by "dubious" but if you would like to fly to my part of the States I will be glad to privately provide you the address for this little shop so you can personally visit it. You will then have total
understanding of how this could have transpired.
Sucker for ano!