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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:57 am 
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Well....here I go again! This is the story of a bike lost and a bike found...and a little in between!

Sunday - Found a Craigslist ad for a RM Stratos....Hey for $200 its not something that you would come across so I decide to take a look.
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Monday - Go and take a look. Owner tells me he's had the bike for 6 months and likes switching bikes. Has had ads in Craigslist before and should've known that this was kinda fishy. Fork over $160. Take it home and find that it has blown Mag 21 forks, hockey tape on the brake levers (15 years worth), and hasn't been cleaned in 10 years! The good is that it has all the original componentry except for the tires. Also find a Ti handlebar! SCORE!!
Monday night.....I let Retro_roy know of my find and notifies me that the same bike was listed on Craigslist the previous friday for $60! Here is his pic....
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The only reason why he didn't pick it up because scumbag seller/buyer beat him to it on Friday! :x

Thursday - Picked up a Tange Super big fork for the project $10! SCORE!!!

Monday - Sanded, primed, and painted the fork! Already fitted with a Syncros stem, more updates to come!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:56 pm 
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hi
i'm glad it found a good home. :D
roy


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:31 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Still cheap for $160!

Can't blame a guy for making a bit of cash I suppose...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:35 pm 
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It just didn't click with me until Retro_Roy told me about a Stratos....then I looked closer and thought...."I am a complete BONEHEAD!" Oh well...I am going to "ride it like I stole it"!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:42 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Chickenball wrote:
Oh well...I am going to "ride it like I stole it"!


Going on UK prices, you kind of have! Good score


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:15 am 
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hi
what stem is that on it? is it steel or aluminum? could you take some pictures and post here. looking forward to seeing it in person. past weekend didn't work out.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:20 am 
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up!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:02 am 
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Retro_Roy wrote:
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what stem is that on it? is it steel or aluminum? could you take some pictures and post here. looking forward to seeing it in person. past weekend didn't work out.
roy

Roy, you notice. Hard to find. 2 in 2 weeks. I'm guessing it predates most...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:16 pm 
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The good is that it has all the original componentry except for the tires.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:07 am 
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chiho080 wrote:
The good is that it has all the original componentry except for the tires.


Thanks tips!

Roy here's the stem that is going on the bike. Also added the updated crank/crankset!

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