Found a barn bike... what to do?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Renegade_Azzy, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Parts being available does not make a bike any cheaper to rebuild.
    You can find a running example of this bike on almost any corner of the earth for under $500, making this bike nothing more than a few parts and worth its weight in scrap metal.
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  2. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...hmmm....looks vaguely stolen, like someone tried to hide it with a brush and house paint, then tried to hide-hide it again in somebody's, uh, is that a barn or a furnace? :D
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  3. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    +2
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  4. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    I think scrap yards are givin around10cents a lb. might get your gas money back but your sanity is worth more.
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  5. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Take it if it's free, get it home, wash it, put some air in the tires, and get rid if it for $100-$200 to some poor sod who unfortunately doesn't know any better ( we've all been that guy at least once, or maybe 2 or 3 times ).Then move on with your cash to get something easier to work with.
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  6. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    i'm all for saving these old nails but that one really has zero going for it. the best thing for that old honda is a can of gas and a book of matches.
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  7. M-Cat

    M-Cat 2 wheeled slacker

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    If you don't get paid to haul it away, you've already invested too much in it.

    Just walk away.
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  8. doxiedog

    doxiedog Been here awhile

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    Don't park it at the curb,the garbage man will take it.
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  9. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    That would make a fine piece of wall art. You might even convince some rich art snob to buy it from you.
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