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Old December 10th, 2011, 4:20 PM   #1
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Default My '85 FAT CHANCE

I just picked the bike up this past week. Too dark to take pics in the evening so I got some today. I originally thought the bike was purple (dark basement). The first thing my wife said "it's pink". Well, so isn't this web site. I like it. I have a few questions. Firstly, what looks not to be stock other than the fork. The stem is Specialized and looks like it may have been yellow or half black and half yellow. The wheels are also Specialized with 6 speed XT hubs as you can see. The person didn't give me any info other than they purchased it new in '85 and can't remember if they changed anything on the bike since it has been soooo long. It was kept in a dry basement, so no rust. Seatpost moves freely. What do you guys think?
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Old December 10th, 2011, 5:21 PM   #2
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Wow, you got your self a real gem there.Cool bike.Good find !
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Old December 10th, 2011, 5:32 PM   #3
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I really like the color and it has a great build to boot. Nice bike.
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Old December 11th, 2011, 8:09 AM   #4
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Sweet!
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Old December 11th, 2011, 12:20 PM   #5
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Default Thanks for the kind words.

I know it's only a Kicker, my gole is to own a Yo Eddy one day. So I'll probably sell this after putting around on her for a bit. This will give me a chance to feel the differance between the two bikes. I want one like the one below, even if I have to have it repainted. What am I looking at in a price range for one in good condition?

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Old December 11th, 2011, 3:12 PM   #6
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Kickers are a great bike,slack angles super comfy don't underestimate them one bit.keep it in the arsenal.Yo's are really a dime a dozen. IMO.so when the time is right pop on one
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Old December 11th, 2011, 4:04 PM   #7
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hmmm.. i like to look at yo eddys. I rather ride what you have...
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