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Old 06-10-19, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by JonBailey View Post
that you were truly fond of for under $150 retail new?

Name the year, make and model, please.

I would have to say that virtually any Schwinn or Excelsior made before 1980 and
made in America that retailed new originally for under $150 would be a truly great bicycle.

I guess we can through in some Raleighs of old too.

I really enjoyed my Murray Monterey cruiser bike I bought at Montgomery Wards in 1989. I was in the army at the time and age 25. Single speed, coaster brake and balloon tires. 26". Maroon paint with white letters. $99 bucks plus tax. I was young, thin and strong then. Nowadays I need a lot of derailleur gears to pedal over rolling hills and less than perfectly flat roads.

What could possibly be the point of this? $150 now isnt close to $150 before 1980.
$150 in '76 is $675 in present day. Why not ask if anyone has a bike they recently bought for $675 or less that they really like?
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