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#1 2013-02-05 12:16pm

coreyg151
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My $40 score turned out to be Free..

So the other day i responded to a ad on CL for "2 black BMX bikes"
I was calling about one of the two bikes described as a "Black Powerlite Racing Style BMX Bike (mini seat, gold wheels) asking $45 obo"
So i met up with the guy selling the bike and ended up buying it for $40.

From what i could tell in the short period of time i had the F/F, i think it might have been a late 70's Pedal Power mini. But dont know too much about mini's or Pedal Power bikes to say for sure.

Here is the pic from the ad It dosent shoe too much of the bike...
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/coreyg151/powerrlitemini_zpse7b3a124.jpg

I didn't end up getting a pic of the complete bike because right after i bought it, i had to meet up with a member off here and sell him a 92 GT mini. And when he seen the bike i just bought he asked if it was also for sale, and i told him i was willing to sell him the F/F for what i paid for the whole bike. (All i wanted wanted was the gold rims and parts off it)
Here are the parts i still have from the bike...
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/coreyg151/DSCN1637_zps5f2d003a.jpg
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/coreyg151/DSCN1641_zps82ad7e9e.jpg
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/coreyg151/DSCN1643_zpsef79f829.jpg
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/coreyg151/DSCN1645_zps30eaeacc.jpg

So it worked out pretty well for me. I sold a almost complete GT mini for $50 and A F/F for what i got the whole bike for.


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#2 2013-02-05 12:19pm

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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

cool smile

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#3 2013-02-05 12:21pm

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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

Sweet cool

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#4 2013-02-05 12:23pm

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Love those rims

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#5 2013-02-05 12:26pm

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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

you sold a pedal power mini for $40?

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#6 2013-02-05 12:36pm

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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

It pay$ to hold onto stuff until at least the ride home lol.  although, passing it on also might pay off dividends (well for the next guy anyway)lol


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#7 2013-02-05 12:38pm

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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

badbill wrote:

you sold a pedal power mini for $40?

I'm pretty sure that's what it was.


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#8 2013-02-05 12:45pm

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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

nice one cool


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#9 2013-02-05 1:00pm

coreyg151
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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

bmxcurator wrote:

It pay$ to hold onto stuff until at least the ride home lol.  although, passing it on also might pay off dividends (well for the next guy anyway)lol

I had a feeling it might have been worth a few more bucks, but i got everything i wanted off the bike and still managed to put the 40 back into my pocket.
Oh well, i guess i still have my chrome 26" Laguna forks i came across just the other week to help make up for this one.


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#10 2013-02-05 1:13pm

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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

Nice smile Somebody scored big off you on that $40 PeddlePower mini tongue


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#11 2013-02-05 3:36pm

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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

coreyg151 wrote:

badbill wrote:

you sold a pedal power mini for $40?

I'm pretty sure that's what it was.

cool in my book dude.  Its nice to see some people get rid of stuff for cheap.  I sell high end race bikes to local kids for $100 even though I could get $300-$400 out of them.  I do what you did all the time. I go pick up a couple of bike for some money take the parts that I wanted, then sell the rest for cheap or give it away.   

+1 for you.  Hope you made who ever happy enough to keep the bike and consider it a score


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#12 2013-02-05 5:24pm

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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

you don't always have to get the absolute most money for something. this guy shared the wealth, and the bmx gods will pay him back.


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#13 2013-02-05 6:04pm

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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

So who was the other member that got the Peddlepower. Pics?


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#14 2013-02-05 10:37pm

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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

Nice pick up and cool bro deal to another member,that is what we do at some of these bike swaps,pretty rare find though,pre powerlite

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#15 2013-02-05 11:32pm

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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

GT black anno bars cool


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#16 2013-02-05 11:50pm

coreyg151
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Re: My $40 score turned out to be Free..

I never got his user name. But he was just up here with his kid visiting a indoor skate park in Roseville CA. He said he lived a little more than a hour or so from Sacramento.
He ended up stopping by my place after i stripped down the bike to pic up the F/F. And i ended up selling him a few more parts i had and also a chrome 1980 Motomag frame.


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