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1982 Bassett Racing Twenty Four

#1 2014-08-18 9:23am

vedgolio
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1982 Bassett Racing Twenty Four

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1982 Bassett Racing Twenty Four

Diamond In The Rough

Howdy all, this is my first time submitting a bike so bare with me.So before I get started you should know Id never heard of BASSETT  till I scored this one. I found it while surfing craigslist during my lunch break.I seen an add that read somthin like this......( I acquired this BASSETT Racing bike a while ago with the intentions of restoring but never got around to it and am currently taking offers). So I immediately send him an email and he responded right back. Originally I was only interested in the wheels and seat and was ready to offer him X amount but when I got there he had his Tablet out and showed me a pair of Bassett forks he found on eBay that were going for an outrages amount .... but when I saw how rusted the bike was I started to talk it down. After talking with him for about 30min. I asked him what he wanted for it realistically. Took him about 2 or 3 min. But he finally asked me if X amount was a fair price and I said certainly is! As I was loading the bike the back seat of my 1979 Grand Prix I noticed a sticker on the handlebars that said $5,when he noticed I was looking at it he said pay no attention to that $5 sticker I only paid $3 for it at a garage sale . anyway the bike is all original as it sits since the early 80s with the exception of the seat witch I switched for comfort, thanks stranger from Craigslist...This bike is NOT for sale


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When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations:  bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on.  This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead.  I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity.  But I am mentally far away from civilization.  The world is breaking someone else's heart.

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#2 2014-08-18 9:41am

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Re: 1982 Bassett Racing Twenty Four

That is so dope! Really nice bike, and an even better find. What you need is a cinelli unicanitor or an elina seat. Both are pretty comfy.

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#3 2021-06-12 4:47pm

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Re: 1982 Bassett Racing Twenty Four

This is my old bike I raced in the 80'S I raced in MI and moved to IL in 1999 and brought it with me. I got divorced and had to sell my house in Aurora IL and moved into an apartment in Lake View IL and had no where to store it. I would love to find her again. I built and sewed up the wheels when i was 17 and worked at my local bike shop in Highland Michigan. I know this is my old school racer is the Grab On sticker at the front of the top tube.

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#4 2021-06-12 5:40pm

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hmm


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#5 2021-06-13 3:28pm

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Re: 1982 Bassett Racing Twenty Four

Hey buddy that's a crazy story and I believe that it used to be yours at one time unfortunately it's not for sale but it's being very well taken care of..... believe me. sorry wasulin123https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/28118/zcamera-20171231_00515260c6869298.jpg


When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations:  bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on.  This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead.  I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity.  But I am mentally far away from civilization.  The world is breaking someone else's heart.

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