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Old 09-15-2008, 09:12 AM
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
if i find a decent bike at a pawn shop, what guarantee do i have that the bike is not stolen?
None, but it isn't your responsibility as long as you get a bill of sale from the pawn shop where you bought it. It is their responsibility to make sure they items aren't "hot" and I would expect them to do a pretty good job at it considering the penalty for getting caught.

You haven't had any luck with Craigslist SA? There is a bike section, and a realtively cheap Scott bicycle that would suffice for light trail riding and commuting...and with your skills and background, you should be able to ressurect any attributes of neglect most of these offerings have!

Speaking of which, I didn't mean to imply you didn't know what you were looking for. It was just a previous poster mentioned department store bikes and I wanted to make sure to steer you away from them if you didn't know to already...

Cheers! M2
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:55 AM
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thanks max. i saw that Scott bike but i am trying to stay away from threaded headsets. i dealt with those for many years and i have had my fill.

tone doesn't come across very well on the internet, and i did not mean to sound snappish about my knowledge of bikes. i am just saying, spare me the (helpful and true!) info about how bad department store bikes are. you're preaching to the choir.

the bikemojo san antonio section seems pretty good. thanks.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:10 AM
Location: San Antonio
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Originally Posted by Evergreen View Post
Hank Cunningham still operates Helots Bike Shop on Old Bandera
Road, and if you've got time, definitely check it out. He never knew my name, but he ALWAYS remembered every detail of my bike. He and his wife made significant efforts to save Government Canyon.
Ride on!
This guy has EVERYTHING!! If he doesn't have it, he can get it. His shop is amazing. Something out of the past.
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:57 PM
Location: spurs landia
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northwest flea market 3600 fredericksburg road (get there early). they have decent frames/ complete set ups- full tune ups at charles a james bike shop charlesajamesbicycle.com great shop and very helpful.
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