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On my way home from the dentist today I drove past a thrift store on Babcock Blvd (sorry I drove my car to the root canal).
They have an old tandem sitting outside for sale. I did not stop to look at the bike but it looked like a decent old Schwinn.
Not to toot my own horn (and stupidity)… but I cycled to all (but one) of my root canals
You go under gas?
The worst was when I decided to cycle to having my wisdom teeth removed and then went to work! After the localized anesthetic wore off I went home…
Where abouts was this place? Bacbock Blvd thift store turns up a lot of hits all over the place
The thrift store is very close to the intersection of Siebert and Babcock Blvd.
No gas, but I was in some pain. Cracked a tooth Sunday after the Steelers Game…doing snow angels in West park.
colin asked me if i needed anything in the north hills since he was going to target. i think i am gonna call him and tell him that we need a tandem.
I’m not sure but I think it was a Schwinn. It had two tone seats, had fenders, and was brown (rootbeer)
That is the North Hills Community Thrift, and it is a hidden gem of thrift stores in Pittsburgh.
awww we don’t really have a way of transporting or storing a tandem right now. i do like that thrift store.
Yeah, that place is only 15 minutes by bike from my house.
I picked up my Bike #3, a 3-speed Huffy, at that thrift shop. It had a $30 tag, I bargained them down to $20, then drove immediately to Scholl’s in West View and bought $30 in lights for it.
I’d love to get a tandem, but I have so many wheels around the place already (remember the 5 unicycles), I don’t know where I’d put it.
Hmm, I’ll be picking up my bike shortly. That would make some room for you, Stu!
our living room has 5 bikes in it and i think there are at least another 3 in the basement.
If it is actually a real schwinn and if its old it would be a great find. That would be a fun project to restore.
I hear it is cursed, don’t buy it.
no, it’s a magic christmas bicycle
After much deliberation, I decided that I am not crazy enough to try to ride a tall tandem. Though, that isn’t why I’m interested in it.
Has anybody given it a closer look?
I wanted to, but I slept in today. I am going to try getting it tomorrow.
Sweet, be sure to post photos.
we are riding this to dc in two days, right?
I could envision a tandem with a 3 person team with large BOB style trailer for one person to rest and make food. Pgh to DC in 24 hrs, and do it without putting a foot down, just for fun.
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