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Old 07-20-2013, 01:39 PM   #11
Bill Harris
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I just about never "loan" the bike out. Although wrenches and knowledgable friends have test-ridden when diagnosing problems. Not the same thing as a recreational ride.

However, growing up our local "Honda 50/65/90, Bridgestone, Vespa, Sears Compact" crowd did regularly "swap out" bikes on our jaunts around the neighborhood. It was a cultural thing. And a status thing-- you'd never ever think of asking to ride something like a Honda 160 or 305 Twin.

Kids are strange, and were strange back then.

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