I had plenty of bills. And plenty of places that money should go. But I also had the notion that I wanted to buy myself a welcome back to work present. One weekend while mindlessly surfing on Cycle Trader.com and CraigList admiring all the bikes for sale in search of a little dirt bike for this summer, I stumbled across a 1972 Honda CB350 for sale for the incredibly low price of $300. I’d always wanted a 1970, the same vintage as me, but hadn’t ever found a bargain in that year of bike. I hoped to turn one into either a vintage runabout bike or a cafe racer. So I contacted the seller.
The bike was in parts, he explained, but was complete except for the seat and a key. We discussed price a bit and after remembering that the spokes were shot he finally came down to $225 cash. Sold.
I’m hoping Brian can teach me a few things about bikes with this bike-in-a-box kit. And I really do hope it’s all there.
Let the fun begin.