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img_06121 My brother recently found a 1972 Schwinn tandem bike at a rummage sale.   The person selling it to him said he had been trying to sell the thing for years and had no luck and would be willing to give it to my brother for the best offer.   My brother offered him $40 and the bike was his.  $40 bucks for a 1972 semi good shape bike may seem like a lot of money to you, buy to my brother it truly has been priceless.   That $40 has bought him bike rides every night with his 6 1/2 year old son Jack.  Jack can touch the petals just enough to help with every other push and if he gets tired from that, he just lifts his feet up for a free ride.  The other night the rode from their house in Glendale down to my condo in the 5th ward, using the great bike path that takes you from Esterbrook park down to the lakefront.   I wish you could have seen the big smile on Jacks face when he arrived at my house.   He couldn't believe they rode that far in one night.   My brother told me that bike is the greatest thing he ever bought because it give him and Jack their own special time once a night.   A $40 "piece of junk" has turned into a lifetime of memories for a father and son.

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