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Brand new RT1 $854.90

27 Jun 2020 01:15
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I've always been curious, so when I picked up my RT1 I wanted to see if I could find out some of it's history.
There are a couple of stickers on the bike, a KSU parking permit 1973-1974 and a "City Cycle Sales" sticker on the headlight ear.
Two months ago I contacted City Cycle Sales explaining that I had purchased an imported (I'm in the UK) 1970 RT1 and that it had one of their stickers on it and wondered if they had any record of the bike passing through their shop.
I knew it was a long shot and didn't hold out much hope of a response about a bike from fifty years ago.
Last night I received a response from Scott saying they had come across the original bill of sale which they kindly scanned and sent me.
I will try and track down Mr. Cline, the original owner, and let him know his bike is looking good.
There we are, if you want a new RT1 just pop back to 27th February 1970 and City Cycle Sales in Kansas will sell you one for the bargain price of $854.90.

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27 Jun 2020 09:36
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Looks like they even take payments!

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27 Jun 2020 09:41 27 Jun 2020 09:56 by Lizeec.
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It also looks like he got cheated, the last payment entry appears to be for $30? yet they only deducted $20 from his balance, or am I reading it wrong? Also weird is the payments are made and written down in the months of 1970, but the invoice is written in 1971 at the top. It shows a payment made March 27th 1970 with a remaining balance of $124.90, surely he paid that off before the invoice being written on February 27th 1971?

It very cool that document still exists 50 years later and that the business still exist and they were nice enough to look for it.

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27 Jun 2020 14:16
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Was very kind of them to make the effort and dig out a bit of history for me.
I emailed them to thank them and sent a couple of pics of the bike, they responded saying it looks great which was nice to hear.
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27 Jun 2020 14:44
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hey! I live a couple miles away from K state!

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27 Jun 2020 15:50
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WOW . A great piece of provenance for your bike .
It's almost unbelievable that their records from that far back still existed .

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27 Jun 2020 16:42
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That is a very cool piece of history right there!


I am looking to buy good condition 1969 DT1 gas and oil tanks

1968 DT1 x 2
1969 DT1B
1969 DT1-S
1971 DT1E
1974 DT250A
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2018 CRF450R
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28 Jun 2020 02:48
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I read the customer name as "Gerold M Cline" does anyone read it different to me?
And does anyone have any ideas on tracking him down?
I'm guessing he is the reason there's a 1973 KSU parking permit on the bike.

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28 Jun 2020 05:00
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I'm reading Jerold .

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28 Jun 2020 05:43 28 Jun 2020 05:44 by Lizeec.
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I’m reading Jerrold M. Cline
Funny how many sets of eyes see & read things different?

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