KC, I did post the story up in the R&T but here ya go.
I bought my 66 6TA a few years ago. 6 or so? Not long after I got it, this "donor" bike popped up on [email protected]
and a friend of mine alerted me to the thread- it was a lady who inherited her father's bike, asking if there might be any interest and what did everyone think it was worth. I began a conversation with her and we kinda clicked but (from what she said recently) she got attacked by people seeking to get over on her and "score" a deal. When she fell silent after some conversation, I just figured she'd sold the bike and forgot about it.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago and a "memory" of mine out riding the 6TA popped up on F B. I reposted the 6 year old photo, saying something like "I wish I could get excited about this bike" A few friends added comments, as they will. BUT one other person who commented was the lady with her dad's bike, saying something like, "I really need to talk to you, I'll msg you in a few days". I was a bit shocked, but didn't put a lot of thought into it, but whaddya know- she still had the bike, never did sell it. When the sharks started circling for the kill back after he dad died, she went dark and sat on the bike!
After a bit of conversation she asked me to hang on and let her & her family talk about it. I agreed, and a few days later she got ahold of me saying they'd decided to GIVE me the bike, apparently everyone thinks the dad & I would have gotten along pretty well. I accepted her kind offer and kicked back for a short moment to let the dust settle and give her a chance to retract. After waiting a couple days with no further word, I decided sooner was better than later so my buddy, bb.com
's very own Dave M (the friend who originally alerted me to the bike on f b BTW) and I popped down to get the bike, an easy & short couple hour drive away.
The rest, as "they" say, is history.
needless to say, I'm very grateful, and very excited to have something "new" to ride, sooner or later.