Last Updated on 6/17/2006 by bidz

Hot wheels: Fircrest man amasses fleet of retro rides
Published: March 5th, 2006

“Jim Deal, 44, can trace his desire to collect bicycles back to one model among the 93 displayed in his Fircrest home: the Lemon Peeler.

“…Most everyone can relate to bikes,” he said. “It’s the first big material thing you want as a kid.”

Deal said his bikes are worth anywhere between $150 and $2,500 each.

The most valuable in the collection – and his favorite – is the 1973 Orange Krate. The Sting-Ray model is highly collectible because its shade of paint – “Sunset Orange” – is deeper in color than the other years the Orange Krate was produced.”

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