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October 31, 2007, 4:42P

I think they used it to help prop up Magnum to keep it from sinking.

I'd imagine they just scrapped it. It's possible IntaRide may have taken it back. It would be funny it they choped it up and gave it away as souviners at the different events.


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October 31, 2007, 6:04P

I'm just saying that it seems like a wholly unremarkable thing to want as a souvenir. People collect things that are useful, look good, valuable, or have sentimental value. I just don't see the big deal over a steel tube, at least not for the amount the seller must have intended to sell it for. When it comes to souvenirs of a coaster, I think something bearing the ride's name, or similarly unique items would make more sense. Sorry if I offended anyone's sensibilities.


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October 31, 2007, 6:58P

I can see it being sorta unique. I would probably use it in another way than just putting it on a shelf though. I plan on using large coaster wheels in a sliding wall I'm designing for my loft. It makes the project personal and fun for me. Why just use plain old wheels when I can use coaster wheels which says something about one of my interests. I would never collect stamps or coins because those seem pointless to me. But, that's what collections are, personal.

October 31, 2007, 8:26P

The heartline is still sitting in the contractor's parking lot from what I've heard.


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October 31, 2007, 10:10P

halltd said:
I plan on using large coaster wheels in a sliding wall I'm designing for my loft. It makes the project personal and fun for me. Why just use plain old wheels when I can use coaster wheels which says something about one of my interests.

How are you collecting coaster wheels? Will the parks sell used ones?


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October 31, 2007, 10:32P

Unfortunately, Cedar Point doesn't sell their used wheels. They destroy them. I'm assuming this is to prevent the wheels from possibly ending up on another coaster and then failing.

But, I've found a couple places that make replacement wheels for parks that sell wheels. So, I'm just going to buy some new ones and use those.

October 31, 2007, 10:34P

I have a wheel from Sea Dragon at Wyandot Lake that I got at an off season event at Kings Island.


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October 31, 2007, 10:48P

Good point, Tim. I can see it being worthwhile when one uses some imagination, as you have. That is quite a good idea, using the coaster wheels. I just can't imagine myself paying upwards of $80 on the track tube. It was the seller's rudeness toward you, plus the lack of any pics of the certifying paperwork, plus the less than quality pictures that he did have, that led me to criticize it in the first place. The seller has every impetus to prove he's not a lying weasel, and instead he only gives his word, unverifiable until you recieve the item, and then he insults you. Not good ways to get business. In addition, from looking at the bidding history, I have a suspicion that there was some shilling going on in that auction.


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October 31, 2007, 11:16P

I think a piece of coaster track would be cool to have if it was identifiable. A chunk of track that people would see and say "hey it's track from _____(insert coaster name or manufacturer here)" not a tube like the one on ebay that looks like any other steel tube out there.


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November 1, 2007, 1:33A

^Thanks, Vince, that was part of what I was trying to say also.


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November 1, 2007, 2:38P

Completely off topic in a sense, but when the University of Tennessee re-sodded Neyland Stadium, people actually bought squares of the old turf from the orange and white checkerboard endzones. As I recall, they were paying pretty good money for them too.

Just goes to show you the things people will pay for to have in their possession. A piece of turf, a piece of metal...what's the difference?


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November 1, 2007, 3:11P

^ - well, that was being sold by the school (something the WM Whitecaps did a few weeks ago too) and this is being sold by some 3rd party. If it was the park selling it, I'd understand, I just question his claim to authorization to sell this item.


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November 1, 2007, 6:14P

Well, I have been holding this info too long and it's now time to speak up. That is not the track section that was removed. The section that was removed was sent back to B&M for evaluation to find out why it went bad. Also the section was alot longer and had a slight arc to it. It was grey and had significant marks on it where the wheels had rode on it. I personally saw the removed section right after it was cut out and it looked nothing like the section in the photo.

November 1, 2007, 6:26P

^ Don't tell that to the dude trying to sell it.

November 1, 2007, 8:48P

The person who is trying to sell it is the owner of the company that did the work.

November 1, 2007, 11:27P

But you said it wasn't really the part. Also, how old is this guy? I've never received an email from anyone like that on Ebay before - much less the owner of a company. Geesh.

November 1, 2007, 11:31P

I seriously doubt he's the owner of a company let alone an owner of his very own bicycle.


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November 2, 2007, 5:48A

Trust GLridemechanic.. it's either the owner or the owners son.

It's an extra piece of replacement track that was never installed. Original, as stated, was sent back for testing.


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November 2, 2007, 10:44A

Oh so now it went from track they removed from the ride to replacement track that was never installed.

How exactly would he have pictures of the piece being cut out if it was never installed?

Yeah, this keeps getting better every day.


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November 2, 2007, 11:14A

Is it May yet?


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