My dad splits time between Tucson and Incline Village, taking advantage of the mild winters in Arizona and fantastic summers in Tahoe. He has a couple bikes in Tucson, but did not have one in Tahoe, which simply had to be rectified. I mean, it's Tahoe.
I had almost everything I needed in The Archives except a frame. I watched Craigslist for a while until I found something I liked in the right size. The guy had a set price, but the bottom of his ad said, "Will consider trades for road bike parts, especially tires."
I dug five 700x23 tires out of a box, a tire size I will never use again, and sent the guy a picture. He was game, and the trade was made the next day. I scored a nice 7000-series Raleigh frame for essentially nothing. I love the barter system.
Here is the result:
Anyway, I took the bike up to Tahoe on Father's Day and surprised my dad with it: