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Old 10-06-08, 11:45 PM   #1
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Nobody on craigslist wants my beater bike so...

(crap I wrote "me" instead of "my")

Give me ideas on what to do with it!

Nashbar toure LP, weighs in at 22.5lbs, shimano exage components, ishiwata triple butted tubing, ruined right hand braze on...

Options:

1. Paint and clean up, remove braze on and get a right hand bar end shifter

2. Convert to a fixie and sell on a larger cities CL

3. Keep nagging one of my friends to buy it for $100

4. Just leave it alone and keep beating around on it.

Things you should know...

1. I already have two much nicer road bicycles

2. I'm going to graduate from college and move somewhere in the spring, so I'll be able to take 2 bikes tops. This probably won't be one of them unless I decide to ebay the team fuji after I overhaul it.

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Old 10-06-08, 11:51 PM   #2
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I would also consider trading frames with someone (this is a 58, I ride a 58). It's light but I'm not crazy about how it feels, or the fact that it's a sport touring frame with eyelets.
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Any chance of epoxying on an STI-shifter cable stop, and running barcons?

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Any chance of epoxying on an STI-shifter cable stop, and running barcons?

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I could do that but I don't know if I see the point. I don't want to invest much money into this either way.
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take all the parts off it, front brake only, turn it into a single speed for 20.00 (12.50 freewheel, 7.50 chrome BMX chain), take nice pictures of the bike with flowers in the background, remove nashbar stickers and claim you don't know what brand the bike is, PROFIT!!!!

where do you live?

edit: that saddle kicks ass!

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take all the parts off it, front brake only, turn it into a single speed for 20.00 (12.50 freewheel, 7.50 chrome BMX chain), take nice pictures of the bike with flowers in the background, remove nashbar stickers and claim you don't know what brand the bike is, PROFIT!!!!

where do you live?
Pullman, WA. I put it on the craigslist here for $120 which is fairly reasonable IMO but still with room for negotiation.
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That saddle is ridiculously comfortable, but not on a bike with this much drop.
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I'm really just tempted to spray paint it for some reason..
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make it look like crap and price it at $325.00. It would be a nice CL experiment. then let the first dude who shows up beat you down on the pricing to 225.00.
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make it look like crap and price it at $325.00. It would be a nice CL experiment. then let the first dude who shows up beat you down on the pricing to 225.00.
Interesting idea, I could put it on the nearest large cities craigslist for like $250 just to see what happens...
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You'd get $150 easy on the seattle market.
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you can probably get $200~$300 on toronto Clist (yes, I know, it's crazy here)
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Drive a few hours north, and I'll buy it. >.>
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ps: What size is the front ring? It looks super small.
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I'd be interested. but what size is it? and how much to ship? send me an Private message.
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I think it works just like it is in the 1X? format (1x8, 1x9, can't tell how many cogs are on the rear). A little funky with the rear shifter on the left side, but just label it "panache" and let it be. All I think I'd do if it were me (there's your "me", at first I thought this was going to be a talk like a pirate thread ), I think I'd just throw some cheap fenders on there and relist it. Cross-post it to Spokane and other areas, especially that Clark County one that picks up folks in Portland.

But before you do all of that take a little paint and paint over the right side shifter boss, try to match the frame color. That way you could imply it was a factory second which is why you're able to give such a great deal on the bike.

There should be someone over in Moscow (MooseCow if I remember how it is supposed to sound) should snap it right up. Throw on a cheap rack and cheaper book bag and list those in the ad as optional for an additional cost.

Or throw a set of cyclocross tires on it and call it a cross bike, should sell for $900 then.
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Make sure that you emphasize the triple triangle design and tubing, which is very high quality.

The fixie hipsters go GaGa for GT road bikes that they can turn into fixies, and yours would be great for that application.

You have horizontal drops and your price is too low for an Ishiwata Tri butted frame IMHO.
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I've been toying around with building a two-speed with one cog on the rear and just a front derailer and two or three chainrings on front. Sort of a singlespeed bike with an easy to use bailout gear for hills and lazy days. Probably just run a Singulator on the back in place of the rear derailer. Probably not relavent to this thread though, but the bike above would be great for that project.
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that's a great looking bike. Can't believe it didnt sell for 120.00. What did your ad read like? I've found that more details (and pics of course) always generates interest. Out here, Boston, it'd be gone in a day!
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ps: What size is the front ring? It looks super small.
looks like a 42T, they're perfect for rolling hills and flat land riding.
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**** I'd buy it. Except I'm literally on the other side of the country. Give Seattle a try and I'm sure you'll sell it easily.
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Wish it was bit smaller.......I'd take the train over to get it or have my mom stop by to grab it. She's in Soap Lake.
I've got a track wheelset to slap on it. Could probably get close to 3 bills in Seattle. Those crazy kids...Need a we(s)t side agent?
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Wish it was bit smaller.......I'd take the train over to get it or have my mom stop by to grab it. She's in Soap Lake.
I've got a track wheelset to slap on it. Could probably get close to 3 bills in Seattle. Those crazy kids...Need a we(s)t side agent?
I don't know if it would be worth coming all the way here to pick up... but thanks
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MS,
Make sure that you emphasize the triple triangle design and tubing, which is very high quality.

The fixie hipsters go GaGa for GT road bikes that they can turn into fixies, and yours would be great for that application.

You have horizontal drops and your price is too low for an Ishiwata Tri butted frame IMHO.
I did emphasize all of that but nobody cares apparently. The people here on the university cycling team won't touch steel with a 10 foot pole, I think everyone in this town is like that.
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