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Old 01-30-09, 12:02 PM   #26
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I'm with Bat, I've gotten used to ignoring the stickies and just noticed this thread!

I don't have anything to share that isn't actively being used, since I tend to only replace things when they're destroyed. However, I'm planning an upgrade soon and will be happy to share...but the parts will be low-end and 15 years old.

EDIT: Also, I assumed the thread was about stories about how we've gotten help *while* commuting and paid it forward (we ahve threads to that effect from time to time). A slightly more descriptive title might help too.

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Old 02-07-09, 02:05 PM   #27
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Trying to help out my fellow commuter. Up for grabs for the price of shipping:

Nashbar front rack and bag **GONE**
Bob Yueh rear rack (I have 2 of these) **Both Gone**
Rear view Mirror **GONE**
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Old 02-07-09, 04:02 PM   #28
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Trying to help out my fellow commuter. Up for grabs for the price of shipping:

Nashbar front rack and bag
Bob Yueh rear rack (I have 2 of these)
Rear view Mirror
You are a generous guy. Kudos to you! I don't need any of that stuff but I am sure you are going to make someone really happy.
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Old 02-11-09, 03:51 PM   #29
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Wow...

Kudos on the generous donation. i wish I had seen the front rack sooner... Nice work though someone will be very happy with it.
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Old 02-27-09, 05:34 PM   #30
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wearing those gloves makes you feel like a dinosaur
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Old 03-01-09, 10:19 AM   #31
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I started this on my local forum after seeing it in BF. It has brought us nothing but joy an d good times, and we all just bring the stuff to our weekly ride so shipping isnt a big deal. I put up a dwight shrut bobble head and itw as gone in minutes.
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Old 03-04-09, 11:50 AM   #32
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Big thanks to xB_Nutt! I received the mirror which he so generously gave away last week, and put it on my bike this weekend. Really appreciate it man!
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Old 03-04-09, 12:44 PM   #33
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Don't be disheartened... the concept of PAY IT FORWARD takes a minute to catch on.... I think there will be an increase as the weather improves.
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Old 04-02-09, 12:09 PM   #34
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xB, just noticed that post from Feb and wanted to say that was great of you. Kudos.
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Old 04-02-09, 03:01 PM   #35
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^yes, it was very kind of him. here's a rack in action.
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Old 04-23-09, 06:08 AM   #36
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Hey, that ross looks kinda cool. Nice of you to offer it up here in the pay it forward thread. Hope the shipping to CT isn't too bad.
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Old 04-27-09, 09:11 PM   #37
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lol!
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Old 07-11-09, 02:50 PM   #38
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KC, as in Kansas City?
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Old 07-11-09, 06:27 PM   #39
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I have a couple of things that someone might get some use from. I bought a mountain stem for my commuter but ended up with the wrong one. The one pictured is a Specialized Rockhopper Stem, 1 1/8 Dia. x 150mm x 24 deg rake. My old Rockhopper Comp has a 1" headtube. I ended up finding what I needed.

Also, a used Graber fork mount, a Shimano BB-UN53 122.5 x 68 tapered (new but the box is beat up), and a nice set of Tire Savers. I have a set of Tire Savers on my "82 Raleigh. I'm always getting comments!

There are a couple of things I'd like to find that are old school:
My old Raleigh has a braze-on for a Rhode Gear Flickstand. This is the one that did not need the strap. Also I'm looking for a Specialized Mountain Cage (the plastic one).

Maybe a trade? Anyway, the stuff I have is free if you pay shipping. I'll find the cheapest shipping method I can. If you are in Kansas City, I'll bike it to you for free! Ha!

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Old 08-10-09, 01:47 PM   #40
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I have some blue Specialized bar tape up for grabs. It's a very vibrant blue that matches this saddle, which clashed with the blue on my bike so I've never used it. http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=44008

Please PM me just in case I forget to check this thread again. Continental 48 states, please.

billyz has claimed the bar tape

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Old 09-01-09, 03:12 PM   #41
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Is that ROss a MTB with drops?

Nice looking.
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Old 09-06-09, 10:39 PM   #42
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This one IS more suited to commuters, not so much the "project bike" guys...

I have a kickstand of the older design which bolts onto the left side of the rear triangle, just in front of the axle. Road-bike type frame only.
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Old 09-10-09, 01:21 PM   #43
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I have a couple of things that someone might get some use from. I bought a mountain stem for my commuter but ended up with the wrong one. The one pictured is a Specialized Rockhopper Stem, 1 1/8 Dia. x 150mm x 24 deg rake. My old Rockhopper Comp has a 1" headtube. I ended up finding what I needed.

Also, a used Graber fork mount, a Shimano BB-UN53 122.5 x 68 tapered (new but the box is beat up), and a nice set of Tire Savers. I have a set of Tire Savers on my "82 Raleigh. I'm always getting comments!

There are a couple of things I'd like to find that are old school:
My old Raleigh has a braze-on for a Rhode Gear Flickstand. This is the one that did not need the strap. Also I'm looking for a Specialized Mountain Cage (the plastic one).

Maybe a trade? Anyway, the stuff I have is free if you pay shipping. I'll find the cheapest shipping method I can. If you are in Kansas City, I'll bike it to you for free! Ha!

Jerry H
Thanks Jerry for the fork mount!
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Old 09-13-09, 09:07 AM   #44
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Many thanks to jharte for the tire savers!
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Old 09-13-09, 09:11 PM   #45
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[rhm has claimed them]
I have two 27 x 1-1/4 tires that I only used for 12 miles. They're just too wide to easily pass my brakes when I want to remove the wheels, so I moved to 27 x 1's.

These tires are Specialized Tri-Sport, marked as 32-630 as well. They have black sidewalls that also say they're made in Taiwan and 100 PSI max.

Anybody in the Cleveland area could just pick them up or I might be able to deliver.

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Old 10-19-09, 07:29 PM   #46
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This may be the wrong way to do this...but I need an 18t freewheel...does anyone have one?

I have a 16t freewheel that is brand new...it just happens to be a bit to high of a gear for my area
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Old 10-24-09, 10:24 AM   #47
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Yikes! ALREADY GONE - 1 pair of Endura Strike Gloves. Size medium. Just a little too small. Good for a guy about 5'7" or 5'8" with average sized hands. Here's a link. Since they are last year's model, the pads in the palm are actually black which I think looks a little less goofy. You'll need to pay shipping. Very good quality gloves and I really like them. You can go an easy hour in a downpour and your hands will stay dry and warm.

GONE TOO! - 1 Mirrycle Road Mirror. Brand new and used 1 time. Couldn't return it since I lost some of the packaging. Vibrates a little too much for me. Then again, I ride on pretty crappy roads. You pay shipping. All put together but I don't have the mounting instructions. Very simple to do and I can talk you through it. Works on Tiagra and 105 STI levers without a shim. I don't have the shims any more. Here's a link.

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Old 11-05-09, 04:24 PM   #48
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I'm in.
Up for grabs:
One brand new SKS Shockboard front suspension dirtboard. I've even got the mounting kit.
One Take a Look Cycling Eyeglass Mirror.

I'll take the shipping in the Lower 48 USA and work with anyone else.

Let's spread the Karma by saying one item per taker.
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Old 11-05-09, 04:34 PM   #49
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Mirror is gone in 2 minutes flat!

Mirror is gone!

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I'm in.
Up for grabs:
One brand new SKS Shockboard front suspension dirtboard. I've even got the mounting kit.
One Take a Look Cycling Eyeglass Mirror.

I'll take the shipping in the Lower 48 USA and work with anyone else.

Let's spread the Karma by saying one item per taker.
Thanks!
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Old 11-07-09, 04:15 PM   #50
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If anyone wants the fender I'll be back December 1.

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I'm in.
Up for grabs:
One brand new SKS Shockboard front suspension dirtboard. I've even got the mounting kit.
One Take a Look Cycling Eyeglass Mirror.

I'll take the shipping in the Lower 48 USA and work with anyone else.

Let's spread the Karma by saying one item per taker.
Thanks!

If anyone wants the fender I'll be back December 1.
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