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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-28-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By bargainguy
The brand doesn't matter so much here. I see a...

The brand doesn't matter so much here. I see a one-piece (read: heavy) crank, gas-pipe tubing with stamped dropouts, cheap stem shifters, centerpull brakes, likely steel rims with nutted wheels. ...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-28-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By bargainguy
I have had people quote the BBB in an effort to...

I have had people quote the BBB in an effort to get me to lower my prices. I don't bother responding to those inquiries, because I know further tire-kicking will ensue if I invite them over.

What...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-27-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,671
Posted By bargainguy
This is the internally geared 8-speed model,...

This is the internally geared 8-speed model, correct? You shouldn't have to deal with improperly adjusted hub issues straight out of the box. I suggest contacting Yan so that he can guide you...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-23-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 683
Posted By bargainguy
Don't have a pic handy, but I created such a top...

Don't have a pic handy, but I created such a top tube pad for relatively cheap recently. Situation was a chrome Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 that had a dent in the top tube. Top tube pad matched the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-22-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 683
Posted By bargainguy
I have five Bike Fridays. I bought this last...

I have five Bike Fridays. I bought this last one, a Pocket Rocket Pro, used. It came in raspberry, a color I wouldn't normally select and would consider garish. But the way I reworked it, with the...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-21-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By bargainguy
SN looks like 361326. That makes it a 1988 per...

SN looks like 361326. That makes it a 1988 per the vintage-trek website:

Vintage Trek Bicycle Frame Serial Numbers, bike (http://www.vintage-trek.com/SerialNumbers.htm#1980)

...and your frame...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-19-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By bargainguy
I'll speak to the mustache bar / stem combo and...

I'll speak to the mustache bar / stem combo and leave the valuation to everyone else.

I've done a few mustache bar conversions before. I use a rather high stem with very short extension - a Nitto...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-19-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By bargainguy
Paris: One thing to be aware of. The rightmost...

Paris: One thing to be aware of. The rightmost lane is supposed to be reserved for bicycles and buses. In the real world, motorcyclists and folks on scooters use it to weave in and out of traffic...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-18-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,728
Posted By bargainguy
Nice that Vincita offers the bag without logo,...

Nice that Vincita offers the bag without logo, which would be a sure tip-off to airline folks who love to slap on the additional bike carriage fee. I prefer to take my folders in stealth mode...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-14-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By bargainguy
Sure, I've done drop bar conversions on my...

Sure, I've done drop bar conversions on my Fridays. This is a Tikit I converted from flat bars and single twist shifter to drop bars & STI shifters. Works just fine, but the fold is not as compact....
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-13-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 623
Posted By bargainguy
Cheap folders are an exercise in frustration. ...

Cheap folders are an exercise in frustration.

It's difficult enough to design and spec a non-folding bike in a size to fit you and keep it relatively inexpensive. Add the complexity of a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-12-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,671
Posted By bargainguy
Go test ride a Brommie first before buying one,...

Go test ride a Brommie first before buying one, if at all possible. The compact fold and the engineering are remarkable. But: the riding position is not the greatest for all riders (at least it...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-10-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By bargainguy
You're quoting Delta, one of the most restrictive...

You're quoting Delta, one of the most restrictive of all the airlines when it comes to flying with bikes. So sure, you could lose your ability to get the cost of the bike back if you don't claim it....
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-10-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By bargainguy
Not sure about this. You don't have to declare...

Not sure about this. You don't have to declare your folding bike (if it fits in a standard suitcase) to be eligible for a lost suitcase claim. Assuming your folder is worth that much, you would...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-09-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By bargainguy
I traveled with my various Bike Fridays in a...

I traveled with my various Bike Fridays in a suitcase, either the Carlton, Samsonite Oyster, or Samsonite F'lite. Always under the 50 lb. weight limit, and with the exception of the F'lite, within...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-09-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By bargainguy
If you're flying, you want to go in stealth mode....

If you're flying, you want to go in stealth mode. That means you have your bike in some type of case or at least a non-transparent bag.

When I've flown with a folder - especially overseas - you...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-07-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By bargainguy
Looks like this 1220 has downtube shifters rather...

Looks like this 1220 has downtube shifters rather than brifters, so the brake levers are for braking only, not shifting. Brifters = braking & shifting in the same lever set, which this bike doesn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-06-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By bargainguy
Tern to debut folding electric bike at Eurobike

Tern to debut electric folding bike at Eurobike | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (http://www.bicycleretailer.com/product-tech/2016/07/06/tern-debut-electric-folding-bike-eurobike#.V32rB_krKUk)
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-30-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By bargainguy
Was there a problem with the seat tube? Anytime...

Was there a problem with the seat tube? Anytime I see an Allsop beam as an add-on (not original to the bike, like a Softride), gotta wonder if somehow the seat tube got damaged and that's the reason...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-23-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By bargainguy
The CL post in your link has been deleted, so...

The CL post in your link has been deleted, so it's assumed the bike has been sold.

The Trek 4300 used an Alpha aluminum frame. It's not a separate model.
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-20-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By bargainguy
Pete, have you dealt with Giant parts before? ...

Pete, have you dealt with Giant parts before? Only reason I ask - they tend not to stock proprietary parts for very long. I had a friend who had a Giant Halfway folder that he needed some parts...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-15-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By bargainguy
I have too many folding bikes - at least a dozen...

I have too many folding bikes - at least a dozen at last count. But one of my favorite things to do with them is take one to a major European city I haven't visited before, and go alone. It's just...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-15-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By bargainguy
Um....this one scares me. Grime doesn't scare...

Um....this one scares me. Grime doesn't scare me, but a rusted alloy stem? That means it's had some serious water infiltration at the very least. The frame could be compromised as well, needs a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-13-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,089
Posted By bargainguy
I'll be the outlier here. I've used all three...

I'll be the outlier here. I've used all three torque wrench types: beam, click-type and electronic transducer. In bike school (yes, there is actually such a thing), we used the Park beam-type on...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-13-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By bargainguy
Not to mention the overall grime, bar tape repair...

Not to mention the overall grime, bar tape repair w/electrical tape, mismatched parts, etc. Apparently detailing a bike for sale - and performing a tune-up or overhaul - are not in their vocabulary.
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