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Forum: Road Cycling 03-25-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,208
Posted By zupreme
Hey, I've been where OP has been not too long...

Hey, I've been where OP has been not too long ago.

One thing OP has to his advantage is that the buy/sell bike scene in the bay area is insane. There are so many good bikes and deals that you can...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 06-20-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,818
Posted By zupreme
im 5'11, 29.5 inseam and went with a 55cm. Good...

im 5'11, 29.5 inseam and went with a 55cm. Good luck!
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-19-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By zupreme
thanks. i am really stoked on the bike. Its fast...

thanks. i am really stoked on the bike. Its fast and in incredibly good shape for its age. theres almost no visible wear. Super comfortable too. Its been in storage for a while so im taking it in for...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-17-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25,644
Views: 14,402,406
Posted By zupreme
http://i.imgur.com/PTjlCb1.jpg picked this up...

http://i.imgur.com/PTjlCb1.jpg
picked this up yesterday. Got a good deal on it and it rides well! I scheduled a tune-up for this upcoming monday.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-16-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By zupreme
http://i.imgur.com/PTjlCb1.jpg ended up...

http://i.imgur.com/PTjlCb1.jpg

ended up buying it and I friggin love it! The previous owner through in 2 new tubes and a computer! I switched the pedals temporarily and switched the stem.
...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-16-13, 09:22 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 11,572
Posted By zupreme
http://i.imgur.com/PTjlCb1.jpg Just picked...

http://i.imgur.com/PTjlCb1.jpg

Just picked this upmand swapped out the stem. I'll figure out the pedals. What else?
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-07-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By zupreme
that implies the only difference between a...

that implies the only difference between a bianchi and a random BD bike are the decals which i hope isnt true
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-07-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By zupreme
its a 55cm (my size). These are photos that the...

its a 55cm (my size). These are photos that the seller has supplied. I most likely would want to return the stem to a more traditional setup.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-07-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By zupreme
Thanks for the input guys. How much would a new...

Thanks for the input guys. How much would a new stem cost with installation?
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-07-13, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By zupreme
2004 Bianchi Vigorelli- Worth it?

Hello,

Im in contact with a seller for a 2004 bianchi vigorelli. I dont mind steel and dont really have a preference either way. Seller was asking 650, i talked him down to 400. What do you...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-03-13, 12:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,882
Posted By zupreme
thanks. My noobness didnt even realize...

thanks.



My noobness didnt even realize bikes had serial numbers or not so i didnt know that there was one that could be removed in the first place.


I have their business cards but no...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-02-13, 11:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,882
Posted By zupreme
the cops could tell just by looking at me that...

the cops could tell just by looking at me that I'm "clearly not the type to be involved in any of this racket." I'll leave it at that...



...but then you're failing to see from my POV. I feel...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-02-13, 11:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,882
Posted By zupreme
he didnt have a phone. Another red flag. ...

he didnt have a phone. Another red flag.



I forwarded that information to them. They did post the pictures as well as components. The ad looked professional. The original owner is a dunce. (but...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-02-13, 11:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,882
Posted By zupreme
Selling a stolen bike...

Hello,

I am new to the biking world and had my interest piqued in road bikes. Not wanting to spend the 700-1000 upfront, I decided to find a used road bike on Craigslist.

I ended up meeting...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-30-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,704
Posted By zupreme
is the 2300 groupset really that bad? Worth...

is the 2300 groupset really that bad? Worth investing a little more (1000 vs 800) to get the next-level groupset for a beginning rider or would that be lost on them?

How much would it cost to...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-30-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By zupreme
The $800 Question

Hello All,

I'm looking to purchase a bike with about $1,000 budgeted to start. I figured 800-900 for the bike and a little bit extra for anything I might immediately need. All 3 seem to have the...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-30-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,294
Posted By zupreme
In my experience, every shop only carries a few...

In my experience, every shop only carries a few brands that they try and push off not you. Not really the best way for an uneducated first time shopper like myself.

At first i thought Fuji was the...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 05-29-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 104,085
Posted By zupreme
I dont know if it has been covered here in the...

I dont know if it has been covered here in the flipping 101, but what about buying stolen bikes? I purchased a bianchi at what I thought was a great deal only to re-list it on craigslist. I met up...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 05-29-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By zupreme
ahh, thats a bummer. Thanks for the input!...

ahh, thats a bummer. Thanks for the input! Born/raised in the 831 myself. Went to UCSC!
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 05-29-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By zupreme
1982 Bianch Worth It? (Well-preserved)

Hello,

Interested in purchasing this 1982 bianchi bike. Looks like its in pretty mint condition. The owner doesnt know the exact model but said it might be a "Piaggio." Some research shows that...
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