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  1. Might be worth more parted out --- I cant imagine...

    Might be worth more parted out --- I cant imagine it would have shipped out with Mirage components, and the FSA crank looks like something more modern ---

    That said -- Its awesome, as there are...
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    Get a chart on how to measure a bicycle - use a...

    Get a chart on how to measure a bicycle - use a virtual top tube since that one appears to slope

    No clue on maker --- the year is irrelevant --- all i can say is its a dedicated single speed...
  3. No worries, i have fallen off the wagon for years...

    No worries, i have fallen off the wagon for years at a time --- i get back on - still a cyclist. I did the opposite of you though, rather than waiting until i drop some pounds to get a new bike,...
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    Nashbar sells some attractively priced rigid...

    Nashbar sells some attractively priced rigid forks-- or you could e-fleece (er, ebay) a better fork from Fox or Rock Shox.
    A 10 year old Float, SID or Reba can be had for pennies on the dollar...
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    Its Craigslist --- there are no rules

    Its Craigslist --- there are no rules
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    If you have the legs, go for it ---- I'd rather...

    If you have the legs, go for it ---- I'd rather keep my legs spinning in the 80-90 rpm range +/- a few --- A single speed is too limiting for the terrain i ride, --- but would be fun on easy...
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    PErformance may sell some as the brands they...

    PErformance may sell some as the brands they carry seems to change with the rustling breeze ---- but Breezer is far from being the Performance house brand.

    Joe Breeze is largely credited with...
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    Yes --- not worth much more than a Schwinn...

    Yes --- not worth much more than a Schwinn Continental ! LOL Damn big bikes though -- that rascal looks like a 60 -63 or so --- Bill Walton could cut a sizable check for it --- very neat bike
  9. Yes--- after sourcing correct parts to eke out a...

    Yes--- after sourcing correct parts to eke out a few more bucks -- geez, your time is still worth something -- although many say it isnt -- One guy told me his time wasn't worth much unless he was...
  10. Thread: reborn biker

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    Glad your coming back into it -- with a neat old...

    Glad your coming back into it -- with a neat old bike to boot -- i used to lust after one of those in my early mountain bike days--- Killer V's, Super V's you name it, Cannondale's styling was on...
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    15 year old thread, but werent V brakes declared...

    15 year old thread, but werent V brakes declared the winner in 1995 or so? Excepting of course cross bikes and touring bikes due to the leverage ratios
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    It has been said by people smarter than me, that...

    It has been said by people smarter than me, that a first rate shifter (xt, xtr) paired with middle tier derailleurs (slx, deore) will work better than the other way around , but few brand managers...
  13. Santa Cruz Superlight or Blur, Titus Racer X,...

    Santa Cruz Superlight or Blur, Titus Racer X, Early cannondale Scalpel, --- still great bikes, and available cheap on flea bay ( as are most 26'ers)
  14. Thread: MTB Tire ?

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    Those came on the new Yeti i posted pics of in...

    Those came on the new Yeti i posted pics of in anotherthread ---- i have alternate tires standing by ready to swap them out, but after the first 3 rides, im thinking - why bother?

    Like...
  15. Thread: Selling rant

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    Thats the beauty of a rant -- it can be about...

    Thats the beauty of a rant -- it can be about anything . 12-13% is pretty stout -- certainly, its not the 35% The Pro's Closet charges for listing, but its an aggravation --- probably more...
  16. Thread: Selling rant

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    Paypal charges a fee to the seller for using the...

    Paypal charges a fee to the seller for using the service that is about 3% which covers this i assume


    Also adding, in general --- this is not my first go-round as an ebay seller, although from...
  17. Thread: Selling rant

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    Not sure if you've ever worked for straight...

    Not sure if you've ever worked for straight commission before, but 10% is a very high average commission in a lot of industries
  18. I had a Santa Cruz Superlight in my stable . ...

    I had a Santa Cruz Superlight in my stable . This is a popular conversion for that bike. I opted to go new 29'er -- i had the same opinion as Colin -- didnt seem like a lot in the cost/ benefit...
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    The bike looks marvelous! Top shelf all the way....

    The bike looks marvelous! Top shelf all the way. The seat, OTOH, looks odd ( however that is by far the most personal choice on any bike)
  20. Thread: Selling rant

    by DMC707
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    Selling rant

    After posting inquiries on values of things here and possible suggestions, --- i listed a few things on e bay

    I sold a bicycle for 910, and some miscellaneous small parts for an additional 75
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  21. Ride what you want -- my opinion --- yes, modern...

    Ride what you want -- my opinion --- yes, modern bikes outperform older bikes in a number of ways ---- doesn't make them "faster" ---

    My new bike has 10 gears out back - giving me a good...
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    With a midrange 14 year old bike, its almost...

    With a midrange 14 year old bike, its almost always more cost effective to put it outor to pasture rather than trying to wring a couple more years out of an old bike by transplanting in a new frame...
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    This XX shifters are a bit higher end than LX...

    This

    XX shifters are a bit higher end than LX shifters - i would use the better shifters, good shifters can make a lower tier rear derailleur seem like magic --- so i'd try the XX stuff with...
  24. Thread: MTB Tire ?

    by DMC707
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    I keep 2-3 sets of tires around to swap out for...

    I keep 2-3 sets of tires around to swap out for different riding conditions --- and if a tire is not doing it for me -- i take it on the chin and donate them to someone else or use them on a beater...
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    Thanks man Had a turn in the weather and i was...

    Thanks man

    Had a turn in the weather and i was able to get this thing out for a couple of short rides. The trails were similar to your Millers Meadow trail -- tight with lots of roots, but...
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