You can't fix stupid!
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You can't fix stupid!
The "true collector" knows this seller is full of crap and it's unlikely he's going to goad someone into buying it, at that price, with his pitch. When I first saw the ad, my reaction was what a...
Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for historical accuracy.;)
Looks to be in excellent condition and is a good size. I don't know what your market is like but in the Seattle area that would go pretty quickly at $800 to $900.
Just carry a spare and tube of sealant.
I enjoy reading your posts Chas. I never fail to learn something new.
Seems like a decent price.
Ecrevisse beat me to it re: cable guides. I would do a complete tear down to check all bearings and then spray the inside of the frame with Framesaver. I would replace the brake pads with Kool...
I just noticed that you even wrapped the tape around the brake levers a la Eddie 1966... sweet!:thumb:
Clifford makes a good point. The advice you receive will vary depending on what you intend to do with the bike. If you are looking to see it and maximize profit, you'll get different advice than if...
Is that a 34T freewheel?
If your aim is to leave it as original as possible, just replace the Mavic FD and Modolo brakes with the appropriate Campy parts. This wouldn't cost too much. If you upgrade to modern parts it will...
We really do need photos.
Worth very little. I agree with donating it and taking a tax deduction.
I would think the dent reduces the value by $100 =/-. It doesn't look large enough to affect the integrity of the frame and could be easily repaired with auto body filler but that would require some...
It looks to be in very nice condition.
Might be interesting at $100.
I'm sure more than a few of us wouldn't object to helping you make some room.;)
With my Chorus 9 speed, I have a 29 tooth rear cog. It shifts fine. You can simple change cogs to get what you want or buy a new cassette. You may also need a new chain.
I think most of us have, I know I have. If it's a bike we really want, we are usually inclined to pay more than we probably should. But if we can afford it and it makes us happy, why not.
You did well. It has a few parts that are mismatched, like the front derailleur, but you can easily find a correct SR front and sell the Mavic. I don't know if it's a Corsa or Professional, but I...
With all the parts it needs, I wouldn't pay more than $350 - $400 and that's if it fits and the frame is in nice shape. Should be a good riding frame, but you're still several hundred bucks away...
I have a 36 and 50, 110 bcd. They are Sugino and have less than 50 miles.