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    Not really a flipping/flopping story, but back in...

    Not really a flipping/flopping story, but back in 2002, I purchased a used Cannondale R5000Si from ebay for my use. At the time, sub 15 lb. full build, but I never rode one first. Bad move, as...
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    Agree with what rmfnla said, and similarly, would...

    Agree with what rmfnla said, and similarly, would add:

    When I was being trained at bicycle mechanics school - yes, there is such a thing - the trick we were taught for proper toe-in was:

    Get a...
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    Sure. Techniums (Technii?) were made between '87...

    Sure. Techniums (Technii?) were made between '87 and '93 in Kent, WA, to take advantage of Boeing's research into bonding dissimilar metals. Technium is not a frame tubing, it's a way to bond...
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    Bike pictured is 21". I'm a shorty at 5'4 so...

    Bike pictured is 21". I'm a shorty at 5'4 so this wasn't my ride, but that didn't stop me from taking a short spin a few times, and yes, it was a very nice ride.
  5. Before you give up on the original shifters...

    Before you give up on the original shifters entirely, try this.

    Go to an auto parts (O'Reilly's has it) or hardware store and get CRC PowerLube in the red can. Stuff has PTFE in it - much better...
  6. Hi stellablue, welcome aboard. I always advise...

    Hi stellablue, welcome aboard.

    I always advise folks not to buy bikes online unless they've had a chance to ride and evaluate them first. Nothing beats an in-person test ride. Five minutes...
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    I sold this '85 full chrome Mongoose a year or...

    I sold this '85 full chrome Mongoose a year or two ago for $250. Thumbies, bullmoose bars, and a weird part mix. Sweet ride.

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    I agree with everyone so far. These sorta Klein...

    I agree with everyone so far. These sorta Klein Schwinns were nice rides.

    The dealbreaker is the oddball quill seatpost. They tend to crack quite easily, so anyone considering one, removing...
  9. Thread: Peugeot ID

    by bargainguy
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    Could your serial # be UE18 instead of UF18? ...

    Could your serial # be UE18 instead of UF18? Peugeot made a UE18 mixte:

    PEUGEOT UE8 & UE18 - INTRODUCTION
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    I've had a few. They make use of the Allsop...

    I've had a few. They make use of the Allsop carbon beam. I also have a folding bike with beam (Bike Friday AirGlide with titanium beam) so am familiar with the overall concept.

    One, they look...
  11. I'm presently working on a light blue Super Grand...

    I'm presently working on a light blue Super Grand Prix from the same era. Once I'm done with it, it'll bring ~$150-175 in my midwest market.

    I agree Toronto is a more competitive market, and...
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    Round tube aluminum (Alcoa, Easton tubing) Treks...

    Round tube aluminum (Alcoa, Easton tubing) Treks are nice rides. The later Alpha aluminum with the triangular down tube, not so much.

    Fully rehabbed, I typically sell a 11xx/12xx Trek for around...
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    If you refurb, watch out for that Atax stem: ...

    If you refurb, watch out for that Atax stem: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/619502-d-atax-stem-french-junk-french-junk.html
  14. Bill is right about the bar-end shifters. ...

    Bill is right about the bar-end shifters. Although some here might consider this odd, I scarf up every vintage bike I can that has barcons. (Just bought two in the last couple weeks: a Raleigh...
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    The Joe Bell paint job had to be at least $350. ...

    The Joe Bell paint job had to be at least $350. I see an early D/A crank, MA40's, Thomson post -- all nice stuff. The price seems quite reasonable for the bike - esp with the different bar options...
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    I agree with Jake, $100 is too much. FWIW - I...

    I agree with Jake, $100 is too much.

    FWIW - I recognize the shop decal - Village Cycle in Chicago. They have a nice little swap every August.
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    Any vintage steel bike in my midwest market...

    Any vintage steel bike in my midwest market struggles to get more than $300. People spending more than that on CL will want brifters. The Lotus name is not well known outside cycling circles. As...
  18. Gilles Berthoud is a French manufacturer of...

    Gilles Berthoud is a French manufacturer of leather bicycle accessories - saddles, bags and the like - as far as I know. Never seen their name on a frame before, which makes me suspect...

    ...that...
  19. The mixte looks like an '85 P10LS: ...

    The mixte looks like an '85 P10LS: http://www.re-cycle.com/images/Peugeot/1985_French/1985_07.jpg
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    The Technium process bonds dissimilar metals. ...

    The Technium process bonds dissimilar metals. The typical combination is alu tubes bonded to cromoly lugs, but they made all sorts of combinations, including Reynolds 531 and 753 main tube bikes.
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    I believe these alu Schwinns were made in...

    I believe these alu Schwinns were made in conjuction with Klein. They're very nice rides. However....

    The bugaboo of this design is a quill seatpost with an expander bolt rather than the typical...
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    A few years ago, I sold my Giant Halfway folder...

    A few years ago, I sold my Giant Halfway folder to a fellow who weighed ~350 lb.

    Now the Halfway is not in the same class as the Bike Friday or Brompton, but it might be what you're looking for. ...
  23. +1 to what Thrifty Bill said. Have to price...

    +1 to what Thrifty Bill said. Have to price aggressively to stay competitive in a very competitive market.

    I'll always try to undercut my competitors by at least 10%. When a customer sees the...
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    If your Bianchi had original components, I'd say...

    If your Bianchi had original components, I'd say in the $200-300 range, at least here in the conservative Midwest.

    But a question: Are you planning on a full modern Dura-Ace build for this...
  25. Thread: Trek 800KDZ

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    Looks like a Trek 800 Sport to me....not sure...

    Looks like a Trek 800 Sport to me....not sure what 800KDZ means.

    I've sold a bunch of these. After a full rehab, I charge $135 a pop.

    Watch for other issues and wear items. Trek MTBs tend to...
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