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  1. Can't check right now as I am at in Alaska on my...

    Can't check right now as I am at in Alaska on my Gold Wing motorcycle. 4300 miles so far, another 7000 to go. I won't be home for a while yet....
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    If you are looking for a frame to upgrade and...

    If you are looking for a frame to upgrade and invest in, read up on what makes a frame decent. This one isn't. Its a very basic bike, maybe worth the asking price, not worth putting more $$ into it.
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    I have one just like it in my "donate to the...

    I have one just like it in my "donate to the co-op" pile. It will be free for the picking'.
  4. Thread: Trek Millennia

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    Dump the suspension seat post and replace with a...

    Dump the suspension seat post and replace with a rigid post of the same OD. $20 fix.
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    Sellers rarely/NEVER get size right. You need to...

    Sellers rarely/NEVER get size right. You need to figure out the size you need, then improve your scanning skills to estimate size from a picture.
  6. Thread: Nishiki Riviera

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    Need to raise your budget if you want road...

    Need to raise your budget if you want road worthy.

    Bike shop looked it over means nothing.

    $75 for a Prelude is a steal, expect it to need something. If it is really ready to ride, you should...
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    Nashbar among others sell that pattern trekking...

    Nashbar among others sell that pattern trekking bar.
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    +1 I like the other shape trekking bars much...

    +1 I like the other shape trekking bars much better, so called butterfly pattern. Gives you a lot more options, can get bars and controls much closer to rider.
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    Like this, except last two syllables are silent.

    Like this, except last two syllables are silent.
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    It looks nothing like a 720 to me. Where are the...

    It looks nothing like a 720 to me. Where are the mid fork rack braze ons? Where are the canti brake studs? Measure the chain stays, they are too short, etc. Components have nothing in common with a...
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    Been doing the same with lower end bikes...

    Been doing the same with lower end bikes recently. I figure they take up the same amount of space as the better stuff, so why not clear them out. Some go to the co-op, some are sold on consignment,...
  12. Not to worry, those yellow bags won't stay yellow...

    Not to worry, those yellow bags won't stay yellow for long.

    Kind of reminds me of my high viz yellow Aerostich motorcycle suit. It was high viz for a week or two.....
  13. Scrap, too many decent MTBs out there at...

    Scrap, too many decent MTBs out there at reasonable prices. Keep or sell the parts.
  14. I sent an item to California once, USPS. They...

    I sent an item to California once, USPS. They sent it all the way to California, THEN back to Kansas City, before slowly working its way back to CA again for delivery. Took 3X the usual delivery...
  15. Buy one of these, then use the 1 1/8 inch stem of...

    Buy one of these, then use the 1 1/8 inch stem of your choice.

    New 1 1 8 to 1 inch x 35mm Stem Adaptor Silver | eBay

    Another source:

    28.6 to 25.4mm with 38mm height, adapts 1-1/8 threadless...
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    Assuming you have a road FD and not MTB,...

    Assuming you have a road FD and not MTB, adjusting front STI can be a major PITA. Cage orientation has to be perfect, ditto cable tension. I have had some Shimano FDs just not cooperate, eventually...
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    Evil flipper = redundant. Hence my nickname:...

    Evil flipper = redundant.

    Hence my nickname: DRF = dirty rotten flipper. DRFF = NE version.
  18. I am on other forums (cars and tools) and the...

    I am on other forums (cars and tools) and the subject of flippers come up there as well. The car one is funny. A car dealer can offer a relatively low trade in value with the sole purpose of...
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    5mm Allen wrench.

    5mm Allen wrench.
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    As Is + Womens step through model = minimal...

    As Is + Womens step through model = minimal value, under $100.
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    Not impossible at all. Just brush up on the...

    Not impossible at all. Just brush up on the knowledge side, and be ready to POUNCE when you see a deal. Also it helps if you are willing/able to drive a distance.
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    Wind powered generator, 60 years ahead of its...

    Wind powered generator, 60 years ahead of its time.
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    Extras could be worth as much as the bike.

    Extras could be worth as much as the bike.
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    I always encourage people to think like this. It...

    I always encourage people to think like this. It doesn't matter what something sold for on ebay! There is a cap, where bikes above that do not move locally. At that point, it is better to be a buyer...
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    In the future, use the label printing function on...

    In the future, use the label printing function on ebay, for a couple of reasons. First, it will save you some $$. But more important, it is transparent to both the buyer and ebay. So if later, you...
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