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    I had one for a short time and it was a good...

    I had one for a short time and it was a good bike. The wheels were a bit weak, but that was really the only issue. I bought it new, in 2009, as leftover for a just a bit under $600.

    This is...
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    I have a 2009 Aurora, started using it as my...

    I have a 2009 Aurora, started using it as my regular everyday bike last year, have been pretty happy with it. I have a couple thousand miles on it, wheels are still straight and I swapped the stem...
  3. The best Huffy 3 speed would be the re-badged...

    The best Huffy 3 speed would be the re-badged Raleigh models they sold in the 60's.
  4. It is listed on the Cleveland Craigslist for...

    It is listed on the Cleveland Craigslist for $500.
    miyata 1000 road bike like new
  5. Rapid Fire Plus shifters are great. I have them...

    Rapid Fire Plus shifters are great. I have them on my former everyday riding bike and with 6 years and about 12,000 miles of riding they have worked like champs. Only maintenance was the initial...
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    Have had a little luck over the past few weeks...

    Have had a little luck over the past few weeks finding some bikes at garage sales. My current quick fix project is this older Ross Hi-tech mountain bike which is half way through getting its new...
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    I think the Sorrento in the larger size would be...

    I think the Sorrento in the larger size would be the best bet from what you are looking at. Getting a set of smooth tread tires for it would make it a nice campus and vacation bike. If it were me,...
  8. C & V is also my favorite internet bicycle stop. ...

    C & V is also my favorite internet bicycle stop. The people are great and the level of discourse (especially for the internet) is nothing short of amazing.

    So glad I found it when I did, but I do...
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    I have been finding that old mountain bikes,...

    I have been finding that old mountain bikes, bought cheap and getting the minimum of fix up (new tires if needed, general clean up and lube, wheel truing if needed but not the complete clean/regrease...
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    A pristine records albums last week. The Troggs...

    A pristine records albums last week. The Troggs Wild Thing, Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya Ya's Out and Neil Young and Outsiders disc. At $1 each and a surface that showed that the owner never let a...
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    I took a quick look at Bikepedia and it if is a...

    I took a quick look at Bikepedia and it if is a Tachyon 1 or 1 likely a Shimano hub, it it is a 3 then generic hub.
  12. I am going to pile on with the tune up...

    I am going to pile on with the tune up suggestion. Keep riding it and maybe try some other more expensive bikes over time and see if something feels better to you.

    My hunch is, even if you do...
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    I have about 12,000 miles on a set of the Nashbar...

    I have about 12,000 miles on a set of the Nashbar trekking bars. Much better than the flat bar the old Raleigh came with. This is by far the best cheap option for something that came with a flat...
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    No bike advice (plenty of good suggestions have...

    No bike advice (plenty of good suggestions have already been made) but I do have a suggestion relative to the knee pain. I used to have an issue with my right knee while riding up hills or if I...
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    I may give this a try with a garage sale find...

    I may give this a try with a garage sale find from this morning. A Ross hi-tech mountain bike (not sure of the model) that cost $15. After taking a better look at it tomorrow, I will post a before...
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    I have used this rack for 6 years on one of my...

    I have used this rack for 6 years on one of my bikes and it has been great. Like it for the price, quality and carrying capacity.
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    Best price for replacement canti-brakes are the...

    Best price for replacement canti-brakes are the Nashbar branded ones that, when on a good sale, $20 for a complete bikes worth. I used a set last year to fix a Trek 720 and get it back on the road....
  18. Paul the Northern Ohio area always has some...

    Paul the Northern Ohio area always has some stretches of road in almost moonscape condition. This year it looks to be much worse. The harsh winter has really done a number of the roadways to the...
  19. Half pound less rotating weight might be...

    Half pound less rotating weight might be noticeable if you have to do a lot of start/stop or sprints between lights. Once you are moving I don't think you would notice at all.

    An advantage of the...
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    You have a nice vintage bike, but a bike shop...

    You have a nice vintage bike, but a bike shop overhaul could be a bit pricey. I looked at one of the local shops here and a complete tear down to bare frame, new grease all around, new cables and...
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    Get a book about bike repair from the library and...

    Get a book about bike repair from the library and do a tune up. Check out how to 'fit a bike' on line or in that book and see how close you can get your bike, without spending any money on it, to fit...
  22. I buy from them every so often and never see...

    I buy from them every so often and never see coupons.
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    The only part of these back and forth GP threads...

    The only part of these back and forth GP threads that I like is, I have an old Bridgestone X0-2 and maybe they will help to keep/boost its value if I ever decide to sell it.
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    You got a nice deal and a great looking bike.

    You got a nice deal and a great looking bike.
  25. I once bought a lot 30 bikes for cheap. Rusty...

    I once bought a lot 30 bikes for cheap. Rusty old and nothing high end. Made out fine, but a lot of work.

    If you have any rusty old balloon tire bikes in there, too rough for the Antique bike...
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