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  1. I had a friend follow me one night and he said...

    I had a friend follow me one night and he said even Ray Charles could have seen me a mile away. I've also had the local PD compliment me on my lights but then I'm one of those guys that "over does...
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    Well, after a good bath, some decent used tires...

    Well, after a good bath, some decent used tires and a little TLC the NEXT will be going to a new home. A co-worker was looking for a CHEAP bike for his daughter that wouldn't be too attractive to...
  3. Don't feel bad, better to decide now it's not...

    Don't feel bad, better to decide now it's not really the bike you want/need. Put it back on CL as is with an explanation of what's wrong and what would be needed to fix it with a "discounted" price...
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    They're all over Ebay and fairly cheap. I have...

    They're all over Ebay and fairly cheap. I have the 3 X 8 Acera shifters on one bike and Tourneys on 2 others, one 3 X 7 and one 3 X 8. Can't feel any performance difference. Wish I could convince...
  5. Let us know what you decide.

    Let us know what you decide.
  6. Ditto, I currently have a slightly smaller Topeak...

    Ditto, I currently have a slightly smaller Topeak on my K2 and I love it, I thought about getting another mount for my TREK so I could switch it between bikes. It would be cool to have a 2000 vintage...
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    Yeah, even with the minimal repairs this one...

    Yeah, even with the minimal repairs this one needs if you can't do the work yourself and don't already have parts laying around fixing it is pretty pointless. As to being aluminum, I hope not...
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    I think they left out the decimal point behind...

    I think they left out the decimal point behind the 7.
  9. Original FD is an "Altus", by the number you...

    Original FD is an "Altus", by the number you posted the current XT on your bike isn't that old, it's for a 3 X 9 setup BUT there are 2 different versions, the "FD-M761-6" for 44T large rings and the...
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    I really think so, he had it in his mind he...

    I really think so, he had it in his mind he wanted a NEW bike, as stubborn as he was on paying me I don't think there would have been any talking him out of it.




    One with no mechanical...
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    NEXT time........

    Just became the "proud" :twitchy: owner of a NEXT full suspension 18 speed MTB. Why you ask? Welllll............... the price was right. I was coming out of WalMart in the next town and an older...
  12. Does sound like you got a "Frankenbike" but it's...

    Does sound like you got a "Frankenbike" but it's not hopeless, almost everything I own with 3 exceptions are Frankenbikes LOL. The Deore XT front derailleur was a definite upgrade from the original...
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    Practice your wheel truing and derailleur repair...

    Practice your wheel truing and derailleur repair skills on it. If you're successful try to get a few bucks for it or donate it to the less fortunate. If you're not, apply any of the above...
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    Came up behind a cyclist a couple weeks ago about...

    Came up behind a cyclist a couple weeks ago about 3:30 on a sunny afternoon and I spotted his brightly colored jersey at least a mile away. I knew what I was seeing right away as that stretch of road...
  15. Somebody else thought so too, it's sold.

    Somebody else thought so too, it's sold.
  16. My 2 cycling buddies that would have fit that...

    My 2 cycling buddies that would have fit that bike and appreciated it are both gone now and my wife refuses to even try a road bike, built her a sweet Motobecane Mixte years ago and she wouldn't...
  17. I thought so too but it's just too darn short for...

    I thought so too but it's just too darn short for me or I'd already own it. Only thing I'd do is ditch the rack. *Sigghhh* One of these days the right one will come along.......
  18. '74 One owner Raleigh Super Course (Geneseo, IL.)

    Looks like a nice clean unmolested bike, if it was only 4 or 5 inches taller..... :(

    Vintage Men's Raleigh Bicycle - Super Course
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    Honesty in advertising...........

    Can't say he tried to sugar coat it.



    26" Men's bike - dangerous, but its blue - $10 (East ******)

    394652

    Listen up, this bike is as dangerous to ride as a bike can be. Period.
  20. Same here.

    Same here.
  21. I have Thule roof rack set up for 4 bikes, it...

    I have Thule roof rack set up for 4 bikes, it first perched atop a '94 Buick LeSabre, now it's set up for a 2001 Impala. I hardly fit the demographic, but then I always have been a bit of a...
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    Guilty. At least to the degree I'll upgrade...

    Guilty. At least to the degree I'll upgrade lower tier LBS bikes with mid-level components even when just buying a different bike would make more sense. I do all my own work though and I don't do...
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    I have the extra long straps on my Powergrips and...

    I have the extra long straps on my Powergrips and they'll fit just about every shoe or boot I own except my insulated snow boots and if I have those on riding the bike is the last thing on my mind.
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    I used to use them but with my big feet when...

    I used to use them but with my big feet when going clipless I prefer Powergrips as they allow a wider range of shoe choices. The half clips won't accommodate my cold weather footwear as well as the...
  25. For future reference "Valite" isn't the model...

    For future reference "Valite" isn't the model it's what Fuji called the steel their frames were made of. Model name will be on the down tube.
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