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    IMHO, 18% off MSRP is not bad. If you decide you...

    IMHO, 18% off MSRP is not bad. If you decide you want the bike but you're looking for a better deal, you can ask them to throw in some equipment to sweeten the deal. Don't go crazy trying to get...
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    jumpin jack, That's a great find for that price....

    jumpin jack,
    That's a great find for that price. I think you got a really good deal. As for pads, I have long reach Tektros. I'm using Koolstop pads with a 50/50 salmon color/black rubber. The...
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    29er Sticker Shock!!!

    Wow, went out looking for a dual sus 29er. OMG, you can drop $4K without a sweat on one of these. All it takes is telling them you want a middle of the line product, doesn't have to be carbon...
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    You can put it on CL for about $30. It should...

    You can put it on CL for about $30. It should sell quickly to a rebuilder. I know if you were in NC I'd give you the $30 in a flash. OR you could donate it and take the tax write off under the...
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    What Canker said. Replace the chain, and maybe...

    What Canker said. Replace the chain, and maybe the cassette, but I would hold off on the crank. If it needs replacing, you can always add that later. Try the chain and cassette only, they are the...
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    Picked up some new Michelin Pro tires. While...

    Picked up some new Michelin Pro tires. While cleaning the bike after a rain ride, I came across a bump in the rear tire. Turned out to be one inch of exposed casing. The rubber was completely gone...
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    I'd count it as a MTB! I came across one of...

    I'd count it as a MTB! I came across one of these when I was flipping bikes. As I recall I donated it to the Peak Methodist church for their bike ministry. I worked on it and thought this was a...
  8. I'm really into vintage Nishiki bikes, currently...

    I'm really into vintage Nishiki bikes, currently owning 6 of them. I keep up with the current offerings from Dicks. If I were buying a new Nishiki MTB, I'd buy the better offerings, staying away...
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    Yes, try to adjust the derailer yourself. It can...

    Yes, try to adjust the derailer yourself. It can be a challenge, but it's worth learning how. A good quality vintage mountain bike like that is worth saving. They can withstand a lot of punishment...
  10. I agree with you. I wouldn't try to recover that...

    I agree with you. I wouldn't try to recover that frame with two problems. If you're the original owner, see if Scott will replace the frame. If you're not the original owner, I'd just look on ebay...
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    Why do you need to replace the cranks? They look...

    Why do you need to replace the cranks? They look fine. Be careful changing the crank on an old CF MTB frame. Trek frames of that vintage have been known to have the BB housing break free from the...
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    I still have my first mountain bike, a 1988...

    I still have my first mountain bike, a 1988 Nishiki Ariel. I bought it used in 2005 at a garage sale for $20. My intention was to ride it in the neighborhood, but after a few rides, we went to the...
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    IF the fork is in good shape, that's a pretty...

    IF the fork is in good shape, that's a pretty good price. But check out the fork carefully. It's the most expensive component on the bike.
  14. Here's a thought. Ask the bike shop is Suntour...

    Here's a thought. Ask the bike shop is Suntour offers stiffer springs for the shock. When I picked up a Specialized FSR XC from a local shop some years ago, they made that change with a Manitou...
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    The article is amazing. Let's see, open wheel...

    The article is amazing. Let's see, open wheel race cars are now built with a considerable amount of CF that shatters upon impact and absorbs energy softening the impact to the driver. BUT according...
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    I had a 9 speed DA shifter that stopped working. ...

    I had a 9 speed DA shifter that stopped working. I brought it to a really knowledgeable bike mechanic. He had invested in special tools to take the shifter apart. My thoughts are, yes your...
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    If you've been riding trails, yes the desire to...

    If you've been riding trails, yes the desire to be off road does not go away. If you've been riding your MTB on greeways, road and Rails to Trails, you'll never ride it again. Might as well list it...
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    Keep in mind that Shimano makes shims that allow...

    Keep in mind that Shimano makes shims that allow you to use a 35.0 clamp on a 31.8 seat tube. Your LBS should be able to help you out with that. Also, if you're looking to save $$, the Deore level...
  19. What Blue_Bulldog said about CL is right on. CL...

    What Blue_Bulldog said about CL is right on. CL used to be filled with bargains, almost new bikes for 1/2 price. Now some of the used bikes are asking for retail or a mere 5% off list which is...
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    From the info you provided, it's not clear which...

    From the info you provided, it's not clear which Bontrager Race Lite set you have. If it's the basic Race Lite set, then I'd vote to sell that set. If it's one of the higher end Race Lite sets, I...
  21. What your LBS Didn't tell you is, all those '14...

    What your LBS Didn't tell you is, all those '14 models you're looking at will be going on sale, probably within a month. I always buy a leftover on sale if I can get one. For your $800 you should be...
  22. Looks like a 2009 Roubaix Expert. One question,...

    Looks like a 2009 Roubaix Expert. One question, why does the color scheme of the fork not match the main frame? I have the Tarmac for that year and the fork color scheme (silver stripe) follows...
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    He DID ask why the difference was so much...

    He DID ask why the difference was so much greater, why it was "$300 to $500 price difference". That's why I explained what the difference was between the bikes. I didn't add a section about MTBs...
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    OP, I used to flip bikes and acquired two Big Box...

    OP, I used to flip bikes and acquired two Big Box Schwinn road bikes along with many LBS roadbikes. A number of the differences have been discussed here, but I'll share my thoughts/opinions about...
  25. The advantage of the steel fork over carbon is...

    The advantage of the steel fork over carbon is cost. The lower end steel is cheaper to manufacture than a carbon fork. The advantage over an alloy fork is, well, shock absorption. A steel fork,...
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