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  1. I bought a R5000Si in '02 used for $2400 when...

    I bought a R5000Si in '02 used for $2400 when retail was $5K. Big mistake to buy this one without riding it first...easily the stiffest, most uncomfortable bike I've ever ridden, and I've had a few...
  2. Rough guess....in 1983, they were doing the...

    Rough guess....in 1983, they were doing the contrasting headtube and panel decals together. As to which model, more info needed, SN would help.
  3. Yeah, I'm looking at the 2000 catalog now. I...

    Yeah, I'm looking at the 2000 catalog now. I believe at some point - can't remember when - C-dale changed its terminology from compact to feminine, but it's the same idea, like what Trek did with...
  4. Question to OP: Is this a C-dale "feminine"...

    Question to OP: Is this a C-dale "feminine" bike? The 49cm size and 650c wheels are the same as mine, and mine was the "feminine" version altho not labeled as such anywhere on the frame. IMHO,...
  5. Just like yours, I had a 47cm blue R400 that I...

    Just like yours, I had a 47cm blue R400 that I bought new at a local store's 50% off sale back in the late 90's. Same Tiagra setup. Mine had 165mm cranks. Not my first C-dale, I've had a few.

    I...
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    Good catch on the 7410, guys, I stand corrected! ...

    Good catch on the 7410, guys, I stand corrected!

    Anyone know - were these frames made by Litespeed for Basso?
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    Looks like RX100 8-sp STI and a Kestrel carbon...

    Looks like RX100 8-sp STI and a Kestrel carbon fork. Probably 1" steerer, a lot of folks want 1-1/8" these days thinking there aren't as many options in 1" forks, but that's a small point. Looks...
  8. Build your own Brompton at London Design Festival

    As an M3L owner registered with Brompton, I just got notification of this event in my inbox:

    Brompton at London Design Festival - full... | Brompton Bicycle
  9. So we get the "before" pic which shows it built...

    So we get the "before" pic which shows it built up as a racer, then we get the "after" pix which show really low-end components, torn left brake hood, etc. I suspect the seller bought it for the...
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    Congrats! Always nice to see the dove. If you...

    Congrats! Always nice to see the dove.

    If you don't mind sharing...may I ask what you paid, and was there a reason given for the subbed fork?
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    List was $1300: 2006 Specialized Dolce Elite -...

    List was $1300: 2006 Specialized Dolce Elite - BikePedia

    Assuming nothing wonky like a crash and resulting new fork, $450 seems reasonable, not sure the seller will negotiate much from that...
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    Ask if the bearing surfaces - (wheel) hubs,...

    Ask if the bearing surfaces - (wheel) hubs, bottom bracket (what sits between the cranks), headset - were inspected and/or overhauled. Chances are, on a full tune, they won't break a bike down to...
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    I'd say that's a good deal, assuming it doesn't...

    I'd say that's a good deal, assuming it doesn't need any overhaul that wasn't included in the "full tune" price. If you're handy, it's almost free, and if you're not, could easily add another $100...
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    Back then, 650c was only for tri bikes. Much...

    Back then, 650c was only for tri bikes. Much more availability of tires/tubes now than back then. Short people like me use 650c on road bikes, and taller folks still use 650c on tri bikes. Lotsa...
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    This is a very soft year for used bikes. Hard...

    This is a very soft year for used bikes. Hard not to take it personally because you think it's you or the bike and not the market, but it just might be the market.
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    Folders have an advantage over coupled bikes in...

    Folders have an advantage over coupled bikes in at least one area - easier to break down / reassemble for carrying onto public transport. Not so easy on a coupled bike though certainly possible.
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    Miyata alu bikes are nice rides - I had an Omnium...

    Miyata alu bikes are nice rides - I had an Omnium for awhile. Not particularly common, tho.

    I wouldn't leave it unlocked on the premise that folks won't recognize it. Lotsa bikies know Miyata...
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    My guess is that the bike was originally $200,...

    My guess is that the bike was originally $200, pump $40 value, originally selling for $230/both. Seller probably knocked the price down from $200 to $150 but forgot the original bike + pump price.
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    First of all, good on you for wanting to share a...

    First of all, good on you for wanting to share a project with your son. Wish my dad would have done that. I had to get into bikes on my own, he was not interested in the least.

    How about finding...
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    Tange Infinity double butted is nice - just...

    Tange Infinity double butted is nice - just bought the missus a Terry Solstice in the same tubing.

    Exage stuff is OK but nothing special.

    Looks like the bike is being sold only at a flea...
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    Titanium has excellent corrosion inhibition, but...

    Titanium has excellent corrosion inhibition, but on the Brommie, it's only the rear triangle in ti. The rest of the bike will be steel.
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    I once bought a Halfway from the original owner...

    I once bought a Halfway from the original owner and sold it. From the bike's point of view, I was the replacement dork. All makes perfect sense to me.
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    Brent Emery - still runs a bike shop in...

    Brent Emery - still runs a bike shop in Milwaukee, WI and former Olympic athlete - was the manager of the Detel plant for its short lived operation. I ran into him a couple years ago at a swap and...
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    Congrats on the Victoire! I have the carbon / ti...

    Congrats on the Victoire! I have the carbon / ti spine variant below, incredible ride.

    Here in the midwest, any non-STI steel bike struggles to get $300-350 in a normal year. This is a very soft...
  25. Can't adjust the play on a cartridge bearing, not...

    Can't adjust the play on a cartridge bearing, not meant to be user-serviceable.

    You're in Philly -- look up Mike McGettigan at Trophy Bikes, a folder specialty shop.
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