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    Help Identifying Bike

    So I found someone locally selling this bike but they aren't aware of the model and it is currently unbranded. I'm going to take a closer look at it later today but I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what it might be from the pictures (see attached). Looks to me like a Motobecane Record but there are some small differences (perhaps some parts were updated). Does anyone recognize this bike?

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    It's a generic bike that was once sold by an eBay seller called CrossLake Sales. It's not necessarily a terrible bike but beware - that stem is 1 1/8" threaded.

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    Thanks, appreciate the help and the heads up on the stem size. From what I have managed to track down in the forum these ran about 250-300 or so shipped. Does that sound right? Seller had this listed for 275$, I'm thinking 200 or less is probably more reasonable but would appreciate feedback.

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    I'd try to get it under 200
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    If it doesn't fit perfectly, you will be hard pressed to find stems for that bike. It'll be about 99% futile, unless you change the fork or use a quill adaptor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthless1982 View Post
    Thanks, appreciate the help and the heads up on the stem size. From what I have managed to track down in the forum these ran about 250-300 or so shipped. Does that sound right? Seller had this listed for 275$, I'm thinking 200 or less is probably more reasonable but would appreciate feedback.
    From what I recall, that sounds about right. I'd probably look elsewhere but if you're dead set on that bike, don't pay more than $200.

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    I'd just avoid all the headaches after getting it by not getting it in the 1st place....

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    Yep.

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    Again, appreciate the feedback. I'm at least going to check it out to see how it rides but based on feedback I think the price would have to be very right to drop any money on this.

    Regarding the 1 1/8 inch stem, aren't many of the BD bikes that size as well?
    Last edited by Ruthless1982; 08-04-14 at 01:54 PM. Reason: added stem Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthless1982 View Post
    Regarding the 1 1/8 inch stem, aren't many of the BD bikes that size as well?
    I think the "threaded" part is the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthless1982 View Post
    Regarding the 1 1/8 inch stem, aren't many of the BD bikes that size as well?
    No. One and one eigth inch threadless is super common. Perhaps the most common. Jillions of options available.

    One inch threaded is extremely common and you can easily find a jillion variations of stems.

    But one and one eigth inch threaded is like big foot. I literally abadoned a build project because I had a matching one and one eigth inch threaded fork and frame and couldn't find a stem.

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    Thanks, SquidPuppet, that is very helpful to know.

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    1-1/8" threaded was somewhat common on rigid fork MTBs in the early 1990s

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    Yep, 1-1/8" threaded stems are relatively easy to come by in used parts bins around here. Many will have a bit of rise and be really long, though, as was the fashion in early 1990s mtbs. Also limits you to 25.4 bars, of course.

    A LOT of takeoffs cuz people get an old bike with one and get new fork/hs/stem.
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    Christ, get an adapter and use a threadless stem if you don't want a stem with positive rise... Not that big of a deal. That bike does suck though.

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