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Old 09-05-19, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by wiggles_world View Post
I'm a complete newbie and I want to identify a bike I just purchased. Without that info it's hard for me to get parts and refurbish the bike properly. It's a shame I can't post images and get a little help.
This is a common misunderstanding newbies have.

All bikes use parts from just a handful of manufacturers. The actual brand, model, and year of a bike have never entered into my consideration of parts and refurbishment. I have pretty much completely stopped worrying about model and year. The uniqueness of any bike, such as seat post OD and bottom bracket shell threading, can be found by measuring the bike you have.

As far as Randy's jumping through hoops, perhaps you can come up with a better method to prevent the spam. The current "rule of ten" seems to be working well.

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