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Old 05-28-15, 01:59 PM
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My pocket Rocket came with the handlebar tape double wrapped. It seems pretty nice.

I had been experimenting with a little extra padding on other bikes, but then I've started riding on the hoods a bit more, and perhaps it isn't necessary.
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I wrap the top of my bars with used innertube under the bar-tape, so the tops look like mr balloon man above, but the drops look regular.
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I have solid rubber grips on my MTB. Inner tubes for grip tape don't sound too bad; you could even get them thorn resistant for extra softness.
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I followed the auction site link for the comparable sale, and yes, it was Budget Bicycle Center. As if the Bridgestone Tax isn't bad enough over here.

[h=2]1992 Bridgestone XO-2 59cm - $800 (Austin, MN)[/h]1992 Bridgestone XO-2 59cm



This bike is in very nice shape and is all original with the exception of the tires and pedals. I just added the MKS Sylvan Stream pedals last fall. I wish I could keep it but it's too tall for me. I have owned many bikes and this is one of the best riding bikes I have been on. Very quick and versatile. It would make a great commuter or even a gravel racer. The moustache handlebars allow for more hand positions and are very comfortable. The biggest cosmetic blemish on the bike is a stain on the right fork leg where a speedometer sensor had been mounted. Another XO-2 recently sold on eBay for $620 and it was in pretty rough shape. Here is a link to that bike.

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Here is another link to the 1992 Bridgestone catalog which includes specs and sizing.

https://sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1992/1992.pdf

Thanks for looking and let me know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
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Another XO-2 recently sold on eBay for $620 and it was in pretty rough shape. Here is a link to that bike.
That $620 price is not true. The seller accepted a "Best Offer" of an undetermined amount.
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Old 05-29-15, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
I have solid rubber grips on my MTB. Inner tubes for grip tape don't sound too bad; you could even get them thorn resistant for extra softness.
When I'm near finished on a build I install sections of old inner tube on the bars (one piece above each lever, one below) and a custom cut section over the brake lever body. I can then ride the bike like that for a while as I fine tune the bar settings and where the brake levers need to be. Then I pull off the inner tubing and wrap the bars and install proper hoods.
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"Size is probably somewhere between 50cm to 60cm"

Also an interesting solution to the top tube cable guides.



Cannondale 3.0 Aluminum
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Mechanics Bike stand rack

$100 used for the same crummy repair stand I bought for less than $60 new. Currently $70 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage
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Old 05-30-15, 01:29 PM
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[h=1]CAMPAGNOLO SUPER RECORD BRAKE LEVERS 1984 VERY GOOD CONDITION.[/h]
CAMPAGNOLO 4062 SUPER RECORD BRAKE LEVERS FROM 1984.



A FEW SCRATCHES BUT QUITE PRESENTABLE.


NO CRASH DAMAGE.


NICE CLEAN CHROME STRAPS.





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Yes,
Made in their Japanese division.
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I think this one could use a rescue.

Nishiki beater road bike - $75 (west eugene)
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Everyone, please- form an orderly line:

[h=2]NOS 1980's Roadmaster Scorcher 10-Speed New Old Stock - $250 (McCook Lake, IA)[/h]NOS 1980's Roadmaster Scorcher 10-Speed New Old Stock

The suspense is killing me. That careful assembly:

I just assembled this out of its Original Box 1980's Roadmaster Scorcher 10 Speed.

A Treasure that was Made in the U.S.A.

$250
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I think I'll have to zip-it on the Stoker jokes
The box looks well made, although I would have done a single crank build.


CARGO BIKE - $175 (SW EUGENE)

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Everyone, please- form an orderly line:

NOS 1980's Roadmaster Scorcher 10-Speed New Old Stock - $250 (McCook Lake, IA)

NOS 1980's Roadmaster Scorcher 10-Speed New Old Stock

The suspense is killing me. That careful assembly:

I just assembled this out of its Original Box 1980's Roadmaster Scorcher 10 Speed.

A Treasure that was Made in the U.S.A.

$250
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"We hit 28 mph on the bike and it was really stable."

At first this seemed really terrifying but then I realized it's basically a trail-a-bike with an off-nominal hitch geometry.

Tandem bike

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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
"We hit 28 mph on the bike and it was really stable."

At first this seemed really terrifying but then I realized it's basically a trail-a-bike with an off-nominal hitch geometry.

Tandem bike
Now that is WILD!!!
It might be worth $75 for a "test ride".

I hope the coupling is secure. Perhaps this would be an application for a "through axle" skewer.
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What are you supposed to do with the one "seatpost"?

Pair of Campagnolo 27 2 Seat Post Brev Inter | eBay

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What are you supposed to do with the one "seatpost"?

Pair of Campagnolo 27 2 Seat Post Brev Inter | eBay

Conversation piece/bottle opener?
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What are you supposed to do with the one "seatpost"?

Pair of Campagnolo 27 2 Seat Post Brev Inter | eBay

Spare parts? The two bolt post is worth the asking price for both.
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What are you supposed to do with the one "seatpost"?

Pair of Campagnolo 27 2 Seat Post Brev Inter | eBay
Whew, that was cut short.

Perhaps give it to your 10 yr old when you give him the first road bike... 3 sizes too large, hoping he will grow into it.

Actually, I have the seat post slammed to the lowest possible position on my Bike Friday... that might be perfect
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What are you supposed to do with the one "seatpost"?
Weight Weenies gone mad!!! Why have any seat post below the clamp?
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Here is my Bike Friday Seatpost setup.


That post would be just PERFECT.

If anybody taller than me wanted to borrow the bike, I could say... sorry, I can't put the seat up any higher.
And if anybody shorter than me wanted to borrow the bike, I could say... sorry, I can't put the seat down any lower.

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Another scolding... presumably from a buyer not a seller

Re....Value of used bicycles,,,overpriced!!!

why in the world would anyone pay close to 1k for a 7 plus year old mid grade road bike........so many posts on this site do not understand the real value of these outdated used machines.......sorry folks but specialized....cannondale.....trek......fuji.....nothing spectacular here...... they depreciate the moment you walk out of the overpriced retailer to begin with........no low balling......ha ha ha... and you wonder why your bike just sits....and sits.......as you gradually lower your price......here is a great solution for you delusional overweight spandex team kit wearing uninformed..
if you search the old interweb you will find a few outlets that will give you a CLUE as to what the bike is actually worth,,,,,,,
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I'm not a forensic crash analyst but that actually does look like crash damage to me. It's hard to get deep scratches on the tips and sides of levers just by normal use. It's actually surprising how durable higher end stuff is. I've dumped the bike a few times and I always expect to see a trail of broken components behind me and all that's been done is a few scratches on the levers and the derailleur cage.

And while I'm on the subject, why does the drive train seem to hit the pavement? Is it because North Americans are turning right frequently or being confronted with traffic from the left? In other words are English and Australian riders putting their bikes down on the left side in an accident? Can someone please do their Engineering Thesis on this?
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