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Posted By gurry

It could be worth a look, you can bring down the...

It could be worth a look, you can bring down the price by pointing out the rear brake missing and maybe grips, seat need replacement. Bring tools to check if the seat post is not playing nice.
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Posted By gurry

I had fixed one up a couple of years ago. It had...

I had fixed one up a couple of years ago. It had 24 inch wheels and came with decent brakes, not the crummy stamped steel caliper brakeset usually found on older dept. store...
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Posted By gurry

Nice find, that bike should fetch over $100.00...

Nice find, that bike should fetch over $100.00 all cleaned up. Sold a Cheetah a few years back and it sold fast.
03-18-13, 03:51 PM
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Posted By gurry

Grand Theft? Well yea, after lawyers get in on...

Grand Theft? Well yea, after lawyers get in on the court case.
03-02-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By gurry

I have had success with clipping one onto my...

I have had success with clipping one onto my backpack. Another option is to mount one lower on the bike by the rear wheel.
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Posted By gurry

I rode an old ten speed home today after it...

I rode an old ten speed home today after it stopped raining. A couple of times I forgot that I was running steel wheels and when they get wet...
08-25-12, 06:21 AM
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Views: 835
Posted By gurry

I have a Trek 820 that sat outside without a...

I have a Trek 820 that sat outside without a seat/seatpost. It wasn't fun taking the bottom bracket out.
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Views: 557
Posted By gurry

You'll have to take a gander at the rear hub for...

You'll have to take a gander at the rear hub for a clue. It looks like an old bike with some non original stuff like the grips and reflectors on the wheels. Try to post some pics when the sun is up.
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Posted By gurry

It could be the picture, but that top tube looks...

It could be the picture, but that top tube looks odd. The front tire looks like it is too close to the frame.
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Posted By gurry

That really is a small seat post. I think that is...

That really is a small seat post. I think that is a neat little bike. No down tube, just a double mixte frame with the bottom bracket suspended from the seat tube.
Can you take a picture of the...
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Views: 6,170
Posted By gurry

That one might fetch around $200.00 in my area. I...

That one might fetch around $200.00 in my area. I had a Grand Prix last year that had all kinds of steel components. Just alloy brake stuff.
08-19-12, 06:01 AM
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Posted By gurry

Welcome to the forums. If you visit the Vintage...

Welcome to the forums. If you visit the Vintage Trek website, you will find information about dating the components on your bike. This can help determine the year of manufacture. Next, pop over to...
08-16-12, 03:41 AM
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Posted By gurry

Thanks for the tip. Was the jewelers screwdriver...

Thanks for the tip. Was the jewelers screwdriver a flat head or a philips(star)?
08-15-12, 08:25 PM
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Posted By gurry

Look at your front gears and see if you can...

Look at your front gears and see if you can unbolt them from each other. That is a bonus for doing a single speed. You may have to get new bolts (shorter).
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Posted By gurry

I have a Beekay Racer that was given to me. The...

I have a Beekay Racer that was given to me. The stem shifters are unusual as when the front shifter is pulled back, the derailleur is over the small ring. When the front shifter is upright, the...
08-07-12, 06:13 PM
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Posted By gurry

Go with the whole bike. In my experience, I have...

Go with the whole bike. In my experience, I have bought three brand new bikes. The first one (ten speed road bike) was stolen after about two years of ownership. The second bike (12 speed roadie)...
08-06-12, 07:03 AM
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Posted By gurry

Another alternative would be to find a donor bike...

Another alternative would be to find a donor bike with alloy wheels, do the wheel swap, then sell the donor. However, there is the possibility of you keeping the donor bike and sliding down the...
08-04-12, 01:10 PM
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Views: 5,210
Posted By gurry

Jim Langley has a good webpage for diagnosing...

Jim Langley has a good webpage for diagnosing common noises on a bike.
07-27-12, 09:51 AM
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Views: 717
Posted By gurry

Thanks for the post. I have used aluminum foil...

Thanks for the post. I have used aluminum foil dipped in vinegar but my hands look like prunes afterwards.
07-27-12, 07:23 AM
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Views: 499
Posted By gurry

Sometimes it will take me about 4 or 5 minutes to...

Sometimes it will take me about 4 or 5 minutes to decide which bike to take. On my birthday, I try to get on all of them before I get too drunk ;)!
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Views: 3,510
Posted By gurry

Whatever you do, keep the seat!

Whatever you do, keep the seat!
07-26-12, 03:19 PM
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Views: 549
Posted By gurry

I'm using an old tool roll from a set of...

I'm using an old tool roll from a set of wrenches, works great.
07-24-12, 05:29 PM
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Views: 1,318
Posted By gurry

I have ran into this problem a couple of times. I...

I have ran into this problem a couple of times. I have chosen to file it bigger, but I think on Sheldon Brown or somewhere else on the web it was advised to file only on one part of the fork dropout,...
07-18-12, 08:09 PM
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Views: 1,898
Posted By gurry

Can you get more pics of the other side? The good...

Can you get more pics of the other side? The good stuff is on the other side of the bike.
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Views: 1,392
Posted By gurry

Looks like a heavy keeper :) !!!

Looks like a heavy keeper :) !!!
07-18-12, 07:31 PM
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Views: 654
Posted By gurry

I usually navigate to the end of the rack, and...

I usually navigate to the end of the rack, and this style of rack is at a couple of LBS in my town.
07-17-12, 04:26 PM
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Views: 1,575
Posted By gurry

I like the building with bikes mounted to its...

I like the building with bikes mounted to its walls.
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Posted By gurry

Not sure what it could fetch, but looks like a...

Not sure what it could fetch, but looks like a quality bike. What kind of handlebars are on it? If you have any original parts that you can include in the sale, this can help up the price! Last year,...
07-16-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By gurry

+1 Library, I even took out Zinn and the art of...

+1 Library, I even took out Zinn and the art of road bike maintenance! Park tool has a book called Big Blue Book of Bike Repair.
07-15-12, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By gurry

My Trek 820 is a winter\nasty weather beast. She...

My Trek 820 is a winter\nasty weather beast. She is getting a new sealed bottom bracket,chain,and old chainrings\cranks from a singletrack 800. Just gotta get the old fixed cup off of her. Got her at...
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Views: 1,857
Posted By gurry

If it does not need anything, then in your...

If it does not need anything, then in your market, yes. It will be heavy as there is no aluminum components aside maybe from the brake levers. It looks like a department store bike.
The thing is...
07-14-12, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By gurry

I was thinking about doing that to my hybrid...

I was thinking about doing that to my hybrid bike. It is original and I bought it new around 1994. I am having shifting issues too so maybe cables and housings as well.
07-12-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,041
Posted By gurry

Can you post some more pics of the other side?...

Can you post some more pics of the other side? Try to get a good pic of the cranks and rear derailleur too!
07-12-12, 03:40 PM
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Views: 438
Posted By gurry

Bearings fell out on me too while restoring an...

Bearings fell out on me too while restoring an old Raleigh! Didn't lose any but forgot the count. You can get more bearings at any bike shop. Once I bought an old Trek mountain bike that had the seat...
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Views: 541
Posted By gurry

The last one is the better buy IMHO.

The last one is the better buy IMHO.
07-11-12, 04:04 PM
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Views: 6,657
Posted By gurry

The herd over here is quite thin now that I...

The herd over here is quite thin now that I discovered that riding a bike is way better than wrenching on one. Picked up a bike at the local Police auction and it took a lot of time to fix up. Ended...
07-02-12, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By gurry

Check your rear wheel for proper alignment. I...

Check your rear wheel for proper alignment. I fixed a bike yesterday that wanted to skip around in the two small gears out back. As I looked closely, I saw the chain was running a different line than...
07-01-12, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By gurry

Try BikePedia if you think you know the year of...

Try BikePedia if you think you know the year of manufacture. It starts from 1993 to present. I had a Mongoose mountian bike that was chrome plated. I used bikepedia to find the year of manufacture...
07-01-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,479
Posted By gurry

I fixed an old full-suspension bike then took it...

I fixed an old full-suspension bike then took it for a trip. Was a lot of fun going\hopping over curbs and stuff. You make your own short-cuts with it!
06-29-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By gurry

Old ten speed racers can make excellent city...

Old ten speed racers can make excellent city bikes too. Look for aluminum rims and cranks to help spot mid level bikes. You may need to get more than one bike to build-up that city bike.
06-25-12, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By gurry

Try your local public library for some resources....

Try your local public library for some resources. Now that I think of it, my local library branch is moving to a new location (happens to be closer), so perhaps I should make a visit for some...
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Views: 992
Posted By gurry

Nice saddle on her, but the stem isn't working...

Nice saddle on her, but the stem isn't working for me. Any bike made in Taiwan with a bolt-on rear derailleur and shifters should be excellent candidates to restore or refurbish. That is a nice bike...
06-04-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,378
Posted By gurry

You can try to file or sand the brake pads to...

You can try to file or sand the brake pads to scuff them up some. Next, try to toe-in those pads so the front is closer to the rim than the rear of the pad. Finally you can really clean up those rims...
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Views: 2,512
Posted By gurry

Your local library may have some good bike...

Your local library may have some good bike mechanic books you can read and perhaps have on hand when you get around to fixin stuff.
03-12-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By gurry

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/rear-dera...

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/rear-derailler-adjustments-derailleur (http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/rear-derailler-adjustments-derailleur)
02-13-12, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By gurry

Your local library may have a few bicycle...

Your local library may have a few bicycle mechanics books available to check out. Can come in handy when wrenching.
02-13-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,561
Posted By gurry

27 inch wheels were on the Medalist series II...

27 inch wheels were on the Medalist series II that I sold. As for the bottom bracket, take a look at Sheldon Brown on the web or the Park Tool website may have info for you.
02-11-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,561
Posted By gurry

Sold a Medalist series II last year. It was a...

Sold a Medalist series II last year. It was a Mixte bike and came with alloy brake calipers, levers, stem, and crankset. Still it was quite heavy, telling me that the tubing is not the greatest....
01-02-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By gurry

Sometimes the local newspaper can be an excellent...

Sometimes the local newspaper can be an excellent source for advertising goods for sale in the classified section. Pinkbike has a buy\sell section. You can try the local bicycle riding groups in the...
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Views: 1,718
Posted By gurry

Old Muscle Bike.

A recent find is this old muscle bike. It's been painted purple but still has the seat tube decal and the little 2-speed ones by the drop outs. No head tube decal. I still have the original seat...
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