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09-26-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By bargainguy

Been awhile, but the ML swap was mostly classics,...

Been awhile, but the ML swap was mostly classics, balloon tire and cruiser bikes. Not much in the way of modern road stuff. There might be some there, but that's not what the swap is built around.
09-22-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,825
Posted By bargainguy

All people make mistakes, all businesses make...

All people make mistakes, all businesses make mistakes.

What differentiates a business is how it responds to its own mistakes. That tells you how much they want, or don't want, your business in...
09-13-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By bargainguy

Nitto Albatross & North Road bars are similar. ...

Nitto Albatross & North Road bars are similar. On the Albatross, the handles go straight back from the bar at almost a 90 degree angle, whereas on the North Road, slightly flared to the outside. ...
09-05-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By bargainguy

#3...

#3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) is fine, #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) is generally good, but #1...
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By bargainguy

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1296/arg1_56696ecfc69a139f7c69050f0fcc25f7ccebe2b6.jpg

Yes, it's worth something. This is a later Argenta model I had a couple years...
08-21-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By bargainguy

I've had a few of these. Going from memory - the...

I've had a few of these. Going from memory - the Mesa frame was built by Giant. Distinctive "Epicenter" curved seatstays which provide more of a planted feeling to the rear triangle than you might...
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By bargainguy

If it were me, I'd try and pick one up with the...

If it were me, I'd try and pick one up with the original fork. This frame is kind of beat up. Why not start with something more complete and nicer? If there are no other C-dale deals in your...
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By bargainguy

Couple things scare me. Approach with caution. ...

Couple things scare me. Approach with caution.

1. Rigid fork is gone, which makes me think crash. If I were in a buying mood, I'd check the frame very carefully for signs of impact damage /...
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. Round tube aluminum Treks like your...

Welcome. Round tube aluminum Treks like your 1100 are nice rides. $150 is a reasonable price assuming wear items in good shape - tires, tubes, tape, brake pads, etc. - and in good working order. ...
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By bargainguy

Looks like the crack extends all the way to the...

Looks like the crack extends all the way to the non-drive-side seatstay. The seat tube could collapse with added stress, i.e., riding. I'll second what madpogue said. Riding in this condition is...
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By bargainguy

Humongous crack across the side of the seat tube....

Humongous crack across the side of the seat tube. Some here will say it can be welded, others will say don't bother, frame is toast. I'm in the latter category. Worth only whatever parts are on...
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By bargainguy

Assist: ...

Assist:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Trek-Multitrack-720-Hybrid-Bike-Bicycle-Green-23-58cm-Cro-Moly/143654630700

Pre-pandemic, $175-200. Nowadays, hybrids are in extremely short supply with stores...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,346
Posted By bargainguy

Depends. If you absolutely must have a NOS Trek...

Depends. If you absolutely must have a NOS Trek in the box, there probably aren't too many available.

But you have to consider what an '80 412 is worth. Even in cherry condition, $375-400 is...
07-03-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By bargainguy

I have a Topeak d-torq electronic transducer-type...

I have a Topeak d-torq electronic transducer-type torque wrench. The one shown looks like a transducer as well.

Really like mine, especially for use on carbon bits. Beeps when you reach set...
06-28-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By bargainguy

Then I'd remove the shift cable and reinstall it...

Then I'd remove the shift cable and reinstall it just to make sure the cable isn't binding or pinching anywhere near the exit point/ferrule on the shifter itself. If a clean reinstall does nothing,...
06-28-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By bargainguy

Here's how I determine if it's the shifter or...

Here's how I determine if it's the shifter or something else.

Grab a handful of shift cable along the down tube, and "shift" into each gear by pulling the cable away from the frame.

If you can...
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By bargainguy

Whoa! Absolutely stunning. Is that a 650b...

Whoa! Absolutely stunning. Is that a 650b randonneur?
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By bargainguy

Uneven decals are not that unusual on any bike,...

Uneven decals are not that unusual on any bike, even a 'Nago.

If the decals seem to be as old as the frame (wear/discoloration etc.), it's probably an original oopsie.

If the decals seem newer...
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By bargainguy

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1296/gitanepair1_06dd7de1889ab6749ffc1b0d546670cf181ff3c8.jpg

Thanks everyone! No date code on the RD, and there's nothing legible on...
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By bargainguy

Royal Asport (French) road bike - any info?

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Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By bargainguy

Looks like an '84: 1984 Trek Bicycle Brochure...

Looks like an '84: 1984 Trek Bicycle Brochure Part 3 - Touring Bikes (http://www.vintage-trek.com/TrekBrochure1984Touring.htm)

As far as value, you'll want to replace consumables - tires, bar...
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By bargainguy

Schwinn built this line of aluminum frames in...

Schwinn built this line of aluminum frames in conjunction with Klein. As such, they're very nice rides, except for one thing.

Instead of a traditional seatpost binder bolt, you get a quill...
06-16-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. You need a paid membership to sell in...

Welcome. You need a paid membership to sell in the classified section, it's not free.
06-15-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By bargainguy

Check that your dropouts are aligned and...

Check that your dropouts are aligned and parallel. In the first pic, it looks like the drive side dropout might be slightly bent in, as if someone tried to force 130 into 126 without using dropout...
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By bargainguy

Planet X would be a cross bike. If original...

Planet X would be a cross bike. If original equipment, Indy Fab might know.

Have you contacted them? They're very responsive to requests for info in my experience.
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By bargainguy

Round tube aluminum Treks - with Easton or Alcoa...

Round tube aluminum Treks - with Easton or Alcoa tubing - are nice frames. The ride quality is more compliant than you'd think for aluminum, but not so much that you'd complain. Sleepers IMHO.
...
06-04-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By bargainguy

Go stealth mode with no decals, and have people...

Go stealth mode with no decals, and have people guess what it is.
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By bargainguy

Round tube aluminum Trek frame with a cromoly...

Round tube aluminum Trek frame with a cromoly fork, $75-100, assuming no dings, dents or other issues. Adjust upwards for pandemic pricing if applicable in your area.
06-01-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By bargainguy

Round tube aluminum Treks - with Easton or Alcoa...

Round tube aluminum Treks - with Easton or Alcoa tubing - are nice rides.

When Trek migrated from round Easton or Alcoa toward shaped Alpha Aluminum tubing around the year 2000, ride quality took...
05-28-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,079
Posted By bargainguy

I'd be much more interested in a $200 C-dale than...

I'd be much more interested in a $200 C-dale than a $700 Vitus 979. Nothing against the 979, but the C-dales are so versatile, and hold their value well.

Different ride qualities. The C-dale is...
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By bargainguy

Chance. While the early Trek 850s tend to...

Chance.

While the early Trek 850s tend to fetch more than later models, nowhere near the same category as the Chance.

Chris Chance took Fat City when it was sold, and along with four others,...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By bargainguy

A new frame-only Calfee Tetra Tandem will set you...

A new frame-only Calfee Tetra Tandem will set you back $5895:

Calfee Tetra - Tandem Cycle Works (http://www.tandemcycleworks.com/bike/calfee-tetra/)

...so a complete frame with Record and...
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By bargainguy

It is a '98, in Iris Blue. Here's mine: ...

It is a '98, in Iris Blue. Here's mine:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/19t700fenders_8f7c0de291b41d417d56eb99c14279dd7b2ec2c5.jpg

Catalog shows one in Kiwi on...
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By bargainguy

I can see Exage on the crank, so I'm assuming...

I can see Exage on the crank, so I'm assuming it's the full group. In that case, '93, not '95, as the '93 had Exage whereas '94 onward switched to STX:
...
05-18-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. The K35's are cheap and cheerful, but...

Welcome. The K35's are cheap and cheerful, but don't offer much in the way of puncture protection.

For that, you'd need a Continental Gatorskin, Specialized Armadillo or similar with a extra...
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By bargainguy

That's the original Park TS-2 with accessory tray...

That's the original Park TS-2 with accessory tray and tensiometer.

About $150 for the stand and tray. Another $50 for the tensiometer - new they're around $80.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By bargainguy

Yes, if you're trying to save money, don't have...

Yes, if you're trying to save money, don't have the LBS do anything just yet.

Under normal circumstances, I'd recommend going to a co-op or finding a friend who can help you through the process...
05-12-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,830
Posted By bargainguy

I'm vertically challenged at 5'4. I played around...

I'm vertically challenged at 5'4. I played around with 165's and 170's on road bikes until I found folding bikes, and decided to experiment with much shorter cranks. My purpose was twofold: shorter...
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By bargainguy

This was the R600 frame from the other thread? ...

This was the R600 frame from the other thread? $350 for a C-dale with working brifters. If at all possible, replace the adjustable stem with a standard quill stem, as the adjustables tend to be...
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By bargainguy

The CSI is a more sophisticated steel design...

The CSI is a more sophisticated steel design compared to your 760 and P-mount.

With the Colorado Concept tubing, the down tube and the seat tube flare in size toward the BB. This seems to...
05-05-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. There are two issues: stuck seatpost and...

Welcome. There are two issues: stuck seatpost and BB/crank.

Rather than removing the BB so you can spray WD40 through the seat tube, I'd start with Kroil instead of WD40. Dribble at the seatpost...
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By bargainguy

Could be an '85 ST400: ...

Could be an '85 ST400: https://vintagecannondale.com/year/1985/1985.pdf
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By bargainguy

That frame "rash" is the clear coat peeling if...

That frame "rash" is the clear coat peeling if memory serves. Doesn't affect the function of the joint, but looks unsightly.

I think you'll get more parting it out. $250-300 on the 7400 bits and...
04-29-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By bargainguy

Yes. I like short cranks too, and there are...

Yes. I like short cranks too, and there are alternatives to T/A in 160mm. That makes BB matching a lot easier.

One person who shortens cranks is Mark Stonich. I've had him shorten a couple...
04-27-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,992
Posted By bargainguy

My LBS has a basement chock full of used bikes. ...

My LBS has a basement chock full of used bikes. It takes space away from the new bikes, such that the mechanics have often had to take new bikes home (!) to assemble them and bring them back for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By bargainguy

I love it when other people offer my expertise...

I love it when other people offer my expertise first, before I do. Carry on, everyone.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By bargainguy

Huh? The OP got a Mariner. Exactly what...

Huh? The OP got a Mariner. Exactly what assistance were you expecting? A treatise on which folder is better and why? That's a personal decision, we encouraged it, and the OP made it. Seems like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By bargainguy

Roger's advice is sound. The OP asked the same...

Roger's advice is sound. The OP asked the same question in the C&V What's It Worth forum. My response was more detailed, but essentially the same:

Don't buy a folder until: 1. You can ensure...
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By bargainguy

I'm a folder nut. I give the same advice to...

I'm a folder nut. I give the same advice to everyone seeking their first folder: Forget about comparing them on paper and only buy one you can ride in person.

Cheap folders are an exercise in...
04-19-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By bargainguy

First thing is to file a police report. That...

First thing is to file a police report. That gets everything going as far as insurance claims etc. Without it, not much documentation that it happened.

Second, make sure you're physically OK. ...
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