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Forum: Commuting
08-17-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,809
Posted By Smithie

Yea, we've got 2 adults, 2 kids, and 2 pets in an...

Yea, we've got 2 adults, 2 kids, and 2 pets in an NYC apartment - you better believe there is a lot of stuff hanging from the walls and ceilings already, including two kids bikes...:) A 59-63cm bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,809
Posted By Smithie

2020 Mini Velo Options for Tall Rider

Hey folks,

It's been some time since I looked seriously at getting a mini velo - a lot of the options I'd considered back in the day aren't even on the table anymore. I'm 6'3" and ~200lbs, so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,623
Posted By Smithie

Alright, I give, Bike Friday it is. I'll keep my...

Alright, I give, Bike Friday it is. I'll keep my eye on that Pocket Rocket currently on the 'bay (and any others that pop up in the future). I wish the seller had the size listed at first, I'd have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,623
Posted By Smithie

I just bumped into a Dahon Speed Pro TT on the...

I just bumped into a Dahon Speed Pro TT on the 'bay. Since it was the earlier model of the Vector, anyone know if that can fit my 6'4" frame decently as is or with a few modifications?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,623
Posted By Smithie

Ug. You're voicing some of my greater fears...

Ug. You're voicing some of my greater fears about height. Thanks for the tip on the Bromptons - I had been looking at some used models and was getting tempted, but with such a short reach, it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-14, 10:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,623
Posted By Smithie

Thanks for all the input here folks! Bike...

Thanks for all the input here folks! Bike Friday, obviously, is out of my price range. So, one of my biggest concerns is side-to-side flex with how extended the seat and handle bar will need to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,623
Posted By Smithie

Recommendations for a tall, heavier rider

Hey folks. I'm looking at getting a folder for my commute, one that I can squeeze onto the often crowded bus and subway when necessary. The catch? I'm 6'4" and 200lbs during my lighter months, and...
10-22-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Posted By Smithie

700x25 you say? I would like to pick your brain...

700x25 you say? I would like to pick your brain about this.....I actually just came into what looks like the exact same Master TG with splatter blue and a size bigger, and I just love it. I'm...
Replies: 5
Views: 4,330
Posted By Smithie

Sweet Raleigh! Is this a CL listing? If the...

Sweet Raleigh! Is this a CL listing? If the seller has patience, I might start closer to $450 and scale down after a few weeks to $400. They can always accept a lower offer.
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Smithie

Lot of mixtes, which sell pretty slowly in my...

Lot of mixtes, which sell pretty slowly in my market, but, if I had the time and space, I'd buy the lot at $200 certainly. I'd probably still think about it pretty serious at $300. Any higher and...
Replies: 4
Views: 4,026
Posted By Smithie

It depends entirely on the components. They look...

It depends entirely on the components. They look at least high-mid range, but with out more info, I'd be anywhere from $200-$325 in my market.
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Smithie

I know nothing but that I want them all.......:) ...

I know nothing but that I want them all.......:)

Awesome collection!
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Smithie

The hour drive to the boonies was worth...

The hour drive to the boonies was worth it....Pinarello it is! Components were a mosh of random higher end stuff, no real rhyme or reason: Shimano 600 and Dura-Ace, Campy Record, Maillard 600. ...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,799
Posted By Smithie

I'm gonna guess its original. Even those skewers...

I'm gonna guess its original. Even those skewers are the GPX group and it would be an odd choice for a trade out.

I don't know the market comparison, but I paid half that for a GPX equipped Tange...
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Smithie

%@#& internets! Okay, one last try here for...

%@#& internets! Okay, one last try here for sakes:

264666
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Smithie

Ack! Try this link, should work better...

Ack! Try this link, should work better (hopefully).

http://www.viewmymessage.com/webgui/message.do?method=viewMessage&isSmil=false&realMsgId=2
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Smithie

Some Quick Pinarello help!!

I'm in the midst of potentially picking up this very mistreated, and terribly spray painted Pinarello:

http://www.viewmymessage.com/webgui/tmp/20888/6087728913/2//0731121203.jpg

I can't tell at...
07-08-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By Smithie

Thanks for the info folks. I've posted a few...

Thanks for the info folks. I've posted a few additional pics of the most damaged paint areas. Most of the decals are shot, so I am leaning towards a re-paint right now. I actually recently...
07-07-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By Smithie

Giordana sacrilege?

I just picked up this Giordana Scorpius for a sweet $40. Full Columbus SL tubing, Giordana branded lugs and dropouts, and no real rust or issues to speak of. But, the paint is in miserable...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,118
Posted By Smithie

A 59cm RB-1, I think it was a 1991 or 1992,...

A 59cm RB-1, I think it was a 1991 or 1992, recently went for $450 on CL here in Madison, and that's with the slightly less desirable taller frame, but in very good condition. It was up for maybe 10...
05-23-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By Smithie

Probably should've just done this in the first...

Probably should've just done this in the first place. Here's a pic. It's kind of hard to see, as it's a hard angle to shoot with the camera, but, the black space between the shifter and the...
05-23-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By Smithie

Sorry for the lack of specifics. I have a set of...

Sorry for the lack of specifics. I have a set of Shimano 105 indexing shifters, model FD-1050. These are for braze on bosses, so no clamp. I can fit them on the bosses just fine, but, the...
05-23-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By Smithie

Shim solutions - 26.8 sized downtube shifters on Cannondale oversized DT.

All: I'm upgrading an old 1986 Cannondale to some indexing 105 downtube shifters. Obviously, the mounts on these regular sized shifters will not go flush against C'dale's oversized downtube. Any...
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By Smithie

Ha, any excuse to head to the U.P is nice! I've...

Ha, any excuse to head to the U.P is nice! I've done a little leg work and suspect this model is worth between $100 and $400, but, the wife has claimed it as her own. Now, I guess I'm on the hunt...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,717
Posted By Smithie

I agree with Chris_in_miami about the unoriginal...

I agree with Chris_in_miami about the unoriginal fork, but it may have also been an upgrade. Look carefully for any bends, suspicious paint bubbling, or rust spots on the downtube and toptube near...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,717
Posted By Smithie

That's a nice grab for $80, congrats. Looks like...

That's a nice grab for $80, congrats. Looks like a 1986 or 1987 Prelude to me, serial number seems to point to a 87. The Shimano 600 Tri-Color components would be an upgrade in either case.
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05-15-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By Smithie

Crap.....totally missed that stem Andycapp,...

Crap.....totally missed that stem Andycapp, thanks for the heads up though. Oh well, the wife seems to like the riser, so for now, I suppose I'll let her use it...:)

The hoods are servicable, I...
Forum: BMX
05-15-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,717
Posted By Smithie

Tell me about my GT Vertigo

I just picked up this GT Vertigo for $20, and am utterly, completely ignorant on all things BMX. Serial number is KS88024459. Does this mean its an '88? Tires and tubes are completely shot. If I...
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By Smithie

What the heck is this 1979 Stingray worth?

I just picked this bike up for a song, maybe my first real Craigslist victory in some years.:)

I don't really know anything about Stingrays, but it came together with a super cheap bmx I knew I...
05-14-12, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,144
Posted By Smithie

Cannondale SM700 opinions

So, I've been in the market for an inclement weather bike, i.e., aluminum frame. This is something I plan to eventually turn into a trailer hauler too (once a trailer budget arises). So far, I've...
05-14-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 62,309
Views: 9,439,325
Posted By Smithie

ZEUS! Missing some of the originals, but they're...

ZEUS! Missing some of the originals, but they're only asking $300.

http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/2977696119.html
05-07-12, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Smithie

Origin8 Concor saddle imitations any good?

Hey all, I'm trying to pick up a saddle for my wife. The bike this is going on is quite 80s-tacular, and so she wants to match one of the frame colors with the seat. Those Origin8 Concor imitations...
05-02-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Smithie

Minor Ding in Seattube

I found a very minor ding in the seattube of a Nishiki I just picked up. It's hard to notice, but annoys me nonetheless. This is a very short frame but I do not believe the current seatpost reaches...
05-01-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 838,487
Posted By Smithie

I just noticed that this bike is extremely...

I just noticed that this bike is extremely similar to the Nishiki Prestige Shogun700 posted. Mono-stay, serial number in the same place, etc. If the assumptions are right about the serial number,...
05-01-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By Smithie

So, the derailleurs are stamped "EG" for July...

So, the derailleurs are stamped "EG" for July 1988, making this either a 1988 or 1989, if roccobike is correct in that they didn't offer a Tri-A in 1988, then it is definitely a 1989.

One more...
05-01-12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 838,487
Posted By Smithie

Nishiki Tri-A. Current theory is it's a 1989. ...

Nishiki Tri-A. Current theory is it's a 1989. Serial number is W89091769. Does this place this as a USA made Nishiki, assuming W=USA, 89=year, and the last 6 digits are manufacture number?
...
05-01-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,505
Posted By Smithie

When I picked up an '85 Miyata 610 frame, it also...

When I picked up an '85 Miyata 610 frame, it also had those letter stickers on the bottom bracket. But, I don't remember what the exact letters were (this was years ago).

In terms of whether it...
04-30-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By Smithie

Bianchigirll - I'm going to have to figure out...

Bianchigirll - I'm going to have to figure out how to size my own photos so you stop having to do it for me....:)

I'll check those numbers on the rear derailleur. I also think that even if they...
04-29-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By Smithie

Late 80s early 90s Nishiki Tri-A: What's Stock?

I'm going to be picking up this Tri-A tomorrow and was wondering if anyone one knew what was stock on these. Brakes, levers, drive train, and cranks are all Suntour GPX which I assume is definitely...
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Smithie

Thanks folks. I'm going to pick it up...

Thanks folks. I'm going to pick it up tomorrow.....now over to the regular C&V thread to see what's stock and what's not....:)
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Smithie

Nishiki Headset area discoloration/valuation

Anyone ever seen any discoloration near the headset like this? Is this just an artifact of staining on the paint? This is on a Nishiki Tri-A I'm considering picking up, full SunTour GPX, but I...
04-10-12, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By Smithie

Indeed, very nice work.

Indeed, very nice work.
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Smithie

Yea, seriously, pick it up. I have a Nishiki...

Yea, seriously, pick it up. I have a Nishiki Prestige.....but it doesn't seem to be anywhere nearly as nicely equipped, though. Mostly Shimano SIS, stem shifters, and non-aero levers. I paid $40...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,622
Posted By Smithie

Not entirely sure. But a GT Course with full...

Not entirely sure. But a GT Course with full Ultegra was listed on CL here for a couple of weeks at $600. It seems to have sold now, but I imagine with how long the ad was up he could have been...
04-08-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Smithie

All this makes sense, of course. Thanks for the...

All this makes sense, of course. Thanks for the input. I guess I just didn't realize that effective length with the TT could allow for such great variance in the seat tube. I think I just need to...
04-08-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Smithie

6'4" (194cm or so) with a 34.5" (88cm)...

6'4" (194cm or so) with a 34.5" (88cm) inseam.
04-08-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Smithie

Just when I though I knew my bloody size........

So, I've been looking at this '87 Schwinn Tempo. It's 64cm, too far away from me to just go and check it out without being serious about picking it up, and I was working under the assumption that...
04-07-12, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By Smithie

+1 on the Vitus.

+1 on the Vitus.
04-07-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Smithie

Nice!

Nice!
04-07-12, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Smithie

+1. Go with the glue.

+1. Go with the glue.
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