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10-13-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By bargainguy

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1296x1936/int8_fce4b277e35384936e45d29dfd27435e23f222fa.jpg

I have that Weinmann stem, shown here on my '71 Raleigh International. Alloy...
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By bargainguy

I've spent the better part of my life trying to...

I've spent the better part of my life trying to not part out bikes and keep them as intact as possible. But in the case of old 26ers, the parts can be worth 3-4 times what you paid. So yeah, go ahead...
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. Like this one? ...

Welcome. Like this one?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114868108928

Worth getting serviced? Absolutely. The 600 GT was the little brother of the 1000, one of the best steel touring bikes ever...
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By bargainguy

Even a bottom line C-dale is a nice ride, and...

Even a bottom line C-dale is a nice ride, and this one has not been used much. $350 with new tires and tubes is FMV, maybe a little less at the end of the season. I don't know that you'd be able to...
09-29-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By bargainguy

This offer looks current. You ship to them with...

This offer looks current. You ship to them with $175, they ship you back a rebuilt Mag 21:

https://risseracing.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=571
09-26-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By bargainguy

I have the DAG-2. The slide internal dimensions...

I have the DAG-2. The slide internal dimensions are 0.8" square, and the piece it fits onto (#4) is 0.75" square.
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By bargainguy

MSRP $975. In a strong urban market, $350-400 in...

MSRP $975. In a strong urban market, $350-400 in good condition, less in rural and outlying areas.

Glad you rebuilt the Headshok. That would be the one thing on this bike that would make me...
09-18-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By bargainguy

We've been here before. You might need to...

We've been here before. You might need to install a spacer with some combinations, but it should work.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/591501-10-speeds-126mm-hub-success.html
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By bargainguy

Your links don't work for me - site requires...

Your links don't work for me - site requires login to view. So here's a 1993 Traverse from a different source:

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/marketplace/buy-now/1993-diamondback-traverse-32869/...
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By bargainguy

Everything else being equal, a touring bike is...

Everything else being equal, a touring bike is much more versatile than any hybrid. You can leave all the accessories off and have something approaching a gravel grinder, or hang racks & bags and go...
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By bargainguy

Good price for a Novara touring bike, but I...

Good price for a Novara touring bike, but I suspect the original looked more like this:

https://www.rei.com/product/776887/novara-randonee-touring-bike

...than what is being sold -- upright...
08-25-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By bargainguy

If you can't test ride the bike first, pass. A...

If you can't test ride the bike first, pass. A bike that doesn't fit you is not worth buying.

As to whether you'll be stuck with a gas pipe frame, I don't think so. Giant made a boatload of...
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By bargainguy

Keep in mind that LeMonds have a long top tube so...

Keep in mind that LeMonds have a long top tube so Greg could stretch out. If you like to stretch out, great, but if you don't, not so much.

Sorry to hear about your cracked ti, BTW. Hope the...
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By bargainguy

I'm guessing it's original to the bike. It has...

I'm guessing it's original to the bike. It has an 80's feel to it.

The way the black lettering is stamped on the yellow plastic looks a little off to me. Can't tell if it was originally stamped...
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By bargainguy

If this were a standard lugged frame, $1K sounds...

If this were a standard lugged frame, $1K sounds reasonable. But this one is fillet-brazed with lovely lines, and there aren't too many framebuilders capable of this level of work. I'm voting north...
07-28-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By bargainguy

Points for creativity! But think about what...

Points for creativity! But think about what you're proposing for a minute.

24" / 520 tires and tubes are mostly special order items where I live. So unless you give her a supply of tires and tubes...
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By bargainguy

What you've got is a Trek Calypso beach cruiser....

What you've got is a Trek Calypso beach cruiser. Hi-ten frame, 7-speed drivetrain, 26" wheels.

These models capitalized on the need for upright, cruiser-style bikes that are the opposite of...
07-19-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By bargainguy

How attached are you to this bike? I've learned...

How attached are you to this bike? I've learned that trying to replace a suspension fork on an older 26er is problematic in both time and money.

The ideal is to find the original fork in NOS...
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By bargainguy

Cannondale made two trailers - the Bugger (rigid...

Cannondale made two trailers - the Bugger (rigid polyethylene shell) and the Caboose (foldable fabric on an alloy frame).

Pic & description of the Caboose on p. 55:
...
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By bargainguy

Chromoly fork, but the frame is 7000 series...

Chromoly fork, but the frame is 7000 series aluminum:

https://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=89146
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By bargainguy

Triple triangle GT frames are nice rides. Yeah,...

Triple triangle GT frames are nice rides. Yeah, it's worth a C-note, looks pretty clean.

Should you stick with the Hard Rock? Why not ride them both for awhile and see if you like the Outpost as...
07-01-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By bargainguy

Found some info on a 2006 7500. Original...

Found some info on a 2006 7500. Original crankset is a Bontrager Select 48/36/26 in 175mm length, with Deore FD and Deore LX RD.

If you want to start with a known working configuration, this is...
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By bargainguy

I'd say more like $250 - 300 all tuned up and...

I'd say more like $250 - 300 all tuned up and ready to go. The Solstice sold for $250 minus bags & rack.
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By bargainguy

Thanks. Problematic part-out of just the frame...

Thanks. Problematic part-out of just the frame with that 24" Presta valve front wheel, so if you do split it up, maybe sell the frame & wheels as a package. Otherwise it might be hard to find another...
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By bargainguy

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1296/terry1_ecdeece966fe5214161649897992eb362ba2b06f.jpg

Sure. These are nice frames with small people proportions in mind. I fixed up a...
06-27-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By bargainguy

I went through the specs and found package weight...

I went through the specs and found package weight at 16.5 kg / 36.38 lb.

If that's how much this bike weighs, I'd pass.

Not necessarily because it's a heavy bike, but because it's a heavy bike...
06-25-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By bargainguy

You're getting different geometry with the 650c...

You're getting different geometry with the 650c frame. Whether you like it vs 700c depends on a few things.

The biggest difference is in decreased toe overlap, which is a major problem when you...
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By bargainguy

So the question is, what's a Bianchi soft case...

So the question is, what's a Bianchi soft case worth? I'm thinking $50 at the low end and $100 at the top end.

I don't see many bags like this in real use. Unless there is a way to protect the...
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By bargainguy

If your local market doesn't support used bikes...

If your local market doesn't support used bikes over the $100 mark, I don't like #2. A complete C-dale tuned and ready to go is a giveaway at $100.

So sell as a frame alone? If you're willing to...
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By bargainguy

Like this one? Vintage Racing Bicycles: 1984...

Like this one?

Vintage Racing Bicycles: 1984 Raleigh Super Course - Racing USA (http://vintageracingbicycles.blogspot.com/2018/07/1984-raleigh-super-course-racing-usa.html)

Yes, it's worth $40,...
06-18-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By bargainguy

This aluminum Passage is a very different beast...

This aluminum Passage is a very different beast than the early steel Passage touring bikes. The early steel tourers had Columbus Tenax tubing and were considered a kind of a mini-Voyageur.

Nothing...
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By bargainguy

How big is this puppy? The photos don't show...

How big is this puppy? The photos don't show anything as far as scale.

If it's big enough to swallow a frame, I'm getting a travel case / frame bag vibe.
06-14-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By bargainguy

Well now. Weight-weenie Brommie parts on a...

Well now. Weight-weenie Brommie parts on a Fattic? Sure, why not? Looks great too. Kudos!

Should anyone be interested, here's what's involved in weight-weenieing a Brommie:
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Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By bargainguy

It's a mixed bag. As Bianchigirll pointed out,...

It's a mixed bag. As Bianchigirll pointed out, mismatched wheels & brakes, but it also looks like it's running singlespeed or fixed gear. If the original derailleur hanger is filed off, this...
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By bargainguy

Is that a 3T (Turin Tube Technology) stem? I can...

Is that a 3T (Turin Tube Technology) stem? I can see the 3ttt on the stem above the handlebar bolt.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By bargainguy

The 2007 came with a 3x8 Tiagra/Sora drivetrain...

The 2007 came with a 3x8 Tiagra/Sora drivetrain with Sora brifters. You can upgrade the brifters if you want, but I'd stick with what you've got unless they don't work well or you don't like the...
06-07-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,497
Posted By bargainguy

From the buyer's side, the situation hasn't...

From the buyer's side, the situation hasn't changed, you can still use paypal for purchases. It's only changed on the selling side.

In the olden days, paypal was the only portal for payments in...
06-04-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By bargainguy

753 frame with a 531 fork, and detailed by a...

753 frame with a 531 fork, and detailed by a forumite? Doesn't get any better than that. Cheers!
06-03-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,497
Posted By bargainguy

The problem is that if someone hacks your ebay...

The problem is that if someone hacks your ebay acccount, or if ebay itself gets hacked, instant access to your checking account. Again, no thanks.
06-02-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,497
Posted By bargainguy

The advantage of ebay is selling to a global...

The advantage of ebay is selling to a global market.

The disadvantage of ebay is the opportunity to be defrauded by the global market.

The fee structure isn't my problem - it's the managed...
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By bargainguy

Define cheap. Frame has been left out in the...

Define cheap.

Frame has been left out in the elements, and it shows. Wouldn't surprise me if it's rusted through in spots.

Looks like the original deer head rear derailleur, but other than...
05-31-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,644
Posted By bargainguy

The original would have been a quill seatpost...

The original would have been a quill seatpost with no clamp.

What you've got reminds me of this workaround for quill seatposts:
...
05-30-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By bargainguy

The owner is a dedicated collector and a nice...

The owner is a dedicated collector and a nice guy. It's a real gem in an industrial area (Packard Ave, lots of manufacturing there).

I find the bike shop & museum much more interesting than the...
05-27-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,264
Posted By bargainguy

'85 410 spec'd with Triomphe. It was new back...

'85 410 spec'd with Triomphe. It was new back then:

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/85TrekSport.pdf
05-26-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,264
Posted By bargainguy

Now I remember that headbadge decal. It's the...

Now I remember that headbadge decal. It's the seat tube decal just below the top tube on the '84 460 / 560 / 660:

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/1984Trek1Racing.pdf
05-26-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,264
Posted By bargainguy

I've seen that decal but never as a headbadge....

I've seen that decal but never as a headbadge. Can't remember where I've seen it, but it might have been on a fork blade - and a steel one at that.

Edit: Just saw the above pix. Something is...
05-26-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By bargainguy

I think the Sora FD-3400 for 2x8 is the one...

I think the Sora FD-3400 for 2x8 is the one you're looking for. Came in both 31.8 and 28.6. Looks like it may have been discontinued, so that might explain why you're having trouble finding one:
...
05-25-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By bargainguy

The original front derailleur would have been a...

The original front derailleur would have been a SunTour New Cyclone-S. If memory serves, it takes a 28.6mm band clamp.
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By bargainguy

The frame is carbon tubes into aluminum lugs, so...

The frame is carbon tubes into aluminum lugs, so the seller is not entirely correct. Similar to other 90's composite frame bikes: Trek 2300, Giant Cadex, Specialized Epic, etc.

I've always...
05-24-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By bargainguy

Recently bought a bulk box of 25 PC-830 chains...

Recently bought a bulk box of 25 PC-830 chains for just under $200 at modernbike.

Surprised when a 3 ft. long box showed up at my door. When I opened it, found 25 chains had just been thrown in...
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