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09-25-12, 02:58 PM
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Posted By nickbarnabe

So I just messed around with it a bit. I think I...

So I just messed around with it a bit. I think I may have fixed it. After looking at the parts all laid out on the table, I noticed that the big washer behind the plastic bushing with the square...
09-25-12, 10:55 AM
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Posted By nickbarnabe

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I will...

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I will try these out tonight. I also was wondering if putting just a little dab of automotive belt conditioner on the plastic bushing might help. Probably...
09-25-12, 08:40 AM
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Posted By nickbarnabe

Thanks. I will definitely try that.

Thanks. I will definitely try that.
09-24-12, 09:58 PM
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Posted By nickbarnabe

Problem with Shimano 600 down tube shifter

Hey everyone, I have a 1980 Lotus Legend that i picked up a couple months ago. I have been having trouble with the front derailleur shift lever not staying in place. When the lever is pushed all the...
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Views: 4,782
Posted By nickbarnabe

Oddly enough, the same seller has this Motobecane...

Oddly enough, the same seller has this Motobecane mixte for sale and my girlfriend is very interested in it. It looks beautiful. She has had her heart set on a mixte for a while and nothing really...
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Posted By nickbarnabe

would this bike really even be considered a...

would this bike really even be considered a mountain bike? It has road tires and seems like it even has similar features to touring bikes like cantilever brakes and rack mounts. I guess thats why its...
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Posted By nickbarnabe

Miyata XXX

Just came across this Miyata XXX and was wondering what its really worth. Seems nice for the money.

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/3086359018.html
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Views: 15,166
Posted By nickbarnabe

So i bought the Lotus today. Ended up getting it...

So i bought the Lotus today. Ended up getting it for $200. I think I did pretty well. I will post pics tomorrow after i have a chance to finish cleaning it up a bit.
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Posted By nickbarnabe

I think I will get in touch with him tomorrow....

I think I will get in touch with him tomorrow. Definitely can't pass it up without at least going to look at it.
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Views: 15,166
Posted By nickbarnabe

I think i'm definitely gonna buy the Lotus. I...

I think i'm definitely gonna buy the Lotus. I emailed the seller about it a few days ago and it seems like he has had it posted for quite some time with no luck so i think he will let it go for even...
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Views: 402
Posted By nickbarnabe

Beach Cruisers

Hey everyone. I was entertaining the thought of getting a beach cruiser for when i ride with my girlfriend. She really doesn't seem to like going very fast, so i figure why not get something...
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Posted By nickbarnabe

I looked at that listing too. That is a really...

I looked at that listing too. That is a really nice bike. Probably will take a look at that one. Its in my price range too. I guess i didn't think much of it because i'm really not familiar with...
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Views: 15,166
Posted By nickbarnabe

Yeah i wasn't sure about the components. I looked...

Yeah i wasn't sure about the components. I looked at some other ones for sale and it looks like they all had shimano 105 equipment originally, but i also saw another with all dura ace components for...
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Posted By nickbarnabe

Yeah i think the seller's spelling/grammar is the...

Yeah i think the seller's spelling/grammar is the biggest turn-off. I sent him an email asking if he has had any interest in the bike and this is what i got.

"Hi nike,
I still have to bike,...
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Posted By nickbarnabe

Also interested in this specialized allez...

Also interested in this specialized allez although its a little out of my budget. Being a "frankenstein" bike as he describes it, do you think its worth 400? this bike would be the perfect size for...
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Posted By nickbarnabe

It was too small for me. I absolutely loved that...

It was too small for me. I absolutely loved that bike and if it were just a bit bigger i never would have sold it. I actually pulled a tendon while riding it last month and thats when i knew it was...
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Posted By nickbarnabe

Very true, Bill. I think i made the right choice....

Very true, Bill. I think i made the right choice. Very good point about the wrap on the top tube, the frame could be cracked or something underneath.

I have my eye on this bike though. Do you...
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Posted By nickbarnabe

I guess all I can ask is, what would you pay for...

I guess all I can ask is, what would you pay for this bike considering it has some upgraded parts, but also removed decals, ugly wrap on the top tube. Very rough ball park estimates a fine, i know...
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Posted By nickbarnabe

But like I said, I would have been paying him...

But like I said, I would have been paying him $200 PLUS my bike which i wanted $300 for, so essentially he wanted $500 for the bike not $200.
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Posted By nickbarnabe

Thanks everyone for the advice! This is a great...

Thanks everyone for the advice! This is a great forum! Now I have more questions...


When I met the seller, he had an interesting proposal for me. He has a 1997 LeMond Alpe D'Huez that he was...
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Posted By nickbarnabe

Put it for sale on Craigslist for $250 and got...

Put it for sale on Craigslist for $250 and got literally 12 emails about it overnight and like 4 or 5 phone calls. I sold it yesterday for $300 after a bidding war started between 2 buyers. First...
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Posted By nickbarnabe

Thanks for the response. The frame is 4130...

Thanks for the response. The frame is 4130 chromoly tubing. I will get some pics of the drive side tomorrow.
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Views: 15,166
Posted By nickbarnabe

What is My Fuji Touring Series Worth?

Hello everyone, I am trying to sell my Fuji on craigslist but have no clue what its worth. I am not the original owner so i'm not sure what year the bike is, but i believe its a 1995 or 96. Its a...
Forum: Introductions
04-30-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By nickbarnabe

Hello, I am new here

Trying to get a little more serious about biking so i figured i would join this forum to gain knowledge about the cycling world.
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