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03-05-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By kross57

I ordered a FD-5504. I'll let you know how it...

I ordered a FD-5504. I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks to all!
03-04-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By kross57

I ordered a FD-5504. I'll let you know how it...

I ordered a FD-5504. I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks to all!
03-04-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By kross57

OK, now I'm confused. You are recommending the...

OK, now I'm confused. You are recommending the r3030 or the 3403. However, the specs for the FD3403 say min difference between top and intermediate is 11 teeth. In my case it is 10, correct? So, no...
03-04-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By kross57

After checking, the Microshift I have now is...

After checking, the Microshift I have now is listed as incompatible with my front chainrings.

I also checked again on the seat tube, which is 31.8 not 28.6.

I have tried every adjustment I can...
03-04-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By kross57

Aha! Yes, you are right. The seat tube is...

Aha!

Yes, you are right. The seat tube is 31.8 not 28.6.

I have tried every adjustment I can think of, and there is always a problem with the chain rubbing on the inner or outer plate in some...
03-04-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By kross57

Just a cable stop. Personally, I would prefer...

Just a cable stop. Personally, I would prefer downtube levers, but I need to keep this one as close to stock as possible.
03-04-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By kross57

Cannondale Derailleur Options

I am working on a Cannondale R400 Triple. I believe its a 2001. I'm having trouble with the shifting on the front cogs.

The original deraileur has been replaced with a Microshift R10. I'm thinking...
03-04-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By kross57

Cannondale Front Derailleur Options

I am working on a Cannondale R400 Triple. I believe its a 2001. I'm having trouble with the shifting on the front cogs.

The original deraileur has been replaced with a Microshift R10. I'm thinking...
Replies: 15
Views: 259
Posted By kross57

Lowest end model for 84. Steel wheels. Nutted...

Lowest end model for 84. Steel wheels. Nutted axle. With a weight of 32 pounds. It is not worth much.
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Replies: 15
Views: 259
Posted By kross57

In my area, if those are alloy rims,I would pay...

In my area, if those are alloy rims,I would pay $100 tops. If they are steel, $50. Less would be better.
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By kross57

Yes, as long as the rims are OK.

Yes, as long as the rims are OK.
Replies: 602
Views: 225,196
Posted By kross57

Ha! Yup, see my post on 04/30. In my area prices...

Ha! Yup, see my post on 04/30. In my area prices went up 50-100%.
02-22-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 623
Posted By kross57

Appreciated. I had a couple of spares that fit...

Appreciated. I had a couple of spares that fit perfectly.
02-21-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 623
Posted By kross57

Thanks! That's what I figured, but I wanted to be...

Thanks! That's what I figured, but I wanted to be sure.
02-21-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 623
Posted By kross57

Is this crank toast?

I am working on a mid-80s Peugeot. There is play in the crank where shown by the arrows. Is there any way to fix this, or is the crank arm shot?
...
02-20-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 950
Posted By kross57

I soak small parts in Rust-Oleum Rust Dissolver....

I soak small parts in Rust-Oleum Rust Dissolver. Does a good job on chrome bits.
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By kross57

That model was only offered for a short period....

That model was only offered for a short period. The frame looks to be in very good shape.

Around here and road ready, I would hope to get around $225 - $275. That's with good tires, bars...
02-16-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By kross57

Wow. I'm not sure where you are located, but that...

Wow. I'm not sure where you are located, but that sucks.

I'm in northern NJ where most buyers are looking for a decent road bike to enjoy, vintage or not. The ones I sell are in very good...
02-15-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By kross57

Bingo.

Bingo.
02-15-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By kross57

I don't really have one. I would guess I make...

I don't really have one. I would guess I make somewhere around $15-$20 an hour on these bikes. For such a low rate you have to enjoy it, or it's not worth it.
02-14-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By kross57

When I buy a bike to flip the equation is pretty...

When I buy a bike to flip the equation is pretty simple. How much will it cost to buy it, what does it need, and how much can I sell it for? If those numbers add up to a decent profit, I buy the...
02-14-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 759
Posted By kross57

I will only offer specifics on prices if I have...

I will only offer specifics on prices if I have experience with the bike, and with the caveat that these prices are super local in nature, unless you are willing to ship.

On the "ask" side, I...
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By kross57

Funny, because the best size for me is 54cm and...

Funny, because the best size for me is 54cm and the most common size bike I run into is either 57-58 cm or 49-50 cm. You always find what you don't need!
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By kross57

Regardless of price, if you replaced the rusty...

Regardless of price, if you replaced the rusty chain and poor handlebar wraps, it will be much easier to sell.
02-08-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By kross57

It turned out that the crank was not sitting...

It turned out that the crank was not sitting straight on the spindle. Once I corrected that, the front derailleur started functioning much better. At this point I still have a slight chain rub in...
02-07-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 253,609
Posted By kross57

Thanks! It is a 1985. I'm not nuts about the...

Thanks! It is a 1985. I'm not nuts about the promax stem, but it is cut to the right height for me.
02-06-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 253,609
Posted By kross57

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1266/miyata_710_8e6d3829053f65934a822d90bf5a20289fe18413.jpg
02-04-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By kross57

I tried changing the chain rings and the crank...

I tried changing the chain rings and the crank and the wobble is still there. So, the only thing left is the spindle. Correct?
02-04-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By kross57

Yeah, after some thought I came to this...

Yeah, after some thought I came to this conclusion. It's great to have someone more experienced say the same. I don't believe the frame is actually bent. The main problem was getting the front...
02-03-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By kross57

As I said, The front chain rings move...

As I said, The front chain rings move erratically, meaning as they go around the distance between chain ring and frame varies. I replaced the crank and rings and it still does that, so either the...
02-03-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By kross57

Thanks for all the info. There is a lot of...

Thanks for all the info.

There is a lot of evidence that this bike took a severe hit. The rear derailleur hanger was bent. I straightened that. The rear derailleur was broken in half (replaced)....
02-03-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By kross57

Bent frame??

I am working on a 2001 Cannondale R400. This is a phot of the chain alignment. Looks off to me, and I can seem to get the shifting to function properly. Am I dealing with a bent frame, bent...
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By kross57

Looks like that was originally a 210 M. ...

Looks like that was originally a 210 M.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1132x1599/miyata_catalogue_85_page_09_726034b0f77662e8dfe25f843f947740309a2380.jpg
Replies: 602
Views: 225,196
Posted By kross57

Have you ever used FB marketplace? That works...

Have you ever used FB marketplace? That works well for me.
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By kross57

First, the biggest frame you are likely to find...

First, the biggest frame you are likely to find on a mixte is 21"/53cm, although Fuji had some listed as 22.5". For folks of 5'10" anything less than 21.5" might be a stretch ( no pun intended). Has...
01-30-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By kross57

I have several French bikes from the 70s. All...

I have several French bikes from the 70s. All seem to have a similar offset - the copper Motobecane maybe more. ...
01-29-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By kross57

I see you have already changed the rims to alloy....

I see you have already changed the rims to alloy. That's the first thing I would do. Biggest change in weight and performance.
01-28-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 967
Posted By kross57

I had purchased a hybrid years ago, and finally...

I had purchased a hybrid years ago, and finally realized I hated it. I borrowed my sister-in-laws road bike and rediscovered why I loved biking in the first place. These days I ride vintage road...
01-26-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,324
Posted By kross57

I said I have never seen a chainstay crushed by a...

I said I have never seen a chainstay crushed by a kickstand. I still have never seen a chainstay crushed by a kickstand. I have now seen pictures of crushed chainstays. How were they damaged? I have...
01-26-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,324
Posted By kross57

First, I was talking about what I have seen, not...

First, I was talking about what I have seen, not what you have seen. I stand by my statements.

Aluminum frames are certainly more open to kickstand damage. They are also more likely to be damaged...
01-26-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,324
Posted By kross57

I can only go by what I see. I have NEVER seen a...

I can only go by what I see. I have NEVER seen a chainstay crushed by a kickstand. Scratched? Yes. Crushed? No. I have seen lots of dented and scratched frames on bikes without kickstands, much less...
01-26-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,324
Posted By kross57

For every bike I see that has suffered damage to...

For every bike I see that has suffered damage to the chainstays from the mounting of a kick stand, there is another (or 3) that has dents and scratches in the top tube, fork, seatstays and chainstays...
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By kross57

That's not a ladies bike. Good for anyone 5'3" to...

That's not a ladies bike. Good for anyone 5'3" to 5'7".
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By kross57

What are you spraying?

What are you spraying?
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By kross57

Even the lower end Univegas were well made. I...

Even the lower end Univegas were well made. I have a 1982 Viva Sport and really like it. Everything functions perfectly and it is reasonably light. Nice bike! There are not many Univega catalogs...
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By kross57

Replacing the shifters is expensive. However,...

Replacing the shifters is expensive. However, very often spraying the heck out of them with WD40 and working them will make them functional again. You can also have them rebuilt, at least here in the...
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By kross57

Thanks!!

Thanks!!
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By kross57

In my area, with the bars rewrapped, it would...

In my area, with the bars rewrapped, it would easily sell for $325-$350.
Replies: 602
Views: 225,196
Posted By kross57

As far as photographing bikes for sale, what are...

As far as photographing bikes for sale, what are the rules you folks use? I typically post 6 photos - drive side full bike, drive side front half, drive side rear, left side full bike, left side...
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By kross57

I think you're right.

I think you're right.
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