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10-01-16, 07:13 AM
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Posted By polishmadman

I just moved here and can't do much. I'm so broke...

I just moved here and can't do much. I'm so broke now. I won't have funds until I sell my house in Vegas. I would love to help if I could.
09-30-16, 04:35 AM
Replies: 51,422
Views: 6,727,474
Posted By polishmadman

Too big for me

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/bik/5803351285.html

Selling my old De Rosa road bike. This bike is from a shop in Vail, Co. and spent most of it's life as a wall hanger, in Colorado in my...
09-28-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

You know what I love about this ad? They have 4...

You know what I love about this ad? They have 4 at that price. They hope to make over $4000 from bikes worth $400 at Walmart.
09-06-16, 04:27 AM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

Flashback to the past with a bicycle for 2....

Flashback to the past with a bicycle for 2. Asking price is $3000 a piece. 5 speed bike call

Does that mean 3000 for the front, and 3000 for the back?
06-28-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,135
Posted By polishmadman

http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q572/Joe_Czube...

http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q572/Joe_Czubernat/Mobile%20Uploads/20150825_100237.jpg (http://s1164.photobucket.com/user/Joe_Czubernat/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150825_100237.jpg.html)
She now...
04-16-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By polishmadman

There are dura-ace 9spd downtube shifters...

There are dura-ace 9spd downtube shifters available. I don't know where you're looking. Even Amazon sells them. They sell anywhere from $70 to $100.
04-16-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 87,101
Posted By polishmadman

What are you using for the second water bottle...

What are you using for the second water bottle mounts? And are you happy with it?
04-16-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

This poem brought to you by MTV. Because we do...

This poem brought to you by MTV. Because we do everything but music videos now.
Forum: Commuting
02-07-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,076
Posted By polishmadman

I use the pitbull lock also with a very heavy...

I use the pitbull lock also with a very heavy chain lock. Had someone mess with my bike once. They played with the locks a little, then gave up. They did take a snack I left in my handlebar bag.
02-06-16, 09:25 AM
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Posted By polishmadman

How would you reach those bottles during your ride

How would you reach those bottles during your ride
02-02-16, 10:03 AM
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Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/5427540349.htm...

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/5427540349.html

502041

I guess this is a little more wacky? Asking $1000 for a $200 bike.
02-01-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17,463
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Posted By polishmadman

It's been on there for past 3 months. Gets bumped...

It's been on there for past 3 months. Gets bumped every other day. It would cost more than double what I offered to get it running here. That's going the cheap route. if it was stock and rideable it...
02-01-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/5387937666.htm...

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/5387937666.html

501904

I offered him $35 because it had deore components. I got, "maybe I'll keep it. I'll think about it."
01-28-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

There's a guy selling the Darth Vader for $450...

There's a guy selling the Darth Vader for $450 here in Vegas. These guys are idiots.
01-28-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By polishmadman

I agree with what everyone else is saying. There...

I agree with what everyone else is saying. There were several wood bikes at interbike this past year, and not just bamboo. If it's sealed correctly, it'll last years. The only real problem I think I...
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By polishmadman

Thanks for all the responses. Passing on it.

Thanks for all the responses. Passing on it.
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By polishmadman

83 trek 600

How much would you spend on a all original except the saddle and added rack. Paint looks to be in good shape. 27" wheels, suntour cyclone rd. That's all I can tell from the pictures. A person on...
01-20-16, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,251
Posted By polishmadman

Are you talking road bikes? If that's the case,...

Are you talking road bikes? If that's the case, they weren't being built until 90.
01-11-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

You know someone here wants to make an offer. ...

You know someone here wants to make an offer.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/5397377671.html
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12-31-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

My favorite is, " good for riders 5'6" to 6'2""....

My favorite is, " good for riders 5'6" to 6'2"". When I see that, I just want to see them adjust it those 2 people.
12-06-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

That corpse bike sold. It was worth something to...

That corpse bike sold. It was worth something to someone.
10-10-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

This guy would probably get long with guy that...

This guy would probably get long with guy that built the propeller bike. And you know people who build stupid bikes like this, don't think about safety issues.
09-29-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

The seat on the blue one looks to be slightly...

The seat on the blue one looks to be slightly smaller than the top tube. It's gigantic.
09-22-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,902,360
Posted By polishmadman

It depends. Did anyone else see it?

It depends. Did anyone else see it?
Forum: Commuting
09-12-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,098
Posted By polishmadman

If you decide to go s.s. you're going to need a...

If you decide to go s.s. you're going to need a new crank or at least smaller chainring bolts. Possibly new brake levers (if brake lever and shifters are one piece. ) and spacers for the rear cog....
09-11-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,920
Posted By polishmadman

You got to take what everyone says with a grain...

You got to take what everyone says with a grain of salt. The same bike can cost $50 to $500. It all depends on location. Here I see Schwinns 50 to 200, more 150 to 200. As someone said, you have to...
09-11-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

Interesting... the first safety bike was built in...

Interesting... the first safety bike was built in 1885. But this guy is saying Toledo police department used this modern bike in 1837. I'm inclined to agree with CliffordK. Probably 1960s or 70s....
09-03-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

Another case of too many 0's. I'd give $200 for...

Another case of too many 0's. I'd give $200 for the tough 2 wheels, themselves. By the way, the T/A was their top of the line. It was the lightest bike made at the time. Maybe $400 if he could find...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By polishmadman

Usually, faster means sweater. To go faster, you...

Usually, faster means sweater. To go faster, you need to exert more energy. Hybrids have a more upright ride. If you like the way your bike rides, I would stick with it. If you're sitting up you...
09-02-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

Simply cycle saw him coming from a mile away.

Simply cycle saw him coming from a mile away.
08-31-15, 08:30 PM
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Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

He did say you get a chrome fork and a bottom...

He did say you get a chrome fork and a bottom bracket with it.

Now the fact that HE'S never seen one in Canada, just make it that rare and valuable.
08-30-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By polishmadman

+1. That's what I did.

+1. That's what I did.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-15, 11:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,390
Posted By polishmadman

For me? It's the people who won't pass you even...

For me? It's the people who won't pass you even after waving them on and they have the room to pass. I know they mean well. But next thing you know a line forms, and who do they see slowing them...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-15, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,954,885
Posted By polishmadman

My newest for me commuter. I have no idea what it...

My newest for me commuter. I have no idea what it is, it came with shimano exage group. I replaced those with parts I already had. I kind of dont care what it is, she's fun to...
08-23-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/5187329000.htm...

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/5187329000.html

All of these bikes are fully restored and ready to ride or to be displayed. I've had them all for at least a couple years. I'm selling because I...
08-01-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

Then everything we know about Breeze, Fisher, and...

Then everything we know about Breeze, Fisher, and all those guys being the first mountain bikers was a lie? I can believe it is an '84 model. I wonder where he got 1964 from?
Forum: Commuting
07-08-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By polishmadman

Both bikes sound like they are to big. You might...

Both bikes sound like they are to big. You might be stretched out. I agree with the other recommendations, smaller frame not tires.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-15, 07:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,782
Posted By polishmadman

But that is true. We all don't have the same...

But that is true. We all don't have the same options in the different environments we live. A Dutch bicycle in Las Vegas would be torture. We don't have a lot of fauna here, so you're exposed to the...
06-29-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,519
Posted By polishmadman

I wish him good luck when he passes Nebraska.

I wish him good luck when he passes Nebraska.
Forum: Commuting
06-19-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,174
Posted By polishmadman

When i do see other riders, they're going in a...

When i do see other riders, they're going in a different direction or pace. So, most get a head tilt or wave and a "stay cool". It has a double meaning for me. It's cool to see another rider and it...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By polishmadman

That is true if the wind doesn't change direction...

That is true if the wind doesn't change direction on you. I've had the wind coming from the south on the ride into work. Come out and now it's coming from the north. Curse you Mother Nature!
Forum: Commuting
06-10-15, 12:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,412
Posted By polishmadman

For me, yeah, it evaporates very quicky. It looks...

For me, yeah, it evaporates very quicky. It looks like I just rode through a rain storm as I enter a building. Only, I'm the only thing wet. Now as for odor, I've never been told I smell. I do give...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,412
Posted By polishmadman

I've done it for the last 2 years and will do it...

I've done it for the last 2 years and will do it again this year. Like people said, lots of water and a comfortable pace. And something to think about. Here when the weather channel says 110, on the...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,279
Posted By polishmadman

3 years now. Each year, it seems, the commute...

3 years now. Each year, it seems, the commute keeps getting longer. First year, 2 miles (one way), then 11 miles. Second, 12 miles. This year, 19 miles. This year I can't do both ways all the time....
05-04-15, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

racing bikes for sale...

racing bikes for sale (http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/5010026912.html)

I love it. Not 1 but 2 great bikes for $500. I don't think either bike even sells for $200.
04-19-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

The other question I have is,,,,where is he...

The other question I have is,,,,where is he getting a 4th gear up front? His pictures definitely don't show a 4th.
And as far as that Softride goes... didn't he raise the measurements of the...
04-15-15, 12:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By polishmadman

I got a wheel fixed for about $32 after i broke 2...

I got a wheel fixed for about $32 after i broke 2 spokes. Your numbers are a little inflated. Bar tape can be unwrapped and rewrapped. You don't need 2 sets. Are the old tires in bad shape? If not,...
04-07-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17,463
Views: 2,690,032
Posted By polishmadman

You know he was an almost pro jet skier. That...

You know he was an almost pro jet skier. That adds to the price.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-15, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,137
Posted By polishmadman

That is true. Pushing it up hills can be hard on...

That is true. Pushing it up hills can be hard on the knees. It does help to set the gear for the terrain and what you can handle. I don't think I run a big gear (63 gear inches ). Easy for climbing...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,137
Posted By polishmadman

I've found I'm faster on single speed. I don't...

I've found I'm faster on single speed. I don't ride fix, i like to relax at times. What I've noticed is that having gears allows me to spin more at slower speeds. But on my ss, I push myself more. My...
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