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09-08-11, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By highhung723

I decided not to change it (how much value could...

I decided not to change it (how much value could $15 in bar tape actually add to a bike?). If you can't spot it, I guess it's an ok job. My home remedy to the problem:
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09-06-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By highhung723

Thanks a lot, haha. I think I'll target...

Thanks a lot, haha.

I think I'll target collectors first by leaving the tape on and if it doesn't sell or get inquiries I'll replace it.

Already did a lot of cleaning though, oops. Mostly just...
09-06-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By highhung723

I guess I won't change it then. The bar tape is...

I guess I won't change it then. The bar tape is white and actually in really good condition, just cut in the middle. Hopefully a collector will excuse my laziness.
09-06-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By highhung723

Restoration - should I change the bar tape?

I'm fixing up a bike to sell: Centurion COmp TA : http://sheldonbrown.com/centurion1984/pages/20specs.html
http://sheldonbrown.com/centurion1984/pages/06comp-ta.html

EVERYTHING is original as far...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,485
Posted By highhung723

Thanks Bianchigirll. I was hoping that wasn't the...

Thanks Bianchigirll. I was hoping that wasn't the case, but it's probably true. Plus, it needs new tires (or they're flat).
Replies: 3
Views: 1,485
Posted By highhung723

Fuji Valite Sagres....worth $100?

Honestly, I'm looking to flip this bike since I have too many at the moment. Does anyone know the value of this in a biggish market (Washington DC). Seller only has one picture. I need to act fast or...
Replies: 14
Views: 4,517
Posted By highhung723

Is there an update on this? I'm thinking of...

Is there an update on this? I'm thinking of picking up the same bike, but in a little worse condition. Wanted to see what OP thought of his buy.
09-04-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By highhung723

I know what you mean. It's just the CL picture...

I know what you mean. It's just the CL picture was taken from Google images and it looked like the seller was trying to pass it off as his own. It wasn't a stock picture, but one shot inside a house...
09-03-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By highhung723

I suspect that someone is selling a stolen bike on craigslist. What to do?

Vague description and when I asked for more pictures, it didn't match the picture in the listing. It's a Cannondale Saeco R4000 in red with yellow lettering and has a unique distinction (won't say in...
08-26-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 61,191
Views: 9,166,379
Posted By highhung723

Good deal or not? ...

Good deal or not?

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/2568100951.html

Pinarello with Campagnolo - $375 (Springfield)

Pinarello with Campagnolo group, 55cm

Pinarello is stamped on...
05-03-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,284,374
Posted By highhung723

ISO: tools: cable cutter, bike pump, tube patch...

ISO:
tools: cable cutter, bike pump, tube patch kit, pedal wrench, anything bike specific
Black quill stem and handlebars (drop or bullhorns)
bar tape
cables and housing
tubes and tires (700c...
05-01-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,224
Posted By highhung723

How exactly does cable housing work mechanically?...

How exactly does cable housing work mechanically? It attaches to the brake levers and brake caliper, but it doesn't actually get pulled when the lever is squeezed. Does it keep tension in the brake...
05-01-11, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,224
Posted By highhung723

Is cable housing necessary?

I know it protects the cable from the elements, but is there any mechanical reason for cable housing?

I've been trying to install my brakeset, but am running into difficulties. I'm using the setup...
04-23-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 61,191
Views: 9,166,379
Posted By highhung723

Centurion Expert Ironman Racing Bicycle * Dave...

Centurion Expert Ironman Racing Bicycle * Dave Scott Edition!!


Centurion Expert Ironman Racing Bicycle for Sale

* Dave Scott Edition
* Used but in great, clean condition
* It was ~$500...
04-19-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,284,374
Posted By highhung723

Edit/Bump Have pics available upon...

Edit/Bump

Have
pics available upon request, just ask!

(Item, specs, condition/10)
-Brifters --- Shimano 105 ST-5510 9 speed (left in parts, right working, great cosmetic condition) --- 9/10...
04-16-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15,283
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Posted By highhung723

Have (Item, specs, condition/10) -- pics...

Have (Item, specs, condition/10) -- pics available upon request, just ask!
-Brifters --- Shimano 105 ST-5510 9 speed (left in parts, right working, great cosmetic condition) 9/10 cosmetic
-Group...
04-15-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By highhung723

Chain size and crank compatibility

I just bought a fixed crankset off ebay, but the chain size was not listed as either 3/32" or 1/8". http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260769150418#ht_2010wt_1139

The teeth fit...
04-14-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 202,257
Posted By highhung723

Bump with new stuff for trade in bold. I have...

Bump with new stuff for trade in bold. I have lots of other road bike stuff for trade too. Just ask.
04-09-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,507
Posted By highhung723

Nevermind. It all worked. Wedge was loose and I...

Nevermind. It all worked. Wedge was loose and I just had to pry the stem off. Thanks everyone.
04-09-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,507
Posted By highhung723

Update: either the wedge was loosened or the...

Update: either the wedge was loosened or the threads in the wedge were destroyed by the hammer. I think the wedge is inside the steerer now, BUT the stem is still stuck. I think it's fused with the...
04-09-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,507
Posted By highhung723

So if I'm understanding this correctly, the bolt...

So if I'm understanding this correctly, the bolt should be in its normal location, at the top. It should be screwed a bit loosely. Then I hit the bolt with a hammer from the top.

This didn't work...
04-09-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,507
Posted By highhung723

Stuck stem wedge

Specs: quill stem, carbon fork, stem nut bolt comes out all the way, but stem won't come out.

I tried putting lube through the hole where the bolt is and through the other end, upside down. I've...
04-09-11, 05:06 PM
Replies: 61,191
Views: 9,166,379
Posted By highhung723

What's the model of this Cannondale? I picked up...

What's the model of this Cannondale? I picked up an identical one today, but the stem is seized. Mine has a black carbon fork.
04-09-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,284,374
Posted By highhung723

Have (don't be afraid to ask for pics) -Campy...

Have (don't be afraid to ask for pics)
-Campy Record Titanium 27.2mm seatpost
-Shimano 105 ST-5510 9 speed shifters (left in parts, right working, great cosmetic condition)
-Shimano Sante 7-speed...
04-08-11, 03:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,700
Posted By highhung723

Your previous post implies that those who didn't...

Your previous post implies that those who didn't get the humor are less aware (i.e. stupider) than you are. And since I fall into that category ;), I had to look up self-righteous:
— adj
having or...
04-08-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,700
Posted By highhung723

I hope you see the irony in this ;)

I hope you see the irony in this ;)
04-08-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,700
Posted By highhung723

Didn't someone suggest there be an icon for "flew...

Didn't someone suggest there be an icon for "flew over my head"? I could use that right now.
04-08-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,700
Posted By highhung723

What's the point of having a forum then? :D

What's the point of having a forum then? :D
04-08-11, 02:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,700
Posted By highhung723

I don't get really agitated with these sellers,...

I don't get really agitated with these sellers, but it's understandable if someone else does. These sellers are misusing CL by overposting, which is kind of tacky since CL is free to begin with. When...
04-08-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,700
Posted By highhung723

JunkYardBike, I understand where you're...

JunkYardBike,

I understand where you're coming from. I have no problem with using your time, knowledge, and tools to earn something. I respect that since it recycles bikes and encourages...
04-08-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,700
Posted By highhung723

This would fall under restoration then, and I...

This would fall under restoration then, and I think it's actually quite admirable that you're putting neglected bikes back on the road. Something like this, I can understand making a profit from...
04-08-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,700
Posted By highhung723

No parody or political/economy commentary here. I...

No parody or political/economy commentary here. I was just pointing out another perspective that some might not have taken into consideration before. Bikes may be a passion for a lot of people here,...
04-08-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,700
Posted By highhung723

Resurrecting/recycling is one thing. Buying to...

Resurrecting/recycling is one thing. Buying to flip for an immediate, post "polishing", profit is another. If something's a good deal, why not just leave it to someone who could really use the bike...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By highhung723

I guess I'll sell the headset separate and...

I guess I'll sell the headset separate and everything else as a group.

I'd rather just trade it, but haven't come across any offers for the whole group. If anyone's interested, PM me.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By highhung723

Thanks for the appraisal. The crankset and levers...

Thanks for the appraisal. The crankset and levers are scratched up some, but the other things should clean up pretty well. Would this get more as an entire group, or piecewise?
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By highhung723

Shimano Sante partial groupset

I was wondering how much this would fetch on its own. I might build it up, but what's a good frame for it? 531, SL, SLX? I would put it on my Klein frame, but the FD doesn't fit and I don't want to...
04-06-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,589
Posted By highhung723

Thumbs up for free schooling! Now I know what to...

Thumbs up for free schooling! Now I know what to look for.

And what's OCD? ;) Off-center dishing? (I make that reference because I asked in another post what OCR was)
04-06-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,589
Posted By highhung723

You've been really helpful jsharr. I really...

You've been really helpful jsharr. I really appreciate it, and appreciate everyone's comments and advice overall.

Question: The Tektro says that it fits 25.4mm bars but is listed at 22.2mm???
...
04-06-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,589
Posted By highhung723

^The Diacompe looks perfect, but is a little...

^The Diacompe looks perfect, but is a little pricey for me. That's as much as a wheelset I just bought. I might just skip the potential buy altogether. $120 for Nitto Jaguar, Nitto drop, and Brooks...
04-06-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,589
Posted By highhung723

How do I respond? Safety first? This is a hot...

How do I respond? Safety first? This is a hot topic debate and I'd rather not get into it, but I'm putting on $10 brakes to avoid landing on asphalt. Yes, I know it's a track bar and brakes take away...
04-06-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,589
Posted By highhung723

I realize now I'm unclear. I want the clamp to be...

I realize now I'm unclear. I want the clamp to be wide enough to clear the tape when I put it on so that I don't interfere with the tape. I will clamp it to the actual handlebar though, NOT on the...
04-06-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,589
Posted By highhung723

Thanks for the reply everyone. The reason I don't...

Thanks for the reply everyone. The reason I don't want to unwrap is because the tape is Brooks leather tape (i.e. expensive) and in really good condition from what I can tell. I might try something...
04-06-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By highhung723

That was exactly what I was looking for. Does...

That was exactly what I was looking for. Does anyone know what diameter a standard Nitto track bar is?
04-06-11, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By highhung723

Sorry, I should have been clearer. I was looking...

Sorry, I should have been clearer. I was looking at a BMX brake lever and would mount it on the non-tape part of the handlebar. I'd like to take off the tape, but it's Brooks leather tape and is...
04-06-11, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By highhung723

Looking for brake levers that go around bar tape

I'm currently interested in this track handlebar/stem, but there is already bar tape on it that I don't want to take off. Is there any brake lever that has a clamp wide enough to bypass the tape when...
04-06-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,589
Posted By highhung723

Looking for brake levers that go around bar tape

I'm currently interested in this track handlebar/stem, but there is already bar tape on it that I don't want to take off. Is there any brake lever that has a clamp wide enough to bypass the tape when...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,831
Posted By highhung723

Nice tires. Are they matching honey tires? what...

Nice tires. Are they matching honey tires? what brand are they? Probably add $25-50 to the price others said before.
04-05-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By highhung723

Yeah, I'm thinking about it more and it would...

Yeah, I'm thinking about it more and it would look kind of bad. I thought honey/red would be nice, but maybe not. I'll save the Brooks for another bike. I think white/red/black is the way to go. The...
04-05-11, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By highhung723

Advice/critique on my color scheme

Totally superficial question, but give me some advice about this scheme, especially if you've tried it or seen it in person.

This is what I have so far:

Deep red frame w/ white lettering...
04-05-11, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,136
Posted By highhung723

Thanks! I got axle nut confused with locknut.

Thanks! I got axle nut confused with locknut.
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