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08-06-20, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Jicafold

Bacon grease? Interesting. I have a tub of that....

Bacon grease? Interesting. I have a tub of that. I was going to make soap but…
Replies: 20
Views: 544
Posted By Jicafold

I understand what you are saying Bianchigirll,...

I understand what you are saying Bianchigirll, However, looking at other Crescent bikes on Google, the fork looks the same. The front wheel also lines up dead straight in the fork.
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Posted By Jicafold

People always say that about bikes in photos. ...

People always say that about bikes in photos. I've looked at it and rode it. it's not bent.
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Views: 544
Posted By Jicafold

It's not my size. I knew that when I bought it...

It's not my size. I knew that when I bought it and planned for a part out.
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Views: 544
Posted By Jicafold

So here are some photos of it. Has nice lugs,...

So here are some photos of it. Has nice lugs, Campy high flange hub, 27 1/4 rims with new Continental tires, and some brakes I never heard of. I will probably part this out.
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Posted By Jicafold

I bought it for $200.

I bought it for $200.
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Posted By Jicafold

Thank you. What crankset is that anyway? ...

Thank you. What crankset is that anyway? Simplex? Stronglight?
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Posted By Jicafold

Is this Crescent a good deal?

Looks like it has a mix of Campy and Shimano 600. Frame appears to be 531 with Campy dropouts.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bik/d/san-antonio-sweet-antique-crescent-road/7169277841.html
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07-28-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19,403
Views: 3,170,923
Posted By Jicafold

I know there are plenty of bent fork posts, but...

I know there are plenty of bent fork posts, but here is another. And the seatpost clamp is backwards. He's asking $250. Curiously it says..

Reconditioned/Certified
Excellent condition
No issues...
07-10-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By Jicafold

The Scott webpage says to go to the local dealer...

The Scott webpage says to go to the local dealer first, which there is one. I'll go by my preferred shop first, Action Bikes in San Antonio, then to the local dealer to see what they say. Thank you.
07-09-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By Jicafold

Yes. As stated in my first post, the outside is...

Yes. As stated in my first post, the outside is totally flat and smooth.
07-09-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By Jicafold

Wow, I wasn't looking for a refund or even...

Wow, I wasn't looking for a refund or even mentioned one. I was just wondering why it was there.
07-09-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By Jicafold

I just bought this bike used yesterday. I have...

I just bought this bike used yesterday. I have no idea of the history. I was going to take it to the local shop, but I thought I would start here.
07-09-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By Jicafold

Carbon frame manufacturing defect?

So I have this 2011 Scott Contessa CR1 Team. Carbon frame. Hardly a mark on it. The middle of the top tube though has a weird line in it. Looks like it was just the way the carbon layed up. It's...
07-03-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Jicafold

7 Speed Downtube Shifter Function

So I have a set of Shimano 600 7 speed downtube shifters. Left friction side works well. I cannot get the right side to index. They grey ring on the right side was moving with the shift lever. So...
06-15-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19,403
Views: 3,170,923
Posted By Jicafold

$1500 Walmart bike. Oh...and $250 shipping. I...

$1500 Walmart bike. Oh...and $250 shipping. I wrote him and he said "THIS particular bike, yellow in color, has been discontinued at Walmart, for a while now. This one is rare." Amazing how he...
06-12-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Jicafold

So that's 3 votes for safe and 1 vote for unsafe.

So that's 3 votes for safe and 1 vote for unsafe.
06-11-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Jicafold

Yes, that would be a good explanation. But no...

Yes, that would be a good explanation. But no seat tube obstruction appears. Not sure if that was the original 2 bolt attachment on top or not. I have seen that pressfit type of attachment...
06-11-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Jicafold

Necessity is the mother of invention

So I bought an older big tube Cannondale road bike the other day. This is the seatpost that was in it. Looks like someone really needed a seatpost. Strange but true. Not sure how it is fused together...
06-08-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,103
Posted By Jicafold

I used to be occasionally "snarky" on here to...

I used to be occasionally "snarky" on here to some I thought deserved it, you know, the pompous ones all full of themselves. Of course those people don't actually know who they are because they...
05-20-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Jicafold

Might be that Saleve.

Might be that Saleve.
05-20-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Jicafold

Seatpost diameter appears to be 26.0 or 26.2. I...

Seatpost diameter appears to be 26.0 or 26.2. I do not see a serial number on the frame...particularly under the bottom bracket. Nada.
05-20-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Jicafold

Are they not supposed to have a G.S. on them on...

Are they not supposed to have a G.S. on them on the other calipers arm?
05-19-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Jicafold

Thank you. But the marks you see on the downtube...

Thank you. But the marks you see on the downtube are actually decal residue rather than scratches. Still could have been repainted though. I would like to put new decals on it....not sure what the...
05-19-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Jicafold

What Mercier is this?

So I picked this up. I don't know why. Maybe Covid boredom. It had a flat bar on it which I took off. Mismatched wheels. However, It has Campy brakes and front derailleur. Galli rear...
05-15-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By Jicafold

And take pictures from the drive side… That’s...

And take pictures from the drive side… That’s where the components are.
05-15-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Jicafold

It cannot remain exactly the same as you are...

It cannot remain exactly the same as you are removing material. However, this would be a relatively negligible amount and your existing bearings would still work just fine. They would contact the...
05-13-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,127
Posted By Jicafold

It is also available in a 61cm size. If he is...

It is also available in a 61cm size. If he is 6'4" and you recommend the 58cm...what height would even possibly need to be to ride the 61cm? 7 feet tall?
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05-13-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,623
Posted By Jicafold

Don't sweat it. You'll be fine.

Don't sweat it. You'll be fine.
05-13-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By Jicafold

Do you have a photo of what you are trying to...

Do you have a photo of what you are trying to reproduce?
05-13-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,127
Posted By Jicafold

Any shop that sells a 58cm to someone who is 6'4"...

Any shop that sells a 58cm to someone who is 6'4" is either knows nothing about sizing or was lying to you just to move merchandise.
05-13-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,086
Posted By Jicafold

My mistake. It is the Synapse feminine 5 on page...

My mistake. It is the Synapse feminine 5 on page 71. The carbon Synapse is labeled specifically as carbon. This model they are selling, the Synapse feminine 5 is aluminum.
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05-12-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,086
Posted By Jicafold

Unscrupulous seller

Seller on Craigslist claims this is a 2017 and made of carbon fiber. It is a 2009 and made of aluminum. It's on page 71 of the Cannondale 2009 catalog. When I presented this information to them in a...
05-12-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19,403
Views: 3,170,923
Posted By Jicafold

Seller claims this is a 2017 and made of carbon...

Seller claims this is a 2017 and made of carbon fiber. It is a 2009 and made of aluminum. It's on page 71 of the Cannondale 2009 catalog. When I presented this information to them in a polite manner,...
05-11-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Jicafold

Well, it's not the tire size...it's the wheel...

Well, it's not the tire size...it's the wheel size.



Is she trying to put her feet flat while stradling the top bar of the frame? or the seat? I've seen many a beginner try to put their feet...
05-11-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By Jicafold

Modern Cannondale serial numbers?

Does anyone know how to decode a modern / new Cannondale serial number? The number, as told to me, is 91RHST51. Specifically....what year is it?
04-17-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Jicafold

Thank you. I was concerned about long term...

Thank you. I was concerned about long term durability and ride quality.
04-17-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Jicafold

Yes, I know the 5500 and 5200 frames were the...

Yes, I know the 5500 and 5200 frames were the same. Interesting comment about the warranty. So if one of the aluminum brake cable guides on the frame has some corrosion and there is some peeling...
04-17-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,348
Posted By Jicafold

I don’t understand if this is a comment or...

I don’t understand if this is a comment or complaint. It’s not true that they were asking a higher price than would be otherwise… If that’s the price the public is willing to pay… then that’s the...
04-17-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Jicafold

Old vs New Carbon Fiber Frames

So I happened across a pair of early carbon Treks. 2003 model 5500 and a 2004 model 5200. I know opinions on these probably vary wildly, however, what you think about these early carbon fiber Treks...
04-17-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By Jicafold

Old vs new Carbon fiber frames

So I happened across a pair of early carbon Treks. 2003 model 5500 and a 2004 model 5200. I know opinions on these probably vary wildly, however, what you think about these early carbon fiber Treks...
04-10-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,075
Posted By Jicafold

That would have to be a nice friend to watch his...

That would have to be a nice friend to watch his bike for 30 minutes while he goes grocery shopping.
04-10-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,640
Posted By Jicafold

Isn't there a new forum for this? ...

Isn't there a new forum for this?

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/announcement-new-coronavirus-forum-bf.html
04-09-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By Jicafold

It's not really semantics. An entry level road...

It's not really semantics. An entry level road bike from a company such as Giant, would be the lowest cost road bike model. Is there such a thing as sub-entry level? Not so. If you really are not...
04-09-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,505
Posted By Jicafold

And I have one of those.... ...

And I have one of those....

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04-09-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By Jicafold

True. But dollar amounts aside, he mentions the...

True. But dollar amounts aside, he mentions the Giant Contend AR 1 as an entry level consideration. I would consider the Giant Contend 3 entry level. There are 5 bikes under the AR1 in the Giant...
04-09-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,505
Posted By Jicafold

In issue 5, 2019 Bicycling they had an article...

In issue 5, 2019 Bicycling they had an article about the steel Motobecane Gran Premio. I'm sure there are others.
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04-09-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By Jicafold

Are you aware of any study indicating that a...

Are you aware of any study indicating that a virus affects paint quality?
04-09-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By Jicafold

You consider over $2000 to be entry level?

You consider over $2000 to be entry level?
04-07-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By Jicafold

Still waiting to clear coat. I buggered up one...

Still waiting to clear coat. I buggered up one of the decals on the other side. So I'm waiting for a replacement. I used that 2K Spray Max once before. Eh...it's ok.
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