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Posted By mparker326

Keep it. Unless you come across someone who...

Keep it. Unless you come across someone who knows what this is and wants it, you will have a hard time getting $150 for it.
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Posted By mparker326

You can always sell the seat post on eBay if you...

You can always sell the seat post on eBay if you want to recoup some $. Those sell for a decent price.
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Posted By mparker326

You will probably get more than you would for a...

You will probably get more than you would for a Sears Tote. :lol:
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Posted By mparker326

Ever try to sell a Bike Friday?

Ever try to sell a Bike Friday?
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Posted By mparker326

The market for folding bikes other than Raleigh...

The market for folding bikes other than Raleigh 20's is crummy. Yours is probably worth $50 to $100.
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Posted By mparker326

The Ritchey's that are worth big coin are the...

The Ritchey's that are worth big coin are the fillet brazed ones. This is a tig welded in Japan version. While a nice bike, it isn't up there on the collectors must have list.
08-12-16, 12:02 PM
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Posted By mparker326

I would have skipped the painting step and left...

I would have skipped the painting step and left that frame at chrome. That would have saved you $100.
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Posted By mparker326

You should be fine with the NR front provided the...

You should be fine with the NR front provided the triple crank has a 36 tooth inner ring. It is what I used.
07-23-16, 03:38 AM
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Posted By mparker326

That bike isn't a great candidate for your...

That bike isn't a great candidate for your project. It is a great candidate to tune up and ride the routes you want to do. Enjoy it for what it is.
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Posted By mparker326

700c tubes work in 27 inch tires.

700c tubes work in 27 inch tires.
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Posted By mparker326

Frame looks larger than 58 c-t to me. I think...

Frame looks larger than 58 c-t to me. I think that is a great price.
07-15-16, 04:35 AM
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Posted By mparker326

Mine from 86 used a 25.8.

Mine from 86 used a 25.8.
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Posted By mparker326

I think you will have a hard time selling these...

I think you will have a hard time selling these for any price as the Helicomatic hubs whether unfairly or not was disparaged by Sheldon Brown. They were a good idea, but had some flaws. The...
07-07-16, 01:43 PM
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Posted By mparker326

The thing I don't like about V's is that the pads...

The thing I don't like about V's is that the pads have to be very close to the rim in order to brake properly. Canti's allow a little more space which is better when your rim is slightly out of true...
07-04-16, 12:34 PM
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Posted By mparker326

That was it. I dug the piece inside out and it...

That was it. I dug the piece inside out and it was a spring. The protruding part was the top half of a cheap suspension seat post. I used some liquid wrench and a bench vise and got it out. Thanks...
07-04-16, 08:44 AM
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Posted By mparker326

GT Outpost Seat post config?

I am trying to fix up a bike for a friend's son who is going away to college in the fall and I found a suitable frame for him.

Only thing strange is the seatpost collar section. What is this...
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Posted By mparker326

Rocky was the lowest on the Mountain Tour line...

Rocky was the lowest on the Mountain Tour line that Raleigh introduced. The higher end ones like the Crested Butte only go for around $200. Unfortunately there isn't a lot of value in vintage mass...
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Posted By mparker326

Need pictures, but Herse's can go for crazy...

Need pictures, but Herse's can go for crazy money. Contact Jan Heine over at Bicycle Quarterly as he is an expert on these.
06-10-16, 02:21 PM
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Posted By mparker326

Schwinn Cimarron LE for $125. Looks to be...

Schwinn Cimarron LE for $125. Looks to be original and in nice condition albeit poorly described.

Schwinn Cimarron LC (http://knoxville.craigslist.org/bik/5628777485.html)
06-06-16, 08:03 AM
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Posted By mparker326

Post a thread about it on this website...

Post a thread about it on this website (http://thecabe.com/forum/). The folks over at the cabe have a lot of knowledge on this type of bike and can probably help you figure out what you have.
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Posted By mparker326

Those go from $350 to $450.

Those go from $350 to $450.
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Posted By mparker326

It doesn't look low end to me. Or maybe Mondia's...

It doesn't look low end to me. Or maybe Mondia's low end would have been high end for lesser manufacturers. If it is good deal, buy it.
05-25-16, 06:56 AM
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Posted By mparker326

What do you use the "T" wrench for?

What do you use the "T" wrench for?
05-23-16, 11:56 AM
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Posted By mparker326

Personally, I find friction shifting less taxing...

Personally, I find friction shifting less taxing than indexing. If it sounds like it isn't cleanly in the gear you want just trim the shifter until it smoothes out. I don't need instant precision...
05-22-16, 05:16 AM
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Posted By mparker326

It is leather. It will have flaws. I would ride...

It is leather. It will have flaws. I would ride it and not think twice about it. After a few months it will have more flaws. Comfort is the primary objective with a Brooks saddle.
05-22-16, 05:08 AM
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Posted By mparker326

Not worth it unless you will need it in the...

Not worth it unless you will need it in the future.
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Posted By mparker326

Sure, because the components you just harvested...

Sure, because the components you just harvested are free.
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Posted By mparker326

In my opinion, this is a nice bike, but it isn't...

In my opinion, this is a nice bike, but it isn't a desired collectible bike, but is instead a somewhat collectible bike which puts the price in the $250 range. It is similar to the Ritchey Ascent...
05-06-16, 01:34 PM
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Posted By mparker326

I wonder if really rode in on the small ring in...

I wonder if really rode in on the small ring in front.
05-06-16, 10:40 AM
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Posted By mparker326

They were on a lot of cheap bikes bitd. IMO,...

They were on a lot of cheap bikes bitd. IMO, they are a lot easier to setup and less flexy than MAFAC racers.
05-06-16, 10:02 AM
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Posted By mparker326

I walked into a trusted bike shop one day in a...

I walked into a trusted bike shop one day in a similar situation as yours and said "sell me a tire lever that doesn't suck". He sold me a single quik stik lever. Best money I have ever spent on a...
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Posted By mparker326

Sell it to him. You paid FMV.

Sell it to him. You paid FMV.
05-05-16, 11:33 AM
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Posted By mparker326

I would take my new tires and put them on a...

I would take my new tires and put them on a better bike. Records were bottom of the Raleigh barrel. They are ok for messing around on, but I wouldn't commute 18 miles on one. I would look for a...
05-02-16, 02:56 PM
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Posted By mparker326

I would do new rims on original hubs. When the...

I would do new rims on original hubs. When the hubs are delaced you can soak them in oxalic acid to remove the rust. That bike has earned its patina. Clean it up and ride it.
05-02-16, 02:43 PM
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Posted By mparker326

That is awesome. I had to laugh at the swamp...

That is awesome. I had to laugh at the swamp picture. The Fuji is steel as well, but hey who cares as long as a you have a nice swamp in the background.
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Posted By mparker326

The Schwinn was made in Mississippi. That...

The Schwinn was made in Mississippi.

That is too much money for the Schwinn. Plus the owner of the Schwinn lists things like Shimano Mountech when it was Suntour that made Mountech. Details...
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Posted By mparker326

That is pretty cool. It is a survivor. You...

That is pretty cool. It is a survivor. You could probably get a decent price for it on eBay. I would say at least $400. However, where on earth would you ever find another one. The frame is...
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Posted By mparker326

Post a pic. I have seen a lot of sellers who say...

Post a pic. I have seen a lot of sellers who say a bike is pristine when it needs a lot of work. While a GT is a good bike, it doesn't have the components or the frame material to make it a can't...
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Posted By mparker326

Read this....

Read this. (https://www.rivbike.com/kb_results.asp?ID=88)
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Posted By mparker326

Teton's were on the low end of the Mountain Tour...

Teton's were on the low end of the Mountain Tour line. It is high tensile steel and weighs in at 35 pounds. Vintage MTB's don't usually bring much more than $150 and those are top of the line mass...
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Posted By mparker326

As a fellow tall rider, I would consider it if it...

As a fellow tall rider, I would consider it if it were local because I have always wanted to try 650B, but those wheels just look wrong on a bike that big.
04-27-16, 01:36 PM
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Posted By mparker326

You know since you got it out with the Sheldon...

You know since you got it out with the Sheldon method you could try that to get it back in. It certainly would give you more leverage than a skinny little BB tool.
04-27-16, 11:47 AM
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Posted By mparker326

108 is for USPS. 130 for FedEx ground.

108 is for USPS. 130 for FedEx ground.
04-27-16, 06:35 AM
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Posted By mparker326

I have had that issue before with older bikes. ...

I have had that issue before with older bikes. Fixed cup threads out, but won't go back in. Chasing the threads fixed the situation.
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Posted By mparker326

As a fellow 6"5' rider, I recommend keeping your...

As a fellow 6"5' rider, I recommend keeping your old Trek instead of getting a new bike. Newer bikes are smaller in size than what you are used to riding. They have more of a few sizes fits all...
04-26-16, 12:00 PM
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Posted By mparker326

Personally, I don't see the point in making the...

Personally, I don't see the point in making the bike look older when it isn't. The bike is already 40 years old so it qualifies as old already. For the cost of making it look old, you could...
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Posted By mparker326

SC's from that era didn't have them.

SC's from that era didn't have them.
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Posted By mparker326

It looks like someone was running it as a FG/SS...

It looks like someone was running it as a FG/SS and took off their crank and BB. If that was the case, I would wager that it was English threaded. Taking along a known english BB will work.
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04-25-16, 08:47 AM
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Posted By mparker326

I clamp the seatpost in a vice and rotate the...

I clamp the seatpost in a vice and rotate the frame to extract.
04-20-16, 04:10 AM
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Posted By mparker326

FS: Continental Cross Ride tires

For sale is a set of Continental Cross Ride tires - 700c 42mm. They measure out around 39mm when mounted.

They are folding bead and have been lightly used.

Pics on request.

$25 + actual...
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