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08-10-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By habes78023

Sequim is a tough place to try and source a bike...

Sequim is a tough place to try and source a bike locally. I have seen some nice ones around there which can also be good because there is lower competition compared to a larger metro area, like...
08-08-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By habes78023

Just curious about where you are located, very...

Just curious about where you are located, very cool bike, Sometimes if someone is local, that could be the push to get a slightly better deal for the both of you price/hassle wise.
06-01-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,089
Posted By habes78023

I'd ride it if I was only going to be slowly...

I'd ride it if I was only going to be slowly going around. I wouldn't trust it to go down hills at 30+, but riding around the neighborhood, or a few miles here and there for quick trips, not as much...
03-15-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 70,673
Views: 11,557,518
Posted By habes78023

I was wondering how that shook out, it is good to...

I was wondering how that shook out, it is good to know that it exists though! I saw Merz made a post on his FB page with the ad, and a person commented saying they bought it. Perhaps you could get...
02-11-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By habes78023

I may actually have a set for you. Let me go get...

I may actually have a set for you. Let me go get the details off them in the garage. Will PM you
01-22-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By habes78023

This is the one that came to mind for me, I have...

This is the one that came to mind for me, I have a similar Stumpjumper, not as mint, but still, so this one caught my eye back in the day. I can't imagine listing something for this long without...
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By habes78023

Bummer on the Rodriguez no response... Recycled...

Bummer on the Rodriguez no response... Recycled Cycles is just down the road and they do consignments,

Good luck, if I knew someone who was in the market and that size it's a cool bike!
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By habes78023

Another thought. Rodriguez is still making...

Another thought. Rodriguez is still making bikes, and if the goal is truly to get someone that appreciates an old Rodriguez tourer, then you may even try to sell or consign through them. I know...
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By habes78023

Surprised you haven't gotten any responses here...

Surprised you haven't gotten any responses here yet.

I think I'd probably post it on craigslist in Seattle, described much like you have so far.

Small bikes like this size are tough to come...
07-23-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,162
Posted By habes78023

Very cool to have that kind of history on a bike...

Very cool to have that kind of history on a bike and that it stayed in your circle.

Bet you'll have some good flashbacks when you're on it again.
07-23-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By habes78023

I think I saw that bike pop up in Portland, not...

I think I saw that bike pop up in Portland, not a bad deal but definitely a project, Share some pics of it, would love to see how it turns out!
07-16-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,971
Posted By habes78023

So satisfying when the parts stash works in your...

So satisfying when the parts stash works in your favor.

Bike cleaned up really nicely, almost looks like you got a brand new bike after all these years. That might be my favorite Dura Ace group...
07-16-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By habes78023

Thanks for being a good sport Frogbutter . My...

Thanks for being a good sport Frogbutter . My aesthetic would prefer the second helmet too, Gotta have a closer gap between top of shades and brim of helmet.
07-16-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By habes78023

Funny, I was hoping the picture link was for us...

Funny, I was hoping the picture link was for us to judge how stupid you look.

Good luck with the sale, and thanks for the laugh.:thumb:
07-15-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,231
Posted By habes78023

Video was pretty good I thought, can tell you put...

Video was pretty good I thought, can tell you put thought into different camera angles and saved us time by speeding through more repetitive stuff.

I'd like more content about vintage bikes, so...
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By habes78023

I would think that whatever you paid, you likely...

I would think that whatever you paid, you likely increased the value by knowing what it actually is. People knew that this bike had value just based on the craftsmanship but not as many were willing...
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By habes78023

I mean, I think the 900 price is too much for...

I mean, I think the 900 price is too much for what it is functionally.

I think the reason it could be so 'highly regarded' right now is that specialized did a special paint job on one of the race...
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By habes78023

I think that if you need a set, front and back,...

I think that if you need a set, front and back, both sides, that 65 is a good deal. You might be able to find a better deal, but if you need them, I doubt there's cheaper more readily available than...
Replies: 87
Views: 7,454
Posted By habes78023

My advice would be to just sell it for 150-200 if...

My advice would be to just sell it for 150-200 if you can, SF is a big bike market and someone might like the patina look of this one. I'd certainly be happy to have bought it for 20 but I think I'd...
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By habes78023

Hard to say without getting out a ruler and...

Hard to say without getting out a ruler and measuring the reach on the brakes. You can also find brakes with longer reach too should these not be able to. I don't have the experience first hand to...
07-08-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,929
Posted By habes78023

Not really bugged by it. It's impressive either...

Not really bugged by it. It's impressive either way. Both riders are amazing. And I can agree, apples and oranges in their own rights.

They have to talk about something for all that time after...
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By habes78023

The Espree isn't a bad deal for 175. I think it...

The Espree isn't a bad deal for 175. I think it would get the job done. It's not a higher end model, but looks good enough for a 5.5 mile commute and some fun on the weekends. It's a better...
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By habes78023

I like these Treks, We forum members tend to...

I like these Treks,

We forum members tend to be pretty cheap, but I also think that if it was listed locally to me, that it would take a while to sell at 300. But it can't hurt to post it there...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By habes78023

For my personal taste, that's too much. But if...

For my personal taste, that's too much. But if it's exactly what you want, then probably fine. Sometimes it's good to remember there's opportunity costs in lost riding time and time wasted trying...
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By habes78023

With the new pictures, I'm leaning towards the...

With the new pictures, I'm leaning towards the higher end of my ranges. It's also tough to say for certain, because the buyer who will spend top dollar on this isn't your everyday guy, he knows...
07-06-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 43,881
Posted By habes78023

Went garage sailing this past weekend (two...

Went garage sailing this past weekend (two weekends ago now) since the weather was too hot to do much else. Ended up finding some bike components at one sale and then this Nishiki as they were...
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By habes78023

Very generous. I see an 85 frame on ebay...

Very generous.

I see an 85 frame on ebay went for 295 on Auction. Then there was another for 575 free shipping buy it now, very nice pictures of that one, but I think yours could be in better...
07-01-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 43,881
Posted By habes78023

OK, I think it's kind of funny, but I just bought...

OK, I think it's kind of funny, but I just bought a Tri-A this weekend at a garage sale... Very similar to yours but not sure I can compete on the $86 price tag. might be a good challenge though.....
07-01-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By habes78023

Very cool bike! I'd probably be doing an even...

Very cool bike! I'd probably be doing an even less thoughtful job just so I could get it out for a ride asap, then I'd start considering what the right build is, :lol:
07-01-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By habes78023

Initial reaction is not pre 70's mainly because...

Initial reaction is not pre 70's mainly because of the cable guides on the top tube. Usually frames pre 70's have the little chrome cable guide bands.

I am also not thinking too high end with the...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By habes78023

I think the bike would go for more like 250-300...

I think the bike would go for more like 250-300 in it's current state, and I don't think it would move quickly, but you never know, can't hurt to start higher.

I don't think the location helps at...
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By habes78023

Ha, pretty funny. Those prices are still...

Ha, pretty funny.

Those prices are still pretty accurate in my opinion. I would personally sell the pedals separately, put on a pair of cheap pedals on this bike and make sure it's ready to...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,759
Posted By habes78023

Nice bike, Unfortunately for you, the...

Nice bike,

Unfortunately for you, the Paramounts that demand the highest prices are the earliest ones. But fortunately for you, you've taken some nice pictures and the condition on this one is...
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By habes78023

That's a let down for sure. If I know a bike is...

That's a let down for sure. If I know a bike is a really good deal and I want it, I try to close the deal as quickly as possible. Never know what a seller might be thinking or what someone else...
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By habes78023

Also just noticed the black vs silver brake...

Also just noticed the black vs silver brake levers.

Doesn't mean it's not one of his old bikes, just means it's not exactly as it was pictured then. To some collectors, that complete...
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By habes78023

Yep, T-Mar doesn't miss. Definitely low...

Yep, T-Mar doesn't miss.

Definitely low end. resale value? maybe you'd get 50-100 cleaned up and tuned, people need bikes for transport and this could be reliable enough for someone to get back...
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By habes78023

Good catch, the photo just below that one does...

Good catch, the photo just below that one does seem to have the downtube braze ons.

It's pretty well known that these guys would have multiple bikes, whether those be spares or who knows any...
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By habes78023

I like the blue, I would say it's definitely in...

I like the blue, I would say it's definitely in good shape, Probably not top end shape for a collector or picky buyer, but a good rider for sure!

I bet the downtube paint scrapes were from a bike...
06-23-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,882
Posted By habes78023

I'm a scrub in the mountains for sure, except...

I'm a scrub in the mountains for sure, except maybe climbing, the stumpjumper can climb with the best of them, haha.

And I knew i would catch some flack for the don't belong thing, but some of...
06-23-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,882
Posted By habes78023

Gotcha, it's tough to tell from your original...

Gotcha, it's tough to tell from your original post that so much could be wrong, Just the brakes doesn't seem like a big deal.

I agree with user tricky, sounds like you would really love to ride...
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By habes78023

No pics for me either, but for $20 dollars it's...

No pics for me either, but for $20 dollars it's hard to miss.

Unlikely that you have something super valuable, lots of manufacturers were cashing in on the mountain bike scene around then. A...
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By habes78023

Might as well! Someone has to build it...

Might as well! Someone has to build it eventually right? :thumb:
06-23-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,882
Posted By habes78023

I have a Stumpjumper m2, I would say they are...

I have a Stumpjumper m2, I would say they are worth buying. I wouldn't suggest them if you are getting into serious off-road or downhill trails but let me explain why.

Mountain bikes are...
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By habes78023

Easiest thing will be to just sell the frame as...

Easiest thing will be to just sell the frame as is. As for value, condition is key, I can't really give range without some pictures to compare myself, I'd suggest Ebay solds for similar models and...
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By habes78023

I agree with bargainguy , 50-100. Not sure...

I agree with bargainguy , 50-100.

Not sure it something that is super collectible or has a lot of utility. If it was a hard case, then people might use for air travel and there's a lot of value...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,382
Posted By habes78023

Tough to make out what the components are on it,...

Tough to make out what the components are on it, but I'm thinking nothing particularly high end. It's quite a bit different from the bikes that were shared by user juvela.

It's probably not quite...
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By habes78023

And since it's in the what's it worth section, ...

And since it's in the what's it worth section,

Worth not very much. I honestly wouldn't buy it. But if someone needed the transport they might pay 50-75 dollars for it in current state, assuming...
06-19-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,369
Posted By habes78023

Treks went from the three digit series to four...

Treks went from the three digit series to four digit series meaning aluminum, or then a four digit starting with a 2 meaning carbon fiber. They actually still made these around the same time. They...
06-18-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,748
Posted By habes78023

Super neat bike, thanks for sharing! It's...

Super neat bike, thanks for sharing!

It's clear that you put a good deal of thought and effort in. the before and after is really cool to see, especially since it was almost a blank canvas to...
06-18-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,378
Posted By habes78023

Nice score! Every bit of it. I love when the...

Nice score! Every bit of it.

I love when the seller starts going through their stuff looking for what else they can 'unload' onto me. Got a nice Campy 8 speed cassette that way last month.
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