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06-23-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,930
Posted By bargainguy

I know. It was never about the money, it was...

I know. It was never about the money, it was about a way to work on bikes and get a little pocket change to buy more bikes and parts. But the money had to be a consideration at some point, otherwise...
06-23-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,930
Posted By bargainguy

Getting out while the getting is good

It looks like the used bike market is starting to collapse around here. It's not just road bikes, it's all bikes. I've been staring down this fact for awhile now, and think now might be a good time...
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By bargainguy

Often referred to as "Italian road bike" in...

Often referred to as "Italian road bike" in rummage sale descriptors. In person? Italian, not so much.
06-22-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By bargainguy

$60 off for a stretched chain? Wow, that's some...

$60 off for a stretched chain? Wow, that's some negotiating. Puts me to shame.

I'll answer what I think the real question is: Can I get away with the current chainrings not eating up my nice new...
06-21-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,276
Posted By bargainguy

Error code 16? Get the crash cart.

Error code 16? Get the crash cart.
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By bargainguy

I recently sold this one for $399. NR...

I recently sold this one for $399. NR drivetrain, Galli crank, Open Pros. Only the driveside seatstay chromed. Sweet ride.
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Views: 170,523
Posted By bargainguy

The Bonus Basket

This is an idea I wish I had thought of years ago: The Bonus Basket. I stock it with items I might want if purchasing a bike: bottles and cages, multitools, a patch kit, leg straps, bells, bottle...
06-16-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By bargainguy

I like the splatter paint as much as the build if...

I like the splatter paint as much as the build if not more. If it were my size, I'd be all over it.
06-16-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,421
Posted By bargainguy

Love: Wrapping bar tape. Hate: Working on...

Love: Wrapping bar tape.

Hate: Working on cottered cranks.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,961
Posted By bargainguy

Great, thanks for the info, Andy. I remember...

Great, thanks for the info, Andy. I remember Bruce mentioning how disappointed he was in the bike's overall condition. It's not necessarily obvious in the photos, but the frame and components had...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,961
Posted By bargainguy

Met him in 2015 at an event called Bicycle Art...

Met him in 2015 at an event called Bicycle Art Meets Form in High Point, NC. He was one of four framebuilders who were invited to display one of their bikes in an art gallery setting to coincide with...
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By bargainguy

First year for the 820 was 1987. I sell...

First year for the 820 was 1987.

I sell similar bikes for $135 completely cleaned, tuned, needed parts replaced, and ready to ride. That's what the market wants to pay here.

Without a decent...
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By bargainguy

I did, and gave the price range for both. Your...

I did, and gave the price range for both. Your point?
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By bargainguy

Round tube aluminum Treks are nice rides. The...

Round tube aluminum Treks are nice rides. The later Alpha series with the triangular downtube, not so much.

Around here, the variable that determines value the most is brifters. With, $300+. ...
06-05-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,735
Posted By bargainguy

First mechanical change I'd make: Replace the...

First mechanical change I'd make: Replace the downtube shifters with barcons. Keeping a hand on the handlebar as I shift is important when I start carrying any kind of load up front. Helps steady the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,249
Posted By bargainguy

Wheels that don't hold true are often improperly...

Wheels that don't hold true are often improperly tensioned. If there is any way you can find a competent mechanic, have them completely detension the spokes and then bring them back to spec slowly. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,549
Posted By bargainguy

With the Tikit, there are two models - a...

With the Tikit, there are two models - a hyperfold model where you push the saddle / seat tube forward to release, and a non-hyperfold with a knob. Sounds like you have the hyperfold model.

Take...
06-04-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By bargainguy

I took my Bike Friday folding bike to Paris in...

I took my Bike Friday folding bike to Paris in 2005.

Gorgeous city, but shortly after arriving and biking in the curb lane, had a motorcyclist use the 1 ft. gap between me and the curb to thread...
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By bargainguy

Congrats! If you go to the Intro section and say...

Congrats! If you go to the Intro section and say hello to six of your new friends in their posts, you'll hit the 10 post minimum. Once at 10 posts, click on the Reply button below (not the Quick...
06-02-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By bargainguy

Yes, these can run tubeless, quite easily in fact.

Yes, these can run tubeless, quite easily in fact.
06-02-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By bargainguy

Schwinn made the 11.8 Voyageur and 12.2 Super Le...

Schwinn made the 11.8 Voyageur and 12.2 Super Le Tour in chrome, so that's my guess. Only other models with factory chrome were the Paramount (this doesn't look like one), and occasionally I hear...
06-02-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By bargainguy

I remember reading here about the Gorilla Park...

I remember reading here about the Gorilla Park double seatpost clamp:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gorilla-Park-Double-Seatpost-Clamp-27-2mm-31-6mm-Black-White-/121661289942

...which fits over the...
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By bargainguy

Wow, a rickshaw? I can get a workout just...

Wow, a rickshaw? I can get a workout just problem solving regular bikes. I can't imagine what problem solving on a rickshaw is like. I'd imagine many more custom or "made-to-fit" parts as opposed...
06-01-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By bargainguy

They're decent enough. Easy to adjust. A little...

They're decent enough. Easy to adjust. A little beefier and thicker spokes than D/A. Steel freehub body so that alloy cassettes don't cut into it as much. A good placeholder until you find what you...
06-01-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,119
Posted By bargainguy

I wonder if Bill ever runs into this situation...

I wonder if Bill ever runs into this situation when rummaging for bikes: You have to stop because you run out of room to transport them in your vehicle!

Case in point. I went rummaging on a...
06-01-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By bargainguy

Thank you all! I didn't realize this was as...

Thank you all! I didn't realize this was as common as it is.

Last time someone here really didn't want a bike was a married couple buying a mountain bike for their teenage daughter so they...
05-31-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,119
Posted By bargainguy

Very nice. They seem to come in bunches, don't...

Very nice. They seem to come in bunches, don't they?
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By bargainguy

Custom builder is a plus, but a big minus for me...

Custom builder is a plus, but a big minus for me is that this looks like a 70's frame designed around centerpulls, with a cable hanger coming off the seatpost binder bolt. I hate that arrangement on...
05-31-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By bargainguy

For him, or for her?

Sold this 70's TdF today and had a head-scratcher to go along with it. Curious if anyone's had a similar experience. I've sold a lot of bikes, and I always pay attention to what's going on with my...
05-31-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By bargainguy

Worth it for the parts alone. Frame, not so much....

Worth it for the parts alone. Frame, not so much. Hybrid alu lug / carbon tube construction which has a tendency to separate.
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By bargainguy

$400 for a frame/fork is a lot to play with. ...

$400 for a frame/fork is a lot to play with. Nothing wrong with the 760 if that's what you want, but you have so many choices - is this what you want?
05-30-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 51,220
Views: 6,654,604
Posted By bargainguy

I wish that were a Brooks saddle, but it looks a...

I wish that were a Brooks saddle, but it looks a relatively cheap modern saddle with the appearance of rivets. I recognize it because I use them on builds with synthetic leather bar tape. The ones...
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By bargainguy

So the question really is, what's a stock 2300...

So the question really is, what's a stock 2300 worth? The hybrid aluminum lug/carbon tube frame is very good at damping vibration from road surfaces, but the ride is a little dull if you're used to...
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By bargainguy

Frame is Reynolds 531. Drivetrain should be...

Frame is Reynolds 531. Drivetrain should be SunTour Alpha 5000, can't tell from the pix.

Around here, the market for steel bikes is soft. If it were in really nice condition with all new...
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By bargainguy

I just sold this one for $399 a few weeks ago. A...

I just sold this one for $399 a few weeks ago. A data point regarding your <$157 valuation.
...
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By bargainguy

Looks like a mid-80's Super I had recently. Mix...

Looks like a mid-80's Super I had recently. Mix of Triomphe and NR. Tubing was SL if memory serves.
...
05-26-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,781
Posted By bargainguy

There doesn't have to be physical contact between...

There doesn't have to be physical contact between the drivers, their vehicles and a defenseless cyclist for a crime to be committed. Simply pulling up alongside a cyclist at speed and trying to...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,355
Posted By bargainguy

I'd split the stuff into three groups: keep /...

I'd split the stuff into three groups: keep / sell / donate.

I'd start with items to be donated. Arrange for pickup or drop off yourself.

Now we have two groups - keep and sell. If he...
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By bargainguy

This one?...

This one? https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/beaverton-bianchi-forza-racing-bicycle/6891990498.html

It's clean, but I'm seeing something in the third pic - end of the pedal / dust cap...
05-21-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,702
Posted By bargainguy

Today, I had someone take an Uber to my house to...

Today, I had someone take an Uber to my house to get a bike. Put bike in said Uber and off they went. The new normal.

I see the market as soft, but it doesn't impact me. Lots of people selling...
05-21-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,702
Posted By bargainguy

This is where I love the Craigslist anonymous...

This is where I love the Craigslist anonymous email responder, as I don't list a contact number. All my bikes are posted with terms, and in those terms is "no offers or trades please." So if...
05-20-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By bargainguy

The serial number format is puzzling. It doesn't...

The serial number format is puzzling. It doesn't match any of the known formats on the vintage cannondale site, though it resembles 2000-2001 more than anything else:
...
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By bargainguy

26ers don't get much love these days since the...

26ers don't get much love these days since the start of the 29er craze. Resale value is as low as it's ever been. Only exception I can think of is classic Stumpjumpers, those seem to be getting...
05-07-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 119,113
Posted By bargainguy

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1296/50vt1_caa6e9421f510d69c5f6eb44fdd13033e1d4831c.jpg...
05-04-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51,220
Views: 6,654,604
Posted By bargainguy

Doubt it, as this bike sports the gen-you-wine...

Doubt it, as this bike sports the gen-you-wine Spenco foam grips....
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By bargainguy

Hubs are certainly a lot easier to ship. If the...

Hubs are certainly a lot easier to ship. If the value of the complete wheels isn't much more than the value of the hubs alone, I'd sell just the hubs online and call it a day.

If you do wind up...
Replies: 38
Views: 2,047
Posted By bargainguy

My guess is a mid to late 70's Grand Touring with...

My guess is a mid to late 70's Grand Touring with Vitus 172. The clamp-on top tube cable guides make me think no later than '77.
04-29-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By bargainguy

I needed a 60mm / 26.0 stem last year for a...

I needed a 60mm / 26.0 stem last year for a build, so I got an Origin8 stem new. Mine is black but otherwise the same:
...
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By bargainguy

Ah, someone else remembers these frames,...

Ah, someone else remembers these frames, excellent! Every time I seen a local frame with the white Rainbow Jersey decals on the downtube, I always think about Alan.

It was really a small custom...
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By bargainguy

That's what I was looking for, thanks!

That's what I was looking for, thanks!
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