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Depends on the bike. Nicer bikes, say $200...

Depends on the bike. Nicer bikes, say $200 bikes, people will drive to see, just post ads in the big markets but make sure you mention where you are. Otherwise, you just have to discount and spread...
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Depends on the bike. Road bikes? Nope, remove...

Depends on the bike. Road bikes? Nope, remove them, someone buying a road bike won't care. Town and Country and/or any other bike I sell...only if they're damaged or not in a pair...aka if the...
12-18-13, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Turbo231

I think it's neat and has a visual appeal to...

I think it's neat and has a visual appeal to being different. Obvious flex in the wheel will require a hub based/ disc brake assembly, but I can see if painted or colored right to fit fine on beach...
11-23-13, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Turbo231

"too crowded" is just another term for "needs a...

"too crowded" is just another term for "needs a cow catcher on the trailer". But seriously, 1 person kid trailers are narrow so don't discount them for being as wide as a sheet of 4x8 plywood. ...
11-22-13, 09:03 PM
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Views: 3,672
Posted By Turbo231

I read someone who said it, I'll say it too, make...

I read someone who said it, I'll say it too, make your bike ugly. I have a baby seat on the back of mine but most of the time its empty but it adds a lot of ugly to it. Also having large white wall...
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A bike and trailer that can haul a bike. Don't...

A bike and trailer that can haul a bike. Don't drive far and wide unless its part of a pre-existing trip...aka you're going to the grocery story, visiting someone, go a block two out of your way to...
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Posted By Turbo231

I don't think that part of the market has ever...

I don't think that part of the market has ever had margin. You have to go big...or go small. I pay $0 to $5 for bikes and sell them for $50 to $60. I don't travel for bikes unless they are in...
11-02-13, 08:06 PM
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Views: 7,310
Posted By Turbo231

I took a scrap mountain bike with a cool click...

I took a scrap mountain bike with a cool click up/click down indexed shifter for my 7 yo 20" bike. The shifter is for 7 speeds and his bike is only 5, but made it so easy for him, he loves to shift...
10-27-13, 10:01 PM
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Posted By Turbo231

Took this baby on trade for some other bike work...

Took this baby on trade for some other bike work (about $20). They said they found it out back. It is a June 1972 Schwinn SubUrban...I haven't measured it to see what size, but it looks like a nice...
10-24-13, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Turbo231

Word of mouth helps a ton for sure. I find that...

Word of mouth helps a ton for sure. I find that road bikes get a premium here, to the fact that I will pay for them as they will resell quickly.

My understanding is a lot of the bikes that go to...
10-17-13, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Turbo231

That's what worked for my 7 yo...stubborn as a...

That's what worked for my 7 yo...stubborn as a mule. I removed the pedals and crank from a trash 16" bike and used it as a balence bike. I was going to have him start riding a 20", he tried but it...
10-17-13, 09:36 PM
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Posted By Turbo231

That color is win!

That color is win!
10-15-13, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Turbo231

Lots of kids trailers seem to be set on curb...

Lots of kids trailers seem to be set on curb height. That's usually the biggest thing I have to climb.
10-09-13, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Turbo231

Can this be trailer "Saved from the Dump" too? ...

Can this be trailer "Saved from the Dump" too? :p

I haul bikes and large cargo with a Little Tikes 2-kid trailer. Take off the fabric and you've got a great support frame for a lot of things. ...
10-08-13, 02:35 PM
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Views: 1,038
Posted By Turbo231

Try a local to you Facebook Buy and Sell or...

Try a local to you Facebook Buy and Sell or Bidding wars too. Usually don't have to deal with shipping any any flipper who wants your stuff is gonna be on there combing for cheap bikes anyway, offer...
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I'm not so picky. Very often I'll spin a wheel...

I'm not so picky. Very often I'll spin a wheel in my hands and listen and feel, very often the crap I'm working on it's not worth completely tearing down, but I will open the bearing and insert new...
10-02-13, 08:16 AM
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Posted By Turbo231

Some guy bought off of me 2 front wheels and...

Some guy bought off of me 2 front wheels and later 2 front forks for a cart non-bicycle trailer. After a bit I wondered if rear wheels would have been better. Once you pull the freewheel off, there...
09-30-13, 02:14 PM
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Views: 2,564
Posted By Turbo231

A trailer built to haul any large amount of...

A trailer built to haul any large amount of weight repeatedly, I'd be thinking metal and some welding or bolts, not wood as it tends to be heavy and bulky.
09-24-13, 10:20 PM
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Views: 2,564
Posted By Turbo231

Can I be that guy who mentions to make sure you...

Can I be that guy who mentions to make sure you have enough brake on your bike to stop your trailer and what's on your trailer?
09-24-13, 10:15 PM
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Views: 3,871
Posted By Turbo231

Always good to use google and look up bike...

Always good to use google and look up bike trailers, see what works for ideas. I know a lot of kid trailers use 20" wheels, I'm guessing because they're cheap but also low, which is always good on a...
09-24-13, 09:36 PM
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Views: 1,257
Posted By Turbo231

Any auto parts store will have a basic chrome...

Any auto parts store will have a basic chrome polish that will remove rust. They are mostly ammonia and other inert ingredients. Fastest easiest method is to apply it with a tooth brush, then...
09-22-13, 07:49 PM
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Views: 1,750
Posted By Turbo231

Try like a Walmart, Canadian Tire type discount...

Try like a Walmart, Canadian Tire type discount store...usually $15 each, so figure that into your selling price, or online. Kenda makes new tires, they're cheaply made and cheap to buy, but they...
09-22-13, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Turbo231

Pull these two from a town wide rummage sale. ...

Pull these two from a town wide rummage sale. They were $20 each and the only road bikes there. There is not a lot of info on them it appears, but they are also just generic late 70's/early 80's...
09-22-13, 10:17 AM
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Views: 10,714
Posted By Turbo231

See post #52...

See post #52 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=52) for my everyday bike...I found his twin! It's a girl! I've been finding pairs of bikes lately, it's kinda neat. ...
09-07-13, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Turbo231

+1 This. My local Canadian Tire carries Kenda 27...

+1 This. My local Canadian Tire carries Kenda 27 x 1-1/4 cheap and for the riding I do, they work great and are much better then the 20+ year old rubber that was originally on my bikes. For the 10...
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Views: 186,422
Posted By Turbo231

No, because I don't care enough but this is a...

No, because I don't care enough but this is a nice discussion on CL/Kijiji ads. Its just nice that you think the seller could give a crap. I mean, a good intentioned seller would correct the ad and...
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Posted By Turbo231

Not sure what to say except buyer beware. As a...

Not sure what to say except buyer beware. As a seller the moral code is to sell what you have, but there are lots of iffy sellers, and lots of iffy buyers and they meet up all the time. I see crap...
08-26-13, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Turbo231

Another Sekine has crossed my path (came in with...

Another Sekine has crossed my path (came in with about 5 other road bikes). Not quite as nice as my previous one but I'm sure after a rebuild, it will be a very nice bike. The freewheel is locked...
08-23-13, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Turbo231

Most bikes I've carried ever. Technically there...

Most bikes I've carried ever. Technically there are 5 there, not sure if the 2 kids bikes count though. Showing a little sag in my hitch. The 2.225" 16-inch kid bike tires I found fit great...
08-15-13, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Turbo231

Yes. My Trek 800 Sport came with knobby tires,...

Yes. My Trek 800 Sport came with knobby tires, 26x2.125 or similar, wide and loud and OEM. I changed them to 26x1.50 with a slick profile...looks like snakes back and forth but mostly flat. Night...
08-09-13, 09:27 PM
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Views: 637
Posted By Turbo231

+1 I live in the $30 to $50 BSO market (usually...

+1
I live in the $30 to $50 BSO market (usually $30 for 20" bikes, $40 for 24" bikes, and $50 for 26" bikes). Requires lots of other dead BSO's to make one good BSO, but where I live there is no...
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Posted By Turbo231

No...a lot of bike carriers use the seat post...

No...a lot of bike carriers use the seat post clamp bolt and the seatstays.
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Posted By Turbo231

Sometimes boat anchors are ok. He's a casual...

Sometimes boat anchors are ok. He's a casual rider, gonna haul a kid, so this is mostly a workout machine. Given that he's not probably ever going to enter a race or go further then he's ever dared...
08-03-13, 09:18 AM
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Posted By Turbo231

Regardless of what you get, a 24 pack of any...

Regardless of what you get, a 24 pack of any beverage will adversely affect the handling of your bike.
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Posted By Turbo231

I like this plan. Save some bucks and get a...

I like this plan. Save some bucks and get a trailer for your boy and haul him behind whatever you get...that way when you are on solo rides, your bike feels like a rocketship all the time. I'd...
08-02-13, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Turbo231

Thread bump from the dead...sorry, this was the...

Thread bump from the dead...sorry, this was the right thread for this bike, just its old.

I too have a Norco Nomad, here are some pictures and details. My serial number is F6030562, so if in...
08-02-13, 10:20 AM
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Views: 8,856
Posted By Turbo231

I wish I could put money aside, but it is a...

I wish I could put money aside, but it is a factor. I'm tall so I need an XL frame, I've had 3 that I love. A Sekine, in blue (favorite color) and an Orange Apollo MK VI. Problem with them is they...
07-29-13, 09:30 PM
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Views: 1,107
Posted By Turbo231

True, but somebody found a reason as most places...

True, but somebody found a reason as most places where the law says the child must wear a helmet also include kids in trailers. Sure there is a nasty static somewhere I'm too lazy to look up.
07-28-13, 09:58 AM
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Views: 1,410
Posted By Turbo231

I'm gonna go with what seems to be most of the...

I'm gonna go with what seems to be most of the group here and say something else is wrong besides you being clumsy. Your bike either doesn't fit or you're going too slow. That was a hard part to...
07-28-13, 09:52 AM
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Posted By Turbo231

The scenarios are pretty far, but I'd figure the...

The scenarios are pretty far, but I'd figure the biggest threats to a trailer would be car hits or overturning.
07-27-13, 10:43 PM
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Views: 1,113
Posted By Turbo231

If I was in the market for a NEW bike, I'd...

If I was in the market for a NEW bike, I'd seriously look at one...mostly because 1) I'm cheap and 2) I do my own work. It's at a great price point and I can't image parts would be expensive to...
07-27-13, 09:17 PM
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Views: 1,107
Posted By Turbo231

This is true, the start date for kids to have...

This is true, the start date for kids to have enough head power for that is 1 yo and its not a much the helmet as the bumps and forces a bike puts on their head.

We started at 1 YO and she was...
07-27-13, 09:36 AM
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Views: 1,107
Posted By Turbo231

Not sure what to say without seeing the helmet,...

Not sure what to say without seeing the helmet, but you might want to go back and look at helmets with having the kid in a trailer in mind. I know in my bike seat my LO holds her head up, so the...
07-26-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Turbo231

Probably 9 on this one based on the ends of the...

Probably 9 on this one based on the ends of the small openings and a tooth and the center of the large opening and a tooth. The 3 holes will probably act as the top strings the hold the whole thing...
07-26-13, 09:41 AM
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Posted By Turbo231

Good info for others, I'm making wind chimes so...

Good info for others, I'm making wind chimes so being destructive to the arm is fine. These are the top ring holder of the chimes, the gears from the free wheel in different sizes are the chimes. ...
07-26-13, 08:05 AM
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Views: 525
Posted By Turbo231

Crank ring removal from arm...how?

I'm posting because searching for the above results in lots and lots of ways to remove everything except the item I want.

I have several single speed and very pretty crank rings that I'd like to...
07-25-13, 02:23 PM
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Views: 3,951
Posted By Turbo231

Very nice work! However, you had dirty...

Very nice work! However, you had dirty chrome...he has rusty chrome. While it will still clean up and shine, the pitting will be hard to miss and if too bad, the chrome will be totally gone. I...
07-25-13, 09:11 AM
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Views: 3,951
Posted By Turbo231

I totally agree. This bike is worth it if you do...

I totally agree. This bike is worth it if you do all your own work, but I wouldn't pay anyone anything to work on it. Make it a runner, aka get it running well, and ride it. If you like it, then...
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Views: 186,422
Posted By Turbo231

They are pretty big inside, which would mean...

They are pretty big inside, which would mean things would have to get crazy rusty to actually freeze a cable.
07-18-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By Turbo231

Experience also helps. My winter warrior has...

Experience also helps. My winter warrior has fenders and it just happens that where my fenders connect they tend to take sticky snow from the tires and dump it straight down on my derailleur, which...
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